Author: Greg DePasse

SEASONAL CLOSING OF THE YACHT CLUB 2021

SEASONAL CLOSING OF THE YACHT CLUB 2021

OCTOBER 2, 2021 – The yacht club will be shut down including pump out & ice machine except for the restrooms and water system.

OCTOBER 11, 2021 – The restrooms and water system will be shut down.

NOVEMBER 1, 2021 – ALL boats MUST be removed from the DOCKS.

OWNERS:  If you have a renter, make sure to notify them of this timeline.

THANK YOU for your understanding and cooperation

                                              BOD

Gary Smith – running for BOD

Gary Smith – running for BOD


Sally and I became members during the summer of 2000 and currently have two slips. The past 21 years have given us access to the lake but more important, an opportunity to develop friendships while enjoying the facility itself. However, enjoying the facility comes with some responsibility. I have volunteered and assisted with both the opening and closing of the club for at least the past 10 years. I have been on committees to develop  recommendations for the betterment of the club and have shared observations and suggestions with prior board  presidents and members for the past 15 + years. I think it is time for me to do more. The club has been going in a good direction and I would like the opportunity to help it go further which is why I am requesting to be a candidate.

2021 Kickoff

2021 Kickoff

To say that 2020 was one for the books would be an understatement! The coronavirus took center stage and had quite literally hi-jacked our lives. For the first time in the Club’s history, we were unable to host our annual meeting and had to cancel all club dinners for the season. Additional restrictions prevented us from fully opening the club in our typical timeframe. Once
open, we were all doing our very best to socially distance, wear a mask when that was not possible and abide by new guidelines for restroom use. All the while, trying to enjoy spending time with family on the lake we all love.


We appreciate your partnership and cooperation in respecting guidelines put in place to ensure the safety of all who came to Quayside during the 2020 season. We are also grateful for the many volunteers who contributed to the opening, operation and closing of the club for the season. Thank you!


We do hope that you and your families have remained in good health and are navigating restrictions, remote work and remote learning well.


With 2021 now in full swing and vaccine distribution underway; we are hopeful for a very different boating season this year. At this time, it would be pre-mature to project whether we will have the ability to operate normally, but we commit to you, to keep you updated periodically via our web page. Please be sure to check-in from time to time.

Dues and fees
Annual Dues of $550 for the 2021 season are due by May 31, 2021. Invoices will be sent the week of April 12th . Like in year’s past, you have the ability to make payment by mailing the stub with your check or paying online.  If you want to pay online, you
don’t need to mail anything back, just visit the events page.

Winter 2021 Highlights:
– Ice Management
– Important Dates to Remember: (Subject to change based on restrictions that may still be in place.)

  • Club Opening – we’re tentatively planning to open for the season on May 8 th. Please note that vessels can be placed in slips once “ice out” has been declared.
  • Annual Meeting – May 29th at 10:00am
  • Club Dinners – Memorial Day Weekend (Cancelled), July 3 and Labor Day Weekend September 4.

Candidates for the Board of Directors Needed – We have three BOD seats up for reelection this year – Wes Schurman, Stan Pollack and Susan Donnelly. If you are interested in running to for the BOD please contact any BOD member so we post your Bio.


Cheers to a brighter 2021!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Board of Directors.

Covid-19 Update #3 – 2020-05-10

Covid-19 Update #3 – 2020-05-10

May 10, 2020

Dear Members,

Covid-19 Update

We hope you are staying safe.  The Board of Directors have had several meetings on how we are going to open the Club this year and safely conduct our Annual Meeting.  The Board has decided on a multi-step plan.

Step One: 

Open the club to boats only.  Starting today all members are welcome to put their boats in their slips.  The parking lot is open.  We expect all members to follow proper social distancing guidelines.  When arriving at the Club we ask that you go directly to your boat, enjoy the lake and when you return that you go directly to your car.  Please do not congregate or loiter on the property.

The Clubhouse, area under the roof and all facilities will remain closed until further notice.

The Annual Meeting has also been postponed to Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 10 a.m. 

Step Two:

When it is safe to do so, the Clubhouse will be opened.  There is no set time for the Clubhouse to be opened.  The Board is working to have all the utilities turned on so when the time is right, we can easily open the Clubhouse. Depending on further guidance and data, the use of the clubhouse in this phase might be restricted.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in this difficult time.

The Board of Directors.

Member Update 4/15/2020

Member Update 4/15/2020

Covid-19

We hope this letter finds you and your families well and that you’re staying safe given the COVID-19 pandemic.  You may be aware that in alignment with and in support of Governor Sununu’s “Stay at Home” Order for the State of NH, Quayside Yacht Club is asking that all members, renters, and guest please refrain from coming to the Club.  The Clubhouse will remain closed until further notice.  The BOD takes this situation very seriously and has enacted these measures in the best interests and safety of our Members.  Please continue to follow our website for periodic updates.

The following QYC restrictions are in place effective immediately:

  • We request that no Members, Renters, Guests enter Club property.
  • No boat service providers are allowed on the property.
  • We request that no boats/vessels be in the marina or at any docking facilities.
  • No use of any of the common areas of the Club.
  • No congregating or loitering are allowed on the property.
  • The Clubhouse and the area under the Clubhouse roof are closed.

For those who may live out of the area, please be aware that the NH Governor has issued Executive Order 2020-04 and numerous Emergency Orders restricting the movement and operation of people and businesses.  This includes, but isn’t limited to, Emergency Orders 2, 16, 17, 26, & 27 (Visit https://www.nh.gov/covid19/ for the latest information.)

  • Emergency Order #2 – Restriction of food and beverage sales
  • Emergency Order #16 – Temporary prohibition on gatherings of 10 or more
  • Emergency Order #17 – Closure of non-essential business and Requiring Granite Staters to stay at home
  • Exhibit A to Emergency Order #17 – List of essential services and support
  • Emergency Order #26 – Extension of orders #2, 6, and 16
  • Emergency Order #27 – Restriction of hotels and other lodging providers

In addition, the Moultonborough Select Board provided a message to all full and part time residents and guests of Moultonborough describing the limited healthcare and emergency resources the area has available to support the crisis.  They also provide the following recommendations:

“Please limit all social contact outside of your home and if contact is necessary please observe the social distancing recommendation of at least 6’. We also recommend that folks relocating for a long stay self-quarantine for 14 days in the event you may have contracted the disease back home or you are a carrier.”

https://www.moultonboroughnh.gov/home/pages/important-covid-19-information

Neighboring states have similar “Stay at Home” restrictions and we strongly request you follow them.     

https://www.mass.gov/covid19

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/travel-information-related-to-covid-19#travel-to-massachusetts-

https://www.maine.gov/covid19

https://healthvermont.gov/covid19 (please note, VT has a 14 self-isolation if crossing state lines)

Before visiting the Lakes Region, we would like you to consider your potential impact on the limited healthcare and emergency resources of that area and their limited access to healthcare.

The board is following the Governor’s lead on access to the Club in the interest of the health & safety of our Members, Renters and their Guests.  We continue to monitor the situation on a regular basis will reevaluate the restrictions as the situation changes.  We understand this is a lot to ask of the Membership.  We hope this COVID-19 pandemic will be behind us soon and we can get back to enjoying our Club, Boating and the Lake. We look forward to welcoming you all back for the 2020 boating season when it is safe to do so.

Members of the Board of Directors, along with our related contractors, will be periodically onsite during this time to perform maintenance on the docks damaged over the past year.  As in years past, we will be reaching out for volunteers to fully open the club and clubhouse once the Governor’s “Stay at Home” Order is lifted.

Dues and fees

Many have asked about paying dues.  As discussed at the 2019 Annual Meeting, we have shifted our fiscal year to begin May 1st to align with the laws regarding budgets and member meetings.  Therefore, your invoice is attached and due May 30, 2020.  The annual amount is $550.00.  You have this ability to make a payment by mailing the stub with your check or paying online.  If you want to pay online, you don’t need to mail anything back, just visit the following page:  https://quaysideyachtclub.com/events/2020-member-fees/

Like previous years, we are including the ability to pay any optional usage fees and bathroom keys with your dues.  This process is optional, and you can still pay for fees and keys at the clubhouse at the beginning of the season.  

If you have been financially impacted by COVID-19, please reach out to a Member of the Board of Directors for payment options.    

Insurance

This is also a reminder that all owners and their renters are required to have fire, casualty and liability insurance(for boats and property) at all times (Bylaw 9-500).  We do not need a copy, but you are required to have and maintain insurance coverage.

By-law update

This is also a reminder to please review and return the by-law modification ballot.  The objective of the by-law modification is to become compliant with the laws enacted over the last 3 decades that have improved member rights.

Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about any of the above, please contact a member of the Board of Directors. 

Quayside Yacht Club, Board of Directors – Contact Information

Greg DePasse, President – 603.635.4899

Alex Rana, Vice President – 603.566.6717

Wes Schurman, Treasurer – 603.387.5581                 

Susan Donnelly, Secretary – 603.707.9303

Stan Pollack, Assistant Secretary – 603.421.7287

Covid-19 Update 2020-04-06

Covid-19 Update 2020-04-06

Date:  April 6, 2020

To:  Quayside Yacht Club Members, Renters, Guests

From:  QYC Board of Directors

RE:  QYC Closure

The Board of Directors of the Quayside Yacht Club has determined that the facility will remain closed to all boating related activities until further notice, in line with the Stay at Home Order issued by the NH Governor’s Office.  Please follow our website for updates.

The following restrictions are in place effective immediately:

  • No Members, Renters, Guests shall be allowed on the property.
  • No boat service providers are allowed on the property.
  • No boats/vessels shall be allowed in the marina or at any docking facilities.
  • No use of any of the common areas of the club.

Members of the Board of Directors, along with our related contractors, may be onsite during this time to prepare the facility for prompt opening once this order is lifted.

We are following the Governor’s lead on access to the club in the interest of the health & safety of our members, their guests and employees.  We are looking at this on a daily and weekly basis and will reevaluate the restrictions as the situation changes.

Stay safe.  We look forward to welcoming you all back for the 2020 boating season when it is safe to do so.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a member of the Board of Directors. 

2019 Closing Schedule

2019 Closing Schedule

ATTENTION QYC OWNERS AND RENTERS

  • OCTOBER 5, 2019 Total shut down of Clubhouse
    including pump out.
  • NOVEMBER 1, 2019 All boats MUST be removed
    from the DOCKS.

THANK YOU for your understanding and cooperation
– BOD

2019 Annual Meeting

2019 Annual Meeting

Welcome to another season! The water temp has already risen above 50, and soon we’ll be lounging dockside.

This is just a reminder that our Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 25th at 10:00 AM in the clubhouse.

The Agenda for the Annual Meeting is as follows:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Overview
  3. Financial Review
  4. Old Business
  5. New Business

For your review, we are mailing out the following:

  1. 2018 Financial Summary ( https://quaysideyachtclub.com/members-only/ )
  2. Proxy Form, so that you are able to cast your vote, appointing member to vote on your behalf. Voting by proxy allows your voice to be heard and helps the club to meet the quorum requirement. If you’d like to vote by proxy, please complete the enclosed Proxy Form and return to Susan Donnelly, another board member, or the mail to the address below prior to the meeting.

And as always, our Memorial day dinner will be that evening. Sign up online at
https://quaysideyachtclub.com/events/2019-memorial-day-dinner/

If cold water sinks, why doesn’t the entire lake freeze all the way to the bottom

If cold water sinks, why doesn’t the entire lake freeze all the way to the bottom

Have you ever noticed in the summer when you swim down deep, the water is cold?  Of course!  We all have.  We know that the surface gets warm from the sun and air and that cold water sinks.

This time of year however, the air temps drop and water temps drop accordingly.  But have you ever wondered why the lake doesn’t completely freeze?  I mean if cold water sinks, as the surface water get colder and colder, shouldn’t that 32 and lower temperature water sink?  Funny thing about water.  Water that is less than 39 degrees is actually lighter (less dense) than water that is 40 and above.  So every so often, you will see little blips like the one in the middle of the temperature graph below where even though the air temperature was below freezing, there was a quick bump in the temperature.  This was caused by deeper, warmer water inverting with the cooler, more dense surface water.  There have been a couple of these so far this season, and there will continue to be more until the surface water temps hit 32.

To keep an eye on the air and water temps, check out the lake conditions page at https://www.trexlers.com/lake-winnipesaukee-live-feed