A CLUB WITHIN A CLUB
The First Mates
Club is an active ladies’
organization within our larger Club.
They welcome all spouses and significant others of NCYC members.
The group is committed to
building enduring friendships and promoting fundraising activities for their
organization, the NCYC in general, and the community-at-large through
The fund-raising begins with
the Island’s dockside Boatique which is
operated by the First Mates every weekend during the summer months. Club members and guests can buy NCYC
logo-wear, simple boat necessities, even coffee and donuts.
Other fundraising events
Spring Fashion Show
Steak Dinner for
Labor Day Dinner
Over the years, the First
Mates have sponsored guest speakers, First Mates’ cookbooks and other
activities. They are always on the
lookout for new fundraising opportunities.
Revenues from these events
fund NCYC gardens and landscaping, youth activities and facility improvements,
including a recent contribution to the construction of a new seawall.
The First Mates are currently
raising money to improve our East
Harbor entrance and the
second floor of our historic Clubhouse.
Perhaps most importantly,
funds raised by the First Mates have also benefited the Wigs 4 Kids, Guida’s Club
and the Ronald McDonald House
charities to name just a few.