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Full Member Application

There is a pending application for full membership (to the “B” list) in the club.  Further to Article 2.2 d) and e) of the Club By-laws, Rules and Regulations, notice of an application is to be made on this website and the Clubhouse Bulletin Board for a minimum of 30 days.  Members may communicate to the membership committee (membership@georgianyachtclub.com) or the Board prior to the April 1st Board meeting any relevant information a Member may possess regarding the applicant.

Wayne Cowell of Owen sound, and sponsored by Mark Vincent and Murray Arnold, was approved as an Associate member at the February 4, 2019 Board meeting.  Wayne has a Hunter 22 sailboat.

2019 GYC Rendezvous

The GYC will have it’s annual  Rendezvous in Gore Bay, Monday July 29th, 2019 following Harbour Days..  Festivities start at the picnic area at 4:00 PM, and Pot-luck dinner at about 5:30 PM.  These times are just a guess!  Gore Bay has lots to offer; a grocery store, LCBO, restaurants and a full service marina and town  dockage. There is a large safe anchorage with very easy access to the docks. Gore Bay Harbour Days Weekend is July 27th& 28th, and is a great time with various events scheduled. Just Google :Gore Bay Harbour Days.  If you require dockage, it is your responsibility to contact the Gore Bay Town Docks. Harbour Master 705 282 2906.   Hope to see you there!    

Sad News: Jocelyn Graham Passed Away

Dear GYC Members,

We are sad to share the news of Jocelyn Graham’s passing in Owen Sound, Ontario, on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

On behalf of the GYC Board of Directors, I would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Jocelyn during this very difficult time. She will be missed.

With deepest sympathy,

Louise Johnsen


Obituary of Jocelyn Graham

Her laughing eyes would light up every room.  Her lovely smile and her laughter delighted everyone.   We all loved her.   Our light has been taken from us.  Jocelyn Irene Graham died in Owen Sound, Ontario, on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.   Jocelyn was the beloved wife of Cameron Graham, her partner in life for over 70 years, mother of Sandy (Wendy-Anne Jones), Deb (Charly Reithmeier) and James, and grandmother of Mackenzie (Samantha Bradley), William and Jaya, and Michael (Rebecca Morey), Laura (Peter Hrkal) and Kathryn.   She leaves her dear sister, Carol (Barrie Laughton), her nieces Jocelyn Mather and Janet Angus, her cousin Arlene Anderson and family, her long-time friends Alec and Jane-Anne Douglas and many other dear relatives and friends. Jocelyn Sanderson was born in Ottawa in 1931 and raised on Bower Street in Ottawa East, playing in the nearby fields and orchards and attending Hopewell Public School and Lisgar Collegiate.   She graduated from the Ottawa Civic Hospital School of Nursing in 1954 and worked as a registered nurse for 45 years.  Cam’s father, the Reverend Lorne Graham, the Minister of the former Dominion United Church on Queen Street in Ottawa, married Jocelyn and Cameron in 1955.  They raised their children in Halifax and Ottawa.  In 1966, the family bought an antique wooden boat, “L’Aventure” (later rechristened “Dragonfly”) which became their summer idyll for the next few decades.  Jocelyn loved the boat and became an athletic deckhand, a proficient hull painter and a dear friend to countless fellow sailors.  She and Cam were long-time, enthusiastic members of the Manotick Classic Boat Club, the Cow Island Yacht Club and the Georgian Yacht Club.  In 2000, Jocelyn and Cam moved to Leith, Ontario where they restored the ancestral log home, participated in a campaign to restore the Old Leith Church and helped to run the successful and much-loved summer concert series at the church.  Jocelyn hosted countless post-concert receptions at her home for the musicians and friends.  On one memorable occasion she graciously opened an ad hoc bed and breakfast when the winter winds off Georgian Bay stranded concertgoers in metres of snow.  Jocelyn loved her gardens in Manotick and Leith, the birds that would come to visit her and her winter vacations in Eleuthera.   We planted a new magnolia for her at the house in Leith last summer and she looked forward to seeing its yellow blossoms in spring.   She planned to attend the wedding of her granddaughter, Laura, in Caledon last weekend.   But a sudden illness took her from us.  She left this world bravely and quietly for that safe haven where we will see her again.   We are bereft.  A boating friend told us that Jocelyn was a wonderful, loving and compassionate lady.  In his apt words, her death has taken the wind from our sails. A Memorial Service will be held at the Historic Leith Church on June 1st, 2019.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Historic Leith Church Restoration Fund.  See leithchurch.ca for further information or contact BRIAN E. WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 250 – 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492). Messages of condolence may be sent to the family on-line at www.woodfuneralhome.ca

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith“ 

2 Timothy 4:7

2019 Special Dates

Georgian Yacht Club

Special Dates 2018-2019:

2018 

Nov.1 New boating Season Starts 

Nov.3 Water Off 

Nov. 5 Board Meeting at 1900 hrs.

Nov. 17 Social – Potluck (cancelled)

Nov.14 All boats out of the water

Nov 30 Fees Due

Dec 1 Social – Christmas potluck 

Dec. 3 Board Meeting at 1900 hrs.

2019

Jan 7 Board Meeting at 1900 hrs.

Jan 7 Late Dues Final Notice

Feb 5 Board Meeting at 1900 hrs.

Feb 4 Membership Cancellation if dues not paid

March 1 financial Report Available to Members

March 4 Board Meeting at 1900 hrs.

April 1 Board Meeting at 1900 hrs.

April spring newsletter director report are due

April 10 AGM at 19:00Hrs [2nd Wed of April]

April XX Social – International Night 

May 4 Launch & lunch 

May 5 Cradle moving

May 6 Board Meeting at 1900 hrs.

June 3 Board Meeting at 1900 hrs.

June 4 New Member Meet & Greet during Pub Night 

June 15 *Saturday* Sail Past Skippers’ Meeting at 13:00 hrs.  

June 15                       *Saturday* Divine Service at 13:30 hrs.     

June 15                       *Saturday* Sail Past & Salute at 14:00 Hrs.

June 15                       *Saturday* Sail Past Dinner at 17:30 Hrs                    

June 16 *Sunday* Sail Past Race

July 25 Georgian Yacht Club Rendezvous in Gore Bay

Sept. 3 Board Meeting at 1900 hrs.

Sept. 7 Corn Roast 

Sept. 20 & 21 GYC Fishing Derby

Sept. 28 Commodore at Home Dinner

Oct. 7 Board Meeting at 1900 hrs.

Oct. 7 Schedule C Approved 

Oct. 7 Membership Invoice Process Starts

Oct 19 Cradle Moving

Oct. 25 & 26 Haul Out & lunch 

Oct 26 Fuel Pumps, Pump Out & Mast Crane decommissioned

Oct. 26   Boats with holding tanks must be out of the water

Oct 31 Financial Year End (All Expenses Submitted) 

Sad News: Donna Doherty Passed Away

Dear GYC Members,

We are sad to share the news of Donna Doherty’s passing.

Donna moved to Owen Sound in 1968 and was involved with Welcome Wagon. Donna was involved with the Owen Sound Winter Carnival for many years.  She was an elected Councillor for the City of Owen Sound, involved with the Owen Sound Legion Br. #6 and served on the executive.  She was also a member of Owen Sound Commerettes and the Georgian Yacht Club.

Donna Doherty 81 of Owen Sound, Ontario passed peacefully at her home on December 24th, 2018.  Donna was born in Hamilton, Ontario on April 14th, 1937.  She is predeceased by her husband Jack (September 30th, 2018) of 62 years.  Loving Mother of Guy (Wendy), Randy (Lou), Stephen and Sandra.  Proud grandmother of Amanda (Derek), Ashley (Matt), Grady (Nicole), Martina, Leland (Kayla), Joanna (Kris), Isaac (Rhiannon), and Emily. Proud Great Grandmother of Ava, Kalvan, Jack, Jaxton, Kye and Willow. Predeceased by her brother Earl Martin.

In 1980 Donna owned and operated a Maternity clothing store on 8th Street East in Owen Sound.  Later she obtained her Real Estate license and went to work for Willard Forsyth Real Estate.

Donna was a very active and caring family person, always involved 100% with her family.  Donna always had new family games to play during all seasons but especially at Christmas. She loved Christmas and she loved to bake too.  Donna’s favorite travel destinations included Miamisburg, Ohio, Florida and the Caribbean.

Donna and Jack never missed celebrating Christmas and their Wedding Anniversary together and will continue to celebrate together in heaven.

A celebration of Donna’s life will be held from 1pm – 4pm on Sunday, January 20th, 2019 at the Owen Sound Royal Canadian Legion, 1450 2nd Ave West.

Memorial donations to the Chapman House Hospice would be appreciated by the family.

Donna’s obituary can be viewed here.

On behalf of the GYC Board of Directors, I would like to extend sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Donna during this very difficult time.

With deepest sympathy,

Louise Johnsen

Looking for copy of Dahl’s “Superior Way”

I’m looking for a copy of Bonnie Dahl’s “Superior Way: The cruising Guide to Lake Superior.”  Susan and I are planning a cruise up there for next season and this is a very highly recommended guide.  If you have one drop me a line.  Also, if you know who it was that borrowed Carl’s signed copy a while back, give them a nudge to return it.  Also, I’m looking for charts.  Thanks, Joseph Hardin

Sad News: Sylvia Hodnett Passed Away

DEAR GYC MEMBERS,

We sadly share the news of Sylvia Hodnett’s passing

Passed away on Thursday December 6th surrounded by her family at St. Josephs Hospice. Sylvia was in her 82nd year. She was the beloved wife and soul mate to John Hodnett, married for a 61 blessed years. Sylvia was the loving mother to Steve Steven (Angela Santana) Hodnett, Jackie (Steve) Herdman and Sarah Rotchford (Cal Roberts). Cherished grandmother of Jeremy, Megan, Jordan (Shawny), Danielle (Jason), Paul(Chrystal), Andrew, Aaron, Kyle and Olivia. Great grandmother of 7 Sylvia will be greatly missed by her 2 sisters in England, Judy and Diane.
Sylvia had a long history of volunteerism. In early years she was a foster mother to several infant children which she loved like her own. She spent hours turning the dirt and pruning flowers with theHillsburgh Horticultural Society. She prepared many hearty meals for Meals on Wheels and most recently was an active volunteer with the Four Counties Health Services auxiliary. Sylvia was an avid quilter, having quilted over 100 quilts for her family and friends and donating many to the Woman Rural Resource Centre. Sylvia along with her husband John were lifelong members of theGeorgian Bay Yacht Club.
Friends and family will be received at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY, 32 Metcalfe St W.; on December 8, 2018 from 11 AM until the time of the Funeral Service at 12 PM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the St. Josephs Hospice in London Ontario. Online condolences and donations may be left at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com

On behalf of the GYC board of directors, I would like to extend deepest condolences to all of her family and friends during this difficult time.

With deepest sympathy,

Louise Johnsen

Full Member Application

There is a pending application for full membership (to the “B” list) in the club.  Further to Article 2.2 d) and e) of the Club By-laws, Rules and Regulations, notice of an application is to be made on this website and the Clubhouse Bulletin Board for a minimum of 30 days.  Members may communicate to the membership committee (membership@georgianyachtclub.com) or the Board prior to the January 7, 2019 Board meeting any relevant information a Member may possess regarding the applicant.

Scott Wilson of Owen Sound, sponsored by Travis Low and Brad Beitz, was approved as an Associate member at the December 3, 2018 Board meeting.  Scott has a 17′ Princecraft power boat.