December 1, 2013
The cold temperatures are a clear reminder that the holiday season is squarely upon us. We are excited for our second holiday season in our fabulous new clubhouse and look forward to improving upon our trend of record setting member usage. We welcome you, your family and friends to join us at the club for a delicious holiday meal or to experience any number of our holiday events that our hard working committees and staff are organizing for our members this season. Also note that EYC can’t be beat for get-togethers of any size. Whether it be a small group of friends or a large organized party we have something that will surely fit your needs. A few spots are still open so feel free to contact me or Amy Wales with questions. We look forward to hosting our members during this special time of the year!
2013 Annual Meeting
Those who were unable to attend the annual meeting missed a constructive and informative event. Some of the highlights included: welcoming in our soon-to-be-Commodore Scott Miller and the rest of his Executive Board; the passing of a $250 dues increase which helps the club establish healthy savings accounts to position us for the future and supports the current operating model; a decrease in the maximum age for Associate members to 35 years old; and lastly, a discussion to form a special committee to further evaluate the Emeritus membership status and to vote on their recommendations in a special meeting in mid-2014. These topics among others were part of the meeting that attracted a large turnout from our membership. We collectively appreciate those who took the time to come out and express their opinions and vote on the way forward. It is truly this type of member involvement that continues to drive the club in the direction that best suits its membership.
December is the time of year for parties and celebrations and EYC certainly accommodates. The club hosts a number of events for the holidays and the operating hours are a bit more chaotic than normal.
The creative elves of the Lights Parade Committee host a number of events to celebrate one of Annapolis’ most memorable traditions and of course the Holiday Decorating Party and Gingerbread Party for the kids where Santa typically stops by are but a few of the fun events. We hope that our members join us for these festivities and remember that as a result the dining room hours are slightly modified to accommodate these special activities.
The club will also host a few holiday parties that will affect dining room hours mid-week toward the middle of the month so please check the calendar during this busy time to make sure your favorite spot is available. Also, be reminded that when the dining room is closed the full dining room menu is available in all areas of the club for members who prefer those menu choices.
Please mark your calendars that the club will be closing for maintenance to the clubhouse from Monday, January 6, through Friday, January 10. Tasks such as painting, floor refinishing and general maintenance will be on the agenda for the week. If you are interested in contributing to the process please contact the Buildings and Grounds chairperson, Tom Mullan.