Message from the Commodore:
Hello RBHYC Members,
Thanks everyone for attending. Once the responses for the annual meeting at the coast guard auxiliary building in Fairhaven started coming in we knew that there was reluctance on many of our members to attend an indoor gathering so the executive committee decided to hold the annual meeting as a zoom meeting. All in all I believe we had a successful year. We were able to hold many of our normal cruise calendar events, we even added a few more winter time events; seminars. We were able to achieve all this through the many volunteers that stepped forward and helped in various committees or at the events themselves. It always makes things easier when everyone pitches in
We will set up a budget subcommittee to review the additional funds that have accumulated in our bank account because of the pandemic or lack of social event spending as well as establishing the budget for 2022. That subcommittee will be chaired by Sue Flanagan. She will pick the committee members and the timeline for the completion of the budget report for presentation to the executive committee and eventually the membership. A number of suggestions were gathered from the annual meeting including: charitable donations, advertisements and social events.
Cruise report: still open for this year, fall rendezvous in NH and holiday dinner in December. Members requested more land based opportunities; the Delmore’s offered to host another Marion rendezvous.
Membership Growth report: More winter seminars requested and attracting new members through boat shows and distribution of our new brochures. Gino Del Guercio has offered to provide a seminar on the Bahamas; provided it can be coordinated and delivered through zoom.
On a side note we have started a program this year called mentor assistance where new incoming members to the executive committee are offered the help from a past commodore; this year Adrien Rock has volunteered for this role.
A motion was passed to keep dues at their current levels.
Reminder: Please send your RBHYC 2022 membership renewal to Sue Flanagan (Treasurer). We will be reaching out the membership for 2022 renewals.
Ilene Karnow has decided to step down as treasurer effective immediately, Sue Flanagan who had been assisting Ilene with treasurer duties has assumed the full role as treasurer. I want to thank Ilene Karnow for all her efforts through the years as treasurer, member of the executive, social committee and keeper of the ship’s store. I know that Ilene has made my job as commodore easier through her focus on our members of the club. Several RBHYC members gathered on Thursday November 4th for a thank you lunch for Ilene and presented her with Cape Cod nautical chart placemats.
The RBHYC committees will soon begin working on next year’s events and activities.
Thanks in advance & stay safe.
Commodore – James Emo
Summary of the 1 WEEK CRUISE NARRAGANSETT BAY – AUG. 14-22, 2021: 2021 Narragansett Cruise Notes
RBHYC Holiday Gathering
Please RSVP to Pat Kelleher at Patricia.Kelleher@fcr-ma.org
Itinerary Maine Cruise: RBH Maine 21
Cruise Calendar: RBHYC Cruise Calendar 2021
1 Week Cruise July 24 -31, Vineyard & Elizabeth Islands: Cruise July 2021 Hadley-Vineyard-Cutty
1 WEEK CRUISE NARRAGANSETT BAY – AUG. 14-22, 2021: 1 week narragansett bay cruise 2021