Well it looks like we are almost done with the pandemic, Thank God!
Our club is back to normal and I encourage all members come down and support your club. We had a terrific opening day ceremony attended by approximately 125 members and family and I’m certain everyone enjoyed themselves.
The club is in excellent shape financially and your commodore and officers will continue to work diligently to keep it that way. We received great news from the city regarding our property tax appeal and in fact our taxes will be going down substantially. I would like to thank Paul Ziobo, Kevin Coles, and Dan Hunsberger for their efforts in this endeavor. Thanks Guys!
We have a celebration of life for Finley Maguire this Saturday June 5th at 6pm at the club for this little girl who lost her battle with cancer. Tickets are available at the bar and donations of raffle gifts or monies would be greatly appreciated to help this wonderful family out. Contact Karen Gregory at 203-521-9998.
We also have our annual Fluke tournament on Sunday Jun 13th, from 6am until 2pm. Sign up sheets are behind the bar.
The next General Body meeting will be held June 22nd at 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.
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
June has arrived and along with it we are seeing the launching of several members of our fleet. Please remember to review the yard and launch rules as you get started. It was good to see many of us brave the crazy weather Mother Nature threw at us for Opening Day. Regardless of the weather, it was a great success!
Congratulations to Carly Shomsky, daughter of Dave and Lisa Shomsky! Carly graduated with honors from Sacred Heart University with a Masters in Occupational Therapy.
Congratulations to Gabriella Tomasko, daughter of Mike & Nadine Tomasko! Gabby will be graduating from The Sound School in New Haven this month and will be attending Eckerd College in Florida where she pursue a double degree major in Bio Chemistry & Marine Life Science.
We offer our deepest sympathy to the family of our brave little warrior Finley Maguire who lost her battle against cancer last month. Please keep parents Phil & Melanie, sisters Peyton & Teagan and grandparents Phil & Benedetta in your prayers as they grieve. We offer our condolences to the family of Vinny Roskowski who passed away at the end of last month. May these families find comfort in their memories during this time. 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.
If you have any news for Good & Welfare, please contact me at 203-394-7122 or email@example.com. We are moving toward the end of the school year for many of our members’ children. Whether they are graduating preschool or graduating college, we want to spotlight them.
Here’s to the tall ships, the small ships, but most importantly to the friendships!
Karin Hope Good & Welfare Chairman
There are a hand full of members that have gate cards that will not work. If your card has been tried in the last couple of weeks and did not work you can put them in an envelope with your name and leave them in my drawer or if the numbers on the back of the card are legible text me a photo with your name to 203-376-2398.
From the MYC Ladies Auxiliary
The Ladies Auxiliary is pleased to be getting back to somewhat "normal" situations which started with our very successful Good Friday Fish Fry--Thank You all! Planned SAVE THE DATE activities are: Annual Meet and Greet with the other Ladies Auxiliary groups is planned for Wednesday, October 13th. The children's Halloween party is scheduled for Saturday, October 23rd and the much anticipated children's Christmas party, complete with visit from Jolly Santa, is planned for Saturday, December 11th. Times and more details to follow as we get closer. We have some other events being talked about both for adults and children. Stay tuned for those details. LAX will be donating flowers and plants to the beds in time for Opening Day/Memorial Day festivities. Also the pain staking task of visiting and revising the long overdue By Laws are underway. All members and our Rear Commodore, Peter Aiksnoras, have been very helpful in all our decisions. Thank you to all for your continued support. Anyone wanting more information about LAX or if wanting to join, please contact me or one of our members.
Karen Kolenda Gregory, President KARENK1017@aol.com // 203 521 9998
From the Rear Commodore:
Despite a cold, rainy Memorial Day weekend, summer is here. A number of boats are still on the hard. Please communicate your intention for launch to Bob Cole or anyone else on the yard committee, Remember, there is a new launch form and
you need to provide a copy of both your boat insurance and registration.
All trailers that remain in the yard will be stored in the vacant lot where the old house once stood. Be certain to have your name on your trailer.
Thanks to all of you who cleaned up the area around your boat, it makes the yard look clean and neat. If you have an interest in work hours,
you can contact me at (203) -592-1719 or Bob Cole at (203) 676-3618. There are a couple of small jobs that need to be addressed.
From the Dockmaster
2021 Launch forms are now available. Please complete and email back all pages in Pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 6-16-2021
1st Kevin Bova 18.81
2nd 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 6.90
Black Sea Bass
1st Ron Nagy 3.96
2nd Bernie Shaw 3.96
3rd Dan Hripak 3.70
1st Mike Vidmosko 1.97
2nd Andy Koval 1.84
3rd Jeff Weaver 1.73
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.