From The Helm


I would like to welcome everyone to the 2020 year. I am honored to be your Commodore . There will be many changes this year. We will be heading in a positive direction with lots of Club functions. Please get your renewals in as soon as possible renewals are now past due as of December 31st.
One of our biggest functions is the Commodores ball. January 25th 2020. For those who have never attended a ball should experience the fun of being in a club. We will have great food at Arnaldo’s along with a great band for entertainment . If there is anyone that would like to help out in any way or another please contact me or Dawn Shoemaker. There will be many events for our club during this calendar year. I am encouraging all our members to look at our website which will be updated every month with activities and reports.
Lets all work together and move in a positive direction..

Your 2020 Commodore Keith Postma

From Amidship


Happy New Year everyone. 2020 is upon us. Are you all ready to have some fun. It sure looks like this is going to be a fun filled year for WRYCC members.

From The Rear


Happy New Year to everyone!

We are kicking off 2020 with our Commodore’s Ball, what a great way to start off the year.  We have a great venue with amazing food, and a great band too.  If you haven’t turned in your RSVP yet, you have until January 10th to turn in.  If you have not received your invite, please contact me (sometimes they get lost in the mail).

I am in the process of looking into some fun activities for our Milliken Trip, so stay tuned for updates.

Rear Commodore Dawn Lang Shoemaker

From The Fleet


Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and had a great time!

In December, we had 11 days below the average temperature which left 20 days at or above average.  The average temperature for December 1st is 41f and December 31st is 32f.

Currently, Lake Erie is +3” higher than it was last year at this time.  As long as we do not have any ice, we should not have too much damage to the docks due to high water.  But, winter has just begun, and so far it has been a mild.  We can only hope this trend continues!

As for January, they are projecting Lake Erie to have no change by the end of the month.  Again, all we can do is hope!

I will see everyone at the January membership meeting.  Until then, take care!

Flt. Cpt. Jon Allen

Member at Large

Member At Large

Membership Dues are due December 31st, 2019

Member At Large P/C John D. Stewart

I-LYA Delegate

I-LYA Delegate

From the Vice Commodore of I-LYA and WRYCC Secretary.  Well. Here we are the start of a new year.  Lots of good stuff on the 2020 calendar for West River, be sure to check out the calendar of events somewhere else in the newsletter.  If you haven’t made your reservation for the Commodores Ball, contact Rear Commodore Shoemaker and she will get you set up.

Its never to early to start thinking about I-LYA and the Spring Meeting at the Sheridan Hotel Detroit Metro Airport.  Mark your calendar for April 2-5; it will be lots of fun.

That’s all for now, see you at the next meeting

Capt. Bob Lang, Secretary





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Upcoming WRYCC Events


We have a fun-filled 2020 year planned for our club, our first meeting will be January 20th (please watch your emails for information).

Membership dues are dues are now past due.

Commodore’s Ball – January 25th, 2020.  It is planned for early in the year but with having it early we were able to get wonderful discounts for the club.  Make sure to send your RSVP in.

Club Crawl is planned for March 14th – pay online or at a membership meeting.  $25 per person

I-LYA fundraiser for Bob Lang & Lady Bobbi – Get Away to the Bay, Put-In-Bay Trip.  April 10th, 2020 Pay online or at a membership meeting $60 per person

Please check out all the AYC events going on in the upcoming month, all fliers and information are attached in our newsletter each month.

Feel free to contact me with any questions, ideas or suggestions you may have.

Entertainment Chair Dawn 734-347-2085

Congratulations to V/C Rick Grew for winning the Ice Cube Award, being the last boat pulled out for the season.
Congratulations to I-LYA V/C Bob Lang & Lady Bobbi and your journey through I-LYA. We are proud to have you as West River Members.

AYC Delegate



 I have tickets for the Wild Game Dinner, tickets are available until January 15th – fundraiser for AYC 2020 V/C Mike Brown.  $40 per ticket

Tickets available for I-LYA 2021 fundraiser is April 10th (Good Friday),  you can purchase tickets online or contact me or Sharon Kniesel (Bay View Yacht Club)  $60 per person

 Rear Commodore Dawn Shoemaker

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