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From the Commodore
Spring has arrived at the Port Clinton Yacht Club. Flowers are blooming, the grass is green, the docks and clubhouse are ready for a fantastic season. It was challenging for the riser committee headed by Steve Alexander to work around the ice to get risers in place. The weather finally cooperated, the ice melted, and our mission was accomplished. The month of May is jam packed with activities. Please review your new yearbook and social calendar or the PCYC web page (events) for information. By the way, the good photographs in the calendar were taken by Gloria Denos and the not so good by he who will not be named. Some events that are not in the calendar are: 1. Spontaneous work parties – join in the fun anytime! 2. May 17th, Saturday – The 8th Annual Port Clinton High School Band Sousa Concert at the Performing Arts Center at 7:00pm. It is truly a wellperformed and inspiring concert by our students. 3. May 18th, Sunday – Great Lakes Basic Marine Weather Seminar at PCYC. Your $25.00 fee includes lunch. Please register at the bar soon! 4. Dennis Ladd will provide “free” Vessel Safety Checks May 31 through June 7, 2014. Sign up lists will be at the bar the week before. 5. Members are welcome to join the Flag and Past Commodores on Memorial Day for the short Riverfront Memorial Service by Local Law enforcement agencies and area Veterans groups at 9:00 am. This precedes the parade and ceremony at Veterans Park at 10:00am. I would like to make a special invitation to club members who are veterans or currently serving in the military to participate and email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) their Name, Military Organization, Dates of Service, and Deployments for a military club roster. 6. On Sunday, May 25 I will be firing fireworks near my house to welcome in the summer season. Come out to the beach and look towards the Catawba buoy at dusk. Boaters: My first job in 1970 was a dock boy at CIC and Arnie the dock master gave me very good advice. Keep your dock lines long especially the spring and stern lines. The stern line preferably should tie to the far stern cleat of the boat or to the riser on the opposite side of the dock to allow for water fluctuations. We always have a few boats hanging in the air during bad southerly winds. Also, tie your lines low on the risers around the metal angle iron; otherwise, you are relying on a single bolt and small wooden riser to hold thousands of pounds of vessel. Finally, observe that your bow pulpit is not overhanging the metal sheeting. When the water level goes down your boat will be damaged. The first visiting boat I helped to tie up was the visiting Commodore from PCYC, Henry W. Schaffner. If you want to avoid joining the “CRIB CLUB”
make sure you know the location of the crib off the PCYC beach. You may ask Cindy B, Dennis R, Doug B, or Ramone E for the exact location of the rock pile usually hiding just below the surface of the water. New Members and sponsors please join us on Friday, May 23 for the New Member Welcome. RSVP at the bar if possible but do not let that stop you from attending. We would just like get an approximate number to prepare for FNS that evening. Come over and enjoy the club, Michael Hablitzel
The Rear Perspective
Volunteerism - [vol-uh n-teer-iz-uh m] the principle of donating time and energy for the benefit of other people in the community as a social responsibility rather than for any financial reward Wow, I can’t believe that we are in May already and still hoping that our trees will start blooming. As Eric has completed the first mowing of the season some signs of spring are evident. The tennis courts are ready for play as our Commodore has been out with his leaf blower clearing any debris that remained from the winter. Soon we will smell food cooking on BBQ grills and see the sights of boats passing by on the river. Thanks to the 50 members that came and helped out at the Spring Work Party. There was a rumor that some members had to help out with the Whiskey Light work party on PIB on that same day. There are several other jobs that we could use help on that didn’t get completed that day. One of these items is cleaning the windows in the clubhouse. If interested in helping with this or any other jobs please contact Chuck Reichman. A big thanks needs to go out to Steve Alexander and his riser crew. Through ice delays and foul weather they got their job done. As we ready our marina for the summer, Dennis and James Bergeman have been busy with painting dock risers. If you see them make sure you show your gratitude as this is a time expending task. Work on the pool has been progressing. Thanks to John Henry Bolte and Eric for their work to cleanup and recommission the pool. John has been donating his time almost every day to make sure everything needed gets done. Also, our pool committee has been busy with lining up their staff and planning some enhancements for the pool. We are hoping to improve our food and beverage services this season for our pool patrons. As you read this work on our men’s restroom should be nearing completion. Thanks to Chuck, Eric and Patrick for their demolition work. They did an amazing job in completing the removals in one day. Also, thanks to VC Don Rodwancy, PC Rusty Jack, and PC Geoff Bailey for their help with the tile work. Other projects on the near horizon include some improvements to the pool restrooms and kitchen areas and completion of the marina pedistals. Our new team for the main clubhouse enhancements has been commissioned and you will be hearing from us in the coming months on our findings regarding moving forward. We have many fun social events coming up in May. One important event that I would like to remind our members of is the New Member Welcome event on May 23rd. The value of this event is enhanced for new members only if you veteran members attend to meet and greet them. Please remind yourselves that, as the summer approaches, we have many children on the grounds, so, slow down and keep your eyes open for small moving objects. And as my 2014 motto goes “This is your Club, use it and have fun”.
The PCYC Ship Store Is re-stocked and full of bright and beautiful new spring items. Stop by & shop for great Mother’s Day or spring birthday gifts! ATTENTION DOCK MEMBERS
I am glad to announce that we have a full marina, for both docks and dry sail, for the 2014 boating season. Please be safe and have a great boating season
In the April Jib Sheet we announced that members may stern in their boats for the boating season. Please remember that it is being done at YOUR OWN RISK. Make sure the water is deep enough before you stern into your dock. Also, your pulpit or bow cannot stick out more than 2 feet beyond your dock. If it does you will have to dock bow first. Forms for dockage either reassignment or first time requests are available at the bar. You must fill out this form to be put on the waiting list. At this time we have 15 members on that list. I am sure there will be more added as new members apply. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at email@example.com or 419706-4331. PC Denny Bergeman Dockage Chairman
Fleet Captain of Sail
May 19 Jr. Sail Cookout and informational meeting May 17-18th Area E Laser District Championships Watch as 30+ lasers compete off the PCYC North Shore 1st Auxiliary Race (Skippers get ready. Phrf and Jam classes) May 25 Race #1 ($35.00 Boat entry Fee, Skippers please make your checks payable to the PCYC Sail Fleet and drop off at the club). Sailors and non-sailors are welcome. This is a great time to learn about racing and sailing in a relatively stress free environment. We have 9 races scheduled this year. If you have any questions please call Cliff Ruckstuhl (Auxiliary Chair) 419-957-8941 FcoS Ramon Eickert
Fleet Captain of Power
Another month has passed and with that has come some nicer weather. It is nice to see that the ice has melted and that there are boats in the lagoon. There are no "Cruise-Outs" scheduled for the month of May. Please take the time to sign up for the Sandusky Yacht Club "Cruise-Out" in June. Looks like we are going to have great attendance for this event. I am looking forward to getting on the water with all of you very soon. Happy Boating, RJ Basil FCOP
Learn to Sail and Jr. Racing Program
All the Learn to Sail information is updated on the website for the 2014 summer season. Please log on to check for session dates and registration forms. Learn To Sail (LTS) questions can be directed to Matt Wenzinger at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jr. Race Team questions can be directed to Suzi Leone at email@example.com or phone 419-360-3521. Learn to Sail presentation and Cookout will be held Friday May 16th at 5:30 pm. Please bring a covered dish.
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Garden Committee Chair Stephanie Sauer, Aaron Moore Fred & Dianne Pachesa, Cindy Bringman Mary Alice Schaffner, Carolyn Nitz
9THE CAPTAIN’S FRIDAY
NIGHT SNACKS MAY 9, 2014 5:30– ?
FEATURING $6:00 LOBSTER BISQUE WALLEYE NUGGETS LAKE ERIE YELLOW PERCH SALT WATER SNAPPER FRENCH FRIES COLE SLAW
Mother’s Day Brunch
Two Seating's 10 & Noon and Cocktails. Adults $10, under age10 $5, age 2 and under free. Register & Pay at the Bar Board Meeting Full Brunch Menu
BBQ Chicken Dinner for spouses and Non-playing Members, 6PM $10 Please sign up at the Bar
24 New Adults $6, Kids $3 Member WELCOME 5:00-7:00 and Introduction Reception 7:00 5/23 31
Memorial Day Fish Fry
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