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Welcome 2020 SCYC Auxiliary!


I’m very excited that you decided to join the SCYC Auxiliary and am proud to be part of this wonderful and amazing group of women and men. We have several parties planned for the Auxiliary this year and hope you get an opportunity to attend. Coming to the parties gives us all a chance to get to know one another better. Since I’ve become more involved in the Auxiliary, I have made many new friends and created many great memories. We do several community events during the year and have the great opportunity to give to the Stillwater local food shelf. I’m looking forward to working with Commodore Ron Reimann on these and many more activities to improve the SCYC experience for all our members!


One of our larger initiatives for 2020 is the implementation a new online Ship Store. Our goal with this initiative is to continue to provide our members a variety of high-quality and fun SCYC merchandise while streamlining the order and delivery processes and reducing the administrative effort of managing the store.  The new Ship Store will be available from a link on the SCYC website. We will send out an email communication to all members once it is up and running so you can go out and look to see if you wish to order anything. We welcome any feedback so we can continue to improve!

We have five Auxiliary events planned for 2020. None of these are possible without the very dedicated and talented Auxiliary members who put in the time and energy to create our fabulous parties. They will need many volunteers to help make these parties successful and would welcome you to volunteer…and get to know us better.


Ice Breaker: April 4th - Chaired by Shannon Tjernland, Jen Gear & Angie Watson

This is our only free party and is open to all Auxiliary members and one guest. It is always well attended and is a great way to catch up with friends old and new that you may not have seen in a while. The Ice Breaker party is a great way to get ready for the long-awaited boating season. We always have something great to eat!


Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show: April 25th - Chaired by Annie Groleau & Kristine Bambenek

This is one of our most popular parties. We start with a fabulous lunch - and then we can shop! It is open to all Auxiliary members and unlimited guests!  We have several vendors who bring their wares and we have an opportunity to shop. Some vendors have items available to take with you that day, and some you order for shipment to your home. 


Spaghetti Dinner & Fundraiser: May 16th – Chaired by Auxiliary Officers & Board

This Annual event is held at the Clubhouse and features silent auction items, many great raffle prizes for all ages, the SCYC Mystery Box Chance board and a 50/50 drawing. Mark your calendars for this fabulous event and plan to bring your family, friends, neighbors or anyone you think would enjoy this fun event. The spaghetti is always great, and the entire night is fun for all ages!  This fundraiser is only successful if we have many, many volunteers who help set up and work this event. We depend on members to help with their time, donations and attendance. All proceeds go the improvements and updating of the clubhouse. Watch for further details coming soon.


Past Presidents Luncheon: June 11th - Hosted by Lynne Hatzenbuhler

This event is a lunch activity usually held on a weekday. It is the Past President’s last official party to plan as an officer of the Auxiliary. She is now part of the esteemed Past Presidents Club. This party is to honor all Past Presidents and to let them know they are still appreciated. It is open to all Auxiliary members and Past Presidents. We always have a fabulous lunch and great time together celebrating with all Past Presidents who attend.


Holiday Party: Dec 5th - Chaired by Lynne Hatzenbuhler

This event is a time to celebrate the Holidays and spend time with Auxiliary members and their guests. Each year the venue changes so stay tuned and watch for more information as this date gets closer.


I’m very proud of the women who have volunteered to be on my board for 2020. We have many new things planned and hope you will all enjoy the year ahead! I look forward to meeting all of you as we start our boating season. Whether you decide to get involved and volunteer to help at one of our parties (which I hope you all do), or just want to come and enjoy these events with friends, it is a great opportunity for you to get to know more boaters from other marinas and create new memories! If you are interested in helping out with any of these social events please contact our 1st Vice President, Heidi Ringold, who oversees all Auxiliary social events, at


Introducing your SCYC Auxiliary Officers:

 Executive Officers  
1st Vice President   Heidi Ringold
 2nd Vice President  Talia George
 Secretary  Jen Gear
 Treasurer  Stacy Wade

 Board Officers  
 Immediate Past President Lynne Hatzenbuhler 
 Auditor Sue Raiche 
 By-Laws Jan Rygh 
 Communications Liaison Cris Herman 
 Community Outreach Mary Ellen Geisler 
 Historian  Deb Sorg
 House Chair  Julie LaCroix
 Nominating Committee  Amy Leferink
 Ship’s Store  Maralee Meissner
 Sunshine Deb Ries 


Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding the Auxiliary. We hope you enjoy your membership and I look forward to seeing you at the parties and on the beaches!

Kind Regards,

Deb Rueckl

2020 Auxiliary President

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