LPYC 2016 Annual Meeting
On January 16th, 2016 members of the LPYC gathered at Hollytree Country Club to hold their annual meeting. Hollytree provided a BBQ buffet for the members.
Commodore Rick Walker opened the meeting and made a special announcement concerning the appointment of Ben Hooks to fill an empty director position.
Minutes from the last annual meeting were approved, and reports from officers were given.
The officers and directors for 2016 were voted upon and installed, with Steve Lowe as the new Commodore, John Owens as the new Vice Commodore, and John Springer remaining as Treasurer, and Lynn Easley remaining as Secretary. The gavel was then passed to Steve Lowe, who awarded a plaque to Rick for his service to the club.
The club then discussed possible expenditures and events and goals for the coming year. After many new ideals, the meeting was adjourned.
On Dec 12th, LPYC had their annual Christmas party at Eagle's Bluff Clubhouse on Lake Palestine. On the menu was Minestrone soup, choice of Linguine or Penne pasta, choice of Grilled chicken or Italian sausage, and a choice of tossed or Caesar salad with Cheesecake for desert.
Members also brought toys for Toy's for Tot's.
More images are located in the Photo gallery. Our next event will be the Annual Meeting on the Third Saturday in January 2016.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years!
Ahoy Me Hearties!
KUDOS to all involved in looking after the boats @ Lake Palestine Marina during the flooded conditions. Also, a big thank you to Jim Stevenson for continuing to do a great job with the race series event. Participation has been really nice.
The LPYC directors had a great meeting last Saturday, & decided on some dates for upcoming social events. Please mark your calendars, even though Dana & Sherry will be sending out details & reminders soon.
- Saturday, June 6th: Dock party @ Lake Palestine Marina hosted by the Springers, Adams, & Walkers (lake levels permitting, or bring your own rake) Time TBA
- Saturday, June 19th: LPYC will host dinner @ Jakes on the square on the roof – time TBA
- Friday July 4th: Fireworks @ Emerald Bay Club bridge – we will raft up, cook, (LPYC will furnish dogs & burgers with all the trimmings),& watch a great show right in front of the old sailboat star – time TBA
It’s going to be a great summer. If you are not a member of the LPYC, please join – it’s only $125 for the first year, & you get a cap & burgee! Renewals are only $100 per year, & as you can see from the few events listed above, you will get a nice return on your investment toward the club’s future.
Boater Education: Here are a few definitions all boaters should learn:
- Aboard - A piece of lumber that may be used to repair your boat.
- Astern - A type of look. Your spouse gives you astern look when you attempt to buy things for your boat.
- Compass – A navigational aid that accurately points to the largest metal object on your boat.
- Gunwale - ("gunnel") The part of a vessel near the side used for supporting one's midsection while one is engaged in the practice of heaving.
- Sailboat Race – Two or more sailboats headed in approximately the same direction.
- Through-the-hull fitting - A leak.
"There is nothing- absolutely nothing- half so much worth doing, as simply messing about in boats."
-Ratty said to Mole in Kenneth Grahame's beloved 1908 classic, The Wind in the Willows.
For the 2nd time this spring, rains have caused the lake to rise up over the docks at Lake Palestine. Water was 6-8 inches over the docks at Lake Palestine Marina a few days after the last crest in water levels. It's a good thing that boats (generally) float!
At least we will start the normally hot dry summer with a full lake.
Stay safe and watch out for floating logs, and other debris washed into the lake.
2015 LPYC Saturday Fun Race Series
The goal of this series is to provide a fun way to get sailors out on the water to enjoy sailing their boats. Although it is called a race, emphasis is on fun and participation and not on strict racing. As discussed below, boat ratings will be adjusted from race to race to compensate for each individual boat and captain. The goal of the race is to have fun.
The series will be set up with an approximate five nautical mile course so that all boats should be able to finish in two hours or so in normal wind conditions. The starting line will be an imaginary line between the radio tower on the western shore and the new red topped boat house on the eastern shore at approximately 32° 06.55’ N, 95° 27.05’ W.
We will sail approximately two and one half miles south toward the dam. A large, highly visible orange turning mark will be set at approximately 32° 04.60’ N, 95° 25.91 W. ROUND THE TURNING MARK TO PORT AND SAIL BACK UP TO THE STARTING LINE TO FINISH THE RACE. Below is a diagram of the approximate race course:
Greetings LPYC members & friends!
Thanks to everybody who came to our annual meeting @ Clear Springs. It was a great gathering, although we did hurry through the meeting. We missed some of you, but hopefully you will be able to attend some other functions this year, and there will be plenty of opportunities. Here are some of the upcoming events:
The 2014 sailboat race series finished under some light and fluky winds. Finishing in First Place of the series was Bob Coker, Closely followed by Jim Stevenson and John Owens tying for the 2nd place, and rounding out the top finishers was Warren Lyon. The race course has been located to the southern part of the lake in hopes of better winds, and freedom from underwater stumps.
As many as 10 different boats competed, with as many as 8 in a single race, and next year promises to be even better with new participants and several returning from mechanical problems.
The 2015 series gets underway in April, stay tuned for the schedule of race events.
LPYC HISTORY FOR THE RECONSTITUTION OF THE CLUB
2004 to 2006 Planning discussions starting with Steve Lowe and John Owens. Over that time period Bob Pryor, John Ellis, John Springer, and David Rozell were in some of the discussions.
July 24, 2006 Meeting at Spring Creek for the Reconstitution of Lake Palestine Yacht Club. Present were Steve Herber, David Rozell, Bob Pryor, John Owens, Steve Lowe, John Ellis, Lynette Ruby, and Britt Ruby. This is from the minutes of the meeting.
THE CLUB IS BEING ESTABLISHED AS A BOATING CLUB WITH BOTH POWER AND SAIL BOATS WELCOME.