What's Happening At The Club

Last Update: Monday, April 27, 2017

Summer Fun Guide 2017 Summer Fun Guide
Click here to view this Summer’s Fun Guide.

NEW this Summer…
Online Program Registration! Click here to enroll your child(ren) today!
Pre-Derby Party & Fall Trip Preview Pre-Derby Party & Fall Trip Preview
Thursday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate the 143rd Kentucky Derby with a pre-Derby event featuring southern style hors d’oeuvres, bourbon tasting, traditional mint juleps, and an opportunity to learn more about the Spirit of Kentucky fall trip to Louisville. Wear your Derby hat(optional, of course) and join us as we get ready for the annual “Run for the Roses.” Contact the GPYC Front Desk to make your reservation. $25++.
Riedel Glass Tasting Riedel Glass Tasting
Thursday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Please join us for a Riedel wine glass workshop. Riedel will demonstrate the relationship between the shape of the glass and the perception and enjoyment of wine. Each participant will receive a complimentary Riedel Veritas tasting set (four glasses) $80++.
Susan Chapman Mahjong Tournament
Friday, May 12 from Noon to 4 p.m.

$40 ++ includes lunch. Drinks by subscription. Silent Auction. Please call the Front Desk to make your reservation at (313) 884-2500. Proceeds to benefit Detroit Women’s Rowing Association.
Euchre Tournament Euchre Tournament
Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m.

$15++ per person. Includes dinner and card play in the Tower Pub. Please make your reservation by calling the Front Desk.
29th Annual Great Lakes Boating Festival 29th Annual Great Lakes Boating Festival
May 19-21

Open to the Public. Admission is Free. Please click here to view the event flyer for more details or visit greatlakesboatingfestival.com.
Summer Breeze Cocktail Party and Live Auction Summer Breeze Cocktail Party and Live Auction
Friday, May 19

Everyone Welcome. Kick off GPYC's own Great Lakes Boating Festival and the summer season by attending the 2017 Summer Breeze Party. Click here to view the event flyer. To register and purchase your ticket, please go to greatlakesboatingfestival.com.
Premier Sailing League Stadium Sailing
Feel the Excitement of the Crowd
Saturday, May 20

Brunch 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Premier Sailing League, USA introduces Stadium Sailing to the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club venue.
Click here for full details on this exciting event!
Youth Boater Safety CourseYouth Boater Safety Course
Instructed by the Grosse Pointe Power Squadron
Saturday, May 20, 10 am – 2 pm

$15 per child (donation to GPPS)
(Lunch on own)
Please be sure to RSVP with the front desk if your child would like to attend.
Parents welcome.
Mates’ Boat Handling Course Mates’ Boat Handling Course
Tuesday, June 6 from 9 – 10:30 a.m.

This complimentary class is intended for those looking to learn the rules of the road for boating this summer and to get hands-on experience handling vessels on the water. There will be emphasis on vessel safety as well. The first portion of the course will feature classroom instruction from 9 - 10:30 a.m. The remainder of the course will feature on-the-water boat handling, courtesy of our volunteer members from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. For more information and to register for the class, please contact Robert Galeota, Jr. at rdgaleota@att.net or 313-999-5181.
The GPYC at The Old Club The GPYC at The Old Club
June 23 – 25

Commodore Klenow and Commodore Martino-DiCicco of the Old Club have planned a joint club event for June 23- 25. This fun weekend will begin with GPYC’s annual Old Club Dinner Cruise with live music and dancing on Friday, June 23, beginning at 6:00 PM. GPYC members can extend their stay at The Old Club where a block of rooms has been reserved for them and their guests. A limited number of boat wells will also be available for overnight stay. The weekend will include dinner on Saturday, putting contests, trap shooting and so much more. To reserve a boat well, call the GPYC Front Desk no later than June 1, 2017. To reserve a room for overnight stay, contact The Old Club Office at theoldcluboffice@comcast.net or 810-748-9934. Space is limited.
GPYC Weekend at Catawba Island Club GPYC Weekend at Catawba Island Club
July 14 - 16

The Catawba Island Club will be welcoming members of the GPYC for the weekend of July 14-16, 2017. Boat well reservations can be made by contacting the GPYC Front Desk. Please make your reservations by June 23.
CIC is also offering GPYC members access to on-site activities such as golf, pickle ball, and tennis. Space is limited. If you’re interested in golf, please mention this to the GPYC Front Desk and the GPYC staff will check availability for you. Other activities are first come, first served. All dining reservations should be made by calling CIC at (419) 797-4424.
2017 Up North Rendezvous 2017 Up North Rendezvous
July 30 - August 2
Mackinaw City Straits Marina

This year’s Up North Rendezvous will be held from July 30 – August 2 at the Straits State Harbor in Mackinaw City. Whether by land or by sea, all members are encouraged to participate in the Up North Rendezvous. Those who plan to attend the rendezvous should make reservations through the Front Desk.
2017 Boating Season Events 2017 Boating Season Events
Please click here to view the 2017 Boating Season Events.
William Milliken Park Rendezvous William Milliken Park Rendezvous
September 15-17, 2017

All Club members are invited to help us wrap-up the boating season with the last rendezvous of the year at William Milliken Park Marina.
Questions? Contact: Julie Storen - storen6@comcast.net or Maureen Gleason - mbgleason@ameritech.net.
For more information, please click here.
The Spirit of Kentucky The Spirit of Kentucky
Fall Weekend Trip
September 29 – October 1

Join fellow members for a fun-packed weekend in Louisville, Kentucky.
Please also contact Lorraine Thomas at (313) 640-7003 or lthomas@gpyc.org to confirm your participation. A non-refundable deposit of $100 per person is required. For further information, please click here.
Fall is a busy time on the Bourbon Trail. In order to guarantee the scheduled distillery tours for GPYC, your reservations are needed by May 12.
Harbor PostingsHarbor Postings
The 3rd set of postings and results from the 2nd posting are now available.
For further information, please click here.
Women's BookclubGPYC Women's Book Club
This group meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Meetings start at 6 p.m., and the book of the month is discussed over dinner and/or cocktails. If you enjoy reading, please join us for a fun evening of conversation and camaraderie. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Mariann Channell at MedievalMD@aol.com . To make your reservation, please call the Front Desk at (313) 884-2500.
Meet the Author, with Jim Lynch
Wednesday, May 10
Join us for a special presentation by author Jim Lynch, as he discusses his latest book, Before the Wind.
For further information, please click here.
GPYC Catering & Events News GPYC Catering & Events News
Hot 2017 summer dates are still available...Please be sure to contact our Catering & Events department if you or someone you know is planning to host a social or corporate event. We look forward to hearing from you! (Space available for events up to 400)
Mariann DenBaas, Director of Catering, (313) 640-7007
Barb Walkowski, Catering Sales & Events Coordinator, (313) 640-7006
Kid's KlubKids' Klub
Friday, April 28: Flower Craft

$15 for the first child,
$10 for each additional child in the same family.

Click here to make your reservations now.
Important DatesImportant Upcoming Dates:
Pre-Derby Party & Fall Trip Preview   May 4
Riedel Glass Tasting   May 11
Susan Chapman Mahjong Tournament   May 12
Euchre Tournament   May 12
Summer Breeze Cocktail Party and Live Auction   May 19
29th Annual Great Lakes Boating Festival   May 19-21
Stadium Sailing   May 20
Mates’ Boat Handling Course   June 6
The GPYC at The Old Club   July 23 - 28
GPYC Weekend at Catawba Island Club   July 14 - 16
2017 Up North Rendezvous   July 30
William Milliken Park Rendezvous   September 15
The Spirit of Kentucky   September 29

Weekly Dining Specials

Burger Night


Prime Rib

Home-style Turkey Dinner

GPYC Dining Hours

Mini Brunch
Main Dining Room
or Binnacle
Sun. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wed. - Sat. 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Main Dining Room
or Binnacle

Sun. 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fri.– Sat. 5 – 10 p.m.

Wed.– Sat. 5 – 10 p.m.

Main Dining Room
or Binnacle

Sun. 5 – 8 p.m.

Bowling Alley
Mon. 5 – 11 p.m.

Fri.– Sat. 5 – 10 p.m.

Wed.– Sat. 5 – Midnight

Sun. Noon – 8 p.m.

Tower Pub
Fri.– Sat. 6 p.m. – Close