Kenosha Yacht Club Members and Friends,
The past few weeks have been sad for all who come to the lake for any reason and to the whole community and especially for members of the KYC as we have shared the tragic news of two drowning so near to us. We are committed to being a part of the movement in our city to make the lake as safe as possible and have set up a fund to help purchase life rings and other safety equipment for the pier and sea wall including alongourdock. You can contribute to this fund on our website or by dropping off a check at the KYC marked “life rings.” Our donation fund is open to the public through our website, kenoshayachtclub.com, so please spread the word to others as well. Thanks to all for your help and caring!
With fall beginning next week we all know that the 2018 boating season is nearing its end. It is not over yet though as this past weekend has shown. The next weeks will hold more beautiful boating days as well as the beginning of our weeks of boat haulout.
If you store your boat on our dock, I want to remind you that the deadline for paying your Winter Storage Fees was September 15th. If you have not paid your fees yet they are now overdue and, I encourage you to pay them as soon as possible so your boat can come out. Don’t forget to also fill out and sign your contract and provide a copy of your current boat insurance. If you are one of our members who do not use email, please contact Lee or me to get your bill another way. Blank contracts are available on the bookshelf and the office desk in our meeting room. If you need to make arrangements for payments or have special haulout needs, please get in touch with Doug or me and we will help you make arrangements. Don’t forget to sign up on the Haulout Board in the meeting room.
Thank you to the six adult Sailing Center Students who joined me for a drink and some social time last Saturday. A big “thank you” to all the KYC members who came by to meet and welcome the student. We had a great time and I look forward to seeing you all around the club in the months ahead. A Special “thank you” to Jack and Anna Harkins for working on our library and providing a great set of books for all new KCSC students. And, a big “Thank you” to our Vice Commodore, Ron Otto, and his crew for teaching these students well!
On Friday, September 21st, I will also be having a drink and snacks with the new members who have joined the Club in the past year. We will gather during happy hour from 3-6pm. I invite all our members to come and greet our new folks and get to know them better. Maybe you will even find a new sailing partner or racing competitor!
With our busy season winding down, I really encourage all our members to come on down and have a drink and a meal at OUR Bar and Restaurant. The place is looking good, we have great staff and an amazing new menu being introduced this week including several tasty new entrees and some cool fall desserts!
While you are there, check out the Ship’s Store and treat yourself to a new shirt, sweatshirt, hat or bag! Or, start your holiday shopping now! We have many new designs and colors thanks to the creativity of our Rear Commodore, Deb Strouf.
As you continue to enjoy these days of fall, stay safe and I look forward to seeing you around the Club,