Dear LYC Members:

It’s a real pleasure to be writing my first newsletter as Commodore of Lakeside Yacht Club. I thank you all for your support and confidence in me and our talented Bridge and Board of Trustees. As a member of Lakeside for more than thirty years and someone who was running around the Club since the Clubhouse was a barge, Lakeside has been and continues to be a very special place for me and my family.

I want to thank now Past Commodore, Mark Carrabine for a great job not just during his two years as Commodore but for his years of service leading up to that point, Mark did a wonderful job of overseeing the rebuild remodeling of our Clubhouse, which as we all know, was a major undertaking.

Garland and his team have done an outstanding job – in some pretty trying conditions – getting the boats out of the water and prepped for Winter. As sad as it is to see the season come to an end and as dreary as the weather has been this Fall, there is still plenty of warmth and cheer to be found in the camaraderie of the Club as we head into shutdown following the Member Appreciation Party on December 14th. Stop in and try your luck at our new dice game, explained in this Mariner!

The Design Committee is in the process of finalizing our plans for continuing to enhance the interior of the Clubhouse during the shutdown. We are certainly happy to entertain any suggestions anyone has in this regard.

In fact, I am happy to entertain any and all suggestions you might have regarding any aspect of the Club. My contact information is in the book and I am certainly around the Club quite a bit. On behalf of my wife, Abby and our entire family, we wish you and yours a very happy and healthy Holiday Season and a wonderful and successful New Year!


Rob Ruhlman