It was a very productive year for our club and it certainly kept your commodore and board members busy dealing with many critical issues that will affect our club for years to come.
There still is plenty of work to be done around our clubhouse, docks, and grounds.
The board and dock committee are discussing ways to accommodate members who use their vessels regularly but are dealing with low water issues. We may in fact be asking members who do not use their vessels to move to other slips to help out with this situation until our dredging project is figured out. I ask that everyone affected be open minded and accommodating.
Please continue to support your club during the off season due to the fact that our fixed costs do not change much even though the boating season has ended. Also please make an effort to attend as many meetings as possible, get involved and help to continue improving this great club for all the members.
We had a great turn out for our Christmas brunch and also our New Years Party. Thanks to all that attended! Please note that our galley will be closed for 3 months while Billy our cook is vacationing in Columbia. If any member would like to sponsor an event please let me know. I believe our next event will be our pre Super Bowl party, details to follow.
Next general body meeting will be on January 28th at 7pm!
NOTICE: General Body Meetings are now scheduled to begin at 19:00 hours (7:00 PM) 4th Tuesday of each month
FROM THE YARD/REGARDING 2019 HAUL. I hope everyone had an enjoyable and safe boating season and we all hope for those last few great fall days to take that last trip. In the meantime we are planning our 2019 haul and hopefully will be able to accommodate all of our members. The following are just some reminders of the yard procedure for hauling. ALL BOATS hauled must fill out a haul form. They are available at the bar. COMMUNICATION is the key to a successful haul for everyone. The Yardmaster or Committee member must be contacted before a boat is positioned in the yard. We do not store blocks or stands at the club and there is absolutely NO POWER WASHING of any kind in the yard. Contact number for Yardmaster is 203 676 3618. If you text please leave your name. Also, if your trailer was stored in the yard and you find an orange spray painted tag on the tongue of your trailer, please contact me ASAP to avoid any fines or penalties. As always, thanks for your cooperation regarding these issues.
Bob Cole, Yardmaster
You have the option of getting your dues and storage bills by e mail. Contact me or the Financial Manager to opt for this. Remember to keep me updated on changes to any of your contact information so you may stay current with what is happening at your club. Happy New Year.
NOTICE OF EMERGENCY ELECTION FOR THE MIAMOGUE YACHT CLUB
An Emergency Election will be held on Tuesday January 28, 2020 at 19:00 hrs for the purpose of filling the position of Board of Governor. The term will expire 12/2020. Nominations will be taken from the floor and a vote will follow. The January General Body meeting will take place after.
Tom Begg, Secretary.
Good & Welfare
Wow, 2020 is here!! Wishing you all the best for not only the New Year but for a brand new decade.
Our sympathy is extended to John Lehman and his family on the passing of his sister in December. We extend our sympathy to Calvin Kish on the loss of his mother.
Our deepest sympathy is extended to the Clough family on the passing of Ronald Clough. Uncle Ronnie, as I knew him from the time I was a little girl, was a life member of MYC. He served several terms on our Board of Governors. He will be greatly missed.
Our deepest sympathy is also extended to the Polke family on the passing of Anne Polke. Anne was always quick into conversation and loved her MYC family & friends. We will miss her. As always, I ask that you please take a moment to keep our friends that have been ill or fallen on tough times in your thoughts and prayers.
And to wrap up this month’s Good & Welfare with some light and good cheer, I offer heartfelt congratulations to Dominick and Jen Lanza on their wedding this past December. Wishing you both a lifetime of love & happiness!! Dominick is the son of Rich & Shatz Lanza.
If you have any news for Good & Welfare, please contact me at 203-394-7122 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous & Blessed New Year!!
Good & Welfare Chairman
Miamogue Yacht Club Drug Free Policy
Because of the inherent dangers of operating a boat club and as a part of its commitment to safeguard the safety of its members and employees, the Miamogue Yacht Club, Inc.("MYC") , has established this zero tolerance policy relating to the illegal possession, use of drugs and/or being under the influence of illegal drugs while on MYC property.
All members of MYC are covered by this policy and are required to abide by the terms of this policy.All employees, as a condition of employment, are required to abide by the terms of this policy.Any employee in doubt of the procedures applicable to his/her situationmay contact the Vice Commodore for clarification.
It is the policy of the MYC that possession by any member or employee of any illegal drug on MYC property is strictly prohibited.In addition, any member or employee who knowingly permits a guest to possess any illegal drug on MYC property shall be in violation of this policy.
Any violation of this policy will result in the immediate suspension and expulsion from the club or immediate termination from employment.
Effective January 27, 2007.
Because of discussion in the past regarding work hours, the following procedure will be followed.
1. Authorization of work hours Only the following people will be eligible to authorize work hours. Members of the Board of Governors, House Chairman, Dock Master, Yard Master, Officers of the Ladies Auxiliary, and the Head of Security. Chairmen of event committees will record the hours for people working on their projects, as noted below, and then have them signed by an authorized person. Ladies Auxiliary Officers who need Regular club members for their project will have their authorization countersigned by the Rear Commodore.
2. Recording of Work Hours All work hours to be considered for credit will be recorded on the Work Hour Sheet. The hours worked will be time stamped (using the club time clock). The hours worked will be punched in and out for each person separately on the Work Hour Sheet. In the event the time clock is not available at the beginning, end, or both of the project, the hours worked will be initialed for each person on the project by person authorizing the hours.
3. Responsibility for work hour credit. It shall be the responsibility of the member working the hours, to see that the hours worked by him/her is recorded on the work hour sheet. It will also be the responsibility of the member working the hours, to check later and see that they were credited to his yearly obligation.
4. Credit for Members Work Hours No-one may work hours for another and have them credited, except by prior authorization of the Board of Governors. No member can have anyone not a member of the club work hours for them and have hours credited for them without prior authorization of the Board of Governors.
5. Review of work Hours Before work hours will be credited, all completed work hour sheets will be placed in the Vice Commodores Drawer. The vice commodore will review the request for work hour credit. The Vice Commodore will counter sign all sheets after finding them in order. He will then forward the sheets for credit.