A message from the PSGBOA President

Dear Puget Sound Grand Banks Owner’s Association Members;

While we are in the middle of enjoying our holidays please be sure to mark your calendars for the Rendezvous this spring at Roche Harbor.  As in the past,  the Rendezvous will be held May 13, 14 and 15, 2011,  with early registration for those who arrive on Thursday, May 12.  We have already met with the people from Roche Harbor and they have promised us spectacular weather as well as a repeat of the excellent food, service, and fun that we have enjoyed in previous years.

This year’s Rendezvous Chair is Greg Richmond, who served as chair last year and who graciously offered to do so again when Lynn Thompson had to bow out for personal reasons.  Greg did a fabulous job last year and we are looking forward to another great Rendezvous in 2011.  At this early stage we have commitments from Bob Smith to talk about diesel engines; Peggy Hall, the guru of marine sanitation to talk to us about… well… marine sanitation; and Chef Bill Shaw for a cooking demonstration.  In the early planning are Women on the Water training, a wine-tasting/appetizer extravaganza and another spectacular Saturday night dinner.  We’ll keep you posted as plans firm up.

As always we are looking for help this year.  We need volunteers to help with planning, preparation, and execution during the rendezvous.  We also need people who might be interested in serving on the PSGBOA board of directors.  Please let Greg or me know if you are interested in helping out in any way. Greg’s email is  grich737@msn.com

We will be a presence at the January boat show this year thanks to help from Grand Banks Northwest.  Please stop by the Grand Banks Northwest area at the Boats Afloat Show where you can pick up current information about the rendezvous while giving the new 53 Aleutian a look-over.

I know that many of you are busy with holiday activities but I hope that some of you are getting a chance to do some cruising during this cold, but beautiful and un-crowded season.  Even if you aren’t out boating now, it is fun to start thinking about spring and the fun we’ll have seeing all of our boating friends again once the weather improves.   We look forward to seeing you at the boat show and at the Rendezvous.

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to all,

Bill Douglass
President, Puget Sound Grand Banks Owner’s Association