April 2, 2019

Social – April – 2019

Please note the date for the Pig Roast on the card you received with your membership stickers was a misprint.  The event will actually be hosted on the FOURTH OF JULY. The 50th Anniversary Committee is working diligently on planning a week packed full of activities to engage the whole family. Things are coming together quite nicely.  I am sure a good time will be had by all! Volunteers are still needed to host events.  If you are not interested in being a host/hostess, there are other opportunities to volunteer your time with the Social Committee. Below is the list of events. Mother’s Day – 5/12 – Hosted by Mike and Katie Smith Memorial Day – 5/25 – Host NEEDED Father’s Day – 6/16 – Host NEEDED 4th of July Pig Roast – 7/4 – Hosted by Steve and Sarah McQueen Beach Party – 7/20 – Hosted by Nick Mates and Committee Labor Day – 8/31 – Host NEEDED Lobster Fest – 9/14 – Host NEEDED Chili Cookoff – 10/12 – Hosted By Ryan and Jennifer Curtis Final Bash – 11/2 – Hosted by Mark Walker and Kelli Morehead Remember, you do receive work credits for your time.  You can earn up to $150 off your 2020 membership by volunteering our time in 2019!  Please let me know if you are interested in volunteering with the Social Committee. Looking forward to another successful season. Vickie Greenough Social Chair 317-eight four seven-7400 Greenough Social Chair
February 5, 2019

Social – February 2019

Below is a list of our planned events along with volunteer opportunities to be a host/hostess!  Hosting an event can provide you with 15 hours of work credits.  This equates to $150 off your following year’s membership dues!  What a great way to be rewarded for your volunteerism! May 12th – Mother’s Day Brunch – Hosted by Mike and Katie Smith May 25th – Memorial Weekend Kickoff – Please note this will be a Saturday evening with a DJ – Host/Hostess needed June 16th – Father’s Day Brunch – Host/Hostess needed July 4th – Pig Roast – Hosted by Steve and Sarah McQueen Aug 31st – Labor Day Weekend Kickoff – Please note this will be a Saturday evening with a DJ – Host/Hostess needed November 2nd – Final Bash – Hosted by Mark Walker and Kelli Moorhead TBD – Lobster Fest – Host/Hostess needed TBD – Chili Cookoff – Hosted by Jennifer and Ryan Curtis TBD – Beach Party and 50th Celebration Week – Hosted by Nick Mates and his team of pirates If you would like to volunteer as a host/hostess OR with to help with any of our events, then indicate so on the membership paperwork or reach out to me directly. I look forward to seeing you all again in the spring. Vickie Greenough Social Chair
December 21, 2018

Social – Holiday 2018

The holidays are quickly approaching and the ECSC elves are working diligently on building a fun filled 2019 social/sailing season.  As some of you may know, 2019 is the 50th anniversary of ECSC.  You can anticipate a grand Golden Celebration!  Date and times are still in the planning stage, but rest assured, it will be a fantastic time with fun filled activities for ALL!   In efforts to increase volunteerism and attendance, there have been a couple changes from the normal schedule.  A decision has been made to host the Memorial Day and Labor Day events on Saturday as opposed to Monday.  These two events will begin at 5:30 pm and will include a DJ.  What better way to kick off these two special weekends!  Dates for the Chili Cookoff, Lobster Fest and the Beach Party/50th Celebration are still being determined.  Rest assure you will have a full calendar available to you after the first of the year……our elves are very busy planning!!   Below is a list of our planned events along with volunteer opportunities to be a host/hostess!  Hosting an event can provide you with 15 hours of work credits.  This equates to $150 off your following year’s membership dues!  What a great way to be rewarded for your volunteerism!   May 12th – Mother’s Day Brunch – Hosted by Mike and Katie Smith May 25th – Memorial Weekend Kickoff – Please note this will be a Saturday evening with a DJ – Host/Hostess needed June 16th – Father’s Day Brunch – Host/Hostess needed July 4th – Pig Roast – Hosted by Steve and Sarah McQueen Aug 31st – Labor Day Weekend Kickoff – Please note this will be a Saturday evening with a DJ – Host/Hostess needed November 2nd – Final Bash – Hosted by Mark Walker and Kelli Moorhead TBD – Lobster Fest – Host/Hostess needed TBD – Chili Cookoff – Hosted by Jennifer and Ryan Curtis TBD – Beach Party and 50th Celebration Week – Hosted by Nick Mates and his team of pirates   If you would like to volunteer as a host/hostess OR with to help with any of our events, then indicate so on the membership paperwork or reach out to me directly.   I look forward to seeing you all again in the spring.   Vickie Greenough Social Chair  
November 3, 2018

Social – November 2018

Sadly, the season is coming to a close.  The Hornback Chili Cookoff was a great success under Jennifer Curtis and crew’s leadership!  I hear it was difficult to determine the winner as all the entries were scrumptious!  Our Final Bash will be held on November 3rd, at Rick’s Boatyard.  By now you should have RSVP’d to Nick Mates who is heading the planning committee for our last shindig of the season!   We are already planning out next season’s schedule as we will be celebrating the Sail Club’s 50th Anniversary!  Be on the lookout for the schedule with your annual registration packet!  In our efforts to increase social event participation and volunteerism, we will be making some changes to the dates and times of events.  As always, if you have any questions and/or suggestions, please do not hesitate to email social@ecsail.org.   A big THANK YOU to all who made 2018 a big success!     Vickie
October 6, 2018

Social – October 2018

This season has sailed by!  Our Lobsterfest and Governor’s cup combo was well attended and we WOWed our out of town guests!  Outside of a few check-in glitches, the event was a great success.  John George and I can’t thank the crew who helped pull it off enough.  There are too many to list! The Hornback and Chili Cookoff are just around the corner.  Jennifer Curtis has gracious offered to host this event once again.  Bring your best Chili forward for the cookoff OR a dish to pass if you just want to enjoy the festivities.  There will be activities for the children and prizes for our Chili winners.  We hope to see you on October 13th at 5:30 for this family friendly event! Save the date….the Final Bash will be held on November 3rd…more details to follow! If you are interested in volunteering for next season, or have suggestions on how to improve our events, please contact me via email at Social@ECSail.org Happy Sailing!   Vickie Greenough  
September 1, 2018

Social – September 2018

Can you believe it is September already!  The Labor Day Cookout will be hosted by Kenny Chapman and his crew!  They will begin serving at 3:30 on Monday, September 3rd!  Bring a dish to pass and enjoy some comradery with fellow sailors.   Our Lobster Fest is scheduled for September 15th at 6:00pm.  John George and Bob Hickock have been instrumental in the planning process and I cannot thank them enough!!   Lobster and Steak along with Dennis’s famous Seafood Boil will be the main menu.  Please bring a dish to pass and an appetite!  Cost is $15 per Lobster and $15 per Steak.  Please click the link below to RSVP and reserve your Steak and/or Lobster.   We will be accepting RSVP orders through September 10th.  Any RSVPs after the 10th and day of event will be a $20 charge.  All “day of event” purchases will be asked to wait until all prepaid attendees check in to assure they receive their order.   Click HERE to Register for Lobster fest   If you do not wish to order/pay on line, then you Call or Email your order to Vickie Greenough at 317-847-7400 and/or vgreenough21@gmail.com  Payments may be mailed to Vickie Greenough at 9035 Washington Blvd, West Dr., Indianapolis, IN   46240.  Must be post marked by September 10th. If you are sailing in the Governor’s Cup Regatta, you do not need to RSVP on the Lobster Fest Evite.  We will capture your orders through your Regatta registration.   Please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions!  If you wish to volunteer for this event, we could still use some individuals for our cleanup crew.   Happy Sailing!   Vickie Greenough  
August 8, 2018

Social – August 2018

It is hard to believe sailing season is half over!  In order to maximize our available volunteers, we have decided to make some last minute adjustments to the calendar. A big thank you to Steve and Sarah McQueen for hosting and Mike and Katie Smith for helping with our 4th of July event.  We had rave reviews on our new Pig vendor!  We look forward to using him again in the future! The LOBSTER FEST has been changed from August 18th to September 15th to coincide with the Governor’s Cup.  The Race Committee and Social will work hand in hand to assure a smooth and fun event!  The Lobster Fest committee will be meeting soon to finalize details so be on the lookout for further information and RSVP instructions. Kenny Chapman has stepped up to host Labor Day event on September 3rd at 3:30pm.  We are looking for NEWer MEMBERS to support this effort!  Our goal is to introduce our newer members to event implementation.  It is easier than one may expect! Hosting an event can earn you a $150 credit for next year’s membership dues!  You can earn $10 an hour for recorded volunteer hours, with a maximum of $150 per season! Please contact Vickie Greenough 317-eight four seven-7400 to volunteer for our upcoming events! Vickie
July 2, 2018

Social – July 2018

I want to thank Katie Smith, Susan Roberts, and Les Miller for stepping up and assisting Grill Master, Tony Rice and I pull off Father’s Day Brunch.  The heat was definitely on! Please join our host/hostess Steve and Sarah McQueen for our 4th of July Pig Roast.  We will begin serving at 3:00pm.  The forecast looks like it will be a great day! Saturday, July 7th, is our beach party!  Nick Mates and his crew have been working diligently on making this the best beach party ever!  RSVP to nick at nrmates@gmail.com before July 4 as he needs a head count for the caterers. We will kick things off at 5:00.  Great food, live music, and good friends! I am still looking for someone to host Labor Day.  Hosting can earn you up to $150 off of your 2019 club fees!  Please let me know if you are interested in this opportunity!  317-eight four seven-7400 Lobster Fest is just around the corner.  Be on the look out for more info on how to reserve your meal. Happy Sailing, Vickie July 4th 3:00-5:00 – Pig Roast Hosted by Steve and Sarah McQueen July 7th  5:00-7:00 – Beech Party Hosted by Nick Mates August 18th 5:00-7:00 – Lobster Fest September 3rd 3:30-5:30 – Labor Day October 13th 5:30-7:00 – Chili  Cook-off Hosted by Jennifer Curtis November 3rd 6:00-9:00 – Final Bash