March is OYC Membership Renewal Month. Please visit the CLUB MEMBERSHIP page to open, print and complete page one of the attached file. Page one is the membership renewal form and must be completed and returned with payment of dues by March 31 to avoid suspension of club privileges and imposition of a late fee. Dues have remained the same as last year. All members must complete the form even if the information remains the same. Dues and the membership form may be mailed to the OYC or placed in the treasurer’s box on the kitchen door at the club.
As your new Commodore, I look forward to another great year at the OYC. This year we have several exciting things on the horizon. After very successfully hosting the National Hospice Regattas Championship in 2017 OYC has been asked again to host this prestigious event in August 16th-19th. This event will bring the champions from Hospice Regattas all over the United States and Canada to our club to compete for the Regattas Championship.
OYC will also be starting out our summer sailing season by hosting the Thistle District regatta for the first time June 9th-10th. In addition to these two events we will also be hosting our annual Oswego County Hospice Regatta, SAIL Oswego and J/24 regatta. It will be another exciting summer and it will be great to have you join us for all of the fun. As in the past, we couldn’t do all of the things we do without your support and volunteer efforts. Don’t be shy. Jump in, make some new friends and help us make 2018 one of our best years ever.
Kindly note that the club is again requesting its members to indicate areas in which they are willing to volunteer. As an all-volunteer club it is vital that members help out with club operations throughout the year and especially during the sailing season. A variety of activities are listed, some of which occur during particular dates (i.e. regattas and galley crew) and some can be done on your own time (i.e. landscaping and club maintenance). I hope you find this request as a fun chance to think about how you might like to participate in club activities, and not view it as an unpleasant task.
All members should note the imposition of a late fee of $20.00 on any renewals received after April 30, 2018. Full members kindly be advised that you are ineligible to vote at the Launch meeting unless the membership renewal form has been submitted, and any applicable fees paid. Please spend a few moments to renew your membership today!
Looking forward to seeing you at the Club!
Dan Mather, Commodore