Change of Watch

Thursday (June 10) was the Change of Watch (COW) for Tyee. It’s a bittersweet moment. Two of the last three years have been amazing. I would say three of three, but you know, COVID. Being on the bridge of Tyee is an amazing experience. We have the best club and the best members! As a perk, being part of the Grand 14 is an opportunity that many don’t know about. For other clubs, being on the bridge is mostly work but with the Grand 14 yacht clubs you get to meet wonderful people, attend crazy costume balls, and a few formals as well. It would have been more, but we missed out on a whole year.

The COW went on wonderfully. We did it in a hybrid mode since we’re still under phase 3 restrictions. PC JoAnn Jordan did a wonderful job emceeing the event.

After the COW ceremony in the middle of the meeting, I realized that I could go back to sitting in the back of the room and not have to do all that speaking. I’m pretty much the only Commodore in Tyee history that didn’t have an in-person dinner meeting.

I wish J4 (Commodore Jennifer), Scott, and Rick good luck on their new roles. They will do a great job as the Tyee leadership.

Following the COW was the PC induction for me into the Past Commodores’ “Club”. The process includes a roast/toast and we were visited by my alter ego Hotdog and my companion Ketchup. Randy’s expression says it all! Thank you to all the PCs that joined in the celebration.

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Friday starts our trip north to Alaska. We’re ready for the experiences to come.