NOTICE OF EMEGENCY ELECTION FOR THE MIAMOGUE YACHT CLUB
An Emergency Election will be held on Tuesday January 25, 2022 immediately following the General Body meeting for the purpose of filling two (2) of Board of Governors positions. One term will expire 12/2022 and one on 12/2024. Nominations will be taken from the floor.
Tom Begg, Secretary.
Happy New Year, Miamogue Yacht Club!
First and foremost, I want to acknowledge Commodore Gorton’s tremendous effort and accomplishments over the past six years. Under his leadership, the club obtained the property next door, demolished an eyesore, succeeded in reducing our property taxes, obtained a dredging permit, and much more.
As your new Commodore, I look forward to continuing the positive direction in which the club is moving. We all know that our successes have been a TEAM effort. To that end, I will not only look for your support but also your continued involvement in making the Miamogue Yacht Club better and better.
I will be working closely with the BOG to formulate ideas to motivate members to become more active in the club. As a side note, there will be new opportunities for satisfying your work hours. Stay tuned.
As you are all aware, the Omicron variant is making its way through Connecticut. For the health and safety of our members and guests, please adhere to the newly posted Club Policy. This version of the virus is a short-lived illness, but uncomfortable. I know from my own personal experience!
Our next General Body meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 1/25/2022 at 1900 hrs. We will post a meeting agenda before the meeting. I encourage you to plan to attend.
Here’s to a great start to 2022!
MYC LAX Newsletter Submission
The Ladies Auxiliary would like to thank all who donated money, raffle items, their time and attended the Kid's Annual Christmas Party. It was well attended by about 50 kids who all seemed to enjoy the party. Our special Santa is always the hit and this year The Grinch also made a fun appearance. Since Santa couldn't arrive by boat this year, we would like to thank member Frank Marra for helping Santa and the Elves arrive in grand style in his Lincoln Limo. There were over 50 raffle items which all enjoyed. It was a fun time had by all. Thanks for supporting the LAX!
SAVE the Dates...Our next event will be the Kid's Annual Easter Party being planned for Saturday, April 9th. Good Friday, April 15th, Fish Fry. More information to follow.
We are always seeking new events and comments so please keep them coming if you have any ideas.
Also we would like to Congratulate the new Board of Officers and look forward to dealing with our new Liaison, Kevin Shevlin, Rear Commodore.
Wishing everyone a Healthy, Safe and Peaceful New Year.
Karen Kolenda Gregory, President
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Notice this does not apply to trailer boats.
Please be advised that according to MYC rules the boating season ends on NOVEMBER 1st. All boats still in the water and planning to haul and stay in the yard on blocks and stands should plan to haul ASAP. We are also planning to shut the water off in the yard in mid November so please plan accordingly. Any boats hauled after November 15th will need the approval of the Rear Commodore, NO EXCEPTIONS. As always , thank you for your cooperation. The Yard Committee
There are threepart combined Launch Haul forms available at the club A member needs to fill out and have signed by the appropriate Club Officer, the Yard or Dock Master, a set of the three part forms before launching their boat. At the end of the boating season before hauling your boat, no matter if you are storing it in the water, in the yard, or removing it from the property, a member needs to fill out another complete new three part copy of the launch haul form and have it signed by the appropriate Club Officer, the Yard or Dock Master.
This is necessary for slip and storage planning.
For all the obvious reasons, Clearly put your name and contact info on your boat, where it can be easily seen, for example on the shrink wrap, when it is hauled in the fall. Clearly mark your trailer with your name and contact information, at the front of the trailer by the coupling, if you are storing it on the club property for the summer.
From the Rear Commodore
I would like to thank the membership for electing me for the position of Rear Commodore. I look forward to keeping our club the best in the area and working with our team on new improvements.
A big portion of my responsibilities is overseeing our yard. I am fortunate have Bob Cole remain as our yard master, He is without a doubt one of the best we ever had at that position. I ask that all members cooperate and communicate with him and myself to keep operations going smoothly.
I would like to give a big shout out to our outgoing Commodore Scott Gorton, on his many accomplishments and dedication to our club.
Congratulations to our new Commodore Pete Aiksnoras.
I also look forward to working with our outstanding Ladies Auxiliary, who always run some of the best functions at our club. They are a very important part of a successful yacht club.
I look forward to my term in this position and wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year.
We have proposed a slip fee increase of $10 per foot to help pay for upcoming dredging and future costs related to the docks. The new proposed slip fee will be $45 per foot of dock slip size. This will help the club keep up with rising costs. We will be discussing this further at the monthly membership meetings to come. This will not affect this year's slip fees but will need to be voted on by the membership at a monthly meeting this year.
We have also proposed to shift $100 from the chit card to dues payment to cover the expected tax increase this year and ongoing. This will not increase the total amount of the bill you receive in January. The place to discuss this will also be at the monthly meetings. This as well will need to be voted on by the membership this year.
The Dock Master (Bruce Kreamer) and I have been exploring ways to store more dinghies. If you have a need to store one, please contact us. Our phone numbers are posted at the club.
Good & Welfare
2022 has arrived and with it a bit of uncertainly just as life was slowly returning to a sense of normalcy. My wish for 2022 is that we are finally able to put the past couple of years of this pandemic behind us and move forward into a brighter and healthier future. We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Paul McMillian Jr. Paul passed away in December. Please take a moment to keep our friends that have been ill or fallen on tough times in our thoughts and prayers. If you have any news for Good & Welfare, please contact me at 203-394-7122 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s to the tall ships, the small ships, but most importantly, the friendships. Stay well friends! Wishing you all a very Happy, Healthy, Prosperous & Blessed New Year!!
Karin Hope, Good & Welfare Chairman
From the Secretary
There are two Board of Governor positions open. One is for a one year term if you just want to test the waters, the other is a 3 year term. Be a voice for the Club and help to guide our future.
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.
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.