Mark Your Calendars for the 2009 Puget Sound Rendezvous

Mark Your Calendars for the 2009 Puget Sound Rendezvous

Postby JoMeKe » Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:51 pm

We have another expert crew organizing the 2009 Puget Sound Rendezvous and already have Roche Harbor reserved for the weekend of May 14-17. So mark your calendars now and plan on attending. Keep an eye on www.psgbowners.org for details.
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Postby Tom Overs » Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:53 am

:twisted:

OK............. lets try again! :lol:

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Postby JoMeKe » Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:12 pm

OK gang, here, direct from our esteemed Rendezvous Chair, is the lowdown on the 2009 Puget Sound Rendezvous:

Puget Sound Grand Banks Owners’ Association Members

As the weather starts to turn toward spring (let’s be optimistic here) it is time to start thinking about this year’s Puget Sound Grand Banks Owners Association Rendezvous. The Rendezvous is again scheduled in Roche Harbor, May 14 – 17 with the promise of lots of fun and the same fabulous weather that we had last year. Be sure to mark your calendars and start making plans.

We are changing the Rendezvous this year to be a more socially oriented rendezvous, focused on the membership and boats rather than speakers and expensive meals. We hope that this will be less of a financial burden for both our members and our loyal sponsors while keeping the opportunity to have fun with new friends and old around our shared interest in cruising on Grand Banks Yachts. Specific changes being proposed are summarized below:

Socially Focused Rendezvous: This will involve leaving a lot more time for socializing on the boats with some semi-organized activities such as open houses – possibly splitting into multiple groups with each group holding an open house at different times from the other groups so that there is a good chance to see lots of boats without leaving your own unattended. There has been a lot of demand for more social time and we hope this will meet the need.

Special Interest Groups: Special interest groups with a knowledgeable leader will substitute for speakers and presentations. These are still being put together but might include wooden boats, Inside Passage Cruising, cruising the South Sound, maintenance, cooking on a small stove, top 25 mistakes (I have my own personal list which keeps growing but we should be able to come up with a best of PSGBOA list), etc.

Sponsors: We decided that this is not a year in which we can ask for much, if anything, from our sponsors. Since our sponsors have been the funding source (and goodie source) for the raffle, we will not do the raffle this year.

We have had terrific Rendezvous in the past but, in the spirit of the day, it is time for a change. We now have the opportunity to put together a different, but equally fun, rendezvous. If we come away from this year’s rendezvous with some new friends and the sense of having had a fun “cruise”, I will consider the rendezvous a great success.

How can you help? Of course we are always looking for volunteers and volunteering is a fun way to be in on “the action”. We need people willing to work on the following:

Boat Tours
Special Interest Groups
Registration
Kids Activities
Pot Luck and Appetizer organization

Please contact me via e-mail or phone if you would like to help.

Thank you

Bill Douglass
PSGBOA 2009 Rendezvous Chair
425-503-4748
bdouglass@lucp.com
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Postby JoMeKe » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:56 am

Less than a month away! Spring is teasing us but the Rendezvous Chair has promised to reinstate the same renowned weather committee from last year (remember the record warmth and constant sunshine?). This is promising to be a fun event, more relaxed than in recent years—more kids' activities, more social time, less formal technical sessions with experts available to do "boat calls" for one-on-one and small group discussions. Of course, Bob Smith will be there delivering his normal delightful banter. And, in recognition of what has become known as "the new economy", we are keeping your costs down, providing more value for your hard-earned $$. So, if you haven't received the registration form in your in-box, go to psgbowners.org and download it. But get it in quickly. Time's running out! Spring is upon us and the boating season officially begins here in the PNW in 2 weeks. See you at Roche Harbor!
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Postby JoMeKe » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:17 pm

This just in from the Puget Sound Rendezvous Chair. We already have the following "Special Interest Groups" organized for the weekend. This year, these are standing in for the more formal seminars of years past and are in keeping with our efforts to make this year's event more relaxed:

West Side of Vancouver Island – Ken Watters
Marine Engines – Bob Smith
Orca Presentation – Jason Wood via Ron Briggs
Marine First Aid – Richard Hurst
Knitting/Fiber-arts – Alison Horne/Cindy Douglass
Reliable Weather Forecasts – Bill Ray
Radar – John Kessler
Batteries and Charging Systems – Gary Ball


So, if anyone feared that we wouldn't have some interesting things to talk about, this should allay those fears. Get your registrations in soon. Dates again are May 14-17. Visit psgbowners.org for a registration form.
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Postby JoMeKe » Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:04 pm

More breaking news! GB, which first hoped to get the new 41 over here in time for the Jan/Feb Seattle Boat Show, wasn't able to get it finished in time. BUT, IT WILL BE AT RENDEZVOUS! So, look forward to being one of the first to get an up-close personal tour. We are very lucky to have GB here in our home waters and to have the great support they provide.
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