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					                                                                                                                                                                                        Last Stand for the Commodore
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                                                                                                            Alicia, Christian &

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                                                                                                            Daniel surprised at what
                                                                                                            great gifts they scored!
                                                                                                                                        KONA SAILING CLUB
           This month we welcome a new
    Family membership, as well as an addition to
                 our Multi-Hull Fleet                                                                                 Frank and his
                                                                                                                      little friends!
   Garrette and Kathryn Matlock are new arrivals from
 Colorado. They’re building a home in Kona and will be
 sailing their Corsair F-31. Past sailing experience
                                includes sailing an
                                Islander 36 in and
                                around       the   San
                                Francisco Bay. We look
                                forward to some new
                                competition in Mult-
                                hull fleet. See you in                Gary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    JANUARY 2007
                                the water!                            & Tina

  PO Box 2996                                                                                                                            ••• CLUB CALENDAR •••
  Kailua-Kona, HI 96745
                                                                                                                                          Fall 2006 - Spring 2007                      HAPPY NEW YEAR KSC’ers,

                                                                                                                                            Saturday - Janurary 27th, 2007               I want to thank all club members for the support they have provided
                                                                                                                                                USCGAUX BOAT INSPECTION                me over the last two years as Commodore. I hope the same support
                                                                                                                                                                                       will be extended to our new Commodore, Steve Halsey. Steve has
                                                                                                                                          Wednesday • February 7th, 2007               been a Club director for two years and has served as Vice-
                                                                                                                                            MONTHLY BOARD MEETING - 6:00 PM            Commodore. He has great original ideas and will make an excellent
                                                                                                                                                                                       Commodore for 2007. Remember the best way you can show your

                                                                                                                                            Saturday - February 24th, 2007             support for the new Commodore (and the Club) is to volunteer in
                                                                                                                                                   SLEDGEHAMMER RACE                   whatever capacity you can. There are all sorts of ways you can pitch

             2                                                                                                                              Wednesday • March 7th, 2007
                                                                                                                                            MONTHLY BOARD MEETING - 6:00 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                       in. Continue to read your newsletter and emails and keep informed.
                                                                                                                                                                                       As directors we are always trying to make this a better club, more
                                                                                                                                                                                       interesting and meet the needs of all our members. The key is that the
                                                                                                                                                                                       Kona Sailing Club is an all volunteer organization and it is the volun-
                                                                                                                                              Sunday - March 11th, 2007                teers that make our Club great! So keep those ideas rolling in!
                                                                                                                                                    OPENING DAY RACE
         www.konasailingclub.org                                                                                                                        and PARTY                                                                           Bon Voyage!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gerry Cysewski

                                                                                  The kids had fun too!
                                                                                                                                         The Kona Sailing Club is an All-Volunteer,
    An unusual mix... Honey & Bubbles!                                                                                                  Non-Profit Hawaii Corporation providing West
                                                                                                                                        Hawaii with an organized sailing venue sine
                                         Diane & Desiree in the holiday spirit!                                                                                                                 Amy Cowell, Steve & Kimi Fennel, the new Commodore, Steve Halsey
                                                                                                                                         1980. Member U.S. Sailing and the Hawaii
                                                                                                          Rob looks up to his Dad!                Yacht Racing Association                          and wife, Heather, having a great time at the Holiday Party!

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                                                                                 AHOY KSC'ers !                                                                                                                          WHO DAT?
                                                                                 KSC BOARD OF                                                                                                                            MEET A MEMBER
             KONA SAILING CLUB                                                                                                                                                                                            This month meet...
             PO Box 2996                                                         DIRECTORS                                                                                                                                        - Desiree Ashley
             Kailua-Kona, HI 96745                                                                                                                                                                                            She may be only 12 years old,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         but this Junior Member of the KSC

                                                                                  ELECTION RESULTS                                                                                                                       has already met and set many
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         goals, and is well on her way to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         being an accomplished sailor too!
         Commodore - Steve Halsey                                                                                                                                                                      Desiree was born in 1994 in McCall, Idaho where her
                                                      The members have spoken! We have elected a new batch of                                                                                    Mom, Diane, was working as a ski instructor. Then off to
                                                      KSC members who will serve a 2 year term helping to make deci-                                                                             Boise, where at the tender age of five, Desiree entered
     Vice-Commodore- Mike Souther                     sions for the benefit of the club and its members. At the first                                                                            the Boise State University — for kindergarten! This proba-
                                                      board meeting of the year, the full board of 11 directors select-                                                                          bly set her on the right path. While Mom was teaching
           Treasurer- Kimi Fennel                     ed the new officers and committee chairs. Listed below are the                                                                             school, Desiree was running around the wilds of Idaho with
                                                      newest elected directors and their positions.                                                                                              her two Border Collies, Rae and Rocky. Her Mom teases
          Secretary - Myrna Green
     Rear Commodore - Bob Cowell
                                                      Steve Halsey - Commodore
                                                      Mike Souther - Vice Commodore & Membership
                                                      Wes Wells - Port Captain
                                                      Gerry Cysewski - Non-Race Sail Events & Membership
                                                                                                                                      = Mahalo =
                                                                                                                                       TO Gary Souther and Chef and Helper from Jackie
                                                                                                                                   Rey’s restaurant for the great Holiday meal enjoyed by
                                                                                                                                                                                                 that Desiree was ‘brought up’ by her ‘Nanny” Rae.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Desiree taught Rocky how to catch a frisbee and one of
                                                                                                                                                                                                 her first awards was helping Rocky’s win in the doggie
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Frisbee Championship in Boise. Desiree also liked soccer,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 biking and skating which explains how she managed to
                                                                                                                                                                                                 break her arm three times over the years.
          Port Captain - Wes Wells                                                                                                 all. To Kimi Fennel who worked out the catering and
                                                      Linda Rodriguez - Co-Chair of Social Committee                                                                                                   At eight years old, the family packed up moved to
                                                                                                                                   deserves a big congrats for another job well done. Mike       the southern islands of Alaska in a small town called,
                                                      These individuals will join the Directors listed below who will              Souther, Gerry Cysewski and Erin Souther who came             Metlakatla, near Ketchikan, where Mom was teaching.
                                                      remain on the board for one more year to finish their term:                  down to the club house early afternoon to clean up the        Though Mom was the sailor, one of Desiree’s first memories
               Sam Gaughen
                                                                                                                                                                      chaos and create           of sailing was taking the seaplane up to Ketchikan to
               Gerry Cysewski
                                                      Bob Cowell - Rear Commodore                                                                                     more space for danc-       watch buoy races at the Ketchikan Yacht Club. And
                Gary Souther                                                                                                                                                                     again, Desiree achieved an unusual status, this time as
                                                      Gary Souther - Co-Chair Social Committee                                                                        ing. To Jim & Debbie
                 Skip Brown                                                                                                                                                                      Championship Tree Climber. They called her ”Monkey
                                                      Kimi Fennel - Treasurer                                                                                         Wiley who also arrived
              Linda Rodriguez                                                                                                                                                                    Girl” and there may have been one of those broken arms
                                                      Myrna Green - Secretary                                                                                         early and were respon-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 at this time. Then, soon enough they moved to the Big
          Committee Chairpersons
                                                      Sam Gaughen - Race Committee (?)                                                                                sible for those beauti-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Island, to Kohala and Desiree traded her pine tree climb-
    Quartermaster - OPEN                                                                                                                                              fully decorated tables
                                                      Skip Brown - Grounds                                                                                                                       ing for Banyan tree climbing.
    Race Committee - Sam Gaughen(?)                                                                                                                                   with the special holi-           At age 10, she was introduced to the YMCA Summer
    Memberships -OPEN                                                                                                                                                 day touch. And, Gary’s     Sailing program where she learned to sail lasers and El
                                                      NOTE: There are still openings for Membership Committee Chair and
    Social Events - Gary Souther &                                                                                                                                    niece, Jenna, who did      Toros. She even capsized and learned to pull it upright
                                                      Quartermaster. You do not need to be a Director to fill these positions.
       Linda Rodriguez                                                                                                                                                a great job collecting     and hop back on and resume sailing. She also completed
    Non-Racing Sail Events - Gerry                                                                                                                                    money, gifts and taking    the Junior Lifeguard program at Hapuna, so we’re assured
                           Cysewski                                                                                                                                   names for the gift         she can swim! A final move to Honokaa, where Desiree
    Newsletter - Susie Cysewski                       USGCAUX COAST GUARD AUXILIARY                                                                                   exchange. And to           and her Mom live now live and the beginning of her train-
                                                                                                                                   everyone else who helped decorate, set up and take            ing with the Big Island Sailing Foundation. Desiree has
    Web Site - Joan Bowden
    T-Shirts - Heather Halsey &                       BOAT INSPECTIONS                                                             down tables at the end of the evening, we just couldn’t       completed four sailing programs with BISF and was pre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 sented her Basic Sailing Certification.
               Kimi Fennel
  We welcome any news, photos or classi-
                                                      Saturday, January 27
                                                                  th                                                               do it without you! Thank you all!
                                                                                                                                                                                                       At the young age of 11 she completed her first KSC
                                                                                                                                      Also thanks to our Bartenders, Mike & Sam for their cre-
   fied ads you would like to place in the                                                                                                                                                       Wahine Race, sailed sunfishes in Hilo Bay and crewed on
  newsletter. Please submit your piece to:            IT’s That Time Of Year Again...             The annual US Coast Guard        ative flare in serving up cold drinks so we could all con-    a J24 on the Kawaihae race. Her first ‘delivery’ was bring-
      Susie Cysewski, 73-4781 Halolani St.                                                                                         centrate on partying. And Pancho Man for playing the          ing Wave Dancer back to Honokohau on a full moon
  Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, 325-6495 or email
                                                      Auxiliary (USGCAUX) inspection of the club’s boats has been scheduled
                                                                                                                                   lively tunes that got everyone up                             night sail. She loved that! Currently she is sailing on Wind
          to agkona@hawaii.rr.com.                    for Saturday, January 27th, beginning at 8:30 am, first come, first served
                                                                                                                                   showing their dance moves.                                    Dancer where she’s worked her way up from ‘Swab’ to
                                                      basis. So get there early and get you name on the list!
    Articles may need to be approved by                  As a reminder, all boats racing in Club events must be inspected by          And if that wasn’t enough, some-                           ‘First Mate’ and then took 1st Place this Fall Series.
   the Kona Sailing Club Board of Directors
                                                      the USGCAUX. If you can not attend this club arranged inspection, you’ll     how Fireworks appeared in the                                       Desiree attends Honokaa Intermediate School and
            before being published.                                                                                                night sky above the club. BANG!                               and is on the (high school) Swim Team and Community
                                                      need to arrange a time with the inspector on your own. Contact Gerry
   If you would rather receive a PDF version of                                                                                    What a brilliant way to celebrate                             Volleyball team. She’s been involved in school govern-
                                                      Cysewski (325-6493) for the phone # of the Inspector.                                                                                      ment and also loves to surf and boogie board. Her goal is
  this newsletter e-mailed to you, please write            To get a list of requirements and to learn more about Vessel            the end of the year, and the
        to Susie at agkona@hawaii.rr.com                                                                                           beginning of another, at the ever                             to someday own a sailboat and to hitch a ride on
                                                      Inspections, go to this web page:                                                                                                          America’s 2 — the 12 meter boat she and her Mom spied
                                                                                                                                   surprising KSC.
                 KSC Website:                         http://a140.uscgaux.info/vessel_safety_checks.htm                                                                                          on their recent trip to Maui. I’m sure this is not the last we’ll

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         www.konasailingclub.org                                                                                                                                                                 here of the exciting life of young Desiree Ashley.

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