Sunday, June 5, 2011
Bagpipes played the Board up onto the stage. There is nothing quite like being escorted this way, it is a real attention grabber... especially indoors.
As a new member of the Board of Directors, I shared the honour of raising the flag for the club burgee; others raised the Canadian and American flags.
When I hoisted the burgee, it was exhilarating, seeing it climb up and into the grey sky. This was the first flag I've ever raised, and I will remember the honour whenever I watch it fly over the summer.
We shared glasses of champagne, orange juice and strawberries to usher in the sailing season. The thunder showers cleared in time for us to sail past the Commodore.
Later, dinner and dancing.
This was a "three outfit" event: ceremony, sailing, dinner/dance. I have turned into such a girlie-girl, enjoying the excuse to change costume from the formal flag raising to the sailing and then to the dinner.
Turned in early, sleeping soundly onboard.