Notice: Elections will be held on the night of the General Body Meeting, November 23, 2021 at 19:00 hrs. The election slate is-
Commodore- Peter Aiksnoras
Vice Commodore- Pete Chila
Rear Commodore- No candidate nominated
Secretary- Tom Begg
Treasurer- Phil Maguire
Financial Manager- Chris Terarne
Board of Governors (2 positions)- Kevin Shevlin & Bob Cole
From the COMMODORE
Well here we are in November and preparing for the winter season. We will be turning off the water and our pump out on the docks this weekend November 1st and I ask that everyone be prepared for this. As always we will do our best to keep the water on in our yard for a longer period of time, but that will be weather permitting. Once again please be prepared.
The work hour period ends at the end of November and I encourage all members who need work hours to watch for bulletins on work parties coming up. We would rather not collect money from members for work hours, but have work completed on our projects before the weather really sets in. Please stay in touch with our House Chairman, Cassidy Yard Master Bob Cole, Dock Master Bruce Kraemer, as well as Paul Ziobo who may have electrical work to be completed.
Communication is key this time of year and I ask that all members read and follow the rules and communicate with the proper contact to ensure a smooth transition into winter. Please note that slip holders have priority for yard storage for the winter. We will try and accommodate as many members as possible, but storage space is limited.
Upcoming Event; The great Miamogue Meatball Cook off Contest November 13th 6PM
Elections and next general body meeting will be held on November 23th at 7pm
Miamogue November Event Schedule
Thursday 11/11 Veterans Day Buffet, food served 3-7 pm, Veterans drink free, Come down and celebrate our veterans
Saturday 11/13 Meatball challenge Starts at 6pm, see Ladies Auxiliary’s article for deals.
11/24 Pre Thanksgiving POT LUCK. Starts 2pm, Bring something to share, Jello shots, LRC, 50/50 and possible Cornhole tournament depending on the number of attendees.
Ladies Auxiliary NOVEMBER
LAX is hosting a Meatball Challenge on Saturday, Nov 13th starting at 6:00 pm. Entries are limited to the first 20 who sign up to make their favorite, delicious, Gramma's recipe Meatballs. All are asked to make 40 small meatballs for all to judge. Please have them at the Club, cooked, hot or warm with your name on them by 5:30 pm. Dishes will be given an anonymous number for voting. Meatballs can be any recipe and sauce you choose. Each guest will be given three tickets to vote by placing the tickets in numbered bags. Winner will get a prize, their name engraved on the Meatball Challenge Trophy in the bar and bragging rights! Sign up on the poster on wall in bar or contact Karen Kolenda Gregory 203 521 9998. Please sign up by Tues, Nov 9th to bring your Meatballs.
For all who would like to attend...please also sign up on poster that you will attend so we can plan accordingly.
Early bird cost is $10.00 per person if signed up by Tuesday, Nov 9th...Cost at door will be $15.00 per person $5.00 for kids under 12. You will get to sample different Meatballs, accompanied by baked ziti, salad and bread/rolls. Please sign up ASAP.
There will be dinner music and then opened for Karaoke, if any one is interested, provided by DJ Jeff Hunter.
Please sign up to cook your Meatballs...Please sign up to attend...Fun for all.
LAX is hosting the Kid's Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec 11th from 12:00 to 3:00. Lunch will be served, arts and crafts, games and special stop from Santa Claus. There will also be a Professional Photo Booth (free) to capture special memories so dress up in your fancy attire. Sign up needs to be done by Nov. 20th so Santa can make sure all the presents are made. The cost is $20.00 per child (under 12) if a Miamogue Member's child or relative. All Non Members will cost $30.00 per child. Any late signups, the parent will be responsible for the present. There are sign up slips on the wall in the bar or email Karen Kolenda Gregory at KARENK1017@aol.com. Wish list needs to have child's name, age, parent's phone contact and three desired presents or interests up to a value of $40.00. Looking forward to a wonderful Christmas party for all.
Thank you to all who participated in the LAX Kid's Halloween party. Was lots of fun, especially the toilet paper mummy wrap! Nicole Gregory did a great job chairing the event and the Ladies pitched in, as usual, to ensure the kids enjoyed. Thanks to Jon Hinkley for our Photo Booth and great pictures of the costumed kids and families.
LAX would like to thank the Men who shucked clams on Family Day for donating their tips to the Kid's Christmas Party. We are so thankful of your generosity!
As a way of giving to those less fortunate, LAX is, once again, asking for donations for the Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport. There is a box in the back of the bar where we would request any toiletries, diapers, female and child needs. Please think of these families and help us make this another great success. Thank you deeply!
Notice this does not apply to trailer boats.
Please be advised that according to MYC rules the boating season ends on NOVEMBER 1st. All boats still in the water and planning to haul and stay in the yard on blocks and stands should plan to haul ASAP. We are also planning to shut the water off in the yard in mid November so please plan accordingly. Any boats hauled after November 15th will need the approval of the Rear Commodore, NO EXCEPTIONS. As always , thank you for your cooperation. The Yard Committee
From the Vice Commodore
Dock water will be shut off Sunday Nov. 7th. There will also be work hours available for those willing to help
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:
November is upon us and winter is just around the corner. Most of the boats have been hauled and the yard is filling up. Any boats hauled after the 15th of this month and stored on stands must be approved by me.
I will coordinate with the Yard Master as to their placement for the winter.
Water in the yard will be shut off after the 15th of the month. We all know that a freeze can hit us at any time. Please keep the area clear around your boat.
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
Well folks, we have officially entered the “Ber” months - as in BRRRRRRRRR – and I, for one, am not ready for them nor the winter that will be following. It’s sad to know that the 2021 boating season is wrapping up. But in true Miamogue style, there was one last boating bash sail away the first weekend of October. It was a great time for all who came by land and sea and Mother Nature blessed the event with calm seas and warm, sunny weather! I’m hoping that she’ll decide to keep the remainder of October just as warm & sunny.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Chris Smiley on the passing of his mother. 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
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.
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.