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Commodore report October 2021

Commodores Report October 2021 The colors are just starting to change, and the nights are getting crisp. October is here and with that fall has arrived on the calendar, but summer is trying to hold on with temps in the 70’s to start the month. Last year I do recall that we had our first snow before November arrived, so I’ll enjoy the warm start to the month. Sunday Packer tailgating is back for those that like to bring a dish to pass and cheer on your favorite team, The Brewers have clinched a playoff spot and we would all like to see them win the pennant and world series. The Badgers are 1 & 2 so far but we are all expecting them to get stronger and finish well for the season. The club is a great place for sports, and we offer discounts during most games. So come down and enjoy the change of colors and the season along the river, Harbor news: Boats are getting the last voyages of the season in, and if you have ever had the chance to see how beautiful the banks of the river become in the fall you will understand why we love this area. We saw a steady amount of boat tie-ups on weekends on the little lake in both August and September that were a lot of fun. I hope that there will be a chance for one or two more before the season ends. We will be pulling the lights off the buoys by the end of the month. The water to the docks will be shut off and the lines blown clear for the winter the last week of the month (sooner if we see sub-freezing temps for several days). Please plan on power-washing and pumping out your boat before then. Harbor bathrooms will be winterized about the same time. Several members have volunteered to build a bathroom in the tack room for next season. This has been on the wish list for boaters in the classic covered slips since the trail project required us to remove the old bathhouse on that end of the club. For those of you that never venture that way we do have a very nice concrete deck area for picnics next to the tack room. Regarding Covid 19, I am now included in the ranks of individuals who have had it. I had a breakthrough case at the end of August and I’m so glad that I was vaccinated prior to contracting this. I’m planning to get my booster shot ASAP and encourage anyone who has not been vaccinated to please get the shot. On a personal note, I was lucky enough to be selected to marshal at the Ryder Cup and was on the grounds for all 6 days. I worked four of the days and enjoyed watching and cheering on the USA team to the largest margin of victory in many many years. This was a once in a lifetime experience and it was unbelievably fun and exciting. My assignment was to help marshal the #1, #9 and #18 grandstands, counting entrants, helping people find seats etcetera. What truly struck me was when a group of European fans got up to leave, they made a statement to the surrounding fans and marshals about how welcome and well treated they felt and what gracious hosts we Wisconsinites are. Yours truly, Bill Frawley

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