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Kingston Cove Yacht Club
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 81
Kingston, WA 98346-0081
KCYC is a 501C7 - Social Organization
Club Address
25815 Washington Blvd NE
Kingston, WA 98346
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HomeBosun's Pipe, June 2021

JUNE 2021

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Sandi Dalgleish

Commodore 2020-2021

A Message from the Commodore

It’s back!!! The most exciting annual Kingston event…the Kingston 4th of July. We've been begging for it, and it looks like it is really going to happen! May and June were a whirlwind of activity at the club, and, as the club heads out to a great trip to Port Townsend, we will catch our breath as we return and face into preparing for the 4th. We haven't had this much fun to look forward to since...well since July 2019!
It takes a village to plan and prepare for this big event. Watch for and put your hand up for volunteer opportunities to get involved. The opportunities are many, from the Pancake Breakfast, Free Hot Dogs for Kids, helping with the parade floats and walking in the parade, all the way to supporting the Beer Tent in the park – a major fund raiser for the club, supporting much of what we do during the year. Read more below.

On a more serious note, it is time to turn the corner on my watch as I appoint a Nominating Committee and begin looking for the officers of tomorrow. The club survived COVID and is gaining momentum with many new members, additional new member applicants and a list of potential new members in various stages of interest. Hardly a week goes by without an email or voicemail expressing interest and asking for information about how to join. It is important we keep this momentum going as we look to the next Board of Trustees. Please read more on the process below and watch for additional special communications starting next week.


Sign up Early for KCYC Pancake Breakfast—Sunday, July 4th

KCYC members have the opportunity to signup early and pay online for the Pancake Breakfast.  Doing so will make the process at the door go much smoother, and allow the line to move quickly.  You can register yourself and your guests, members or non-members.  The cost is just $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.  Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, ham, orange juice, and coffee.
Click here to register to the July 4th Pancake Breakfast.

Volunteer to Help with July 4th Activities

This is a big event for Kingston and for KCYC.  We will need everybody's help to make it a huge success as in years past. There are many ways to contribute....Please consider registering to help, as well as attend, one (or more) of the activities below. We guarantee you will have fun!!!  Email the coordinator listed by each activity.


It takes a village, but it is a LOT OF FUN!
Don’t miss out!

Do You Like Beer on the 4th?

The entire town of Kingston is excited to have the traditional 4th of July activities back, and nothing is more traditional than the Beer Tent at the Park!  KCYC operates the beer tent which also sells wine, spirits, and soda.  We will be serving from 1pm to 9pm.  Guests have their ID's checked, buy drink tickets outside, and then have their drinks poured at the bar.  We have a permit which does not require a MAST license to pour, so anyone who is willing to help, can serve drinks.  This is a fun place to work and a great promotion for our club, since our customers come from the entire community of KIngston.  If you can help out, either checking ID's, selling tickets, or pouring drinks, please contact Bill Orr @  Shifts are flexible!

Come to Lopez Island
July 30th—August 1st

Cruise to Lopez Island where the crabbing is great, the little village has some interesting shops, cafes and a farmers market. It is also a great place to stop on the way to or from the islands.

There is still no sign that we can go to Canada this year so a trip to Lopez is on the schedule. Please contact the Lopez Islander Resort in the next week to reserve your slip. Then RSVP on this website to let the cruise captains know you are coming. The resort also has camping and a hotel. Book early as the San Juans will be crowded this year. If you have questions, contact Jerry Kirschner at

Come to Pleasant Harbor
September 3rd—6th

The beautiful Pleasant Harbor Marina has given us 17 slips for the Labor Day weekend.  September 3-6.  The facility includes a hot tub and swimming pool, bbq grills and a cafe. There are camping facilities nearby and a rental house on site.  Karen and Walter Viereck are planning many fun activities. Don’t miss the big splash marking the end of summer!  Sign up online:  Pleasant Harbor Cruise 

Forming the KCYC Nominating Committee

The opportunity to serve KCYC in a leadership role is a distinct honor. In this capacity, your efforts are the key to a well-run organization, engaging the membership, and providing value for all to enjoy.

Ensuring the right team for this job requires careful construction. The team needs members with a firm understanding of how the club will need to operate and it requires a diversity of perspectives to ensure the entire club is represented.  To this end, the Nominating Committee will be formed under the leadership of our Past Commodore, Ken Dalgleish who is actively working to name the committee which will be announced next week via a Bosun’s Pipe Special Edition.

Call for Nominations

Are you interested in a Board Leadership Position? The Commodore has selected the 2020 Nominating Committee members. The responsibilities of this group are to advertise open positions on the Board, collect names or offer names of potential candidates, inform potential candidates of the role and expectations for each position, receive a commitment from each candidate, identify at least one candidate for each open position and present those names to the general membership for a final vote at the September General meeting.

As has been true in the past, the open positions include: Commodore, Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore, Fleet Captain, Treasurer, Secretary, and Trustee (2 year Term). The current 2 year Trustee, Chuck Turner, will continue in his position and the current Commodore will become the Past Commodore. There is a tradition of flag officers “walking the chairs” meaning that flag officers move through the chairs from Fleet Captain to Commodore in order to maintain continuity and institutional knowledge. Although the tradition stands, it is not absolute and anyone interested must notify the Nominating Committee if they would like to be considered for any office.

Leadership is paramount to the success of the club and each member has the responsibility to help select that leadership and volunteer for a leadership position when ready. With this Call for Nominations, we are asking that each person consider whether this is the year that they will step for a Board Position or provide names of others that they think would be a good fit. Job descriptions and the Bylaws Requirements for officers may be found on the website in the Documents Folder. Please pass your own name or another to a member of the Nominating Committee for consideration. The Nominating Committee will contact each nominated person to offer information concerning the role and the expectations via discussions and job descriptions. If you have questions or would like more information, contact any member of the Nominating Committee.

Remember it is OK to nominate yourself!

Ken Dalgleish
Chair, Nominating Committee


Welcome New Members

It has been a year since we could be on site and conduct formal inductions.  What fun as we inducted the following new members at the May and June General Meetings.

  • Tim and Lucy Falla
  • Dean and Cathleen Smith
  • Neal and Karen Parker
  • Kirsten and John Jewell
  • Robert Mehm and Doreen Jordan
  • Patricia Gundlach
  • Lynda & John Wilson
  • Dave & Loretta Jones

Don’t miss next month’s General Meeting where we will have even more new member inductions!

New Member Applicants

  • Mistie & Mike Fain
    • Live in the Bainbridge/Suquamish Area
    • Have a boat in the marina
    • Sailors!
    • Golf gardening, reading, skiing and travel
  • Simona & Radim Dedek
    • Live in the Kingston area for the past 3 years.
    • Like to food, wine, beer, cooking, fishing, and gardening.
    • Interested in volunteering
  • Philip Frankl
    • Lived in the Kingston area for only 3 months; moved from the SF Bay area
    • Sailor!
    • Enjoys sailing, hiking, cooking, and home improvement projects.
    • Likes to crew and looking for crew for his boat.

Helen Meredith Community Service
Award Recipient—Beth Berglund

The Kingston Cove Yacht Club Helen Meredith Community Service Award is given to a community member who has made a significant difference to Kingston by leadership, active participation in and distinguished service to the community.

The recipient of the 2021 Kingston Cove Yacht Club Helen Meredith Community Service Award is Beth Berglund. Beth has an amazing array of community involvement and contributions, including everything from having led and participated on key community organizations and local non-profit boards, volunteering at the community center and with the local tax aide program, and including milking goats for local farmers so they can have some time away occasionally and just recently starting a kitten foster program for PAWS. It is our extreme pleasure to recognize Beth for all that she has done for the community of Kingston.

Click here to read about all of Beth's contributions.

KCYC Ship's Store
Ready, Set, Summer!

Cruise into summer with new apparel and accessories from your KCYC Ship’s store.

For details and pricing, or to place your order, contact Linda MacEllven at 
We will coordinate with our embroiderer and quote pricing prior to placing your order.  In addition to our KCYC logo, you can have your boat name embroidered too! 

Click on this link to view the catalog:

KCYC Members Only Facebook Page

For those of you who haven't found it yet, KCYC has both a public facebook page, Kingston Cove Yacht Club, and a "members only" page which you must request to join.  Members can use the page to communicate only with other members on whatever topics they choose. To request to join the page, please click the link below.

Go to KCYC Members Facebook page

Boater Education Committee

Be sure to check out The KCYC Boater Education webpage for updated information.

  • Lessons Learned—This section now includes a blog of members sharing.
  • Spring Education Series—Presentations from the event have been uploaded.
  • Resources— New resources are being added on an ongoing basis.

Check out what's new by clicking the link here: Boater Education

News from the Social Committee

Summer is here and we welcomed it in with the back-to-back frivolity of the Invasion of the Ranger Tugs and the Solstice ParTay. Then, over the last weekend in June we had a remote social event in Port Townsend, where the Boat Fleet, RV Fleet, and DayTripper Fleet combined for a rocking good time.

July? Well, after the bedlam on the Fourth things will quiet down, with the bar open on Fridays, at least one “Support Your Local Eatery” night and a night (July 23) where you bring whatever you would like grilled, and we grill it and provide sides. Meanwhile, plans for August are on the committee white board. Stay tuned.

Finally, for those interested, we have booked the big party house in Pleasant Harbor for Labor Day for non-boaters and have one of the four rooms left (each comes with its own bathroom). Contact John Gantz for more info.,
508-397-3082 (S), 508-524-6796 (J)

Friday Night Hosts Needed

We are looking for Friday Night hosts! We've had a small group of members doing the bulk of the work throughout the pandemic to keep things going at the club, and now it's time for more members to step forward. Hosting is not real complicated, and if you've never hosted before, our Social Directors, John and Shelley Gantz, will help you through the process. Basically it requires you to choose a dish to serve, shop for the ingredients, and prepare the food. We will recruit additional volunteers to help with the setup of the club, serving of the food, and club cleanup

Send Shelley an email to learn more.

Consider Joining RBAW

RBAW, Recreational Boating Association of Washington, is an organization that KCYC fully supports. This advocacy group represents the interests of boater and non-boater alike, lobbying for fairness in regulations, licensing and privacy issues, and recently removing restrictions imposed on boaters as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

KCYC pays a separate membership fee to this organization and encourages all of our members to consider joining. The annual dues are $20.00 per individual (household). If you indicate your interest, we will follow up with a separate invoice to you payable to KCYC, which we will in turn, total up with all dues collected and submit to RBAW on your behalf. Your name will be linked to KCYC as a subscribing member of RBAW, showing your personal support for this important organization.

By email to, please indicate your interest in joining. We will then follow up with an invoice sent directly to you for payment. 
To learn more about RBAW, please visit their website at

Sunshine and Clouds

  • Some sunshine! Congrats to:
    • Kathy Satre and Bill Orr’s beautiful new granddaughter Shue born on May 26th.
    • Jerry & Rhonda Andrew’s granddaughter who celebrated her quinceanera this month and to their eldest granddaughter who graduated as her High School Valedictorian.

  • And some Clouds….
    • Our long-standing member and Past Commodore, Tom Pickens, has suffered a stroke.

      He is doing well in the ICU at UW. He has a room with a view overlooking the Montlake Cut and will hopefully be able to enjoy it soon. He is being continuously monitored neurologically and if he keeps doing well, they will move him to a room and begin physical therapy. Linda is with him and will keep us informed as to his progress. Linda and family ask for your prayers for Tom’s speedy recovery. Please keep the entire Pickens family in your thoughts and prayers.

    • Alan Kutz, Lifetime Member & Past Commodore, crossed over the bar at the age of 94.

      Alan and his four siblings had a wonderful childhood “messing” about in boats and living the island life. At the young age of 17 he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and was stationed in the cold and sometime perilous seas of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska.

      Alan married his high school sweetheart, Janice Morgan, and together they had two children, Alan Jr and Jeff. After graduating from the University of Washington, he started his business career at the American Tar Company in Seattle, eventually purchasing the company, where he was able to further develop the company and its products. Several years after Janice passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, Alan remarried to Marilyn Young Nevan.

      Alan was blessed to retire early in his fifties and took full advantage of his hard-earned retirement, living life to its fullest, spending time with family, boating, gardening and working on his various houses. When people talk to you about Alan, they will speak about his tireless work ethic and how happy he was when he was working. Alan touched many people thorough his long journey and will be missed by all who knew him.

Washington State to Lift COVID Restrictions by June 30

Washington is on course to lift its broad COVID-19 economic restrictions by June 30, if not sooner. And starting immediately, fully vaccinated people will have fewer requirements regarding mask-wearing, and can attend weddings, funerals and sporting events without limits on capacity.  A full reopening would come sooner if 70% or more of state residents over the age of 16 have gotten at least their first shot before then, said the governor. Currently, 57% of Washingtonians 16 and up have gotten at least one shot, according to Inslee’s office.

Events like outdoor and indoor sports won’t have limits on the number of attendees who have been vaccinated, Inslee said. Likewise, weddings and funerals will be allowed at full capacity if the attendees have all been vaccinated.  And cruise ships with fewer than 250 passengers will be able to sail if the crew and 95% of passengers have been vaccinated.


KCYC Supports the Kingston 4th of July Activities

A full 4th of July Celebration in Kingston is on, and as usual, KCYC is participating big time! We start with the traditional Pancake Breakfast, serving the entire community of Kingston; follow with a float in the parade on Main Street at Noon; Free Hot Dogs for Kids after the parade; and the KCYC beer/wine/spirits tent opens directly after the parade.  It takes a lot of work and dedication, along with many club volunteers to pull it off, but KCYC comes thru for the town without fail.  If you haven't already, please sign up to volunteer:  Kingston 4th of July


2021 Bell Harbor Memorial Day Cruise

Memorial Weekend Bell Harbor Cruise

Our annual cruise to Bell Harbor was a big success. We filled the entire C dock with our 15 boats. The weather cooperated pretty well for the entire holiday weekend. There was a nice combination of planned activities and downtime.

Friday- All boats arrived in good shape after a nice crossing. Cruise Captains Rick and Rita had lots of activities planned starting with cocktails and appetizers on on the dock.

Saturday- got off to a good start with coffee and pastries. Next was getting the dinghies ready for the mini cruise to Maggie Bluffs for lunch. Afternoon activities began with another gathering on the dock for a Seattle Music Scene contest featuring a special grunge artist on the ukulele thanks to Rick. All this followed up with the usual KCYC fantastic overabundance pot luck dinner.

Sunday- What a start to the day; a potluck breakfast that included an omelette station, fresh cooked waffles as well as bacon and eggs, fruit and pastries! Off to the Mariner’s game. It is always fun to go to the ball game, even with social distancing. There was plenty to cheer about as the home team put this one in the victory column. Back to the boats and dinner. Dinner was on your own, but later music and dancing broke out on the dock.

Monday- In what has become our club tradition, we paid our respects with a memorial service including the wreath of flowers prepared by Cheryl Jester. Thanks to Stan and Ken for the moving words about our fallen military who gave their all for our country.

2021 06 Brats & Live Music

Brats & Live Music

Brats and Live Music started off with lively! The Ranger Tug group, who was in Port for the weekend, came up early by special invitation once again this year. As with last year, they just LOVED Kingston and want to make plans to come back again next year.

As they said farewell, the club filled up with happy member faces. The sun was out, the patio was full, the music was great and I dare say the food was appreciated by all. It was a great time for our guests, our members, for the musicians and for the club. A good time was had by all….excellent view of great times to come.

2021 06 GM Annual Family Night

June General Meeting & Annual Family Night

Over 50 people turned out for the Annual Family Night where the Board prepared and served grilled hamburgers, baked beans, yummy macaroni salad, and ice cream treats to top it all off.

2021 06 Summer Solstice ParTay

Summer Solstice ParTay

Well, the weather held out for us…the sun stayed around and again the patio and club filled up with happy faces. As usual, the food was great, the bar was open and a good time was had by all. Many thanks to John and Shelley Gantz for all their hard work to make it happen.

It is a busy, busy club and we are looking forward and making more plans for July.