Upcoming 2015 SBC support and Events:
As you know, SBC will have a fundraising fireworks stand. If you are able, please volunteer to come and help:
We are looking for additional people for the mornings & mid-day on July 1 and 2, and all day on July 3 and 4. We also need help with overnight security on the 27th - as a reminder, those who assist with overnight security will have their dues automatically paid for 2016! To sign up, members should send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call me (Chris Allen) at (206) 973-2568. Location for this fundraiser is: 725 - 112th ST SW, Everett, WA 98203.
THE COMMODORE'S CHALLENGE
For 40 years SBC has been supporting the Unlimited Hydros. Now it's time to groom the next generation for the sport.
I Challenge you, the members to raise funds for a scholarship to build a APBA Junior Class Hydroplane. The cost is around $900.00. The recipient, daughter, son, grandchild, nephew, niece or neighbor of the scholarship will be bebween 9 and 14 years old and will be selected by a committee based on their grades, atttude and social abilities. There will be a thermometer showing our progress through the year and if we raise more than our goal we may fund more than one.
We have one year to make this happen.
Why is going to be the biggest question we are going to hear. The building of a boat takes many skills. Math and science are the obvious ones but it goes much further than that. Social skills are developed, public speaking, trust, discipline are just some of the benefits of our sport. Wood working, painting, mechanical, engineering are some of the skills gained. This gives the youth something they can't get from a computer or X-box. Take a look at the playgrounds of today. Count the number of cell phones the kids are on. Let's give them something else to do. Building and racing a boat has them working with a mentor, parent, older brother/sister and gives them a true feeling of accomplishment. They will learn to succeed as well as have some failure. But they will learn and we will benefit
So there it is. A challenge. Send any donation to Commodore Myers or to David Dodge. Mark it as Hydro Fund. I would love to see in a couple of years a J-class heat race with our Seafair Boat Club burgee proudly displayed on every hull. Hey a Commodore can dream!
SEAFAIR BOAT CLUB OCTOBER ELECTION
CALLING ALL LEADERS! !! Are you a natural born leader?
Do you have what it takes to step up to the plate and take control of the situation? I'm lookin' at you ... yeah, that's right, you, kid! Seafair Boat Club is starting the search for the future leaders to step up to serve in the following positions: Commodore ranks, starting at Rear-Commodore (four-year term), Treasurer (two-year term) and three Board officer positions (three-year terms).
If you are interested in running for election in the Seafair Boat Club, OR if you are interested in re-running, please write a resume listing your leadership experience and tell us about yourself (keep it simple, a couple of paragraphs) and send it to me, Erin Miller, Vice-Commodore, at email@example.com Please note that the resume (again, it does not have to be formal)
that you send me will be the one printed in the September Porthole for the membership to read and vote on.
The Election takes place on October 1 ill, so you do have a little time to think about this. There is no deadline set yet to submit your resume. I will be announcing that later. Any questions, please contact me by phone at (425) 220-2564 or bye-Mail. Thank you.
-Erin Miller, SBC Vice-Commodore
SEAFAIR BOAT CLUB 2014-15 Officers and Board Members.
SEAFAIR BOAT CLUB COOKBOOKS
There are 214 recipes and a great variety of choices. Support your club and do some early Christmas shopping. The cookbooks sell for $10.00 in person or $12.00 by snail-mail. Please contact either Sandy Apodaca at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (206) 406-2433.