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Happy Spring to you all!


I would like to take this time to thank you for the opportunity to serve as your 2017 SCYC Auxiliary President.  I am looking forward to a wonderful year of friendship, service and fun events.  I also am excited to work with Commodore Clint Blaiser on the needs of the Auxiliary and the larger Club.

President's Update:

Greetings to All!

Spring is approaching, the snow will be melting, the river will be thawing  which means  boats will soon be unwrapped and prepared to be launched.   It also means the start of  Auxiliary events.    First up is The Ice Breaker on April 8th.  The party chair has been working for several weeks to bring you a fun and enjoyable evening.  It will be an Italian theme this year, including traditional Italian music and a wonderful Italian meal catered by auxiliary member, Deb Rueckl.  This is a free event for Auxiliary members and one guest the Ice Breaker is a great way to catch up with all your boating friends after a long winter. Mark your calendars.

April 29th is the date for the Auxiliary Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show.  Your invites/registrations will be coming.  This is open to all auxiliary members and unlimited guests.

The Auxiliary Spaghetti Dinner and Fundraiser will be on Saturday, May 20th.  This is the 40th year for this event!  Some special things are being planned. This is always a great event, with hundreds of raffle items as well as silent auction items.  It takes many volunteers to make this evening a success.  Volunteering is half the fun! If you are interested in giving of your time and talents, please contact me at or 651-269-5015.

Don’t forget to send in Dockline articles to SCYC Steward Ron Reimann by April 15th.  We would all love to hear what’s been happening in your world over the non-boating season.

I look forward to seeing all of you soon.


Julie LaCroix

2017 SCYC Auxiliary President

February 2017:

We have five Auxiliary events scheduled for 2017 and I want to thank all of the members who have stepped up to chair these events. 

Ice Breaker will be April 8th chaired by Jill Larson.  It’s our only free party completely paid for by the Auxiliary.  It is open to Auxiliary Members only plus one guest.  It is always well attended and it’s a great way to catch up with our SCYC family after a long, cold winter.  It’s well worth the cost of our dues!

Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show is April 29th.   This annual spring event will sure to be a great time chaired by Deb Sorg and Annie Groleau.  It is open to Auxiliary members and unlimited guests.  Good food, a fashion show with both women and men’s fashions (yes, there will be male models!!!), and a variety of vendors will be bringing items for purchase.

SPAGHETTI DINNER AND FUNDRAISER will be held on May 20th.  This year we are celebrating it’s 40th year!!!  This is our only fundraiser and is put on by your Auxiliary Officers, board and many, many volunteers.  This is an annual event at the Clubhouse that features silent auction items, hundreds of great raffle prizes for all ages, the SCYC Mystery Box Chance board and a 50/50 drawing. All Proceeds go to Clubhouse improvements and upgrades.  Of course, we cannot forget about the always-delicious spaghetti meal.  Jeff LaCroix will be in charge of the men in the kitchen this year!  No worries, he’s had a few years experience as one of the "kitchen help." He’s ready!   This event is open to all Club and Auxiliary members, families and invited guests.

Past Presidents’ Luncheon hosted by Immediate Past President Becky Evans will be on June 27th. This event honors all of our past presidents for their many contributions and commitment to the Auxiliary. It’s open to all Auxiliary Members, not just Past Presidents.

Mark your calendars for the annual Auxiliary Holiday Party on December 2nd.  Pamela Lawrence is chairperson.  The venue changes each year, and is open to all Auxiliary members and their guest.  Stay tuned for more information.

It takes many individuals to make these events successful and it’s a great way to meet fellow members.   If you’d like to help out with your time and energy, please contact the party chair or 1st Vice President, Stacy Wade, who oversees social events of the Auxiliary.

Introducing your SCYC Auxiliary Officers and Board:

Executive Officers

1st Vice President                              Stacy Wade

2nd Vice President                             Lynne Hatzenbuhler

Secretary                                                 Deb Rueckl

Treasurer                                                 Jill Larson

Immediate Past President             Becky Evans



Auditor                                                      Sue Raiche

By-Laws                                                     Jan Rygh

Communications Liaison                 Nicole Hall

Community Outreach                       Talia George

Historian                                                    Deb Sorg

Hospitality                                                Barb Swenson

House Chair                                             Wendy Markert

New Member Coordinator              Nancy Blodgett

Nominating                                               Marilyn Anderson

Ship’s Store                                                Flo Markland

Sunshine                                                     Barb Piotrowski-Brewer

We thank them for their dedication and willingness to give of their time and talents for the Auxiliary and the good of the Club.

If you know of anyone who is not a member of the SCYC Auxiliary, we’d like your help in contacting him or her.  The Auxiliary is an amazing group of intelligent, professional and creative individuals who support each other with their time and talents.  We encourage all to get involved.  Please contact myself, or New Member Coordinator Nancy Blodgett at

Again, I’m looking forward to a great year, our wonderful beaches, our many events and the camaraderie of our SCYCA family.

Best Regards,

Julie LaCroix

2017 SCYC Auxiliary President