September 18, 2020
On behalf of myself and the Waukegan Yacht Club Board of Directors I want to thank everyone who attended Tuesday night’s Town Hall Meeting. I hope you found it informative.
As reported, our first step is to fill a nomination slate of officers & directors for the upcoming year. I am very happy to report that we have nine or ten people who have volunteered to be on the nomination slate. In addition, the people who have volunteered have good qualifications and skills needed to fill these roles and improve our Club. This slate of new officers will be voted in on the December 10th Board Meeting by members of the club in good standing.
During the meeting we discussed the challenges and opportunities we have to move this Club forward. It may or may not be in our current building because of the high rent rates, but we are fortunate to have so many enthusiastic members who want to continue having a presence at the Waukegan lakefront. Furthermore, we will have new board members who have creative and new ideas for needed change.
With the New Year, this board will have to tackle difficult decisions. These decisions will include a possible new lease from the Port District, or a change in venue for the Club. Our financial situation is not good, therefore dues may need to be increased.
The new board will be seeking our membership’s support as they try new membership drives, new revenue streams, and new ways of moving us forward. I ask for your patience as we develop new concepts, I ask for your understanding that not every new idea implemented will be a success, I ask for your continued support and your continued membership while we work together towards a fresh start with new approaches.
Kathy Larsen Sivia