• 2 May 2018 11:15 PM | Brittney Helt (Administrator)

    Children's Easter Party | Second Vice Commodore Maria Potter-Wood

    All the children who participated in the Easter Party and Egg Hunt, on Saturday, March 31, had a wonderful and fun time. A hot dog and hamburger lunch, along with potato salad and chips was offered to the children and their parents. We had about 25-30 children who enjoyed themselves with Toby the Clown who entertained them with a magic show. Toby also set up a face painting station, a favorite activity with all children and some adults. There was a surprise appearance by the Easter Bunny who led the children in the Easter Egg Hunt and a Bunny Hop Dance! We also had Don Ewald, AKA as the Balloon Chef, who masterfully created balloon creations for the children, they loved him.

    I would like to thank the members and staff who helped with the grilling of the hamburgers and hot dogs Jack Porath, Jeff Prince and Linda Prince. I also would like to thank Anita Sgobba, Cheryl Minkle, and Mike Wood for their help with setting up the serving stations and helping serve lunch.

    Thanks to Fran Judy, Paula Goleta and other Ikuna Koa members who helped with the hiding of the eggs. If I left your name out please know that it is not intentional and your help was greatly appreciated. I personally feel that the children and their parents had an awesome time, everybody looked happy. We could not have asked for a more beautiful day!

    I would like to thank the following for donating plants and soil on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, Sonya Chandler, Ken Ledgard, and one Ikuna Koa member who donated plumeria cuttings.

    Commodore, Jonathan Schoen

    It seems impossible that I am sitting here writing another Scuttlebutt column for May. It feels like I just wrote April's last week. It's also a great sign of how busy the Club has been, driven by constant events and activities drawing more and more new and existing members to the Club each week. The Children's Easter Party and Easter brunch were fun, well-attended fun events that launched us into the month. Our first Blind Ski of 2018 was the perfect way to close the month as well. Thanks to those of you who volunteered for these great activities!

    May will be an exciting month as well, starting with our Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Friday, May 4th. On May 12th we will be hosting an open house/membership drive. We'll have a great local band on-hand, Third Project, food trucks will keep everyone well nourished, and we anticipate hundreds of guests in attendance. Please be sure to invite any and all of your friends or family that you think would have an interest in joining the Club. Initiation fees will be reduced as an incentive to join on the 12th. We will immediately follow up the very next day, May 13th, with our annual Mother's Day Brunch and end a busy May with a full weekend of fun and activities for Memorial Day.

    On the Club improvements front, the front gate was repaired (again) and should be functioning properly. Repairs to our dock on Rose Creek Channel are also being completed to ensure its safety for continued use by members. If you encounter any other needed repairs or want to request any additional improvements, please see me or any member of the Board.

    New Electronic Check Request Policy & Guidelines | Kevin Witherell, Financial Secretary

    Here are the details, which can also be found on the SDMBB&SC website: Making a purchase for SDMBBSC? You must follow the instructions below for receiving reimbursement. ALL disbursements of $25 or greater per event/purchase must adhere to the new policy/procedure detailed below.

    Check Request

    1. ALL check requests must be submitted and approved, in advance of purchase by both the Commodore and Financial Secretary.
    2. Number of items and cost does not have to be exact, but rather your best estimate of cost.
    3. Once the check request is approved, purchase can then be made, or vendor can then be put on contract.


    • Invoices must be on company letterhead/stationary

    • All vendor invoices/receipts must include Date of Service/Purchase

    • All vendor invoices must include description of service performed, or items provided (i.e. # of meals provided)

    • All receipts must include quantity of items purchased and unit cost of each

    • Whenever possible, please have receipts include ONLY those items being sought for reimbursement.

    • In the event where this is not possible, receipt must be CLEARLY MARKED, identifying those items being sought for reimbursement.

    • All reimbursement requests not adhering to the above will be rejected and will need to be resubmitted.

    NOTE: Approval will be given via email. Until an email approval from Commodore and Financial Secretary is given, there is no guarantee of reimbursement.

    Rear Commodore, Jim Dutton

    Remember the gravel area north of our metal shed is a food area. Please do not flush your engine or clean your bait tank in this area. Way too near our ice machine, BBQ’s and food prep area.

    Event Rentals & Cinco de Mayo | Sherri Souza-Adams, First Vice Commodore

    Cinco De Mayo, Mothers Day and Memorial Day Weekend celebrations are right around the corner, so come down and celebrate with us at the Club.

    Our Membership Drive is May 12th with a great Band “3rd Project,” so bring down your friends and families and show how much fun our Club is. Check out a reduction on initiation fees. Hello members. Anyone wanting to donate gift baskets to be raffled on May 12 the Membership Drive day. Please contact Sherri. No need to be present. Just another way to support the boat club. Thank you

    As Event Manager I have been very busy, we just successfully filled four great events, and all of our guests we extremely impressed with our staff and service. Jack Porath, Galley Manager, Jeff Prince Head Chef and myself have created a catering menu to offer food for our events. We will host our first catering job April 29. We will be serving BBQ Ribs, Chicken and fixins. Remember all members that sponsor a group function, must sign the contract, be responsible and on property for the full term of the event.

    I want to thank Kevin Peterson and his Bar Staff: Alanna, Amy, Sandy, Sean and Heather. All guests were very happy, it’s nice to be able to have such a good support team.

    Our Secretary and Webmaster Brittney Helt is in the process of making reservations for events and pay pal for deposits available online. This is simplifying the sign up process. Thank you Brittney, you are highly appreciated.

    A New Stage is on back order and we are hoping it will be here soon, hopefully by the Membership Drive. Patrick Adams has been busy around the club: repairing the dock, sinks in the kitchen, lounge, repairing leak at hose bib at clean out area, plus he added a new hose. If you see anything that need attention, please feel free to ask him or leave a note in the suggestion box next to the office door.

    Check out the new T-Shirts, Golf shirts and Hats in the Swag department. New staff shirts makes the Staff look great and professional in their new colors. Members have complimented them.

    Looking forward to a successful Summer Season at the Boat Club.

    Member Directory | Brittney Helt, Secretary

    You’ve asked, we’ve listened. We’re compiling a Member Directory! All members’ names will be included, but we need your permission to include your email and/or phone number. If you’d like your email or phone number included in the directory, please let Brittney Helt know by emailing her

    Blind Ski | Ron George, Board Member & Blind Ski Chairperson

    The Boat Club provides Clinics for the sight impaired Children and Adults to waterski during the summer months from May thru September. The time for the Blind Ski Clinics is 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Hidden Anchorage located on Fiesta Island followed by lunch at the Club.

    The first Clinic of the year was April 28th Blind Ski Clinic. Three groups participated: Blind Community Center San Diego, Braille Institute San Diego & Blind Center for the Blind enjoyed a day at the beach waterskiing, tubing & boat rides.

    Thank you to:
    Sherri & Patrick Adams, Brittney & Alex Helt and John Westwood for volunteering their boats, Frank Vanschuelnburch, Joe Balita, Jennifer Tentor, Richard Znamirowski, Renee Tulle, Todd Bishop, Glenn Gentile and all the volunteers for assisting the participants on the beach, Chris Clinnin for donating juice and snacks for Blind Ski Clinic on the 28th, Jack Porath, Maria & Mike Wood, Victoria Kruser, along with all the volunteers who prepared & served lunch to everybody after the clinic.

    Volunteers Needed for June

    • Boats and drivers: For long line water skiers, tube and boat riders, tube rides and boat rides. A boat with a boom for beginning water skiers.
    • On the Water: Water Ski Instructors and Observers for tubing and water skiing.
    • On the Beach: Setting up chairs and skiing equipment before the Clinic. Assisting participants with skiing equipment. Registration for participants. Sign up sheets for participants for events water skiing, boat & tube rides Assisting the participants with coffee, donuts, water & hot chocolate
    • On the Water: Water Ski Instructors and Observers
    • At the Club: Cooking, preparing and serving lunch at the Club for participants & volunteers. Cleaning & storing ski equipment.

    SAVE THE DATES: June 30th, July 28th, August 25th & September 22nd 2018.
    If you can volunteers, please contact Ron George (858) 279-7384 or

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