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Commodore's Notes: Dear CCWA Members...
We held the annual party last weekend and it was quite a success. We had a chance to see many old friends and make a few new ones. Members and guests came from as far away as Hawaii to spend the evening with us. Itís great to know that the club can still party. If you were unable to come, then Iím sorry that we missed you.
Itís been an interesting year for our sport and our association. Like many other clubs, we are experiencing some problems. Primarily, we suffered the loss of some key members of the board. They either resigned or just simply walked away from the sport and the association. Those of us that remained did our best to continue the tradition that the CCWA has established. However, the sport is not what it used to be. We are not alone in the general decline in attendance and membership. It is a problem for many other clubs. Now is the time for us to come to terms with these changes.
We had hoped to resolve our dilemma at the party. However, I chose not to spoil a great evening of fun and camaraderie with a business meeting. So, now I must rectify that oversight. We have some serious matters to attend to. Issues such as new board members, schedules for the meetings, as well as the agenda for next year will be resolved.
#1 A new Executive Board. As I mentioned, I watched as my support group faded away. As a result, a few sailors had to shoulder responsibilities that should have been handled by others. We currently have no Vice Commodore, no Event Director, and no Public Relations Officer. In addition, you must nominate and elect a new Commodore. I will not be able to serve next year! The position of Treasurer will be vacant as well. In fact, this means that we must elect an entirely new executive board. Ed.'s Note: Have I been fired?
#2 We need to arrange a schedule for next yearís meetings. I believe that it is time to end the monthly meetings. They have been poorly attended and are no longer an effective means of conducting the clubs business. I propose that we move to a quarterly schedule. It has become apparent that the meetings are better received and supported when they are held at a memberís home as opposed to some ďneutralĒ sight.
I have enjoyed my year as Commodore. During that time, I taught people to sail asking only that they join the club in return. I accepted the position of Windsurfing Director with the Corpus Christi of our area to my favorite sport. I enjoyed acting as your representative in our relations with the city as well as our sponsors. In short, it was a rewarding experience. Now itís someone elseís turn. So, please come to the January meeting, and help move the club into next year.
2001 CCWA Activities Schedule
Editor's Puffs: by
ReDeck How to:
Edí Note The article was lifted from a website:
http://www.maui.net/~mauiwind/MWR/rd/redeck/reeck3/ When asked for
permission to reprint his article, the author responded with the following
short blurb and his permission to reprint his work
Oct., Nov., & Dec. '01
|See you next month.||
|CURRANTS... Letters to the Editor|
With the going rate of 1,000 words equal to a picture, my counterpart in the North Texas Wind Riders, their editor Brian Cunningham, has posted the following argument for why you should buy one of those new very wide boards. Of course a video would be much more useful to demonstrate the proper step jibe-chair slide maneuver but weíll have to settle for this single still shot for now. Rumor has it that Windsurfing Hawaii is already testing a new light weight full carbon framed deck chair with fleece seat and backrest materials which they hope to have available by the Spring sailing season so you too can enjoy the full benefits of widestyle sailing..
From one of our New Mexico members
|WHATABURGER 2002 THE SERIES|
|To be decided...|
|Volunteers Wanted: The club sponsored events, both races and fun events, need people to help out on and before the events. This is particularly true for the US Open. One year, the CCWA was a sponsor and had a booth at the Open; but we didn't have sufficient help to man the booth throughout the event. We don't want that to happen again! Similarly, other events suffered because of a lack of help. How about volunteering your help this year? Just phone an event coordinator and offer some help.|
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