June 2014 RHYC News

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Now Hear This!

 Commodore's Corner

I saw something the other day on a flight back home from an American airport that, in my almost 50 years of travel by air, I never thought I would see.  This lady sat down next to me and could not figure out the seat belt.  Not that it was missing, twisted or not big enough, she literally did not know how to push the two
ends together. Can you believe it? I couldn’t!  Here we are, living in the 21
st Century, in a country that has mandated automobile seat belts since the 1960’s, and she had no idea how to make one work!


I never thought I would see anything like that!  And, I always thought the safety briefing at the start of a flight was a waste of hot air. Well, I guess not. Hopefully, I did not offend any members with this little observational story and we all know how to put on our seat belts while flying! (and for driving!)


Obviously, this has nothing to do with the club or boats at all; I just had to share the moment.


Back to business then. The club is looking great, the food is good, the drinks are cold, and the members seem to be enjoying it to the fullest.


I will share one more moment with you. We held our Opening Day flag-raising, a week later than normal due to some scheduling issues. That is always an emotional day for me to preside over. I am sure I am not alone.  One never gets tired of pledging allegiance to this great country of ours while we watch the colors rise to the top of a flag pole, then a cannon blasts when the flag reaches the summit. Wow!  As a kid in school I took that oath for granted, as a young Navy man I took that oath much more seriously, as a “mature” citizen every time I participate in the ceremony I think back on the advantages this country gave me. I also think back to the true American heroes I knew that gave their all for that flag and this land, so we would all have the freedom to achieve and to give some back to those that are less fortunate. That’s the way it makes me feel to be a part of that short flag-raising event. What’s it take? A minute? In my opinion, it’s one of the best minutes one can spend!


Then as your Commodore, I get the honor of laying the wreath off our pier and leading a moment of silence commemorating the memory of those YC members that are no longer with us. Just one more emotional moment for those that were there.


Next, of course, it’s back to the club for a social hour and laughs.


But I never forget those moments or the people that live in my mind. These are the things that jar those memories from the recesses of my past, some of it long ago, some of it just last year.


This is one of the things RHYC has given to me and that I will cherish forever! 


Come on out look at your “Old Glory” waving in a fresh breeze and awaken some of your memories. It's fun, emotional, and fulfilling.  Saturday, June 14th, is Flag Day!
See you at the club! 

                                                                                                 Lee Urbani

Wednesday Grill Nights Begin June 4th!

5 pm - 8 pm
$5 Per Person gets you a hamburger or hot dog with all the fixin's
We ask you to bring something to share: side dishes, salads, fruit, veggies, desserts - your choice.
And, yes, you can eat dinner in your bathing suits!
We also need volunteer grillers for those nights, and you can volunteer by contacting
Lotsa Wheels, ,No Keels
Re-cap of May 3 & 4
Unfortunately, the weather threw a monkey wrench into our Wheels & Keels plans for May 3rd and 4th, and the keels stayed home, because there was too much dangerous debris in the water. But we nevertheless had a good time looking at the beautiful antique and classic cars that came to join us. Much reminiscing about the '56 and '57 models that most of us remembered from our teen years - and hilarity about the hijinks that went on with those cars.
he next great social event at RHYC is
       Belmont Stakes     
     and the
Lobster Dinner!

June 7, 2014

6 pm - 9 pm

Belmont Stakes
(No, not steaks. It's Lobster Night!)
-  Wagering boards available

- Special "White Carnation" cocktail
(Vodka, Peach Schnapps, OJ, Soda Water, Splash of Cream)

Lobster Dinner
 Choice of 1 1/2 or 
2-lb luscious lobster
Corn on Cob and Tossed Garden Salad
Market Price - to be determined

Reservations required by Monday, June 2nd
Reserve at
(Log Canoe Menu also available)
RHYC Merchandise

The 2014 merchandise has arrived!

Men's and Ladies' golf shirts in white and navy
with the new logo

Men's Medium to X-Large -  $28 + tax
Men's 2X - $32 + tax
Ladies' Small to X-Large - $28 + tax

NEW Log Canoe Lounge T-shirts
Men's Light Gray - Sizes Large to X-Large $16 + tax
2 XL $18 + tax
Ladies' T-shirts in pastel colors
Medium, Large, and X--Large $20 + tax
If you have any questions about merchandise,
please contact Mike at the club
 or E-mail
Welcome Aboard!
Lorin & Gerry Meeder  from Rock Hall
Joe & Lisa O'Brian from Media, Pa,
& Rock Hall

John Steimer from Rock Hall
Summer Solstice Celebration!

Saturday - June 21st -
6:00 to 10:00  p.m. - at the Pavilion

(Dinner served 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.)

☀︎ Music ☀︎

Roasted Pork Loin with Pineapple
Grilled Chicken Skewers w/Mango Sauce
An array of Summer Salads
Spring Greens
Tomato, Cucumber & Onion Salad
Carrot & Raisin Slaw
Broccoli Salad
Penne Pasta Salad with Pepperoni, Tomato, Peas & Parmesan
Fresh Fruit Skewers
Dessert - Brownies with Raspberry Sauce and Whipped Cream
Lemon Bars

$22 with tax & gratuity
$14 under 12 years of age


MANDATORY Reservations by Thursday, June 19, at

Sprucing up our Clubhouse!

As you may have already noticed, members have  started to make some long-needed improvements to the interior of our Club House.
In addition to structural work, one of the major goals is to replace the old oval tables, (that are falling apart), with new rectangular tables. This shape of table will allow the club to be set up for different types of functions. With new tables, no one will have to straddle table legs, or have our drinks tipped by uneven tabletops.
New tables are an expensive endeavor. Many of you have already contributed to this project by purchasing 50/50 tickets and participating in the Super Bowl pools, (that money is earmarked for this purpose.) Thank you very much.
To speed this venture along, a few of our members have offered to "sponsor" a table. A great idea! Not wanting anyone to feel left out, we thought we'd put this sponsorship offer out to all of our members.
The cost of each table is $220, and we need 16 tables for the dining room and dining area of the Log Canoe Lounge.
Donations may be made in either of two ways: by check, payable to Rock Hall Yacht Club with "Table Fund" on the memo line. Mail checks to the attention of David Atlas, Treasurer, to the club address OR - by credit card at the bar.
Any amount to support the "Table Fund" would be gratefully received and acknowledged. If you pay by check, please remember to write "Table Fund" on the memo line.

Wine-Tasting Re-Scheduled!

The Wine-Tasting Event originally planned for May has been re-scheduled for Saturday, June 28th!!!

Make reservations at

Calling All Members!

We need volunteers to organize a Scavenger Hunt for
the Club Summer Picnic on July 26th.


We also need photography enthusiasts to bring their cameras to special events to take pictures to be posted on our
Facebook page.

The Social Committee is planning to have some Family Bingo Nights during the summer.  Does anyone have access to Bingo equipment?

If you can help in any of these areas, please contact Heather Byrne at  
610 -217- 7914 

Club Racing started May 25 - tune your rig now and come out to join the fun on Lankford Bay!

See the RHYC website for all the dates for club racing this summer.

If you need a boat, a crew, or even a skipper, contact Lance Williams!

New in 2014 - SUNFISH and SUP on Sundays!

Every Sunday, starting on June 1, from 1 pm - 5pm, come over to the RHYC beach and enjoy an afternoon on the water (weather permitting!).  Then meet on the deck for a refreshing drink and dinner to end your weekend right!
RHYCSS is sponsoring this program, see the website for more information.  Sign up now!

Club Hours
Effective June 1st

Wednesdays 4 - 8 pm
 Fridays 5 pm - 9 pm
Saturdays noon - 9 pm

 Sundays noon - 5 
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July 26th - Club Summer Family Picnic!
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Phone:  410-639-2182

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