Thursday, December 30, 2010

From the Entertainment Director

As outgoing entertainment director I would like to thank everyone who has helped me this year.  I really appreciate all you've done.  It has made my job much easier.

Going foward we do not have an entertainment director for 2011.  Since we are an all volunteer club we are asking for a few favors that will help make our events a success.  First of all if everyone would bring one gift basket or item for a raffle it would be greatly appreciated.  We now have storage for these items so if you would bring them in January or February it would be great. 

We have lots of decorations for all sorts of events most in marked boxes.  Your help and imagination is always welcomed and appreciated for decorating for events. 

Once again, a big THANK YOU for all our help in 2010.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Next Party!!

Merry Christmas to all of you in the C.I.Y.C. blogoshpere.
I hope all your Holidays are Happy and safe.

That being said we must turn our attention to what is truly important.
Our Next Party!!!!!

Saturday 01/01/11 is New Years Day.I will be cooking breakfast. We will be having:

French Toast
Bacon (turkey bacon as well.)
Fresh Fruit
Mimosa's and Bloody Mary's

I need to know our count so I can get the right amount of everything. Please let Colette or I know if you will be attending.

I also need a few volunteers to help with cooking and prep.

We will be serving at 10:00 so everyone can get a little extra sleep after what is sure to be an epic New Years Eve party.

Please let me know if you can help.


Dave Peck 

You can email me at 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

CIYC Joins in the First Annual Taylor Slough Lighted Boat Parade

After hearing from our Taylor Road neighbors that the San Joaquin YC Lighted Boat Parade was going to bypass Taylor Road and pass only the east side of the island, a bunch of boats got a quick decoration and full crews lined up for our own Taylor Road parade.  Staff Commodore Peck came up with something like a thousand lights, Red and Betty Griffith came up with an inflatable something. JoAnne had a decorated tree inside. Plenty of libations on the Happy Clown and the fun of 18 partying club members and friends gave us all a good start to the holidays.

Doug Fitch made the perfect Santa (by adding a lot of padding!) and Santa hats abounded.  

Why no parade on Taylor Slough this year, after 50 years of going around the island? SJYC apparently decided that grass in the slough and the fact that it is real dark on the west side of the island was too much (too dark?)  After the parade though, there were handshakes around and participation plaques for all.  And the dozen or so parties on the decks and docks of Taylor Slough waiting for lighted boats were made all the more festive for our efforts.

We understand that SJYC asked that CIYC join with them next year to put on the two annual round-the island parades, Christmas and Opening Day on the Delta. We just can't go out in the dark.  

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Don't Get Left Out of the Name Directories--Dues Reminder!

We have a December 31, 2010 deadline for club member information in the 2011 PICYA yearbook. We are using this deadline for the club's own 2011 Directory which should be available by the January 29th Commodore's Ball (don't miss this very special event!)

If you haven't completed the Dues Invoice form and sent it with your check and have changed your address, email address, cell numbers, etc., please email the updates as soon as possible to 2011 Treasurer David Oates and Communications Captain Steve Flowers. If you gave your check to Treasurer Schoff but need to update your contact info please send to the above and to me for my records.

Thanks--see you next year!

Ted Lyman
2011 Membership Director