The Manager's Desk
February 1, 2016
If you didn’t get the opportunity to join in January for our ever popular Lobster night don’t worry because we will have two more installments of the EYC favorite this month on the 6th and the 13th of February. You must call in advance to reserve your lobster and don’t forget to make a reservation to reserve your table as well. All dates still have availability but very frequently sell out so act quickly!
Hold the date for the 2016 Commodore’s Ball on February 20, 2016. This year’s event will feature amazing cuisine from Bermuda, Cuba and Maryland. What do these places have in common, you ask? They are destinations for our sailors in 2016 and the theme of our event, celebrating the waters of these beautiful locations.
January 1, 2016:
Happy 2016! The New Year is upon us and I hope all of our members had a joyful and safe holiday with their family and friends.
By now, everyone is surely well versed on the horrible fire that occurred at the Annapolis Yacht Club. As you may also be aware in the spirit of the season we have extended temporary reciprocal privileges to our neighbors across the water. At the time of writing this article we are told that the planning is well underway for a temporary clubhouse for their membership and that they have their planning well in hand.
2015 Annual Meeting
Please clear your calendar s to attend the EYC Annual Meeting when vote in the incoming Board as well as hear updates from all of the club’s committees. Of course the club will also vote on a Bylaws amendment addressing changes to the Senior membership category that has caused so much discussion during the year. We hope that all members come to listen to the proposed changes and cast their vote to help determine the way forward for EYC.
I also want to take a moment to remind our members of the strong comradery our history expresses and the spirit of community that our club boasts as we discuss the proposed changes. I suggest that we don’t give way to vitriol but rather a healthy discussion emphasizing respect for those with opposing views. It is this healthy discussion that has defined us over the years. Additionally, the mutual respect that our members have for one another can help remind us all of the foundational elements that define the “little club that could” and “can!
December 1, 2015:
2015 Annual Meeting
Thanks to all of our members who attended the 2015 Annual Meeting at Marriott Waterfront Hotel. The turnout was unprecedented, and we welcomed in three new Board members: Liz Filter, Rear Commodore; Clayton Miller, Treasurer; and Kirk Gunn, Fleet Captain for the New Year.
I would also like to thank our outgoing Board members Scott Miller, Tom Spiegel and Mike Thompson for all of the hard work they put in for what amounted to a very challenging year. So congratulations (and sometimes condolences) to the entire Board for their election and let’s hope for a great 2016!
From the Manager's Desk
Restricted Boat Show Parking
Just a reminder to all of our members that the Yacht Haven parking lot is NOT available to EYC members on Saturday and Sunday of both the power and sailboat shows. Evening parking after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday is unchanged. Please respect our neighbors and don’t infringe upon their spaces on those weekends. The relationship with Yacht Haven is important to the club and we don’t want to inconvenience our great neighbor.
Of course, the main EYC lot will be available as usual but be reminded to have your 2015 parking sticker affixed to the front driver’s side windshield. The club will be vigilant in enforcement of the parking policies and we don’t want to see any member’s vehicle towed. Stickers are available at the bar and from the EYC office. Enjoy the show!