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Rockport Yacht Club's Change of Command Dinner on January 22nd, 2018 January-14-2018
Commodore Vice Commodore Rear Commodore Treasurer Secretary Board of Directors 
Rockport Yacht Club's Change of Command Dinner
 
January 22nd, 2018
 
Paradise Key (Cove Harbor)
Arrival 5:30 pm for cocktails (cash bar)
 
Salad/Soup Served 6:30
All entrees include your choice of a garden salad with balsamic vinegar or blue cheese on the side or a cup of tomato bisque soup.
 
Entree Choices
  • Bacon wrapped Tenderloin served with red potatoes and sauteed green beans.  Specify medium or medium rare
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu served with rice pilaf, green beans and Dijon mustard
  • Grilled Red Snapper with Shrimp/Crab buttercream sauce served with rice pilaf and green beans
 Dessert: Key Lime Pie or White Chocolate Bread Pudding
 Iced Tea, Sodas, or Coffee included
 
$35 per person
Cash Bar
 
***RSVP with your Choices of***
Soup or Salad
Entree (Beef, Chicken or Fish) 
and Dessert (Key Lime Pie or Bread Pudding)
Please make your reservation no later than January 19th! 
Email Heather Bywater at:
or call/text Dianne Nielsen at 210-861-0269 
 
We look forward to seeing everyone there to reminisce about 2017 
and see what our new bridge has planned for 2018
Past Commodore 

 

 
Somewhat Annual RYC Chili Cookoff January 12th - 5 PM Happy Hour January-10-2018

Somewhat Annual RYC Chili Cookoff - January 12th - 5 PM Happy Hour

 

 

Chili Judging at 6:00 PM

Dig through your cookbooks, dust off your chef hats and bring your favorite chili in a crockpot.

Blind judging by all the members present!

Fabulous prizes for the top three winners.

Hope to see everyone there!

 
The January 22nd Change of Command Dinner will serve as our regular monthly membership meeting. No meeting on the 11th! January-10-2018

This n That ...

The January 22nd Change of Command Dinner will serve as our regular monthly membership meeting.  No meeting on the 11th!  

Annual Membership Meeting and dinner will be held at the club on February 8th.  Plans are in the works for a fabulous Cajun-themed meal!

If you have photos of club activities during the past year, please email them this week to Terry and Dianne Nielsen at twooldbears@hotmail.com so they can be included in a presentation at the 

Change of Command Dinner.  

 

 
On The Water Activities

Chapter 4

The club continued with its sailing activities beginning in 1983 but the most fun seemed to be the sunfish excuse me board boat races as they were called. Almost every member of the club participated in them that summer. One reason may have been the no A/C in the clubhouse and their unwillingness to hold meeting inside so everything adjourned to the great outdoors. Finally in Sept. Bill Coxwell obtained an a/c unit and the clubhouse became a much nicer place to meet.

Also in October 1983 a group of 10 boats and crew left Rockport for a sail to New Orleans via the ICW.

Abigail Faith Bill & Mary Southwell and Ed & Peggy Lehn
Afterglow Hugh & Glo Jamieson
American Express Bob & Ann Jones & Tony Stromby
Curlew Elmer & Lucille Hartley
Delightful Tom & Barbara Miller
Sante Tucker & Nikki Coxwell
Silver Fox John & June Meyer
Tennie B. III Jim & Teenie Bailey
Wind Machine Fred & Margie Hauck
Jade Jeff Coxwell, Bill Coxwell & Large Crew

After a stay in New Orleans most of the boats returned to Rockport but the American Express, Silver Fox, Curlew and Sante pressed onward to the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas.

It would seem that Bill Coxwell's intro as Commodore in 1984 was a chilly one, weather wise. It was a brutal winter. Pictures show the harbor coated in ice and icicles hanging from the roofs of houses in Key Allegro. But that didn't deter Coxwell and his race committee. They scheduled races from New Year's Eve right thru the end of 1984. And the names of the races were classics: Frostbite-Hot Tub Cruise to No Name Harbor, Mud Island Day Sail and Treasure Hunt, The April Fool's Regatta, and the one I like best  Mustang Island-Hot Tub-Oyster Roast-Hot Buttered Rum-Beach Party. You keep noticing the Hot Tub Parties and wonder what the heck. Well they had a hot tub on wheels  no kidding. Boy our early club members were adventuresome.







 

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