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Kingston Cove Yacht Club
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 81
Kingston, WA 98346-0081
KCYC is a 501C7 - Social Organization
Club Address
25815 Washington Blvd NE
Kingston, WA 98346
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MAY 2021

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Sandi Dalgleish

Commodore 2020-2021

A Message from the Commodore

We had a nice crowd turn out at the general meeting this month to hear our guest speaker inform us about the resident Orca pods and how we can help protect them. But especially fun was formally inducting and welcoming 10 new members! It has been over a year since we were able to do that. While we missed those who couldn’t be there with us, you’ve got another chance at the June meeting as we bring in four more members. Additionally the June meeting is our annual Family Night when the Board members host the members for cheese burgers and plan some fun games. Don’t miss out on the fun!

As I looked back on all the activities that have gone on at the club since our last general meeting...whew! It makes your head sort of spin. Read on below for a recap and see what you think. We are a busy group of people and having a lot of fun. My sincere gratitude to all of you who make it happen every month. Looking forward to an amazing summer.


Full Blown Friday Night Socials are Back!

Wow, we are actually almost back to normal! This was obvious on Support-Your-Local-Business-and-Musicians-Friday, which took place on May 21st. We had nearly a full house, including a lot of new members, a band, BYO food, and happy faces everywhere. Is this the best little yacht club in Washington, or what? So put Friday nights at KCYC back on your calendar.  The club will be open Friday nights from now on, even if only for bar service (welcome back, Darcy), and if volunteers step up, we’ll have food service and perhaps music again.

More info on events and Friday nights to come. Stay tuned and always check the website calendar for the most current information.,
508-397-3082 (S), 508-524-6796 (J)

June General Meeting
Annual Family Night
Thursday, June 17th @ 6pm

By tradition, that means members are encouraged to bring their families to the meeting.  We will have yummy kid-friendly food and games to entertain. The Board will be your hosts and will be serving up a picnic dinner, complete with burgers, hot dogs, and all of the fixins!  

The giant Jenga will be on the deck, a bean toss game and other games will be set up inside, and we will have some of the toy boat kits for the kids to put together.  So come prepared to have fun......NO BUSINESS MEETING!

Remember to make your reservation!!!
Click Here!

Summer Solstice PartAy
Saturday, June 19th @ 6pm

Get ready for our KCYC Summer Solstice ParTay*!  Bring your Druid outfit and enjoy BBQ chicken, homemade baked beans, summer salads, and more. A summer themed music playlist, and Beach Blanket Bingo showing in the background will add ambiance. As always, remember to make your reservation online.  Click Here to Make Your Reservation Now!

* Slang for parteeee,
508-397-3082 (S), 508-524-6796 (J)

Port Townsend Cruise
June 25-27th

Cruise Captains, Shelley & John Gantz and Burt & Chris Ellisons, are planning a great weekend in the wonderful town of Port Townsend.  No matter how many times you go, there is always something new to do.  There are accommodations available for both sea and land cruisers.  Check out the event; more details will be available soon.
Click here to go the event page.

Update on 4th of July Activities

As most of you know, the 4th of July in Kingston has always been a very special holiday with KCYC doing more than its share to help the town celebrate. Although July 4th is only five weeks away, there is still considerable uncertainty as to what events we will be able to hold. The 4th of July Celebration Committee, of which KCYC is an ad hoc member, is optimistic that we will be able to host some events this year and we are actively evaluating how we can safely put on these events while adhering to the State’s reopening guidelines. Governor Inslee has announced that he is working on a plan to reopen the State by June 30th. The challenge is that the guidelines for reopening have not been shared with us yet so we are uncertain as to how they will impact our ability to host outdoor events where we are likely to have larger crowds of people. 

We are working closely with State, County and local authorities to prepare a plan for the 4th of July, but at this time we can only be reasonably certain that we will be able to hold the KCYC Pancake Breakfast. The parade, Free Hots Dogs for Kids, the concerts, the beer tent and the fireworks are all undecided. We will keep everyone posted as we receive additional information.

Come to Lopez Island
July 30th—August 1st

Cruise to Lopez Island where the crabbing is great, the little village has some interesting shops, cafes and a farmers market. It is also a great place to stop on the way to or from the islands.

There is still no sign that we can go to Canada this year so a trip to Lopez is on the schedule. Please contact the Lopez Islander Resort in the next week to reserve your slip. Then RSVP on this website to let the cruise captains know you are coming. The resort also has camping and a hotel. Book early as the San Juans will be crowded this year. If you have questions, contact Jerry Kirschner at


Welcome New Members

We have a plethora of new members joining the ranks of KCYC.  Four of them were inducted during the May meeting; the others hopefully will be inducted in June.  We know you will all welcome them and make them feel at home.

  • Patricia Gundlach
  • Kim & Rick Wood
  • Tom & Rebecca Clifford
  • Lynda & John Wilson
  • Robert Mehm and Doreen Jordan
  • Tim and Lucy Falla
  • Dean and Cathleen Smith
  • Neal and Karen Parker
  • Kirsten and John Jewell
  • Wally and Marta Newberry

News from the Membership "Cheers" Committee

May’s Cheers Activity was a hike with man’s best friend as we walked our dogs along the beautiful Port Gamble Trails.  Watch for other upcoming events ….

  • Master Gardener
  • Night at Firehouse Theater

Volunteer Opportunities on the Welcome Committee

We have a very strong list of potential new members and we need Sponsors and Mentors to help onboard them and make their joining a great experience.  Please contact Diane Nuñez if you are interesting in fulfilling this very important role:

  • Sponsors—recruit and introduce potential members and provide support through the application process through induction.
    • Maintain regular contact with applicant during application & induction period
    • Introduce new members to Club Officers and other members
    • Invite to join them at Club Events and Meetings
    • Greet at Club and provide with name tag and have them sign the guest book.
    • Introduce at General Meeting and at Induction
  • Mentor—assigned after induction and maintains relationship for a year.  In addition to above, meet in person to review club website; orient new member on ways to volunteer; invites members to join them at events, volunteering, meeting or other activities.

KCYC Members Only Facebook Page

For those of you who haven't found it yet, KCYC has both a public facebook page, Kingston Cove Yacht Club, and a "members only" page which you must request to join.  Members can use the page to communicate only with other members on whatever topics they choose. To request to join the page, please click the link below.

Go to KCYC Members Facebook page

Boater Education Committee

Be sure to check out The KCYC Boater Education webpage for updated information.

  • Lessons Learned—This section now includes a blog of members sharing.
  • Spring Education Series—Presentations from the event have been uploaded for those who didn't get to attend the workshop.
  • Resources— New resources are being added on an ongoing basis. Below are just a couple of the new ones.
    • Anchor watch apps.
    • Guidelines for how to transit the Swinomish Channel during tidal shifts.

Check out what's new by clicking the link here: Boater Education

Friday Night Hosts

We are looking for Friday Night hosts! We've had a small group of members doing the bulk of the work throughout the pandemic to keep things going at the club, and now it's time for more members to step forward. Hosting is not real complicated, and if you've never hosted before, our Social Directors, John and Shelley Gantz, will help you through the process. Basically it requires you to choose a dish to serve, shop for the ingredients, and prepare the food. We will recruit additional volunteers to help with the setup of the club, serving of the food, and club cleanup .Send Shelley an email to learn more.

It's Spring at the Ship's Store

Spring makes the world a happy place

You see a smile on every face

So rise from your dreams of wintry rest

And get a new KCYC shirt, cap or vest!


Click the link here for Polos/Knits in the SanMar Catalog

For details and pricing, or to o place your order, contact Linda MacEllven at 248-921-1423 or Be sure to include sizes and colors. All merchandise and accessories at are available through the Ship’s Store.

Sunshine and Clouds

  • Poor puppy Max (Jack and Robin’s dog) is recovering from a vicious dog attack;
  • Kathleen Kutz is recovering from eye surgery in late April;
  • Rita Osborn is trying to lay low (as if that's possible) while her back mends; and
  • Congrats to John and Shelly Gantz on the birth of their new grandson (and their 40th wedding anniversary).

Kitsap County Remains in Phase 3—50% Occupancy

May 18th the Governor stated he expects the state will entirely reopen on June 30th or sooner if 70% of eligible residents receive at least their first vaccine. Kitsap County is currently at 52%; the data for Washington is not published. 


2021 Community Outreach Project

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

On Saturday, May 15, members of KCYC gathered together to help their neighbors. Carolyn and Charles Maclary have lived in Kingston for more than 40 years at their home off of Hansville Road. A former PE teacher, Carolyn, is still an active senior, but husband, Charles, a former worker for the US Postal service, has slowed down considerably after coming down with Parkinson’s disease. Caring for their six acres has become a challenge, so after hearing about their needs KCYC organized a work party to mow and clean up their yard.

It was a bright sunny day, and under the direction of members Lynn Colton and Bob Britton, work began at 10:00 AM. By later in the afternoon the grass was cut and edged, planters weeded and mulched, trees trimmed, and debris hauled off.

It doesn’t take a lot to make a project like this happen. Just a few volunteers and willing hands. The Maclary’s were very appreciative and pitched in to help as well.

Thanks to all those members who participated in this community outreach project.
Nancy Langwith and Rita Osborn


Friday Night
April 23rd
Citrus Carving Contest

Friday Night Citrus Carving Contest

Ladies Luncheon 2021

Ladies Luncheon—Latin American Style!
Primavera Almuerzo

Saturday, April 24th

Hope you didn’t miss the wonderful trip we took to Latin America as part of this year’s Ladies Luncheon hosted by Ken Dalgleish. It was really quite dreamy and sublime, starting off with a typical Latin American cocktail to warm the soul.

This followed by a three course lunch of Empanadas de Carne, Brocheta de Pescado con salsa de cachuate y tomate, Ensalada de Pappa, served with a red or white Latin American wine.

After lunch, we were treated to a sampling of wines from around the various Latin American countries while Micki Monroe provided us with insight into each of the growing regions and the wines they produce. To top it all off, Michael Kheriaty and Teah Scheel treated us to some Latin American dancing. Everyone had such a great time…the feedback was very heart warming.

Annual Cleanup Day

Saturday, May 1st

2021 May Cleanup Day

Kingston Opening Day

Kingston Opening Day, May 8th

  • 20 boats were dressed and ready to go (maybe a record for opening day).
  • We had a good number of club members and guests join the boats at the dock and onboard.
  • Once all the boats were out of the harbor we straightened up the line and headed to Jefferson Point at a nice parade pace.
  • Shared Dream broke off, the fleet made a u-turn and saluted Commodore Sandi.
  • Boats then returned at their own pace back to Kingston and prepared to go to the "Not" the Polar Bear Prime Rib Dinner.

Not the Polar Bear Prime Rib Dinner 2021

"Not the Polar Bear" Prime Rib Dinner
Saturday, May 8th

  • We had a full house, serving 64 guests.
  • A delicious prime rib dinner was prepared by Jim Simpson, Todd and Jovita Lachelt.
  • Amazing gift baskets were donated by many generous members. They were raffled off by Karen and Walter Vierick.
  • Janice Kutz ran the successful 50/50 bringing in $260; $130 going to the general fund.
  • A clean up crew was lead by Steve Young.