The Ropewalk is open and in great shape, prospective new members have been welcomed to the Club, the Up Anchor event was a great success, and the boating season is upon us. I hope that you are making plans to utilize the Club. Attending and volunteering at our social functions, crewing on a Boon Island Race boat, watching the kids sailing the Opti's and 420's, cooking out with friends or just sitting on the deck and enjoying the waterfront are great ways to enjoy the summer. We are very lucky to have such a great place to share our experiences. I am looking forward to seeing you this summer.
The slips are full now, with a number of them changing hands. We have done some relocating to accommodate as many boats as possible and appreciate everyone working together on this. The waiting list has been updated, and as changes take place through the season we will continue to revise it. We will send update forms out every January so that this list is as current as possible. Also, invoicing for slips will be going out the first of the year in 2007 so that we can assign openings during the month of March. Waiting until May or June is just too late to notify a member that there is an available slip.
Our next major project at the Ropewalk will be the replacement of the roof shingles. We have received pricing on both cedar and asphalt. After review, the board has agreed to use “Red Cedar Shingles” and a “breathing membrane” as a replacement system for the existing shingles. This work will take place during October of this year. We also have a contingency fund allocated for the unknown condition of the roof substructure under the existing shingles. Next on the list are the sliders and the large deck. As always, your comments, concerns, and recommendations are welcomed and encouraged.
The Membership Committee held its annual New Member introductory meeting on June 10. We enjoyed a very well attended introduction with at least two sponsors for each new member joining us for coffee & muffins. There are four prospective new members this year along with one Jr Member making the transition to full membership. The sponsors will be bringing the prospective new members to socialize at the Ropewalk this season so please make an effort to introduce yourself and share some of your favorite AYC stories. We think this year's group is a good fit to AYC and we look forward to their participation.
Membership Committee Chairman
It seems like the boats are barely back in the water and we are already well along with the schedule of social events. If you didn’t look closely at the 2006 Social Calendar, you may have missed the fact that AYC has some new events this year. First, the Ladies Luncheon was a great success on Sunday, May 7. It looks like this will be back next year! There are additional new events for this year too:
Family Bingo on Sunday, July 9
Family Bingo on Sunday, August 19
Ways & Means
We are off to a great start of the year. Even with all the rain, the House and gardens are in very good shape. Ann Marie and Jack Somers planted the 2 new junipers by the front door in time for Up Anchor. The Garden Committee has reassembled with a few new members. The committee will be working on tending the perennial bed, the gardens around the decks, the flowers boxes in front and improving the general ‘curb appeal’ of the club.
The Jr Sailing program is considered one of the foundation activities of the club and this year is one of transition, as our own sailing instructors are hired and the sailing curriculum is designed. Two experienced sailors have been employed to teach our kids basic & advanced sailing skills. If you have the opportunity to be enjoying the club during the week, be sure and say hi to Charlie Fox, Sailing Director. We have nearly full enrollment throughout the summer but if you have a child or grandchild who would like to participate and haven't had a chance to enroll please do not hesitate to call. There is always room for one more sailor!
2006 Boon Island Race results here...
The 2006 Yearbook was mailed out on May 15th with some great new pictures and an updated listing of Club events, members, and the AYC Fleet. Thank you to all who made contributions.
Chris Audley has mentioned that the life vest loaner program has been a great success, and people are borrowing from the box at the top of the ramp, which is the intention. However the supply appears to be dwindling. If anyone has extra or outgrown PFDs to donate, they would be greatly appreciated!
Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or 967-4448.
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Kennebunkport, Maine 04046
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