Newsletter

November 3, 2018

Commodore November 2018

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  . Thanks Mark Walker Soon-to-be Past Commodore  
December 21, 2018

Publicity – Grounds Committee Holiday 2018

  Hello sailors! This is the first Tell Tales article from Nan Schulze, your grounds committee chair for 2019. In 2018 the grounds committee accomplished a lot of great projects that made a significant impact on our club. Improvements were made to all the shelters including new fans, new lighting, and a new floor in the lower shelter. New security lighting was installed in the parking lots, so you can now see our club from Dandy Trail. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our club, we are also looking toward the next 50 years and have some exciting infrastructure improvements in the works, hopefully to be finished in 2019. We’re in the process of working with the parks department and getting quotes for making major repairs to the seawall and boat ramp. In addition we’re getting quotes for replacing the mast hoist. Our final big endeavor is to hire a maintenance and grounds person to be on site at the club during our sailing season.  We will be working with the Harbormaster on making improvements to boat parking and the parking lots. We will also be creating an” adopt a flower bed “program that will allow work credits for members who would like to help keep the club beautiful. These are very ambitious goals, but I’m confident that accomplishing them  will  benefit  all of our members  and keep the Eagle Creek Sailing Club the very best that it can be! Happy holidays to everyone and I’m looking forward to a great 2019.   Nan Queen of the Dutch Mob
December 21, 2018

Ship’s Store – Holiday 2018

    Ship’s Store   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.   Ship’s Store Click here to access the Ship’s Store Please check out this link monthly for specials.  
December 21, 2018

Safety and Education Holiday 2018

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December 21, 2018

Membership – December 2018

We welcome two additional members:  Rauf Khalid of Indianapolis sailing a Catalina 22 and Waldemar and Stephanie Barske of Indianapolis also sailing a Catalina 22.  This brings our total of new members in 2018 to 17.  This is down from the 28 new members we had in 2017 and this is greatly due to the fact that we have been in ‘waiting list’ status for wet slips. Annual dues statements will be mailed the end of January.  Please let me know of any change of address so you will be sure to receive your statement.  Once again, the deadline for returning your 2019 dues will be FEBRUARY 28, 2019. With our current slip waiting list, insuring that your dues are on time is critical. Christy and I will continue to handle membership responsibilities during 2019 and we are looking forward to another great year at ECSC. Jane Schmidt      Christy Merriman
December 21, 2018

Racing Holiday 2018

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December 21, 2018

Harbormaster – Holiday 2018

HELLO ALL! Im very excited for this coming sailing season and can’t wait to get started. I just wanted to say hello and give you some idea of what the Harbormaster Committee plans on doing this year. First, I want to thank Dennis for giving me this opportunity to serve our club as Assistant Harbormaster. I can’t wait!  We plan on doing big things this year for our 50th club anniversary. We plan on replacing a lot of the dock boards as well as any broken cleats. Plans also include cleaning the beach and laying new sand. We will also add emergency ladders to the docks. There will be many more improvements which are still pending future board meetings. I look forward to many beautiful sailing days to come and can’t wait to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our club. Assistant Harbormaster. ki Hickok
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