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April 2021

Commodores Report April 2021

Spring is here and we are all glad that the winter is now behind us. We have passed the one-year point where Covid-19 became a pandemic and the changes that this disease has wrought upon the world. I know how tired we all are of Covid-19 and wearing our masks, however new more contagious strains are here in Appleton so please don’t let your guard down. Please keep up the safety precautions of wearing your mask when not eating or drinking, washing your hands, and practicing social distancing. Even if you have received your vaccinations you still need to practice the safety protocols as you can carry the virus without having any systems. Here is a link to the state health dept. for Covid-19 vaccination sites. Hope this helps anyone looking to get vaccinated as more groups become eligible. We are holding the elections on Saturday April 24th at 1:00 PM and have posted the signup sheet for any yachting members who would like to run for office. Positions that are available will be: Commodore, Vice Commodore, Secretary, Treasurer, and 2 director positions per the bylaws. For any social members that would like to get involved the best way is to volunteer for a committee. Key committees are: House (food, bar and club operations), Fleet (entertainment, social and boating events), First Mates (works closely with fleet plus leads our civic fundraising activities), Slips and Docks (harbor and grounds improvement and repair), Audit Finance (short- and long-term budget planning), Safety (condition of docks and grounds, oversees the Vessel safety checks and lighting of buoys) and the Nomination committee (who help fill the slate of officers and directors for the annual election). In addition, we are always looking for volunteers to help decorate or serve the club at holidays and parties or help with gardening. We hold several work parties each year to fix docks, clean up the club and grounds and keep the place in top shape. Harbor news: We received the test results on the sediments from the harbor and no contaminates were measured at levels that would complicate the disposal of the dredging spoils. We can now move forward with the dredging permit applications and have more options with what happens with the material removed. We sought help with the financing for the dredging from the DNR but were turned down. We are now looking at other avenues for funding grants. For anyone that missed the February board meeting we are looking at a cost of around $400,000. We are keeping all parties involved informed and doing our best to keep the project moving forward in a timely manner. With the pending elections this will be my last commodore’s report with the current board. I would like to thank the board members for all their help, guidance, and countless hours of service. Special thanks go out to our two directors whose seats will be open at this election. Both Mark Zelinski and Diane Kuether have served this club well and made it a better place. Mark is a former commodore and has excellent fiscal knowledge has served this organization immensely. Mark thank you for all you do and have done. Diane was the secretary for many years and served during the remodel of the clubhouse. Her well thought questions and personal insights as an educator help maintain the family feel of membership throughout this club. To Steve, Bryan, Scott, Kyle, Kevin, Mike, Brandon, Patty, and Sheryl thank you for all your help and hours of service. You have helped the club through one of the most trying years business wise we could have ever imagined. And special thanks to Andy, who really stepped up his game this past year. Andy was instrumental securing funds for small businesses from both government relief packages and for keeping on top of the ever-changing rules and mandates that affected when and how we could operate the club. Great job Andy. I want to thank our staff for going the extra mile and jumping in to clean, sanitize and endure the shutdowns. They continue to serve with a smile (even if it is behind their mask) and make our club what it is. Speaking of staff, I have to say thank you for Greg Hillman and his service; and we would like his family and friends to know that he is greatly missed. Most of all thank you; to all our members whose support kept this club going and keeps it going as we work our way through this pandemic. Yours truly, Bill Frawley Please email me if you would like to volunteer for a committee.

OFFICERS COMMODORE Bill Frawley VICE COMMODORE Steve Uslabar SECRETARY Bryan Mick TREASURER Brandon Martinek BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mark Zelinski Diane Kuether Scott Rudebeck Kyle Sargent Kevin Lillge Mike Kersten APPOINMENTS FLEET CAPTAIN Patty Klien LT. FLEET CAPTAIN Diane Kuether SERGEANT AT ARMS Eric Egleseer MEMBERSHIP Steve Uslabar LESSOR OF DOCKS Mark Zelinski LOCKS COMMITTEE Kyle Sargent HISTORIAN Tim Potter HOUSE COMMITTEE CHAIR Scott Rudebeck SLIP AND DOCK Open FIRST MATES CHAIR Sheryl Bruemmer SAFETY COMMITTEE CHAIR Kyle Sargent BY-LAWsw Review Mark Zelinski FINANCIAL STEERING Mark Zelinski ....................................................................... CLUB STEWARD Andy Potter ....................................................................... BOARD OF DIRECTOR MEETING 6:30 p.m. Second Thursday of the Month GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 8:00 p.m. Second Thursday of the Month All members are welcome to attend

Upcoming Events We are now allowing personal events to be held in the dining room for groups of 50 or fewer. April 24- Annual Elections 1pm Super Sunday- 6pm Final Sunday of Each Month Holiday Mondays- AYC Open @ Noon Memorial Day July 5th Labor Day Friday Lunches- Open at Noon on Fridays Between the Memorial and Labor Day Board Meetings- 6:30 Second Thursday of Each Month Dockside Shop: New items are on the way! Stay tuned! (any requests contact Ashleigh)

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