BYC Open House

Saturday, April 27, 2013
10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Hello fellow BYC Members!

Saturday, April 27th is the Bellingham Yacht Club’s Open House from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Gary Baker and Angie Santosuosso are organizing it this year along with volunteers from the Membership, Marketing & Steering and Programs Committees. To help increase the number of guests for the Open House, we have chosen to have it the same weekend as CharterFest at Squalicum Harbor. One of the things we’re doing to achieve a successful Open House is to have stations set up throughout the Commodore’s room and lounge covering all the programs and member benefits of the yacht club. We are looking for club members to volunteer to be on hand at the various stations to give out brochures and give information to visitors.
We will have stations for the following BYC programs:

  1. BYC Cruises
  2. Cruising to Desolation
  3. Inati Bay Outstation
  4. Social Programs at BYC
  5. Boating Education
  6. Youth Sailing / High School Sailing Team / Summer Sailing Camp
  7. Racing Program / BYC sponsored Regattas (PITCH and One Design)
  8. Jazz Supper Club
  9. Wine Committee
  10. Reciprocal Privileges
  11. Pac Rim Regatta
  12. Cookbook Club
  13. Investment Club

The bar will be open from 10:00 a.m. until closing. We will be serving a variety of complimentary refreshments throughout the entire day. The following is a summary of Refreshments served throughout the Open House:

Morning Refreshments (Served 10:00 a.m. – Noon):
  • Fresh Coffee, Tea, Strawberry Lemonade
  • Pastries and Muffins
  • Bar Snack Mix
Lunch Refreshments (Served Noon – 3:00 p.m.):
  • Hot Dogs
  • Chips
  • Strawberry Lemonade, Sodas
Beer Tasting (Served 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.):

The following breweries are providing beer for a complimentary beer tasting. Visitors can sample Bellingham’s local brew and then purchase a pint of their choosing at our bar.

  • Boundary Bay Brewery
  • Kulshan Brewery
  • Chuckanut Brewery
Evening Refreshments (Served 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.):
  • Shrimp Scampi (Cooked by our awesome Dead Pirates!!)
  • White Rice
  • Coleslaw
  • Beverages can purchased from the Bar

Another new event we are providing for our visitors and members is some incredible live music! The Jasmine Greene Band will be performing from 5:00 to 8:00pm. This is a local band that plays a soulful, jazzy rock style of music, sure to please a variety of music lovers. They are known for getting folks of all ages up on the dance floor. We will have them set up in the lower lounge so folks can dance if they would like.

We are looking for BYC members to volunteer at the Open House as a greeter or to cover one of the stations listed above from either (10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) or (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.).

The responsibilities of a greeter would be to welcome visitors to the club, direct them to the lounge where the stations are setup, be available to give a quick tour of our facility and tell them about the Open House events & refreshments.

The responsibilities of hosting a station would be to share information, answer questions and give handouts or brochures regarding the program you are representing.

This will be a fun and informative Open House! We are looking forward to sharing our beautiful club with many new visitors and volunteering at this event with you!

Thanks for considering to participate! Please feel free to contact either Gary Baker or Angie Santosuosso if you have questions or if you would like to volunteer to help out.

Angie Santosuosso
Open House Co-Chair


Angie Santosuosso or 360-319-7863
Gary Baker or 360-441-5683

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