Welcome to the Springfield Motorboat Club!
Looking back at our history, in the spring of 1933, the Springfield Motor Boat Club was organized with Louis Schwartz, Herbert Adams as President, William Kessling as Vice President, Chan Charlson as Secretary, and Dr. A.E. Walters as Treasurer. The club had a roster of approximately 30 members. Over the years, The Springfield Motor Boat Club has thrived and has a rich tradition as a private, family oriented club, where members and their families socialize, enjoy boating, and lake activities. We look forward to many more years as a boat, dining, and social club on Lake Springfield. We hope you will consider joining our club.
Doug Smith, Commodore
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Members of SMBC,I wanted to take a few minutes and update all of you on a few things regarding our club.First, our Staff, Board of Directors, and I cannot say thank you enough to all the members who have supported our club during this unusual period we all are experiencing. We have been able to keep some staff employed throughout this entire period and generated revenue to offset some of those costs. None of this would have been possible without your support. Thank You!Second, as we move into Phase III of our State’s phased reopening plan, the Board of Directors and I have discussed what we feel will best serve our Staff and members as we move forward. Beginning this weekend, we will continue to do our “Curbside” pickups and pre-ordering but are allowing members to enjoy that takeout at the tables on our patio first come first serve, or at your boathouse.Members will be allowed to purchase alcoholic beverages for consumption on the club grounds, but we are still limited to beer and wine sales at this time. We will not be offering table service for the upcoming weekend but have that on our radar for the near future. Please remember to practice Social distancing guidelines set forth by IDPH and the CDC. Our Beach House IS Open and has running water and toilets to utilize while on the grounds for your hygiene and sanitation needs. The Council of Clubs has submitted a letter to the Mayor and asked for some variance regarding lake clubs. As that moves forward I will keep you updated with those changes.Next, I want all our members to know that our newly constructed Gas Dock is up and fully functional thanks to Mike Hamende, Tim Patrick, Todd Hayes, Kevin Proctor, Shane Hedge, and B & R Construction. It is an amazing piece of work and should provide countless years of use for our membership. Thank everyone for their hard work and dedication to our club.Finally, I wanted to let the membership know I have postponed our June 27th Fireworks display. With the uncertainty of scenarios that were playing out during the COVID 19 Pandemic, we reached out to Central State Fireworks to discuss some options regarding the show. We had to give them enough time to rebook that date if somewhere else had the ability to put on a show. At the time my decision was made, June 26th was the first opportunity we could have 50 people in one place at a time and was also the first date we would be able to serve food and drinks inside our club. With that information and the other clubs who donate to the show in the same scenario, I felt it was in our best interest to postpone it. I realize it is the big highlight of our year and apologize for any inconvenience.Best Regards,Doug Smith, Commodore SMBC