July Dock Party

By John Bell

The club hosted a summer party at the dock once again on the afternoon of July 2nd, and about 60 folks came to enjoy the food, music, perfect weather and good company. Norm Johnson prepared a set of pop music hits from the 50’s to keep the atmosphere lively. The table decorations were especially artistic this year thanks to the efforts of Doug and Joan Marie Eggert. All attendees participated in a free raffle drawing for entertainment.

For the third consecutive year, this event has brought both club members and non-members alike from around Coyle together for a bit of socializing. This has been a great way to help begin or continue connections in our community, and it may be on the verge of becoming a tradition. Thanks go to all those who participated to make this party a great success

More pictures here and here


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Party at the Dock!




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June 16, 2016 · 2:25 pm

Spring Membership Meeting 2016

Spring 2016 Meeting

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March 29, 2016 · 8:09 pm

Derelict Boats Removed by DNR

“Two derelict boats that have long resided at our dock were removed for disposal under the Derelict Vessel Removal Program that is part of the State of Washington’s Department of Natural Resources.  The Coyle Community Club took all necessary steps to assume ownership of the abandoned boats and make the necessary contacts to the State offices.  A precedent has been set for how the Club will address such problems if they occur again in the future.  Please don’t let this happen to you.”

Washington, with its boating culture is full of abandoned boats that expensive to fix, and even more expensive to scuttle.
First of all, rotten wood is worthless. Big metal boats are worse. They’re often sprayed with asbestos. They can be full of lead paint and other hazards, too. Because of stringent environmental regulations, there are just a handful of places in the state where you can legally dismantle them. “It’s going to cost you more to get rid of than it’s worth,” Ferris said. From Seattle Times, 2012.

Expect even more of a liability if your boat sinks, creating an oil spill. Several years ago, a vessel sank in our harbor creating a huge fuel leak that closed our harbor and took three environmental agencies over a week to clean it up. The bill was over $27,000… A good reminder to keep an eye on your bilge pump during El Nino winters like this has been.

Thank you Dennis Schmitt – not only for  the long process it took to make this happen, but for hauling your heavy gas-powered bilge pump to the harbor on many many cold, wet and windy days this Winter to keep these boats from sinking.

PS – Bail it or haul it. Bailing your boat is YOUR responsibility. It is not a service included in your dock fee.

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Winter Flyer 2015

Happy New Year!
It’s that time again – 2015 Dues are due by January 31, 2016. For the full version of the Winter Flyer, click on the link or the friendly polar bear.

2015 Winter Flyer

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Fourth of July Party 2015

Did you enjoy our summer party on the dock?  Although we missed a few of you on July 4, we had a gathering of over 62 club members and community residents.  THANKS to Norm Johnson for arranging a set list of great music and to Karen Gale for all the food planning and organization.


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Fall Newsletter 2015

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Coyle Community Club
Fall Membership Meeting
Sunday, Sept. 6 @ 1pm

Laurel B Johnson Center
923 Hazel Point Road

Refreshments will be provided

2015 Club Status Reports
Election of Officers
Bylaw revision: deleting Article XVII Section 3 (no longer applies) and renumbering Section 4
Audit Committee Selection
Open Discussion

Please mark your calendars for these future events:

Dock work party: Saturday, Sept. 19

contact us at:   coyleclub@gmail.com
We appreciate your continued support.
 Hope to see you there!
Wendy Stafford

Treasurer   (425) 348-5163
The Coyle Community Club now has 84 members with 70 members paying dock fees.  Welcome to the new club members joining in 2014 and 2015:
David and Diane Bowe

Craig and Janice Campbell

George Devries

Kelly Eggers

Karen Gale & Curtis Hayes Clan

Leonetta Garcia

Tim and Kelly Gordon

Ted and Nancy Hadley

John and Gayle McClane

Mike and Jennifer Saia

Charles Van Zee and Kum Sook

Laron Williams
Our community projects so far this year have included lots of projects to keep the dock ship shape.  THANKS to all volunteers that have stepped up to help.  We depend on the participation of all members to keep our dues at a minimum.  Our next work effort on the dock is scheduled for September 19.  Please contact John  Bell, membership committee chair by September 1 to ensure your FREE LUNCH:  (425)829-2717 or juan.campana@gmail.com
Karen Gale has been appointed to fill the remaining year of our open board director position. Thank you, Karen, for being willing to help.
Did you enjoy our summer party on the dock?  Although we missed a few of you on July 4, we had a gathering of over 62 club members and community residents.  THANKS to Norm Johnson for arranging a set list of great music and to Karen Gale for all the food planning and organization.
Due in part to all the club member volunteers, we are keeping expenses low to have consistent dues payments cover our tidelands lease, required insurance, and fund the future need to rebuild/replace the dock.  For a review of 2015 expenses to date and the current year budget, please check the budget tab on the website:  http://www.coylecommunityclub.wordpress.com
PLEASE plan to come to the Fall Membership Meeting on September 6.

The club needs the active participation of all members to best meet the needs and interests of our community.

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4th of July Party!!

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Work Party Spiffs up the Dock

Yesterday’s work party worked so hard they didn’t have time to take pictures – so I went down today and snapped some photos of a very snappy looking dock area – Thank you everyone for your hard work

Chris reports:Work accomplished:
Weedwacking, pruning, weeding, sweeping and general clean-up of Birch Street/ Parking Area.

Removal of roofing paper and nails from floating ramp to allow access to ramp boards; securing ramp boards with stainless steel screws to eliminate “bowing” and unevenness.

Temporary repair of rotted area of ramp.
Applying red paint to all 145 cleats on dock and ramp to improve visibility to pedestrians.

Inauguration of new Picnic Table with lunch provided and served by Ann and Kathryn Webster.
Removal of debris by Dennis Schmitt.

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2015 Budget

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