Outfitters is a group of energetic volunteers who purchase and sell merchandise decorated with our EYC burgee logo. We carry standard items such as hats. belts, burgee stickers, burgee pins, eyeglass croakies, ties, oxford shirts, and polos. We also have a rotating inventory of specialty items for women, men, special events, holidays, gifts, and surprise sale merchandise to keep our members looking great throughout the year and to provide that special gift for a loved one.
There is great merchandise available for every season and occasion. Please come check out the merchandise displayed in our shop as you enter the club. The volunteers have times setup to sell through out the month. Please check the Newsblast and the calendar for times. If the volunteers are not selling, the staff (if not too busy) can always help you find a peronal item or that special gift.
Just to give you a hint of things we sell, here is a sampling of the latest items available.
Latest News is the Upcoming Third Annual Outfitters Holiday Marketplace and More!
This year we are happy to announce that the third annual Holiday Marketplace will be held on a Friday, November 16th. We are accepting application for artists and crafters. Click on Holiday Marketplace to read more and download an application for an exhibit booth.
If that is not enough to get you excited about what our group does, we have an annual photo contest where members and friends submit pictures which we select from to make note cards and calendars to sell for the holidays. The note cards and calendar provide a special mention for the person providing the picture. As part of the Holiday Marketplace event in November where local artisans come to the club to feature their special crafts and artwork, the Outfitters group also highlights and sells their new merchandise for the this gala. Too make this a special evening, we decorate the club and have a bar setup with a special holiday cocktail to enjoy while you wonder through the great merchandise available.
If you are interesting in joining the Outfitters Committee as a volunteer to sell our merchandise, we would welcome you to join. We have a wonderful group of members who enjoy volunteering to sell as a way to meet people at the club. We sell as part of events and up in the bar/dining area, so you are in with the crowd having fun and meeting people. All we ask is for you to volunteer two or three times a month for about three hours. This is not a huge commitment and is usually on weekends and evenings, so even if you work you can participate. If interesting, please contact us at Outfitterschair@gmail.com
Ever wonder just how EYC came about? Well there’s a short blurb on our web site and new members get a brief brain dump on EYC’s origins, but these are snapshots at best.
Several years ago, a small group of old hands started gathering data on our club. Meeting minutes, photos, newsletters and anything that spoke to our origins quickly filled a filing cabinet, several boxes and part of one of the club’s store rooms. Stories, anecdotes, and recollections of our founders, past commodores and long time members gave further life to the hard copy. The idea of doing a book that traced our history and video-taping the early members quickly evolved.
This over three year effort has resulted in a book, Eastport Yacht Club: Back to the Future 1980-2015, and an accompanying DVD of first hand accounts. $30 and available from Outfitters!