Just when you thought you could curl up for a long winter’s nap, some of us are thinking sailing. After all, we are a Sailing Club and even though many of our Snowbirds have flown South, for the Winter, we will continue with some great Winter events for those who are still there.
I do hope you are having a Happy New Year and are relaxed after the holidays. Your new Board has been very busy planning a 2019 Schedule for Racing, Social and Educational events. We have some new and fresh ideas coming your way!
Yes, after much discussion and listening to your comments, on Dec 20, your Board voted unanimously to proceed, and start negotiating a contract with Suntex to lease the 2nd floor of the Main Building at the Marina. This area has without a doubt the most beautiful view on all Saylorville Lake and will give us an awesome location to house our Club and our School. This is a historical time for SYC and offers more visibility for our Club to invite new members, have our social functions and equipment in the same place, and make a special place to call our own and close to our boats; a real Home!
A committee of 3 was appointed by the Board and met with Mike Slatterly, the General Manager of SLM several times during the Holiday Break. The Board’s questions and requests were addressed and after a cost comparison of similar facilities, it was agreed that this was a good decision and we should proceed exploring the option of permanent home for the Club and School. If our terms are met and the contract is signed, we’re looking at a general timeline of being in our home before the Sailing Season starts.
Please remember, this is a process and at this point, a general schedule. My goal is to keep you updated as we move through this progress. A special thanks to everyone who took the time to fill out the survey, your voices were heard. You may see another one coming soon as we continue the planning process. Your opinions and comments mean a lot to us.
With all this said, we have some exciting events coming up this month to kick off our Season of fun! You won’t want to miss it. Make your resos now.
Please feel free to contact me at any time.
Smooth sailing wherever you are,
Lois Dixon, SYC Commodore