EABC at OBYC
On July 14, French Bastille Day, the six month old, rapidly growing European American Business Club in Nassau County, held its July meeting at the Oyster Bay Yacht Club Facilities. The Club, founded last January by Helmut Albrecht and Tim Burningham, has quickly grown into more than 60 members and some 40 members showed up, inspite of summer vacations.
Introduced by Tim Burningham, Oyster Bay developer Marc Footlik was the opening speaker at the very informal event. With a quick look at the past of Oyster Bay Harbour and an analysis of the current status, Marc pointed out that Oyster Bay is now set for the next development of the “islands” on the 900 acre property, that once was a true Southern Plantation.
While driving towards the marina and yachtclub facilities, the guests had already experienced a slight whiff of asphalt, since just one day earlier, the roads and traffic circles in the new Cottages development had been paved. According to developer Footlik, pre-construction pricing is fabulously attractive and sales should commence early this fall. In the meantime they are closing out the first phase lots in what is typically called Waterway Oaks with a combo sale of $199,999 for a lot and a marina slip, with 3 years developer financing at 3%.
Following Marc Footlik, EABC member and Treasurer Caroline Bloechlinger, a Swiss native, gave an explanation of today’s marketing challenges, aided by historical footnotes on National Holidays from across the globe.
Closing the “official” part of the meeting, Mr. Burningham presented an Orange mini soccer ball to Han Ramakers, publisher of SearchAmelia.com in recognition of the fact that the Dutch team made it into the finals of the World Cup Soccer, recently played in South Africa. After that the networking continued with an amazing set of overheard topics.
All agreed that meetings like these are strongly recommended for exposure of the beautiful Clubhouse facilities and amenities.