November 27, 2012: It has been an honor to serve as your Commodore for the last two years. Much has been accomplished and much needs to be done. But first I want to thank those members who served on my Executive Board.
Without the concerted efforts of David Malkin, Charles Schaller, Scott Miller, Jeanne Langdon, Sharon Hadsell and Rob Rowlands none of the progress that we have seen would have been possible. Each of them deserves a hearty thank you from all of us for the time, dedication and talent that they showed in putting together the building plan and dealing with all of the issues that we faced over the last two years. Thank you guys. We all owe you one.
November 11, 2012: Here's a little ditty composed by Merf Moerschel we wanted to share with you:
Batten Down the Hatches!
October 29, 2012, 0900: All of the storm prep has been completed and we are just waiting for the worst that Sandy can bring. And until Eastport loses power as it is famous for, you can follow the storm from the Club’s web site. We have high def color video feeds from the web cam securely mounted on Juanitaville*. Click on the weather link and you can see what the wind speed is and the rain fall. Double click on the screen and you will be taken to Weather Underground where the data from EYC is used to help build an accurate picture of weather around the world.
November 1, 2012**: So much to cover, so little space. I just know that I will exceed my space allocation. Oh well, that is what commodores are for!
First of all, the new building. We have finally hit the home stretch. Final inspections are being scheduled. Punch lists are being created. Nerves are frayed and tempers are short. The crews are working overtime to get the job done.
And now each of us has an important function to perform. We need to keep off the site and let the workmen finish their jobs. I observed over a dozen people peering through doors and windows this weekend. I know that we are all curious to see what the final product is and you will when it is safe. Please stay clear until then.
October 18, 2012, 2100 hours
It's 9:00 PM Thursday night and I just left the Club. As you can see in the photo things are lit up like Times Square. So what gives? The electricians, carpenters and alarm techs are in there putting together the final touches so that we can pass our final inspections and get our coveted Use and Occupancy Permit.
The furnaces are working, the hood system in the kitchen is running, carpeting is being installed and the hardwood floors are down and waiting for sanding. The “Fools with Tools” have been busy at work building a beautiful bar that we will all enjoy.