Tale of the Whale
Newsletter of the 835 Front Street
Lahaina Yacht Club Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
E-Mail: LYCOFFICE@aol.com 661-0191
Boomvanger Chili Cookoff
It was the Boomvangers Chili Cookoff and here’s the winning team. They were a new entry this year
and sorta stole the show. They won first prize for their chili and also won best motif. I wrote down
their names, but they may be in the wrong order. From the right is Anna Marie, who organized the
team, then Kawaiola, Nancy, Mohalapua and Nell. They called their chili Divalicious!
Second Place in the Chili Cookoff went to Bear
Mulligan’s team with their “Tribute to Elizabeth
Taylor” chili. With him is Lori Nunn, a partner in
the 2nd place chili. The club was packed on this
Sunday with chili tasting, hot dog eating and
perhaps some cocktail enjoyment. The auction
went very well with lots of donated items to bid
on. There was a silent auction followed by a live
auction with several volunteer auctioneers to
keep it going.
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****Calendar of Events****
APR 5 MEMBERSHIP COMM 4:00 TO 5:30 PM
APR 10 OPENING DAY - CANOE BEACH
APR 12 BOOMVANGER’S MEET 5:00 PM
APR 20 B.O.T. MEETING 4:00 PM
APR 20 B.O.G. MEETING 5:30 PM
MAY 2 MEMBERSHIP COMM. 4:00 TO 5:30 PM
MAY 5 CINCO DE MAYO PARTY
MAY 10 BOOMVANGER MEETING 5:00 PM
MAY 14-15 SPRING WAHINE FISHING
MAY 16 WAHINE AWARDS DINNER
MAY 18 B.O.T. MEETING 4:00 PM
MAY 18 B.O.G. MEETING 5:30 PM
MAY 28 MAY REGATTA
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OPENING DAY, 2011
I am pleased to report that the corporation
documents for our 501(c)(3) Non Profit have been
Let the good times roll!
filed and accepted by the State Department of
Commerce and Consumer Affairs. The next step Canoe Beach in Lahaina!!
is to get the letter from the IRS recognizing our
non-profit. After receiving this letter we can start
operating as a non-profit. This Corporation is a The fun starts at
separate entity from the Lahaina Yacht Club and
its purpose is to raise funds for club activities such
11:30 am, Sunday, April 10,
as supporting the junior sailing program, 2011
continuing education scholarships, and the
transaction of any or all lawful activities permitted
non-profit corporations pursuant to Hawaii Burgers, Brats, and Hotdogs with
Revised Statutes Chapter 414D. Basically, once condiments
in full operation, the Non-Profit can accept Chips, Dips and Beverages
monetary donations, and material donations, such Plates, Napkins and Flatware
as boats and other equipment. Upon accepting
the donation the nonprofit can issue the donor a
Will be provided
letter that will allow him/her to use their donation
as a tax write off. Up until now any donations to Please bring your favorite
the Lahaina Yacht Club were not tax deductable.
I hope that having the nonprofit will encourage
salad or dessert to share!!!
more people to contribute. We are still looking for
people to sit on this Board so if you are interested
please let me know of your intentions. I have
Don’t forget a comfortable
received several names from interested people beach chair and beach
and will be getting applications out to them shortly
The other good news is that due to the hard work
of club manager John Pope and his staff the
February total income was almost 20% higher
than February 2010. Thanks John keep up the
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And the winners of the 28th Annual Chili
Cook-off are………… the STUDENTS!!!!!!
A huge mahalo to all who participated in the Chili
Cook-off held in the end of March. It was a wonder-
ful day and fun for all. New comers took first again
this year. There was no stopping the “Divalicious
Ladies” who in addition to winning first place were
also reconginzed for winning “Best Motif”. The
Divalicious Ladies also generously donated their first
place winnings to the scholarship fund. Second place The Boomvangers had their annual Whale Watch
went to Bear Mulligan, a Chili Cook-off regular. Third on February 27th. It was excellent timing and there
place was awarded to the ever so clever Chili were lots and lots of whales to see. Shown on the
Chicklettes with their Combat Chili; these ladies also boat, looking for whales, is yours truly, Lynn Tenney
took the “People’s Choice Award”. Thank you to all and Boomvanger President Shannon Fields. It
the teams who competed. And a special thanks to was a great outing!!
those who every year show up at the door steps of
the Club at 7:30 am on a Sunday morning to prepare Right is shown a
chili from scratch for us to sample. With the baby whale
generosity being the theme of the day the Boom- breaching. It’s
vanger Ladies raised over $6000!!!! We can give hard to catch,
several scholarships with that kind of money. Thank but Mike Sowers
you to the guest auctioneers. It was a bit nervous at
got this one on
times as I was not sure about the outcome, but you all
came through with flying colors!!! Most of the items
were auctioned off live and silent for close to their day on the
retail value. Thank you to those of you who provided ocean!!
items for us to auction. Times are tough and your
generosity is greatly appreciated. Thank you to
everyone who made the day extra special by joining NOTE to the Membership.
us. If I have inadvertently forgotten someone the
Boomvangers send many mahalos your way!! LYC now has an AED (Automatic External
Defibrillator). It is a user-friendly device that can
The whales did their part in late February during our
automatically talk anyone through a circumstance
annual whale watch aboard the Kaulana. I guess
needing to restart someone’s heartbeat. The staff
even they too are enticed by wonderful music
performed by Scotty Rotton. Thank you Hedgie for has been trained on it when they all got their CPR
assisting the Boomvangers with your donation in the certification this year.
entertainment department. Thank you to all who filled
our tummies with your well received pupu certainly deserve it! You are always there to assist the
contributions. Club in so many ways. LYC might look a little plain
The past couple of months are always a busy time for without our decorations throughout the years. Thank
the Boomvanger Ladies. So Ladies, this is a special you for all that you do!!
thank you to you! We could not do what we do if it We have grown since the beginning of the year. I hope
wasn’t for each and every one of you. Please give it is a trend that continues. So with that in mind please
yourself a pat on the back, high-five and kudos. You join us on the second Tuesday of the month at 5pm at
continued--> the Club for the Boomvangers’ meeting.
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Left: John Domingo,
Lethe Wilde and Bear
Mulligan enjoyed the
Right: Lori and Bobby
Powers (outside) with
friends Jeff and Delia
DeLapp from Idaho.
Left: Diane and Mike
Sowers with the
props that Suzanne
provided at her table.
Diane has a rose,
Mike a dragon fruit.
Right: Marina and
Keith Dinsmoor (out-
side) with Suzanne
and Norval Ayers.
Notice the great
Above: Joe and Ruth McKay on the right with .Above: Jannette and Kent Knowley with
visiting friends from the San Francisco Yacht Club. friends from Salt Lake City - Joe and Jodi
They are Tim and Jane Parsons and Jean Hewey. Twiss. Looks like the ladies got leied.
The club was packed, the food was great and so
much red was being worn.
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33rd -- 2011
The Port Captain and I went down to Lahaina Harbor
around 4pm on March 11 and watched the churning
water. We took a few photos of the ruined docks and
Sat & Sun – May 14 & 15
then drove down Front Street. Wasn´t it fantastic to
see the Club open for business that day? It is with
great pleasure (and no small relief) that I am able to
report that we still have a ´House and Grounds´ after
the tsunami! The moorings will be checked as soon
as it can be arranged, and any damages will be Sponsored By
repaired. Snickers sustained only minimal damage. Lahaina Yacht Club
We have dodged another bullet, and can only hope
we continue to be this fortunate in the future- and that
Japan can recover as swiftly as possible. Tournament Director:
The series of five Beginners´ Racing Courses offered
Donnell A. Tate
in February were a tremendous success. Twenty to 667-9005 or cell – 298-5674
30 people attended the classes and many were able firstname.lastname@example.org
to get out on a boat to put theory into practice
immediately after each Saturday class. The classes
may have even encouraged a few people to become
new LYC members.
Speaking of sailing: Opening Day, the traditional kick-
off to the regatta season, is on April 10 at Canoe
Beach. I am looking forward to seeing everyone
there and sampling all the dishes that everyone
contributes. If you cannot make Opening Day, then I
will hope to see you at the club for Cinco de Mayo!
CINCO DE MAYO Jerry (Gerald) Blaine, suthor of “The Kennedy
Detail”, and former Secret Service Agent to three
presidents, recently visited the Lahaina Yacht
May 5th (Duh)
Club. He was on the island for book signings
and lectures at Barnes and Noble and other
locations. Pictured with him are three
newspaper publishers: (from the left) Dick
Make Reservations Now Naffsingen, Walter McKinney, Jerry Blaine and
The book jacket says “JFK’s Secret Service
Agents Break Their Silence”
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ST. PATRICK’S PARTY
Left: Lisa Franco,
Dave (it’s my birthday)
Chagolla and Colleen
Right: Phyllis and
Steve Dolan on the
outside with Jo and
Butch Kincheloe in
Left: It was great to have
Trevor Jones back for the
event. He’s always fun!
Right: Victoria and Steve
Andrews with Tracy
McIntyre & Lars Bertelson.
Judy Lauridsen and Bo Petty Dianna Williams and Susan
were decked out in green. She Stan Anderson already had a Onderko enjoyed the party.
even had a green hat for the t-shirt that said “I survived the Cute little green skirt,
occasion. March 11th tsunami”. Susan!
Tale of the Whale April 2011 Page 8
Aloha all, here at The Lahaina Yacht Club we do our
Port Captain best to abide by all the many rules and regulations
Ashley Olson governing our business. Recently there has been
some questions and confusion regarding “Service
Aloha everyone! Can you believe it is already Dogs”. After much research for clarification
April??? Opening Day- Sunday April 10- is just days purposes, we have come to the following conclusion;
away as I write this. Frank Hanson will be up early SERVICE ANIMAL ACCESS TO CLUB
once again this year to reserve our spot at Canoe PROPERTY
Beach- thank you SO MUCH, Frank!!!- and
volunteers will be getting things ready for an 11:30 am “Service Dogs” (Service Animals) assist individuals
start. As I mentioned in the February Tale of the with physical disabilities by performing tasks such as
Whale, we’re going back to the good ol’ days this year opening doors, pulling wheelchairs, retrieving
and attendees are asked to bring a salad or dessert dropped items, turning on and off lights, performing
to share and a beach game (or two!) to add to the fun. tasks for persons with traumatic brain injury such as
The club will be providing burgers, hotdogs and brats reminding a person with depression to take
with all the fixins’ as well as chips, dips and medication or waking him up or alerting a person with
beverages. As always, everyone should bring a anxiety to the onset of panic attacks.
beach chair and be ready to enjoy the day. Don’t Not to be confused with…
forget, the clubhouse is closed on Opening Day.
“Assistance Dogs” such as Skilled Companion or
As soon as we clear everything away from Opening Social Therapy Dogs or Seizure Response Dogs or
Day, we’ll need to look for our ‘sombreros de fiesta’, Facility Dogs.
because Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner.
Most of the time, people with disabilities that use
And with the new school schedule (last day for kids is
service animals may be easily identified without any
Thursday, May 26), Junior Sailing isn’t far behind. I
need for questioning. If we can tell by looking, it is
guess that means we need to start thinking about fire-
our policy not to make an individual feel unwelcome
works and picnics for the Fourth of July! Is it me, or
is this year just screaming by? by asking questions.
Hope everyone had a safe and comfortable place to If we are unsure whether an animal meets the
wait out the annual tsunami warning. I probably definition of a Service Animal, it is our policy to ask
shouldn’t make light of it- once again, we were lucky the individual, “Is your animal a service animal
to sustain no loss of life and, truly, only minimal required because of a disability?” If the answer is
damage. I waited it out with our BOG Secretary, Vice yes, we will ask, “For what specific task was the
Commodore and 2010 Volunteer of the Year (among animal trained?” If the animal was trained specifically
others) and considered myself fortunate to be in such for that disability we will welcome them in as well, and
cheerful good company. The second tsunami allow their Service Animal entry. The animal must
warning in only 13 months does point out the need for remain on the floor next to the individual, not on a
a workable and more formal emergency plan for club chair or in their lap.
assets (eg boats) to be formulated ASAP. It was Please accept our apologies for the necessary clari-
amazing to see the swirling harbor waters and fication and to those this might affect. If any
missing dock planks, though again, I am grateful it questions, please contact Club Manager John Pope.
wasn’t any worse- and seeing the club open for
business on the 11th was a relief, too. forward to my next column for the Tale- the VicMaui will
Lastly, keep your eyes peeled for treasure- Queen’s be less than a year away, and the Junior Sailing
Treasure, that is! Our own LYC Vice Commodore will program will be well under way. Who knows- given the
be leaving for St. Croix soon to see her sailing success of the Adult Sailing program in February, we
catamaran splash later this month, and it will be here might have some beginning sailor grown ups out in the
this summer! Sabots! Whatever the next couple of months bring, I
That’s all I’ve got for now, but I am already looking hope they will find you happy and well! Until next time-
Continued --> see you at the Club!
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Joey Trevino, Julie Hensony and Skeeter
Stebbins made Green Flash chili (and it was
The Comeback Chili Chicklettes won third place for
their chili and also won the People’s Choice award. There were
From left is Jean Marie Crinion, Lori Powers, Carol several
Johnson, Carol Luff and Suzanne Ayers different
is Doug with
Cyclone Chili was created by Mike Atkinson
and Staff Commodore Bob Hofmann
Having a good time after the auction
were John Domingo, Bill Carsten, Ed All of the chili cookers assembled on the club stairs for
Bartholomew, and Dave Chagolla. a group photo op. Thanks for your hard work!!
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WELCOME TO THE FOLLOWING
FEBRUARY - MARCH, 2011
Stephen Anderson Stan Dunn
Jill Bidoczka Marie Feiman
Ben Bland 111 Philip Link
James Curtis Pat McLane
Tracy Doherty Ron Reade
James Fulford George Yule Where in the World is the LYC Burgee?
RULES TO GUESS LOCATION
Members will have 30 days to submit the correct
answer via E-Mail to: email@example.com
Make the Subject Line: Burgee Contest Answer
LYC CREDIT POLICY (Failure to do so will result in deletion of E-Mail.)
"EXCEEDING CREDIT LIMITS -- If a member Not eligible to win on own photo submitted.
exceeds his/her credit limit, charging privileges shall
Random drawing from all correct entries received
be temporarily withdrawn (NO CHARGE LIST) until
that account is paid-in-full"
will choose winner.
Regular members cannot use their house charging TO SUBMIT A PHOTO
privileges if they are past due or over their credit Make sure that the burgee is in the foreground,
limit. Please allow 24 to 48 hours for bookkeeping and a clearly recognizable place is in the back-
to clear your account. You may use a credit card, ground. (No shots in the middle of the ocean!)
check or cash in the interim.
Include the correct answer on the back of the
Suzanne Ayers — Credit Committee Chairman photo or in the body of the E-Mail.
Send photo to Lynn at above address with
Subject Line: Burgee Contest Photo or mail photo
EIGHT BELLS to LYC -- Attention Newsletter Editor.
.LYC member Monica Derks passed away FEBRUARY WINNER:
March 5, 2011 on Maui. The correct answer to the February burgee photo
was in front of Bobby Flay’s restaurant on Times
Our condolences to Robert Derks and their family.
Square in New York. It was submitted by Steve
Taylor, a regular member from Lahaina. 2 people
guessed correctly and 3 others just said New York
City (not specific enough). Terry Warwick ( a
regular member from Lahaina) was drawn from a
Please Put Names On Photos!!! hat as the winner
We all want to know who they are!
Please continue sending in Burgee pictures
Tale of the Whale April, 2011 Page 11
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