Boat Show Bash
November 1, 2014:
I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the volunteers who helped make this year’s Boat Show Bash run so smoothly. Particular thanks should go to the “head honcho” Carol Vilardo and her very capable sidekick Palma Wilson, who stepped in as chief for the operation of the event while Carol was on a much deserved vacation. The event ran seamlessly and although the turnout was less than what we had hoped for it was clear everyone had a terrific time.
We will be brainstorming in the next couple of weeks on the approach for 2015 and encourage your participation with the committee. We also want to remind our membership that the EYC Foundation and the Anne Arundel County Court Appointed Special Advocates for Kids (CASA) were the 2014 recipients of our auction proceeds and we are thrilled to be a part of their altruistic efforts.
Founder’s Day & EYC Birthday Party
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for another fun party at the EYC clubhouse on November 8 immediately following the Annual Meeting which will be held at the Loews Hotel Power Plant.
Admission to the event is FREE and there will be some simple EYC “throw back” food options in addition to an open bar for beer, wine and rail drinks. The party commences shortly after the conclusion of the meeting and will last for 3 hours. So stop down and reminisce with your friends about the good ol’ days!
We really love our waterfront lawn at EYC … and it shows! The traffic patterns and usage areas have taken a toll after a heavy party season. We will be reseeding at the beginning of November, so please help with the lawn’s success by avoiding the areas that have been roped off to facilitate growth. We get one shot at a healthy lawn and this is it!
As many of you may already be aware we recently hired a new part time accountant and we have been transitioning over the last 6 weeks or so. Unfortunately it became clear very early that perhaps the new accountant, although very capable, and the club were not a good match. We therefore have to suffer the setback of continuing to transition during a period when it was my expectation that it would be complete.
The good news is that these changes are much better off occurring after a few weeks rather than after an extended period where training time, energy and money are further expended. The bad news is that we will again be delayed in some of our reporting to committees and the rest of the management staff will have to shoulder the additional responsibilities of the vacant position which means we will be spread somewhat thin as the holiday and budget season approach.
We thank you in advance for your patience as we move through this transition and will do our best to keep the level of services at the expected standard. Should you encounter any problems please don’t hesitate to contact me directly and I will do everything possible to correct the situation.
In an effort to maintain the momentum that was initiated with the renovation of the clubhouse to become an ever greener yacht club, EYC will be expanding its dumpster enclosure in the parking lot so that we can accommodate a new recycling dumpster. We are very excited to be able to move beyond the few cans that we currently use and be able to dispose of our bottles, cans, paper products etc. in a fashion that is better for the planet and future generations.
Please take notice of the different receptacles if you happen to discard items from your boat or a nice afternoon on the water. We will continue to track our progress and keep our members posted so that we can share with the broader community in hopes that they will join us in being advocates for a greener Maryland!