Well here we are in March and if mother nature cooperates we will be removing shrink wrap and launching boats before long. I’d like to remind all the boat owners to please communicate and cooperate with our yard and dock committees before launching your vessel and be certain that your paperwork is in order. It is a very simple and quick procedure that benefits all boat owners and your cooperation will be appreciated. Unfortunately, the pandemic is still upon us and it’s a real problem with trying to schedule meetings, events, etc. Hopefully by spring we can get back to some normalcy for a change. Its taken a toll all on all of us and I hope and pray your families are doing well. The bar has been renovated over the last 2 weeks thanks to some very dedicated members and I encourage members to come check on the improvements around the weekend of March 6th. Too many dedicated members to mention!! Thanks gang! Our tax appeal is in full swing with the city of Bridgeport and I would like to thank Paul Ziobo, Kevin Coles and Dan Hunsberger for stepping up to help. It’s a long grueling process, but critical to our future. We have plenty of work to be completed in and outside our clubhouse before boating season begins primarily cleaning, painting and power washing of the docks. Please give us a hand and get your work hours in early.
In closing, it is imperative that the membership communicate with the Board of Governors if a problem arises. Too often we hear about a problem after the fact when it’s too late to resolve the issue. Communication is key!
Our next General Body meeting will be held on March 23th at 7pm. New faces are always welcome.
Good & Welfare 2021 is here and has brought us more snow than we’ve seen in several years. While Mother Nature seems to be enjoying painting the landscape white, the Old Man of the Sea is less than amused and is hoping for an early start to warm weather and spring as I’m sure most of us are. "Sometimes superheroes reside in the hearts of small children fighting big battles." As a club we have come together so often to make a big difference in the lives of our MYC Family. I’m calling on you all now to do just that. Phil and Melanie Maguire's youngest daughter & Philly Maguire’s granddaughter, superhero Finley Maguire (19mo), is fighting a big battle. She was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. She is undergoing surgery and further medical treatment. As you can imagine the battle they are facing can seem like its uphill; both ways. A Go Fund Me page has been set up by co-workers of Melanie to help ease the financial burden the family will be facing as they go to battle for little Finley. We, as a club, offer our prayers and well wishes to this beautiful little girl for a quick and total remission. If you are in a position and would like to donate, I have provided the Go Fund Me link below. And as always, please remember to keep our friends and family that are ill or have fallen on hard times in our thoughts and prayers. https://www.gofundme.com/f/finley-maguire-daughter-of-melanie-maguirecrna? utm_source=customer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet If you have any news for Good & Welfare, please contact me at 203-394-7122 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Karin Hope , Good & Welfare Chairman
From The Secretary
As Boat US Co Op members you can join at a discounted rate. Check out their web site for all the benefits of membership. The link below is for new members.
The new slate of Officers are excited to work together for the next two years and, hopefully, get back to our normal activities/functions which have been put on hold due to Pandemic.
We would like to welcome and recognize our new Member, Marla Torri. Ladies Auxiliary meets the first Monday of each month. Anyone associated with MYC that would like information or to become a member, please contact me or one of the Officers.
GREAT NEWS!!! We have authorization to hold our MYC LAX Fish Fry. It will be held on Good Friday, April 2nd, starting at 6:00 pm
Due to Covid restrictions, it will be strictly held to 80 tickets which will be sold at the bar or by contacting one of our Officers or members.
Menu will include: Stuffed Clam, Fried Fish, French fries, Cole Slaw and dessert.
Price is $15.00 per ticket. Child's portion is $10.00 per ticket. Masks are mandatory for entry into the Club. Further details to come.
Not so Great News is that we will NOT be having the Kid's Easter Party this year.
Thank you to all for your support of the MYC LAX.
Karen Kolenda Gregory
From the Rear Commodore: Happy New Year, everyone! Hopefully, 2021 will be kinder to us all than 2020. January temps are forecast to be above average. Let's hope for an early spring. Reminders: If you come down to work on your boat and plug in electrical cords, please be sure to unplug them when you leave. This is a yard rule. Unattended cords could pose a fire hazard. Also, if you drain your motor oil and dispose of it in the waste tank, please log it in the book at the bar. No contaminants should be placed in the tank ( gasoline, antifreeze, etc.)
From the Dockmaster
2021 Launch forms are now available. Please complete and email back all pages in Pdf format to email@example.com If you do not know how to scan and email a PDF file you can also print out the attached Launch PDF file and mail copies of the launch form to me.
Along with the launch form, I will also need your boat registration and prof of insurance 300K min with Miamogue Yacht Club 155 Seaview Ave Bridgeport as additional Insured.
The docks will need work crews this spring for Cleaning, Water Back Flow Preventers, Stantion Repairs, Deck Resurfacing and more. Please contact Bruce or me if you would like to help or run a work party.
Slip bills will be going out April 1st and as a reminder, the last day to give up your slip without being liable for the charge is the 2nd Board meeting in April.
As usual, you will need to supply a current registration (just got my renewal), current insurance with Miamogue Yacht Club additionally insured & a COMPLETED LAUNCH FORM.
Looking forward to the best boating season yet! See you on the docks.
From the Dockmaster
Due to the unfortunate circumstances with the Covid 19 shutdown and the club being closed for the time being we have decided to post open slips by email and Facebook. These slips will also be posted on the board inside. However you do not have to get into club house to sign up for a slip. You can call me email me or sign up if the club house is open. These slips will be posted as per the rules for 1 week from Friday April 24 thru Thursday April 30th. Only slip holders that have not changed their slip in the past year are eligible to sigh up fro a slip change.
To put your name on a slip you can contact me instead of signing a sheet on the board.
Bruce Kraemer: 203-788-5441
The following slips are posted 4/24/2020 to 4/30/2020
From the Yard Committee: Happy Halloween to all members, however this is not only Halloween but the official end of the boating season. Please prepare your paperwork and your boats for the end of season haul. Remember the weather will change quickly and the water in the yard will be turned off accordingly. We have many new members hauling this year and are expecting a large haul. We have limited space and this is a first come first served operation. As always last out is first in and if you are not prepared to launch in the spring you will be repositioned at your expense. Please be reminded there is no POWERWASHING allowed in the yard. Please plan accordingly. As always, thank you for your cooperation.
The Yard Committee From the yard. Please remember that this is a very busy season in the yard. We are hauling very large boats In some very tight areas using some very large equipment . Please be reminded to park your vehicles so they will not impact the haul. Please remind your guests of the situation as well and if you think there might be an issue please leave your keys on the floor of your vehicle so we may move it. The Yard Committee
IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON HAULING AND STORING YOUR BOAT IN THE YARD, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING RULES AND GUIDELINES. We have had an unusually large number of requests about storage this year and I wanted to get this out in order to answer many of the questions that are being asked about winter storage. Storage is basically on a first come first serve basis for SLIP HOLDERS. The Yardmaster or committee member will position all boats and trailers in the yard, not the hauler or boat owner. You must fill out a HAUL FORM prior to the haul and COMMUNICATE with the yardmaster or committee member. Failure to do so will result in a fine of 250.00$,per the yard rules. Yard rule 12 states that there is one boat and or one trailer per member for those of you with more than that number. If all of the slip holders requested storage we would not be able to accommodate everyone so I suggest the owners with the larger boats begin to consider hauling NOW. We need to haul larger boats first and the fill in with the trailer boats. Also remember that the water in the yard will be left on as long as the weather permits, as we all know that can change quickly here. So in closing the advantages of an early haul are an assured location in the yard, access to water, and better weather to wrap and winterize. Please treat the yard as if it were your own because it is. All boats should be free and clear of any debris stored under the boat. Thank you, The Yard Committee
MYC General Body Meetings are the 4th Tuesday of each month, they start @ 1900 hours. MYC is fortunate to have a talented, dedicated group of elected Officers who work well together, help them make a difference. Learn what is being done to improve your club. Have input into the club process. You can make a difference. The club is run, just like anything else, by the people who show up.
MYC Gas pump has been repaired and is ready for use.
Fuel is available for Members and the boating public is welcome to purchase fuel.
Opens at 11am 7days a week.
Phone: 203-334-9882, after 7pm to confirm that pump station is open.