LCYC – Community Sailing & Education Foundation

Dear Fellow Community Member: May 1st, 2018

Happy Spring! As the stubborn winter weather gives way to spring, the LCYC-Community Sailing & Education Foundation is gearing up for another dynamic summer of sailing, exploration, and fun outdoor adventures.

Lauren Gray as new Executive Director

Lauren brings her love for teaching, and youthful exuberance to our organization. We are very lucky to have Lauren as our future leader. With a background in marine biology, and a keen understanding of island life, she will be introducing new activities that supplement and broaden our existing program. Blended in with sailing and seamanship will be opportunities to further explore and appreciate our marine world. We hope you all will join in on the fun!

SEA SALTS!
Of course, this new offering needs a new name. See the attached double-sided bulletin that describes our new program, SEA SALTS. One of our objectives for this season was to develop more structured projects for those foggy and windy days when the students couldn’t get out in the boats. We felt that time spent in the program should be fulfilling and fun regardless of what Mother Nature throws at us. This year’s program will do just that...launched from our new learning center on the Sand Beach. Come check out the new digs!

For all of you adults looking to improve your skills and confidence on the water, we will continue to advance programming addressing your needs and desires. The adult seamanship class last season was a great success.

Thank you for your support!

Thanks to you, we are in a strong position from which to build an even more dynamic and fun program. Due in large part to the generosity of a few longstanding supporters of the LCYC, we have been able to add a wonderful rowboat, a seaworthy chase boat, and a Mercury sailboat to our fleet. Our outlook for the future, and our ability to deliver safe and fun programming, would not look nearly as bright if it weren’t for these generous gifts. This year, the chase boat will have a new engine to more safely and dependably guide her around the harbor. Thank you for all your generous gifts allowing us to support such an upgrade!

Thank you so very much for your generosity and support. Your contribution will add significantly to the quality of programming and to the enthusiasm we hope to instill into each participant.

I look forward to seeing everyone on the islands in the coming months!

Joe Merrill
Commodore – LCYC-Community Sailing & Education Foundation

SEA SALTS: Briny adventure aboard and ashore!

As in years past, program revenue cannot keep up with the overall operating costs. Your help is greatly needed to fill the gap. Additionally, a major capital expense made this past winter was the purchase of a $12,000 new engine for the chase boat. A much needed replacement. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to promote the exciting new programming. Outlined below is a wish list of needs for the launching of SEA SALTS and its new offerings. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated! And thank you for your past support!

Suggested Donation Levels:

$100...................Crew Level

$250..................Skipper’s Level

$500.................. Admiral’s Level

$1,000...............Old Salt’s Level Other

LCYC-CSEF Executive Committee: Jenny Bright, Dennis Encarnation, Minerva Skeith, Eleanor Bright, Annabella Pitkin, Jake Brooks, Lauren Gray, Joe Merrill

Executive Director: Lauren Gray
Instructors: Tallulah Newlin and Olivia Stanley

* Scholarship help is available upon request. Please contact Lauren.

** The LCYC-Community Sailing & Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services are provided in exchange for your generous financial donation. Our tax ID# is: 46-2308488.

Please return your contribution in the enclosed envelope to: Jenny Bright Zimmerman
Treasurer, LCYC-CSEF
840 Micheltorena St

Los Angeles CA 90026

The LCYC-Community Sailing & Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services are provided in exchange for your generous financial donation. Our tax ID# is: 46-2308488.

Please return your contribution to: 
Jenny Bright Zimmerman
Treasurer, LCYC-CSEF
840 Micheltorena Street
Los Angeles CA 90026