While Amy is off on vacation I'll be filling in for her and sending the weekly announcements. Add what a great week it will be!
Toga, Toga, Toga.
Not sure what to wear to this week's pot luck on Thursday? Let me help you out... a toga of course! All your friends will be wearing togas and you'll sure feel silly if you're wearing your normal pot-luck supper clothes. Prizes for the best toga. Food choices will be from any of the Mediterranean countries, and I assume will include olive oil. Or, you could take your cues from Animal House and go with hamburgers, jello, mashed potatoes, mystery meat, creme filled donuts and other assorted college food.
Did I mention, don't forget to wear a toga!
The clubhouse is now fully operational. Please see the commodore's message regarding children on the second floor. As usual, the pool will be open until 8:00 pm with games for the juniors.
Help us celebrate "Tiverton Weekend" this Friday (7/29). There will be flotilla at sunset starting from the TYC docks. Decorate your boat with lights and flags. Well sail out to the Sakonnet towards Gould Island. There will be spectators and a bonfire on Grinnell's Beach. Party at the TYC docks to follow.
See you all on Thursday! Remember, wear a toga
Welcome to the 2016 boating season. The first season that we will have a clubhouse since 2003!!! Yes that’s right. I am happy to report that the clubhouse is coming along fabulously. The building committee has been working diligently to make sure that everything stays on schedule. We are very fortunate that the weather has cooperated and not been the nuisance it was last year .Our 2016 calendar will be set soon so stay tuned for the date of the ribbon cutting. You will also notice that work continues on our main pier. This project will also be finished for the start of the season. Take a ride by the house if you haven’t already, but please don’t go on the property during working hours. I am sure most of you have seen the pictures that Amy has been posting, but to see the house in person is nothing but exciting. 2015 was a banner year for TYC. If you attended any of the Thursday night pot lucks you know what I mean. Record attendance was the norm and the whole property was put to use. It was such a treat seeing so many of the members enjoying each others’ company. I am sure many new friends were made. Speaking of it being a banner year another way to tell is the fact that we are now operating with a waiting list for membership. The growth over the past several years continued in 2015. I can’t recall this being the case since the early nineties. I guess the word keeps spreading as to the great family atmosphere that exists on Riverside Drive. So I need to follow that up with make sure you get your dues in on schedule so tough decisions won’t have to be made.
I would like to welcome all of our new members and look forward to meeting you at one of our kick-off activities. I hope to see you participate in many of our events during the upcoming season. If you have any questions about the club feel free to contact either myself or any of the board members. We are all eager to help out with whatever info you need. Our contact info is on the website. As always your committee chair people have been working during the off season to guarantee that this year will be another great one. Please remember to volunteer for one of the committees. Whether it be social, marina, sail training, membership or the house committee, it is never a great deal of work and we always have a good time. You can find a listing in the log book or on line. The new members will find that this is a good way to meet a group of people in a hurry. Please help to make this exciting season one to remember.
Once again the sail training program will be at max capacity and all of the instructors are in place. It proves to be an exciting year for this group as the committee will have a dedicated floor of the new house to utilize for the educational phase of sail instruction as well as storage in the off season.
The log books will be available in mid June as usual. If any of your contact information has changed be sure to contact Amy Cooper to let her know.
Finally as we approach the completion of the new clubhouse I would like to recognize everyone who has donated to the building fund and say Thank You! I would also ask those who haven’t had the chance to donate as of yet to consider what you can give. We are still in need of support so we can open the new clubhouse in as complete a manner as possible. Please contact Jim Rogers or any member of the Board of Directors for information.
I wish you all a fun filled, safe and enjoyable 2016 season!
The pool hours are being extended this summer. To accommodate swimmers, the TYC pool will be open for extended hours on Saturday and Sunday. The Pool Committee has announced the following hours:
|Sunday||10:00 AM to 6:00 PM|
|Monday||10:00 AM to 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||12:00 Noon to 8:00 PM|
|Friday||12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM to 6:00 PM|