October 1, 2017:
Communication is always hard.
How many times have each of us heard or said “we need to talk more” or “I can’t read your mind; you need to tell me what’s going on” or some other version of these?
Lately the Board has heard from members that we aren’t communicating enough and/or communicating well about what we are working on or what’s going on. We heard you and here is our communication plan.
Social media is the quickest way we can communicate. EYC has Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. If you are not following us, please do. These are our fastest methods of communicating any pressing news from EYC, an event cancellation or change, or a clubhouse closure for weather or some other issue. Social media is where we can also share up-to-the-minute updates about how a club activity or event is going—so you too can share in the fun even if you aren’t there.
Weekly e-blasts are sent to your email address every Wednesday morning. These have the latest news and updates about events and club happenings. You will only see an event in the e-blast about three weeks before the event. Members complain of event-fatigue if they appear longer than three weeks. It only takes a few minutes to scan the blast, please keep an eye out for it each week.
Bi-monthly Board meetings and minutes. The Board meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. The first meeting of the month is when we hear committee/vendor presentations and pressing updates. The meeting on the 3rd Thursday is the business meeting, with reports from each officer and General Manager. EYC business that needs to be discussed and decisions made occurs at this meeting.
All Board meetings are open to the membership. Please come! Meeting minutes are posted on-line on the member side of the website once the minutes are approved at the next meeting. If you are interested in the ongoing business of EYC, this is your best place for this information.
The monthly newsletter contains the most detail about past and upcoming events from the over 20 EYC committees. When we moved into the new clubhouse, money was tight and we were cost-cutting everywhere, since we had no idea how much it was going to cost to run the place. At that time, many organizations were moving all their communications to electronic versions. FREE and au courant sounded awesome. EYC moved all of our communications to electronic forms.
September 1, 2017:
How DID this happen? Here we are at the unofficial end of summer, but EYC is certainly not slowing down its on-the-water activities and shoreside fun.
With Labor Day comes the Annapolis Labor Day Regatta. EYC will be hosting the Saturday night party. This is the last BIG party of summer regatta season for local sailors, so the sailors will be ready to rock-n-roll. The is also one of those times where EYC can really shine and show what we are all about — supporting water-based activities, volunteering, and having a great time! Volunteers are still needed for this event, sign up and be a part of the excitement!
July 1, 2017:
"Is it so nice as all that?" asked the mole, shyly...
"Nice? It's the only thing," said the Water Rat Solemnly, as he leaned forward for his stroke. "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing—absolutely nothing—half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
"Simply messing...about in boats — or with boats... In or out of 'em it doesn't matter. Nothing seems to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don't; whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you're always busy, and you never do anything in particular; and when you've done it there's always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you'd much better not."
August 1, 2017: No doubt we are in the height of summer. The temperature is at the upper end, thunderstorms are in full force, and enough breeze to sail is doubtful ... or painful. Enjoy it all while it’s here, because fall will be upon us before we know it.
To fully celebrate summer and embrace all that is good about this time of year, we are going to have a HUGE EYC Raft-Up on August 12th! ALL are invited and the more the merrier!!
How this is going to work is a 1200 rendezvous at EYC for powerboats and those in need of a ride. Fleet Captain Chris Chadwick and First Lieutenant PC Scott Miller will direct people-in-need to boats. As boats are filled, they will leave the dock.
June 1, 2017
Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you call...
As boaters, we understand and often experience the strong and undeniable call of the water. We answer that call in many ways, from just sitting on the deck at EYC, to cruising around river and creeks, to racing across the ocean. Water calms us, challenges us, and renews us.
June is World Oceans Month and is a perfect time for us to reflect upon the power of water in our lives, celebrate our relationship with the water, and rededicate ourselves to protecting our waters.
Check out NOAA’s website for all kinds of fun information about our oceans, how to get out enjoy them and the waters that feed into them, and how to help protect them.