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The Manager's Desk

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June 1, 2014: The busy 2014 boating season in in full swing and as is always the case May is a very active month around the clubhouse and on the water. Many members made it to the club to enjoy the Blue Angels after their brief hiatus and although threatening the weather held out long enough to provide a perfect backdrop to a magnificent show. It never gets old for me! Of course the Commodore’s Reception received rave reviews and we can’t forget that our Thursday and Friday night races have had a great turnout. The after race parties have been just the kind of casual fun that defines EYC. We look forward to another active month in June when we will host the Spring Cotillion, another Cooking with Chef Henry event as well as the always popular Music on the Deck series. So keep a close eye on the EYC calendar and make sure you don’t miss these amazing events!

New Staff

Please take a moment to say hi to some of our new summer staff. We will have some familiar faces returning from school as well as some fresh new servers for our busy season. We will do our best to get the new folks up to speed as quickly as possible and have every confidence we will build on the terrific team that has been in place for the last few years. In an industry where turnover and employee loyalty is not the norm I am proud and thankful that we have established a solid base of staff that understands what it is to work in a club environment and enjoys servicing our terrific membership.

Town Hall Meeting

Please don’t forget to mark your calendars for the June 1st, 4pm Town Hall meeting. At this time the agenda is still being formulated but certain to be a broad topic of the discussion will be the E3 committee’s suggestions for the Emeritus membership category. Time will be taken to discuss the process used to come to their conclusions and ultimately their recommendations as well as plenty of time for Q&A from those in attendance. I look forward to seeing a full house and I know the goal is to determine the best way forward for the club as a whole while addressing the concerns of those who have been so passionate about this broadly debated topic. In addition to this topic there may be a brief financial update regarding the “state of the ship” but since there are no significant issues financially it will likely be a short presentation.

Parking

I hate to tow cars! Unfortunately this is a necessity if we are to operate properly and not diminish the value of membership. That being said, we have had to tow more vehicles in the past month than at any other time in the club’s history. We recognize that there are limited parking spaces both in our lot and in the Yacht Haven lot across the street but it is a reality we must face. We ask that all members respect the rights of one another and utilize only the designated parking spots and to also make sure your vehicle has a valid EYC parking permit affixed to the driver’s side lower front window.

Read more: From the Manager's Desk 06-01-2014

StaffCruise1May 20, 2014:  The EYC Cruise Committee recently hosted a day of sailing for some of the EYC staff. As is often the case those who work most closely to the water often don’t share in the joy that it provides. EYC Cruisers Jim Brooks and Cynthia Palmer saw to it that our staff got to enjoy the pleasures of the Bay this past Monday.  

Read more: From the Manager's Desk 05-20-2014

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April 1, 2014:  There seems to be light at the end of the tunnel…of weather that is! This winter has certainly taken its toll on our collective patience but if the recent EYC sock burning is an indication hopefully warm weather will soon be upon us.

With the warm weather we are hoping to refurbish our waterfront lawn and by mid-March we had already aerated and reseeded for the upcoming season. We will be trying to allow for the new grass to establish itself as much as possible early in the year so you will notice restricted use of the area at the beginning of the season.

Read more: From the Manager's Desk 04-01-2014

General Manager Bill Kocan

May 1, 2014:  A long cold winter seems to finally be succumbing to the warmth of spring. As we all begin to tend to our gardens and head to the docks to get our boats ready for the sailing season at EYC we are excited to finally be able to enjoy some our favorite amenities at EYC.

The deck is open full time (weather permitting) and we are adding our seasonal staff to accommodate the increase in member club usage. I encourage all members to keep a close eye on the calendar for the exciting activities that EYC has to offer in May. Our hardworking committees have a packed calendar that has something for everyone. Terrific family events, some fun cruises, big special events, instruction on the water, fitness and of course some of the greatest regattas and after parties in the coast! So pull up the calendar and get your schedules ready for an amazing spring at EYC!

Read more: From the Manager's Desk 05-01-2014

General Manager Bill Kocan

March 1, 2014: I think we can all say we are ready for spring as the snow has barely melted beneath our feet. However, some recent warm weather reminds us that my personal favorite time of the year is just around the corner.

March is a busy month at the club as members prepare for another active boating season and some social time enjoying the weather on the deck. What better way to kick off the season than to join us at the club for the annual Burning of the Socks. Throw those old socks on the fire, grab a beer and a freshly shucked oyster and spend some time with the rest of your EYC family. Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted six more weeks of winter back in early February but his time is up soon!

Read more: From the Manager's Desk 03-01-2014

EYC Master Calendar

Junior Sailing Classes
Fri Jul 25 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Green Fleet Racing - Juniors
Fri Jul 25 @ 5:30PM - 08:00PM
Beer Can Series 2, Race 3
Fri Jul 25 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Craft Beer Night
Fri Jul 25 @ 8:00PM - 11:00PM
TBD Cruise
Sat Jul 26 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Solomons Race Awards Party
Sat Jul 26 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Opti Tots
Sun Jul 27 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Family Sailing - CFJ
Sun Jul 27 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Adult Sailing - Intermediate
Sun Jul 27 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
Chicken & Ribs Barbecue Special
Sun Jul 27 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM

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