Hopefully, everyone survived the “BIG STORM” this past weekend. I seemed to miss most of it, as I was inside McCormick Place, in Chicago, for the Boat Show. It seemed as though our commute to Chicago and back was well timed around the storm.  Thus, just another beautiful midwest winter weekend. Now, we can start to look forward to an early spring!

While at the show we visited with Madalyn Duerr, LMCA member and owner of Tufted Topper. Tufted Topper is one of our Silver Sponsors.  I always love steering prospective customers over to her booth.

Another favorite thing of mine to do is to attend as many of the seminars as I can fit into my schedule. Low and behold look who else likes to attend the seminars. I had some great talks with fellow members, R’na and Ron Komarek. It was great seeing them.



While having fun at the Sailors Party, Richard Nethers, Jeremy Moeggenberg and I had some great conversations with Sharon and David Day of Catalina Yachts. They were most gracious and very entertaining.


It was especially nice to see so many pictures that our LMCA members sent to Kathy Fulbright for the slide presentation. It was as if you were there with me at the show. Thank you for helping Sail Place show off our enjoyment of sailing!


Sail Place was again very gracious hosts to sailors from near and far. The time that they take to greet, explain and show the boats to all visitors to their booth is amazing. Here is a picture of Tim, Dave & Kathy Fulbright, along with Dave & Sharon Day in front of the Catalina boats. 


Remember to put Saturday, April 25th on your calendars. Spring Thing will be here before you know it. The officers and board of directors are busy planning another fantastic evening to kick off the sailing season. We will be posting information on the website in the coming weeks, so please keep your calendar clear. Also, as always, we will be handing out the LMCA directories that evening. So, please make sure to renew your 2020 membership. Our printer has set March 31st as their deadline to have your information included in the directory. If you follow this link it will take you to the membership renewal.



Donna Hathaway

Immediate Past Commodore  LMCA