Right about now, I’m sure everyone is hunting down their grass skirts, coconut shelled tops, floral Hawaiian shirts and matching flip flops, therefore I better share our Luau plans….
The Luau is a weekend long event for those that are interested, starting Friday, August 14 and ending Sunday, August 16th. We will be located at the Henderson Point Group Campground, so come by land or water! If you can not make it there for the entire weekend, then be sure you join us for our big Luau dinner on Saturday. Don Courtney, along with Rich Kamens and Kim Thompson & crew are going spoil us again with a Low Country Boil and grilled chicken. Apparently, in an effort to keep both the cooks in check and prevent a mob scene at dinnertime, Don says he’ll put out some shrimp, as appetizers, around early afternoon. Then at 4:00 pm, we’ll enjoy the full dinner along with your yummy side dishes and desserts to share! We’ll also have some games and a bonfire, to top it all off. Don’t forget also to bring your chairs and beverages.
Please keep in mind that we need volunteers for the following tasks. If you are able to contribute to the following, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or post on our Steele Creek Yacht Club Facebook group page how you can help with:
- Collect and haul in firewood on Friday
- Bring a tarp or canopy for shade & rain protection- install Friday evening / Saturday morning
- Assist Don on Friday to unload his trailer full of grills, etc.
- Tear down and pack-up on Sunday
If you’re coming by car, don’t forget the park gate is typically open from 8am – 9pm, so plan accordingly if you’re not popping up the old tent. Here are the directions to get you to the Henderson Point gate:
Henderson Point Entrance Station Address:
1427 Reverend Henderson Rd.
Henderson, NC 27537
GPS: 36.5312, -78.3461
Directions to Henderson Point:
From I-85, take exit 214 and follow Highway 39 North for approximately 13.5 miles. Turn right on Rock Spring Church Rd and go about 2.5 miles. Turn right onto Reverend Henderson Church Rd and travel about 1 mile to Henderson Point.
That same evening, Rhonda Ivey and Keir Penny hosted a not to be forgotten, Italian Night. SCYC’s first dinner event utilizing our new patio, gazebo and mobile furniture, the large turnout was still very comfortable and accommodating. The Italian mood was set with red-checkered tablecloths, flowers, candles, music, spaghetti & meatballs and punch. After dinner, the KISS CAM made its way through the crowd to create some great photos and memories. Thanks Rhonda and Keir for creating such a charming event!
Good news, our Dock Crawl hosts have set their event date for November 7th! For all the dates of upcoming events, check out the calendar on our website www.steelecreekyachtclub.org as well as recaps of past events in the Commodore’s News section, and photos too. Looking ahead, don’t forget:
- Dog Days of Summer- August 29
- Treasure Hunt- September 12
- Fun Race- September 19
- Fish Fry- September 19
- Bluenose Race- September 26
As summer continues on, just like the mayflies, (thanks Bob Harrison and Don Courtney for this week’s biology and reproduction lessons), we remind ourselves of the wonderful opportunity, as boaters, we have to spend our leisure time with good friends (old and new) and in the presence of nature. Our beautiful Kerr Lake, that place we call, our home away from home.
Best to you and hopefully we’ll see you at the Luau-
Thank you, as always for your contributions, energy and support to SCYC,
2015 SCYC Commodore