” The sooner we learn to be jointly responsible, the easier the sailing will be.”
These are wise words by which to live. They are also words by which sailors learn to work together as teams to master the sea. Sailing is not a democracy, nor is sailing done by committee. Sailing is the skipper determining a course to a desired destination, reading the wind direction and calling for the appropriate adjustments to the sails. All sailors on board must accept the directions of the skipper and working as a team, responsibly executing specific duties, knowing that others are depending on it. These are the lessons taught and learned by the students of EYC’s sailing school. We believe these life lessons also contribute to good citizenship.
It was once said, “it takes a village” or, to paraphrase, “it takes a county with generous merchants.” Largely due to the merchants of Door County, who generously donate items to Ephraim Yacht Club Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Fund, a fund of the Door County Community Foundation, Inc., and to club member cash donations, the EYC has been able to fund and provide more than 220 sailing scholarships to student residents of Door County, who otherwise could not afford sailing lessons. Additionally, the EYC provides support to the Gibraltar High School Sailing Team. It is humbling that many of the merchants listed below seek us out to provide a donation rather that awaiting us to solicit one. We hope all who read this will recognize the significant contribution that these merchants have made to our program possible and to the positive impact on the development of the youth of this great county. Please recognize these special businesses with your thanks and patronage.
With special thanks to:
Di Taillon, Arbor Crown Properties and The Hillside Inn of Door County for providing this year’s magnificently beautiful venue.
Colin Welford, Renown, World Class Musical Director, for bringing together our musical entertainment and providing the tickets to “Hamilton”.
The Flower Girls, Beverage Girls, Servers and Stage Crew, who graciously helped with floral and item arrangements, set up and take down of tables and chairs, and impromptu corrections when required. Mandy and Paul Miller, Marcella and Tim Fults, Linda Carey, Ann and Larry Crowe, Nancy and Rob Treleven, Joan Lewis, Laura and Jack O’Rourke, Susie Gebhardt, Susie Samson, Di and Elliot Taillon, Jane and Bill Van Nortwick, Jenny and Kim Miller, Fred Lewis, Sandra, Olivia and Jim Annoye, Margret Gheorghita, Max Gifford, Carmen Graham, and Laura Therien.
All who attended, participated in the auctions, and provided donations.
The following Business and Merchants,
Arbor Crown Properties, The Hillside Inn of Door County, Colin Welford – Green Gables, Alexander’s of Door County, Jerry’s Flowers, Bailey’s Harbor Cornerstone Pub, The Old Post Office Restaurant, Schrimshanders, Illusions In Watercolor, Ron Litterist – Artist, Tad Dukehart – Artist, Turtle Ridge Gallery, Carol Schalla- Artist, Maxwell’s House, Clay Bay Pottery, Sister Bay Bowl, Nor Door Sport & Cyclery, DC Nature Works, Rick Brawner- Artist, Nan Zimdars – Artist, Fine Line Designs Gallery, Water Street Gallery, Yacht Works, Hands On Art Studio, PJK Designs, Nathan Nichols, & Co, Reclaimed, Bright as Day Designs, Viking Grill and Lounge, Bea’s HO-Made Products, Bay Shore Outdoor Store, Ecology Sports, McKeefry & Yoemans, Kick Ash Products, The Oilerie of Fish Creek, Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant and Butik, Grasse’s Grill, Waterfront Restaurant, Wilson’s Restaurant and Ice Cream, Lampert Lumber, The Main Course, On Deck Clothing Company, Stars and Stripes, Clink!, Gage Fine Imports, The Cookery, The Fireside Restaurant, Chef’s Hat, J. Jeffery Taylor, Chelsea Antiques and Blue Willow, Wilkens and Olander, Seaquist Orchards Farm Market, Boathouse on the Bay, Peninsula State Park Golf Course, Charlie’s Smokehouse, O’Meara’s Irish House, Lautenbach’s Orchard, Twisted Tree, Vintique, Resale LLC, White Gull Inn, Complete Sail, Milworks Men’s Goods, Bison and Bison, Julie’s Upscale Resale, Leslie Ann’s Boutique, Northern Grill, DC Fitness Studio, Shear-Style Plus, Lure & Chop. Olivia Annoye, Craig and Karen Moore, Kelly and Conrad Mazeski, Mike and Sue Smith, Ruben Margolish, Hugh Gilbert.
Our sincere thanks,
The Moore Family