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Angel Fish

Opening Day

Saturday, April 20

Opening Day is all about honoring the traditions of yachting. It is the opening of the yachting season.

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The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Vice Commodore Josef Davydovits.
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The patriotic hymn was led by Rear Commodore Gil Morris.
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Staff Commodore Mary Shebell delivered the Invocation.

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Eight Bells were rung for our departed SGYC members.

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Jr. Staff Commodore Dale Giali was inducted into the Order of the Blue Gavel by Mark Monroe.

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New members, Dan and Pam Torla, visited the Chicago Yacht Club and exchanged burgees with them.

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SGYC members who have served in the armed forces were honored by the membership.

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SGYC Board members, Staff Commodores and visiting dignitaries were introduced.

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Club officers were introduced as they ran their respective flags of office.

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Each introduction was followed by a cannon salute.

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Ceremonies began earlier in the day at the end of the Parde of the Fleet
with the membership salute to the officers, which was returned in kind.

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