Telltales
June 2024


Commodore
EJ Williams

Upcoming Events
Jun 1Mayor's Cup Regatta
Jun 4Board Meeting
Jun 15Work Party
Jun 16Father's Day Brunch
Jul 28Olympic Sailing
I hope everyone is enjoying the start of their Summer.   Our Club calendar is getting very busy with social and racing events!   We also have our first week of junior sailing camp completed.   A big shout out to Katie and Olivia DeGrella for putting in the hard work it takes to run that camp.   My niece and nephew sign up every year for it and have a blast every time.   And hey, some of these campers may turn into ECSC Junior Race Team members!

Bill and I hosted a great work party last weekend.   We had 6 Purdue students volunteering with probably 10 ECSC members who showed up.   We tackled a lot of projects including, 1) new flower boxes at the upper shelter, 2) reviving and mulching the flower bed next to the upper shelter stairs, 3) pushing back some brush that was encroaching on our parking area, and 4) assembling many new chairs that you can enjoy at the upper shelter.

Club Stats
Memberships 264
Slip Wait List Not Sure
Wet Slips 174 plus 2 temp
Water Level 790.7 (790 Normal)
Lake Acreage 1,360 Total (850 south end)
One of my goals this year is to get the Upper Shelter back to its original glory.   I bottom trimmed the big sycamore tree that was blocking the view of the upper shelter.   Also, cutting 2' off of those overgrown bushes that line the deck means we can now see our docks again.   It's a great view from the upper shelter now that we can see the water again (see below).   More to come with Upper Shelter improvements.

This might be the first year we have a Gardening Committee.   You may notice that we have a lot of flowers around the Club that we're going to do our best to keep alive through August and September.   A big thank you to the below members who take 30-60 minutes every now and then to water all our flowers around the Club.   If you'd like to join this committee, please reach out to commodore@ecsail.org.

Mary Ann Titus
Gwen Reller
Jeff Hanson
Anne Marie Christian
Katie Williams
Rachel Williams

Lots of big things in the works from our amazing Committee Chairs.   Please see their article below to know what else is going on at our Club.



Harbormaster
Pat Rhoda

The music has stopped...it is time to find your slip.   Thank you for your cooperation and sharing slips while we watched the new docks get installed.

June is here and that means it's time to have your stickers on and your trailer up in the meadows.   I'll be checking on that this and I hope to not have any calls to make.   If you're able to get into your slip this weekend, please let me know what your plan is.   If you don't have a plan to get to your slip, maybe it's time to sublet to someone on the waitlist.

The goal is to get boats onto the water and sailing.

Next project is to continue to get the dry slips marked and assigned.

Thank you....



Social
Jen Curtis
Karen Orndorff

Hello Fellow Sailors!

Thank you to everyone who attended our Motherís Day Brunch and Memorial Day weekend cookout!   Itís great to see everyone coming together to enjoy the atmosphere at our Club.   Weíve had awesome volunteers for these two events...helping us make the Club a great place to be!   Donít forget to checkout our posts on the Eagle Creek Sailing Club Facebook page.

With June comes great wind and our Fatherís Day Brunch.   We are assembling our crew and need a couple more people.   If youíd love to earn some work credits and have a great time, please reach out and let us know!

Fatherís Day, Sunday, June 16th at 11am, we will have our traditional scrambled eggs, sausage, and the return of our Bloody Mary bar.   On July 6th we will have our Family Fun Day Cookout starting at 11am.   Bring the kids and grandkids and join us for some hamburgers, hot dogs, and good clean fun!

The Club will provide the main course and beverages for social events.   We ask that attendees bring a dish to share in true pitch-in fashion.

If you are interested in reserving any of the shelters located on the Club grounds for an event, you can find the reservation request form on our website at http://ecsail.org/reserve.   Please complete and submit for Commodore and Social approval.   Depending on the number of guests, deposits and fees may apply.   It is limited to 100 guests due to parking limitations.

You may find all social and private events on the ECSC calendar located on the website.   Below is a quick snapshot of the seasonís remaining events.   Those in bold font require RSVP and Pre-payment.   More details to come closer to the events.

If you have hosted events in the past and wish to host again, weíd love that!   If you are interested in hosting or crewing for a certain event(s), please let us know and weíll get your spot reserved.   We try to make these events as fun and easy as possible.   Itís a great way to earn work credits to apply towards next yearís membership and meet people within our great Club.

If you have any questions, please always feel free to reach out!


Father's Day BrunchJune 16th11amCouple more crew needed
Family Fun Day CookoutJuly 6th11amCrew needed
ECSC Beach Party/Pig RoastJuly 13th6pmNick Mates & crew
Labor Day Weekend CookoutAug 31st 6pmHost & crew needed
LobsterFestSep 21st6pmCrew needed
Hornback Chili CookoffOct 5th6pmHost & crew needed
Final BashNov 2nd6pmRick Graef host



Racing
John Kohne
Nancy Goff

Our racing program is in full swing as of this time.   By now, there have been several Wednesday night and Sunday afternoon races.   Coming up in June is our first two-day regatta which by the time you read this Telltales will have been sailed.   A new event that we are excited to try this year is the Green Fleet races coming up on Saturday June 8th.   The details of this are on the ECSC Racing Page.   Hope that many of you with Green Fleet boats will join us then.   We are having this on an off day from our other racing events in the hope that many who own two boats often own a Green Fleet boat which they often donít get to sail in deference to their larger racing boats.   Get the spider webs off your Green Fleet boat and join us for a great time!

Big thanks goes out to Erich Rose for all the work in getting the new docks into quick working order Ė they are a beautiful thing and no one really knows how much work he has put into making this all happen for us!!

Our next major Regatta will be on Saturday, July 13th associated with the ECSC Beach Party.   We have gotten our Safety Boat RIB back into working condition Ė special thanks to Karl Guerra.   Tremendous jobs being done by our new racing program volunteers.   Our great appreciation to the PROs, Assistant PROs, and Food Service Racing Assistants for the wonderful job they have done in making all run so well in the program this year!!



Junior Program
Katie Degrella
Olivia Degrella

Junior Sailing Update
The next two months are very busy for Junior Sailors.   We have camp starting on June 10th and running through June 28th.   Campers will be on the grounds from 8:30-4:30 M-F.   They will be on the water as much as weather allows and using the main pavilion in the event of bad weather and for a lunch break.   We remind you that some of the kids have little to no experience on the water.   So, please be mindful.

Juniors will be competing in select Regattas this summer.   We have 3 kids racing.   More details to come.

Finally, Olivia DeGrella has agreed to be Junior Racing Chair - Assistant for the remainder of 2024.   She has already been working on a collaboration with Safety and Education to offer adults opportunities to learn to sail or improve sailing skills.   Welcome Olivia and thank you so much for all that you have already contributed.



Safety & Education
Abigail Harlan

Womenís Dingy Sailing Course
Safety & Education is super excited to announce that twenty-nine women have registered for the womenís dinghy sailing courses this summer.   Because of the immense amount of interest, we have divided the summer into two five-week sessions.   The first session will begin Monday, June 3rd, and the second session will begin Monday, July 8th.   Beginning Monday, August 12th, we will facilitate open sail on Monday evenings for all women who took the course.

Vessel Safety Checks
The second round of vessel safety checks will be held on Saturday, June 8th by Lt. Mike Crowell of Hoosier Sail & Power Squadron D-24.   The Vessel Safety Check Form is included in this newsletter so you may know how to prepare and what to expect.   There is no cost to members for this service, but you must sign up in the link below:

form.jotform.com/240885076481161

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion- Happy Pride!
Happy PRIDE everyone!   June marks the beginning of Pride, a federally recognized month-long event that is celebrated to recognize the 1969 Stonewall riots.   US Sailing and other sailing entities are doing the work to recognize and include the LGBTQ+ community, but there is still a lot of work to be done.

Below is a link to US Sailingís Leadership Forum:   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Series LGBTQ+ Community in Sailing.   I encourage all to give it a listen!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9lqTvBS-iI&t=347s

History Committee
Are you interested in preserving and documenting the history of our wonderful Club?   Then you may want to be part of forming our first ever History Committee!   This committee is for anyone who wants to honor and learn about our past to help make an impact in the future!   There are so many wonderful people and stories that have been a part of this Club since 1969, and we want to ensure they are shared and told through the ages.   Additionally, the committee will be documenting current-year people, stories, and events for our archives.

Please reach out to Abby Harlan if interested!
317-695-8877
education@ecsail.org


2024 Board Meetings
December 5 February 6
April 9 June 4
July 30 September 17
October 15  

 



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