On behalf of the American Legion Yacht Club Bridge, I wish you a Merry Christmas and enjoyable Holiday Season.   Looking back at last few weeks, the ALYC Dive and Snorkel Club held their Holiday Party in the Main Hall of the Post November 30.  The turnout was good and, by all accounts, all the members and guests had a great time.  

Turning to the future, the ALYC has a full calendar of events planned for the year starting with the Commodore’s Ball on Saturday, January 21.  This event has sold out in the past and we expect it will again this year, so make your reservations early.  You can make your reservations through the ALYC website. 

We also encourage you participate as many of in the activities that we have scheduled for this year as you can.  Feel free to attend any of the monthly board meetings.  And remember, our general membership meetings are a great way to connect with your fellow ALYC members, gain some on-the-water information from the meeting presentations and enjoy a potluck meal.  Our calendar starts to get busy in February with raft-ups and cruises, ocean and harbor races, the ALYC Opening Day celebrations,  the Youth Sailing Program, the 4th of July Old Glory Boat Parade, fishing tournaments and Dive and Snorkel events.  The full calendar can be dowloaded from the main calendar page of the ALYC website.  And, during the year, be sure to check the online calendar in the ALYC website for the latest information.

The ALYC Quartermaster, Joany Berdine, has worked on the launch of the Quartermaster Online Store for several weeks.  It launched December 19, with ALYC ball caps, T shirts, burgees and ladies 3/4 sleeve V neck shirts as the first offerings.  Joany says she will be adding items to the website over the next several weeks, so be sure to visit the Online Store regularly to see what’s new.

Thanks you for the opportunity to be your Commodore in 2017.  I’m looking forward to working with you to grow our club and make all of the Yacht Club activities the best they can be.

Mike Berdine

ALYC Commodore


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