It’s hard to believe that it’s already the fourth of July and nearly all of the boats have been launched. I feel that the yard, docks and club house are in good shape but as always there is work to be done all around our club. Members that need work hours should be contacting the dock master, yard master, and our house chairman for projects that we need to accomplish. Work hours will be strictly enforced this year so please don’t wait until November to fulfill your obligation to your club.
I would appreciate it if more members used common sense and respect other members when parking their vehicles in the yard. If you have a large vehicle, have friends coming down, or you are going to be on the water for a long period of time to kindly use the back lot and not the black top. Also on the note of common sense and respect for others, when using the fuel dock it is imperative not to tie up in the middle of the fuel dock prohibiting other members from tying up. It’s very irritating and we hear about it constantly. One other note on common sense, fireworks are illegal and should never be lit on our docks!
Please be advised that no one is allowed to access the club after hours for any reason. By doing so sets off our alarm system and the alarm company calls your commodore and others in the middle of the night as well as the Bridgeport Police. If the clubhouse is locked do not enter!
We are part of the boating community in this area and I ask that you be polite and respect members from other clubs as well as the boating public in general. You never know when we will need a helping hand from others.
Upcoming events; July 11th Black sea bass and Porgy contest. Sign up at club!
Galley is open Tuesday Thru Sunday including Friday Night Dinners. Come on Down!!
Let’s have a safe and happy boating season. Next general body meeting 7/27@ 7pm
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
Reminder to ALL members: trailers, jet skis, dinghies, etc. that are brought to the yard MUST have owner's name visible AND have received the approval of the Yard Master or myself. NO trailer can be locked. The yard crew must have the the ability to move trailers around the yard if necessary. Lastly, requests made to the Yard Master must be in writing.
Dock repairs are needed urgently, Many repairs are for safety. Please text Chris at 203-209-7805 or call Bruce at 203-788-5441.
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
Welcome to July everyone!!! Boating is in full swing. The long 4th of July weekend wasn’t a total washout & many of us got a great weekend out of it with partly blue skies. There is nothing better than being on the water.
We have a few more students to recognize this month for academic achievements. If you have someone you would like to recognize, please reach out to me. There is still time.
Congratulations to Alexis Torri, daughter of Max & Marla Torri! Alexis graduated from Stratford High School where she was a member of the Cheer & Lacrosse teams. Alexis will be attending Gateway Community College in the fall and will be pursuing a degree in Nursing.
Congratulations to Victoria Lehman, daughter of Sara Lehman! Tori graduated from ACES ECA (Educational Center for the Arts) where she attended the dance program and Seymour High School. Tori will be attending AMDA (American Musical & Dramatic Academy) in NYC come this Fall.
Congratulations to Jack Vitale, son of Joe Vitale Jr! Jack graduated from Coleytown Middle School in Westport and will be entering Central Magnet High School this Fall.
Congratulations to Jeff & Kelly Lobo on the birth of their beautiful daughter, Oakley. I got a chance to see their little mermaid up close and she is gorgeous! Proud grandparents are Carlos & Susie Lobo.
We offer our deepest sympathy to the family of Al Ciotti on his passing. We also send our sympathy to Wayne Champagne on the passing of his father. As always, please remember to keep our friends and family that are ill or have fallen on hard 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 to the friendships!
Karin Hope, Good & Welfare Chairman
The gate is fully operational and the majority of cards are now functioning. I know there are still a few cards that need to be restored. If you find your card will not open the gate please leave your card with your name in my drawer.
From the MYC Ladies Auxiliary
MYC LAX Insert for Newsletter
A BIG thank you to all the Miamogue LAX Ladies and Men helpers who came to help prepare the salads for Opening Day. We had much help in the kitchen that it made the tasks go smoothly and quickly--and very tasty too! There was lots of fun in the kitchen too. Many helped on Opening Day but a special thank you to Robert and Penny for their time manning the LAX raffle table for the fire pit. The money made goes to support all the events throughout the year. THANK YOU ALL!
As a reminder there will not be a July nor August LAX meeting, as per our By Laws. We are gearing up for Family Day to make it a very fun and exciting day for the children of Miamogue. We will again have the Face Painter, the Bouncy house and Water slide, games and we are working on a few new fun items. Of course, Penny's Popcorn will be a big hit as usual.
The LAX is also working on planning a date for the Meatball Cook Off in the Fall and some other events being discussed now that restrictions are lifted. Save the Dates...We are scheduled for Kid's Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct 23 and Christmas Party on Dec 11. Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to those dates.
It is an honor and pleasure to be working with the great ladies who are always eager to help out in any way they can to get the tasks done and also having their input on all items to help all go smoothly.
Wishing all are enjoying the Summer thus far.
Karen Kolenda Gregory
Benefit for Finley/Remembering Finley Maguire
Words cannot express the overwhelming feeling of thankfulness to all who attended the Finley Benefit. Thank you to the members of Miamogue who attended, bought tickets, donated raffle items, money, time and effort...some who don't even know the family that well. The outpouring of love, support, prayers, concern, tears and emotion that this Miamogue family gave to support the Maguires is what I love about being a Member. The Club was packed with love and support. The benefit was a huge success in its self and then with the generous donation orchestrated by Miamogue Member, John Dunn, who is also a volunteer with The Umbrella Club, located in Stamford, we exceeded all expectations to be able to help this family going through the most difficult time. Prayers are still needed for their healing going forward.
I do have to single out a few people who gave their time above and beyond to make this happen and a success. Janet Martino, who always steps in and asks...What can I do to help, What's next? Stephanie Polke who took a day off to help organize raffle items. Jeanne Shannon who was extremely helpful in the kitchen, setting up, helping that night. Jim Warner who made sure the food was properly watched over. Nicole and Shannon Gregory, Ralph DeMasi and his wife, Mary Ann, Bernadette and Phil Maguire, their daughters, Cristina and Adrianna and cousin, Ro and Pat Gregory, the Gopher, for whatever was needed. The BIGGEST thank you to all.
Please keep this family in your prayers.
Karen, friend of the Maguires
From the Rear Commodore:
Let's us all hope the rain gods will give us a break! Two Holiday weekends washed out.
Boats are slowly clearing the yard. The new gate appears to be working fine. There are no major yard work parties scheduled. However, if you want to do some work for your hours, please give me a call (203-592-1719)
or Bob Cole (203-676-3618). There are a couple tasks that can be done by one or two people. We can give you the details if requested.
Enjoy the rest of the summer on the water and in the sunshine (let's hope).
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.
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. Chris Tearne
2021 YEAR LONG FISHING CONTEST
Sign-up at the Bar! These are the categories
Annual Fishing Contest
as of 7-9-2021
1st Kevin Bova 22.09
2nd Dan DaCosta 19.16
3nd Kyle Bova 18.78
1st Dan Dacosta 8.28
2nd Dan Hripak 6.76
3rd Mike Mafucci 5.36
1st John Gaglione Jr. 3.79
2nd Andy Koval 2.75
3rd John Valentino 2.70
1st Mike Vidmosco 2.90
2nd Dan Bocchino 2.51
3rd Steph Polke 2.48
1st Dan Bocchino 10.81
2nd John Gaglione Sr. 6.87
3rd Jeff Borges 6.09
Black Sea Bass
1st Kevin Bova 4.11
2nd Ron Nagy 3.96
3rd Bernie Shaw 3.96
1st Russ Appleby 2.94
2nd Paul Ziobo 2.57
3rd Pat Noyarnicola 2.26
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 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.