[newsletter]

Lindsay Park Yacht Club
P.O. Box 3484
Davenport, Iowa 52808
Restaurant: 563-324-1317
Marina: 563-324-0370 / Email:manager@lpyc.org
Website: www.lpyc.org / www.facebook.com
Est. 1887

September 2018

Welcome to September and another month of our crazy Midwest weather.

The feedback we received from members asked at the Commodore’s Brunch indicated that the membership would utilize the restaurant during the winter months.  Beginning November 2, 2018 the restaurant will be open Friday through Sunday.  The winter hours will be posted on all doors.  Please support your club during this time.  The restaurant is available for parties over the winter months.  Please contact Tracie at the restaurant for more information or to schedule your event.

We will begin the process of removing old, unused cradles from the wall.  If you have an empty cradle that you want to keep on the wall, please contact either Mark Carroll or email contact@lpyc.org.   We want to make room for any boats interested in winter wall storage, so we just need to tidy the place up!

Winterizing our boats is just around the corner.  If you need to order supplies, remember that you can order those through the ship store.

Here is our list of upcoming events:

September

19th – Lexus Event.  Come out to view a few of the 2019 Lexus line.  Appetizers and Signature Drink provides.  Please RSVP by the 15th to the restaurant.

22nd – Lighted Boat Parade.  Food and drink specials from 5pm to 8pm.  Parade to begin at Dusk – river levels permitting!  We are still looking for boaters to join the parade.  Please call Christy Ellenberg at 563-370-1013 if you are interested or have questions about the parade.  A sign-up sheet has been place in the restaurant.  Please sign up, or call to have staff sign you up, even if just plan to dine or drink that night so the club can staff appropriately.

29th – 7th Annual LPYC Memorial Golf Outing.  First tee time is at 11:45.  Cost for the event is $70.00.  Price includes golf, cart, prizes, dinner and DJ.  Uncle Luke is graciously providing and preparing the pulled pork for the dinner.  Interested in just dinner – tickets are $12 and are for sale at the bar.  Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the evening’s entertainment.  The dinner and DJ will begin at 6 pm.

30th – September Sunday Funday.  Band and food specials from 3pm to 6pm.

October

6th – Riverbend Walk for Wishes.  Please visit the Make a Wish website for details.  LPYC is providing the venue for this event.

27th – Annual Halloween Party.  Costume contest and prizes.  Dance to music provided by our DJ.  Details to follow.

28th – Last Sunday Funday for the 2018 season.  Soul Storm will help us end our boating season.  Band plays from 3pm to 6pm.  Food and drink specials will run all day.

THERE WILL BE FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS AT ALL IOWA HAWKEYE GAMES!!

As always, if you have a comment or concern, please contact any board member.  Our email information is on the website.  We look forward to hearing from you.

See you at the club!

Christy Ellenberg
Commodore & your LPYC Board


Lindsay Park Yacht Club
P.O. Box 3484
Davenport, Iowa 52808
Restaurant: 563-324-1317
Marina: 563-324-0370 / Email:manager@lpyc.org
Website: www.lpyc.org / www.facebook.com
Est. 1887

August  2018

Welcome to the continued Dog Days of summer heat!

Your board is working hard compiling a schedule to keep the clubhouse and kitchen open this winter. From the information received at the Commodore’s Brunch, it appears that most of you will use the club this winter. We want to be open Thursday through Sunday, November through March. Our staff is planning events as you read this letter. You may also book the club for your private event during the winter. Do you have a fun event idea or want to see a specific event? Please share that with your board.

Do you want to move to another slip next year? Please just fill out the Slip Relocation form online. Slips are assigned by the Slip Committee. If you have a question about slips, just ask a slip committee member.

The LPYC Online clothing store is up and running. There is a link for ‘MERCHANDISE’ on the front page of the website.

August Events:

August 12 – New Member Meet & Greet. Lewis Knudsen will be
performing from 3pm to 6pm. We will be sharing detailed
plans for winter club hours as well as updates on
upcoming harbor improvements. We invite ALL
members to attend to hear important club and harbor
information.

August 25 – Rock Around the Docks Party. What better way to
meet your pier neighbors as well as those at the
other end of the harbor than through food and drink!
We encourage all boat owners to participate as well
as those social members wanting to walk the piers to
put a face from the club with a boat.

The September and October events will soon be on the website for you to view. Did you miss the Wine Tasting and Painting Party in July? We will be having more events like that, so please continue to check the website for an updated event schedule. Is there an event you’d like to see? Let your board know.

How many of you remember the Lighted Boat Parades? Your social committee would like to bring it back. It is currently scheduled for September 22, 2018. The party starts at 5 pm with the parade beginning at 8pm. Have some expertise with this event? We need your help! Want to participate? We will post a sign-up sheet in the ship store for those vessels wanting to participate.

FYI – The harbor staff may ask you for your member number in order to provide the member reduced fuel price. They ask that you please have your card handy in order to receive the lower price. Please remember that according to Iowa Law ALL PERSONS must remain off any watercraft while fueling. When you are asked to leave your vessel, it is for your safety as well as those aboard your vessel. Please contact a board member if you have questions about this law.

The latest Board Meeting minutes and financials as well as By-Laws and code of conduct are in a binder behind the bar for any member to view. Please ask a bartender if you would like to view those documents.

Please visit the Website and/or the Facebook page for updated information and coming events. We are no longer mailing the Newsletter unless specifically requested to do so.

See you at the club!

Christy Ellenberg
Commodore & your LPYC Board


Lindsay Park Yacht Club
P.O. Box 3484
Davenport, Iowa 52808
Restaurant: 563-324-1317
Marina: 563-324-0370 / Email:manager@lpyc.org
Website: www.lpyc.org / www.facebook.com
Est. 1887

May  2018

Greetings LPYC Members,

We are hopeful that you as you read this Newsletter that you have had a chance to come in to enjoy all the club has to offer this year.  Information on upcoming events is posted near the doorways as well as in the restrooms and near the bar.  You can always check out the website and Facebook page to keep up to date.  If you need help updating your contact information just let us know.  We’d be happy to link you up with the LPYC App and ability to receive e-blasts for upcoming events.

The Parrot Head Club will be having their membership drive party at the club again this year.  Their party is scheduled for Saturday, June 2nd.  Gates open at 5:30.  Cost for the event is $10 – but FREE for LPYC members.  Please remember to have your membership card available to show at the gate to get in free.

Attached you will find our LPYC Code of Conduct.  We ask that you take some time to read through this document.  If you have any questions regarding the Code of Conduct, please feel free to contact any board member.  Please remember that if you see something, to say something.  We can only improve our club if we are made aware of an issue.

Drink tokens are back!  Want to buy someone a drink but they aren’t ready or they are heading out the door?  You can purchase a drink token for them to save and redeem when they are ready.  There are three token purchase options.  Ask your servers for more information.

Your new board has been working in and around the club.  If you have a specific interest or desire to help out, just let one of the board members know.  We are always looking for members to join a committee or just help out around the club.  It’s a great way to meet new friends.

The correct procedure to enter the harbor is from downstream. This serves two purposes.  The first being that any vessel exiting the harbor can see incoming vessels approaching, existing vessel has the right of way.  When entering the harbor it is advised to pilot past the harbor thereby giving a clear view to any boat exiting the harbor and also, saving you from riding your own wake into the harbor.  It is advised to travel downriver near the Illinois side of the river, crossing after the end of the harbor and then slowly entering the harbor with a clear view of any traffic downriver of the entrance of the harbor.

The Commodore’s Brunch will be held Sunday, June 10th.  Festivities begin at 11 am.  Brunch will be served at 11:30.  Cost for this event is $25.00 and reservations are required.  Are you new to the club and don’t know what the Commodore’s Brunch is?  Ask a current member for details.  This annual event involves a raffle for member donated prizes.  There will be free mimosas, screwdrivers, bloody marys and a keg of beer – while they last.  This is a day to meet up with old friends, meet new friends and enjoy a party on the patio.

Huge SHOUT OUT to Chris & Rheta Foley for once again organizing their Foley Kentucky Derby Party.  A good time was had by all!    Thanks to Joan Clements and Sarah Gilhofer for filling our flower pots with beautiful flowers!  Thanks ladies.  Dave Cunningham and Louis Mayfield once again hosted the Kid’s Fishing Derby.  I’m not sure if the kids or adults had more fun!  Much appreciated guys.

We want LPYC to be the place where you want to be!

Christy Ellenberg, Commodore

and your LPYC Board.

 

 


 

 

Lindsay Park Yacht Club
P.O. Box 3484
Davenport, Iowa 52808
Restaurant: 563-324-1317
Marina: 563-324-0370 / Email:manager@lpyc.org
Website: www.lpyc.org / www.facebook.com
Est. 1887

April, 2018

Greetings LPYC Members,

Welcome to the 2018 season.  Your new board has already been hard at work getting ready for the upcoming season.  We have listed below the 2018 Board of Directors as well as their committees.  Please feel free to contact any board member for more information.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Commodore – Christy Ellenberg – c.ellenberg@mchsi.com
Vice Commodore – Dan Darland – dandarland@yahoo.com
Treasurer – Mark Carroll – mark.carroll@rhlava.com
Secretary – Gwen Tombergs – gwentombergs@gmail.com
Luke Besse – lukebesse1@yahoo.com
Laura Connors – lauraconnors66@gmail.com
Terry Ellenberg – terryellenberg47@gmail.com
Ryan McCabe – ryan_mccabe@uhaul.com
Kirk VanHoorebeck – iggyvee@aol.com

 

 COMMITTEES:

In-Water Slip – Terry Ellenberg, Ryan McCabe
Marina & Boat Storage – Mark Carroll , Luke Besse
House & Grounds – Kirk VanHoorebeck, Luke Besse
Social Committee – Gwen Tombergs
Membership – Laura Connors
Restaurant Committee – Christy Ellenberg, Laura Connors
Finance Committee – Mark Carroll, Laura Connors

The chair of each committee is listed first.  Each committee will shortly be reaching out to club members to join a committee.  If any member has a specific interest, we ask that they contact that committee chair directly.

 

Mike Byers will be returning as harbormaster this season.  As usual, he will operate at a limited schedule until the weather gets nicer and boats begin to reappear in their slips.

Currently we are working on cost cutting measures to maintain our non-profit status and keeping our club private.  We are looking for ways to save money in the restaurant, thereby allowing marina work to proceed as needed.  Club hours for the month of April are as follows:

Thursday     4 – 10pm
Friday           4 – 11pm
Saturday    11am  – 11pm
Sunday       11am  – 7pm

The kitchen will officially open May 1st, during the hours of operation in April, snacks will be provided.

We have scheduled a “Member Meeting” for Sunday, April 29th at 12 pm.  We will update members with decisions that have been made, accept comments, concerns and listen to suggestions.

The Social Committee will be meeting April 7th at 1 pm at the club.  If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Gwen Tombergs.

Your new board is ready to get to work.  We are asking members to step up to help out.  This is your club.  If you have not been asked to join a committee or help out, please contact any one of the board members.  Your time, talent and input is greatly needed and appreciated.

We want LPYC to be the place where you want to be!

 

Christy Ellenberg, Commodore

and your LPYC Board.

 


 

 

Lindsay Park Yacht Club
P.O. Box 3484
Davenport, Iowa 52808
Restaurant: 563-324-1317
Marina: 563-324-0370 / Email:manager@lpyc.org
Website: www.lpyc.org / www.facebook.com
Est. 1887

February 1, 2018

Greetings LPYC Members,

With this letter we are submitting to you the names of those members running for office. There will be a few procedural changes to the Annual meeting this year. We have listed then below for your review.

  1. Ballot tally results will be shared with the membership at the meeting
  2. There will be a ballot box at the check-in table for you to put your ballot into after you have filled it out. That box will only be opened by the committee appointed by the Past Commodore along with ballots that have been mailed to the post office box. Please address your envelop as follows so that it may be properly counted.

               Lindsay Park Yacht Club
               Board of Directors Ballot
               P.O. Box 3484
               Davenport, IA 52806

              Luke Besse                                                   Chris Foley
              Laura Connors                                           John Foley
              Robert Danielsen                                     Roxy Kislia
              Dan Darland                                               Gwen Tombergs
              Christy Ellenberg                                     Kirk VanHoorebeck
              Terry Ellenberg                                          Pam Winstein

The seven positions listed below will be filled as follows: the persons with the most votes received will fill the three year terms, followed by filling the two year terms and finally, the persons receiving the least amount of votes, filling the one year terms. According to the by-laws, in the case of a tie, the board of directions will determine the tie vote by a majority vote at the next monthly board of director meeting.

              3 Three year terms          1 Two Year term         3 One year terms

The Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Davenport Country Club. Cocktail hour will run from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm with the meeting to follow.  The cost of the dinner is $45.00. We need an accurate head count three days prior to the meeting.  We ask that this year you submit your reservation prior to March 10, 2018.  You may submit your dinner payment to the PO Box along with your membership payment if you ‘d like. We will have membership cards available at the meeting for all paid members. Please remember in order to obtain a ballot, you must be a member in good standing with paid membership dues. Ballots may be obtained either at the meeting or by contacting Christy Ellenberg at c.ellenberg@ mchsi.com and she will mail a ballot to you.

We are stressing your attendance at the Annual Meeting.  There will be major financial and harbor decisions your board will have to make this year.  Your input is greatly needed and appreciated.

Please contact any board member if you have any questions.  Thank you.

Your LPCY Board