Essex Corinthian Yacht Club
9 Novelty Lane

PO Box 759
Essex, CT 06426
Office Tel: (860) 767-3239

Office Email:

Ruth Emblin, Commodore 

VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE                                           Early Summer 2019  (for full issue go to ARCHIVE)


Dear Fellow Corinthians!

It is so great to see all of you enjoying our new galley services! There hasn't been a Friday night that wasn't busy, and a few times we even ran out of room while the deck wasn't open yet. Thanks to Gourmet Galley and their amazing staff we have been enjoying great food and service. Our new permanent chef, Mel Green, has brought her own style to our menu and we look forward to great dining at the club. Please treat Chef Mel to a typical Corinthian welcome! Now that the deck is open we also have more capacity for diners! Wednesday night music dinners have started as well; Gourmet Galley is offering a pub-style menu to accompany the music. You may also have seen Chef Ed pop up in the galley, he has taken on a supporting position with Gourmet Galley. It is great to catch up with him and see him cooperate with the galley staff!

As boats appear in the harbor and moorings get populated, we have also been planning our on-water summer activities. Since we now have four Ideal 18s in our fleet, we can offer sailing lessons and hands-on workshops to more people than ever before. Cindy Gibbs is running the Women's Sailing Program, please contact her if you are interested. Jon Gibbs and his crew are running several hands-on workshops and seminars this year; please see him for details.

As the summer progresses, we will need volunteers to help us with our various events. When you joined the club, you were asked to indicate an interest in certain committees. Our club is 99% volunteer-run and we need your help. Please contact the committee chairs to let them know you are ready to step up. Even though we are only half-way through the year, we are also beginning to look for people to help with the day-to-day operation of the club as Committee Chairs and/or on the Board of Governors for2020/2021. When I will hand over the baton to our current Vice Commodore, Chris Morano at the end of this year I hope to have a full board ready for him. Our club only functions thanks to the people who generously volunteer their time as chairpersons or board members. I have been blessed with an incredibly good team, and hope that we can move forward with as much momentum as we have had the last one-and-a-half years. Please contact Chris or me if you have any suggestions or nominations in mind. Thank you in advance for your help!

Our membership drive lasted from March through the end of May, and went very well. We welcomed thirty new members to the club during those months. Please join me in ensuring that these new members have a great club experience! You will have a chance to meet them at our next New Member Reception on Friday, June 28th. I would like to ask sponsors to help guide the new members during their first few months at the club by introducing them to everyone and encouraging them to participate in our events. There is nothing more discouraging than not knowing your way around an organization new to you. If you provide some assistance their experience will be so much better! Thanks go to everyone who sponsored new members, and to Cindy Gibbs, our Membership Chair, and her motivated team.
Please feel free to contact me or any member of Bridge and Board if you have any comments, questions or concerns. I plan to be available for a quick chat at the club on most Friday nights!
Ruth Emblin

Commodore # 21
Essex Corinthian Yacht Club

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