Well here we are in September already and boats will start to come out of the water for winter storage. I ask that all members communicate with the Yard Master and his committee to be sure to follow our yard rules. As you know our space for storage is limited and your cooperation will be greatly appreciated. Lets have a smooth transition from summer to fall and then into winter.
We still have many projects to complete around our club both inside and out and general maintenance that I would like to see completed before winter sets in as well. Your contact people are still the same, Cassidy, Bruce Kraemer, and Bobby Cole. Please come down and help your club!
I strongly encourage boat owners who have left their vessel on shore for an extended period of time to read the yard rules and realize that fees for storage go up significantly after year 1. We also require insurance documentation for your vessel, just the same as if the vessel is in the water. This is after all, your responsibility, not the clubs. Please abide by the rules!
Upcoming events; BST Wrestling, September 11th
Powder Puff Bluefish Tournament, September 12th
Family Day September 18th
Next General Body meeting will be held on September 28th at 7pm
From the Vice Commodore
Work party needed for dock bubbler repairs October 2nd at 10 am.
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
At the last General Body meeting, several members mentioned that several of our own membership are going too fast past the boats in our slips and leaving wakes. Please take care, this is your club ao be mindful of your wake.
Hauling season is coming up fast. Make sure to obtain a Launch/Haul form and complete it BEFORE you haul. This is the only way the Yard Master has of making sure boats are hauled and positioned on the hard so that everyone can be accommodated
For the Kids! Fishing Contest, Bounce House, Ice Cream, Pony rides and MORE
20.00 per family (wives and kids) Single Members $15.00
$15.00 each non member, Children 14 andunder Free
chits can be used Info.(203) 334-9882
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
The month of August saw a definite flurry of activity at the club. Prep for Hurricane Henri, which mercifully tracked away from us, had our docks hopping. There were several fantastic weekends across the Sound in PJ along with great MYC representation at the Bluefish Tournament. It’s hard to believe that we are now in September & almost to the end of our season. Almost…but not quite, I hope.
We want to wish all of our students and teachers a wonderful year as they return to school.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Maryann, Michael & Jason Brezosky and Lisa, Dave, Kristie & Carly Shomsky on the loss of Mark Brezosky. Mark passed away unexpectedly this past August. We also extend our sympathy to the Bunosso family on the passing of Josie Bunosso. Josie was a past Sargent of Arms for our Ladies Auxiliary.
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!
Good & Welfare Chairman
Please be sure all your contact information is up to date in your member file. Just drop a note in my drawer
MYC Ladies Auxiliary It is with heavy heart that the LAX has lost one of it's long time members, Josie Bunosso. Josie had also been the Sargent of Arms for many years. She passed at her home on August 19th. She will be missed by all. Josie could usually be found at our front table collecting money and maintaining attendance at the LAX functions; always with a smiling face. We are also saddened by the loss of Lisa Shomsky's brother Mark Brezosky. Mark's wife, MaryAnn had been a member of LAX a few years ago. Prayers and our deepest sympathies go out to these families for their enormous losses.
The LAX is gearing up for Family Day, Sept 18th. There will again be the Bouncy House and Water Slide along with cotton candy machine and pop corn machine. Face painting will be available for all who want to be a princess or pirate for the day. There will be games, prizes and treats for all children. Please make sure your child wears a bathing suit, no sharp belts, zippers, etc for use in the inflatables.
Save the dates...Halloween party is scheduled for Saturday, Oct 23rd Christmas party is scheduled for Dec 11th We are also in the planning stages of a Meatball Challenge for November and possibly our inter-Club LAX Meet and Greet on October 13th. More information to come on each event.
Again, always thankful for the ladies in the LAX for their help, support, guidance and wisdom...Great team work!
Karen Kolenda Gregory
2021 YEAR LONG FISHING CONTEST
Sign-up at the Bar! These are the categories
Annual Fishing Contest
as of 8-6-2021
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 Mike Muffucci 4.23
2nd John Gaglione Jr 3.79
3rd Ed Kasper 2.93
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 John Gaidozs
2nd Dan Bocchino 4.28
3rd Kevin Bova 4.11
1st Russ Appleby 2.94
2nd Paul Ziobo 2.57
3rd Pat Noyarnicola 2.26
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
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.