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Summer is already in full swing with lots of Club activity coming up.

The Junior Sailing Summer Camp is off to a great start thanks to Ginger and Clayton James and their crew of instructors. We are still looking for volunteers to spend time at the Club while classes are running to assist instructors as needed. All you need to do is bring a book, a couple of friends to visit or play cards, or just spend some time sitting and enjoying the fantastic view. No need to sign up. Just come on by June 25th – July 6th, July 9th – 19th, and July 23rd – August 2nd.

We have had three full Adult Sailing classes so far this summer. We are taking a less formal approach this year with a classes available every Saturday (9am until about 2pm) and the option for you to take as many or as few classes as you desire. You will learn all the terms you need to sound salty, and get time on the water to learn the fundamentals of sailing. Joe Morgan, Tom Bernard, Scott Titus, and I have all volunteered to teach classes. Contact me to reserve a spot (713-248-8402.)

We are seeing more boats on the water with each week of the renewed Summer Sailing series, thanks to the hard work of Joe Morgan, Clayton James, and Jim Garrett. If you want to bring your own sailboat, crew on an Albacore, help the Race Committee, or just watch, come on by the Club around 1pm Sundays this summer!

The Board is considering other potential projects to improve the Club. I have received both positive and less positive feedback regarding the possibility of making limited portions of our Club grounds available for hunting. Tony Villani and his committee, including Ted Bartley, Gilbert Birdsall, and Kirby Smith, are generating a plan which we will present to the membership before proceeding. I am still looking for a volunteer to develop a plan for regeneration of our tennis courts. Sharon McGlohn is reaching out to previous Board members who worked on plans to build a swimming pool (which might also be part of a refurbished tennis court facility). Let any of our Board members know if you have ideas or are willing to help with these projects.

Anchor-On-The-Ware is scheduled for July 21st. Lots of music, food, games, sailboat rides, and, most importantly, Beer Yoga (apparently it is a thing – ask Erin Matthews) have been planned. Please reach out to Brownie Bartley or Erin for tickets and info.

See you for our annual fireworks and then at Anchor-On-The-Ware on July 21st!

Steve Hanson
Commodore

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