Opening Day —May 21, 2022—Project Signup

When: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM until it is all done.
Participation: Required for all TPYC members.
***As long as your project is completed before Saturday,
you are not required to be at the club on Opening Day***

When Taylor Pond Yacht Club was founded, there was no staff to prepare the club for the summer season or to slap a fresh coat of paint on the Sr. Clubhouse door each spring. Families joined knowing that they would be responsible for keeping the club ship shape inside and out.

This Yankee way of doing things was even codified into the Club’s bylaws stating that members choosing not to participate in the Club’s annual workday could be assessed a fine.

We realize that some members will not be able to participate on Saturday, May 21, so as in previous years members can take on tasks in advance of Taylor Pond Yacht Club’s 2022 Opening Day. 

Please check out this list of jobs and projects below—making sure to click through and then sign up— also make sure you bring a good pair of work gloves and boots. Each of the jobs and projects listed includes details on what you might need to have on hand and how many people it should take. Any task not completed before May 21st will be done on opening day.

As needed, please coordinate with Bosun Mik Morrisey at mik.morrisey@gmail.com directly for the tools and equipment needed to complete this project. If required by the project, please bring appropriate gloves (sanitary or work). Safety Equipment like Ear & Eye Protection when needed for the project are not optional and should be brought from home. Children are not permitted to use any power tools without direct parental supervision. Return all tools and equipment to Bosun or in his absence to the Bosun’s Shed.

Boat & Kayaks Projects: Move the FJ out of the Clubhouse

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 3

We are looking for 6 volunteers who will move the FJ out of the clubhouse. Please coordinate with Bosun Mik Morrison directly for the tools and equipment needed to complete this project. If required by the project, please bring appropriate…Find Out More

HIGH PRIORITY: Senior Clubhouse Inside

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: Closed

We are looking for volunteers who can take on some cleaning and organizing tasks in the Senior Clubhouse. This is a high priority project and should be completed on or before Opening Day. Projects include: Kitchen Clean kitchen drawers, unpack…Find Out More

MEDIUM PRIORITY: Senior Clubhouse Outside

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 6

We are looking for volunteers who can take on several projects around the outside of the Senior Clubhouse. As a medium priority project these projects should be completed on Opening Day or soon after. Projects include: Install globes and bulbs…Find Out More

HIGH PRIORITY: Junior Clubhouse

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

We are looking for volunteers who can take on some cleaning and organizing tasks in the Junior Clubhouse. This is a high priority project and should be completed in advance of Opening Day 2021. Projects include: Remove FJ out of…Find Out More

Club Grounds & Landscaping – HIGH PRIORITY

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

We are looking for volunteers who can take on various high priority landscaping projects that need to be completed on or in advance of Opening Day. There are other lower priority landscaping and projects required to maintain the grounds. Projects…Find Out More

LOW PRIORITY: Grounds & Landscaping

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

We are looking for volunteers who can take on several Landscaping and Groundskeeping projects. Even though these are some of the lower priority projects, they should be completed on Opening Day or soon after. Projects include: Move picnic tables out…Find Out More

Floats & Docks

When: TBD Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

We are looking for volunteers who can help Adam Garcia with the with projects related to Floats & Docks. Please contact Adam Garcia at adam.garcia@gmail to volunteer. Projects include: Check all floats for boards to replace or repair Check planks…Find Out More

ONGOING MAINTENANCE: Beach Cleanup

When: This is an ongoing effort throughout the summer by any and all who volunteer. Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Removing the organic debris from sand is an ongoing effort that we must all participate in especially as the summer heats up. While not an organized effort, we just ask that if you spot some grass, clumps of algae or…Find Out More

ONGOING LANDSCAPING: Trim the Trees Along The Road

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 4

The trees along the road are always in need of trimming, especially the smaller trees and branches where the road turns a corner to improve visibility. This will require the following tools or equipment: Work Gloves, Yard Tools, Clippers, etc.…Find Out More

CLEANING: Stow Cleaning Supplies in the Junior Clubhouse

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 2

We are looking for 2 volunteers who will store cleaning supplies out of kids’ reach on the shelf above the bathroom sink. This will require the following tools or equipment: Sanitary Gloves. Please coordinate with Bosun Mik Morrison directly for…Find Out More

GROUP PROJECT: Clean the Senior Clubhouse Gutters

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 4

We are looking for 4 volunteers who will clean pine needles out of gutters (ladder behind the junior clubhouse). This will require the following tools or equipment: Ladder, Gloves, Buckets, Broom, Bin for Leaves to Compost. Please coordinate with Bosun…Find Out More

MAINTENANCE: Bring out the Beach Toys

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 2

We are looking for 4 volunteers who will fetch the chairs and toys from the Junior Clubhouse and behind the Bates shed. Please coordinate with Bosun Mik Morrison directly for the tools and equipment needed to complete this project. If…Find Out More

CLEANING: Clean the Lockers in the Junior Clubhouse

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 2

We are looking for 2 volunteers who will clean out unassigned lockers so they can be ready to rent. This will require the following tools or equipment: N/A. Please coordinate with Bosun Mik Morrison directly for the tools and equipment…Find Out More

SMALL GROUP PROJECT: Move the Optis

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 5

We are looking for 4 or 6 volunteers who will bring optis to the end of the boat racks. This will require the following tools or equipment: Work Gloves. Please coordinate with Bosun Mik Morrison directly for the tools and…Find Out More

CLEANING: Pack Contents of the Kitchen

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 2

We are looking for 2 volunteers to pack up the kitchen contents into boxes. This includes all plates, glasses, silverware, serving utensils. Leaving only disposable paper goods and plastic cups. This will require the following tools or equipment: Boxes, Tape…Find Out More

CLEANING: Clean the Bathroom in the Senior Clubhouse

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 2

We are looking for 2 volunteers who will clean toilets, sinks, surfaces in the senior clubhouse This will require the following tools or equipment: Cleaning supplies, Sanitary Gloves. Please coordinate with Bosun Mik Morrison directly for the tools and equipment…Find Out More

CLEANING: Sweep & Mop the Senior Clubhouse Main Room

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 2

We are looking for 2 volunteers who will sweep and mop floors in club house. This will require the following tools or equipment: Mops, Brooms, Cleaning Supplies. Please coordinate with Bosun Mik Morrison directly for the tools and equipment needed…Find Out More

CLEANING: Clean the Small Room in the Junior Clubhouse

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 1

We are looking for 2 volunteers who will clean out small room so it can be used as a changing room. This will require the following tools or equipment: Work Gloves, Garbage Bags. Please coordinate with Bosun Mik Morrison directly…Find Out More

CLEANING: Clean the Junior Clubhouse Bathroom

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 1

We are looking for 2 volunteers who will clean the junior clubhouse bathroom. This will require the following tools or equipment: Cleaning supplies, Sanitary Gloves. Please coordinate with Bosun Mik Morrison directly for the tools and equipment needed to complete…Find Out More

GROUP PROJECT: Set Up Tables on the Club Grounds

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 5

We are looking for 4 or 6 (or more) volunteers who will move picnic tables out from under pines. Once moved, touch up the stain as needed. This will require the following tools or equipment: Work Gloves, Brushes, Stain. Please…Find Out More

LANDSCAPING: Weed-Whacking Around the Boats

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 3

We are looking for 2 or 3 volunteers who will weed-whack around kayaks and boats. This will require the following tools or equipment: Weedwacker, Eye & Ear Protection, Work Gloves. Please coordinate with Bosun Mik Morrison directly for the tools…Find Out More

LANDSCAPING: Beach Edgescaping Along the Water & On the Beach

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 2

We are looking for 2 volunteers who will remove any grass from edges of the beach. This will require the following tools or equipment: Edger (optional), Garden Tools, Work Gloves. Please coordinate with Bosun Mik Morrison directly for the tools…Find Out More

LANDSCAPING: Rake Sand on the Beach

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 2

We are looking for 2 volunteers who will rake beach with new sand rake once all the other beach cleanup tasks are complete. This will require the following tools or equipment: Sand Rake. Please coordinate with Bosun Mik Morrison directly…Find Out More

CLEANING: Boat & Kayaks Projects: Clean the Dinghy

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 1

We are looking for 2 volunteers who will scrub dinghy and launch with bleach and soap, tie down oars, outfit with bailer, etc. This will require the following tools or equipment: Cleaning Supplies, Gloves, Items Listed for Project. Please coordinate…Find Out More

GARDENING: Plantings in Window Boxes at the Senior Clubhouse

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 2

We are looking for 2 volunteers who will put plants in the window boxes. This will require basic gardening skills the following tools or equipment: Gardening Tools, Garden Soil, Plants/Flowers, Watering Can. Please coordinate with Bosun Mik Morrison directly for…Find Out More

SMALL GROUP PROJECT: Move the Dinghy

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 6

We are looking for 4 to 6 volunteers who will bring dinghy and tpyc launch to beach, for launching later. This will require the following tools or equipment: Work Gloves. Please coordinate with Bosun Mik Morrison directly for the tools…Find Out More

MAINTENANCE: Install Light Globes at Senior Clubhouse Exterior

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 2

We are looking for 2 volunteers who will install globes and bulbs on outside lights (use the short flat head screwdriver from the Bosun’s shed). This will require the following tools or equipment: Ladder, Screwdriver. Please coordinate with Bosun Mik…Find Out More

MAINTENANCE: Boat & Kayaks Projects: Wax FJ Masts

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 4

We are looking for 4 volunteers who will wax FJ masts with liquid wax and a rag. This will require the following tools or equipment: Wax, Rags, Gloves. Please coordinate with Bosun Mik Morrison directly for the tools and equipment…Find Out More

MAINTENANCE: Power Wash Clubhouse Deck

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 2

We are looking for 2 volunteers who will power wash the deck around front of clubhouse. This will require the following tools or equipment: Power Washer, Detergent, Waterproof Gloves, Eye & Ear protection. Please coordinate with Bosun Mik Morrison directly…Find Out More

MAINTENANCE: Floats & Docks Projects: Inspect the Wooden Floats

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 2

We are looking for 2 volunteers who will check all floats for boards to replace or repair. This will require the following tools or equipment: Please coordinate with Bosun Mik Morrison directly for the tools and equipment needed to complete…Find Out More

MAINTENANCE: Paint the Porch of the Senior Clubhouse

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 1

We are looking for 2 volunteers who will paint outside the deck of the screen porch. This will require the following tools or equipment: Painting Supplies, Paint, Tarps. Please coordinate with Bosun Mik Morrison directly for the tools and equipment…Find Out More

MAINTENANCE: Floats & Docks Projects: Inspect the Aluminum Floats

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 2

We are looking for 2 volunteers who will check planks on aluminum-framed float for replacement. Please coordinate with Bosun Mik Morrison directly for the tools and equipment needed to complete this project. If required by the project, please bring appropriate…Find Out More

MAINTENANCE: Pound Some Nails into the Senior Clubhouse Deck

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 1

We are looking for 2 volunteers who will hammer in deck nails (that need it), then clean up any debris created by the project. This will require the following tools or equipment: Hammer Gloves, Eye Protection. Please coordinate with Bosun…Find Out More

GROUP PROJECT: Place Floats

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 8

We are looking for several volunteers who will move floats into place. Please coordinate with Bosun Mik Morrison directly for the tools and equipment needed to complete this project. If required by the project, please bring appropriate gloves (sanitary or…Find Out More

CLEANING: Fill the Kitchen Shelves

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 2

We are looking for 2 volunteers who will move kitchen shelf contents out of drawers. This will require the following tools or equipment: Gloves. This task should be combined with Clean out the Kitchen Drawers. Please coordinate with Bosun Mik…Find Out More

GROUP PROJECT: Launch Docks

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

We are looking for Many Volunteers volunteers who will main dock will be launched at a later date. Please coordinate with Bosun Mik Morrison directly for the tools and equipment needed to complete this project. If required by the project,…Find Out More

CLEANING: Inventory Supplies in the Senior Clubhouse Kitchen

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 1

We are looking for 2 volunteers who will inventory paper & plastic supplies. Use list in the sleeve inside the cabinet door and determine what we need to purchase. This will require the following tools or equipment: Sanitary Gloves. Please…Find Out More

CLEANING: Start the Fridge in the Senior Clubhouse Kitchen

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 2

We are looking for 2 volunteers who will plug in refrigerator (in closet behind), then turn on low. Add a few gallons of water for efficiency if available. This will require the following tools or equipment: Empty 1 Gallon Water…Find Out More

MAINTENANCE: Set Up the Ping Pong Table the Junior Clubhouse

When: May 21, 2022 – TPYC Opening Day Open Volunteer Spots: 2

We are looking for 2 volunteers who will set up the ping pong table. This will require the following tools or equipment: N/A. Please coordinate with Bosun Mik Morrison directly for the tools and equipment needed to complete this project.…Find Out More