The Commodore's Watch

August 2015

commodore Andrew

While it is easy for me to "gush" about the appearance of our club, the landscaping, parking lot and drive way, the new ramp to the gas dock, in short the overall "curb appeal", I would like members to send me suggestions as to what other improvements you would like to see.

You can reach me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Suggestions will be reviewed by the Board of Directors. Should your suggestion be approved for follow up, you will be invited to a Board meeting to discuss implementation.

This is the same process which resulted in the new gas dock ramp.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Before I sign off, on behalf of everyone at the club, I would like to wish Harry & Melisa "Best Wishes" on their recent marriage.

Andrew Witwicky

July 2015

commodore Andrew

I would like to thank all the members and guests who participated in our Annual Sail Past ceremonies.

Those who where unable to attend missed the pleasure of participating in one of our oldest traditions.

We hope to see you at next year’s event.

Andrew Witwicky, Commodore

May 2015

commodore Andrew

It finally happened; we had a Great Saturday prior to the long awaited "Boating Season" at the THYC.

I would like to thank all those members (Social, Paddlers and Boaters) Spouses and Guests who set aside their gardening chores and volunteered their time to help build new dock sections under the direction of Larry Laurila. Also a thank you to those who have started to clean up their patio areas in anticipation of the Great Summer ahead of us. In case you haven't noticed, the Garden areas around the Club House are being spruced up by a very capable Mike Mitchell. If you would like to assist him, give him a call. I'm sure he would appreciate offers of help.

For those who are wondering when the docks are going to be installed, my best guess (after consulting with Mother Nature and Sid Mills) is prior to the long weekend in May.

Please check the Event Schedule for upcoming events.

Well I guess that it for now. See you at the club.

Andrew Witwicky

June 2015

commodore Andrew

Well it looks like Mother Nature co-operated with Mario and his crew this year. The docks are in.

Now it’s safe to announce that the Boating Season is finally here.

In case you weren't around for the annual "Huddy Mumber" invitational dinghy race, regrettably, the entry from Mimico YC beat out our valiant entry by an oar.

Like the Leafs, there's always next year.

I recently thanked those members who have started to clean-up their dockside BBQ areas.

There are a few areas that have yet to be cleaned up.

The dead line tor this clean-up is June 30th, 2015.

If you require assistance please contact Sid Mills and I'm certain that there are individuals who still require work hours for this year that would be willing to assist.

See you at the club,
Andrew Witwicky


April 2015

commodore Andrew

Hi everyone;

Well "Spring Break" is over and Nadia and I are back from our trip down south. Good weather, good times good friends. The only spoiler was not being able to bring back sunny skies and warm (80 degree) temperatures. At least we have warm memories and snap shots to remind us what we all might be doing in a couple of months (we are such optimists).

Easter is quickly approaching and despite the unseasonable weather I'm certain for we all have something to be grateful for.
Nadia and I wish everyone a Happy Easter.

See you soon,
Andrew Witwicky

happy easter

March 2015

commodore Andrew

Hi everyone;

According to the calendar we are getting closer to "Spring". By the time you have read this Nadia and I will be on our way to the sunny south. Hope we bring back sunshine, blue skies and warm weather. Looking forward to a change in climate.

See you when we return.

Andrew Witwicky, Commodore

February 2015

commodore Andrew

Every day of the year is important. But, the two important dates in February are the 8th and the 14th.

The first one is our Annual General Meeting and the second is St. Valentine's Day.

Neither of these days should be missed.

While I look forward to seeing you all at the A.G.M. it's not necessary to send me red roses.

See you soon,
Andrew Witwicky.


November 2014

commodore Andrew


Three powerful words that hold a special meaning every November.

Friends, I hope you all take a few moments to remember the men and women who made the Supreme Sacrifice to ensure that we continue to live in the greatest country in the world.

Andrew Witwicky


December 2014

commodore Andrew

It is with good memories of Al Stratigacos that I am informing the members of his passing in November.

A Memorial was held at the club Nov. 30 to celebrate his life.

To his family and friends we would like to express our condolences, "Eternal Be His Memory".

On a happier note the Yule Tide season is upon us.

This year again, John Frazer is hosting his annual Fund Raiser. You are cordially reminded to support this event.
As Spock used to say, "Live Long and Prosper", and to that, Nadia and I wish you a very" Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year".

Warmest Regards,
Andrew Witwicky



October 2014

commodore Andrew

I wish to thank everyone who attended this year's Commodore's Ball making it a great success, and a BIG Thank You to those who participated in organizing the event. This committee consisted of Lydia, Norma, Betty Anne (known to some as Larry), Shirley, Nadia (my gal) and last but by no means least, Ursula!

Having Rod Stewart drop by to entertain us was great fun. You can see evidence of this on You Tube (Rod Rocks the Toronto Humber Yacht Club.)

By the time this issue of The Signal is published you will notice that significant improvements to the parking areas will have occurred.

I would like to remind our members that extended parking of vehicles and all unauthorized trailers is not permitted and may be removed or the owner will be invoiced for storage.

Well I've exceeded my 100 word limit, so I'll sign off for now.

Andrew Witwicky,

September 2014

commodore Andrew

I would like to thank all of our members who have taken time from their busy schedules to tidy-up their dockside patio areas. This makes for good curb appeal.

For those members who haven't been able to find the time to clean up their patio areas, I strongly suggest this is done A.S.A.P.

We still have a few weekends before the end of the season and water levels are still good. So, I hope you’re able to get out on the water and enjoy what we have left of summer.

On a sad note, I would like to express our deepest condolences to Ken Gallie (Past Commodore, THYC) on the passing of his beloved wife Phyllis. Eternal be her memory.

Andrew Witwicky, Commodore

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