Welcome the Summer of fun at SSYC. We just competed two great events. First the Kentucky Derby party with great bourbon pork sandwiches, wonderful mint juleps, and fun hat contests. It was a new committee and it's been a few years since we've done this event. We must admit their is a learning curve, but special thanks goes to Laura Wehnes, and George and Sam Graubner for jumping in last minute and making it happen. Next year will be even better.
The Centennial Party on May 18th was really a special event as well and was a totally "sold out" event. For those asking about the Anniversary Cake, come to the "Review of The Fleet", you don't celebrate 100 years in a single night. We'll have special Centennial elements at each of our parties through out the year. For those of you who missed the party, we received Proclamations from the Governor, Mayor, County Executive and Milwaukee Common Council. Presenting some of the certificates were Milwaukee County Board Chairman Marina Dimitrijevic, and Alderman Tony Zielinski. These proclamations will be framed and put on display for all to see for many years. Thanks also to nice presentations from Centennial Chairman Bruce Nason, Commodore Bruce Nason, and Vice Commodore George Artka. After the fantastic appetizers from Chef Sam, we danced to the music of the rock band "The Crocs". It truly was a Party 100 years in the making!
So what's next? Well, Saturday June 1st we have our always popular Sea Food Buffet from Chef Sam and staff followed by Dancing and Karaoke in the lower lounge. Several guest singers will be making special appearances. Believe me, they will be worth hearing. So be sure to put it on your calendars.
Then Saturday June 8th, it's the annual "Review and Blessing of The Fleet" . For those new to the Club, let me tell you about the event. First, all Club officers and visiting officers form at the reviewing stand at approximately 3pm. We begin with the National Anthem, Blessing, and then the review of the fleet with a rousing cannon salute. The parade of boats will be lead by the Coast Guard, Fire and Police boats followed by the Lilly E and a broad collection SSYC sail and power craft. After passing the reviewing stand, the Lilly E heads to the Green Bell buoy to place a wreath and pour a can of beer into the lake to commemorate and remember those who have left us this past year. Following the flotilla is Luke Radomski's now famous Pig Roast and BBQ followed by music and dancing to the ultimate party performers the "Du Page Band". It's quite the spectacular and well worth seeing. The kids will love the cannons!
...and that's only the begining of the Summer. Then we have;
Event & Band:
- June 27th (Thursday) Queens Cup Party "Our House"
- July 4,5,6 & 7 LMYA Party TBA
- August 3rd (Saturday) Pirate Palooza "Tiki Tim"
- August 10th (Saturday) Corn Roast "Hat Trick"
Kentucky Derby Party