The Manager's Desk
November 1, 2013
This year’s annual meeting is fast approaching. I strongly encourage all members to try and attend this pivotal meeting in the club's history. Having enjoyed the new clubhouse for one year it is now time to determine if the path we are on is the one that our members choose or we desire a slightly different direction.
Again, I encourage you to read the material provided by the finance committee and the Executive Board to familiarize yourself with the questions at hand. The files are available on the website. It is critical to have your voice heard if you desire the club to proceed in the direction that best suits your needs as one of its members. I look forward to seeing you there.
October 1, 2013: The Eastport Yacht Club’s Annual Meeting is just around the corner. In preparation for the meeting the Board, Finance Committee and club management have been holding Town Hall Meetings to provide information and solicit responses from the membership. The meetings are always insightful and the feedback that is garnered helps us navigate the club in the most suitable direction for our diverse membership.
One of the most talked-about subjects in the meetings has been the topic of food service. Although on the surface this may seem like a simple subject, the complexities and interconnectedness to other parts of our business run deep. Make no mistake: the challenges that have been presented to the Board, management and staff have been herculean over the last two years. Move an entire food and beverage operation out of its long term home, place it in a couple double-wide trailers and then move it back into our beautiful new facilities. All the while planning, preparing and, most importantly, defining what we would be going forward.
August 1, 2013: It is clear that summer has us firmly in its grasp. While working on the boat, enjoying a regatta or participating in one of our terrific sailing classes we want to remind everyone to hydrate and take time to cool down in the air conditioning when possible. We have seen a few people suffer the symptoms of heat stroke and we want guarantee that there are no severe cases at our club.
Headache, nausea and fatigue are but a few of the early symptoms to keep an eye on. We also ask that we all help with identifying these symptoms in our smallest members of our club, the kids, since they may not know to do so on their own. Safety is our highest priority! Besides, what better place is there to cool down than in our brand new clubhouse enjoying the best view in Annapolis!
September 1, 2013: Sadly our first season of boating has but a few weeks left so we encourage all of our members to take advantage of the great weather before the cold grip of winter places us in its grasp. Make the time to get out on your boat and enjoy your club with family and friends. Often life’s mundane necessities take us away from our most pleasurable activities and we have to push our favorite leisure and social activities back to the top of the list.
Come down with your family and friends and enjoy a leisurely afternoon on our deck while enjoying the view, a cold rum punch and terrific meal. Don’t have a boat but would like to get out on the water? Well, take advantage of the new EYC paddleboards that are FREE to our members. Invite a friend for a nice sunset and sit on the lawn afterwards and enjoy the view.
July 1, 2013:
As it begins to feel more and more like summer it is obvious that members are enjoying the new amenities of the EYC clubhouse. As expected the deck has been packed and our food & beverage sales are higher than they have ever been. EYC regattas, cruises and in-house events have kept the place bustling with activity. We undoubtedly are on a record pace for sales for our 2013 Season and we thank you all for your continued support. The word must be spreading because we also have a waiting list of over 50 prospective members at this point! The highest it has been in my near eight-year tenure.