President's Boot - March 2011

28 Feb 2010 8:42 AM | Deleted user

It is 50 o and sunny today and from where I am looking out my window here in Brewster, the snow is nowhere to be seen. The promise of spring and happy driving days ahead? Let’s hope so.

The club enjoyed its Winterfest activity this past weekend under cool, but otherwise grayish weather conditions. We gather at the Radisson in Plymouth Harbor late in the afternoon on Saturday. Mary and I took a brisk stroll through the village of Plymouth, stopping for a cup of coffee and watching a lot of the local college youths hanging around inside with their laptops and i-Phones on a somewhat typical February Saturday afternoon. We headed back to the hotel to see that all the arrangements were set and then met a few early birds in the hotel pub. About 40 arrived for the happy hour and start of the evenings activities, all updating each other on all of the winter snow experiences so far this season. Following dinner the Yankee Swap sparked a bit of enthusiastic competition with some prized and not so prized gifts making their way around the room. Berta and Paul won the prize for the most traded gift of the evening, the romantics brought a gift of wine and chocolate that proved to be very popular for this Valentine’s weekend. The winning prize was a set of Night Vision binoculars…(what were you thinking Dennis?), but as it turned out, some couples remained late into the night playing with “Night Vision”, looking into each other’s eyes and creating special effects. I am sure that we’ll see these binoculars again at some future events, who know what they will see in the real dark, Maybe even at the British Marque Triathlons in August.

Faith and Bruce brought along a slide show of some past triathlons that we enjoyed during the evening and I saw a few more sign up for the event. We were reminded that the competition for the trophy is getting tough, so all of us club members better sign up to make sure we are not only in the running, but will again be the winning club in the event this August.

Special thanks for those who helped make the Winterfest event a success; Kevin Thomson for being the MC for the evening, Donna for helping with the Yankee Swap, Charlie Bohm for his visual and media set up and for all those who attended to  made this an enjoyable event.

We noted that some were not able to attend and were missed this year, Dennis and Karen Sokol as Karen is recovering from an operation. Dennis is usually our leader of the Yankee Swap activity. Also Art and Mary Cox could not attend as Mary is recovering from a recent operation. Paul and Sue were also on our missing list as Paul is building up for future and full participation in club activities this season. It was good to have Mike and Pam Dallaire present as Mike has experienced serious heart conditions late this winter and we are all hoping Mike will be back in full form soon.

Next on our club leadership agenda is the special BoG meeting in February where we will be taking a longer view of future club leadership, in preparation for the Annual Meeting and the club’s future activities. We want to keep things fresh and interesting for our growing membership. So this will be a more serious working session which we will make some commitments to the future of the club and we will be passing on the outcome to each of you. So, just as we are preparing our cars for the coming season, we will be preparing our club for future seasons. 

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