Algoma Sailing Club
St. Mary's River,  Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

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Social Committee, Barbecues and Turkey Dinners.

The Social Committee's goals this year were to help bolster the attendance on race nights, to provide a social time for everyone, and to include family activities at the clubhouse. Thus having a short meal ready at the clubhouse before races would allow more time for sailors to arrive earlier. After the meal while the sailors were out racing or sailing, others would enjoy the view from the clubhouse, relax, and continue to socialize, even playing some table games until the sailors returned.

The Social Committee has been very enthusiastic and successful in achieving their goal. So much so, that the meals were expanded by members bringing additional food items and desserts, all in pot luck style. One would never know what tasty surprises were in store from week to week. For the very last race the Social Meal became the Turkey Dinner and was showcased complete with turkeys and pies. Actually it seemed more like a banquet with so many varieties of fine food and everyone was so full that it just wasn't the turkeys that were stuffed (grin). 

The social meals worked out so well that the Executive would like to say "Thank You" to the volunteers on the Social Committee (Kathryn and Carole) for their time and commitment in making it a success.

Earlier in the spring the Executive approved the purchase of a new barbecue and some additional seed money to pre-purchase foods and supplies that members would reimburse (example: $5.00 meals for hamburgers, hot dogs, or sausages, all with buns) for quick social meals on race nights.

In the fall the social committee proposed to the Executive (accepted and approved) that a stove be added to the food serving area to better help and expand the social meals. Since it has been discovered that behind the fridge is a pre-wired stove outlet, a donated stove has been offered and will be installed with the fridge being moved to a different location.

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