This year, the Hyde Street Pier Model Shipwrights club didn’t have the usual annual BBQ due to schedule conflict among members. We put it off a couple times, and next thing you know, the weather isn’t good for it. So, instead, we decided to have a club sponsored lunch. There were a couple possibilities, but since Paul Reck is an associate member of the St. Francis Yacht Club, we decided it would be a nice location for our club lunch, and so we scheduled the lunch to follow our November meeting.
It was still pretty short notice for people, and many already had other plans rather than attend the November meeting anyway, so we had a small turnout, but a really great lunch and great time. The place was very busy, but the food was great and the view right next to Crissy Field was hard to beat. The faire that we ordered ranged from eggs benedict to fish and chips, clam chowder, apple pie, and more.
As a bonus, we all got to check out the wonderful yacht models that were all over the place. Many of these, seemed to be about half, were built by Paul Reck for members of the yacht club. Some of us had seem many of these models in various stages of construction, but it was pretty special to see them so prominently displayed here.
Given that we were a pretty small group, we didn’t manage to bankrupt the club, so there may be another opportunity to have a club sponsored lunch. If not at the St Francis Yacht Club, then perhaps at one of the many great restaurants at Fisherman’s Wharf. We also had such a nice time, we were thinking that we should go out for post-meeting lunch at least a couple times a year. Ω
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Here’s another club’s event that I was happy to take part in this past weekend. Nothing like a free meal in a yacht club with lots of yacht models and camaraderie. I feel bad for people who had something “better to do” than attend our monthly meeting. But, sometimes it can’t be helped. And, I know there was also at least one medical emergency and we hope our fellow member is going to be okay.
Thanks to Paul Reck for arranging a great outing, and to Clare Hess for documenting our day. Cheers!!