Stonington Harbor Yacht Club 32 Water St • Stonington, CT 06378 • (860) 535-0112 • www.shyc.us News and events - WINTER 2018 Dear Friends, Happy New Year! Hope you all had a joyous holiday season. As I write this, forecasters are warning about a winter weather “bomb cyclone” approaching Southeastern CT. I didn’t know such a phenomenon existed …. but it seems like the perfect time to gather with friends at the Club and start planning for warm weather activities. After all, our May 19th Commissioning Day ceremony is just over four months away! We had a record turnout for our Annual Meeting and Anniversary Party on December 2nd and I thank everyone who participated. In my Annual Meeting remarks, I noted that 2017 was – in most respects – a very good year for our Club. On behalf of the entire Board, many thanks to all of our committee chairs, committee members, volunteers and our wonderful staff for making this possible. Again, I thank the incredibly dedicated Flag Officers and Governors who stepped down from the Board at the end of 2017: Rear Commodore Bob Murray, Secretary Cindy Oksanen, Governor Rich Cole and Governor Hugh O’Brien. Each has made a significant impact and it’s hard to imagine life in the Boardroom without them. I am deeply appreciative of their commitment and grateful that each will continue to serve the Club in other ways. And yet, as these four depart, we are delighted to welcome four new members of the Board, whose profiles are included on page 5. As good as 2017 was, I noted in my remarks that 2018 should be even better. This month, the Flag Officers, Governors and Staff will begin fleshing out our 2018 priorities, which include: (1) building our membership base, (2) making our club feel like your home and (3) expanding our on-the-water programs for all. As our first priority, our efforts around membership will continue to focus on member recruitment across all membership categories, member retention and member engagement. And, we have already taken a strong first step by infusing the Membership Committee with new leadership which is busy developing fresh, creative ideas. The second priority relates to making the Club a more attractive option for members to use on a regular basis. We want you to feel that the clubhouse is ‘almost like home’ where you feel comfortable at any time with family and friends and making new friends. That includes improving the quality and diversity of our menu and dining experience as well as holding “can’t miss” events. Please check out the articles about the changes in the bar and restaurant on page 4 and our upcoming events through mid-April. Our third priority is to further expand our on-the-water programs with the goal of getting more people on the water by better utilizing the assets that we already have. One of the suggestions – which drew considerable laughter at the Annual Meeting-is to consider creating an “Ideal Men” program paralleling the Ideal Women program to organize more men’s use of the Ideal 18s, possibly on Saturdays. In addition, our Cruise Committee leadership has already outlined the 2018 Cruising schedule (see page 2) and there are exciting improvements in our sailing instruction programs (see page 3). Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the five members we lost this year. Their names are listed in a special “Final Voyages” section. Please remember them along with the friends and families left behind. –Wishing you all my very best, Betsy Bowman Commodore
2018 Cruise Schedule….The planning has begun. Our Cruise Committee Leadership - Paul Berry, John Maturo, Tom Moran, and Scott Kraft have been busy planning for an exciting 2018 cruise schedule. After polling and holding informal discussions with a number of members, they have planned two one-week cruises instead of the traditional two-week cruise in August. Additionally, they have built more lay days into the schedule so that members could enjoy a more leisurely pace, longer stays in certain harbors and more social opportunities. We will provide specific details in the coming months but wanted to share the outline with you right away. May 20, A power boat day run to Newport to see the Volvo Ocean race. May 26-28, Memorial Day Weekend, Block Island. Events are being explored with Payne’s Dock as the nexus. June 9-10, Blue Angels at Quonset Point, most likely a power boat day trip. June 15-23, Go West Cruise. Our preliminary plan includes: a Father’s Day BBQ at the Stamford Yacht Club, a two-day power boat trip around Manhattan and lunch in Brooklyn. Our Tern, Toscana, and Madrine have tentatively offered to host sailors for this expedition. On the return east, we are looking to call at Branford Harbor, Branford Landing where there is dock space for ten boats with the ability to raft a second row. Stony Creek Brewery and Nellie Green’s restaurant front the dock with Branford town green a fifteen-minute walk away. John Maturo and Heidi Coutu will host the Branford stop and help with piloting the river which might appear somewhat shallow on the charts. More to come…. July 9, Down East Sail. We will tentatively depart Stonington on July 9th with a direct sail to the Portland Yacht Club via Pollock Rip Channel. This is intended as an off-shore cruise to St. Pierre Island at the southern tip of Newfoundland with additional port calls in Nova Scotia and incorporating multiple overnight and longer sails. John Maturo is researching the voyage. August 3-11, Into the Fishtail. Coecles, Sag, Three Mile, and Dering Harbors are being considered. September 1-3, Labor Day. Possible trip to Jamestown, Conanicut Island YC for the “Around the Island Race” and club BBQ. Heidi and John have participated in this event twice and it is suitable for any type of boat and skill level. The race is held on Sunday of the holiday weekend. This might be a chance for the power boaters to be hosted by the sailors. Fall 2018, Impromptu overnight or longer trips to Block Island with an eye to the weather to determine timing. Block Island is great to explore when the crowds of summer depart after the Labor Day holiday. For more information, please contact Paul Berry at [email protected] or John Maturo at [email protected]
2018 Sailing Instruction Program Now in our fifth year the SHYC youth and adult sailing programs are more exciting than ever. We pride ourselves in offering sailing programs that are specifically tailored to our membership. This year, in addition to our traditional offerings of Optimist & 420 learn to sail and competitive race coaching, we are creating some amazing new opportunities to expand and grow in 2018. New O’pen Bics Piquing our excitement is the addition of three leased O’pen Bics to the fleet. The O’pen Bic Dinghy brings a whole new world of fun and excitement for young sailors (and not so young if you’re up to it). A thrilling boat for experienced Optimist sailors looking to diversify, a great learner boat for older beginners, and an amazing single-handed alternative boat to the 420. The O’Pen BIC is fast, simple, and very FUN to sail! A perfect tool to ignite older reluctant sailors’ excitement and reignite enthusiasm for kids who need a taste of something to add to their Optimist and 420 agendas. Junior Instructor-In-Training program To meet the need of our aging population of youth sailors, we are adding a Junior Instructor-In-Training program. This class will be offered by invitation to experienced, advanced, youth SHYC sailors who have demonstrated dedication and responsibility on the water and have an expressed interest in passing along a love of being near and on the water, and a tradition of sportsmanship and safety, to our youngest members. Tiny Tugs On the other end of the spectrum, for our small but growing population of very young, emerging sailors, we are introducing Tiny Tugs. This class is designed to nurture future sailors who have little to no experience on the water. Focus will be on FUN in and around the SHYC Clubhouse and safety on the docks with early introduction to on-the-water safety. An enriching class curriculum and concepts will be implemented using crafts, games and basic knowledge building exercises including simple knot tying, wind direction and naming of boat part games. Adult Instruction Since planning for 2018 started as early as last August, we were able to identify and address pockets in the program where we could open our curriculum to adult instruction aboard the Ideal 18s. These weekday adult sessions will be for novice sailors and reluctant skippers of varying abilities. Adult sailors will be paired with an instructor or qualified skipper volunteer. These weekday classes will be taught by our staff of experienced, sailing instructors as an addition to what we have historically offered on weekends for racing clinics, privately arranged instruction, etc. The primary goals for this class are to build confidence and independence for our fleet of Ideal 18 sailors and to foster an enjoyment for sailing as a recreational sport. We are excited to announce that we already have a marked interest in this program. Session availability will be limited and available on a first come first served basis. Learn More Please check out the “Sailing” & “On The Water” tabs on our website for information about these programs. Note that Registration, Early Bird and Bulk discount information will be up and running by February. Thanks to all the families and volunteers who have supported the program. Consider spreading the word to your friends and neighbors. Remember our programs are open to the community and are an important way for us to attract new members.
FINAL VOYAGES In memoriam of the SHYC members we loved and lost this year: Kathy O’Connell June 10, 2017 Allen DePersia August 14, 2017 Rita McCreary August 20, 2017 Mona Spilo August 27, 2017 Jack Gorby, our founding Commodore September 10, 2017
Exciting Changes in the Dining Room and Bar
Last Fall we conducted a series of focus groups with members to learn what we could do to improve the restaurant and bar experience. Here are some of the enhancements you can expect this year. A Real Happy Hour There is an exciting new Bar Menu in the Bar and on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 PM everything on the bar menu is ½ price. House bottled beer and house wine is also ½ price. The new bar menu: Asparagus Bundles $11 Chicken Quesadilla $10 Fish Tacos $12 Hand Breaded Fried Chicken Tenders $11 Steamed Dumplings $10 Cheese Charcuterie $15 New England Clam Chowder $4 / $7 French Onion Soup $8 SHYC House Salad $6 / $10 Caesar Salad $6 / $10 Add Grilled or Blackened Chicken $4, Salmon $8, Shrimp (3) $9, Scallops (3) $12 New Sunday Brunch Menu Our Sunday Brunches will now be held once a month from 11 AM - 2 PM. And we have simplified the menu and adjusted the prices. Plan on treating yourself one Sunday to this fun time. The new Brunch Menu: Two Eggs Any Style $7.00 Classic Eggs Benedict $8.00 Add Salmon +$4.00 Add Beef Tenderloin +$6.00 SHYC BLT $8.00 Brunch Burger $12.00 Quiche Lorraine $9.00 Shrimp & Grits $12.00 Buttermilk Pancakes $6.00 Fish Tacos $8.00
Other Improvements in Response to Member Feedback We have implemented a weekly rotating menu using local fresh ingredients. We also introduced a new vegetable of the week in order to better highlight what is in season. We improved the standard menu - if you don’t fancy the weekly specials, the standard menu will continue to feature some member favorites. We initiated a Pre-shift meeting with the wait staff to go over rotating menu items and give the staff the opportunity to taste specials so that they are more knowledgeable and can better respond to your queries. We have brought back the club table so members - whether single or not - may more easily join other members for dinner on an impromptu basis. We are looking into replacing the patio furniture and improving the lighting on the terrace to enhance the atmosphere for outdoor dining. We hope you like these new changes. And if you have any additional feedback or suggestions please just let us know.
Meet Your New Flag Officers and Governors Ann Baldelli Secretary and Membership Co-Chair Ann recently retired from The Day, southeastern Connecticut’s leading newspaper, where she worked for almost 40 years as a reporter and editor. Since retirement, Ann has established a part-time freelance writing business. Ann and her husband Don Raffo have been members of the Club for three years. They have two small powerboats that they keep in season at Walker’s Boatyard. Both have spent a lifetime on the water, on sail and powerboats, at the beach, fishing, crabbing and clamming. Ann was born and raised in New London. Don is a native of Stonington. They live on Farmholme Road and are the parents of two grown and successfully launched sons. Thomas (Tom) O’Connell, Fleet Captain Tom and his recently deceased wife Kathy, moved from Riverside, CT last January. Shortly after joining SHYC, Tom agreed to serve as Race Committee Co-Chair. He is an avid racer, competing his Beneteau 367 “Finale” in one design races, and various distance events. This year he competed in Off Soundings, Mudheads races, and was actively involved with the Special Olympics program. He has Club Racer Officer certification and a Captain’s License. Tom is also a Past Commodore of Old Greenwich Yacht Club and an active member of Riverside Yacht Club where he was also Race Committee Co-Chair. In 2009 he founded the Young Mariners Foundation of Greenwich (YMF) that serves children from disadvantaged families. Tom is recently retired from J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT). After graduating from Cambridge University, he started with JWT in London. Over the years he served with them in cities throughout the US and Europe, ending up in New York. Tom has two children, Kate and “T.E.”, both of whom are married and have their own families. Jim Eckerle, Governor, Class of 2018 and Membership Co-Chair Jim is a senior financial services executive with extensive experience managing in highly complex operating environments. Jim was Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Technology for The Hartford, reporting to the CEO with responsibility for enterprise technology, strategic initiatives, and oversight of a staff of 5,500. He previously was Senior Vice President, Global Transition, Quality and Change at Bank of America, with full responsibility for enterprise acquisition activities, the Six Sigma Program, and a $2B project portfolio. Recently retired, Jim is an active volunteer. His current volunteer affiliations include board membership of the Connecticut Association of Human Services, Safe Futures and the Bullmoose Condominium. Jim and Mark, his partner of 19 years, live in New York City and Stonington. Larry Snoddon, Governor, Class of 2020 Larry and his wife, Kathleen, moved to Stonington Borough over a year ago from Greenwich, CT where they had lived for 25 years with their three daughters, Elizabeth, Sarah and Emily. Larry has cruised and raced his boats that have included a Dufour35, Baltic 42, and Peterson-designed NY40. He also participated in the 1997 Transatlantic Ocean Race with the Royal Yacht Squadron on his Ron Holland 86, Sapphire. He was Founding Partner in restoring 1920’s Nathaniel Herreshoff 65’ gaffrigged sloop, Marilee, that won the Round-The-Island Race in America’s Cup 150th year anniversary in Cowes. Larry has been a member of the New York Yacht Club since 1984. He served on their America’s Cup Committee, and was former Trustee, Fleet Captain and Chair of the Public Relations and Sponsorship Committees. He also belonged to Riverside (CT) Yacht Club. Larry retired from the public relations and advertising industries, having been global CEO of Burson-Marsteller, Vice Chairman of Young & Rubicam and Vice Chairman of APCO Worldwide.
January Events THURSDAY 11TH OPERA NIGHT Once again our popular opera nights return complete with a themed dinner and wines.
WEDNESDAY 17TH CELEBRITY CHEF 6 PM Details and menu will be posted shortly
Tonight…Siegfried. “Overnight sensation Jay Hunter Morris stars in the title role of Siegfried, the third opera of Richard Wagner’s monumental Ring Cycle. The all-star cast includes Deborah Voigt as Brünnhilde and Bryn Terfel as The Wanderer. Fabio Luisi conducts this Metropolitan Opera performance, which is sung in German with English subtitles. There will be two intermissions, with a German dinner served during the second pause.” Note special start time of 4:30. SATURDAY 13TH & SUNDAY 14TH DIVISIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS The Bar will be open from 1 PM – closing on Saturday and from 1-6 PM Sunday. A special football bar menu will be available. SATURDAY 13TH YANKEE SWAP 6 PM This has become an annual Club favorite event. Here’s your opportunity to re-gift your least favorite present and have a lot of fun doing it. The Swap will be followed by a buffet dinner. Bring one wrapped gift per person. SUNDAY 14TH BRUNCH 11 AM -2 PM
FRIDAY 19TH 7 PM At the La Grua Center Cool Nights, Warm Jazz: Jazzical Fusion ~ Classical, Samba, and More! Members and guests are invited to dine at the Club before the concert at 5:30 PM or after at 8:30 PM Jazzical Fusion features Maestro, and SHYC Member, Martin Piecuch on multiple woodwinds, pianist Regan Ryzuk, guitarist Richard Miller, and bassist Laurence Goldman. Martin Piecuch’s “Jazzical Fusion” is a delightful potpourri of music from Classical, Samba, Jazz and Baroque, with a few other styles added in. It’s a remarkable display of versatility, styles and hip arrangements. Join us for a jazzical evening! Tickets $15 per person. Age 18 and under free. Cash or check accepted at the door.
January Events Continued
SATURDAY 27TH THEMED DINNER 5-9 PM
SUNDAY 21ST AFC FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
One night every month, the SHYC chefs will prepare a very special Themed Dinner. Be sure to get these dates on you calendar and make plans to join your friends for a great meal. Check the blasts or the web site for menu details. For these evenings reservations will be greatly appreciated.
The bar opens and the action starts at 3 PM. The party will continue until the game ends. WEDNESDAY 24TH BAR BINGO & DARTS 5-7 PM During Happy Hour
Southern Comfort Food Come enjoy a meal from the old south
THURSDAY 25TH OSCAR MOVIE NIGHT 6 PM Once again we are fortunate to be able to screen some of the great movies nominated for an Oscar. Movies will be shown weekly throughout the winter while you enjoy a wonderful dinner with friends. Tonight we kick off the season with I, Tonya. I, Tonya is a biographical sports black comedy film that tells the story of the 1994 attack on Nancy Kerrigan, Harding’s rival and Olympic teammate. The film stars Margot Robbie as figure skater Tonya Harding and Sebastian Stan as Jeff Gillooly. SATURDAY 27TH OSCAR MATINEE ENCORE 3:30 PM For those who can’t make a movie during the week, we will screen that week’s feature on Saturday afternoons. The bar will be open and we’ll be popping popcorn. Plan to stay for an early dinner!
WEDNESDAY 31ST INVESTOR NIGHT DRINKS 6 PM / DINNER 6:30 PM By popular demand, Tim Cahill of Merrill Lynch has been invited back as featured speaker. In addition to other current topics and themes, he plans to discuss the new tax bill and its effect on your investments. This will be followed by a round table discussion.
February Events THURSDAY 1ST OSCAR NIGHT 6 PM Get Out Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined. SATURDAY 3RD 3:30 PM OSCAR MATINEE ENCORE SUNDAY 4TH SUPER BOWL PARTY 5 PM SHYC is a great place to enjoy the sports event of the year with fellow members. Special cocktails and a buffet dinner add to the fun. WEDNESDAY 7TH CELEBRITY CHEF Watch for more information THURSDAY 8TH OPERA NIGHT 6 PM The Barber of Seville: “Just in time for Valentine’s Day, SHYC presents Gioachino Rossini’s hilarious romantic comedy The Barber of Seville. Madcap barber-turned-matchmaker Figaro assists a nobleman’s quirky attempts to woo the beautiful young Rosina out from the clutches of her overprotective guardian. The cast features Kathleen Battle, Rockwell Blake, Leo Nucci, Enzo Dara and Ferruccio Furlanetto with Ralf Weikert conducting the Metropolitan Opera. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.” A special Spanish dinner will be served at intermission.
SATURDAY 10TH PAJAMA DANCE PARTY 6:30 PM Tonight is not the night to go to bed early! Wear your pj’s and join us for a fun party you won’t forget. Hearty Party Slumber food and special signature cocktails will be served No sleepy heads please WEDNESDAY 14TH THEMED DINNER 5-9 PM Our Valentine’s Day Date Night will Feature spectacular French Cuisine THURSDAY 15TH OSCAR NIGHT 6 PM THE BIG SICK Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings. elings FRIDAY 16TH 6 PM OFF SEASON SOCIAL MEMBER APPRECIATION COCKTAIL PARTY A special get together for our Off Season Social members and the Board. CHINESE NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION 5-9 PM A Chinese Themed Menu. The Club will be all decked up to welcome in the Chinese New Year. SATURDAY 17TH OSCAR MATINEE ENCORE 3:30 PM SUNDAY 18TH PRESIDENT’S DAY BRUNCH 11 AM -2 PM
February Events Continued WEDNESDAY 21ST 5 PM Past Commodore Spike Lobdell Hosts SHYC TRIVIA in the After Eight Bar. Also featuring 1/2 price full bar menu and house bottled beers & wine until 7 PM. Come join in the Fun!!! THURSDAY 22nd OSCAR NIGHT - details to follow SATURDAY 24TH 5 PM EDUCATION EVENT: The Vikings are Coming! Stephen C. White President of the Mystic Seaport will discuss the upcoming exhibit - “The Vikings are Coming” one of the world’s finest early Viking-age collections - coming to Mystic Seaport in May. The exhibit will include: priceless treasures, including helmets, shields, weapons, glass, and other artifacts safeguarded at the Gustavianum Museum of Uppsala University in Sweden, Scandinavia’s oldest university. These collections, dating as early as the seventh century, are now the focus of a major research initiative designed to significantly advance our understanding of how the Norse culture evolved. Thematic sections on Viking warfare, trade, the Baltic Sea, a ship burial, Norse gods, and relations to other cultures will employ rare archaeological finds in the discovery of how this maritime society lived more than a millennium ago. This exhibition represents the first instance most of these artifacts will have ever left Sweden. $5 SHYC Members / $10 Guests WEDNESDAY 28TH 5 PM ARTIST NIGHT- Featuring Megan O’Brien Join your SHYC friends in supporting members Hugh and Debbie O’Brien’s daughter Megan in a showcase of artwork before she heads to college in the Fall. Megan will display various pieces and be present to answer questions. We will also offer our 1/2 price full bar menu and house bottled beers and wines until 7 PM.
March Events SATURDAY 3RD 11 AM -7 PM OSCAR BINGE DAY On this day before the Academy Awards, the Club will be screening many of the movies up for an Oscar. Watch for the schedule. Plan to come for one or many. The bar will be open and food will be served all day. WEDNESDAY 7TH CELEBRITY CHEF NIGHT 6 PM Check the blasts or web site for details THURSDAY 8TH OPERA NIGHT Opera Duo, Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci “Opera Night brings you the classic verismo pairing of Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. The lead role in both gripping dramas of betrayal and revenge is sung by superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann. Christian Thielemann conducts the Salzburg Easter Festival. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.” Between operas, a special Italian dinner will be served. SUNDAY 11TH SUNDAY BRUNCH 11 AM -2 PM THURSDAY 15TH 6 PM MOVIE NIGHT. Ides of March SATURDAY 17TH 5 PM ST. PATRICK’S DAY Special Irish Dinner Plan to come to the Club for some good old Irish fun. Wonderful (if you’re Irish) music as well. WEDNESDAY 21ST DARTS & BAR BINGO 5 PM During Happy Hour SATURDAY 24TH EDUCATION NIGHT - watch for details
April Events SUNDAY 1ST EASTER BRUNCH & EASTER EGG HUNT 10 AM - 2 PM This well-known SHYC Easter tradition continues… the annual Easter Brunch! This is a wonderful opportunity to gather your whole family together, young and old, at the Club. The Easter brunch will be different than the typical Sunday brunches, with a wide variety of food in stations available. There’ll be a special visit from the Easter Bunny and of course the famous Easter egg hunt on the Stonington Commons Green for all children to enjoy. WEDNESDAY 4TH 6 PM CELEBRITY CHEF…Peter Tacy Come taste what Peter has whipped us for us. FRIDAY 6TH MUSIC NIGHT With Charlie Holland 6-9 PM
This is a night you won’t want to miss. Charlie Holland and his fabulous band return for a great night of music and dancing. SATURDAY 7TH LADIES LUNCH 12-2 PM The program for this ladies luncheon will be “tying scarves.” In addition to learning a new fashion skill, this is a great opportunity to meet other women whom you may not already know. So don’t worry about making up a table. We’ll do it for you. WEDNESDAY 11TH BAR BINGO & DARTS 5 PM During Happy Hour
THURSDAY 12TH OPERA NIGHT 6 PM Thaïs “Diva Renée Fleming stars as Alexandria’s most beautiful courtesan in Thaïs, composed by Jules Massenet. Thomas Hampson, as the monk Athanaël, weeps for her sins but his pilgrimage to save her soul becomes a tortured journey of erotic obsession. As seducer transforms into saint, the holy man falls victim to his own passions. This Metropolitan Opera performance is conducted by Jesús López-Cobos and sung in French with English subtitles.” A special French dinner will be enjoyed between acts. FRIDAY 13TH 5 PM THEMED DINNER: SEAFOOD NIGHT In anticipation of Summer, the Chefs will prepare a special gourmet dinner with all your favorite sea and shell fish. SATURDAY 14TH The clubhouse is closed tonight for a special event, but the Singers have planned a fun evening at their house for the entire Club. Circle the date on your calendar and watch for more details. SATURDAY 21ST EDUCATION NIGHT 6 PM Bob Kostyla from the Beverly Yacht Club will give a presentation on the Marion to Bermuda race, coming up in 2019. His talk is designed to interest sailors in participating, and gives information on what equipment is needed and other facts about the race. Members and non members are invited.
Happy Hour will be available in the After Eight Bar every Wednesday and Thursday 5 - 7 PM Details can be found in the newsletter
DIVISIONAL FOOTBALL PLYOFFS/ Yankee swap
Brunch/ DIVISIONAL FOOTBALL PLYOFFS AFC Football championship
Lagrua cool nights warm Jazz
Bingo & darts
Oscar Matinee/ ThemeD dinner
Details can be found in the newsletter
FRIDAY MORNINGS Play Mahjong at the Clubhouse Every Friday at 10:30 AM Mahjong is a tilebased game that originated in China. It is similar to the card game rummy, and involves skill, strategy, and calculation with a degree of chance. Cards are $9 per person All skill levels welcome! Lunch is available during the game
pres. day brunch
pajama dance party
chinese new year party
The Men’s Lunch Gathering Every Friday at 12 PM One of the best ways to enjoy the fellowship of other members is to join the group around the big table every Friday. Everyone is welcome and you will find the conversations fascinating.
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Details can be found in the newsletter
oscar binge day Celebrity chef
opera night st. patrick’s day
darts & bIngo
Details can be found in the newsletter
April 2018 easter Brunch
bingo & darts
LADIES lunch clubhouse closed.
off site event
edu. night/ frost biting
Membership DirectoryWe need your changes … and YOUR Photo!!! We are right around the corner from updating and printing our 2018 SHYC Membership Directory and we need your help! Email [email protected] with any changes to your address, phone, email or listing, and please also submit a photo to be included with your listing if you haven’t already done so. Have you ever been at the Club and seen a familiar face but can’t remember who they are? How much better it would be to thumb through the directory and find out! Don’t miss this great opportunity for Club members to increase familiarity with each other and build an even stronger community. With cell phones it’s easier than ever, so we encourage you to snap a photo and let everyone know who you are!
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Stonington Harbor Yacht Club 32 Water St • Stonington, CT 06378 • (860) 535-0112 • www.shyc.us News and events - WINTER 2018 Dear Friends, Happy New Y...