Newsletter September 2022

1 Oct 2022 9:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Message from the Commodore

Where did the summer go! Many have enjoyed the boating, the club, the club parties and summer travels like I have. We still have lots of activities left this year so the fun is not over yet!  Amy and I attended the FLYC event and totally enjoyed the people, the hospitality and the great party. I hope others will consider making the trip next year, FLYC put on a great show. Talking about a great event, I am always amazed at the teamwork and the volunteers that come together to make the LGYC Labor Day event one of the best events of the year.  Thanks to Dave and Jacque Nyenhuis as our Entertainment Chairpersons and all the volunteers that came together to make the party a success.

Please plan on attending the Annual General Meeting October 1st. If you can't attend please send in your proxy. This important meeting will elect the key positions for 2023 that will make many of the key decisions for the club. This year's nominating committee of Gerald Daniel, Glen Curenton, Murray Beck, Helen Fachet and Chuck Wills have met and nominated an outstanding group of officers for 2023 which we hope you will vote for. Watch for the mailing that will be sent more than 10 days before the meeting.

The City of Guntersville has continued to develop under the leadership of Mayor Dollar.  During her 10 years as Mayor the the improvements are impressive and it helps provide LGYC members more opportunities to enjoy the area as they visit the club.  Highlights this year include the opening of City Harbor, the extension, new lighting and restrooms on the Sunset Drive trail, renewal of the recreation center plus many more.  If you would like to see this years State of the City presentation and slides, click the following links.

Guntersville 2022 State of the City.docx

2022 State of The City.pdf

Life on the lake is great, be safe.  I am here to serve, please call, text, email or flag me down on the dock any time you want to talk.

Chuck Wills, Commodore  willscharles@gmail.com   (256) 506 7773   POSITIVITY

Message from the Rear Commodore

Our membership is strong at 98 full members.  

We have one letter on the board from Chris Creech seeking Junior Membership.  Many of you know him through his parents, Greg and Denise Creech.  I have spent many hours with Chris and am excited about him seeking membership.  It was a pleasure for me to be the first to sign his letter! 

Slips are almost at our maximum capacity with only one 40’ & one 50’ covered slips available.

We have several members embarking on lengthy trips starting in October.  The subject of sub-leasing has come up several times.  This is a practice that the club allows with board approval based upon all slips of that size being leased.  The key point here is that all slips of that size must be leased.  The process is the same as a slip move, the slip move list will determine seniority based upon each members move request date.  I will be notifying the list next week about the availability of slip B-23.  The slip is scheduled to be available October 1, 2022.  One other point to remember is that when the sub-lease terminates there may not be any available slips (unless you have continued to lease your previous slip ).

I look forward to seeing everyone at our annual meeting.

Billy McCarty, Rear Commodore   b.mccarty4@icloud.com NAUTI BY NATURE

Message from the Fleet Captain

On October 19 we will host the Marshall County Leadership Coalition. High school juniors and seniors will arrive at the Club by 10:00 for a quick tour. We will split them into groups of 6-8 and give them a boat ride. We will end the ride at City harbor by 12:00.  We still need a few boats to volunteer. Just sign up on Wild Apricot.

October 26 - 31 will be our Fall Cruise. We will plan on being at Turtle Point on Friday and Saturday nights. We still have no cost or details on the TPYC party but registration is open.

November 9 is the Veterans Cruise. Gerald is coordinating this event. Please see his message elsewhere in this newsletter.

Thanks to all who helped with docking and fueling on Labor Day weekend and to those who ran generators on Friday and Saturday! It was a great success and much appreciated.

 Boyce Ross, Fleet Captain,  blross86@gmail.com  Sea 'n Blue

Message from the Entertainment Chairman

If you missed the Labor Day Party, you missed a great event. Thank you to all the members who made the event extraordinary. So many members put in time decorating, planning activities, hosting games, preparing their boats to host the tailgating foods, making phenomenal meals and so much more. 

There are several events coming up for members to get involved in. For this month, on October 1st there will be a pot luck lunch in conjunction with the annual meeting. Bring a covered dish or two to share. Pot Lucks always turn out to be some of the most enjoyable activities. 

A whole host of people have shown how they love working on the events and it is what makes LGYC so special.  

At your service 

Dave Nyenhuis

 Dave Nyenhuis, Entertainment Committee Chairman  dnyenhuis@mail.com   JOBSITE


Hello LGYC Members,

As November approaches, it is time to ask for volunteer Captains and boats to join in the annual Heroes Week.  For the new members, this is an event sponsored by the US Marine Corp, that provides week long events for our nation's wounded Heroes, men and women. Of all the events available to our Heroes, a boat tour of Lake Guntersville is one of the most popular.  LGYC is the arrival point of a Police and Veteran motorcade bringing a tour bus of Heroes and spouses/significant others to an afternoon of events that begin with a boat tour of Lake Guntersville.  This is followed by a Color Guard flag posting ceremony, then a performance of the local Elementary School choir and finally dinner in the Ballroom served by Wintzell's.  The Blue Star Mothers will be serving food and drinks and assisting where needed.  The Blue Star Mothers organization is made up of women who have active duty sons and daughters currently serving in our Armed Forces. 

Please consider participating in this worthy event.  The date is Wednesday, November 9th and boats can be moved to the Party Dock on Tuesday if necessary.  There will be a 1 pm Captains meeting at Gossip Hall.  If you would like to join us, please send your name, boat name and number of passengers you can accommodate to Gerald Daniel (egd412@yahoo.com) along with any questions you might have.  Also some of these wounded soldiers have wheel chairs or service dogs to help them, so please indicate if you would allow a wheel chair or service dog aboard.  These are amazing animals that do not cause any problems.  

Thanks again.  Gerald Daniel

Upcoming Events:

October 1 - General Membership Meeting and Potluck Lunch

October 19 - Marshall County Leadership Cruise

October 26 - 31 Fall Color Cruise and Turtle Point Party

November 9 - Heroes Week

If any of you have news or announcements to be included in the next newsletter, please let me know.  Looking forward to seeing you all on the docks or watching football in the Clubhouse soon!

Sarah Grace, Newsletter Editor

sbeckgrace@aol.com   256-337-5677   SARAH G

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