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PAGE TWO THE CATALINA ISLANDEII] CATALINA ISLAND YACHT CLUB ANNUAL MEETING (Continued trom Page 1. Column 4) thanked Colnmodore Jump for his very thoughtful gift of the flag, which he stated he would fly as instructed and would do his d---est to carry on, as he had a deep interest in the success and future of the club; that he knew that he could depend fully on the hearty co-operation of his officers and of the members, and there should be no ques- tion but what a/ very successful season was ahead of the Catalina Island Yacht Club. Commodore Ramsey then called on Bill \Varmington, Rear-Conunodore, for a word or so. Commodore Bill stated he was going to be busy with his duties as Commodore of the New- "port Harbor Yacht Club, but there need be no fear but what he would support Commodore Ramsey in every- thing he wanted; that the whole nacm- bership of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club was strong for the Catalina Is- land Yacht Club, and there was no doubt but what most of them would become members of the Catalina Is- land Yacht Club in the near future, for, in their opinion, it was a happy thought when the Catalina club was organized and the wonderful clubhottse and landing facilities was perfected so yachtsmen would at least have a safe and comfortable place of their own when they dropped their hook in Ava- lon Bay. Admiral Soiland was then requested to say solnething, which he very kind- ly did. In his remarks he stated he had been interested in yachting /or the past thirty years, had owned a nulu.- ber of yachts during that time, and had always taken a live and active interest in the game; that, in his opin- ion, the bringing to its present status of the Catalina Yacht Club was one of the foremost boosts to yachting that Southern California had received at any time; that no yachtsman should fail to become a member of the club, and advance its interest; that it had fulfilled a long-felt want among yachts- men, as for many years they and their guests had been compelled to land on the beach, which was far from pleasant at the time; but now, with the beauti- ful clubhouse and the wonderful land- ing it affords, there is no trouble to lafid, but a pleasure, and many more yachts will visit A~alon than hereto- fore on account of the facilities the club has established. There shonld be no question but what in a short time the Catalina Island Yacht Club shouhl be the largest in number of members on the Pacific Coast, and "I shall do everything in my power to make it so." Colmnotlore Ramsey called on Con> modore Douglas R. Radford of the Los Angeles Yacht Club, and Mr. Rad- ford stated he had always ,felt that so, he arrangements for proper landing at Avalon should be established, and when the Catalina Island Yacht Club was organized he at once became a member, had boosted it ever since, and would continue to give his hearty sup- port to the success of the club; that he and his officers were all strong for making the Catalina Club the favorite club of the southland; that all yachts- men made Avalon several times during the summer, and should not hesitate an instant about joining the Catalina Club, for the cost was small compare5 with the possible damage to boat gear, etc., when landing on the beach. He stated that he wished to impress upon the officers of the Catalina Island Yacht Club that he and his fellow officers and members would do every- thing possible to further the interest of the new club in every way. Conunodore Ramsey stated that the secretary had reported that Vice- Conmtodore Owen I'. Churchill had written froqn his ranch up-state that he could not attend the meeting, but expressed his hearty approval and sup- port of whate~er actions the officers decided taking. Commodore Ramsey stated that an addition to the By-laws of the Club had recently been adopted, creating a Non-Resident Mcntbership. This class of membershil~ permits yachtsmen, both yacht owners and non yacht owners, to become members at a less fee and dues than regular members. Non-Res- ident members arc those persons hav- ing legal residence outsidq the limits of Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counllies, California. The fee has been placed at $25.00, and dues at $10.tX) per annulll. The coming season will be full of interesting social events. It is planned to have the opening of thc season on May 30th~ and every Saturday evening thereafter there will be a dance at the Clubhouse for members an