46th Annual Change of the Watch
By Tari McCabe Photos by Fader Reichard
Sunday, November 4th, marked a beautiful event at the Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club—the 46th Annual Change of Watch ceremony of the LPYC Corinthians.
Cannons fired and bugles played as outgoing Commodore John Hallbauer turned the ‘watch’ over to incoming Commodore Jaime LaRue. Her flag was raised on the Club’s marina flagpole to remain there for her year as Commodore.
Since 1967, the LPYC Corinthians have been the yachting group within the Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club. The objectives of the Corinthians are “to promote social activity among members, such as cruises, dinners, dances, parties and other forms of entertainment and to foster a spirit of camaraderie among its members.” They also are very active in providing educational programs in the areas of seamanship.
Under Commodore Jaime’s watch this next year, there are eight cruises scheduled to destinations on the east coast and the Bahamas.
The Change of Watch is the only event of the year where the Corinthians are in full uniform. Other events include formal balls, informal theme parties, patio parties and of course, all the social intermingling of a truly active ‘family’ of people who love the water, love the Club and love having fun. The Corinthians have over 200 members of which many own boats.
This Change of Watch event and our Club are truly one of the many things that make living in Lighthouse Point so special and unique. You are welcome to come and join with the Corinthians to learn more about their group on Thursday evenings for happy hour at the Club.
If interested in more information, pleas call Linda Lennin at 954-942-7244 at the Yacht Club or the Corinthian Membership Chairperson, Chuck Schroeter at 954-943-5556.