The Manager's Desk
February 1, 2017
If you didn’t get the opportunity to join in January for our ever popular Lobster night don’t worry because we will have a full month of Saturday night lobsters in February. You must call in advance to reserve your lobster and don’t forget to make a reservation to reserve your table as well. Note that these are separate reservations so please alert the staff member who is helping you that you would like both if that is your intention. All dates still have availability but very frequently sell out so act quickly!
Member business events
Looking for a unique retreat or simple business luncheon? The Eastport Yacht Club might just be the perfect fit. EYC provides fully catered breakfasts, lunches and dinners to suit a variety of needs and budgets. We also have audio visual equipment that is available at no additional charge to our member and their guests. Why not showcase the club and the terrific views while your staff enjoys a productive reinvigorating getaway? Please feel free to reach out to me or Member Services Manager Amy Reilly for further details and bookings. We hope to host your event soon!
Wow, this has turned into one fabulous EYC event! If you haven’t already participated and have a passion for useful (ok, sometimes useless) bits of knowledge then you must join your co-members in a fun night of trivia and comradery. Create your team and make a reservation for a table and you are all set. Please note that we have sold out the space for the last two weeks so if you are interested act fast as space is limited.
The EYC Commodore’s Ball, one of the year’s best parties is not far in the future. This year’s event has been pushed back slightly to accommodate some calendar exceptions and to enjoy what we hope will be some terrific Spring weather. Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 18, at 6 p.m. and keep your eyes peeled for more details in the upcoming club communications. We hope to see you there!
Happy 2017 to all of our amazing members! The New Year is upon us and I hope everyone had a joyful and safe holiday with their family and friends. I would like to take a brief moment to thank all of the membership for maintaining such an amazing club that helps support our staff’s families and provide a terrific community for each and every member. Like any dynamic organization we have our challenging moments but the tenacity and good will always seem to prevail.
I would also like to specifically thank our Commodore, the rest of the board and of course all of our committee chairpersons and volunteers who help keep this wonderful “machine” running so smoothly. Of course, I would also be remiss in not thanking our very hardworking staff who come to work with great attitudes and work hard to service our membership every day. Without your collective efforts we would not be close to what we are today.
Thanks and the best of New Years to you all!
November 1, 2016: The traditional sailing season is drawing to a close but that doesn’t mean there isn’t sailing for the die-hard amongst us. Frostbites will be starting in no time so sign up now and enjoy the experience of winter sailing. If you wish to Frostbite and keep your boat at the club also know that we offer deeply reduced rates for the season. Simply send me an email with your request and I would be happy to assist.
2016 Annual Meeting
Please clear your calendars to attend the EYC Annual Meeting when we vote in the incoming Board as well as hear updates from all of the club’s committees. This year’s meeting will be held on Saturday, November 12, at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel (formerly the Marriott) at 11 a.m.
Come early to hear presentations from the EYC Foundation as well as the newly formed Family Committee and Green Team.
Thanks to all of those who attended the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting. This year’s meeting was highlighted by the announcement of the 2016 Volunteer of the Year, Palma Wilson.
The selection couldn’t be more appropriate as Palma’s efforts seem to be never ending. Her volunteer efforts span multiple committees as well as the EYC Foundation for which she is a board member. I can attest first hand that she couldn’t be better to work with and her spirit and level headed approach serve the EYC membership exceptionally. And if that were not enough she’s just an all round “good egg!” Congrats, Palma, and thanks for making my job so much better!
October 1, 2016: It’s that time of the year again in Annapolis...Boat Show season! I am sure the vast majority of our members have enjoyed the show as an attendee, exhibitor. or otherwise but if you haven’t had the pleasure you are missing out and should take some time to enjoy all of their offerings. Also note that EYC is the perfect respite from a long day at the show. We will have terrific Boat Show food and drink specials and we won’t be nearly as crowded as our downtown neighbors. Don’t forget the water taxi can drop you off right at our back door when the day is done!
Restricted Boat Show Parking
Just a reminder to all of our members that the Yacht Haven parking lot is NOT available to EYC members on Saturday and Sunday of both the power and sailboat shows. Evening parking after 5pm Monday through Friday is unchanged. Please respect our neighbors and don’t infringe upon their spaces on those weekends. The relationship with Yacht Haven is important to the club and we don’t want to inconvenience our great neighbor. Of course, the main EYC lot will be available as usual but be reminded to have your 2016 parking sticker affixed to the front driver’s side windshield. The club will be vigilant in our enforcement of the parking policies and we don’t want to see any member’s vehicle towed. Stickers are available at the bar and from the EYC office. Enjoy the show!