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Apr 2018 Vol. IV
Red Eye Yacht Club Newsletter
2018  Officers
Mike Gaff
Phone (443) 682-1785
Vice Commodore
Kim Ryan
Phone (410) 258-2642

Rear Commodore
Luigi Toto
Phone (610)742-3708
Fleet Captain
Randy Hamilton
Phone (443) 632-4031

Recording Secretary
Maureen Tinker
Phone (410) 608-5840
Corresponding Secretary
Cheryl Phelps
Phone (443) 375-2361

Karen Frey
Phone (717) 334-3606

Past Commodore
Lenny Long, Jr
Phone (443) 829-9964
Entertainment Officer
Erni Heiser
Phone (410) 404-4066
Bar Chairmen
Mark Vahlkamp 
Erni Heiser
Phone (410) 404-4066
Health & Welfare
Cathy Delorenzo
Phone (410) 844-0747

Board Chairperson
JJ Troiani
Phone (302) 593-7025
The Bar is always open to members during private parties.
How do I reserve the clubhouse for a private gathering?

Contact Erni Heiser

Rental Agreement 

New Members




 General Membership Meetings are held the second Friday of each month.


The next Meeting Date is: 

Fri, April 13, 2018

Dinner at 6:30 pm







We are currently looking for a "Mystery Chef" for our Friday Night Dinners. If you are interested, please contact Erni Heiser

As of 3/26/18

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Health & Welfare


Cathy Delorenzo

(443) 554-0531


Health & Welfare:



If you know someone who needs a cheer from the club, please let me know. Nothing is better when you are feeling down to get some attention.


Club Apparel for Sale:


I am now taking orders for REYC shirts, hats, jackets, anything you would like to order to show your RED EYE YACHT CLUB support.


When ordering, please use the catalog on top of display case and contact:




Quick Links...
Check out our website
Some members have expressed an interest in having more social events at the clubhouse.  
If you have any ideas on what events you'd like to see take place at the club, please contact Cheryl
Message from Commodore Mike Gaff
Happy Spring! Although, I don't think Maryland has quite gotten the memo yet. We really lucked out without having major snow this year and what we did get didn't stick around for long. The clubhouse did sustain some winter damage, but the issues have already been addressed and repairs are underway.

Thank you to Fleet Captain Randy for another fun-filled landcruise. The clubs you lined up this year were simply amazing. Everyone was hospitable. The coach was such a more comfortable ride than the see-sawing school bus. Thank you to Erni, VC Kim, and the kitchen staff for putting together a great St. Patrick's Day dinner upon our return and to DJ Ken Z for spinning some great tunes. Thank you to everyone who helped greet Galloway YC as they invaded us the same night for their landcruise. It was a fun-filled packed day of activities and could not have happened without the help of each and everyone who lent a hand that night.

A great big THANK YOU to Bob Guilday, his wife Sue, and the rest of the crew who helped put together another successful Bull & Oyster Roast. There was plenty of food, spirits, and music to make the evening a memorable one. The dollars were flowing at the wheels while the music was blasting on the dance floor.

I have recently changed my email address, so if everyone could please update their records, it will make it much easier to get in touch with me. My correct email address is It may look the same, but you will notice there is no "A" between Mike and Gaff.

This weekend is Easter weekend. I will be spending it with my family and hope that you do the same. Have a great holiday and please be safe.
Message from Vice Commodore Kim Ryan
Is winter finally over?  Hopefully we will start seeing some warm weather.  First, I would like to thank all the members who jumped in immediately to take care of our roof that was damaged from the winds.  Second, I want to thank everyone that has pitched in during the last several work parties.  We are making great progress.
April will be a busy month with several land cruises coming in, our steak dinner, our Spring Fling, and ending the month with Marley Boat Club's opening weekend at REYC.  All are encourage to come greet our visiting guest yacht clubs and I am looking forward to the festivities with everyone.  Remember, parties and fun times also require preparation and clean up, so remember to sign up for hours with kitchen, bar, or me.
It is also time to start working on the exterior of our clubhouse.  To that end, more work parties will be scheduled, so come get those hours in.
Message from Rear Commodore Luigi Toto
Hello everyone another year has gone by, spring is here and time to get boats ready. Wash and wax, get them ready to put back in the water. Planning is in the works for opening days for all the yacht clubs. Much work to be done at red eye Yacht Club, to get ready for the opening day. I'll be there for March the 30th for the Land Cruiser. See you at the next meeting.
Message from F/Captain Randy Hamilton

I want to that everyone that came on our land cruise. I really hope everyone had a good time. The clubs that we visited were very friendly and it was nice to have some of their members there to talk to. That being said, hopefully our members can continue/start to come when we host other clubs. As always, if anyone has any suggestions or concerns, feel free to give me a shout. Thanks
Message from Joan Anderson Chaplain
Joan has resigned as Chaplin of the Red Eye, but will always be praying for everyone. If anyone would like to take over that position, it is open. Just notify the Commodore or the board. 
Health & Welfare 

Get well wishes for Terry Rockel.

Cathy Delorenzo
Board of Governors ("The Club")
The Board of Governors met on Friday, January 26the and discussed an ongoing issue of the clubhouse being left unsecure. The Board voted and effective immediately, when the building is found unlocked the security footage will be reviewed in order to determine the offender. The disciplinary tier is as follows: 1st offense is a written warning, 2nd offense is a $25 fine, and 3rd offense is disciplinary action by the Board.

Next board meeting is Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm. We will meet at Red Eye Yacht Club.
The board meets on the 4th Friday of the month from October to March and April to Sept on Thursday at 7 pm. All Members are welcome to attend these meetings. If you want to address anything at the meeting, please notify the board 7 days ahead of time so it can be put on the agenda.
Board of Directors ("The Holding Company")
Chairperson, JJ Troiani
Vice Chairperson, PC Jerry Selig
Rec. Secretary, PC Bill Hill
Treasurer, Steve Culhane
Director, PC Ken Zeisloft
Director, PC Bob Carr
Director, Bill Freburger
Director, Bob Guilday
Director, PC Steve Rockel

The board meets on Slip Assignment Day on the 
2nd Sunday of February, and as needed throughout the year. 
Chesapeake Commodores Club Report
No report

Bar Report

Bar Chair:   

Mark Vahlkamp.


If you want to work the bar to get hours please contact Mark.

Nominations Committee
Chairman:  Ken Zeisloft
P/C Steve Rockel
P/C Liz Selig
P/C Terry Edgell
Frank D'Ercole

 Board members for 2018

Commodore Mike Gaff
PC Steve Rockel  (2)
PC Bob Carr    (1)
PC Jerry Selig   (2)
Erni Heiser      (2
Justin Rockel   (1)
Mike Delamar   (2)
Rick Rickerds   (1)
Mike Scherer   (1)
Membership Committee:  Chairman, PC Ken Zeisloft
Facilities Committee:
Mike Delamor 
By-Laws Committee:
 PC Steve Rockel, PC Jerry Selig, Rick Richards

Flyers & Attachments

Editors Comments
If there is anything you want added in future editions, please email me to let me know. You need to have the articles to me by the board meeting date which is the forth Thursday of the month.

As you can see, I took a lot of things out of the newsletter that many people have requested in the past. If you ever need to see the information or want me to add it back in, please let me know. 
Also, if your profile information changes, please let me know.
Cheryl Phelps
Phone (443) 375-2361
Red Eye Yacht Club
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