Catalina Fleet 21 - Chicago
SAIL AWAY WITH SCOTT & SUE
Anyone who visits our website certainly has seen
the link to Scott and Sue Sail Away. Scott Welty and Sue Budde are former
members of our club. Both were in the education field. As Scott wound up his
teaching career at Maine East High School in Park Ridge a plan began to evolve
in his physics teacher mind. He and Sue would sell everything they owned and
sail away on their Catalina 30, Enee Marie to wherever they wanted. Since they
had summers off they began their journey by living on their boat in Burnham
Harbor the entire summer. They did this in 2003 and 2004. You may recall that
Scott was our rigging and equipment editor during the time he got his boat
ready. Eventually they did sell everything they owned. Scott had to buy a sport
coat at a second hand store because he sold his and then realized he still had
one more banquet to attend.
In June of 2005 Scott and Sue left Burnham Harbor for the rest of the world. For
those of you who have followed their journey you know that theirs is not your
typical sailing journal. Their website details the places they have been, the
people they have met and the repairs they have made on their boats (they now own
an Endeavor) in a refreshing and humorous way. They invite comments and have had
plenty. A secret society was actually formed in support of their cat who was
along for the voyage.
Scott and Sue can probably do a much better job than I can relating their story
and on October 20th they will. Our October 20th meeting will be at Corinthian
Yacht Club at Montrose Harbor. Scott Welty and Sue Budde will be our guests and
presenters. Using the internet and their uncanny computer skills Scott and Sue
will treat us to a virtual tour of the highlights of their trip so far. You
don’t want to miss this one.
Plan on arriving at 6:30 p.m. There is plenty of free street parking in front of
the Club. In addition to the presentation this will be a pizza party. The cost
will be $5.00 per person and we should have plenty. Either the yacht club or our
club will have a cash bar (beer, wine and sodas for $1 - $2). Please call Brian
Ruxton at (630) 932-1200 to let us know if you are attending and how many people
will be in your party. The sooner the better. This will help us immensely in
ordering the right amount of pizza. The club will be providing cake and coffee
for dessert The presentation will begin around 8:00 p.m. We’ll also have a brief
business meeting and vote on our 2007 slate of officers. The slate is as
Commodore: Brian Ruxton
Vice Commodore: Ed Jakubas
Treasurer: Dave DeAre
Secretary: Bill Thompson
As an added bonus Cheryl Kuba will be autographing her recently published book,
Navigating the Journey of Aging Parents: What Care Receivers Want. It’s the
first book about caregiving to consider the topic from the parents’ perspective.
A donation of $5.00 for every book sold will be made to the Fleet's Mariners'
Fund. Book price: $19.95.
BANQUET NOVEMBER 11
The invitations are (or soon will be) in the mail! It’s time to put away those
boat shows and dig out the dancing slippers. The banquet is less than a month
away. Wouldn’t it be marvelous if everyone in the Fleet came to this event! The
banquet is really a celebration of our sailing enjoyment and the friends we’ve
made along the way. We honor those who have made a special effort with awards
and reflect back on the year. This year we lost two special Fleet members—Kathy
Ahern and Pete Duerr. They both loved this event. Come and find out why.
More Banquet FAQs:
• Where do you park? Belmont has a large convenient parking lot. Parking is
controlled by a separate company. We think the parking gate will be removed, but
if not, parking is $5.00
• What other expenses will there be? None. We’ll have an open bar during the
cocktail hour. Wine will be poured at the tables during dinner. After dinner
we’ll again have an open bar.
• Can I bring friends? Yes! We encourage you to bring your sailing crew, family
members, friends. The larger the crowd, the more fun it will be.
• Why was the date changed? In the past we have had the banquet on the 3rd
Saturday of November. Many people felt it was too close to Thanksgiving. We’re
hoping this date will be better.
• What’s the next Fleet event after the banquet? This is our last event of the
year. There is no meeting nor newsletter in December.
• Should we plan to come even if we don’t know anyone? Yes! This is the perfect
event to get to know Fleet members. Not only do we look good everyone will be on
their best behavior. We’re making a special effort this year to make new members
feel welcome. You’ll be greeted at the door and introduced to others. Each table
will have seats reserved for new members.
• Should I attend? Yes! Please join us!
Welcome aboard to our newest Fleet member:
Skipper: Leonard Boral, MD
First Mate: Judy Boral
Address: Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Boat Info: Name: Chateau
Catalina 30 Burnham Harbor E G8
Condolences to Pat and
Ron Shereyk on the death of Pat’s mother Angie Parrillo. She was a
dear lady known by many in the Fleet. We’ll miss her.