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Getting Ready for 2023

31 Mar 2023 4:29 PM | Bob Higginbotham (Administrator)

Hello Bak-Yakers,

I hope you are ready for a terrific boating and event filled year with the Club.  Soon, all of the Floridian Snowbirds will arrive back in Maryland and are looking to show off their tans and get their boats launched. Marylanders will have had a head start. But, we all need to get ready for a full year of sailing and fun land events. BCYC South members have partied all winter and are totally ready for an Event packed year. Time for BCYC North members to get their party started. But, before the bottom paint goes on, don’t forget to iron your Tux and Gowns. 

The Commodore’s Ball is on May 12th at the Chappelle’s Golf Club. It’s a surprisingly good location and has all that we need. Thanks to Chris and Jerry for making it happen. Gail Higginbotham, Rosie Cavin, Madi Yates, and Maureen Grizio have been putting together what should be a memorable evening.

The season opener at John and Patti Paris's home on May 20th will be their first hosting event!  Join the BCYC in celebrating and supporting their hard work. 

It will be a busy year for boating on the Bay, with a Circle Raft returning June 3rd to start off the Annual Cruise at Eagle’s Cove on the Magothy River. That combined with a week-long theme sets the stage for a lot of fun evenings. Short, easy runs to Baltimore Yacht Club, Rock Hall and Chesapeake Yacht Club round out the Annual Cruise and set the stage for the balance of the year. Let’s thank our Fleet Captain, Tim Nelson, in advance for calling marinas, planning and setting things up for us. “Thanks Tim.” And, if you haven’t called for reservations at the various marinas, you better get at it quickly.

We’ll party, but we’ll do some club work too. In February, we conducted an Ideation session where members shared their most urgent “did you ever think about doing…” such and such. It was a lot of fun. It was done right and it proved to be quite valuable for the club. Throughout the year we’ll conduct regular Board of Governors meetings in order to keep the club on the straight and narrow. We’ll focus on new membership, finances and fun.

Last but not least, please volunteer to host or co-host an event. The Club needs your enthusiasm and fresh ideas. In all you do, have fun, stay in touch and invite new members to join the fun. It’s all about the Peeps.



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