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March 5, 2020

Membership March 2020

The deadline for membership dues and slip payment was 2/29/20.  200+ checks have been received, processed and boat and trailer decals are in the mail, with the last batch mailed on 3/4.   On your first visit to the club, please put your 2020 decals on your boat and trailer. The next step in our yearly process will be for Harbormasters, Kenny Chapman and Ki Hickok, to sort through the paper work and make slip assignments for the 2020 season. This is usually completed by early April. At that time a slip chart will be posted at the club and on our website at ecsail.org.   This will show your slip assignment. We will also be gathering together all information necessary to print our annual membership booklet.  This is usually mailed to your home late April-early May.   Any questions, feel free to call us. Jane Schmidt.   Christy Merriman
January 7, 2020

Membership January 2020

First of all, Happy New Year to everyone!!  Your annual membership renewal forms will be mailed the last week of January.  If you have not received yours by 2/7/20, please notify Jane or Christy.  New Membership numbers have been assigned this year and you will note your former number as well as your updated number at the top of your annual dues form.  Please return forms and payment no later than 2/29/20. Jane and Christy
October 22, 2019

Membership October 2019

Welcome to 5 new members since the last Tell Tales was published.   Susan and Philip Tennant of Indianapolis who actually joined earlier, but were not included in a prior Tell Tales, Marco and Vanessa Santiago of Avon sailing a Catalina 25, Dan and Julie Ciaccia of Carmel sailing a Capri 26, Jesse Wreidt and Tyler Yost of Indianapolis sailing a Capri 26 and Mark and Peggy Nommay of Speedway.   It’s been a busy month and a good year with 20 new members joining ECSC. This will be our last Tell Tales for 2019. Please call Jane with any change of address.   Annual renewal forms will go out late in January with the due date 2/29/2020.  Anything postmarked after 2/29 will be considered late and you will lose your wet slip assignment.  If you did not have a permanent wet slip in 2019, your 2020 assignment will be based on your membership number and the receipt of payment for a slip by 2/29/2020.  You will be asked to do a separate check for the slip fee.  This check will be held for deposit until you are assigned a slip for 2020 or will be returned to you in the event that you do not receive a slip assignment.  Any questions, feel free to contact the harbormaster or membership chairman. Our AED unit, located on the east side of the race shed, will remain in place and be operational throughout the winter months. Christy and I are looking forward to handling membership duties for the upcoming sailing season. Jane Schmidt    Christy Merriman
September 14, 2019

Membership September 2019

Welcome to four new members since our last TellTales was published. First we have William Powel and Cristina DePropero of Indianapolis sailing a Catalina 250. Krista Riley and her children Wilson, Sam and Jacob of Zionsville. We welcome returning members Barry and Linda Wilkins sailing an Ensenada 20. Marco and Vanessa Santiago of Avon sailing a Catalina 25.  This brings our total membership to 258. As always, remember to let us know of any change in mailing address, phone number or email address. Jane Schmidt    Christy Merriman
August 6, 2019

Membership August 2019

Welcome to new members John Anderson and Kelly Haupt of Fishers.  Their family also includes Phoenix, Connor, Nathan and Margaret Ann.  They will be sailing a Hunter 23. We have now had a total of 12 new members in 2019.  We are in’ wait list status’ for wet slips at this time.   And due to limited kayak rack space, we now have a wait list for any new member who would like to leave their kayak at ECSC. As our summer winds down, just a reminder, please let us know of any changes in address, email or phone numbers. Also a reminder that we have a functional AED unit located on the east wall of the racing shed.  This has been in place for over two years. Jane Schmidt and Christy Merriman
July 5, 2019

Membership July 2019

Welcome to new members, Ray and Katie DeGrella and their daughter Olivia.  They are from Carmel and will be sailing a Catalina 22. Our Harbormaster is still subleasing slips with member #382 being the happy recipient of the most recent sublease. Just a reminder that our AED unit is available 24/7.  It is mounted in a clearly marked box on the east wall of the racing shed.  We have two sets of electrodes, adult and pediatric.  The adult pads are attached to the unit, the pediatric pads are in the box.  The unit is very self explanatory.  You turn it on and it talks you through the steps.  There is also a small screen that shows what needs to be done. Our next new member orientation session will be Saturday, August 3 at 11:00 am in the upper shelter. Jane Schmidt and Christy Merriman
June 5, 2019

Membership June 2019

Welcome to five new members since April 1.  First we have Adam Gummer and Mindy Davidson from Speedway, sailing a Catalina 25.  Then we have Richard and Emily Miller of Brownsburg with their Flying Scot.  Then Sharon and Edward Ashworth of Zionsville who are returning members,  are retired and plan to purchase a boat.  Sherrie and Dennis Plank of Fort Wayne who purchased his brother, Dave’s, S2 7.3.   We welcome returning members Ryan and Wendy Knapp.   This bring out total number of active members to 250. Christy conducted a New Member Orientation session on Saturday June 1 at 11:00 in the upper shelter.  This was open to all new members and any prospective members who might like to know about the club.  The next such session will be on 8/3, 11:00 in the upper shelter. Your 2019 Membership Directory has been mailed and should be in your hands by now.  Please advise us of any corrections – EMAIL US .  The information in the booklet is as of 4/10/19 so please refer to our website , Log in to the Membership page and then click Member Listing (right hand column) for details on members joining after that date.  A PDF copy of the directory will also be posted in the right hand column of the membership page. Jane Schmidt and Christy Merriman
May 13, 2019

Membership May 2019

Welcome to four new members in April.  First we have Adam Gummer and Mindy Davidson from Speedway, sailing a Catalina 25.  Then we have Richard and Emily Miller of Brownsburg with their Flying Scot.  Then Sharon and Edward Ashworth of Zionsville who are retired and plan to purchase a boat.  Last but no least, Sherrie and Dennis Plank of Fort Wayne who purchased his brother, Dave’s, S2 7.3.   We have another application pending and this will bring our total active membership count to 250.   Which is about where we like to be.  We have a moderate waiting for slips.  If anyone has a slip they would like to sublease, please contact our Harbormaster. Christy will conduct a New Member Orientation session on Saturday June 1 at 11:00 in the upper shelter.  Open to all new members and any prospective members who might like to know about the club. Your 2019 Membership Directory has been mailed and should be in your hands by now.  Please advise of any corrections (ecsc_membership@yahoo.com).  This information is as of 4/10/19 so please refer to our website (ecsail.org), Log in to the Membership page and then click Member Listing (right hand column) for details on members joining after that date.  A PDF copy of the directory will also soon be posted in the right hand column of the membership page. Jane Schmidt and Christy Merriman