The Manager's Desk
July 1, 2018
School is out and the summer fun is well underway!
The club has been as active as ever this season and July will be no different. Of course, the month kicks off with the always fun July 4th celebration which will feature great casual cuisine, cold drinks and live music from Major Company an awesome Pop/Rock band/duo, bringing an original take on classic music to EYC.
For those who want to take the EYC fun on the water the EYC Fireworks Cruise begins on June 30th and goes through the 7th at various stops around the region. Jump in at any point and join the festivities with your EYC cruising friends.
Mid-July hits its stride on the 14th with the Stand-up Paddleboard Challenge, the House Committee’s Bastille Day party and of course the Boomerang Regatta is always a memory maker. The month rounds out with the House Committee’s Speakeasy so see what they have in store for their popular series of themed drinks and Chef Mark’s tasty morsels.
It is with great sadness that I share the sudden passing of our friend Steve Batchelor. Steve worked for the club since early 2015 and was beloved by many. His good nature, sense of humor and comradery will be sorely missed by both members and staff alike. His love of food, gardening and of course his terrific son were palpable. Please join us in offering his family our deepest condolences.
Dry Sail Slips Available
New Computers & Member Statements
As I have written in the VFB over the last two months. the club has introduced a new club specific software package. We have been working hard to acclimate to the changes in both the point of sale system and the back-office software.
Part of this process is modifying some of our business practices where it is required to accommodate the nuances of the software capabilities. One such change is in how the computer handles food and beverage checks that have not been paid at the end of the night.
EYC requires members to close their checks at the end of every visit but occasionally a circumstance arises that keeps that from occurring. Currently, the system requires all checks that have not been closed at the end of the night to be attached to the members account. These charges will show up on the member’s quarterly statement in a similar manner to their dues, marina fees or assessments unless the member’s bar account has a member credit where it would be deducted from that balance.
June 1, 2018
As is usually the case, May and June are full of club activity as members come out of hibernation and enjoy their terrific club. This May proved to be particularly challenging as we had a number of variables that put our club, its staff and our terrific members to the test.
On May 1st the club changed over its internal software systems including point of sale, accounting and membership to a unified club specific technology package. Our hard-working IT committee has been working on this project for months and rolled out the new system on the first of May.
April 1, 2018
What a wonderful night it was! Special thanks to our Commodore Ed Wells who hosted one of the nicest club events of the year. Our new Chef Mark Sanders put together a terrific spread and of course the EYC sailboat luge was another huge success. The staff did a great job putting the event together and I think I speak for them when we say thank you for attending and we hope that everyone had a memorable evening.
May 1, 2018
Busy, Busy May!
As I am sure most of our members have heard or read the club is tackling an exciting new project behind the scenes, a new club software system. The implementation of this system is scheduled for May 1 and will take our separate accounting system, point of sale system, member databases and website info and roll them into one club specific package.
Of course, this means everything we do from a technology standpoint will change at a time when the volume of business will be increasing with better boating weather. If that were not enough we will also be doubling our staff to keep up with the busy season. Oh, and did I mention we have a new Executive Chef and Finance Manager!
March 1, 2018
Executive Chef Mark Sanders
As many of our members may already know the club has recently hired a new executive chef, Mark Sanders. Mark is a local Severna Park-ian who has worked in private clubs for a majority of his professional career. Having worked in yacht clubs, city clubs, country clubs and beach clubs he is well versed in the membership dynamic and I know he is looking forward to meeting the diverse needs of our particular membership.
We will be hosting a Meet the Chef Night in late March to give members the opportunity to meet Mark and taste some of his favorite dishes in a casual cocktail style format. The specific date and time will be outlined in an upcoming Blast so keep your eyes peeled for that information. We hope you will come down, say “hi” and enjoy a taste of Mark’s culinary favorites.