May 8 was clean up day. Not only did the members come together to help get the Club looking great for the new season, but it coincided with getting our refurbished flag pole put up as well. Several volunteers helped rake the front lawn, sweep the promenade, and pick up trash from around the campus. At the same time, a special group of workers hired by the Club (and assisted by Club member volunteers) worked on getting our flagpole put back up in its place. The flagpole has had nothing done to it since 1979, so it was taken down, repainted, re-roped, new pulleys added, and put in the ground with some strong welding. A large crane was required to lift the flag pole and set it in place along with welders to weld the pieces together and weld the pole to its base.
After the work was done, everyone enjoyed complimentary hot dogs and beverages, provided by the Staff, to let members know how much the Club appreciates their sense of community. When you get a chance, give a shout out to the Board, Staff, and Members for contributing their time to make this a successful clean-up day.
All of the members of Casper Boat Club make up the Casper Boat Club Community. Every person within the Community contributes to the Club in their own way. Some help organize and plan events, some help bus tables when needed, and some pick up trash on the grounds (among many other things).
On July 9-10, when the Club was closed for some needed cleaning, a small group of members dedicated an extraordinary amount of time to help with that task. These members cleaned all the windows in the patio and Club, washed all of the burgees in the club and rehung them, painted the chairs and table used on the patio, and re-organized storage closets and shelves. Lots of hours went into this cleaning project by these members to help the staff with the “deep clean” during these two days. A big thank you to these members for their unselfish contribution of time and effort to help improve the environment at the Club. The members who contributed to this project include Rick Means, Nancy Means, and their guests; Tammie Walters, Stacy Baldwin, Evan Baldwin, and Brad Baldwin.
There are many other CBC members who have contributed to the Club community. If you know of any of these members, please contact a Board Member or send a message to this email. We will do our best to recognize these members on the website.
Just for fun, I thought I'd relate a somewhat surprising story (at least for me) about our webcam. I've been working to get the webcam up and running, and for now at least it appears I have succeeded👏🏼. However, as I was working on the camera setup, the image seemed a little blurry. I thought it was me at first, but after viewing it on several computers, I realized it was the camera. So I tried adjusting the focus through the camera's software and...not much help😐. I dug into the manual 🤓 and figured out how to adjust the focus directly on the camera. To do that, I had to remove the front plexiglass cover (that along with the housing enclosure protects the camera from the elements) so that I could physically adjust the camera. So while I had it apart, I thought it would be a good idea to check the picture quality using the camera directly without the protective plexiglass plate. After all, the camera is fairly old so maybe it doesn't really generate a quality photo? Imagine my surprise when I saw the image the camera produced!😮 (see below) It appears over time, the protective cover has become weathered and this causes the image to be blurry. So I immediately contacted the company to see if we could get a new plexiglass cover for the protective housing. After several phone calls including Texas and Colorado, we may be close to resolving our blurriness issue👍🏼. I've ordered a new cover and it should be here within a few days. If I can figure out how to install it🤔, our webcam pic should be much clearer than before. It may not be as sharp as if we were viewing directly from the camera (because of the thickness of the plexiglass) but it should be much better. And if it isn't? Well, at least we tried.😃 Hoping to have this all fixed by sometime next week. Keep your eyes on the camera!👀
UPDATE (5/19): They sent us the wrong part!☹️ Will re-order on Monday.😠