November, 2019
WSA-OC Annual Holiday Party 
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
Aventura Sailing Association
Holiday party
WSA-OC will be ringing in the season at our annual Holiday Party!

In place of our December General Business Meeting, we will partake in Holiday merriment, food, beverages, games, music and more!   Join us for our Tiki Themed Holiday Party. 
*Tuesday December 3rd 6pm-10pm
*Aventura 24707 Dana Dr, Dana Point Harbor  

Members and Guests are invited for an evening of dinner, live music and entertainment. Holiday Party Fun includes:
*Live music from "Panjabi"
*Fun Photos
*Cash Bar
*Silent Auction

Current WSA-OC Members may bring a guest or come alone, but be sure to attend!
Early Bird pricing for members and guests of members: $40 per person through 11/22, prices go up to $45 11/23 - 12/1.  NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR!!! Tickets available here.

**Cancellations will be assessed a $5.00 fee to cover our credit card fees. Cancellations made within 48 hours of event cannot be refunded. 

Congratulations to our 2020 WSA-OC Board!
We now have a compete Board Of Directors and we are fleshing out our committ ee
Lisa Cullinane headshot
members. Thank you to Darrell Park and Heather McKelvey for stepping up to participate on our Communications Committee. Tammy Rones joins us as Committee Chairwoman for Education taking over the Dockside Clinics and expanding the education options for our membership. We now hav e a need for 2 Hospitality team members since Nikki Schultz has moved away. Thank you Nikki for a year of great hospitality work. We will miss you! 

 -- Lisa Cullinane, Commodore-Elect

Commodore - Lisa Cullinane
Vice Commodore - KT Reiter
Rear Commodore - Shelley Furse
Treasurer - Barbara Kelley
Secretary - Sandy White
Membership Director - Vallerie Gonzalez
Director at Large (Community Service) - Laura McCaleb 
Director at Large (Communications) - Maureen Vild
Junior Staff Commodore - Karen Pacella

Have You Received And Completed The
WSA-OC Member Survey??

Your continued membership, participation and opinions are important to us! Please use link to answer 20 quick questions. Your feedback will help us shape the future of WSA-OC for 2020 and beyond! The survey will be closed on November 20th, so please don't miss your chance to give us your opinion and feedback!
WSA-OC Member a Peggy Slater Nominee
Susie Campbell
WSA-OC member Susie Campbell
The Board of WSA-OC was proud to submit the name of Captain Susie Campbell for consideration for the 2020 Peggy Slater Award for her many contributions to the women's sailing community. 

The Peggy Slater Award is given annually to a female involved in the sport of sailing who best demonstrates outstanding contributions to the enhancement of women's participation in sailing or individual achievement in the sport of sailing.

WSA-OC member Terri Manok was the 2019 recipient. 
Mark Your Calendars Now!
Upcoming 2019 WSA-OC Events*
The following is an up-to-date list of WSA-OC and affiliate events* that we have planned for the remainder of 2019. As each event gets closer, more details will also be provided via the WSA-OC social media accounts - Facebook and Instagram.  For more information, view our  All Events  page on the website.

All of our on-the-water events are for WSA-OC members only, unless otherwise noted. Cancellations will be assessed a $5.00 fee to cover our credit card fees. No-shows or cancellations made within 48 hours of event cannot be refunded. 

Questions? Email us at
December 3rd ~ ~ Holiday Party
January 7th ~ ~ January General Meeting & Board Installation
February 1st ~ ~ (Affiliate Event) Sailing Convention for Women

*Subject to change 
 Black = meeting | Pink = on-the-water | Green = OSeas | Orange = affiliate event | Purple = community service

New Members

Without our members continued support, WSA-OC would not be the Club we are today. Thanks to all of you for joining WSA-OC and believing in us and our mission.

Welcome aboard to our newest members:
Chanee Pangan

Membership Renewal
Early Bird Special Pricing!
(Expires November 30th!)
Early Bird special

Your membership is important to us and we have much more value, education and fun in planned for the new year.  For 2020, our membership rates remain the same with no increase.  

If you want to save money, renew now using our EARLY BIRD SPECIAL for only $60 for the entire year (Jan to Dec 2020)
WSA-OC Website
website screenshot Have you visited our WSA-OC website lately?  It's loaded with great information about our 40-year history, our Mission, and upcoming events & volunteer opportunities. Big thanks to our web-designer/master/queen Kathleen Brown who's been working on our website for five years!
Ship Store
The Ship Store is open 24/7. Our logo merchandise makes great gifts

Special Sales Event!!
All shirts on sale right now in Ship Store!

2019 WSA-OC
Board of Directors
Karen Pacella

Vice Commodore
Lisa Cullinane

Rear Commodore
Kt Reiter

Barbara Kelley

Laura McCaleb

Director at Large: Communications
Valerie Burchfield Rhodes

Director at Large: Membership
Vallerie Gonzales

Jr. Staff Commodore
Melanie Green

Newsletter Editor
Valerie Burchfield Rhodes
Where's Our Burgee/Swag Been??
We hope you're proudly flying your WSA-OC Burgee and wearing your member swag wherever your travels take you. 
Submit your favorite travel photo with your WSA-OC burgee or garb and we'll feature it in an upcoming issue of The Whistle!
WSA-OSeas LEMWOD Team rounding the upwind mark and.........HOIST!!!!

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Dana Point, CA 92629