The Manager's Desk
February 1, 2017
As I am typing this letter I have to say it has been a pretty nice February. Who would have thought we would have 60 and 70-degree weather at this time of the year? Of course, it will probably snow in July but Maryland weather always keeps us on our toes. That being said, March brings us the annual Burning of the Socks celebration on the 19th so perhaps we can optimistically look forward to an early Spring. Come down with socks in hand and let’s make it happen!
The EYC Commodore’s Ball, one of the year’s best parties, is nearly upon us. 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 18th at 6pm to attend the Mermaids and Pirates themed event.
Chef Henry has created some amazing stations for our members to enjoy. Here’s just a hint of what he has up his sleeve for our terrific event: A Cuban station featuring paella, Cuban sandwiches and beef ropa; a Jamaican station with jerk chicken, short ribs with guava glaze, and Caribbean sweet potato soup; a raw oyster bar; an oven roasted Blue Catfish paired with a roasted whole rockfish in banana leaf, as well as passed hors d’oeuvres such as crab flatbreads, coconut chicken with Malibu rum batter ... and did I fail to mention a SUSHI BAR!
Tickets are $85 per person and also include an open bar in addition to more great food that I didn’t have the space to include. Get your tickets now because this will be an event NOT TO MISS.
Things have begun to settle in the marina for our 2017 season but we do still have three wet slips available to our EYC members. The available slips will accommodate boats of length 31 feet, 35 feet and 37 feet and range from $3465 to $4200 annually. Of course, annual rates are prorated for new tenants for whatever portion of the year is remaining therefore 2017 costs for these open slips would be less. Please contact me or the marina chairperson for further information. Enjoy the convenience of having your boat docked at the most unique club in Annapolis!
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 myself or Amy Reilly our members services for further details and bookings. We hope to host your event soon!
Parking stickers and directory
All EYC members should have received their 2017 directory, parking sticker and member card sticker in the mail by now. Please don’t forget to affix your parking sticker to the front driver’s side lower left window. Removal of unauthorized vehicles occurs frequently and we don’t want to inadvertently tow a member who has a sticker sitting on the kitchen table. Extra member parking stickers can also be purchased at the EYC bar or through the EYC business offices.
Note that stickers are now distributed to voting members, senior members, associate members and junior members.
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!
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!
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.