2016 10 28 Opening Meeting — 54 at Beaconsfield Yacht Club

It was a record turnout at the annual Opening Meeting last Fri Oct 28.  We had 54 people who stopped by to register as members and watch the 45-minute presentation about the club and the upcoming season.  But they also came to talk and snack and drink with other returning and new members.

This was the second year running we held the Opening Meeting at the Beaconsfield Yacht Club (BYC).  It is a really nice venue for our meeting.  We brought our own snacks, water and coffee, which is all well and good, but the BYC makes things even better by providing a staffed bar with a selection of beers on tap.


People started drifting in 15 minutes before the official start time of 7 pm.  The room was soon buzzing with conversation as people circulated between the registration desk, the lamination desk, the snack table and the bar.  The presentation began at7:30 pm and provided a rundown of the club.  Among the highlights:
Christmas Party on Sat Dec 10 at Pasta Andrea in Lachine
Ski and Pot Luck on Sat Jan 7
Ski Clinic on Sat Jan 21
Gatineau weekend on Feb 3-5 (date and details to be confirmed)


After the presentation was done at 8:15 pm, many people stayed around to continue chatting.  The last of us were there until 9:30 pm.
The meeting was a great success thanks to: Arthur for the snacks, Linda and Keith for the presentation graphics and the slide show of photos from last season, Roy for the card lamination, Bruce and Christine for the registration desk, and Sara Grynspan for facilitating the rental of the BYC clubhouse.
We are all set for the ski season.  Now all we need is snow!