Please complete and email back all pages in Pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org If you do not know how to scan and email a PDF file you can also print out the attached Launch PDF file and mail copies of the launch form to me.
Along with the launch form, I will also need your boat registration and prof of insurance 300K min with Miamogue Yacht Club 155 Seaview Ave Bridgeport as additional Insured.
Finally, the 2022 boating season has arrived! May is typically the busiest month for launching. Your Launch Forms must be complete and signed off by either the Dock Master, Vice Commodore, member of the Dock Committee, or a Flag Officer. Remember: we must have a copy of your boat insurance on file, with MYC named as an additional insured.
This is a club (not a marina), so we depend on the cooperation and mutual understanding of all its members. The Bylaws and Dock Rules are the foundation for fairness towards all and the Dock Master exercises authority based on a common-sense interpretation and application of them. If an issue arises, it is presented first to the Dock Committee for resolution. If necessary, the issue escalates to the Vice Commodore and lastly to the Board of Governors. As a club, we try to accommodate all, but there are no guarantees.
We had several very successful events in April: the children’s Easter Party, the Fish Fry, and the Pot Luck Yard Party. We thank all those who worked hard to make them happen!
Opening Day: Memorial Day, 5/30). Festivities begin at 1300hrs with a solemn ceremony honoring our veterans, followed by the blessing of the fleet, and an afternoon of food and beverages. Entertainment will be provided by Ron B’s Big Band playing favorites from the ‘40s and ‘50s. All members and their families are invited to enjoy the day’s activities.
Next General Body meeting: Tuesday, 5/24/2022 at 1900hrs. The bar will close at 1850hrs. to ensure a prompt start. I encourage all members to attend.
Good & Welfare
April showers bring May flowers. Hopefully Mother Nature will be kind to us this coming boating season and give us plenty of sunshine, light breezes & calm seas. But until that time comes, there are boats to uncover and get ready.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Sean and Jean Walsh on the unexpected passing of Sean’s son Tom.
Please keep our friends that are ill or fallen on tough times in your thoughts and prayers.
If you have any news for Good & Welfare, please contact me at 203-394-7122 or email@example.com. Here’s to the tall ships, the small ships, but most importantly, the friendships. Stay well friends!
Good & Welfare Chairman
Good Morning Membership,
Happy boating season!
-With that said, in water, winter storage has ended as of March 31st. Please start moving your vessels back to your assigned slip ASAP. Ideally, I would like to see this completed by April 15th if you feel that will be an issue please contact the Dockmaster or myself with your concerns at your earliest convenience.
-Slip holder bills are out! Remember you have till April 18th to ask for an extension or give up your slip.
-We have ten slips posted till April 17th for slip holder moves. Come down and check out the board!
As always if you have any questions or concerns. Please see the Dockmaster or myself.
Peter ChilaVice Commodore Miamogue Yacht Club Cell (203) 395-1686Main (203) 334-9882
LAX March Newsletter
The MYC Ladies Auxiliary has been gearing up for two events in April. April 9th, Saturday, from 1 00 til 3 00 will be the Kid's Easter Party. Co-chairs are Marla Torre and Phyllis Rega. There will be entertainment, lunch, Easter egg hunt, arts and crafts, games and a special visit from the Easter Bunny! More information to follow. Please note that to secure we have enough little attendees and that the event will happen, sign up needs to be done by March 26th. Sign up forms will be at the bar or you can email KARENK1017@aol.com with child's name and age (for age appropriate goody bags). There will be a nominal fee for child.
Also, the LAX will be hosting the Good Friday Fish Fry to be held on Friday, April 15th, from 6 00 til 8 30. Dinner will include a stuffed clam, fried cod fillet, homemade cole slaw, french fries and dessert. Clams on the half shell will be available for nominal purchase. There will be on going seating as available. Sign up for dinner is required by March 2nd for adequate food purchasing. Dinners will be sold for in-club consuming and also available for take out. But we do need a head count, please. Price and more information to follow. Freddy G and his crew of kitchen helpers will again make this event a tasty success. Sign up forms will be at the bar or you can email KARENK1017@aol.com. Event is Co-chaired by Lisa Shomsky and Karen Gregory. There will be a 50/50 raffle and also a silent auction raffle with numerous items. Any raffle item you would like to donate will be very much appreciated.
Thank you again to all who help, by efforts, suggestions and monetary support. We look forward to having great turn out for these events.
Karen Kolenda Gregory, President
Fishing Contests 2022
May 15th Flounder Tournament
June 12th Fluke Tournament
July 10th Black Sea Bass/Porgy Tournament
August 7th Family Bluefish Contest
September 18th Powder Puff Tournament
October 2nd Challenge (Bluefish Tournament)
There are threepart combined Launch Haul forms available at the club A member needs to fill out and have signed by the appropriate Club Officer, the Yard or Dock Master, a set of the three part forms before launching their boat. At the end of the boating season before hauling your boat, no matter if you are storing it in the water, in the yard, or removing it from the property, a member needs to fill out another complete new three part copy of the launch haul form and have it signed by the appropriate Club Officer, the Yard or Dock Master.
This is necessary for slip and storage planning.
For all the obvious reasons, Clearly put your name and contact info on your boat, where it can be easily seen, for example on the shrink wrap, when it is hauled in the fall. Clearly mark your trailer with your name and contact information, at the front of the trailer by the coupling, if you are storing it on the club property for the summer.
2021 YEAR LONG FISHING CONTEST
Sign-up at the Bar! These are the categories
Annual Fishing Contest
as of 12-20-2022
Black Sea Bass
Please prepare your paperwork and your boats for the end of season haul. Remember the weather will change quickly and the water in the yard will be turned off accordingly. We have many new members hauling this year and are expecting a large haul. We have limited space and this is a first come first served operation. As always last out is first in and if you are not prepared to launch in the spring you will be repositioned at your expense. Please be reminded there is no POWERWASHING allowed in the yard. Please plan accordingly. As always, thank you for your cooperation.
The Yard Committee From the yard. Please remember that this is a very busy season in the yard. We are hauling very large boats In some very tight areas using some very large equipment . Please be reminded to park your vehicles so they will not impact the haul. Please remind your guests of the situation as well and if you think there might be an issue please leave your keys on the floor of your vehicle so we may move it. The Yard Committee
IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON HAULING AND STORING YOUR BOAT IN THE YARD, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING RULES AND GUIDELINES. We have had an unusually large number of requests about storage this year and I wanted to get this out in order to answer many of the questions that are being asked about winter storage. Storage is basically on a first come first serve basis for SLIP HOLDERS. The Yardmaster or committee member will position all boats and trailers in the yard, not the hauler or boat owner. You must fill out a HAUL FORM prior to the haul and COMMUNICATE with the yardmaster or committee member. Failure to do so will result in a fine of 250.00$,per the yard rules. Yard rule 12 states that there is one boat and or one trailer per member for those of you with more than that number. If all of the slip holders requested storage we would not be able to accommodate everyone so I suggest the owners with the larger boats begin to consider hauling NOW. We need to haul larger boats first and the fill in with the trailer boats. Also remember that the water in the yard will be left on as long as the weather permits, as we all know that can change quickly here. So in closing the advantages of an early haul are an assured location in the yard, access to water, and better weather to wrap and winterize. Please treat the yard as if it were your own because it is. All boats should be free and clear of any debris stored under the boat. Thank you, The Yard Committee
MYC General Body Meetings are the 4th Tuesday of each month, they start @ 1900 hours. MYC is fortunate to have a talented, dedicated group of elected Officers who work well together, help them make a difference. Learn what is being done to improve your club. Have input into the club process. You can make a difference. The club is run, just like anything else, by the people who show up.