Commodore's Comments


February has been brutal, unless you like cold weather! However, boating season will be here before you realize it. Applications for junior sailing are now available. Please take advantage of the member discount by signing up before it is open to non-members.
Our board meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm at the club. The meetings are open to the membership. Please feel free to attend.
We have several work days scheduled in April to make sure the boats are ship shape, the grounds are presentable and the winter dust is knocked off the clubhouse. Please plan to attend. Not only do many hands make for quick work, you will have an opportunity to shake off some cabin fever, catch up with friends and meet new ones.
Great news! 5 new applications for membership have been approved! Welcome Eric Anderson & Alexis Hayes, Collin Krevonick & Jordan Huskey, Jon & Diane Lucy, Laurence & Mary Beth Mayer, and Bruce & Martha Soles.
Please keep in mind our membership drive. We have temporarily waived the initiation fee and member sponsor requirement on the application. We all know someone who would enjoy the benefits our club has to offer. My challenge to each member is to extend the invitation to join and then be their mentor until they reach a comfort level.
Your board has come up with some interesting ideas to promote the club and generate member involvement. Just two of the ideas are to sponsor a fishing day for disabled veterans and to have a Tiki hut function to include food, beverage, and music. These ideas, and others, will need your help to make them possible. Stay tuned there is more to come. Before you know it we will be kicking off boating season with our traditional flag raising ceremony. I hope the ice melts by then.
Jay McGlohn


Reminder about Bringing Guests to Socials

Anonymous Architetto -- Al bar


Guests are welcome at club events, but to assist the club in keeping track of guest visits, members are asked to give the names of their guests when making reservations for socials. Please help these efforts by giving guest names to the hosts when you sign up for all socials.

Keep in mind, if your guests enjoy the club enough to come to socials perhaps they would like to join the club. Offer to endorse them and give them an application for membership. We'd love to have them become part of the WRYC family! And when you meet newcomers to Gloucester or the area consider inviting them to look at the club and consider membership. A personal invitation is the best way to attract new members and increase our membership.


Club Membership in US Sailing Helps You


WRYC is a member of US Sailing, which is a benefit to the club and to you. US Sailing is the national governing body for sailing in the United States. Its objectives include encouraging and promoting the racing of sailing boats and unifying the rules in connection with sailing. As a US Sailing member, the club receives the US Sailing magazine, and qualifies for insurance discounts, discounts for registration on the Regatta Network, and discounts at the US Sailing store. We are also able to list our events on the US Sailing online calendar. As members of WRYC, you may join US Sailing at a discount, and a portion of your US Sailing dues would be returned to WRYC to expand sailing programs at our club.


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