Great turnout at the Annual Opening Meeting

It was a great turnout at the annual Opening Meeting last Fri Nov 3. We had 50 people who stopped by to register as members and listen to the 45-minute presentation. But they also came to talk and snack and drink with other returning and new members.

This was the third year running we held the Opening Meeting at the Beaconsfield Yacht Club (BYC). It’s 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 at 7:30 pm and provided a rundown of the club and the upcoming season. Among the highlights:

  • Christmas Party on Sat Dec 9 at Comme Chez Soi (Gwen & Richard)
  • Ski and Pot Luck on Sat Jan 6 (Monique I)
  • Tremblant Weekend Jan 19-21 (Peter C)
  • Ski Clinic on Sat Jan 27 (Glenn K)
  • Montagne Coupée Weekend Feb 16-18 (to be confirmed – Gwen & Richard)
  • Closing Party on Sat Mar 24 (to be confirmed – Cheryl W)

I also announced that this year will be my 18th and last as President of the BTNSC. We need someone to step forward and ensure the ongoing viability of the club.

After the presentation was done at 8:20 pm, many people stayed around to continue chatting. The last of us were there until 9 pm.

The meeting was a great success thanks to: Rick for the snacks, Linda and Keith for the presentation graphics and the slide show of photos from last season, Richard 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. All we need now is snow!