If you're serious about going cruising and don’t want to spend your money eating out every night or worse eating out of a can, then it is time to start thinking about turning your dockside galley into a cruising galley. On Thursday, December 13, at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Central, Mark Gagyi, GLCC Port Captain and long time Great Lakes cruiser shares recipes and cooking tips to save your cruise from cans and fast food. Of course the cooking is fun, it has to be when it happens in a boat's galley! Be sure to join Mark as he presents his webinar, Cooking and Cruising on the Great Lakes. Click here for more information and to register for class.
The GLCC Lake Superior Winter Dinner is coming up soon ... Saturday January 5th at the Radisson Roseville hotel, centrally located between Minneapolis and St. Paul in Roseville, Minnesota. This year's dinner features the fascinating tales of professional sailor, Captain Claudia Dengler, as she describes her experiences having delivered multiple cruising catamarans across the Atlantic. For more information and to reserve your place, register here before December 20. Registration is open to both members and guests.
This issue of the Lifeline will be a nice read as you relax in your favorite arm chair by the fireplace. The winter issue has lots of information on coming events including Spring Break 2019 and updates on past times. The cover is unique in that the photo refers to the flow of the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Foundation updates us on how the annual “Bilge Auction” plays a big part in grant accrual and asks that members keep supporting and look for opportunities to allocate donations. The highlight of the issue is the Annual General Membership Meeting article where we learn who has been appointed/re-appointed to our board. Finally, the editor has taken the liberty to post a couple safety-related articles, which you are urged to read! Remember to check out the 2019 Boat Show information on page 8. Click here to access the 2018 winter Lifeline magazine, and here for updates and information on GLCC Events.
Director (and Rear Commodore (Ret)) Mark Lifter was recently presented the Theuerkorn Award by the Detroit Yacht Club for his outstanding contribution to that organization. Mark has been the President of the DYC Foundation since its formation which has overseen the restoration of the historic DYC building which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Mark received the award from DYC Commodore Ray Batt. Also an active member of the GLCC, Mark is currently a Director, was Rear Commodore, Region 47 for 5 year and is Port Captain, Detroit (M-54),
One of the highlights of the presentations made during the Annual Meeting Dinner are the awards given to our members for outstanding contributions to the GLCC. This year, the award recipients are Past Commodore Niels and Vicki Jensen (Founders Award), Port Captains Sandi & Bill Matley (Award of Merit), and Port Captain Cynthia Sunstrum (Kivell Award). Click here to review the purpose of the awards. Other presentations made at the dinner were Awards of Appreciation to retiring Board members Rear Commodores Roger Hankle and Bob Ogur and Director Vern Meyer. Jim Ehrman was presented his burgee for being elected Rear Commodore, Region 53. Picture is of Port Captain Cynthia Sunstum receiving her award from Commodore Rich Barzyk.