Author: Steve Scheu

Everyone All In on the Poker Run!

There were no limits on this year’s Boone Lake Poker Run as all participants went all-in for all the fun and excitement. While the day may have started off with a chance of rain, by 2 pm the skies had cleared and players were ready to throw in their chips. Fred and Gina Pinney got us off to a great start as all participants picked up their first cards at their dock and refreshment center. Then it was on to the Care Free Boat Club/Rockingham Marina where Vickie and Glenn provided the cards and refreshments. Back to Norma and...

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Pig Roast Big Success!

The Tri Cities Boating Club hosted our second annual July 4th (or there abouts) Pig Roast. Our XO, Fred Pinney, has once again set the bar for event planning. The pig roast was a great success with over 120 in attendance. Lakeview Marina owner and squadron member Tony Huff put forth a great effort with installation of a huge tent, woodchips covering a large area, and new picnic tables. The all-day smoked whole hog supplied by Lakeview was finger licking good and there were plenty of side dishes and desserts for all, organized by Norma Martin and her crew. Boat moorings were provided for all lake side comers as well as a swim area. 2 corn hole games were set up and even though rain curtailed the women’s corn hole tournament, the games continued for some under the tent as all attendees were able to stay dry and enjoy all the good food, music, dancing and general revelry. As our AO Glen put it, “What a great time was had by all!” Fred wanted all our members to keep in mind that this kind of event is a great recruiting tool as a number of attendees agreed to join our Boating Club after enjoying all the fun. Fred also wanted to let everyone know the same area is now available for personal or group event use. Reservations can be made by contacting Tony at 423-534-5854....

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Boone Lake Poker Run July 15

The TRI-CITIES BOATING CLUB will host the annual Boone Lake Poker Run the afternoon of Saturday, July 15.  There will be a $5 playing contribution that will go into the winner’s pot. All proceeds will be divided among the best three hands. All participants will go to all 5 stops and collect a card at each stop as well as refreshments. If you are new to our poker run, don’t let that keep you away. The “boat” rules will be made clear at the start. The first stop, hosted by Ellen Johnston, will be at Fred and Gina Pinney’s...

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Sailing Class Offered on Lake Watauga

The Tri-Cities Boating Club announced today that they will offer an 8 week Sailing Course from June 26 to Aug 21, 2017 on Watauga Lake. The 8 class course will begin at 6pm on consecutive Monday evenings and end at dusk. Classes will be held at the Sail Dock at Lakeshore Marina on Watauga Lake. The course will include both classroom and on the water training in each class. Students will need to provide their own life jackets to be worn during the on-the-water portion of the class. Rich Moakler, chair of the Education Committee of the Tri-Cities Boating...

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View from the Bridge May 2017

by Commander Steve Scheu The boating season is upon us and your Squadron is getting into full gear. Make sure you check out AO Glenn’s article about the upcoming spring dinner meeting (May 19) at JRH Brewery and National Safe Boating Week to follow the week after. Our Bridge did vote at the last meeting to officially change our name to the Tri-Cities Boating Club. We are working out the logistics as the change does require an alteration in our by-laws, but we hope to have it implemented in a few months. We believe that the name Tri-Cities Boating Club best defines our geographical location and our purpose and helps eliminate the confusion regarding our use of the Johnson City Sail and Power Squadron. Yes we are still a unit of the United States Power Squadrons – “America’s Boating Club”  as our mission is still to promote boating education and safety within our community while creating lasting friendships. We are pleased you are visiting our new web site. Note the new layouts for the calendar…..Events are readily visible under the Member’s Calendar…. and other new features. We will continue to work on this new site to make improvements so give us your feedback. All of us on the Bridge look forward to safe and fun boating with you as the season gets under...

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