Welcoming New Members in 2019

Congratulations on making it halfway through the off-season! As you make your plans for spring and summer boating, we invite you to consider SRYC, a friendly, laid-back boating club on the Illinois River in Ottawa. We have open slips ready for new members in the 2019 season.

Consider all that SRYC has to offer:

  • Beautiful, new concrete docks
  • Much lower rates than nearby marinas
  • Well-maintained clubhouse and bar, with spectacular river views
  • Launch ramp, showers, grills, onsite trailer storage, gas dock and pump-out
  • Plenty of parties and events, where you’ll meet the friendliest and most helpful bunch of boaters on the river

No matter what size boat you own, from a small fishing boat or PWC to a floating condo, you are welcome at SRYC. Visit our special place on the river. Look for membership costs and details here.

Two Members Honored in December

At SRYC’s December meeting, two members received special honors. 

Commodore Eric Jensen presented Bernie Sexton, member since 1988, with a special service award. Bernie served the club in a leadership capacity for 28 years, including four years as Commodore. Bernie’s current term as Rear Commodore expires at the end of the year.

Kevin Kwiat was awarded the Boater of the Year Award for 2018 in recognition of his tireless effort leading this year’s harbor dredging project. Kevin researched the problem, found an appropriate solution and brought it to the Board. Following Board approval, Kevin procured the equipment, tested it and put it to work. He even trained several members to operate the dredge, expanding the circle of helpers. Congratulations, Kevin, on a well-deserved award.