From The Helm
FROM THE HELM
For anyone that missed the spaghetti comedy night sure missed a great event. The dinner was put on by Lady Bobbi Lang, I-LYA R/C Bob Lang and P/C Dawn Shoemaker. Special Thanks goes to Bobbi and Bob Lang for there donations towards the dinner and raffle baskets and Dawn Shoemaker for her help organizing the event. I would also like to thank our Commodore Mary Campbell for her donation of a raffle basket and Sue Mickels for her help serving. P/C Charlie and Lady Janice helping out for ticket sales.
This event went over great and very proud of West River for their spirit at this event.
Our comedian Billy Ray was excellent we were all in tears laughing that’s what our club really needed.
Let’s keep the spirit moving at our next event.
I’m sure we can’t wait for this cold weather to be done with. Hopefully we can start working on our boats in the next 6 weeks.
Love you all
Vice Commodore Keith Postma
From The Rear
FROM THE REAR
Hello All. Your Rear Commodore here. It’s March and spring will arrive on the 20th. It is now time to start thinking about the 2019 boating season. Last year I launched late. Didn’t hit the water until June 29th. That will not be the case this season if all goes well. I hope to be in the water in early April.
Our Commodore is still working on her calendar. There should be something for everyone. If you have any ideas for a boating activity our ears are open.
One event that our Club has always encouraged our members to attend is the I-LYA Powerboat Regatta at Put-in-Bay in August. I joined our Club in May or June of 1998. I did attend the regatta that August. It is an event that all Club boaters should experience. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. I hope all of our boat owners will attend. It will be worth your time.
I did attend the Detroit Boat Show last month. Saw some nice boats. Now the only thing I need is a winning lottery ticket and I will own the boat of my dreams. One can certainly dream.
Lastly, just a reminder, this is your Club. I encourage every member to be active and to attend our membership meetings. It’s the best way to know what is going on within the Club. Hope to see you there.
Until next month, stay safe, stay warm and think spring.
From The Fleet
FROM THE FLEET
Weather is always such an important element to boaters, even during the winter months. In February, we had 15 days above normal and 13 days below normal. And even though March has finally arrived, the first week feels more like mid-January. Fear not, however, we do have March 20th to look forward to as it is the first day of spring. Let’s all hope that we start to get to at least the average temp of 37 degrees F by that time.
Lake Erie is currently at +45” above chart datum and +1” from March 2018. In terms of the near future, it is expected to rise 6” by April.
Well, that is all for now, and I’ll see you at the next meeting.
Flt. Cpt. Jon Allen
BOAT US ~ GA80969Y
Upcoming WRYCC Events
Thank you for everyone’s support for our Vice Commodore Keith Postma, the event was well attended by WRYCC. Thank you to everyone who helped serve food, sell tickets, cook food and a special shout out to I-LYA R/C Bob Lang & Lady Bobbi who donated all the food for the event.
Toledo Yacht will be hosting an event for I-LYA R/C Bob Lang on May 4th (mark your calendars). Cinco De Mayo Party, Large Burrito Bar, Salsa, Guacamole, Beans, Rice, Etc., Raffles (Basket & 50/50), and DJ P/C Tim Ames (EMBC) will supply the entertainment for the evening. If you are able to help sell tickets, collect money, donate a raffle basket, please contact me. Your help is always appreciated.
Also, for I-LYA R/C Bob Lang we are selling raffle tickets for a 3 piece luggage set and two large beach towels. Tickets are $10 each.
Please check out all the AYC events going on in the upcoming month, all fliers and information are attached in our newsletter each month.
I-LYA newsletter is now online http://i-lya.org/media/I-LYAnews/March%202019.pdf
Feel free to contact me with any questions, ideas or suggestions you may have.
Entertainment Chair Dawn 734-347-2085