Family, Youth, and Community
We provide and encourage activities for children and families throughout the year. Children at VYC have opportunities to learn a great deal about water safety and boating, and they are welcome to enjoy "fun-in-the-sun" with friends and family. During holiday celebrations throughout the year, there are many activities for the whole family to participate in and enjoy. In addition, VYC actively participates in the growth of the organizations listed below, just to name a few.
Venice Yacht Club Charitable Foundation (VYCCF) was created, and is a safe way for members, to help support important community charitable endeavors.
Venice Youth Boating Association (VYBA): The VYC is a proud supporter of the VYBA, which is a non-profit sailing organization that teaches our community youth responsibility, team-work, and boating safety while having fun on the water with their Learn to Sail Program.
VYCCF also supports a multitude of local community organizations and endevours to help our community members who are in need.
VYC is a great place to bring the whole family. We offer many special events just for the kids, such as Children's Easter, Children's Christmas Party, special kids events during the VYC July 4th Celebration, Memorial and Labor Day Weekends, and other special events just for our youth.
The Venice Yacht Club also supports the Toys for Tots program. Each year, VYC organizes a campaign to collect toys for needy families at Christmas time. Toys for Tots Statement: "The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help needy children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation's most valuable natural resources - our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future."
Love and Cookies is a Yacht Club tradition that began as a simple cookie exchange at the home of Donna Clafin. The exchange quickly became a very popular event and it was decided to donate the cookies to our local Hospice Care Recipients. We are proud to have participated in this event for over fifteen years.
The Relay For Life is a community event sponsored by the American Cancer Society. The goal of the relay is to bring together people to; increase awareness, honor survivors, remember those who are still fighting cancer and those who lost were to cancer, and raise money for continued research. The Venice Yacht Club is pleased to take part in this celebration of hope.
The Venice Yacht Club is one of many proud sponsors of the Venice Youth Boating Association (VYBA). As the VYBA mission statement states, they "teach beginning sailing and provide continuing education in sailing and racing techniques, always stressing sportsmanship, seamanship, and water safety, to reduce boating accidents and increase enjoyment of boating."