“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” – C.S. Lewis –

With half the year gone, I wonder what I have accomplished thus far. Then I realize that this year, several acquaintances have become good friends. I am not talking about just in Don’s and my life, but I am sure in many of yours too. The quality of people we attract here at BCYC is amazing. If you hang out, even for a little bit, and participate in just one event, it becomes evident how many creative, intelligent and loyal individuals we have as members of our club.

Come to our Progressive Luncheon, June 21, with a “Sailing into Summer” theme as we will head to three of our members’ homes to enjoy outrageously yummy food, in beautiful settings throughout Newport Beach. I remember my first progressive luncheon – that is where I met Rear Commodore Ginny Lombardi and she made me feel so welcome. Then she and Nancy Bryant suggested that I become part of the Las Commodoras Board of Directors. On the board, Bobbi Silvey and I became close and I am now following her as Las Commodoras President. Participation in one event started it all!

Now when I think back, taking that giant step to show up to an event with a willingness to meet new people allowed acquaintances to bud and friendships to flower. A new chapter in my life began – what a blessing.

Happy summer. See you at the club!

Las Commodoras, Leslie Kazarian