The meeting was held at Marie & Chris' home in Greenwich.
App. 35 attended - a combination of members and prospective members.
The meeting was called to order by Commodore Marie Genteale at 2:30 p.m.
Secretary: Eileen stated the minutes were published on the website. The minutes from the previous meeting were accepted as read.
Treasurer: Meghan reported the checking balance was lower than usual but she had yet to receive some membership dues from Bob. Balance $3929.24 plus funds at PayPal result $4206.64. Recent charges include fees for Pt Jeff, Stamford and Seymour Northport moorings and Web hosting charges.
Website: Shane responded to a request that the website be more interactive. How might the group contact other members for last minute meet-up on sail destinations? Twitter, Instagram, Facebook will all be explored.
Membership: Bob reported a membership of 75 for 2019. 18 new members and 33 still unpaid. Some members have prepaid through 2020 and 2021. For those wanting to pay via PayPal, please follow the link on the website.
Communications: Jim reported all emails are up to date.
Leslie has reserved seats for happy hour at Risutto's in Westport, CT for Sunday, March 10th at noon. Since she will be away during March Eileen will verify the headcount and reconfirm with Mark at the restaurant.
The spring meeting will take place at Julie & Mike Siegman's home in Milford on Saturday, April 27 at 5:00 p.m.
Memorial Day weekend - instead of hot dogs on the beach, we will institute hors d'oeuvres on the beach in Pt. Jefferson on Sunday, May 26th.
Picnic on the beach - June 6 - 7 Oyster Bay (no August Carnival this year).
NYC Cruise - Marie announced that Ed Brown would not be leading the cruise into New York Harbor this year. Marie & Chris will take the lead in s/v Spirit. Stewart offered to make the arrangements. Dates planned are Thursday through Sunday, June 13 - 16.
Thursday, June 13 - Louie's for dinner in Pt. Washington.
Friday & Saturday, June 14 & 15 - Liberty Landing Marina, Jersey City.
Sunday, June 16 - return home.
July 4th weekend - Thursday, Friday, Saturday - nothing formal has been planned. We remain flexible at this point but many members spend the weekend in PJ.
Summer Cruise - We are looking for someone to lead the cruise. We would like to make plans for one or two weeks in July. Please let the Commodore know if you are willing to lead a summer cruise.
Rendezvous - We will have some type of Rendezvous on August 9, 10, 11. Activities could include: raft-up or anchor at Oyster Bay for a cocktail party, obtain tickets to tour Sagamore Hill and get together at the beer garden near the mooring field . There is good anchorage area east of the tanks or reserve moorings or docks at Sagamore Yacht Club. .
Labor Day weekend - Lobsters on the Beach & a Concert. Tom will research and report at the April meeting.
Since there is an outdoor concert at the Lighthouse in Huntington Harbor on Saturday of the Labor Day Weekend, Tom is trying to determine if we can plan Lobsters on the Beach at Asheroken or nearby. If we can’t, perhaps those who wish to can plan to attend the concert Saturday and sail to PJ Sunday morning to have Lobsters at PJ late in the day.
There are moorings available in Northport if you choose not to anchor. Tom will report back to the membership.
NOTES: Best fireworks on July 4th are at Manursing Island, Rye. Playland, also in Rye, offers fireworks every Friday night during the summer.
Peter Luciano suggested we consider a weekend at Centerport in the fall over Columbus Day Weekend. There is a low-pressure race and dinner at the club for $80.
We hope to finalize many of our plans at the April Meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:10 p.m.