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COMMODORES NEWS

O YAL L A K E O F T H E W O O D S YAC H T C L U B
29th June 2010

SUMMER NEWSLETTER, #15

GREAT WEATHER HAS ARRIVED!

The Commodores Reception produced a really good crowd, a reasonable evening of weather and a tremendous atmosphere to welcome summer. This kick off was preceded by a successful inaugural Konantz Cup (reported elsewhere). Jan Fletcher's flowers were blooming, the Club looked great and the new recognition Boards were on display. Sales were brisk of the fancy lines being carried by Royal Wear. On Monday the Club hosted an historic first, welcoming the Kenora Rotary Club for a lunch. Some 50 local members attended, some also members of the RLWYC, but many had never been to the Club. This is the first time in living memory that a local quasi official organisation of any kind has come to the Club! They were made most welcome. The Clubs membership now comes from the following regions: Kenora 12% (growing rapidly), Winnipeg 49%, the rest of Canada 30%, USA 21% and the rest of the world 3%.

CLUB DINING
Similar to last year, the Club will be having a dinner every Thursday night hosted by a Member of the Executive. They will invite friends but all of the membership is welcome to reserve tables on these nights. The menu will consist of a three course meal with various choices for the entree. This is a great opportunity to dine with friends and family. Royal Hour will continue every Friday evening starting at 5:30pm followed by a BBQ buffet at 7:30pm for those wishing to stay. New this year, we will be offering a wider variety of barbequed entrees. Come see what delicious surprises Chef Dan has in store every Friday. The cost will remain at $25 per person. This year a new lunch service will be initiated in addition to casual service at the canteen. Lunch will now be served on the decks at the Club. This service will include our fresh summer menu with a variety of tasty entrees, appetizers, desserts and beverages. The lunch menu will be available every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Hope to see you on the patio!

Members
Please sign in all guests. Guest book is in front verandah.
Thank you ! The guest policy is attached to this Newsletter

FISH FRY: July 3 @ 6pm


The annual fish fry will take place this coming Saturday. The staff are geared up for a large crowd, there are lots of seats and fish for all! Cocktails at 6pm, dinner at 7pm. Bring the whole family!

YACHTION AND VERANDAH SALE: Sunday July 18 @ 9am


Yachtion: Here is a selection of the fabulous items that will be featured in the auction: Gourmet wine package - Bob Kozminski and Keystone Ford Two tickets to Black Eyed Peas concert on Aug 18, a night at the Delta Hotel, and $100 g/c at Rae and Jerry's - True North Entertainment/MTS Centre, Delta Hotel and Rae and Jerry's 2 Gold tickets to a Toronto Maple Leafs game in fall 2010 - Stonehaven Group ...and of course the English Tea Party at the Murrays with the largest teapot on LOW If you have an item to donate, please contact jmoncrieff@mymts.net Verandah Sale: This is a terrific opportunity to recycle items that you are finished with but that may be of use to another member. Bring your treasures to the Club by Saturday July 17. Please be sure to bring items that are clean and in good repair. Arrive right at 9am for complimentary breakfast and the best deals! If you need stuff picked up or if you would like to help set up or sell contact Gerry Wilson 468-4782 or gerrywilson@kmts.ca

SAILING: KONANTZ CUP


The first annual Konantz Cup was held last Saturday on a perfect sunny day +24c; winds 10-12 km. 40 enthusiastic sailors competed in 16 boats, including 7 scows. There were three races. A fantastic lunch was prepared by Dan and delivered to each boat after the second race. Many thanks to Brian Fast and his race committee team. Trophies and lunch were sponsored by the Konantz family. The prizes were presented at the Commodore's Reception. Scows
1st Sandy Riley 2nd Don Konantz 3rd Chris Conway

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1st Scott Brousseau 2nd Gord Konantz 3rd Andrew Fast

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1st Geoffrey Konantz 2nd Hunter Kristjansson

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MEMBERSHIP NEWS
There is a new guest sign-in book located in the front verandah. Members are reminded to sign in ALL guests there is a $10 fee for guests participating in an activity that will be charged to the sponsoring members account. There is NO guest fee for social functions but please sign in your guests. Camp members do not pay guest fees but again please sign in your guests. There will be an up-todate membership listing at the guest sign-in table. Membership numbers stand at 342 and still counting, 50 more than in 2009. There were 40 more adult memberships than in 2009 as well as 24 young adult members most of whom were formerly part of a family or camp membership. It is great to see these young people taking on club membership on their own. The total number of members using the club is 856 including children and grandchildren in the Camp and Family categories. Membership revenue is currently up $5000 over 2009. The 2010 Membership Campaign has been successful with a total of 36 new members to date. Be sure to attend the July 2nd Royal Hour to welcome the new members to the club. This years special trial membership offer is still valid so be sure your lake neighbours and friends are aware of it. Welcome to the new members who have joined since May 28: John & Margaret Saville, Boomer McLaughlin & Linda MacLeod, Karlen Prendiville and Matt Wilson; Graydon Watson; Lindsey Watson; Renee Quinn; Robert & Penny Richards, Doug Johnson, Diane Johnson, Marsha & David Stern. For membership questions, please contact gerrywilson@kmts.ca

HIGHWAY 17 TWINNING
The KEEPHWY17NORTH lobby group has been formed by cottagers, year-round residents and environmentalists who want to ensure the protection of the water quality and natural beauty of Clearwater Bay and the Lake of the Woods area. Contact keephwy17north@hotmail.com or Their objective is to ensure that the welcome safety of highway phone Terry Wright at (204)956twinning is accomplished with no impact on the environmen3580 to add your voice to this imtally sensitive area which lies south of Highway 17. The group portant lobby group is a non-profit volunteer organization of like-minded, concerned individuals who will speak collectively on this issue.

STAY N PLAY CHILDCARE PROGRAM


Stay n Play is a fun, interactive experience for children 3 to 8 years old. Activities include crafts, sports, baking, games, dancing, swimming and more. An opportunity for children to participate in fun events, meet other kids on the Lake and spend time at the Club. The programme is run by Ashley Haines, a teacher from Kenora. Dates: June 28 till August 20 Hours: 9 am to noon (snack included) Monday to Friday Fees: $25/day or $110/week Contact: Ashley Haines 466-7514 or ashleyhaines88@hotmail.com
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ACCOUNTS
Reminder to all Members: If you wish to have a charge account at the Club you must give your credit card info to the office. Signing privileges will be extended only to those with a credit card backed-up account. Otherwise members will be required to pay cash or credit card at time of purchase.
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TENNIS NEWS
The 2010 tennis programme kicked off on June 28th, with camps for juniors and a clinic for adults. Junior Camps: Plenty of places remain in all Junior Camps, so sign up your children for excellent coaching and watch their game develop over the summer. Adult Clinics: Clinics are scheduled every Monday at 3.00pm and will run for one hour. The first clinic focused on Doubles Play Strategy, but new topics will be covered each week. Sign-up sheets are be posted in the tennis lounge. We also have junior, mens and ladies ladders. These provide members the opportunity to meet other players whilst also (hopefully!) progressing up the ladder. To join up, please fill out a card, available in the tennis lounge. This summer we are providing junior players with the opportunity to have structured court playing time outside of camps. Juniors are invited to take part in the ladders, to play during Royal Hour tennis and to sign up for Teen tennis, Saturday morning classes and private lessons. Saturday morning classes commence on 3rd July. Sessions will run from 9.30 to 10.30am and will be run regardless of how many juniors sign up to play. Coaches will be available EVERY Saturday morning, except on the 24th July and 7th Aug when tournaments are taking place. Please sign up on the sheets posted in the tennis lounge or register on line. Ladies and Mens Tennis sessions commence this week. New for this year, lunch will be served on the deck outside Court 1 on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12.00noon: a delicious salad and a glass of chilled white wine or beer - a perfect way to end the morning! Questions about the tennis programme should be directed to Gill Gardner, gill.gardner@rlwyc.ca

COTTAGE NEWSPAPER DELIVERY


This summer Lakeside Deliveries will be offering newspaper delivery (Winnipeg Free Press and/or Globe and Mail) from July 3rd to August 14th, Monday to Saturday each week. To ensure your delivery this summer, please call 1-807-468-3648 or lakesidedeliveries@gmail.com Click here for further details.

C SCOW FOR SALE


1981, two sails, good cottage sailboat or starter racing boat. $1950. Boat is at Coney Island. Call Matt (403)710-2344.

RIDE SHARE
The Ride Share feature has been included in the new web site. Login in to the site by entering "members" and the password "sail". This service has been popular in the past. Many Members have guests or children in need of a lift to/from Winnipeg airport. If you have an empty seat in your car, please post your travel dates and times on the site.

KIDS MOVIE NIGHT


Next Wednesday July 7th at 6pm is the first of the weekly movie nights. Dinner is included. Bring the kids over and relax for the evening!

Comments: email the editor nicola.tory@rlwyc.ca or betty.nelson@rlwyc.ca phone 807 543 2184
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RLWYC Guest Policy


1. All activity and social guests must be sponsored and signed into the guest book by a member 2. A $10 guest fee will be charged for non members taking part in an activity; eg. tennis, sailing, yoga, pilates, childrens program etc. 3. The activity guest fee will be charged to the sponsoring members account 4. Non members taking part in sailing or tennis lessons do not pay guest fees 5. There is no guest fee for those attending social/fundraising events; eg. Royal Hour, dance, fish fry, Yachtion etc. 6. Camp members do not pay guest fees but must sign guests into the guest book For clarification: - Guests may include family, friends or associates - Guest fees may be waived for specific activities at the discretion of the Executive - There is no guest fee for social events but guests must be signed into the guest book