A Shirt Story

Think your Season of the Dog shirt is pretty pawesome?  Take a quick peek at how the shirts came to be.

Start with art.  The shirt artwork was generously contributed by friend of the club Jason Keam.  A Long Beach native, Jason is an illustrator, animator and a dog enthusiast, obvsly.

Jason Keam’s Neopolitan Dogs: Mural Painting

With the design done, our good pals at Let’s Print LA were up next. Operating right here in Highland Park under the direction of long-time Yacht Club collaborator Rene Perez, these screen printing pros are on top of their game.

End results:  best in show.

The Wheel gets around…

Each Yacht Club season ends with one team hoisting their league’s Captain’s Wheel.  Then, like the Stanley Cup, each player is entitled to their alone time with The Wheel.  Over the years, The Wheel has been a lot of places and seen a lot of things, some it would like to forget.

Our winter winners seem to be doing a particularly good job of living their best Wheel life.

Here are Pamela from NoHo, Katie from Highland Park and Danielle from the Venice doing it right.

Where will you take The Wheel?

Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.
Cursed no more, The Wheel goes to Wrigley Field
Nailed it.

Westwood Beautification Tree Planting

In 2017 Westwood Park, (home to our Westwood dodgeball league), lost several trees due to bark beetle infestations. We’re looking to replenish the lost greenery and are looking for monetary donations to purchase new trees and volunteers to help plant them. 

How it works:

Donate: A donation of $100 will go toward the purchase, planting, and routine care of 1 tree at Westwood Recreation Center. Our goal is 12 trees.

Volunteer:  If you’d like to volunteer in helping ERYC care for the trees, email nicole@theyachtclub.org for details on dates/times.

Make a tree donation here:

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FAQ:

How does the tree donation work?
Your donation will go toward the purchase, planting, and routine care of your tree. Additionally, your donation, you or your recipient will receive:

  • A Framed Eagle Rock Yacht Club “California Love” Poster
  • A Tree Certificate with a personal message
  • Photos and information about the tree and its location

What types of trees are being planted? 

  • Fern Pine
  • Texas Red Oak
  • Pink Trumpet Tree

a friendly reminder

Since its first dodgeball was thrown, the Eagle Rock Yacht Club has steadfast by the expression “don’t be a dick”

More than just a simple slogan or motto, it’s our Golden Rule, Declaration of Independence, and Ten Commandments all rolled into one. We deal with dicks everyday in our non-dodgeball lives, from the seemingly oblivious grocery store line-cutter to the loudest-honking freeway speedster, and sometimes even straddle the dick-line ourselves. Though for the short time every week when we gather to run around a rec center and throw rubber balls at each other, there are no dicks allowed. Leave your dickishness at the door. Vamonos, el dicko.

What qualifies a person as being a dick anyway? Of course, the forceful flinger who manages to blast every face on the opposing team with a single dodgeball and no apology is clearly the dictionary definition of a dick. But there’s subtle dickery afoot as well. For instance, it’s possible to let someone know a ball grazed their shoulder without instigating a cross-court shouting fest, right?

But don’t get us wrong, all of this dick talk Should in no way threaten or hinder the competitive spirit. However, the cocky swagger of an aggressive pro dodgeballer shouldn’t impress anyone in the Yacht Club. After all, when all is said and done we’re still playing a children’s game here, we aren’t curing diseases with every catch, and nuclear weapons won’t go off if we lose, and we’ve moved past their level of maturity where it’s acceptable to use words like “dick.”

If there’s ever a question as to how to handle a dispute during dodgeball, remember that, at the end of the day, it’s only dodgeball.

So whether it be on the court, in the car or at a business meeting, keep calm, let the trivial stuff slide, and, you guessed it, don’t be a dick.

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