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This week at the Club

Saturday Morning Ideal 18 Beginners’ classes are underway. This program is for beginners or sailors who are unfamiliar with the Ideal 18s. The program involves both some classroom training as well as on the water training.  Any adult member may participate.  Taught by club members, this class teaches the fundamentals of sailing, as well as how to handle the Ideal 18’s.  After a few weeks of classes and practice, you may get certified to be able to sail the Ideals on your own. Classes began Saturday, June 2nd, 9:00AM to 12:00 noon and run through July 21st. As a reminder, if you didn’t make the first classes, don’t worry, members can jump in any time.

 Ladies sailing has also begun and will continue every Tuesday evening at 6pm at the Club. No experience necessary there is always room to jump onboard and enjoy a peaceful night on the water.

 Coming up:

We will be serving from the Snack bar on Wednesday’s for the remainder of the summer with a great new menu. Come down and grab a bite and dine alfresco on the deck or in the comfort of the Club Dining Room.

 Thursday Grill Night every Thursday throughout June. Coals hot and ready by six and the bar will be open.

 Enjoy Friday Dinner in the Club Dining Room with our beautiful dinner menu and some great seasonal specials. On Sunday enjoy a great buffet dinner. The pool will be open this weekend, Friday 3 to 8 and Saturday and Sunday 12 to 8. The snack bar will be open from 12 to 8 Saturday and Sunday starting at 12. 

 On Sunday its Father’s Day, bring dad to the club and enjoy a swim and a bite from the Snack Bar day and beginning at 5:00 treat him to great buffet dinner. Dinner hours are 5pm to 8pm.

 

126th Commissioning Ceremony

We had a great time at our Commissioning Celebration last weekend. A brief ceremony was held expertly coordinated by Fleet Captain Claude Turner. Commodore Brad Dickson’s remarks left us all ready to leave the cold winter behind us and look forward to a great season at the Club. Once again we returned to the dining room and gathered at the bar to watch the Kentucky Derby and cheer on our picks. The remainder f the evening was filled with great food, good music and some rather wild moves on the dance floor. Thanks to all that made the evening so enjoyable.

 

Have your next Event at the Club:

 

As holiday time approaches please remember that the club is available to host your events. From intimate Cocktail Receptions, Showers, Birthdays, Luncheons, Weddings, Sweet 16, Communions, Bat/Bah Mitzvahs. The staff at the club would be happy to serve you and your organizations at holiday time. Please call the office to arrange your event. Member and Non-Member pricing available

Palm Sunday Family Brunch & Egg Hunt

Saturday evening, members and friends were treated to a fun filled Comedy Show, featuring Ryan Reiss who had many interesting observations about people in the crowd, including our Club Counsel’s bowl of wine, Kenney Josephs, and the headliner, Eric Lyden, who entertained the audience with terrific stories about his twenty years of working in comedy, his underachievement in community college, his short and not very successful employment in the Sear’s hardware department and his views on marriage, children and payback. It was great fun for all who attended.

We wrapped up the weekend on Palm Sunday with our Annual Palm Sunday/Easter Brunch. Another sold out crowed shared a meal, good company, and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

Sunday, April 8th is the April Fool’s Regatta. 1 PM start.

Due to snow last Wednesday a private party originally schedule for last week has been moved to this week, hence Chef Charlie is bumped again. See you in April Chef.

Join us tonight as we begin our Darts Tournament in the Regatta Room.

Please remember that the Club will be closed Easter Sunday, Happy Easter!!

Coming in April:

Saturday April 8th
April Fools Regatta rigging at noon

Saturday April 14th
Shooters Ball

Wednesday April 18th
Chef Charlie

Friday April 27th
Open house Wine Tasting 5 to 8
Bring friends interested in joining our great club

Saturday April 28th
Adult Trivia Season Finally

Commodore’s Corner

It’s been cold, no doubt about it, but we’re almost half way there. Spring springs in another forty-nine days and we just may make it.
So what’s there to do ‘til then? In addition to all of the winter activities – from frostbite sailing to Tea parties, Trivia to shooting trap – I would add one more suggestion. Join a committee.
General Manager Charlie Walsh does an extraordinary job of keeping our club shipshape, and the staff is uniformly excellent. But there is still a mountain of business that gets done every month by volunteers. We need people who are willing to commit to sharing ideas, writing invitations, fundraising for the ALIR, making telephone calls, bringing in new members, and a host of other duties that all need to get done. These volunteers are the true heart of this Club and we could not operate without them.

Volunteering is the easiest way to make the club your own in a very special way. You will meet new friends and find new strengths in old friends. There’s plenty of scientific evidence for the idea that social interaction is as, or more, important for a long and happy life than either diet or exercise — just the kind of thing that you get from working with a group of committed like-minded volunteers. So call the office, get the names of the committee heads, and get involved. Live forever! Why not?