The Commodore's Watch

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

 

merry-christmas

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,
Commodore

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

July 2013

Hi and welcome to the start of summer edition of your Signal Since summer started (summer equinox ) the days are now getting shorter ( bummer ) but they are getting warmer (yea !) go figure !!

The big news as most of us know is that the ”big” tree has fallen. For over 40 years the talk has been about when it would come down. The other news is that there is /was a giant hogweed plant on the west side of the drive into the club.

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August 2013

Hi and Welcome to your “more warm days" or the Aug. edition of the Signal.

As you all know, we got hit very hard with the last flood. The loss of docks, poles, picnic tables, dock boxes and the big tree was washed down river. The water was high enough in the parking lot to float our dumpster out into the lot up the driveway and into the river, where it went for a ride. But just as soon as it was possible Bobby Breau took his boat and with Larry and Dave O, spent 9 hard hours, hauling back 14 dock sections, 18 / 20 4x4 dock poles and 5 picnic tables.

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September 2013

Hi and welcome to the start of fall edition of your signal.

I say the start of fall because the EX is over and at the end of the EX is the Air Show. This year’s show was a little smaller but was still enjoyed by all that got to see it. The talk now is “let’s get out one more time before haul-out" And talking about haul-out, those without trailers do YOU know where your cradle and bow box are?? And what shape they are in? Don't forget - that we had a flood and your " stuff" might not be where you think it is, or even worse it might even have been swept away. Ya might want to come down and make sure that YOUR cradle and box are ready to hold your boat.

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February 2014

Hi and Welcome to the (still cold) February edition of your signal.

Cold!! Well we have not had it as bad as Toronto BUT it was so cold at the TAMPA airport on the 23rd of Jan, some aircraft had to be De-iced!! Very Very Rare !!

Shirl and I took our friends, Brian and El over to Astor to visit with Gary Hawn and Bob Spence. As you can see in the photos they both are looking good. Gary seems to be in good spirits, has a few new friends - again this year and is working on a few more repairs to his boat. I did not ask about his present dock but I think that he got the same spot as last year, which is good as he is only about 20 yards from the restaurant and all the stuff it has to offer.

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October 2013

Hi and welcome to the quieter month of October.

I say quieter because we only have a few events this month.

Staying with Sept for a min, Commodores Ball was just that, A BALL. Chef Rozi did a fantastic job in the kitchen with her sidekick, Chef Dan. It was one of the best meals we have had at the club. As a lot of you know, Shirl and I have eaten in some of the specialty restaurants onboard the cruise ships, and Rozi’s food was better!

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November 2013

Hi and Welcome to your November Signal !!!

A lot has happened now that the boats are out and put away for the winter.

Larry and Dave have put up the entire fence along the East-West line of the south end of the parking lot. They will continue with the erection of the north run of fence line as materials are available. Thanks to you both.

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December 2013

Hi and Welcome to the Merry Christmas edition of your signal.

To start off, Merry Christmas to you all, and Shirl and I hope that your season is filled with joy and good health.
There is a Council of Commodores meeting on the 9th of Dec, and the main item on the agenda is “TAXES ". I will have a report for you on the 10th to keep you up-dated. I will ask Tracey to email all who have their e-mail on file.

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January 2014

Hi and welcome to the New Year and the first edition of the 2014 Signal

Shirl and I would like to wish you and your families the Happiest and Healthiest New Years ever.

At the last Council of Commodores meeting, Dec 9th, the main topic was the up-coming 2015 games and the possible effect of the four classes of sailboat racing on our pleasure boating in the harbour. From what we were told is that there will be NO problems for us pleasure boaters as the race courses will be set up in the north / east corner of the harbour. There will also be courses set up out-side the harbour, but will not effect us. There MIGHT be some disruption in the Ward's Island ferry service. More later.

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