Social events for EYC club members include a number of monthly events and special holiday observances. The annual Blessing of the Fleet in April, Founders’ Day in October, 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, Seafood Bake, and much 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 Chairs Theresa Somes. Your ideas and energy are welcome!
Around the House: December 2017
Our Chesapeake Seafood Bake was a huge success and everyone enjoyed a big bucket containing a lobster along with clams, mussels and shrimp prepared by Chef Henry along with sides of corn on the cob, potatoes, salad and brownies. This was a sold-out event and if you missed it look for it next year when we will do it again.
There is more fun to be enjoyed in December so eat your Wheaties and get ready for the fun to begin.
On Saturday, December 2, we will enjoy our holiday decorations along with the now infamous ‘Get Your Elf On!’ party. The fun begins at 6 p.m. Wear your elf hat or wear a name tag with your elf name printed on it and get a drink ticket.
Our drink specials will be Santa’s Little Helper and Rudolph’s Red Nose. You need to come in and find out what they are and we will discover if it’s true that Elves can hold their shot drinks, or maybe not…
Chief Chef Elf Henry will have some fantastic holiday specials along with small plate specials for us to enjoy that evening. Check the flyers around the clubhouse or the website on how to find your elf name. Wear your most prized Hideous Holiday Sweater.
Wear your jammies and elf hat and come recover with the rest of the elves the next day at 11 a.m. at the Elves Hangover Brunch.
Saturday, December 16, brings our annual, highly anticipated make-a-Gingerbread House event for kids and their parents. This is a fun event and sells out quickly every time. Reservations are required, and space is limited. Watch for the flyers and website to make your reservation. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated, sorry.
The next day, the 17th, will be a fun Celebration of Christmas with our 6th Annual EYC Cookie Exchange starting at 4 p.m. Once again it will be a friendly, but tasty competition. Check the flyers around the clubhouse and the website for more details about this yummy event.
Then it’s time to think about the turning of the year. Celebrate the arrival of 2018 and Save the Date: Sunday, December 31. Our New Year’s Eve Dinner runs from 6 until 10 p.m. with specials for the kids, and some very festive specials for the adults, plus a limited regular menu for both. A great party with an evening full of music, dancing, food and beverage, and a champagne toast at midnight.
Have a look around the clubhouse and website for the details, but plan on welcoming the New Year at your favorite club with the very best view in town of the fireworks. Reservations are strongly recommended.
As with every holiday season we’ll keep to our commitment of remembering the less fortunate in our community. We will take donations for the Lighthouse Shelter and the local SPCA shelter. We will have 2 donation boxes in the foyer as usual and will remain there for the duration of the holidays. Please check the bulletin board for the items that are needed to help them.
We value your comments and suggestions so please fill out a comment card when you receive it with your bill. You can also find them on the table by the hostess stand.
Reminder: The House Committee meets every month on the first Wednesday at 6:30 in the conference room. All are welcome to attend a meeting and see if you would like to join us on a regular basis.
Upcoming Event for January:
- January 19th – Wine and Tapas Tasting
Watch the Newsblast and Bulletin Board for more great events brought to you by House Committee.
Holiday Fun at EYC
Winter is here but the fun goes on indoors at EYC in December, starting with Decorating the Clubhouse and a festive 'Get Your Elf On' Party that evening, followed by the Lights Parade, Cookie Exchange, Children's Gingerbread House Party, New Year's Eve Celebration and on into 2018 with the annual New Year's Day Football & Pot Luck Extravaganza!
Our Dining Room service schedule will have a few interruptions, but remember that when the dining room's closed, the bar and deck remain open. Don't forget that brunch will be available at the club on Sundays, December 24 and 31.
Many EYC holiday events are casual, drop-in affairs, but some require reservations. These always go quickly, so DON'T WAIT. Whatever events you choose, don't forget to bring a contribution to put in one of the large decorated boxes in the lobby. We're collecting again this year for the Light House Shelter and SPCA's Presents for Paws.Read more ...