You should all have paid your dues and received your membership cards and 2019 Member Handbooks by now. About a fourth of the handbooks were picked up by members at the Annual Chili Feed last month and the rest were mailed shortly after. Much thanks to Matt Sprick and Ancora Publishing for printing our handbook again this year. Please keep your membership card handy as it has the new gate code on it. And thank you to the Board for the chili, and congratulations to Al Avey who won the contest for best chili.
And as you prepare for the season, be sure to check out the always changing EYC website. It has pretty much everything on it now. We are especially excited about the new Members Area which has all kinds of information, including newly added sections of the handbook and a list of clubs which share reciprocity with EYC. Remember that your password to the Members Area is the same as this year’s gate code. The Members Area is where you’ll be able to make your Moorage Requests for this year. It takes about 20 seconds if you don't want changes. And of course, EYC's calendar of events is posted on the website as well.
A couple of other things on the website that you should know about, especially at the beginning of the season. We have a Crew Finder that has been successful at matching up people who want to crew on a race boat with race boats that need crew. And at the same page you, or someone you know, can sign up for a ride on a Tuesday night Fun Race boat which is a pretty fun way for a first-time sailor to get a taste of sailing.