FRC supports the Coalition to Save Annapolis

Sunday, July 21st: FRC members are encouraged to turn out for the City Council Meeting and Vote on Maritime Re-Zoning Ordinance 0-7-13 which would increase the limits on height and bulk for the Fawcetts Building next to the Fleet Reserve Club. The council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 25th at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers, City Hall, Second Floor, 160 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401.(directions)

Tuesday, June 25th: The Fleet Reserve Club of Annapolis hosted a press conference and rally to announce the Coalition to Save Annapolis. The Coalition is comprised of organizations, businesses and residents concerned about the potential negative effects of the City Dock Master Plan, and specifically the Annapolis City Council Ordinance O-7-13 which proposes to spot zone the Fawcett property adjacent to the FRC and to replace the traffic circle at City Dock with a "T" intersection.

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Coalition to Save Annapolis

Chairman's Message

By the time you read this, the new membership season will be in effect. Blue Key Cards, Parking Stickers and Boat Stickers will no longer be accepted. As of July 1, 2016 you must use the new orange colored cards and stickers. If you haven’t renewed your membership or cards and stickers, the preferred process is by mail. We do NOT keep regular hours in the membership office, however, we are in the office from time to time and will conduct your business on a time available basis as appropriate. If you prefer, when no one is in the membership office, you may submit your information (name, address, phone, etc.) on a piece of paper, place it in an envelope, along with whatever money is required, and slide it under the door and your request will be processed ASAP.

The next time you are in the club, please check out the new FRC sign on the back wall, above the deck. It took about 6 months and 3 or 4 designs (specifically the dimensions) to get it approved. Our original design was larger, but this size was what we were allowed. At any rate, I think it is really cool. Thanks to those members who were instrumental in getting this done, especially Gary VanNess and John Gough.

Thanks also to all of you members who keep referring your friends and family for membership in the FRC. We have been having large turnouts for our orientation nights and that is testimony of our reputation and your referrals. Basically, if you are a veteran (includes active duty) of any branch of the U. S. Military, you are eligible for membership in the FRC. Also, some relatives (direct lineage) of enlisted veterans from the U. S. Navy, Coast Guard or Marines are eligible for membership. Summer is really here now and the deck is rocking. See you at the club.

Respectfully, Lew Bearden
Chairman, Board of Governors

Manager's Message

Summer is in full swing and we are very busy on the weekends! Please keep in mind we try very hard to serve everybody in a timely fashion but waiting lists will need to happen and food orders may take a little longer at these peak times! We will limit food orders being taken on the upper deck from the bartenders at our discretion depending on the volume of orders in the kitchen. I know this sounds unfair but think of the people on the waiting list waiting to be seated and order or even the people that have been waiting and somebody cuts the line by ordering through a bartender and ends up eating before the people in line or have waited in line. This also adds to the workload on the kitchen as we are not set up to serve the upper deck in addition to the lower deck and bar lounge! We will serve on the upper deck when able! Thank you for your understanding!

Have a Happy & Safe Summer!

Sincerely, Brian Porter
General Manager