The Manager's Desk
October 1, 2017
International 505 Regatta
I wanted to extend a special thanks to all the volunteers that helped the club host the I505 regatta at the end of September. Our international visitors were not only impressed by the amazing regatta management and infrastructure to support the event but by the hospitality of our membership and staff.
I also wanted to thank our management team and service staff who not only handled all of the increased ala carte business as a result of the event but also provided the food and beverage service for our members and for both the Opening Ceremony Party and the Mid-week Party. Kudos all around!
The club management continues implementing improvements to the food and beverage service. We have been working closely with the House Committee and Executive Board to identify specific areas that could be improved.
Topics such as food consistency, service training and facility improvement were just some of the items being addressed. Management provided an outline of a number ways to approach these problems and will work with the Board and House Committee to choose the options that work best in our environment.
Rest assured we will continue to address these issues in an ongoing fashion and will be making adjustments into the new year to assure a high level of value and service to our members.
Building and Personal Property Insurance
Club management and the Finance Committee have been working hard to evaluate the club’s insurance levels to ensure proper coverage for our assets. We recently met with representatives from AYC to acquire some of their lessons learned from their tragic fire and applied them to our policies.
The management team recently inventoried everything the club owns. We counted and assigned replacement values for everything from paper clips and sip straws right up to our club owned boats and service equipment in order to assign highly accurate numbers for our personal property insurance. Additionally, we had the cost of replacing the building evaluated by a third party to assure our replacement values for the building were current in today’s construction market.
I also wanted to extend a special thanks to Gary Bahena who continues to be the point person for this endeavor and provides plenty of expertise that serves the club well. Thanks Gary!
September 1, 2017
School is in session! Well not for some of us who are long past those years but at least for our kids and grandchildren. We wish everyone a great beginning to the school year and we hope to continue to see our families on the weekends and perhaps a special night out in the middle of the week during the school year.
July 1, 2017
Boy it is great to be around a yacht club at this time of the year! I hope all of our members are enjoying the summer and the wealth of activities that the Eastport Yacht Club offers. Of course, July is full of great events and activities such as the July 4th Celebration cookout and fireworks display, the July 4th Cruise hosted by the always active Cruise Committee, the Boomerang Regatta, Stand Up Paddleboard Challenge, Beer Can Races, Green Fleet Fridays and the House Committee’s Bastille Day Celebration to name just a few of the events in the first TWO WEEKS of the month! AMAZING! Check your calendar and weekly Blast for dates and times and as always feel free to contact the office for any questions that you might have.
Fourth of July
August 1, 2017
The recent heat is a clear indication that summer has us firmly in its grasp. While working on the boat, enjoying a regatta or participating in one of our terrific sailing classes we want to remind everyone to hydrate and take time to cool down in the air conditioning when possible. We have seen a few people suffer the symptoms of heat stroke and we want guarantee that there are no severe cases at our club. Headache, nausea and fatigue are but a few of the early symptoms to keep an eye on.
We also ask that we all help with identifying these symptoms in our smallest members of our club, the kids, since they may not know to do so on their own. Safety is our highest priority! Besides what better place is there to cool down than in the clubhouse enjoying the best view in Annapolis!
June 1, 2017
Four legged Friends
We definitely love our furry family members but although EYC is like a home away from home for many of our members it can’t be for our pets. Pets must remain on leashes and be supervised by their owners at all times. Although there are many dog lovers at the club remember not everyone is comfortable with animals so please respect those fellow members. Also, note that the club provides waste removal bags near the waterfront lawn so please always pick up after your pet. We have been noticing an increase in “items left behind” on our lawn and hope our dog owners will take corrective action.