Apollo Beach Community News
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Current ABWIG news
TBO - Town Meeting Oct. 2, 2013
Osprey Observer - Oct. 14, 2013
Observer News - 10/23/2013
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From the Helm
In accordance with the TSS Bylaws, Commodore Jim Allen has appointed the Nominating Committee, whose names and contact info are below.
If you are interested in serving as an officer or director, or if you would like a member to be considered for the 2014-2015 Watch, please contact anyone on the Nominating Committee. We'd love to hear from you!
We are looking for qualified candidates to represent the best interests of TSS and our fellow members. The following seats are available:
Two 1-year directors , in the unlikely event that Jim Boggs and Don Swartz choose not to serve the remaining 1-year of their 2-year term .
At the membership meeting on 1/20/14 , the Nominating Committee will present a recommended slate of officers and directors and report the names of all members who were presented to the Committee and seconded, but not selected for the slate. At that meeting, the Commodore will ask for floor nominations and allow every candidate the opportunity to speak. Nominations close in January and the names of all qualified nominees are posted at the Clubhouse no later than the first Monday in February.
The election is at the February membership meeting, when the nominee receiving the most votes of the votes cast is elected. Officers and directors for the 2014-2015 Watch are installed at the March membership meeting.
Pat Austin, Chairperson 813-645-2262 email@example.com Member/1986
Greg Johnson 813-267-3862 Greg.johnson@ preciseconstruction.com Member/1981
Julie Stocksdale 727-418-5119 Iolani1@verizon.net Member/1993
Steve Hodge 813-641-3940 Smhodge12@gmail.com Member/2005
Greg Herschell 813-323-6602 firstname.lastname@example.org Member/2008
From the Dock Master
Next work party is December 7 . We have quite a lot of work and catching up to be done and need a good turnout. We are in need of a wrecking bar (crow-bar) to help dismantle the work barge decking. Also, if anyone has a concrete saw let me know as we will need one to start repairs on the sea wall. We will need a few volunteers with good to fair concrete skills for this project.
A reminder that only one hose should be left on a pedestal. The hose on the pedestal would be available for anyone to use. Please remember to disconnect electric cords and store on your boat when unattended. The dock is looking very good and I appreciate your efforts. Any questions give me a call.
Please give dockmaster a call when you intend to leave your boat at the docks overnight. Most have been doing this and it is appreciated.
Again, thanks for all of your efforts.
We all hope that everyone is enjoying the free Wi-Fi and the availability of a computer.
Under the direction of the TSS Board we convened a committee to look at the AV needs of the club. The committee recommended and the TSS Board has approved the purchase of a TV and a data projector which will be purchased with funds that we will raise via donations, special event dinners and the 50/50 draw at the TSS Membership meetings. Attached for your information is the Power Point Presentation that was provided to the Board. More information regarding fundraising will be sent out shortly.
I thank the committee (Deborah Doyle, Dan Otte, Marc Sexton, and Don Swartz) for their guidance. We all feel that as we look forward through the next 10 years these purchases will be beneficial to the club and will help to make it a place where people will want to come and be a part of all the wonderful things happening at TSS.
If there are any questions, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com
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Mailing for Lighthouse:
The lighthouse newsletter is now available on our website (Sail-tss.org) on the members only webpage. It is distributed via our email connection and copies are printed and left at the clubhouse. By utilizing these methods of distribution it has been a huge savings to the club. If reading it online is not possible, then we encourage our members to stop by the clubhouse and pick up a copy.
Read the current issue and find out how to submit your articles/pictures to the Lighthouse
Please send your submissions to:
Bernice Siebuhr, Lighthouse editor
| UPDATE ON MAIN CHANNEL MARKER #2
Oct. 25 update on Main Channel Marker #2:
On Oct. 23, ABWIG reported the removal of the broken 40' x 2' concrete piling that formerly marked the Main Channel entrance to Apollo Beach. The channel is now marked with new #1 and #2 day boards.
ABWIG plans to install a flashing light as soon as we can purchase replacement lights, panels, regulators, batteries, wiring and fabricate some components. TSS, let's thank ABWIG and Fernando Lopez, Marine Safety Coordinator, of Hillsborough County's Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, for repairing this crucial aid to navigation into our waterfront community.