Be there or be square!
First and foremost on everyone's calendar for November should be the EYC Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 14th at 1100 at the Annapolis Waterfront (formerly Marriott) Hotel. It is imperative that Voting Members attend this meeting so that we can have a quorum and conduct the business of Eastport Yacht Club.
The Annual Meeting Packet with the meeting agenda, minutes from last year's meeting, committee reports, and proposed bylaws amendments will be mailed to the address the office has on file for you in the next week. (We’ll also post them on the Members’ side of the website.) Please read the materials before the meeting.
If you are a Voting Member and cannot attend on the 14th, please find someone to be your proxy. It is your responsibility to find a proxy and brief them on how you would vote on the club issues and business, if you were able to be at the meeting.
Senior, Associate, and Junior members are always welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting.
It's time to celebrate! After the Annual Meeting everyone is invited back to the clubhouse for the EYC Founders' Day Party. Personally, this is one of my favorite parties of the year. Chef Henry and his crew always serve up some fabulously yummy goodies.
This is EYC's Homecoming and is a time to tell stories, share a drink (or two, or three) with each other, and celebrate all that we love about Eastport Yacht Club. What is YOUR favorite EYC story or memory? Be ready to share it! Have a GREAT picture of an EYC event or EYC members? Bring along a copy to post!
There are all kinds of fun events planned for November--some brand new and not to be missed! The first weekend of the month don't miss the EYC Yard Sale and an interactive comedy night with Free Range Improv, both November 1.
The following weekend is just as busy with two great boozy events "Perfect Pairings for the Holidays" and the EYC Speakeasy. These events are both going to be fantastic and are not to be missed.
The weekend beginning with Friday the 13th we have a New Members' Reception--again, an event open to all and a fantastic way to meet new members and those on the waitlist.
November is chock full of ways to spend some fun time with fellow EYC members to rekindle old friendships and make new ones. Make the most of it!
Those hearty souls amongst us that can't stay off the water are looking forward to the beginning of AYC Frostbites on Sunday, November 8, and our own Leftover Bowl the weekend after Thanksgiving. The Cruisers have their last couple of events coming up, but are already planning for next year under the leadership of their new committee chair Greg Kelly. Thank you to Bob and Kathy Arias for their unfaltering leadership of the past couple of years--it is VERY much appreciated!
One bit of housekeeping that is really important--if you are going to be a Non-Resident member of EYC in 2016, you MUST register your non-resident status with the office by November 15th. Your membership
status applies for the entire year of 2016 on January 1. You will NOT be allowed to switch back and forth during the year. Forms are available on the member side of the website or from the office. If you have any questions, please contact the office or a Board member.
Believe it or not, the holidays are upon us and the House Committee is already planning the Holiday Decorating Day and Holiday Party—both the first Saturday of December. They are switching things up this year so please watch the eblast for details.
I'd like to give a shout out to the EYC Hinman Masters crew that raced earlier this year in Newport for organizing a FABULOUS weekend of team racing commentary and explanation the weekend the U.S. Team Racing Championships were held in Annapolis with the racing just off our docks. The guys did a fantastic job introducing many of us to team racing and the strategies behind it--didn't hurt that Mother Nature provided a weekend of great breeze that made the racing even more exciting. Thanks guys!
With Thanksgiving on our bow, I'd like to offer my thanks to all the members of Eastport Yacht Club and for all that each and every one of you provides and offers to our Club. We have lots to be thankful for and I hope this month every one takes a moment to say "thank you" to a fellow club member.
With lots of thanks to all,