Book Club List for 2014-2015

The DLYC Book Club doesn’t quit just because summer does and the clubhouse closes.
Please join us. Locations vary so contact Irma David at ikdavid@aol.com for meeting locations.
 

 

2014 -2105 Book List

November 24 – Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth; 352 pages – Basis of the PBS series of a young midwife working with nuns in London’s East End slums in the 1950’s

December 15-A Cold Day in Paradise: an Alex McKnight Novel, by Steve Hamilton ; 301 pages -Crime novel based in the small town of Paradise, Michigan.

January 26 – The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother, by James McBride; 332 pages – McBride explores his mother’s past, as well as his own upbringing and heritage

February 23- The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert Edsel; 468 pages – In the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, six Monuments Men and their mission to save the world’s great art from the Nazis.

March 23 – The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck; 548 pages -Epic of the Great Depression about the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and the story of one Oklahoma farm family-driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to California.

April 27 -Ruth, A Portrait: The Story of Ruth Bell Graham, by Patricia Cornwell 304 pages – A portrait of Ruth Bell Graham as well as insight into the Graham family, particularly, Billy Graham

May 25 – A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, by Bill Bryson; 305 pages – Bryson tells the story of walking the 2100 mile Appalachian Trail, and while on the trail meets a bizarre assortment of hilarious characters.

June 22 – The Round House, by Louise Erdrich; 353 pages – On the Ojibwa reservation in North Dakota, this is a story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family.

July 27 – A Pirate Looks at 50, by Jimmy Buffet; 458 pages – The ultimate Jimmy Buffett philosophy on life and how to live it. He brings us along on the remarkable journey which he took through the Southern hemisphere to celebrate this landmark birthday. Join us for music and margaritas!

August 24 – Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline; 278 pages – A story of friendship and second chances, based on historical accounts of the orphan trains that carried children from New York west to families who wanted to take them in.

September 28 – The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion, by Fannie Flagg; – 369 pages; a new comic mystery novel about two women who are forced to re-imagine who they are – spanning decades and generations.

October 26 – The 19th Wife, by David Ebershoff – 530 pages; In 1875, Ann Eliza Young has recently separated from her powerful husband, Brigham Young, leader of the Mormon Church, and expelled and an outcast, embarks on a crusade to end polygamy in the USA. A family’s polygamous history is revealed, including how a young woman became a plural wife. The story intertwines with that of a modern day young man, thrown out of his fundamentalist sect, searching for the truth behind his father’s death.

Additional Books – Just missed the cut!

Elmer Gantry, by Sinclair Lewis

Best selling book of 1927

The Boys in the Boat By Daniel James Brown

The Kitchen House By Kathleen Grisson

A gripping tale of the south during the days of slavery

Once We Were Brothers by Ronald Balson 2013

The story of 2 boys who find themselves on the opposite side of the Holocaust.

Bossy Pants, by Tina Fey

Memoir

The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch

Secret of Nightingale Palace by Dana Sachs

Until we meet again

Sunset

The DLYC is closed for the 2014 season. Thank you for your continued support of our priceless jewel.

May you enjoy a wonderful fall and winter.  We look forwad to seeing you in the spring as we enter our 75th year.

 

 

 

 

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Fleet News

FLEET 31 ACTIVITIES

SEPTEMBER 2014

The Fleet held its final race series on the Labor Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31st.  Dave Laidlaw and crew were the series champion by virtue of their consistent sailing.  They took second place in all six races, but had the fewest points for the weekend series.  Since points are awarded by finishing place, i.e., first place, 1 point, second place, 2 points, etc., those who did finish first in the races also finished well behind Dave in other races.  Congratulations to Dave and crew.

Also, congratulations go to Doug Tagsold and crew.  They were the Club Champions for 2014 based on having the fewest points for all races this season.

The next week, four members of the Fleet cleaned out the boat house in preparation for the winter storage.  All club boats were removed from their racks in the water and stored in the boat house.  The club Lightning was also pulled from the water and dismantled to get ready for winter storage.

The Fleet and DYLC hosted the Bruce Goldsmith Memorial Regatta on September 13th and 14th.  Seventeen Lightnings (which included four from the Club) and 13 Sunfish participated in the regatta.  Wind was abundant on Saturday and the Lightnings flying their colorful spinnaker presented a beautiful sight.  The wind diminished considerably on Sunday, but still allowed for very competitive sailing.  The race results are posted on the bulletin board located on the club porch.  The participants all seemed to enjoy themselves and made many compliments about the facilities, food, accommodations, and the performance of the race committee.  Food and drink consumption by the racers should have handsomely helped the Club’s receipts for this weekend.

There will be no more Fleet activities until next Memorial Day.

Tom Love

Fleet 31 Captain

Hall of Fame Race Participants

Hall of Fame Race
These sailors dusted off their mad sailing skills and returned to racing on Sunday, September 17th for the annual Hall of Fame Race. DLYC Fleet 31 members provided the boats and crew for the participants. While Captain Merrill Bales won the series handily, all boats were competitive and were purported to be having fun.

A plaque will be presented at next year’s Fleet luncheon.

L to R: George Teller, Merrill Bales, Jim Fernamberg and Peter Paullin.

DLYC Member Mark Baker Honored

Mark Baker

Congratulations to DLYC member Mark Baker, Owner/Broker of Foundation Realty.

Mark was named the 2014 Realtor of the Year by the Lenawee County Association of Realtors. LCAR President Marcia Randall presented Mark the award at a luncheon last Friday at the Adrian Public Library.

Remember to reach out to other members of the DLYC when it’s time to do business. We have a talented pool of people to work with across all categories.

If you have good news to share, send your information to Patty Clark at pclarkrotary@hotmail.com.

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