August 1, 2014: As many of you may have heard, two of our hardworking management team are moving on to greener pastures. I wanted to take a moment to thank our accountant Donna Glessing and our chef Larry Harland for a job well done.
The commitment and connection with our membership will be missed and we can only hope to fill their positions with someone close to their level of expertise. Although both could have been considered “behind the scenes” staff members their contributions were broadly recognized and they will both leave EYC a better place than when they found it. I will personally miss their camaraderie and good nature and I hope to see them as guests at the club soon. Best of luck to you both!
The J/80 Worlds Regatta is just around the corner. The excitement is growing toward yet another EYC international regatta. The events surrounding the event are numerous and I remind you to keep an eye on the calendar as well as the VFB and Blast for information pertaining to the event and the impact on the clubhouse and operations. Let’s make this yet another shining example of what our “little club than can” can do!
2014 CRAB Regatta
Join us at the club on August 23rd as our EYC family hosts the CRAB (Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating) Regatta. This fantastic regatta and after-party fundraiser is dedicated to making the thrill of sailing a reality for physically and/or developmentally-challenged individuals as well as for those individuals whose financial circumstances preclude their participation in recreation on the waters of Chesapeake Bay. It’s not only a terrific event to watch but they sure do know how to throw a great party afterwards! Join us for live music and some great food from the Boatyard Bar & Grill while supporting a terrific cause. Interested in more information about the event or the regatta? Check out their website at http://crabsailing.org/
It goes without saying that the outside deck is one of the things that our members love most about their club. We ask that all members be sensitive to one another’s enjoyment of this space. Unfortunately smoking can sometimes affect some people’s ability to enjoy their time on the deck. Toward that end we ask that all smokers please be considerate and take your co-members’ preferences into consideration. If necessary, staff would be happy to relocate you to another area of the deck and of course the lower level lawn is always a nice escape. Thanks in advance for your consideration.
A number of our members have requested a seating area outside next to the front door to accommodate those who have physical challenges that make standing for extended periods challenging. A recent addition to our terrific clubhouse will be coming soon in the form of a bench for members to have a seat while waiting for a ride or just to take a phone call. We hope you enjoy the new addition and hope you continue to give us feedback toward how we can make EYC a better and more comfortable destination!
A similar request has also been brought to our attention. We have received word from some of our members that a handrail for the step at the front door would be a welcome addition. Our hard working team of “Fools with Tools” is taking a look at possible alternatives and hope to have a solution in the near future.
Glasses & Plates
Keeping member dues down by controlling operating costs is always at the front of my mind as General Manager. One small item that seems to be increasing are the areas around the property where we find glasses, silverware and plates. As you might expect these items are not inexpensive and we work hard to protect those assets within the clubhouse. However, when they left outside they are more difficult to manage. We ask that if you take a glass or plate onto your boat, out on the lawn, etc., that you please make an effort to return it somewhere inside the clubhouse where our staff can clean the items and return them to inventory.