Project Tree Farmer Replacement (AYC Fund Raising)

In 2015, AYC launched a fund raising project for the purchase of new Yard equipment as the life expectancy of our current Tree Farmer is drawing near.  We are being proactive in attempting to raise funds as an alternative to having to apply a special assessment to the membership when the replacement is required.

For its first year (2015) a schedule of events was established by an AYC Fund Raising Committee.  These events were designed to give AYC members and their guests great entertainment while also feeling good about contributions they make to this very important project.

In 2016, the fund raising continues.  We started with placement of Recycle Bins at the head of Marinas and a request for Members to do their part to ensure we separate garbage from recycling, and encouraging everyone to place the recycling cans/bottles, etc. in the appropriate containers.  ALL proceeds will go toward the Project fund.

Participation by members and their guests is critical to the success of each event/initiative as well as to the project and ultimately to the success of our Club—so please mark you calendars and show your support by attending these events!  Also, if you have an idea for a fund raiser or want to make a contribution to the fund, please send an e-mail to the AYC Office or any member of the COM to let them know.

As of November 26, 2017 AYC events and initiatives have raised $15,929.22!

Date 2015 & Event/Initiative Comments
Chinese Buffet, Chinese Auction
& Dance
This event was a HUGE success – see June 2015 issue of The Burgee, page 12 – $3,580.75 raised.
Marine Yard Sale
Inclement weather moved this event inside the Sail Training Centre where buyers and sellers had FUN bargaining over a variety of marine and other items.  T-shirts were sold for the Dock Party that took place later the same day.  See June 17 eNews item… – $776.50 raised.
Commodore’s Picnic
At this event, COM members volunteered to sit in the DUNK TANK and soon fell into the job, so to speak, as other members sought the thrill of dunking their fellow members!  The MOCK JAIL held a number of AYC Jailbirds throughout the afternoon.  The Treasure Chest Bounty draw was made with Aaron Jesso being the lucky winner!  ($1,790.25 raised)  See September 2 eNews item…
AYC’s first ever (that we’re aware of) Oktoberfest involved a dinner  and dance.  Our official greeters dressed in traditional attire, and oompah-music during the dinner set the mood for this festive evening.  Everyone who bought a dinner ticket also received a glass beer mug with a beer ticket. ($1,019.22 raised)
Other Hawaiian Night (July 10) – $265.oo collected for Admission to the Dance
July – November $497.00


Date 2016 & Event/Initiative Comments
Season Opener BBQ
This was another first-of-its-kind (that we know of!) event which ‘officially’ kicked off the start of a new Boating Season. The BBQ food was awesome, and AYC member, David Fenton, was the lucky winner of the fabulous “Goodies Package” for which tickets were sold during the BBQ event. Read more… May 18 eNews item – $1,326. raised!
Commodore’s Picnic
Members and guests gathered to celebrate this annual event.  As usual, the BBQ food hit the spot, and this year line dancing was both a participant and spectator sport throughout the afternoon.  T-shirts were sold with proceeds going to the fund – $166. raised!
Poker Run
Members and guests again this year enjoyed what has been called AYC’s most popular annual event, and profits from this event went to the fund – $407.45 raised!
2016 Recycle Blue Bins Initiative Throughout the Boating season, Members have indeed been doing their part to ensure recyclable bottles and cans are placed in the Blue Bins located at each Marina entrance.  We continued to collect containers well into the fall – $1212.10 raised!


Date 2017 & Event/Initiative Comments
Chinese Dinner, Chinese Auction
& Dance
This event was similar to the one held in 2015.  A delicious meal was followed by a Chinese Auction (which also included a number of Silent Auction items), and the evening was capped off with dance tunes by “Just Us & Friends”.  Loads of fun, and a huge success – $3029.70 raised!
AYC Rocks the Arm
Part of the proceeds from this event were raised for this project – $319.30
2017 Recycle Blue Bins Initiative  This program continues to be successful with strong Member participation throughout the boating season and on into the fall – $1539.95
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