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Commanders’ Message

Save the dates:

Clambake – Sept 24th, Jennings Beach: Reservations – Gavin MacNamara ( noon

Meeting and Program – October 24th, Port 5, Bridgeport – 6:30 pm

Since my last report, the Squadron has been busy so far during the 2016 boating season.

On May 28th Penfield Sail and Power Squadron participated with the Marine Unit of the Fairfield Police Department as part of their Safe Boating Week kick off event.

On June 6th, the ABC committee met to finalize plans for our July class.

On June 12th , the Penfield bridge met to lay out our 2016 Calendar of Events.

On June 28th, our Penfield at Compo Beach picnic, Westport, hosted by Saugatuck River Squadron was washed out due to the forecast of thunder storms and heavy rains.

On July 12th our first General Meeting of the boating season was held at Port 5 in Black Rock Harbor. A small but energetic group gathered to enjoy a social hour and discussion.

On July 16th, Penfield graduated all nine students at our one day ABC session held at the Fairfield Police Dept. We were very glad the facility is air conditioned. Thanks to our instructors, Georgette Geotsi, Carole Heller, Joan Pappas, and Norman Marsilius. Special thanks to District 2 Education Officer, Karl Wagner of the Norwalk Squadron for his assistance at the class.

On July 23rd, I represented Penfield at the District 2, Summer Council, held at Tarrywile park in Danbury.
budget proposal was accepted for ratification at the October 8th Fall conference also to be held in Danbury.

On August 16th, Mary Ellen Thompson and I took advantage of Saugatuck River’s hospitality and attended their Compo Beach Picnic.

On August 23rd, a dozen of us shared pizza and beverages overlooking Black Rock Harbor on the patio of Port 5 before Brad Williams of Captain’s Cove marina gave a presentation on maintenance of marine diesel engines. Marty B, Norman M, and Milt M all had plenty of questions for Brad.
Quick Links…
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“Americas Boating Course”
Our ABC class was held on Saturday, July 16th from 8 am to 6 pm.

Please let Joan Pappas ( or Don Peterson know if you have any ideas about a class or seminar you would like to see scheduled.
2016 Penfield Calendar

April 18 – Change of Watch – Southport
April 27 – Bridge Meeting – Trumbull
May 21 – Safe Boating Week Event – South Benson Marina, Fairfield
June 6 (Mon) – 6:30 pm ABC Instructors Meeting – Fairfield
June 14 (Tues) – 6:30 pm Bridge Meeting – Galloping Hill Rd, Fairfield
June 28 (Tues) – Penfield at Compo – 5:30 pm Compo Beach, hosted by Saugatuck River SPS (Rained out)
July 12 (Tue) – General meeting – 6:30 pm at Port 5 Bridgeport
July 16 (Sat) – ABC Session at Fairfield Police Department
August 16 (Tue) – Penfield at Compo – 5:30 pm Compo Beach, Westport
August 23 – General meeting – 6:30 pm at Port 5 Bridgeport
Sept 24 (Sat) – Annual Clambake/Lobster Boil – noon at Jennings Beach Pavilion, bottom of South Benson Rd, Fairfield. Bring your appetite
Oct 5 (Wed) – 6:30 pm Bridge Meeting – Galloping Hill Rd, Fairfield

Oct 24 – General meeting – 6:30 pm at Port 5 Bridgeport (next to Fayerweather) Social half hour followed by meeting. Bring a dessert to share. Program: Jim Long, Meriden Power Squadron, “Building my 32 foot diesel powered lobster yacht”
Dec 6 – General meeting – 6:30 pm at Galloping Hill Rd, Fairfield. Social half hour followed by Pot Luck dinner and meeting. Bring a entree/salad/dessert to share. Program TBA – Let me know if you would attend a December event

Senior Penfield Events – TBA
Luncheon at Fayerweather Y.C.
Mid week summer Ferry Ride to Port Jeff

Donald Peterson
Penfield Sail and Power Squadron


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