As per the calendar, this week is the last week of our Open Play Bridge. In fact, the club is officially closed as of Friday the 28th. Keep an eye out for emails in early 2019 regarding membership renewal. Until then, have a great off-season!
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This is the last EYC weekly email of the summer, so it is time to say our thanks!! First up…
Thanks to everyone who helped with the Fall Cleanup!
The weather held and we had a great turnout for our Fall Cleanup. Thanks to all of our volunteers, we were able to accomplish everything on our extensive work lists. We are very fortunate to have great volunteers as members of the EYC! Thanks to Jack O’Rourke for his work at the grill! And, thanks to Jodi Hoyerman and the Gibraltar Sailing Team for doing some prep work on Friday afternoon giving us a nice jump start for the cleanup activities.
According to our sign-in sheet and our collective memories, here’s who helped on Saturday in no particular order: Bob Kieckhefer, Gordon Rowley, Hugh Haggerty, Laura O’Rourke, Kim Miller, Bob Schmidt, Jack O’Rourke, Tom McMahan, Matt Winnacker, Liz Gheorghita, Jennifer Ikeda-Faugust, Michael Faugust, Craig Rawlins, Nancy Claypool, Suzanne Lisle, Heather Andersen, Bill Andersen, Kay Tschannen, Keith Tschannen, Geoff Werner, Cain Goettleman, Chalyn Elking, John Dischner, Liz Dischner, Kate Dischner, Charlie Dischner, Skip Heidler, Debby Heidler, Joani Lewis, John Peterson, Deanna Peterson, Jodi Hoyerman, Rick Hoyerman, Eric Hoyerman, Sally Schoendorf, Sue Lewis, Fred Lewis.
You really have to hand it to those who volunteer over Labor Day weekend to clean! Next on the list…
Our volunteer recognition system has a winner!
This last winner of the season is Rich Bierman! Thank you to all who used our new recognition system to thank each other. This week’s volunteers were Rich Bierman, Stephanie Richter, Deb Heidler and Geoff Werner.
And lastly, thanks to ALL OUR MEMBERS!
We simply wouldn’t have a club without you. I mean it: thank you. See, now I’m getting all emotional …
Get a free lunch if you help close the club. Sat. 9 am.
Yup, there is such a thing as a free lunch. Please come to the EYC this Saturday Sept 1st 9 am for our annual “Fall Cleanup.” We will be putting away boats and equipment, securing the dock for winter, and organizing the clubhouse. Please come ready to work together and then celebrate with a lunch time BBQ (brats, dogs and chips are provided along with lemonade and cookies). There are jobs for everyone. We’re hoping to get 50 volunteers to make for manageable work. You won’t want to miss out on this last event of the season! We will plan to start at 9:00am sharp.
Want to add an email address to this EYC blast?
“We have the technology.” Simply go to this link and add your address (thanks to Cain for setting this up). Feel free to share the link with anyone who wants to be getting these emails but isn’t for some reason. And I promise, since summer is nearly over (sniff sniff) there won’t be much in the way of communication for the next 9 months.
Fall Cleanup and BBQ, Saturday, Sept 1st, 9 am – noon.
In Door County over Labor Day Weekend? Lucky you. Come join fellow members and committee chairs on Saturday, Sept. 1st from 9am to noon in our traditional “Fall Cleanup.” This time-honored and rewarding tradition involves members working together to put away boats and equipment, securing the dock, and organizing the clubhouse. Members should come ready to work together and then celebrate with a lunch time BBQ (brats, dogs and chips are provided along with lemonade and cookies). We’re hoping to get 50 volunteers to make for manageable work. You won’t want to miss out on this last event of the season! We will plan to start at 9:00am sharp.
Disclaimer: Reading EYC news may result in sadness or jealousy for those who won’t be spending any more time in Door County this summer.
Regatta Tech Shirts: Sold out but we’re ORDERING MORE!
The 113rd Ephraim Regatta design created by Jess Sauter was so popular we sold out. For those who missed out (or who procrastinated but now regret it), we’re ordering more and can also order the women-cut shirt. If you’d like a tech shirt, please contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, Aug 22 and we’ll fast-track that order in time for payment and pickup at Club Closing, Sat. Sep. 1.
Limited hours to take out boats during late August
It is that time of year (sniff sniff) … and that means our staff are returning to school, leaving the dock under-staffed. Volunteer Jodi Hoyerman has generously offered to sign out boats during selected hours to qualified members. Please see the notice at the club for details.
We met the swim raft challenge grant goal!!
We kicked off our donation challenge grant at the Commodore’s Party and thanks to you all, the raft is now fully paid off and will stay afloat. Thanks to all our generous donors including Joan and Robert Schaupp and to Dick Christensen and Steve and Jessica Sauter for matching our donations! And a shout out to our emcee Jack O’Rourke for corralling donors!
The 113rd Ephraim Regatta was a singing success!
Our “Regatta Maestro” Stacey Rieu orchestrated gobs of performers and stage hands over multiple days to pull off a spectacular performance.
Thank you for the sponsorship by MAD Sails and to all who participated in this symphony: Matt Andersen, Topher Andersen, John Archibald, Bob Aring, Chris Bungener, Dave Chomeau, Carol Claypool, Nancy Claypool, Alison Claypool-Conrad, Joel Dykman, Darlene Faugust, Jim Faugust, Michael Faugust, Carol Fiedler, Marsella Fults, William Gheorghita, Griff Goetsch, Cain Goettelman, Dan Goldberg, Debby Heidler, Fred Horwitz, Jodi Hoyerman, Rick Hoyerman, Jennifer Ikeda, Fred Lewis, Joani Lewis, Mark Matson, Todd McBride, Henry Morof, TJ Murphy, Laura O’Rourke, Deanna Peterson, John Peterson, Kevin Raymond, Jack Rebhan, Jim Rowings, Gordon Rowley, Sly Salkowski, Charlie Sauter, Steve Sauter, Wally Waleffe, Matt Winnacker, Barb Ziegler, Bob Ziegler, Agne Zukauskaite
Now sing it out loud: “There… will… always… be… an… Ephraim… Regatta.”
(Ok, now people are looking at you).
Volunteer Fred Lewis wins the volunteer recognition drawing!
Thank you for continuing to submit your acknowledgements for our volunteers. This week’s winner Fred helped with moving boats and getting the dock ready for Ephraim Regatta. Other volunteers that were recognized include: Stacey Rieu, Marsella Fults, Debby Heidler, Kathy Pentler, Nancy Pillat, Joani Lewis, Geoff Werner, Laura O’Rourke, Jack O’Rourke, and Deanna Peterson oh, and our newest members Laurel and Yanny.
Generous match offered to help pay off our new floating dock
Please bring your checkbook to the Commodore’s Party tonight if you are considering a donation to the Floating Dock Matching Grant. Richard Christensen in partnership with Jessica and Steve Sauter have challenged the membership of EYC to raise up to $6,000 in new donations to which they will generously match. The challenge period ends Oct. 1, 2018. We will kick of this challenge tonight at the Commodore’s Party!
Oh, and we’ll have EYC apparel for sale. Another reason to bring your wallet!
Last chance to race!
Thursday – Final fleet races for Flying Scots and Optis.
Friday – Final 420, Laser, and Laser Masters Races
Sunday – Final Saturday Flying Scot Races. Yes, they’re moved to Sunday this weekend, 10 am warning.
Annual Meeting, Saturday 9 am, at the clubhouse.
Come hear updates from the board, survey results, and more.
EYC logo stuff for sale Friday at lunch
The shirts/sweats/caps are “all the rage” in fall fashion. Make sure to stock up!
Incredibly valuable items discovered in Lost and Found!
Made you look. Honestly, it’s mostly towels but there is lot in there so check and see if any of it is yours.
Open Play Bridge on Thursday mornings
Starting today, open play bridge will be on Thursdays, 9:30 am – noon, and will continue each week through September.
Commodore’s party, Sat. 6 – Sunset, Peninsula School of Art
Bring a dish to share, beverages provided. Adults $20, 18 and under $10 and includes entry to the Peninsula School of Art gallery. Official invite is attached below. Award Ceremony at 7.
Swim Raft Challenge Grant Kicks off at Commodore’s Party
We have a fabulous new swim/training raft that is being enjoyed by members of all ages!
Richard Christensen in partnership with Jessica and Steve Sauter are challenging the membership of EYC to raise up to $6,000 in new donations which they will match. The challenge period ends Oct. 1, 2018. We will kick of this challenge at the Commodore’s Party! Please consider a donation to this wonderful addition to our club. Thank you all in advance for your support. Let’s step up to this challenge!
We would like to thank Robert and Joan Schaupp for their generous contribution to the raft.
It’s show time! The 113th Ephraim Regatta weekend is here
We are anticipating 35 boats and couldn’t pull this off without the gobs of generous volunteers who are helping out! Come watch the sailors, but do keep a distance and avoid casting wakes or positioning yourself upwind. Sailors can’t be towed to or from the dock (unless a safety issue or authorized by the Race Committee).
Saturday night is the 43rd Bratfest, 6 pm, hosted by the Kleins
Brats, corn, and fun at the Klein’s, 3282 Gibraltar Road in Fish Creek
The Last Junior Activity is … (drum roll please) … Lawn Games!
Wednesday the 8th 6 pm. You know the drill.
The Annual Member Meeting is Sat. Aug 11
9 am sharp, in the clubhouse.
You’re invited: Commodore’s Party, Sat. Aug 11, 6pm -sunset
You won’t want to miss the EYC’s biggest event of the year. $20 for adults, $10 for children and youth under 18. Beer, wine, sodas provided. Please bring an appetizer to share. Peninsula School of Art, 3900 County Road F, Fish Creek.
EYC Survey deadline extended to Aug 5th
If you haven’t done the survey, you’re in luck because the powers that be have granted an extension (apparently they REALLY want to hear from you). The survey is open to one response per membership and the hope is to hit 100 (and we are close!). If no one from your family has done it yet, please click here and log in to your club express account to take the survey and I promise that this will be the VERY LAST MESSAGE ABOUT THIS.
EYC Gear makes great gifts – for sale Friday at lunch
Turns out there is still something you can’t buy on Amazon, and that’s EYC gear. Come by the club at lunch tomorrow and pick up a tee, sweatshirt, ball cap, and more.
Yay for EYC volunteers!
This week’s volunteer $25 Chef’s Hat gift certificate goes to Jodi and Rick Hoyerman! A huge THANK YOU to this week’s nominees: Geoff Werner, Carol Claypool, Dan Milke, Deanna Peterson, David Troup, Jodi Hoyerman, Marsella Fults, Cain Goettelman, Jennifer Ikeda, Claudia Werner, and Sondra Annoye. Please keep the THANK YOUs coming via the volunteer recognition form available online or at the club!
So far we’ve received survey responses from 61 members and our goal is 100. If you’re one of the 61, thank you. If you’re not one of the 61, don’t make me beg! Ok fine, I’ll beg. Please please please please please pretty please do the survey.
Here’s the link. Your username is likely the first initial and last name. You can reset your password if you’ve forgotten it. If you don’t know your username, email Jodi to get it at email@example.com.
And be warned, if you run into me, I will ask if you did the survey. You don’t want that awkwardness. : )
Ephraim Regatta deadlines are real, and they are approaching
The early bird registration ends TODAY, July 26 at 5:00 p.m. and registration closes Thurs. Aug 2. Still hope to use an EYC boat for this regatta? You must let Matt know by 8 am Monday morning at firstname.lastname@example.org After that, EYC boats will be removed from the pier to make room for the Regatta.
Annual Fleet 44 Meeting Sat. July 28th 8:45 am.
Come join us for our annual Fleet Meeting. After the meeting, feel free to grab a crew and join in the Saturday morning Flying Scot races.
There are no bad ideas (on the EYC survey, that is).
Think EYC should offer windsurfing? Or invest in a cotton candy machine? The survey is your chance to speak your mind. Click here, and login (common usernames are first initial and last name) and hit “survey”.
Wednesday’s Junior Activity: Epic Capture the Flag!
A favorite for juniors aged 8-18 (younger can come if with an adult). This one at the Pyle’s house from 6-8 (see directory for address). Sign up in clubhouse. Volunteers sign up here.
The EYC is very needy. Here’s a list:
Bailers: bring empty laundry detergent bottles to club. In a time-honored tradition, we will cut the top off and attach a string and tie it to a boat for use in removing water.
Bratfest yard setup, Friday Aug 3rd 10-noon, sign up here.
The Commodore’s party on Aug 11 still has spots that need filling
A belated thank you to Fyr Bal Pancakers …
At the rainy Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast on June 16th, over 150 plates of pancakes, fresh strawberries & Marchant’s sausages were served and over $1100 was raised for the EYC. Many thanks to our volunteers Asta Zukauskaite, Mary Ann McKoane, Bob Richter, Chuck & Lana Tencate, Kathi Whiteside, Kim & Jenny Miller, Jim Nelson, Susie Gebhardt, Dick & Claire Bierman, Rob & Sherry Moore, Sibylle Tasker, Deanna Peterson, Dennis Miller, Marsella Fults, Sydney Richter, Jay Lott, and Sally Schoendorf who shared their expertise in set-up, flipping pancakes, grilling sausages in a downpour, greeting patrons in the rain, and much more. Thanks to Matt Andersen for bringing the grill. And a very special thanks to Jane Reyerson Ford, for chairing the event.