Hi everyone, I hope you are staying at home and finding some interesting things to do or learn. I wish I could say this is a bad April fool's joke but unfortunately staying home is the best way to keep us all healthy. Our monthly membership dues will be going out on April 1st. I encourage everyone to support their membership as usual. There are a number of club upgrades in the works as well as many ongoing financial responsibilities to keep current. We appreciate your continued support of Berkeley Yacht Club while we are going through this trying time.
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This Saturday, March 21st at 7:00pm, Berkeley Yacht Club will host it's March 2020 Corporation Meeting as required by our bylaws. As we must comply with Alameda County and City of Berkeley’s call to “shelter-in-place” this will be accomplished via the video conference application called Zoom. Feel free to use your computer and webcam and make sure you have active computer audio. You may also dial in with your phone if you would prefer. Just prior to the meeting we will send out a message with the video conference link or dial-in number.
The BYC Board of Directors held a special Skype meeting Tuesday, March 17th to address the current COVID-19 directives. Decisions were made based on the mandate to shelter in place and to close all non-essential businesses. Therefore the BYC will remain closed to all members until further notice.
Hello Berkeley Yacht Club Members! The Board of Directors is proposing some updates and changes to the current Bylaws to be voted on before or during the upcoming Corporation Meeting on March 21, 2020 at the March Member Dinner. Please follow the link below to review the proposed changes and vote electronically. Review and VOTE here ---- > https://forms.gle/x749XrEocDU3Ey8Y9
Gale Warning Is posted as of 252 AM PST Sunday, February 9, 2020 Today's race is cancelled. Gale Warning URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area 252 AM PST Sun Feb 9 2020 PZZ530-091900- /O.EXT.KMTR.SC.Y.0026.200209T1100Z-200209T1500Z/ /O.EXB.KMTR.GL.W.0006.200209T1500Z-200209T2300Z/ San Pablo Bay, Suisun Bay, the West Delta and the San Francisco Bay north of the Bay Bridge- 252 AM PST Sun Feb 9 2020 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM PST THIS MORNING...
For January we have a guest booked. We will have the privilege to have Mr. Anthony M. (Mac) Smith as the featured speaker. Mac has an amazing life story as a mechanical engineer that ranges from working on the Apollo 11, Jet engines, and nuclear reactors. He will share with us his story about designing the Apollo 11 Command Module recovery system that allowed the capsule to land safely at sea.
As for food, I have a little Argentinean surprise and some space teamed snacks.
Valentine's Day Weekend Crab Feast!
Assorted appetizers All you can eat fresh Dungeness crab cooked to perfection. If you do not eat crab, we are planning chicken and vegetarian options for your dining pleasure. Served with bread and butter, a salad, a green vegetable, and drawn butter. Followed by a delicious dessert.
As you may know on the first day of year the Berkeley Yacht Club celebrates the new year with the Commodores Mystery Cruise. To make sure everyone has enough energy on New Year's Day to go out on the water, it's traditional to serve a breakfast at the club. This year Steve Crawford and myself are planning a simple breakfast of waffles, maple syrup, a sausage each with OJ or Coffee to drink. The breakfast will be offered from 9am to 11am.
The 2020 Board of Directors has voted to change the monthly Board of Directors' meeting date to the first Tuesday of each month. The next board meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020. As always you are encouraged to attend. A light meal is provided starting at 630p and the meeting officially begins at 7pm.
Once again BYC will be hosting our annual New Year's Eve celebration!
Live music, flowing libations and food to enjoy! $30
Festivities officially start at 9pm but you are welcome to get started early! More details to follow in the days to come.
Bring your New Year's kissee and your friends! Drink champagne, dance the year away and celebrate with a toast to Auld Lang Syne.