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October Newsletter

Commodores Report September 2019

Bookends to our boating season. We started with extremely high water levels and we are ending the same way as the region is poised for the wettest year on record. I would ask all our members with boats still in the water to use extreme caution running the river. You might want to think about using 9th street in Menasha for pulling you boats as the current is less of a factor there. With fall upon as we are looking at the colors changing, and the boats being lifted or trailered away for the winter. Please come down to the club and enjoy the view and the fall sports while having a meal, snack or libation. The Packers, Badgers, Brewers and Bucks will all be playing in October this year. I would like to remind all our members about the Packer Potluck during all noon or 3:30 Games. Members bring a verity of items to tailgate on. While you never obligated to bring anything, it is a great way to enjoy the game with your fellow club members.

On November 14th there is going to be a special membership meeting for a proposed bylaw change. This is a very special and important change that is being put forth and I would ask that all of our yachting members please make this meeting. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM. The proposed change is to expand voting rights to all active yachting members that at some point have moored a boat at the club until such time as the Menasha lock reopens.  Please put this on your calendar and make this meeting as this has a direct effect on how the club will be governed. With that said I would ask our members interested in serving on the board or any club committee during the year 2020 to talk with any board member or the staff. Our committees are open to all members, yachting or social and is an excellent way to volunteer and help improve the club. The committees are made up of the following:

House: Scott Rudebeck Chair

First Mates: Marti Isaacson

Fleet: Patty Kline

Slips and Docks: Scott Bruner

Audit Finance: Brandon Martinek

Safety: Todd Holms

Locks: Dave Peck

I’m sad to report that Dr. Tim Rose has passed away on Sept 24th. Dr Rose was the chairman of the Fox River Navigational System Authority and a true advocate for restoration and reopening the locks system. We are truly grateful for all of his hard work with the parties that are involved with the system: US Army Core of Engineers, US Coast Guard, State of WI, WI DNR, WI DOT, State Historical Society, Fox Wisconsin Heritage Parkway, Winnebago County, Outagamie County, Brown County, Kaukauna Utilities, Neenah Paper & Ahlstrom Munksjo. We wish his family our sincere condolences.    

Hoping for a long Indian summer and a colorful fall.

Yours Truly,

Bill Frawley   

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