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!
Planning for our renowned regatta is in its second month and we look forward to hosting this competitive event in September. That doesn’t mean, however, that the fun has to wait! Our hard working regatta planning committee has some super events planned to introduce the regatta to our members and plan for what will surely be an event to be remembered at EYC for years.
This month we will see some Hawaiian themed specials and events to honor the latest participant into the regatta, Team Hawaii! The chef will be featuring some terrific Hawaiian themed dishes and the bar will have some tropical drink specials that will make you long for the Pacific. So throw on your grass skirt, toss on your lei and get down to EYC for some genuine Aloha spirit!
2014 Commodore’s Ball
If you didn’t attend the 2014 Commodore’s Ball this year you missed a good one! First, the Commodore was decked out in what could only be classified as the perfect attire -- of which you will have to find in a photo since no description I could give would do it justice.
Our nationally themed event to honor the Olympics and the cuisine around the country could not be beat. Gumbo from New Orleans, bison from Southwest, four varieties of baked oysters from the mid-Atlantic, and amazing wines from the Northwest at our wine bar were but a few of the tasty morsels that our chefs produced to please our palates. As always the American flag ice sculpture and the Palm Tree ice luge in the Key West portion of the party were member favorites.
Our members danced the night away to Radio City and left with big smiles on their faces and a nice “to go” coffee with unique biscotti to enjoy on the ride home. What a night!
All contracts for the marina should be in at this point and I would like to remind you that we still have both wet slips and lift slips available immediately for those interested. Please contact the office or the marina chairperson for further information and annual rates.
Parking Stickers and Directory
All EYC members should have received their 2014 directory, parking sticker and member card sticker in the mail. Please don’t forget to affix your sticker to the front driver’s side lower left window. Removal of unauthorized vehicles will be more aggressive this month and we don’t want to inadvertently tow a member who has a sticker sitting on the kitchen table.