The Manager's Desk
June 1, 2018
As is usually the case, May and June are full of club activity as members come out of hibernation and enjoy their terrific club. This May proved to be particularly challenging as we had a number of variables that put our club, its staff and our terrific members to the test.
On May 1st the club changed over its internal software systems including point of sale, accounting and membership to a unified club specific technology package. Our hard-working IT committee has been working on this project for months and rolled out the new system on the first of May.
Like any new system the introduction presented a number of obstacles as the entire staff learned a new way of doing things and tried to change their “muscle memory” as they went about servicing the members. Unfortunately, the system was a little buggy for the first few weeks which added to the learning curve.
May 1, 2018
Busy, Busy May!
As I am sure most of our members have heard or read the club is tackling an exciting new project behind the scenes, a new club software system. The implementation of this system is scheduled for May 1 and will take our separate accounting system, point of sale system, member databases and website info and roll them into one club specific package.
Of course, this means everything we do from a technology standpoint will change at a time when the volume of business will be increasing with better boating weather. If that were not enough we will also be doubling our staff to keep up with the busy season. Oh, and did I mention we have a new Executive Chef and Finance Manager!
March 1, 2018
Executive Chef Mark Sanders
As many of our members may already know the club has recently hired a new executive chef, Mark Sanders. Mark is a local Severna Park-ian who has worked in private clubs for a majority of his professional career. Having worked in yacht clubs, city clubs, country clubs and beach clubs he is well versed in the membership dynamic and I know he is looking forward to meeting the diverse needs of our particular membership.
We will be hosting a Meet the Chef Night in late March to give members the opportunity to meet Mark and taste some of his favorite dishes in a casual cocktail style format. The specific date and time will be outlined in an upcoming Blast so keep your eyes peeled for that information. We hope you will come down, say “hi” and enjoy a taste of Mark’s culinary favorites.
April 1, 2018
What a wonderful night it was! Special thanks to our Commodore Ed Wells who hosted one of the nicest club events of the year. Our new Chef Mark Sanders put together a terrific spread and of course the EYC sailboat luge was another huge success. The staff did a great job putting the event together and I think I speak for them when we say thank you for attending and we hope that everyone had a memorable evening.
February 1, 2018
Executive Chef Search
As most of our membership knows by now the club has actively been pursuing a replacement for Executive Chef Henry Romanowski, who has moved on to greener pastures.
Of course, this search elicits a number of passionate responses from those who utilize the clubhouse or dining both in the affirmative and in the negative. I look at this change as an opportunity to improve upon what the club has become to date. The true definition of what “improve upon” means however can be very subjective in some areas.