AYC Commodore’s report for March 2021
March is here and the weather has warmed up a bit. Let’s hope for an early spring and a nice summer. I know how tired we all are of Covid-19 and wearing our masks. However new more contagious strains are here in Wisconsin so please, don’t let yourguard down. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has just beenapproved and that will help with more people getting scheduled for their vaccination. Please keep up the safety precautions of wearing your mask when not eating or drinking, washing your hands, and practicing social distancing. Even if you have received your vaccinations you still need to practice the safety protocols as you can carry the virus without having any systems.
We are still planning on holding the elections in April and are posting the signup sheet for any yachting members who would like to run for office. Positions that are available will be: Commodore, Vice Commodore, Secretary, Treasurer, and 2 director positions per the bylaws. For any social members that would like to get involved the best way is to volunteer for a committee. Key committees are: House (food, bar and club operations), Fleet (entertainment, social and boating events),First Mates (works closely with fleet plus leads our civic fundraising activities), Slips and Docks (harbor and grounds improvement and repair), Audit Finance (short- and long-term budget planning and oversight), Safety (condition of docks and grounds, oversees the Vessel safety checks and lighting of buoys) and the Nomination committee (who help fill the slate of officers and directors for the annual election). In addition, we are always looking for volunteers to help decorate the club for holidays and parties or help with gardening. We hold several work parties each year to fix docks, clean up the club and grounds and keep the place in top shape.
Harbor news: We are expecting the test results on the sediments from the harbor in the next few days. Once that is confirmed wecan move forward with the dredging permit applications and what must happen with the material removed. We are seeking help with the financing of the dredging from the DNR through the city. Much of this depends on the test results of the deposits. For anyone that missed the last board meeting we are looking at a cost of around $400,000. We are keeping all parties involved informed and doing our best to keep the project moving forwardin a timely manner.
With March comes St Patrick’s day, March Madness with college basketball, longer days, and smaller snowbanks. All good reasons to come in and enjoy the club.
Here is a link to the state health dept. for covid-19 vaccination sites. Hope this helps anyone looking to get vaccinated when your group is eligible. www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-map.htm
Please email me if you would like to volunteer for a committee.
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