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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

October 11, 2013 Report form the Great Loop

ON THE LOOP

Ozel and Maryann Cox along with their two Portuguese Water Dogs, Nissa and Osita, left Rockport on board their trawler Freya in February 2012 to begin the Great Loop. After a short layover in Kemah, they headed to Mobile, AL where they officially started the Loop. The trip from there to Jacksonville, FL went smoothly with the exception of the stern thruster going out so they stopped in Jacksonville to have it repaired. While there, Maryann had to return to Houston for back surgery. They left the boat in Jacksonville and returned to continue the Loop in April 2013.

From Jacksonville, FL they cruised the Atlantic ICW through Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware to Cape May, NJ. From there they went off shore to New York Harbor. Next came the beautiful Hudson River. They took their time on the Hudson while waiting for the Erie Canal to open. It had been damaged due to flooding. After three weeks, they decided to take the longer route through Canada since the NYS Canal authorities couldn't say when the Canal would reopen. So they continued up the Hudson, through Lake Champlain, into Canada - the Chambly Canal, Richelieu River, St. Lawrence, Ottawa River to Ottawa, then down the Rideau and the Trent-Severn Waterways, across Georgian Bay and the North Channel.
They entered the US at Drummond Island, MI and continued on to Mackinac City, M; Charlevoix, MI; Beaver Island, MI. They decided to come down the West coast of Lake Michigan - the Wisconsin side via Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay and then down Lake Michigan to Chicago . The Chicago River (through downtown Chicago) took them to the Illinois River leading to the Mississippi, where they were at the time of is writing ..

Their plans include taking the Mississippi to the Ohio River at Cairo, IL and taking the Cumberland River to Barkley Lake, Kentucky Lake and the Tennessee River. The American Great Loop Cruising Association is having a Rendezvous at WheelerState Park, Rogersville, ALĀ  which is on the Tennessee. After that event they are planning a side trip to Chatanuga, TN before going down the Black Warrior and the Tenn-Tom waterway to Mobile, AL where they will cross their wake. BUT the trip doesn't end there - they have another 895 miles to travel back to Rockport.







 

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