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Monday
Jul282014

The NNYC Clubhouse

Stevens' Cambria and residence behind circa 1904. (Photo courtesy of Neenah Historical Society)

Yes, it's true . . . the Neenah-Nodaway Yacht Club once had a clubhouse!  For one short year - 1937 - NNYC made arrangements to rent the "old Stevens" residence on East Wisconsin Avenue across from the yacht harbor.

From the minutes of April 19, 1937 - - -

Commodore Kellett appointed James H. Kimberly Chairman of the House Committee.  Mr. Kimberly appointed to serve with him Ted Perry, Art Croxen and Don Mitchell. 

J. H. Kimberly reported the club rental for a period of five months would be $50.00.  Mr. Kimberly reported it would cost approx $1000.00 to fix up the lighting, heating and plumbing systems, maintain caretaker docks and other expenses for the five month period.  It was decided Commodore Kellett and J. H. Kimberly would raise the required amount from donations and thereby not touching the present balance in bank. 

Commodore Kellett appointed Mrs. Ruth Kimberly Chairman of the Ladies Committee on furniture and furnishings.

Sadly, the house was unavailable the following year and no mention is made of it.

Click on either of the pages of the Apirl 19th, 1937 minutes to see them full size.

Doug Hatch- NNYC Historian and treasurer

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