April 26, 2017 Web Update- 8 Bells

How cool was this.

On Saturday, the McKays graciously invited me to participate in the renaming ceremony for their Marinette 8 Bells. What an amazing job on the new transom graphic! I’m sure it will be a hit at the rendezvous.

The Mckays plan on becoming liveaboards in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in a couple of years, taking their beautiful M with them.

April 18, 2017 Web Update

It’s officially launch time (or soon will be). As we are all getting our M’s ready to splash, how about a little “day-dream” material from yesteryear. Thanks Ray Konko!

Keep checking back often as we will be adding rendezvous information and some new club merchandise opportunities.


March 29, 2017 Web Update

Hello Marinette Friends and Family!

This update is to draw your attention to the 2017 membership application now included in the pages of the club header. New this year are some important questions as we are attempting to develop a membership directory to share within the club. Please take a moment to click on the link and download the form. After completing, please include with your dues (best deal I know of!) and mail to our secretary Nancy at:

N. J. Plosker

PO. Box 37156 

Cleveland, OH 44137-0156

Also please note, I have included the previously published Rendezvous information for your review. I will have more information in the way of reservation forms, etc. available soon, will publish here and send in a group email. Thanks, Scott

Rendezvous 2017- Save the Date!

Please save the date for the 2017 Rendezvous which will be June 23-25th at Seaway Marina, Kelly’s Island. More info to follow as the date becomes closer. 

Membership Drive

Kicking off 2017 we are looking for new members! All new members who sign up and pay the $10 dues this year will receive a free Great Lakes Marinette Club hat! Please tell a friend or a dock neighbor about this exciting offer.

Clothing

Last year’s survey results stated the membership would like new clothing.  Polo shirts were at the top of the list.  We were also thinking V-neck t-shirts for the ladies.  If you are interested, please contact Julie Purnell (julie.purnell@gmail.com) who will be coordinating the order this year.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Rendezvous this year!

Craig Purnell

President, Great Lakes Marinette Club

March 19, 2017 Web Update

Thanks to members Tom and Melinda Zmina for the great shot of their 1988 28′ Express. Looks like they are having fun, Marinette style. 

Makes me think that boating is just around the corner. I don’t know about you, but I am in countdown mode. Look to the site and for an email regarding the 2017 rendezvous to be sent out soon. If you know of any M owners that are not club members, please send me some contact information and I will get in touch with them. No sales pressure here, I think the club sells itself!

Safe travels and good luck with spring prep…Scott

February 17, 2017 Web Update

HELP WANTED!

Its February and we need your best Marinette photos to get us through the rest of this winter. It sure has been a mild season for Ohioans, but it’s still 2+ months before launch dates begin. Please send me a favorite photo or two. The subject, “enjoying your M”. Best submissions will be entered for a rendezvous prize!

If you are having trouble sending items to this site, you can always email me directly at captainscott32@gmail.com

January 30, 2017 Update

Happy almost February everyone! The above photo is courtesy of members Sue and Craig Pass aboard their 1989 Fisherman “Our Joy”. I want to start including members pictures with each post as a way of showing our pride of ownership. Plus, it helps us update the winter countdown clock to our pending launch dates! Actually, I guess we haven’t really had much to complain about during this rather “mild” winter.

I will be sending a group email out soon. This email will both send some exciting rendezvous information as well as insuring our contact information remains current for our members. this email message is as much a sharing of information as a test of my dissemination skills so, wish me luck. I would also like to solicit photos for publication on the site. Send me your favorite M shots.

Also, President Craig Purnell asked me to include the following with the email. I though it might be a good idea to also publish this information here. sounds like fun! Stay warm!

Scott Ross

Rendezvous 2017- Save the Date!
Please save the date for the 2017 Rendezvous which will be June 23-25th at Seaway Marina, Kelly’s Island. More info to follow as the date becomes closer.
Membership Drive
Kicking off 2017 we are looking for new members! All new members who sign up and pay the $10 dues this year will receive a free Great Lakes Marinette Club hat! Please tell a friend or a dock neighbor about this exciting offer.
Clothing
Last year’s survey results stated the membership would like new clothing. Polo shirts were at the top of the list. We were also thinking V-neck t-shirts for the ladies. If you are interested, please contact Julie Purnell (julie.purnell@gmail.com) who will be coordinating the order this year.
Looking forward to seeing you all at the Rendezvous this year!
Craig Purnell
President, Great Lakes Marinette Club

Welcome 2017

Happy New Year Marinette enthusiasts! I hope that 2017 is a year full of blessings and opportunities that enrich all our lives.

Below is an interesting scan from a Marinette promotional brochure describing the construction methods used at the factory. It shows just how well our boats were engineered and built. Some quality off-season reading. Thanks Ray Konko!

If you have any pictures, articles or just interesting stuff, please drop me an email and I will include it in a future post. Stay safe, warm and healthy in 2017!

 

Labor Day Blues?

Hello All!

Is it possible that it is Labor Day 2016 already? I sincerely Hope that the holiday finds you in good health and good spirits. As your new web administrator, this is my first post. I guess we have been a bit busy enjoying the weather, water and most importantly, our Marinette.

My goal, with Craig’s guidance, is to make this site a resource for all things Marinette. I, or more correctly, we collectively aspire to help you with your boat  projects, your ideas, your frustrations and your triumphs. We are all here for the same reason, we are dedicated Marinette “metalheads”.

In the coming weeks, I hope to contact you via email for your input and request submission materials. I will be receiving some pamphlet scans from Ray Konko that I will be posting for your retro reading enjoyment,. Additionally, I will be adding resource materials to help you better enjoy your time on the water.

Remember, when you see another happy Marinette owner or enthusiast, direct them to this site and our club. Will post soon!

Scott Ross

“Thanks Dad”

32 Marinette Fisherman

2016 Rendezvous Recap

Our 1st ever Rendezvous at Seaway Marina on Kelley’s Island was a resounding success! We had 15 boats and over 40 people attending the event.

Here’s the attendance breakdown by boat:

2 – 28′
5 – 32′
4 – 37′
1 – 39′
2 – 41′
1 – 26′ Sailboat

In addition , we had 6 new members sign up for the club. Welcome!

Here are the pictures from the event:

http://greatlakesmarinetteclub.org/2016-rendezvous-pictures/

See you next year!