We had a great turn out for the chili cook off this weekend with a total of 6 pots of chili. They were all very good and Susan Morris won the prize. Bill gets a mention since it was his recipe but he was too busy racing to cook. Good job Morrises! I believe we had around 26 people present. Everyone recited their recipes and it was very interesting to hear. Thanks to Lynnrenee for getting the ball rolling and for everyone else who pitched in to get things set up and cleaned up. Great fellowship. I have attached some photos. (click here)
We also had some awesome wind in which to race. We held two races with 5 boats. What a wonderful day at our club.
Hope to see you at the next event,
The 2016 club Christmas party is scheduled for 5pm on December 10th. Please RSVP using the email from Jennifer, or if you didn’t get an invite email, please contact her directly.
Save the date! The OSYC Fall Membership meeting is scheduled for November 12, starting with dinner at 6pm. Watch for RSVP information by email.
Press release from Georgia Power:
ATLANTA – Oct. 13, 2016 – Georgia Power announced today that the 1,000 foot-tall stack at its retired Plant Branch will be removed by controlled demolition on Oct. 15, 2016. The company is working to conduct the demolition shortly after daybreak, but has secured a window of time between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., based on weather and safety conditions. The stack demolition was postponed from this past weekend, due to Hurricane Matthew.
Removing the stack is the next step in the dismantlement of the retired power plant, which served electric customers reliably from 1965 through 2015.
Georgia Power is working with a professional demolition contractor to safely remove the stack. The company is also coordinating efforts as needed with multiple agencies including the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT); Baldwin and Putnam County sheriff’s offices and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Immediately prior to the demolition, local law enforcement and DNR will establish an Exclusion Zone (see attached Exclusion Zone map) to ensure a safe buffer around the site. These agencies, in cooperation with the DOT, will also temporarily stop vehicle traffic on U.S. Highway 441 while the demolition occurs. All boat traffic will be prohibited from entering the Exclusion Zone on Lake Sinclair at that time.
Safety is Georgia Power’s top priority during removal of the stack and the company reminds residents to be aware of the demolition and to not stop on public roads or attempt to access Georgia Power property to view the demolition. The company is taking all necessary steps to ensure safety while minimizing inconvenience for neighbors, including employing rigorous dust-suppression measures to limit the spread of dirt and concrete dust. The company will assess neighbors’ outside docks, walkways and furniture on request, to determine if surface dust removal is warranted. Residents may contact Regina Linch at (706) 484-7206 with any questions regarding dust.
The OSYC Fall Membership Meeting will be held at the clubhouse on the evening of November 21, 2015. The agenda will include committee reports for 2015 and election of officers for 2016. Please plan to attend, and if you are unable to attend in person please provide a proxy to the secretary, any board member, or to any member who will be there.
Report of the 2015 Nominating Committee Continue reading 2015 Fall Meeting and Elections, November 21
Dear OSYC Members,
According to Georgia Power, the drawdown of Sinclair will begin about October 18 and last until about November 27. They will not commit to exactly how the drawdown will affect the lake level except to say it will be substantially lower than normal.
Based on past drawdowns, the exact date of the start of the drawdown can begin a few days earlier and end a few days later that announced. Also, the on top of the general lowering of the lake level there will be daily fluctuations of more than two feet. Because of the unpredictability of the fluctuation and the potential damage to boats and docks due to tight or loose dock lines, the board is requiring that all boats be removed from their slips during the drawdown.
Slip holders are requested to have their boats out of the slips at least a few days before October 18. Some are planning to anchor their boats in deeper water, some are trailering their boat off site, and most are planning to park on the club grounds on trailers. Because of the large number of boats on trailers, it will be necessary for some boats to be blocked in by others. This is an inconvenience we just have to live with. I’d also like to urge anyone who can move their trailer offsite until December, with or without its vessel, to do so. Any relief we can get from crowding the trailers together at OSYC will be greatly appreciated.
When parking your boat please do not block the hoist or the ramp as some are planning to do bottom work during the drawdown, and we may be doing repair work on the ramp.
Cautions and suggestions:
1. Be aware of low tree limbs when parking your boat.
2. If you anchor out, be sure you have adequate anchors, depth, and proper lighting. Bob Horan is one of our most experienced cruisers, so he is a good resource.
3. It is OK to use the floating docks during the drawdown but not for overnight unless you are staying on the boat.
Commodore Bill Morris
Our OSYC calendar calls for a smoked pork roast event come Saturday the 29th. If you have ever had Ken’s smoked pork, you know the delight for the tongue. Sides and soft drinks provided. Kosher hot dogs easily provided to those upon request. Please put yourself and loved ones in the count for vittles by 3 pm this Friday. We will begin consumption of appetizers brought by any fellow members around 5 pm with dinner shortly after 6 pm. Member provided desserts can be eaten before or after, given your an adult. Come enjoy our club with good food, fun and fellowship!
Maybe the wind will blow and a sail be raised come this weekend,
DATE: 08/29/2015 ( Sat 5:00PM EDT )
Those that watch the club schedule know the Hartley Fish Fry is scheduled for this weekend. And yes it really is going to happen this coming Saturday! Again apologies for the false alert earlier this month. Come join us for fried fish, french fries, hush puppies, cheese grits, soft drinks and a taste of what everyone brings to the event in the appetizer, side dish and dessert category. Hartley’s need to know by 11:00 am Friday what the count will be so they know how many fish to pack on their way to Milledgeville. You know if they are close to the water like they will be Friday afternoon, there will be a few hooks thrown in the water. If you can’t answer by the cut off time, take a chance that their day of fishing was prosperous and show on up! Gather around 5 and eat around 6. Anyone that could provide a shop fan for our chefs would be greatly appreciated with many cheers!
DATE: 06/27/2015 ( Sat 5:00PM EDT )
This Saturday is Kids Day at the club. Ronnie Young is bringing over some kayaks and his boat to pull folks behind. There will hotdogs, chips, baked beans, cookies and cake so come on out with the kids and enjoy our club! The fun starts around 12:00 and ends whenever.
Please RSVP at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0944aea92ca1fa7-kids/7442594
Spring Race #2 dinner
This Saturday April the 25th is our Spring race #2 and we will be having a spaghetti dinner after the race. We will be eating between 6 and 6:30. Anyone that wants to bring an appetizer or dessert is welcome to do so. Please RSVP using the SignUpGenius link that was sent out via email. Hope to see you there.