Well here we are in March and if mother nature cooperates we will be removing shrink wrap and launching boats before long. I’d like to remind all the boat owners to please communicate and cooperate with our yard and dock committees before launching your vessel and be certain that your paperwork is in order. It is a very simple and quick procedure that benefits all boat owners and your cooperation will be appreciated.
We had some very well attended events in February starting with our super bowl pre-game party which for the fifth year in a row was enjoyed by all. These functions are important to our club and I ask for more membership participation.
We have finally completed the demo process for 158 Seaview Avenue which is the house and property next door. Demolition may start as early as next week! The club has been trying to purchase this property for nearly 40 years and we should all be excited with this acquisition. I would personally like to thank all involved including Tom Begg, Pete Aiksnoras, and Jim Kerigan. Thanks Guys!
On March 7th we have our St. Patty’s Day Dinner sponsored by Pat and Karen Gregory, and on March 14th we have our Annual fishing awards dinner which is always a great event and I encourage members to purchase their tickets from the bartenders before we sell out. Please come down and support your club!
We have plenty of work to be completed in and outside our clubhouse before boating season begins primarily cleaning, painting and power washing of the docks. Please give us a hand and get your work hours in early.
In closing, it is imperative that the membership communicate with the Board of Governors if a problem arises. Too often we hear about a problem after the fact when it’s too late to resolve the issue. Communication is key!
Our next General Body meeting will be held on March 24th at 7pm. New faces are always welcome.
Our Children's Easter Party is on April 4th starting at 12:30, snacks will be provided. The Easter bunny will be there and we will have the great magician to amaze young and old alike.
Sign up is at the bar, the cost is $ 5:00 per child. Please don't forget to write down your child age.
Our fabulous fish fry will be on Good Friday April 10th.
Donnet M. Peterson
President of the Ladies Auxiliary
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
With the boating season approaching now is the time to catch up on what is new and happening at the club. Attend a General Body Meeting on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Also If you have sponsored a new member in the last year, please reach out to be sure they have paid their bills and know the procedure for getting their boats in.
Good & Welfare
March is on its way and along with it, warmer weather. Time to start thinking about taking a look at the boats in their winter cocoons. Hopefully, March will not come in like a Lion, as the old proverb goes, and this trend of warm weather keeps going. Who knows, maybe we’ll have an early start to boating season. Don’t forget – Daylight Savings Time begins on March 8th this year. Get ready to “spring” forward!
Please continue to keep our friends that have fallen on hard times or illness in your thoughts & prayers.
If you have any news for Good & Welfare, please contact me at 203-394-7122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.