November 3, 2018

Commodore November 2018

My year as ECSC’s Commodore has come to an end!  At times it seemed it would last forever but, now that it is done, it seemed like time just flew by.  I was very fortunate to have the support of a great Board of Directors, dedicated committees, and wonderful officers this year.  Many thanks to all of you! I believe we accomplished many great projects for our club. The Grounds Committee had another productive year maintaining the grounds and implementing improvement projects.  Those could not have been completed without the great volunteer efforts we receive from our valued members. The Race Committee did a super job putting on a first-class race program at ECSC and representing us at several away regattas.  Once again, Safety and Education did a tremendous job with our juniors’ program.  Thanks to their efforts and the fantastic junior sailors we have, we continue to boast one of the best juniors’ programs in the “ILYA.”  Social Committee put on one superb event after the other! Those events don’t happen without huge volunteer efforts for hosting, planning, and executing each event, not to mention the time cleaning up afterwards!  Membership did a marvelous job as always with organizing our dues process and informing new members all about our beloved ECSC club.  This year the Ship’s Store sailed into the digital era by moving the store “offshore” and online. Our Harbormaster has done a fantastic job with our docks and in cleaning up and organizing the boat parking areas!  The docks require non-stop upkeep (another huge ongoing volunteer effort), and I thank everyone who has participated in helping out! Our beautiful club needs our support by each and every one of us doing our very best to keep our boats clean and the areas around them free of debris and clutter.  Publicity has had their hands full this year, too! Aside from maintaining our website and putting out the monthly newsletter, they have had their hands full battling the hacking attempts that tried to scam our membership! Great job on that! They also did a fantastic job getting notifications out to our members for key messages and updates.  I would like to thank everyone on my amazing team for their hard work and support this year! I am grateful for each and every one of you for all your selfless efforts and valuable time and talent!  It was a pleasure to work with all of you as Commodore this past season, and I hope to see you all at the Final Bash!   P.S.   For those of you that still have your boats in the water, I highly recommend everyone keep an eye on how much water they have at their respective dock so they don’t get left high and dry. The water levels can be monitored at this link: Eagle Creek Water Level  . Thanks Mark Walker Soon-to-be Past Commodore  
November 3, 2018

Social – November 2018

Sadly, the season is coming to a close.  The Hornback Chili Cookoff was a great success under Jennifer Curtis and crew’s leadership!  I hear it was difficult to determine the winner as all the entries were scrumptious!  Our Final Bash will be held on November 3rd, at Rick’s Boatyard.  By now you should have RSVP’d to Nick Mates who is heading the planning committee for our last shindig of the season!   We are already planning out next season’s schedule as we will be celebrating the Sail Club’s 50th Anniversary!  Be on the lookout for the schedule with your annual registration packet!  In our efforts to increase social event participation and volunteerism, we will be making some changes to the dates and times of events.  As always, if you have any questions and/or suggestions, please do not hesitate to email social@ecsail.org.   A big THANK YOU to all who made 2018 a big success!     Vickie
November 3, 2018

Harbormaster – November 2018

November is here and cold weather is upon us.  Some people are battening down the hatches to ride out the winter and other people are looking for that last day of Nirvana on the lake.  I’ve heard from a lot of you about parking this year and I know it’s already a pretty full sailing club. This is something that we will be addressing for next winter. Next year we will have both assigned parking for summer dry sailors and winter storage. Parking, like the docks will be assigned based on seniority. We also have the paperwork from years ago on assigned parking so if you put your boat in the same spot year after year you will not be losing that spot. Last but not least, as always I still have plenty of jobs (both large and small) around the club that need to be done.Remember to contact me if you need or want to get work credit hours. Dennis Robertson (317)339-7371
November 3, 2018

Racing November 2018

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November 3, 2018

Membership – November 2018

Welcome to EJ Williams, a legacy member sailing ‘It Sails Too’, a Catalina 25 that’s been around the club for some time.  EJ will be accompanied by Rachel Terrell in his sailing endeavors. It’s that time of year and we will be mailing Annual Dues statements the end of January, 2019.  So please notify us if there have been any changes in your mailing address.  If you’ve had changes, please also go to our website, log in, go to the Members page and update your personal information on the Member Listing. For those of you who are snowbirds and will be leaving us early in January, you will receive your statements within the next week or so. As always, 2019 dues, slip and winter storage fees will be due 2/28/19.  If you had a permanent slip in 2018, it is necessary that you meet this deadline if you wish to retain your present slip. Jane Schmidt    Christy Merriman
November 3, 2018

Safety and Education November 2018

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November 3, 2018

Ship’s Store – November 2018

    Ship’s Store THE BURGEES ARE IN! The Ship’s Store has purchased 30 burgees + received an additional 15 free burgees  from our usual burgee vendor, Prestige Flag. They are in stock.  They will be available for purchase at the Final Bash.  You can also contact the Ship’s Store at any time. The cost to you is what the club paid the vendor – $10.00 each.  This is a bargain. You may, of course, tip the Ship’s Store Manager with additional roast beef at the Bash.   With the holidays coming up, reward your favorite sailor, first mate or ??? with authentic ECSC logo items from Coral Reef Sailing Apparel.  Any clothing item they sell can have the logo put on.  Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.   Ship’s Store Click here to access the Ship’s Store Please check out this link monthly for specials.  
November 3, 2018

Publicity – Grounds Committee November 2018

Fall Work Party Coming The last main activity for the Grounds Committee will be the fall work party where we close up the club for the winter.  We have a lot of tasks to do including: Winterize the bathrooms and the power washer. Stack the picnic tables in the upper shelter. Rake leaves. General club cleanup and maintenance items. Clean up the grills. Clean out the fire pit. Miscellaneous painting Remove the RC boats and boat lift We will need several people to bring their hand tools, rakes, shovels, etc.  The work party will be this Saturday November 3 starting at 8:30.  This is your last chance to get work credits to apply to next year’s membership dues.