Commodore’s Message – Gary Annino
- December is a quiet month for the Board of Trustees and we are all very thankful for that. The December Meeting of the Board of Trustees was short and to the point which allowed us to quickly adjourn and have a small holiday gathering for the Trustees and spouses. Last – The RIYC Board of Trustees would like to wish every member a happy and healthy holiday season as well as a prosperous 2019!Respectfully,Gary
Report from the Entertainment Committee – Rodney Denman and Denise Kennedy
The Children’s Holiday Party on December 1st and Club Holiday Party on December 8th were both well attended. If you have photos of any of our events, please forward them to Stan White for inclusion in the Newsletter and on the Website!
Hosts are needed for 2019 party schedule. Please contact Denise Kennedy or Rodney Denman.
Picnics are being planned for June 13 – September 12th.
Report from the Junior Program
Junior Sailing – Ann Bergendahl and Rob Warn
The Junior program is thinking about Santa and the great sailing related gifts under the tree! Nothing else to report.
Report from the Race Committee
Race Ashore – Tina McLoughlin and Race Afloat – Moise Solomon
The RIYC Regatta is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, August 24. Saturday is a change from the usual Sunday date and will be further discussed with the Trustees and with the Membership before any final decision is made.
Report from the House Committee – Matt Lettrich and Fred Haberlandt
Other than routine housekeeping, there were no repairs required or improvements made, in the month of November. More volunteers are required for the committee! Please contact Fred Haberlandt, Matt Lettrich or Frank Bohlen if you can help!
- Put “RIYC” on every chair, or
- Put the RIYC burgee on every chair, or
- Leave blank and preserve the natural beauty of the cotton canvas.
Continue using white text on the blue background and accept that there will be “new” blue chairs and “faded” blue chairs side by side, or
Change the text color to yellow and continue with blue background material. This would intentionally contrast old from new, or
Change the color scheme to blue text on a golden yellow background thereby not attempting to match blue backgrounds, or
Bylaws Subcommittee – Amy Leger
The Bylaws Subcommittee, led by Rear Commodore Amy Leger, has been working diligently over the last few weeks and expects to have a draft to review with Flag Officers shortly. If all are in agreement, the updates will be presented to the Trustees for review at the January meeting, followed by a special meeting for full membership approval.
The subcommittee will have a red-lined version and clean version along with a letter/report that will go through each section to outline the changes and whether they are substantive or just cleaning up the language.
Strategic / Long Range Planning – Blake Powell
Key area leads are being contacted. The plan is to have the first meetings in January and some groundwork will be done before then. More information will be available for the January meeting.
Report from the Waterfront Committee – Sandy Turner and Matt Champney
The float launch date is tentatively scheduled for 4/13/19 (Easter is late this year); float haul is tentatively set for 10/19/19 (the weekend after Columbus Day).
Those members looking for dinghy dock space for next year should contact John McCrea.
Cruise News – Stan White
The Club will run two cruises next year – June and September. Please send your ideas of places to go to Stan White (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We have added a new topic for the newsletter where Members may post, for one newsletter, an item they wish to sell. The item must be marine-related and the information to be sent to the RIYC Secretary must include:
- Member Name
- Member contact information
- Detailed description and condition of the item wishing to be sold
- Desired selling price
No listing this month