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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, concerns for member and public safety, and order by the Governor of Illinois, the Anchor Boat Club will be CLOSED. No exceptions. Please do not use the club for any reason.

Fish Frys and the Easter Party have been cancelled. The Queen of Hearts Drawings have been suspended until further notice. Members that signed up for fish Frys will be excused hours (even if they may be short of 2019 requirements).

If you have a rental coming up, we will be in contact with you.

Club Dues for 2020 are still due by the end of the month. Payments can be mailed to:

Anchor Boat Club
407 East Lake Shore Drive
Springfield, IL

Anchor Boat Club Web Store

Looking for club apparel??? Well look no further!

You can find a variety of apparel at the Anchor Boat Club Web Store which is now OPEN!!! The store will be taking orders until November 29th.

Orders can be made for shipping or pickup at Primo Design here in Springfield. Orders will be ready the week of December 16th. You will receive a notification when your order is ready for pickup if you elect not to ship.

For more information, please contact Brett Tackett.

MPB Weekly Update 1

MEMBERS:  We will be providing weekly on the status of the Multi-Purpose Building (MPB) project.

The officers, chairmen, and member of the Board of Governors met last night to discuss several items, including the status of the new multi-purpose building (formerly called the “Cook Shack”).  As many of you know, demolition of the former Cook Shack is complete and poles have been set for the new construction.  The demolition required a demolition permit (which was acquired before the demolition).

Requirements for the new construction include an architectural drawing, a building permit, an electrical permit, a plumbing permit, and an erosion permit.  When the contract with the builder was signed, it was the building committee’s understand the builder would secure the proper permits.  Upon further review, it was discovered the building proposal placed the responsibility for securing the necessary permits on Anchor Boat Club.  The building committee is now in the process of securing the necessary permits.  The building contractor is working with the chief planner from the city, along with a few other influential individuals to streamline the permit approval process.

The poles that have been placed in the ground have to be removed so footings can be dug and concrete laid.  The net result will be an additional $1400 (however we have already appreciated roughly a $2000 savings on the work that has been done).  Labor to remove and reinstall the poles will be absorbed by the contractor.

Once the necessary permits have been obtained and the city signs off on the new footings, construction will resume.

The building committee will continue to provide weekly updates every week.  If you have questions in the interim, please contact Tim or Randy.

Simmons Cancer Institute Benefit

Save the date : April 27, 2013
Anchor Boat Club Cancer Fundraiser 2pm – 10 pm Open to the Public!

Proceeds donated to Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU

Live Music by Still Kickin
Silent Auction
Volleyball Tournament
50/50 Drawing

Contact :
Frank Conder 306-1868
Paula Conder 899-3553

For volleyball tournament contact:
Dar O’Dell 741-7445