Commodore’s Message

1 May

A message from our Commodore, Scott Hultman

I would like to take a moment to give you some updates on the Ludington Yacht Club.  During the off season we have been very busy.  You will see many new changes that I think you will be proud of.  We are looking forward to a great year even if we have a late start.  Here are some of the items that that we are working on:

High Water Levels

            The good news is that the building is not in danger of being submerged.  When the flooring was opened up to work on the sewage system it was noted that we had 18 to 20 inches of clearance between the lake water level and the bottom of the joists.  There was no evidence of joist damage or mold.  Additionally, the sea wall height was increased by adding two layers of 6” x 6” wood beams and then the yard area was filled with stone.  A wooden board walk around the perimeter will be added shortly.

Clubhouse Remodel

            You will see a different clubhouse when you return.  The existing kitchen and bar area have been torn out and are being replaced.  Our contractor has promised that he will have the project completed by the middle of May.

Covid-19 Pandemic

            The Covid-19 Pandemic has made some of the changes difficult to achieve in a timely fashion but we are moving forward and soon we should be able to gather and celebrate the summer.

Governor’s Response

            The Governor’s Executive Orders are being modified every few days and we will respond to them accordingly.  She recently lifted the ban on motor boats so we will be able to start filling our slips.  The biggest problem is the gathering of people in the building and the limit in the number of people that can be present at one time.  To that end our building is presently closed.  Stay tuned things are changing fast.  I also ask that you stay out of the building during our construction phase.

Dinners & Meetings

All of the dinners and meetings that were scheduled for May have been canceled. The Friday night cocktails and the “Ferg Burg“ events held on alternating Tuesday nights have also been canceled. We hope to resume full activities in June.  With a little bit of luck, we may be able to open things up a little earlier, stay posted for updates.

Summer Gala

            Mark your calendars.  We have planned a “Summer Gala” for you.  It will be held off site in the ballroom at the Stearns Hotel in Ludington on August 21, 2020.  It will feature a catered dinner, dancing and a DJ.  A cash bar will be available throughout the night.  Tickets are $35.00 per person.  To purchase tickets please contact Jim McGee or Scott Hultman.

If you have any questions, please contact any of the officers.

Thank you,

Scott Hultman, Commodore

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