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All Proceeds Benefit the Grosse Pointe Youth Nautical Education Foundation

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NEW! MEMBER BOAT SHARING PROGRAM

FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

HARBOR SPRINGS RENDEZVOUS

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GPYC SAILING LEAGUE EVERY TUESDAY P. 12


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

Directors

Peter G. Beauregard Bruce G. Knapp Richard J. Lueders J. James Morrow Jr. David M. Schaden Paul Silva Robert V. Weiland

Fleet Officers

Christopher Izzi Fleet Captain/Power Steven C. Nadeau Fleet Captain/Sail Dr. Kevin O'Brien Fleet Surgeon Reverend Walter A. Schmidt Fleet Chaplain Joseph J. Haney Fleet Measurer Stacy T. Spondike Fleet Quartermaster

Front Desk

(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 – Alondra Kennedy akennedy@gpyc.org Catering Director – Karleen Bacha kbacha@gpyc.org Special Events Director – Barbara Walkowski bwalkowski@gpyc.org Harbor Master – Alex Turner aturner@gpyc.org Sailing Director – Wally Cross wcross@gpyc.org Bowling Director – Gordy Woods gwoods@gpyc.org Racquet Sports Director – Dmitri Diakonov tennispro@gpyc.org Front Gate Security – Solomon Corley scorley@gpyc.org Membership Specialist & Grog Shop Manager – Jennifer Benoit jbenoit@gpyc.org Fitness Director – Peter Wendzinski pwendzinski@gpyc.org Grosse Pointe Yacht Club © 2020 - 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.

NOTES FROM THE MANAGER Welcome Back! I am so pleased to welcome our membership back to the Club finally. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused quite a bit of stress for our members, staff, and community. Now it is time to enjoy the Club and all the amazing amenities. During the pandemic, the Club was able to complete a much-needed HighWater Mitigation Project to ensure the safe operation of our Harbor while also keeping the parking lot and adjacent areas free of flooding. Special thanks to our High-Water Committee for their leadership throughout the project. I would like to thank all our members for continuing to support the Club during these difficult times by ordering Curbside Carryout and patiently waiting as we planned a safe reopening in June. Our membership level is very healthy right now and still climbing while our Harbor is at full capacity! I also want to take a moment to say thank you to our dedicated staff. Most of our staff were furloughed during the pandemic and while the Club did carry their health insurance and put in place employee support programs, it was not easy for them to be away. They are so excited to be back to work and many expressed that they had missed seeing “their members” every day. One of the most exciting new things at the Club is our Member Boat Sharing Program. This program began in early June and has gained lots of attention thus far. Whether you are an Active or Social Member, you can use these beautiful, brand new boats. The Club has partnered with Colony Marine to feature a 23-foot Boston Whaler Vantage and a 21-foot Boston Whaler Montauk. To get more information about this program, please login to the GPYC website and click the quick link on the right side of the landing page or contact Wally Cross at wcross@gpyc.org. We look forward to seeing you soon at the Club and as always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, never hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your support. Smooth sailing,

Aaron Wagner General Manager

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COMMODORE’S CORNER GPYC Continues to Provide Amenities, Events Despite Challenges Crisis can bring out the best or worst in people. Some shrink away while others step to the front and find ways to improve difficult situations. The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club is fortunate to have a leadership team under the direction of General Manager Aaron Wagner that really stepped up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The extended stay-at-home order, closure of virtually all our normal activities and the ever-changing nature of this crisis presented challenges unlike any we have ever seen. Combined with the high-water mitigation project, the pandemic took us into uncharted territory. Aaron and his team worked with the various vendors to keep the high-water construction project moving forward knowing that any delays would impact membership in the spring. At the same time, they began to creatively react and provide value for our members while supporting the front-line workers during the worst of the COVID crisis. CFO Jim DeMasse worked tirelessly with Aaron and the whole team to create a plan that would help minimize the financial impact to the Club, and Chef Colby worked with his kitchen staff to build the carryout program. Upon reopening the team created protocols based on best practices that help protect the staff and membership. All this looks seamless in hindsight but being in the trenches as this was evolving was not a comfortable place to be. Kudos to Aaron and his whole team for a job well done. Over the past several months the Board has been working with management to create a long-term repair, replacement and capital expenditure program. The goal is to develop a five-year rolling plan to ensure our Clubhouse and campus are kept in excellent condition. We are working to identify key projects to enhance the member experience and put timing to critical infrastructure upgrades. As a part of this effort we will be undertaking a professional reserve study to understand the useful life of our assets and build replacement timing into the plan. With a clear picture of the future costs to maintain and enhance our Club, we can better address long term financial needs. The calendar of upcoming events can be found elsewhere in this edition of The MAST but I want to invite you all to join Chris and I for the annual Fleet Review festivities. While slightly modified from the past years due to our “new normal,” it will be a fun-filled couple of days for members of all categories. Another event not to miss is our Harbor Springs Rendezvous. You do not need a boat to join in – all you need to do is contact the Club and make a reservation, then take the scenic drive up to Harbor Springs for the weekend. Finally, the new Member Boat Sharing Program has been very successful in its rollout year. As another way to maximize the value for your membership dollars, this program is available to all membership categories. Thank you to Director Pete Beauregard for making this possible! Details on how to qualify are available through Wally Cross in the sailing office. Enjoy the great summer weather. See you at the Club.

Gary Gonzalez

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NEWS Pool Hours & Information Pool

Monday-Sunday | 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

Splash Pad

Monday-Sunday | 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Lap Swim

Monday-Saturday | 5:30-7 a.m. Sunday | 6-8 a.m. Please note: pool hours are subject to change.

Pool Reservations

Pool reservations are only needed for those who would like to use lounge chairs on the pool deck. If you would like to just use the pool, you are welcome to come at any time during pool hours. Also, additional seating is available on the East Lawn (no reservation required). Members will be able to register for a time slot one week in advance and will only be able to register one time per day, twice per week. • To make a reservation, go to https://gpyc.org/About-Us/ Pool_Hours_and_Reservations or use your GPYC mobile app. To make a reservation, you will need the following information: names of patrons, desired time slots, and number of people in your group (6 max). • Members will sign up for one of five time slots. Availability will be at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Hours of operation will conclude at 8:30 p.m. A 30-minute time slot after each reservation period will be used to disinfect all seating areas. • Each hour and a half time slot will accommodate up to 16 groups. Members will be able to choose their spot on the pool deck, based on where they are queued in line. • If a member needs to cancel a reservation, they should do so in a timely fashion (24 hours in advance) as others may be able to fill in once the reservation re-opens. The Club reserves the right to charge a $100 fee for any members who do not show for their reservation (no call, no show). • Pool reservations will be available only to Members and their extended family at this time.

Curbside Carryout

Curbside Carry-out is offered Wednesdays through Sundays from 4-6 p.m. To view the current Curbside Carry-out Menu, please go to www.gpyc.org. To place an order, please email carryout@gpyc.org. In the email, please include pickup time, phone number and member number. Please note: Family Meal orders need to be placed by Noon for same day pick up (4-6 p.m.), and a la carte orders must be placed by 4 p.m. for same day pick up (4-6 p.m.). Pickup is fast and easy! When you arrive at the Club at your pickup time, there will be a member of our team waiting for you, so you don’t even need to get out of your car.

New! Member Boat Sharing Program

GPYC recently introduced a Member Boat Sharing Program. A Boston Whaler 23foot Vantage and a Boston Whaler 21-foot Montauk, pictured below are available to rent for half days, 8 a.m.-Noon or 1-5 p.m., or full days from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. To rent a boat, you must be a GPYC member and at least 25 years of age. Members must qualify to operate boats by taking an online Michigan boating safety course -- the charge is $29 per registrant. For more information about the safety course, go to https://www.boat-ed.com/michigan The program details and reservation forms are available on the GPYC Web site, in the members-only section: https://gpyc.org/Members/Member_Boat_ Sharing_Program. If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Sailing Director Wally Cross at wcross@gpyc.org.

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Grog Shop

The Grog Shop will be open every day from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Our fridges are stocked with many Grab 'n Go options, as well as other snacks and beverages for members to enjoy. You can call ahead to place an order for pick up – (313) 774-0187– and the Grog shop staff will have your order ready to go. Currently, the Club is limiting the amount of customers in the store to two people. Also, don’t forget that you can now shop for GPYC apparel and accessories from the comfort of your own home. The shop includes a little something for everyone -- from children and juniors to adults. To browse the shop, go to https://grogshop.gpyc.org

‘Member Spotlight’ in The Grosse Pointer Magazine

Do you or a member of your immediate family have a special accomplishment to share? Professional achievements, philanthropic endeavors, college scholarships, athletic/instrumental/vocal accomplishments and more, are all examples of what is included in the "Member Spotlight" section of The Grosse Pointer magazine. We'd love to hear from you! To send in a submission, please email Communications Manager Anna Swartz at aswartz@gpyc.org.


Text Messages from GPYC

To enhance our communication with membership, GPYC utilizes an optional text messaging program. Participants receive key information about Club events and important news items, as well as last-minute updates such as pool/outdoor facilities closure due to inclement weather. This program is optional, and you may opt out at any time. If the Club does not have your cell phone number and you wish to receive texts from the Club, please email your phone number to Communications Manager Anna Swartz at aswartz@gpyc.org to have it added to our database.

Nanny/Babysitter Cards & Passes

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If you need a nanny/babysitter pass for this year, please contact Membership Specialist Jennifer Benoit at jbenoit@gpyc.org or (313) 774-0186. Please provide your name, member number, the nanny/babysitter's name and their telephone number. A card, as well as an auto entrance pass, will be issued to each nanny/babysitter.

Catering & Events

social or corporate event. We look forward to hearing from you. Alondra Kennedy, Catering Director (313) 640-7012 Karleen Bacha, Catering Director (313) 640-7007

The MAST Deadline Submissions for The MAST can be sent to Anna Swartz at aswartz@gpyc.org. The September/October MAST deadline is Tuesday, August 4.

Please contact our Catering Office if you or someone you know is planning to host a

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EVENTS Women’s Book Club Wednesday, July 1 | 6 p.m. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett Wednesday, August 5 at 6 p.m. The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Badani This group meets on the first Wednesday of each month (unless that falls on a holiday) at 6 p.m. The book of the month is discussed over cocktails. If you enjoy reading, please join us for a fun evening of conversation and camaraderie. Please contact the Front Desk to make your reservation: switchboard@gpyc.org.

are kid friendly, and Know Your Ships is a great way to get your children excited about being on the water. To make your reservation, contact the Front Desk.

The event information is accurate as of the printing of this MAST. However, due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19 and continued changes to the state’s executive orders, please stay tuned for any changes. Club happenings

such as wine tastings, Ladies' Night Out and other happenings are being planned for this summer. We will communicate any changes in The Weekly Buzz, eblasts and text messages.

Fourth of July Activities

Saturday, July 4 Pet Parade on the East Lawn at 9 a.m. Annual BBQ Menu and serving times will be updated in The Weekly Buzz. Sunday, July 5 Bocce Tournament on the East Lawn at 1 p.m.

Summer Breeze Party: Under the Stars

Friday, July 24 Join us for a benefit party supporting the Grosse Pointe Youth Nautical Education Foundation. Details to come in The Weekly Buzz.

Know Your Ships Presentation – Hitchin’ a Ride on a Freighter

Sunday, July 26 | 10-11:30 a.m. This special presentation by Roger Lelievre of Know Your Ships. There is no cost to attend, and we will be selling signed copies of the 2020 Know Your Ships book. Make sure to get your copy and enjoy it on the boat or from land this summer! This event is great for kids as well. Roger’s stories

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).

Wednesday Family Nights Fleet Review Weekend

August 13-16 Thursday, August 13 Dock Decorating The 2020 theme is “Great Destinations of the World” Dive-in Movie Night at Dusk Friday, August 14 Family Fun Night, 5:30-8 p.m. Dock Parties Saturday, August 15 Fleet Review Fleet Review Dinner Sunday, August 16 Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar at the Gazebo

Updated 2020 Rendezvous Schedule

July 10-12: Catawba Island Club (Maureen Gleason & Ellen Starks) July 30: Old Club Dinner Cruise (Elyse Trupiano) August 5-7: Harbor Springs (Kathy Marowske & Amy Krueger Malow) September 18-20: Milliken (Kevin O’Brien Connie Buffa) November 5: Fort Lauderdale (Mark Peyser)

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July 8, 9 - 10:30 p.m. - Teen Pool Party July 15 at Dusk - Movie Night July 22, 3-10 p.m. - LED Mini Golf on East Lawn July 29, 5:30 p.m. - Family BBQ Luau with Hawaiian-themed entertainment

Harbor Springs Rendezvous

August 5-7 Wednesday, August 5 Welcome Dock party at the Harbor Springs Marina Thursday, August 6 Join us for a group dinner at Walstrom Marina. A fish fry catered by Crow’s Nest. We have arranged for a block of rooms to be held for members who will be driving up. Please contact the Best Western at 231-347-9050, ask for Mallory or Sandy, or email bestwestern_harborsprings@yahoo.com

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. $20 for the first child $15 for each additional child in the family. To sign up your child(ren), contact the Front Desk.


EVENTS Spring Driving Cruise & Visit to Lingenfelter Car Museum

Sunday, August 9 | 10 a.m. Time to wax your Vette, Aston or old GMC truck! Join fellow members on a Summer Driving Cruise on Sunday, August 9. Participants are also very fortunate to also be visiting the Lingenfelter Car Museum. It is one of the largest private collections in the U.S, and not usually accessible to the public. Participants will meet at the back of the Club parking lot (near the playground and tennis courts) at 10 a.m. There, the group will review directions and logistics. Everyone will head first to the museum in Brighton and spend one to two hours viewing more than 150 performance and exotic vehicles. Afterwards, participants will head to lunch. We will conclude with a 20-mile cruise (recommended by the Lingenfelters) through the countryside before heading back to the Club. Cost is $20 per passenger. All proceeds will be donated to the Lingenfelter Foundation. Open to members and their guests. Contact Alan Lowenthal at (313) 618-7447 or alan@lowenthallegal.com to RSVP or with questions.

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HARBOR We hope that you’re enjoying your boating season and the GPYC Harbor! Harbormaster Alex Turner has completed staff training, and they are prepared to help you in any way they can in order to make your time in the harbor an enjoyable experience. The Harbor Staff has completed their spring maintenance projects, so let’s enjoy a safe summer in our beautiful harbor! A few items of interest:

Boat Sharing Program

We are happy to announce a new boat sharing program at the GPYC! We now have two Boston Whalers that are available for members to rent so that they can enjoy a great day on Lake St. Clair! Special thanks to Director Pete Beauregard and Colony Marine for their efforts in helping to launch this program! For more information on this program go to: www.gpycsailing. org/gpyc-member-boat-sharing-program.

Grog Shop

HAPPENINGS

Stop by and see all the new items available in the clothing department! This year the Grog Shop is also offering an expanded menu of grab and go food for your convenience so be sure to stop by and check it out!

Entrance Buoys

The entrance buoys have been installed for the season outside of the entrance to the Harbor. Alex has had a few inquiries regarding the proper procedure when entering and leaving the Harbor. Please keep in mind the following: • When leaving or entering harbor please stay between the Red and Green buoys. • The area between the outer buoys and the harbor entrance is a no wake zone. • Cutting between the buoys is not permitted by any type of vessel.

We hope that you enjoy a great summer at the GPYC! Please feel free to email me with your thoughts, comments or concerns, as they are always welcome. Safe boating! Michael Meda Harbor Chairman michaelmeda@comcast.net Please keep the following harbor etiquette items in mind: • Boats leaving the harbor have the right of way • GPYC burgee must be flown when leaving or entering the harbor • American flag to be flown from 0800 to Sundown • Fishing is not allowed in the harbor unless you are fishing from your boat or a GPYC Fishing Rodeo is taking place. • Swimming is not allowed in the harbor (ESD WARNING – Electric Shock Drowning)

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MEMBERSHIP Thumbs Up, GPYC! Looking back over the last few months at the immense amount of challenges since the Covid pandemic hit Michigan, it is truly amazing how the GPYC has not just survived but thrived through the crisis. GPYC members should be proud for continuing to support their Home Away from Home through such a tough time.

I perform an exit survey for all members who leave the Club. Although there have been 65 members who have left the club since the beginning of the fiscal year, only 11 members stated that their leave was

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Covid-related and hope to be back soon.

Some other interesting findings include the increase in Active and Legacy memberships. Typically every year about five members transfer from the Social member classification to the Active. This year 13 Socials transferred to Active and brought a boat into the Harbor. The number of members in our Legacy classification is higher than it’s ever been. On average the Legacy member count is 25. Currently, it is at 40. We fell behind in recruitment activity over

the past couple months, when the club typically recruits approximately 35- 40 new members over the months of April and May. I am confident that we can catch up in the upcoming summer months. The members of the GPYC have demonstrated amazing patience, dedication and support through this challenging time. The management and staff truly appreciate your loyalty, and we are thrilled to have you back at the Club after a long hiatus. Susan Hughes Membership Director

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Units 312 and 313 in the Maritime Building. Two bedroom classic suite. Accommodations for eight. Three bathrooms. Third floor balcony. View of Lake Michigan. Fitness club and pool included. For reservations call (231) 439-2400.

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Navion 24J. Like-new condition with only 17,400 miles. Fully loaded with all the amenities for luxurious travel adventures. Kept under cover and well maintained. Asking $74,900. Call Mary Beth at (586) 246-0649 to view. To place an ad: Contact Anna Swartz at (313) 640-7003 or aswartz@gpyc.org. Rules: Ads must be for member-owned items/ property only. $10 per issue will be billed to your account.


DID YOU KNOW? Accounting-Related FAQs

Can I view my account activity through the GPYC App and Website? Yes, you can view your current activity and the last 12 monthly statements. Can I view the details of charges/chits through the GPYC App and Website? Yes, you can click on the charge/chit and see the details of the charge. Can I pay my outstanding balance through the GPYC App and Website? Yes! There is a “Pay Now” button that you click on and enter your banking information. This requires a separate username and password, but you only have to set it up once. Can I pay with a credit card through the GPYC App and Website? Yes! You set this up the same way you would with your banking information. There is a 3.5% convenience fee for paying by credit card. Am I on auto pay when I pay through the GPYC App and Website with my bank or credit card? No. If you choose to pay through the app then you must initiate a payment each month. Members can utilize the GPYC Mobile App to access their statement, view details of charges/chits and pay their bill.

How do I set up auto pay? Contact CFO Jim DeMasse, and he can send you out the “ACH Authorization Form” to have you set up on the auto pay plan. The payment is processed on or around the 25th of every month so you won’t have to worry about your GPYC statement anymore. Please contact him at jdemasse@gpyc.org or at (313) 640-7002.

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SPORTS Tennis & Pickleball Update Junior Tennis

Junior tennis is in full swing, please see the schedule below. Junior tennis is drop-in style and designed for maximum flexibility.

Pee Wee Program

Format: The building blocks of tennis taught through fun and engaging games. Monday-Thursday | 12:30-1:30 p.m. Cost: $16 drop-in Ages: 4-7

Challenger & Tour Level

Format: Designed for intermediate to advanced children, emphasizing improved footwork, strokes, strategy, and match play. Monday-Thursday | 1:30-3 p.m. Cost: $24 drop-in Please look for emails regarding upcoming men’s and ladies’ interclub tennis matches. I am always looking for players to join us! Looking to schedule an adult private or flex clinic or maybe a pickleball crash course? Need a copy of the full adult tennis schedule and pickleball schedule? Just send an email to tennispro@gpyc.org. The tennis and pickle email blaster is the absolute best way to stay up to date with all the news, events, and activities happening around the Family Activity Center.

Kinder Sailing, Learn to Sail and Adventure Sailing

There’s still time to register for a weeklong Kinder Sailing class, as well as session III of Learn to Sail and Adventure Sailing. Full details and registration links are available at www.gpycsailing.org. If you have any questions regarding the following programs, contact Junior Sailing Director Emily Simon at esimon@gpyc.org.

Kinder Sailing

(Ages 5-6) This new week-long session is a perfect sailing introduction for those who love the water but aren’t old enough yet for our Learn to Sail program. Our instructors

will use the sailing simulator and the club’s J/22s to get our smallest sailors comfortable on the water. This session will cover basic sailing concepts and water safety. Session I: July 13-17 Session II: August 3-7 Session III: August 10-14 (half day only)

Learn to Sail – Level 1

(Ages 7-11) Session III: July 20-31 An introduction to the sport of sailing, this course will teach the basics of rigging a boat, boat handling, sailing fundamentals and water safety with a fun, game-inspired curriculum. Instruction is done in clubowned Optimists and J/22s. Sailors are paired with one another and learn the basics of steering, trimming the sail, and balancing the boat in an exciting, handson way. This class can be taken once or repeated until a sailor is ready to be in a boat on their own.

Learn to Sail – Level 2

(Ages 7-11) Session III: July 20-31 For sailors who have mastered Level I, Level II sailors will build on what they’ve learned and become more independent in the boats. Instructors and sailors utilize the club’s Optis, J/22s, and the sailing simulator to help sailors expand their understanding of sailing fundamentals with a focus on upwind and downwind sailing, boat handling and seamanship. This class can be taken once or repeated until a sailor is ready to move on.

Adventure Sailing

(Ages 12-18) Session III: July 20-31 Adventure sailing is for the beginner to advanced teenaged sailor who wants to explore the water and improve their ailing in a fun and casual way. During this two-week session, sailors will get to sail the club’s J/22s, O’pen Bics, 420s and windsurfers. This class focuses on water safety and seamanship while allowing sailors to experience the joys of being on the water.

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GPYC Sailing League

Tuesdays | 6-7 p.m. This summer, GPYC will host Tuesday evening races for all members who own sailboats, junior sailing parents and Social members. We will have two courses – one for the junior sailing boats and a slightly longer course for the member-owned boats. Each race will conclude with a social gathering at the Gazebo Bar area. Please join us on June 16 for the very first Tuesday Night Sailing League at the GPYC. Anyone planning to sail should contact Sailing Director Wally Cross by 5 p.m. the day of the race: wcross@gpyc.org.

Adult Sailing Course

Six-week sessions are available on Wednesdays from 6-8:30 p.m. Sailors are taught aboard the Club's newly restored J-22s, and instructors are U.S. Sailing Certified. Whether you are new to sailing or want to improve your sailing, navigation or racing techniques, we can tailor a program to your needs. James Cooper is the Adult Learn to Sail Program director and has designed the courses for those 18 years and older with all different sailing abilities in mind. Skills taught in Learn to Sail include rigging, boat handling, steering with a tiller, main and jib sail trim, entering and leaving the harbor, points of sail, wind, knot tying and sailing safety. Participants will sail with a professional coach on each boat. All classes will be videoed for viewing on our new classroom in the Marine Activity Center. For more information, contact James Cooper at sailfreedom659@gmail.com


SPORTS Fitness Update: Getting After It

Throughout my years as a trainer and fitness guru, many people have asked me what it takes to lose weight, get in shape, and start seeing results. My answer is simple – consistency + discipline = results. I can teach my clients how to do a proper squat and push up, but consistency and discipline comes from within; you have to want it. There is no magic formula that will make you have washboard abs overnight. Former Navy Seal and best-selling author Jocko Willink said it best, “don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation. Count on discipline.”

Mayo Clinic recommends 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise. Moderate exercise consists of walking, light jog, or lifting light weights. Vigorous exercise examples include anaerobic activities such as running, playing intense sports, or jumping.

Golf Reciprocity

The hardest part of any workout is getting started. People will make all sorts of excuses as to why they can’t workout, especially “I am too busy.” Next time you find yourself saying you’re “too busy,” try saying, “it’s not a priority,” and see if that changes your attitude.

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GPYC members have reciprocity at the following golf courses: Beach Grove Golf Club at 14134 Riverside Drive East in St. Clair Beach, ON

Gowanie Golf Club at 4770 South River Road in Harrison Township. For more information about the courses, go to https://gpyc.org/Activities/golf-reciprocity

As human beings, it is natural for us to look for the easy way out. However, fitness is a lifelong journey that takes multiple hours per week to maintain. In fact, the

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THURSDAY

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FRIDAY

SATURDAY

2

Women’s Book Club

3 Kids' Klub

Bocce Tournament

5

6

7

9

Teen Pool Party

12

13

14

15

19

20

21

26

27

22

SUNDAY

MONDAY

28

TUESDAY

29

10

23

11

Catawba Island Club Rendezvous

Kids' Klub

Kids' Klub

17 Kids' Klub

LED Mini Golf on the East Lawn

Know Your Ships Presentation

Annual BBQ

Catawba Island Club Rendezvous

16

Family Movie Night on the East Lawn

Catawba Island Club Rendezvous

JULY

8

4

Pet Parade

18 Kids' Klub

24

25

Summer Breeze Benefit Party: Under the Stars Kids' Klub

Kids' Klub

30

31

Family BBQ Luau

Old Club Dinner Cruise

Kids' Klub

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

1 Kids' Klub

9

3

10

4

5

Women’s Book Club Harbor Springs Welcome Dock party at the Harbor Springs Marina

11

12

Spring Driving Cruise & Visit to Lingenfelter Car Museum

16

Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar at the Gazebo

17

18

19

6

Harbor Springs Harbor Springs Group Dinner at Walstrom Marina

13

7

Harbor Springs Rendezvous Kids' Klub

14

24

30

31

25

26

15

Family Fun Night

Fleet Review

Dive-in Movie Night

Dock Parties

Fleet Review Dinner

Kids' Klub

Kids' Klub

20

21

27

22 Kids' Klub

28 Kids' Klub

14

8

Dock Decorating

Kids' Klub

23

Kids' Klub

AUGUST

2

29 Kids' Klub


Hours are accurate as of the printing of this newsletter. However, due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19 and continued changes to the state’s executive orders, please stay tuned for any changes. We will communicate any changes in The Weekly Buzz, eblasts and text messages.

ATTIRE POLICY Summer Policy: Memorial Day – September 30

DINING & BAR HOURS Harborside Grill

Sun - Sat | 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

The Spinnaker: Casual attire is appropriate and dress denims are permitted when the Spinnaker is part of a Club-wide event. In the event the Spinnaker is closed, appropriate casual attire or dress denims are permitted in the Binnacle and Main Dining Room. Collared shirts are required in all dining rooms.

Brunch & Lunch

Brunch and Lunch service are not currently being offered. Please stay tuned to The Weekly Buzz and eblasts for additional information as it becomes available.

Dinner

Main Dining Room

Sun, Wed, Thurs | 6-8 p.m. Fri - Sat | 6 -9 p.m. (Reservations, no walk-ins) Please be sure to call if you need to cancel. Due to limited seating, those who miss a reservation will be charged a fee of $50. To make a reservation, contact the Front Desk at switchboard@gpyc.org or (313) 884-2500.

The Binnacle & Terrace: Attire appropriate to the hour of the day. When the Spinnaker is closed, appropriate casual attire or dress denims are permitted in the Binnacle Room and Main Dining Room. Collared shirts required for adults. Children 12 and under may wear t-shirts.

Binnacle Terrace

The Main Dining Room: Gentlemen are required to wear jackets, and ladies are required to wear appropriate daytime or evening attire. When the Spinnaker is closed, appropriate casual attire or dress denims are permitted in the Binnacle and Main Dining Room.

Sun, Wed, Thurs | 6-8 p.m. (First come, first served) Fri-Sat | 6-9 p.m. (First come, first served)

Bars

Gazebo Bar Mon - Thurs, Sun | 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri - Sat | 11:30 a.m. - Midnight Binnacle "Bar Room" Wed, Thurs, Sun | 5 -10 p.m. Fri - Sat | 5 p.m. - Midnight

Bowling Recreation Center: Casual attire.

Cathy W. Champion

abr, crb, crs, e-pro, gri, sfr Associate Broker

Sunday Brunch: Denim may not be worn in the dining areas for Sunday Brunch. Collared shirts are required in the Binnacle and on the Terrace. Children 12 and under may wear T-shirts.

Office: Cell: Fax: Email: Web:

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(313) 884-6400, Ext. 140 (313) 549-0036 (313) 672-6793 cathy@cchampion.com www.cchampion.com


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