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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
HomeBosun's Pipe, April 2024


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Commodore 2023-24 Rita Osborn

April makes me think of rabbits, pancakes, chocolates, my mum, England, tulips, shower trees, and egg salad sandwiches. If you have any questions about my thoughts, ask me next time you see me.

Rick and I would like to thank everyone that helped make the Ladies Luncheon, Island Style, a memorable event. It was nostalgic for me, bringing back childhood memories, as well as the 30+ years I spent in Hawaii with family, friends and my career. For Rick, it was a lot of work, that is not in his wheel house, but because of the support from the guys in the club, and a few ladies, he pulled it off, and, all in all, it was a pretty great event.

Thank you to Mark Ryan and Gloria Young who showed up early Sunday morning to help set up. Mark I owe you a chocolate covered macadamia nut, because there were three let over. LOL. Gloria you are always willing to pitch in, and are always someone we can count on to help. Thank you to Ken Dalgleish for deep frying the Lumpia, and organizing the kitchen. To Simona and Rad Dedek, Adam Doremire, Dave Jones, Steve Page, Jeff Kutz, Jack Lott, Greg Colt, Walter Viereck, Eric MacEllven, Chuck Turner, Adela and Dave Lucas a big Mahalo Nui Loa for being there to greet, prepare, plate, serve, clean up and help in every way, Rick and I are very grateful. It was an afternoon of Music, dancing, food, and sharing the Aloha Spirit.

There are many more events coming up this month, and so check the Club calendar and get ready for some more music, food and good times. The Daffodil Cruise is upon us, I have’t been before, so I am looking forward to it, and hoping for some sunny weather. If you aren’t able to make it remember that the club house is open on Friday night. The Freakness Horse Races are coming up as well, and before you know it we will be at the Club on the 27th of the month doing our annual Spring Cleaning.

Opening Day for Seattle is May 4th and Opening Day for Kingston is May 11. Help us plan, and plan to attend, and above all, plan on having a good time.  See you soon, and until then be kind to each other, and Aloha Hui Hou.




April 2024 —Clubhouse Improvements Progress

Recently Completed

  • New laminate flooring installed (Thank you Ken and the multiple member volunteers)

Next Up

  • Install parking bollards in front of barbecue. (Thank you Jerry)
  • Repair outside barbecue stand. (Thank you Jerry & Rita’s son)
  • Determine cost effective ceiling mounted acoustic panels.
  • Acquire and install new window coverings.
  • Replant and hang deck planter baskets. (Thank you Vivi Ann & Rita)

On the List

  • Add additional food counter electrical outlets.
  • Build out a soffit above the food counter replacing the current curtain.

Important Dates

  • Saturday April 27th – Annual Spring Cleaning—Another opportunity to volunteer. Deep cleaning or our clubhouse, fixtures and furniture. Call for all members available to volunteer.

Notice something that could use fixing or improved that's issing from the lists? Drop me an e-mail at Please describe the item and the best way to reach you so I may get more information if needed.

Shout out to Colleen Carey, our rental manager, for coordinating rentals increasing Club supplemental revenues. Last month the Board approved use of our clubhouse for celebration of life events without a rental fee up to three hours to honor our members of good standing that unfortunately crossed the bar. A nominal administration fee and cleaning deposit will still apply. Submit rental application and coordinate directly with Colleen. Another amenity for our members.  

March was a busy month at the KCYC bar. We’ve been opening at 1700 hours and members seem to appreciate it. We will keep the early opening in place until Labor Day and the reassess.

Many thanks to Christa Barrett Ross for helping out at the pre-St. Patrick’s Day feast, she always does a great job.
Also thanks to Julie Turner who pitched in to second Darcy at the General Meeting - we both really appreciate the extra pair of hands. Joseph’s paella night was a huge success, so Darcy and I were very busy serving.
The Bar Boosters program has been chugging along with Darcy keeping track of sales and marking your cards. So far 58 members have benefited and received rebates. See me if you’d like to join

For KCYC financially, March came in like a lion (Polar Bear) and went out like a ... lion (Paella). At the quarter year mark we are 32% above budgeted revenues and holding 6% more cash than last month. But don't get too excited, we have some bills coming up. This is no April Fools; We'll talk again in May.


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The 2024 Cruising Season is well underway and again the fleet got lucky with weather as the cruise to Bremerton was cold but clear and not too windy. Joseph did a great job as Cruise Captain and as with any activity Joseph takes charge of, all participants were well fed!

On Saturday, March 30, Chuck Turner and the Fleet Captain took six members and two guests on our respective boats, for a trip through the Ballard Locks and had lunch at the Seattle Yacht Club. It was a great trip and the Locks transit was conducted without incident and with light traffic. It turned out to be a great day to be on the water.

Quickly approaching is the cruise to the Tacoma Yacht Club April 12-14 for the Daffodil Festival. We have a small flotilla of boats going and POUR DECISIONS has volunteered to be the Parade Boat. Walter and Karen Viereck will be Cruise Captains for the event and will setup home base in their RV near the entrance to the Tacoma Yacht Club. Soon to follow are the cruises for Seattle Yacht Club Opening Day and Kingston Opening Day. Thank you to Larisa and Mike Hauser for volunteering to be Cruise Captains for the Point Hudson Cruise with Jim Diianni acting as Co-Cruise Captain.

While we are off to an exciting start of the cruising season, it is nevertheless with a heavy heart that we move forward with our cruises. Jeff Barrett was so looking forward to this cruising season. He will be sorely missed. Please keep Lori Barrett in your prayers.

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Boater Education & Safety
KCYC members had a great cruise through the Hiram Chittenden Locks on March 30th. We had 8 KCYC members join us on Ed’s boat, Fast Eddy, and Chuck’s boat, Nenita. We left the Port of Kingston early in the morning, cruised through locks, and had lunch at the Seattle Yacht Club.

Contact Jim DiIanni if you are interested in having a complimentary Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel Safety Check (VSC) for your boat. The VSC is a great way to ensure your boat meets the Federal and State safety requirements. 425-466-0483



Welcome to the Port Watch, our monthly article highlighting issues and activities at the Port.

Sometimes the things we find out are just plain crazy. Consider this—last month I reached out to our commissioners, asking each to respond to me regarding some of the public comments at the March workshop. The topic was project planning, or the lack there of, in the view of many of the residents. After not hearing back from any commissioner, I followed up and received an opening statement from one commissioner that was truly shocking. Here it is, and I quote:  “Each commissioner has their own view regarding this redevelopment project/proposal so sharing those views individually seems counter to Governance rules to me.”  Counter to Governance rules?? The primary role of our commissioners is to respond to any constituent’s questions on a one-on-one basis. Commissioners, as I reported in an earlier article can’t talk to one another, but they are bound by oath of office to talk to you and me.

The focus is now on incorporating all the maintenance and upgrading elements in the 2023-2028 Comprehensive Plan (see page 29 of the Comprehensive Plan) into a master project plan that includes the proposed hotel and restaurant project. I don’t have space in this article to elaborate, but stand by—much more detail is coming.

Any questions or comments, contact Jack Lott,



Lakebay Marina Open House!
Curious about the redevelopment of Lakebay Marina? Attend the open house on Monday, April 29th! Learn more about the historic project and get involved! There will be a project presentation and an open-mic comment period. An important part of that redevelopment is community input. For those of you that are unable to attend there will be an online survey for comments posted on the project website closer to the open house date of 4/29. Click here for the project website: Lakebay Marina Redevelopment

Feel free to email to be added to the list and receive future project updates. Want to show your support by making a tax deductible donation online to support the Lakebay Marina redevelopment and other Salish Sea marine parks? Click here to donate today: RBAW Marine Parks Convservancy


April  2024

  • The Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 16th at 6pm.
  • The General Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 18th at 6pm. There will be the usual potluck dinner preceding the business meeting.

Stop by the Club
on Friday Evenings!

Now open at 5pm.

Our members are always welcome to just come in for a drink and to catch up with friends on Friday evenings.  You are not required to participate in the meal being served. Guests of members are also welcome, however they must be signed in by their host member.

When food is provided, reserve a spot if available (depending on what is being served) so that our hosts can plan the correct amount of food and avoid food loss costs to the club.


In March we celebrated St Patrick’s Day a day early. Big shoutout to Cheryl Callais, our volunteer of the month, who was your event host and put on amazing Reuben sandwiches, with the help of a few friends, including some potential new members who she lured into the club to cook! Special thanks to the chefs: Steve Lickar and JoEllen Leonard, not members (YET!) Janiece Christian made the soup, Volunteers: Kathy Butterly, Rad Dedek, Toni Scarborough, Cecile Schwedes, Julie and Dave Turner, Kathy Showman

On March 29th Joseph went all out with Paella night. Can you say two pans going simultaneously, with two teams of chefs, stuffed with chicken, Spanish chorizo, clams, mussels and even lobster tails? We also had a Mediterranean salad, and freshly baked Spanish Olive Oil bread. Big thanks to our volunteers: Mark Ryan, Kathy Butterly, Linda and Eric McEllven, Robin Lott, Steve Young, Rad Dedek, Rachel Cable, Kathy Showman, Gloria Young, William and Julie Westwater. Event was co-hosted by Joseph Charnes and Simona Dedek.

During April, after the traditional Sunday Ladies Luncheon on April 7th, the calendar really starts to heat up with cruises and outdoor activities. Spring is really here now! Check out the events below.  Please let me know if you have any questions! Text, email or call me.
Simona Dedek, Social Director 818-434-8091

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"Freakness" Horse Races

Saturday, April 20th

The next big event you should not miss is our very own Kingston Freakness horse races on Saturday, April 20th. We will race wooden horses and bet on them in CASH baby. Lots of yummy appetizers will be served, and fried chicken dinner. The bar will be serving signature Mint Juleps for the occasion. Sign ups are open now, so reserve your seat, and plan your horse race outfit. Fancy hats and dresses for the ladies are most welcome, suspenders and or bow ties for the gentlemen will all make for fantastic photo opportunities, especially astride your special steed! Sign up now!

It's karYn with a Y

Saturday, April 27th

One of our local artists, Karyn Rondeau (Harline), will be honoring KCYC with her one-woman cabaret show. She will be accompanied by her keyboard player from the Bay area, Bob Sunshine, who is flying in to perform with her. This is a membership recruitment event so there will be many guests in the clubhouse. The tickets are almost all sold out so register now: It's karYn... with a Y!

Grilled Burgers & Trivia Contest
Friday, May 17th

After the madness of Seattle Opening Day and Kingston Opening Day, we will be hosting Hidden Harbor Yacht Club on Friday night with what is now an annual traditional evening of grilled burgers, and a friendly trivia battle. 

We are looking for a member to host this evening event. Please contact Simona if you can volunteer to help out.


April 27—Spring Cleaning!
A few years ago, KCYC helped a needy family with some spring cleanup. We are doing this again this year on April 27th. If you have a pickup or just a strong back, please get in touch with Chuck.

June 14 —Kingston Cares Dinner
We will be preparing and serving the Community Meal on June 14. More details to come but like always, we are seeking volunteers for a few hours to help serve a meal and a sense of community! Details about the program is here: More details to come!

Sharenet Food Drive

We learned from Sharenet that the time of year when food need is greatest tends to be in the summer. Why? It's the furtherest away from Thanksgiving and that's when people who give food are thinking about that. So this year, we'll shift our fooddrive to the beginning of the summer. Keep an eye out--details to follow.

Some of you may have wondered why we do this. 1.) We can; 2.) We should; 3.) Our community needs it; and 4.) Our community notices and appreciates it.


Membership cards are available for pick up at the club. If you have not picked your card, please do so at your earliest convenience. A Greeter from Membership Engagement Committee will be at the club on Friday evenings to assist. If you are bringing a guest or prospective member to the club on Friday evening socials, the Greeter can assist with information about the club, membership forms and introductions to club members. The Greeter schedule for April and May is:  April 12 – Jan Erickson; April 19 – Linda MacEllven; April 26 – Karen Waite; May 3 – Zoe Poulakis; May 10 - Diane Nunez; May 17 – Linda MacEllven; May 24 – Beth Layton

Thank you to all who joined on our Vino Adventures wine tasting tour of Poulsbo. It was a well-attended event with about 20 members sampling wines at Hard Hat Winery, State 42 Wines and Details Wine Bar. It was a beautiful day and spirits were high! Thank you to Zoe Poulakis for her organization and “research.” And Jim Poulakis for helping us find Hard Hat Winery!

Back by popular demand, the committee is also reprising our Hawaiian themed Pub Crawl in Kingston on Saturday, June 22. A great way to get to know club members, play games, sample venue specific food and drink and have a ball! Details will be forthcoming.

The Membership Engagement Committee will be taking on the Sunshine and Cloud Card program. Lorie Bischoff has kindly volunteered to coordinate this effort. Please send notifications regarding who might need encouragement, congratulations, or sympathy to Lorie Bischoff at



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Ballard Locks 2024

Paella 2024

Boater Education 2024

Ballard Locks 2024
Paella 2024
Boaters Education March 2024

Bremerton Cruise 2024

Vino Adventures 2024

St. Paddys 2024

Bremerton Cruise 2024
Vino Adventures 2024
St. Paddys 2024


Order your new items now in time for your Spring wardrobe.

There are three ways to order:

  1. Select items from the Ship's Store case at the club and purchase from a representative.
  2. Select items from the Ship's Store webpage by clicking here: Ships Store
  3. Send an email to the KCYC Ship's Store team: KCYC Ship's Store
Any cruise leaders who want to order special t-shirts, hats, or other items, should contact Laurie or Dawn. We can work with you to find a cost effective producer for any items.  Also, if anyone has a special request for shirts, jackets, etc. please contact us for orders.

Laurie Gunn & Dawn Wiser, Ship's Store


We have a new person in charge of Sunshine and Clouds, Lorie Buschoff.  If you know of member who has amazing news to share, please let us know so we can all celebrate.  If you know that a member is struggling with health issues or has recently lost a family member, please send an email so we can send a card to them to help brighten their day. Contact: Lorie Bischoff at

Mostly Clouds This Month ......

  • Terry Campbell had surgery on his wrist and is scheduled for shoulder surgery.
  • Beth had to put down her dear puppy Coco, a lab who was suffering with some mysterious illness. We are saddened to hear about her loss.
  • Jeff Barrett was involved in a traffic accident while biking in Mexico. He passed away from his injuries.  Our deepest sympathies to Lori and her family.

With a little sunshine.

  • Beth had her foot surgery and is recovering well.


Social Events Survey
Are you looking to get more involved in the Club's Land fun activities? We can't do it without you!  Open dates for January are right around the corner.  Please call or email Simona Dedek, or 818-434-8091, or fill out this short survey:

Social Media
If you have ideas for content, or photos that you think the community would be interested in seeing, please send them to me, so we can keep the momentum going! Email me  at or text or call me 818-434-8091. If you have ideas for content, or photos that you think the community would be interested in seeing, please send them to me, so we can keep the momentum going! Email me  at or text or call me 818-434-8091.

Please Visit the KCYC Facebook Pages!

We all should know that KCYC has a public facebook page, Kingston Cove Yacht Club. Did you know that we also have a "members only" page? To use it, you must send us a request to join so we are certain that it remains a valuable resource for KCYC members.  Members can use the page to post topics and communicate 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