The Commodore's Ball
Commodore Tom McKnew
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One of the nicest aspects of the Ball is the opportunity to dress up and look your best. Of course, when you look this good you must get your picture taken before you leave.
It is a short ride from the Harbour to the Waterfront Hilton, but we planned on having a few, so a limo seemed in order. We drank champagne and enjoyed each other's company.
It was great visiting with all of our members and their guests. Mary Shebell took photos of many members for use in our membership roster.
The band played while we visited, adding to the ambiance of the Cielo Mare room overlooking the Pacific. What could be more appropriate for our yacht club than having the Commodore's Ball within sight of the waves breaking on the shore?
Many took the opportunity to look through the beautifully done Commodore's Scrapbook. It was a nice reminder of the very successful term of Tom McKnew.
Dinner was terrific, your choice of filet migon or shrimp. Dessert was fit for a king.

Dinner conversation was lively as we sat at the beautifully appointed tables complete with gorgeous wire sailboat centerpieces full of red roses sailing on a mirrored sea and surrounded with lighted candles. The mast was topped with our club's burgee. Our thanks go to Kim Davydovits who designed and assembled the centerpieces.
After dinner it was time for Tom to give presentations and thank the people who make the club happen.
After introducing the many Past Commodores in attendance, Tom presented the three star pins to those Past Commodores who had not previously received one.
May Lundin led us in patriotic song.
Next, Tom presented the flags of rank and position to the incoming board and presented gifts of appreciation to the outgoing board members.
Tom recognized those, without whom nothing would happen, event hosts who provided you and all our members with memorable and exciting times last year.
Our incoming commodore, Jim Woods, said a few words and presented Tom with the Junior Staff Commodore flag.
Presentations were followed by dancing 'til midnight. The music was good, the company was good. It was a wonderful evening for all.
The ride home was a little more subdued as we reflected on the wonderful time we all had.

Thanks to Jan and Tom McKnew for the information regarding the Commodore's Ball.