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News of the meeting and awards. 2/4/16
Greetings Members and Friends of the MMYC
I am hoping this message finds everyone well. The snow is Going Away! Yay!!!
I have received confirmation on the room reservation for our meeting. The meeting will be on February 20th at 1:00 pm and we will have the room for two hours. The address is 10001 Windstream Drive, Columbia, Maryland, 21044. It's the 9 story condo (Watermark Place) you see near the intersection of 175 and Gov. Warfield Pkwy. We were unable to get the morning slot, but this room is convenient, free and close to Clyde's! I renew my invitation to everyone to join me after the meeting for an adult beverage and possibly a little snack. It's a trip around the barn to get to the condo. From 175 (Little Patuxent Pkwy) go west on Governor Warfield Pkwy. Make the First right hand turn on Windstream Drive and again the First right hand turn, this looks like an apartment parking lot entrance, I don't think there is a sign, towards the Watermark Place Condominiums. Follow to parking and park in upper lot. We must use front entrance, doorman will direct you to meeting room.
Earlier this year, I was contacted by Steve Schertler who has recently moved into this area. Steve is an EC-12 sailor, and was out and about one day and saw Centennial Lake and thought what a nice place to sail his boat. He did. Soon after, he learned of our club and, contacted me and was curious about why we do not sail at that venue. Of course, he was flabbergasted when I informed him it was illegal! Steve then sailed his EC-12 again at Centennial Lake and indeed was told to leave. Steve then contacted the folks at the Ho Co Dept of Recreation, the same person I contacted after Danny and I were tossed off the lake. Her name is Ms. Thomas and Steve has initiated a conversation with her about finding a solution to the "No RC Sailing in Ho Co" problem. I'm going to extend an invitation to Ms. Thomas thru Steve to attend our meeting, or at least a portion of the meeting so we could possibly find a better pond for our club. I would think this would be a good meeting for all members to attend, and I would love to have a big turnout! I'll let everyone know if our invitation is accepted. Ms. Thomas did meet with Steve at Centennial Lake, a meeting I offered to also attend, but my presence was not wanted at the time by Ms. Thomas. I hope this time we can get together.
Please don't forget to bring some cash or your checkbook to the meeting for the annual club dues. Still only $20.00! It makes it Sooooo much easier for us, (me and Tom Phillips), when everyone pays at the meeting.
Thanks people, I'll keep you posted, and see you all on the 20th @1:00pm!
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The Maryland Model Yacht Club is a fun group of enthusiastic sailors from around the Baltimore-Washington area. The club is sanctioned by the AMYA (#205).
We race the Victoria, EC-12s and "any one meter" sailboat on the third Saturday of the month, March through November at the Pond opposite Loyola Campus in Columbia, Maryland.
Contact: Norm Watkins at: firstname.lastname@example.org