August 1, 2014: As many of you may have heard, two of our hardworking management team are moving on to greener pastures. I wanted to take a moment to thank our accountant Donna Glessing and our chef Larry Harland for a job well done.
The commitment and connection with our membership will be missed and we can only hope to fill their positions with someone close to their level of expertise. Although both could have been considered “behind the scenes” staff members their contributions were broadly recognized and they will both leave EYC a better place than when they found it. I will personally miss their camaraderie and good nature and I hope to see them as guests at the club soon. Best of luck to you both!
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!
Join us at the club on August 23rd as our EYC family hosts the CRAB (Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating) Regatta. This fantastic regatta and after-party fundraiser is dedicated to making the thrill of sailing a reality for physically and/or developmentally-challenged individuals as well as for those individuals whose financial circumstances preclude their participation in recreation on the waters of Chesapeake Bay. It’s not only a terrific event to watch but they sure do know how to throw a great party afterwards! Join us for live music and some great food from the Boatyard Bar & Grill while supporting a terrific cause. Interested in more information about the event or the regatta? Check out their website at http://crabsailing.org/
It goes without saying that the outside deck is one of the things that our members love most about their club. We ask that all members be sensitive to one another’s enjoyment of this space. Unfortunately smoking can sometimes affect some people’s ability to enjoy their time on the deck. Toward that end we ask that all smokers please be considerate and take your co-members’ preferences into consideration. If necessary, staff would be happy to relocate you to another area of the deck and of course the lower level lawn is always a nice escape. Thanks in advance for your consideration.
A number of our members have requested a seating area outside next to the front door to accommodate those who have physical challenges that make standing for extended periods challenging. A recent addition to our terrific clubhouse will be coming soon in the form of a bench for members to have a seat while waiting for a ride or just to take a phone call. We hope you enjoy the new addition and hope you continue to give us feedback toward how we can make EYC a better and more comfortable destination!
A similar request has also been brought to our attention. We have received word from some of our members that a handrail for the step at the front door would be a welcome addition. Our hard working team of “Fools with Tools” is taking a look at possible alternatives and hope to have a solution in the near future.
Keeping member dues down by controlling operating costs is always at the front of my mind as General Manager. One small item that seems to be increasing are the areas around the property where we find glasses, silverware and plates. As you might expect these items are not inexpensive and we work hard to protect those assets within the clubhouse. However, when they left outside they are more difficult to manage. We ask that if you take a glass or plate onto your boat, out on the lawn, etc., that you please make an effort to return it somewhere inside the clubhouse where our staff can clean the items and return them to inventory.
July 1, 2014: School is out, sailing season is in full swing, and water activities are required … it must be summer in Annapolis! EYC has activities galore for our members so be sure to take a look at the calendar of events to find out what our hard working committees have in store for this season. Great cruises, competitive regattas, junior sailing and terrific landside events pack a fun filled calendar.
It seems like a no-brainer! Why wouldn't you come down and see the fireworks in all their glory from Eastport Yacht Club? This year we will have a new twist on our food offerings. Not only will we be serving a July Fourth-style casual buffet in the dining room but we will also offer a la carte grill service on the lawn.
We’ll have live music from the Dan Haas Band from 6 p.m. until the fireworks start around 9:15, so waiting for the sun to set and the show to begin will be pleasant – even fun.
There is no restriction on the number of guests for this event and we welcome you and your family and friends to join us for the fun. Tickets may be purchased at the door for both guest entrance fees ($10) and for the food buffet. The hard-working House Committee is also looking for a few volunteers to help sell tickets and entrance fees at the gate for short shifts so you can still enjoy the fireworks and the fun.
May 20, 2014: The EYC Cruise Committee recently hosted a day of sailing for some of the EYC staff. As is often the case those who work most closely to the water often don’t share in the joy that it provides. EYC Cruisers Jim Brooks and Cynthia Palmer saw to it that our staff got to enjoy the pleasures of the Bay this past Monday.
June 1, 2014: The busy 2014 boating season in in full swing and as is always the case May is a very active month around the clubhouse and on the water. Many members made it to the club to enjoy the Blue Angels after their brief hiatus and although threatening the weather held out long enough to provide a perfect backdrop to a magnificent show. It never gets old for me! Of course the Commodore’s Reception received rave reviews and we can’t forget that our Thursday and Friday night races have had a great turnout. The after race parties have been just the kind of casual fun that defines EYC. We look forward to another active month in June when we will host the Spring Cotillion, another Cooking with Chef Henry event as well as the always popular Music on the Deck series. So keep a close eye on the EYC calendar and make sure you don’t miss these amazing events!
Please take a moment to say hi to some of our new summer staff. We will have some familiar faces returning from school as well as some fresh new servers for our busy season. We will do our best to get the new folks up to speed as quickly as possible and have every confidence we will build on the terrific team that has been in place for the last few years. In an industry where turnover and employee loyalty is not the norm I am proud and thankful that we have established a solid base of staff that understands what it is to work in a club environment and enjoys servicing our terrific membership.
May 1, 2014: A long cold winter seems to finally be succumbing to the warmth of spring. As we all begin to tend to our gardens and head to the docks to get our boats ready for the sailing season at EYC we are excited to finally be able to enjoy some our favorite amenities at EYC.
The deck is open full time (weather permitting) and we are adding our seasonal staff to accommodate the increase in member club usage. I encourage all members to keep a close eye on the calendar for the exciting activities that EYC has to offer in May. Our hardworking committees have a packed calendar that has something for everyone. Terrific family events, some fun cruises, big special events, instruction on the water, fitness and of course some of the greatest regattas and after parties in the coast! So pull up the calendar and get your schedules ready for an amazing spring at EYC!
|J/80 Worlds Committee|
Mon Sep 01 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
|J/80 "Green Team" (Committee Room & Classroom)|
Tue Sep 02 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
|Annapolis 2 Bermuda Committee|
Tue Sep 02 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
|Windy Wednesday Happy Hour|
Wed Sep 03 @ 4:30PM - 06:00PM
Wed Sep 03 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM
|Long Range Planning Committee (Committee Room)|
Wed Sep 03 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
|J/80 Worlds Committee|
Wed Sep 03 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Thu Sep 04 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
|Kids' First Friday|
Fri Sep 05 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
|Beer Can Series Awards Party|
Fri Sep 05 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
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