December 1, 2017:
Thank you to everyone that attended the Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, November 4th. We had a quorum right at 0900 and could get straight to work. Bravo!
Congratulations to the 2017 Volunteer of the Year David Malkin! For those who may not be aware, Dave is the longest serving Executive Board member at EYC EVER after 11 years. And that is just one of the many incredible feats he has accomplished for EYC.
Also congratulations to Stuart Forrest, recognized for his efforts on behalf of the Junior Fleet and the EYC Race Committee received the Environmental Committee’s Green Can Award for significant contributions to EYC's environmental and Bay stewardship efforts.
As promised, we had lots of work to accomplish at the Annual Meeting. The Reader’s Digest version is: Environmental and Family Committees are now Standing Committees (no longer Special Committees), Special Events Committee has a new description, Voting Member dues were increased by $100, the Voting Membership was increased 10% to 660, and the Initiation Fee ($1500) and Assessment ($3200) were rolled into one Initiation Fee of $5000, payable over 5 years ($2000 upon acceptance, $600/year).
Congratulations to the 2018 Board: Ed Wells, Commodore; Liz Filter, Vice Commodore; Chris Chadwick, Rear Commodore; Clayton Miller, Treasurer; Mark Jones, Fleet Captain; and Tristan Keen, Keeper of the Log. And I will happily become the Immediate Past Commodore.
It was a great meeting. There was lots of good, pertinent, and respectful discussion, and thoughtful votes. And we finished on time!
More congratulations from the Race Committee's end-of-the-year event, the Low Country Boil. First, congratulations to the entire Race Committee for an incredible year, including the 2017 SAP I-5O5 World Championship—job well done! The number of volunteer hours this team provided EYC is off the chart—4,132 hours and 106 boat-days! Congratulations to Lee Maynard, recipient of the Bill “Sparky” Cusack Ground Tackle Award and Lou Bennett, Palma Wilson, and Carol Vilardo being named Outstanding Race Committee Volunteers for 2017.
As I am on a roll with thank yous and this is my last VFB article as Commodore, I have a few thank yous of my own.
November 1, 2017:
We need you!
It is time for the Annual Membership Meeting and WE NEED YOU TO ATTEND!
This year’s meeting will be on Saturday, November 4, at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street. We need the meeting to begin promptly at 0900; registration will open at 0800.
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!
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.
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.