Commodore F. Terrence Blanchard and Rear Commodore Rodney W. Rieger joined with other members on November 8 to express their appreciation to LGYC volunteers for their many hours of service to the Yacht Club during the year. Commodore Blanchard thanked all of the officers, directors, race committee and other committee members for the successful 2014 season.

The annual Recognition Dinner honoring volunteers was held at Abbey Springs in Fontana.

Since the Yacht Club’s earliest days, individuals have volunteered their time and talents to serve as officers and directors, to work on committees that promote good competition on the race course, and to assist in social, educational, and business areas that contribute to the enjoyment of every member and keep the club functioning.

This tradition continues, and Commodore Blanchard expressed his deep appreciation for the efforts that everyone put forth in 2014 to make the Yacht Club such a special place. He gave a special thank you to the fund raising, design, building, and site plan committees, whose members have worked so hard to make the new clubhouse project a reality. Commodore Blanchard noted that after a few delays in getting the project started, construction is now underway, with the first floor walls more than 50 percent complete.

“We are cautiously optimistic that the new clubhouse will be completed on schedule, with our general contractor reconfirming delivery of the facility at the end of May,” he said.

Rear Commodore Rodney Rieger presented volunteers with special gifts of appreciation, which included LGYC car blankets, race committee shirts, and LGYC hats.

“Our club is defined by the great quality of our volunteers,” he said. “With your continued help, the Big Inland here in August will be a major success and offer a magnificent showcase for our new clubhouse.”

Reporting By Ellen Bentsen