Happy 2016 Everyone! 

I hope that you all enjoyed a fantastic holiday season, and are having a great start to the New Year! Since this is my first article, I wanted to send out a "round" of thanks to each and every one of you for being a member of this wonderful gem on Gull Lake. It is because of you and your engagement as members that we have a truly remarkable, active and lively Club environment for all to enjoy - so, thanks much!!!

As we look forward to the start of 2016, there is a transition of leadership at the Board and a new author of these reports - hope you enjoy reading them. My first act is to extend a few words of thanks to some folks and ask that if you see them around the Club, please feel free to do as well. To start, I would like to personally thank Mike Rossen and all of his great staff for an excellent 2015. It is because of Mike's great leadership, dedication to customer service and management skills that we have a healthy and vibrant Club.

Also, I wanted to give a big thanks to Dave Crandell for his leadership and guidance as the Board President these past two years! I also want to thank John (Kit) Kittredge for his years of service and dedication to the Board, and wish him all the best in his future endeavors. Finally, thanks to Bill English for agreeing to be my "first mate", the Board Vice President for the next 2 year race!

I am honored to be serving as your Board President for 2016-2017 and look forward to working with everyone to continue to enhance and advance our Club for all to enjoy! Please come out and enjoy the great food, events and activities going on at the Club over the winter. It's always a great time, and the more the merrier around here! I wish you all an awesome 2016, and hope to see you around the Club in the near future.

PS - to those snowbirds that headed south for the winter, enjoy the sun and the fun and we will see you in the spring!