The Miamogue boating season is in full swing! In spite of higher fuel costs, trips and excursions have taken place or are in the planning stages. Fishermen have not been deterred from challenging Lady Luck for a prize catch. We hope all of you have a safe and relaxing boating season.
Speaking of excursions, it has been brought to my attention that some boaters who leave for overnights or longer voyages have parked their cars in spaces close to the gazebo. Please, if you plan an extended trip (overnight or longer), park your car towards the back of the yard. Leave spaces available for those who may be coming down for just a few hours. Your consideration for others will be greatly appreciated.
Another issue that has recently been raised concerns boats returning to their slips. We all know that sometimes weather conditions can make it much more difficult to “slip the boat” than usual. If you find yourself in that situation, and have the misfortune of “bumping” another vessel, we ask you to make every effort to contact the boat owner and acknowledge the incident. Most times there is little, if any, damage. I am sure that each one of us would like to be treated this way. Club members respect each other and each other’s property.
Lastly, if anyone has any suggestions regarding the use of our galley, please give me or a BoG member a call. We understand that a functioning galley, even if only for the weekends, would be an asset to the club.
Next General Body meeting: Tuesday, July 26th at 1900hrs. The bar will close at 1850hrs. to ensure a prompt start. I encourage all members to attend.
From the Rear Commodore
The boat ramp is on schedule to be done the week of June 13-17th, so there will be no boats allowed to use the ramp from the 13th to the 22nd of June so please make other arrangements if you are planning on launching your boat. Also we are planning on installing a new catch basin in the parking lot on Saturday the 18th so we are asking for that area to be clear of cars starting on Friday the 17th so our crew has room to work. I would also like to mention that we have Miamogue stickers available in the clubhouse for members vehicles to park on the asphalt as stated in our yard rules, I have noticed mostly on weekends that a lot of members do not have one and that a lot of members guests are parking on the asphalt causing our members to park towards the back lot. We are entering peak complaint season so with a little cooperation from everyone we can reduce that.
Thanks, your rear commodore,
Good & Welfare
More and more boats are shedding their winter covers for their “summer clothes” & are moving off the hard into their summer homes. I love this time of the year! I can’t wait to get our boat in so we can enjoy all that coastal living has to offer. It’s the Salt Life for us!
Speaking of a great time of the year, we would like take this opportunity to recognize our MYC students. If you have a student who has had academic achievement(s) (graduating preschool, elementary, middle, high school, college/grad school, trade school, honors roll, Dean’s List, sports awards, etc…), we want to recognize them for their hard work.
Congratulations to Sarah Tyer. Sarah has graduated from Central Connecticut State University SUMMA CUM LAUDE with a degree in Criminology. We, along with proud grandma, Loretta Tyer, wish Sarah much success as she begins her career.
Please keep our friends that are ill or fallen on tough times in your thoughts and prayers.
If you have any news for Good & Welfare, please contact me at 203-394-7122 or email@example.com.
Here’s to the tall ships, the small ships, but most importantly, the friendships. Cheers friends!
Good Morning Membership,
Happy boating season!
-With that said, in water, winter storage has ended as of March 31st. Please start moving your vessels back to your assigned slip ASAP. Ideally, I would like to see this completed by April 15th if you feel that will be an issue please contact the Dockmaster or myself with your concerns at your earliest convenience.
-Slip holder bills are out! Remember you have till April 18th to ask for an extension or give up your slip.
-We have ten slips posted till April 17th for slip holder moves. Come down and check out the board!
As always if you have any questions or concerns. Please see the Dockmaster or myself.
Peter ChilaVice Commodore Miamogue Yacht Club Cell (203) 395-1686Main (203) 334-9882
LAX June Newsletter
Since I missed the May Newsletter insertion, I need to go back and thank all who helped the MYC LAX with the Kid's Easter party of which about 40 of our kids attended. The day was lots of fun with lunch, treats, games, photo booth, visit from the Easter Bunny, Easter Egg hunt and, of course, our Magician who kept all intrigued and roars of laughter! Thank you to Marla Torre and Phyllis Rega who Chaired the event.
Thank you cannot even begin to express our gratitude to Freddy G and the amazing kitchen staff he assembles for our Annual LAX Good Friday Fish Fry. It was a HUGE success with about 167 plates of food served...both in house and for take out. The food is always amazing and this year it seemed even better, if possible. The dedication of this well oiled TEAM is awesome to watch. The LAX cannot thank them all enough. The raffle also brought in money for the LAX so we can continue to provide parties and events throughout the year for kids and members. We very much appreciate all who attended the evening also. The support has been nothing less than amazing.
The LAX hopes you all enjoyed the salads accompanying the dogs and burgers. The Ladies spent their Sunday afternoon in the kitchen making them just right for Opening Day. A big Thank you to all LAX who helped out and a Thank you mention to Jean Shannon who stepped in and "watched the pots!"
Next LAX Meeting is on Monday, June 6th. There will not be a July nor August meeting but we will resume our monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 6th to finalize our responsibilities for Family Day. As in the past, we will provide the Bouncy House, Water Slide, Face Paining and games with prizes and, of course, Penny's Popcorn! Looking forward to seeing lots of smiles and laughs from our MYC kids...little and big!
Anyone who would like more information about joining the Ladies Auxiliary, please contact me or one of the members.
Karen Kolenda Gregory, President
Fishing Contests 2022
May 15th Flounder Tournament
June 12th Fluke Tournament
July 10th Black Sea Bass/Porgy Tournament
August 7th Family Bluefish Contest
September 18th Powder Puff Tournament
October 2nd Challenge (Bluefish Tournament)
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.
2021 YEAR LONG FISHING CONTEST
Sign-up at the Bar! These are the categories
Annual Fishing Contest
as of 12-20-2022
Black Sea Bass
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.