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Letter from the 2018 Commodore


     I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Mike Janson and I have been a member of the Duck Club since 2014.  I have also been a board member for the past two years. When I became a social member in 2014 I was instantly hooked. My wife Maureen and I now own two slips on F dock. We are the parents of two daughters and the grandparents of 3. We have been small business Owners for the last 41 years and I am looking forward to working alongside all of you.

     I am incredibly excited to officially begin my term as Commodore of the Duck Club. I feel as though we have a great group on the board and I am excited for us to do some new things this year. Building membership is a top priority because I feel every member can make a difference. We need to recognize opportunities for growth and act on them. Retaining engaged, happy members is the key to increasing membership. People stay in a club where they feel like they belong. I will work to create an environment where you will feel free to relax and speak candidly. As a private club we are often a second home to our members. Being a first rate facility will enable us to stand out as the premier marina on the river. Let’s roll up our sleeves, motivate each other and help foster a friendly approachable environment so that every member and their families will be inspired. The Duck Club’s success and future is shaped by each of our members. I am honored to work side by side with all of you.


Mike Janson

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Letter from the Commodore

commodore doug woods

Happy spring everyone,

For those of you that do not know me, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Doug Woods.  I am married to Leslie Woods and we are the proud parents of seven children, five girls and two boys. Our boat is on D dock slip 54 the North office. I’ve been a social member of the club since 2009. My family and I liked the club so much we purchase three docks in 2011. Nothing like diving right in!

We have been boating on the river for 20 years. As we bought bigger boats we moved to different marinas. We have kept our boats at Lake Center, the Yacht Club of St. Louis, and Woodland marinas lasting a few years at each. I believe we are at the nicest marina on the river and I get the pleasure of being the Commodore so thank you for that.

I’ve been on the board since 2013 so I feel like I know some of the history of the club. What I have been finding out as the Commodore this year is that the records of the club’s history are dispersed through several people. I would like to bring all those records together under one roof.  So what I ask of you is if you have any copies of anything pertaining to the club’s history, meeting minutes, duck tales, old pictures, anything along those lines please get them to me or bring them to the office. This will help maintain the club’s history.  I will copy anything you have and get it back to you for your records if you would like.

Our board meetings are the first Monday of every month at 7 PM. They are held in the main dining room. I would love to see everyone’s participation in those meetings. Again thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as the Commodore of the Duck Club Marina.


Doug Woods

Letter from the Commodore

First and foremost I would just like to say how happy I am to be your Commodore for 2014.

I have been a boater on the river since 1996 and have always wanted to be a part of DCYC.

Well and here I am taking a position as Commodore that at one time had only dreamt about.  Needless to say I am honored to be your 2014 commodore and I will do my best to serve out this year with  everyone’s best interest at heart and work my hardest to uphold the integrity of this club.

Here to hoping we have a great boating season.

Tony Longo

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