I wanted to take this opportunity to underscore your many notes of congratulations and well wishes to Scott Johnson as he officially became our most recent Past Commodore at our annual meeting last Wednesday evening. Kathy and I also want to thank Scott and Cheryl for an amazing year of steady leadership in the face of unprecedented adversity, and for your great service to our Club. You have truly set the bar very high , and you have placed some very deep footprints in the sands of our Club’s historical record , and ones that will surely be long lasting and hard to fill. I choose not to try ; but instead , to follow your example and steady course, to help us be all that we can be in this coming year. Thanks again to you both….
Now to the entire DIYC Membership :
Even though your Board had to join the ranks of having to again adjust to the tides of change and accommodation under these crazy Covid- 19 times by postponing our annual Commodores Ball and Annual Meeting ; we were able to maintain a semblance of our DIYC protocol by having a much smaller Annual Business Meeting of your Board of Directors , and move forward with the election of your new 2021 Flag Officers , and announcements for the new Committee Heads. Your great response to our call to action by providing your voting proxy to support the election process was most appreciated .
We all regret that we were not allowed to bring our whole DIYC membership together and have our traditional Commodores Ball ; but , we will continue to monitor our options and opportunities going forward as we continue to evolve , come through , and hopefully out of this pandemic season.
That said ; we still have a near record membership going into 2021 , and we have already begun the planning to set the stage for a full year of new and expanded Power and Sail cruises , Social activities, Kayak and Fishing excursions , Educational programs and our Board’s commitment to help promote getting more of our members involved in the Club , and out on the water.
We will be updating you more as your new Board meets in the coming weeks to begin charting our course for the coming year. I have attached a list of your DIYC Board of Officers and Committee Heads for you information.
In the interim , Your Board extends our best of wishes to each of you and your families to ; Be Well , Love , Hug again , and Prosper coming into this Thanksgiving and Holliday season ; and for all the year to come.
Best Regards ,