Panhandle Yacht Club, Lake Coeur d' Alene, Idaho

Ash Bash Celebration Saturday May 20

Back in 1980, Mount Saint Helen blew and deposited ash in eleven different states! It easily made its way to Idaho and blanketed the sailboats at Panhandle Yacht Club. Shortly thereafter, a crew of sailors formed a work party to clean up the mess, and that tradition lives on! 
Once a year, on the weekend that is closest to the anniversary date of the eruption, members of the Panhandle congregate at the club to clean up winter debris, tackle worthwhile projects and get things ready for our summer season. Some call it a work day, but most of us think of Ash Bash as a celebration! It's a great way to reconnect with friends and gratifying to get so much work done in such a short amount of time.  

This year we will be doing the usual painting, gardening, etc. but we also have quite a list of other things that need some immediate attention so please plan on pitching in! Bring your heavy rakes, shovels and work gloves and head out to the club on Saturday morning 9:30 am. This year, we will have our POTLUCK at 2 pm on SATURDAY. Bring your main dish (i.e. something to grill) and a favorite dish to share. For those who cannot attend Ash Bash, please check with Sonny for things that need to be done.  PYC saves a fair amount of money by utilizing its volunteers, which keeps money in the PYC treasury for other things.

If you would like to be added to the PYC email distribution list, email me with your Membership number, full name and email address at This distribution list notifies you of upcoming events, work parties and information regarding weather events such as emergency snow removal needs.