Seasons Greeting Kenosha Yacht Club Members!
Well here we go again; another bleak winter and we are on our own again! That’s to say, we are without a restaurant. By now everyone has heard that The Lakehouse has made the decision to close its doors. We wish them well as they continue their other endeavors. Please be assured that your Board of Directors is working very hard to look at many options and will keep the membership informed as we move on from here. Watch for announcements soon.
On a lighter note, we had a fabulous Christmas Party with an incredible pot luck – what a generous and delicious spread! Thanks to everyone who contributed enough food to fill tables set up down the east wall of the dining room and around the corner to the galley door offering every goody imaginable.
After we had our fill of great food and good drinks, we all enjoyed our traditional White Elephant Gift Exchange. Lots of fun and many unusual items made their appearance. Everybody had a good time watching Doug open most of them!
Thanks to all who brought gifts, pantry and personal hygiene items for Women and Children’s Horizons. I am sure they will make the holiday a little more special for many.
A special “thanks” from all of us to Rear Commodore, Deb Strouf, and her very capable activities team: Kathy Otto, Deb Detters, Dana Fox, Amy Adams and Andy Cross for the decorations, food, drink and all their efforts in making the night another special event. Thanks also to Deb’s son, Brody, and his friend for tending bar so everyone from the club could enjoy themselves. They did an excellent job!
We will continue to plan other events throughout the winter season so keep your eyes on our calendar for other events, dates and times.
At the December member meeting, we voted to change our Member Meeting day from the first Tuesday to the first Wednesday of each month to coordinate with an overload of activities on Tuesday nights and allow the opportunity for more folks to participate. So, our next meeting will be Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Remember to look for you special invitation to our January Member Meeting. Come and bring your ideas for what you would like to see happen this year at the Kenosha Yacht Club. We will be planning for three doable goals and how to make them happen in 2018. As we go through this process, your thoughts and ideas are important to me and I will be listening carefully. Lee will also be making a presentation about the use of our new Club Express program which we are all very excited about. This program will greatly increase club communication and our ability to access our own information as it pertains to our KYC membership. A big thanks to Lee for the endless hours he has contributed to make this new program happen for us!
Don’t forget to consider being trained for our Dock Crew Teams before we begin to put our boats in the next season. If you are interested, talk with Doug Vaccarello, Tom Deters, Dan Newman or Ron Otto.
I wish each of you a joyous holiday season and lots of good times with your family and friends!
Commodore, Kenosha Yacht Club