Happy New Year to all fellow VYC members whether you are long-term or new members, those of you who stayed throughout the year or arrived in the Fall months of 2017, those who will soon be rejoining us this winter and those of you who are currently living our shared dream in the Caribbean, South Pacific, Mediterranean, or on any of the seven seas, rivers and lakes of this beautiful planet.
November and December came around with plenty of action starting with the annual “Regata de Revolucion ” with 46 competitors, then the Taste of Nuevo/Chili Cook-off with over 30 restaurant and VYC members booths. Thanks to these great people, our VYC other volunteers selling tickets and tending beer carts and, of course, our miracle Club staff we were able to donate over 70,000 pesos to Toys for Tots and the Children with Cleft Palate charities. A good time at the Christmas Tree Decorating joyous work party led into the Banderas Bay Blast and the awards ceremony at VYC for Latitude 38’s Pirates’ Spinnaker Run to raise cash for needed school supplies for the kids in the south bay area.
And those fabulous Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve dinners were packed with fine meals and a constantly crowded dance floor. All of our Club staff, especially Vidal Palma and Omar did a great job in the kitchen due to the untimely and abrupt self-imposed employment termination of our newly hired Chef Pablo.
Also, after nine years of being a part of our VYC family, the Club’s Assistant Manager, Danny Espinoza, was offered a well-deserved opportunity and rendered his resignation during the recent holidays. Although we are happy for him and his family, there is no doubt he will certainly be missed by so many of us.
Lastly, as a reminder, beginning now, all membership dues renewal dates are annualized to January 1 each year and are due and payable at this time. (If you have forgotten the amounts and other details, please refer back to the full details contained in the last September 2017 Commodore’s Corner in the Club’s website www.vallartayachtclub.org )
Dan Green - Commodore
2 January 2018