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Peggy Jo Studio Newsletter
Coming EventsMarch 7, 2005

in this issue

DRYA Seminar Wed 3/9/2005 at The Edison Boat Club

Somerset Singles Ski and Golf Club Meeting Tues March 7, 2005

Homemade Dessert Auction Friday 3/11/2005

Sailing Singles General Meeting Fri 3/11/2005

Blessing of the Fleet Sun 3/13/2005

Priems Yachting Society St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl Sun 3/13/2005

A.O.H. St. Patrick's Day Parade Sat 3/12/2005

Upcoming Special Events


DRYA Seminar Wed 3/9/2005 at The Edison Boat Club

Location: Edison Boat Club 100 lycaste 313-235- 2975 see the map below.

Sailing the Race - The Dark Secrets of the Race Committee Knowing, and being able to anticipate, the activities of the race committee will give you greater understanding of how to sail your own race. Click Here for map to Edison Boat Club

New date added Saturday March 12, 2004 Detroit Yacht Club Pyro-Demo at the Detroit Yacht Club

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.

Today, the DRYA continues to support sailboat racing in the Detroit area by establishing a racing schedule to avoid conflicts and, standardized sailing instructions and by providing handicaps, providing race management, and providing race schedule racing and sailing related mailings to its members.

For more information on the sailing seminars, please contact Bob Schappe at 313-823-0183

Map to Edison Boat Club

We discovered a new group called Ethnic Thursdays. You can check them out here.

Carcinogens cause cancer. Especially breast cancer. Don't freeze your plastic water bottles with water as this also releases dioxins in the plastic.

Dr. Edward Fujimoto from Castle Hospital was on a TV program explaining this health hazard. He is the manager of the Wellness Program at the hospital.

He was talking about dioxins and how bad they are for us.

He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat and plastics releases dioxins into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body.

Dioxins are carcinogens and highly toxic to the cells of our bodies. Instead, he recommends using glass, Corning Ware, or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results without the dioxins.

So such things as TV dinners, weight watchers dinners, lean cuisine dinners, instant ramen cup of noodles, and soups.etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. Just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc.,

He said we might remember when some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.

To add to this: saran wrap placed over foods as they are nuked, with the high heat, actually drips poisonous toxins into the food, use paper towels.

  • Somerset Singles Ski and Golf Club Meeting Tues March 7, 2005
  • 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.

    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.

  • Homemade Dessert Auction Friday 3/11/2005
    7pm to 8pm on Friday, March 11th,
    prior to Sailing Singles meeting at the Elks Club.
    Members and guests will donate their favorite HOMEMADE candies, cookies,
    pies & cakes, etc. The person who brings in the most
    dollars will win a prize. One can donate as many desserts as they like!
    All are welcome to participate
    The homemade treats make great Easter Gifts!
    To sign up or for more information, please call:
    Mary = 586-939-3993, Pat = 313-886-1834, Joanne 248-852-2535

  • Sailing Singles General Meeting Fri 3/11/2005
  • Sailing Singles will conduct their regular monthly meeting at the Troy Elks Club on Friday March 11, 2005 starting 8:00 pm. Prior to the meeting their will be a Bake Sale and after the meeting there will be dancing to a DJ.

    Some members and guests meet early in the Elk's club dining room for supper. The elks club is on Big Beaver on the north side between John R and Rochester Road.

  • Blessing of the Fleet Sun 3/13/2005
  • Sailing Singles will be presenting it's flag at the annual Blessing of the Fleet at The Mariners Church located on the Norhwest corner of the Rennaisance Complex in down town Detroit. The Service starts at 11:00 but if you want to get a seat be there by 10:15. Parking is available in the underground lot at Woodward and Jefferson. The River Cafe will validate tickets.

    After the service Sailing Singles will be going to the River Cafe for brunch located on the third floor of the Marriot in the RenCen between tower 100 and tower 400. The cost of the breakfast buffet is $13.75 with tax. It is in the Entertainment book!

  • Priems Yachting Society St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl Sun 3/13/2005
  • The Priems Yachting Society will conduct a Pub Crawl After the Gaelic League's Parade .First stop Gaelic Leagueat 2068 Michigan, Second stop O'Houllarans Tippery Pub Southfield and Joy road Third stop Friendly Sons of St. Patrick 8269 E Eight Mile Rd Eight Mile and Van Dyke

    Gaelic League
    Parade Sunday and St. Patrick's Day entertainment will begin at noon on two stages at the Gaelic League located at 2068 Michigan. There will be a large tent on the back parking lot. Entertainment ays include: The House Party, Inis Ceol, Larry Larson, Bruno's Brawlers, New Old Stock, and Johnny Manning. Members show membership card to get in free. Nominal fee for nonmembers. More information call 313-9964-7474 or email

    The crawl will commence after the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

  • A.O.H. St. Patrick's Day Parade Sat 3/12/2005
  • A.O.H. St. Patrick's Day Parade, 9-11 a.m. Sat. Along Washington Avenue in downtown Royal Oak. Post parade festivities at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 406 E. Fourth St., Royal Oak. (586) 558-9747.

  • 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.

    Heart Ball

    The Michigan Heart Association will be sponsoring their 18th annual Heart Ball on Saturday May 21, 2005.(note the change) Details are here.

    Commodore's Ball

    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.

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    Cut this out and present it at any Curves International. Tell them you got it from the Peggy Jo Studio.