According to a recent article in the Southside Sentinal, authored by Tom Chillemi, "the Middlesex Water Authority (MWA) voted on July 31 to accept a $3 million grant and a 2% interest rate loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The funding moves the $18 million Eastern Middlesex Water Project forward with the plan to pipe water from Rosegill near Urbanna to Topping and as far east as Stingray Point in Deltaville.
The MWA is an “authority” and is separate from the Middlesex government, and as an authority the customers would pay for the water system. The MWA will have 517 water customers, which is enough to pass scrutiny of the USDA’s regional office.
The USDA will loan the MWA $12 million at 2% interest for 40 years, said Tara Delaney of the USDA’s rural development office in Richmond. The USDA will grant $3 million. Customer paid connection fees will generate $2.97 million. The annual loan payment will be $454,800.
On July 31, the MWA voted to authorize MWA board chair Greg Chambers to sign the USDA letter of conditions, which must be returned to the USDA by August 3."
FBYC signed a Subscription Agreement and paid the deposit earlier this summer. We are hopeful that this USDA funding will move the project across the finish line.
There are still a few spots left for the seminar. It is an all day class, taught upstairs in the main clubhouse, that enables your certification as a club race officer, if that's your goal. Certainly, it exposes you to all that the Race Committee delivers on race day, whether you are a competitor or member of the race committee.
The course is open for registration until Sunday, January 15th. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks and all course materials are provided with your entry fee.
Due to a lifeguard shortage, we are asking FBYC parents not to count on pool lifeguards being in attendance the next 2 weekends/weeks - which includes the Labor Day Weekend. We expect parents, or responsible adults, to monitor pool activities and maintain a safe environment for the children and no children to be left unattended.
Change of Date for Spring Clean-Up Day New Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Due to the weather forecast for this Saturday, Spring Clean-Up Day has been moved to April 5th. All other times and locations remain the same!
We will gather in the main Clubhouse for coffee and refreshments at 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided after clean-up around noon.
On the agenda will be mulching, pruning, planting and raking. We will also be working on the new storage lockers. Registration can be made by clicking here or you can contact Ken Odell by email at email@example.com or cell 804-241-6080 if you plan to volunteer.
FBYC Fall Clean-Up Is Scheduled For Saturday, November 23rd
Mark your calendars! On Saturday, November 23rd, at 9:00 am, we will have our annual FALL CLEAN-UP of the Club Grounds. We will gather in the Main Clubhouse around 8:30 am for coffee and task assignments. Usual tasks include leaf raking, mulching and pruning. Bring your favorite yard tool or use ours. All ages welcome! Complimentary lunch will be served around Noon. To sign up, email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org or call my cell 804-241-6080. Registrations can also be made by clicking here.
Memorial Day Weekend Private Events: During the upcoming Memorial Day weekend there will be two private events taking place in the main clubhouse. The first event begins Saturday, May 25, at 6:00 p.m. and the second Sunday, May 26, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Although members will not have full access to the main clubhouse during those events, they will have access to all other facilities including the pool, beaches, main clubhouse bathrooms via exterior doors, grills, and cook-out tent on the Fishing Bay side and all Jackson Creek facilities unencumbered. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Rear Commodore Matt Braun at (804)-640-3184 or email@example.com.
Over 25 members, led by Grounds Chair Ken Odell, participated in Spring Clean-Up Day on a beautiful early morning, Saturday, March 17, to spruce up the Club’s grounds in preparation for an active sailing season. Healthy exercise (think fitness training for sail racing) including raking leaves, spreading mulch, repairing picnic tables, trimming shrubs and enjoying fellowship and camaraderie, made for a delightful day. A delicious pizza and beer lunch served as a fun conclusion! The Spring and Fall Clean-up days offer a great opportunity to build and strengthen member relationships and contribute in a meaningful way to the high quality of our club property.
FBYC Fall Clean-Up Is Scheduled For Saturday, November 19th
Mark your calendars! On Saturday, November 19, at 9:00 am, we will have our annual FALL CLEAN-UP of the Club Grounds. We will gather in the Main Clubhouse around 8:30 am for coffee and task assignments. Usual tasks include leaf raking, mulching and pruning. Bring your favorite yard tool or use ours. All ages welcome! Complimentary lunch will be served around Noon. To sign up, email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org or call my cell 804-241-6080 or register online here.
The second and final version of the Clubhouse Donor Plaque now hangs in the first floor of the clubhouse. This plaque recognizes those who contributed to the 2000-2002 campaign to build the new clubhouse. Those of you who are listed on the plaque deserve FBYC's congratulations and thanks, as do all who did double duty to create an error free exhibit. Special thanks go to Jere Dennison for his diligence and cheerful spirit in the face of having to retrace his efforts, and to Chip Hall who, in volunteering his time and skills, twice built a mahogany mount, once for the "false plaque", and then again for the spendid final product.
Open to Members and Non-Members: After the days racing (or yard work), grab your favorite beverage and kick back in the Clubhouse with John McCarthy as he enlightens us on the practical procedures for a proper Protest. Let John demystify the process, because after all Gentlemen Protest Too! The discussion will include information on preparing, filing, and participating in the protest hearing so you know what to expect when you need to.
As many of you know, we have been working very diligently to maintain our present well and potable water system. We are now faced with the fact that the current system is unable to supply us with the amount of potable water that it has in the past. The well is still producing, just not enough to meet our demand in times of high usage such as Junior Week, Leukemia Cup, AOD and Stingray Regatta.
We have applied to the State for a permit to drill a new well. This process will take several months to gain approval. During this time it is incumbent upon all members to be as frugal with their water usage as possible. Simply put, please do not leave the water running needlessly. If any member detects a water leak anywhere, docks, bathhouses or kitchen, please let Dixon know immediately. While it is true we have a large storage tank, one running toilet can drain it surprisingly fast. Of course we can still use the bathrooms, take showers and wash our boats, we simply cannot be wasteful. Thank you for your help during this temporary situation.
I would like to publicly thank Wes Jones, Ken Odell, and Dixon for the many hours each of them have dedicated to resolving this problem. Thank you all.