ClubBuzz: Holiday Open House this weekend and a new Feature Club Chronicles where members share their stories

ClubBuzz: Holiday Open House this weekend and a new Feature Club Chronicles where members share their stories

This week at The Club
Sunday: Holiday Open House
Club Chronicles – Neal Doten



Good afternoon <<First Name>>,

He’s Back
Thank you for all the kind words – the cold passed quickly.

Pilates and Chai with Angela Salgado
Sunday’s session was really well attended. Thank you again Angela for putting on this marvelous event. Pics below.

New Feature: Club Chronicles
A few weeks ago I asked members who wanted to contribute to The Buzz to send me their articles. So this week we are starting Club Chronicles, an occasional series of stories from members. Our first contributor is member Neal Doten with an inspiring story. See below.

Annual Member Survey
Tomorrow you will receive the annual survey of members. We do this every year to check that the information we have in our database is correct. This year we are adding a couple of other items to the process. You can give feedback on how you think The Club is doing and also give us your thoughts on what events you’d like to see next year.

Holiday Parties
The events team has put together a fun party for kids (at 2:00 pm) and adults (at 4:00 pm) on Sunday the 11th. Join in the fun and sign up below.

And the Annual Harbor Holiday Open House is on Saturday the 17th at 4:00 pm. Sign up here.

Enjoy today’s Buzz below.


Pilates and Chai
with member Angela Salgado

Lovely to get together for yummy gentle Pilates & Chai.

A heartfelt thanks to Angela for helping us to be a little more flexible & nourishing our souls… and to our dear decorations team. The clubhouse looks amazing…thanks to you!

Looking forward to seeing you on December 11th for our Holiday Open House from 4-7 pm. You are welcome to bring a dozen cookies to share & exchange (optional).  

Dress will be casual and festive or come as you are from your other events!


The Club Holiday Parties
Sunday, December 11th

The Club at Westpoint
Kid’s Holiday Open House

Sunday, December 11th, 2-4 pm
Join us in the clubhouse for:

  • Snacks & Hot coa coa
  • Gingerbread House Building
  • Make an ornament
  • Games
  • Kid’s Holiday movie

Please RSVP here.

The Club at Westpoint
Adult’s Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 11th, 4- 7 pm
Join us in the the clubhouse for:

  • Appetizers
  • Holiday Cookies exchange – bring 12 cookies to share.
  • General Merry Making
  • Dress is festive casual

Please RSVP here.

Club Chronicles (Episode 1)
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My Ophthalmologist Got It Right
By Neal Doten

“You know the kids in the small coastal towns of Mexico don’t have sunglasses.” This was the reply I got
from my eye doctor while she was performing my annual eye exam; I told her I was leaving in a couple of
weeks to cruise the coasts of Baja and mainland Mexico.

She caught me by surprise on two accounts: how did she know, and why hadn’t I considered that?

“Hmmm. Good point. How can I help when I’m there?”

She suggested I could take some of the temporary “sunglasses” (aka “Roll-Lens”) that she provides to her patients after an exam involving pupil dilation. Needless to say, I walked out of the office with a plastic bag of them.

I didn’t get a chance to be a “sunglasses good Samaritan” until anchoring off the beach in Chacala – about 50 nm north of Puerto Vallarta. It was an idyllic setting with a sandy beach, waterfront thatched-roof palapa restaurants, and palm trees – a “riviera for the middle-class Mexicans.”

The only “Gringos” one encountered on the beach or in the small town were from the anchored cruising

As you can see, I encountered a mother watching her two kids playing in the water. Seeking permission
in my best Spanish (not all that great), I asked her if I could give the kids sunglasses. She okayed it, and
as you can see the kids thought the sunglasses were really fun. They were all smiles!

Walking down the beach after that, I wondered how my ophthalmologist knew . . . plus I was enjoying the feeling of having done something good for someone.

Submitted by: Neal Doten s/v No Moss

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Cruise-Out 2022-2023 Programs
Shannon Amerman: Cruise-Out Captain

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2023 Program  
Jan 20-22: South Bay Anchor Out
Feb 17-19: St. Francis YC
Mar 10-12:
  Treasure Island Anchor Out
May 19-21: Tiburon YC
June TBD (Giants game): South Beach YC
July 4: Dinghy-out to watch fireworks
Aug 4-6: Half Moon Bay
Sept 1-4: Schoonmaker Point Marina
Oct: The Delta
Nov: Encinal YC

Check back regularly for the latest information and sign-up links.

The Club Calendar
A quick update on what is happening at The Club
More Details on Slipstream – The Club App

December 2022
Click the calendar image to see December in detail
7 Private Event – clubhouse closed
10 Private Event – clubhouse closed
11 Kids Holiday Open House at The Club (2:00)
11 Adults Holiday Open House at The Club (4:00)
17 Harbor Holiday Party and Boat Decorating – sign up here


January 2023
Click the calendar image to see January in detail

6 January Pub Quiz
12 Board Meeting
13 Craft Beer Night
14 Cruise-In from Sequoia Yacht Club
20-22 Cruise-Out Anchor out in the South Bay
27 Baking Class


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