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Clubs within the Club

Each committee is made up of members with special interests and are responsible for many of the fun activities in the Club, as well as in helping to keep the Club looking beautiful. No matter what your interests and talents, there is a club or committee that will welcome you.

Whether your interests are social, service or business oriented, membership offers you the opportunity to be involved in a community.  Our clubs provide a diverse array of interests and include both on and off property experiences and events  for you and your family.
 

CRAWFORD-ARMSTRONG HANDICAPPED ASSOCIATION (CAHA) 

President, Commodore Len Maisner
Secretary, Suzanna Kain

We are a group of dedicated volunteers who passionately organize and raise funds all year to host an annual Fun Day in the Sun at the DYC benefiting the physically and mentally challenged from our Detroit Metro area group homes. Each year for our special guests we provide food, music, face painting, boat rides and much, much more all done by our member volunteers and others from the community to benefit and bring smiles to our special guests.For more information visit us at www.facebook.com/cahafunday.

DYC BIKE CLUB

Chairman, Leonard Chapital

The DYC Bike Club is dedicated to leisure bike rides with the goal of exploring Belle Isle and the surrounding areas including the Dequindre Cut, Indian Village, Eastern Market and William Milliken Park Marina just to name a few. In addition to socialization with each other, our motivation is to gain an in depth history of areas visited as well as represent the DYC by participation in other Detroit area riding events.

DYC BOOK CLUB 

Chairmen, MaryAnn Motyka and LaVerne Pugh 

The DYC Book Club was started by two friends sharing a love for reading sitting around the pool. Their discussion interested others and it was suggested that they start a book club. So they did. Now the book club meets monthly, year round, and has grown into a vital part of the DYC Family. All topics are fair game except exercise and dieting!!

DYC DANCE CLUB

Chairmen John and Toni Gibson

The DYC Dance Club provides club members and their friends with an opportunity to enjoy the clubs 6,000 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom in the manner for which it was originally designed by enjoying Swing Ballroom dancing. Our mission also envisions attracting new members and donating the profits of these dances to the DYC Foundation for the continued restoration of the Clubhouse. Our dance lessons are followed by a dance to a live band and are held three times a year. We hope you can join us. 

DYC METRO CLUB

Chairman, Jeff McCarty

The DYC Metro Club is made up of a group of people dedicated to exploring off-the-beaten-path activities within the City of Detroit. 

GARDEN CLUB

Mission: To create and maintain splendid perennial gardens throughout the club grounds.  The Garden Club was organized in 2004.  There are eight separate gardens/containers maintained and the club has provided gardening education and seminars for DYC members throughout the years.  

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Chairman Dawn Fedell 

The monthly Committee and its two subgroups ambassador and retention meet to assist the Membership Department in recruiting and maintaining members. The committee is involved in outside promotions, trade shows such as boat shows,public TV, tours and other prospective and new member events. Involvement is a great way to assist in promoting the DYC, meet new members, and make new friends. 

ROD AND GUN CLUB 

Chairmen, Director Bill Schrader and Bob Limback 

We offer DYC members and their families a variety of outdoor events throughout the year designed to foster relationships with a primary emphasis on providing instruction and promoting safety. Our interests are many and include fishing,hunting, archery, trap, pistol range and other sport shooting events while enjoying our wonderful outdoors.

THE FLYING SCOTS

Chairman, Al Timm 

The Detroit Yacht Club invites you to join the Flying Scots,a 19 foot sailboat program offered each summer. The adult sailing program offers instruction and an opportunity to enjoy the out of doors. Sailing instruction includes an advanced class that leads to sailing spinnakers and learning how to race. This instruction often leads sailors to enjoy the fun of sailing on larger boats, either crewing in club races, larger races, or cruising.This introduction often leads sailors to buy their own boat. Some of the yacht clubs big boat owners sail Flying Scots because they enjoy small boat sailing, and they find crew for their sailing teams. The sailing program provides opportunities to make friends in the club and to find sailing partners. To find out more about how you can get involved and how to sign up for the Instructional Program contact me at al_timm@yahoo.com or 586-899-8708. You are also welcomed to come down to the docks and see for yourself what a great program the Flying Scots offers.

VOYAGEURS 

Chairmain: Commodore Patricia Thull O'Brien

Founded in 1980, the Voyageurs are one of the clubs within the DYC, whose members and officers volunteer in non-paid positions.  We are dedicated to the philosophy of providing creative and innovative social activities of widespread appeal during week nights and weekend hours. 

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