March Membership Meeting

25 Feb

It’s hard to believe, but our first membership meeting of the 2015 season is next week Tuesday, March 3rd. We will be meeting at the Ludington BOAT Club at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday at LYC

27 Oct
Because Halloween is on Friday this week We will have Cocktails @ the club on WEDNESDAY.  This will be the last event for the season.
All beer and well drinks will be $1, Wine will be $1.50.  Please bring an appetizer to share if you feel so inclined.  We will be there to start relaxing and enjoying at 5 p.m.
See you all WEDNESDAY,

Oct 24 and 25 at LYC

22 Oct
Cocktails at the Club is Friday as usual.
This Saturday, October 25, is the MSU/UM tailgate and game.  Les Kaines and Jill Wild are hosting this event.  The fun begins at 2:30 p.m.  Food will be provided.  Donations will be accepted for the club or sailing school.  Show up in your favorite Green & White (or maize & blue if you root for the other team)!

The Ludington Youth Sailing School is looking to purchase or accept donation of a 9′ to 12′, inflatable, hard bottom, dinghy with a motor large enough to get the dinghy on plane. Call Gary at 231-690-3710 or e-mail at

Weekend Activities At LYC Oct 17 and 18

14 Oct
Saturday, October 18, is the Christmas in October Toys for Tots, Gifts for Teens dinner.  The menu will consist of turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potato, sweet potato green beans, salad, rolls, and dessert. Social starts at 6:00 p.m with dinner at 7:00 p.m.    Please remember to bring a new unwrapped toy for a tot or gift for a teen to place under the treeLet’s make this a bright Christmas for children in the community who might otherwise not have one.

There is still plenty of time to make a reservation for this dinner by calling Luci at 843-1561.

Cocktails at the Club continues as well this Friday.

LYC Annual Meeting Oct 14

6 Oct

The October Annual Membership meeting is Tuesday October 14 at 7:30 p.m.  Election of 2015 Flag Officers is one of the agenda items.  The nominating committee is presenting the following members for consideration for election to office:

Commodore – Gail Kretchman
Vice Commodore – Mike Robinson
Rear Commodore – Tim Tibbits
Treasurer – Steve Miller
Secretary – Denny Lavis

Additional nominations will also be accepted from the floor and if there are more than one candidate for an office, a ballot vote will occur.

Following the annual meeting will be a Stockholder meeting to elect 3 Board members to a 3 year term.  And, following that, there will be a Board of Directors meeting.

A potluck dinner will precede the annual meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Chili Cook Off Saturday, October 11

6 Oct

This Saturday, October 11, is the Chili Cook Off.  Chairman for the event, John Berend, wishes to remind everyone that it is IMPORTANT for all guests and participants to read over the included material. Certain rules must be followed or a disqualification can occur.

One important Procedure is that the Chili MUST be delivered through the kitchen door ONLY (between 11AM and NOON) and the participant MUST be logged in. DO NOT leave your entry without logging in.

Please notify of your desire to provide a CHILI entry.

We need desserts only as an addition, so bring a dessert contribution if you wish.


Ludington Yacht Club Chili Cook Off

Saturday, October 11


  1. Cook Off Contestants must furnish (1) one crockpot of chili with a serving utensil. No names may be visible on pot or utensil.
  2. Contestants must deliver chili to the LYC kitchen through the REAR DOOR ONLY by12 Noon. Front door entries will be disqualified.
  3. Chili will be left with a kitchen Chili Team member once you have confirmed category and your chili has been registered.
  4. Three categories of chili will be judged- Red Chili (optional beans, meat, vegetables, etc), White Chili (optional beans, meat, vegetables, etc), Veggie Chili (meatless).
  5. Judging will commence at 1PM, with 2oz tasting cups only, and tasting will terminate at3PM or until the first pot of chili has been consumed.
  6. Cornbread, tasting cups, bowls, plates, eating utensils, napkins, onions, sour cream, cheese, crackers, hot sauce, rice and barf bags will be furnished by the Chili Team. NO FREE BEER.
  7. Prizes will be awarded to the Championship Chili in each category.
  8. Full 12oz chili bowl eating will commence at 3PM after tasting has terminated.
  9. Each paying taster will be given a paper ballot and cast one vote for their favorite chili in each of the three categories.
  10. Contestants please send your name and chili category contribution to John Berend



Octoberfest at LYC

27 Sep
Octoberfest is scheduled for Saturday October 4.  The menu will be Brats, Red Cabbage, Sauerkraut, Spatzel, Hot German Potato Salad, Sautéed Apples and dessert.  Cost is $10 or a punch.  Reservations can be made by calling Gail Kretchman at616-490-1255 or by responding to this message.  Cocktails at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Cocktails at the Club as usual every Friday.


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