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November News

11 Nov 2013 6:11 AM | John Loving


Hug a Veteran!!  Thank you to all Back Creek Veterans for your service.

Pam and I have returned to “Compass Rose” after driving back from the BCYC Membership Meeting.  Eleven days by boat down to Myrtle Beach… nine hours to drive back!

The BCYC boating season wrapped up in the month of October with the Season Finale held at Bob and Gail Higginbotham’s home on Minnow Creek.  Rosie Cavin and Cheryl Goldberg put on a catered Western BBQ dinner with a great DJ playing country and western and popular dance music.

The surprise scenario orchestrated by Cheryl involved a missing (and valuable!) BCYC “koozie”.  Karen Kranzer and moi were selected to search each member who had the misfortune of wearing a plaid shirt.  Erik Sanger turned out to be the guilty culprit.

A Halloween Happy Hour was again hosted by Colin and Chris Soucy at their home.  Over thirty BackYakkers enjoyed the frivolity.

The Annual Membership Meeting was once again held at Fleet Reserve Club in Annapolis.  Sixty-five members were in attendance to vote on the slate of officers for 2014.  We all owe a big “Thank You” to Rosie Cavin for organizing this event and to Bob Higginbotham for all the work he did putting together the pictorial ‘slide’ show we all enjoyed.

Your officers for 2014 are:

   - CommodoreBill Kranzer
   - Vice CommodoreBob Higginbotham
   - Rear CommodoreJamie Ritter
   - Fleet CaptainTerry Bidnick
   - SecretaryBonnie Hetzel
   - TreasurerMary Bowie

   -Board of Governors

-          Mary Ross

-          Mark Cline

-          Colin Soucy      

-          Patti Bartlett

-          Steve Cavin

-          Westbrook Murphy

These will be effective January 1, 2014.  A formal Change of Watch will be held at the Commodores Ball January 25th, 2014.

Upcoming events in the next thirty days are:

A Plaid Shirt & Apple Cider Happy Hour will be hosted by Mary Bowie on Nov 15th at her home in Crystal City, VA. 

The final Mid Week of the year, hosted by Pat Bernhart, will be the annual Midnight Madness on Thursday Dec 5th at Galway Bay on Maryland Ave in Annapolis.

The  Annual Holiday Brunch will be held Dec 15th at the West River Yacht Club in Edgewater, MD.  Your hosts will be Bill and Laurie Crosley who are members of WRYC.

Details are on the BCYC website.

Pam and I plan on arriving in Stuart, FL around November 20th and will remain there until mid-March.  If you are in that area, please don’t hesitate to call us.




Back Creek Yacht Club

John and Pam

“Compass Rose”

 Passing Savannah, GA








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