Thanksgiving Buffet Thursday, November 22 Fountain Room Seatings 12:00 ~ Last Seating 3:00 pm CLUB WILL BE CLOSED AFTER LAST SEATING
Adults $27++ Children 12 yrs. and under $15++ (3 & under complimentary)
Garden Salad - choose from Grape Tomatoes, Diced Cucumbers, Michigan Dried Cherries, Sliced Almonds, with choice of Dressings: Ranch, Italian, Balsamic, Cherry Vinaigrette and French Assorted Marinated Holiday Salads • Carrot and Golden Raisin • Marinated Fall Vegetables • Tomato and Mozzarella with Basil • Ambrosia Salad • House made Cranberry Dressing Hot Food • Classic Green Bean Casserole with Fried Onion topping • Roasted Brussel Sprouts with diced Red Peppers and Garlic Butter • Whipped Redskin Potatoes • Sweet Potato Soufflé with Brown Sugar and Pecan topping • Chef Ken's Macaroni and Cheese • Brown Rice Pilaf • Grilled Salmon Fillet on sautéed Swiss Chard with Citrus Glaze • Oven Roasted Turkey with Gravy • Traditional Stuffing
Children’s Holiday Party Sunday, December 9th
11:30 am Lunch & Crafts
Adults $18.00 ++ Children $14.00++ PLEASE RESERVE EARLY
Menu Garden Salad Thousand Island/Ranch/French Dressings Country Fried Chicken Drummets Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce Grilled Chicken Breast Chef’s Macaroni and Cheese Buttered Green Beans Tater Tots Baked Bowtie Pasta with Meat Sauce Desserts Fresh Fruit Display Raspberry Dream Fresh Baked Brownies Assorted Fresh Baked Cookies Chocolate and Vanilla Cream Puffs
Santa will arrive by sleigh to listen to special holiday wishes. Make holiday crafts, decorate gingerbread houses, have your picture taken with Santa, and each child will receive a gift from the Commodores!
Carving Station All served with appropriate condiments • Coca-Cola glazed Bone-in Pit Ham carved to order • Marinated and Grilled Chef carved Tenderloin DYC Sweet Endings Dessert Station Holiday assortment of fresh baked cookies, house made tarts, chocolate and vanilla cream puffs, Pumpkin pie, Apple-pie, chocolate cake, and fresh whipped cream
Share the Spirit of the Season! Please bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys-for-Tots or mittens for our Mitten Tree.
Thanksgiving Dinner or Sides- to- Go Pick up your order form at the Club or go to the DYC web site to print and fax a copy to the Club by
Tuesday, November 20th by 3:00 pm
PLEASE RESERVE EARLY Reservations required. Call the Reception Counter (313) 824-1200
FROM THE COMMODORE COM. BRYAN BARLOW
Changing Seasons Fall is in the air, the leaves on the trees are turning gold and red, and the harbor is nearly empty. Although it's sad to see the boats leave the harbor for winter storage, the fall season at DYC is a fun time of year. October was baseball play-off season with the Tigers playing against the Giants in the World Series. Go Tigers! Members packed the Starboard Haven Lounge to watch the series on our big screen TVs. The now famous Shoopoween (Halloween) costume party, held on October 27th, was another outstanding success. Thank you, Director Erica and Fleet Captain Andy Ciupak. This time of year also officially starts our fun campaign season for the candidates running for all of the open offices. Buttons, stickers, banners, free beer, lots of hand-shakes and a few political parties make the campaign season a great time. It is also a way for the candidates to get their personal messages out and meet some new members in the process. It's all in good fun.
The large increase in our Active, Active Boating and Intermediate membership categories is very rewarding to me personally. Our increased membership level is certainly one barometer of our local economy but it's also a gage of our memberships' satisfaction at DYC. The seeds for growth in our membership were planted by previous boards and membership Director Jack Lyon a while back. Through the efforts of this year's board, including many very dedicated members that participate in the membership committee process, our growth numbers are now being accelerated by our new Membership Director Jim Neumann. He has done a terrific job with the help of his Ambassador Committee Chair person, Dawn Fedell and Retention Chair, Margaret Gmeiner. These increased membership numbers are the financial fuel needed to carry our size club operation successfully into the future. My year as the 144th Commodore of the Historic Detroit Yacht Club has been fun and exceptionally gratifying, to say the least. This is thanks to the efforts of so many dedicated and passionate members. On behalf of First Lady Linda and myself, thank you to all of the members that contribute to the well-being of our Club and all of the employees that made it such a special year for Linda and I. To the new incoming board, I wish you every success in all of your endeavors and may the 2013 MICSA swim finals be an absolute knock out success. To the 145th incoming Commodore Scott Allen and his First Lady Patty Schmidt, I have every confidence in the world that you will do an outstanding job leading us into the future. Best wishes on your Commodoreship. Sincerely, Bryan Barlow 144th Commodore The Historic Detroit Yacht Club
Changing of the Guard To all of those DYC members who were nominated this year to be candidates to run for the open Board of Directors, Rear Commodore and Preservation Trustee positions, thank you for offering to volunteer your time, expertise, resources and passion to your Club. Those of us who have previously volunteered for positions and various DYC committees and clubs understand the time commitment and the dedication you are about to embark on. Your efforts help to keep our beautiful and historic club moving strategically forward and keep her the special gem that she is. I wish all of you nothing but success. My year as the 144th Commodore, with First Lady Linda at my side and supporting me every step of the way, has been exceptionally rewarding and very gratifying. I have had the distinct pleasure of working with some very talented and passionate board members with a "get it done" attitude, along with great members on special committees including the various clubs within the DYC. This season, with the help of many members, along with the momentum gained from the previous couple of years, this board was able to accomplish a lot of positive things that will last a long time. I am most proud of the Harbor Improvement Team led by Commodore Tim Coltman that spear headed the dock reconstruction for Midway and Slab docks when others said it couldn't be done. I'm proud of the team lead by Commodore Scott Allen for the soon to be started total reconstruction of the front steps leading to the second floor Veranda. I am also very proud of the dedication and hard work that First Ladies Daryl Dawes and Lady Linda put into the first phase restoration of the ladies locker room. It is absolutely beautiful. I am truly humbled by the passion and generous financial donations given this year by our members for all sorts of great projects. This year, members approached us asking how they could help and contribute. We also have those unsung heroes who graciously made financial donations for color pages in the Mainsheet, electrical power supplies for the docks and electrical labor services. Step by step the Bitter End is really taking shape, thanks to people like Art Leo and newer member John Gelle, who's company Ferlitto Construction installed the two French doors. We had folks like Craig Homicz who quietly spent weeks with his heavy equipment at DYC straightening out broken seawalls, leveling out the ground by the launch ramp and re-dredging the lagoon bottleneck by the bathing beach.
FROM THE VICE COMMODORE COM. SCOTT ALLEN November is transition month at the DYC because it is time for completion of one Board's duties and the beginning of the next. We have built a tremendous momentum of improvement at our Club and it will be the work for us this month to pick up from the improvements in 2012 and carry forward through 2013. The election and annual meeting is Monday, November 12. Sometime between now and then I will be making final plans for committee assignments and appointments of the various committee chairpersons. If you have a special interest or talent, please let me know so that we can engage you with others. Some of our standing committees are well known but I am hoping to enhance the spirit by encouraging as many members to be as involved as you want to be. We have needs for committees dealing with things from snow skiing, to bocce ball, to Human Resources, to marketing, gardening, entertainment and it continues on. Our Club is great because of all of the energy and involvement of our members. Patty and I look forward to serving you all as I transition into the role of Commodore and her as First Lady. It will be our goal to help enhance the fun and creativity with new ideas and involvement from all of you while also respecting the time-honored traditions that set us apart from other Clubs. This is a special place, with special members and a tremendous spirit. It is a source of fun and family with a diversity not always found in historic, private clubs and that quality is the source of our energy and reason to belong. Thank you all in advance for your support and willingness to pitch in and help us maintain and grow the best private club in the world! Please feel free to call me at (248) 841-3656 or by email at [email protected] Scott Allen
FROM THE TREASURER
REAR COM. FRED CARR
FOR THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS we have faced unprecedented challenges as a club, but we have weathered the financial storm and emerged a stronger organization. I'm happy to report we had great results in the past year and we expect continued growth in the coming year. We truly have the wind at our back as we proceed into the new fiscal year. I'm heartened that so many new members have been inspired to join the DYC. In this fiscal year, we saw strong growth in all membership categories, ending the year with a net membership growth of 145 members, 94 members over budget. This comes on the heels of last year being the first year of any member growth in ten years. We exceeded our budgeted dues by $90,000, and our budget calls for further growth of $160,000 in dues this year based on a conservative net member growth estimate of 30 additional members. We also project dock fees to growth of $50,000. No increases in dues or dock fees are budgeted and we have projected maintaining our operating assessment at the same level in the coming year. Food and beverage revenue was also strong this year, reflecting the passion our members and the community has for the club. We exceeded our total food and beverage revenue budget by an incredible $540,000 which included some substantial off site special event revenue that we were fortunate to have this year. We can't count on large special events this year but expect our core banquet and grill operations to continue to be solid. On the cost side, we did incur higher costs for labor and maintenance than budgeted, reflecting the cost of servicing a growing membership and the cost of maintaining a club that has had a lot of deferred maintenance over the last ten years. This year we also made some important, considered investments in the future of the DYC, including critical capital improvements to our clubhouse and docks, securing tax exempt 501(c)(3) status for the DYC Foundation, and setting in place plans and designs for enriching the member experience in and around our Club. The dock project investment of over $300,000 is being funded completely by a dock improvement fund which receives 7% of our dock fees. We were also creative this year in seeking alternate sources of funding outside of dues and food and beverage sales. One exciting example is that we were awarded a federal grant for $50,000 for improvements to our holding tank pump-out system on our docks. Next year's budget includes a significant pay down of our outstanding payables by roughly $300,000. This reflects balances accrued in prior years that simply have to be paid down in the coming year in fairness to our vendors. This is another example of our need to play "catch-up" for the difficult years behind us. Fortunately, our member growth is projected to generate the cash necessary to reduce these liabilities to an acceptable level. We are also committed to continuing to operate as a year round, 12 month Club, the only club in the area that can boast that. Even as we continue to meet the challenge of change, we remain steadfast in properly stewarding the club's financial resources alongside our commitment to inspiring people to care for, enjoy, and promote our amazing club. Working together with you, we can make sure that is one thing that never changes.
Last month in my lead paragraph I used the phrase just around the corner. What does just around the corner actually mean? Wisegeek.com states "People use the term "just around the corner" in relation to time. This generally comes from the fact that time is often seen as a metaphorical journey with twists and turns just like a road, and the future is usually hard to predict, comparable in many ways to the experience of rounding a corner in a new location and seeing unexpected sights." Who knew that seemingly innocuous phraseology would bear so much fruit? Turns out that was a very long corner and traveling through it provides a very different look today than it did just yesterday. I'm talking about the funding of our preservation account which the governing bylaw states shall be suspended until this November 30, 2012. In reviewing recent audit results which drove an updated budget it became apparent that our road to recovery, while admirable and substantial, still needs more time. The bylaw states that expenditures from the preservation fund "…will constitute a capital expenditure to preserve, restore or protect the Clubhouse, the Club Island or other principal Club assets." There is plenty of evidence around the Club that indicates we are in fact doing that a little bit every day. So please know this is not a question about preserving our Club, this is only a question about managing our cash flow. To better manage our cash flow in this coming year we are asking that you once again pass a short term suspension of this requirement. Bylaws require distribution, in a timely matter, "…A report on the Club's current financial condition,…" therefore our financials are available for members to pick up at the Club House, receive via email, and are posted on line in the member's only section of our website. I'm looking forward to seeing you all at the Annual Meeting.
We Need Your Help! SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN DYC elves have always been so generous with their time in preparing crafts for the Children's Christmas Party. Envelopes with directions for this years' crafts will be available on election night, November 12th. Volunteers are always needed on the day of the event for each craft. This year there will be 14 ideas to choose. If you can supervise a craft table on December 9th, please contact Margaret Gmeiner or Raelene Bugaj. Thank you for the out-pouring of support that this event has always received.
Happy Fall season to the entire DYC family. It has been a great year for weather, but we are now paying the price in the harbor. Some of us do not care for winter, but let's all cross our fingers for a heavy snow this year. We need it. Many of us have never seen the water so low and obviously, this could affect all of us in the Spring. Regardless of what nature hands our club, this board and management will do our best to ease the pain. As you can see, your Club is open. We need to see you down here to keep everything rolling along. We are on very tight budgets to operate in the grill and bar right now and every burger, beer, and steak counts. Some days we serve upwards of 15-30 lunches and other days it may be one or two people. I ask that you really make a point to stop by for lunch and dinner a couple times per week to support the DYC and keep the staff on board. I also ask that you make a quick phone call the day before and make a reservation if at all possible. This way, we can staff appropriately. For the most part, we can only schedule one or two people in the front and one or two people in the back, so please help us staff appropriately. Otherwise, if all of you decide to show up at the same time without reservations, you can imagine how hard it will be to meet the food and service standards that we have come accustomed to. I ask you to also start thinking about a holiday lunch or dinner at your club. If you organize this now, we can really do more for you. We can set a custom menu for you, reserve the space, and order some wine for you and your group in a nice, organized fashion. Don't forget, if you want to make it easy on the entire family and show off a bit; bring everyone down to the club for a beautiful culinary spread for our Thanksgiving Day brunch. Or, if you wish to consume this juicy turkey in your own home and show the relatives your new love for cooking, let us make it for you at the club. Simply, schedule it with the catering department and Chef Ken will have it all packed up for you to take home so you can secretly place the food in your serving dishes. This way you can focus on watching our grand Detroit Lions win another game. Maybe. Just make sure you watch the entire game since we like to score all our touchdowns in the last couple minutes.
Will You Help "Seal the Envelope"? As year-end 2012 approaches, it's a great time to plan for a tax-deductible contribution to the DYC Foundation. Doing so will help us take some critical first steps toward significant restoration and preservation of our historic clubhouse building… in other words, to begin Restoring the Grandeur. The Foundation's inaugural year presents the one-time opportunity to be recognized as a "Founding Contributor" with your initial gift. We know you love the Detroit Yacht Club for the fellowship, friendships, fun, and family memories it provides. Our clubhouse is the centerpiece for all this. We are in awe of its architecture, facilities and uniqueness. It attracts not only members, but also thousands who want to hold their weddings, parties, and meetings in this special place. This is why we need to do our part to preserve this facility for ourselves, future generations of members, and the community. Our building, now on the National Register of Historic Places, is nearly 90 years old. As would be expected, it has significant repair and restoration needs that far exceed currently available funds. The greatest of these needs is to stop the water intrusion that is adversely affecting our building in visible and hidden ways, causing damage to interior ceilings and walls, to exterior walls, doors and windows, and to the ballroom veranda. Put simply, we need to Seal the Envelope of the building to stop water damage and restore unsightly areas, both outside and inside, for the long term. With the support of the DYC Officers and Board of Directors and the past Commodores, the Detroit Yacht Club Foundation has launched the 2012 - 2014 Seal the Envelope Capital Campaign. We know this is a significant multi-year effort involving our members, former members, community leaders and grants. As funds become available, the Foundation's Board of Trustees will work with the Club to assure funds stay firmly focused on the most important clubhouse needs. The time to start this campaign in earnest is now. As a Founding Contributor, you can make a real difference toward preserving our landmark building so that it will be enjoyed for decades to come. While contributions in any amount will be welcome and help us move toward Restoring the Grandeur, please review the following chart to see how your contribution and/or pledge will be recognized within the Club and with some special benefits.
Gar Wood Society
2012 Contribution Amount or Three-Year Pledge $25,000 or more
$15,000 - 24, 999
Join the Voyageurs For Their
$7,500 - 14,999
Annul Holiday Party Saturday, December 8
$3,000 - 7,499 $ 300 - 2,999
Dinner $40++ Time 7:00 pm Trophy Room
Founding Contributor Recognition Level
Benefits • • • •
Society Recognition 4 tickets to Dec. 1 party Recognition at party Special receptions
• • • •
Circle Recognition 3 tickets to Dec. 1 party Recognition at party Special receptions
• Club Recognitions • 2 tickets to Dec. 1 party • Recognition at party • Annual Report Recognition • Annual Report Recognition
Join the crowd at the Foundation's Restoring the Grandeur gala Saturday evening, December 1,2012. Reservations can now be made on the DYC website calendar or by calling the Reception Counter. Founding Contributors whose donations or pledges are received by November 23rd will be recognized at the Gala. Please send your contributions and/or pledges to the Detroit Yacht Club Foundation, One Riverbank Rd, Belle Isle, Detroit, MI 48207 Feel free to call the DYC Foundation at (313) 757-5240 if you have any questions, would like to discuss a special donation, or want to discuss making a bequest within your estate plans.
Bake a Cake of Bread 7:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Kitchen
Thursday, November 8 The Garden Club is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Irish Bread Baking Class in the second floor kitchen. This will be a hands-on class focusing on Irish soda breads and their many variations (e.g. pizza crust, focaccia, and wheaten bread) with special attention on sweet and savory scones. Each participant will make a cake of bread or some scones. Class is limited to 15 participants. Cost of class is $20. This covers bread recipes, ingredients for a cake of bread or scones, coffee and several bread tastings with a small profit for the Garden Club. Reservations will be made at the Reception Counter. All participants will have an opportunity to make a cake of Raisin Soda Bread or Wheaten Bread or one or two types of scones. We will be working with convection ovens and will provide the convection temperatures for the breads/scones you will be making. Come hungry. Bring your own apron and large mixing bowl. Speaking of hungry, check out “Food for All Seasons”, the DYC Cookbook, for great recipes for your holiday meals. If you don't have a copy, the books are for sale at the Reception Counter. They can be purchased gift-wrapped for the holidays or in their own presentation box.
Sea Gulls Holiday Luncheon Tuesday, December 4 11:15 am in the Trophy Room
Please make your reservations with the Reception Counter (313) 824-1200
Decorating Elves Wanted! Transform our fantastic Clubhouse into a
Magical Holiday Wonderland! The DYC looks its absolute best over the holidays and our members are the elves that roll up their sleeves to get the job done. Everyone is welcome to lend a hand. Please put on your work clothes and plan on joining the decorating fun and friendship.
Saturday, November 17 thth he ve t
Fun begins at 8:30 am
with coffee and donuts. A complimentary lunch will also be served.
Saturday, November 3 - Voyageurs Garden fall clean-up starts at 9:00 am. We do need to put the garden to bed for the winter, and a few extra hands will get the work done quickly. No special experience needed, just a willingness to help. Saturday, November 10 - Voyageurs are looking forward to hosting their annual Wine Tasting evening. This is a fun and relaxing opportunity to meet your candidates for the 2013 Board, who will pour the wine and who graciously sponsor the wonderful dessert display. There will be Chef's good food stations and live music to accompany a great selection of wines and craft beers. Saturday, December 8 - Plan to join the Voyageurs for our annual Holiday Dinner. We look forward to a cozy dinner in the fireplace-lit Trophy Room, decorated for the holidays and with our enthusiastic sing-along after dinner. This is a popular evening and space is limited, so reserve early. Plans for special events during the winter season are being made. We are always looking for new and exciting places to visit, so if you have any suggestions, let us know.
Sea Gulls Bake Sale Monday, November 12 10:30 am until it’s all sold! Come support the Sea Gulls and buy their home baked cookies, cakes, pies and muffins. All proceeds go to benefit the DYC!
DYC Sea Gulls present
EUCHRE NIGHT Wednesday, November 14th
You may sign-up at the DYC Reception Counter or contact Catherine Nierle for details at (313) 567- 2571 or [email protected]
WINE SOCIETY Join your DYC friends as you enjoy wine! Your annual membership is $10 per person, $20 per couple. Look for more details as we continue to enjoy wine, food and friendship at the DYC! Contact: Emily Brandt Catering Manager [email protected] Direct Line (313) 824-2788
NEXT WINE SOCIETY EVENT Thursday, December 27th
PLEASE Make Your Reservations in advance for all Club Events. Reservations are a necessary part in assuring successful events. Thank you in Advance.
AROUND AND ABOUT THE DYC WOMEN’S DAY AT THE HUNTSMAN
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! The Membership Committee would like to Welcome the following new members to the Detroit Yacht Club. Active Boating Scott & Nancy Lange Robert & Denise Beale Active Michael & Patricia Marchand Douglas & Cynthia Kehrer lntermediate Jennifer & Michael Scripps Nicolas Bartell & Lauren Patricia Zemaitis Katie Temrowski Non-Resident Gary & Barbara Dawes This opportunity is available only every two years!
GRILL BAR PLAQUE
Place Your Order Now! PLACE YOUR NAME IN PROUD TRADITION 2012 Forms are at the Club. Deadline December 5th
FITNESS ROOM Daily 5:00 am - 9:00 pm Except Monday ~ 5 am - 7 pm You must be 18 years old to use equipment.
CONCERNS, CARES OR C O M M E N T S Your opinions regarding your experience here at the Detroit Yacht Club are important. Please share any concerns or compliments with Margaret Gmeiner (313) 824-1200 x 232. She will direct them to the appropriate department. Whether they are small or large, please feel free to call.
Membership Meeting Times Tuesday, November 27 Retention 6:15 pm Ambassador 7:00 pm Everyone is welcome to join the committees with a commitment to participate.
POOL HOURS Monday - Friday 12:00 - 7:00 pm Saturday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Adult swimmers with a buddy or group are welcome to Swim (without a lifeguard) 8 am -10 pm. You will need to sign a release form before using the Pool during this time period. Forms available at the Front Gate or Reception Counter.
EIGHT BELLS Mrs. Mary Little (Long -Time DYC Member and Mother of DYC Member Kathleen Morgan)
Wednesday, October 1 •
Mr. Sebastian P. Minsterman (Father of DYC Member Com. Alan Minsterman)
Monday, October 8 • Mrs. Gladys Richardson (Mother of DYC Member Dorizella Fredrick and First Cousin of DYC Director Joe Brooks)
Tuesday, October 16
Club Hours Months of October - December Club Facilities
Food & Beverage
Monday Office Open 9-5 pm Indoor Pool Open Hot Tub Open Sauna Open Racquetball Courts Open Fitness Center Open
Tuesday-Thursday Grill Bar Hours 11:30 am - Midnight Bar Dining ~ Grill Dining 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday - Thursday Office Open 9-5 pm Reception Counter 1:30 pm - 8:30 pm Indoor Pool Open Hot Tub Open Sauna Open Racquetball Courts Open Fitness Center Open Friday- Saturday Office Open Fridays 9-5 pm Reception Counter 10:00 am - 9 pm Indoor Pool Open Hot Tub Open Sauna Open Racquetball Courts Open Fitness Center Open
Friday - Saurday Grill Bar Hours 11:30 am - Midnight Bar Dining ~ Grill Dining 11:30 am - 9:00 pm Sunday Grill Dining Room ~ Open A La Carte Breakfast 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Chicken Dinner 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm Grill Bar Hours 11:30 am - 11:00 pm Bar Dining ~ Grill Dining 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday Reception Counter 11 am - 7 pm Indoor Pool Open Hot Tub Open Sauna Open Racquetball Courts Open Fitness Center Open
DYC FLYING SCOTS INSTRUCTION SEASON WRAP-UP KELLI MURPHY & BILL MCINTYRE DYC's Connection to Sailing's America's Cup "Does anybody here know anything about sailing?" an editor at the San Jose Mercury News in California asked. Julia Sulek, a former DYC Flying Scot student, jumped up and was given the plum assignment of covering the prestigious America's Cup in the San Francisco Bay. It started this fall with the "world series" events and culminates next summer with the Louis Vuitton Cup and the finals. She even got a ride on Oracle's AC45, with renowned skipper Jimmy Spithill at the helm in a practice session and has interviewed champion skipper Russell Coutts as well. "The ride was thrilling and I was happy to serve as ballast with some of the world's greatest sailors," Sulek said. "When I wrote the story, I at least knew to avoid using the word 'rope.' Thanks DYC novice class!" One of her favorite sources on the story has been Tom Ehman, a Michigan native who has a number of friends at the DYC and now works with the America's Cup committee. Sulek, a San Jose native and daughter-in-law of Mary Ellen and Bill McIntyre, came to Detroit in 1993 as an AP reporter and learned to sail in the DYC Flying Scot program where she met her husband, Chris Sulek, a novice class teacher. Thanks to the DYC, Sulek is now the resident expert on sailing for the Mercury News. Whenever she comes back to Detroit for a visit, she makes sure to visit the DYC. You just never know how far your summer in a DYC sailing class will take you. Watch this space or www.dycflyingscots.org for details on 2013 classes. A few reminders: Don't Forget! Haul out is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3 at 9:00 am. All volunteers are welcome. Please come to the sailing center dressed to work outside. Lunch for volunteers is provided after all the work is done. Holidays are coming. You can give the gift of sailing this year. Gift certificates for a DYC member to enroll in the 2013 Adult Sailing Class are available at the DYC Reception Counter or you can e-mail [email protected] to order directly or with any questions.
DOCK LINE During the next two months we will be open in the Grill Restaurant with limited staffing. In order to meet your service expectations we ask that you please make reservations in the Grill Restaurant, so we can accommodate accordingly. Thank you in advance Samantha Owens Grill Restaurant Manager (313) 824-1200 x 234
A Message From Your Harbor Improvement Committee
THANK YOU -THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION WITH THE HARBOR STAFF
ALL PERSONAL ITEMS LEFT AT THE CLUB MUST BE REGISTERED The club currently tags bicycles, grills, picnic tables, trailers, dinghies, and mast IF THEY ARE NOT - LABELS ARE AT THE GUARD HOUSE ANY UNREGISTERED ITEMS WILL BE REMOVED
HARBOR CLOSES NOV 15 ALL BOATS MUST BE OUT OF THE HARBOR WATER WILL BE TURNED OFF ON OR ABOUT NOV 3 ENJOY THE OFF SEASON
Hours Will Change January ~ March
PLEASE SHARE WITH US ANY THOUGHTS YOU MAY HAVE ON HOW WE CAN IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, STORE AND HARBOR YOUR HARBOR IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE IS ALREADY WORKING ON NEXT SEASON
DYC THE PLACE TO BE
DYC GUEST BURGEES
ROD & GUN CLUB BILL & COM. DON Women's Day at the Huntsman ~ crisp, cool temperatures, crystal clear blue skies, an amazing rainbow of gold, red, orange & yellow leaves with trees at the peak of their color ~ a picture perfect fall morning. The Huntsman Hunt Club provided the perfect setting for women of the DYC to both review gun safety and shoot wobble/trap. Clearly the clays did not stand a chance once the gals "tweaked" their stance and coordinated hand and eye on the flying clays! Many thanks to the training team of Com. Don Baker, Rick Michalski and Bill Schrader for their guidance and encouragement. DYC In-House Pheasant Hunt ~ Sunday, November 4th the Rod & Gun club will hold its annual pheasant hunt competition at the Huntsman Hunt Club. This is an in-house event, thus only open to DYC members, family & friends. The cost for this event is $225.00 and includes: 5 birds per person, cleaning, dog & handler, coffee & pastries and a limited menu lunch. Tips for your handler are extra as are drinks. The winning team for this event will receive a trophy and bragging rights as the best DYC bird hunters. Please contact Bill Schrader as soon as possible ~ we need to secure fields & good handlers early. Detroit Yacht Club Pheasant Invitational ~ This cross-club event will be held on the morning of Sunday, December 2nd. Detroit Yacht Club's best in-house tournament shooters will be competing with teams from Bayview Yacht Club and the Detroit Athletic Club for top honors. Please know that this event is open to all interested hunters ~ only one team will be competing, all others will be pheasant hunting for the pleasure of the hunt. Again, the cost for this event is $225.00 and includes the same amenities as noted above. Contact Bill Schrader asap. Enjoy the Outdoors! Com. Don Baker & Bill Schrader To contact Bill: [email protected] or (313) 622-6271
For those of you who have not been down to the Starboard Haven Lounge recently please take a look at the new nautical decorations adorning the bar. For many years, since the DYC is a member of DRYA, only those DRYA member burgees were displayed in picture frames. Now there is a new look for everyone to enjoy! Back in March 2012 the Board approved the installation of other yacht club burgees that have been acquired over the years. Once approved the canopy over the bar was prepped for the installation, burgee staffs were made, and all the burgees that were acquired were mounted and installed above the bar. To date there are 50+ burgees above the bar and the Club is receiving more every month. The DYC has received these burgees over the years from guests visiting from other clubs around the world and from members travelling to other clubs. Currently there are burgees from all over the US, Bahamas, Mexico, Australia, Grenada, Canada, South Africa, and the US Virgin Islands! To reference the burgees present, a Visiting Club Burgee book has been created and located in the bookcase area in the lounge, which will identify the club name, location, year received, and the person who presented the burgee to DYC. Most recently I just accepted a burgee from the Sommerset Pointe Yacht Club and Marina in Boyne City, MI. DYC member Patty Kennedy and Dennis Siekierski were travelling in northern Michigan this past July and visited the club on Lake Charlevoix. They truly enjoyed the visit to the relatively new yacht club and brought the club's burgee back to present to the DYC. If you would like to present a burgee to the club from a yacht club you may have visited that is not already being flown in our bar please bring it down. You can contact club management or me, Com. Tim Coltman at [email protected] to present your burgee. Please come on down and enjoy the camaraderie, great food, plentiful beverages, and new nautical look of the Starboard Haven Lounge. Maybe you can even help by identifying the three burgees that couldn't be named! See you at the Club soon! Com. Tim Coltman
DYC HANDBALL & RACQUETBALL CLUB TUESDAY NIGHTS 7:00 pm ~ Workout League Please email me for more info on upcoming leagues and events
T HE H UNTSMAN H UNT C LUB DYC In-House Pheasant Hunt Morning of
Sunday, November 4 th
“Water Basketball” Tuesdays Meet in the Bar between 6:30 & 7:00 pm
$225.00 and includes: 5 birds per person, cleaning, dog & handler, Coffee & Pastries Limited menu lunch Tips for your handler are extra as are drinks
Are you ready for some Water Basketball???
All levels and all ages of players welcome !! Questions Call Pete Dryovage at (734)564-2384
Thanksgiving Dinner or Sides to Go
FROM THE SECRETARY JAMES GIERLACH The boardroom this month has been filled with discussions regarding our budget and club finances. There has been some fine tuning of the budget based on actual numbers, which gives us a better look at upcoming projections. There was also more time spent on the new DYC Foundation, the Board's support of it, and the benefits it will bring to the club. Again, thank you everyone for the incredible commitment you have shown to get the Foundation up and moving. Everyone please mark your calendar to attend the December 1st kickoff party for the Foundation. A recent member choking incident at the club has prompted Commodore Telmos to pledge a donation of medical extraction equipment to keep on the property. I can speak first hand regarding the need and importance for keeping these items handy, along with having people on site trained in their use. Thank you, Commodore. Lastly, I'd like to thank this entire Board for working very hard over the last two years. We've made lots of progress, and I feel good knowing the club is in better condition now. Thank you, DYC family, for all of your support for the Board and your future support for the incoming Board. See you around the Club!
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We are looking for volunteers for a task force to study the potential for converting the Harmsworth Room on the third floor into a member business center. The task force would develop a plan for the space and explore the potential for donations or other funding options. If interested please contact the Club office, or Treasurer Greg Nowak at [email protected]
Please place your order by calling the Catering office at (313) 824-2788 or email your order to [email protected] Last day to order Tuesday, November 20th by 3 pm Orders to be picked up at the Reception Counter Name: Account Number: Indicate Pick up Time from 11am - 3pm: Phone:
Order: Package #1 with Turkey $290+ 22-24lb. Turkey (feeds 12-14ppl) 3 quarts giblet gravy 1 Full size Buffet pan Sage Dressing 1 Full size Buffet Pan mashed or Sweet potatoes 1 Full size Buffet Pan Chef Ken's Mac & Cheese 2 pints cranberry sauce ½ pan green beans almandine Choice of 3 pies (Apple, Pumpkin,Pecan) Package #2 with Turkey $220+ 16-20lb. Turkey (feeds 8-10ppl) 2 quarts giblet gravy ½ pan of Sage Dressing ½ pan of mashed or Sweet potatoes ½ pan of Chef Ken's Mac & Cheese ½ pan of green beans almandine 1 quart cranberry sauce Choice of 2 pies (Apple, Pumpkin, Pecan) Carry out side order $18 ½ pan Chef Ken's Mac & Cheese Carry out side order $32 Full Pan Chef Ken's Mac & Cheese Carry out side orders $ 14 o ½ pan savory sage stuffing o ½ pan whipped potatoes with gravy o ½ pan sweet potatoes o ½ green beans w/ toasted almonds o ½ pan vegetables medley o 1 quart fresh fruit salad Carry out side orders $9+ o 1 dozen potato rolls o 1 dozen cheesy biscuits o 1 quart cranberry sauce Whole Pies - $17+ o Apple o Pecan o Pumpkin +6% Tax Order Total: Signature:
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Thanksgiving Buffet Thursday, November 22 Fountain Room Seatings 12:00 ~ Last Seating 3:00 pm CLUB WILL BE CLOSED AFTER LAST SEAT...