Monthly Archives: May 2018

Bar Night Menu Friday June 1st 2018

Ok everyone, this Friday only at the Yacht Club,
Kevin and Mary are getting their Mexican on, making their famous chicken Enchiladas!
Get there early because these will go fast like speedy Gonzales

Join us for good friends, great food, and lots of smiles!
Bar opens at 7! Hope to see you all there


Franz Schneider a Former LWYC member and Commodore

It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of former LWYC members, Franz Schneider, a former commodore. 



Franz K. Schneider, Jr. PE, known to many as “Sonny,” passed away on March 31, 2018 shortly after a massive stroke, at the age of 85.  A native of Philadelphia, PA, he currently resided in Lumberton and Beach Haven NJ, after living most of his life in Moorestown NJ.  Franz graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, a Mechanical Engineer in 1955.   At Penn, he rowed crew, and was a Beta Theta Pi.

His family, family business (Albion), and sailing were a huge part of his life.  Franz ran Albion Engineering Company from 1963-1998, taking it over from his father, and passing it forward to his son Mark.  While he ran the company, it exclusively manufactured in the US.  He raced Lightning class sailboats (3333, 5079, 8379, 15079) with his family for decades.  First he sailed at Spray Beach YC, and Little Egg Harbor YC. Subsequently, he starting a fleet in Annapolis, and grew the fleets at Red Dragon and Lake Wallenpaupack Yacht Club, before returning to LEHYC in the mid 90s.

Franz served as President of the LWYC, as well as Treasurer.  His entire family participated in racing and sailing, and the social activities at the club.

Franz remained an active contributing member and leader of the First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown, multiple sailing organizations, US based manufacturing organizations, and the Rotary.  He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Sheila H. Schneider, son Mark C. Schneider (Lucinda), daughters Cathy Schneider, Susan Schneider-Levin (Brent), Caroline Hoedemaker (Robert), along with seven grandchildren.

A Celebration of Franz’s life will be held on Wednesday, April 18th at 11:00, at the First Presbyterian Church in Moorestown, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Franz can be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown.

Commodore’s Corner May 2018

April 30th, 2018

        Hello again friends! It sure seems like this has been the winter that just . wont end. As I write this I am looking out the window and watching the snow come down! I took a look at the calendar, and yes it is April 30th !

      As this winter slowly winds down, soon the birds will be chirping, the flowers blooming, and of course, our boats hitting the beach and nestled in their slips!

       I am so looking forward to seeing everyone gathering around the club on Friday and Saturday nights, everyone catching up with our LWYC family that we haven’t seen through these past months.

      This coming weekend May 5th we have our mandatory dock work day, if you have a slip please try and be at the club by 9am.  We want to have all repairs completed and get our docks floating!

     Our social committee is already hard at work, hoping to have another successful year with lots of fun things to do. If you see Lisa, Donna or Vicki, and would like to host a dinner or do a Friday night bar night, please let them know.

      There will be more paint and sip nights, perhaps a trip to Bethel Woods to see a concert, under the stars movie nights, and I’m sure one or two themed nights, like a pajama party, line dancing, also I understand there is a new and exciting Winery coming to our area, I’m sure we would all love to check out! So, keep an eye out!

       Please come out and support our Fleet 16 on Saturday mornings. I’m still amazed by the talent of our sailors! I’m sure they would love to see you down on the beach…. maybe even learn a little bit about sailing from our resident experts. The Schedule is on our website.

      Chrissy is in the midst of stocking the bar with your favorite adult beverages, John Cope is installing our new TV in the dinning hall.

        I can’t begin to tell you how proud and lucky I am to have such a wonderful Board of Directors, who put in countless hours of their own time to help keep the club we all love in “ship shape”
Once again, I would like to thank each and everyone of you for entrusting me as your Commodore.
As always see you around the club and on the water.

Joe Scarpaci
Commodore/President LWYC