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The following are recommendations for protocol
when cruising on someone else’s yacht.
Unless told otherwise by the host, you should:
Offer to provide food and drinks for the cruise
Show up on time
Ask permission to come aboard
Remove your shoes
Stow your personal items neatly out of the way
Help with dock lines, fenders, etc.
Offer to share cost of fuel, dockage, food and
At the cruises termination, help ‘secure’ the
yacht; this includes: dock lines, fenders, electric cord, covers, washing
down the yacht, trash removal and leaving your quarters and heads in ‘ship
Links to Reports,
Vice Commodore - Planning
Rear Commodore - Social
Fleet Captain - Cruises
Newsletters (current and past issues)
We inform you with deep regret that a fellow member, Bruce Maultasch
passed following a heart attack. The funeral and the week of
mourning will be up in New York. Ronda will be returning to Florida
shortly after the funeral.
Condolence cards can be sent to her address 2751 NE 47th Street,
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bruce's favorite charities.
Bruce was very active at the Chabad Synagogue, 2025 East Sample Road,
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064 and the Diabetes Research Institute at
University of Miami, 1450 NW 10th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136.
Bruce and Rhonda have been very active members since 2011 and greatly
enjoyed the cruises on their boat, Mersea. He will be missed.
Commodore Al Tupek
Despite a significant chance of rain and a strong
breeze, Leslie and I decided to authorize the Change of Watch boat parade.
Fortunately, we experienced only a slight drizzle. It was great to have
Terry Paterson and the LHPYC staff on the dock along with other
spectators. It did rain a bit after the boat parade but the LHPYC staff
wiped down the chairs, so we could proceed with the ceremony. Again, the
weather cooperated, and we completed the Change of Watch before the rain
fell again. Thanks so much to Fader Reichard for handling the outside
activities and to Lucy Feit for handling the inside activities. And thanks
to all the members who helped out. The following week we headed to Palm
Beach for a fun weekend of eating, shopping, tennis, and boating of
course. The weather cooperated in part but the boats had to go up the
inside on the way to Palm Beach. We all agreed that Table 26º was a nice
venue with good food. There was even a jewelry shop outside in a vintage
airstream camper. Thanks to Michael Baron for arranging the tennis, while
the others shopped along Worth Avenue. The Gothiers hosted us on Bella
Lisa for cocktails. What a beautiful yacht. Thanks Bob and Lisa. And our
last event was at the Leopard Lounge where we had a wonderful time and
dinner together. Let's hope the weather continues to cooperate for our
future events. Woohoo!
It’s with a bittersweet feeling that I have writing
this month’s article. I have been so blessed this year to have served as
your Commodore but it’s time to pass the gavel on to the next person in
line, Al Tupek. I want to thank every member of the Board of Governors,
the Ship’s Store crew, the audit team and all of the volunteers who headed
up a boating weekend or special one-time event. It’s been a fantastic year
but I certainly did not do it alone. I had a wonderful team of Corinthians
willing to give up their time to make sure all of our members had lots of
opportunities to enjoy themselves at club events. For those of you who
missed the October General Membership meeting and reception, let me tell
you, it was a spectacular evening. The Blues Brothers Tribute Band
entertained us and the theme was Blues, Brews and BBQ. We certainly had
all three! Thanks Laura Burton for once again putting on a great evening.
As I say farewell, let me assure you that the Corinthians remain strong so
please support Al in his new position. He has lots of fun activities
planned for you throughout his year. Hope to see all of you at Change of
Now that Hurricane
Irma has come and gone we can get back to focusing on having fun and being
with our Corinthian friends. I hope that all of you who were here during
the storm have sustained minimal damage to your homes and boats and were
able to stay out of harm’s way.
Although the rest of my term as Commodore is brief, we still have lots of
fun events planned and hope that you are planning on participating. It’s
always so good to see everyone again after the summer hiatus and attending
these events is one way to do so. Please call the club to sign up for the
Ladies luncheon on October 6th.
We will have a napkin folding demonstration and class just in time for
your holiday tables. Then our fall General Membership Meeting and dinner
is sure to be a winner with the theme “Blues, Brews and Barbecue” and a
Blues Brothers tribute band will perform for us. To end the month, we are
going to Faro Blanco in Marathon. Although the storm did major damage to
the area, at this time we still hope the marina and hotel will be hosting
I’m starting to
feel melancholy about leaving my role as your Commodore so please make
this last month a chance for all of us to be together at any of these
events. They will provide us with a wonderful opportunity to reflect on
this past year and all of the good times we had as Corinthians.
Welcome back to all of you who have spent
the summer elsewhere. Hope you are ready to wind down the rest of
summer with us Corinthians who managed to make through a very hot summer
here in Lighthouse Point. There certainly have been some major changes at
the yacht club, as I am sure all of you know. The new owners have assured
me that the Corinthians will remain intact at the Club and that is great
We start Info Meetings again, with our first one on Sept 7th.
I have invited Terry Patterson, one of the new owners, to join us so that
he can introduce himself to those of you who have not yet met him and
perhaps answer some of your questions. We will also have another raft out
at Lake Boca on September 24. The fun continues in October with a ladies
luncheon on Oct 6th,
when Vita Thompson will give us lessons in decorative napkin folding. More
details on that will follow shortly, but ladies please mark the date on
your calendar. It should be a lot of fun.
fails to amaze me how much Corinthian friendships really mean to each of
us. We have so much fun together and certainly know how to celebrate
major events. Yes, we had to cancel the Bimini weekend due to unfavorable
seas, but we sure made up for it up at Admiral’s Cove. Connie Johnson and
Mike Miller put together a truly fun weekend and even through the rain, we
laughed, dined, played tennis and pickle ball, partied and danced. Thanks
to all the members who participated and made the weekend so enjoyable.
General Membership dinner was a huge success. The décor for the evening
was “It’s 5:00 Somewhere” and the room was decorated perfectly with
tropical flowers and island atmosphere. The dance floor was full as the
band played our favorite dance songs. Much thanks goes to Roni Harkey and
Maura Mitchell for all of their hard efforts to make the evening just
perfect. The casual attire and fun menu contributed to the event‘s
planning 2 happy hour get-togethers during the summer and I hope to see
all of you who are in the neighborhood there. More info on the dates and
locations on page 7. I am hoping to plan another boating weekend in
September so please watch for details. Lastly, our October weekend at
Faro Blanco will sell out quickly so please get your reservations in for
the dock and hotel.
Wishing all of you a safe and healthy summer.
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See "Cruises" page for details of
upcoming cruise events.
Commodore - coming
Our 2017-2018 year is off to a great start. Al
promises to be “Happy Together” and with all the exciting things planned
for this year, how could it not? We start off the year with our annual :
“Black Tie Affair” honoring Commodore Al Tupek. If you have any questions,
please contact me at email@example.com. Please be sure to call LHPYC
to make your reservations and let them know if you have special dietary
restrictions. If you haven’t been invited to join a table, do not despair.
We have a table of fun loving Corinthians waiting for you to join them in
an open table. Just send a note to Gina. Also on December 8th, don’t miss
our Ladies Fashion Show Luncheon starting at 11:30AM. Please call the Club
at 954-942-7244 to make your reservations. As always, cancellations must
be made at least 24 hours prior in order to avoid the 50% cancellation
I would like to thank Commodore Leslie for a great
year with many the fun events. It was a privilege serving as Rear
Commodore for Commodore Leslie, as well as with the other members of the
Bridge and Board of Governors. Thanks to all the members that volunteered
for the inside events, you made my job so easy. I’m looking forward to
another great year with Commodore Al serving as your Rear Commodore. The
Corinthian’s 2017-2018 calendar is packed with fun activities. Starting
November 12th is our Change of Watch. Please be sure to contact Fader
Reichard at 330-853-5244 or firstname.lastname@example.org to have your boat or you join
the Fleet Review. For dinner reservations please contact me at
954-856-7282 or email@example.com. This year there will be no ”Meet
the Commodore” event, since you all know Al and Karen so well. Our first
cruise will be to Australian Docks in Palm Beach on November 17th.
Finally, mark your calendars for December 1st, our Commodore’s Ball.
Invitations will be arriving soon
that things are getting back in shape after our encounter with Irma, we
hope you can join us for the Fall Membership meeting, “Blues, Brews &
BBQ”, on Friday, October 13th.
Chairperson Laura Burton has planned an entertaining evening with the
Blues Brothers. Dress casual, jeans are OK, or dress up in a black suit.
Also coming up on Sunday, November 12th,
is the Change of Watch, welcoming incoming Commodore Al Tupek. Please
contact Fader Reichard to let her know if your boat will be joining our
impressive fleet review. As always, for those without a boat, if you want
to be included on a boat, please contact Fader or me. There is also a fun
time to be had on deck watching the procession; you can make reservations
by contacting me.
include, Sweetheart Salad, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Wild Vegetable Rice, Green
Beans Almandine, Lemoncello Cake. No buffet this year! If you have dietary
restrictions please contact Gina to arrange an alternative. There is no
charge for current members.
dinner will be handled by me, not Gina for this event. Participating boats
need to contact me with a list of their guests. Members will be charged
for each of their guests. The Club will not accept direct payment from any
guests. Hope to see you all at this event.
I hope your
summer is going well and you are keeping cool. Things around here have
been hot! I would like to thank Maureen Jacobson for planning the two
happy hours at Luigi’s (August 10th)
and JB's on the Beach (August 24th),
so we can all get together this summer.
Get ready for
Blues, Brews & BBQ! Laura Burton has planned a really spectacular evening
for our Fall Membership Meeting on October 13th!
Dress casual (jeans are OK) for a delightful evening with The Blues
Brothers. As always, call The Club (954) 942-7244, to make a reservation
for this event and we will be sure to sit you with fellow Corinthians at
an open table.
is hard to believe that Commodore Leslie's year has completed 8 months and
we only have 4 more fun-filled months until the next Change of Watch
coming up on November 12th.
P/C Maureen Jacobson has put together two Corinthian Happy Hours in August
when the Club closes. Please mark these events in your calendar so you can
The merriment will continue come October when we have a very special Fall
Membership Meeting, hosted by Laura and Don Burton. Get on your "Blues"
for a fun night on October 13th.
And like always, Leslie may have a few surprises during the summer for all
us Floridians that stay around! Stay Tuned.....
Director of Membership
P/C Leslie Baron
the last Board of Governor’s Meeting, the Board approved for membership
William Dudziak and Emily McClintock. Also, Diane & Joseph Pacelli
(pictured) passed their first reading. They are avid boaters and eager to
join us on our boating trips.
Please introduce yourself to these new members
knowing of interested people whom they would recommend for membership in
the Corinthians are encouraged to direct the prospective new member to
contact anyone on the Membership Committee listed below. Membership
committee: Soraia Berger -
954-557-3209, Frank McCabe - 954-707-0605, Laura
Burton - 954-830-0648, Pat Donais - 508-930-2726.
Typically, the Vice Commodore does not submit a monthly report.
It was moved and seconded
and approved to accept the nominating committee led by Al Tupek,
consisting of Lucy Feit, Phil Fazio, Becky Hibberd and Maureen Jacobson.
The nominating committee
nominated the following Corinthians to be considered for :
Al Tupek (Commodore)
(vacant) (Vice Commodore)
Lucy Feit (Rear Commodore)
Two Year Term 2017-19
One Year Term 2017-18 (to fill term of Bonnie Ducharme)
In compliance with our
bylaws, any qualified Corinthians member may be nominated for election as
a BOG Member upon the presentation of a petition signed by at least ten
(10) memberships in good standing. Such petition must be accompanied by a
statement signed by the nominee that he/she will serve if elected, and
shall be filed with the Secretary, Laura Burton, not later than September
20, preceding our Annual Membership Meeting on October 13th, 2017.
IF YOU READ NOTHING ELSE, READ THIS
The time has come for all good men and women to
come to the aid of their country or in this case the Corinthians of LPYRC.
We have all enjoyed great times, both at the club and on the water, made
new friends and said goodbye to those who have left us all too soon. We've
all complained about one thing or another but the experience of being a
Corinthian is one we have been proud of and one that we have never
regretted. Now after 50 years of making memories the very existence of our
organization is being threatened by a lack of volunteers for leadership
roles. On the positive side, I have many very capable volunteers to fill all
of the Board positions and non Board positions. We are in need of a Vice
Commodore and a Fleet Captain in order to keep our organization going into
the second half of ‘our century.’
The Vice Commodore is a two year commitment to
the club and the Fleet Captain is a four year commitment that gives an
individual plenty of time to learn the ropes. Or, you can volunteer to be
our Cruise Director, same responsibilities but with no commitment to the
four year term. You can decide that at the end of your year as Cruise
Accepting one of these positions does not leave
you high and dry and alone to carry out these responsibilities. Past
officers are available to assist you in the position and many board
members, as well as general members, have generously offered to assist you
with your responsibilities.
If you have any interest, please call Al Tupek at
240-277-2370 to set up an informal discussion about the