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June 9th Commodore Letter

Dear NLYC Members,
✔Phase 1: Grounds  open (May   19, 2020)
✔Phase 2: Building opens  for restroom only  (June 1, 2020)
✔Phase 3: Sailing resumes  nut does   not count (June 2, 2020)
✔Phase 4: Reevaluate (June, 8, 2020) (This  will be a ongoing)  

Oh yes   good old Phase 4 ...I am excited to communicate a few things:
-Fleet captains will be polling their fleets to recommend to the BOD when they would like to begin racing for their series   with points.
-The bar will be open tonight! I said...The bar will be open tonight! I said...The bar will be open tonight! Yes, you read that correctly... THE BAR WILL BE OPEN TONIGHT! (and all Tuesday’s moving forward as  well as  other future dates to be open).

Starting today   (June 9, 2020) bar service will resume, however...Please read on.
Responsibility: While we implement preventative measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19 during club activities, we cannot guarantee that you, or members of your family, will not become infected with Covid-19 during club activities or in using the clubhouse, yacht club equipment, or the grounds. Therefore, you are responsible for the health and safety of yourself and your family, NOT the NLYC, the Board of Directors, or the Covid-19 Committee. This is similar to your assuming the responsibility of partaking in sailing. If your crew is not a member or you have guests on the premises please note that it is your responsibility to make them aware of and follow these stipulations.

Common Sense and Safety Measures: Please do NOT enter the club grounds if you feel sick or if you come into contact with someone who feels sick or has felt sick or if you are experiencing any  Covid-19 symptoms.

Building is open but remains restricted to restrooms only and the remainder of the building remains closed. This includes water from the kitchen sink, bar area and the ICE MACHINE so these areas do not need to be deep cleaned, sanitized or compromised. There will be the exception of trained bar staff having access to the appropriate areas. Please do NOT just come behind the bar to help out. Bar staff will be thoroughly washing their hands, as well as, frequently washing and/or sanitizing their hands throughout their shift. Bar staff will be wearing masks, as recommended by the Tavern League of Wisconsin. This is appropriate when serving customers. However the mask may be removed when between customers. The outdoor service window will be your only access to receive a beverage from the bartender. All cups will NOT be reused and please DO NOT bring them back up to the bar window. The only exception will be wine glasses. These will be given out in the beginning of your lakeside beveraging experience. However, these too should only come back to the bar window when completely done for proper cleaning. All wines are single serve bottles and do not require you to have your glass refilled by bar staff. Products will also be set on the bar window counter and not handed to customers. Nor will bottles and cans be opened by bar staff. There is now a bottle opener located on the lagoon side of the bar window platform. Please be aware of social distancing and members’ comfort levels during this time including when ordering at the bar window. The bar platform should NOT be used as a gathering place. When entering the NLYC clubhouse please put on your personal protective mask. This must be worn at all times when in the building as well as properly sanitizing your hands . Masks are required in the NLYC clubhouse because atypical carriers do not show symptoms and the risk for inside buildings are significantly greater. The BOD encourages members to follow NLYC protocol.

Judges and ALL NLYC Boats and equipment sanitizing procedures are posted in two places describing what is involved. One is posted on the inside of the judging shed door. The second is located inside the basement door to the immediate right on the side of the refrigerator. Please follow these accurately and carefully. If an NLYC boat or equipment is used these procedures MUST be followed.

At this point our social schedule is on pause. It is hard to tell what everything will look like in the coming weeks and months. The BOD is investigating NLYC social opportunities. Please keep in mind this may look different than in years past. NLYC was founded in the spirit of sailing, and sailing is up and running. Although we may be missing the traditional social aspects of our club, I believe getting sailing underway and opening the bar are steps in the right direction...I am hopeful there is   more to come.

Please make sure that this message is communicated to all family members who utilize the NLYC clubhouse and grounds. This includes your adult children who may participate in racing or sailing school.

 Sincerely,
Commodore
Craig Heinze
NLYC Board of DIrectors & The Covid-19 Committee

May 28th Commodore Letter

Dear NLYC Members,
Starting June 1, 2020 the building will be open for restroom use only. There will be a number of steps when entering the NLYC property and clubhouse so please read carefully below.

Responsibility: While we implement preventative measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19 during club activities, we cannot guarantee that you, or members of your family, will not become infected with Covid-19 during club activities or i n using the clubhouse, yacht club equipment, or the grounds. Therefore, you are responsible for the health and safety of yourself and your family, NOT the NLYC, the Board of Directors, or the Covid-19
Committee. This i s similar to your assuming the responsibility of partaking i n sailing. If your crew is not a member or you have guests on the premises please note that it is your responsibility to make them aware of and follow these stipulations.

Common Sense and Safety Measures: Please do NOT enter the club grounds i f you feel
sick or i f you come into contact with someone who feels sick or has felt sick or i f you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms . Even i f you think your allergies are acting up or it’s just a head cold, please stay home until your symptoms resolve.

When entering the NLYC property:
1. On SCHEDULED sailing days or sailing school days there will be approximately eight sanitizing stations on the NLYC property. Please find a hand sanitizing station and properly sanitize your hands .
2. On non-scheduled sailing or non-sailing school days it will be the individual's responsibility to bring and/or use hand sanitizer when entering the NLYC property. Outdoor stations will not be available these days, however, sanitizer will be available immediately entering the clubhouse if the restroom needs to be used.

Building is open but restricted to restrooms only and the remainder of the building remains closed.
This includes water from the kitchen sink, bar area and the ICE MACHINE so these areas do not need to be deep cleaned and sanitized. When entering the NLYC clubhouse please:

  1. 1. Put on your personal protective mask. This must be worn at all times when in the building.
  2.  Properly sanitize your hands .
  3.  Only one (1) individual in a restroom at a time
    1.  Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a family member over the age of 18 to ensure proper sanitizing and safety with sanitizing materials
      *Sailing School will have their own procedures in place.
    2. Families with children under the age of 12 must use the unisex bathroom to the left.
  4.  A ten (10) person maximum i n the building at any one time. Please visually check this and if there are too many people please exit the building and wait outside.
  5.  Practice appropriate social distancing when in the clubhouse.
  6.  Please knock on the restroom door before entering to ensure only one person at a time.
  7.  Follow the directions on all posted signs within the clubhouse which are more detailed than described below.
    1.  Spray and/or sanitize toilet seats and accessories before and after use with provided materials
    2. Do NOT discard sanitizing wipes or paper towel in toilets
    3. Properly wash hands for 20 seconds. Hand sanitizer i s NOT an appropriate measure after using the restroom.
    4. Exit building ASAP
    5. Properly sanitize hands after leaving building.
  8.  *Please remember the NLYC clubhouse is not a place to congregate even in inclement weather.


Sailing resumes Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Sailors please be aware that the judges are as always doing the best that they can. Please note that “boat 2” may be short handed due to concerns that individuals may have with proper social distancing.  As stated before the judges are working hard to get it right and believe me when I say that judging is far more stressful than sailing (unless Peter Keck is behind you!).

  1. Races will be held but will not count toward traditional NLYC race series until further notice. Please contact your fleet captain if you have concerns or questions.
  2. Please practice proper social distancing while on the NLYC property.
  3. We will review this after 2 weeks and make adjustments and hopefully move in the direction of sailing as usual.
  4. It i s recommended, but not policed, that boats who contain crew(s) always sail with that same person(s) or “team of people” to lower the risk.


Judges and ALL NLYC Boats:
1. If you are a judge and you are not comfortable participating with people that are not in your household it is your responsibility to find a suitable substitute and notify your judging partners. Also, please reread the Responsibility section above about your and
your family’s health.
2. Boat and equipment sanitizing procedures will be posted i n two places describing what is involved. One will be posted on the inside of the judging shed door. The second will
be located inside the basement door to the immediate right on the side of the refrigerator. Please follow these accurately and carefully. If an NLYC boat or equipment is used these procedures MUST be followed.

Once again the Board and Covid-19 Committee will continuously monitor and evaluate the health and safety of our members over the summer, as well as any applicable changes in regulations and guidance offered by the city, county, state, and the nation. We then will modify our club procedures and activities accordingly. In Phase 4 we will also investigate and explore the possibilities of social events, bar service, and other sailing related activities.
Again, you are responsible for the health and safety of yourself and your family, NOT the NLYC, the Board of Directors, or the Covid-19 Committee.

This should be considered a “soft opening” and the rules may seem strict right now. We are all navigating through this together. We also feel it is easier to reduce restrictions than enforce
stricter ones down the line. Please become familiar with and follow these stipulations moving forward. This will take a village to make this work and keep everyone safe and healthy.

Please make sure that this message is communicated to all family members who utilize the NLYC clubhouse and grounds. This includes your adult children who may participate in racing or sailing school.

Sincerely,
Commodore Craig Heinze
NLYC Board of Directors
& The Covid-19 Committee

May 19th Commodore Letter

Dear NLYC Family,

As I drove to the store to get some essentials (most importantly Mt. Gay rum), I was thinking about the next communication to the NLYC. My mind wandered, organizing all the things that I needed to say and how to say them clearly. I was reliving all the conversations I had the past few days with experts in their field, commodores and representatives from other yacht clubs, and many members from our great club. I honestly can’t remember everyone I have talked with these past few days. As I glanced over, I was shocked at the empty parking lot of Kohl’s and all the other retailers in the strip mall. I know many of us were hopeful that when Wisconsin was reopened and the “safer at home” order was overturned, everything would or could go back to normal. Believe me when I say it’s NOT that easy, but I wish it truly was.

In my last communication it was stated that the NLYC clubhouse and the grounds were closed with the exception for maintenance. After much discussion, planning, and thought, here is the Board’s and Covid-19 Committee’s plan as well as timeline for opening the club. This will happen in phases. I appreciate your continued patience during this time!

Responsibility: While we will implement preventative measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19 during club activities, we cannot guarantee that you, or members of your family, will not become infected with Covid-19 during club activities or in using the yacht club, yacht club equipment, or the grounds. Therefore, you are responsible for the health and safety of yourself and your family, NOT the NLYC, the Board of Directors, or the Covid-19 Committee. This is similar to your assuming the responsibility of partaking in sailing. If your crew is not a member or you have guests on the premises please note that it is your responsibility to make them aware of and follow these stipulations.

Common Sense and Safety Measures: Please do NOT enter the club grounds if you feel sick or if you come into contact with someone who feels sick or has felt sick or if you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms .


Phase 1: The club grounds will open effective Tuesday, May 19, 2020

a.Sit and read a book, enjoy a sunset or two, use your kayaks, launch your boat and go for a sail or cocktail cruise. Please be respectful and practice social distancing.
b.When on the property it will be an expectation that a mask is in your possession and on your persons. If a member or guest does not have one, they will be asked to leave the property until they have one. Learn more about risks here .
c.When you are within 6 feet of a person, wear your mask. The mask is to protect other people from you, not protect you from other people. This is the recommended safe social practice. If someone requests you to put your mask on, please do so and be respectful. Learn more here .

Phase 2: The building will be open for members and guests starting Monday, June 1, 2020 but with it limited to the restrooms only. Another expectation will be wearing a mask at all times inside the club with no exceptions. One person is allowed in each restroom at a time. The building will be limited to 10 or less people at a time.


Why June 1st and not now? This is still a volunteer club and much will need to happen before this is possible.
1.Sanitizing and deep cleaning procedures put in place
2.Signage being made and place in proper locations
3.Approved Covid-19 cleaning supplies being purchased
4.Sanitizing stations assembled and put in place
5.Informing the membership of these procedures, as well as educating and training.

Why are we being restricted to restrooms only and the remainder of the building remains closed?
1.Control over the environment
2.Limit deep cleaning to non-restricted areas and high touch areas
3.Reduce indoor social interaction and risk (outdoor risks are significantly lower)
4.Please note that even in inclement weather before sailing the building is NOT a gathering place at this time.

Phase 3: Sailing resumes Tuesday, June 2, 2020
1.Races will be held but will not count toward traditional NLYC race series until further notice.

a.The points will not be used for the applied series (there may be a mini series).
b.This reduces the pressure of participation at this point.
c.It allows members to control their comfort level with the situation.
d.It allows fleets/judges to gather and to have real data to make recommendations on how they would like to proceed, while giving cautious members the opportunity to observe the logistics of the situation.

2.We will review this after 2 weeks and make adjustments and hopefully move in the direction of sailing as usual. 3.It is recommended, but not policed, that boats who contain crew(s) always sail with that same person(s) or “team of people” to lower the risk.

Phase 4: The Board and Covid-19 Committee will continuously monitor and evaluate the health and safety of our members over the summer, as well as any applicable changes in regulations and guidance offered by the city, county, state, and the nation. We then will modify our club procedures and activities accordingly. In Phase 4 we will also investigate and explore the possibilities of social events, bar service, and other sailing related activities.

Again, you are responsible for the health and safety of yourself and your family, NOT the NLYC, the Board of Directors, or the Covid-19 Committee. This should be considered a “soft opening” and the rules may seem strict right now. We are all navigating through this together. We also feel it is easier to reduce restrictions than enforce stricter ones down the line.

Please become familiar with and follow these stipulations moving forward. This will take a village to make this work and keep everyone safe and healthy. More to come before the June 1st opening.
 

Sincerely,
Commodore Craig Heinze
NLYC Board of DIrectors & The Covid-19 Committee

2019 NLYC Board

2019 Board

Nagawicka Lake Yacht Club holds monthly board meetings on the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 pm. During the summer they are held at the club house. Active members in good standing of the NLYC are welcome to attend board meetings. Please contact the board Secretary to confirm the meeting time and location.

Letter from the Commodore - March 2020

Dear NLYC Family,

The lake is open and the sun is shining as I write this. However, as we are all practicing social distancing and are hunkered down in our homes, my hope is that this communication finds you and your family healthy and safe. I feel it is important to share a few thoughts with you about the state of the yacht club in these historical times. First, clearly the winter/spring gathering and the derby party have been cancelled. The rest of our social events don’t begin until May 23rd. With this in mind PATIENCE is going to be needed and to be exercised to follow the guidelines recommended to our organization. Detail oriented people who love plans are going to need to be flexible. We will try to follow our social and sailing calendar as much as possible, however, I feel some caution needs to be exercised. This may be a week to week update.

This is also a gentle reminder that your membership dues come due on or before April 1st. If you are one of the handful of members that paid these already, thank you. Please remember to complete both parts of the registration process. First go to sailnlyc.com and follow the link to register and update all your information (yes, everyone must do this part, this is how you/your family are recognized as being a member). Second is to pay your dues either online or by mailing your check. The NLYC board realizes many lives/jobs have been refined during this time as well. If you find yourself in times of uncertainty and would like to discuss payment options please contact Linda Ross. This will be a confidential matter and will be handled with discretion. We hope everyone continues to be part of the NLYC family.

Please look for communications from the Sailing School Board for what the registration process will look like. The online option is already up and running. Also, please be flexible for the “spring clean-up” as this may be an all hands on deck when the appropriate time is available.

 

I am hopeful this will all work out and we will have a successful 2020 and 125th year at the NLYC. Take care,

Craig Heinze
Commodore

2020 Commodore Letter - January 2020

Dear NLYC Members,

As snow is on the ground and sunlight seems to be rare, the 2020 sailing and social season is about four months away. The 2020 season is a big one for the NLYC as we celebrate our 125th anniversary.

I would like to take a moment to close out the 2019 season and thank the retiring board members who have served for the past three years. Thank you Tom Heinrich and Bernard Krauska for serving our club and your contributions. I would also like to thank Past Commodore(PC) Nicole Kurfis. Her time and energy was not unnoticed by the BOD and the membership. PC Nicole has spent countless hours organizing member information and helping transition to our new website. Thank you Nicole, Tom and Bernard!

The NLYC is in good financial standing. Two of the attached documents are the 2019 end of year Balance Sheet as well as the Profit and Loss statement. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our treasure, Paul Price at pprice157@gmail.com with any questions. Thanks also to Linda Ross and Paul Price for all they do to keep the NLYC books up to date and the BOD informed.

Moving forward to the 2020 season we have many opportunities for members to shine. The 125th anniversary will be celebrated the weekend of June 12th through the 14th. We are looking for members to serve on this committee in a number of different ways. If you are interested in volunteering, let me know what area you would like to assist in: party organization and planning, entertainment, sponsorship solicitation, or apparel. The current vision for the event is a Friday night open house followed by a Saturday night big bash with an invite going out to all ILYA clubs, past members, and Nagawicka Lake residents. The vision for this is a cocktail party with appetizers, live music (with open mic opportunities), cash hot sandwich bar, with an additional outdoor bar. Please contact if you can help.

The NLYC indoor facility got a major update in 2017 and continues to look good. The NLYC BOD with the assistance of Herb Rasmussen is looking at continuing this trend and updating the exterior and patio area of the club. We are currently putting together a plan that addresses a larger patio area on the lakeside of the tent, a permanent pavilion (replacing the existing tent structure), as well as fixing the compromised patio area by the back steps, and addressing the small steps that lead to the lake and lower patio area (which is a safety issue as well as a bottleneck). This plan would be done in phases and would need to be approved by the membership.

Dues and bar pricing will stay the same for the 2020 sailing season. In the coming weeks look for you dues statement from the membership committee. This year there will be an option to pay your dues online by credit card with the member being responsible for the associated fees. 

Over the past year I have been working on an organizational chart outlining the major committees and jobs of the club along with their descriptions. We still have many open spots that could use your talents. Please take a look at the attached item (Organizational Chart) and see if there is a place for you! Thank you in advance for your volunteerism. Without volunteers our club would simply not exist. 

I look forward to the 2020 sailing and social season as well as serving as your commodore. 

Craig Heinze
262-391-8492
craigheinze24@gmail.com

Craig Heinze

Commodore

Phone: 262-391-8492

Michele Heinze

Secretary

Phone: 262-893-2383

Randy DiVito

Board Member

Phone: 414-708-3445

Sam Monroe

Board Member

Phone: 262-547-7287

Peter Keck

Vice Commodore

Phone: 262-745-2887

Paul Price

Treasurer

Phone: 262-719-3153

Rebecca Cleary

Board Member

Phone: 414-405-2471

Peggy Heiden

Board Member

Phone: 262-436-9536

Sharon Kraklow

Rear Commodore

Phone: 262-391-6366

Hardy Weiler

Board Member

Phone: 262-366-7785

Steve Martin

Board Member

Phone: 715-966-6519

Nicole Prodoehl Kurfis

Past Commodore

Phone: 773-680-4509