The Commodore’s Reception
This is our official season-opener! Members re-unite after spending their winters far and wide, celebrate the beginning of a new season and meet all the staff and volunteers who will contribute to the enjoyment of the Club and its many activities. The Commodore addresses the group to outline activities that have taken place over the winter, plans for the future and events for the coming summer.
Club Night Dinners
Most Thursday nights the Club is open for fine dining. Superb service, delicious entrées, creative side dishes, mouth-watering desserts and great company make these evenings memorable for everyone. Each Thursday has a “host”. The role of the host is to make some calls and get people to come out for dinner. Some hosts choose a theme or have input into the menu but there is no financial obligation. Regardless of host, all Members and their guests are always welcome, so go ahead and invite a crowd!
Reservations are required each Wednesday by noon. Due to menu planning and food ordering lead times, drop-ins cannot be accepted.
On Friday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00, Members and their guests gather on the Club’s decks overlooking the lake for refreshments and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Many choose to stay on for a delicious buffet barbecue. For those arriving from the city, it’s a great way to kick off the weekend; and for those already at the Lake, it’s an opportunity to renew friendships or share news of the week’s events – all in one of the world’s most beautiful settings.
A great night kids 13 and under. Kids buffet dinner starts at 6:00 followed by a movie and ball hockey on the tennis courts. Once the kids are occupied parents enjoy a casual meal and a glass of wine. Reservations are required by noon on Wednesday.
Annual Fish Fry Club Dinner
One of our most popular family events, the Fish Fry Dinner fills our Clubhouse and outer decks with Members and their guests. All enjoy a traditional lake meal of crispy pan-fried Pickerel fillets, complemented with a variety of salads and other well-known “shore lunch” dishes. This casual get-together is one of the highlights of the summer at RLWYC, and has been voted “No.1” by the junior set.
Yacht Club Dance
This semi-formal affair brings the boating crowd to the dance floor of RLWYC. At least as popular as the Fish Fry (and somewhat noisier!), it offers a fine buffet dinner, followed by a live band and dancing till the wee hours. A great occasion to dine, dance and catch up with old acquaintances from near and far. Always held on the August long weekend, this event is a perennial sellout, so reserve your tickets early.
Who says the ladies have all the fun! Similar in form and function to the Ladies’ Event; however we are less sure about the dessert and flowers. Nonetheless, always a great get-together for the boys.
Surprise N Dine
A chance for members and the Club to clean out the pantry! This is a fun and casual pot luck dinner as the season begins to wind down.