My year as ECSC’s Commodore has come to an end! At times it seemed it would last forever but, now that it is done, it seemed like time just flew by. I was very fortunate to have the support of a great Board of Directors, dedicated committees, and wonderful officers this year. Many thanks to all of you!
I believe we accomplished many great projects for our club. The Grounds Committee had another productive year maintaining the grounds and implementing improvement projects. Those could not have been completed without the great volunteer efforts we receive from our valued members. The Race Committee did a super job putting on a first-class race program at ECSC and representing us at several away regattas. Once again, Safety and Education did a tremendous job with our juniors’ program. Thanks to their efforts and the fantastic junior sailors we have, we continue to boast one of the best juniors’ programs in the “ILYA.” Social Committee put on one superb event after the other! Those events don’t happen without huge volunteer efforts for hosting, planning, and executing each event, not to mention the time cleaning up afterwards! Membership did a marvelous job as always with organizing our dues process and informing new members all about our beloved ECSC club. This year the Ship’s Store sailed into the digital era by moving the store “offshore” and online. Our Harbormaster has done a fantastic job with our docks and in cleaning up and organizing the boat parking areas! The docks require non-stop upkeep (another huge ongoing volunteer effort), and I thank everyone who has participated in helping out!
Our beautiful club needs our support by each and every one of us doing our very best to keep our boats clean and the areas around them free of debris and clutter. Publicity has had their hands full this year, too! Aside from maintaining our website and putting out the monthly newsletter, they have had their hands full battling the hacking attempts that tried to scam our membership! Great job on that! They also did a fantastic job getting notifications out to our members for key messages and updates. I would like to thank everyone on my amazing team for their hard work and support this year! I am grateful for each and every one of you for all your selfless efforts and valuable time and talent! It was a pleasure to work with all of you as Commodore this past season, and I hope to see you all at the Final Bash!
P.S. For those of you that still have your boats in the water, I highly recommend everyone keep an eye on how much water they have at their respective dock so they don’t get left high and dry. The water levels can be monitored at this link: Eagle Creek Water Level .
Soon-to-be Past Commodore
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 email@example.com.
A big THANK YOU to all who made 2018 a big success!
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THE BURGEES ARE IN! The Ship’s Store has purchased 30 burgees + received an additional 15 free burgees from our usual burgee vendor, Prestige Flag. They are in stock. They will be available for purchase at the Final Bash. You can also contact the Ship’s Store at any time. The cost to you is what the club paid the vendor – $10.00 each. This is a bargain. You may, of course, tip the Ship’s Store Manager with additional roast beef at the Bash.
With the holidays coming up, reward your favorite sailor, first mate or ??? with authentic ECSC logo items from Coral Reef Sailing Apparel. Any clothing item they sell can have the logo put on. Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
Please check out this link monthly for specials.
Fall Work Party Coming
The last main activity for the Grounds Committee will be the fall work party where we close up the club for the winter. We have a lot of tasks to do including:
- Winterize the bathrooms and the power washer.
- Stack the picnic tables in the upper shelter.
- Rake leaves.
- General club cleanup and maintenance items.
- Clean up the grills.
- Clean out the fire pit.
- Miscellaneous painting
- Remove the RC boats and boat lift
We will need several people to bring their hand tools, rakes, shovels, etc. The work party will be this Saturday November 3 starting at 8:30. This is your last chance to get work credits to apply to next year’s membership dues.