History

The BLYC Auxiliary, founded in October 1940, has evolved over
the years to encompass members, their spouses, partners, and family.
Our primary purpose is to support the Club through improvements of the
facilities and foster the growth of BLYC community spirit.

Over the years, the Auxiliary has generously donated towards
or fully funded a number of improvements to the Club, including:

Annual Sponsorship of the BLYC Children’s Christmas Party

Annual support of the BLYC Youth Racing Team

Annual maintenance of landscaping on the island

Replaced the Dining Room Carpet (2017)

Purchased a new carpet cleaner for the Club (2016)

Purchased carpet for the Cupola lounge, stairs, and entryway (2016)

Donation towards new security cameras and dvr for the Clubhouse (2015)

Donation towards purchase of new pool bar grill (2015)

Donation of new speakers and sound system for the pool area and front porch (2015)

Donations to the Josh Daniels Recovery Fund (2014/15)

Donation towards the 2014 Ladies Room Renovation

Purchase of Outdoor Umbrellas & Stands for the Pool Area and front Patio (2014)

Financial & Fundraising support of 2014 I-LYA Commodore, Steve Harris (2014)

New Poolside Tables & Chairs (2011)

Purchase of new Bar Stools (2010)

Replacement of the Handicapped Lift (2008)

Contributed to the 2007 Dining Room Renovation

Complete Overhaul of the Plantings on Watkins Island (2006)

Purchase of new Furniture for the Commodores’ Lounge (2006)

Purchase of new French Doors between the Fireplace Room and the Bar Area (2005)

Redecorating of the 1st Floor Ladies Room (2005)

Purchase of new rocking chairs for the front porch (2005)

Past Presidents:

1941 Helen Dressel 1982 Nancy Dressel
1942 Dela Booten 1983 Pat Ottenweiler
1943 Marge Nelson 1984 Phyllis Flynn
1944 Marge Nelson 1985 Pat Forster ?
1945 Marie Wood 1986 Ginny Fulgham ?
1946 Helen Corne ? 1987 Carole Donnelly
1947 Dorothy Slattery 1988 Ginny Conrad
1948 Helen Chase 1989 Linda Wing
1949 Martha Schell 1990 Terry Kochensparger
1950 Doris Womeldorf 1991 Mary Lou Tussing
1951 Dorothea Dum 1992 Dot Best
1952 Frances Fisher 1993 Connie Schilling
1953 Mary Davis 1994 Diane Koman
1954 Lilian Wilson 1995 Jackie Keiner
1955 Ella Woolley 1996 Kathy Brussee ?
1956 Doris Dye 1997 Joann Martensen ?
1957 Velma Lieberman 1998 Babette Joseph
1958 Nora Ballenger 1999 Jan Kaylor
1959 Annabelle Johnson 2000 Tracey Davis
1960 Marjorie Henery 2001 Terri Gatton
1961 Gladys Lawrence ? 2002 Judy Bair
1962 Marty Fisher 2003 Faye Lemmon
1963 Mary Jane Luchtenberg 2004 Vicki Suhr
1964 Catherine Woodward 2005 Michelle Desantis
1965 Dorothy Meacham ? 2006 Ruth Ann Kent
1966 Arthelda Haggard 2007 Barb McFall
1967 Beatrice Dupler 2008 Shelly Higgins
1968 Clarice McGinnis 2009 Cherry Shain
1969 Jane Langley ? 2010 Carole Donnellly
1970 Sue Metzgar ? 2011 Marcia Henderson
1971 Judy Ballenger 2012 Tracey Davis
1972 June Cox 2013 Tami Headlee-Schroeder
1973 Suzi Rollit ? 2014 Donna Parker & Tracey Davis
1974 Joan Hein 2015 Cherie Vandyne
1975 Bernice Greiner ? 2016 Dennis Bulley & Anna Pyle
1976 Peg Beeson ? 2017 Jeff Hamilton
1977 June Jacobs 2018 Jeff Hamilton
1978 Gladys Travis ? 2019 Susan Hite
1979 Jan Kerr 2020 Tracey Davis
1980 Marian Petersilge
1981 Sue Headlee

† = deceased