There are many social activities throughout the year at
the Dolphin Club.
Our Friday-night potlucks are a great place to start. Just show up with something
to eat or drink, or start cooking in our galley and help to set tables and
clean up after the fun. Friday night potlucks generally occur on the first Friday of each month, but also happen spontaneously, check the bulletin board by the door for announcements or join up with the yahoo listserv.
Joe Bruno and Cecco
Every February we honor our life members (25+ years of
membership) at our "Old-Timers' Crab Feed". Volunteers prepare fresh cracked crab, hot
salad, freshly baked bread, and dessert, and then celebrate the achievements
of our most venerable associates, some of whom have belonged to the Dolphin
Club for more than 60 years.
Two or three times during the summer months, we hold potluck
after our Twilight swims. The Club provides the grills, the buns, and the
libations; members provide everything else.
Mid-November brings our annual "Swim/Pilot Appreciation
Dinner". Toast our
most dedicated pilots and volunteers, find out who won the Polar Bear and
100-Mile competitions, and eat a hearty dinner prepared by our volunteer
kitchen crew. On the weekend before the "Swim/Pilot Appreciation
Dinner" women who have been members for 20 years or more enjoy a social lunch.
We hold our holiday party the afternoon of our New Year's
Day Alcatraz Qualifier Swim, generally the Sunday before
Christmas. Bring a dish to share, and bring the kids. The
clubhouse is festively decorated and Santa will be making
The year can bring surprises, too: a springtime dinner-dance
and a Mardi Gras jambalaya fest are just two of the inventive
ways we've enjoyed ourselves in the past.