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.
December 2, 2012: A Day in the life of EYC
I thought that it might be interesting to look at what a day in the life of EYC was like in order to better understand why the Club is as successful as it is and why our members are so loyal to it.
The day was yesterday, December 1, 2012. It started at 4:30 a.m. in the pre-dawn darkness not long after the Club closed and was cleaned up from the Friday night activities. A group of bleary eyed fishermen gathered on the docks to prepare their boats for our annual fishing tournament, "The Norm." You will recall our departed friend Norm Baldwin who left us three years ago. Norm was an avid fisherman and Race Committee member who would often spend his time on his boat running races and fishing during breaks in the action.
November 11, 2012: Here's a little ditty composed by Merf Moerschel we wanted to share with you:
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 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.