Dear Fellow Members,

Welcome to Fall in Cleveland!

My apologies for the late Mariner but I’ve been a bit distracted by the arrival of the third member of the fourth generation of sailors and Lakeside members. Ryan and Tesse proudly welcomed Thomas Brooks Ruhlman on September 23rd. He made his Lakeside debut this past Friday for lunch!

It seems like just a week or so ago I was lamenting the unrelenting weather that Spring and the early Summer produced, only to blink and be celebrating what is already a wonderful Fall, weather-wise anyway. That it marks the coming close of the boating season is a different issue.

We had a great turnout this past Saturday for the Chili Cookoff with 11 different Chili’s presented and consumed. At roughly 44 quarts or 11 gallons of chili, we had plenty of folks on hand to “judge”.

We have a lot on the calendar in the coming months; Larry has sent out the schedule previously and it is reprinted in this edition. Of immediate importance is the General Membership Meeting this evening at 7:00 pm during which election of officers and trustees will take place as well as approval of the 2020 budget. All requisite notices have been posted as required prior to this communication.

Don’t forget to make reservations for the Clambake on October 12th; your costumes ready for the Adult Halloween party on the 19th and the Kid’s party on the 20th. We have Browns parties scheduled for the 13th and 27th!

It’s been a great boating season so far and I know many of us are stretching it as far as we can, just remember that once the weather goes south, we won’t be able to get everyone’s boat out at once!

I hope to see you all at the General Membership Meeting and for many weeks to come.

All the best to you and yours,




“There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats”
Kenneth Graeme