TheWatchJanuary 2020The Peninsula Yacht Club2020Happy New Year
A NOTE FROM THE GENERAL MANAGERKathee DishnerHappy New Year to everyone. I remember when 20/20 with Barbara Walters was on TV and Icould not imagine when 2020 would come. Here we are in 2020! It is going to be a great yearfor The Peninsula Yacht Club. We have so many new events coming this year for the members.January means a new menu change and the team looks forward to offering some delicious newadditions.Commodore’s BallWinter WonderlandJanuary 11, 2020Please mark your calendars for the Commodores Ball which is on January 11th. The theme is Winter Wonderland andwe look forward to welcoming Mr. Vince Watkins as the new 2020 Commodore.I would like to thank 2019 Commodore, Mr. John Camp, for a wonderful year. Thank you for working so closely withour team. We appreciate you so very much!If you are interested in having a dinner party, special anniversary or event, please contact Emily Bolton in our eventsdepartment. Her extension is 2022.Comedy Night at the club is January the 18th. It is a great time to bring your friends to the club for a fun evening.As always, we look forward to serving you at the club.Please note, the Club is scheduled to be closed January 1 for the Holiday and January 6 - 9 for cleaning.ththth 40 per person6:00 - 6:30 pm Cocktail Reception Member Charge Bar6:30 pm Formal Dinner & Introductions8:00 - 10:30 pm Entertainment & DancingPlease RSVP by January 6, online or call 704-892-9858FORMAL ATTIREReservations RequiredKathee Dishner, General ManagerThank you to our Members!The team at the Peninsula Yacht Club would like to thank our members for your contributionsto the Employee Holiday Fund this past year! We greatly appreciate your kind generosityand look forward to serving you in 2020!EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTERXINIA EDWARDSCongratulations to Xinia, our Club Housekeeper! What wouldwe do without her. She has infectious smile and a positiveoutlook on life. She comes in willing to take on the day. Shenotices every nook and cranny at the Club and tackles it withzeal. We appreciate her and all that she does for The Club.2 PeninsulaYacht.comMANAGER OF THE QUARTERANDRES SABORIDOCongratulations to Andres, our Sous Chef! Andres is a greatleader and is passionate about The Club. He has been with us for10 years and has a strong, working knowledge of fundamental,classical and contemporary culinary techniques. His enthusiasmis contagious and he has both a positive relationship with TheClub Members and the team!COMEDYNIGHTDinner and a Show with Tina Giorgifrom Country Club ComediansSaturday, January 18Member Charge Bar 6:00 - 6:30 PMDinner Served 6:30 PM Show Starts at 8:00 PM 30 Join us for some clean laughes and aswe serve a plated dinner.More details online.No À la Carte will be served. Please register online.Tina Giorgi has been on:The Late Show with Craig Kilborn“Tough Crowd” with Colin QuinnNBC’s “Friday Night Videos”The Alan Colmes ShowTina is a crowd-pleasing, intelligentcomedienne. Reviewers oftenrefer to her performances as“comedy with a brain”. She is afavorite act in major clubs across thecountry and is a regular inAtlantic City and Las Vegas.More bio details online.Please note there is a 48-Hr Cancellation Policy on all Club events3
Mahjong MondaysMonday, January 13, 20, & 27LADIES CRIBBAGEThursday, January 2 & 161:00 PM No costAll are welcome! Please register online.Shake a peg!It’s time to play cribbageFLOW YOGABeginner Players10:00 AM - 12:30 PMLunch12:30 - 1:30 PMSeasoned Players1:30 - 3:00 PMGround BeefChili Shredded ChickenRoasted VegetablesChips and Salsa&all the fixin’sPRIME RIBTEEN GAMING NIGHTNIGHTPLEASE RSVP ONLINE.Served in the Dining Room4 PeninsulaYacht.comIn addition to our a’ la carte menu, we will beoffering your choice of tacos to include:adults and kids 15 Saturday, January 25She has been practicing yoga for over12 years and has studied with many inspiring teachers inthe UK and the States. She covers a wide range of yogastyles (Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Yin, Restorative) andthis enables her to use her experience, knowledge andcreativity to design fun and safe practices for everyone.THURSDAY, JANUARY 23Members, bring your guests.Please register online.ThursdaysJanuary 2, 16, 23, 306:30 - 7:30 PM Library 10 Back by popular demand is IlseHermkens, our returning YogaInstructor.She is very excitedto share her love for yoga witheveryone at the PYC. Practicing Yogaregularly helps to improve wellness,long-term holistic health, fitness andwellbeing.TACO BARSalad&Baked Potato BarFRIDAY, JANUARY 10This will be offer in addition toour a’ la carte menuadults and kids 12 MIXOLOGY NIGHTFriday, January 176:00 - 8:00 PM 10 6:30 pmAdults 24 PIZZA MocktailsXBOX 360 WIIChef-Carved Prime Rib with aHouse Salad, Baked Potato Bar,Mixed Vegetables, Rolls, andAu Jus.Please register online.PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE. 12Saturday, January 47:00 - 9:00 PMPRIZES 3 BEERS DRINK SPECIALSThursday, January 306:00 - 7:30 PMJoin our Monica Scott as she teachesMembers how to mix up 4 differentValentine's concoctions.Light Hors D'oeuvres 20 Please register online.Please note there is a 48-Hr Cancellation Policy on all Club events5
KIDS MOVIE & CRAFT NIGHTSFriday, January 10Movie: Toy Story 4, PG6:00 - 9:00 PM 16 LibraryMenu: Grilled Cheese,Grapes, Carrots, Cookies,Lemonade & Water.Friday, January 24Movie: Happy Feet, PG6:00 - 9:00 PM 16 Commodore's RoomMenu: Chicken Quesadillas,Broccoli, Fruit, Brownies,Lemonade, & Water.Children must be bathroom independent.Please make reservations online.F am i lyPuzzles & CocoaSaturday, January 2511:00 AM - 1:00 PM 10 personLibraryJoin us for coffee and hot cocoawith assorted scones.Build a puzzle together to take home.Not a drop off event. Please register online.TODDLER STORY TIMEWith special guest, author, and member,Roberta MeierWednesday, January 2211:00 AM - 1:00 PM 12 2020 WINE SOCIETYThe Peninsula Yacht Club Wine Society is a fantastic and fun way to stay current of the ever evolving world of wine.To enroll, you may attend one of the events and register at that time,or email Monica Scott, Sommelier, at [email protected] Themed TastingsThemed education provided by wine experts with fiveor six different types of wines and served with a tapascheese plate.Four Paired DinnersWe will have five wines paired with “small plates” offood along with education from wine experts. Themeal and education will occur at the same time.Two Grand Tastings“Stock your Cellar” and “Sip and Shop” features fourto five wine experts to assist you with wine purchasesat heavily discounted prices.Heavy Hor d’oeuvres will be served.Prohibition Wine DinnerFor a special night out, we will serve four or fivehigh-end wines that are paired with our Chef'spremier dinner. There will be representatives fromthe wineries presenting for this themed dinner.State RoomWe will offer a Salad Bar for the adults along withChicken Tenders, French Fries forthe kiddos!Not a drop-off event. Please register online.Tier 1 75 Single 145 CoupleNo additional cost for all 8 Tastings 10 Discount for the “Sip & Shop” event 10 Discount for the “Stock your Cellar” event 20 Discount on the Annual Wine DinnerWines shopped for you at a fraction above wholesale 10 corkage fee for wine society members in lieu of 20Savings: 205 Single 405 CoupleTier 2 250 Single 490 CoupleIncludes Tier 1 BenefitsNo additional cost for all 4 Paired Wine DinnersSavings: 230 Single 470 CoupleTier 3 325 Single 625 CoupleIncludes Tier 1 and Tier 2 BenefitsNo Additional Cost for Annual Titanic DinnerFree Admission to “Sip & Shop” and “Stock Your Cellar”Savings: 255 Single 535 CoupleCalendarTastingThursday, January 166:30 PMWelcome new vendor Alexis Mutter withGrapevine DistributorsWine Society Members, no charge 30 For Non-Wine Society MembersPlease register online.January 16 TastingFebruary 20 TastingMarch 14 Paired Wine DinnerApril 16 TastingApril 18 Prohibition DinnerMay 16 Stock your CellarMay 21 TastingJune 27 Paired DinnerJuly 16 TastingAugust 20 TastingSeptember 12 Paired Wine DinnerOctober 15 TastingNovember 7 Sip-N-ShopNovember 19 TastingDecember 19 Paired Holiday DinnerTenative Schedule. Subject to change at anytime.6 PeninsulaYacht.comPlease note there is a 48-Hr Cancellation Policy on all Club events7
COMMODORE’S COMMENTSVince Watkins, CommodoreI start my term as Commodore both humbled and challenged. Humbled because I know it is thecountless hours of volunteer service that make for a successful term. For example it takes over70 volunteers to run the Poker Run and Peninsula Cup. That doesn’t count the many countlesshundreds of hours and effort that the Fleet Committee members, other volunteers and PYC staffwill spend on making sure all the yachting events serve the needs and wants of our membership.THE SAILING SCENESTEVE HOSLER, SAIL FLEET CAPTAINWelcome to the 2020 Sailing Season at PYC!2020 promises to be our most exciting sailing year ever at PYC and we are incredibly fortunate tohave assembled an outstanding team of Sail Fleet Officers to lead our 2020 sailing programs.More formal introductions of the 2020 Sail Fleet Officers will be made at the Commodore’s Ball which will be heldon Saturday, January 11:Sail Fleet Captain - Tim HarbickSail Fleet Commander & Regatta Chair - Greg PolekSail Fleet Ensign, Race Committee - Dave KrippeneSail Fleet Ensign, Junior Sailing - Deb AgostinelliThe 2020 Sail Fleet Team is tremendously enthusiastic about the upcoming year!Please be sure to mark your calendars for some exciting early 2020 events . . .LNYC Ice Bucket Regatta – Wednesday, January 1 atLNYC. First racing opportunity of 2020. This one-dayregatta is open to all boats with either a LNKC PHRFcertificate or a Portsmouth rating. Check the LNYCwebsite for details at www.lakenormanyc.org.LNKC Icicle Series – Saturdays, January 11, January18, and February 1 with a make-up date February 8, ifnecessary. Awards will be presented Saturday, February15. Icicle Series is hosted this year by LNYC. The IcicleSeries is a lake wide event exclusively for members ofPYC, OYC, and LNYC. For more details check the LNYCwebsite at www.lakenormanyc.org.PYC J/88 Winter Racing Series – The PYC Fleet Committee is very excited to announce it will be sponsoring theinaugural J/88 Winter Racing Series on Lake Norman. Tentative dates are January 18-19, February 22-23, March21-22. More details to follow.Whatever your level of sailing interest, skill, or experience PYC and the PYC Sail Fleet Team stand ready to helpfulfill your aspirations.2020 promises to be a tremendous year for sailing at PYC! Fair Winds!8 PeninsulaYacht.comThe challenge is due to the incredibly high bar that outgoing Commodore John Camp set by the Committee’sachievements in 2019. Records were set for money raised by the Poker Run and Pen Cup. The Poker Run charityauction raised 21,000 that was given equally to the Davidson-Cornelius Child Development Center and the LevineDickson Hospice House. The Raft Ups and sailing regattas had participation that exceeded any other year.Looking forward to 2020 the Fleet Committee has already formulated plans to expand the experiences offered bythe Poker Run weekend. Also, we are developing ways to enhance the interaction between our event sponsors andmembership. The Sail Fleet is working on ways toimprove participation in the myriad of lake widesailing events. A third charity, the Calvin NewmanYouth Boating Safety Foundation, will be addedto the Charity Auction organizations.2020FLEET COMMITTEEMost of all I aspire that all of you and your familieswill have a fun and eventful year in 2020. We area Yacht Club and first and foremost, by the serviceof the Fleet Committee, that should be abundantlyevident to you as members. I hope you will joinus on January 11th at the Commodore Ball andmeet the Fleet Committee members in person.John CampPast CommodoreVince WatkinsCommodoreJim HillGary TreenVice Commodore Rear CommodoreFLEET COMMITTEE MEETINGSaturday, January 4 9:30 AMThe Fleet Committee is charged with theresponsibility of providing insight to themanagement of the Club on interests andbest practices for all The Peninsula Yacht Clubmembers. If you would like to get involvedplease contact Vince Watkins, Club Commodore,[email protected] COMMITTEEMEETINGSteve HoslerFleet CaptainJacob BachmanTreasurerYolanda JonesPurserMichael HauserSecretaryPamela BlackChris SlocumGreg PolekTim HarbickPower Fleet Commander Power Fleet Captain Sail Fleet Captain Sail Fleet CommanderThursday, January 2 7:00 PMThe Social Committee is the perfectopportunity to get involved in club eventsand meet other members! If you areinterested please contact Jan Kurdin,Social Committee Chairman,[email protected] LaugheyPower Fleet EnsignDeb AgostsinelliSail Fleet Ensign,Junior SailingDavid KrippeneSail Fleet Ensign,Race CommitteeGar Van DorenSafety ChairmanPlease note there is a 48-Hr Cancellation Policy on all Club eventsJan KurdinSocial Chairman9
Winter Family BallFriday, January 316:00 - 8:00 PM 50 per familyCommodore's RoomWe invite all members to bring their kids to enjoy anevening in Winter Wonderland!Light Hors D'oeuvres and Assorted Desserts will be served.MARINA NEWSHarry Smith, Marina & Aquatics ManagerWintertime boat checksPLEASE REGISTER ONLINE.As important as it is to routinely check on your boat in the off season its more important, asyou venture out, to remember a couple if these very important safety tips.Monthly HappeningsFull Sunday Brunch11:00 AM - 2:00 PMAdults 16 Children 4-12 8 Featuring our made-to-order omelette station,an array of salads, and a variety of delectable entrées.1 offselectbottles of2select wineeach thursdaydine-in only 49 & UnderFriday, January 36:00 - 9:00 PMJoin us in the Dining Roomfor live music with Harry Bell.New Brunch Menu available at 11:00 AMPlease call to make reservations.Member MixerFriday, January 246:30 - 8:30 PM 3 SELECT DRAFTSPlease join us for our Member Mixer. Enjoylight hors d’oeuvres and a member charge baras you mingle with our new members and getto know our current members. All new andcurrent members are welcome!Every Friday through Sunday enjoy agreat select craft beer for less! 80 per personMember Charge Bar Chef's Hors D'oeuvres1. In an emergency call 911!2. Ice/snow - If ice and/or snow are present make sure to watch your step and proceed with caution.3. Do not go alone - Always try and go with someone and let someone know where you are going and when youwill return.4. If you fall in the water - Know your surroundings and always have a plan! Most boats in themarina have swim ladders off the stern know the area and proceed to the closest boat.5. Ring buoys and throw bags - Every dock is equip with 1-throw ring, 1-orange bag containing 1-throw bag and1-collapsable swim ladder. These items are located approximately midway down of the docks.When checking your vessel follow this simple list:220.127.116.11.5.6.7.Check covers for excess water that may be pooling.Adjust cover poles to keep covers tight.Remember if winterized do not crank boat!Board the boat and check the bilge for water by lifting engine hatch and physically looking in bilge.Hit the manual bilge pump switch on dash in case float switch doesn’t work.Ensure heater is tested and has power.Ensure battery chargers are on and have power.Please let your marina team know if we can be of assistance, we are here to help!Did you know that North Carolina has the secondhighest cause of accidents due to alcohol. (Florida #1)Please register online. 10 off if you book before December 10reservations are required10 PeninsulaYacht.com Please register onlineBlack Tie Optional11
THE PENINSULA YACHT CLUBPRSRT STDU.S. POSTAGE18501 Harbor Light Blvd.Cornelius, NC 28031704-892-9858 www.PeninsulaYacht.comPAIDCORNELIUS, NCPERMIT NO. 1RETURN SERVICE REQUESTEDMember’s LoungeDining RoomMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday & ursdayFriday & SaturdaySunday11 am - 3 pmCLOSED11 am - 3 pm11 am - 9 pm11 am - 9 pm11 am - 3 pmMondayMondayTuesdayTuesdayTuesdayMarina Hours11 am - 3 pmCLOSED11 am - 3 pm11 am - 9 pm11 am - 9 pm12 pm - 3 pmMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday & RUNCH71:00 PM2Social CommitteeMeetingCLUBCLOSED59 am - 5 pmCLOSED9 am - 5 pm9 am - 5 pm9 am - 6 pm9 am - 6 pmThursdayThursdayThursdayCRIBBAGEYOGA86:30 - 7:30 PMJANUARY9CALENDARFridayFridayFriday3Live Musicin the Dining RoomHarry BellCOMMODORE’S HOURSKids Movie Night6:00 - 9:00 PM12SUNDAYBRUNCHICICLE SAILINGSERIESSUNDAYBRUNCH19Mahjong Mondays10:00 AM & 1:30 PMLUNCH11:00 - 3:00 PM20Mahjong Mondays10:00 AM & 1:30 PMICICLE SAILINGSERIES26SUNDAYBRUNCH13LUNCH11:00 - 3:00 PM27Mahjong Mondays10:00 AM & 1:30 PMLUNCH11:00 - 3:00 PM14DINING & MARINACLOSED21DINING & MARINACLOSED28DINING & MARINACLOSED15LUNCH11:00 - 3:00 PM22Story Time11:00 - 1:00 PMLUNCH11:00 - 3:00 PM29CRIBBAGE1:00 PM16Wine SocietyTastingYOGA6:30 PM6:30 - 7:30 PMTACO NIGHT23Sail Fleet TeamMeeting6:00 PMYOGA6:30 - 7:30 PM30MIXOLOGY NIGHTLUNCHwith Monica Scott11:00 - 3:00 PM6:30 PMYOGA6:30 - 7:30 PMTRIVIA NIGHT11Commodore’s Ball6:00 - 10:30 PMNo À LA Carte will be servedCOMMODORE’S HOURS17Teen Gaming Night6:00 - 8:00 PMCOMMODORE’S HOURS24Member Mixer6:30 - 8:30 PMKids Movie Night6:00 - 9:00 PMCOMMODORE’S HOURS31FAMILYWINTER BALL6:00 - 8:00 PMCOMMODORE’S HOURS4Fleet CommitteeMeeting10Salad andBaked Potato Bar6:00 - 9:00 PMCLUB CLOSEDSaturdaySaturday18COMEDYNIGHT6:00 PMNo À LA Carte will be servedPuzzles & Cocoa2511:00 AM - 1:00 PMPrime Rib Nightin theDining Room
Comedy Night at the club is January the 18th. It is a great time to bring your friends to the club for a fun evening. As always, we look forward to serving you at the club. Please note, the Club is scheduled to be closed January 1th for the Holiday and January 6th - 9th for cleaning.