MARCH 2024


Meeting was given to order by Commodore Wayne Eichelkraut at 6:30 p.m.


Wayne asked for a moment of silence for Brian Michael’s mom Mary and Brian (Corie) Hartman's Grandmother.

Wayne Eichelkraut presented a plaque to Karen Corsolini from IRBBA naming Chico (Barry) Corsolini to its Hall Of Fame.



SECRETARY REPORT  -  Michele Armstrong read minutes from the month of February and were approved by members.


TREASURER REPORT  - Barb Foster read bills, expenditures and approved by membership. It was noted by Barb that we have not paid for any product for any of the fish fries yet so do not be misled by the amount.


VICE COMMODORE REPORT  - Dave Baxter, would like to thank all of the bar stockers. We are looking into a new register & better cash register system. We have had two weeks of over rings that were in our favor but we may need a new system that will help with that. We have a Food Service Managers course being held on March 11, 2024 at Stone Jug BarbequeIt is only $120.00 for IL Association Members, which Shoreline is. All day food will also be provided. 


RECREATION REPORT  - Michele Armstrong, reports a great time was had by all at the Winter Games. It was a great turnout by the Shoreline members and family and also by a lot of fellowship with the other clubs. On April 6, 2024, Pekin Boat Club will be stopping at Shoreline for a kickoff bus trip to promote River Bottom at their club. We will need a couple bartenders to bartend around 10:15. Please let me know if you are available or feel free to reply to this email as well. We are going to have a Bloody Mary bar set up and some snacks for the group. 


MEMBERSHIP REPORT -  Jim Stalker, introduced Alex and Darci Brill for their first meeting. They both introduced themselves and explained how they became interested in the Shoreline Boat Club. Jim also introduced for their third and final meeting, Jesse Schmitt and Chris and Stacey Giandonato, all were allowed to talk on their behalf and were asked to leave Shoreline for the votes on them. Congratulations to Giandonato's Family and Jesse Schmitt as they are welcomed to the Shoreline Family.



Wayne Eichelkraut asked for a motion to give out of our Charity Fund money to a former member Steve Mobley, John's son for $150.00, who is suffering with an Illness. Jim Rexford has had a Illness which Wayne would like to donate $200 in gas cards for him. It is known that his daughter in law Monica Rexford had a recent surgery go haywire to the point she could use a little help also. Asked for $200 for her.

Wayne would like to ask for $100 for NCapp Bowlathon in Peru to help sponsor the event. All these were passed by members and the money will come from the Charity fund. Thank you all members for the time and generosity.



CLUBHOUSE CHAIR - Ralph Conrad, we have installed the new oven. It works great and cooks a lot quicker.


CLUB GROUNDS CHAIR -  Robert (Doc) Koeppen, we are having very good luck with the water circulating system removing silt from the Lagoon. Also, asking to return the floats purchased for the water movers for a $1000 credit and buy another water mover dock in the lagoon. Our end cost is $1000. Motion was made by Mike Carey, seconded by Ann Walleck. On April 13, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. asking for assistance to tear down the entrance sign for an upcoming road project. More information to come. Please use extreme caution around water mover in the lagoon. Small John Deere needs front tires and maintenance to front drive again. 


LAGOON CHAIR -  Greg Farmer, we will have our annual Lagoon meeting on March 10, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. If anyone is planning on moving and their dock will be available for bid, please be kind enough to let me know ahead of time at least three days prior to the Lagoon meeting. Entrance ramp to the boat ramp is loose from ice. It's in the process of being repaired but please use caution for now.


ISLAND CHAIR -  Ryan Garzanelli, 2 island docks are out and still being secured. Please use caution. 2 cameras are up and running at the island. Also installed the metal ramp leading to the docks.


Unfinished business: Wayne stated that a year ago we changed the process of sponsors for new members and not requiring them. I would like to extend this to another year again and check the merits of said change, a simple hand vote for this is all that is needed and it passed, thank you Shoreline Boat Club.

Wayne Eichelkraut Stated a Free Show of Kung Fu Panda 4 will be held at the Roxy on March 28, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. Free to all kids. This event is sponsored by the Ottawa Special Events Committee.


Motion to adjourn at 7:09 p.m.



                    April Birthdays                      

1 Kim Weakley

3 Staci Horner

4  Shelley Phelps

Jani Eichelkraut

8 Sarah Makeever Shumway

11 Cam Cook

14 Karen Corsolini
16 Denny Gray
16 Joe Brewer
17 Frank Less
20 Kim Ruhland
22 Amy Duncan
22 Debbie Garzenelli
23 Gaylene Stalker
24 Mark Larson
25 Chris Clark
25 Jim Shanley
26 John Mobley
27 Tammy Despain
27 Kevin Bramel
28 Dave Gee


April Anniversaries

 5 Al & Kim Ruhland
14 Wayne & Jani Eichelkraut
17 Sean & Maggie Walker
19 Dennis & Debbie Allen
20 Mark & Angie Larson