2023 Rendezvous Schedule & Registration

Join us for…  

             Our 25th  Anniversary  

      The 2023 Marinette Rendezvous                                                     

                  July 7, 8, & 9


             Sandusky Yacht Club

 FRIDAY July 7th      

1:00-4:00 pm.  GLMC check in.  

5:30 pm.  Dockside B.Y.O.B Cocktail party.

Bring an appetizer to share and a chair               

             *Dinner on your own, Sandusky Yacht Club or local venues.

SATURDAY July 8th     

8:30 am.-9:30 am.   Hot Breakfast Buffet

9:30 am.-11:00 am   Annual meeting and…

               HOME PORT BASKETS – buy tickets and view baskets

           (Create a basket representing your home port for the raffle)

                                        50/50 Raffle

                      OUR AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES… you choose

                  Poker Run, Museum tour & lunch (extra), or Relax by pool

     Tour the Marinette fleet 3:30 pm. – 5:00 pm.

     6:00 pm.-7:00 pm. Cocktail party/Cash Bar

     7:00 pm. Dinner Buffet provided by SYC and Home Port Basket raffle

SUNDAY July 9th:  800 am. -9:00 am.   Join us for a continental breakfast before departing for our Home Ports.

                   **Please make your own

DOCK reservations with SYC by JUNE 26th  419-625-6567

**The non-refundable rendezvous fee is $52.00 for each person that attends payable to GLMC in ADVANCE.    No later than June 26th!!

Printable Registration Form

Marie “Mary” Kishmarton

We recently lost a GLMC icon and Charter member, Mary Kishmarton. Mary along with her husband Don were a couple of the original founders of the club and started some of our longtime traditions. Over the years Mary raised lots of money for the club with her ticket sales and raffles. She will always be remembered for her contributions to the club and the one person that nobody could say no to.

Mary Kishmarton Obituary

A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday April, 14th 2023 at 10:00AM at St. Basil the Great Catholic Church 8700 Brecksville Rd. Brecksville, OH. After funeral luncheon to follow at Gambitta’s Party Center, 160 E Aurora Road.( Rt. 82) Northfield OH 44067

2022 Rendezvous Schedule & Registration

Join us for….. The 2022 Marinette Rendezvous

                                         July 22, 23, & 24

at  Huron Boat Basin

 It is Christmas in July weekend!    Can’t wait to see you all again!

Decorate your boats, break out your Christmas decorations!

 FRIDAY July 22nd

  • 1:00-4:00 p.m.  GLMC check in.  
  • 4:00 -6:00p.m.  B.Y.O.B Cocktail party
  • Bring an appetizer to share*               
  • 50/50 Raffle  

                   *Dinner on your own, Huron Yacht Club or local venues.

SATURDAY July 23rd      

  • 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.   Annual meeting, election of new officers. We have 2 openings on our Board.   Please consider stepping up to fill one of these 2 positions, President and Treasurer/Membership.
  • 11:30am – 1:00pm     Bring a lite lunch item to share*   

      HOME PORT BASKET Raffle – buy tickets and view/raffle baskets

(Create a basket representing your home port for the raffle)

  • 1:30p.m.-2:30p.m.  Tech Talk– back by popular demand
  • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m Tour the Marinette fleet and Vote for your favorite Christmas boat decorations!!      Prizes for 1st and 2nd place!
  • 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.   B.Y.O.B  Cocktail party
  • 6:00 p.m.    Dinner Buffet provided by Mesenburg Catering

SUNDAY July 24th

  • 8:00 a.m. -9:00 a.m.   Join us for a yummy hot breakfast and coffee before departing for our Home Ports.

**The non-refundable rendezvous fee is $35.00 for each person that attends payable to GLMC in ADVANCE.   

                     DUE NO LATER THAN JULY 1st!!

               DOCK reservations are DUE by JULY 1st

Click Here for Printable Registration Form (No Paper Mailings will be sent this year)

We Need Your Help!

The Marinette Club is looking for volunteers to help run the club. Two of our Bridge Members have served a long time and wish to step down from their responsibilities. We are looking for a President and Membership Chair/Treasurer. Also someone to help maintain the Web site and send email announcements via Mail Chimp. If we cannot locate anyone to help with the club, we may be forced to cease operations. Please contact a current bridge member for a more details on responsibilities.

Marinette Club: Important Updates

To the members of the Great Lakes Marinette Club and friends in the Marinette boating community:

It is time for a change in the leadership of the Great Lakes Marinette Club. The current President, Craig Purnell, has been involved in the GLMC since 2010. He has handled the website, assisted at the Rendezvous and led the club as President since 2016. Nancy Plosker, current Treasurer and Membership Chair, has held her post since 2008. Both of these individuals have served the club faithfully and worked hard for a very long time. They both desire to step down from their current positions – Craig for sure, and Nancy possibly.

We need your help! The time commitment is not as bad as you might think. The club only holds one function a year, so the time leading up to the Rendezvous is usually busier. Off boating season is minimal. Anyone who has a desire to get involved and help run the club should please email greatlakesmarinetteclub@gmail.com or call Craig at 216-702-6977 or Nancy at 216-789-8997. If you have questions about the specific responsibilities or time commitments, we are happy to discuss and answer them for you.

In the event we are unable to find anyone to help out as a new president the Club, it may be forced to cease operations. If the Club continues, but no one is ENTHUSIASTIC to take over Membership/Treasurer (which really should be one person not two), Nancy has indicated that she is willing to continue in that position – at least through the end of 2022. We hope to hear from some of you within the next month or two about at the presidential position (as Craig will definitely step down right after the Rendezvous this year, and we thank you in advance for your consideration of the matter).

Rendezvous Update

This year the Rendezvous will be held at Huron Boat Basin on July 22-24. We have held it at Sandusky Yacht Club for the past three years, but unfortunately SYC is full to capacity and can no longer accommodate us. It’s been a while since we have been at Huron, and it’s going to be a lot of fun because it’s Christmas in July at HBB.  Mark your calendar and more updates to follow.

We hope you are well, staying safe, and we wish you best regards,

Craig Purnell , President
Nancy Plosker, Treasurer/Membership Chair
Leslie Tighe, Rendezvous Chair
Great Lakes Marinette Club


Ahoy everyone! Lets get together to catch up and renew our friendships. The details are below; we hope you will be able to join us, it has been too long!

Where: Sandusky Yacht Club

When:  Saturday, September 11, 2021

            529 E.Water St.

            Sandusky, Ohio 44870

Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm    (order lunch 1:00)

Agenda: Join us for lunch and camaraderie at the beautiful Sandusky Yacht Club.

Lunch includes: We will order off their lunch menu.

SYC Lunch Menu

  • 1 beer or wine beverage on GLMC
  • Cash bar for all other beverages

Raffle: Buy a chance to win a $100.00 Gift card to West Marine.

RSVP by September 6TH to Leslie Tighe by email (preferred) leslie@bge.net  or phone 216-521-6033 and leave a message.

Be sure to include your name, contact number, and number attending.

**SYC has a few transient slips, but not a guarantee. These arrangements would have to be made on your own.

Marinette Club & Rendezvous Update

Dear Members and Friends,

The COVID pandemic shows signs of subsiding, but the Bridge feels that the prudent course is to Cancel this year’s Marinette Rendezvous to avoid any risk of potential exposure to our members and guests. If it is safe, we may consider planning a social event/picnic for this fall. Any ideas, please let Rendezvous Chair Leslie Tighe (latlkwd@gmail.com) know.

Also, the Bridge has decided, since the club has been inactive due to COVID, we are freezing everyone’s membership for one year. If you paid a one year membership sometime last year, then your membership would be extended one year. No dues notices will be mailed out this year. If you have any address or email changes, please let our Membership Chair, Nancy Plosker (njplosker@netscape.net) know so that we can keep you informed in the future.  

Thank you and hope to see you all soon.

Best Regards,
Craig Purnell
Great Lakes Marinette Club

Interesting site documenting a Marinette Restoration

Here’s an interesting site I stumbled across recently that documents a 1978 Marinette Restoration:


Looks like he put a lot of time into the boat. I’ll look more at his techniques later and maybe update this.

Anyway, the boat is for sale if anyone is interested. Looks like it still needs some work though.



Craig Purnell

President, GLMC