March 3, 2017

Ships store – March – 2017

We have just completed our end of the year inventory.  Ship’s Store is brimming with goods from sweat shirts to hats to trailer hitch covers to t-shirts. Please look through the catalog on Ship’s Store link on the ECSC webpage, find the ECSC item of your dreams and make a purchase.  Remember every dollar that you spend on these goods goes to benefit the club. So you get to look good while doing good. 

Les Miller,

Ship's store

February 1, 2017

Ship’s Store February 2017

The Ship's Store is moving ahead with finding a vendor that will take customer's orders directly through the internet and ship the goods directly to you. This system has many advantages to our current system and is used at many sailing clubs through the country. The Benefits include:
  • Eliminating the Club as a middleman.  We will just provide the service linked from our website.
  • Providing an expanded range of goods, sizes and styles.
  • Creating the opportunity for custom embroidery (sail # or boat name) in addition to our beloved ECSC logos.
  • Preventing the accumulation of out-dated old inventory sold at a loss to the club.
In the meantime, there is a great deal of leftover inventory from previous years including tow hitch covers, burgees, coasters, shirts, jackets, caps and more.  Since ECSC has already paid for this inventory, 100% of what you pay will go to the Club for our use.  So, all of you shop-a-holics need to go to the Ship’s Store on the ECSC website and start placing your orders.  Check out the web page catalog and buy key chains, patches, caps, etc. You will be getting snazzy ECSC stuff and helping out the Club.  Click Here for a Link to our Web Catalog Ship's Store Les Miller
January 9, 2017

Ships Store January 2017

Ship’s Store,   As noted in the December Tell Tales, significant changes are afoot for the Ship’s Store.  We are anticipating a change in how ECSC merchandise is bought.    Al Wilkins has done a great job of getting the best pricing for the merchandise ordered in anticipated quantities and handling their sales, particularly at club events. Going forward, it is our intention to handle club merchandise in the same manner as other sailing clubs.  We will have an arrangement with a vendor that will have our logo to apply to any item ordered by an individual.  You will go to that vendor’s website and order your T-shirt, hat, etc.  in various colors, pay for it online and have the merchandise shipped directly to you.  As we transition to the new approach, we will no longer order new inventory.  The existing inventory will be sold at a yet to be determined discount. More details to come soon.   Thanks,   Les Miller, Ship's Store
December 2, 2016

From Ships Store –

Hello ECSC Members, I have been elected to the Board of Directors and have accepted (read - arm twisted) heading up the Ship’s Store.  I need to learn more about its current operations (my predecessor is giving me good info) before making changes to its operation; nevertheless, Larry has talked to me about the possibility of our outsourcing the process as many other sailing clubs do.  Nothing is confirmed; I need to do some more exploring.  Keep your eyes on this bat channel. If anyone has thoughts for the Store feel free to email me – lmilleriyps@gmail.com or talk to me at the club.

 For those of you that don't know me, I first sailed on a family owned Penguin (11’ wooden boat) around 10 years old. After that, I sailed a Hobie 16’, Jim Lloyd’s Racy Lady (I witnessed the wooden mast breaking that is still celebrated with our club's broken mast award.) and several larger boats on Lake Michigan. This my second year with the club; I appreciate the way everyone (except Kenny, of course ...haha) has made my wife, Amy, and me feel right at home.