Big Changes at LTEF

Big Changes at LTEF

The Lake Thunderbird Educational Foundation Annual Meeting by Roger Elliott, President

The Lake Thunderbird Educational Foundation added two new members to its board of directors at the annual meeting. The members are David Gray and Glede Holman. Neither of these individuals are strangers to the BoatHouse and BH mission.

David became involved with the BH as a member of the OKC tri- athletes. David is one of the most accomplished swimming coaches in the state. He has spent numerous hours working to improve the BH grounds and generally enhancing the facility. Dave is also a member of the Thunderbird Sailing Club, serving as the Rear Commodore.

Glede Holman is no stranger to the LTEF and the local sailing community. Glede served as a board member of the LTEF from 2007 to 2013 when he relocated to New Mexico.

Although not a member of the Board, Glede has kept in touch with several Board members during his absence. He has provided long and distinguish service in teaching and providing sailing opportunity to the central Oklahoma community.

Another item of business taken up by the LTEF Board of Directors was the stepping down of Les Cummings as Executive Director. Les has essentially been in that position since the chartering of the Foundation some nineteen years ago. The title was created by the Board about five years ago. As we all know, Les has been the driving force for writing grants and fund raising for so many projects eg Opti fleet, several power boats, the new teaching fleet coming this spring, and CAST, to name but a few. No one will be able to fill Les’s shoes. And that is as it should be. At the LTEF BOD meeting we elected Glede Holman to serve a Executive Director.



Program – Saturday, Feb 16

Program: “Know your Sheet from a Bowline on a Yawl”

Saturday, February 16

Back again by popular demand, it’s time for the 2nd Annual Lake Thunderbird Sailing Club Trivia Contest! Test your sailing knowledge with trivia questions, sailing history, and general sailing know how.

Join in the laughs and the fun, impress your friends and be the biggest sailing geek of the Sailing Club.

Dinner Theme: Mardi gras


  • 6pm gathering

  • 6:30pm program

  • 8pm clean up

Potluck: a-g veggies ; h-m appetizers/fruit ; n-s desserts/breads ; t-z main dishes

Monthly Meeting, January 19, 2019 at 6:00PM

Program: "Luffing it up with roaches and leeches with smart pigs, scallops, heads and telltales" by Phil Moershel Most boats get delivered with two sails, which is really all you need. Or is it? There are so many other sails out there that can be … [Continue reading]

Sailing Fleet Fundraiser update!

Happy New Year and Congratulations donors! The RS Sailing fundraiser has been a terrific success. Our goal to raise $50,000 for a new training fleet has been met and exceeded! Thanks to a wonderful donation from the family of Lake Patrolman Hiram … [Continue reading]

December 2018 Mainsheet  Click here for December Mainsheet … [Continue reading]


 note:  The Sweet 16 and three Sunfish have been sold...also, there are six excellent Winner Optis for sale, not 4. With new training boats coming this Spring, the Lake Thunderbird Educational Foundation has over 20 sailboats for … [Continue reading]

35th Annual Hiram Douglas Memorial Regatta!

TSC's 35th annual Hiram Douglas Memorial Regatta! With PRO Gary Sander's good work along with his team of Fredrica, Kerry and others aboard the committee boat, the "Jerry L" we had a terrific day! It was made all the better having Hiram’s … [Continue reading]

TSC/BoatHouse Sailing School boat upgrade plan! WE NEED YOUR HELP!

  The Lake Thunderbird BoatHouse sailing instructors have presented a plan to upgrade the teaching fleet.  After much research into various manufacturers it has been decided that the two boats that fit our needs are the RS Tera, a one-person 9’ … [Continue reading]

24th Annual Jerry Layton Regatta Cancelled!

Thunderbird Sailors, The forecast is for cold weather, high winds and probable rain. This is not a good forecast for racing, especially a fun race where we transfer skippers. So, the 24th annual Layton Memorial Regatta is cancelled this year. We … [Continue reading]

2018 Hiram Douglas Regatta NOR Sunday, November 4, 2018

REGISTER ONLINE HERE UNTIL NOVEMBER 1, AFTER NOVEMBER 1, REGISTER AT THE REGATTA SITE. Click here for NOR: Click here for sailing instructions:   … [Continue reading]