AHOY Queens Harbour Yacht Club Members!
Well, 2020 sure has been doozy!
Recently, there have been hopeful announcements from the Governor and Mayor about reopening our economy, parks and all the things we have come to enjoy in our life! We are getting closer to having our social events return…in fact we are very close! This Monday local restaurants will be able to seat 50% capacity and your local establishments you patronize will also be able to open up capacity restrictions. I know everyone is anxious for normalcy. As a business owner that serves the community – I’ve certainly had my ups and downs and let me tell you… turns out I support a lot of “non essential” businesses, touch my face a ton and have had more wine and coffee than I would on a boating trip to the Bahamas! The good news is that many of us have remained calm and diligent in safeguarding our community.
n the coming days the QHYC will be once again be sending out the annual Membership renewals for 2020/2021. As we reflect on this year and the potential unknown challenges ahead – we are offering to our current active membership of 2019/2020 only – an offset in membership dues for the 2020/2021 season. Your membership renewal will be $140 for this season only. (Current paid active members only)
While we do not have the enormous expenses of most yacht clubs – we do have traditional expenses of social club insurance, along with a few signature events for our community – namely the Queens Harbour Yacht and Country Club Boat Parade – that we will “NOT POSTPONE” unless we are hit by inclement weather that would affect the safety of our vessel members.
We are postponing accepting new members until all social restrictions have been lifted. At that time – we will accept “nominated membership” for review and consideration.
Robin Spence, Commodore.
In early 1993, Harbor Master David Cawton approached Bob Pitman, who would be the first Commodore, with the idea of forming a Yacht Club. They got together with Rodney Lay, Scott Weiland and a couple of others and formed the Yacht Club. They decided to charge $40.00 per person, and within one month they had $4,000.00 in the bank! The first thought was to party! So up to Fort George they went with about 20 boats.
They then arranged the first Fishing Tournament, where the club’s bold fishermen went out all day, and caught nothing! Bob Pitman went to Publix and purchased steaks for everyone and they had a cookout.
It is thought that during Chuck Walton’s term as Commodore the club had the first ball, a grand affair with everyone in black tie. It is a more recently that the bridge have gone to the white pants and blazers.
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