Public apology, and an explanation

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#1 May 27, 2009 - 10:57pm
Chuck Gould

Public apology, and an explanation

During the May 27 2009 meeting, in an attempt to address a point regarding the relative value of the Deer Harbor and Ganges outstations, I mistakenly identified myself as part of the "non-mooring member majority of QCYC".

Based upon the boos and negative catcalls from the assembled crowd, one might have thought I had just assassinated Abraham Lincoln in front of God and everybody.

Obviously my math was considered incorrect by a very vocal segment of the membership, and my statement apparently upset a number of people. For lack of any better way to extend it, I would like to post my apology in this forum. It was not my intention to upset anybody.

My supposition that non-mooring members constitute a numerical majority of the club was based upon comparing the membership numbers of the most recently inducted members (well into the 500's) with the number of moorage slips available at the QCYC facility (less than 250).

I appreciate the corrective post-meeting advice from the members who have informed me that my logic is flawed, and that a numerical majority of "active" members have moorage at the club. I would think that a certain number of life or senior life members must have moorage as well, or that they should at least be counted in a census of club membership- but I am a relatively new member and am willing to stand corrected when my logic is faulty. I'm still learning the ropes, so to speak.

Once again, I apologize to the general membership and specifically to anybody that was specifically offended by my bad math.

 

Chuck Gould