Spring is here and members are starting to show up to work on their boats. Once again I ask that all members follow the rules regarding your launch forms and proper insurance coverage. Your insurance bill is not the correct form of “proof of insurance”. Your declaration page is the copy we need with the Miamogue Yacht Club named as additional insured. If you have contractors working on your vessel, in or out of the water, it is the boat owners responsibility to ask for proof of insurance as well naming Miamogue as additional insured. This is for the protection of all members and shouldn’t be as difficult as some members make it.
It has also come to my attention that there are a handful of members that refuse to follow the rules of the club and in fact, have been belligerent towards our yard and dock committee chairs. This behavior will not be tolerated and may in fact be grounds for a monetary fine and possibly expulsion from the club. I ask that you think very hard about how your attitude is affecting the rest of our members, who follow the rules and how your behavior will put your membership in jeopardy. Please start acting like adults and respect our volunteers, or find another place to store and dock your boat!
We have lunches back at the club and I’m hoping our members will support our Chef Billy in our galley. Billy with Cassidy’s help has been putting out some great food with a lot of variety. We are trying Friday night dinners again starting with Stuffed Peppers on May 18th, please come down and support your club.
We have plenty of work to be completed before our opening day ceremonies on May 28th including our patio project as well as general yard cleanup. Please watch for notices in the newsletter and by emails that will be going out for these work party dates.
Opening Day May 28th @ 1pm.Next General Body Meeting May 22nd @ 7 pm
NOTICE: General Body Meetings are now scheduled to begin at 19:00 hours (7:00 PM) 4th Tuesday of each month
Sponsoring a new member is a great thing. Go the extra mile and be a mentor to that new member in the 1st year. Make sure that they know what to expect through the year and they have the information they need. The BOG will also be considering having the sponsor speak to the GB on the applicants behalf.
Please make sure we have your current address, cell phone and e-mail information.
We had a great turnout at the Annual Ladies Auxiliary Fish Fry Dinner. I would like to thank all the guys in the kitchen, they did a fabulous job. Thanks to Robert and Mike for helping me set up the room.
Michael Vidmosko, John Mikita, Gary Catalano, Sal Tartaglione, Jeff Peterson, Bernie Shaw, Salvatore Emanuel, Julio Cesar Rojas, Fred Giordano, Mike Prusasky, Walt Peterson, Pete Procyk and Jon Hinckley.
A big Thanks to Bernie Shaw and Sal Tartaglione, for shucking all those clams, everyone loved them. Thanks Bernie, for giving us a great deal on all the clams for the event.
The Ladies Auxiliary is raffling off an awesome fire pit, so remember, buy your tickets theyare on sale at thebar. We will raffling this off on Opening Day, so please buy tickets.
Thanks to all the Ladies Auxiliary, for their support and help during the fish fry.
Sincerely, Donnet M. Peterson
Ladies Auxiliary President
Good & Welfare
And the countdown continues. As I’ve watched my husband get our fishing boat ready to trailer down south for our annual fishing trip, I can’t help but get excited to think that, weather permitting, we’ll be uncovering the boat & getting her ready to float in the next month or so. I know many of you are as anxious as I am.
Also as warmer weather approaches, so does graduation time from college, high school, middle school, etc... If you know of a student from our Miamogue family graduating or has earned an achievement & would like them to be recognized, please reach out to me.
We extend our sympathy to the family of Mario DeGirolamo. Mario was a life member of MYC and passed away peacefully on March 22.
Please continue keep our friends that have been ill or fallen on tough times in your thoughts and prayers.
If you have any news for Good & Welfare, please contact me at 203-394-7122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karin Hope 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.