KYC Marine Railway - A Brief History
With the closing of the Club’s marine railway, it is the right time to stand back and look at the history of this example of 19th century technology and its use in the marine industry.
Director and Auditor Reports
Director and Auditor Reports will be available at the office as of Friday, November 22, 2013, and, as well, at the AGM itself. If you would like these reports emailed to you please inform the General Manager at the contacts below. Also, AGM documents will be posted on the Member's Area of the website.
KYC members that would prefer to have the AGM package delivered to their home or workplace need only to inform the General Manager at the contacts below.
This year a buffet dinner will be available prior to the AGM from 1730hrs to 1830hrs with the meeting to start at 1900hrs. The buffet dinner price is $13.95. Reservations are required for the buffet dinner and can be made by contacting the General Manager
Attend via Online Meeting
Continuing on a trial basis we will allow members to attend the 2013 AGM electronically. To be eligible members must: a) register their intent to attend electronically by contacting the General Manager before 12pm EST Friday, November 22, 2013; b) must be located at least 80kms from KYC during the meeting; c) must remotely attend the meeting for its entire duration; and d) have the appropriate computing capability to login to the Online Meeting Software chosen by KYC. A conference call phone number may be available, but voting will not be permitted over the phone.
General Manager Contacts:
Please direct all questions to the General Manager at the contacts below: firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-548-3052 ext 4
Interested in Volunteering?
Are you interested in keeping the Club a vibrant place?
Consider running for a position on the Board, or joining a committee and help make a difference to the future of your Club. If you are interested in contributing please contact the manager and let him know what your interests are! email@example.com
West Marine Event
West Marine Kingston is pleased to invite all Yacht Club Members to an exclusive evening at your local West Marine Location.
Friday, December, 6 6pm to 8 pm
Snacks, drinks (sorry non alcoholic) provided for KYC members.
Kingston Yacht Club members will be able to enjoy commercial pricing (Port Supply Pricing) plus an additional discount for their personal purchases.
For example we will take an additional:
15% on foul weather gear
10% on most items in the store
5% on electronics and boats
These discounts will not apply to items already sale priced.
Feel free to contact us with any questions, or for any information you may require.
KYC members may also order items ahead of time to be picked up the evening of Dec.,6, 2013. We can also place orders that evening for pick up at a later date, special pricing will apply.
For almost 120 years the Kingston Yacht Club has stood on the shores of Lake Ontario at the foot of Maitland Street, across from City Park. For over one-third of its history, one man has occupied the position of “Yard Steward.” Here are a few words I didn’t express at David McCallum’s retirement party.
David McCallum-tall (he’s looking especially tall beside me tonight, and betcha didn’t think he could tidy up so spiffy!), quiet, stoic, dependable, reliable, patient; you fill in the rest-is retiring, effective tomorrow. It is the end of an era. After almost 43 years of his dream job of “simply messing about with boats” for a living, it is now time to pass the wrench. He will be missed.
David has never needed an alarm clock. He gets up at the same time every morning, eats the same breakfast, leaves for work at the same time; never says much. At the end of the day, he never brought his work home with him. I had to do most of the talking-which I did, filling in the gaps with vacuous replays of my endless shifts at the hospital, or with what the cats did that day.
He is a good listener.
I learned only tonight of some of how he filled his days on the job, how he would head out after coffee every morning, go on a walk-about, check on things, look after his charges. Then he’d start in on whatever needed doing. And in my perception, if it may have looked as if his brain were half-empty whenever he was deeply absorbed in a project, it was only the outward appearance of a man truly without pretense or ego. He got the job done.
For months the awful question of “Who’s going to replace David?” hung heavily upon the lips of the Membership and Board. Someone has stepped up to the plate. Best of luck to you, Brad. Your knowledge and experience count for a lot, as does your sense of humour. May your days be as numbered on the job as David’s were (give or take!). You’re a good sport.
David is retiring at last, and so have I. (We bought a bigger house, so I think that’s going to work out.) He’ll now have the time to spend on, and in, his own boats, to wash some windows , and to play with the “grand-pets,” our five lucky indoor housecats who all just adore him . . . to read, and to fall asleep in front of the television. Ah, retirement!!
Happy retirement, David. You grew up on the water at Cartwright Point, and now we have the Rideau Canal at our back at Seeley’s Bay. You may think you made the right career choice, but it chose you.
Lastly, it can be safely said that no matter how many times you banged your head, you never lost it.
New Harbour Project Timeline now Spring 2015
Work on the Harbour Redevelopment project has been going at a steady pace. We are working to secure financing, and the tender document for the dock equipment is almost complete.
A new project schedule has been adopted with a completion goal of Spring 2015.
For more information, please see the letter from the Commodore dated October 25, 2013 which is available on the website: www.kingstonyachtclub.ca/newharbour
KYC Athlete Update
KYC is thrilled and proud to have 2 athletes that are committed to being the best that they can be and are pursuing an opportunity and goal of representing Canada at the Olympics
Robert Davis is competing in the Laser class, is one of Canada’s top Laser sailors and is ranked internationally as the second best in Canada at 32 in the World.
Robert is now preparing for the Worlds Championships in Oman in November.
Danielle Boyd is competing in the newest Olympic Class the 49’er FX woman’s skiff. Dani and her helm Erin Rafuse have just returned from the worlds Championships in France where they finished 30th.
Wind Athletes Canada has now made it possible to donate to these programs and get a tax receipt for all donations. Wind Athletes has also made sure that all funds are directed to the athletes with no admin fees.
for more information on these sailors or how to donate….please check out their team websites and Wind Athletes Canada.