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POOL, OUTDOOR AMENITIES HOURS IN SEPTEMBER

MEMBER BOAT SHARING PROGRAM

AUTUMN DRIVING CRUISE

FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL

REGISTERING ON WEBSITE AND MOBILE APP

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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 HR/Payroll Director – Katie McClelland kmclelland@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.

COMMODORE’S CORNER GPYC Continues Member Engagement

As Jimmy Buffet would say, “It’s been quite a summer.” We had weeks of beautiful weather and very little rain, but the water remained at or near record levels. It was a good test of our mitigation work, which has proved to be a success. The lower levels of the Clubhouse were dry; the harbor was fully functional; and the parking lots did not double as wading pools. Through the ever-changing COVID crisis there were seismic shifts in the things people found valuable. Instead of travel to distant destinations, Americans bought up boats and RVs at record levels. Likewise, private clubs were seen as an escape from the chaos and GPYC membership grew through it all. While we had to limit some of our amenities due to COVID (or birds, in the case of the Binnacle Terrace), we were still able to enjoy the great summer weather at the pool, Harbor, Gazebo Bar area and the Family Recreation Center. Many thanks to Director Pete Beauregard and Commodore Jim Morrow for creating the new Member Boat Sharing Program which was very popular with Members of all categories. Remember, this program is open to Social and Active Members and only requires you to complete an online Michigan Boating Safety Course. Our summer youth programs were also extremely popular and successful in keeping our children engaged and safe. As we look to fall, the Club will shift into another gear. Boating and the pool will slowly give way to road rallies and other exciting fall events, such as the Labor Day festivities, Duckhorn wine dinner, Fall Family Festival and more. The management team continues to focus on maximizing membership value as your “Club for all seasons,” so keep a close eye on The Weekly Buzz so you do not miss the fun. The Board has been working to develop the long-term strategic plan for the Club. The goal is to have a plan that transcends annual changes in the Board and addresses facilities, financial strength and membership value. We believe this will help focus the efforts of future Boards, management and the various committees for the benefit of the membership. We are committed to ensuring our Club is poised for the future and ready for the next generation to enjoy. You can expect to see some of the details of this plan roll out over the next few months. Thanks again to all the membership for their support through these trying times. I look forward to seeing you at the Club this fall.

Gary Gonzalez

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NOTES FROM THE MANAGER

Grateful for the Support

Many of us mourn the year of 2020 as one of the worst years, if not the worst, we have ever experienced, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For months we were all confined to our homes and when things began to loosen up a bit, we have been subject to many unpleasant restrictions. We can talk about how the Club’s Food and Beverage operation missed budget by over a half a million dollars due to necessary event and wedding cancellations. We can talk about how we must enforce mask wearing while at the Club and break up groups of people trying to socialize. We could even talk about how Day Camp children were asked to not share their toys due to the potential of spreading germs. But today, we are not going to talk about any of those things. As many of you know, I am a huge tennis fan and I often reference sports when discussing life. In 2008 the great Roger Federer suffered a devastating loss at Wimbledon to his rival Rafael Nadal and famously was smiling at the end of the match. In an interview with ESPN, he claimed that “he was smiling because he knew how bad his opponent wanted to beat him and that he was genuinely happy for him. I’m a very positive thinker, and I think that is what propels me through even the most difficult and dark moments,” Federer told ESPN. The pundits began writing about how Nadal was now the king of tennis and that Federer’s Era had come to an end. Not so fast. Federer went on to win eight more Grand Slam titles and holds the record for the most of all time. Let us all take a lesson from Federer and think positive. Our future is bright, and I will tell you why. When the pandemic hit and bad turned to worse, the GPYC got going. The Club created playbooks for the pandemic and detailed phases of reopening in order to keep everyone safe. The Finance Committee developed strategies to ensure the Club would remain stable. The Membership Committee working with the Board issued generous membership credits for the months that the Club remained closed in order to show support for our members who may have had their own struggles. Our members responded in a big way. The Harbor has been at 102% capacity all summer. Membership recruiting has been extremely successful, and we are eternally grateful for the support of programs like Curbside Carryout and limited dining in the Main Dining Room, Binnacle Terrace, Harborside Grill and Grog Shop Grab ‘n’ Go. Your support has made it possible for the staff to keep working and providing for their families. My hope is that this support continues through the Fall/Winter as the Board and Staff develop creative ways to stay in touch. Reference your Club Calendar and make plans to attend events like the Labor Day Weekend festivities. Bring the Grandparents to the Club and celebrate Grandparents Day on Sunday, September 13. Get in some last-minute boating by heading down to Milliken Marina for the Annual Milliken Rendezvous. Not a boater? No worries! The Club is hosting an Autumn Driving Cruise on September 27 as well as a Duckhorn Wine Dinner on September 23. There are a few nice upcoming family events as well with the Fall Family Festival at the Family Recreation Center on September 27 and the Children’s Halloween Party on October 18. All these events will abide by COVID-19 rules and guidelines. We look forward to seeing you soon at the Club and thank you again for your support! Smooth sailing,

Aaron Wagner General Manager

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NEWS Pool, Outdoor Amenities Open in September

The pool and splash pad will remain open with regular hours until Labor Day, September 7. After Labor Day, the Pool and Splash Pad, Harborside Grill and Gazebo Bar will be open (weather permitting) on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Pool Hours: Before Labor Day: MondaySunday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., After Labor Day: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Splash Pad Hours: Same as the Pool Harborside Grill after Labor Day (Limited menu, window service only): Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Gazebo Bar after Labor Day: Open everyday from 4 p.m.-Close Please note: pool hours are subject to change. Pool Reservations GPYC pool reservations are now only needed for those who would like to use chairs on the deck. To make a reservation, go to gpycpoolscheduler.com to make reservations. 

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.

Ala Carte To-Go

Ala carte to-go orders can be placed Wednesday through Sunday starting at 4 p.m. for pickup between 5-9 p.m. (When the order is placed, we will give you an estimated time of pickup.) To view the menu, go to www.gpyc.org, then click on Dining, then Menus. To place an order, call the Front Desk at (313) 884-2500, and you will be transferred to the kitchen.

Fairway Packing Co. 'Build Your Own Butcher Package'

Members are still able to order meats from Fairway Packing Co. To view the menu, go to www.gpyc.org, then click on Dining, then Menus. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. for next day pickup (4-6 p.m.) To place an order, please email carryout@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.

GPYC Now Offers Car Wash Service

GPYC continues to add value to your membership! Our very own Valet Manager Neill Turchick has organized a car wash service for members at the GPYC. Make an appointment by emailing Neil at nturchick@gmail.com. Simply pull up to the front door of the Club as though you are valet parking and enjoy the pool, a meal or just a drink while your vehicle is serviced. Sanitizing materials will be used on appropriate areas of your vehicle.

Text Messages from GPYC 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 number 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

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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.

The MAST Deadline Submissions for The MAST can be sent to Anna Swartz at aswartz@gpyc.org. The November/December MAST deadline is Monday, October 5.


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EVENTS

Women’s Book Club Grandparents Day Wednesday, September 2 | 6 p.m. Brunch American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins Wednesday, October 7 | 6 p.m. Untether by J.T. Mestdagh 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.

Labor Day Weekend Festivities

Saturday, September 5 8 a.m. - Fishing Rodeo Please bring your own bait. Sign up is the day of in front of the Grog Shop from 8-10 a.m. You can also pick up raffle tickets for prizes at registration. Prizes will be awarded on the East Lawn at 11:10 a.m. sharp. For additional information, contact Harbormaster Alex Turner at (313) 640-7000 or aturner@gpyc.org Sunday, September 6 1p.m. - Bocce Tournament at the Family Recreation Center Please contact the Front Desk to sign up for the tournament: (313) 884-2500 or switchboard@gpyc.org Monday, September 7 4-7 p.m. - Labor Day BBQ on the East lawn $32++ Adult & $15++ Child Please contact the Front Desk to sign up for the BBQ: (313) 884-2500 or switchboard@gpyc.org

Sunday, September 13 | 10-a.m.-2 p.m. This event will be held on the East Lawn. Look for more information in The Weekly Buzz.

Game Day! Football Sundays

Sundays Starting September 13 12:30 p.m. Join us every Sunday in September and October starting September 13 at 12:30 p.m. (unless otherwise specified in The Weekly Buzz). That Sunday’s biggest game will be shown on TV monitors outside at the Family Recreation Center, and a bar and lunch will be available.

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). These dates and details are accurate as of the printing of this MAST. However, if state regulations change, the Club may add new events or change the format of currently scheduled events and activities. Please stay tuned to The Weekly Buzz, eblasts and text messages for updates.

September 18-20 Watch for details coming soon in an eblast or The Weekly Buzz.

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Flu Clinic

Fall Family Festival

Milliken Rendezvous

Saturday, September 19 | 9-11 a.m. The GPYC is hosting a Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Clinic at the Club. To sign up to receive your flu shot, please contact Catering Director Karleen Bacha at kbacha@gpyc.org

Duckhorn Vineyard Wine Dinner Wednesday, September 23 | 6 p.m. This event will be held on the East Lawn. The cost is $125++.

Autumn Driving Cruise

September 27 | 10 a.m. Time to wax your Vette, Aston or old GMC truck! Join fellow members on a Summer driving cruise on Sunday, September 27. We’re very fortunate to also be visiting the Lingenfelter Car Museum. It’s 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

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Sunday, September 27 | Noon-3 p.m. This event will be held at the Family Recreation Center. Join us for some live entertainment, a petting farm and other fall activities and treats.

Children’s Halloween Party

Sunday, October 18 Join us for trick-or-treat stations and entertainment on the East Lawn. For more details, check future issues of The Weekly Buzz.


EVENTS Kids' Klub

Kids' Klub is available on Fridays and Saturdays, from 5:30-10 p.m. Parents have an opportunity to enjoy a quiet, relaxing evening at the Club. Children must be three years old and potty trained. $20 for the first child, $15 for each additional child in the family. To maintain the appropriate staff-to-child ratio, the maximum number of children who can attend Kids' Klub is 12 children per evening. Reservations are required. The cut-off for reservations is by 4:30 p.m. the day of. To sign up your child(ren), contact the Front Desk at switchboard@gpyc.org or (313) 884-2500.

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HARBOR Harbor Happenings

Even though the end of summer is upon us and fall is just around the corner, many beautiful days are left for an on-the-water escape. For many, the GPYC and its harbor have been a wonderful, safe haven during these stressful times. When the world around us began to look and feel different, the scene of a full harbor felt familiar and comforting. I want to thank our incredible Harbor staff for enforcing guidelines that allowed for the safety of both members and employees. Adhering to rules about social distancing and masks – as well as refraining from hosting large groups of people on vessels – allowed everyone to enjoy themselves while ensuring a safe environment. Also, despite the challenges due to COVID-19, the Gas Dock and all other harbor services remained operational. Boat Sharing Program Social members! Don’t forget about GPYC’s new-this-year boat sharing program. We have two Boston Whalers

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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-memberboat-sharing-program.

Harbor Etiquette 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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STAFF

SPOTLIGHT

Pool Director and Head Swim Coach Nick Valice By General Manager Aaron Wagner

Our Staff Spotlight for this issue features our youngest member of the GPYC Management Team, Nick Valice. Due to his unique set of skills and leadership ability, Nick was hired as pool director and head swim coach at the age of 22 in 2018. As a swimmer, Nick was AllState in high school as a junior and senior. Nick starred as a swimmer at Lochmoor Club and led the team to undefeated seasons each year he swam. Swimming is Nick’s passion, but he had big shoes to fill (or should I say flippers?) following behind a local legend, Fred Michalik. Coach Fred ran the pool for decades and enjoyed much success with the Swim Team. At one point the team won 100 swim meets in a row! Fred endorsed Nick and was happy to assist in the transition upon retirement. Prior to Nick's arrival, the Swim Team had experienced a few “tough” seasons and was dropped to the lower division of Michigan Inter-club Swimming Association (MICSA). Coach Nick got right to work instituting more productive practice schedules and more commitment from the swimmers. Nick gained an amazing amount of support from the Swim Team parents and developed a Swim Committee that would propel the team to a successful future. In 2019 the team was undefeated in the White Division. It was a nice moment for Nick, as he could feel the momentum gaining and he was able to see the kids developing their skills. This season started off with a bang as the team won their first three (virtual) meets and finished fourth out of 12 teams in MICSA’s Blue Division (upper division). If you get a chance, please stop by and thank Coach Nick for his dedication to the Club (he arrives every morning at about 5 a.m. and often stays late into the evening). He is looking forward to another great year in 2021 featuring the MICSA Finals at GPYC. GO SAILFISH!

Coach Nick Valice pictured holding the MICSA White Division Trophy next to Lochmoor Coach Kevin Hafner holding the MICSA Blue Division Trophy at the 2019 MICSA Finals. According to Nick, this is his favorite picture because Kevin was his longtime coach as a junior swimmer, and he looked forward to the day when he could stand next to him as a winning coach.

Coach Nick at Awards Night with Luke and Lila Loeffler. Valice forms tight bonds with his swimmers in order to instill confidence in them and genuinely cares about their development not just a swimmer, but also as a person.

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DID YOU KNOW? Registering on the Website and Mobile App

Did you know that both www.gpyc.org and the members-only mobile app utilize the same username and password? Logging into the Members section of the Website allows access to the roster, your statement, calendar of events and special announcements (such as the Club’s current phase of its reopening plan during the pandemic). Downloading and utilizing the app gives access to all of those things as well, along with menus and harbor information – all at your fingertips. How do I download the app? To add the GPYC mobile app to your smart phone, simply go to the App Store for Apple devices or the Google Play store for Android devices. Search for “Grosse Pointe Yacht Club” and select to download. The app is now on your phone. How do I register on the Website (or app)? Both primary members and their spouses/spousal equivalents can register on the site. To register, go to: gpyc.org/roster/ membervalidaton.aspx This link contains instructions on how to register. At the bottom of the page, it will ask for the following: First Name, Last Name and Member Number to register. The information entered must match exactly what is in the Club’s database. For instance, first names are given names followed by a space and middle initial (such as John A.) and spouse’s member numbers have an “A” after them (such as 1234A). Once a member’s information has been successfully entered, they will be prompted to set up a username and password. What if I try to register, and I receive a message that a username and password already exist for my email address? This means that you have already registered previously on www.gpyc.org. If you remember your username, but forget your password, go to: https://www.gpyc.org/resetpassword.aspx and enter the email address associated with your account. You will then receive an email to reset your password. If you forget your username (or have any other issues related to logging into the Website or app), please contact Communications Manager Anna Swartz at aswartz@gpyc.org or (313) 640-7003.

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MEMBERSHIP The Value of Your Membership is on the Rise

2020 has been a very busy year with a variety of changes happening throughout the Club. After careful consideration, the Board of Directors has approved an increase in initiation fees. The initiation fee, for example, for an Active membership ages 41-Up, will increase from $7,500 to $12,500. An outline of the updated fees can be referenced below. The decision to increase the fee was made for the following reasons:

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• The GPYC maintains its status as a Distinguished Club. Industry specialists rated and recognize us for providing a member experience at a level only attained by the finest clubs in the world. • The GPYC was successful in the recruitment of new members this year. Despite the pandemic, we brought in 70 new members this year. • The Harbor is full due to added Harbor amenities and improvements due to high water levels. • There have been several added amenities to the Clubhouse and grounds to meet the needs of families of all ages.

We are proud of all of our accomplishments and look forward to adding more value to your membership. As we approach the fall season through this pandemic, the Membership Committee is committed to meeting the needs and expectations of our members. In addition to socially distanced outdoor events, we will continue to offer opportunities for remote engagement for those who are not comfortable venturing out to the Club. Any suggestions will be welcome. I can be reached at (313) 640-3188 or shughes@gpyc.org. Susan Hughes Membership Director

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Did you know? If you refer a friend for GPYC membership and are their primary sponsor, you will receive a $500 food and beverage credit. Invite a friend to an upcoming holiday or social event at the GPYC and introduce them to all that GPYC has to offer. Let’s continue to grow our membership. For more details, contact Membership Director Susan Hughes at (313) 640-3188 or shughes@gpyc.org

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SPORTS Tennis & Pickleball Update

It’s hard to believe that summer has come and gone, and the season is winding down. First and foremost, I want to thank all the adult and junior members who have played pickle and tennis with us. This year was extremely challenging as the pandemic hampered many of the fun events we usually host. With that being said, I appreciate your support and patience as we navigated through such a difficult period. Though we will enter into a lite mode, the tennis and pickle courts will remain open through September and booking will continue through Skedda as normal.

Pickleball Exhibition (ThreeYear Club Event)

Monday, September 7 | 11 a.m.-Noon Who wants to learn more about Pickleball? The Three-Year Club (members who have joined the club over the past three years) are invited to a Pickleball Exhibition. General Manager Aaron Wagner and Tennis Pro Dmitri Diakonov have invited two of the top pickleball players in the state to compete at the GPYC. There will be complimentary Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas, along with grilled brats and condiments.

Fitness Update

If you are not currently on the tennis email list, you can submit your email to receive weekly tennis news. To sign up for any of our programs and events, or if you have questions, please call (313) 640-7016 or email tennispro@gpyc.org.

Continuing the Process We all know 2020 has been an unprecedented year, and one we hope to never see again. It is unfathomable to reason that the gym has been closed for six months due to a situation that is out of our control.

Thank you all again for making the best that we could possibly make of the year.

I would like to personally thank the many members and their families who have continued to support GPYC Fitness during the pandemic. I am fortunate to have loyal clients who have invited me to their backyards for outdoor workouts, and many of you have met me on the pickleball courts for workouts on campus.

Dmitri Diakonov GPYC Tennis Pro

Up Your Alley

It is hard to imagine that the GPYC Bowling Recreation Center has remained closed since March 13. A lot of us expected to be bowling again by May. As I write this on August 1, bowling centers are not allowed to open. We are hoping that the governor will allow bowling centers to open at a 50 percent capacity. This would mean our leagues would be able to bowl at their current capacity. If members are not comfortable with bowling in a full league, I do have a plan in place. We could have the leagues bowl in split shifts. The leagues would start the week of September 28 and bowl for 10 weeks. I am hoping to see everyone soon and get back into a bowling routine. Gordy Woods Director of Bowling Operations

Although we are not allowed to be open just yet, I am confident we will be allowed to do so soon. In the meantime, I encourage members to continue staying in shape by getting outside and enjoying the rest of summer and fall. Starting your day with a light jog or a brisk walk outside is a great way to set the tone for the day and to get your endorphins flowing. If you are looking for strength training and don’t have access to weights, there are plenty of exercises you can do with your bodyweight - push ups, pull ups, squats, and hundreds of core moves. Please reach out if you have any questions, and once again, thank you for the continued support. Peter Wendzinski Fitness Director pwendzinski@gpyc.org

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Adult Sailing Program & Captained Outings

Six-session adult sailing programs are available, and the instructor is flexible in terms of days/times. 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. In addition, GPYC is offering captained family and corporate outings, as well as captained bridesmaid party or sunset sails to small groups. For more information abot the adult sailing program or captained outings, contact James Cooper at sailfreedom659@gmail.com or (313) 319-9525.


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

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SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

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Pool/HSG/Gazebo/ Splash Pad (regular hours)

6

Bocce Tournament

Pool/HSG/Gazebo/Splash Pad (regular hours) Ala Carte To-Go MDR Dining Binnacle Terrace Open

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Labor Day BBQ

Pool/HSG/Gazebo/Splash Pad (regular hours)

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Gazebo Bar Open 4-Close

Pickleball Exhibition (Three Year Club Event)

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2

15

3

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Kids’ Klub

4

Pool/HSG/Gazebo/Splash Pad (regular hours)

Pool/HSG/Gazebo/Splash Pad (regular hours)

Ala Carte To-Go

Ala Carte To-Go

Ala Carte To-Go

MDR Dining

MDR Dining

MDR Dining

Binnacle Terrace Open

Binnacle Terrace Open

Binnacle Terrace Open

Pool/HSG/Gazebo/Splash Pad (regular hours)

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10

11

Kids’ Klub

Pool/HSG/Splash Pad Open 11-7

Ala Carte To-Go

Ala Carte To-Go

Gazebo Bar Open 4-Close

Gazebo Bar Open 4-Close

MDR Dining

MDR Dining

Ala Carte To-Go

Ala Carte To-Go

Binnacle Terrace Open

MDR Dining

MDR Dining

Binnacle Terrace Open

Binnacle Terrace Open

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17

Kids’ Klub Milliken Rendezvous

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Ala Carte To-Go

MDR Dining

MDR Dining

Binnacle Terrace Open

Binnacle Terrace Open

Binnacle Terrace Open

Binnacle Terrace Open

Game Day! Football Sundays

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21

Milliken Rendezvous

Ala Carte To-Go MDR Dining

Gazebo Bar Open 4-Close

22 Gazebo Bar Open 4-Close

Binnacle Terrace Open Game Day! Football Sundays

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28

Autumn Driving Cruise Fall Family Festival Pool/HSG/Splash Pad Open 11-7 Gazebo Bar Open 4-Close Ala Carte To-Go MDR Dining Binnacle Terrace Open Game Day! Football Sundays

SUNDAY

29

Duckhorn Vineyard Wine Dinner

23

Gazebo Bar Open 4-Close

Gazebo Bar Open 4-Close

24

Ala Carte To-Go

Ala Carte To-Go

MDR Dining

MDR Dining

Membership Candidate Reception

Binnacle Terrace Open

Binnacle Terrace Open

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Ala Carte To-Go

Ala Carte To-Go

MDR Dining

MDR Dining

5

6

7

Women’s Book Club

Ala Carte To-Go

Comfort Food Sundays

Ala Carte To-Go

MDR Dining

Game Day! Football Sundays

MDR Dining

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13

MDR Dining Comfort Food Sundays

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8

15

Ala Carte To-Go

Ala Carte To-Go

MDR Dining

MDR Dining

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Ala Carte To-Go25

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Game Day! Football Sundays

Ala Carte To-Go

MDR Dining

MDR Dining Flu Clinic

25

Kids’ Klub

Pool/HSG/Splash Pad Open 11-7

26

Kids’ Klub Bluenose Regatta

Gazebo Bar Open 4-Close

Pool/HSG/Splash Pad Open 11-7

Ala Carte To-Go

Ala Carte To-Go

Gazebo Bar Open 4-Close

MDR Dining

MDR Dining

Binnacle Terrace Open

Binnacle Terrace Open

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

2

Kids’ Klub

20

21 Ala Carte To-Go MDR Dining

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22

Ala Carte To-Go

MDR Dining

MDR Dining

9

Kids’ Klub

Ala Carte To-Go

MDR Dining

MDR Dining

Kids’ Klub

16

Kids’ Klub Ala Carte To-Go

Sweetest Day Dining Specials

23

Ala Carte To-Go

Ala Carte To-Go

Membership Candidate Reception

MDR Dining

MDR Dining

Ala Carte To-Go

MDR Dining

MDR Dining

Kids’ Klub

17

MDR Dining

MDR Dining

29

10

Ala Carte To-Go

Kids’ Klub

Ala Carte To-Go

14

Kids’ Klub

Ala Carte To-Go

28

3

Kids’ Klub

Ala Carte To-Go

MDR Dining

Children’s Halloween Party18 Ala Carte To-Go MDR Dining Comfort Food Sundays Game Day! Football Sundays

Comfort Food Sundays

Gazebo Bar Open 4-Close

Ala Carte To-Go

Ala Carte To-Go

Game Day! Football Sundays

MDR Dining

Gazebo Bar Open 4-Close

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MDR Dining

Ala Carte To-Go11

Pool/HSG/Splash Pad Open 11-7

MDR Dining

MONDAY

4

19

Pool/HSG/Splash Pad Open 11-7

Ala Carte To-Go

1

Ala Carte To-Go

Kids’ Klub Milliken Rendezvous

Binnacle Terrace Open

Pool/HSG/Splash Pad Open 11-7 Gazebo Bar Open 4-Close

12

Kids’ Klub

Pool/HSG/Splash Pad Open 11-7

MDR Dining

Ala Carte To-Go

Binnacle Terrace Open

Gazebo Bar Open 4-Close

Ala Carte To-Go

Gazebo Bar Open 4-Close

Gazebo Bar Open 4-Close

Pool/HSG/Gazebo/Splash Pad (regular hours) MDR Dining

Gazebo Bar Open 4-Close

Gazebo Bar Open 4-Close

5

Ala Carte To-Go

Gazebo Bar Open 4-Close

Pool/HSG/Splash Pad Open 11-7

Kids’ Klub Fishing Rodeo

Gazebo Bar Open 4-Close

Binnacle Terrace Open

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Grandparents Day Brunch

Women’s Book Club

THURSDAY

OCTOBER

SEPTEMBER

2020

These dates are accurate as of the printing of this MAST. However, if state regulations change, the Club may add new events or change the format of currently scheduled events and activities. Please stay tuned to The Weekly Buzz, eblasts and text messages for updates.

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Kids’ Klub

Kids’ Klub

24

31

Ala Carte To-Go

Ala Carte To-Go

MDR Dining

MDR Dining


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. After Labor Day: (Limited menu, window service only) Fri, Sat, Sun, 11 a.m.-7 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 Wed - Sun | 5-9 p.m. Casual attire. (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 Open thru Sunday, September 27 Wed - Sun | Reservation times of 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Reservations only taken by phone the day of (no voicemail or email reservations): (313) 884-2500. The reception desk opens at 10 a.m., Wed-Sun.

The Main Dining Room: Casual attire.

Bars

Gazebo Bar

Bowling Recreation Center: Casual attire. 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.

Before Labor Day: Mon - Thurs, Sun | 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri - Sat | 11:30 a.m. - Midnight After Labor Day: 4 p.m.-Close

Cathy W. Champion

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

Office: Cell: Fax: Email: Web: Grosse Pointe Yacht Club Member

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