Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Commodores' Perquisites

View from marina toward Boat Club shore establishment. Only a small portion of the facilities can be seen.

One interesting motif at the Boat Club is the ongoing recognition of its current and past leaders. It is frequently customary for a yacht club to signify the presence of its volunteer leaders by hoisting a burgee (flag or pennant) to signal whether the commodore, vice commodore, treasurer, or secretary might be present. The signaling at the Boat Club goes beyond the current bridge officers, however, by signaling the presence of previous commodores.

Similarly, in addition to providing marked parking spaces for the club manager and flag officers, some additional spaces are provided for past commodores. And, photograph portraits of the past commodores are also enshrined in the trophy and model hall of the club, known as the commodore's room.

Although many clubs have difficulty in getting good people to be leaders and put up with the inevitable "flak" and complaints that come with the (unpaid) job, perhaps the Boat Club is doing a particularly good job of recognizing and honoring its leaders.

Classic day sailer on hydro hoist in the Fort Worth Boat Club marina at Eagle Mountain Lake.


At 7:42 PM, December 07, 2010, Blogger Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

What's the point of a hydro hoist in fresh water? In the winter time?

At 10:06 PM, December 08, 2010, Blogger Pat said...

Fresh water does have some critters -- including the infamous quagga mussels and milfoil weed, etc. And, Texas waters are warm enough that people sail nearly year round; the Fort Worth Boat Club impressed me by having a regatta every weekend this December.


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