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  • Farmer City Christmas Parade Get in the holiday spirit by joining us in the Farmer City Christmas parade! The fun starts November 20 at 2 p.m.Let us know you plan to attend by filling out this form!Farmer City Christmas Parade RSVPAngie Hunt2017 CLSA Commodore
    Posted Nov 17, 2016, 8:36 AM by CLSA Sailing
  • November 2016 Windword I believe this issue speaks for itself! But even so, the executive summary is: we’re having  great time as the season begins to wind down, and don’t miss the November 12 banquet!Deb AronsonWindword Editor
    Posted Nov 3, 2016, 10:09 AM by CLSA Sailing
  • Proposed Amendment to CLSA Bylaws The Board of Directors has determined that we qualify as a 501(c)3 non-profit and that we can fill out the EZ form (1023EZ). The advantages of becoming a 501(c)3 is that we can accept donations and those donating can claim that as a tax deduction, which might increase their interest in doing so.  Particularly in light of our efforts to improve the club’s facilities, there does not appear to be a downside.The next step — before we can file the paperwork — is to include in our by-laws a statement that, if we ever dissolve as a club, our assets will go to another 501(c)3. That statement is not currently in the ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2016, 8:23 AM by CLSA Sailing
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September 18 CLSA Triangle Race

Many by Jamie Rimovsky
A few by Bill Vokac



CLSA 2016 Calendar

Farmer City Christmas Parade

posted Nov 10, 2016, 9:33 AM by CLSA Sailing   [ updated Nov 17, 2016, 8:36 AM ]

Get in the holiday spirit by joining us in the Farmer City Christmas parade! The fun starts November 20 at 2 p.m.

Let us know you plan to attend by filling out this form!

Farmer City Christmas Parade RSVP

Angie Hunt
2017 CLSA Commodore

November 2016 Windword

posted Nov 3, 2016, 9:42 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Nov 3, 2016, 10:09 AM by CLSA Sailing ]

I believe this issue speaks for itself! 
But even so, the executive summary is: we’re having  great time as the season begins to wind down, and don’t miss the November 12 banquet!

Deb Aronson
Windword Editor

Proposed Amendment to CLSA Bylaws

posted Nov 2, 2016, 8:23 AM by CLSA Sailing

The Board of Directors has determined that we qualify as a 501(c)3 non-profit and that we can fill out the EZ form (1023EZ). The advantages of becoming a 501(c)3 is that we can accept donations and those donating can claim that as a tax deduction, which might increase their interest in doing so.  Particularly in light of our efforts to improve the club’s facilities, there does not appear to be a downside.

The next step — before we can file the paperwork — is to include in our by-laws a statement that, if we ever dissolve as a club, our assets will go to another 501(c)3. That statement is not currently in the by-laws, and the only way we can make that change is to have the membership vote on it. We will have that vote at the Nov. 12 banquet/annual meeting at the LeRoy Country Club

Amendment Eight shall provide that, in the event that the club dissolves, its assets shall be given to another 501(c)3.

The official wording will read:

Upon the dissolution of the corporation, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.  

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to post on the google forum, so everyone can know of the questions and answers. Alternatively, you can contact me, Angie Hunt, vice commodore, or any of the other board members listed on our website. 

Signed~

Rick Langlois #37

CLSA Fall Banquet — November 12

posted Oct 31, 2016, 8:54 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Nov 2, 2016, 8:19 AM by CLSA Sailing ]


Please join us for our CLSA Fall Banquet!

Happy Hour begins at 5 pm. There will be a raffle and door prizes!
Dinner is at 6 pm, followed by the vote on the proposed amendment to the by-laws, awards, and the changing of the flags ceremony.

Dinner is $25/person. Includes tossed salad, baked potato, and cheesecake bites for dessert and drink choice of soda, tea, or water. Cash bar available. Entree choices are:
1) 14oz ribeye
2) Chicken breast stuffed with spinach, mushrooms, and bacon
3) Salmon filet, pan seared with butter
4) Veggie stir fry over rice

The LeRoy Country Club is located on Route 150 just East of LeRoy and North of I-74 at 27307 US-150, Le Roy, IL 61752.

Please RSVP at: http://www.clsasailing.org/social/fall-banquet

For questions, please email clintonlakesailing@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you there!

CLSA Fall Workday — Saturday, October 29 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

posted Oct 18, 2016, 8:24 PM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Oct 27, 2016, 7:13 PM ]

CLSA Fall Workday  —  Saturday, October 29   

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Please plan to come help get CLSA ready for winter!

Workdays are fun:  
We work together to accomplish lots of tasks, socialize, and eat together!
Come join us.

Snacks will be provided.
Bring a sack lunch and a drink.
Bring work gloves, rakes, and shovels!


Here are tasks for this fall:

Harbor/Parking:

Replace top bolts on dock poles. 

Paint the large recovered ‘Hazard buoy’ for making the “gravel pit.”

Make an anchor for the hazard buoy

Store the buoy for the water.

 Storage Room:

Remove battery and lights for the winter. (?)

Clean up and organize the space.

 Boat House:

Tidy-up and organize

Stow dry PDF’s in mouse proof cans.

Retrieve Sea Tow PDF tree from marina ramp.

Inventory all Sea Tow PDF's by size--send info to Gerry.

Clean & stow PDF’s in mouse proof cans.

Pavilion:

Stack the tables.

Stash boats under the roof

Install Wall hanging hooks (Rick has them)

Yard:

Tidy up the wood piles

Clear more low limbs blocking the view of the water.

Stow the “No Parking” posts and line around the mast crane for the off-season.

Schedule pick-up of the porta-potty

 Fleet:

Get boats up to the pavilion.

Make sure all of the boats are stowed for the winter.

 Miscellaneous

Clear coat the new CLSA sign out on the road (Langlois' job)

Repaint the CLSA sign at the top of the gravel road

2016 Vickie Cup Triangle — Report by Chris Wojnar

posted Oct 10, 2016, 9:55 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Oct 13, 2016, 2:23 PM ]

The Scots were really bringing it on Sunday afternoon in the final triangle race of the season.

The previous night at the Commodore's feast (a tremendous success saluting Rick Langlois’s ending reign as commodore), everyone was lamenting about the next day’s wind forecast of 2 to 3 mph.

Lo and behold when we arrived at the lake, there was a solid breeze filling the whole lake and building! Turned out to be a 10 to 15 perfect westerly all day.

The Scots were there with Thistles and cabin boats, including the return of Larry and Barb Bethard on their Capri 22.

There were three races completed on the day:  W4 (windward/leeward twice around) for the dinghies and W2 (once around) for the cabin boats.

We all started together at the same time — which lent excitement to the starts!  In the Scots Rick Wojnar and Eric Bussell battled all day and ended in a tie for first place with Ben and Debbie Williams a close third. The first race favored the left side of the course, but as the day wore on, sailors like Joe and Linda Budden in "Blue Eyes" took advantage and went to the right side and nearly beat the whole fleet in the third and last race.

Next Saturday will be the last distance race this year.   Clinton Lake is beautiful right now -- take advantage of it!


More Pictures taken by Heather Johnson

Hunter's Moonlight Sail — Sunday, October 16

posted Oct 9, 2016, 10:55 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Oct 14, 2016, 10:30 AM ]



Some CLSA sailors will be on the water Sunday, October 16 to enjoy a casual sail by the Full Hunter's Moon.  

The moon will rise at 6:52  p.m.

Come out on the water, find all the boats sailing through the moonbeams, and sail by to say "Ahoy"!

Take some pretty pictures, email them to me, Ruth Ann Vokac, vokac45@yahoo.com.   I will share them here!

October 2016 Windword

posted Oct 5, 2016, 8:01 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac

The bottom line is, come to the Commodore’s Dinner this Saturday, but make sure to RSVP!! 
See you at the lake!!

Deb Aronson
Editor, Windword

CLSA Vickie Cup Triangle and Vickie Cup Distance Regattas

posted Oct 4, 2016, 8:23 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Oct 4, 2016, 10:35 AM ]




Come race with CLSA for the final races of 2016!

Vickie Cup Triangle Regatta  —   Sunday, October 9  

Vickie Cup Distance Regatta — Saturday, October 15

 

These two regattas are each one-one-day races  for which the winners take home a traveling trophy.  There are typically multiple fleets (cabin boats, Flying Scots, and a mixed fleet) in both races—any sailboat is welcome!

For the Triangle Regatta Sunday, October 9, there will be a skipper's meeting at noon at the club's pavilion where the race committee will announce the location of the course and the race particulars based on weather reports and wind conditions. The race committee tries to schedule the start for the first of 3 or 4 races at 1:00 p.m. The race course is typically a triangle or a windward/leeward course. Traveling trophies  a one-design fleet trophy and a regatta winner trophy  will be awarded.  

For the Distance Regatta, Saturday, October 15, the course is a loop about 11 nautical miles long and provides a very scenic round trip of Clinton Lake. There will be a skipper's meeting at noon at the CLSA pavilion. The race committee will determine race course details, which depend on weather conditions. The start of the race is scheduled for 1:00.  A traveling winner's trophy will be awarded.  

These two regattas have ended the CLSA sailing season for many years.  When Clinton Lake opened in the early 80’s, our esteemed member, Francis Smith, owned a sailboat dealership in LeRoy, IL.  In addition to other makes of sailboats, he sold Victoria 18’s, and a group of them competed in early CLSA races.  Because of their prominence, the last two CLSA races of the season were named for them.  I have not seen one of these beautiful boats at Clinton Lake for years, but we still celebrate their early contribution to our racing program!  


Commodore's Feast is Saturday, October 8!

posted Oct 3, 2016, 7:08 AM by Ruth Ann Vokac   [ updated Oct 10, 2016, 6:36 PM by CLSA Sailing ]


The CLSA Board cordially invites you to the 2016 CLSA Commodore's Feast

CLSA Pavilion

Saturday October 8

6:00 – 9:00 pm


This event, for members only, is the Board's thanks to the membership for a great sailing season.   


Your participation in the races, moonlight sails, dock walks, potlucks, classes, work parties—all our events

has contributed to a fantastic CLSA year, which we will celebrate! 

 

Our Social Chair, Debbie Yeagle, has a delicious steak dinner planned. A vegetarian option will be provided.  

This meal is provided at no charge to members by the CLSA board, so all you need to do is to RSVP.


(Steaks will be ordered only for those who RSVP!)

 

RSVP Here!

 

   RSVP cut off will be noon on Saturday, Oct. 8 so that steaks can be purchased!


It might be cool outdoors: Dress for the weather!

                                                    

CLSA always welcomes new members:  
Join now, come to the Commodore’s Feast and Fall Banquet, 

and retain membership all through the 2017 season!  


 Click to join CLSA.

 

More Pictures for 2016 CLSA Commodore's Feast  

by Angie Hunt and Betty Toland


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