Dear Lakeside Members,

My apologies for the late issue of this month’s Mariner! Larry has had everything ready to go, I am the one who has been remiss in getting my column submitted. It’s hard to say whether time actually does go faster as one “accumulates experience” or if I’m just getting bad at keeping track of it.

As of today, we are officially into the Boating off-season with a successful lift-out complete – at least at LYC – and a nasty cold front descending on most of the continental US! I want to thank Harbor Master Patrick Bischoff, Larry, and the yard crew for a smooth and efficient haul-out.

Prime Rib Nights have begun again, although now only on the first Thursday of every month. We have also added the Queen of Hearts drawing to Prime Rib Night! The Dice Game pot continues to grow and we have removed the “one roll per day” rule.

The schedules of November and December events are nearby in this issue. Of particular note are: Change of Watch this Saturday; OSU vs. Michigan, November 30th; Member Appreciation Party, December 12th and our last day of regular business before winter shutdown on December 13th. We will reopen on January 10th at 4:00 pm! Please let me or Larry know if you have any recommendations for things to be addressed during the shutdown.

 I’d also like to remind you about the Employee Christmas Fund, please consider contributing to the Employee Christmas Fund! I think we have a terrific team in both the front and back of the house; on the docks and in the office and would like to see them warmly rewarded for taking such great care of us all year.

 Finally, as I am writing this on Veteran’s Day I wish all our veterans a heartfelt thank you for your service. I did not serve but I did lose an uncle (before I had a chance to meet him) during World War II. We enjoy the lives we live today thanks to your dedication and sacrifice.

 From my family to yours, we wish you a safe, healthy and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

 Hope to see you soon,