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March 1st Commodore Letter

Dear NLYC Members,

With the first warm temperatures of the year, our thoughts move directly to summer and sailing.

Despite 2020 being a challenging year on many levels, the NLYC is in good financial standing. The attached documents are the 2020, end of year statements. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our treasurer, Paul Price. Thanks also to Linda Ross and Paul Price for all they do to keep the NLYC books up to date and the Board Of Directors informed. NLYC is in search of a new treasurer. If you are interested, please contact me.

Moving forward, the 2021 season will have many opportunities. It looks like we will have a full racing schedule, including many off lake regattas. Please make plans to attend. The social schedule should be full as well, including the 125th + 1 anniversary celebration. Please contact MaryLloyd Lynn-Murphy for social volunteer opportunities.

NLYC is moving forward with our improvement project approved by the membership in the fall. Herb Rasmussen (with help from Craig Heinze and Sam Monroe) is leading our patio and pavilion improvements. Thanks Herb, Craig, and Sam.

Dues will stay the same for the 2021 season. MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL IS OPEN. Please log on to sailnlyc.com and register. Payment can be made by check or credit card (for a small fee). Payment is DUE by APRIL 1st

I look forward to the 2021 sailing and social season as well as serving as your commodore.

Peter Keck

August 1st Commodore Letter

Dear NLYC Members,

It’s hard to believe that it is August and sailing will be winding down in about 45 days. To me this feels like a fast, but yet the never ending summer. Starting August 1, 2020 the State of Wisconsin made mask coverings required . What does this mean to the NLYC?

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 . Even if you think your allergies are acting up or it’s just a head cold, please stay home until your symptoms resolve.

The Building is open but remains restricted to restrooms only and the remainder of the building remains CLOSED . This includes using any NLYC supplies from the closet or bar area, 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 put on your personal protective mask. This must be worn at all times when in the building. I know many of us (including myself) have not been following this protocol. I appreciate all the members who have been following procedures and protocol and not been taking liberties using NLYC supplies or entering the bar and kitchen areas. Food also should never be brought into the clubhouse even when passing through to the outdoor space on the deck by the bathrooms.

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. 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. 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.

 

On a more cheery note the much awaited 125th Anniversary Annuals/Yearbooks are ready for pick up at the club! This annual is a nice snapshot of the NLYC history. I would like to publicly thank Michele Heinze for her countless hours that she puts in on this project (and believe me I witness this first hand each year). Michele has been the driving force on the annuals for the past 16 years! That is an impressive run for any NLYC volunteer job. When you look at the sheer numbers of the net-profit that the book brings in yearly...that is well over $20,000 and probably closer to $30,000 made for the NLYC with her leadership. This year with financial uncertainty for many businesses was no exception. With that being said, please thank Michele and patronize our advertisers for their financial support of our club. If you enjoy the history you have read in the book I recommend you buy or re-read the Nagawicka Lake Yacht Club a century in the spirit of sailing put together by Lori Petersen and Chuck Hajinian. This is a great book and limited copies are still available.

A few other thank you’s are also in order. First, thank you to all the judges who have volunteered their time so us sailors can enjoy our normalcy on the water. If you would like to get more involved in judging please contact Kevin Monahan . The NLYC is always looking for judges at all levels and any help you are willing to give is appreciated. Second is to the sailing school board, instructors, and Sharon Kraklow (and all her volunteers). Sailing school and Sharon are killing it in a number of ways. Sharon’s adult sailing class is overflowing with participants. Sharon donates all her time as well as many members to help support the passion of sailing. Financially sailing school is helping support and grow the club.

Thank you to all the members who are making this year work. We want you! Are you looking to support the NLYC in a volunteer way and make a difference in the direction of the club? Each year the NLYC BOD loses and gains 3 members. Would you like to join the BOD? We are looking for members with various amounts of experiences. What are the qualifications? An open mind, a listening ear, availability to attend meetings once a month, and follow through with tasks (delegated or lead). Please contact me if you would like to make a difference.

Again please wear your face coverings and practice social distancing. The following quote was passed on to me: “Think of wearing face masks as a team sport; it requires the participation of each team member to be successful. When everybody wears masks together, it can be quite effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19.” - Dr. Daniel J. Durand Sincerely, Commodore Craig Heinze

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.

June 24th Commodore Letter

Dear NLYC members,

As many of you know the fireworks are on Friday, July 3rd which is also the observed holiday. Keeping this in mind, the traditional 4th of July family picnic is going to look much different this year. This event is typically the largest event at the yacht club. After much discussion by your board of directors this is our plan:

The inside of the club can be accessed for the restrooms only. All indoor practices should be followed. Due to the limited space on the NLYC grounds for socially distancing the property will be available for members and their households only. Unfortunately there will be NO guests allowed this year. Groups are asked to be socially responsible for their actions as well as social distancing. Families can bring their own food (and yard games), however, they are responsible for cleaning up before they leave.  We are also asking that no dogs are on the property for this event per usual for social parties/gathering. The bar will be open at 6:00 pm until an hour after the conclusion of the fireworks for outside service only as we do now. This also means there can be no carry ins or coolers of alcoholic beverages as this jeopardizes our on-premise liquor license issued by the city of Delafield.

If you or someone in your household are on edge about being around others right now or feel uncomfortable if someone gets too close, consider not attending this event this year. While we implement preventative measures to reduce the spread of Covid-19 during all 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. 

If you are disappointed about this decision and had plans to bring guests to the club this year here is a suggestion...park at the NLYC (please make sure your car has a sticker or note in dash) and walk over to the public beach with your guest. Thank you in advance for your understanding as I was reminded again last night,  this is just for this year and (hopefully) not forever. 

Sincerely,

Craig Heinze on behalf of the NLYC BOD

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

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

Club Update - guidelines - May 1, 2021

COVID-19 Guidelines for NLYC 2021

(As of April 11, 2021)

In the interest of safety and fairness to all NLYC members, we would like to present some COVID-19 guidelines to keep all our members safe this year. COVID-19, along with new variants, continue to circulate within our community. We, as a private club, have a responsibility not only to protect our members, but to protect the community we live in.

4-5-2021 was the first day Wisconsin residents age 16 and up were eligible for the COVID 19 vaccine. We also understand that vaccine appointments can be hard to come by, and full immunity is reached at different times depending on the vaccine. Therefore, we have some guidelines that should be in effect, at least until all members have had the opportunity to be vaccinated if they choose to do so.

As we monitor the cases of COVID-19 in Waukesha county, and the availability of vaccines, we will be able to relax our COVID-19 guidelines throughout the spring / summer.

We have based our current guideline on the information from Waukesha County and the CDC. Latest guidance from Waukesha County on large gathering recommendations (Waukesha county 3/24/2021).https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/globalassets/county-executive/waukesha-county-large-gathering-update-news-release-3.24.21.pdf

This is summarized as:

- No limitations on the numbers of people that can be hosted indoors as long as they:

1. Space 6 feet apart from those from separate households

2. Wear masks

3. Practice hand hygiene and frequent cleaning of common surfaces

- No limitations on the numbers of people that can be hosted outdoors as long as they:

1. Space 6 feet apart

2. Or wear a mask when not able to physically distance

Many Club members have already been vaccinated. At this time (4/11/21) the CDC recommendations (which Waukesha County recommends following) state:

If You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated

You Can:

Visit inside a home or private setting without a mask with other fully vaccinated people of any age

Visit inside a home or private setting without a mask with one household of unvaccinated people who are not at risk for severe illness

You Shouldn't:

Visit indoors, without a mask, with people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19

Attend medium or large gatherings

Therefore, at this time the NLYC Board requests the following:

1. While outside on the NLYC property, follow CDC guidelines, and wear a mask if 6’ distancing cannot be maintained with those that are unvaccinated or whose vaccination status you do not know.

a. It is still a good idea to physically distance even if you are vaccinated. Many of the COVID variants will cause illness even in those that are vaccinated.

2. While indoors please wear a mask unless eating or drinking.

3. Whenever possible our formal Social events should use the outside space, but the Clubhouse may be used if CDC guidelines are followed as noted above.

4. Preparing food for a social event:

· We ask that those preparing food for a social event please wear a mask and gloves while cooking, etc.

· No buffet serving style. The Host(s) will plate and serve the food to each individual. If people want a second serving the Host must serve the food.

· The person plating the food should wear a mask and gloves.

· Food is to be covered when not actively being served.

· Use disposable plates, glasses, utensils, and napkins until further notice.

· It will no longer be necessary to have all food catered for social events.

5. Private NLYC rentals will resume in 2021

We ask that private party renters follow the same guidelines for their event as stated above in order to show respect for the decision that the NLYC Board has made for the safety of our members and community.

Thanks,
Peter Keck and the NLYC Board