Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Summer Blog

We’ve been busy here at the Marina since my last blog... It was great to see so many of our berthers at the Customer Appreciation Day.  On behalf of myself, Kathy and the staff, I’d like to extend a big “Thank You!” to all who attended.  We had a good turnout with several lucky winners of our various raffles.  You can view pictures of this year’s event on our photos link.

The front gate has been fixed…  If you haven’t yet done so, stop by the office and get your key reprogramed.  Everything has been working great with the update to the software.  Please let us know if you have any issues or questions. 

We continue our battle with the weeds in the water… The hot weather helps these aquatic weeds to grow.  The workboat and workmen have been getting a workout scooping the weeds out to the fast water.  It’s a struggle but we plan to continue to fight!

The safety of our berthers and their belongings is of utmost importance… While cameras on the property are operational and law enforcement does patrol, your own safety starts with you. Kindly remember to keep the gate to your shed locked, secure personal items, and report any broken locks or burnt out bulbs. 

Annual Aahmes Yacht Club Shrine Event is right around the corner… Driftwood Marina will be hosting the event this year on Saturday, August 3.  Festivities will start at 12:00 noon, with an afternoon of music, raffles, a steak dinner, and visit from the Potentate.  See our attached flyer and call or stop by the office to make your reservations.  Help support this amazing cause.

And finally, from berther Phil, some tips to make your outdoor experience this summer more enjoyable...  Looking for environmentally safe, economical insect repellents?  Try some of these easy care plants to clear areas of flies:


If spiders are your problem, try using any of the following natural oils, a squirt of dish detergent and water in a spray bottle for a safe deterrent:  

Citrus fruits
Tea trees

Spray the mixture on cobwebs, around doors and windows, lawn and garden, on and around your boat, or any surface where spiders lurk.

 We look forward to seeing you around the Marina enjoying your boat and summer on the Delta.