Although I have only been a member a relatively short time compared to many of you, I’ve had a great time as Fleet Captain and moving up the ladder. I’ve had a chance to get to know many of you and have grown to respect the wide variety of personalities!
The DEYC will continue to have many fun events that involve planning, coordination and active participation not only by the Bridge, Committee Chairs and Board of Directors, but also it’s members — especially new members who are encouraged to volunteer whenever possible.
Summer, and sadly the boating season, is winding down but that won’t end the fun. During the winter we will have a Christmas Party and there are winter gatherings hosted each month by members at their homes both in Maine and Florida. We kick off the new boating year with the Commodore’s Luncheon followed closely by the annual Launch Party and Summer Cruise!
I encourage you to logon to the DEYC website at www.downeastyachtclub.com for information about what’s going on and to use the forum to exchange ideas, information and knowledge between members.
I look forward to serving as your Commodore and to keeping to the traditions of the “Fun Club!”
Stephen R. Arkley