ED MONK WOODEN BOAT CLUB

JAN/FEB/MAR 2005 News Letter

Published by Mike Butler

Club Web Site: www.edmonkwoodenboatclub.org

Olympia Wooden Boat Fair, May 14th and 15th will the next event on our Club Schedule. The Olympia Wooden Boat Association sponsors the event. The registration for the event closed after April 8th, but you can attend without your boat and enjoy the Fair and then come to the MONK CLUB DINNER. The Monk club will have a dinner meeting and have made reservations @ Anthony's for 5/14 @ 7:30 for 15 people. RSVP to Joanne Lacey at 360-894-2809 for the dinner. You may attend the fair by car and come to the evening dinner meeting.

Hope to see you there.

Report on Potluck Dinner, March 26 at Center for Wooden Boats

The Dinner, was a very interesting experience for all those that attended. The Center for Wooden Boats is located on the south end of Lake Union in Seattle. Members arrived a little early and visited the free floating museum and library. There are many pictures, models and exhibits of old wooden boats. Take a look at their website www.cwb.org After dinner there was a business and social evening. We had permission to provide moorage for our boats at the CWB docks. Special Thanks to Jo and Thad Kane who brought their boat "Holiday III" for display and provided refreshments and snacks before dinner.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS - Bill Thompson and Nancy and their boat Ranger. They joined at the meeting.

The "2005 Cruise and Event Schedule", The Election of officers, Formation of a steering committee were discussed. Suggestions for the schedule have been the "Olympia Wood Boat" Festival in May, a raft of boats at anchor in Quartermaster Harbor to watch the 4th of July Fireworks, a steak feed reunion dinner at the Bremerton Yacht Club in September and a November dinner meeting. If you have a suggestion any are willing to sponsor a club event. It just might happen.

It was proposed to form a club steering committee instead of electing a president. The leadership in the past has generally been one or two persons, who become over burdened with scheduling, planning, conducting events and meetings, phoning, newsletter publishing, dues collecting, membership, roster maintenance, etc. We need to share the duties, by joining the committee. If you want to be on the committee call Mike at 206 935 8915 or email him at mbutler@quidnunc.net and you will be included as a committee member. All interested members can be on the committee.

Our club roster has members from the of Puget Sound Area, Alaska, Arizona Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, and British Columbia. It is virtually impossible to have meetings and events that all can attend. We are bonded together by our love and interest in our wooden boats designed by Ed Monk Sr. and Jr. During the summer, our members cruise in and from Puget Sound to places north as far as Glacier Bay, Alaska.

 

SPECIAL EVENT OF INTEREST TO MONK MEMBERS

Ted Geary "Naval Architect" Exhibit at the Center for Wooden Boats April 22 to May 1, 2005. (ED Monk worked for Geary for 10 Years)

Historian, Scott Rohrer, the CWB and the Seattle Parks Dept. and many volunteers have been instrumental in organizing and executing what promises to be a spectacular show, the Ted Geary Exhibit at the Wooden Boat Center at the south end of Lake Union. It will be a great opportunity to view some of the fabulous remaining Geary designed yachts, large and small, and to learn about this incredibly talented famous yacht designer and sailor. There are guided tours only of the several yachts including Red Jacket, Malibu, Pirate, Blue Peter, Thea Foss and others. Do not miss this opportunity. The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club will be bringing back the "Alexandra Trophy"; for the first time in over 80 years and the Seattle Yacht Clubs "Lipton Cup" will be on display.

BOATS FOR SALE

Members Boats will be given a full description in one newsletter, one line in succeeding letters. Sellers if your boat has been sold please let Mike B know so we can remove it from for sale list. Only members may list boats for sale.

KANANASKIS, 50’ Monk McQueen pilothouse built 1968. Contact Mike Green at by phone (425) 333 or mail at 4516 address: PO Box 1240 Carnation, WA. 98014

Old Blue, 36’ 1934, Art Schick (360 692 2921) Built by ScherterBros. See Club Boat Page for Picture and details.

SOLD Nev’r Dunn, 36’ w/ Shelton boat house if needed. Contact Roy Dunn at 360-426-9524. Sold

SOLD MicroShip, 30’ Top-Notch Yacht Sales or contact Chuck Posey at 360-675-0842.

2005 ANNUAL DUES

Dues were payable January 1st are $15.00, for the year. This covers the cost of newsletter mailings, website, posting member boats on website, event expenses, door prizes, etc. Some members have not sent in there dues. We have paid for a shipment of new burgees, mailings and website expenses and the treasury is depleted. A dues statement and a preaddressed envelope were included with the last mailing for sending your dues payment. New Burgees are available for $20.00 (Includes cost of mailing).