Dear EYC Member:
“Old Man Winter” made quite an impression on the shores of Lake Erie this year and he sure took his sweet time leaving, but our longer days and warmer weather indicate that another terrific sailing and social season lie ahead at the EYC. Your Board of Directors has been working throughout the year to ensure that we have a successful summer in 2014.
The unofficial start of the season begins on Saturday, May 17th at 10:00am when we put in the Yacht Club dock. As always, we appreciate any and all volunteers, so be sure to tell family, friends, Romans and countrymen about the event (after all, we have to move the swim platform, so an extra legion or two will be needed). The Directors and I would like to invite you to officially kick-off the season at the Opening BBQ on Saturday, June 28th at 5:30pm at the Clubhouse.
As summer will be here quick as lightning, I’d like to share some things to look forward to; here are some highlights…
If you haven’t gotten a chance to read “A Message from Rear Commodore Bloomfield“, please do so here. When you finish this report, you’ll agree that Rob brings an intense focus, enthusiasm and the outstanding organizational skills that will make the Sailing and Swimming Camp a great success this year. The entire Board and I are consistently impressed with what Rob has proposed and delivered in such a short period of time. His goal is to expand the number of attendees at the Camp and to give them a great overall experience at the EYC. Rob’s Team includes a well experienced roster of talented individuals that many of you will already know: Iain Kerr, Paige Gallo, Valerie Kirkland, Dan Allely, Katie Dutton, Zach Szypula, Gabrielle Gooch, Madi Worst and Matt Barnier. I’m sure you will be hearing quite a bit about this program this year and beyond.
In conjunction with the expansion of the Sailing/Swimming Camp we will have a fundraiser event in August. These have historically been successful and an integral part of keeping the Yacht Club moving forward and becoming a stronger organization. On top of that, we’ll be having another social event that was inspired by a suggestion from our previous Commodore, Jim Stewart. He thought that the EYC needed input from all of our members and that we should include an event that appeals to and is run by our younger demographic. We’ll have more details on this as it unfolds, but it will be a tremendous opportunity to keep ideas fresh and expanding within the Club.
The dates and times will be forwarded in the 2014 Schedule shortly and we will also post it to the EYC website.
It’s my honour to serve as Commodore for the Erieau Yacht Club this year. Kasi and I look forward to an outstanding summer with our EYC family and friends and would like to thank all those that have committed to volunteering this year. This is your Yacht Club, so please reach out to me with any thoughts or concerns.
EYC Commodore 2014