June 1, 2016

Memorial Day is upon us

Despite the cold, rainy weather, we had a great turnout for the Mother's Day brunch.  Big "Thank You" to Mike and Katie Smith for a job well done!  Tony Rice spent his time at the grill as the Smith's wingman. David Knapp is gearing up for our Memorial Day cook out.  The weather is expected to be beautiful and breezy.  First burger will be served at 3:30.  Get you sailing in early and dock in time for some grub.

Upcoming Events

  • Father's Day host - the Kidd family
  • Labor Day host - Jack and Candy Hale
  • Chili Cook Off host - Jennifer and Ryan Eastridge
  • Final Bash host - Nick Mates
Still seeking volunteers for the 4th of July and Lobster Fest! Vickie
June 1, 2016

June Projects Scheduled

Ahoy loyal Eagle Creekers, at this time we have rid ourselves of 4 abandoned boats with only ten to twelve to go. A big “Thank You” goes out to Dennis Robertson for all of his hard work getting these eyesores off of our property. It is a very lengthy legal process to track down the owners and get the boats removed. Dennis has a pretty good system defined and operational.

New Parking Lot Gravel (yea!)

For our big summer improvement project, we will be adding additional gravel to all parking areas. This will make the entire parking area look much nicer. We don’t do this very often as it is a huge undertaking and a huge expense, but it’s time. We will be laying new gravel throughout the month of June. Jack Hale will be on site moving stone and putting "make up" on the gravel so please be aware of his work. We obviously cannot do the entire parking area at once because of the boats, so we have to do it in stages. This means we have to move some boats around – some of which haven’t been moved in a number of years. If you find your boat has been moved, don’t worry. We’ll put it back after the gravel has been placed. That means you are going to see huge open areas where there used to be boats and/or trailers. Please do not rush in and put your boat/trailer there thinking you have snagged a “prime location.” If the area used to have boats and is now empty, that means it is an “improvement area” and we are going to do a “gravel drop” there soon, then put the boats back in their original locations. Keep in mind that we have assigned “dry” slips. If you cannot find an open place for your boat, please call me (Kenny Chapman) or Dennis Robertson and we will find you a place. Some boat trailers have hitch locks on them. Be advised that at some point, we will have to move your boat/trailer. If you have a lock on your trailer, we will call you so you can either move your boat or remove the lock so that we can move the boat. We don’t want to cut locks off of trailers, but we do need to get this done and we need to move boats to do it. We can’t afford to hold up an area because a locked trailer is in the way and we can’t contact the owner. So, if you have a lock on your trailer, please contact us to work with us.

Other June Projects (work credits available)

We have some other projects scheduled for June. We will be building a new shed for Safety & Education, building a boat rack for the Purdue sailing club boats, and we have more docks that need repair. So, if you have some building skills and want to earn some work credits, please contact Dennis or me. Volunteers make this club work, and we really appreciate everyone’s willingness to make the club look really nice. We should all be proud of our club. Please help keep it maintained by donating a Saturday to help with a work project. Kenny & Dennis  
June 1, 2016

Membership Directories Published

Welcome to new members!

  • Daniel and Jeanette Robertson and their daughter, Sarah,  of Indianapolis and sailing an O’Day 25 - Ghost  (Recently purchased from Darren and Tabitha Klem).
  • Andy and Kate McMillian from Avon sailing an S2 yacht - Cuba Libre  (Purchased from Duane Farris).  Andy, Kate and their 7 year old son, AJ, are looking forward to learning to sail on ‘Eagle Ocean’.

Welcome back to returning member:

  • John George of Indianapolis.

Please review your new orange 2016 Membership Booklet:

The new Membership Directory has been published.  Please review your entry to make sure the information is correct.  We already have some corrections to the directory.  Please send any corrections to Membership (use the web site contact page).  We will be sending out an email with all corrections later in the month. Ice chests - we have now gone back to locks that you open with your front gate key - ‘16’.  

New member orientation.

The next new member orientation will be in the upper shelter house on Sunday July 17th at 1:00.
June 1, 2016

Summer Camp Update

We still have some openings for the second week of sailing camp which is June 27-July1, but the first week is filled.  Camp is in a few weeks, so now is the time to get those last minute registrations turned in.  The staff is currently making preparations for a successful 2016 camp.  We are in need of several adults to be parent of the day during the school weeks.  It just involves sitting in the rib when the boats are on the water and being there if any adult assistance is needed from the camp staff, pretty low key stuff.  You will receive work credit for doing this. Please contact me at safety@ecsail.org if you are interested and we will get you on the calendar.

 Juniors Team racking up the wins!

ECSC Junior sailors have had two outings so far.  The first was at Leatherlips in Ohio, where Reagan Lessick finished first in Junior.  The second was at Lake Carlyle, Illinois where in big wind Jon Schwartz finished in first place, followed by Reagan Lessick in second place.   Way to represent ECSC Juniors!   We are also looking for young people interested in joining our Junior sailing program!  Send any interested parties my way.  
June 1, 2016

Ship’s Store in full swing!

Sailors, as many of you now know your ship store is in full swing.  You can purchase items at any of our Regatta dinners and/or social feasts.  There is also a great catalog on our new site for you to visit.  The catalog has detailed descriptions on all items stocked as well as how to acquire.  Check out your store.  This is the only place you can get a variety of items with your club’s logo.  The Burgee and Caps sale from Mother’s Day through the Mayor’s Cup Regatta is over.  We sold a bunch of caps but only one Burgee.  For the entire month of June the caps will remain on sale at 50% of the list price.  Yours for only $4.00 each.  Sail on!!  
June 1, 2016

Web site unleashed on unsuspecting ECSC members

Finally, after a lot of work and re-work, the new ECSC web site is live. 

You should have received an email with your login id and a separate one with your password.  Please log in as a member and take a look at the members-only content.  There is a video on the members-only page that shows how to use the member-only content. The new site has something for everyone and lots of places to put new content.  Last count, we had over 100 pages of content! We even have places for pictures.  Each Committee Head has a media gallery on the Committee's main page.  The main media gallery has links to all Committee galleries.  Currently, only committee heads can post pictures.  So, get with your Committee Head and get some pictures posted.  Later on, we'll work on letting everyone post pictures.  One step at a time...