On Sunday, Dec. 30, the Buffalo Launch Club installed its new board of directors for the 2013 season.
The Launch Club is one of the oldest and most highly regarded powerboat clubs in the United States. Newly installed Commodore Andy Barbasch says that the club is anticipating one of its best years ever; "While half of our members are non-boaters who join for the facilities and activities, our boating members consider the park-like setting of the 95-slip marina the premier boat club in WNY."
"We have a new menu in the restaurant, some exciting cruises planned for the summer, and the tennis courts and pool are in great shape."
For 2013, the board has announced that the club will be aggressively pursuing a campaign to bring in new members. According to Membership Committee Co-Chairman Rick Lewis, "We have approximately 20 open membership spots, which we will be looking to fill on a first come, first served basis." He says that anyone who may have an interest in joining can contact the club at 716-773-7629 and arrange for a tour of the facilities and a chance to meet some of the members. "Unlike traditional country clubs, we have low initiation fees and low monthly minimums."
The Buffalo Launch Club is also considered to be one of the premier locations in WNY for holding banquets and parties, catering to members and non-members alike.
The Launch Club is open year round with the exception of the first two weeks of January.