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Annual Meeting October 12 at 2:00 PM

The annual meeting of the Colington Harbour Yacht and Racquet Club will be held on October 12 at 1:00 PM at the Clubhouse.
Please try to attend.   If you can’t please send in your proxy so we can have a quorum.

Newsletter – Winter 2019

It has been an incredibly busy four months!

Our Thursday Bingo Nights have been a great way to have fun and get to know your neighbors! Bingo sessions will resume again in the Spring. Check the CHY&RC Facebook page and message bulletin board at the gate for updates.

Pool Covered
On a drizzly October 13, ten volunteers helped to cover the CH pool until summer returns. A big thanks to Sue & Neil Schaming, Pat Card, Susie McIntyre Hinson, Lee Hinson, Joe Luluk, Steve & Barbara Ornstein, Donna Price, and John Collins for the help! The pool will reopen on Saturday, May 25.

John Collins’ Birthday Celebration
We celebrated John’s 80th birthday, complete with a family surprise visit, in October, to thank him for his dedication in maintaining the quality of our pool.

Exercise Classes
Join us for exercise, with a focus on flexibility and balance, led by Erin Murphy. Tuesdays & Thursdays – 10:00-11:00 am in the Clubhouse. Recommended $5.00 donation. No classes during Christmas Week.

Turkey Shoot & Thanksgiving Dinner
Turkey Shoot Target winners: Fritz, Doug, Paula, Dave, & Carol. We had 35 people join us for a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner, provided by Chef Keith Fanning.

Christmas Dinner
We had 63 members attend our annual Christmas Dinner on December 8 – one of the largest crowds ever!. Chef Keith Fanning, assisted by his wife, Meryl, created a fabulous meal for all! A 50/50 Raffle was held, as well as raffles for poinsettias & Christmas ferns.

January 1st
New Year’s Day Social – 1:00-5:00 pm
January 12th & 26th
Social Hours 6:00 pm
February 3rd
Super Bowl Sunday Social – 5:00 pm
February 9rd
Valentine’s Day Dinner.

Please check out our Facebook Page and CHA
bulletin board at the gate for updates .

Newsletter – Fall 2018


Our 50th anniversary celebration pig pickin’ was a wonderful success! Thanks to all who attended, and those who helped to organize the event. It was the perfect kick-off to a wonderful summer full of activities for our members.


Pool membership this year was over 480 families and growing! Thanks to Jane, Kim, Fran, Parker, Makaiya, John, Dianna, Terri, and Steve for keeping all of us safe this summer. Thanks to John, our CPO, and Donna, for keeping the pool clean. Teen Night was a big success – over 50 kids participated.


Once again, we had a summer full of great exercise, fun, and a delicious luncheon to thank our wonderful water aerobics instructors. Many thanks to our instructors: Jane Kashuba, Hunter Will, Val Morton, and Erin Murphy, and to Tracey, Karin, and Sue, for coordinating the luncheon.


For the 2nd year, we offered members a chance to enjoy the pool a bit later (open until 8 pm on Fridays), get together with friends & family, or to meet new neighbors while enjoying a burger ($4) or hot dog ($3) plate
(including fixings, chips, beverage, and dessert). We were thrilled to have a great turnout each week – with
our last Burger Night feeding over 75 people! Thanks to Fran & John Collins for the idea to create this opportunity for families and friends to enjoy a meal together! Thanks to Paul, John, Steve, & David – our grillers, to Fran, Barbara, Jane, Corky, & Karin – for set up & prep, and to those who donated desserts.
Hope you will plan to join us next summer!

Come join us for Thursday Night Bingo (6-9 pm) at the Clubhouse! Members can play ten games for $10. Prizes are awarded to winners. Many thanks to Pat and Jane, our Bingo callers.  We’ve had a great
turnout all summer, and hope to see you on a Thursday evening this year!


An aerobics class will be offered to members at the Clubhouse, beginning the end of September. Cost will be a donation – $5/class is recommended. Please watch the Announcement Board for times.


ANNUAL MEETING – October 13th @ 1:00 pm

SOCIAL HOUR – October 13th at 6:00 pm
Members should bring an appetizer, covered dish, or dessert. BYOB.

October 17th (Wednesday) at 6:00 pm
80th Birthday Party for our treasurer, and dedicated pool operations supervisor, John Collins

November 17th at 3:00 pm – Turkey Shoot

November 17th at 5:00 pm – Harvest Dinner
Chef: Keith Fanning
Reservations for the dinner are required. Call the Clubhouse by 11/9

December 1st – Tree Trimming- 6:00 pm

December 8th – Christmas/Holiday Dinner – 5:00 pm
Check the Announcement Board for details.


Newsletter-Summer 2018


A big thanks to all involved in making our 50th anniversary celebration so special!
It was a great turnout of many members, and a chance to welcome new ones.
Congrats to April Gizzi, winner of the Free CHY&RC Membership for 2019!

Summer is now in full swing! Hope that you are enjoying the wonderful
CHY&RC pool and facilities.

11:00 am – 7:00 pm – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday
11:00 am – 8:00 pm – Fridays
Noon – 7:00 pm – Sundays

Friday Burger Nights are back!
Burgers – $4; Hot dogs – $3. Includes all fixings, chips and beverage
from 6:00-7:00 pm.

Water Aerobics
Monday – Friday at 11:00 am.

Guests must be visitors, and may not be residents of Colington Harbour.

Yoga Classes
Clubhouse (fee based on attendance)
5:30 pm – Monday & Thursday

Tennis Courts
Available to members and guests. You can buy a key at the CHA office for $3.00,
or pick up a loaner key at the pool.

Check out our  Facebook Page or watch our bulletin board at the Harbour exit
for info on  our social hours and dinners.

Membership Questions: Fran Collins – 252-480-0955
Clubhouse Rentals – Jane Wirth -252-305-2153
Forms & other information about rentals can be found at

Newsletter – Spring 2018

50th Anniversary Celebration

CHY&RC will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on Saturday, May 26th – the official opening of the pool for Summer 2018! The pool opens, and festivities begin at 11:00 am. We will be celebrating with a pig pickin’, DJ, and activities (cornhole, face painting, etc.) for members and their families. Volunteers are needed to help with the pig pickin’ and children’s activities.    Members are asked to please bring a covered dish or dessert to share.
We will also be selling t-shirts to celebrate this milestone.

Membership Information

“Welcome Back!” letters will be mailed to current members in April. Membership fees are due June 1, 2018. For information on joining CHY&RC, please visit our website:

2018 Improvements

We have had a busy year, with several improvements:
• Cement work completed around the pool area
• Decks being repainted
• Replaced the entire filtration system with new pump and filters.

Help Needed

Pool Cover:
We will be needing help to remove the pool cover.
Please check the CHY&RC Board, as well as our Facebook page for date and times.

Contact Fran, 252-480-0955

Pool Hours

M, T, W, Th, Sat – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday – 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday – Noon – 7:00 pm
Friday Burger Nights will continue this summer, weather permitting.


Water Aerobics
10:00 am – Days to be determined – Watch CHY&RC Board and Facebook.

Mondays & Thursdays – See for fee and contact information.

Saturday Social Hours

Thanks to Meryl & Keith Fanning for a wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner!
Check the CHY&RC Board and Facebook page for future dates.

Bulletin Board At The Front Gate

Please watch the bulletin board at the front gate for notices posted for Social Hours on Saturdays, Club Dinners, and any other events that are going to be available.

Renew Your Membership Now !!!!

It’s time to renew your CHY&RC membership for the 2017 season.
Please click on the form below and send it in with your payment.

CHY&RC Membership Renewal Form