October 12, 2020
    JYC Weekly Update 
Social This Thursday
There will be a Social this Thursday, October 15, starting at 5:00pm. 

Paulette Simpson and Chris Urata will be serving "Tailgate Food" - Bratwurst Stew, Kale Salad and Soft Pretzels, for the optional dinner.

Debbie and Kent Hart will be Bar Hosts this week and will be serving Apple Jack and/or Jim as the drink special and taste test. They will also be serving wine, beer, soda and common mixed drinks.
You can support your club and enjoy a quality yet inexpensive dinner prepared for you while maintaining social distancing. Pick up will be between 6:00 and 6:30 pm at the kitchen.
Please reserve and pay for TAKE OUT Dinners by Tuesday evening so we have enough food!  (Form not available after midnight Tuesday.)
Reserve & Pay for TAKE OUT Dinners
This is for Take Out Dinners Only
Reservations are NOT required for weekly Socials if dining-in at the Club.  
Drink chips are $4.00 each or 3 for $10.00. Social Dinners are $15.00. Prices include sales tax.  
There are obvious risks to meeting indoors for prolonged periods prior to a COVID-19 vaccine or treatment. The decision to attend is the responsibility of each individual attendee. JYC assumes no liability for possible exposure and any resultant illness. 

We will space tables at 6 or more feet apart and provide hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Food servers will wear face covering and gloves and will serve the food to you. If you are sick or you have a vulnerability, please stay home.  If you wish to wear face covering, feel free to do so. Do not expect all attendees or bar hosts to be wearing face covering. Social distancing is recommended outside of your "bubble".
If you are not a Juneau Yacht Club member but are interested in joining the Club, please come to one of our Thursday evening Socials as a guest of a member or come and introduce yourself to any Board member. We will be glad to make you our guest, show you around and discuss the benefits of joining. Under our Club Liquor License, non-members are not allowed to purchase alcoholic beverages but your host may treat you and you are welcome to join us for dinner!
Last Week's Social Report

The Social last Thursday, October 8, was attended by 12 people with 2 take out dinners reserved. Christopher Burton was bar host. James Bibb served delicious beef and veggie chili for dinner and Lisa Hickman supplied scrumptious honey cornbread muffins. Thank you to the volunteers and to all the members supporting the club by purchasing meals and drinks! 
Help for Potential and Current Social Cooks
Our terrific Dinner Manager, Lisa Hickman, has offered to help make Social dinner preparation and serving easier!  If you didn't know it, Lisa is a certified kitchen manager and in charge of restaurant and retail operations for Alaska Travel Adventures, which includes the Gold Creek Salmon Bake, as well as offering cooking classes at her MyKitchenAk website. She is offering a free hour of time for any Club member interested in cooking for Socials.  She plans to cover these areas of interest:
  • Menu and portion planning
  • Use of Club kitchen appliances and utensils
  • Safe food handling
  • Serving tips
  • Preparation of takeout dinners
  • Other questions and concerns
Lisa will present a group tutorial next Saturday, October 17 at 1:00 pm, or you may contact her at one of the links below to arrange a time for an individual session. 

In addition, Lisa has offered to assist in the actual preparation and serving at the Socials!  And, she has stocked the freezer with quick-preparation dinner items that can be used in case of an unexpectedly large crowd.  THANKS LISA!

Contact Lisa at or call/text her at 360-303-9951
Christmas Lights Work Party
There will be a work party starting at 11:00 am this Saturday, October 17, to install Christmas lights around the building.  Everyone is welcome to come and help, especially if you are ladder climbers. Lisa has offered to bring pastries and to have a pot of hot coffee for all volunteers!
JYC Director Nominations
The Board of Directors has appointed a Nominating Committee for election of officers and directors for the next year.  The five positions to be filled this year are all for 2-year terms. They are:
  • Rear Commodore 
  • Secretary
  • Fleet Captain - Power
  • Fleet Captain - Sail
  • one Director at Large.  
The Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations for these officers and directors from any JYC member and will present a slate of nominees to be voted on by the members in November.  

For a description of the positions and procedure for filling the positions, you may review the Bylaws HERE or read them at any time on the club webpage under "The Club" menu item. 

If you wish to be considered for one of the positions or if you wish to nominate another member, please send an email by clicking the link below.
CLICK HERE to Nominate Directors
Support Our Club
Covid-19 is hitting hard and we are all in this together. Lifetime members were solicited to donate to the Club last month via email.  We are opening this opportunity to all members via the following options:
  • Prepay 2021 Dues. JYC has made it easy! Please click on the link below or send a check for $100 per member to PO Box 20146, Juneau, AK 99801. 
Pre-Pay Your 2021 Dues Here
  • Make a Donation. Click the link below to donate to the Club. There is also a Donation button near the bottom of this newsletter and on the website should you care to provide additional support to your Club.
Donate Here
  • Support Socials. You are supporting the Club when you buy beverages and dinners. If you do not wish to attend in person, you can still order takeout dinners (see above).  Volunteering to host the bar, setting out tables and chairs, as well as cooking and serving dinners is another means of support.
Thank you for your continuing support!
A Little Humor

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Featured Photo of the Week

A tranquil day at Point Couverden.  Photo by Rollin Young
We could certainly use some more. Please keep them coming!  
Newsletters are much more interesting with your photos! Send boating related photos, new or old, that you are willing to share, with a brief description, to the link below.  
It's easy to send photos. Just attach them in this: Featured Photo Submission Link or select a photo and email it to
Guess the Mystery Photo!
Do You Know Where This Is?

Submitted by Tom Dawson

If you know what this is a photo of or would like to guess, just Click HERE with your answer. The first JYC Member submitting a correct answer will receive a Free Social Dinner* and a mention in the next Weekly Update!  

*(must use any free dinners before eligible for another)

Last week's photo: Well, Bruce did it again! Bruce Hutchison had the only guess and he was right!  (Are we loosing interest in this game?  It takes some time and effort to continue it and we can't tell if you are enjoying it. Click HERE to let us know.) 

Submitted by Mike McVey
The correct answer:  This is the Gustavus Pier with the Fairweather mountain range in the background. It is about 40 miles west of Juneau. 

Several were sent in and will appear in future newsletters.   We can always use more in our stockpile!  If you have some Mystery photos, please send them along! 

Attach photos at this link: Mystery Photo Submission Link or select a photo and email it to
Upcoming JYC Event Schedule
Check this bar and dinner schedule for upcoming Thursday events: 
Oct 15 - Social  Debbie/Kent Hart Paulette Simpson
Chris Urata
Oct 22 - Social  Lisa Hickman Tom Faust?
Oct 29 - Social Tom Dawson? David Kirstien?
Nov 5 - Social Steve Soenksen Win Gruening
Nov 12 - Social James Bibb? Ginger Johnson?
Nov 19 - Social Budd Simpson? Christopher Burton?
Bold = Confirmed ..................... ? = Not Confirmed

JYC Social Schedule sheet for several future months is posted on the JYC Members-Only webpage. (See sign-up link near bottom of this page if you do not have access.)
To confirm or reject assignments, please respond  HERE. 


  Thursday Socials 
   (With optional simple dinners)
   Most Thursdays at 5:00pm
  Monthly Dinner Meetings  
   (Suspended due to Covid-19)
   Full Dinners
   Interesting Programs
   Third Thursday of the Month

   September - May @ 5:00pm

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