May 2015 Commodore Message
- Published: Tuesday, 02 June 2015 12:11
- Written by CYCCM website admin
From the Commodore:
“April showers bring May flowers”…and the official opening of our club!! I don’t know about you, but after this winter it is great to finally have good weather! And we are close to seeing CYCCM sailors on the water, and even more of our members at our various Corinthian Grills and social events – hooray!!
Of course a number of you have been taking advantage of our Friday Corinthian grills and Chef Harry’s specials since Mid-February. And our expanded dining calendar begins Memorial Day weekend. Thanks to VC Barry Sullivan and his Social Committee for the super schedule he has planned. Our Memorial Day Ceremony is planned for 10:00 AM Monday September 25th, and we have a nice line-up planned, so please come, and stay for brunch afterwards!
RC Annmarie Long has also been hard at work finalizing the sailing schedule, with the Memorial Day Regatta kicking off the sailing season!
Thanks to both Barry and Annmarie, as well as to the Committee Chairs that have done so much during the Winter and early Spring months to prepare our club for our season- Operations Chair PC Leslie Fog, Finance Chair Mike Yeager, Sailing Chair Jason Campbell, Facilities Chair John Barney, Long Range Planning Chair Robert Bredehoft, Membership Chair Gail Wilsey Morrison, and all the other Chairs and volunteer members of the committees that frankly keep this club running. Although he is not a Committee chair I want to give a “shout-out” to Lindsay Clarkson. Lindsay and his team every year assure that Dock Day runs efficiently, and this year they also had the extra project of doing the planting of the Leyland cypress trees as part of the beautification of the US Coast Guard (USCG) parking lot across the street. And thanks to all of the other volunteers that came on Dock Day! Our good neighbors- the USCG- appreciated getting the docks in a bit early so they could bring visitors into our docks for their Cape May Coast Guard festival held earlier this month.
Hopefully you’ll also notice a few upgrades to the club this year- most notably the harbor front of the club with pavers and grass (thanks PC Leslie Fog and her committee) which when added to our fire pit with new cover and a “new look” flag pole (thanks PC Wally Barrie) have created a whole new feel to the front of our club!
What you aren’t able to see is that the Marine Resources Project (which includes the Dredging project) investigation continues. Long Range Planning Chair Robert Bredehoft has been very engaged in trying to find the best economic solution for our club, and he deserves our thanks. I hope you attend our Spring Meeting Sunday June 28th at 4:30 PM to hear all of our Flag Officers and Committee Chairs give their reports- including Robert’s Marine Resources Project updates. In addition we expect to have our CYCCM Yearbook and Address book available at the meeting. Lora Jo (who has done the heavy lifting on the Yearbook) and I thank all of you who have either signed up to be Patrons or Advertisers this year, and/or supplied pictures!
And remember that speeding on Delaware Avenue is not only dangerous to the USCG families that live in our neighborhood (including young children) and visitors to the Nature Center, but will result in unwanted fines. Let’s keep everyone safe. See you at the Club!
Russ Dickhart, Commodore