Next General Body meeting will be held October 24th at 19:00hrs
From the Commodore
As the shadows grow longer, we face the inevitable: the close of another boating season. However, the final days of summer and early days of fall may still provide some good boating weather. Let’s hope.
Important update: At the last General Body meeting I presented two written documents to the body. The first was a draft of the capital needs that my committee has formulated to address major considerations for the Club. The draft delineated a 6–7-year plan for the anticipated costs of most of the projects. It is clear that our current coffers cannot possibly fund all these improvements. We have already begun our goal with the paving and striping of the parking lot. We now have a much safer surface for members, guests and events.
The next planned projects are the replacement of our AC/Heating unit and re-roofing our present roof. Both of these are priority items. The plan is to get these done early next year. Cost will be approximately $28,000 for the AC/Heating unit and $75,000 for the new roof.
Projects that are currently ongoing are the resurfacing of the docks, additional flotation for the bubblers and additional flotation for docks A and C where the electric panels are located.
The final two big pieces will be the refurbishing of the Bar Room followed by the Meeting Room.
It is important that we plan on meeting the expenses of these projects and other unforeseen expenses over the next 6-7 years with additional revenue. There will be recommendations for SMALL increases in some fees. The guideline for use of these additional funds will be 60% for dredging and 40% for capital improvements.
More information will be provided both through my newsletter communication and the General Body meetings. This is YOUR Club. I encourage you to actively participate in its future.
Our next General Body Meeting is Tuesday, 09/26/2023, at 1900hrs.
The bar will close at 1850hrs. to ensure a prompt start.
I encourage all members to attend!
From the Secretary
Copies of the latest By Laws and Rules are available.
Hello October & hello autumn. September is out and soon we will begin to see boats coming out of the water for their long winter’s rest. Where did the time go?
Congratulations to Kristie (Shomsky) & Logan Harsh on their marriage this past September. Help me in wishing them a lifetime of love and happiness together!
I have also heard from my LAX partner in crime, Karen Kolenda-Gregory, that there will be another wedding coming up this weekend for the son of another LAX member – details to come next newsletter.
Our sympathy is sent to our LAX member Janet Marino on the loss of her father and sending prayers for a speedy recovery to another LAX member, Lois Holley, who is home recovering from a surgery.
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
October Ladies Auxiliary
This month the Ladies Auxiliary are busy planning for our Annual Meet and Greet Event/Dinner/Raffle with six other Ladies Auxiliary Clubs from Pequonneck to South Norwalk Boat Club. It will be held on Wednesday, October 18th. We are requesting all other Club attendees to donate personal items, diapers, etc so we can donate to the Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport which has a huge need. We are also requesting Miamogue members to please donate items to the box in the bar. Please make your contribution by October 22nd. Also, if you would like to donate a gift card or an item for our Chinese Auction, we would be very grateful.
LAX thanks all who bought tickets and supported our Family Day Raffle of the pizza oven. There seemed to be a lot of interest, especially from Mecca who desperately wanted that pizza oven. Mecca's ticket was not called; Charlie and Heather Carrano won and so graciously turned it over to Mecca to make her day! We hope your children enjoyed the inflatables, games, etc.
Please Note: There will NOT be a kid's Halloween Party this year due to lack of participation or response. However, SAVE THE DATE for the kid's Christmas Party to be held on Saturday, December 9th. Parents will be asked to give three Amazon link suggestions for each child. More information, sign ups, cut off dates will be forthcoming in the next Newsletter, on FaceBook and in Steph Polke's text blasts. Santa is looking forward to entertaining our kids and has been growing his beard since July 1st!
LAX will be meeting on Oct 2nd and looking into other event possibilities for November. Anyone wanting to join the LAX, please contact one of our members for more information. As always, thank you for your support.
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.