Casey Hall is the new OHP Trooper for Lake Murray.
He began patrolling the Lake July 4 weekend.
501 (c) (3)
LMYC just received its 501 (c) (3) Federal Tax non-profit status.
This means any donations (not dues) to the Club will qualify for tax deduction status.
Thanks to Terri Pinkston for her work here, this is quite an accomplishment.
Paperwork is being prepared to provide donors with proper documentation to achieve their tax deduction.
Due to Weather, the Floating Lunch was moved to the end of BR3.
Lunch was a huge hit with almost 150 served. The BR3 location proved to be very popular and will be used again next year.
Thanks to Linda Lambert, the Event Coordinator for her work in directing the event. Also thanks to Terri and Glen Pinkston, Bill Mullins, Debbie Felgenhauer, Diana Baldwin, Ben Gadd, and Bill Dan Brady and the other LMYC members that pitched in to help.
Hot dogs, chips, cookies, and beverages
Saturday, June 10th,12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Come to Cove 54 to pick up some lunch courtesy of Lake Murray Yacht Club!
Hope to see everyone on the lake this Saturday for this event! (Please note the event is moved from cove 50 to cove 54 as a result of the "buoy boys" resetting the buoy in this cove.)
Also, mark your calendars for the second annual 4th of July parade to be held Saturday, July 1st. More information will be available at a later date, but start thinking about your boat decorations now to be a contender for a trophy and/or prizes!
Boating Safety Training
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
23 Attendees, a new record.
Thanks to Terri Pinkston for her work as the event sponsor.
2017 Events Calendar is Available
See the 'EVENTS' tab for the full calendar
2017 Annual Meeting
Thanks to all who attended that Annual Meeting
Isn't it great to have the new awesome meeting spaces?
The 2017 Board of Directors was Elected as follows:
Ted Enos - President
Mike McKenzie - Vice President
Terri Pinkston - Treasurer
Debbie Felgenhauer - Secretary
Bobby Drennan - Member
Ron Fields - Member Linda Lambert - Member
What a great poker run! We sold 325 hands, 40 hands more than we have sold in the past.
We sold tons of shirts. Event chairman Bobby Drennan went on a mission to get rid of the left-over T-shirts from this year and years past. He started stopping the Lake Murray tour boat every time it came by and he sold many shirts.Good job Bobby and smart idea.
I can not thank all the sponsors and volunteers enough. The poker run was a success because of each of you!
Everyone who worked on a station stop, I know it was hard work. It was worth it. We had so many good compliments and there were a lot of smiles when people were turning in their cards.
There are way too many of you to name individually. I wish I could, but I know I would leave people out. I appreciate your dedication so much.
The marina gave us $200 for gift cards. Winners of $25 gift cards were Danny Holly, Linda Lambert, Bill Brady, Bill Mullins, Sandy Goggins, Stuart Daniels and Judy Bacon.
Debbie Felgenhauer donated a basket of good stuff for cocktails. Leslie Lewis was the winner of that.
Vernon Ritter won a cooling bandana and Donna Crawford and Mike Bennett each won patio candles.
Thanks to Bobby and Kristi Drennan on all their hard work getting the poker run together and allowing us to use their dock. Thanks to all the good people on B dock for letting us move in for the poker run. You all were great help too.
Thanks to Diana Baldwin for all her hard work and determination to make it happen.Diana,Kristi and Bobby spent many hours and weeks calling,texting and emailing to get everyone registered and the right shirt and size.
I am proud we were able to accomplish the poker run in the fashion we did. Thank you so much and congratulations to all the winners.
CONGRATULATIONS! Its a NEW Buoy
2 New Buoys were deployed last week in Cove 53 and 54
The LMYC Buoy Team completed diving and tether repair on all LMYC Mooring Buoys this weekend and began the task of removing and replacing old failed buoys with new shiny ones and new numbers.
The remaining buoys will be refirbished with new numbers and replaced if bad over the remainder of the Summer.
Another BIG thanks to North Texas Marine for loaning us this beautiful camo work boat that has been so incredibly helpful working with the buoys.
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2md Place - Bobby and Kristi Drennan
3rd place - Pinkston/Powell
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NEW MARINA ENTRANCE BUOYS AND LIGHTS
Marina Management and Personnel, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and Lake Murray Yacht Club all came together last Friday to deploy 2 new Marina entrance LIGHTED Marker buoys.
LMYC donated much of the material, OHP helped to locate the markers in the correct location and Marina personnel and equipment set the new solar LED lights held in place with 300 lb anchors and new galvanized chain.
July 3 is a moonless night and we hope all will enjoy the new lighs as you return to the Marina after the fireworks show.
Thanks to everyone, Chad from the Marina, Officer Groeber from OHP, and the LMYC for this great improvement to our Marina.
Great Video of Lake Murray Marina and Tucker Tower
Published on Mar 6, 2016
This video was shot on March 5th, 2016. All video was shot with a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced quadcopter. The song is "Ocean Drive" by Duke Dumont.
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OHP Officer Mike Groeber demonstrates use of the new Side Scan Sonar to LYMC Board Members over the Memorial Day Weekend.
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LMYC Procures Hummingbird 360 Side Scan Sonar for Oklahoma Highway Patrol to use for Search and Rescue at Lake Murray.
Great news article on the Sonar on KTEN 5/27/15.
Click HERE to view the video report.
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LMYC Members Repairing Buoy
Did You Know?.......
June 8, 2016. The tie-up buoys located in many coves on Lake Murray were donated to the State of Oklahoma by the Lake Murray Yacht Club. Under agreement with the State, LMYC provides for maintenance and repair of the buoys.
The buoys are available to all boaters on a first come - first serve basis. Anyone noting a problem with a buoy should notify the LMYC.
Many of the buoys originally placed on the lake have failed and a number of the existing buoys have fallen in to disrepair.
LMYC has developed a repair plan and has received permission from the State to begain maintenance of existing buoys. As of June 6, 2016, all but 5 of the existing buoys have been dived for inspection. 20 buoys received new tethers and one additional was repaired.
It is expected the remaining 5 buoys will be inspected the weekend of June 8. Approval has been received to set a limited number of new buoys. This effort, and renumbering of existing buoys will begin the next weekend.
LMYC has met with State Park officials to review the plan and have received their general concurrence. The plan and budget are being submitted to Parks and Recreation for approval. The plan allows for maintenance of the existing buoys and as many as 13 new (replacement) buoys to be deployed this summer at locations approved by Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Support the buoy program, join the Lake Murray Yacht Club.
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Buoy Restoration Under Way
29 Dives - 20 Buoys With New Tethers
LMYC Members spent most of the weekend diving and restoring tethers on the lake's mooring buoys. Scuba J made 29 dives inspecting tethers and anchor blocks and added new wire rope tethers to 20 buoys. With only 5 more dives remaining, attention will now move to replacing damaged buoys, getting new numbers and reflectors in place, and hopefully anchoring some new buoys at approved locations.
A Big thanks to NORTH TEXAS MARINEOF GAINESVILLE for loaning their maintenance boat for the effort. The job would have been almost impossible without that work boat.
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LMYC is now 501(c)3 Non-Profit
Donations to LMYC (not membership fees) are now tax deductable on your Federal Income Tax
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2017 Yacht Club Cup
September 30, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.
Entry Form HERE Sponsorship Form HERE