Welcome to 2022
It is hard to believe that we are already 17 days into the New Year, and in that short time, it seems as though so much has already transpired.
The 2021 WSC Election
I would like to offer my apologies to all of you, for taking this long to post the results of the Club election, that took place on December 22nd of 2021.
To say the least, this was by all means, an interesting election, that has taken quite some time to sort through.
First, there were results, then a tie, then a resignation, then a special meeting and a vote to fill the vacated board position.
Before I introduce you to your new Board of Directors, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Nomination and Election Director, Mike Lovell, for the time and energy he and his team, George Taylor and Jim Harrah, devoted to make the entire process fair, transparent and by the bylaws. Thank you Mike, George and Jim!
So, after much time and deliberation, please allow me to introduce you to your 2022 Windansea Surf Club Board of Directors.
President - Bill Fitzmaurice
Vice President - Robin de Jourday
Treasurer - Jason Tuschen
Secretary - Ozstar de Jourday
Directors at Large
All of us on the Board, individually, and as a team, are committed to the Club, all of you its members, its mission as an international organization, a valuable member of many communities, and a US non-for-profit corporation.
January General Meeting
Our first General Meeting will be held at the VFW, on Wednesday, January 26th beginning at 6PM. For those of you who can't, or don't feel comfortable attending in person, there will be link to join us in the Clubs Zoom Meeting Room.
This link will be posted on the website, as well as in an email blast will go out this week.
Ozstar de Jourday
As many of you know, and for those of you who do not, Starman suffered a stroke this past Friday.
He is OK, and should make a full recovery.
Although, he will be in the ICU at Scripps for the next 6 days, he is making amazing progress, is being allowed to eat real food and was allowed to stand up. We hope that he will start taking walks as early as this week.
Kind of a lousy place to celebrate his birthday, which was yesterday, but I think it's safe to say it's better to celebrate a birthday alive in the hospital, then deceased, on the day of your paddleout!
One of the first things that popped into his mind after the stroke, was his family, and you guessed it, the Club and all of you!
Today, he was told by the doctors to visualize surfing to help motivate him to heal as fast as possible. Can you imagine those silly doctors telling Star to imagine surfing? I am one hundred percent sure he was way ahead of them!
Needless to say, and thank God, we don't need to find his replacement as Secretary and Comp Team Director. God was good enough, to let us keep Star in the lineup for the indefinite future!
One thing we can all do for Star, is pray that he continues to heal and recover. Additionally just before you go to sleep, and when you wake up please look in the direction of Scripps and say, "Yeah Brah"! Say it ten times and I promise it will get our little big man back out in the water in no time at all.
The Year Ahead
To the best of our knowledge, we have a full year ahead of us, with a full calendar of events to include, Coalition Competitions, Underground Triple Crown Classics, La Jolla Board Riders, Menehune Contest, Day At The Beach, Kiwanis La Jolla Half Marathon, The Kiwanis Cove Swim, Formerly known as "The Rough Water Swim".
The 2022 Calendar should be up on the website by next week!
Other than letting you know, that we need all of you back this year to help run our many events, I will end here with, this is a wrap, and the board looks forward to seeing all of you next week.
Starman would want me to say, "Mahalo and Aloha" so.......
Mahalo and Aloha.
He would also want me not to sign off as Bill "Brasil" but instead.....
Sir William Fitzmaurice