The Manager's Desk
May 1, 2014: A long cold winter seems to finally be succumbing to the warmth of spring. As we all begin to tend to our gardens and head to the docks to get our boats ready for the sailing season at EYC we are excited to finally be able to enjoy some our favorite amenities at EYC.
The deck is open full time (weather permitting) and we are adding our seasonal staff to accommodate the increase in member club usage. I encourage all members to keep a close eye on the calendar for the exciting activities that EYC has to offer in May. Our hardworking committees have a packed calendar that has something for everyone. Terrific family events, some fun cruises, big special events, instruction on the water, fitness and of course some of the greatest regattas and after parties in the coast! So pull up the calendar and get your schedules ready for an amazing spring at EYC!
April 1, 2014: There seems to be light at the end of the tunnel…of weather that is! This winter has certainly taken its toll on our collective patience but if the recent EYC sock burning is an indication hopefully warm weather will soon be upon us.
With the warm weather we are hoping to refurbish our waterfront lawn and by mid-March we had already aerated and reseeded for the upcoming season. We will be trying to allow for the new grass to establish itself as much as possible early in the year so you will notice restricted use of the area at the beginning of the season.
February 1, 2014: As we settle into the New Year I wanted to take a moment to welcome all of our generous club members who donate their time to actively participate in committees, activities and general events in 2014. It is your creativity and hard work that define Eastport Yacht Club. These volunteer activities are what help cement the bonds between members and in my opinion is the fabric that makes EYC unique among clubs.
If there is anything that either I or the management team can do to help please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you would like any information pertaining to your committee or the club in general … we are happy to help!
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!
January 1, 2014
As I look back over our first year in our new clubhouse I am amazed at the ground that has been covered. I am proud of the accomplishments of our volunteers and hardworking staff toward making a new clubhouse that will take us into the future. Certainly this past year as well as the one before has come with their share of obstacles to be overcome.
The realities of constructing the building and then operating in a new clubhouse have in some ways redefined who we are as a club. Maintaining our identity and rich history as we determine the direction we will move in the future has been one of the greatest challenges. Blending the desires of our long term members with those who have just recently joined the club is a goal that we share with most established clubs.