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This has been so popular, we are doing it again!
YOUR OWN PRIVATE CHEF! The Giveaway of the Season!
Again this year, Chef Tim has agreed to provide the winner of this promotion with a dinner for eight at their home. This would be available during the off season. Date and menu to be coordinated by Chef Tim.
Mother’s Day Buffet Sunday, May 12th
Seating Times: 11:00 a.m. • 1:30 p.m. • 3:30 p.m. • 5:30 p.m. Treat Mom to a Spectacular Buffet SALAD BAR ENTREES INCLUDE Chef Carved tenderloin of Beef, Roast Leg of Lamb, Baked Country Ham, Chicken Marsala, Fresh Fish, garlic and Herb Roasted potatoes, Mixed Whole Grains, Steamed Broccoli, Maple Glazed Carrots *11:00 Seating also includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and French toast
AND A HUGE DESSERT TABLE
HOW DO YOU WIN? Your name will be put into a drawing every time you join us for regular Lakeside Evening Dining and the winner will be drawn at the September Annual Meeting.
each seating is limited and ﬁlls fast. MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY! Call 651-429-4567 *Cancellation policy: all cancelations received after May 10th (72 hours) will be charged a half price cancellation fee.
The more times you join us for Lakeside Dining, the more chances you have to win!!
MOTHER’S DAY RECIPE CONTEST BRing in YouR MotHeR’S FaVoRite ReCipe on MotHeR’S daY! include name and address
All recipes will be put in booklet form and mailed to all participants.
Chef Tim will award a Brunch for 4 for “Best Recipe”! Events
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Saturday, May 18th • 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Lakeside Clubhouse
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Please join us for cocktails, music and a variety of food stations and say hello to old friends and meet some new ones!
Friday Mornings beginning May 24th at 7:30 a.m.
Reservations Required. Sign up on the Web Page or call 651-429-4567
All men are welcome.
This summer’s study will be Paul’s 1st letter to the Corinthians Contact Dr. Dan Gatto or Skip Johnson for more information.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY Wednesday Mornings, beginning June 5th at 8:00 a.m. in the Lakeside Living Room All Women are Welcome
Contact Barb Larson for more information
TUESDAY IS BRIDGE NIGHT! Every Tuesday, beginning May 7th
Please join Lakeside Dining for “Happy Thursdays”
We will have Bridge Tables set up beginning at 4:30 p.m. Put your own group together. Reservations Please
Wednesday, May 8th Tee Times: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. off #1 and #10 This event is a 1-2-3 Net Ball Heavy Hors d’oeuvres to follow at the Golf House Sign up at the Golf Shop
$10.00 off all of our Wine Bottles 1/2 off Select Bottles of Wine Every Thursday Night during Lakeside Dining, beginning May 2nd.
“Happy Hour” Lakeside Dining 6-7 p.m.
Domestic Beers - $3.00 Cocktails, Imports, Microbrews - $4.00 House Wines - $5.00 Reduced Price on Small Plates
Sunday, May 26th 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
(Last reservation taken at 12:30 p.m.)
Spectacular Salad Bar Beef Wellington, Variety of Hot Entrees Omelets Made to Order Fantastic Dessert Table!
Mark your Calendar……
CIP GRAND OPENING Saturday, June 8th
WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR DETAILS. This is going to be a great event with a tour of our new CIP facilities along with food and beverage provided at each venue.
FAMILY NIGHT STARTS ON SUNDAY, JUNE 2ND. Family Golf Begins at 3:30 p.m. play anything from 2 holes, 9 holes, or 18. all ages and abilities are welcome.
Family Tennis Begins at 3:00 p.m. all ages and abilities are welcome.
FoLLoW tHat WitH optionaL dinneR in tHe LaKeSide ReStauRant With every adult entrée on Sundays, receive one free meal from the Lakeside Children’s Menu
Last Sunday of each Month
YOUTH PROGRAM ORIENTATION & SIGN UP BUFFET Sunday, May 5th May 5: Youth program orientation & Sign Up Buffet 5:30pm May18: Jr. tennis Kick-off party 1-3:30pm May19: Jr. tennis Spring Camp 1-3:30pm
5:30 p.m. Presentation of the 2013 Youth Program All Youth Program participants and their families are welcome to attend this event. 6:00 Buffet • 6:30 Sign up Begins Adults - $19.95 • Children - $11.95 Menu is available on the web page. Reservations required. Sign up on the Web Page or call 651-429-4567 *Orders for Swim Team Suits will be taken along with sign ups for Golf, Tennis, Swim Team & Sailing Lessons
The White Bear Yacht Club is now a member of Clubster! Clubster is a social network designed exclusively for you, our members. It allows you to instantly connect with WBYC members and staff through your computer, iPhone, iPad and soon your Android smartphone. You can keep up with the latest Club news, connect with your friends, and create special groups for your golfing or tennis buddies, swim team, book club and any other WBYC group you are a part of. The best feature of Clubster is that is keeps everything private. It is a completely secure and closed network for WBYC and all content and information remains strictly confidential. We hope to enhance your WBYC experience through the use of Clubster and we encourage everyone to sign up! For those of you who would like more guidance with Clubster, we are hosting a Clubster information session in conjunction with the WBYC Welcome Back Party on Saturday, May 18th. The Welcome Back Party begins at 6:30pm, and our Clubster session will run from 6:00-7:00pm. This is a great opportunity to get help with creating your profile, navigating Clubster, sending messages, creating groups and using the Clubster App. If you have any questions about Clubster, please contact Kim Lee at 651-429-4567 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Future Member Mixer Sunday, May 5 from 3:00-4:00pm at the Golf House Porch Wednesday, May 29 from 5:00-6:00pm on the Lakeside Deck The WBYC Membership Committee invites you to attend our Future Member Mixers! Bring your friends, family, associates and acquaintances that you feel would enjoy the many benefits of membership in our fine club. Let them experience what our Club has to offer. The Membership Committee will host happy hour and have membership information available for your guests. If you wish to bring your guests out for a round of golf, green fees for your guest will be comped if you make arrangements ahead of time with the Golf Shop. You will be responsible for cart and/or caddie fees for you and your guest. Please contact the Golf Shop at 651-429-5002 or email@example.com to reserve your spot. RSVP for the event to Kim Lee at 651-429-4567 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide a name and contact information for your guest(s) when you RSVP.
Brian Taylor – Associate
Mr. Taylor is the Founder and CIO of BPT Investment Partners. He is an avid golfer and hopes to utilize the golf, tennis, social and business facilities at the Club. Mr. Taylor is sponsored by Mr. Erik Young.
Ham Luther • Margaret Ordway • Bill Whitaker, Sr. • Jane Herzog
WBYC Book Club The White Bear Yacht Club Book Club reconvenes for another season in the Commodore Room at the Yacht Club at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21st to discuss Mad Women: The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the 60’s by Jane Maas. The WBYC Book Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Mark your calendar dates for the coming year. The book selections are: May 21st – Mad Women: The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the 60’s Jane Maas June 18th – The Kitchen House Kathleen Grissom July 16th – The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy August 20th – Cleopatra’s Daughter: A Novel Michelle Moran September 17th – Behind the Scenes at the Museum Kate Atkinson October 15th - My Beloved World Sonia Sotomayor November 19th – An Invisible Thread Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski December – No Meeting
2014 January 21st – Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen and The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen Syrie James February 18th – The Warmth of Other Suns Isabel Wilkerson March – No Meeting April 15th – One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Planning meeting – bring suggestions for the next season. Please contact Theresa Lydon for more information.
From t he Golf Chair
Ask Dr. Golf. In this case, that would be me! Talk about contrast—last year the earliest opener on record, this year (perhaps) the latest. After a brief peek at green grass, April showers turned into April snows. As I write this, still no sign of golfers. But, as usual, John will be ready for us when nature cooperates. Watching the Masters this year, I was struck by the level of excellence to which WBYC holds itself. Not for the last time, I would like to remind you all of the fantastic job John Steiner and his crew do in keeping our course remarkably immaculate—and for a tiny fraction of what the National spends on the golf course Jones and Mackenzie built so many years ago.
I’m sure everyone pours over the Board minutes, but in case you missed it, the Golf Committee restated our commitment to maintain and improve the conditioning of the golf course this year. I will make the obligatory comment that we all must take responsibility for course conditioning as we play. Divot replacement or seed fill, repair of ball marks, and tee maintenance are things we all can and must do. So start the year with a resolve to fix divots you did OR didn’t create; fix a few extra ball marks, and be aware of your fellow players. The Pro Shop will also have a few changes this year. Kim Lee is now working as Marketing Director, so we won’t see her in the shop in her familiar role. Chad Gustufson has taken a job in
St. Cloud; Chris and Tom will be joined by Dan Peterson, from Minneapolis Golf Club. Please welcome him here! There are a couple of new policies for your consideration this year. First, we have approved the use of electric push carts owned by individual members for a $100/yr trail fee. At this point in time, it will be the member’s responsibility to bring the cart to and from the course and to charge it themselves. We will see how this works out as we reassess going forward. This does not change our requirements for caddie use from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Second, we have instituted a new guest card policy, adding the unlimited, season-long guest pass for $1500 if purchased prior to May, $1750 thereafter. Details are below.
GUEST CARDS AND GREEN FEES Guest Cards
Unlimited guest card 1st guest card of ten (10) rounds 2nd + guest cards of ten (10) rounds 1st guest card of five (5) rounds 2nd guest card of five (5) rounds 3rd + guest cards of five (5) rounds
$1,500.00 prior to May 1 $1,750.00 after May 1 $750.00 prior to July 1 $650.00 $425.00 $375.00 $375.00 Proprietary $325.00 Associates
• If a member has not purchased a guest card prior to July 1st, the member is not eligible to purchase a guest card. • Guest cards may not be used for guest days. • Guest cards are not transferable from person to person or from year to year. • A member may not charge more than seven (7) guests against a guest card on any one day; permission of Golf Chair required for more than 3 guests at one time. Green Fees
Guest fee $120.00 per round Immediate family guests* $50.00 per round Junior guests under the age of 18** $10.00 per round Junior guests age 18 to 25 $35.00 per round
* “Immediate family guests” are defined as siblings, parents, adult children, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and grandparents. ** Junior guests under the age of 18 may play on Monday and Tuesday after 3:30pm, Saturday and Sunday after 4:30 pm, or at the discretion of the golf pro.
Tom has sent out the early response card; check your email if you don’t remember seeing it! The Invitational should be the usual high adventure and serious fun. Other minor changes include designation of the cart path on the right side of 16 as entirely in bounds. Finally, our architectural consultant,
Jim Urbina, will visit the club in May to help us update our long range plan and review the golf course in general. As you know, we now have a permanent restroom between the 7th tee and the 12th green. The mound system near the 7th tee; this will quickly be unobtrusive as John’s native grasses blend it into the natural look of the area.
Please let me know as the season progresses if you have thoughts, comments, worries or suggestions. I look forward to another year of great fun on the golf course for all. Dr. Mark Mammel 2013 Golf Chair
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From the Golf Shop: It’s good to be back in the golf shop. We may have the latest opening of the golf course in history. We will have some new faces in our Golf Operation this summer so please take the time to welcome them to WBYC.
Hybrids and your long game Hybrid clubs have provided a good way for golfers to improve their long game. They provide a bridge between hitting woods, which are more forgiving, and hitting irons, which are more accurate. Hybrids have mostly become replacements for hard to hit 3 and 4 irons. The reason? By design, 3 and 4 irons are not very forgiving. Also by design, 3 and 4 irons are the longest irons, and are therefore, harder to hit on-center. The result? Loss of distance on off-center hits. On the other hand, woods by design are much more forgiving. So with a hybrid, the head is designed similar to a wood head for forgiveness, but shorter in length and more accurate like an iron. When you replace your 3 iron with a hybrid, it is important that you hit the #3 hybrid at least as far as your best 3 iron shot. Farther is usually better. You may also find that a #4 hybrid will do the trick to replace the 3 iron. The main concern at this point is distance and consistency. The hybrid should
help provide a solution to the distance gap between your fairway wood and your longest iron, which is generally a big gap. So focus on distance. And if you find you need a little more distance with your hybrid, extending the club an extra inch can provide an immediate solution. As far as better consistency, it is important to know that when you hit a shot off-center (towards the heel or toe), you will lose distance, no matter what. Since hybrids are more forgiving than long irons, your hybrid shots should lose less distance on shots hit off-center than the long irons. Most importantly, a good hybrid will provide your game with more distance and a quality bridge between the woods and irons. Please be sure to sign up for all of the season long events as the deadline to register is coming to a close.
Dates to remember: Children’s Information Day May 5th Gentlemen’s Holiday May 8th Men’s Commodore 1st round matches held May 11th a.m. t-times Aerification May 14th Course Closed at 3pm Aerification May 15th Course closed all day Couples Soup May 24th
MEN: Don’t forget about Thursday night soup. For those who are unfamiliar, all men members are welcome to join the Golf Professional Staff on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. (we will start May 23rd). All you have to do is show up around 6:00 p.m. and we will find you a game. We play nine holes and meet in the grill following golf. It is a great way to get a game, meet new members, and have a lot of fun. You don’t have to play every week, just come when you can. COUPLES: This is the couples version of the popular “Men’s Soup.” The first scheduled Couples Soup will be held on May 24th. You do not need a handicap and this is mostly a social event with play beginning at 6:00 p.m. You may make your own 4-some or the golf shop will pair you with another couple. Please sign up no later than 5:30 p.m. that day. You may call the Golf Shop for more details. GOLF 101: Ladies clinics with 3-5 women per session on selected Wednesday mornings from 9 to noon throughout the summer. Each clinic will include full swing instruction on the range, chipping and putting instruction and 4 holes of playing instruction followed by lunch. Call the shop to sign up.
COUPLES SOUP Friday, May 24th 6:00 p.m. Golf 8:00 Cocktails & Appetizers in the Lakeside Living Room Sign up at the Golf Shop
7 ALL 9 & 18 HOLE LADIES: The Welcome Back Dinner is scheduled for May 15th. SPECIAL ORDERS: If you see something in the Golf Shop and we don’t have it in your size please ask the staff to order it for you. CUSTOM ORDERS FOR YOUR BUSINESS: If your business is currently ordering golf balls, shirts, or any other product; contact the golf shop as we can do that for you as well.
BACK FOR 2013! • • • •
J unior golf camp on Wednesdays 4 hole ladies golf program Family golf night on Sunday Couples Season Long Championship a 4-ball event (best 1 net score of the couple)
NEW FOR 2013!!! • U nlimited Guest Pass….call the Golf Shop for details
company logo. We can get a dozen golf balls with your company logo on them for as low as $15.00 per dozen
CADDIE PROGRAM: Golf Lessons: There is no better way to start off the year than to get a spring tune-up. The Golf Staff will make themselves available for golf lessons throughout the day at your convenience. Returning for 2013 will be our season long lesson program. $500 gets you unlimited lessons for the season with the same instructor. Reminder: We can custom logo any golf ball you like with your name or company logo on it. Contact the golf shop for further info. There is NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE for this. One dozen minimum order for your name, and 12 dozen minimum for your
WBYC MASTERS/ MIXER/PUTTING PARTY & BBQ Saturday, June 1st 3:00 p.m. Shotgun
*Masters participants will tee off at 1:30 p.m.
6:00 Putting Contest 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. BBQ at the Golf House. The Golf Shop will make the pairings. Sign up at the Golf Shop or the Web Page. You need not play in the scramble in order to attend the Putting Party & BBQ, but please call the Golf House Restaurant for reservations.
Please be sure to pick up a caddie brochure as it has a lot of information regarding the program; please see the golf shop to pick one up. This brochure will help you understand what to expect from your caddie based on their caddie rank. Caddie rates are as follows: B/Trainee A Honor Double Senior Double
Caddie Rates $18 $21 $24 $20 $40 $35
Suggested Tip $5-10 $5-15 $5-20 $5-10 / bag $10-25 $10-20 / bag
Please use the caddie evaluation portion of the caddie chit. Please take the time to complete this section as it is a valuable tool to enhance and improve the caddie program.
Turf Talk Quite a difference a year can make. Last year we opened the golf course on March 23. Ice went off W.B.L. on March 19. On March 17 last year, 2012, Blue Birds were back, Wood Frogs were singing, Quacking Aspen and Elm were flowering. Forsythia was blooming on the 20th of March. Magnolias were blooming on the 23rd of March. Rhododendrons were starting to bloom on March 31st, we had mowed the greens 5 times and they were stimping at 9 1/2 feet. It’s April 15th as I write this article and there is still snow on the ground. I wonder what the global warming people might say about this year. John Steiner, CGCS Director of Agronomy
CALLING ALL WBYC LADY GOLFERS!
Ladies Welcome Back Dinner
NEW THIS YEAR The ladies 18 Hole League guest days are now open to ALL lady golfers of WBYC and their guests for a nominal fee. We look forward to welcoming you to these relaxed and fun events. The dates for the guest days are listed below, so mark your calendars and come join us! • Thursday - July 11th 1:00pm Shotgun Start • T hursday - August 22nd 8:00am Shotgun Start For more information please contact the Pro- shop....651-429-5002 Kathy Kelly and Becky Shay 18 Hole Co-chairs
Wednesday, May 15th 6:00 p.m. Cocktails • Dinner 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy a shopping spree while cocktailing and catch up with old friends. Check out trendy summer beauty products, colorful clothing & jewelry lines, summer party planning and a new spin on health. Reservations required.
LADIES 9-HOLE LEAGUE Welcome back Ladies for a fun filled season of 9-hole golf. May highlights include opening day on Tuesday, May 7th and The Ladies Welcome Back Dinner on Wednesday, May 15th. We are looking forward to seeing you at these events. This year we are planning two guest invitationals. The first will be our evening event on Tuesday, June 11th with a 5:00 p.m. shotgun start followed by cocktails and buffet at the main clubhouse. Thank you Amy Jeatran and Becky DeWitt for volunteering to co-chair this event. The second guest day will be on Tuesday, July 9th with coffee and treats at 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. shotgun start. Lunch will be served lakeside. We are still in need of a chair so that this event can take place. Please contact one of us if you are interested.
4-HOLE LEAGUE Again this year there will be an opportunity for a shorter version of the Tuesday a.m. Ladies 9-hole group. Join us later in the morning for 2 to 4 holes and stay for lunch if time allows. Call the clubhouse if interested.
As in the past please sign up in the Golf Shop. If you have a change in plans after signing up, please notify the Golf Shop as well as the other members of your group if possible. Each week we will be having a posted event with pro shop credits given as prizes. Winners will be posted on our bulletin board. Newcomers are most welcome! We are looking forward to another successful fun-filled season of golf. If you have any suggestions, questions, or comments, please feel frsee to email or call us.
REMINDERS • C heck the 9-hole bulletin board for weekly winners, upcoming events and announcements • P ick up your rosters in the Golf Shop or at the Ladies Welcome Back Dinner. • W eekly events with description will be posted each Tuesday on the porch. Theresa Lydon, Julie Mikkelson and Joanne Schwartz 2013 Chairs
18 HOLE LEAGUE Hello ladies and welcome back to the 2013 golf season at WBYC. This winter seems to have been particularly long but spring is in the air and we are looking forward to playing on our beautiful golf course. May is a busy month, starting off with our “Opening Day” for the 18 Hole League on Thursday May 2nd. This year we thought we would change it up a bit by having a shotgun start, with the pro-shop doing the pairings, followed by lunch together on the golf porch to share our winter stories. The week after our 18 Hole Opener is the “Welcome Back Dinner” on Wednesday, May 15th. This event is for ALL ladies of WBYC and we would encourage everyone to come and reunite with friends, meet new members and to view our brand new pool and terrace. The evening will include a gastronomic meal prepared by our executive chef Tim Haze and his staff, and a fashion show of the latest tennis and golf attire. Also, joining some of Continued on page 9
9 our usual vendors will be some new attractions like Sarah Beauty Products, Jockey Clothing Line and a Health Focus Booth. Next up is “The Challenge” which will be played at the Dellwood Country Club on Thursday May 23rd. This is a fun, non-stressful, friendly competition and ALL handicaps are encouraged to come and play. There are only 25 slots available, so to avoid disappointment sign up early to come and enjoy this mixer with our friends from Dellwood Country Club and North Oaks and bring back a win to WBYC -Go Blue !!! Our season long events are the “Commodore Cup” and “Partners”. The deadline to sign up is May 15th and, as last season, it will be a bracketed format for both. If you have not signed up already, you can do so at the “Welcome Back Dinner”. We would like to take this opportunity to give a gentle reminder to all participants, that they should have flexibility in their work and travel schedules to make sure the matches are played in keeping with the deadlines posted if possible. The roster booklet will be available on the WBYC website www.wbyc.com. A paper copy can be obtained at the Proshop by request and a one page flyer with the names and phone numbers of our group, plus a calendar of events, will be available for pick up in the ladies locker room. Your golfing experience is important to us and, as this is a year of change, we welcome any feedback (positive or negative) to know what is working and what is not. We look forward to seeing you all out on the links having fun! Kathy Kelly - email@example.com Becky Shay - firstname.lastname@example.org 2013 - Co-Chairs
Upcoming Dates May 11 May 16-17 May 18 May 19 May 31
1st Men’s Open 9-Noon Ladies’ Camp 10-Noon Junior Tennis Kick-off Party 1-3:30 Junior Tennis Spring Camp 1-3:30 Adult Spring Tennis Kick-off Party 5:30-Dark
May is upon us and it is time for outdoor tennis. Unfortunately the weather has not been cooperating. By this time last year we had already been on the clay for a couple of weeks. Our first official event is May 11th and we need warm dry weather for the ne xt couple of weeks to get the courts ready for play. Let’s all think warm dry thoughts so we can get playing soon. The Tennis House renovations are nearly complete and we are almost ready to move back in. The house looks great and will be a stylish and inviting place for the members to enjoy. We are looking forward to showcasing the improvements at the May 31st Spring Kick-off Party. Please come join us and see all the awesome work that has been done. The upper hard courts are scheduled to be resurfaced with special attention being paid to repair the cracks that have appeared. They are on track to be finished by early June and ready for a fun season of tennis and pickleball. We have two great camps coming up in May; the Ladies Spring Camp May 16-17 and the first ever Junior Spring Camp. The Ladies’ Camp is a fun two day camp that will get your game ready for the summer season. If you can’t make both days come for one . The Junior Camp is a great way to get a racquet in your childs’ hands and get them thinking about a fun summer of tennis at the Yacht Club.
See you on the courts Chris Combs, Tennis Professional
SPRING TENNIS KICK-OFF PARTY Friday, May 31st • 5:30 p.m. (Unfortunately, due to maintenance on the Upper Courts, Pickleball will not be able to be played at this event) Contact the Tennis Shop for more information.
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As the warm weather moves in, the WBYC Sailing Committee and White Bear Sailing School are busy preparing for the 2013 season. Our Sailing School is always among the first boaters in Minnesota to hit the water every spring with the High School Race program. The Sailing Committee is all set for our first scheduled races on May 18, and in the process of planning the Inter-Lake Regatta, to be hosted at WBYC in August. Everyone is excited to get the 2013 sailing season started, and to see the beautiful new Lakeside Pavilion come to life.
Sailing Committee: White Bear is fortunate to have a very talented group of sailors racing in our Club every week. Last season, the Championship Series trophies in the MC, C and E scow classes were all decided on the last weekend of racing. As we look ahead to the coming season, we anticipate many more close races and close series for our spectators to enjoy. WBYC sailors have also experienced a lot of success when traveling to regattas in recent years. Youth and adult sailors alike are coming off of a very successful 2012 season, and are looking for more in 2013.
Things to look for in 2013: • The schedule of races for the Sailing Division is set, and is available for viewing on the Sailing Committee website, www.wbycsail.org • The first Pre-Season races for the E, C, MC, X, and Cat fleets are scheduled for Saturday, May 18. • The Inter-Lake Regatta returns to White Bear for the first time since 2009. The dates are set for Friday August 2nd through Sunday August 4th. We are expecting 75 boats from six different yacht clubs around the Midwest, and over 200 of the best sailors in the E, C, MC and X classes. Fun Fact: What began as a challenge between the Minnetonka and White Bear Yacht Club is now one of the longest standing annual regattas in America. White Bear has hosted the
Inter-Lake Regatta every four years since the 1880s, only missing years for World War II, and the polio epidemic.
Sailing School: With winter not wanting to quit, the High School sailing program had to be patient through the Spring, with nowhere to practice. With White Bear frozen over, the Mahtomedi High School team traveled to Chicago on March 23rd and 24th for the appropriately named Ice Breaker regatta. Having no time to practice, the Zephyrs finished 2nd out of a total of ten teams, beating the top two teams in the Midwest district, Minnetonka High School and Lake Forest High School (Lake Forest, IL). This was a great start to the season for our High School program, and hopefully just the first of many successful events. With warm weather rapidly approaching, here are a few things to look for at the Sailing School: • Registration is open for all 2013 WBSS classes. Make sure to sign up your children and grandchildren, before classes are full! • All WBYC Proprietary and Associate Members receive a 25% reduction on sailing lesson. Contact nick@ whitebearsailingschool.org to sign up. • WBSS will begin operations in the new Lakeside Pavilion on June 10, 2013. • Children’s Activity Days are scheduled for June 14, July 9 and August 12. New News: At the suggestion of the WBYC Board and many members, plans are underway for WBSS to acquire a cruising keelboat to be used for adult lessons this summer. This will allow the sailing school to broaden the reach of their curriculum, and provide lessons for Club members and potential Club members in our community. We are looking forward to getting back on the water, and enjoying more great racing and high quality sailing instruction.
See you on the lake!
Behind the Bar Hello to all and welcome back! Behind the bar you will see familiar faces and a couple of new ones too; everyone is looking forward to serving you and your guests. How about this weather? I didn’t know the CIP included an ice skating rink, kiddy’s snow play area, docking for your ice fishing hut, and hot cocoa stand! (Just Kidding) Anyway, it’s great to be back and we’re all excited about the new changes and amenities. Probably the most popular venue will be poolside at the “Galley Café and Bar”. Hopefully this will be up and running by Memorial Day weekend. I can’t think of a better view for dining and entertaining than from the new deck off of the lakeside dining room. When the pool opens, the “Galley Café and Bar” will be serving up great food and drink. The Galley Bar features a full bar with bar stool seating and beer on tap. The Galley staff will be available beginning at 11:00 a.m. to serve you during the day and a bartender will be on duty from 4 – 8:30 pm Tuesday - Sunday. It should be a fun spot! A happy hour will be available beginning May 1st in the main dining room from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. As we continue to tweak our beer selections, look for Lagunitas IPA, Alaskan Amber, Long Board and Kona Koko on tap (a fabulous beer from Hawaii). Also, we’ve revised our wine list adding some great wines to pair with a great new menu! A guy walks into a bar and orders a beer, the bartender asks if the guy would like to buy a raffle ticket. “What’s it for?” asks the guy. “It’s for a woman with 6 hungry kids,” replies the bartender. “Not a chance” says the guy, “I couldn’t afford ’em.” If you’re looking for a road trip, try Lacrosse, Wisconsin. They made the Guinness Book of Records for having the most bars per capita (360) and the most bars on one street! Anyways, in recognition of our slow start this season, the drink of the month will be the “Dark and Stormy”. Goslings Bermuda Rum over ice, topped with ginger beer and garnished with a lime wedge. Delicious! Have a great season! Cheers, Pete
The Joys of Lakeside Dining
The sun is starting to shine bright again! The snow has finally melted and the bloom of summer has begun. Welcome back to another wonderful Minnesota summer at the White Bear Yacht Club! I’m very excited for you all to experience the NEW pool, the John G. “Smokey” Ordway Jr. Lakeside Pavilion, Tennis House and Golf Course Restrooms! I have greatly anticipated this years reopening because there are so many new opportunities for great club activity! Although we have experienced quite a few changes with retirements, job promotions and the all consuming CIP project, I’m confident this summer will be exceptional. Join us in the main clubhouse from 6pm-7pm for Happy Hour! Let us stimulate you with small plates that promote big flavor and quality, ease and comfort, as well as quick service for busy families that need a place to refresh, hang out and socialize with friends and family. Happy Hour will be served every night that member dining is available.
A sneak peak at some NEW and REVAMPED events for May include The Ladies Welcome Back Dinner, Boutique and Fashion Show on Wednesday, May 15th. Enjoy a shopping spree while cocktailing and catching up with friends. Check out trendy summer beauty products from a professional esthetician, colorful clothing lines from Tennis on Selby and Jockey, summer party planning from the Inner Foodie and a new spin on health by health specialists! Glam up your wardrobe with Silpada designed
jewelry and don’t forget to design your own personalized stationary from “oops-a-daisy” stationary and gifts. All within the convenience of the club! The Welcome Back Cocktail Party on Saturday, May 18th, is a socializing event you won’t want to miss either! We are excited to blast your taste buds with stations featuring our Chef’s NEW Lakeside Dining Menu. If you are a food connoisseur and enjoy camaraderie, this is the event for you! At the end of May, celebrate your Memorial Day weekend this year with our first Brunch of the season on Sunday, May 26th. Having too much fun out on White Bear Lake on Memorial Day and need a place to eat and relax before you go back to work on Tuesday? Check us out! Lakeside Dining is open for service on Monday, May 27th! Happy Memorial Day!
For more information and reservation details, find us throughout the summer on our website! www.wbyc.com houses all of our events, menus and reservation details. In addition to our website, I’m excited the WBYC is partnering with a new social network called Clubster . We hope to enhance your WBYC experience through the use of Clubster and we encourage everyone to participate. Sign up quickly so you can take full advantage of any promotions the club sends out through this form of social media. Need a new venue for your office meetings or training days? Are graduation or birthday parties, baby or wedding showers on your to-do list for the summer? If so, the White Bear Yacht Club is a perfect setting
for all your needs. Our culinary team is happy to customize a menu to meet your budget and exceed your expectations; meanwhile, our facilities offer breathtaking views and our staff provides superb service, making a memorable event for you and your guests. For more information, please contact Joy Hebard or Linda Carroll. This year’s Lakeside Dining staff will be a combination of new and old. I am fortunate to have quite a few coming back! Their member knowledge and service skills will assist in the training of the new skippers on board. I am excited to announce that we have promoted Hannah Lee as the new Outdoor Dining Manager. Hannah has had the privilege of working at the WBYC for six seasons. She started working at the club at the age of 16 in the bag room. Hannah has caddied, served for Nancy in the golf house restaurant, helped Pete with the beverage cart and served for me in the Lakeside Dining Room. Wanting to pursue a career in hospitality as a General Manager, Hannah has spent her past two summers interning here at the WBYC in 2011 and at Rock Creek Cattle Company in Deer Lodge, Montana in 2012. Hannah possesses a contagiously optimistic personality that lifts the spirits of those around her. I am looking forward to reuniting with all of you this year! Let’s make a memorable summer together! Joy Hebard Catering & Dining Room Manager 651-429-4567 Ext: 478
May Calendar of Event s
May 2013 1
Ladies 18-Hole Opening Day
(No Lakeside Dining)
5 NEW MEMBER MIXER 6 YOUTH PROGRAM ORIENTATION AND SIGN UP BUFFET 5:30 p.m. Program 6:00 p.m. Buffet 6:30 p.m. Sign Up (No Lakeside Dining)
Men’s Tennis Open 9:00 a.m.
14 PRIVATE PARTY (Golf & Dinner)
Aerification (Course closes at 3:00 p.m.)
(No Lakeside Dining)
Men’s Tennis Open 9:00 a.m.
Aerification (Course closed) LADIES WELCOME BACK DINNER
28 CLUB CLOSED/ COURSE OPEN Men’s Tennis Night 5:30 p.m.
P.O. Box 10696 White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Men’s Tennis Open 9:00 a.m.
Ladies Tennis Camp 10:00 a.m.
23 Men’s Soup 6:00 p.m. The Challenge (At Dellwood Country Club)
29 FUTURE MEMBER MIXER
Ladies Tennis Camp 10:00 a.m.
Lakeside Dining (Upstairs Only)
(No Lakeside Dining)
Men’s Tennis Night 5:30 p.m.
Men’s 4.0 Open 11:00 a.m. (Every Sunday) Jr. Tennis Spring Camp 1:00-3:30 p.m. (No Lakeside Dining)
Men’s 1st Round Commodore Match 8:00 a.m.
Men’s Tennis Night 5:30 p.m.
(No Lakeside Dining)
(No Lakeside Dining)
MOTHER’S DAY BUFFET
Ladies 9-Hole Opener
30 Men’s Soup 6:00 p.m.
Men’s Tennis Open 9:00 a.m. Jr. Tennis Kick-Off Party 1:00-3:30 p.m. WELCOME BACK COCKTAIL PARTY (No Lakeside Dining)
25 Men’s Tennis Open 9:00 a.m.
COUPLES SOUP 6:00 p.m.
31 Spring Tennis & Pickleball Kick-Off Party 5:30 p.m.