Powerboat Nation was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Southern California Offshore Poweboat Elites (SCOPE) 2012 Holiday Party December 1st held at Woodys Wharf in Newport Beach California. At the this event current club president Nort Alderson handed the reins to Lu Lyall who will serve as fourth term as President of SCOPE.

Over 80 members and friends attended the 2012 Holiday Party and included some of Powerboatings well known elites: Jeff Johnston , Scott Struthers, Joe Baca, Gary Teague, to name a few. SCOPE really does represent the epitome of boat clubs. A wonderful group of true enthusiasts who are always planning, participating in boat adventures throughout the west coast as a club, and the club members travel throughout the country and participate in other events. SCOPE was founded in 1992 by Ron Songrath and has grown into one of the premier boat clubs in the United States. This group of enthusiasts support each other and are the perfect example of the fun loving boaters that love the life of Power boating. They share the experience with others and have done it all for nearly 20 years in altruistic fashion.

I have been lucky enough to be involved a few SCOPE Poker Runs and they have always been great. I am really looking forward to be able to return to California to hang with the WC kids again and go boating. 2013 looks to be a great year for the club as many mentioned the return of a SCOPE Poker Run and numerous activities planned. I was truly honored to be invited to their event by Tom and Shannon Whitham and so warmly welcomed by the entire membership.