As always, I hope this letter finds everyone in the Miamogue family healthy, both physically and mentally.
We had a terrific family day with beautiful weather and a great turnout! Thank you to all who organized this event and all that participated. There were so many people involved to name everyone without forgetting someone, many thanks!!
Some members have already hauled their boats for winter storage and so the rush begins. Please contact your Yard Master with your haul form for placement in the yard. Haul forms are located behind the bar and will be given out by the bartender on duty. This is a very difficult job and we need your cooperation in this matter. If you have issues with your vessel, such as pulling a motor, that requires a particular location for access during the winter notify Bob Cole as soon as possible and he will try to accommodate you.
Even in spite of the pandemic we did get a tremendous amount of work done around our clubhouse and property and I’ve received many compliments from our membership. We still have quite a bit to do before winter such as painting, staining, and electrical work. Our Vice Commodore and Dock Master and crew have been doing a great job on the docks the last couple of weekends making repairs and getting prepared for winter. Please don’t wait until Thanksgiving to ask what you can do for your work hours.
Kids Halloween party October 23rd starting at 1pm
Dave Jubenville memorial Blackfish tournament October 10th thru November 7th
The next general body meeting will be held on Tuesday October 26th at 7pm.
What a great Family Day for all who attended. The kids really enjoyed the Bouncy House and Water Slide...and some adults did too! Our Face Painter did a great job and even enticed Romel and Bob Cole to join in with some "war paint." Fishing pool and goody bags were again a hit. Anyone having any ideas for next year, please forward them to the LAX. There has been mention of a Dunk Tank desired for next year! LAX would like to thank Romel for his hard work; it was a pleasure working with him and his Committee for all to run smoothly. I would like to thank the LAX ladies who came to help make the potato salad, cole slaw and macaroni salad and who helped on Family Day. We do have lots of laughs in the kitchen. A big thank you to Jim Warner and Pat Gregory who were our Master Slicers and helpers!
It was decided to not have our Ladies Meet and Greet in October but another date will be revisited once Covid parameters calm down.
We will be hosting our Kid's Halloween Party onSATURDAY, OCTOBER 23 FROM 1:00 til 3:00. There will be games, food, arts and crafts, goody bags and our Costume Halloween March! Nicole Gregory, Chairperson, has some great ideas to get all kids in the Halloween spirit. PLEASE sign up either on the sign up poster on the wall in the bar or contact me (203 521 9998) with how many children will be attending by October 15th. There will not be a charge per child but we need to know how many to plan for. We hope to see many kids in costume to enjoy an afternoon of fun!
Save the dates...Christmas party is scheduled for Dec 11th We are planning a Meatball Challenge for November. More information to come on each event.
From the Vice Commodore
A big thanks to the people that showed up to help out Oct 6th , a lot was accomplished not only was the bubbler system repaired, but many dock boards were replaced.
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
Hauling season is upon us. Make sure to fill out the combination Launch/Haul form and submit it to the yard master 7 days prior to hauling.
Bob Cole estimates that over 90 boats will have to be accommodated this season. Communication is the key to an orderly hauling season.
Along those same lines, Bob is the Yard Master. He has complete authority as to where your boat will be stored. We will try to accommodate requests whenever possible, but we have the final say, PERIOD.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me, 203-592-1719.
Kid's Halloween Party onSATURDAY, OCTOBER 23 FROM 1:00 til 3:00. There will be games, food, arts and crafts, goody bags and our Costume Halloween March!
Nicole Gregory, Chairperson, has some great ideas to get all kids in the Halloween spirit.
PLEASE sign up either on the sign up poster on the wall in the bar or contact me Karen (203 521 9998) with how many children will be attending by October 15th. There will not be a charge per child but we need to know how many to plan for.
Dave Jubenville memorial Blackfish tournament October 10th thru November 7th sign up sheets and rules at the bar
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 email@example.com.
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
MYC Ladies Auxiliary It is with heavy heart that the LAX has lost one of it's long time members, Josie Bunosso. Josie had also been the Sargent of Arms for many years. She passed at her home on August 19th. She will be missed by all. Josie could usually be found at our front table collecting money and maintaining attendance at the LAX functions; always with a smiling face. We are also saddened by the loss of Lisa Shomsky's brother Mark Brezosky. Mark's wife, MaryAnn had been a member of LAX a few years ago. Prayers and our deepest sympathies go out to these families for their enormous losses.
The LAX is gearing up for Family Day, Sept 18th. There will again be the Bouncy House and Water Slide along with cotton candy machine and pop corn machine. Face painting will be available for all who want to be a princess or pirate for the day. There will be games, prizes and treats for all children. Please make sure your child wears a bathing suit, no sharp belts, zippers, etc for use in the inflatables.
Save the dates...Halloween party is scheduled for Saturday, Oct 23rd Christmas party is scheduled for Dec 11th We are also in the planning stages of a Meatball Challenge for November and possibly our inter-Club LAX Meet and Greet on October 13th. More information to come on each event.
Again, always thankful for the ladies in the LAX for their help, support, guidance and wisdom...Great team work!
Karen Kolenda Gregory
2021 YEAR LONG FISHING CONTEST
Sign-up at the Bar! These are the categories
Annual Fishing Contest
as of 10-6-2021
1st Kevin Bova 22.09
2nd Dan DaCosta 19.16
3nd Kyle Bova 18.78
1st Stephanie Polke 14.69
2nd John Valentino 14.25
3rd Dan Bocchino 13.31
1st Dan Dacosta 8.28
2nd Dan Hripak 6.76
3rd Mike Maffucci 5.36
1st Kevin Bova 5.36
2nd Dan Bocchino 4.86
3rd Stephanie Polke 4.68
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 6.09
Black Sea Bass
1st Kevin Bova 5.03
2nd John Gaidosz 4.78
3rd Dan Bocchino 4.28
1st Russ Appleby 2.94
2nd John Gaidosz 2.75
3rd Paul Ziobo 2.57
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
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.