Commodores Report June 2022 Happy summer to all!
The AYC is in summer mode for our clubhouse and harbor. On Fridays we are open for lunch so hope you can join us.The grounds and harbor look fantastic thanks to all the members who participated in our work party on May 14th. Thank you so much for your hard work. We are also happy to see that the docks have been power washed and look so much better. The Kentucky Derby party was well attended and so much fun! The surprise was no one bet on the winning horse so everyone was offered their money back. So many donated their wagers back to the Fleet committee to help with expenses for our 90th birthday party! Thanks for your generosity to all of you who attended and donated. Father's day is June 19th. The Fleet committee is hosting a Father's day cookout for the first time. Please watch for more information about this event. Please mark your calendar for our spectacular 90th AYC birthday celebration on July 23rd! There will be music all day and going until 9 pm. Bubba Ghanooj is the main attraction from 5 to 9 pm. Please watch for more information as plans for the party will be finalized soon. The new POS system is in place. You will now be able to collect your scrip cards. Thanks so much for your patience on this matter. Also we are looking forward to seeing the new outdoor TV installed soon! Thanks again to all who participated in this fundraiser. Vessel safety checks were offered in May. I am sorry to report that only two people showed up. Vessel safety checks are a benefit for our members to assure that all the boats in our harbor are in good working condition. Please participate in the next VSC on June 11th. The mooring contract states that the AYC requires you to have this done. Also proof of insurance is required and you can confirm that with our lessor Mark Zelinski or with Andy. Keeping boats and the harbor tidy should be a priority for all. The application states that all boats should be neat, attractive and seaworthy. It's also imperative to return club equipment to the proper storage area. The docks need to be clear for safety reasons. Please do your part so we can achieve this goal and thanks to all of you who do. I want to thank all the members of the AYC board for all your hard work and support. I couldn't do the job of commodore without you. Always feel free to reach out with questions or concerns. You are welcome to attend board meetings on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. I will be letting you all know when we will be hosting the presentation about the round gobies study. Many of you have expressed an interest in attending. Happy Father's Day to our wonderful dads! Wishing you all an amazing and safe summer! Sincerely, Diane Kuether
OFFICERS COMMODORE Diane Kuether VICE COMMODORE Bryan Mick SECRETARY Chris Schubbe TREASURER Brandon Martinek BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mark Zelinski Dustin Mack Scott Rudebeck Kyle Sargent Kevin Lillge Mike Kersten APPOINMENTS FLEET CAPTAIN Patty Klien LT. FLEET CAPTAIN Diane Kuether SERGEANT AT ARMS Ray Galioto MEMBERSHIP Bryan Mick LESSOR OF DOCKS Mark Zelinski LOCKS COMMITTEE Kyle Sargent HISTORIAN Tim Potter HOUSE COMMITTEE CHAIR Scott Rudebeck SLIP AND DOCK Kyle Sargent 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 Packer Potlucks During Every Sunday AfternoonGame Monday Music- Live Music Every Monday Now Till Labor Day Father's Day- Fleet Cook Out Dinner Special July 23- AYC Summer Party Super Sunday- 6pm Final Sunday of Each Month Starting in April- AYC Will Open at 3pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays Friday Lunches- Open at 11am 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)
Appleton Yacht Club – Board of Directors Minutes May 12, 2022 Opening Business Commodore Diane Kuether called the May 12, 2022 meeting of the Appleton Yacht Club Board of Directors to order at 1830. Mike Kersten was absent and unexcused. Sargent moved and Rudebeck seconded to adopt meeting agenda; motion carried. Mick moved and Lilge seconded adopting previous months minutes; motion carried. Officer Reports Treasurer’s Report – Martinek reported we had another record-breaking month in sales with $50,399.33 in top line revenue for the House. Even better, we had a positive house net income of $8,575 and a total Club net income of $2,404.64. We are now heading into our busy season, so hopefully this trend will continue into and through the summer. There are no irregularities in the financial statements for April; the house budgeted expenditures of $7,000 is for the remainder of the new point of sales (POS) system. Martinek answered question about previous month sales and why net income was down even though sales were high (in March 2022)…Labor costs have increased close to 30% over the pandemic as we’ve made efforts to maintain our service and kitchen staff. Membership has generally also asked for higher levels of service (at tables/outside) that lead to more staff that was required in previous years. There were also 3 payrolls in March 2022 vs 2 (just a timing thing) that had a negative impact on net income. Zelinski motioned to approve report and Sargent seconded; motion carried. Membership Report – Mick reported that social Membership is full and a waiting list has been started. We also had 1 new yachting membership approved at meeting. That bring Social Membership count to 350 (plus waiting list) and Yachting Membership to 105. Rudebeck motioned to approve report and Sargent seconded; motion carried Fleet Captain Report – Patti Klein and Jennifer Purdy reported on recent activities. The Kentucky Derby party was a success and had close to 90 guests. Fleet made over $1,570 and increased their current checkbook balance to approximately $4,500. Fleet funds are used to offset costs for other parties as well as contribute towards member-related expenses (like the outdoor TV) and/or First Mate causes. They are currently making plans for the summer party. Stay tuned for more info! Schubbe motioned to approve report and Zelinski seconded; motion carried. Committee Reports House & Property – Rudebeck reported… · Opening early on T and Th has been effective. Ashley will continue to make sure club members are aware of this change that started in April. · POS System due to be up and running by late May (I believe it’s operational as these minutes are being prepared). Scrip cards are ordered and coming soon…please pick up at the bar when they are ready. Thanks for your patience as we move to this new system. It should allow the staff to process your orders much quicker! · Andy said the gas pump is operational and the current price is accurate First Mates – Sheryl Bruemmer reported that June altruistic focus will be on Feed America! $1 donated is the equivalent of 4 individual meals. Looking into opportunities to support them this summer. Lessor – Zelinski noted that invoices have gone out for 2022. There was one boat added to the harbor since the last board meeting. REMINDER: all boats must submit proof of insurance to Lessor and also must have the Vessel Safety Check completed in 2022. The next check is 6/11. If you can’t get this done on that date, please make arrangements with the Lessor. Boats in the harbor must adhere to all harbor policies. Notices were sent with some invoices where individuals may need to attend to a deficiency. Please see to necessary changes asap. Slips & Docks – Work party was scheduled for 5/14. Will provide update at next board meeting. Thanks all who attended. This is a great chance to give back to the club! Locks – Still trying to get Jeremy Cords to a Board Meeting…couldn’t attend May meeting. Follow up indicates that the recent Gobi study is not in final, shareable form at this point. Which means we do not have access to it yet. Working to get a copy… Harbor – Sargent reported that the DNR permit has been approved! Currently targeting mid-June for shoaling project. You should see dates when they are confirmed. It’s our hope that the project will not impact active boaters. Thanks, Kyle, for your continued work on this. tarted until early June. At 2000 there was a motion to adjourn by Mack and seconded by Mick; motion carried Submitted respectfully, Chris Schubbe Secretary