Hello Eagle Creekers,
We have a few big jobs ahead of us this Spring and hopefully they can get started at the club opening work-party. Below are three of the majors projects ahead of us.
Any and all help with these projects will be greatly appreciated and make the club more user friendly.
Anyone with an unmarked dinghy or kayak at the club must remember to put current stickers on your boat. As I mentioned in last months article those unidentifiable boats will be going away this Spring.
Don't forget, during Winter you need to come out to the club on a regular basis to check on your boat. Many tarps get filled with snow/water or get blown off entirely. It is up to you to protect your property.
One last thing, when coming out to the club in the Winter I would suggest locking the gate back up as you enter. This will keep unwanted guests from entering the club and shorten your time checking on your boat. Always lock the gate when leaving.
The season starts with the Geist Spring Laser Regatta, where valuable experience is gained through racing against some of the best Laser sailors in the Midwest. This is typically a great season starter and the first time on the water in competition. This April regatta provides our team with great early season training while they wait for the first I-LYA Junior Regatta in June at Berlin Sailing Club. The season quickly gets busy in June with six regattas in the month! Mentor Harbor, Sandusky, Edgewater, and North Cape. Many miles are going to get put on the tow vehicles that month! July consists of three regattas with one of them being I-LYA Junior bay week. The I-LYA Junior season ends with two regattas in August at Hoover and Erie. In September, we will go to Lake Lemon for the Lake Lemon Regatta. This has become traditionally the last outing for the Juniors, and is always loads of fun.
The summer sailing camp plans are nearly finalized. The camps are scheduled for the week of June 19-23 and June 26-30th. The registration forms should be on-line shortly. Stay Tuned to the Sail Camp Page for more information. I was hoping to have them up by now, but ran into a little snag.
Safety and Education
MEMBERS URGED TO GET INVOLVED
Anytime there is a large organization there are complaints. Why are they doing that? They should be doing more! Can't we get better ------. Well, the answer doesn't lie in the above statements; it lies in your involvement.
The club is run by a relatively small segment of the membership. It is not run that way by choice. It is because all of the committees depend on volunteers. In order to have a better club YOU must participate. This is not the time to be bashful. Ask yourself, "what can I do to help". You don't have to be a professional. Just be willing to pitch in. Call any of the committee chairman listed on page two and volunteer your service. We can make this a very exciting and fun filled club if we all do what we can.
Very true words that were written 45 years ago! Seems to this current Telltales editor that these words apply not only to our lovely Sailing Club, but to many aspects of life... So, the only change I would make to the previous text is to bring it into the 21st century and suggest that you email your committee chairs if you can find the time to volunteer. Visit the Racing Page and sign up for Race committee duty. Come to the Race Meetings and Learn how to help the racing program. Email Kenny and volunteer for our many work projects and work parties planned for 2017. Contact our Social Chair and take on chairing a social event. These activities are not only fun, but you earn valuable work credits to apply to next years dues.While we are a private sailing club, we have always accepted all comers regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or even sailing ability. Follow a few of our basic rules, help out when you are able and you are welcome to enjoy the hidden gem that we call our oasis - Eagle Creek Sailing Club. Rick Graef Publicity
Hello ECSC members, followers and wanna-be's,
Somehow I managed to convince Geoff Endris to switch roles with me at the club for the upcoming season. I thought I pulled one over on him.....until I started learning about Mailchimp, and wordpress, and FTP, and ...well, you get the idea. So, as I prepare the November newsletter, I realize two very important things: 1) I have a lot to learn, and 2) ECSC owes Geoff Endris a BIG THANK YOU for the work he has done over the previous couple of years to enhance our club's profile and run the publicity department.
As for my plans for publicity, I would like to generate more media content on both our Facebook Page and our website. Our newsletter articles will also contain more media. So please forward any "appropriate" media to me at email@example.com . Also remember that our website should be your one stop shop for any and all information about our club.
As Publicity chair, I am responsible for sending out club email blasts and generally communicating with our membership. If you are not getting emails from the club, let me know at the above email, and I will try to rectify the situation.