2009-12-12 / Top News

MIYC Donates $3,300 to Island Community

Mackinac Island Yacht Club donated $3,000 to the Medical Center and flower fund during the organization's year-end dinner Friday, October 13. Pictured are (front row, from left) Commodore Sue Webster, Warren Levins, Rear Commodore Andy Kiener, Kay Hoppenrath of the Medical Center, Commodore Steve Schiller, Mayor Margaret Doud; (back) past Commodore Harold DeHart, past Commodore David Rowe, and Secretary Steve Schleede. (Photograph courtesy of David Rowe) Mackinac Island Yacht Club donated $3,000 to the Medical Center and flower fund during the organization's year-end dinner Friday, October 13. Pictured are (front row, from left) Commodore Sue Webster, Warren Levins, Rear Commodore Andy Kiener, Kay Hoppenrath of the Medical Center, Commodore Steve Schiller, Mayor Margaret Doud; (back) past Commodore Harold DeHart, past Commodore David Rowe, and Secretary Steve Schleede. (Photograph courtesy of David Rowe) The 300-member Mackinac Island Yacht Club donated $3,300 to Island organizations this year. In August, the club donated $300 raised from a yard sale to Mackinac Associates, the presentation to Glen Young, president of Mackinac Associates, August 28. In October, $1,500 was donated to the Mackinac Island Medical Center and $1,500 was presented to the Mayor's Advisory Committee's flower fund to support the hanging baskets placed on lamp posts each summer.

In August, Commodore David Rowe (left) presents a check for approximately $300 to Glen Young, president of Mackinac Associates, a group that supports educational projects of Mackinac State Historic Parks. In August, Commodore David Rowe (left) presents a check for approximately $300 to Glen Young, president of Mackinac Associates, a group that supports educational projects of Mackinac State Historic Parks. During a dinner at the club October 13, Commodore Steve Schiller, who took over from Commodore David Rowe September 6, said club membership includes yeararound and seasonal residents. Also present at the dinner were Mayor Margaret Doud and Kay Hoppenrath from the Medical Center. Each were presented with the club's donation checks.

Commodore Schiller and his wife, Jo Anne, also presented Ms. Hoppenrath with a matching donation of $1,500 in recognition of the care given Mrs. Schiller by the medical staff in 2008.

Club members attending the annual year-end dinner spent the weekend performing chores and preparing the yacht club for the winter by clearing flower beds and making repairs.

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