January 1, 2018:
Welcome to 2018!
I wish to thank you for your confidence and trust in electing me as your Commodore for the next year. It is a trust that I do not take likely and will do my utmost to justify your confidence in me. Fortunately, I am surrounded by a great Board that has tremendous experience and abilities. Welcome Tristan Keen to the team! And, “Thank You” David Malkin for your service above and beyond and best wishes for a well-deserved rest as you ride off into the sunset (just don’t go too far!).
We have a busy year ahead of us. The last year saw the completion of several review studies such as the BOAT report, Capital Reserve report, and the insurance coverage review. These studies were defined to inform us of recommended changes and improvements to further improve the health and viability of our club. Many of these recommendations have already been completed or are in process, but much remains to be addressed. In addition, the membership approved an increase to the membership that is needed to ensure our financial viability. Managing this increase will need to be monitored closely to ensure we can integrate our new members successfully and maintain our “Cheers” atmosphere.
Meanwhile, our club marches on! December was very busy with all the holiday festivities; thanks to all the volunteers that stepped up to create the wonderful experiences! Although technically our New Year’s Eve party is in 2017, I have always considered the New Year’s Eve celebration to be the beginning of the New Year, and this year’s celebration promises to be very memorable. House Committee is planning some great decorations, the staff is planning some great dinner specials, and we all know about the “best view in Annapolis” for the fireworks show. As in the past, dress is what you make of it. Some of us dress up in tuxes and cocktail dresses; others sport the latest fashion in blue jeans and shorts. “Come as you are!”
Continuing our tradition, New Year’s Day will be our EYC Pot Luck Extravaganza from 11:30 to 6:00. There will be plenty of food to share and football to see. Please bring your special recipe to share and remember the kitchen is closed.
Following our New Year’s celebrations, the clubhouse is closing for our annual maintenance activities on January 2nd and January 3rd. However, don’t go far, we’ll be open for normal business on January 4th, all ready to host some exciting events during the winter doldrums.
Leading off the fun ARE the ever-popular Lobster Nights. These nights consistently sell out, so don’t delay in getting your reservations in. I know, yours truly has missed a couple of times!
December 1, 2017:
Thank you to everyone that attended the Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, November 4th. We had a quorum right at 0900 and could get straight to work. Bravo!
October 1, 2017:
Communication is always hard.
How many times have each of us heard or said “we need to talk more” or “I can’t read your mind; you need to tell me what’s going on” or some other version of these?
Lately the Board has heard from members that we aren’t communicating enough and/or communicating well about what we are working on or what’s going on. We heard you and here is our communication plan.
November 1, 2017:
We need you!
It is time for the Annual Membership Meeting and WE NEED YOU TO ATTEND!
This year’s meeting will be on Saturday, November 4, at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street. We need the meeting to begin promptly at 0900; registration will open at 0800.
September 1, 2017:
How DID this happen? Here we are at the unofficial end of summer, but EYC is certainly not slowing down its on-the-water activities and shoreside fun.
With Labor Day comes the Annapolis Labor Day Regatta. EYC will be hosting the Saturday night party. This is the last BIG party of summer regatta season for local sailors, so the sailors will be ready to rock-n-roll. The is also one of those times where EYC can really shine and show what we are all about — supporting water-based activities, volunteering, and having a great time! Volunteers are still needed for this event, sign up and be a part of the excitement!