There was plenty of great food, good stories, laughs, and high spirits (of both kinds) and it was just an all-around fun time. Several were able to come, including a couple of special guests!
The clubhouse was decorated by some of our spritely Butterflies, both inside and out! With the comments from everyone, it looks like this may become an annual event!
The 2023 Commodore's Ball
Commodore Eric Jensen
St. Patrick's Day Party
Saturday, March 16th
Details Coming Soon! Mark Your Calendar!
(The I.L.Y.C. Social Events)
One of the best parts of becoming a member of the Indian Lake Yacht Club might just be the social events that highlight the season.
As if the sailing isn't enough, there is the Interlake sailors' steak dinner that usually begins the season social scene, the Highlanders' BBQ chicken dinners, theme dinners such as a Hawaiian Luau, the Cruiser sailors' Low Country Seafood Boil, and music and dancing under the pavilion. On quiet Friday nights, we might informally gather in the pavilion to share snacks, roast some marshmallows over the hearth fire and share a sailor's tall tale or a joke or two.
The Cruiser boats have a Summer Solstice "raft out" round June 20th where we sail out together, tie off to each other and share a favorite dish and whatever we bring as a main dish. In 2020, we were able to watch the St. Mary of the Woods fireworks after dinner and we will be doing the same this year (2021)! Thank you to St. Mary of the Woods!
In September we might celebrate with an Oktoberfest and live Polka Band or have a "Pirates Night Outing". Just never know.
It's more than just a place to go sailing...
It's a family gathering as well.
"Winter Shake Off" Social
The house was full! The food was terrific! And everyone had a great time shaking off the winter blues. Yeah, there's been no great ice to sail on, but the company and conversation at the winter social was a outstanding. There were thirty who braved the rain and they brought with them a vast array of delicious homemade appetizers and desserts!
Our Vice Commodore, Geoff Rigney and his lovely wife, Tracey, donated two beautiful amaryllis plants for door prizes. Just the touch of spring we needed. It won't be long before Spring is here and it's opening day!