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John Ardoin 50th Anniversary Party Speech
Friends, Romans, Countrymen
Lend me your ears
On this day of our Lord in the fragile year of “1965” came together 24 lost souls trying to find a purpose in life.
They were Red Necks, Turkey Necks, No Necks and Long Necks
They were CoonAsses, Jackasses, Fatasses
But they all had one goal. To enjoy sailing on beautiful “Lake Sabine”.
These were the characters:
J. M. Cambell
Tom F. Ellis
J. L. Feeeman
J. D. LeBlanc
Dan F. Murphy
J. R. Paden
Randolph Reed Jr.
And so it came to pass:
The articles of incorporation
The Port Arthur Yacht Club, Incorporated
We the undersigned natural persons of the age of twenty one (21) years or more, at least two of whom are citizens of the State of Texas, acting as incorporators of a corporation under the Texas Non-Profit corporation Act, do hereby adopt the following Articles of Incorporation for such corporation
If you missed the 50th anniversary dinner on 18 May 2015 John Ardoin our sole charter member gave the above hilarious account of the humble beginnings of our beloved PAYC fifty years ago on that day.