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Happy New Year from the Commodore
December 23rd, 2013 @ 05:28 PM EST by admin

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Welcome to the Ice Age. We finally have hydro restored at our home. I sincerely hope you all have now recovered from that ICE storm and if not, that things are back to normal soon. While we were inconvenienced, we did enjoy a lovely evening sitting by the fire with candles, enjoying conversation without the TV and internet disturbing our lives.

Many of you did attend our recent annual general meeting, thanks for coming. As you may know, your current Board of Directors will be serving for another year. It’s a pleasure to work with such dedicated volunteers for the good of our yacht club.

Sir John Thompson, Prime Minister in 1894

Sir John Thompson, Canada’s Prime Minister in 1894

Did you know that the National Yacht Club will be celebrating our 120th year? That’s something to be ready proud of. We have survived two world wars, the great depression and a number of serious recessions. Do you believe the originators of our club in 1894 ever dreamed of us lasting that long?

The Gentleman pictured here was our Prime Minister in 1894, Sir John Thompson from Antigonish Nova Scotia, He was not a member of NYC, I am not sure if current NYC member John Thompson is related.

Past Commodore Wayne Mullins has gathered some significant history of our activities of the last century. Let’s plan in the next year to celebrate this milestone – I am sure Wayne will be delighted to share his knowledge with us all.

I look forward to greeting you at our annual New Year’s Levee where we can toast the next 120 years. Wishing you all a healthy happy and prosperous New Year.

Denys Jones,
Commodore