Membership Renewal Refreshes eMail Addresses

Last call on membership renewals!

If you have not done so already, send your membership renewals in ASAP.  If you have any questions or need another renewal form, click on this link to contact the -->  HBYC Membership Committee.

On April 7th, the membership renewal data was used to refresh the email subscriber list, as well as updating the membership roster that is in the Members Only Section of the website.  If you have any questions about accessing the members only section OR about the emails from HBYC contact the HBYC Webmaster.

P.S.
Special thanks to Sue Henry for creating the membership roster!

2018 Calendar Events added to the Website

One of the the suggestions from membership last year was to add an events calendar to the website.    It was determined that the most mobile friendly approach to this request was to create a list of events rather than a calendar view.

The Calendar can be accessed from the What We Do Menu.

Check it out:  2018 HBYC Events

This approach to the calendar is easy to maintain - and allows the Bridge to make changes to the calendar quickly.

So “Save the Dates” and keep an eye on the 2018 HBYC Events Calendar!

 

2018 HBYC Commodore's Brunch

Commodore Don Petsch and the Bridge invite you to the 2018 HBYC Commodore’s Brunch...the ‘Official Start’ of our sailing season.  This year’s brunch is hosted by Firelands Winery in their newly added Osteria Gusto Exposition Kitchen.  We have a great menu and a great program.  Following brunch, and in keeping with the Rum Runners theme of our Winter Rendezvous, we will have an historical tour of this 128-year-old winery…and what winery tour would be complete without a wine tasting?  Certainly not this one!

Sun. April 29th:   The Commodore's Brunch
Time:  10AM to 1PM
Location:  Firelands Winery
For details click here:  2018 HBYC Commodore's Brunch
RSVP to RC Russell Marcks

Robby's Voice Update from Bob and Jeannie Brandt

We just wanted to take a moment to update the club on a turn of events for Robby’s Voice. As you know, we were invited by the court system of Medina to run Robby’s Recovery Center and eventually purchase the property and full ownership of the center. This was the result of 5½ years of effort and the fulfillment of a dream. The first five months met and exceeded all expectations having had more than 3000 sign ins spread over 20 weekly meetings, well attended social events and recognition by a number of state and local organizations. Effective February 2, 2018, we have officially terminated our involvement with the center and have removed ourselves from the board of directors. The courts decided to modify the original plan to include a full service 5 star restaurant and include alcohol as a menu item. This was done over the objection of the board but the courts control the grant money. As an organization we made our decision after consulting with a number of people involved in recovery at a high level and our own personal beliefs. Simply, we could not agree to something that went against our values. There is more involved here but suffice to say that we are disappointed.

But, fear not. Since our widely supported decision, we have been contacted by the ADAMHS Board of Medina, a State Representative, the Kiwanis and several other organizations, to partner with them on a new venture. We are exploring all opportunities. In addition, the Mercy Health System, with locations across Ohio, has asked us to develop a program to bring to all their locations to better educate the medical staff. The Ohio High School Athletic Association has also asked us to partner with them on an educational program and our Family Matters support group has been so successful that similar models are being developed throughout the county with our assistance. Medline Industries, a large medical supply company, has invited us to explore other avenues to help fight against this epidemic. We have enough to keep us busy for a while.

We just wanted to bring the club up to speed before the rumors fly since Harbor Bay Yacht Club has been so supportive. See you all in the spring.

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2018 Membership Renewal Due March 31st!

It is once again time to renew your Harbor Bay Yacht Club membership.  Earlier this year you should have received a 2018 Membership Renewal form via the USPS.  Please confirm or update the information on the form and provide payment to the membership committee (Brenda Marcks).

Please check your email addresses on your renewal forms closely - the HBYC Webmaster uses the email addresses provided to send the HBYC News updates to you.

If you have any questions or need another renewal form, click on this link to contact the -->  HBYC Membership Committee.

Membership dues must be paid or postmarked by March 31, 2018!

HBYC Celebrates the end of Prohibition at Winter Rendezvous

After a long day of meetings, checking boats in frigid temperatures, and learning about the perils of Probition in the 1920's, the Harbor Bay Yacht Club celebrated the the repeal of Prohibition 85 years ago in style with the Rum Runners Ball.

Following dinner and the Change of Watch Ceremony, members in 1920's era attire enjoyed the music provided by the Windjammers Big Band.  

Check out more photos -->  Rum Runners Ball

 A special thanks to Vice Commodore Harvey Rickert and Trustee Sandy Biesenberger for making this evening possible!

A special thanks to Vice Commodore Harvey Rickert and Trustee Sandy Biesenberger for making this evening possible!

 All kinds of trouble showed up for this party.  Rabble rousers James Altherr, Wanda Weiman, and Mike Petsch are caught in the act. 

All kinds of trouble showed up for this party.  Rabble rousers James Altherr, Wanda Weiman, and Mike Petsch are caught in the act. 

 The Windjammers Big Band provided fantastic entertainment for drinking....

The Windjammers Big Band provided fantastic entertainment for drinking....

 ....and dancing!

....and dancing!

HBYC Change of Watch Ceremony Conducted During Winter Rendezvous

Harbor Bay Yacht Club's Change of Watch Ceremony was conducted just before the 1920's themed dance.   Dressed in their finest Prohibition era costumes, club membership thanked previous leadership and tapped new Bridge Officers, Trustees, and Staff Officers.

To learn more about who charts the course for the Harbor Bay Yacht Club, Click -> Who We Are

 George Harizal was recognized for his tenure as Commodore and his many years of service to the club.

George Harizal was recognized for his tenure as Commodore and his many years of service to the club.

 Commodore George Harizal thanked 2017 Bridge, Trustees, and Staff Officers.  Left to Right: Rear Commodore - Harvey Rickert, Vice Commodore - Don Petsch,  Trustee - Tim Kemerley, George Harizal, Trustee - Jim Hearst, Secretary - Janice Hearst, Trustee - Sandy Biesenberger, Trustee - Russ Marcks (Not Pictured: Past Commodore Jan Holmes and Treasurer Margo Holmes) 

Commodore George Harizal thanked 2017 Bridge, Trustees, and Staff Officers.  Left to Right: Rear Commodore - Harvey Rickert, Vice Commodore - Don Petsch,  Trustee - Tim Kemerley, George Harizal, Trustee - Jim Hearst, Secretary - Janice Hearst, Trustee - Sandy Biesenberger, Trustee - Russ Marcks (Not Pictured: Past Commodore Jan Holmes and Treasurer Margo Holmes) 

 The ceremony then conducted a peaceful transfer of power as George Harizal swore in Don Petsch as the 2018 Commodore. 

The ceremony then conducted a peaceful transfer of power as George Harizal swore in Don Petsch as the 2018 Commodore. 

 The 2018 Bridge was then completed as Commodore Don Petsch recognized Harvey Rickert (L) moving to Vice Commodore and Russ Marcks (R) accepting the Rear Commodore duties.

The 2018 Bridge was then completed as Commodore Don Petsch recognized Harvey Rickert (L) moving to Vice Commodore and Russ Marcks (R) accepting the Rear Commodore duties.

 Commodore Don Petsch then recognized incoming Trustees James Altherr (L) and Dewey Hughes (R)

Commodore Don Petsch then recognized incoming Trustees James Altherr (L) and Dewey Hughes (R)

 Commodore Don Petsch recognized the remainder of the returning Trustees: Tim Kemerley (L) and Sandy Biesenberger (R), and the NEW Sandusky Harbor Marina General Manager - Melissa Walter (Center).  Welcome Melissa!

Commodore Don Petsch recognized the remainder of the returning Trustees: Tim Kemerley (L) and Sandy Biesenberger (R), and the NEW Sandusky Harbor Marina General Manager - Melissa Walter (Center).  Welcome Melissa!

 Commodore Don Petsch recognized 2018 Staff Officers Janice Hearst (L) as returning Secretary and Pete Rao as incoming Treasurer.

Commodore Don Petsch recognized 2018 Staff Officers Janice Hearst (L) as returning Secretary and Pete Rao as incoming Treasurer.