Events

membership meeting

The Golden Era of Steam Yachts on Geneva Lake

Monday, April 9, 2018
7:00 pm

Fifth Street Yacht Club
761 Marquette Street
Racine. Wisconsin 53404

We are honored to have Michael Rehberg, a member of Preservation Racine, as our guest speaker for our April membership meeting. Michael will talk about the history of Geneva Lake, early excursion boats and the current fleet of sight seeing boats, too. He will note
some of the Racine made boats still plying the lake today. Michael will also touch on a number of boats still at the lake, but not on the lake-at the bottom.

Michael grew up in Racine County, attended UW Madison and earned a Master’s Degree in Marketing. Michael retired from the newspaper business after 38 years with the same company ... and turned his energy and attention to Black Point Estate and Gardens on Geneva Lake - the Wisconsin State Historical Society’s newest museum site. As Lead Interpreter since 2013, he is an active docent, researcher, writer and presenter of outreach programs; including Beer Barons of Geneva Lake, Pull Up a Chair ... Let’s Take a Walk and Why’s It Called That?

He recently earned a Certificate from The Non Profit Leadership Program at UW-Parkside, and his interests include strategic planning, board development and marketing for non-profits.

He’s been a summer resident on Lake Como since 1960, where he now lives full time with his wife, Monica. His hobbies include gardening and remodeling houses with his son and Monica, an interior designer.

Please note the date change for this meeting ... it is the second Monday of April. A cash bar will
be available.

At this annual meeting the following nominees will be presented to serve for the next two years:
President - Steven Rogstad Vice President - Open
Secretary - Pippin Michelli Treasurer - Porter Venn
Historian - Sharon Baldukas At Large Board Member - Deborah Yale
Nominations from the floor will be accepted.