March has finally arrived…the transition from winter to early spring! More daylight and warmer temperatures will ignite activity both in the yard and in the clubhouse. Check the board inside regularly for new slip postings. We do not post them on-line.
Just a couple of things to mention:
The club occasionally acquires ownership of boats from their owners in lieu of payments due or boats that are simply left abandoned by previous owners. Unfortunately, when this has happened, some club members feel that these boats are now available for “free” parts and accessories. This is NOT the case. Please be aware of the fact that if you are caught or seen taking anything from a vessel that is NOT yours, you will be immediately dismissed from the Club.
We are still working on an arrangement with a caterer to provide weekend lunches at the Club on a regular basis. I would also like to mention that some club members have taken the initiative to provide sandwiches on weekends at the club. Thank you all for your efforts. Watch for text messages to stay updated on all Club events.
Lastly, if you are planning to sponsor prospective members to the Club, please bring them down to the clubhouse to fill out the application form. In addition to being a more consistent process, this will also enable club members to meet them and help them feel comfortable.
Our next General Body Meeting is Tuesday, 03/28/2023, at 1900 hrs.
The bar will close at 1850hrs, to ensure a prompt start.
I encourage all members to attend.
This time of year, we see the many people interested in joining the Club. Members need to be aware that both sponsors must have known the applicant for at least one year. The Board is now asking that both sponsors are present for the interview. Have prospective new members spend some time at the club before applying. They may meet people they already know.
From the Rear Commodore
As I write this post we are having our first real snow storm of the winter, so just a reminder even though your boat is in the yard for winter you are still responsible for checking on it occasionally. Unfortunately, we have had a few boats with tarps or shrink-wrap blowing partially or entirely off their vessels and when this happens the wind slaps your covers onto your neighbors’ boats which can cause damage. Also, a reminder no boats are to be plugged into electric outlets in the yard unattended. I would like to thank Julio Rojas for a great job in February having a pulled pork special on a Friday night and Saturday lunch that was outstanding with a great turnout even though it wasn’t heavily advertised, He is considering a steak and cheese event in march without a set date at this time so keep a lookout for that. With some of the windy days I previously mentioned our privacy screening on our perimeter fence near the corner of Seaview and Central Avenues came down so if anyone would like some work hours zip tying it back up let me know, it would be easier with a few members.
Your Rear Commodore,
Good & Welfare
Well everyone, it looks like March might be coming in like a lion with a couple of snow storms predicted. I think the only ones happy about the “S” word may be my husband and son. They are still having fun hitting the slopes while I pine away for much warmer weather, sunsets at 9pm, blue water & the sound of the boat pushing through the waves. Personally, I can’t wait for March to go out like a lamb!
Thank you to member Corey Matias & friend of the club, Kishan Samaranayake for the donation of the shuffleboard court for the club’s entertainment. I hear it is being enjoyed by everyone!
Our students have just finished up the first semester of school. It’s another great opportunity to highlight out students’ academic achievements & I love to see their names and achievements listed. If you know of a student that you would like to recognize, please reach out to me.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Loretta Tyer & family on the loss of her brother, Ed Kasper who passed away this past November. Please keep our friends that are 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 email@example.com. Here’s to the tall ships, the small ships, but most importantly, the friendships!
Good & Welfare Chairman
There will be a lot of events provided by the Ladies Auxiliary in April. Please SAVE THE DATES and sign up prior to each of these events so we may plan accordingly.
April 1st, Kid's Easter Party 12 30 til 3 00 Cost per child is $10.00 if signed up prior to March 25th; $15 if after March 25th. Entertainment will be provided by the Critter Lady who will bring live animals, discuss them, let kid's touch, if they desire. Also lunch, craft, egg hunt, visit from the Easter Bunny and free professional photos provided. Hot dogs/fries will be available for adults for a donation. Sign up sheets will be available at the bar or contact a LAX Member. Co Chairs are Phyllis Rega and Terry Budlowski
April 7th, Good Friday Fish Fry starting at 6 00 pm Menu will be Stuffed Clam, Fried Cod, french fries, homemade cole slaw, homemade tarter and cocktail sauce, dessert and coffee. Extra Stuffed Clams will be available for purchase or take out. Cost is $20.00 if signed up prior to April 1st ; $25 if after April 1st. Sign up sheets will be available at the bar or contact a LAX Member. There will be 50/50 raffle and also Chinese raffle items. Co chairs are Karen Gregory and Janet Martino.
April 29th, Saturday starting at 6 00 pm Wine tasting event. Speaker from Kindred Spirits will teach about a certain region and explain each of the wines. There will be a "starter" wine and then up to 8 wines to taste with descriptions of each of the wines. Food pairings will be discussed. There will be heavy appetizers to complement the wines. Cost to be determined and will be posted by March 7th when sign up sheets will be available at the bar. More information will be available but Save the Date!
The Ladies Auxiliary would like to welcome two new members...Beth Lambert and also Terry Budlowski...WELCOME and thank you for joining and offering to help out at our Events and Meetings. Anyone who would like to join, please contact me or one of the LAX Members. We meet the first Monday of the month at 6 00 pm and then have a pot luck dinner and meet immediately after meeting. We can always use new help and ideas.
There are other ideas and events being planned and more information will come as definite. Thank you, as always, to all who support and attend our LAX events.
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.
2023 YEAR LONG FISHING CONTEST
Sign-up at the Bar! These are the categories
Annual Fishing Contest
as of 1-10-2023
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.