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Ship & Shore


It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over at Manly Man Fishing Tourney

Get Ready to Party The Club’s Annual Meeting and Party is set for Saturday, Jan. 19. So start getting your tux or formal gown ready. By whatever name – the bash, gala, wing ding, fete – the AM&P is the event of the year with food stations, hors d’oeuvres and open bars throughout the Club and the “Slapwater” band entertaining. It’s dining and dancing at its best.


The Cap’n BBQ’s Fishing team had to like their chances, as Richard Keatley observed. After all, Keatley and fellow teammate and Club member John Martin were the only fisherman to show up for the Captain’s meeting the night of the Club’s first “Manly Man” fishing tournament. Victory was in the bag.

Before the partying, some important business will be transacted at the meeting, starting at 6:30. Club President Billy Dashiell will report on last year and look ahead to 2013. Carleton F. Bryant will be voted on as the new Commodore. Previously, he served as Vice-Commodore.

All they had to do, it seemed, was catch one fish and bring it back for the 4 p.m. weigh-in the next day and the championship would be theirs.

Out going Commodore Jim Forrester and Robin Kesler will be voted on as the new members of the Board of Governors.

Keatley and Martin actually reeled in some 60 speckled trout from an undisclosed location “somewhere in the southeastern United States” (fishermen never reveal where they caught their fish).

Cost is $50++ per person, $25++ for seniors 70, and over and free for seniors 85+. This is a members’ only affair with two people allowed per membership. Advance registration is required.

Unknown to them, there were other “Manly” teams out on the water that night and following day.



Before Keatley and Martin could claim the title for nabbing the “biggest fish,” Club president Billy Dashiell, captain of the “Drop Shot” team, showed up with a 32-inch striped bass while trolling on the Eastern Shore. In addition to Billy, Drop Shot was composed of NYCC’s Jim Forrester, friends Jessie Bacon and Patrick Baker, and Billy’s brother Mike Dashiell, who actually caught the fish. “The winner is…” Ah, not so fast, guys. Just minutes before the deadline, Club members Jamie Snyder and Chris Patzer arrived with a 43-inch striper, caught by friend Erik Vietug, to snatch the glory and bragging rights for the next year as the Manliest Fishermen. Sometimes it’s not just the fish that got away. Fishing Tournament pictures are featured inside on page 5.

FAX: 757-423-6764


From the President I hope that everyone had an enjoyable holiday season. 2012 was a great year at the NYCC and we look forward to 2013. I would like to thank the outgoing Commodore Jim Forrester, and Governors Kathy Finney and Richie Keatley for their service over the past few years on the Board. We appreciate all of the time they devoted to serving the NYCC. We are fortunate to have so many members serving their Club. On a similar note, many of the committees are looking for members to serve in 2013. If any club member has interest in serving on a committee, please contact the committee chairman or me for additional information. The Annual Meeting is January 19th. The party to follow will be a very nice event with excellent food, spirits and entertainment. The Annual Meeting and Party is the nicest event of the year. The night starts off with the Annual Meeting to provide information to members including “where we are”, “how are we doing”, and “where are we going for 2013.” Hopefully we will keep the meeting

short and to the point. The party follows and will have the finest foods being prepared by some of the most talented chefs in the Tidewater area. Our staff takes great pride in the evening. I hope all members can attend. The Main Clubhouse will be closed from January 1st through January 7th for annual maintenance and cleaning. The Main Clubhouse will reopen mid-day January 8th. The Fitness Center, tennis courts and other areas of the Club will be open as normal. After the Main Clubhouse and the restaurants reopen, Thursday night specials are back on the menu. A Tuscany Night is planned for January 11th and the Seafood Buffet is set for January 25th. Do not forget the Grill, it is a great place to have a meal, watch the bowl games or the NFL playoffs. Hope to see you around the Club! Respectfully Submitted, Billy Dashiell

If you are able to join us for New Years Eve and this newsletter reaches you in time, we have our traditional family buffet planned for the Deck and Main Dining rooms. Reservations are highly recommended for this popular event. The Club’s restaurant facility will be closed the first week of January for some scheduled repair and maintenance and vacation. The Grill will open on Monday, January 7th in the evening for the National Championship football game. Beverage service and compli2

President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Commodore Past President

William E. Dashiell Charles S. Nusbaum Armistead Dudley David E. Moore James Forrester John L. Deal


Patrick Baker Robert Blackman Chip Finch Katherine B. Finney Richard Keatley Cecilia Priest Stanfield

Committee Chairs Entertainment Finance Pool, Health and Fitness House Junior Sailing Membership Tennis Yachting

Chip Finch David E. Moore Brent Johnson Elise Pitts John Vellines Jr. Patrick Baker Gatewood Dashiell James Forrester

Phone Numbers: Main Club: Main Club Fax: Tennis: Fitness:

From the Manager As the holiday season winds down we hope that 2012 has been a good year for all our members and families. Looking forward to the New Year, we have much to be thankful for in light of the recent tragedy in Connecticut.

Officers & Committee Chairs

mentary light hors d’oeuvres will be available, but no dinner service. Please make your reservations early for the Annual Meeting and Membership Party and avoid the late surcharge. A great evening is planned with entertainment by the band “Slapwater.” Thank you for all your support in 2012 and contributions to the employee’s holiday fund. Your directors and staff join me in wishing all of our members and their families continued good health and happiness in the New Year. Jim Grady, CCM General Manager

423-4500 423-6764 423-6737 489-5385

Prime Rib Dinner Special Sunday Nights

Roast Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus with Choice of Two Sides and Soup and Salad Bar. Queen Cut $16.95++ King Cut $19.95++

Seafood Buffet Friday, January 25th

It’s one of the best nights of the month at NYCC, so consider joining us for the Seafood Buffet for just $27.95++ per person. Call 423-4500 for reservations.

Around the Club New Year’s Eve Family Buffet

Monday, December 31st from 6-9 p.m. Crab Bisque Black Eye Pea Soup Assorted Salads Chilled Poached Seafood Display Oysters & Clams on the Half Shell Chilled Steamed Crab Claws Asparagus Vinaigrette Mozzarella & Tomatoes Assorted Cheese Display Tuna Carpaccio Specialty Items Carved Roast Tenderloin of Beef with Dijon Cabernet Mushroom Sauce and Scampi Station Breast of Chicken with Smithfield ham and havarti cheese sundried tomato sauce , Herbed Wild Rice Filet of Grouper with Shrimp Butter Sauce, And Grilled Asparagus Roast leg of lamb with Green Peppercorn Sauce, Garlic Roasted Baby Potatoes Medallions of Veal Cacciatore with Parmesan Basil Pasta Fried Seafood Combo with Stir-fry Vegetable Medley Dessert Station Pies, Cakes, Tortes and Tarts $27.50++ Adults

Bridge Mix

Some have been playing since their college days, some haven’t played in 20 years and some have never bid or played a hand. There’s room at the tables for everyone at NYCC’s twice monthly bridge gathering. The bridge gang – “We don’t have a name for ourselves, we just play and have a good time,” said Tom Enright, who started the group along with John Kuehl – has been getting together the first and third Wednesdays of the month for several years. The group had its beginnings when Kuehl and Enright, Lakewood neighbors who discovered they shared a mutual love of bridge, decided to “grow the game.” “It’s a whole lot of fun and I learn something new every time,” said Louise Peel, one of the regulars. “I’ve still got a lot more to learn, but I’m getting there.” On this Wednesday, there were four tables going and Kuehl, history professor emeritus at Old Dominion, was circulating, offering instruction and nodding approval at good play. A short distance away, Enright was patiently offering a “refresher,” going over some of the bidding guidelines and changes in strategies for newcomer Bob Gangewere, retired Navy captain, and Donna Shivar, a beginner. “It takes just a few group training sessions before you’re ready to play on your own,” said Enright. “Every new player has their own ‘schedule’ for learning the basics and we are able to modify the pace and revisit any material when ever needed to suit our new players.”

Junior Buffet Chicken Noodle Soup Fresh Fruit and Steamed Vegetables Tossed Salad with Ranch Dressing Golden Chicken Tenders Slider station Various Pizzas $12.50++ Children

Many whose introduction to bridge came from reading the legendary Charles Goren’s newspaper column discover the game has evolved over the years with some new bidding concepts and strategies, championed by noted bridge authority Audrey Grant and the ACBL.

*No a la carte service available*

“But it’s not hard to learn,” said Tom. “And we’re all in this for the fun and to continually improve.”

Partners and table mates change over the course of the evening. The beauty is that players of all levels can compete against each other as “cribsheets” provided by Tom, are not only allowed, but players are encouraged to whip them out for a quick reminder. And so is asking for advice from Tom and John, as well as the other players. Even long-time players like Tom York, retired math teacher and head football coach at Norfolk Academy, find themselves raising a few questions. “There’s always more you can pick up,” said York who confessed that he probably spent more time trying to master bridge than going to class when he was an a college undergrad. “This is such a great atmosphere for learning the game,” said York, who was sharing a table with Abby Baird, Sharon Privett and Judy Rachels, who also plays in a women’s bridge group at the Club. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Enright at tom.enright@ Said Tom: “It’s a great game and a wonderful way to exercise your mind.”



Travels with Bill and Chick

This time it was New Zealand and Australia. Inveterate travelers Bill Eisenbeiss and Chick Robison and their wives, Michael and Kathy, were off again on another adventure. The last time we caught up with the foursome they were riding elephants and trying to avoid being eaten by lions on a visit to Africa. Joining them on the latest trip were Club members Bob and Becky Lockery, Lynn Cobb and Warren Richard and former members Bill Wheary and Paige Romig. They arrived in New Zealand in late September – ah, spring – and spent six days taking in what Bill called “some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere.” And then it was off to Aussie land where the group toured the Sydney Opera House, of course, played with joeys (baby kangaroos) and saw some of the Outback and Ayers Rock, the world’s longest single rock. Michael and Kathy were the inspiration for the trip “Down Under” and Bill and Chick the prime planners. Bill, “an old Norfolk boy,” caught the travel bug when he joined the Navy. “The farthest I’d ever been away from home before then was probably Baltimore.” Chick got interested in travel and “seeing other cultures” after living in France for three years as a youngster.

In Australia, the Sydney Opera House “lived up to everything you imagined. It’s fantastic,” said Bill. The group of 10 had lunch at the American Club in Sydney, one of our reciprocal clubs. (See their review and club info in the accompanying article). The Opera House and a visit to The Great Barrier Reef were the highlights. “They give you a snorkel and fins and you go into the water where you can almost touch the coral,” said Bill. They saw sheep shearing (the world record, said Bill, is 18 seconds) and sheep herding demonstrations, and the last day at Phillips Islands finally got to see penguins. Thousands of them. “They come out of the water as night falls,” said Bill. “First there are a few and then they keep coming and coming. It is quite a sight.”

“America is the greatest country” said Chick, “but it is good to see how other places do things. What I took away from the trip was how much the people in the two countries enjoy life Perhaps the most remarkable, said Chick, was and how much they enjoy each other.” the sight of our group of 10 NYCC travelers sitting down to dinner together every night. This was the duo’s fourth trip together. In addition to Africa, they been to Egypt and also “We decided from the beginning that if toured Greece, Turkey and the Greek islands. couples didn’t want to have dinner together On one excursion, the foursome was joined by and wanted to go their own way, that was 16 other couples. great,” said Chick. “But we all did, every night.” The first stop was Aukland, known as ‘The City of Sails” for all its sailboats. In New Zealand, There will be another trip, that’s for sure. they also took a cruise through caves and hiked “We just don’t know where yet,” said Bill. in a rain forest. 4

American-Style Aussie Hospitality While in Australia, the NYCC traveling 10 had lunch at the American Club in Sydney. The latest of our reciprocal clubs (we have more than 100 world-wide) was established just after World War II (1947) as a place where “businessmen and friends of all countries could get together.” Back in the day, there were few spots in Sydney where you could dine or get a drink, for that matter. Bars closed at 6 p.m. and few places had liquor licenses. Yikes. Not to worry. The club has had a liquor license since the early 1960s and the bar is well stocked. The review from our group pronounced “the food excellent and the view of Sydney Harbor and Botanical Gardens spectacular.” The club is located a 5-minute walk from the Opera House, in the city’s banking district. Dress is “elegant casual,” whatever that is. For more info, go to www.theamericanclub. com.


The marina got into the Christmas spirit with the Annual Boat Lighting competition. A number of boaters decked out their craft with seasonal displays of lights.

Christmas Comes to the Marina

After the judges made their appointed rounds, Sonny and Meriel Wright’s SunMer took first place in the Best Theme category with its “Lights Galore” display. Best Lights winner was Vivaldi, decorated by Michael Cummings and kids. Norm and Betsy Mason’s Peggy Sue was first in the Judges Choice class. Honorable Mention went to: Arthur and Shirley Robinson’s Nativity Scene with the Baby Jesus in Best Theme; Renaissance by Cindy and Bob Tower was an honorable mention winner in Best Lights.. SunMer made it a doubly sweet night winning the all-important Best Bribe category, which may explain some things. A party at the Dock House followed the judging where winners gloated and losers commiserated over beverages and fish caught at the Manly Man fishing tournament.  Thanks to everyone who joined in making it a great evening.

Fishing Tournament Photos 5

Tennis Fall Junior Tennis Tournament

The Tennis Staff is offering a Junior Tennis and Squash Clinic for January and February. The primary emphasis will be on tennis, but on inclement weather days, the clinic will move indoors to introduce the game of squash and do physical conditioning.

The competition at the Fall Junior Tournament was hotly contested, as always. James Tyler was a two-time winner in the 12 & Unders. Tyler took first in singles and then teamed with Patrick McElroy to win in doubles. McElroy was runner-up in the singles competition.

Players must commit to come on specific days each session and register in advance. Missed classes can be made up on other days, but please call to register for a make-up. Drop-ins are welcome, if space is available.

John Crumpler was the 18 & Under Singles winner with Frank Batten runner-up. Batten teamed with David Cockerill to take first place in doubles. In 18 & Under Singles, Evelien Steendam, Nick Ossi, Chris McElroy and Rae Land placed third through sixth. In doubles, Bobby Lambert and Chris McElroy were second with Rae Land and Evelien Steendam third and KK Kelly and Milos Tomovic fourth. In other results from the 12 & Under Singles bracket, Carson McMonagle and Kate Furr tied for third, Michael Hostutler was fifth and Straeten Avery sixth.

18 & under Singles winner, John Crumpler, pictured at the 2012 UC Open.

In doubles, Catie Debbas/Lily Golpira placed second and Kate Furr/Straeten Avery third.

The Big Arrival Everyone gathered as Santa circled the sky before landing the helicopter and heading inside to hear what all the good boys and girls had on their lists this year. It was reported that it was too warm for the sleigh to leave the North Pole, so helicopter it was. Children enjoyed making ornaments and elf hats and decorating cookies while waiting to talk with Santa.


Two for One

The clinic levels are: • Dinkers (ages 4-8 beginners) M, W, F 4:15-5 p.m. and Sat 8:45 – 9:30 a.m. • Skill Builders (10 & Under) Tue and Th 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Sat 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. • Middle Schoolers (Grades 5 and up, beginner to intermediate levels) T and Th 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Sat 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. • High Schoolers (Intermediate to Adanced, 14-18 years old) M, W, F 5 to 6 p.m. and Sat 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Go to the NYCC website to see full details and don’t hesitate to contact Tennis Director John Kreis with any questions.


Fitness Hours for the Holidays

New Year’s Eve: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. New Year’s Day: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Please check the Group Exercise Schedule for classes offered during the holidays. Please check the Fitness Center for posted hours for youth members ages 12-15 to use the facility and pool.

Get CPR/AED Certified

Fitness Sale The Fitness Center is offering several personal training holiday packages to get your fitness program started or help you stay motivated in 2013. NEW CLIENTS Get a FREE 30-minute consultation with one of our certified trainers. Then buy a package of 4 personal training sessions and receive a 5th session FREE.

Now that the holidays are over and the winter chill has set in, it’s time for a little warm pampering and to reset yourself for the New Year. For the month of January, massage therapist Marie Owens is offering a 60-minute warm stone therapy session and a 30-minute standard massage for $75. That’s a saving of more than $20. Appointments are necessary. Call the Fitness Center to book with Marie.

RETURNING CLIENTS Buy a package of 16 PT sessions and get a 60-minute session for free. Even better, if you buy the 24 PT-session package, you get 90 additional minutes free.

The Older Shoulder

One of the best New Year’s resolutions you can make is to get CPR certified or to renew your certification. You could save a life!

As we get older, we feel p-a-i-n in all our joints, especially the shoulder which can stop us from doing many things we love: tennis, rowing, working out, golfing, and even getting out in the garden.

We’re making it easy by bringing the classes to you. We will be holding two CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator)/First Aid classes at the Club in January.

In January, we will be offering a Shoulder Workshop to help you understand why you have that pain and what you can do to help it feel better.

Class size is limited and sign ups are required. Sessions will be Friday, Jan. 4, starting at 12 p.m. and Jan. 5 at 9 a.m. Cost is just $15 per member. Sign up at the Fitness Center, space is limited.

You will learn how to maintain healthy shoulders, what the warning signs of chronic pain and acute injury are and when to see a professional.

The Grill will open on Monday, January 7th in the evening for the National Championship football game. Beverage service and complimentary light hors d’oeuvres will be available, but no dinner service.

Relax and Stay Warm

Topics include: • anatomical structure • common shoulder conditions • preventative exercises The one-hour class will be offered on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 19, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Cost is $8. No sign-ups necessary.

Sea Dragon Clinic The Stroke Doctors are in. The Sea Dragons will be featuring a Stroke Clinic for the upcoming 2013 swim team. The four-session clinic will focus on swimmers ages 7-10, but is not limited to these ages. Attention will be given to all four strokes, with an emphasis on the breast stroke and butterfly. Swimmers will be encouraged to work on any stroke they feel needs tuning up. The first session is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 6 with sessions following Jan. 13, 20 and 27. Session I is from 2-2:45 p.m. and Session II from 3-3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 6 swimmers per session. Cost is $80 per child for the four sessions. Sign up at the Fitness Center. 7

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January 2013 Sunday


Tuesday 1

Restaurant Hours (Closed Monday):

Wednesday 2

Thursday 3


CPR/AED Class at the Fitness Center at 12 noon

Main Dining Lunch: Tues-Sun 12-2:30 p.m. Room Dinner: Sun-Thu 6-9 p.m., Fri/Sat 6-9:30 p.m.

Main Club Closed

The Deck

Breakfast/Brunch: Sun 9-2:30 p.m. Lunch: Tues-Sat 12-2:30 p.m. Dinner: Sun-Thur 5:30-9 p.m., Fri/Sat 5:30-9:30 p.m.

The Grill

Lunch: Tues-Sat 12-2:30 p.m., Sun 12-9 p.m. Dinner: Tues-Sat 6-9 p.m.


Main Club Closed for Seasonal Maintenance and Cleaning


Main Club Closed

Sea Dragon Stroke Clinic Begins

Grill will be open for the BCS National Championship Game



Breakfast Buffet & Brunch Buffet


Main Club Closed

Prime Rib Dinner Special

Breakfast Buffet & Brunch Buffet


Main Club Closed




Shoulder Workshop at the Fitness Center at 1:30 p.m.





A la Carte Blue Italian Taste of Plate Special $15++ Tuscany Buffet Check the Weekly in the Deck



A la Carte Blue Plate Special $15++


Prime Rib Dinner Special

Sea Dragon Stroke Clinic



Annual Meeting & Membership Party




A la Carte Blue Seafood Plate Special $15++ Buffet $27.95++


Check the Weekly Email for the Special

Board of Governors Meeting


Main Club Closed


Shoulder Workshop at the Fitness Center at 10:15 a.m.

Check the Weekly Email for the Special

Sea Dragon Stroke Clinic


CPR/AED Class at the Fitness Center at 9 a.m.

Email for the Special

Prime Rib Dinner Special

Breakfast Buffet & Brunch Buffet


for Seasonal Maintenance and Cleaning Fitness Center & Tennis Open Regular Hours of Operation

Sea Dragon Stroke Clinic





A la Carte Blue Plate Special $15++ Check the Weekly Email for the Special

Fitness Center Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 5 a.m.- 9 p.m. Friday 5 a.m.- 7 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 7 a.m.- 6 p.m. Youth Hours Mon.-Thurs. 12 p.m.- 5 p.m. & 7- 8:30 p.m. Fri.-Sun. 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.

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