Greetings from the Lake Flaming Gorge Yacht Club! I hope the web site is finding all of you well, in good spirits and already looking forward to next year’s boating season. Let’s hope for an abundant snowpack this winter to keep our lake, and the cut-through, full and healthy during the upcoming boating season.
As Commodore, let me provide you with a list of my primary goals for next year:
1. Continue to work on projects and opportunities to improve conditions, and provide for greater enjoyment, of Flaming Gorge by club members and others who wish to spend time on this great lake.
2. Continue to facilitate good fellowship among our club members, and a collective stewardship of the lake we all enjoy.
3. Continue working towards the creation of a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for the following purposes: a) to facilitate the Club’s existing charitable activities; b) to assist the Club in fundraising for various projects and activities on a tax exempt basis; c) to strengthen the Club’s financial position and community standing; and d) to enhance the ability of the Club to more fully serve its members interests.
I hope you will support me and our Board of Directors in pursuing these goals. Let me introduce this year’s Board of Directors:
. Mike Midgley, Vice Commodore
. Lillian Kelsch, Port Captain
. Michelle Inglis, Treasurer
. Sharrie Forsyth, Secretary
. Tim Budd, Immediate Past Commodore
. Tamara Horning and Robyn Wilson, Boardwalk Dock Representatives
. Mike Snodgrass and Rusty Fife, Raleigh Hills Dock Representatives
. Dee Dee McCashland and Lynn Biely, Straight Arrow Dock Representatives
. Chris Zuech and Vincent Lo, Park Place Dock Representatives
. Darin Stites, Pier 1 (Gas Dock) Representative
. Jerry Taylor, Dry Storage Representative
. Bill Athens, Manila Representative
. Garry Fratto, Wasatch Front Representative
Lucerne Valley Marina Attenuator Replacement Project
Two years ago the Lake Flaming Gorge Yacht Club began efforts to build a partnership among various agencies who would need to be involved with replacement of the failed large tire wave attenuator (LTWA) at Lucerne Valley Marina. These agencies include: the USDA Forest Service, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation, Flaming Gorge Corporation, and the Lake Flaming Gorge Yacht Club. A partnership was successfully formed, and through this partnership the LTWA Replacement Project was initiated.
The Replacement Project will involve removal (or relocation) of the existing LTWA and replacing it with a new, more modern attenuator that will extend south from the existing north shoreline of the marina. We are excited that after many meetings, considerable correspondence and the combined best efforts of the partnership members, a grant was awarded late last year for nearly $300,000 to begin constructing phase 1 of the Replacement Project. Phase 1 will include construction of approximately one-half (300 ft) of the Project. Because funding was not available until after July 1, 2012, and lengthy investigations needed to determine (and approve) a suitable winter storage location, installation of phase 1 was not possible this year.
Discussions are currently underway to begin pursuing funding for phase 2 of the Replacement Project, which will involve installation of the remaining 300 feet. A grant proposal is currently being prepared for phase 2 which is due for submission in late October. If successful, and with any luck, it may be possible to install both phases 1 and 2 of the Project during the 2013 boating season. The Club will continue to expend considerable efforts in accomplishing this important project goal.
Starting five years ago, the Vice-Commoeore has taken on the resposibility of rasing donations to fund scholarships for the local high school kids. Over the last five years the club has given $9,900.00 in scholarships. For more information please visit the scholarship page.