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Published by Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, 2020-07-29 09:25:15

LHPYC AUGUST 2020 The Point

LHPYC AUGUST 2020 The Point



954-942-7244 •


Dining Hours - Patio/Dining Room Fitness Center Tuesday - Saturday
5:00 AM-9:00 PM
Wednesday - Saturday Sunday - Monday
1:00 PM-8:00 PM 5:00 AM-7:00 PM

Tiki Bar Spa/Locker Rooms

Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday-Saturday Sunday
4:00 PM-8:00 PM 12:00 PM-8:00 PM 11:00 AM-8:00 PM
5:00 AM-12:00 PM 5:00 AM-9:00 PM 5:00 AM-7:00 PM

Snack Bar Saturday Sunday Pool Tennis Courts
12:00 PM-8:00 PM 11:00 AM-8:00 PM
Friday Daily Daily
4:00 PM-8:00 PM Dawn to Dusk Dawn to Dusk

Happy Hour Little Skippers Childcare Any variation of these hours will be
Closed until further notice communicated to our members via
4:00-6:00PM Every Day eblast and social media.

DIRECTORY Ed McCabe Jeremy Martens Gina Miller
Executive Chef Fitness & Youth Director Director of Special Events
Terry Paterson [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Owner/Interim General Manager Ext. 212 / 954-802-1099
[email protected] Ext. 227 Ext. 214
Damian Burke Jhonson Garcia Vita Thompson
Jessica Easterling Food & Beverage Director Director of Tennis Banquet Manager
Owner/Community Outreach Director [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
[email protected] Ext. 222
Ext. 217 Ext. 232 Ext. 218

Tammy Shoffstall, MSM Sari Keiser JP Ghazal Gary Stallone
Director of Finance & Clubhouse Manager Maintenance Manager Assistant Dockmaster
Human Resources [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
[email protected] Ext. 218 Ext. 226 Ext. 226
Ext. 233
Zack Rice Kaylee Paterson April Gray
Kimberly McMahon Marina & Facilities Director Communications & Staff Accountant
Membership & Communications [email protected] Outreach Assistant [email protected]
Director 954-942-6688 / 561-843-5330 [email protected] Ext. 213
[email protected]
Ext. 231 Diane Elliott
Human Resources Manager
2 [email protected]
Ext. 211

RESERVATIONS | 954-942-7244 • [email protected]


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August is usually our month to close the club, do our to Ed Horowitz, Alexandra
annual renovations and staff vacations. August was also Lewis, and Saturday’s Steel
originally intended to be to shut down to start our new Drum Band. Every one of
clubhouse construction. Covid-19 has changed all of that. these talents are top quality. So
Our staff never did take off during the quarantine please come enjoy them like
because we still provided takeout services, grocery we do.
deliveries, marina services and a lot of administration Our LHPYC Board had asked
trying to keep up with all the changes. But since our for us to try out 1-month
members lost out on use of their club, we member-guest passes to give
are staying fully open this August (well, as members’ friends a taste of
open as the county allows us to be due to what we have to offer at
Covid-19). So please come and dine, listen LHPYC. We have started this
to our live music Wednesday through program and it seems to be
Saturday night on the patio, play tennis, well received. Our
use the gym and pool. We really need you Membership Committee,
and value your support in these uncertain Committee Chairs and Board, along with all the
times. Rules change regularly, but we department heads all get the list of new members to
adapt quickly and communicate to you. contact them when joining to help assimilate them
Thank you for your understanding and into the LHPYC family. We have also implemented a
support. new flag system to be placed on the tables of the
Please all log into the Zoom Planning and Board Members and New Members. Please see the
Zoning Board meeting this Tuesday, photo on Page 4 and read Kim’s article for more
August 4th at 6:30pm. We will be sending details.
out via email the Zoom video conference link. Once
again, we need all the support of our members who want The restrictions placed on us for parties and functions
to see this project move along in this development to curb the spread of Covid-19 has forced us to make
process. We are in this together as a club and we need the many permanent cuts in staff. This is the hardest thing
city to feel that. We are 1,100 LHP citizens who want this to do as an owner or General Manager. We feel like
process done so we can start to build. FYI Lauderdale our staff are family and really care about their
Yacht Club opens their newly built clubhouse this month. wellbeing. Please be assured that like our response to
I have been loving the music on the patio every night helping our staff during the shutdown, we are
(rain permitting). The acoustics out there have really helping all the staff we have laid off permanently to
given me a newfound appreciation for the talent we hire. find other positions in the industry. We are lucky to be
From Chenzo, Jonathan Lewis, Will Bridges, G.Sparticus well connected and have a great reputation; other
clubs and businesses know this is due to our great



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staff, so they have all been offered other positions, even “Holmes Sweet Home”. I travel often with them on our
in these trying times for the entire hospitality industry. Cruise Group cruises and this vessel is truly amazing.
We a want to show our appreciation to these staff They have followed me through some treacherous seas
members so we will be having them over for “Farewell (8’ seas for 5 hours) and come out smiling. Thanks to
Dinner and Drinks” at the club on Thursday, August 6th. their skill and this awesome vessel.
We are unable to throw a party and must maintain See the feature on page 19 in which we held a socially
social distancing and masks, but I would like any distanced US Navy Officer Commissioning Ceremony
members who want to say hi to please stop by the table. on July 4th for Leslie Bettner, the daughter of LHPYC
This dinner is in honor of their tireless service to the Members Steve & Jean Bettner. We are proud to stand
club for many years. If and when we have the ability to by our members and were honored to host this event.
have them return in the future, we will extend the offer To wrap up, please all hang in there and be positive.
(Sari, Vita, Tristan and others). We will miss them and Spend more time at the club. We are keeping it as safe
recognize that this is a big loss to LHPYC membership as possible and you do not have deal with the public.
and management. You know that your fellow members are watching out
Our Employee of the Quarter is Scott Helmund in for your safety too. We have had numerous members
maintenance. You all may not see him much, but he is let us know if they felt like they had been exposed and
one of JP’s crew members that keep this old club if we should be aware of any un-intended contact. No
operational. He is normally dirty and moving fast bad news to date. You would not get that level of
throughout the club, but always smiling under that concern and control in a public setting. We are truly in
mask. While maintaining our assets, this together as LHPYC and we care for one another.
he has proven to be an asset.
Congratulations and thank you Scott! Terry Paterson
Please see our Fitness Instructor Owner & Interim General Manager
Spotlight this month. We felt it was
time to spotlight our very own Jeremy
Martens, since it’s normally him
shining the spotlighting on everybody
else. We are proud to have him as an
integral part of our team.
I hope you all are reading our
Commodore’s Corner Yacht of The
Month spotlight. This month is
Michael and Caren Holmes vessel



Terry Paterson Jessica Easterling
Owner Owner

Peter Hanssen Troy Ganter
Commodore Vice Commodore

Victor Bruzzone Matt Donoghue Kristen Kiss
Governor Governor Governor

Cassie Ganter Kelly Donoghue Sharon Alfieri Diane Elliott
Social Tennis Entertainment New Member

John Pfleger Jen Midgett Peter Hanssen Miriam Maguire Jill Selbach
Fishing Youth Cruising Yacht Shop Fitness/Swim




Key 4 Tuesday 8 Saturday

LUNCH Group Fitness 9-10AM (Jenn) Saturday Sweat!
BRUNCH Swim Practice 9AM-12PM Group Fitness 10-11AM (Glenna)
TENNIS Kids Summer Camp 9AM-5PM Tiki Bar Open 12-8PM
MUSIC Spincore 6-7PM (Deb) Live Music:
SPECIAL EVENTS Steel Drum Band 6-9PM
FITNESS 5 Wednesday
KIDS 9 Sunday
Sunrise Sessions
25HHAOUPPRY % 5:30-6:30AM (Glenna) Tiki Bar Open 11AM-8PM
Core Yoga 9-10AM (Jenn L)
Every Day! off Kids Tennis 9-10:30AM 10 Monday
Swim Practice 9AM-12PM
Kids Summer Camp 9AM-5PM Sunrise Sessions 13 Thursday
Spoga 6-7PM (Deb) 5:30-6:30AM (Glenna)
Live Music: Group Fitness 9-10AM (Lauren) Spin & Pump 9-10AM (Alexis)
Ed Horowitz 6-9PM Kids Tennis 9-10:30AM Swim Practice 9AM-12PM
Swim Practice 9AM-12PM Kids Summer Camp 9AM-5PM
6 Thursday Kids Summer Camp 9AM-5PM Live Music:
Alexandra Lewis 6-9PM
Spin & Pump 9-10AM (Alexis)
Swim Practice 9AM-12PM
Kids Summer Camp 9AM-5PM
Live Music:
Alexandra Lewis 6-9PM

1 Saturday 7 Friday 11 Tuesday 14 Friday

Saturday Sweat! Sunrise Sessions Group Fitness 9-10AM (Jenn) Sunrise Sessions
Group Fitness 10-11AM (Lauren) 5:30-6:30AM (Glenna) Swim Practice 9AM-12PM 5:30-6:30AM (Glenna)
Tiki Bar Open 12-8PM Yoga 9-10AM (Jenn L) Kids Summer Camp 9AM-5PM Yoga 9-10AM (Jenn L)
Live Music: Kids Tennis 9-10:30AM Spincore 6-7PM (Deb) Kids Tennis 9-10:30AM
Steel Drum Band 6-9PM Swim Practice 9AM-12PM Swim Practice 9AM-12PM
Kids Summer Camp 9AM-5PM 12 Wednesday Kids Summer Camp (last day)
2 Sunday Tiki Bar Open 4-8PM 9AM-5PM
Live Music: Sunrise Sessions Tiki Bar Open 4-8PM
Tiki Bar Open 11AM-8PM G.Sparticus 6-9PM 5:30-6:30AM (Glenna) Live Music:
Core Yoga 9-10AM (Jenn L) Chenzo 6-9PM
3 Monday Kids Tennis 9-10:30AM
Swim Practice 9AM-12PM
Sunrise Sessions Kids Summer Camp 9AM-5PM
5:30-6:30AM (Glenna) Spoga 6-7PM (Deb)
Group Fitness 9-10AM (Lauren) Live Music:
Kids Tennis 9-10:30AM Ed Horowitz 6-9PM
Swim Practice 9AM-12PM
Kids Summer Camp 9AM-5PM

6 *All events are subject to change. We will keep you updated via email blast and social media*



15 Saturday 28 Friday

Saturday Sweat! Sunrise Sessions
Group Fitness 10-11AM (Glenna) 5:30-6:30AM (Glenna)
Tiki Bar Open 12-8PM Yoga 9-10AM (Jenn L)
Live Music: Tiki Bar Open 4-8PM
Steel Drum Band 6-9PM Live Music:
Jonathan Lewis 6-9PM
16 Sunday 20 Thursday 25 Tuesday
29 Saturday
Tiki Bar Open 11AM-8PM Spin & Pump 9-10AM (Alexis) Group Fitness 9-10AM (Jenn)
Live Music: Spincore 6-7PM (Deb) Saturday Sweat!
17 Monday Alexandra Lewis 6-9PM Group Fitness 10-11AM (Glenna)
Tiki Bar Open 12-8PM
Sunrise Sessions 21 Friday 26 Wednesday Live Music:
5:30-6:30AM (Glenna) Steel Drum Band 6-9PM
Group Fitness 9-10AM (Lauren) Sunrise Sessions Sunrise Sessions
5:30-6:30AM (Glenna) 5:30-6:30AM (Glenna) 30 Sunday
18 Tuesday Yoga 9-10AM (Jenn L) Core Yoga 9-10AM (Jenn L)
Tiki Bar Open 4-8PM Spoga 6-7PM (Deb) Tiki Bar Open 11AM-8PM
Group Fitness 9-10AM (Jenn) Live Music: Live Music:
Spincore 6-7PM (Deb) Will Bridges 6-9PM Ed Horowitz 6-9PM 31 Monday

19 Wednesday 22 Saturday 27 Thursday Sunrise Sessions
5:30-6:30AM (Glenna)
Sunrise Sessions Saturday Sweat! Spin & Pump 9-10AM (Alexis) Group Fitness 9-10AM (Lauren)
5:30-6:30AM (Glenna) Group Fitness 10-11AM (Glenna) Live Music: Kids Summer Camp 9AM-5PM
Core Yoga 9-10AM (Jenn L) Tiki Bar Open 12-8PM Alexandra Lewis 6-9PM
Spoga 6-7PM (Deb) Live Music:
Live Music: Steel Drum Band 6-9PM
Ed Horowitz 6-9PM
23 Sunday

Tiki Bar Open 11AM-8PM

24 Monday

Sunrise Sessions
5:30-6:30AM (Glenna)
Group Fitness 9-10AM (Lauren)

Fitness Class Spin & Pump SPOGA Core Yoga SpinCore Group Fitness
Information Focusing on a mix of Mix of 30min of cycling and Vinyasa yoga flow infused Interval cycling with a core A fun group class that mixes
stretching, spin and core! 30min of yoga with core strengthening crushing workout to finish all elements of fitness,
exercises weights, cardio, biking

***Please check member side of the website for more info on classes*** Questions: Contact Jeremy Martens at 954-802-1099

*All events are subject to change. We will keep you updated via email blast and social media* 7



The dog days of summer are upon us. It’s time for Marc & Beth Ginsberg
everyone to join us on the patio for a refreshing
specialty cocktail, cool breezes, great music and of In Memoriam
course, wonderful food. We had another great Drive-in
Movie night. It’s a great event for social distancing but Jerry Klein
yet all are still able to enjoy the property as well as
family and friends. Dear Members,

Moving forward in the heat of summer, our dishes will We are enjoying summer here at LHPYC! I want to
be getting lighter with the addition of more salad personally thank all of you that have given a warm
based entrees utilizing fresh fruits and vegetables as welcome to our new members, whether by email, phone
well as vinaigrettes. Grilled fish shrimp and scallops or in person. We now have special flags that we place on
are always a safe bet. the tabletops of our new members, in addition to our
Commodore, Vice Commodore and Governors. So if you
We are working on new fresh appetizers for our see the black and gold flag on a table, please introduce
banquet menu as well as menu items for your small yourself to our newest additions. I’ve been receiving
intimate gatherings. But what excites me the most is many phone calls lately of referrals of members, so the
working on the bistro menu. I have the team working word continues to get out there! Sponsor a friend to join
hard on new ideas both on the baking side as well as as a Flagship Member and receive a $500 F&B credit.
main courses, appetizers, soups and salads. Sponsor two or more new members in a 6 month period,
and receive $1000 F&B credit!
I know we will have a great venue for all of you.
Enjoy and stay safe!
Ed McCabe
Executive Chef Kim McMahon
Membership &

Communications Director


The Food & Beverage Department feels like it has been on a Congratulations to John and Jenna Piotrowski on their new
roller coaster for these past few months with all the addition to their family. Their son Parker is officially our
changes the government has made in an effort to keep youngest member and he will be on the path to be our
everyone safe. Our main mission is to continue to put future Commodore.
smiles on your faces and distract you from the changes the
world is experiencing. I am very pleased with our In case you missed our eblasts, we have gone back to our
entertainers Wednesday through Saturday and I hope old Happy Hour discount except that we have added
everyone is enjoying their music. Your feedback is Saturday and Sunday to the mix. It is now 40% off all
welcome in order for us continue to create the perfect alcoholic drinks (excluding bottles of wine and
dining experience. I would like to thank all of our hard champagne) from 4-6pm Wednesday through Sunday.
working employees who are doing a great job following
the safety protocols and continuing to operate the club. I would like to especially thank Sari, Vita and chef Tristan
for their years of dedication and contributions. They have
I am looking forward to when we will be able to have our helped mold this Club into what it has become today and
next Dive-In Movie night out by the pool. We can set one they will all be tremendously missed by myself, the staff
up at the drop of a dime so be on the lookout for our and our members.
announcement on the date and time because I want the
next one we have to be memorable for everyone…..we all Damian Burke
deserve it. Food & Beverage

California Cobb Salad Bahamian Baked Chicken
Conch Fritters Chalupas

New England Crab Dip Watermelon Nachos Hawaiian DFinINinEg
Grilled Octopus

Mediterranean Platter South African Grilled Mahi
Wild Boar

Caribbean Sweet &
Sticky Shrimp

Southern Comfort Caribbean Rum Cake
Fried Green Tomatoes



On Saturday, September 12th LHPYC will be helping Honor Flight South Florida organize another Veteran
Outreach & Parade event. We invite all LHPYC Members to join us in our e orts to show these local WWII,
Korean War, and Vietnam Veterans our love, respect, and thanks.
This will be the 6th Parade I have organized with
HFSF for South Florida Veterans whose Honor
Flights we unfortunately had to cancel due to
Covid-19. This event will be a nice break from
your quarantine and a great way to keep up your
Patriotic spirit! The Pompano / LHP route will be
our longest and probably most rewarding parade
yet. We will be saluting 10 veterans who had their
2020 flights postponed, 3 of which are WWII
Veterans who have never had the chance to see
THEIR memorial in Washington DC.

Everyone is encouraged to decorate their cars with
flags, posters and in red, white, and blue. If you
would like to donate any supplies or tokens of
gratitude to these Veterans, you are welcome to do
so. So far the common items needed have been
Clorox wipes, masks, and toilet paper. It would be
great to see some notes of thanks or drawings
from your kids as well!

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We will continue to follow the social distancing 11
guidelines, so wear a mask, maintain the 6-foot
spacing and stay in your car while waiting. There
will be no final gathering, so after we pass the last
house the parade is over, and you can drive home.
We will meet in the LHPYC Parking Lot at 3 PM
and depart at 4 PM sharp to start the Drive By.

**If you would like to participate, you
must register with me please.
Email: [email protected]

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MARINA and formed two temperature differences on each side of the
Strait. Without a long explanation about temperature
I am going to continue on with some more “Fun Facts” …this dynamics, this water fall drops at 11,500 ft. and the flow rate is
time about the ocean. I hope this helps takes your mind off of 123 million cubic ft. per second; 50,000 times greater than
politics and pandemics. The ocean is home to nearly 95% of all Niagara Falls. The depths of the ocean are staggering, the
life; that puts us who live on land part of a very small minority. Mariana Trench in the Western Pacific 35,800 feet deep below
The ocean is our greatest source of oxygen; about 70% of the the surface. In our lifetime 12 people have set foot on the moon
atmosphere’s oxygen comes from phytoplankton, kelp and but just three made it nearly to the bottom of the Mariana
algal plankton. Some of these algae that live in shallow water Trench. The pressure there is so intense at 8 tons per square
coral and are the primary source of food for the coral, so in turn inch it would vaporize you into fish food.
the coral fluoresce and creates a protein that acts as a sunscreen
for the algae. Thinking of new way to get rich, there is enough Internet connections on the ocean floor? Yup, there are enough
gold in the ocean for each and every human to have 9 pounds cables buried deep throughout the world’s oceans that carry
of it. Scientist believe there is roughly 20 million tons 97% intercontinental data. We can see what’s happening
throughout the oceans, it’s not easily minable or cost effective. anywhere on the surface of the planet in seconds but barely
Something to ponder is how our 5.5% on land would be doing nothing below our surroundings. This sounds crazy but so
with 9 lbs each? true. Our oceans having an average depth 12,000 feet and light
waves can only penetrate about 300 feet of water….so
There are, at the moment, two vestiges of our planets last ice everything below that is dark. Since water and our oceans
age left, the Greenland Ice Sheet and the Antarctic Ice Sheet. make up most of the planet this means the majority of Earth
The Antarctic is massive measuring 5.4 million square miles. exists in darkness all the time. Our oceans are home to more
It’s the size of the continental United States and Mexico. than 3 million ship wrecks and have more artifacts than all the
Interestingly enough, if all the glaciers and ice sheets melted at worlds museums combined. Sadly, we have explored less than
the same time, the sea water level would rise almost to the top 5 percent of our world’s inner working but we have better
of the Statue of Liberty. No more sandy beaches!! Lastly on ice, maps of Mars and other planets? That leaves us not knowing
a large iceberg contains about 20 billion gallons of water and or understanding 90% of our own planets lifeforms. Seems to
could supply a million people with drinking water for 5 years. me like many questions we all have could be right here, just a
boat ride away.
On land, the biggest waterfall is called Angel Fall in Venezuela
which is over 3200 ft. That’s really nothing compared to the Stay safe, wear your masks.
Denmark Straight, which lies between Greenland and Iceland
Zack Rice
Marina &
Facilities Director


What a memorable July as we were so honored to host the 55th
wedding anniversary for George and Miriam Patterson. The
Patterson’s have been Club Members since 1968! What a
fabulous milestone for them personally, and their support and
love for the club is simply heartwarming. I’m sure they have
some stories to tell...when asked the secret to a happy
marriage, their response: “Great Love, Respect and Tolerance”.
Cheers to a wonderful couple, and we look forward to your

Members, plan your celebrations with us at the Club - no other
place will treat you like family... because we are just that,

Happy August!

Gina Miller
Director of Special Events



restrictions! With individual days of snook, tarpon, redfish, triple
tail and snapper combined. Dinner was on the table each night
with plenty left over for future meals! Don’t get me wrong, the
Keys were very different, but the fishing was fantastic and the
Keys are still the Keys.
Please continue to stay safe, and try to see some of the positives
that have come out of this difficult time. Fishing has been great so
please continue to send your pictures and I hope and pray that we
come out of this sometime in the near future.

John Pfleger
LHPYC Committee Chair

As of this writing, the state of Florida continues to set daily records
for increases in the COVID-19 virus. I hope everyone is doing their
part to stay safe, minimize the spread, and continue their normal
daily lives as much as is possible. It did occur to me however, that
there are some things as a byproduct of this pandemic that haven’t
been so bad! For example the traffic has been remarkably light
over the last few months and I certainly have improved and
increased quality time with my family. I have no problem getting a
table when I do choose to go out to dinner, and everything in my
life is remarkably clean!
Also upon a recent trip down to the Keys it has become apparent
that the fish have no idea that we are in the midst of COVID-19


The Head forward-most bulkhead, which was termed the “beakhead.”
Sailors referred to the latrine area next to the beakhead as the
Most modern boats longer than 25 feet contain a toilet within the “heads,” which was used in the plural to indicate both the
cabin -- a convenience not provided in early sailing ships. Back windward and the leeward sides of the beak.
then, the crew relieved themselves over the side of the ship. This
practice may have been convenient, though it was not exactly safe But why, you may ask, did the highest and aftermost deck of a
or comfortable. ship acquire the name “poop deck?” The term poop deck has
nothing to do with the location of a vessel’s latrine. It originated
The old square-riggers could not sail very close to the direction of from the ancient Roman practice of mounting a sacred image or
the wind, the closest being about 70 degrees from the wind’s idol (called a “puppis” in Latin) on the stern of their ships.
direction. As a result, early sailors used prevailing wind patterns Consequently, the top of a Roman vessel’s stern became known
to allow the ship to travel with the wind behind it whenever as the “puppim” and was regarded as a place of honor. In the
possible. This meant that the vessel’s stern was usually upwind Middle Ages, the term evolved to the English word “poupe
and the bow was downwind. Consequently, sailors would deck,” and eventually to the term we now recognize. This
relieve themselves over the ship’s bow, which minimized foul historically-honored location on a vessel’s stern is why it has been
odors for the crew. traditionally regarded as the preferred place in flag etiquette to
display a vessel’s national flag.
In those days, the bow of the ship was called the “beak,” and the
latrines were located on a grating over the water in front of the

by Gary Rex © 2018
LHPYC Member



Our tennis department has been very busy this month!
Even though many members went out of town for
vacation, our Kids Tennis Camp has been very active
every Monday, Wednesday and Friday with lots of new
faces on courts, new Flagship and Summer Members
taking lessons and playing with their families and close

As you all probably know by now, our tennis courts are
available to use from dusk to dawn. This obviously
allows our court maintenance staff to take care of the
courts every day from 12 to 2 pm. The Pro Shop is still
closed until further notice due to the COVID-19, but my
tennis staff and I will be waiting outside the Pro Shop to
do the regular check-in of all members and their guests.
We are encouraging the members to keep booking the
courts online through our tennis website In order to use the tennis courts,
everyone must make their court reservations online.

I would like to ask every tennis member to register
themselves and to encourage other members to do the
same as we all need to have a tennis system. We now
have 115 members registered on our tennis website,
which is very positive. This is a good number but I
believe we can grow more and more.

I’d like to remind you that the use of the mask is
MANDATORY. Only by respecting the restrictions of the
city of LHP and CDC Guidelines can we all together
defeat the virus and maintain our facility safely.

Let’s have an amazing month of August! Enjoy our
facility and play tennis!

Jhonson Garcia,
Tennis Director


Farewell It saddens us to announce the permanent layoff of the following managers: Sari Kaiser,
Vita Thompson and Tristan Duke. All three have been integral parts of LHPYC for
numerous years. Their contributions will always be valued and remembered. The hard work,
commitment and dedication shown by each of them will be missed.

We also want to recognize other staff members who have been laid off that have contributed to
our growth over the years and wish them well in their future endeavors. Nathalie, Moe,
Jack, Nancy and Mr. T.

As a tribute, we would like to have a Farwell-Sendoff in which all can stop by and give thanks
to show our appreciation to them. It will be an informal get together on Thursday August
6th from 5:00– 8:00 PM.

On behalf of LHPYC, we wish them the best in their future endeavors. Covid-19 has changed
all of the ways of the world as we knew it. We are committed to helping them find employ-
ment in whatever avenue they choose. May they have many new opportunities, which we
know they will embrace wholeheartedly. Best of luck to them always. You will all be missed
very much.



Scott Hellmund

Congratulations to Scott Hellumd for being chosen as LHPYC
Employee of the Quarter! Scott has emerged as a leader in our
maintenance crew and has helped guide us through our most
difficult times. He shows up every day with a positive attitude
and is totally committed to working hard to do whatever is
necessary to keep all of our equipment in working order.. He has
gone above and beyond to support us days, nights and weekends.
We are grateful to have him as part of the LHPYC Family.



Hello Everyone!

Most members will know me by name and some possibly
just by face, but I am proud to be your LHPYC Director of
Fitness and Youth programs. I took the position in October
of 2017 just after our owner Terry Paterson took control of
the Club and I have never looked back. I knew from the
moment I stepped on property that I had found a new
home. And once I started to meet all the amazing members
and wonderful staff, it was truly confirmed.

My first assignment after taking my position was to
update our fitness center with some of today’s top brands
of equipment and rebuild a thriving group fitness program
in our studio. The Club supported my vision 100% and I
am thrilled with how everything turned out and how our
Club has become more and more health and fitness
conscious. It is great to see so many members utilizing the
pool, tennis courts, gym and fitness studio. Keep it up!

My personal fitness journey started when I was 15 years
old. I began working out in my high school fitness center
after school hours. It was in that old dingy weight room
that I discovered my passion for self-discipline and
achieving results. I knew that I loved the challenge of
doing something hard yet seeing the result over time. This
principle still holds true to this day.

During my teenage years I played lacrosse in Canada. I
was able to earn a scholarship to university in the United
States and I knew that it was partly due to skill and partly
my dedication to getting my body stronger and faster than
other kids my age. While others were out enjoying the
teenage years partying, I was working hard in the gym
and on the lacrosse field. Through fitness, I have been able
to see and do things that I never thought possible! Look
where I am today, living in the most beautiful part of the
country, working with some of the most amazing people
at LHPYC. I am so thankful for my fitness journey. Now I
am able to help coach others in their personal journeys and
that give me so much satisfaction as I know just how much
that means. I am so thankful for the opportunity to work
in our wonderful community that I now call home.

If anyone has any questions on our fitness programs,
personal training, group fitness classes I encourage you to
call me anytime. If you are at the Club and want to just
pop in and see me, my door is always open!



Before I begin I would just like to thank everyone for adhering to our REQUIRED FACE MASK policy while working out in the gym.
We all know this is not the most comfortable feeling but it is very important for upholding our county compliance codes.

Fitness Youth

It still amazes me that we have entered August. This year We are entering our last couple weeks of summer camp at
has been quite the whirlwind of events and here we are the club and I would personally like to thank all of the
getting close to school starting back up again. Many of you members that have supported our program by bringing
have been traveling for the summer and are just back from your children. We had a fun summer of fishing and playing
a nice vacation so I would like to welcome you back. I hope tennis with Coach Nastaya. I would personally like to thank
your summer had some elements of fitness involved in it. Ms. Katie, Ms. Jenna and Mr. Christian, who worked day in
and day out with our youth to ensure that they had a great
We have seen lighter traffic in the gym this summer due to and safe experience. By supporting our program you are
some of the restrictions that have been imposed on us but supporting our staff and keeping them employed and I am
none the less many members are still getting their workouts thankful for such a wonderful group of people to work
in on a daily basis and I am proud of you all. I can assure with. Please stay tuned to our weekly newsletters for when
you that everyone has stepped up and really contributed to we are able to start up our monthly “Kids Day” events.
the cleanliness of our facilities. If anyone has any personal
training needs, please feel free to message me at anytime!

Jeremy Martens
Fitness & Youth Director


What an amazing summer of swimming we have had!
I have to say it has been a challenge to work our
program into what the county wants us to do to be safe
but we have complied every step of the way! Huge
thank you to the swimmers and their parents for their
support. I am looking forward to planning a Sizzler
Meet with our swimmers as soon as it is allowed. Your
kids have put in a lot of work and it’s time to show it
off! If anyone has any questions on the program or
swim lessons please feel free to contact me directly.

Dana Nolan, Head Swim Coach Erika Axani

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Once again it gives me great pleasure to introduce to you Michael and Caren Holmes, our 3rd
Yacht of the Month review. These folks are so much fun and a pleasure to cruise with.

of the

Featured boat: Holmes Sweet Home owned by LHPYC Members
Michael & Caren Holmes

Holmes Sweet Home is a 59’ Sea Ray built in 2018 and is docked
behind their home in Lighthouse Point. The boat has an enclosed
bridge so they travel in the comfort of air conditioning. This is the
second Sea Ray they have owned and it was purchased from Marine
Max in Pompano. They have been very happy with the responsiveness
of both Sea Ray and the Marine Max team, led by Kyle Roney. A+
team in their opinion.

The Holmes joined the LHPYC in 2017 after considering other yacht
clubs. They had recently purchased their first Sea Ray, a 45’ Sedan
Bridge and were looking to establish friendships with other boat
owners to begin cruising. After Caren met Terry Paterson, she was
convinced that LHPYC was the yacht club for us. Caren applied
enough pressure for Michael to meet with Terry. He promised to show
us the Bahamas and here we are today. Terry has kept his promise and
we have traveled throughout Florida, Abacos and the Exumas.

Terry also had a hand in the purchase of our new boat. After a “minor”
issue (Caren says “major”) in Staniel Cay in the Exumas, Caren said
she would never anchor out overnight again. Terry, who was also in
Staniel, told Michael not to worry, he would talk to Caren. After siting
with Caren in the bar at Chubb, they came to an agreement without
Michael. The solution… Michael had to buy Caren a bigger boat! And
now we have the 59’, thanks Terry!

Michael is a little surprised as how their boating life has evolved. For
one thing, he did not expect Caren to enjoy boating as much as she
does. Caren enjoys not only riding, but also driving the boat. Another
thing that caught them off guard is how their new friendships would
grow; they did not see this coming. Over the last two years, these
friendships have changed to family! If this is what Terry envisioned,
congratulations, it’s working! Now, if we can just get the city to help
him move forward with construction! (We will leave that topic

Everyone stay safe and the Holmes look forward to seeing you at the

Commodore Peter Hanssen


US Navy Office Commissioning of Leslie Bettner

July 4, 2020


I, [name], do solemnly swear
(or affirm) that I will support
and defend the Constitution of
the United States against all
enemies, foreign and
domestic; that I will bear true
faith and allegiance to the
same; that I take this
obligation freely, without any
mental reservation or purpose
of evasion; and that I will well
and faithfully discharge the
duties of the office on which I
am about to enter.
So help me God.

“Diane turned a significant event into a lifelong memory as well as a stellar I...
moment in our lives. I also want to thank Damian, Sam, Mark and the rest
of the wait staff who assisted in this momentous occasion. It is do solemnly swear
professionalism such as this that generates continued loyalty to the Yacht
Club” - Steve & Jean Bettner


of LHPYC This month the Art Gallery at Light House Point Yacht
Club is excited to announce the addition of freelance artist
Daniel J. O’Keefe • Fine Art Samuel Emler to the LHPYC’s Gallery of recognized
516-383-4000 • artists. Samuel received his BFA at the School of Visual
Arts (BFA) Fine Art/illustration in New York City. He
then completed his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in
Art/Illustration/Fine Art at New York Academy of Art,
New York. Although Samuel had an immense talent to
begin with, it was during his studies in New York where
Samuel refined his extraordinary style of oil portrait and
landscape painting. Emler worked as a fine art illustrator
instructor from 1976 to 1978 in New York City. Emler
decided to move to Florence, Italy where he taught as an
assistant teacher in the 1980s. It was in Florence where
Samuel honed his mural, landscape and portrait skills.
After three years of living in Italy Samuel moved back to
New York where he settled in Massapequa, Long Island.

For the next fifteen years Samuel would continue his art making and mural work. He had a number of gallery shows where
he was recognized as an “old school painter”. He was featured in a number of art publications including the East End
publication, Dan’s Papers, where one of his paintings was featured on the cover. Samuel became a single parent raising two
sons on his own in the early 2000s. It was during this time that Samuel began working for the Chrysalis Gallery in South
Hampton, New York. Today Samuel continues painting and taking commissions for his beautiful mural work. I am glad to
feature four of Samuel’s works in the Art Gallery Of Light House Point.

The Art Gallery at Light House Point is currently featuring a number of Gallery artists. All the art is for sale. For information
about the art please contact Daniel J. O’Keefe at 516-383-4000 or the front desk.

The Art Gallery at Light House Point is currently featuring a number of Gallery artists.
For information about the art please contact Daniel J. O’Keefe at 516-383-4000 or the front desk.





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