February 24, 2013: Its 0600 and I'm sitting on the plane to St. Maarten. My head is trying to decide whether to go into full blown hangover mode, but all I can think about is what a great party the Commodore's Ball was. Can you say "Martini Luge"?
We tried something new and boy, did we hit it out of the park. Bill, Henry and the entire staff deserve accolades for showing us what is now possible at EYC. You'll have to ask your fellow members for the details, but suffice it to say by evening’s end fans and skeptics were unanimous in proclaiming it the best Ball ever.
Commodore’s Ball Update, February 18, 2013: Due to the fact that there are still some tickets available I can only assume that there are still some questions about the new format. One recurring subject is seating. The intent of the whole-house party is to encourage roaming about and socializing with many vs. the few at your table as occurs in the traditional format.
With that said, we understand the desire to get off those heels and sit for a bit. We have a plan to accomplish this. Don't expect seating for 200, but do expect to have a great time.
January 1, 2013: Welcome to 2013. What a 2012 it was. Life at EYC started in the double-wides we lovingly referred to as Juanitaville Mobile Estates and ended in our beautiful new clubhouse. The opening of the new building represents the culmination of a five-year journey starting with the approval of the future fund and ending with November’s fabulous opening day party. It stands as a testament to the resiliency and vision that the members of EYC possess.
This year will be an exciting and challenging one as we learn to live in our new clubhouse. New spaces, new opportunities and new traditions. This is a unique time to become involved in the committees and communities that make up who we are. It has been said before, but your involvement in these groups will only enhance your enjoyment of EYC.
February 1, 2013: Ravens in Super Bowl and the Commodore’s Ball. Great bookends for the Month of February.
February starts with our annual financial Town Hall. This will be an opportunity to review the good, the bad and the ugly of the past year and lay out the plan going forward.
No question we have some challenges replenishing the coffers and adjusting to our new operating budget. But as a wise man said, there is no problem we can’t drink (and now eat) our way out of. Certainly one good omen is that our food and bar revenues for December were nearly equal to that of highest grossing pre-Juanitaville month.
December 23, 2012 : As they say, “Time flies when you are having fun.” And time has flown for me. The last two years have gone by in the blink of an eye. We have accomplished allot and there is much left to do.
As my term as Commodore ends, I want to take a moment to thank each of you who took the time to thank me and the team who brought our dream to fruition. Each and every member of the Club has been instrumental in the redevelopment effort. We could not have done it without the support that all members have shown the Board. I particularly want to thank Charles Schaller and Jeanne Langdon for all of their help and advice over the last two years. The redeveloped building would not have been possible without their efforts.
We all owe Sharon Hadsell a great big thank you. Sharon has served on the Executive Board for the last 10 years. She has poured her heart and soul into the Eastport Yacht Club and has us better for it. Thank you, Sharon.