Dockside Blog

Membership Renewal

January 9th, 2015


Happy New Year from the Ephraim Yacht Club!

We are preparing for our 110th season at EYC. Membership renewal is right around the corner. Soon you will receive a membership email from Club Express. You will login with your user name and password. Your membership payment can be easily made online with a credit card. This is the perfect time to update any changes with your personal information—addresses, phone numbers, and emails. This information will be used in our club directory. One printed directory will be sent to each paid membership. Additional directories are available for $10.00 each. Please remember to take advantage of the “Early Bird” membership discount offered to those who renew in January and February. If you have any questions concerning renewals, please send me an email or text.

Thank you,

Jodi Hoyerman

Membership Chair or 1-920-421-1652.

New Years Eve at Joanie Lewis’

December 28th, 2014

Happy Holidays from EYC! Please come gather with EYC friends old and new at Joanie Lewis’ New Year’s Eve gathering. Drop by from 6-10 pm on Wednesday, December 31st at the Lewis Home- 3026 Anderson Lane in Ephraim. Please bring a dish to share( appetizer), and join in the Merry Making!!

Summer Employment at EYC

December 18th, 2014

Work at the EYC!

The EYC is now in the process of accepting applications for Senior and Junior Instructor positions for the Summer of 2015. If you wish to be considered, please submit a request, along with your resume, to Commodore Jack O’Rourke at In particular, list your sailing experience, what you will do to contribute to the sailing program and whether you are/intend to be US Sailing Level 1 or 2 certified. Level 1 is required for all Junior Instructors. The lesson program will run from June 15-August 21, 2015. Please state clearly the dates you will be available. All applications should be submitted by January 30, 2015.

Do you have a child interested in working at the EYC? Some things to consider: The EYC expects its Junior Instructors to be US Sailing Level 1 certified. Courses are generally offered late Spring at venues around the country. A component of that course is previous competency in power boat skills. Spring Break is a great opportunity to refresh or learn these skills. For those hoping to apply to work in 2016, the EYC will offer a course in Power Boat Skills in 2015. Additionally, any experience on a high school sailing team will be a great advantage in the application process.

Cathy Hoag passing

December 4th, 2014

It is with great sorrow that the Ephraim Yacht Club announces the passing of Catherine Hoag.  Cathy died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at home in Deerfield, Illinois.

 A visitation is scheduled at Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home in Highland Park  this Friday, December 5, from 11am to 2pm. Following the visitation, there will be a late lunch/appetizers at Exmoor Country Club, also in Highland Park. Details are as follows:

11am – 2pm Visitation
Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home and Crematory
1787 Deerfield Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 831-4260

3pm – 6pm Appetizers/Drinks
Exmoor Country Club
700 Vine Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 432-3600.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date (summer) in Door County, Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek, Wisconsin would be graciously accepted.

A link to her obituary can be found here




Arvid W Munson passing

November 20th, 2014

It is with sadness that we inform you that long time EYC member Arvid W Munson passed away on Nov 14th, 2014 at his home in Fish Creek. Arvid served as Commodore at EYC in 1998 and 1999. He is survived by his wife and First Mate Lola.
A link to his obituary can be found here:

A  gathering in his memory is planned for 2015.

Sallie Heidler’s passing

November 6th, 2014

It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of long time EYC member Sallie Heidler.  Sallie was a committed volunteer at EYC, serving as First Mate to her beloved husband Frank while he was Commodore from 1976-1979. She and Frank were in charge of the EYC’s Annual Ephraim Regatta Race Committee for 30 years.

Services are planned in Sister Bay, Wisconsin on Saturday, November 8th.  Visitation will be from 11:00 – 1:00  at St Lukes Episcopal Church in Sister Bay.  Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 at St Lukes.

A link to her obituary can be found here    



EYC Seasonal Closing

October 3rd, 2014

A big thank you to the volunteers who helped out the morning of Saturday, September 27th. Bill Andersen, Topher Andersen, Wally Waleffe, Tom Mulligan, Kirk Scattergood, Rob Moore, Kevin Kane, Rich Bierman, Kim Miller, Jack O’Rourke and Fred Lewis had a beautiful morning to assemble storage racks and to secure the boats and dollies for the winter. We also did some final cleaning and organizing of the dock. The work was finished by about 11:00am. A special thanks to Heather Andersen for the Apple Spice Donuts!

This work was the second phase of the Fall Cleanup. Phase one was completed on the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend. Thanks again to the 40 plus volunteers who spent their Saturday morning removing docks, storing gear and cleaning the docks and house! As we know, it’s volunteers that keep the EYC strong!

The final steps of winterizing the facilities will be completed over the next several weeks. The house will be winterized the weekend of October 4th. The shrink wrapping of boats and racks to be left at the facility will also be completed the weekend of October 4th. During the week of October 13th the lifts will be pulled from the water and stored on the dock. The removal of the motors on the two hoists will be completed shortly after that.

Thanks again to all the volunteers who have helped with the closure this year!

Help at EYC- Saturday, Sept 27th

September 23rd, 2014

Saturday September 27 at 9:00 am, the club needs assistance storing 420′s and Lasers for the winter. We are looking for 8 to 10 strong people to assemble storage racks and move boats into position. The more manpower the faster the job will go. Please contact Jack O’Rourke with questions.

EYC- September update

September 12th, 2014

It has been an exciting time at EYC this week!! Thanks to all who have helped this week to tie down, secure and tidy up after the storms.

Thank you to Guy and Dori Bush and their family for their generous donation of Flying Scot #551 to the EYC. We are grateful for their contribution!!

Thank you to everyone who helped close the EYC on the morning of Saturday, August 30! Those who helped knows there was plenty of work to go around! Thanks to all of the hard work we were able to finish before Noon. We were fortunate in that the rain held off until the work was finished. The rain came at Noon and forced us to move inside to enjoy the welcome lunch prepared by Jodi Hoyerman. Thanks, Jodi! It was great!

Here’s who helped Labor Day Weekend, in no particular order: Rich Hall, Bob Schmidt, Rich Bierman, Chris Bierman, Kim Miller, Michael Faugust, Jennifer Ikeda, Marsella Fults, Rick Hoyerman, Eric Hoyerman, Jodi Hoyerman, Isak Peterson, Jack O’Rourke, Laura O’Rourke, Suzanne Lisle, George Kraemer, Joel Dykman, Delaney Dykman, Rob Moore, Sherry Moore, Liz Gheorghita, Nan Zimdars, Fran Morof, Ben Morof, David Morof, Henry Morof, Anne Crowe, Ruthie Sauter, Charlie Sauter, Rob Cowles, Myra DeLong, Fran Roza, Joni Lewis, Steve Sauter, Christine Bridenhagen, Keith Bridenhagen, Sue Lewis and Fred Lewis. Thanks to Steve Sauter, Isak Peterson, Eric Hoyerman, Matt Anderson, Bill Anderson, Jodi Hoyerman, Liz Gheorghita and Fred Lewis who helped out during the two weeks prior to Saturday to get a jump on things. This list is based on our sign in sheet. Please let us know if we have missed someone, and accept our apologies!





This Week at EYC-

August 29th, 2014

Saturday, Aug 30.  9-12 We hope to see you this morning at the End of Summer clean up and Racing Series Picnic.  Please come ready to lift, scrub, and visit with friends.  We will finish up around 11:30 with the Racing Series Awards and Picnic.  Brats and Burgers provided…

As a reminder, please clean out all lockers, and be sure and check the lost and found!!

Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!!