A cleaning party has been scheduled for March 23rd, 9am to noon, to clean and prepare the clubhouse for the season. Sign up with Rhonda Noto or on the signup sheet in the clubhouse.
Due to Saturday’s forecast, launch day has been moved up to Friday, April 26. The crane is expected at 9am.
Whether you call it launch day, crane day or boats in day, it’s the start of the season.
- Breakfast provided for the workers at 6:30am. Be ready to start operations between 7 and 7:30am.
- If there is any change in the schedule, you’ll be notified. If you don’t hear anything, there is no change.
- If your boat is being launched, you or a representative must be there. If your boat is not being launched, you may earn work hours for helping.
- Please follow directions from members in charge. Safety is our number one priority.
- NO alcoholic drinks anywhere near where boats are launched.
- Members need to wait until all boats are launched before working on their own boat.
- If you are not helping launch the boats, please stay out of the way, and keep cars clear of the crane area.
- Remove your stands, debris and litter A.S.A.P. after boats are in, and keep the grass area clear for mowing.
Celebrate our history, past Commodores and the 85th anniversary of the founding of SRYC. Elegant catered dinner provided by Montes, with filet mignon and crab legs. Open bar. $50 per person. Reservations and payment needed by May 1.
An SRYC tradition. Celebrate the first summer holiday weekend by serving a beverage and snack on your dock and sampling all the others. This year, we will start on C dock. Good times!
Sorry! Due to river and weather conditions, this event has been cancelled for 2019. See you next year!
SRYC Charities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization operating in Ottawa, Illinois and serving the Illinois River Valley.
2017 Ron Robb Special People Cruise – JUNE 1, 2019
The Ron Robb Special People Cruise is an annual event hosted by SRYC Charities. This free event provides individuals with special needs with recreational and educational opportunities. The Special People Cruise takes place at Starved Rock Yacht Club along the Illinois River, adjacent to Starved Rock State Park. Individuals of all ages are encouraged to attend regardless of their need level as we can accommodate wheelchairs and walkers.
Some Highlights of the Cruise Include:
- Boat rides along the Illinois River (life jackets provided)
- Assortment of games, crafts, prizes and music
- Complimentary lunch provided to all participants
Visit the SRYC Charities Website to learn more about their programs and grants.
Volunteers are needed on the day of the event for food, games, life jacket fitting, boat captains, etc. Anyone who is able to help with setup on Friday, please come! And be sure to save some energy for cleanup after the event Saturday afternoon. Many hands make light work! Most of the parking lot will be needed for the event, so please help by moving your vehicles as requested by the event staff.