Membership May 2017 Welcome to new members Thomas Gannon and Alexander Mirkin of Indianapolis who will be subleasing a slip for the season. Also Will and Mary Hutchens of Indianapolis, sailing a Catalina 22 and who are presently on the wait list for a slip. 2017 Membership Booklets have been mailed and should already be in your hands or will be shortly. Please advise of any corrections by emailing: ecsc_membership @yahoo.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also remember that your current information is also listed on the website behind the secure membership tab – see Member Listing. Please check that listing for accuracy and make any appropriate updates. New Member Orientation meeting will be held on Sunday May 21 at 1:00 in the upper shelter house. This is open to all new members, any prospective members or anyone in the club wanting to know about ECSC. Christy does a great job of meeting, greeting and answering any questions a person might have. Jane Schmidt
Membership Welcome to new members, Phil and Aimee Rawlings who along with their daughters, Leah and Audrey, will be sailing a Catalina 22’ this summer at ECSC. This brings our total of new members since 1/1/17 to five. Our first New Member Orientation will be in the upper shelter at the club on Sunday, May 21st at 1:00. Membership information has been received from all of you. Our next step will be to pull all this together for the publishing of the annual membership booklet. This will be mailed directly to your home early in May, if not before. A PDF copy will also be placed in the Member section of our ECSC website. Jane Schmidt Membership Chair
We continue to welcome new members to our ECSC family. Matt and Carly Traub (former members and legacies on both sides of the family) are now living in Indy and sailing a J 24. Tony and Lori Portell of Indianapolis sailing a Catalina 25. Christian and Tony Sultzer of Pendleton sailing a Sirius 21’ (Footloose). There is a New member orientation session scheduled for Sunday May 21st 1:00 pm in the upper shelter house. This is open to all new members and anyone else interested in learning more about the club. Encourage any possible prospective members to attend. Annual dues and slip fees should all have been postmarked by 2/28/17. As of the evening of 2/28/17, I have deposited 190 checks. So still about 60 outstanding. Hope those are all in the mail with a post mark of 2/28 or earlier. Jane Schmidt
Membership All ECSC Annual Dues statements were mailed on January 18th. You should have yours by now. Please notify us at email@example.com if you have not received yours. 17 member have sent in their information along with their checks and those checks will be deposited on 1/28/17. Please respond as early as possible so that your forms don’t get lost in the shuffle and so that you receive your 2017 boat & trailer decals as well as your keys in a timely manner. The main gate key – 16 – will remain the same for the next year so only request that key in the event that you need some extras. Our Harbormasters have included an additional form in the mailing this year which is to be used if you wish to change your slip for the 2017 season. This form should help to make that process go more smoothly. To those of you who did not have a permanent slip, please indicate your desire to have one in 2017 and we will make every effort to make that possible this season. If you are requesting a slip for the first time, please complete a separate check for the slip fee. This check will be held until we are certain that you have been assigned a slip (usually by mid to late March). If by chance you are not assigned a slip, this check will be returned to you uncashed. Jane and Christy
MEMBERSHIP Welcome to the final new members of 2016 – bringing our new members total to 27. Richard Rockwell of Pennville, IN. Richard is a returning member who’s sailing a Cal 22 and a Hobie 18 Magnum. Doug and Jenny White of Carmel sailing a Laguna 24 ST. RAISE IN RATES FOR 2017: At the December meeting, the board voted to raise the annual fee for all kayaks, canoes and sailboards. In 2017 it will be $25 for rack storage and $100 for inside storage. This will be reflected on the Annual Dues statement which you will receive during the last week of January. If you wish to be on the wait list for indoor storage, pay the rack fee and indicate your desire to be on wait list. Your individual work credits will be indicated on your Annual Dues statement. If your credits are not what you think they should be, please contact the committee chair under whom you earned your work credits and they will then contact us with the correct number of hours. The same will be true with the indication on your statement regarding the # of boats you have in winter storage on ECSC property. Kenny Chapman is the contact person if you do not agree with the number indicated. As always, your check for 2017 dues will need to be postmarked by the due date of 2/28/17. Annual dues statements will be mailed 1/20/17. If you have not received yours by that first week of February, please call 317-575-9837 with that information. Please call the same number with any change in mailing and/or email address. Hope to see all of you on the water during the summer of 2017. Your Membership Committee, Jane Schmidt and Christy Merriman
Welcome to new members: Mike and Jill Overton of Indianapolis. They will be sailing a Compac 19 as they will become co-owners with Jane Schmidt. Kevin and Mary Crothers of Indianapolis sailing a Catalina 22. We’ve had a very active year at ECSC with 26 new members joining since 1/1/16, bringing our present total membership # to 255. This total breaks down as follows: 168-Family; 62-Regular ; 16-Social; 4-Lake ; 4-Lifetime; 1-Race Fellow During 2016, Christy has conducted 3 different New Member Orientation sessions as well as many individual tours of the club site for prospective member. Jane and Christy will continue to head up the membership activities in 2017 and will continue the above activities as well as the following: annual mailing of dues statements, entering all the incoming data into the data base, sending out new decals and keys, compiling data for the harbormaster to use in the assignment of slips, pulling data together for the printing of the membership booklet, preparing lists for committee heads to use in tracking work credits throughout the year and compiling the list needed by the harbormaster to count boats at the end of the season. As this sailing year winds down, we look forward to the next sailing season. Late in January, you will be receiving your 2017 annual dues statement, wet slip form and winter storage form. Due date for the return of those, along your check for payment, will be February 28, 2017. Please take this chance to notify us of any change in mailing and/or email addresses so that your renewal forms will reach you in a timely manner. firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to call 317-575-9837 with any questions regarding membership.
Welcome to 6 new members in September: Dan and Barbara Nichols along with Daniel, Ashley & Deanna of Indianapolis. They have several kayaks at the present time. David and Roberta Hillberry of Indianapolis sailing a Passage 14 and paddling a Mad River Canoe Tania Deng of Indy sailing a Catalina 22 Randy and Amy Clason of Plainfield sailing a San Juan 21’ Frank and Judith Dillard and daughter, Alexis. of Indianapolis sailing a Hunter 23.5 Jason Hubbard (son of long time member, Tony Hubbard) of Indy sailing a J-24 – ‘ Green Hornet’ Please let us know of any changes in email /mailing addresses. (email@example.com) As always, 2017 annual dues and slip fees will be due no later than 2/28/17. Upcoming Events Hornback Regatta will be coming up on October 8th. Plan to attend the Saturday evening Chili Cook-off. Bring your favorite crockpot of chili and win a prize. Also mark your calendar for our one dress-up affair of the year – The Final Bash – November 5th at Rick’s Boat Yard. Jane Schmidt & Chisty Merriman Membership
Welcome new members Tony and Carol Gentry of Avon and Mike Blackwell of Indianapolis. The Gentry’s are Family Members. Mike has been involved in our racing program and is joining as a Race Fellow. The last New Member Orientation session of the season will be held on Sunday, September 18th. Meet Christy in the upper shelter house to learn more about ECSC. This is also a good session for any prospective members to learn more about the club and the steps involved in becoming a member. So spread the word. Along that line, anyone joining after 9/1/16 will pay only the initiation fee for 2016 ($1,000). They will be able to enjoy the club for the rest of the season and more than likely, our Harbormaster will find a wet slip for them to use for the remaining months. This works well for those who may have been thinking about joining and haven’t yet pulled the trigger. Three chances left to join in the social activities – The Labor Day Cook out on 9/5 at 3:30, the Chili Cook-off in October and the Final Bash in November.