The Manager's Desk
April 1, 2017
The clocks have sprung forward and the EYC Sock Burning is behind us so it must be time to begin ramping up for a new sailing season! As our marina tenants start to come out of hibernation our club’s committees are hard at work planning for our busy Spring and Summer schedule. Whether it be a waterside regatta or a landside party on the lawn the fun really starts to kick in during April.
Our hard-working House Committee in conjunction with Mark Jones, club Keeper of the Log, will begin the month with the popular Rum and Cigar Night on April 1st. Of course, Easter is right around the corner on the 16th and we will offer the perennial sell out Easter Brunch in conjunction with the kids Easter egg hunt on the lawn. Kids of all ages are welcome so reach out and make your reservations early. Due to the high volume of requests for the Easter brunch, reservations require a credit card but may be cancelled up to 72 hours prior to the event without penalty.
What a wonderful night it was! Special thanks to our Commodore who hosted what is always one of the nicest club events of the year. For those that couldn’t attend, there was great food, a mermaid luge that kept pouring on the fun and the members who ran with the theme and dressed as mermaids and pirates were in my opinion the highlight of the evening. Thanks for the terrific spirit and a fabulous night!
Things have settled in the marina for our 2017 season but we do still have two wet slips available to our EYC members. The available slips will accommodate boats of length 35ft and 37ft. Of course, annual rates are prorated for new tenants for whatever portion of the year is remaining. Please contact me or the marina chairperson for further information. Enjoy the convenience of having your boat docked next to the most unique club in Annapolis!
Please welcome the newest member of our EYC family, Assistant General Manager Glenn Looney. Glenn joins us most recently from the management team at Chartwell Country Club in Severna Park. He is well versed in club service and looks to improve upon the many service elements that enhance our club members experience at EYC. I look forward to working with Glenn and hope that you all will warmly welcome him into the amazing culture of EYC.
Member business events
Looking for a unique retreat or simple business luncheon? The Eastport Yacht Club might just be the perfect fit. EYC provides fully catered breakfasts, lunches and dinners to suit a variety of needs and budgets. We also have audio visual equipment that is available at no additional charge to our member and their guests. Why not showcase the club and the terrific views while your staff enjoys a productive reinvigorating getaway? Please feel free to reach out to me or Member Services Manager Amy Reilly for further details and bookings. We hope to host your event soon!
Please be advised that we will commence with very actively towing illegally parked cars in April. Management and the EYC Board hate to see our members having to incur the expense of having their car towed. Our goal is to maintain the value of membership by making sure unauthorized cars are removed to make room for our dues paying members. Please make sure your parking sticker is a 2017 sticker and that it is placed on the driver’s side lower portion of the front windshield. Also, please remind your guests that parking in the evening is limited to the Yacht Haven lot located across the street.
Lastly, remember that parking in the area reserved for boats is never permitted with or without an EYC sticker.
March 1, 2017
As I am typing this letter I have to say it has been a pretty nice February. Who would have thought we would have 60 and 70-degree weather at this time of the year? Of course, it will probably snow in July but Maryland weather always keeps us on our toes. That being said, March brings us the annual Burning of the Socks celebration on the 19th so perhaps we can optimistically look forward to an early Spring. Come down with socks in hand and let’s make it happen!
Happy 2017 to all of our amazing members! The New Year is upon us and I hope everyone had a joyful and safe holiday with their family and friends. I would like to take a brief moment to thank all of the membership for maintaining such an amazing club that helps support our staff’s families and provide a terrific community for each and every member. Like any dynamic organization we have our challenging moments but the tenacity and good will always seem to prevail.
I would also like to specifically thank our Commodore, the rest of the board and of course all of our committee chairpersons and volunteers who help keep this wonderful “machine” running so smoothly. Of course, I would also be remiss in not thanking our very hardworking staff who come to work with great attitudes and work hard to service our membership every day. Without your collective efforts we would not be close to what we are today.
Thanks and the best of New Years to you all!
February 1, 2017
If you didn’t get the opportunity to join in January for our ever popular Lobster night don’t worry because we will have a full month of Saturday night lobsters in February. You must call in advance to reserve your lobster and don’t forget to make a reservation to reserve your table as well. Note that these are separate reservations so please alert the staff member who is helping you that you would like both if that is your intention. All dates still have availability but very frequently sell out so act quickly!
Thanks to all of those who attended the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting. This year’s meeting was highlighted by the announcement of the 2016 Volunteer of the Year, Palma Wilson.
The selection couldn’t be more appropriate as Palma’s efforts seem to be never ending. Her volunteer efforts span multiple committees as well as the EYC Foundation for which she is a board member. I can attest first hand that she couldn’t be better to work with and her spirit and level headed approach serve the EYC membership exceptionally. And if that were not enough she’s just an all round “good egg!” Congrats, Palma, and thanks for making my job so much better!