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April 13, 2017

The Venturing


The Venture Sailing Club of Dallas Newsletter

Volume 47, Issue 4                     April 2017


Club Meeting: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

6:30 pm

Nuevo Leon

Farmers Branch Shopping Center #100

12895 Josey Lane

Farmers Branch, Texas 75234

Hope to see everyone there!


Happy Birthday to our March birthdays:

Mike Broyles    April 3

Sissy Allen       April 12

Robert Heemann April 15

Bobby Allen      April 16

Jenny Powell     April 16

Beth Jagielski    April 28


Great site to quickly find up-to-date lake levels.




Well we are quickly sliding into the middle of April

and I can almost bet that none of us have gotten

their feet wet yet with the exception to the crew

who claimed victory during the "Bachelor Cruise".

Now, in truth I'm not sure that anybody got their

feet wet but we were on the water and thanks to

Dale we found a way to get off and on the boat

achieving this method of portage. We did have a

group of 7 and for those of us who were there, we

had a great...

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July 3, 2015

The Venturing


The Venture Sailing Club of Dallas Newsletter

Club Meeting: Tuesday, August 8, 2015


                                    Ice Cream/Swim Social

                                    Steve & Beth Jagielski’s

                                    4114 Cavalier Drive

                                    Rowlett, TX 75088



                                              Mike Jones       August 3

                                              Mike Kmita      August 3

                                              David Taylor    August 12


Hope to see everyone at Steve and Beth Jagielski's house for

our Ice Cream Social Saturday, August 8.  The club will be

furnishing the meat so please bring a side dish and/or ice

cream and your choice of drink. Also don't forget your bathing


Ice Cream Social!!!!!

What:  Annual Ice Cream and Swim Social!!!

When: Saturday, August 8, 2015, 5:00pm

Where: Steve and Beth Jagielski’s house

What to bring: swim suit, towel, BYOB and a side dish and/or

ice cream

Commodore 2015


Well, can you believe it, we are in the month of August, and

believe it or not, some of the lakes are slowly coming back

down to a useable level. Only one thing, it's probably going to

be December before we can get in. I spoke to a friend of mine

who lives up at Lake Texoma...

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April 11, 2015

Club Meeting: Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Natalie's Restaurant

5940 Royal Lane

Dallas, TX 75230

Happy birthday to our April birthdays:

Mike Broyles - April 3
Caleb Featherston - April 9
Sissy Allen - April 12
Robert Heemann - April 15
Bobby Allen - April 16
Jenny Powell - April 16
John Parsons – April 19
Beth Jagielski - April 28
Les Liggett - April 29

Women’s Day Out

Cathy Young, Kay Vaughan, Jennie Taylor, Lora Featherston,

Donna Blake and a friend of Cathy's enjoyed a wonderful day

on Saturday March 28.  We took a bus tour of five wonderful

chocolate shops all over Dallas and ended the day at

Desperados for Mexican food. A big thank you to Kay

Vaughan for making all the arrangements for this.  

Our meeting this month is at Natalie's Restaurant,

5940 Royal Lane, Dallas, Texas 75230 at 6:30.  Hope to see

everyone there. 


Commodore 2015

Larry Featherston


Hey, hey, hey, look at what we got today. We got water in

them thar lakes.  Yep, looks like Big Mamma may finally be

happy with us today. We got clouds, kinda cool temps and

we be gettin rain, and when that happens all...

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March 22, 2014

Club Meeting: Tuesday, March 17, 2015


New New Buffet

3822 Beltline Road

Addison, TX  75001


Sitting here in the house with a fire going and looking out

at the snow it reminds me that I love Texas because the

snow will be gone before we know it. 


Happy Birthday to the following March birthdays:

Jennifer Featherston    March 3

Glenn Roe                    March 5

Wilma Liggett                March 7


Bachelor Cruise 2015!!!!

Hear Ye!  Hear Ye! 

Ye Old annual Bachelor Cruise 

March 28-29, 2015

Grand Pappy’s at Lake Texoma!

More info to come later! 



Commodore 2015

Larry Featherston

We have rain, did you hear that? WE HAVE RAIN.  Yes by golly

and it's a good thing except we also got really cold and white

stuff all over the ground. Makes it really hard to crawl up on

the boat just to look around for somethin you can't find in the

house, so you know that it's in the boat. You've already looked

everyplace else so it’s just got to be in the boat. Not sure why

my Red bowlin ball would be in the boat, but I can't find it in

the house so it's got to...

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February 14, 2014

Club Meeting: Tuesday, March 18, 2014


New New Buffet

3822 Beltline Road

Addison, TX 75001



Happy birthday to both February and March birthdays:

Sandra Wallace February 10

Ron Briggs February 18

Larry Featherston February 22

Ed Kremer February 27

Glenn Roe March 5

Wilma Liggett March 7


Commodore 2014

Larry Featherston

Well alriiiiiight. Well here we are here we are going to stay. We are currently in a state of flux waitin for the rain gods to answer our prayers for more than just a trickle here and a trickle over there of rain. The flux that we are in can be attributed to a lack of sunshine, sand and warmth during the day light hours, oh yeah and with a lack of adult beverages also along the way. I don't know about you, but this semi wet and often, cold stuff is gettin to be real old and moldy. We really don't need the rain all at once, just a little inch here and a little inch there would be good for us. If it would rain at night and be sunny during the day would be even better. But noooo, we get this crappy...

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February 14, 2014

Club Meeting: Tuesday, February 18, 2014


 Spring Creek BarBeQue

14941 Midway Road (at Belt Line)

Addison, TX 75001



Commodore 2014

Larry Featherston

Well, well, well, and what do we have here? It is already February and January has slid just right on by. And I do me slid. It's been to cold and it has been kinda wet and when you put them together in some places we get to slide from here to there and hope that nobodies in the way so we don't join the crunch club. It’s been too dang cold to be sitting or standing on the side of the road waiting for a guy with a big hook to drag you around. With all good hope's none of us have had to play this game of pitch and fetch. So keep it warm and dry and only fetch one when you need it from the cooler. I talked to a friend a couple of weeks ago in North Dakota and he tells me he had to put his tasty adult beverages in the house so they wouldn't freeze. His garage walk in cooler was just darn cold. Anyway, the cold don't keep...

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February 5, 2014

Club Meeting: Tuesday, January 21, 2014


 El Fenix

 5280 Beltline Road

 Addison, Tx 75001




Vickie Schachar - January 14th


Commodore 2014

Well hi there to all you boys and girls, Hope everybody had a Great and Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year’s Eve. So far it's been pretty good here at the home dock and we are looking for more fun and excitement for the new year of 2014. We are still planning to do much of the same as we did last year with hopes of adding a couple more trips on the local waters. So pay close attention when you get a Venturing delivered so you will not miss out on anything this year. Last year was okie dokie, but we did have a couple of lulls from time to time. This year we hope to improve our sailing abilities and invite all who wish to come along. So ride captain ride out on that mystery trip, on your way to a world that others might have missed. Cause if you ain't there then you missed out and that's one you can’t catch up with.

This year the Men's Bachelor...

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October 3, 2013

Club Meeting: Tuesday, July 16, 20136:30pmNatalie’s5940 Royal LaneDallas, TX 75230Commodore 2013Here it is July already and time is going too fast. It will be Christmas before we know it. We had a great trip to Rockport in June. Thanks to the Taylor’s for the wonderful shrimp boil and ferrying everyone around.But July 4th found the Featherston family at home. The City of Farmers Branch does not like our driveway so Larry spent most of the holiday working on it. He did build a fire one night in our fire pit and sat outside drinking beer. That was as close to Texoma that he could get. We watched fireworks on the TV. Sounds pretty sad doesn't it. Maybe Labor Day will be better.Happy birthday to our July birthdays:David Young the 5th Dale Howard the 9th  Judy Jones the 10th, JoAnn McMillan the 15th Greg Ellis the 16th.The July meeting will be at Natalies, 5940 Royal Lane, Dallas, Tx 75230 at 6:30. Reservations are under Lora. Hope to see everyone there.A night sail is scheduled for July 20th at Lewisville, but I'm sure... [More]
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April 22, 2013

Commodore 2013</p>

Here it is April already. I didn't believe my mother when she told me time went faster
as you got older but she was right - time keeps flying by.  Six of us ladies ventured out to Lavendou Restaurant on Preston Road for a wonderful lunch on March 23. Kay Vaughan then was nice enough to have us back to her house for some games. Thanks Kay for the hospitality and prizes. We all had a great time.<br />
Our April 16th meeting will be at Mama's Daughter, 6509 West Park Blvd, Plano,<br />
Texas 75093. It is home style cooking and is very good. Also reasonably priced. Hope to<br />
see you there around 6:30. We are in the party room.

Happy Birthday to Mike Broyles April 3, Caleb Featherston April 9, Sissy Allen April<br />
12, Ruth White April 13, Robert Heemann April 15, Bobby Allen April 16, Jenny<br />
Powell April 16, Beth Jagielski April 28 and Les Liggett April 29th. While I won't<br />
divulge anyone else's age Caleb will be 9 years old the 9th. Doesn't seem possible.

Plans are still underway for the June 8 trip to Rockport, Texas. If you are...

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March 12, 2013

Commodore 2013

Here it is March already. Hope to see everyone at New New Buffet in Addison
for our meeting March 19. If you have a favorite place that we could meet at and
eat good food we are always looking for new restaurants.
Happy Birthday to:
Lee Howard March 1st
Glenn Roe March 5th
Wilma Liggett March 7th
While the guys are at the bachelor cruise the first mates are going to Lavendou
Restaurant, 19009 Preston Road, Plano, Texas 75252. We will meet at 11:30 eat
and then possibly go shopping. If you would like to carpool please let me know.
Also if you plan to attend please let me know so we can make reservations.
Lora Featherston

Vice Commodore

I am pleased to report that membership is going fairly well so far this year with over 50% of past
members already paid up for 2013. Planning is well underway for the upcoming boating season and it
appears there will be plenty of opportunities to get together on the water as well as in restaurants.
Welcome to our newest member, Samuel Bell, new owner of “On Call”, 1987 M26D once owned by
me. He is hoping to get...

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