THE LOG SHEET MEMBER GYA . USSA . MYCA
Official Publication of The Gulfport Yacht Club
Boat Ramp Please help keep the boat ramp gate closed and locked! If you need to know the combination lockʹs number, please call the Club at 863‐6796. *Instructions to open the lock: Enter the correct combina‐ tion, and press the lock ʺhardʺ toward the locking position and release. The lock should then pop open.
76th Flag Raising Ceremony
GYC Slips Available
Boat slips are available for rent. Sizes include 20’ and below, and up to 27’. Please contact Gary Robinson at 860‐4154 for more information.
Upcoming Events: Saturdays Saturday Night Live
June 16 New Member Orientation
June 19 Barnacle Bingo
June 20 Father’s Day Brunch
June 26 Swim Team Championship
Save the Date! Fourth of July at the GYC
The GYC 76th Flag Raising was held on Saturday May 8, 2010. Boats were blessed, flags were raised, the new GYC Hunter boat and playground equipment were christened, a safe a prosper‐ ous season was toasted and there was cake for all. More photos of the Flag Raising and other GYC events are available online at the GYC website photo gallery.
GYC SWIMMING To sign up or questions, Please contact Christine O’Bannon. Cell: 861‐0273 Email: OBSConstruction@aol.com or CCObannon@CSouth1.blackberry.com Junior Skimmers are children ages 2‐5. Practice will focus on beginning basic stroke instruc‐ tion, survival, water safety and endurance. Skimmers are children ages 5 and older. Children are accepted at all swim m levels. Stroke in‐ struction will be taught and mastered at all levels. You may sign up for 1 week of for the 5 week session. Weekly lessons Limited to 6 swimmers per class. May 24‐28 June 1‐4 June 7‐11 June 14‐18 June 21‐26 30 minute class times are as follows: 9‐9:30; 9:30‐10; 3:30‐4; or 5:30‐6. Cost: $50 per week 5 Week Session (Junior Skimmers ages 2‐6) May 24‐ June 26 30 minute class times are as follows: 10‐10:30; or 4:30‐5. No class on Monday May 31
Mississippi Coast Swim Team Schedule Swim meets begin 4:30 to 5pm or starting time determined by host team May 27: GYC at YMCA June 3: GYC at E‐FIT June 8: DH at GYC June 15: PCYC at GYC June 22: GYC at BB June 26: Swim Team Championships at GYC 7:00 Warm ups – 10 and under – 25’s 8:00 Meet starts – all 25’s 12:00 Warm ups – 11 to 18 year olds – 50’s 1:00 meet starts – all 50’s Second session may change after seeding is done for 25’s Swim Team Practice May 10‐ May 21: 3:30‐4:30 (7 and older – swimmers competing in swim meets) May 24 – June 26 (No practice on May 31): 10:30‐11:30 (ages 7 and older) 4:30 – 5:30 (ages 7 and older) Cost: Ages 2‐6 ‐ $125; Ages 7‐8 $50; Ages 9‐12 $25.00; Ages 13‐14 $10.00 Bathing suits: Girls: Navy blue one/two piece Boys: Navy blue trunk or jammer. Mau have a stripe on the side, prefer red.
GYC Barnacle Bingo Saturday, June 19th at 7:00 10 Games and Dinner for $20 Bingo only $15 Dinner only $8 Casual buffet Prizes include: GYC club credit, Dinner for two and much more! Bring your friends!
2010 Board of Directors Commodore G . Martin Warren, Jr. Vice Commodore Kaleel G. Salloum, Jr. Rear Commodore Lawrence M. Hage Fleet Captain Michael Seicshnaydre Fleet Surgeon John Pappas Secretary William G. McGhee Treasurer Stephen O’Mara Past Commodore Chris Crighton Two Year Board Members Dickie Dunaway John W. Galloway Mark Loughman Paul Mace One Year Board Members Sam Hopkins Bobby Knesal Chip Speaker John H. Webb Committee Chairpersons Bylaws & Rules Bob Walker Committee Boat Laurence Hage Docks & Piers Gary Robinson Entertainment Victoria Chambers Finance James Kaigler Historian Tommy Hewes House Michael Seicshnaydre Insurance E. G. Warren Jr. Activities Katie Aschenbach Ladies’ Auxiliary Jana Jarrell Long Range Capital Improvement Bobby Knesal Membership Will Van Kirk Pool/Swim Christine O’Bannon Power Boat Michael Hage Property Maintenance Greg Pietrangelo Sailing Sam Hopkins Log Sheet Ali Robinson Bass Ladies Auxiliary Board President Jana Jarrell Vice President Candace Ozerden Secretary Joyce Smith Treasurer Elizabeth Flatt Parliamentarian Judy Karl Chaplain Wilda Switzer
Gulfport Yacht Club Phone (228) 863-6796 800 East Pier Fax (228) 863-9843 P. O. Box 600 Gulfport, MS 39502 www.gulfportyachtclub.org GYC Management General Manager Bill Parker firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Manager Carla McNeely email@example.com
Sailing Director Samson Vasquez. firstname.lastname@example.org
Member Services Renee Caranna Extension 306 email@example.com Executive Chef Daniel Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org
PROPOSED FOR MEMBERSHIP Audry A. Sherwood 10 Villa Cove Drive Gulfport, MS 39507 Linda S. Diorio 16363 Lancaster Cove Gulfport, MS 39503
Clarence Chapman 402 Van Buren Avenue Oxford, MS 38655
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COMMODORE’S REPORT Well, school’s out and we look forward to a packed pool and a harbor full of sails! This month’s “quick hits”: I hope everyone enjoyed the Opening Day Flag Raising Ceremony and Boat Parade as much as I did. We had a nice turnout and good weather. Also, many thanks to the Past Commodores who were present, along with Reverend Rachel Benefield, who gave an inspired blessing to the boats. We will have a new member orientation on Wednesday, June 16. Although listed as being for “new” members, this orientation will be helpful for anyone who joined the club in the last year or so. We will have an overview of club activities and various committee chairs will be present to answer any questions. Plus, we will be through in time to enjoy the Wednesday night dinner! By now you have probably noticed that the bathroom/shower trailer has been moved underneath the east side of the club. The Board believes that the membership will greatly benefit from the trailer in this location, especially during the summer months. Thanks to our Property &
Maintenance chair, Greg Pietrangelo, for overseeing this move. As for the club’s financial operations, through April our actual operating income ($250,400) exceeded budgeted operating income ($237,287). However, we continue to watch the budget closely, as we know it will get much tighter later in the year. Finally, the Board continues to monitor the oil spill situation, as all of you do. At this time, the Board believes that the boom the Coast Guard has ready to place across the mouth of the harbor is adequate protection for the club. Of course, if circumstances change the Board will be prepared to take any additional measures. See you at the club, Marty Warren, Commodore
New Member Orientation 2010 new members and all members are invited!
Wednesday, June 16 5:30pm Learn about your GYC, meet members of the board, committee chairs and other new members How accounts work and reciprocal privileges at other clubs Yearly entertainment events Amenities available, including signing out boats Swimming and sailing classes
And much more!
Light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Plan to stay after the meeting to join other members in the Dining Room for our regular Wednesday Night Dinner! Call Renee at the GYC office (863-6796 Ext 306) if you have any questions about the meeting.
ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE Can you believe June is here?! Thanks to everyone who came to the Cinco de Mayo party (and to the staff for a job well done, not to mention being good sports and wearing the Sombreros). GYC’s Barnacle Bingo was a blast, and no doubt the KC’s never had a game quite like ours! The Club is very busy for the month of June. Please take the time to review the calen‐ dar. B‐I‐N‐G‐O! The Entertainment Com‐ mittee will host another Barnacle Bingo on June 19th at 7:00 pm. Join us Saturday Night for a fun night of Bingo. Prizes include, GYC club credit, Dinner for two, and many more
exciting prizes. Don’t miss the fun! We will play 10 games of Bingo and serve a causal buffet style dinner. Call your friends and get a group together this night promises to be a good time. And as summer comes into view please make the GYC part of your 4th of July plans. Music, Food and Fun, this years 4th of July plans are shaping up and we hope to see you there! Stay turned for more information or feel free to call the office. Also, don’t forget to check your emails for GYC e‐Logs and the online cal‐ endar on the GYC website for upcoming events.
Victoria “Hancock” Salloum Chambers Entertainment Chair
LADIES AUXILIARY April Derby Day Luncheon Hats Galore! After a long, seemingly forever winter, Spring burst forth in fashion at the April Derby Hat day Luncheon. Members dressed in brightly col‐ ored fashions and wearing their version of Derby Hats made a delightfully cheerful afternoon for all. Peggy Ryland performed magical transformations to hats with simple additions. With the placement of a flower, or two and some netting, plain and unexciting hats be‐ came what would be a fash‐ ion statement at Churchill Downs. Some ladies had hats that had been gently stored for many years, as the one worn by Shirley Pate whose hat had seen 50 years and was like it had just been purchased. Wilder Switzer even wore a price saver hat beautifully created from newspaper decorated with fresh flowers from her gar‐ den. Peggy even cre‐ ated a derby hat from Louise Holcomb’s GYC visor cap! Hostesses for April were Dean Hunter, Dot Carter, Mary Ann Nicholson, Sue Frentz, Betty Conn Lee and. The festive mood centered around beautifully decorated tables with vases filled with spring flowers. In recognition of the Kentucky Derby, a bottle of Wild Turkey Kentucky Bourbon was given as a special door prize. The new Auxiliary Directories are in and are available in the GYC office. If you have not signed up to be a hostess, please volunteer at the next meeting. There is a budget provided for decorations. Also, hostesses can select the menu for their month’s luncheon. Joyce Smith (228‐222‐3146) or firstname.lastname@example.org makes the reservations for the Wednesday Luncheon on the Monday before so please RSVP so that she can provide an accurate number for the lunch menu. Jana Jarrell, President
Cleaning Silver Special thanks to the Ladies and Staff for keeping all of our GYC trophies in tip top shape. It takes a lot of work to keep the vast number of trophies the GYC has acquired over the years always looking so good.
GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT JUNE means FUN for the GYC Members. So, please plan to attend and enjoy all the activities!! Be looking for some old favorites like Sunset Sundays and Second Saturdays!! Our inventory of GYC logo items are increasing. Stop by and check‐out the new items and some of the old favorites. Just ask the Office staff for any special request!! Our Snack Bar for this year will be located in the same area as the Tiki Bar. The Snack Bar will operate from 9am to 3pm, Monday thru Friday (Yes, Ms Alice will be there as ALWAYS). The Snack Bar will have available a variety of food items, within our capabilities. There will also be limited beverage service available.
The TIKI BAR will operate in conjunction with the Snack Bar. At 3pm the Snack Bar will become the Tiki Bar and will function primarily as a bar. The Tiki Bar will also have some limited food/snack items. The Tiki Bar will operate Monday thru Friday, 3pm till close (depending on weather and business volume). The Tiki Bar will open on Saturday and Sunday at 11am (Based on weather and business volume). We need your help!! Seems our boat ramp is becoming very popular, PLEASE remember to close and lock the ramp gates after your use!! Thanks. Swim Team, Sailing Camp, Sandy Beach, Swimming Pool, Umbrella Drinks, Friendships, Sunshine and a Covered Deck!!!! WOW!!! Jimmy Buffett, eat your heart out!! Come Enjoy GYC for a Great Summer!! Bill Parker, CCM Cell 223‐4418 ▪ email@example.com
SAILING NEWS GYA Opening Regatta GYC had a great time at Pontchartrain YC for the GYA Opening Regatta. The front brought on high winds and even bigger waves that led to a half hour postponement Saturday and a 2 hour delay Sunday. Hugh Hawkins and Taylor Reiss from Florida sailed a stellar weekend in the big breeze winning three of the six races and won the 420 Class! Claire Yoste, John Harrison Doucet, Sam Vasquez, and John Watson Galloway sailed in the Capdevielle Class and finished 6th overall. Dawson & Louis Doucet and Chris Hoppe shined in the Optimist Class.
Tools The season is almost here for us and it is Spring Cleaning for you. So, dig out those old tools, ice chests, dock boxes, ropes, & boat parts and bring them on down or call me up to arrange pick up. Any old wrenches and pipe wrenches will makes things easier on Michael B. and me. Carpet and rigs will also be needed to cover floating docks. And once again, thank you, Gail for your donations. Score / Notice / Message Board Project It is time to develop a cost effective Official Notice / Score Board on the lower deck for regattas and events. I would appreciate any volunteers or ideas, as well as any donations of materials. Call me at 323‐ 1336. Sam Vasquez, Sailing Director
Upcoming Regattas and Sailing Camp Schedule
GULFPORT YACHT CLUB
May 31—June 17
P.O. Box 600 Gulfport MS 39502
Summer Sailing Camp Session I
Challenge Cup @ PYC
June 21—July 16
Summer Sailing Camp Session II
Memorial Hospital Jr. Regatta
July 31‐August 1
Lipton Send‐Off Party
GYC June 2010 Sunday
Pasta & Grill Night
20 Father’s Day
16 New Member
Family Friendly Dinner Family Friendly Dinner
Sat. Nite Live
Sat. Nite Live
Pasta & Grill
23 Pasta & Grill Night
28 Champagne Brunch
Pasta & Grill Night
Family Friendly Dinner
30 Pasta & Grill Night
Family Friendly Dinner
Swim Team Championship Sat. Nite Live