by Timothy Ehrlich
What an amazing year for the Nevada Yacht Club. We have had two of our largest sail training sessions, a fantastic growth in our A fleet class, new energy surrounding the Temple Bar and the Nancy Cox Races and a new youth training program. This is entirely due to the involvement of our members, yes thanks to all of you for making 2018 such a fantastic year.
As 2019 gets started we look forward to the expansion of these programs and others and will require even more member participation. I had a wonderful meeting with the incoming Commodore Bobby Kawamura and can tell you, he is enthusiastic towards meeting the needs of all the members; racers, cruisers, social members and yet to be new members. To that end, I know the biggest challenge is finding people to dedicate just a couple hours a month towards committees and this is where we need your help the most.
Heading or sitting on a committee is the best way to get involved with any organization. Find something you are passionate about and raise your hand. Currently, there are two committees needing assistance; Clay is putting together a committee to review our current PHRF rules and there is a committee needed to add absentee voting to our bylaws. In regards to other programs that are coming, Bobby will communicate more information in the coming months. I encourage you to find a place to help and this club will continue to grow and meet the needs of the sailing community in 2019.
I want to personally thank the Board and all the members for allowing me to be serve as Commodore in 2018. It was an awesome experience, and it could not have been done without all the volunteers that stepped up and led the way while I was out of town. I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season and make 2019 the best year ever out on the lake.