Cambridge Yacht Club
Commodore’s Newsletter February 2018
I am writing this while vacationing briefly in Florida trying to get away from the January cold. The warmer weather here has me anticipating our Maryland spring and warm weather club activities. This year we are organizing several boat outings and cruises for both power and sail. Our club regatta in July should be bigger and better than ever. Our gazebo will be open starting in late May and we will this year be welcoming our new associate members. Croquette is on the calendar for Thursday nights. We will have our Lasers available for informal evening races and we hope to have a program available to give new sailors lessons in boat handling. Officially our boating season will open with commissioning day festivities on May 19.
As for now, in the cold of winter, the club had on Friday the 26th a new “wine pairing dinner”. This was well received and we will be periodically offering more such special dinner events. We also will be continuing to have our Sunday evening (4:00 to 8:00) socials. Our bar will be open and a limited menu will be offered. This Sunday, the social will be expanded to accommodate Super Bowl festivities. Valentine’s day will be on a Wednesday and Chief Gregory will have a special menu for you lovers.
During the club’s closure in January, we had four well-attended work days. We replaced stained ceiling tiles, did some painting, and installed shelving in our storage room. Our thanks to these workday volunteers. During our annual meeting this February we will hope you will sign up as volunteers for some future club improvement projects.
Our annual members meeting will be on Saturday, February 17th. Our bar will be open at 5 o’clock, with our meeting to follow at 5:45. After the meeting we will have an open oyster bar and will also be serving other appetizers for those of you not fully appreciative of the raw oyster. Please plan to attend and meet our new flag and board and hear of our plans for the coming year. Bring with you ideas and suggestions for the improvement of our club. We want to hear from you.
The club, in conjunction with the Cambridge Sail and Power Squadron, will host several courses on the safe operation of both power and sail boats starting in March. This is an excellent opportunity for new boaters to qualify yourselves as safe and competent boat “captains” and an opportunity for you seasoned boaters to refresh your knowledge. During the summer, free safety checks of vessels will be offered. My thanks to our Fleet Captain, Bill Clyde, for organizing this program.
We will post a list of standing committees. Please consider signing up to serve. You can also contact me or any one of the committee chairs for more information.
Finally, take heart, winter is fading, spring is coming, and we are still The Best of the Eastern Shore.
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