The last several months at BCYC have been magical. From taking a train across America in Showboat, to a special visit from the Easter Bunny (Jeanie Lowry), BCYC is a magical world of its own. How fortunate we are to have so many members on committees who create the magic for us!

The Showboat Committee works year-round to produce this show, and have already started on the 2019 show. Our Activities Committee is tireless in creating events, including awesome decorations, throughout the year, celebrating the seasons and special activities. The House and Grounds Committee plans improvements, such as new windows upstairs and carpeting on the main level. The Membership Committee brings potential members to BCYC every month through events and special invitations.

Las Commodoras has monthly events for all of the women in BCYC, from a fashion show to the Poker Run, with a dog show thrown in, as well as a cooking class with Chef Georges Rapicault. The Traditions Committee brought back the retiring of the Colors at sunset and Officer of the Deck. Discussions at their meetings are vigorous – join them on the first Thursday of the month. The Junior Events Committee is an integral part of the club with stand-alone events for children and families, such as bowling and painting parties, plus supporting adult events by offering activities for children, such as during Super Bowl.

Our 60th Anniversary Committee has been working for months creating logos and events celebrating BCYC’s birthday this year, with much more to come! The committee has worked closely with the Ship’s Store Committee creating merchandise for our celebratory year. The Food and Beverage Committee creates the menus and decorations for the themed Sunday Night Supper and Taco Tuesdays, amongst others. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Committee organizes events to raise money for LLS, BCYC’s charity. This year, the events are the Poker Run, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, Leukemia Cup Regatta and golf tournament. The Gala Committee is working on another spectacular event in September to raise funds for the Sailing Foundation, as well as our Junior Sailing Program. The Trophies Committee updates and polishes all of the trophies yearly in preparation for the annual awards night, as well as providing the many take-home trophies awarded for each race series sponsored by BCYC.

The Finance Committee and Strategic Planning Committee keep the club on track and focused. Overseeing all of the committees is the Steering Committee, consisting of all the land- and water-based committee chairs at BCYC.

If you want to be part of creating the magic at BCYC, pick a committee, attend a meeting, wave a wand and enjoy the creations!

Rear Commodore, Ginny Lombardi