Aloha Members near and far,
I feel like putting the brakes on the year is going by so fast, whoa Nelly! Granted, we’ve accomplished a lot but still plenty to do, oh well; we’ll put it on next year’s agenda. What we have been able to do is recruit new members, thanks to the members bringing in friends to the club and to the promotions we’ve had. One of the more popular specials we’ve introduced was the Open House Membership Drive introduced by Governor Leslie Moore on November 5th.
This was by far, one of our most successful membership drives, we signed up 14 Regular members that day, 1 Intermediate, 2 Associates and 3 Socials. All 6 Board of Governors were present, including Commodore Miller, Staff Commodore and acting RC for Power Al Bento. Our facility manager, Madeleine and her assistant were there to meet and greet. Chef Eddie had lunch for everyone on the BBQ and former bar manager and now member Fred was pouring the complimentary beer. We hope to follow up with all of the new members from 2014 with another gathering, like a family reunion, in the near future. Norma Jean Cavell has volunteered to chair these gatherings. In the meantime, please continue bringing in your friends, family, co-workers and anyone else you think may enjoy being part of the Hawaii Yacht Club Ohana; our membership is the lifeline and the heartbeat of the club.
Aloha and don’t forget to vote at our November General Membership meeting on Tuesday, November 18th. Absentee ballots are available from the office.