Bridge, Lesson Signups, and Thank You!

♠♥♦♣
Open Play Bridge, Couples Bridge, and Bridge Lessons

In 2017, EYC members are again invited to play bridge in the EYC clubhouse starting in June. Follow this link to see the bridge schedule, to print the signup sheet for bridge lessons, and for more information. Or, go to the EYC home page, click on “member info”, and then click on the page for bridge. Bridge lesson spots are limited, and signup is first come, first served (based on the postmark date of your tuition check and registration). If you have questions about EYC Bridge, contact Bridge chairperson Suzanne Lisle Suzanne@sjlisle.com

 Sign-ups are ongoing for summer lessons and camps

All class information can be found at www.eyc.org/lessons. There you will find a link for class registration for both youth and adult lessons. Private lessons can be requested now, or at the club beginning in June. As always, please feel free to contact education@eyc.org with any questions about classes or the registration process.

Aaron R. Moore Scholarship Fundraiser a Success!

Irish eyes were certainly smiling on Saturday evening, March 11, as we hosted the 5th annual EYC Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Fundraiser. A kilt-clad bag piper piped a greeting to all as they entered, and the amazing Chicago Irish Band played music throughout the evening. Tables were set with gold chargers atop genuine “old sod” place mats with live shamrock and hydrangea centerpieces and shamrock folded napkins.

Guests dined on smoked salmon, crab cakes, and pear bruschetta appetizers, two Irish salads, traditional corned beef and cabbage, pan roasted cod with cider cream and mussels, roasted leg of lamb on a bed of root vegetables and various flavored mousse cups for dessert. There were a few Guinness or Harps to wet one’s whistle, along with any other drink your heart desired.

The group was a little smaller this year with about 60 people attending, but all had a great time dancing, viewing the 56 auction items and 11 raffle baskets. While all is not tallied yet, we will to be able to provide additional sailing scholarships to the boys and girls of Door County this summer.

This event couldn’t take place without the help of many. A very special thank you to Adam and Barb Moore for sponsoring the Bag Piper, the Chicago Irish Band and the Irish decorations. Thank you to our wonderful EYC girls, Sophie and Melanie Tasker, for doing an outstanding job of selling $400.00 worth of raffle tickets! A big thank you to all our EYC members for their generous in-kind donations for the auction: Dick and Claire Bierman, Keith and Christine Bridenhagen, Ron Litterst, Adam and Barb Moore, Rob and Sherry Moore, Steve Sauter, Di Taillon and Nan Zimdars.

Thank you to all who made cash donations to the scholarship fund, attended the event and bid on auction items. There are not enough words to express our gratitude.

And, to Jack O’Rourke for being everyone’s favorite Irishman (He really is Irish! Who would have thought!)

!t’s not too late to make a cash donation to the scholarship fund for this year’s sailing season to help keep the kids on the water. Donations are accepted all year long and can be made to EYC-ARM Sailing Scholarship Fund and sent to EYC at PO Box 331 Ephraimn, WI 54211. See you on the Dock!

Special THANK YOU to the Moores:

Many thanks to Sherry and Rob Moore, and Barb and Adam Moore who just hosted the 5th Annual Aaron R. Moore Scholarship Fundraiser in Lake Forest, Illinois.  Over the past four years, this event has raised $105,000 and awarded 158 total scholarships to year-round residents of Door County who are unable to afford sailing lessons at the EYC.  The EYC is grateful to the Moores’ ongoing commitment to our sailing program and our local residents.

 

The Ephraim Yacht Club is a family oriented non-profit organization focused on forwarding sailing education and racing to students of all ages located in the town of Ephraim, in Door County, Wisconsin on beautiful Eagle Harbor.