The Newton Yacht Club has a long tradition of service to the community and has always been active in supporting many aspects of recreational boating. The members of the Newton Yacht Club host a number of community events each year, contributing their time and the use of the facilities to introduce others to the beautiful Charles River area. Below are just a few of the community events the NYC has been involved with.
New England Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (NEPVA): What better way for the Newton Yacht Club to show support for the paralyzed veterans than to host their annual fishing tournament! Starting before the sun rises, the men and women of the NEPVA are loaded into boats by the Nam Knights and head out on the Charles river for a day of fishing and return to an awards ceremony and cookout.
The NYC held their annual fishing tournament on June 11th 2016 to benefit the NEPVA and donated over $1500 to their cause. Many NYC members made generous donations to support this great organization!
Boating Safety Course: Every year in May, the Newton Yacht Club welcomes the public for Boat Massachusetts boating safety hosted by the Massachusetts Environmental Police and is a very well attended event. Participants attend the 10-12 hour (typically 2 hour classes spread over 5-6 weeknights) course and finish with a short exam to receive their certification.
Walk For Hunger: The Newton Yacht Club hosted and sponsored checkpoint #5 until the walk was rerouted in 20XX. For over XX years, the members and their families stamped the sheets of thousands of walkers who participated in the annual event that helped raised money and awareness for hunger relief.
The Perkins School: The Perkins Cruise is a heartwarming annual event at the Newton Yacht Club. Club members take students and counselors for a Charles River cruise up the Charles and return to a wonderful cookout. The smiles and excitement on the students faces is always a very rewarding feeling.