The Manager's Desk
January 1, 2015
Welcome to 2015! It’s hard to believe we are in the New Year already. I remember as clear as day the millennium and all of the “end of the world” theorists waiting for all of the lights to go off and their computers to shut down at the stroke of midnight. Well, we didn’t have anything nearly as dramatic this year but I hope everyone had a warm and wonderful holiday with their family and friends.
I look forward to an exciting new year at the club with some fine tuning of the clubhouse, some exciting changes within our committees and of course the usual comradery which is a mainstay of our “little club that could.”
I encourage all of our members to maintain their volunteerism at the club this year. It is this connectivity that breeds community and the EYC culture that most clearly defines who we are as a membership.
I encourage our long term members to share their time and friendship with the newer members. The role of teacher and historian will help indoctrinate them into our culture and elaborate on our history so that we retain the identity we have worked so hard to establish over the years.
I sincerely wish our entire membership and the hard working staff a safe and prosperous new year.
It might be a little early to start thinking about February parties but mark your calendars for the February 28th Commodore’s Ball. Our hosts, Commodore Scott Miller and Suzanne Palmer, have great plans for a memorable event that you do not want to miss. Check the website for details as they become available and feel free to call the office with any specific questions. There are rumors of a ‘70s theme so break out the gold chains and Donna Summers records!
Open Marina Slips
It’s that time of year again. Want to join the EYC marina? Well, the time to act is now. Demand for slips is great so please call soon if you wish to join us for 2015. Also please remember that those that wish to be added to our wait list will be asked to submit a $500 refundable deposit. This deposit will be applied to the slip lease fees when a slip becomes available. Should you change your mind and not desire to remain on the waiting list the deposit will be returned to you in full immediately.
Open Slips (as of 12/18/14)
- A1: 31ft, 13’9” beam $3360 annually
- A6: 30ft, 14’ beam $3255 annually
- A11: 32ft, 15ft beam $3465 annually
- A16: 30ft, 13’6” beam $3150 annually
- C3: Lift slip, 22ft, 12ft beam $3255 annually
Online Bill Payment Systems Down
Unfortunately the online bill payment system has been down for a few weeks. Intuit, which provides the service, discontinued it without notice to the club and therefore we have been diligently working to find a work-around or move to another company. As we work through this process any of our other payment methods may be used for the 1st quarter of 2015. If you have any questions or would like to make a payment by phone we are happy to assist any regular business day from 9 to 5pm. We apologize for the inconvenience and should be back up and running before the 2nd quarter installments become payable.
The Staff Thanks You
On behalf of EYC’s hard working staff I would like to take a moment to thank all of those members who contributed to the annual employee holiday fund. Your generous contributions were greatly appreciated and went a long way toward a very merry holiday. The acknowledgement of our staff goes a long way with loyalty and tenure which also helps make my job a lot easier so I thank you all as well! Have a terrific 2015 and all the best wishes in the new year.
December 1, 2014
2015 Annual Meeting
Thanks to all of our members who attended the 2015 Annual Meeting at Loews Hotel. The turnout was terrific and we unanimously welcomed back the entire Board of Governors for the New Year. In my world that is a great vote of confidence toward their efforts in 2014. As many of our members are aware the challenges they faced in 2014 were sometimes great. So congratulations, and sometimes condolences J, to the entire Board for their re-election.
I would also like to take a moment to congratulate Holly O’Hare for being the recipient of the A2B Volunteer of the Year Award. Holly’s contributions to the club have been great and she has worked tirelessly toward making EYC’s junior sailing program one of the best around.
Lastly, I would like to say thank you to Pam Ray for her terrific presentation on behalf of the EYC Foundation. The Foundation is doing a great job and looks to have a fabulous energy and plan of action for 2015 so please take a moment to read about their efforts. Keep up the good work!
October 1, 2014:
The J/80 Worlds Regatta is upon us! By the time this article is published the international regatta will be well underway. Please join us in showing our competitors and guests what it means to be among the amazing EYC community. Our Race Committee and J/80 Worlds Organizing Committee have done an amazing job of putting together a world class regatta and should be congratulated.
Boat Show Bash
November 1, 2014:
I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the volunteers who helped make this year’s Boat Show Bash run so smoothly. Particular thanks should go to the “head honcho” Carol Vilardo and her very capable sidekick Palma Wilson, who stepped in as chief for the operation of the event while Carol was on a much deserved vacation. The event ran seamlessly and although the turnout was less than what we had hoped for it was clear everyone had a terrific time.
We will be brainstorming in the next couple of weeks on the approach for 2015 and encourage your participation with the committee. We also want to remind our membership that the EYC Foundation and the Anne Arundel County Court Appointed Special Advocates for Kids (CASA) were the 2014 recipients of our auction proceeds and we are thrilled to be a part of their altruistic efforts.
Founder’s Day & EYC Birthday Party
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for another fun party at the EYC clubhouse on November 8 immediately following the Annual Meeting which will be held at the Loews Hotel Power Plant.
Admission to the event is FREE and there will be some simple EYC “throw back” food options in addition to an open bar for beer, wine and rail drinks. The party commences shortly after the conclusion of the meeting and will last for 3 hours. So stop down and reminisce with your friends about the good ol’ days!
September 1, 2014:
The J/80 Worlds Regatta is just around the corner. The excitement is growing toward yet another EYC international regatta. The events surrounding the event are numerous and I remind you to keep an eye on the calendar as well as the VFB and Blast for information pertaining to the event and the impact on the clubhouse and operations. Let’s make this yet another shining example of what our “little club than can” can do!
New Sous Chef
I wanted to take a moment to welcome our new Sous Chef, Matt Crane, to our hard working kitchen staff. Matt brings a broad breadth of experience to the position and we look forward to his culinary contributions. Matt will be assisting Henry, our Executive Chef, in a number of areas in the kitchen and build upon where Larry Harland left off. Please make him feel welcome and, as always, we welcome your comments and requests as it pertains to the menu offerings, so don’t be shy!