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Current Social Activities
June Monthly Meeting June-11-2018
This is a very special meeting.  We will be welcoming 15 new families into membership and we will have a guest speaker from the Nav District.  The Nielsens and the Islands are co-hosting this month's dinner.  
Menu is:
Terry's famous slow cooked barbecue brisket
Side dishes made from scratch:
potato salad
pinto beans
cole slaw
all the trimmings - bread, pickles onions and barbecue sauce
and a fabulous Dessert Table
$10.00 per person
RSVP by June 13th 
or text 210-861-0269
Happy Hour at 5:00
Dinner at 6:00
Meeting and program after dinner
 
July Monthly Meeting June-11-2018

Program for July 12, 2018 Membership Meeting

Malcolm Dieckow, Chair of the Aransas County Navigation District Commissioners, has agreed to be our speaker at the July 12 membership meeting. He has been asked to share information about the current progress on the new docks and dredging at Market and Water Street. He will also be available to answer any questions from the membership regarding the harbor area. The program will last approximately 30 minutes.  He has been asked to speak for 15-20 minutes, leaving 10-15 minutes for questions and answers. Chairman Dieckow has also been invited to join us for our meal that evening.

 
Firday Night Social Hour May-30-2018

Don't forget about the Friday night social hour- open bar, bring a snack, renew aquaintenances and make new friends.  Start time is 5:30 pm until ---

 
Great Nautical Flea Market 2018 May-30-2018

The Nautical Flea Market 2018 was fun for all.  It was a great weekend, with wonderful turnout post Harvey.   Thank you to all the vendors, visitors and to the club volunteers.  Looking forward to 2019 -  Save the date May 4 &5, 2019.

 
On The Water Activities
Sunfish Races May-30-2018

Alert - the Tuesday night Sunfish races are going to start soon.  They will be at the club on Tuesday evenings starting in June until the beginning of August.  Start time 6 PM.  Mark your calendars and come by to see the competition.

 
Starting in Sailing March-14-2018

A student at Moody High School recently sent in this information and asked that we post the link to the article.  Please take a look and share it with all that you know that are interested in the sport of sailing.

 

Hi Rockport Yacht Club,
I go to Moody High School. As project for our mixed elective class this year, we were tasked to raise awareness on sailing and boating safety. Sailing sure is fun but it's not without risks. So it is our goal to increase people's knowledge and ensure that they have the tools to be safe.  Aside from participating in after-school activities, we are also asking sailing and boating clubs to help us boost online and social media awareness. 
A recent article I found that I think may be useful especially to beginners ishttps://www.dietspotlight.com/sailboating-safety-guide-beginning-boaters/  Can I ask you to share it on your site?
Thank you and keep up the good work!
 

Chapter 3

In 1977 under Cap Henkel the club applied for and received their non-profit status. At this time the membership grew and grew and they overwhelmed the clubhouse at the Little Bay Club. So they went looking for a more permanent home. Little did they know the can of worms they opened when they did this. In early 1978 the Navigation District offered to the club a lease for the Saltwater Pool and a portion of land around it. Evidently the beach and pool were not the beautiful recreation area we have today and the District was looking to improve it or have it improved by an organized group. One way being to allow the Sailing Club to build a clubhouse, dredge the pool and build docks. Well, it would appear that it was not a popular idea with the good citizens of Rockport and there proceeded an 18 month fracas with the Navigation District, Coast Guard, City Council, Sailing Club and concerned citizens all aligned on various sides of the issues. The proverbial mudslinging was incredible in the articles from the Pilot of the day. Needless to say you cant fight City Hall and the club evidently lost the war after winning a few battles.

They next tried to obtain a lease on a portion of bulkhead in Key Allegro with the permission to build a small clubhouse and office above it. That idea also provoked a ruckus with Key Allegro residents and the year ended without a permanent home once again. The club continued to meet as best it could in various locations until at the end of 1981 they were able to purchase the Rockport Fish House from the Rockport Yacht and Supply Company. This was to become their first permanent home. (See the framed picture of the Ice House on the wall at the entrance to the kitchen). The membership spent the next month and a half cleaning, painting and fixing up the Fish House and they were able to hold their March 1982 meeting in the new facility. They spent the summer furnishing it and some of the ladies came up with a very inventive way of obtaining items. They asked the members to donate their gold stamps to the club. Now being from Neuw Yark I remember S&H green stamps and I'm sure some of you do also so I can only assume gold stamps were the Southern equivalent. The ladies collected over 130 books of stamps and were able to buy teakettles, coffeepots, utensils and other items for the kitchen.

Also in 1982 they held what would be the precursor of the Nautical Flea Market. In April they had a Shipwreck Rummage Sale and Nautical Auction to raise funds for the club. The purpose for the fund raising was to purchase an A/C unit for the new clubhouse. You can imagine meeting in tin shack in the heat of our summers. As one old Salt said it was brutal.







 

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