Some people really know how to throw a party! This distinction decidedly belongs to Monterey's Boat Club as attested by all who attended the Clubs first cookout of the season on February 6th. Early in the afternoon, 15 kayaker's took to the water and headed south on the St. Lucie river to view progress on the new Veteran's Memorial Bridge, returning just in time for a festive picnic. Plenty of food! Plenty of people! should not in themselves add up to the outcome they manage to achieve. Taking full advantage of the outdoor and indoor appeal of the Yacht Club property as well as the mix of old and new residents, the evening swelled with friendliness and movement. Even a highly anticipated but lackluster sunset did not detract from the upbeat mood. Obviously, a group that can expand from nine members to one hundred three in just three years has the leadership and drive to make things pop.