January 9, 2017

Membership January 2017

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
December 2, 2016

From Membership

  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.  ecsc_membership@yahoo.com.  Feel free to call 317-575-9837 with any questions regarding membership.    
October 4, 2016

Membership – October 2016

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. (ecsc_membership@yahoo.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
September 1, 2016

September Membership Report

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.
August 1, 2016

August Membership

Welcome to new members: Elliot & Guyanna Spurway of Indianapolis August will be a quiter month around ECSC.  No regattas on the calendar, but we do have the Lobster Fest on August 20th.  This is a great event that is well attended.  Be sure to RSVP to get your Lobster! If you have anyone that is interested in learning more about ECSC membership, have them call Christy…..317-306-1640…. She will be glad to talk to them and answer their questions. We have one more new member orientation September 25th. If you see an unfamiliar face, please introduce yourself and make the new members feel welcome!  
July 1, 2016

July Membership update

Welcome to new members in June.  Hope to see you at the July 4th Pig Roast on 7/4 at 3:30. Claudine Samanic from Avon. Dave and Deanna Plank from Greenwood, sailing a S2 There will be a New Member Orientation in the upper shelter house on Sunday, 7/17  1:00 pm. NEW WEB SITE:  Geoff Endris has been hard at work to get our new website up and running.  Please go to ecsail.org, log in with the password that Geoff sent to you individually, click on MEMBERS and you will see a world of information.  You will find a ‘Member Listing’ of all current members of ECSC.  You will also have access to a PDF copy of our orange 2016 Membership Booklet.  You will be able to access our club By-Laws as well as General Club rules and much more.  Many thanks to Geoff for the many hours that he has spent making this happen.
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.
May 1, 2016

May Membership Update

A big welcome to four new members:  Meredith and Patty Hole of Greenwood sailing a Catalina 25. Spike and Mary Selig of Indianapolis sailing a Ghost 13. Fritz and Susy Lay also of Indianapolis and they are sailing a San Juan 21’. Bran and Julie Elmore of Coatsville with several boats:  Starwind 22’ and Catalina 14.2 Two of the above are returning members (Selig & Lay) while the other two are new to the club.  Two (Hole & Lay) wish to be added to the 2016 waiting list for a slip. The membership booklet is at the printers and will be mailed to your home very soon.   Our goal was for accuracy throughout, but please email ecsc_membership@yahoo.com with any corrections or changes.  Also email if your IN # is not included in the booklet.  That would mean that we have not yet received this information from you. More boats going in the water everyday.  It should be a great season.  Our first social event is coming up soon – Mother’s Day Brunch on May 8th at 11:30.   The club provides eggs, bacon, sausage and each member attending provides a covered dish to compliment the brunch menu.