April Ripples 2022
Meeting gaveled to order at 6:34 p.m. by our Commodore Wayne Eichelkraut
Wayne asked for members to keep Denny Murry in your thoughts and prayers as he is in Peoria after a heart issue.
Secretary Report: Michele Armstrong, read minutes from March meeting and the progress on our proposed changes to our membership application. Notes were read and approved by members.
Treasurer’s Report: Barb Foster, read bill totals and balances on all our accounts, these were heard and approved by membership.
Vice Commodore’s Report: Ed Roloff, Ed wished to thank all bar stockers, and Ben Brown for taking of the bar when we lacked bar stocking for two weeks. Ed also noted there are a few spots for bar stockers still open if you wish to partake. A second Bassett course will be offered at Claudette’s Bar in Oglesby on May 22, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. this is free to all Shoreline Boat Club members and far easier than taking it online. April 17, 2022 we due to cost increases, are raising the price of patio beer to $8.00 and price for case beer will be adjusted, to reflect this increase also.
Recreation Report: Michele, “Our Friday Night Lights” Fish Fries are going great, lots of great participation by our members, Bag tournament went well, had participation from our neighboring clubs. A pontoon visit, and the next week SRYC brought a full houseboat. April 9, 2022 from 10-12p.m. is the kids Easter Party looking for help, contact Brittany Hill, in regards to this eggstravaganza!!!! Looking for a club chairman to orchestrate our participation in Miss River bottom, no dressing up for this, June 24-25, 2022.
Our Steak Fry Chairman is retiring, Jim Shanley, great job with this over the years. If anyone wants to pick up the baton he has all the crib notes and such from past Steak Fries and would gladly aid in advice in the project.
Still two weeks left of Fish Fries come on down and give us a hand, we can always find a spot for you.
Membership Chairman: Jim Stalker, Welcome back Denny Gray,  And I would Like to introduce for their first meeting, prospective members Abby Carretto, Angie Carretto, Matt Engel, Abby’s sponsor is Mike Budoch, and Kim Brewer. Angies sponsors were Ryan Crum and Ryan Garzanelli, Matt Engel’s sponsors were Eric”Bubba” Engel and Brian Michaels. All were introduced by their sponsors who spoke briefly on their behalf, as did our new members. It looks like a great group of new members,  if you have friends interested in Boating and becoming a member of our Shoreline Family bring them down, stop making this the best kept secret in the Illinois Valley.
Charity Report: Roberta Roloff, Ducky Derby will be held June 11, 2022, bigger and better this year. Tickets for sale at the bar and I have tickets to sell for purchase of said Ducks, so contact me in regards to this.
Clubhouse Chair: Jeff Mackiewicz, To rent the backroom it has to be approved before you put your name on the Calendar. Ryan Crum stated there are some serious cracks appearing in the foundation and in several areas of the club that need attended to.
Club ground Chair: John Crouch, We have a meeting for the campers tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. and we are looking for someone to do the flowers and upkeep for them this year.
Lagoon Chairman: Greg Farmer, Looking to remove the canopy on the northwest side of lagoon, possibly to use metal to help with some structure on the Island.
Old Business: Read Progress of Changes to our membership application. Meeting on this and Board meeting Monday April 11, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. with members wishing to participate all invited to this.
Members asked if we can install a storm door on the west exit near the bar area, all thought this a good idea for better air circulation before air is on.
New Business:
Motion to adjourn by Mike Carey, seconded by Roberta Roloff.

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