From the Prez
By Dave Ortland
The next meeting of the board is set for Thursday Sept 18, 6:30 PM at the Elliott Bay Brewery in Burien. This will also be the officer’s dinner, where we celebrate those who serve as club leaders. Once we get in a good mood we will install a new board for the next year (meeting September through May), elect new officers, and discuss how to navigate the club’s course over the next year.
In case you are wondering, the board determines the club budget, deciding how club dues are spent.
All members are invited to become a board member or to simply attend the meeting if they are at all curious. The club will thrive only if there are people who are willing to volunteer their time in some small way, so please consider giving it a try. The bylaws have been changed so that board meetings will be easier to conduct.
It has been an honor and a greatly rewarding experience to serve WKC as Prez for the last two years. I will be stepping down from that post, but I will of course continue to participate in the club in many other ways. I look forward to dreaming up even more wild and adventurous trips. And I will help in any way needed with the new board, managing the web site, and encouraging new members to join the club.
I hope to see you all on the water, and may you always wash ashore.