(Revised on May 15th, 2020)
The latest Dorian updates are posted on the ISLAND NEWS page.
Keep a look out in the coming months for a new and improved website, thanks to website gurus and now HTSC system managers, Glenn & Linda Brodie. The Brodies will be the techies for our exciting new system, which will feature many assets including a club members only page and improved communications. Carol Pahl, the webmaster for the past 8 years, has now retired and a new webmaster is needed to collect and post the latest news for next season. If you enjoy reporting and would like to find out more about this Executive Committee position, please contact Glenn or Linda. You don’t even need a lot of computer background, because they will instruct you through the posting process.
Since the Executive Committee canceled the 2019-2020 winter season of events due to Hurricane Dorian, it was decided to have the current officers remain in place until March 2021. A quorum of HTSC members gathered for a General Membership Meeting on November 15, 2019 and voted to amend the by-laws to include: “The flag officers can be held over for an additional year should the season need to be canceled for any reason. Cancellation must be approved by the Executive Committee.”
Your Executive Committee for the 2020-2021 is as follows:
Commodore, David Hanafourde
Vice Commodore, David Allin
Rear Commodore, Patti Love
Commodore-at-Large, Eric Patterson
Treasurer, Pat Judd
Secretary, Catherine Allin
Fleet Captain, John Barr
*Assistant Fleet Captain, Jay Evans
Race Committee Chair, David Allin
House Committee Chair, Dena Cameron (Nov-Dec)
House Committee Chair, Kate Barr (Jan-Apr)
*Assistant House Committee Chair, Carol Fillmann
Building & Grounds Chair, Stafford Patterson
Membership Chair, Kim Penning
Roster Curator, Carol Fillmann
*Assistant Roster Chair, Nan Dewing Fulton
Website Systems Managers, Glenn & Linda Brodie
Past Commodore 2014-2016, Dave Pahl
Past Commodore 2016-2018, Winky Merrill
Club Historian, Kitty Donnan
* Non-voting position except in absence of the chair.
The HTSC Executive Committee held a meeting recently, both in Hope Town and online, to vote in those who have been posted for membership since the last meeting. Please welcome new members Steve and Betty Roberts. Click on the MEMBERSHIP title above to find out information regarding the process involved in becoming a member, plus a list of new members since our roster books were published.
A new roof has been installed on the clubhouse! Thank you Ted Estep & David Allin for organizing this project and to Stafford Patterson for the photo below...
Many thanks to Muffin & Will Heyer and Ted & Claire Estep who spearheaded the start of the clubhouse cleanup, following its use as a ‘soup kitchen’ after Hurricane Dorian. There is still work to be completed, but on Saturday, February 15th, the clubhouse was opened to the entire community for the first stand-up since the devastating storm! (Photo credits: Linda Brodie & Will Heyer)
Sue Holloway reports this amazing news for Junior Sailing:
The 2019 Opti North American Championships were held in Nassau in late September, and two of our HTJS kids sailed on the Bahamas National Team. The OPTINAM organizers, the sailing teams from around the world, and the Bahamas Sailing Association all wanted to show their support for Hope Town, which had lost so much in the hurricane.
As a result, Hope Town Junior Sailing has received word that six new Optis are waiting in Nassau for delivery to Hope Town. Robert Dunkley, Director of the Bahamas National Sailing School, reported:
"Through donations from the various teams and assistance from BSA, we have secured 6 new boats for Hope Town Junior Sailing, fully equipped with blades, spars, sails, lines, and dollies - all ready to be sailed. The Japanese donated the sails which are slightly used race sails. We have put these in storage in a container and when your club is ready for them, we will ship them to you."
This is wonderful news, and a testament to the close-knit sailing community not just in the Bahamas, but around the world.
***Please contact Carol Fillmann or Nan Fulton if you have any information changes for the annual roster/directory.
HTSC is now on Facebook! However, this is a HTSC MEMBERS ONLY GROUP page. Click on the link under 'other websites to visit' and ask to join.
DRESS TO IMPRESS!!! You can order items from Land's End, (including Polo shirts, sweaters, jackets, hats, luggage, etc) with the HTSC logo, in any size, any style, and any color! A US credit card & address are needed. The cost for applying any of the logos to Lands' End items is $5.95
To place an order: phone 1-800-535-30601-800-535-3060 FREE. Give item number and ask for Hope Town Sailing Club Logo to be added. The account number for the Sailing Club is 3002900. Specify which logo:
*Plain burgee logo ordering number is 922517
* 50th anniversary logo ordering number is 1340688
*There is another version for HTSC as well, set up in 2002. It is the plain burgee with the words "Hope Town Sailing Club" printed in red underneath. This logo number is 0269738
HTSC Members Only Facebook Page Click HERE
Hope Town Community Center Click HERE
PERC (how to make a donation to an Abaco charity that is tax deductible for U.S. taxpayers) Click HERE
Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society Click HERE
Wyannie Malone Museum Click HERE
Abaconian Newspaper Click HERE
Barometer Bob Weather Click HERE
Abaco Friends of the Environment Click HERE
Hope Town Volunteer Fire & Rescue Click HERE
Every Child Counts School Click HERE
Shutterfly Archive Photos Click HERE