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Jean Rieth, 12/13/2015

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Jean Rieth (Veterans’ Day 1994) “The coat won’t stay buttoned, but the dog tags still fit.”

Jean Rieth passed away on Sunday, 13 December 2015 after a brief illness at the age of 94.  She was a long-time (and Lifetime) member of the club, Jean and her husband, Joe, berthed their CAL 20 “Gotcha” at the club and often cruised and raced on the bay with neighbor Joyce Pucci (Waters) Bowes.

Jean had been resident at the VA care facility in Menlo Park for the past eight years.

Memorial ceremonies will begin at 1 PM on Tuesday, 22 DEC 2015 at Chapel of the Highlands, 194 Millwood Drive, on El Camino Real in Millbrae. Interment at Cypress Lawn Cemetery, with military honors will follow thereafter.

 

December 15, 2015   No Comments

Veteran’s Day – 11/11/2015

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Today we honor our Veterans!  Click here for a tribute video.

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November 10, 2015   No Comments

On Memorial Day, 5/25/2015

On this Memorial Day let us remember all of those who served and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country.veterans_remembered_flag

Meaning of the Veterans Remembered Flag:

– The Flag depicts the founding of our nation by the thirteen stars that emanate from the hoist to the large red star that represents our Nation and the five branches of our country’s military that defend her.
– The white star indicates the Veteran’s dedication to service.
– The blue star honors all who serve in the military in the past, present, and future.
– The gold star memorializes those who fell defending our Nation.
– The green field represents the hallowed ground where all rest eternally.
(http://veteransrememberedflag.com/)

About Memorial Day
Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country. (courtesy of Military.com)

 

May 24, 2015   No Comments

An Angel Light Shines

Angel Light 2014

An Angel Light Shines
from Angel Island
In Memory of
The Treasure Island Yacht Club members
who have passed over the bar
this past year.

December 6, 2014   No Comments

In Memorium – George Knies 1933-2014

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It is with great sadness that we report our beloved friend and one of the founders of Treasure Island Yacht Club, George Knies, has passed over the bar. He passed away the morning of 30-July-2014 in his sleep at his home surrounded by his wife and family.
George was Commodore of TIYC in 1984, has served for a long time as the Corporate Secretary and also was the editor of the “JIBE” newsletter.
George was very active with the Navy League and the US Naval Sailing Association.  He was involved in getting the Navy 44 sailing vessel  “Courageous” to be berthed in Richmond, CA as part of the NROTC training for UC Berkeley.
(see http://www.navysailing.org/courageous.html)
In addition to being a distinguished carrier based Naval air pilot, George was an accomplished Marine lawyer. He has served as the PICYA legal committee chair and was the legal officer for the International Order of the Blue Gavel and recently he worked with the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary as well as local yachting associations.
George was a Certified Race Officer with the Yacht Racing Association of San Francisco Bay and a US Sailing, Senior Race Officer.  In addition he worked to bring the Tall Ships to visit San Francisco Bay.
George was the 2007 recipient of The Robert S. Olson Memorial Poseidon Award given by PICYA to recognize those persons who have performed outstanding service to the boating community.
If you would like to share a memory of George, please click on comments below.  We will share them with George’s family.
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Services for George Knies were held on Saturday, 30-August-2014, 1:30 pm at the San Ramon Valley Methodist Church located at 902 Danville Boulevard, Alamo, CA 94507-2420.
An Eight Bells Ceremony for CDR George Knies, (USN Ret) was held at the Treasure Island Yacht Club on Sunday, 31-August-2014.  It was concluded with a three shot cannon volley in Clipper Cove with the approval of the USCG.
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July 30, 2014   5 Comments

Angel Lights

Angel Lights

A gift was given by TIYC to the Angel Island Association in support of Angel Island State Park in memory of our members who have passed over the bar this year.

December 19, 2010   No Comments