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February/March 2019 Vol. 28 No. 02

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BOATING EDUCATION CLASSES P. 11


COMMODORE’S CORNER

Grosse Pointe Yacht Club Officers Ilja J. Vreeken, Commodore Gary H. Gonzalez, Vice Commodore Gary F. Marowske, Rear Commodore Jason J. Grobbel, Treasurer Brian L. Fish, Secretary

Directors

Peter G. Beauregard, Director William J. Dillon, Director Bruce G. Knapp, Director Graham C. Korneffel, Director J. James Morrow Jr., Director David M. Schaden, Director Robert V. Weiland, Director

Staff, Committees Work Together to Make GPYC ‘Your Club for All Seasons’

Fleet Officers

Greetings Members,

Richard J. Lueders Fleet Captain/Power Daniel C. Bracciano Fleet Captain/Sail Dr. Mariann Channell Fleet Surgeon Reverend Walter A. Schmidt Fleet Chaplain Paul D. Mattes Fleet Measurer Stacy T. Spondike Fleet Quartermaster

Front Desk

Trish Kamensack & Alison Trombley (313) 884-2500 switchboard@gpyc.org

Editorial

Information for this publication should be submitted to: Communications Manager – Anna Swartz aswartz@gpyc.org

Staff Emails

General Manager – Aaron Kessler Wagner awagner@gpyc.org Membership Director – Susan Hughes, CMP shughes@gpyc.org Executive Chef – Colby Newman cnewman@gpyc.org Chief Financial Officer – Jim DeMasse jdemasse@gpyc.org Food & Beverage Director – Joe Hooge jhooge@gpyc.org Catering Director – Barbara Walkowski bwalkowski@gpyc.org Catering Coordinator – Karleen Bacha kbacha@gpyc.org Special Events Director - Kathy VandeLaare kvandelaare@gpyc.org Membership Administrator - Claire Rundquist crundquist@gpyc.org Harbor Master – Alex Turner aturner@gpyc.org Sailing Director – Wally Cross wcross@gpyc.org Bowling Director – Gordy Woods gwoods@gpyc.org Tennis Pro – Dmitri Diakonov tennispro@gpyc.org Front Gate Security – Solomon Corley scorley@gpyc.org Grosse Pointe Yacht Club © 2019 - all rights reserved. This publication is the property of the GPYC, for member use only. No unauthorized use, sale or dissemination of information herein shall be made for commercial, personal or other purposes without the written permission of the GPYC.

It has been a busy time in and around the Club. The inaugural Christmas Eve Buffet was a resounding success with well over 200 attendees. Kudos to the staff for this new Club tradition and their relentless drive to make GPYC our Club for all seasons. January started off with a bang - the Icy Hot! Ladies Fashion Show sold out early and will surely be the hot ticket for next year. The Winter Festival has become a can’t miss event with fun activities for all ages throughout the weekend. In the coming months, keep checking The Mast and The Weekly Buzz for information about newly added events and be sure to sign up early! The Club has a scheduled housekeeping shutdown from February 18 through March 14. The Bowling Recreation Center and Marine Activity Center will remain open. General Manager Aaron Wagner, along with his staff, are working on food and beverage alternatives during this time, as employees and contractors will be busy throughout the Club working on refurbishing chairs/tables, cleaning carpets, upgrading the kitchen and much more. A club reciprocation list is available on page 6 should you wish to visit an alternative venue during this time. We will reopen for dinner on Friday, March 15, followed by the Back to the Club Party on Saturday, March 16. On your next visit to the Club, I hope you will take time to welcome Special Events Director Kathy VandeLaare who recently joined the GPYC team. Kathy brings a wealth of experience to her position and is already planning new events to enhance our membership experience. Welcome aboard, Kathy! Special thanks to our member volunteers who are working diligently on club committees. From harbor upkeep, new events, club heritage awareness, new member recruitment, and facilities improvements to legal and financial oversight, committees are an essential part of our vibrant club culture. Committee members’ efforts support and ensure our Club continues to evolve and flourish. See you around the Club, and I look forward to writing you again in the Spring. Respectfully

Commodore Ilja J. Vreeken

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NOTES FROM THE MANAGER

Look No Further Than GPYC for Winter Fun

The holidays are behind us, and we are now in the middle of another Michigan winter. Many Michiganders go South during these months, but our members are finding plenty of activity here at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. Our Paddle Tennis Launch Party was a great success. The Club is also now offering open play days where you can drop in and join fellow members, as well as mixed league nights for the more competitive players. If you have not experienced the Paddle Tennis Center, make plans to visit and play. It is a very easy game to learn, and the Paddle Tennis Center is a nice venue for friends looking to get together. The Paddle Tennis Center is not the only outdoor activity at the Club. This year, trap shooting at the Marine Activity Center has really taken off, especially with the mild weather. The Club has several guns for you to use, and we serve hearty chili and beverages to help you to remain energized between shooting. Each week, we post the top scorers in The Weekly Buzz. Take your best shot and see if you might be one of them! Looking to stay cozy inside? Look no further than the recently renovated Bowling Recreation Center (BRC). The BRC just received all-new furniture including comfortable high top seats, high top tables, and seating for the BRC Teen Center, which features multiple gaming consoles and screens for maximum fun. The BRC is your hot spot for game time with all new TVs suspended above the lanes and an ideal bar setting. Look for scheduling in The Weekly Buzz for March Madness NCAA Basketball in late March/early April. Please note that the BRC will remain open during our Annual Shutdown. We are committed to being your year-round Club and are pleased to provide this venue during our annual renovations and projects. When we reopen officially, the Club and the Membership Activities Committee have planned a Back to the Club Night that will be unforgettable. Being that it takes place on St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, the event will feature a St. Patrick’s theme and have fantastic entertainment, cocktails, and, of course, the finest culinary creations for your enjoyment. Make your reservations now before this event sells out. Smooth Sailing,

Aaron Wagner

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STAFFSPOTLIGHT By Aaron Wagner

Membership Administrator Claire Rundquist

Meet our newest addition to the GPYC Team, Claire Rundquist. Claire graduated in May of 2018 from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in Advertising and Public Relations with a minor in Marketing. Since then she has moved back home to Grosse Pointe. Claire is working in the Membership Department alongside Membership Director Susan Hughes and

Communications Manager Anna Swartz and hopes to gain experience in marketing and assisting with member events. One of her current projects is to scan in all of the member files and past meeting minutes for accurate and safe archiving. She is bringing us into the modern times! Outside of GPYC, she likes to play tennis, spend time with family, snowboard, travel,

Claire Rundquist with her father, Jim at her graduation from Loyola University Chicago

and play with her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Harley and Lucey. When asked who she would have lunch with (anyone in the world, living or deceased), she answered that it would have to be her grandparents who she was never able to meet. Claire has a contagious personality and is always smiling. I hope you will stop by and say hello to her when you are at the Club.

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NEWS GPYC Recognized as a Distinguished Club

Grosse Pointe Yacht Club has been selected as a Distinguished Club. Clubs are determined by a thorough vetting and awarding process conducted by BoardRoom magazine’s Distinguished Clubs team of industry specialists. To be a Distinguished Club is to be one of only a few, highly select private clubs that are recognized as providing a member experience at a level attained by only the finest clubs in the world.

GPYC Announces Fitness/ Wellness Center Project for 2019

On December 19, 2018, the Club unveiled designs for a Fitness/Wellness Center (FWC) to be completed in 2019. The Club will fund this project through donations and is pleased to report that the membership has shown great support already. The FWC will be located on the first floor adjacent to the Mariners Courtyard and will feature three convenient points of entry including easy access to the Men’s and Ladies Locker Rooms. Amenities will include spinning bikes, treadmills, free weights and other cardio equipment. The FWC will be open 24 hours a day and will provide towels, as well as beverages and small food items in a grab-and-go format.

Interested in Committee Membership?

GPYC committees work with the Board of Directors and staff to assure the Club’s services, activities and amenities meet the needs of our members. Members who serve in this capacity find they have fun and benefit by forming new relationships that make their GPYC experience more meaningful. If you are interested, the Membership, Communication, Athletics and Member Activities committees are all accepting additional volunteers for 2019. Contact Kelley Vreeken at kvreeken@ mac.com or (313) 268-5711 for more information.

Executive Team Building Sail Program

GPYC corporate executives and human resource professionals: consider the GPYC Executive Team Building Sail Program as a way to inspire, improve communication, build awareness and improve leadership skills within the management team of an organization. These half-day or full-day sail courses are held at the Marine Activity Center and on Lake St. Clair. For more information about how this program can benefit your team, contact Sailing Director Wally Cross at wcross@gpyc.org.

To learn more about this project and how to support it, please contact General Manager Aaron Wagner at awagner@gpyc.org.

2019 Summer Day Camp

GPYC’s Day Camp will be offered for eight weeks this summer, from June 17 through August 9, for children ages 4-12. Day Camp Director Madeleine Kaiser, who did an excellent job reviving and growing the Club’s program last year, is returning with plans for a busy and exciting summer. Madeleine is a teacher at Star of the Sea in Grosse Pointe Woods. Check upcoming issues of The Weekly Buzz for online registration information.

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Catering & Special Events

Please contact our Catering Office if you or someone you know is planning to host a social or corporate event. We look forward to hearing from you. To book an event, please contact Catering Director Barb Walkowski at (313) 640-7006 or Catering Coordinator Karleen Bacha at (313) 640-7007.

Cancellation Policy

Members canceling a reservation for Club-sponsored functions with less than 24 hours’ notice, or not attending the function without giving notice, shall be charged the established price for each person involved. Thank you.

The MAST Deadline

Submissions for The MAST can be sent to Anna Swartz at aswartz@gpyc.org. The April MAST Deadline is Monday, March 4.

Below: GPYC’s 2019 Summer Day Camp will be held from June 17 through August 9.


RECIPROCITY Clubhouse Closing and Reciprocity The Club will be closed Monday, February 18 through Thursday, March 14. The Club will reopen for dinner service on Friday, March 15. The following Clubs have offered reciprocal privileges to GPYC members during our shutdown. Please see the individual club’s hours of operations and dress code. Reservations required.

Bayview Yacht Club

(313) 822-1853 - ext. 116 Credit card only. 5% credit card fee will apply. Dining Hours: Mon-Tues, no dining service available, bar service only, 4 p.m. - close Wed-Thurs, Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Dinner: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Friday, Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Dinner: 5:30 - 9 p.m., Saturday, Lunch: 11:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Dinner, 5:30 - 9 p.m. Sunday Brunch, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lunch, 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Dinner, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Events: We can accommodate groups of 2-152. Members may contact Gretchen Meeuws, Food and Beverage Director at 313-822-1853 ext. 104 or Gretchen@byc.com, to check club dates for availability and assist in planning the occasion. Invited guests are welcome and must be in the company of the Reciprocal Guest Member. Attire: Our dress code is business casual attire.

Birmingham Athletic Club

(248) 646-5050 Dining Hours: Mon: No a la carte dining service, bar open 4 p.m.-close. Tues: Taco Tuesday from 5 - 9 p.m. (limited taco-themed menu). Bar opens at 4 p.m. Wed-Sat: Lunch: 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m., Lite fare: 2 -5 p.m., Dinner: 5 -9 p.m., Sun: Dinner: 5 - 8 p.m. Attire: Members and guests must wear proper attire to be admitted and served in the Dining Room, i.e. no athletic skirts, athletic shorts, caps, men’s sleeveless shirts, torn or ragged jeans, or swimming attire. Men must remove their caps in the upper level of the Clubhouse.

Bloomfield Open Hunt Club

(248) 646-9411 Dining Hours: Closed Mon - Tues. Lunch: Thurs- Sat, 11a.m.- 2 p.m. Sunday Brunch: 11a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner: Wed & Thurs, 5:30-9 p.m., Fri- Sat, 5:30-10 p.m.. Bar opens at 5 p.m. Attire: Informal attire may be worn in the Grille Room, Ring Room, Sunroom, Founders Room, Presidents Room, and Derby Room. Denim should be clean and without holes.

Country Club of Detroit

(313) 881-8000 Due to our limited dining offerings and overlap of our reciprocity dates, reciprocity to GPYC members is from March 8 - 14. Dining Hours: Dining Room & Tavern: WedSun (standard dress code for these venues). Breakfast: 8-11 a.m., Lunch: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Dinner: Wed-Thurs, 6-9 p.m., Fri-Sat, 6-9:30 p.m., Soup-er Sunday, 5:30-8 p.m. on Sunday (soup & salad bar only). Grille Room: Wed-Sat (denim is permitted). Dinner only from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Reservations: Required for the Dining Room. The Tavern and Grille Room are first come, first serve.

Dearborn Country Club

(313) 561-0800 Dining Hours: Pub style menu on Fridays from 5- 9 p.m. Beginning March 8: Friday Fish Fry, 5-9 p.m. Attire: No denim

Detroit Yacht Club

(313) 824-1200 Dining Hours: (Grill & Bar Only) Mon-Thurs: closed, Friday: open for dinner Grill 5-10 p.m., Bar open 5 p.m.-1 a.m., Sat: Grill open 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Bar open 11:30 a.m.- 1 a.m. Sun: Grill open 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Bar open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Attire: Semi-formal attire required in all rooms.

Heathers Club of Bloomfield Hills

(248) 334-9770 Reservations: Reservations are requested, but not required. Dining Hours: Tues-Sat, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Payment: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and cash. Additionally members may sign their bill, and they will send the charges to GPYC for billing. State sales tax and a 17.5% gratuity will be added to all dining charges. Attire: No denim.

Lochmoor Club

(313) 886-1010 Dining Hours: Open Fri-Sat in February, Lunch: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Dinner: 5 - 9 p.m. Open Tues-Sat starting in March, Lunch: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Dinner: 5 - 9 p.m. Attire: Appropriate and tasteful casual attire, including denim and tennis attire

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The Village Club

(248) 644-3450 Dining Hours: Tues, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wed - Fri: 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dinner: Wed-Sat: 5 - 9 p.m., Sunday Brunch: 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Attire: Business casual is appropriate. Tasteful denim is also permitted. Reservations: When making reservations, please identity yourself as a GPYC member and provide your member number. Some evenings may be unavailable due to a designated Club function. Private parties can be accommodated.

Detroit Athletic Club

(313) 963-9200 Membership card must be presented for dining and parking. Dining reciprocity is restricted to Grill Room, Abbey, and Madison Café only. Dining Hours: Grill Room Breakfast: Mon-Fri, 7-9:30 a.m., Sat and Sun Continental Breakfast: 7-11 a.m. Lunch: Mon.-Fri, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Dinner: Tues-Sat, 5:30-10 p.m. Abbey Buffet Dinner: Mon-Fri, 5:30-9 p.m., Sat, 7-9:30 p.m. Madison Café Mon-Fri, 7 a.m- 6 p.m. Sat., 7 a.m. -4 p.m. Parking: Guests must use valet, self-parking not available. $12 Attire: Grill Room Carpet Men: suit or sport coat (tie preferred) and tailored slacks. Women: suit, dress, skirt or tailored slacks. Grill Room Bricks & Abbey Men: pressed collared shirt or turtleneck and tailored slacks; quarter-zip pullovers with collared shirt underneath; collared golf shirt; tucked in shirttail and polo; tailored slacks with a finished hem. Women: blouse or sweater; slacks or long cropped pants; skirt not shorter than mid-thigh; leggings worn with mid-thigh length or longer skirt, dress or top. Never permitted inside the Club: Any color or style denim (or anything that resembles denim or jeans); tattered, torn or cutoff clothing; hooded sweatshirts; cargo shorts, hats or caps (women’s dress hats are acceptable); excessively revealing clothing.


EVENTS Super Bowl Party Sunday, February 3 | 6:30 p.m.

Watch the big game at the Bowling Recreation Center or enjoy all the action on an outdoor screen. This event will feature fire pits, cigars, coneys and a raffle. Don’t miss this fun event!

Women’s Book Club Wednesday, February 6 | 6 p.m. “The Tuscan Child” by Rhys Bowen Wednesday, March 6 | 6 p.m. “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover

This group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Spinnaker. The book of the month is discussed over cocktails. If you enjoy reading, please join us for a fun evening or conversation and camaraderie. The March meeting will be held at the Country Club of Detroit due to GPYC’s shutdown.

Wine 101

Friday, February 8 | 6:30 p.m. $35++ If you’d like to learn more about wines, please join us for a tasting with Michael Cregar of Woodberry Wine. Look for more details in upcoming issues of The Weekly Buzz.

Tower Pub Events Quizzo Trivia Saturday, February 9 | 8-10 p.m.

Euchre Tournaments Saturday, February 16 | 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23 | 7 p.m. $18++ per person The tournament includes light dinner and card play.

Valentine’s Day February 14 | 5-10 p.m.

Enjoy a la carte dinner specials and entertainment in the Main Dining Room.

Unless otherwise specified, please contact the Front Desk to make a reservation for all events and activities: switchboard@gpyc.org or (313) 884-2500. Also, there is no charge for children 3 years of age and under for any event (except for three-year-olds in Kids’ Klub).

Breakfast with the General Manager Saturday, February 16 | 9-10 a.m. Join fellow members for an update on all things related to your Club. This informative event will include a presentation and a question and answer session. The $6 breakfast is available during this presentation.

Open That Bottle Night

Saturday, February 16 | 5-10 p.m. Corkage fee reduced 50 percent Almost all wine lovers have that very special bottle – the one they always mean to open, but never do. This is why Wall Street Journal wine columnists Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher invented Open That Bottle Night (OTBN) as a worldwide celebration of friends, family and memories during which we finally drink the wine that is otherwise simply too special to open. During OTBN, GPYC members can join in this special tradition of not just drinking wine but relishing in the memories of great vacations, long-lost loved ones and bittersweet moments. If you are attending OBTN as part of a group, consider asking everyone to say a few words about the significance of the wine they brought. This really is what OTBN is all about – sharing.

Back to the Club

St. Patrick’s Day with a Twist Saturday, March 16 | 7 p.m.

This year’s Back to the Club event is not your ordinary Irish-themed party. Get ready for a night of dancing to a rock ‘n’ roll band and a unique spin on your favorite Irish cuisine. Casual attire. Look for more details in upcoming issues of The Weekly Buzz.

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American Magic America’s Cup

Presentation by Tucker Thompson Friday, March 22 | 7-9 p.m. Experience the future of the America’s Cup at the GPYC. America’s Cup Commentator and Host Tucker Thompson will be presenting a new, exciting multimedia show. The live presentation covers all the details of the AC36 including an exclusive, inside look at America’s next AC team, New York Yacht Club American Magic.

Family Movie Day Saturday, March 23

The whole family can enjoy a relaxing time at the Club mid to late afternoon with a double feature, as well as a special visit from characters for the little ones. Kids’ Klub will be available afterwards. Stay tuned to The Weekly Buzz for the announcement of the movie and exact time.


EVENTS All Things European: 2019 Rendezvous French Wine/Cognac Tasting with Schedule Fine Italian Clothier Thursday, March 28 Fittings with Frank Serraiocco Friday, March 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mark your calendar for an evening of French and Italian fineries: Help us welcome the Midwest ambassador of Louis XIII Maximilien and his new Ambassador Julien as we learn about cognac and enjoy a French wine tasting led by Michael Cregar of Woodberry Wine. All of this will be paired with Master Clothier Frank Serraiocco, who will be displaying his finest fabrics and taking measurements for 100 percent hand-sewn jackets and suits. Frank will also be on hand to meet and fit members, guests and the public throughout the day on Friday, March 29. The time for the wine/cognac tasting will be announced in The Weekly Buzz.

Boaters and non-boaters alike are welcome to join fellow members on any of the exciting rendezvous being planned for 2019. Destinations are as close as Milliken Marina downtown and as far as the Up North Rendezvous in Bay Harbor. Chairpersons are listed underneath each rendezvous. June 5: Little Club Dinner Tom Curcuri June 14-16: In-Harbor Bruce Knapp, Donn Schroder, Keith Spondike July 11: Old Club Elyse Trupiano July 12-14: Catawba Com. Dennis Andrus and Marita Grobbel August 3-5: Bay Harbor Village Kelley Vreeken, Amy Krueger Malow, Kathy Marowske August 28: Bayview Yacht Club Dinner Dr. Gary and Kim Bill, Charlie Bayer September 13-15: Milliken Dan Bracciano, Derek Starks, Peter Gleason November 1-2: Fort Lauderdale Mark Peyser

Kids’ Klub

Fridays and Saturdays, 5:30-10 p.m. Parents have an opportunity to enjoy a quiet, relaxing evening at the Club. Children must be at least three years old and potty-trained. $15 for the first child $10 for each additional child in the family February 1............................Owl Heart Craft February 2.................Ground Hog Day Craft February 8..........Valentine’s Day Heart Craft February 9................... Valentine’s Day Craft February 15...................................Bird Craft February 16...................Paper Heart Wreath March 15............................. Shamrock Craft March 16...........................Leprechaun Craft March 22............................... Rainbow Craft March 23......................Friendship Bracelets March 29.................................Unicorn Craft March 30.................................. Game Night

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Save the Date Brunch with the Easter Bunny Sunday, April 14 Fun family activities and pictures with the Easter Bunny

Easter Brunch & Dinner Sunday, April 21 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & 4:30-7 p.m.

Family Activity Day Sunday, April 28 1-3 p.m.

Great Lakes Boating Festival May 17-19


MEMBERSHIP

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New Staff, Club Improvements & Committee Involvement Bring Bright Hopes for 2019! There are so many positive changes happening around the Club, and I’m confident that we will experience a great year with both recruitment and retaining members. Here’s why: First, we have some new faces who are working hard to better our member experiences. As Aaron mentioned last month, Kathy VandeLaare joined the staff as Special Events Director. She will be working on enhancing traditional in-house events and adding more fun and creative new events as well. Also, Membership Administrator Claire Rundquist has joined

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Lake Charlevoix Condo for Rent

View beautiful sunsets of Lake Charlevoix from this three bedroom, three bath condo. Pool, tennis, beach. Golf is also nearby. Available. Call Kim at (313) 980-5456 or email at gbill519@aol.com.

the Membership Services Department and is supporting Aaron, Anna and I, along with the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs. Another positive change this year under the direction of Commodore Vreeken is the coordination of club committees working together in an effort to add value to a GPYC membership. The Membership Committee will be working closely with both the Membership Activities and Communications Committees to improve the quality and member involvement in programs and services. Each committee is supporting

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Harbor Springs Condo for Sale

4,200 square feet. Visit www.mgn-airpark. com. Site Development/Homesites. Unit 7. Email info@mgn-airpark.com or call (586) 945-7453.

each other to elevate the quality of a GPYC membership. And then of course, all the improvements in amenities around the clubhouse will assist in a successful year. The updated Bowling Recreation Center, the announcement of the potential fitness center and improvements on the pool deck this summer will improve member retention and recruitment as well.

Susan Hughes Membership Director

Lexington Home for Sale

Spectacular lakefront home with 172’ of sandy beach frontage. 4 Bedroom 2 1/2 bath with a 2-car garage that sits right on Lake Huron. Home is completely updated. Full tennis & basketball court. $1,118,000. For more information, contact David Fekin at Sotheby’s International: (313) 350-9261 or dfekin@ signaturesothebys.com. To Place an Ad: Contact Anna Swartz at (313) 6407003 or aswartz@gpyc.org. Rules: Ads must be for member-owned items/property only. $10 per issue will be billed to your account.

We are Family at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club

Continue Your Family Traditions The GPYC will waive the initiation fee for children of current members age 21 and up for a limited time. Please contact Susan Hughes at shughes@gpyc.org for your child’s application for membership. 9


SPORTS Up Your Alley

Congrats to the winning teams and players for the first half season: Monday Men’s: Matt Mannino, Brian Fish, Todd Wysocki, David Schaden and Matt Schaden. Over average scores: Brian Hunt (+182) and Bobby Nahra (+167). High game: Anthony Ventimiglia (266). Wednesday Night: Cathy Champion, Cindy Hill, Dennis Corrigan and Bill Vogel. Over average scores: Lynn Turner (+124) and Kevin Granger (+139). Thursday Morning Ladies Singles: Connie Szymczak

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Thursday Night: Barb Alcorn, Joe Schmitt and Wayne Wegner. Over average scores: Ellen Starks (+121), Wayne Wegner (+134) and Derek Starks (+174). High game: John Seago (256 and 728 series). Participating in the GPYC bowling program is a great way to enjoy your club during the winter months. Leagues will start the week of January 7 and run until the end of March. If anyone is interested in bowling the second half season, we have openings on Wednesday and Thursday nights, as well as the Thursday morning Ladies League.

If you would like more information, give me a call at (313) 640-7005 or email me at gwoods@gpyc.org. The Bowling Recreation Center is the best place to host a bowling party. We have a full-service bar and all the amenities to make your party the best around. Give the catering office a call and we can take it to from there: (313) 640-7006 or (313) 640-7007. Thank you for supporting the GPYC Bowling Program. Gordy Woods, Director of Bowling Operations

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Saturday Night Open Bowling Every Saturday 5-10 p.m.

(Unless a private party is booked) $10 per person, $5 shoe rental BRC Bar Menu available.

Brunch & Bowl Sundays | 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Every Sunday, members can enjoy brunch and then come down to the bowling center for complimentary bowling.

Trap Shooting

Saturdays & Sundays | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Guns and ammo are provided. The cost is $15 per round (25 shots). Refreshments are available, as well as complimentary chili, in the Marine Activity Center. High scores are listed in The Weekly Buzz, the GPYC’s e-newsletter.

Paddle Tennis Reservations Please observe the following guidelines for making court time reservations: • Reservations can be made Wednesday through Sunday by calling the Front Gate at (313) 640-7001 or emailing frontgate@gpyc.org. • Reservations can be made on Monday and Tuesday by calling Susan Hughes at (313) 640-3188 or emailing shughes@gpyc.org before 5 p.m. • Reservations can be made no more than four hours in advance. • Only one court can be reserved at a time. If the other court is open, it can be made available for use. • The court may only be reserved for 1 ½ hours at a time. This time cannot be “piggybacked.” If the court is not being used at the end of the reservations, you may continue to play.

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Golf League & Closest to Pin Competition Eastside Tennis & Fitness Club is hosting some golf simulator events – a league and closest to the pin competition. The cost for the league is $40 per month. You can play up to eight times each month on two course, on your own schedule. Each month consists of two world-class courses to choose from. The lowest score between both courses receives $40. Also, a closest to the pin competition includes 10 shots for a $5 entry fee, with continued play for $5 per 10 shots. First place receives $40 cash, and second place includes $20 cash. A hole-in-one earns $500. Eastside is located at 18201 East Warren Ave. in Detroit. For more information, call Eastside at (313) 886-2944.


HARBOR By the time you read this article, we will be in the middle of winter. We hope you are thinking about spring and getting your boat ready for the upcoming season at the GPYC. Harbormaster Alex Turner has all of the Slip Lease Agreements in for first boat slips. For those of you who have a second boat, watch for the upcoming announcement in April regarding second boat slip postings.

We want to make all of you aware that slips are awarded based on seniority points, while trying to strive to have boats utilize 75 percent of the size of the slip. Accommodations can be allowed on a temporary basis. We do our best to satisfy all of our membership.

Boating Education Classes

HAPPENINGS

will hold this class at the GPYC for six consecutive Mondays at 6:30 p.m. The class covers the fundamentals of safe boating and operation and meets the state requirements for DNR certification. The comprehensive course includes: • Review of Regulations and Rules of the Water • Use of Marine VHF Radio and Marine Knots, Bend and Hitches • Charts, Navigational Aids and Introductory Piloting • GPS and Waypoint Navigation • Boat Handling and Trailering • Training on a Boating Simulator The cost of $45 per person covers the cost of books and materials. To register, contact the Front Desk at (313) 884-2500 or switchboard@gpyc.org.

Monday, June 3 Chairman Michael Meda & Harbor Committee

Your Harbor Committee and GPPS will hold a Mates Boat Handling class. This class is a one-day hands-on class that will cover topics such as how to run your boat, VHF Marine Radio operation and safety procedures. Check The Mast and Weekly Buzz for class information. Sign up at the Front Desk: (313) 884-2500 or switchboard@gpyc.org. Please feel free to contact Alex Turner or Michael Meda as needed. Your thoughts and comments are always welcome.

DNR Youth Boating Class

Seamanship Piloting Class

Saturday, May 18 Chairman David Schaden

The Grosse Pointe Power Squadron

A one-day youth DNR boating class for children, ages 12 to 18, will be held at GPYC.

Monday, February 25 – April 1

Youth & Mates Hands-on Boat Handling Class

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Safe Boating, Michael Meda Harbor Chairman


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Super Bowl Party

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Wednesday Night6 Bowling League

Brunch & Bowl

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Brunch & Bowl

Women’s Morning Bowling League

Women’s Book Club

Thursday Wine Night

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Thursday Night14 Bowling League

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Men’s Night Bowling League

Turkey Dinner Special

Women’s Morning Bowling League

Wednesday Night Bowling League Burger Night

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Burger Night

Men’s Night Bowling League

Turkey Dinner Special

Thursday Night Bowling League

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Open Bowling

Wine 101

Prime Rib Special

Open Bowling

Quizzo in Pub

Kids’ Klub

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Valentine’s Day Thursday Wine Night

Kids’ Klub

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Men’s Night Bowling League

Wednesday Night Bowling League

Thursday Night Bowling League

Men’s Night Bowling League Seamanship Piloting Class Begins

Wednesday Night Bowling League

Thursday Night Bowling League

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Kids’ Klub Open Bowling Prime Rib Special

Couples Night Bowling League #2

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Kids’ Klub

Breakfast with the Manager Euchre Tournament Open That Bottle Night

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Kids’ Klub

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American Magic America’s Cup

Prime Rib Special

Women’s Morning Bowling League

Fittings With Frank Serraiocco

Thursday Wine Night

Kids’ Klub

All Things European

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FEBRUARY/MARCH DINING SPECIALS

Wednesday Burger Night $6++ burger (Toppings and sides additional)

Thursday Wine Night

With the purchase of two entrĂŠes, 10 select bottles of wine will be available for $20++ each.

Saturday Prime Rib Queen cut $25++, King cut $29++ Served with potato and fresh vegetable

EXECUTIVE PORTRAITURE

Sunday Turkey Dinner

$15.95++ for adults $6.95++ for children 10 and under Carved to order white and dark meat, whipped potatoes, dressing, natural pan gravy, buttered corn, cranberry relish

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Breakfast Spinnaker

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Brunch

Main Dining Room or Binnacle

Sun | 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Lunch

Spinnaker Wed-Sat | 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Main Dining Room Sun | 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Dinner

Binnacle Spinnaker Main Dining Room

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Fri-Sat | 5 - 10 p.m. Wed-Sat | 5 - 10 p.m. Sun | 5 - 8 p.m.

Bars

New Bowling Recreation Center Mon | 5 - 11 p.m. (Bar menu available 6-10 p.m.) Wed - Fri | 5 - 11 p.m. Sat | 4 - 10 p.m. Binnacle Fri - Sat | 5 - 10 p.m. Spinnaker Wed - Sat | 11 a.m. - Midnight Sun | 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tower Pub Fri - Sat | 7 p.m. - Close Quizzo in Pub on Feb 9 from 8-10 p.m.

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GPYC ATTIRE POLICY The dress code is viewed as important and was established by you, the members of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, to complement the excellence and standards of our Club. The responsibility of ensuring family members and guests adhere to our dress code is yours. Our staff will answer any questions you have about the dress code. Management reserves the right to define “appropriate” attire. We hope the following guidelines will assist you in making your time spent in the restaurants as comfortable and pleasurable as possible. FALL - WINTER POLICY October 1 - Memorial Day Spinnaker | Casual attire is appropriate, and dress denims are permitted except when the Spinnaker is part of a Club-wide event.

When the Spinnaker is closed, appropriate casual attire or dress denims are permitted in the Binnacle Room or Main Dining Room. Collared shirts are required in all dining rooms.

Binnacle & Terrace | Attire appropriate to the hour of the day. Jackets are recommended during dinner hours for gentlemen.

When the Spinnaker is closed, appropriate casual attire or dress denims are permitted in the Binnacle Room and Main Dining Room. Collared shirts are required in all dining rooms.

Main Dining Room | Gentlemen are required to wear jackets with collared shirts. Ladies are required to wear appropriate daytime or evening attire.

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