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: January 2017
We don’t know about you, but the House Committee Elves are taking a break to rest up from the holiday activities and will coast through most of January.
While you all are resting, would you do us the favor of taking our very brief survey on food service at EYC? The simple goal of the survey is to find out from as many members as possible who dine in the dining or bar rooms what you think about the menu offerings, the quality, content and pricing.
It really is a short survey taking only a couple of minutes your time and it would be most helpful for everyone involved in running the food and beverage operations, the management and the officers of the Board to know what your thoughts are on the subject. After the committee has received sufficient input it will disseminate the findings to the above parties as well as you, the members.
Our resting up isn’t going to last too though, as we are bringing back the historic, infamous, sorely missed and wildly anticipated Chili Cook-off! Mark your calendars for Saturday January 28th at 1400 hrs for this ferocious competition with members presenting their best-ever chili recipes for a chance to win the “best chili” or “most original” or “hottest” or “ best table decoration/display” categories, plus others. All members are welcome, there is a small entry fee for tasting all the entries, you’ll be given a voting card, and then prizes are awarded at the end of the event.
The chefs who enter their chili recipe will receive a credit at the bar to help offset the expenses of preparing a large batch of their surefire winning chili, and the tasters will go home full and happy. Keep watch around the clubhouse for flyers and in the Blast the week after New Year’s for the details to enter to win, or simply the reminder of the date and time and entry ticket for the event.
In the dining room Lobster Night returns on the three Saturdays before the chili cook-off, just in case you didn’t get enough of the big red guys over the holidays. Other menu favorites to get us through the dead of winter will continue with the Rhumb Line menu, Sunday Brunch and Sunday tacos. Our Race and Cruise committees have activities planned in January so there will be plenty of distractions to get us all through the lowliest month on the year. And while we wait for ...
Super Bowl Sunday! Save the date of Sunday, February 5, for pigskin madness and the best TV ads of the year.
Happy New Year from your House Committee!
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 ...