| Newsletter for May 2007
Vice Commodore Report
May was a busy month, lot's of changes at our club. The Galley has installed the new double oven, (6)burner stove, with a 24" grill, all stainless steel counter top against the back wall leading to the dish washer. A used 24" stainless steel island in place of the old 28" makes it easy to move around in the galley.. Diane and I both thank you all! Burt Riisager and Gregg Culley took the time to help during their Day..Great job ...
The cover for the outside deck should be installed by the time you read this "news letter". I want to thank all who helped in getting this done...Gregg Culley, Burt Riisager, Scott Sullivan, Dan Schueler, William Cavey, Roger Beebe, Jim Halsne, Neil Jorgensen, Edgar Vazquez, Roland Krapf, Mendie Cadenhead, Mike Snedkear, Robert Zehender, Mark Zehender, Bill Zehender,
Dan Smith, Mike West, Susie West, Charlie Cypert, Vance Tapper, William Cavey...
Without these volinteers, it would be a "GIANT" cost to our club...Burt, a special thank you for your guidance and endurance ..Job well done....hope I didn't leave anyone out...
The BOD is looking for a new "Port Captain". If anyone is interested, please contact us.
Delta Sport Boat held their annual poker run and ended up at our club for dinner.
Darrel and Brenda Wolf, John and Deborah Bettencourt, great job... Crowd control was perfect. Thank you ...
Mothers Day Sunday Brunch was held at the club and a big thank you goes to
Diane Sullivan, Herman and Sue Meyer, Susan and Mike West and a new member, Pat Pedri. Great job!!
Please don't forget...if you have a BAR BILL, please keep it current. Kelly Cordova or myself can help you with that... No More mailing your bar bills out... Thank you..
If you bought a raffle ticket at the club, please check to see
if you have ticket #7917790
Rear Commodore Report
We had another banter month for memberships. In April we introduced the following new members.
Bill Cavey comes to us from Fresno via Bill Zehender and Diane Sullivan. Bill has a cuddy cabin that is currently moored at Paradise Point.
Scott and Jessica Stewart were approved last month but were unable to attend the May meeting. They share a 2002 Cruisers 3470 express cruiser with Robert and Paula Stewart. They too live in San Ramon.
Chris McDougall, who lives in Stockton, has retired from the boat business, and he and his friend Sherry Charney are spending their boat time boating. Chris has a 55’ Chris Craft on “O” dock and in the future will plan a blue-water cruise to Monterey.
Jeanne Krueger has already been helping her sponsor bar manager Kelly Cordova with bar duties around the club. Jeanne is from Stockton and is in the nursing field.
Joe and Sharon Mayes live on a 58’ houseboat at the Sacramento Yacht Club. They also have a 29’ Wellcraft Express Cruiser here at Village West Marina. They are currently splitting their time between both yacht clubs. They were hard at work at the Sacramento Yacht Club hosting VWYC for the Jazz Festival.
Judy Canepa is from Lodi and also is in the medical field. When asked about her boating experience she just said, “I am a Delta Rat”. She has an Air Warrior ski boat and has traveled thousands of miles on the Delta sloughs.. She already has made numerous visits to the club.
Jim Beyer and Patty Lundy live in Modesto and were guests of Roger Beebe and Mickey Johnson at our first Saint Patrick’s Day dinner. They liked the first event so well that they came back for the second Saint Patrick’s Day festivities. Last year’s commute between Michigan and California was too much for Jim, so he decided to move here permanently.
We have three more new family memberships and two single memberships pending board approval which will bring 35 new members to the club since January. Presently we have 223 members which is ten more than we had at the end of 2006.
Roger Beebe, Rear Commodore
GENERAL BOARD MEETING: Thursday May 10, 2007.
Meeting called to order at 6:05 PM.
PRESENT: Gregg Culley, Jerry Stiles, Roger Beebe, Margaret Armstrong, Debbie Hill, Chet Webb, Marla Loveday, Jean Northington, Sharon Scollard, Burt Riisager & John Gutenberger.
COMMODORE’S REPORT: Commodore Gregg Culley called the meeting to order at 6:05 PM.
COMMENTS: Commodore Gregg Culley reported to the Board on the following issues:
MEETING CONDUCT: Gregg reported to the Board that during the Board and General meeting the bar will no longer be open. All Board members and guest will be expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner during the meetings. Also, Gregg reported that all club Rules and Regulations will be posted on the website and on the club bulletin board. In addition, all members attending the meeting that have comments or issues to bring to the Board will be given 5 (five) minutes to speak. Any issues that require Board attention will be brought back to the next meeting for discussion and voting if necessary.
PORT CAPTAIN: Gregg announced to the Board that the Port Captain has turned in his resignation. After Board discussion it was motioned to have this position posted to any club member that might be interested. If any club member is interested in being the Port Captain please see Gregg. Any member application will be brought back to the Board for discussion, consideration and approval.
SOUND SYSTEM: Gregg reported to the Board that there was an issue with the club sound system; however, this has been resolved.
MEMBER APPRECIATION PICNIC: Gregg reported to the Board that the marina is now included in the member appreciation picnic and has invited all Village West berthers to attend. A discussion followed if the bar should raise the price of all drinks during this event to raise money. The Board voted and approved that the bar would raise the price. All berthers would be invited and charged $5.00 with an additional fee for any non-members. Herman stated he would make sure all ABC licenses were taken care of for this event. It was noted that Herman would be reimbursed for any fees incurred in getting the club license.
CLUB SIGN: Gregg reported to the Board that the Village West Yacht Club sign that hangs in marina entrance is still needed. It was reported that there is someone that will make the club sign if he is given the correct specks and design. Gregg stated he would provide the needed information.
DOCK: Gregg will provide an update on the dock at the next Board meeting.
FAX MACHINE: Gregg reported to the Board that he feels the club needs a new fax machine and presented a bid. After Board discussion, Burt stated he has a fax machine he would donate to the club. There was no further discussion.
BAR TABLE TOPS: Gregg reported to the Board that he felt the bar tables are in need of repair. Gregg presented to the Board a bid to have all tabletops in the bar area fixed at $940.00. After Board discussion, it was motioned and voted that the bar tables would not be replaced at this time.
VICE COMMODORE: Jerry reported to the Board that he has replaced the stove in the galley. With just a few more construction jobs, Jerry reported that the club galley will be done and in full working order. In addition, Jerry reported that Kelly has the club bar up to par along with the bar tabs.
REAR COMMODORE: Roger reported to the Board that he has gone through the membership numbers and the club has a total of 213 members. Roger also presented 4 new applications for Board discussion and approval. After Board discussion there was a motion to accept and approve all applications.
BYLAWS: Roger reported to the Board that the Bylaws Committee would be meeting. When that committee has met they will then report back to the Board.
TREASURER: Margaret passed out the financials for the Board to review. The Board reviewed the statements. A discussion followed on the club expenses and spending. There was a motion to have the statements reflect all pending items to be purchased. This information was noted with no further discussion.
FLEET CAPTAIN: Chet reported on the current cruises that he has planned. At the end of May there is a cruise out to the Sacramento Yacht Club. Chet wanted all members who have signed up to please remember to contact him as soon as possible. Chet also reported to the Board that he is currently working on the July cruise outs. Please review the club website for this information. If you are interested in joining please notify Chet as soon as possible.
CLUB RESOLUTION: Chet presented to the Board a club resolution on membership and guest appearances at club events for review and discussion. This item was tabled for review and the Board will discuss and vote at the next meeting.
Marla Loveday: Marla had no report at this time.
Jean Northington: Jean had no report at this time.
Sharon Scollard: Sharon had no report at this time.
Burt Riisager: Burt reported with Jerry on the outside deck cover. Please see Burt with any details on the covered deck.
John Gutenberger (Staff Commodore): John had no report at this time.
With no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 7:15.
Bay Cruise 2007
By Bob Naquin
Ahoy maties. I know that it seems along way off but the plans are being finalized for the 2007 Bay Cruise. There is a lot of coordination that needs to go on to make certain that we have enough space at all of the places we will visit. So if you are interested in coming along for all or part of the cruise, please contact Bob Naquin at Bob_naquin@sbcglobal.net and let him know that you are interested.
There is some information on the website but if you missed it, the cruise is set up to go something like this:
Saturday Sept 15- leave Village West for Vallejo- Good restaurants in the area
Sunday Sept 16- leave Vallejo for San Rafael YC- Good Food, Good Friends, some drinking may be involved.
Monday Sept 17-leave San Rafael YC for Spinnaket YC, San Leandro-BBQ on the deck
Tuesday Sept 18-Spinnaker YC. Golf Tourney
Wednesday Sept 19-Leave Spinnaker YC for South Beach. You have all of San Francisco at your disposal
Thursday Sept 20-South Beach Harbor- Giants game
Friday Sept 21-Leave South Beach Harbor for- Somewhere
Saturday Sept 22-Leave somewhere for Antioch- Commodores Cocktail party
Sunday Sept 23-leave Antioch for home.
You can join for all or for part. If you are interested in just showing up for the ball game or the golf tournament, that is allowed. If you only have time to make part of the trip, that is allowed also. If you only want to join for the weekends then that is allowed also. Contact Bob for any concerns about getting back and forth to your jobs.
Come join us. If you do one thing with your boat this year-this should be the thing.
A Little Boat Humor
One morning the husband returns after several hours of fishing and decides
to take a nap. Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to
take the boat out. She motors out a short distance, anchors and reads her
book. Along comes a Game Warden in his boat. He pulls up alongside the
woman and says,
"Good morning, Ma'am. What are you doing?"
"Reading a book," she replies, (thinking, Isn't that obvious?)
"You're in a Restricted Fishing Area," he informs her.
"I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading."
"Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any
"I'll have to take you in and write you up."
"If you do that, I'll have to charge you with sexual assault," says the
"But I haven't even touched you," says the game warden.
"That's true, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could
start at any moment."
"Have a nice day ma'am," and he left.
MORAL: Never argue with a woman who reads. It's likely she can also think.
Real Estate in Stockton by Raymond Zvirbulis,GRI, Realtor
Welcome to the newest part of the Village Voice! I noticed many people are curious as to what’s going on in the real estate market. As you’ve probably heard, things have changed for the better…if you’re a buyer. We are currently experiencing a strong buyer’s market.
In Stockton, total single family homes on the market is 2140. For the month of April, there were 612 new listings. New listings are homes that were put on the market for sale(can include homes that have been previously on the market). There were 125 homes sold (actually closed escrow). What that indicates is more homes are coming on the market for sale than the amount of homes that are actually selling. Looking to the future, there were 106 homes in pending status. Pending means a home that has a purchase contract but has not closed escrow. We hope those will close escrow in May, but that number needs to be significantly higher before prices will rise again.
So what does this mean to you and me? If you’re selling your house, you need to have the best house at the best price. Buyers today have a huge choice in homes. There are some simple items you can do to help make your home show even better and sell faster.
First and foremost, clean and polish everything. Everything includes all windows (in and out), all flooring (polish wood floors, remove stains from carpets, etc), kitchen (must be spotless and clutter free, it’s ok to have some items on the counters just not cluttered), bathrooms should have clean mirrors, towels, shower/tub doors, floormats, etc. Polish the doorknobs, if they look worn, replace them. Open up those closets, if they look like a tornado hit them, then get them organized. Serious buyers will open closets to see if there’s enough space for their stuff. Many people have a ton of stuff (I’m guilty of this). Get a storage unit (or 2 if you’re like me). You might as well start packing now because you’re moving.
Don't forget the outside. Keep your landscaping fresh, cut, and clean. Overgrown bushes, flowers, weeds, etc give the appearance that possibly maintenance was not a priority. Maybe pressure wash the house, or just rinse it with a hose and brush away the cobwebs. BE CAREFUL if you pressure wash, you might chip away the paint, show leaks around windows, etc. How does your front door look? It needs to look great.
Wow, are you tired just thinking about it? Me too. Believe me, sometimes it’s worth hiring some qualified people to help. Maid services, gardeners, carpet cleaners, etc. are fantastic people to utilize. Check around the club.
*Sales information provided from Metrolist MLS.
June is a special month. We have Flag Day, as well as Father's Day. We do not want to forget either. Click here for a Happy Fathers Day We wish all of you fathers out there a very Happy Father's Day...and be safe.
I have been looking up information on flags and with the 4th of July coming soon, I thought some "flag ediquette" might be appropriate.
On all flags, the verticle dimention is the "hoist" and the horizontal length is the "fly". The hoist, on most flags encountered on a yacht, is two-thirds of the fly. For example, if the verticle height (the hoist) is 16", the horizontal length (the fly) is 24". The rule of thumb for sizing to ensure adequate visibility of the flags are:
ENSIGN - 1" on the fly for each foot of the boat. Alternativefor sailboats - 1" on the fly for each foot of height of the truck above the water. For shore stations - 3" for each foot of height of the mast.
BURGEES - 1/2" on the fly for each foot of boat or for sailboats 1/2" on the fly for each foot of height of the truck above the water. For shore stations - half the size of the ENSIGN.
ALL OTHER FLAGS - 1/2" on the fly for each foot of the boat or for sailboats 1/2" on the fly for each foot of height of the truck above the water. For the shore stations - half the size of the BURGEE.
The National ENSIGN should always be flown toward the stern of the boat.
The club BURGEE is flown from the bow.
The OFFICER Flag is flown from the masthead or Starboard.
Any Organizations (such as PICYA), Guest, Activities of Owner and other flags are flown to port.
(Exerps taken from PYCYA manual}
During the month of June, I would love to challenge all of you to dig out your favorite 4th of July picture and send it to me or bring me a copy. I thought it would be fun to put them into July's Newsletter!! We may even post them on a board at the Club for all to enjoy!! Please get these to me by the 20th of June.
May you have a safe and fun month...
You Editor, Marsha
This month we have two families who have suffered great losses. Mike Bussey's brother and the father of Donna Davis have both left this world. Please offer your condolences when you next see these members.
Until next month
Karen Russell Jun 1
Alice Andersen Jun 4
Phil Heinle Jun 6
Linda Scherer Jun 7
Fred von Helf Jun 8
Ruth Rinaldi Jun 13
Mark Coons Jun 14
Bill Zehender Jun 16
Kathy DeLloyd Jun 20
Debbie Hill Jun 27
Christine Vinson Jun 27
Debbie & Todd Hill Jun 6
Chris & Tom Blair Jun 7
Sharon & Paul Scollard Jun 8
Michele & Larry Madoski Jun 11
Linda & Allen Pires Jun 22