The Manager's Desk
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.
Welcome aboard, Mark, and we hope you have a long and fruitful tenure here at EYC!
Extra Parking Sticker Form
All EYC members will continue to receive a free parking sticker in the mail with their 2018 directory and member card sticker. These items will hit your mailboxes soon. We delayed the mailing this year to attempt to incorporate the new members that recently joined as a result of the increase to the membership cap.
For additional parking stickers the club has instituted a new form for members to fill out to help maintain the value of membership by curbing (sorry about the pun) non-member use of our main parking lot. The forms are available solely from the office and require some basic information about the vehicle so that the stickers can be readily identified in the event of a parking problem. We would like to remind members that additional stickers are non-transferrable and are intended for member use only.
NEW AED for 2018
Automated external defibrillators or AEDs are a critical part of our club’s safety program. We are very excited to announce that we have added a third AED for our members’ and guests’ safety. As I hope many of you have already noticed the club has had a unit located across from the popcorn machine in the bar area to the left of the double doors leading to the deck. The race committee also maintains an AED for use on the water and for their special events. This year we will be adding a third AED that will be located in the first-floor hallway toward the back door.
February 1, 2018
Executive Chef Search
As most of our membership knows by now the club has actively been pursuing a replacement for Executive Chef Henry Romanowski, who has moved on to greener pastures.
Of course, this search elicits a number of passionate responses from those who utilize the clubhouse or dining both in the affirmative and in the negative. I look at this change as an opportunity to improve upon what the club has become to date. The true definition of what “improve upon” means however can be very subjective in some areas.
December 1, 2017
Annual Marina Contracts
Annual marina contracts will be due on December 1, 2017 for the 2018 season. Please note that unless the club received word by that date the existing 2017 tenant would be committed to their slip for the 2018 season. If you missed that deadline please contact me immediately so that we can work to help you resolve the problem.
January 1, 2018
Happy 2018 to all of our Eastport Yacht Club family! The New Year is upon us and I hope everyone had a joyful and safe holiday with their family and friends.
I would like to take a brief moment to thank all of the membership for maintaining such an amazing club. Your club helps support our staff’s families and provides a terrific community atmosphere for all of our members alike. Like any dynamic organization we have our challenging moments but the tenacity and good will of our members always seem to prevail.
November 1, 2017
As a follow up to last month’s article you may recall that we were in the process of replacing the pipes in the marina used for fire suppression. That work is complete and we are very happy with the results. The new stainless steel pipes will have a significantly extended life over than the lines that they replaced which should save the club money and ensure a safe system for many years.