Happy holiday season to everyone during these unprecedented times.
The yard master and his crew did a great job once again with placement of the boats in the yard and I thank the membership for their cooperation. I ask again that the members that have trailers in the yard to please keep them in working and safe condition so things can continue to run smoothly.
Our work hour period for 2019 is now over and I would like to thank all the members who donated their time, tools and materials to the many projects we accomplished this year in true club spirit.
Next General Body Meeting has been cancelled due to the pandemic, however we will still vote on the two openings for Board of Governors on December 7th between 3pm and 7pm. The election committee will be present during these hours for sign in and providing you with your ballot for voting. The membership will be notified of the results after 7pm. The three excellent candidates are, Frank Stirna, James (Jim) Mcpadden and Otto Pernek. Many thanks to these fine candidates for stepping up to the plate! Please come down and cast your vote.
Please make an effort to be involved and continue to support your club during the pandemic and the winter months!
Our General Body meetings will be on hold until the State relaxes the indoor occupancy limits. If this continues into January we may vote on new member applications in the same format as the December 7th BOG election. Stay tuned.
I would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season and to congratulate the new Leadership Team of the Ladies Auxiliary.
I would like to take this last opportunity to thank the amazing MYC Family that has made my tenure as Ladies Auxiliary treasure and then President a wonderful experience.
Thank you to the past and present Commodores, board of Governors, Ladies Auxiliary Liaisons, Ladies Auxiliary members, MYC members and their families. Thanks to the members who helped setup, clean up, cook and do whatever was necessary to make all our children and MYC events so memorable.
A special thank you to two extraordinary ladies who have stepped down from their ladies’ Auxiliary positions. Pat Fulton was secretary for 18 years and Jean Blakeslee for 6 years as treasure. Thank you for your service and dedication, I can not thank you enough.
Hopefully, we can get by the pandemic nightmare and get back to being able to have events and enjoying the club without restriction!!
Hope to see you all soon at the club and the docks.
To collect the donations, The Auxiliary will have a box set up in the bar area with a list on it.
Donnet M. Peterson
President of the Ladies Auxiliary
Secretary's Message We have three excellent nominees for the two open Board positions. They are James McPadden, Otto Pernek and Frank Stirna. The election will be at the November 24, 2020 General Body meeting. Make sure you are there, it's your club. (There will be no absentee ballots or early voting)
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From the Rear Commodore: The 2020 boat haul went smoothly. Thank you, Bob Cole. The boats are nearly all covered and nested away for the winter season. Please make certain your name and phone number are clearly visible on either the shrink wrap or trailer. All the better if they are on both. One other important item. When you come to the club, please wear your mask when you are close to others. Masks are mandatory anytime you enter the clubhouse. This is your club and we want all of you to be safe. Have a joyous Holiday Season. Stay safe and have a Happy New Year! Peter Aiksnoras
We have had the first freeze of the year and sadly boat hauling has begun. The dock water and the pump out and the Yard have been shut down for the season. Please notify the Dock Master 203-788-5441 if you are going to store your boat in the water for the winter. Electric meters on the dock will be read soon for the summer usage and billing.
Good & Welfare As the year draws to a close we move deeper into the holiday season with joy and anticipation a little more this year than in the past I think. This year has put so much into perspective. Even though we have missed out on a lot, I am grateful to counted among the members of this yacht club. We really have some of the best people around! We extend our sympathy to Danny Bocchino. His father passed in early November. As we move through the holidays, please take a moment to keep our friends that have been ill or fallen on tough times in our thoughts and prayers. It means more than you know especially this time of the year. If you have any news for Good & Welfare, please contact me at 203-394-7122 or firstname.lastname@example.org. So as we move from 2020 to 2021, I hope for a better year in 2021 than 2020 gave us. Stay well friends! Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a very Happy, Healthy, Prosperous & Blessed New Year to you all!! Karin Hope Good & Welfare Chairman
Important yard information for the hauling season. Please be advised that we are hauling boats all weekend . Please park accordingly and use common sense. We are moving large boats with big equipment into small spaces. Please park on the blacktop if possible and leave keys in the vehicle when necessary. Please be considerate of the club and fellow members. If you have any questions don’t be afraid to contact the Yardmaster for answers. Do not call the commodore. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. The Yard Committee
Important Yard Information. All trailers that are stored at the club will be positioned in an orderly fashion in the NEW LOT. Names must be clearly visible or owners will be fined. Please check your trailer in the next two weeks. We are planning a walk through on June 15. The rest of the boat storage area will be completely cleaned up at the end of June. We are not a storage facility. All blocks and stands, as well as frames, must be removed from the property. Any items left in the yard will be disposed of accordingly. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. THE YARD COMMITTEE
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
AT 17 20' Boat size required – Up to 20'
A35 24' Boat size required – 20' to 24'
C72 28' Boat size required – 21' to 28'
A11 35' Boat size required – 28' to 35'
C22 35' Boat size required – 28' to 35'
AT 2 50' Boat size required – 40' to 50'
C9 50' Boat size required – 40' to 50'
Thank you and be safe
From the Dockmaster
Due to the unfortunate shutdown of the club: If you want to launch your boat before the club reopens I will be taking Launch forms by email .
2020 Launch forms are available from me if you email me at email@example.com.
Please complete and email back all pages in Pdf format. 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 through the United State Postal Service.
Along with the launch form, I will also need your boat registration and prof of insurance 300K min with Miamogue Yacht Club 155 Seaviev Ave Bridgeport as additional Insured.
Any questions you can call or text me at 203-788-5441 or email me at miamoguedock.com
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
Fishing Contest Standings As of 11 – 3 – 2020
Striped Bass John Valentino 19.44 Jeff Weaver 19.39 Kevin Bova 18.73
Weakfish Dan Bocchino 5.52 Stephanie Polke 5.42 Mike Maffucci 3.37
Blackfish Dan DaCosta 7.82 Dan Bocchino 7.74 John Kremens 7.28
Winter Flounder Dan Bocchino 2.90 Ed Kasper 1.90 Bernie Shaw 1.67
Fluke Kevin Bova 8.95 Mike Vidmosko 7.23 Dan Bocchino 7.02
Black Sea Bass Dan Bocchino 5.00 John Mikita 4.71 John Valentino 4.57
Porgy John Gaidosz 2.56 Dan Bocchino 2.39 Nolan Hrypak 2.27
Bluefish John Gaidosz 14.97 John Valentino 13.84 Jeff Weaver 12.49
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.