HYC Updates

Dear fellow Members 

IMPORTANT UPDATE

09-29-20

Starting October 1st 2020 Code red has been announced in our region for the next 28 days.

For more information feel free to consult the following Government website:
https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/progressive-regional-alert-and-intervention-system/map-of-covid-19-alert-levels-by-region/

Instructions:

We will adjust and edit the sections as we have news from the Government and or Club policy changes.
Please scroll down to see the areas that interest you.
The date of the post will indicate the latest information that we have. As the information and dictates change, the posts will be updated and dated accordingly.
Once we have further details of access, opening, and activity dates we will inform the Membership and update this area.

General News

Office Hours

Date: 09-29-20

Weekdays
The office hours are 8 AM to 4 PM Monday to Friday. The front door of the Clubhouse will be kept locked during the week for security reasons until further notice please feel free to call the office at 450-458-5326 and someone will let you in. Thank you for your understanding.

Weekends 
The Clubhouse office will be closed.

Covid-19 protocols – as of July 18-2020
You must wear a mask when entering the office also please observe hygiene and social distancing regulations. Thanks

Updated HYC Mask Policy: 07-18-20

You must have a mask with you when entering Club Property

When do you have to wear a mask?
.    When you cannot ensure that the 2-metre distancing rule can be respected.
.    At all times indoors, except when seated at a table and at a suitable distance from others (2 metres), then the mask can be removed.
.    While in clubhouse / Canteen / Washrooms/ Office/ moving around (entering, leaving, washroom, or other movement), the mask must be put back on.

HYC MEMBERSHIP CARDS 07-23-20

By now most of you should have received your new Hudson Yacht Club Membership cards by the mail. Each family “Member” should have had a card included in the package mailed out.
If you or a member of your family who is a “Member” has not received the Membership card please contact the office at 450-458-5326 and ask to have the card(s) readied and delivered.

What the card does presently.

  • The card identifies you as a Member of the Hudson Yacht Club.
  • Each card is “loaded” with your name, membership number and your present status as a member. Your status as a member is automatically updated on a regular basis. Example: If you or a member of your family decides to take a leave of absence this would be reflected in the status of that person’s Membership.
  • The Card is charged with a Tap technology which allows the Member to tap a device to show the members name, membership number and membership status. We are presently working on implementing this ability at certain areas of the Club.

When do you need the card.

  • We ask that you have the card with you when you are entering and on Club property.
  • Upon entering the Club property, you will be asked to show your Membership Card to the Security person on duty.
  • Should you not have your card with you the Security person may ask you for your membership number to verify it in the system. Precautions will be taken to keep the number confidential.
  • From time to time the Security person may ask you for your membership number to assure that it is up to date and active in the system.
  • Because of present Covid-19 conditions, from this time forward and until further notice, the Security personnel are unable to handle Members cards.

Please note:
This is a new system and a work in progress which is presently in the refinement stages. There may be some issues from time to time. We ask for your patience and understanding as we identify and rectify any issues that may arise.

Clubhouse

Date: 09-29-20

The front door of the  Clubhouse will be kept locked for security reasons until further notice.

Food Service and Bar News

To all of you who joined us in our Friday Dinner culinary tour this summer, I would personally like to express my sincere pleasure at what can be called nothing less than a pivotal coup for our club.  Collaborating with our Director of Food Services, Michelle Jutras-Steiner, was sympathetic and supportive; we were both on the same page believing passionately that we needed to raise the bar and reinvigorate our Friday evenings at the club. Table service and a polished contemporary menu seemed obvious! Evidently it was equally clear to our members as well because we sold out every single Friday (thank you:))  While we are sorry to have drawn the season to a close before we had anticipated, we are already excitedly planning our next season.

Expect even more improvements to next season’s dinner service! We have consulted with a lighting designer who has huge aspirations for showcasing our incredible post and bean architecture in the hall, and we have planned an investment in an audio system which promises better sound in the bar, clubhouse and outside during events. We will introduce some new table linens, an online reservation system for events and dinners, some beautiful wine and water glasses and more seating on the grass terrace.

Looking forward to spring and the beginning of our voyage together in 2021… oh! the places we’ll go!!

Sincerely,

Erika Sadler

Hospitality Services

The Hudson Yacht Club

Terrace

Please remember that social distancing regulations are in effect.

You must have a mask with you in case it is needed.

There will be a cleaning station on site, and we encourage you to wipe the surfaces of any tables and chairs before and after their use.

For the time being please use the washrooms in the Canteen area if Clubhouse doors are closed.

HYC Resto-Bar

09-29-20 – The bar is closed for the season – see you next year!!!

As the city goes code red, and we reluctantly put the HYC bar to bed 🙁 I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for helping contribute to a super enjoyable season regardless of whatever challenges we have all faced. Thanks to our director Erin Metcalfe for her commitment to our membership as well as the staff this summer, for her support and constancy amid Covid backorders and protocol, for her fun cocktail ideas and the super signage she designed to remind us of safety measures. We look forward to welcoming you all back full force for Saint Paddys Day!

Sincerely,

Erika Sadler

Hospitality Services

The Hudson Yacht Club

 

HYC Pub Quiz – Stay tuned – ZOOM ZOOM!

CANTEEN – CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Beach area

Date: 08-02-20

You may have noticed the signs posted on the picnic tables.

This is a friendly reminder to please observe social grouping and distancing regulations.
Have fun, play safe!

Sorry the Club will not be supplying BBQ’s at this time due to Covid-19 hygiene issues.

Picnic tables will be in place for your convenience and comfort.

Please remember that social distancing regulations are in effect.

You must have a mask with you in case it is needed.

There will be a cleaning station on site, and we encourage you to wipe the surfaces of any tables and chairs before and after their use.

Bathrooms behind the Canteen:

Bathrooms are now open, we ask that no more than one person enter the bathrooms at the same time so that social distancing and hygiene regulations be respected. Spray bottles with disinfectant and paper towels will be made available. Children will need to be accompanied by an adult for their protection.

Sailing News

Dear Members,

In the interest of the health and safety of our membership following Montreal’s transition into Level 4 (Red) Alert, the Senior Sailing Committee has made the decision to cancel the remainder of the 2020 sailing schedule. We’d like to thank everyone who participated throughout the season and to congratulate those who sailed their way onto the podium.

Special thanks to our bosun Joey Marten, assistant bosuns George Potter and Riley Neilson, and Evert Bastet for ongoing management of the official notice board and online calendar.

We’re once again revisiting our options to distribute awards, so stay tuned!

All the best,

Taylor Grant

Director of Senior Sailing

 

 

Pool News

09-08-20

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON – THANKS FOR EVERYTHING!

Harbour News

ATTENTION ALL BOAT OWNERS (main harbour)
In order to ensure that our harbour file is up to date, please email the Club office with:

  • your cell phone number
  • your email address

Send to            info@hudsonyachtclub.com
Thank you.

REMINDER ~ HAULOUT APPOINTMENTS

BOOK BEFORE OCTOBER FIRST
All boat owners must call the Club office to schedule a time for the hauling of their boat. Every day that passes by reduces the number of time slots available.

Please note that all boats must be out of the harbour by end of day Wednesday, October 28th even if you arrange your haul out with a transport company or haul out your boat yourself.

Please call 450-458-5326.
Thank you.

 

Ladies Committee News

Communication regarding 2020 Season

Date: 06-21-20

To all Hudson Yacht Club Members,

With great consideration, we have come to the decision that all Ladies Committee events are postponed for the 2020 season.

In the meantime, you can find some of our great recipes in the Centennial Ladies Committee Cookbook which is available at the HYC Boutique, or participate in our contest!

Will you be making a beautiful meal for family and friends this summer? Enter our #Digital-Dinner / #photo-my-food / food-for-family / other??  contest by posting a picture and description of a brag-worthy meal on Facebook and tag @HudsonYatchClub. The meal must include a main, sides, and a dessert.

The winner (by a draw on Labour Day) will receive a table for 6 people at a Ladies Committee Event (your choice) for 2021.  If the winning entry includes an item found in our Ladies Committee Cookbook, we’ll throw in a bottle of wine with the prize!

We hope that everyone is staying safe with their families.

Good luck and get cooking!

Your dedicated Volunteer group – Ladies Committee Executives

Andrea Grinham (President)

Megan Osler (Past President)

Christine Zigby (Vice-President)

Amelia Robinson (Member at Large)

Anne Tetro (Treasurer)

Kirsten Bowser (Secretary)

Events in General

Date: 05-08-20
All events such as the Opening Dinner Dance, Beach Parties and Fireworks, +++, and other such gatherings have been postponed until further notice.

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A friendly reminder about some of the Club policies

HARBOUR REMINDER
As per the Club’s Harbour Policy
Air conditioners shall not be used without the owner on board the vessel.

ENTRY TO THE CLUB

As you have noticed, guard rails have been placed at the front gate in order to control the flow of traffic in to and out of the parking lot.

Members are asked to respect and follow the directions of the attendant on duty.

INVITED GUESTS

A non-member may be invited as a guest to the Club no more than two times per season whether invited by the same member on both occasions or not.

It is a member’s responsibility to register their guests with the gate attendant.

CAR STICKERS

Car stickers will only be issued for new vehicles or replaced windshields.

To get yours, please contact the Club office and supply the make and colour of the vehicle and the license plate number.

DINGHY DRY SAIL (canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, lasers, etc.)

All watercraft must be register with the Club office.

The cost is calculated at a rate (length x beam) of $2.03.

Boats not displaying the official HYC sticker will be temporarily impounded until the proper registration has been completed.

Please remember that these are all member’s privately-owned boats,

therefore not for anyone but the owner’s use.

LOCKER RENTAL

Lockers may be rented at a nominal fee in the dry sail/Brig area.

Lockers are reserved/assigned on an annual basis and on a first-come-first-served basis and must be emptied no later than October 31st.

Please be sure to contact the Club office to inquire as to which lockers are available.

EVENTS, ACTIVITIES, HAPPENINGS!

For all upcoming events, activities, etc., please be sure to regularly check the club’s website at www.hudsonyachtclub.com. See: Click Here for HYC News And Updates

Our weekly Email newsletters  are also a great way to stay up to date and informed! If you want to add your name to the list please contact the club office : 450-458-5326

PICNIC TABLES AND SEATING

Members are kindly asked to refrain from ‘reserving’ seats by leaving tablecloths and personal belongings when not in the immediate area of these items.

during the times of COVID-19 we ask that you respect the distancing and grouping directives set forth by the Quebec Government and the Club

ACCOUNT PAYMENT:

With the health and safety of our Administration staff in mind, members are reminded that they can pay their accounts through the following banking institutions:

BMO, RBC, TD Canada Trust, Banque Nationale or CIBC.

Select ‘Hudson Yacht Club’ as the payee and make sure your account number (HYC membership/chit number) is included.

CLUB CONTACT INFORMATION

administration: info@hudsonyachtclub.com, margaret@hudsonyachtclub.com

accounting: accounting@hudsonyachtclub.com

Manager: manager@hudsonyachtclub.com

Office number : 450-458-5326

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