Social events for EYC club members include a number of monthly events and special holiday observances. The annual Blessing of the Fleet in May, Founders’ Day in November, a gala Holiday Party in early December, and the now-signature New Year’s Day Pot Luck Extravaganza are some of our fun events for members, plus a variety of terrific (and delicious) events including a Bull & Oyster Roast, Crab Feast, and more. Of course, we have the best seats for the annual performances of the Navy’s Blue Angels during USNA Commissioning Week, and the July Fourth fireworks display.
EYC also has plenty of family-oriented events, including monthly Family Movie Nights, Junior Sailing events and cookouts, and many children’s events such as the spring Easter Egg Hunt, summer Ice Cream Social, and the Gingerbread House Building Party in December.Want to get in on the ground floor for the fun? Join House Committee! Meetings are held first Wednesdays of the month, 6:30 p.m. Or contact Co-Chairs Carey Kirk and Mark Jones. Your ideas and energy are welcome!
Around the House: February 2017
And the Winning Committee Wreath Is – the Finance Committee! As you may know, all those wonderful wreaths on the bulkhead over the bar were in completion, submitted by the committees that actually function to make EYC a better experience for all members, and voted on as the most favorite by the members.
Second runner up was the Long Range Planning wreath with Third Place going to the Special Events committee. The FinComm wreath is still hanging front and center until early February so have a look if you’ve not noticed it yet. Prizes were awarded, Mt Gay of course, with thanks from the House Committee for the willingness of those committees to bring some real personality and charm to our new decorations.
Super Bowl 51 Sunday is fast upon us, the 5th of February to be exact. As always all the big screens will be tuned in early so come enjoy the camaraderie, the great Super Bowl specials from the kitchen, the best of the year TV commercials and to see if the Patriots will win yet another record. Or not.
The winter edition of the EYC Speakeasy returns on Saturday, February 18, from 5 until 7 o’clock in the downstairs bar, mostly known as the conference room. Chief cocktail historian and member Mike Thompson will present the back-story on Teddy Roosevelt’s Mint Julep, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Bermuda Swizzle and Ronald Reagan’s Orange Blossom Special. Light cocktail fare will be served along with the history, the ingredients and plenty of sampling.
We are running the very popular, almost always sold out, very delicious Lobster Night on every Saturday night in February. Make a reservation early and bring friends and family for the best deal on a lobster dinner anywhere. And, on occasion if the lobsters do not sell out, you may be lucky to find lobster omelets or lobster quiches on the breakfast menu the next day. Have a good look at the calendar as we have frequent theme nights or events during every month that are not publicized – you just gotta look for them.
Don’t forget the House Survey – it is still up on the website’s members pages, and it will stay there until we get enough responses for a good representation of the membership. It is short and easy to take and we want to hear all about the good, the bad and the ugly with your experiences when dining at the club.
Important: Save the date of Saturday night, March 18, for Commodore Erst’s Commodore’s Ball. The water theme returns with the title of ‘Mermaids and Pirates’ so you’ve been given fair notice for planning your attire: EYC formal, fish tails and eye patches, so don’t be shy.
Get Ready to Rumble
That biennial EYC favorite, the Chili Cookoff, returns on Saturday, January 28, 2 - 5 p.m. This event is fun for everyone, whether you're a contestant or come to taste and savor.
Entries are due by January 25 (space is limited to just 12 teams), but everyone is welcome to join the fun as tasters and judges.
You think you can make a great CHILI, or maybe a SALSA? Get ready to prove it. You are invited to compete for bragging rights for who’s the BEST! Get your entry forms and more information at the bar, or download it here.
Don't want to enter your culinary creation? You are still needed!
Help us identify what EYC Cook-Off Team* can prepare, present and serve the best CHILI or SALSA in the Maritime Republic of Eastport. Come taste the best and varied selection of salsa and chili on the Eastport peninsula. Support your friends and the culinary delights that they have worked so hard to create for your enjoyment. Entrants are counting on you not only for your support, but for your vote.
There are nearly a dozen awesome prizes for each team is competing. You need to be present to VOTE! Tickets are available in advance at the bar or at the door. $10 per person, cash bar and great EYC drink specials.Read more ...