GYA Winter Meeting – Southern Yacht Club

TO:      Commodores of General and Affiliate Members
GYA Executive Committee
GYA Past Commodores
GYA Standing Committee and Council Chairmen
GYA Coordinator of each GYA General Member Club
GYA Associate Members

The Winter Meeting of the Gulf Yachting Association will be held on January 13th – 14th, 2018 at Southern Yacht Club, 105 North Roadway Drive, New Orleans, LA (504) 288-4200.  Since some mailing and email addresses may have changed since the last meeting, please distribute this information to the appropriate contacts at your club.

Friday, January 12, 2018
1800    Executive Committee Meeting & Dinner

Saturday, January 13, 2018
0800    Registration
0830    Committee Meetings start according to schedule
1800    Cocktail hour and GYA Foundation Silent Auction
1900    GYA Annual Awards Dinner Banquet

Sunday, January 14, 2018
0930    Committee Meetings continue
1030    Board of Directors Meeting

GYA COMMODORES – GENERAL MEMBER CLUBS – Your club’s attendance is very important. If you cannot attend the Board meeting, please send a WRITTEN NOTICE naming your club’s representative to the GYA Secretary-Treasurer via mail at 2295 Club Moss Circle, Biloxi, MS 39532, email secretary@gya.org, or hand deliver at the meeting.

All GYA Clubs and their members are invited to attend the GYA Annual Awards Banquet to be held on Saturday evening at Southern Yacht Club.  The banquet cost will be $30 per person and includes tax and gratuity.  Please make your dinner reservations to Southern Yacht Club by January 6, 2018, via email Coni@SouthernYachtClub.org or by calling (504) 288-4221.              

Your GYA Flag Officers look forward to seeing you at the Winter meeting at Southern Yacht Club. Please wear your appropriate blazer, club badge and dress slacks for the flag raising ceremony.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Schmidt
GYA Secretary/Treasurer
(228) 669-7518

Links:
SYC Guest Card Request Form
GYA Nominations
ByLaws Change Proposal
Regulations Change Proposal
Sailing Banquet Invitation
Sept 2, 2017 Semi-Annual Minutes

Winter Meeting – Schedule of Events

 

Schedule of Events – 2018 GYA Winter Meeting
Saturday
(1/13/2018)
Board Room
(2nd Floor)
East Dining Room
(3rd Floor)
SYC Grill                        (2nd Floor)
8:00 AM Registration Open
(2nd Floor)
Projector Set Up All Day – Strong WiFi Connection
8:30 Breakfast Served
(8:30-10)
9:00 Foundation Meeting
(9-10:30)
Capdevielle Committee
(9-10)
USSA C’ship Committee
(9-10)
9:30
10:00
10:30 One Design Council
(10:30-11:30)
11:00 Trophy Committee
(10:30-12)
Race Management
(10:30-12)
11:30 Lunch Buffet  Red Beans $9  Reg Menu Available  (11:30-2) Youth Committee
(11:30-12:30)
Noon
12:30 Viper 640 Town Hall
(12:30-1:30 )
1:00 Past GYA Commodore Luncheon (11:30-1)
1:30
2:00 Schedule Committee
(2-3)
Offshore Council
(1:30-3)
2:30
3:00 US Sailing Town Hall (3-4)
3:30
4:00 GYA Foundation Auction (4:00 – end of  banquet)
3rd Floor Lobby
6:00 Cocktails (6pm-7pm)
7:00 GYA Awards Banquet (7pm-9pm)
Schedule of Events – 2018 GYA Winter Meeting
Sunday
(1/14/2018)
Board Room 
(2nd Floor )
East Dining Room   (3rd Floor) SYC Grill 
(2nd Floor )
8:30 Breakfast Served
(8:30-10)
BOD/Committee Sign-In
8:30
9:00 Club Commodores Meeting/Workshop
(9-10)
Council and Committee Chair Meeting w/Incoming Commodore
(9-9:45)
9:30
10:00 Bloody Mary/Mimosa Bar (10am)
10:30 Board of Directors
(10:30-12:30)
Club Managers Meeting
(10-12)
11:00 Sunday SYC Brunch (11am-2pm)
($24.95)
RSVP to SYC (504) 288-4221

Upcoming GYA Race Official Seminars

Registration online at: http://www.ussailing.org/race-officials/find-a-seminar/judge-seminar-calendar/


One Day Race Management Seminar at Southern Yacht Club

1/20/2018   –   1/20/2018    Enroll Now (early registration discount until )

Southern Yacht Club
105 N Roadway Street
New Orleans, LA 70124

Contact: George Hero
Instructors:   George Hero

$35 seminar fee includes course material, online testing, continental breakfast, morning and afternoon snacks and drinks. Lunch is on your own. Join us in Southern Yacht Club’s dining room for lunch or have lunch at any of the nearby restaurants. Check-in and registration will run from 0730 – 0800; the seminar will start promptly at 0800. Online registration closes on Monday, January 15th @ 2355 (Eastern). Please contact George Hero for additional information.

Please read through your registration confirmation email, as this contains links to pre-seminar materials. Thanks to the generosity of the GYA Foundation the course fee for this seminar has been significantly reduced – to encourage all Race Officers to participate that can.


One Day Judge Seminar at Pensacola Yacht Club

1/27/2018   –   1/27/2018    Enroll Now (early registration discount until )

Pensacola Yacht Club
PO Box 989
Pensacola, FL 32591-0989

Contact: John Matthews

Instructors:   Chris Luppens, Michael Dawson

$35 seminar fee includes course material, and online testing. Online registration closes on Monday, January 22nd @ 2355 (Eastern). Please contact John Matthews for additional information.

Please read through your registration confirmation email, as this contains links to pre-seminar materials. Thanks to the generosity of the GYA Foundation the course fee for this seminar has been significantly reduced – to encourage all Judges to participate that can.


One Day Judge Seminar at Southern Yacht Club

1/21/2018   –   1/21/2018    Enroll Now (early registration discount until )

Southern Yacht Club
105 N Roadway St.
New Orleans, LA 70124-1633

Contact: Karen Reisch

Instructors:   Chris Luppens, Edith Collins

$35 seminar fee includes course material, and online testing. Online registration closes on Monday, January 15th @ 2355 (Eastern). Please contact Karen Reisch for additional information.

Please read through your registration confirmation email, as this contains links to pre-seminar materials. Thanks to the generosity of the GYA Foundation the course fee for this seminar has been significantly reduced – to encourage all Judges to participate that can.


One Day Race Management Seminar at Pensacola Yacht Club

1/28/2018   –   1/28/2018    Enroll Now (early registration discount until )

Pensacola Yacht Club
PO Box 989
Pensacola, FL 32591-0989

Contact: John Matthews

Instructors:   Michael Dawson, George Hero

$35 seminar fee includes course material and online testing. Online registration closes on Monday, January 22nd @ 2355 (Eastern). Please contact George Hero for additional information.

Please read through your registration confirmation email, as this contains links to pre-seminar materials. Thanks to the generosity of the GYA Foundation the course fee for this seminar has been significantly reduced – to encourage all Race Officers to participate that can.

GYA Winter Meeting: Lodging

Southern Yacht Club

A group rate has been extended to the GYA for lodging at the New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway for the Winter meeting hosted at SYC January 13-14, 2018.  Reservations are limited and cutoff date to reserve is no later than December 20, 2017.  Please use the link below to book online.

http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Gulf%20Yachting%20Association%20Winter%20Meeting%20%5Emsymm%60gulgulb%60124.00%60USD%60false%601%601/12/18%601/14/18%6012/15/17&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes

 New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway

3838 N. Causeway Boulevard
Metairie  LA  70002
800-542-8680

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