The yard master and his crew did a great job once again with placement of the boats in the yard and I thank the membership for their cooperation. I ask again that the members that have trailers in the yard to please keep them in working and safe condition so things can continue to run smoothly.
Our work hour period for 2019 is now over and I would like to thank all the members who donated their time, tools and materials to the many projects we accomplished this year in true club spirit.
Our Veterans Day celebration was a great event attended by over 60 members and non-members alike and it continues to grow each year. As you know I do not like to mention individuals by name at the risk of forgetting someone, but many thanks to our very own “Billy the Cook” for preparing the food. Many thanks as well to the members that helped set up for Veterans Day and the members that helped clean up after the ceremonies were over. Without help from our members these events would be impossible to conduct. We also had a pretty well attended Thanksgiving gathering hosted by Doug Pregman and crew. Great Job! Billy the cook also appreciates every ones support!!
Please come down and support your club for the Christmas gathering on December 22nd starting at 2pm. Stop or call the club for details. We are also planning a gathering on New Year's Day to celebrate the New Year. I’ll keep you posted.
Please make an effort to be involved and continue to support your club during the winter months.
Next General Body Meeting and installation of officers will be held on December 17th at 7pm due to Christmas!
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
Because the December General Body meeting falling on Christmas Eve, a motion was made and passed at the November General Body meeting to hold the December meeting on December 17, 2019. Officers and Board members will be sworn in.
THE DECEMBER GENERAL BODY MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2019 AT 19:00 HRS.
The Ladies Auxiliary meet and greet was outstanding, we had 130 ladies from our sister Yacht clubs. A big thank you goes out to Jean Walsh for chairing the event it, Jean did a great job. Thank you all our Ladies Auxiliary that helped out. In addition, I would like to thank the chefs in the the kitchen who work all day preparing the delicious soups and help out with all the appetizers and cleaning up, they are:
Mike Vidmosko (also thank you for the pumpkins)
A big Thanks goes to Cassidy on her fabulous cocktails ever woman loved them, Thanks Cassidy for a great job.
If I have forgotten anybody please forgive me.
Our Halloween party was small this year but the kids had a great time, thanks to Pyllis for getting the pumpkins for the kids. Thanks to the Ladies Auxiliary for all there help.
Tis the season to think about the Christmas Party! The Christmas party will be held on December 7th from 12PM - 3PM. There will be food, presents for children, crafts for children and Santa will make an appearance. Please sign your child up using this link.
Any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Good & Welfare
As the year draws to a close we move deeper into the holiday season with joy and anticipation. I know there are lots of children anxiously waiting for Santa’s arrival at this year’s Christmas party. Will he come by land or sea? Only Santa knows.
November was another a quiet month for us at the Club as far as Good & Welfare goes. As we move through the holidays, please take a moment to keep our friends that have been ill or fallen on tough times in our thoughts and prayers. It means more than you know especially this time of the year.
So as we move from 2019 to 2020, I’ll leave you all with a couple of quotes from J. Lanford, “Have no fear of new horizons! Set sails, leave the safe harbor and let yourself carry away with the wind straight into future!” for “Real freedom is born at sea”.
If you have any news for Good & Welfare, please contact me at 203-394-7122 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a very Happy, Healthy, Prosperous & Blessed New Year to you all!!
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.