COMMODORE'S WINTER NEWSLETTER
Holiday Greetings from your Commodore. The year 2018 has been a great year for the BCYC. We have enjoyed many events on land and sea including Happy Hours and cruising on the Chesapeake. The latest events were a Holiday Brunch and holiday gift exchange held at the Mezzanotte Restaurant in Severna Park, which was well attended. Thank you to Bob and Gail Higginbotham for hosting! Down South in Stuart, Florida, a Holiday Breakfast was held for the BCYC members who have flown, driven, or floated South, at the Boat House Restaurant. It too, was well attended. Thank you to Madi and John Yates for hosting!
Membership is up in our club with several new couples joining BCYC in 2018!
One of the things the BOG did early this year, was to temporarily suspend collection of the Initiation Fee for new members. Whether or not this influenced new membership is difficult to quantify however, if you think it makes it easier to attract new members, please let the Membership Committee know. At any rate, please let the Membership Committee know what YOU think. The incoming Commodore and his 2019 BOG will be voting on whether or not to continue or eliminate the initiation fee during their first BOG meeting.
The 2018 BOG also passed a resolution to allow any past BCYC Commodores who are no longer BCYC members to attend any BCYC events by only paying the event fee. The thought was to make it easier for Ex-Commodores who have moved out of the Chesapeake Bay area to join us at events when they are back in town.
BCYC members, be sure to check the website for winter events and those of you who are going to be in Florida this winter, be sure to check the BCYC South Calendar of Events too!
It has been my pleasure serving as your Commodore this year. I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and to in-coming Commodore, Ben Wilson, the best of luck!
BCYC Commodore 2018