The fall months are always an adjustment for us all at MYC. They bring a chill in the air and new exciting birth of fresh air to our beautiful club and all it offers!
Looking back at our spring and summer months with all that 2020 has brought us, MYC has
weathered the “storm”. Thank you staff and members for all your hard work, commitment,
understanding and support. Moving forward, we plan on our pool facility to remain open for a few more weeks depending on weather and availability of limited staff. We will push the season as long as possible for our members to enjoy.
On another note – thanks goes out to our fleet captain Sarah Ferrante and committee for a successful MYC Invitational regatta and congrats to Tom Treat (and son), Gretchen McCarthy & Bruce Kuryla for retaining the trophy! The boating season is possibly the best this time of year so get out on the water and enjoy!
Clearly, the virus has disrupted our normal monthly member event schedule, but our management, VC and committees have thought outside the box, providing us with everything from a drive-in movie night to a lively and robust safe-distance music schedule! It hasn’t been easy navigating these waters while staying within the State Heath Dept.guidelines, but we have certainly managed to put a safe, busy and fun schedule together.
In the next couple of months as we will be moving inside more often, please be assured we are taking every precaution possible for a safe, clean and comfortable facility. You will see a somewhat new layout in the Commodore’s Lounge and dining room as well as some clear safety shielding to protect both the staff and members. Also, thorough weekly cleanings will be done to ensure a safe environment. Our officers and management are committed and ask for your support and understanding during this time. I’m looking forward to a great fall season at MYC!
See you in the Commodore’s Lounge, Cheers!
Commodore, Ken Herbert
If you can’t get to “the Block” this season, don’t worry, the MYC is bringing it to you! It will just be on a different date, once power is restored.
Join us Saturday, August 8th for a fun-filled night of mudslides, Block Island fare and great entertainment.
Renowned entertainer, John Banker, belts out familiar tunes from “Sweet Caroline” and “Piano Man” to a wonderful rendition of Louis Armstrong’s “Hello Dolly” and has a knack for getting the whole room singing!
Reservations requested @ 203-783-0060
Menu includes for starters;
The Oars fresh peel & eat shrimp,
Rhode Island clam chowder,
Winfield’s seasoned scallop,
Spring House’s Point Judith calamar,
Kimberly’s wedge salad.
Main Course offers the following choices;
The Oar’s lobster club,
Oyster Po’ Boy,
The Beachhead’s lobster mac & cheese,
The Beachhead’s fish & chips,
Dead Eye Dick’s filet mignon,
Winfield’s organic roasted half chicken
2lb. Lobster!! (lobster must be ordered by 12pm Thursday, August 6th!)
As I write this letter we are anxiously awaiting the green light for phase two of the reopening of our state. It has been a long haul for our country, state, town and us here at MYC. With all the unfortunate unrest in our country between the COVID-19 pandemic and national protests, it’s nice to know in a couple weeks MYC will be in full swing and it will be a safe and inviting environment for us all to enjoy.
Thank you all for supporting our curb side take out offerings and now, too, our outside dining options. We are anxious and ready for the reopening of our inside restaurant very soon. VC Bud Franke and our management staff have done a great job working with the state and local officials to insure a safe and pleasant atmosphere. They will continue to make the needed temporary adjustments of our R & B operation moving into the next phase of the reopening.
Every day we are monitoring the reopening guidelines and will be quick to respond to get our club in full operation. Our marina is fully operational (please follow the posted temporary rules). Our pool and snack bar is ready to open ASAP when we get the go ahead from the state; we are fully staffed and ready to run our swimming and sailing programs very soon, on or close to the same schedule as a regular season.
Link to download – June, 2020 MYC Rudder
See you all for fun summer at MYC!
Commodore Ken Herbert
Hello members and welcome to the 2020 season! It seems like yesterday that we were all at the New Year’s Eve celebration and what a celebration it was! Oustanding food, libations, service, music and even fireworks! Huge thanks go out to all of the members in attendance and our staff, clearly it was the premier event of the year! 2020 looks to be a fun and exciting season as well!
The Clubhouse interior has a fresh coat of paint, the floors have been refinished and there are a few other surprises. As always, we will be maintaining and making improvements throughout the year. The off-season is always a very busy time of the year for our staff, management, Board members and officers. I’d like to welcome a few newcomers to the Board of Directors this year. Mr. Bob Bepko as a Director, Ms. Kathy Walker as our new Secretary and yes, he’s back, Mr. Doug Jones, P.C., also as a Director.
Please be sure to congratulate them and give them your support! At this time of year, and with spring in the air early (hopefully), we are all anxious to get back in our favorite seat in the Commodore’s Lounge! We start with our soft opening on Friday, March 6th, with the McNeiecer unplugged, playing all of your favorites. The big event of the month is Friday, March 13th with the intoxicating Irish sounds of The Highland Rovers, preceded by the very talented step dancers from the Lenihan School of Irish Dance. All of this, of course, is highlighted by Executive Chef David Bridgforth’s classic St. Paddy’s Day feast!
Happy holidays to all of our MYC family and friends! With the holidays upon us, it’s time to reflect and to think back on the fantastic year that we’ve had at the Club. Our staff has worked so hard to give us the best experience possible from the docks to the pool to the restaurant and the bar. Our dedicated staff is here every day for us so please show your appreciation and give to the MYC Staff Holiday Fund. I also want to personally thank all of our employees and members who made my job so enjoyable over the last two years. It’s truly been an honor to serve as your Commodore.
I look forward to this month, with so much going on at the Club! The MYC Tree Decorating event, the Ladies’ Holiday Happy Hour, Breakfast with Santa, the MYC Annual Holiday Party and the BIG BASH of the year, the MYC New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration! Call today to make your reservations as these events always sell out!
Welcome to November! Well here we are already into the holiday months at MYC. The boats are being hauled and covered, the pool has been drained and winterized, the awning has come down and the bar fireplace is on, but this Commodore is still blackfishing! (and loving every minute of it!) Only the hearty fishermen, and now the Frostbite Fleet, are still on the water.
With the change of the season comes lots of work and planning for our staff, officers, directors and committees. I want to thank everyone for their hard work and commit-ment to the Club. As always, look deeper in The Rudder and watch for your weekly e-blast for all happenings at our Club.
Holiday Wreath-Making on November 21st, Thanksgiving on November 28th, and MYC Tree Decorating on December 1st. The big date to save is New Year’s Eve! This year we are going full out to send off 2019 with a bang! We have secured an exciting band…Dyna-Durty! A supergroup combination of Dyna-Mojo and Titan Durty! We all know these boys will rock the house and have us dancing ‘til midnight! We are still in the planning stage for this event but it will be the premier event of the year with lots of surprises for all to enjoy.
Sadly, we lost two of our members recently, Chad Easley and Robert Kapusta, Sr. Each were great Club members and will be sorely missed. Our hearts go out to their families and friends during this difficult time.