As the holiday season and New Year approaches, the WYC Board of Directors and I would like to thank you for your support of the club throughout the year. Together, we made some extraordinary accomplishments:
- Continued the time honored tradition of the Chicago to Waukegan Race
- Established the inaugural Milwaukegan Race
- Organized the weekly Wednesday night race series
- Partnered with the Anchorage Yacht Club on the Fall race series
- Opened a full-service bar and restaurant servicing our members and their guests
- Hosted events such as the Fourth of July Barbecue, Hamm it Up Events, Octoberfest, Black and Blues and our WYC Annual Sails Awards…
And so much more.
It is through your participation and dedication to the club that we are able to further our mission of “promoting and encouraging the sport of yachting, the sciences of seamanship and navigation, to conduct sailing and yachting activities, and to create and promote good fellowship among its members and their families.”
We hope you have enjoyed your time at the club as much as we have enjoyed having you all.
As we seek to continue to build upon the successes of the past year, the importance of improving the club’s financial position has become apparent. Looking toward 2022, and the many things we aim to achieve, the WYC Board of Directors recommends an increase to membership dues, from $400 to $500, annually.
This proposed change can be reviewed in the most recent draft of our bylaws by clicking here.
In addition, the next Members Meeting will be held on (Thursday, Dec 9th at 7:00pm). We encourage you to attend the meeting, either in person, or virtually, via Zoom (sent by email) to discuss this proposed update. As part of the meeting agenda, we also intend to review the club’s current financial statements. We recognize calendars are filling fast with the holidays around the corner, however, your participation is both essential for the vitality of the club and valuable to the Board and all club members. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions at the below email address.
Thank you for being a member of The Waukegan Yacht Club. This holiday season, The Waukegan Yacht Club is grateful for all of you, and the service you provide for all of us.
More details will be posted soon.