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  International Order of the Blue Gavel

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June 2 & 3
Isles Yacht Club


October 6 & 7
Vero Beach Yacht Club


Each member should make an effort to attend at least 1 Regional District 8 meeting a year. The experience is very rewarding.


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President's Message & Summer Meeting Information...


Our Spring Regional Meeting was hosted by the Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club on April 7 & 8, 2017.  If you were not able to make this meeting, you really missed an excellent one.  Make a mental note now, not to miss another one!

We were fortunate enough to be invited by the club to be included in the festivities of their 50th year celebration as a yacht club. Their formal Past Commodores ball honored all Past Commodores of their club with an elegant dinner and dance and the introduction of those Past Commodores.  All IOBG District 8 attendees were also recognized as their special guests.

Our Saturday morning Business Meeting was followed by a special presentation by P/C Joseph Tringali, famous author of YACHTING CUSTOMS and COURTESIES. The fourth edition will soon be available to you and your clubs. Joe focused on Flag Etiquette and Yachting Uniforms and Clothing and I am sure we all came away with “something” to take home. Thanks, Joe!  By the way, one more reason not to miss another IOBG District 8 meeting!

Special thanks go out to Commodore Leslie Baron for hosting our D8 meeting and to Fader and P/C Jim Reichard for organizing our weekend of business and fun. WE were graciously entertained by the Reichards in their home, after which we took a short boat ride to Cap’s Place, an 85 year old nautical landmark for more fun and good food. All in all, a wonderful weekend. Sorry, some of you missed it!

Now, grab your calendar and mark down June 2 & 3, 2017 for our summer meeting in beautiful Punta Gorda at the Isles Yacht Club.  P/C Jim Nuzzo and his wife Carol are finalizing their plans and their invitation and details follow.  Make plans now to join us on June 2 & 3, 2017.

More news and photos from our Lighthouse Point Yacht Club meeting soon.

Fair winds and following seas, always!

Peter Franck, District 8 President

District 8
Summer Regional Meeting

June 2 & 3, 2017


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