Celebrating 90 Years of Boating Clubs and Organizations!

In this Issue:

Instructions for March 21st 7pm Zoom General Meeting bottom of page:

Upcoming Events:

  1. Dolphin Yacht Club Opening Day Festivities May 6th. Save the Date
  2. MCYC Annual St. Patrick's Day Party - It Starts Tonight!
  3. Daughters of Neptune Program emerging!
  4. Jim Butler Memorial Service Details - April 5th, 2pm

In the news:

  1. Coast Guard reminder to make sure of DSC/VHF safety requirements.
  2. Alf Dueser receives Lifesaving Award From USPS-ABC
  3. Multnomah County has a boat turn in program!
  4. Tow Boat US re-opens at Fred's Marina
  5. USPS/ABC Announces the America's Boating Channel

St Helens City Dock Camera  Port of Camas Dock Camera

Please Report Dock Damage you notice Here


 CRYA Facebook 

New - Marine Services Directory 

For advertising information contact cryanews@gmail.com

Americas Boating Club Winter Classes

Dolphin Yacht Club is working hard to create an Opening Day "After Party". More details to come, but they are working with the Port of Camas Washougal to plan a dinner, a band, and other good times for the day so please come by and join us in the fun.

The Daughters of Neptune Program is Rebuilding!

President Alicia Robinson has found someone to help rebuild the daughters program that so many have fond memories of. Imwa Buller of Dolphin Yacht Club has offered to help lead and create a program that we need to encourage girls to be a part of. We have at least 3 girls at this point, and hope others will join us. Alicia and Imwa will be reaching out to all the clubs to talk about this. Their first anticipated event will be opening day. You can contact them by emailing CRYA.daughters@gmail.com.

Jim Butler Memorial Service

Jim Butler passed away on Saturday, February 11th at 83. He was a PYC member since 1986 serving as Commodore in 1994. Jim dedicated much of his time to PYC, and has made a number of contributions to the club as a Member, Trustee, and an Officer. He was also on the CRYA Standing Committee from 2003-2015 attending countless meetings and working heavily with the Multnomah County River Patrol. He knew the Columbia River well, and gave back his time for all of us to have a better river to boat on.


The memorial service to celebrate the life of Jim Butler will be on Wednesday, April 5th at 2pm at Abundant Life Church

17241 SE Hemrich Rd. Damascus, OR. 

Remembrance in Jim's name may be sent to Heritage Elder Care,

22347 SE Hoffmeister Rd, Damascus, OR 97089.

Have you seen the New Marine Services Directory Page?

Please help us to fund your Yachting Association by including your business. It helps us keep the work going for boating safety and service improvements for all boaters in our area and State. For more information contact info@crya.us, or if you are ready to help we have a PayPal link setup just for this purpose. PayPal Link. We all Thank You for the support.

Alf Dueser's Lifesaving Award

Alf received the Lifesaving Award at the National meeting of America's Boating Club in Florida last month. We brought you this story back in May 2022. For the complete story of the rescue and more photo's follow this LINK

Metro Service District has announced a Boat Turn in Program Designed to reduce abandoned and derelict boats. The program will run until June 30, 2023 or until funds are exhausted.

For complete Turn-in Information click HERE

Tow Boat US Portland Reopens at New Location: Fred's Marina. Full Story Here

USPS/ABC and Water Sports Foundation Announcement

America's Boating Channel will be a new Smart TV Channel Application that will be dedicated to boating that will be available on your TV. It will host Education video, Boat Racing, Boating Movies and other boating related content. The launch of this new Channel is expected in April. Read more HERE. Launch Video HERE

Our Sponsors - Marine Services Directory Page

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General Member Meeting Information 7pm

Social time starting at 6:30

(Time to figure out how to get into the meeting!)

Zoom Meeting Details - Here

Previous Meeting Minutes - February

Agenda for Meeting Here

Treasurer's Report - February

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