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Kingston Cove Yacht Club
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P.O. Box 81
Kingston, WA 98346-0081
KCYC is a 501C7 - Social Organization
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25815 Washington Blvd NE
Kingston, WA 98346
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Kim Francisco-Clark

Commodore 2021-2022

Commodore's Corner - Happy New Year!

As we reflect on 2021, there were highs and lows. We as a community continued to navigate through the pandemic and the many challenges that it threw at us. With that came a new way of thinking and being creative in how we could still experience some of the joys we had been missing.

ZOOM became a thing! We were able to see our friends and families via technology. Summer brought us warm weather and the ability to start safely gathering to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and joyful events. Many of us continued to work from home and decided, “Boy, our home could use a bit of a facelift”. With that came remodeling and maybe a headache here and there. Some of us added to our families….furbabies are adorable! We started appreciating more and more the time we were able to spend with family and friends and placed it as one of our highest priorities. We as a club, were able to resume cruising and share our experiences.

As we are now looking towards 2022 and what it has in store for us, we do have some uncertainty due to the variant, Omicron. With this new curveball, we may see some “postponement” of events and updates to our COVID protocol as we proceed forward. Our Board continues to have our members best interests at heart. We do not take this lightly and talk extensively about how we can keep our members safe and healthy. You would think this is an easy task, but as we have found out, we can’t make everyone happy. So, I ask of you to please respect the decisions of the Board and know we are making the best decisions based on the “majority” of the information we receive from the membership. Your support is greatly appreciated, and we thank you.

Continue to celebrate your joyful events this year, gather safely, stay healthy, and spread kindness.

Club Announcement

This month the Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 18th at 6pm.  Our General Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 20th at 6pm. Both meetings will be held at the clubhouse, but please check your emails for up-to-date COVID-related announcements.


Welcome back to KCYC in January 2022

We are planning events for January 2022 and beyond. Come out to the clubhouse, share holiday memories, and make new memories and friends. And be sure to take part in our first cruise of the year to Edmonds. Mark you calendars and check your emails for future details to ensure that events are happening as planned:

  • Friday Night Social - Game Night, January 14th
  • Board Meeting, January 18th
  • General Meeting, January 20th
  • Retirement Party for Bob Mehm, January 21st
  • Polar Bear Cruise and Prime Rib Dinner, January 22nd

More information on participating in each event will be coming in separate emails.

Greetings from Your Fleet Captain

Thanks to all who made our December 4th Christmas Event a great success.  We had 17 boats on the guest dock all lit up in holiday cheer.  The Parkers won best boat lights, Pages won the theme contest and a non-member friend of Bob and Doreen won the dingy decoration contest.  Joseph ably got his floating sleigh up and running and escorted Santa and about 10 dingys around the marina in the dingy parade.  Dave and Adele Lucas provided snacks and some wonderful warm beverages on the dock to fight the cool wet weather.  Great fun.
Next up – Polar Bear Cruise and Prime Rib Dinner (including the ever popular raffle) in Edmonds January 22nd.  At the publication of this Bosuns Pipe we are still a “GO”.  That said, we are also monitoring current COVID protocols and trends with the ever underlying goal of keeping our membership safe.  While we hope not to have to postpone this popular even it may become necessary.   We will make a go / no-go decision on Saturday January 8th.   So, plan to go but as we are all getting so good at doing, keep our plans flexible.

Brownsville Italian night out Feb 17th 
is a “go”.  We have the Brownsville Yacht Club reserved and slips at the dock for the Fleet plus 4ea RV sites reserved for the land yachters.  MaryAnn Harris and Sandi Dalglish will be in charge of dinner.
Port Orchard Cruise March 18-20 is a “go”.   The Brownsville Yacht club will be at Bremerton and we are looking into some joint activites.  There is a nice covered pavilion on their floating party barge on the guest dock so even if the weather does not cooperate we can have fun.  I am looking for a Cruise Captain to lead this events activities.

One more note – As noted the last 2022 Cruise Calendar I published was labeled “DRAFT”.  As I work to secure marina reservations for all 2022 cruises there have been some changes.  (Seattle Opening Day, Kingston Opening Day and Victoria splash are all examples of dates that have changed from the first publication.  Please throw these early drafts away and rely on the club web site calendar for accurate cruse dates.

Thanks again and Safe Boating
Walter Viereck, Fleet Captain

Join us at the Club for Bob Mehm's Retirement Party

Friday, January 21st @ 6pm

What? Bob Mehm is retiring?
It can't be; he just doesn't look old enough.
Oh...... he's retiring from the he doesn't have to be that old! 
Come help him celebrate!

Bob and Doreen are having this event catered by Barbacoa. Whet your appetite with smoked prawns with garlic aioli & fresh baguette, fried capers and chili oii. Among the delicious dinner selections are Apple Smoked Salmon, Hickory Pulled Pork, and Jamaican Jerk Chicken. The sides are baked beans, mac & cheese, and coleslaw. And of course, the club bar will be open!

The price for everyone is $15/person. In addition to a group of Bob and Doreen's friends, there will be room for 25 club members to register.  Sign up early so you don't miss out!
  Click here to sign up.
Contact Doreen if you have any questions: or 808.392.9116.

Polar Bear Prime Rib Dinner in Edmonds

Saturday, January 22nd-- CANCELLED

KCYC Donates over $3,250 to Coffee Oasis Family Christmas

A key measure of success at the The Coffee Oasis has been described as "to walk beside them and restore a life".

The Kingston Cove Yacht Club contributed to The Coffee Oasis' ongoing efforts to help youth experiencing homelessness by donating $3257 to their Christmas fundraiser.

You can help youth all year round by frequenting Coffee Oasis Kingston for breakfast, lunch or just a coffee. Thanks to Rita Osborn for leading the effort and to all KCYC members that contributed!
As Daniel Kluth, Director of Coffee Oasis Kingston, explained:

It is a pivotal moment for youth this time of year when they feel so isolated and alone. To give the gift of family...there is no bigger game-changer.


Cookies and Hot Buttered Rum

The annual KCYC Cookie Exchange held this year on December 3, 2021 was a great fun-filled event full of sugar and good cheer. Members brought three dozen of their own cookies to share and brought home an assortment of cookies in exchange (minus the ones we taste tested). We also decorated and packed cookies to share with children during the Kingston Cove Christmas. The club Christmas Tree was also somehow between the cookie munching and the rum drinking magically decorated.

Start putting together your cookie recipes for next year!
Christmas Tree & Cookie Exchange 2021

Kingston Cove Christmas at the Port

Thousands of Kitsap residents joined the Kingston Cove Yacht Club to celebrate the start of the holiday season at the Port of Kingston.  The holiday tradition continued with Kingston Cove Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 4th, undeterred by showery rain. 


Kingston Cove Christmas at the Port of Kingston marina and park, sponsored by KCYC, started with the Kingston High School Jazz Band, delicious cookies, food vendors and a “Spirits Bar” for a warm “enhanced” coffee or mulled wine.  The KCYC Chorus led a sing-a-long prior to Danny Vernon’s performance. 

Danny Vernon, as Elvis, performed rock and holiday favorites and lead the children in a countdown until 5 PM---when Santa arrived and ignited a festival of magnificent lights and light sculptures, all created by the Port of Kingston.  Kingston Cove Yacht Club’s holiday-themed boats in the harbor came alive followed by a decorated dinghy parade through the marina with Santa in tow.  Members came together later in the clubhouse to enjoy the annual chili cook-off.

Christmas-Kingston Cove Christmas 2021

KCYC Christmas Angels Grant Christmas Wishes for 100 Children

A mountain of gifts surrounding the Christmas Tree at the Kingston Cove Yacht Club greeted Captain Dana Walter of the The Salvation Army Bremerton. The yacht club requested 100 tags from the Angel Tree. Yacht Club members and customers from the The Kingston Ale House and @Cookie Creations purchased gifts for 100 children to fulfill their Christmas wishes. As we were gathering the last of the gifts to load into the truck, Captain Walters said “It is such a privilege to honor those families by putting out the tags. People are so gracious to give gifts to others that they don’t even know out of the goodness of their hearts.  To me that is just genuine unconditional love.” Thank you to Cheryl Callais and Kathy Showman for leading this effort and to all of the KCYC angels that support this project.



A Record Number of Members Join KCYC in 2021!

A view inside the club at the 2021 Thanksgiving event

Congratulations to our Membership Committee for a great year!

Diane Nunez, Julie Turner, Karen Waite, Kim Clark, Sandi Dalgleish, Linda MacEllven, Lynn Colton, Jan Erickson, Ronda Andrews, Kathy Satre, Beth Layton, and Rick Eveleth.

The Membership Committee is busy preparing for the coming year.  Last year was a great year with a record number of new members joining KCYC.  In addition, we started a new program of activities we named Cheers!  We are looking forward to refining our programs and having fun! 

Our goal this year is to create a welcoming environment where everybody knows your name!  We instituted the Membership Greeter Program that welcomes members and potential members and introduce them to others in club.  We help provide temporary name tags to guests, potential members and members who forget their KCYC name tag. Committee members continue to take turns as the Greeter!  

Our other focus is to develop a Cheers activity program for members to socialize and participate in activities and events outside the KCYC Clubhouse.  Although COVID prevented fully implementing this program, we did a few activities including hiking, visiting Bloedel, and holding ballroom dancing lessons.  This year we are increasing the activities which will be posted on the KCYC Website. 

Monthly game nights are planned for the first Friday of the month.  A variety of games will be available, or a specific “game” will be offered including Bunko, Bingo, Left- Right-Center or other games or activities suggested by members.  January 14th will be the first Game Night – mark your calendars and we’ll see you then!

Other Cheers activities being planned include trips to wineries on Bainbridge and Woodinville, the Tacoma or Woodinville Zoo, hiking excursions, kayaking trips and member suggested activities.   A Movie night is being planned around the weekend of February 6th – look forward to seeing more details.

The final focus is to provide Sponsors for new members.  We are actively seeking members who would like to be sponsors for new members.  The role of sponsor is important and includes providing new members with an introduction to other members, keeping them informed of Club activities, events, cruises, inviting them to volunteer, and reviewing the Membership Handbook.  If you would are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Diane Nunez 206-714-9293 or 

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KCYC Committee Positions Still Available

We make it look easy (and fun) but the Club and Club events don't run themselves. Please applaud our committee members as they bring us into the New Year and beyond. And volunteer if you can for one of the open positions shown in red below.
Membership Engagement:
Diane Nunez (Chair)
Karen Waite (Board Rep)
Linda MacEllven
Julie Turner
Lynn Colton
Kathy Satre
Ronda Andrews

Sandi Dalgleish (Board Rep)
**Need 2022 Chair**
Simona Dedek
Mistie Fain
Shelley Gantz
Patricia Gundlach
Loretta Jones
Robin Lott
Laurie Madison
Richard Moewe
Kim Page
Long Range Planning:
Ken Dalgleish (Chair)
Kim Clark (Board Rep)
Jack Lott
Rick Eveleth
Greg Wright
Jerry Kirschner
Nancy Langwith
Tony Clark

Chuck Turner (Chair & Board Rep)

Walter Viereck (Chair & Board Rep)
Community Engagement:
Nancy Langwith (Chair)
Kim Clark (Co-Chair)
Stan Mack (Board Rep)
Rita Osborn
Lynn & Bob Colton

Greg Colt (Chair & Board Rep)
Shelley Gantz
Mike Reed
Chris Matthews
Loretta Jones
Diane Nunez

Volunteer Coordinator:
**Need to fill this position(s)**
Robin Lott (Chair)
Kim Clark (Board Rep)
Laura Shabe (Bosun’s Pipe)
Laurie Madison (Social Media)

Website Administrator:
Julie Turner
Jack Lott

Boater Education:
Janiece Christian (Chair)
Chuck Turner (Board Rep)

Colleen Carey (Rental Manager)
Jerry Andrews (Board Rep)

Hello RBAW Members and Friends

We have some great news to share, Lakebay is saved!! On Tuesday,  December 28th we closed on the deal to buy this south-sound gem, ensuring it will become a public marine park.  Click HERE to read a great article with all the details in The Tacoma News Tribune.

Now the real work begins and we need your help!! There is ALOT of work to do to renovate the marina - docks, power, reviving fuel capabilities, pump-outs, picnic areas, the list goes on. Where the $1.776 million state Recreation and Conservation Office grant enabled the purchase of the marina, uplands and tideland property - it does not cover the  renovation of the marina.

Please consider a donation to the RBAW Marine Parks Conservancy to help fund those renovations.  
The RBAW Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) organization so your donation may be tax deductible.
If your donation is coming from a giving trust, please contact the trustee, advising them of the Conservancy’s 501(c)(3) status, and have the trustee make the donation. The Tax ID for the RBAW Marine Parks Conservancy 84-2485855.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Thank you for your support - and Happy New Year!

Butch Brown
RBAW Director

Renewed Call for Boater Education Topics

As we spend more time indoors riding our our wet Pacific Northwest winter, it is a good time to think about boater education. What topics would you like to see presented? Would you like to be a presenter of a particular topic? The Boater Education Committee will be working on upcoming presentations and we need your input. Your suggestions can include topics by presenters outside our club members as well as inside the KCYC member knowledge.

Please email Janiece at your suggestions.


Linda MacEllven had a serious and painful ankle break mid-December and will need to be non-weight bearing until February. 
We all know how difficult it will be for her to stay still for so long….keep her in your thoughts.

Rick Graham’s Parkinson’s/Dementia has progressed considerably. 
The family asks for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.



Membership Renewals Reminder

Please watch your email for your membership renewal notifications and pay promptly. This will help us stay in the current healthy position and make plans for lots for fun time together.

Please Visit the KCYC Facebook Pages!

We all should know that KCYC has a public facebook page, Kingston Cove Yacht Club. Did you know that we also have a "members only" page? To use it, you must send us a request to join so we are certain that it remains a valuable resource for KCYC members.  Members can use the page to post topics and communicate 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