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News at Berkeley Yacht Club

A Message from the Commodore

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.

Notice March Corporation Meeting March 21st.

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.

BYC Proposed Slate of Candidates for 2020

Berkeley Yacht Club Commodore, Board of Directors and Members:

On behalf of the Nominating Committee, please find the proposed slate of candidates for the 2020 BYC Board of Directors. We would like to thank all of the 2019 board members for the considerable amount of work and their contribution to the club.

The Nominating Committee submits the following slate for consideration by the membership:

Commodore – Julie La Plant

Vice Commodore – John Danielson

Rear Commodore – Tiburcio de la Carcova

Fleet Captain – Brian Cline

Happy New Year BYC 2019

January 1, 2019

Wishing Commodore Mark Bird and his 2019 Board smooth sailing and fair winds.  Fun things happening during January:  Friday Winter Nights; Sunday Chowder Races except Midwinter Race weekend 12th and 13th; and Dinner meeting on the 19th.  Keep watching the website and facebook for upcoming events.

From the Commodore's Desk - Important News

Dear BYC Member, Important news; Our Berkeley Yacht Club Manager Mark Sokolov has resigned from his position effective July 17, 2018. The Personnel committee, led by Vice Commodore Colin Thompson, has accepted Mr. Sokolov's resignation and is preparing to initiate a search for Mark's replacement, which is no small task. I am working with Mark to assure that we have a smooth transition of his duties to existing club staff temporarily while the committee conducts it search. Mark Sokolov has been solid as a rock for our club during these past four years.

Connie Ruben Memorial

Saturday, March 10, 2018 1pm to 5pm

Connie’s memorial service will be at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden from 1pm to 5 pm this coming Saturday, March 10. Parking is at the Lawrence Hall of Science with a bus shuttle to the Botanical Garden building. The pick up will be in the Lawrence Hall of Science parking lot about 1:30pm, and continued service to & from and last return 4:30pm (white bus or van). Light refreshment is planned for the event. Friends are encouraged to have reminiscences to share.

PICYA 2017 Yearbook Available at BYC

For all who would like to have a 2017 Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association (PICYA) Yearbook, they are available at BYC just inside the front door.  For those who are not familiar with the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association take a look it is a listing of all the member yacht clubs and membership as of January 1, 2017.  This yearbook is updated each year.  Check out page 741  If you have any questions just ask Patti Brennan, BYC delegate and PICYA Director.