The Manager's Desk
March 1, 2016:
2016 Commodore’s Ball
Take off your scuba equipment, the water-themed Ball is over! This year’s event thrown by our own Commodore Heather Ersts was a terrific success. The attendance was great and those in attendance danced the night away after feasting on Chef Henry’s tasty morsels as well as a fresh sushi bar prepared by authentic sushi chefs.
Keep your eyes peeled for all the great photos of the event on the EYC website and for those who couldn’t attend … you missed a great party but we will see you next year!
All of our 2016 tenants are in place at this point and I would like to remind you that we still have both wet and dry slips available. If you need to store a boat up to 30 feet in length EYC has a home for you!
Please contact Bill Kocan or the marina chairperson for further information and annual rates.
Parking stickers and directory
All EYC members should have received their 2016 directory, parking sticker and member card sticker in the mail. Please don’t forget to affix your sticker to the front driver’s side lower left window. Removal of unauthorized vehicles will be more aggressive this month and we don’t want to inadvertently tow a member who has a sticker sitting on the kitchen table.
March is another great month for family fun at EYC! Kids’ First Fridays is another family event picking up a lot of steam here at EYC thanks to the hard working volunteers on the relatively new Family Committee. If you have kids and want to help shape EYC into a family-friendly environment we urge you to join the committee and lend your perspective and creativity.
Of course the House Committee won’t be outdone as they host another fun St. Patrick’s Day celebration with the always entertaining step dancers. These young ladies are the absolute cutest and it is a terrific way to get into the Irish spirit!
EYC stands for FUN
If you haven’t discovered the fun of Thursday Trivia Night you are missing out. Many loyal trivia masters have discovered the weekly fun of Trivia Night with their friends. There is always room for more, but make your reservations early as this event packs the dining room early.
In addition to trivia you have got to come down for a casual Sunday afternoon of board games. Bring your favorite game or come jump into a game in action. There is something for everyone!
February 1, 2016
If you didn’t get the opportunity to join in January for our ever popular Lobster night don’t worry because we will have two more installments of the EYC favorite this month on the 6th and the 13th of February. You must call in advance to reserve your lobster and don’t forget to make a reservation to reserve your table as well. All dates still have availability but very frequently sell out so act quickly!
Hold the date for the 2016 Commodore’s Ball on February 20, 2016. This year’s event will feature amazing cuisine from Bermuda, Cuba and Maryland. What do these places have in common, you ask? They are destinations for our sailors in 2016 and the theme of our event, celebrating the waters of these beautiful locations.
December 1, 2015:
2015 Annual Meeting
Thanks to all of our members who attended the 2015 Annual Meeting at Marriott Waterfront Hotel. The turnout was unprecedented, and we welcomed in three new Board members: Liz Filter, Rear Commodore; Clayton Miller, Treasurer; and Kirk Gunn, Fleet Captain for the New Year.
I would also like to thank our outgoing Board members Scott Miller, Tom Spiegel and Mike Thompson for all of the hard work they put in for what amounted to a very challenging year. So congratulations (and sometimes condolences) to the entire Board for their election and let’s hope for a great 2016!
January 1, 2016:
Happy 2016! The New Year is upon us and I hope all of our members had a joyful and safe holiday with their family and friends.
By now, everyone is surely well versed on the horrible fire that occurred at the Annapolis Yacht Club. As you may also be aware in the spirit of the season we have extended temporary reciprocal privileges to our neighbors across the water. At the time of writing this article we are told that the planning is well underway for a temporary clubhouse for their membership and that they have their planning well in hand.
2015 Annual Meeting
Please clear your calendar s to attend the EYC Annual Meeting when vote in the incoming Board as well as hear updates from all of the club’s committees. Of course the club will also vote on a Bylaws amendment addressing changes to the Senior membership category that has caused so much discussion during the year. We hope that all members come to listen to the proposed changes and cast their vote to help determine the way forward for EYC.
I also want to take a moment to remind our members of the strong comradery our history expresses and the spirit of community that our club boasts as we discuss the proposed changes. I suggest that we don’t give way to vitriol but rather a healthy discussion emphasizing respect for those with opposing views. It is this healthy discussion that has defined us over the years. Additionally, the mutual respect that our members have for one another can help remind us all of the foundational elements that define the “little club that could” and “can!