Spring gala in Lake Forest a big, fun success

The second annual fundraising gala for the EYC’s Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Fund was a lot of fun!  Over a hundred EYC members, guests, friends and supporters gathered on April 26 at the Lake Forest Club to catch up with their EYC friends after a long winter.  Partiers enjoyed festive Caribbean-themed appetizers and dinner, an open bar, and steel drum music, and were able to bid on over 75 items in the silent auction.

For pictures of the event go to https://www.flickr.com/photos/ephraimyachtclub/sets/72157644411221521/

The Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Fund provides EYC sailing lesson scholarships to needy junior sailors who are year-round residents of Door County.  In 2013 the Moore Fund paid most of the cost for 32 students to attend lessons.

Besides providing access to sailing for deserving local junior sailors, the EYC’s scholarship program also helps bring new members to the EYC, and helps build community goodwill and social ties among EYC members, parents, and juniors.

Together with associated donations, the 2014 gala netted over $25,000 for EYC scholarships!  These funds will go towards current year scholarships, and will help build an endowment to help pay future scholarship costs.

A BIG THANK-YOU to all who attended, all who bid in the silent auction, all who purchased original Aaron Moore photographs, all who helped and all who donated!  This event would not have been possible without you!

Cash donors to the Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Fund (November 1, 2013 through April 28, 2014):

Up  to $150: Baylake Bank; Bierman, Richard and Claire; Blair, Debbie; Campbell, John and Carol; Crampton, Fred; Debes, Ghram; Fischer, Warren and Carol; Fryer, Jo; Gifford, Lisa and Andrew; Gilbert, Hugh; Glynn, Amy; Huff, John and Alice; King, Peter and Pat; McConnell, Geoff and Deb; Papesch, James and Ann; Reidy, Ned and Nancy; Rukavina, Laura; Samyn, Mary; Soderstrom, Ann K.; Kildeer Staff; Walker, Frank and Nancy

$151 to $500:  Detgen, Jane and Ed; Fults, Tim and Marsella; Hansen, Clinton; Hull, Sam and Barbara; Margoliash, Reuben; O’Malley, John and Felicia; Papenthien, Ted and Jeanne; Quackenbush, Eva; Reidy, Barbara; Reidy, Dan and Jen; Waleffe, Leslie and Fabian; Yasenak, Phillip A.

$501 to $2499:  Moore, Adam and Barb

$2500 and above: Anderson, Stefan and Joan; Moore, Craig and Karen; Smith Family Fund

EYC members are urged to patronize businesses who donated items to the silent auction. 

Silent auction donors: Alexander’s of Door County, Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant and Butik, Arbor Cottage, Arbor Crowne Properties, Bailey’s Harbor Cornerstone Pub, Bay Shore Outdoor Store, Bea’s Ho-Made Products, Carroll House Restaurant, Chelsea Antiques / Blue Willow Shop, Chop restaurant, City Farmer, Clay Bay Pottery, DC Nature Works, Door County Specialty Foods, Door Peninsula Winery, Ecology Sports, Fine Line Designs Gallery, Fish Creek Kite Co., Grasse’s Grill, Gordon Lodge, Great Northern By Design, Hands On Art Studio, Hide-Side Corner Store, icecreamsource.com, Illusions in Watercolor, Inn at Kristofer’s, Jo Jo’s Pizza and Gelato, Julie Dunfee Designs, Kathy Glasnap Gallery, Emily Lacey, The Linden Gallery, Jay Lott, Mad Sails, McKeefry & Yeoman, Misty Morning Studio, Craig and Karen Moore, Sherry and Rob Moore, Adam and Barb Moore, Nathan Nichols & Co.,  Nelson’s True Value Shopping Center, Nielsen Massey, Nor Door Sport and Cyclery, The Oilerie, O’Meara’s Irish House, The Paint Box Gallery, Pederson Pottery / Ephraim Clay Works, PKJ Designs, The Red Geranium, Scrimshanders, Sister Bay Bowl, Sister Bay Trading Co., The Spa at Sacred Ground, Trillium Organics, Viking Restaurant, Waterfront Restaurant, Water Street Gallery, West Marine, Wilkins and Olander, and Yacht Works.

Event volunteers:  Co-chairs Sherry Moore and Barb Moore; and volunteers Claire Devaney, Julie Dunfee, Jay Lott, Adam Moore, Craig Moore, Jeff Moore, Karen Moore, Rob Moore, Abby O’Rourke, Jack O’Rourke, Laura O’Rourke, Barbara Reidy, Bill Reidy, Di Taillon, Rob Treleven, and John Welch.