Tuesday, 30 October 2007
Commander's Messsage October 30th, 2007
Cmdr Mike Majka, P
Hope all of you are doing well! I am just a little sad it has turned cool outside, and I know water activities have ended for the year, but cruising this time of year is the best! Most of our boating friends that have not taken any of our courses have packed it in and the lakes are most enjoyable! 
The Squadron is business as usual, I cannot tell you how pleased I am of all the great courses and programs that have been offered this year, and we have increased membership along the way. I am sure this will continue next year. Speaking of that, the nominating committee is hard at work and looking for our next leaders I encourage you to get involved and stay involved! We are only as strong as our participating members. If you would be interested in serving on the bridge please contact P/C's Lyle, Jeanne or Suzanne, We are always looking for new ideas and energy! 
The last GMM meeting was terrific special thanks to Ingram barge & The Propeller Club , I believe everybody had a great time. Hope to see everyone at the next GMM on November 12th we will be returning to Logan's on Elliston Place to hear the sailing adventures of Mary & Mac Mcalister. 
On the education side (we're not done yet) AP is currently underway and Knots for Mariners is coming up in November. 
The Annual Christmas party is scheduled for December 1st 1800 and will be held at P/C Suzanne Campbell home this is one of the best events of the year no doubt the Dirty Santa gift exchange is a blast! Just an Idea their are many great gift ideas in our Ships Store please check it out! 
I'm requesting every member to take a few minutes a complete the USPS® Planning Committee Survey. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!
Cdr. Mike Majka,P
Posted on 10/30/2007 12:02 PM by Barry
Tuesday, 2 October 2007
Dr. Debbie Doyle's San Juan Islands Cruise
 Tough life but somebody's got to live it   Photo album of 208 pictures of Dr. Debbie Doyle's recent adventures and honeymoon in the San Juan islands is not available.  If that doesn't make you jealous enough, there are more albums available at:featuring our long-lost squadron member. And, in case that still doesn't satisfy your quest for information about Debbie, she has committed to being at our October meeting. Who knows? She just might be our featured speaker.
Posted on 10/02/2007 12:06 PM by Barry
Monday, 1 October 2007
Old Hickory Lake Cruise to Sandy Chapel
For our fall on-water event, the Old Hickory Lake cruise on Saturday 22 September was hosted by Linda and Fred Burr, aboard Spar-Kee out of the Gallatin Marina. Four families participated, including Edie and Marshall Oathout; Rebecca, Jared and Mike Majka; Lili, McLean and Tom Hudson; the Burrs and their niece Tiffany. Though the temperature was above normal for September, the skies were mostly clear, with a pleasant light breeze.
Departing about 1120, Spar-Kee led the way upriver past Cherokee Resort and TVA's Gallatin steam plant, with Mike's jet ski in tow, followed by the Oathouts aboard Persephone. Fred led the way through the narrow passage to Sandy Chapel, a beautiful spring-fed cove, where he anchored and Persephone rafted-up.
After a lunch with plenteous eats of great variety, Mike took Tiffany and McLean each for fast rides on the jet ski. Departing Sandy Chapel about 1600, we made our way back to Gallatin Marina aboard Spar-Kee, while Persephone continued back to her berth at Cedar Creek Yacht Club. From Gallatin, the Hudsons then boarded Gratitude for their return to Creekwood, and Mike loaded the jet ski on its trailer.
Lt/C Tom Hudson, AP
Posted on 10/01/2007 12:12 PM by Barry
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