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September 2014 Newsletter

Upcoming Events ~ Members, check LPSC Meet Up for more details.

rock_n_rollSaturday, September 27th

Rock ‘n Roll Commodore’s Cruise and Raft Up

The first on the water event of the fall!!
2 PM ~ Follow the Leader Cruise
4:30 ~ Raft Up Party and Cook Out
Play Rock ‘n Roll Trivia, BINGO, hear some great oldies and watch a movie on the big screen.


Next Sunday Sail ~ September 28, 2014

If you are interested in sailing in AZ, check out our public Meet Up


Boys & Girls Club Sail ~ Saturday, October 11, 2014
9 – 2:30 PM at Pleasant Harbor Marina

We need ALL LPSC members to help with our annual Boys & Girls Club Sail. This is always a fun activity and all the kids who attend can’t wait to come back and do it again. We had 26 last year and they are all excited to participate again this year. Email our Commodore if you can help. More information is on Meet Up.

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Commodore’s View  for September 2014

View from the Helm

By Deedy Payne, 2014 LPSC Commodore

It is hard to believe that we are headed into another fall season of sailing here in the desert. In most other parts of the country people are all in mourning, saying goodbye to the wonderful days of summer. Here in the desert we are celebrating the end of summer and the fact that we can now get out on the lake and temperatures are heading into the 90’s. It is all a matter of perspective.

The month of September brings a new school year. Even if you are not in school, you hopefully still feel the surge of learning that accompanies the month of September. One of the things that sailing provides for all of us is that opportunity for life-long learning that keeps us young. With sailing we all are the students perfecting our ability to sail like the pros. LPSC provides lots of learning opportunities and at our September General Meeting we will have a chance to learn how tot turn an average, distressed dinghy into a work of art. Maybe you can find a “diamond in the rough” on Craig’s List and fix it up with what you will learn. Several of our talented members will present what they have learned about the fine art of dinghy resurrection.

Our club gives members a chance to learn and to teach others. Research shows that having an interest that makes you have to learn new things keeps you young; it keeps your brain working! Our club also gives you an opportunity to teach others. The way you take your learning to the next level is to teach what you have learned to others. Do you have something you want to learn? Do you have something you can teach others? Volunteer to teach, and come to learn. You will stay young and realize how September can bring you a new appreciation for knowledge.

Our first big fall sailing event will be September 27th. Get your groove on and join us for a Rock ‘n Roll weekend. Join the Commodore (me) for a “Musical Trivia Follow the Leader Cruise” at 2 PM and then head for the Raft Up where we will continue celebrating the music of the 60’s. We will be grilling hot dogs and playing BINGO. When it gets dark, we will be watching an old-fashioned beach movie at our “sail/drive-in.” I look forward to seeing all of you there!

Sunday, September 28th kicks off the Sunday Sail season. We have lots of folks signed up to go for a sail, so please consider bringing your boat out and taking some interested “newbies” for a sail. This outreach activity has been an enormous success for our club and we look forward to having everyone out to participate and continue its success into the 2014-15 sailing season.


It’s a great way to get to know other members and participate in the club. Let me know if you can join us. The Board is a fun group and the future of our club depends on your help with this important responsibility. Email me as commodore@lakepleasantsailing.com to let me know you’d like to attend.

(Earlier “Views” are published in the ARCHIVE category on the sidebar.)

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