It was Past Commander R.J. Becht’s best day ever as the new
bridge was sworn in on 2 November 2018. We want to thank D/Lt/C George Theriault
for making the trip to our neck of the woods to relieve R.J. from his command
and swear in new Commander Fred Ruinen and his bridge. Also, thank you to D/
Lt/C Sharon Payne and D/Lt/C Devon Callahan for also attending and celebrating
our Change of Watch.
Before all the formal activities began, a delicious meal of
baked chicken, chicken cordon blue, macaroni and cheese, German creamed spinach,
salad with fruit, bread with strawberry butter, and dessert was enjoyed by all.
The dining room and tables were beautifully decorated thanks to Lt Cyndi
Langlois, while Lts Mark Burtis and Tim Barnhill made sure no one went thirsty.
As Cdr Fred said during the festivities, "We certainly created
some great 'Moments' last year ─ with many good times and accomplishments ─ and
we will continue to 'Ride the Wave' to another great boating year and towards a
sandy beach, a beautiful sunset, a wonderful swim, or whatever you love to do
while on the water. The new bridge is excited to continue the great work of our
previous bridges, so let’s ride the wave in 2019!"
A special thanks to the out-going and the new bridge members for
their commitment to making the America's Boating Club of Lake Murray the best
power squadron unit in the country. Be sure to scroll down, click on the first
thumbnail photo to open a slide show of photos of the event. In case you missed it, our new officers are:
Commander Fred Ruinen, JN
Executive Officer Rick Agar
Administration Officer Christie Royson
Education Officer Howard Pendley, SN
Assistant Education Officer Frank McKinnon
Secretary Betsy Agar
Treasurer Melody Charles
Assistant Treasurer Wayne Cromley
Past Commander R.J. Becht
Flag Lieutenant Dan Drake
Chaplin Mike Charles
Members at Large: Charlie Bruce, SN-CN, Jer Smith and Ed Garbe