Meeting Minutes 3/18/2021
February beginning balance $2,583.74 and ending balance $2,524.74 as of 2/28/2021.
We have new members Rick and Bernadette Gosslin.
The treasurer's report was accepted.
Dues are the same as last year and are due in June.
Moved to adjourn. Accepted.
OBRS began. Tim asked who has the gavel? Lindee has it but does not have anyone to give it to yet.
Lotto ticket winners: Lindee, Tim 2x, and Sally Olsen 2x. Kathy O. won the $32 50/50 raffle.
February Secretary Notes
February 13, 2021
Meeting was on a rainy Saturday afternoon in Gainesville, with 11 in attendance. A thank you was given to our hosts, Jim and Lisa Edens. There was one guest, William Clarke of Gainesville, who came to introduce himself and meet some of the club members. We have new potential members in Rick and Bernadette Gosselin.
We first discussed the recent club inquiries, and addressed who should respond to them. The vice commodore will be the one to field the inquiries from Jan Schumacher, and decide whether he should respond, or give to someone else in the club.
A healthy discussion was had about whether or not to proceed with our April Regatta, and if so, how we should go about it. Some of the issues discussed but not decided were: registration only online in advance vs. day of, early sign up with a reduced fee to catch early commitments, dinner or no dinner, two day or one day regatta. A motion was made to have the regatta in April, and was seconded. No plan was made for any details.
A motion was made, seconded and voted on for changing the Race Commodore to an appointed position by the Commodore. It passed 8-1. Our new Race Commodore is Lynn Sims, congratulations!!! She will work with Art to take on race details, chase boats, committee boat duties, volunteers, etc.
There are a few races coming up, Mt. Dora on March 27 and 28, and the Trans-Monroe race that currently does not have a date yet. It would be great to show support for other clubs and patronize these regattas.
There was a lively discussion about the rum races, from the name to the trophy, and everything in between. It was decided that we would keep our current arrangement of 1,2 and 3rd place trophies along with a drawing of chips for the big bottle, providing participation is adequate to purchase all of the bottles. Lisa Edens will get the trophies for the race series. The spring race series will be renamed, now called “The Nectar of the Gods Series”. Discussion took place about a potential trophy to be made that would carry on for each series, to memorialize all of the past club members that are no longer with us.
JANUARY SECRETARY NOTES
January 23, 2021
Well, the spring season kicked off with a great turnout for our January Bonfire potluck event. There were 20 in attendance. Commodore Tim started out by thanking our wonderful hosts, Ed and Lynn Sims for creating such a safe and happy environment. Our one guest was Amber Ross’ sister, Stacey, who was visiting from Nashville.
Tim spent a few minutes speaking of the passing of Pat Birkenmeyer, a long standing member of the club. Pat was a very loving, caring individual, who was always putting others first. She spent many years doing for this club, and was the inspiration behind the “Pat on the Back” award that is given out every year. The award honors the person who gives so much behind the scenes throughout the year for the club. We took a moment of silence to remember our fondest memories of Pat.
A bit of club history was shared by Ed Sims, as he explained where the January bonfire came from. Many years ago, the club would have an “Officer’s Bash” every January at John Hult’s farm in Sparr. A motion was made to change the name of our January bonfire to “The Officer’s Bash”.
We started conversations about the April Harpoon Regatta, understanding that we need to adapt to COVID19 rules for the event.
There are still 2 OSC hats for sale, $15 each. See Jan Cole if interested.
Wayne Birkenmeyer has a Harpoon sailboat for sale.
A separate email will go out to all members with the password for our website.
First Rum Race will be February 14 at Sims Beach, Evite will be sent out.
OBRS news: The gavel was handed out to Charlene, but not everyone knows why…Perhaps a story for the next meeting.
November Secretary Notes 2020
November meeting was held directly following the 3rd Rum Race for the fall series. There were 16 in attendance. Welcome to our visitor, Hannah, who crewed for Tim Fischer. Our Commodore welcomed back Beth and Terry Gassoway once again to enjoy our season with us. We also welcomed a new member, Phil Styne and his wife Barbara from Orlando. Overall race results are in for the fall rum race series, and in 3rd place Jeff Sabri, 2nd place went to Bob Hay and the overall winner was Ed Sims. The big bottle of rum was won by Roger Roddy. Congratulations to all 15 entrants in this year’s race series.
A few new ideas were suggested, one being a moonlight sail one evening when the moon is full. Another suggestion was whether to make the race commodore an elected or appointed position. There was a request to raft up in the middle of the lake and have a party the next time we have a club race and the wind doesn’t cooperate. Tim will bring a keg for it. It was decided that the Vice Commodore will be responsible for responding to all new inquiries to the club. There was a suggestion for a race day in December.
A big heartfelt thank you to Art Twitchell for the incredible work he has put in over the years maintaining the membership directory and producing the newsletter monthly. We all know how much work goes into both of those endeavors. The newsletter will no longer be done. All information will be located on the website for members. The membership directory will be maintained by the secretary.
The Lake Weir Christmas boat parade will be held on December 5th, 2020. The Christmas party may have a change in date. Stay tuned for updates. A big thank you to Lynn Sims for all of the tireless work calculating the results of every race we have. We couldn’t do it without you!
Gavel went to Art Twitchell for flipping his boat in the 3rd Rum Race held on Nov. 7th.
OSC Meeting Minutes ~ March 20, 2014
Location: Charlene Johnson’s Home ~ Summerfield
The meeting was called to order by Commodore, Art Twitchell, after a wonderful dinner of chili and sides. A huge THANKS to our gracious host this evening, Charlene Johnson!
Congratulations to the lucky winners of the 50/50 Raffle! Wayne was the extra lucky winner tonight ~ his ticket numbers were drawn 4 times!
Our newest members were introduced ~ welcome to the group!
Art Twitchell discussed the recent intra-lake Regatta’s and the success our sailing competitors had. We had sailors trophy in both the LMSA Trans-Monroe Regatta and the GAYC Shamrock Regatta. Congratulations OSC Sailors!
Kathy Olbekson presented the Treasurer’s Report. After recent transactions our accounts total $2,439.02.
Jan Schumacher read a recap of the Regatta schedule from last month’s Meeting Minutes. There was discussion about the following items:
New Business ~ Napkin Nominations for the 2014-2015 OSC Officers: The following nominees were nominated at the March Buccaneer Night and elected by majority vote this evening:
Congratulations to all ~ the Officer Induction will be held in May at Ed and Lynn Sims home.
The April Buccaneer Night will be held at Francesco’s Ristorante in Summerfield on April 3, 2014 at 6:30 PM.
Charlene Johnson discussed her recently published book about the History of the Thoroughbred Industry in Marion County. She if offering signed copies to our OSC members for $15!
The OSC Meeting was adjourned and the OBRS Meeting began.
Wayne currently has the gavel . . . but there was strong evidence this evening that Jim Edens may have committed a worthy “gavel offense” recently by slipping on a dock and ending up with a black eye! Will Jim be taking home the gavel soon???
The OBRS Meeting was adjourned . . . thanks again to Charlene Johnson for hosting a wonderful evening!
Location: Art and Mai Twitchell’s Home ~ Ocklawaha
Meeting was called to order by Commodore, Art Twitchell, after a wonderful pot luck dinner.
First order of business was the 50/50 Raffle ~ congratulations to the lucky winners!
Ross Martin OBRS Burgee
Sandra Harton Scratch-Off Ticket
Mai Twitchell Scratch-Off Ticket
Skip Archibald $30 Cash
Treasurer, Kathy Olbekson, presented the Treasurer’s Report.
Jan Schumacher discussed the new Ocala Sailing Club website that has gone “live”. The hope is that everyone will enjoy using it and find the information useful. All ideas for changes and improvements are welcome!
The membership gave a big THANKS to our gracious hosts for the evening ~ thanks to Art, Mai, and Mai’s sister, Karin!
Bob Cole gave an update about our upcoming Lake Weir Invitational and Harpoon Nationals Regatta on April 26 & 27, 2014:
The March Buccaneer Night will be held at Cody’s Roadhouse in Ocala on March 6, 2014 at 6:30 PM.
Our monthly Sunday Sailing @ The Point sail is scheduled for Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM.
The March OSC Meeting will be held at Charlene Johnson’s home on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM.
Ed Sims discussed the upcoming Inter-lake Regatta’s:
The OSC Meeting was adjourned and the OBRS Meeting began.
Steve Jaffess currently has the gavel ~ who will be next???
The OBRS Meeting was adjourned . . . thanks again to Art and Mai Twitchell for a wonderful evening!
OSC MEETING MINUTES ~ JANUARY 18, 2014
Location: Ed and Lynn Sims Home ~ Sunset Harbor
Meeting was called to order around the bonfire by Commodore, Art Twitchell.
Art welcomed the group to the annual Bonfire and gave a big thanks to our gracious hosts, Ed and Lynn Sims.
We had several winner’s in the 50/50 Raffle this evening ~ congratulations to all:
Erik (Mai Twitchell’s brother) $43 Cash
Sandra Harton Scratch-Off Ticket
Parris Straub OBRS Flag
Lynn Sims Scratch-Off Ticket
Juan Guerra Sailing Book
Bob Cole gave an update about our upcoming Lake Weir Invitational and Harpoon Nationals Regatta on April 26 & 27, 2014. The location will be Carney Island Park this year instead of the Kiwanis Club due to a mistaken double booking by the Kiwanis Club. We have now booked pavilions at Carney Island for the Regatta headquarters and the Lake Weir Yacht Club for the banquet on Saturday night. Patti Moring will be catering the food. This change in venue will reduce the overall cost of the Regatta. We will plan to include the cost of the Carney Island entrance fee in the Regatta Registration Fee.
Several guests were introduced ~ thanks for joining us!
The February Buccaneer Night will be held at Little Joey’s in Summerfield on February 6, 2014 at 6:30 PM. Taverna Red has closed and will reopen soon as Francesco’s.
We will plan another Lake Harris Cruise on Saturday, February 15, 2014. We will launch at Venetian Cove in Leesburg at 8:30 AM and sail/cruise to the Lake Harris Hideaway Restaurant for lunch.
Our monthly Sunday Sailing @ The Point sail is scheduled for Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM.
The February OSC Meeting will be held at Art and Mai Twitchell’s home on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM.
The OSC Meeting was adjourned and the OBRS Meeting began. Steve Jaffess currently has the gavel. A discussion followed about the “duties” of the recipient of the gavel ~ we may be hearing from T.H.E. Admiral soon.
The OBRS Meeting was adjourned . . . and the Bonfire continued.