What can we do to make this newsletter more useful to
This is our third week, and possibly the last,
presenting this survey and we are gaining some insight into
your wishes. Keep the surveys comming.
We have been
publishing this newsletter every Monday since Memorial Day of
2004. and we have recieved many suggestions and submissions
Since this is the new year we want to encourage more
people to sound off.
Therfore, survey participants will be eligble for a
drawing for a $10.00 Gift certificate to McCormick and
Schmick's.This weeks winners were: Stan Freevile, Dorit
Deneke, and Pam Busenhart and last week they were; Mary
Ann Garback, Helene Padgett and Debbie
Wojcik. All respondents will remain in the pool for next
weeks drawing so you do not have submit another survey
If you just want to make a suggestion, you can skip the
||Here is the
of Sailing Seminar at Detroit Yacht Club Wed
Seminar #1: You Just Bought a Sailboat, What Can You Do
Sailing enthusiast Dr. David Coleman and his sailing
friends will present a light-hearted potpourri of topics aimed
at new sailboat ownership such as pleasure cruising, racing,
and boat restoration. Each speaker will provide you with some
interesting ideas on how you can get the most out of your new
hobby and investment.
and his crew will present these topics in an upbeat manner,
allowing plenty of time for room discussion and questions.
Note: Individual topics and speakers are subject to change.
- Small Boat Sailing as a Critical Training Component -
- Cruising Your Boat - Bob and Linda Cowles
- InterClub Racing - Jeff DeSandre (and the Firewater
- Local Racing - Paul Knietsch
- Career Racing - Ed Bayer
- Living on Your Boat - Margie Schnieder & Chuck
- Maintaining Your Boat - Paul Lee
- So, Sailing's not Your Thing, Committee Work - Al
- Restoring Your Vintage but Sexy Boat - Dave
Seminar Date: Wednesday, January 19 Seminar Time: 7:00 pm -
9:00 pm Location: Detroit Yacht Club One RiverBank Road Belle
Isle, MI 48207 (313) 824-1200 Costs: Free of Charge Attire:
Please dress in typical business attire
About Dr. David Coleman Dr. David Coleman is a Past
Commodore (2003) of the Detroit Yacht Club, as well as the
Detroit Boat Club and the Priem's Yachting Society. He learned
to sail 26 years ago as part of the DYC Flying Scot program.
He has subsequently chaired that program where he has served
as an instructor for many years. Most of his boating time
these days involves the restoration and occasional racing of
his John Alden-designed Q- Boat HOPE. This 50' mahogany sloop
was launched in 1929 and was overall winner of the
Chicago-Macinac races in 1936 and 1938. While he has raced as
crew in several Port Huron Macs, he is hoping to race HOPE in
2006 in a potential special historic class start.
Professionally, Dave is Associate Chairman of the Wayne State
University Chemistry Department and Director of the Scientific
Instrumentation Facility. He is married to Patsy, has 3
children, and lives in Detroit's Indian Village.
The Detroit Yacht Club The DYC is located on Belle Isle.
Cross the Belle Isle bridge and follow Central Avenue through
the middle of the island to Lakeside Dr. Lakeside Dr. will
turn into Riverbank Road near the Yacht Club. Telephone:
Note: The DYC will be offering
refreshments for purchase at this seminar. Please observe the
DYC's dress policy by wearing business casual to this
The Next Seminar...is scheduled for Wednesday,
January 26 at the Bayview Yacht Club. Join them for the
seminar titled, "The Ins and Outs of Crewing", and learn how
to become your race team's MVP. .
Whether you are a
seasoned sailor, a new sailboat owner, or just wondering what
sailing is all about, the DRYA seminar series will be a fun
and rewarding way to spend your winter Wednesday evenings.
Plan on attending our next seminar and don't forget to bring
your family and friends
About the DRYA!
The Detroit Regional Yacht-Racing
Association (DRYA) was established in 1912 as the Detroit
River Yachting Association by the Commodores of the Detroit
Boat Club and the Detroit Yacht Club, Commodore Harry Austin
and Commodore Harry Kendall, respectively. Originally founded
to be a clearing board to assist local clubs in resolving
conflicts with their individual summer regatta calendars, the
DRYA is now a Michigan Corporation and a registered Non-profit
Membership in the DRYA and one of its
member clubs is a general requirement to sail your own boat in
DRYA sanctioned races. Membership is not required to crew
aboard racing vessels, although we recommend membership to
stay informed of upcoming races and regattas. A temporary
'provisional membership' in the DRYA (valid for up to 12
months and non-renewable) will also allow you to compete in
these races for one year. The intention behind this type of
membership is that it allows you time to look at the various
clubs and to make a reasoned decision as to which club best
fits your needs. !
The DRYA is hosting ten seminars,
developed with the novice sailor in mind, between January 2005
and March 2005. These seminars are open to the public and are
free of charge. Visit our website at http://www.drya.org for
Somerset and Kirk at Bistro Bourdeau Wed
Somerset Singles Ski and Golf Club and Kirk Singles
will be meeting at Bistro Bourdeau Squirrel and Auburn Road in
Auburn Hills (248-852-3410) on Wednesday Jan 19,
Meet and Greet! Combat those long winter blues!
Meet-and-Greet in the roomy lounge area, appetizers provided.
Somerset Singles will be co-mingling.
Shoes of the Fisherman|
The Story of the Sandals: When Dr. Kathleen Farrell*
(President of Shoes of The Fisherman, Inc.) was in college,
she was abducted by a stranger. During her captivity, without
thinking about what she was saying, she repeated the 23rd
Psalm out loud. Praise The Lord, she was released. How
important were the words of the Psalm? Kathleen believes they
saved her life and perhaps saved the soul of her abductor.
"After my horrible experience, I thought about ways to
spread the Good News. Then the idea came to me to cut out
letters from an inner tube and glue them backwards to the
bottom of sandals," Kathleen says. "When I walked from wet
grass onto a wooden deck and the sandals left the words JESUS
LOVES YOU all over, it was awesome. I knew God was directing a
wonderful new way to proclaim His Love."
Charitable Services: The Shoes of The Fisherman sandals led
the way to establishment of Diabetic Charitable Services. "The
message of the sandals fired my imagination," says Jack
Oberding, President of Diabetic Charitable Services (Shoes of
The Fisherman's Vice President).
Jack dreamed of
seeing high school students wearing the sandals in locker
rooms and college students wearing them in dorms, protecting
their feet and proclaiming their faith. "I had a vision of all
these college students taking their sandals with them on
spring break to the beach. JESUS LOVES YOU was seen from sea
to shining sea."
In addition to this soul-saving
message, and in keeping with our first mission of caring for
those who made the sandals, Jack wanted the proceeds to help
save lives, as well.
About the sandals: "As I was
thinking of more ways to reinforce goodness, God instructed me
to cut out an old inner tube and glue the letters SUSEJ SEVOL
UOY backwards onto the bottoms of sandals. When I was
finished, it was raining. I walked outside and up onto a dry
wooden deck and left JESUS LOVES YOU all over the deck. It was
awesome, and I knew this was a wonderful new way to spread the
Make a difference... when someone needs it
the most, he or she will see the footprints and know that
they, too, may know the love of Jesus.
We, a tiny St.
Petersburg Florida company, are praying that our Shoes of The
Fisherman® sandals will be one of the new ways Christians
find to declare their love for Jesus.
* Kathleen L.
Farrell, Ph.D. has been a guest on Trinity Broadcasting
Sailing Singles Dinner of the Month Thu
Benedetto's Italiano Ristorante 15505 Fifteen Mile Road
January Dinner of the Month live entertainment
(band/dancing) four people to a table one bill per table
gratuity already added to bill
Sailing Singles' Commodore guest of
From left to right: John Chesney of Sailing
Singles,Commodore Evie Douglas of Sailing Singles, Commodore
Glory Schappe of Grosse Pointe Sail Club, Bob Schappe of
Grosse Pointe Sail Club, and Peggy Jo.
The Grosse Pointe Sail Club conducted their Commodore's
Ball at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial on Saturday January 14,
2005. The GPSC is noted for sponsoring the Tuesday night races
on lower Lake St. Clair all summer long.
Afterglow at Good Night Gracie'sThu
For you go-getters, it's time to start planning ahead for
next year with the first AfterGlow of 2005! The upcoming
AfterGlow will be hosted Thursday, January 20th at Goodnite
Gracie, in downtown Royal Oak, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Goodnite Gracie is located inside Washington Square Plaza at
222 S. Sherman St. in Royal Oak.
This jazz and martini bar situated in downtown Royal Oak
offers the perfect relaxed, dimly-lit atmosphere for business
networking. Overstuffed couches, unique pub tables, and
illuminated cigar humidors add to the bar's swanky decor.
The Detroit AfterGlow is a local organization built to
promote business growth in the Detroit area by bringing
like-minded entrepreneurs and business professionals together
in relaxed, upscale environments.
Bolstered by a relaxed atmosphere in some of Detroit's
coolest settings, AfterGlow is quickly becoming one of the
most successful after-hours business networking events. The
people at these events include company CEOs, presidents and
other top decision makers, providing the perfect opportunity
for you to meet your next client or even strike your next
Winter Wonderland Weekend|
Snow, sliding skis,sleigh ride, sdipping, shopping,
You must know where we're going-To the Terrace Inn, by
Petoskey for Ski on a Shoestring Weekend. Set aside the
last weekend in February for a winter weekend getaway at a
In all, 15 rooms have been reserved for Feb. 25, 26 and
morning of 27th, eight of which have twin beds, others have
one queen-size bed.
Downhill skiers can go to nearby Boyne Mountain, Boyne
Highlands or Nub's Nob. Cross country skiers have several
options including Petoskey State Park. Shoppers have several
options in Petoskey, Charlevoix, and Harbor Springs. Relaxers
can just relax.
If you are interested in going please contact Onita Fitz at
248-852-0698 to let her knowso we can track whether we meet
the discount quota. The rooms have been set aside in the name
of Pat Setter
Total Weekend Price
Standard Rooms $130 per
Deluxe Rooms $152 per person
Transportation and downhill lift tickets.
Pippen Wed 1/19/2005|
The Mardi Gras type party scheduled for Wednesday January
19, 2005 will go on as planned but the Sailing Singles block
of tickets were sold out on Friday. You can still contact the
Baldwin theater for tickets.