Londoner Terry Donoghue was promoted to Commodore of the Sand Banks Yacht Club during their Change of Watch Banquet at the Spinnaker Restaurant in Treasure Cay, an annual tradition since the founding of Sand Bank Yacht Club in 1972.
Outgoing Commodore, George Mellon, thanked the past members for their service on the board and welcomed new members and the opportunity for new acquaintances. “I encourage you to get to know them and my guess is that they will become friends who enjoy the beautiful waters of the Sea of Abaco as much as we all have over the years.”
The board, all seated at the head table, then performed the ritual passing of the flag from the previous person to the new one holding the position. Mr. Donoghue thanked the group and welcomed the new member to the board, Barbara Farnan – Fleet Captain.
Each one of the tables in the restaurant was decorated with a uniquely decorated wooden seahorse created by Terry Donoghue. Three seahorses were auctioned during the banquet and the ten were set aside for the silent auction following dinner. The auctioned raised over $1,300 which is donated to Every Child Counts.
The group enjoyed the evening of good friends and good food and danced the rest of the night away to the music of “The Burner”.