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.
Stephanie and Paul Carrico have been connected to the Northern Michigan (Oscoda to Alpena) area for the last decade, having met in Alpena prior to getting married. They currently reside in Oscoda during the summer months. Please welcome them as newly appointed Port Captains for Oscoda (AuSable River) (H-64), Harrisville (H-64.5) & Alpena (H-66), Mich.
Paul has been boating his whole life, primarily on powerboats, but has some sailboat racing experience. Stephanie came to boating through sailing, racing Hobie Cats in the Pacific while attending high school. Please click here to read further.
The Toronto International Boat Show is coming up and we need your help to make the Great Lakes Cruising Club’s (GLCC) participation a success!! This year the show runs from Friday, Jan. 18 to Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 inclusive (10 days). For more information about the show, check out the event website.
Boat shows are always good opportunities to promote the club and solicit new members. This will be the nineteenth consecutive year that the GLCC has had a booth at the Toronto Boat Show. Our new booth location (1740A) has proven very successful in attracting more persons to inquire about the GLCC. Please click here to read further.
The 33rd Annual Lake Superior Mid-Winter Dinner will return to the Twin Cities venue of Radisson Roseville Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. The evening includes a presentation by Claudia Dengler, who leads the adventurous life of a captain delivering Outremer catamarans across the Atlantic.
Claudia will be sharing details of her second career as a professional sailor with true stories from her life of grit and glamour. If you want to know more beforehand, please visit the Sailing Offshore website. Please click here for further information and registration.
Let’s welcome (M-14) Leland, Michigan’s new Port Captain Dan Cline! Dan has enjoyed cruising Lake Michigan with his wife Linda on their Island Packet 320 sailboat since 2004. They recently moved to Traverse City & their boat Wildwood berths close by at Betsie Bay Marina in Frankfort (M-16), where Linda holds her Port Captain title. Both are devoting time to exploring northern Lake Michigan, Green Bay, and the Great Lakes. Dan serves as a Director on the GLCC Board and is currently the Chair of the GLCCSchool committee, and previously served on the Club's Website committee. Click here to read more.