DRYA Seminar Wed 3/2/2005 at Great Lakes Yacht Club
Commodore Ted Evringham will Explain the basic Rules of racing.
Location: The Great Lakes Yacht Club is a Hidden Paradise on the "Nautical Mile" in St. Clair Shores, MI, they are located just north of Nine Mile Road, east of Jefferson Avenue on beautiful Lake St. Clair. Follow the road just past Andiamo's on the Lake.
All races are governed by the U.S. Sailing Association rules. Learn the basic rules that you will need to observe when participating in races from our regional expert on racing rules, Ted Everingham.
About Great Lakes Yacht Club
Great Lakes Yacht Club has a well-earned and deserved reputation among racing and cruising yachts people as being a competent, interested, and progressive organization with the best of facilities and location setting anywhere in Michigan.
The Great Lakes Yacht Club had its beginning in 1952 as "The Island Boat Club" close to the Waterworks Park on the Detroit River. The club was formed by necessity by a few Jewish "would be sailors" who could not obtain memberships in other established yacht clubs.
In 1954, they relocated to leased property at their current location, and renamed "Great Lakes Yacht Club."
From 1954 to 1959 the clubhouse and swimming pool were added.
In 1962, the yacht club was granted membership in the Detroit River Yachting Association (DRYA). At that time, we were assigned to host the first yachting regatta of the season "The Early Bird Regatta," and have done so ever since.
In 1963 theyacquired the title to their present location. The addition of a hoist and gin poles enabled them to provide on-site winter storage. The club established a Junior Sailing Program that was emulated by other clubs in the DRYA.
In 1986, thet established a doubled-handed yacht race around Lake St. Clair.
In 2000, a complete renovation of the dockside services including water, electrical, dockside lighting and concrete walkway were finished.
Also in 2000, GLYC added sponsorship of the "Volvo Leukemia Cup" to its "Early Bird Regatta."
GLYC continues the sponsorship of the Fall Series in addition to the DRYA Early Bird Regatta.
The Detroit Regional Yacht-racing Association is a non-profit organization comprised of 29 area clubs and some 300 individual members, both Canadian and US. These clubs are located from Toledo, Ohio to Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario. Commodore Harry Austin of the Detroit Boat Club and Commodore Harry Kendall of the Detroit Yacht Club formed the DRYA in 1912 as a method of bringing sailors together with a common interest in supporting sailing and sailboat racing in the Detroit area.Map to the Great Lakes Yacht Club
Today, the DRYA continues to support sailboat racing in the Detroit area by establishing a racing schedule to avoid conflicts and, standardizingstandardized sailing instructions and by providing handicaps, providing race management, and providing race scheduleracing and sailing related mailings to its members.
For more information on the sailing seminars, please contact Bob Schappe at 313-823-0183
"I really do try to exercise."!
I decided to take an aerobics class. I went, twisted, gyrated and jumped up and down for an hour, but by the time I got my leotards on, the class was over.
Hey! Girlfriends we need to get into those bikinis, be sure to check out the coupon at the bottom of the newsletter. Print the page, cut it out and use it at any curves international. People living in the Royal Oak/Berkley Area are encourages to use the coupon at the Berkley site because Barbara is the one who approved the coupon.
Why the article on Handwashing?
I was not trying to be your mother. Virus, germs and bacteria do not fly through the air spreading all types of colds, flu and other maladies. They need the help of dirty hands. For just ten minutes, be aware of the many times you put your hands on or near your face.
The health Department & infectious disease control have been trying to let the public know the serious consequences of neglecting to wash ones hands and it one of my 2005 campaigns.
One of my bugaboos is seeing a beautifully groomed women walk out of the restroom without washing her hands. Guys you're lucky I can't spy on you)
If you missed the article here it is.
Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers, it comes from being open to all the questions.
Earl Gray Stevens.
Marlene Solomon, Sailing Singles membership chairman, requests that the current members renew as soon as possible so that the roster can be printed in time for sailing season. One can renew their membership online. New members must fill out an application and present it to the Membership committee in person.
|Tribute For Warren Jones Tues 3/1/2005|
There will be a tribute to Warren Jones At Bayview Yacht Club at 3:00 pm on Tuesday March 1, 2005
Warren died on Thursday, February 24, 2005 at the age of 76 He owned Thomas Hardware until he sold it to his son Todd. He knew what and where each piece of hardware was located on most of the Mackinack Race Fleet.
He was The President of The Metropolitan Detroit Ski Council many years ago.
He was the Beloved husband of Suzanne (Shobe) Jones. In addition he was survived by brother, H. Burton Jones; sons Mark, Michael and Todd; grandchildren Christopher, Calvin, Olivia and Griffin.
|George Carlin's Views on Aging|
Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids?
If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions. "How old are you?" "I'm four and a half!"
You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five!
That's the key.
You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back.
You jump to the next number ... or even a few ahead.
"How old are you?" "I'm gonna be 16!" You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16!
And then the greatest day of your life you become 21.
Even the words sound like a ceremony . . . YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!
But then you turn 30.
Oooohh what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk. He TURNED; we had to throw him out.
There's no fun now.
You're just a sour-dumpling.
You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa!
Put on the brakes .. it's all slipping away.
Before you know it, you REACH 50 . and your dreams are gone.
But wait!!! You MAKE IT to 60.You didn't think you would!
So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE IT to 60.
You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70!
After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!
You get into your 80s and every day is a complete cycle;
you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime.
And it doesn't end there Into the 90s, you start going backwards ... "I Was JUST 92."
Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I'm 100 and a half!"
May we all make it to a healthy 100 and a half (and still be dancing)!
HOW TO STAY YOUNG
1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay "them!"
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often ... long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with what you love .. whether it's ... family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health. If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall ... even to the next county . to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.
10. Tell the people you love that you love them . at every opportunity. AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
And if you don't send this to at least 8 people .. Who Cares! But do share this with someone. We all need to live life to its fullest each day.
|Overture Party Fri March 4, 2005|
On Friday March 4, 2005 The Detroit Symphony Orchesta is hosting an Overture Party at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. There will be a dinner and a concert. You can get details here.
|Kirk Singles at Village Players Fri March 4, 2005|
Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning play, "The Skin of Our Teeth". To reserve optional dinner, 6:00 PM at Albans' Bottle & Basket, call Elaine at 248-332- 8462.For each theatre ticket send check for $15 payable to Village Players & Click.
Birmingham Village Players Theatre, two blocks south of Maple Rd., east side of Woodward (248-644-2075)
|Bob Gatewood at DYC Sat Mar 5, 2005|
The Detroit Yacht Club will host a Re-Openning of the club Celebration on Saturday March 5, 2005 starting at 7:00 pm. At 8:30 Bob Gaetwood and the Calabash Band from The Round House Bar in Put-In- Bay will start playing. The cost is $12.50. Sailing Singles members, and members of other DRYA clubs, call the Detroit Yacht Club at 313-824-1200 for reservations.
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|Somerset Singles Ski and Golf Club Meeting Tues March 7, 2005|
The Troy Elk's club has a $4.99 spaghetti dinner every Tuesday and some of the Somerset people meet for dinner before the meeting. Menu items can also be ordered.
The SSSGC will conduct their March General Meeting at the Troy Elks Club at 1451 East Big Beaver between Rochester Road and John R. on the north side of the street. The meeting starts at 8:00 pm and is followed by dancing to a DJ.
|Upcoming Special Events|
These events require prior registration and are therefore presented here so that you can make advance plans.
Muscular Dystrophy Association Benefit
The Somerset Singles Ski and Golf Club will be hosting a benefit on Friday April 1, 2005 at the Clawson-Troy Elks Club. Party details are here.
The Michigan Heart Association will be sponsoring their 18th annual Heart Ball on Saturday May 21, 2005.(note the change) Details are here.
Sailing Singles will host their 25th Anniversary Commodore's Ball at the Edgewood Country Club on May 7, 2005. All the details are here. You can also register and pay online.