This summer is going by too fast! I hope you have managed your time well and have come out to the club often and have been on the water. There is nothing better than bringing family and friends out for a picnic and a little time in a boat or on the beach. If you are wanting to be a part of organized activities, check the calendar on the website which is always current.
Volunteerism is a big deal at EYC. Some of the best evidence of members' willingness to help out came this last month when EYC sent a team of six people up to Sandpoint, Idaho, to help out the Sandpoint Sailing Association put on the Thistle Class National Championship. Members of our Race Committee spent ten days in beautiful and fun Northern Idaho and then came back and worked the Santana 20 Class Championship. That's a lot of race support but it shows just what EYC members can and will do to support sailing.
None of the cool things that happen at EYC work if members don't step up, so I want to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped this club do so much this year. And if Vice Commodore Rob Moline calls you and asks you to help out next year, I hope you will say 'yes'. And if he doesn't call you, please call him and ask what you can do. There are about 50 Committee positions to fill each year. And tons of worker-bee positions.
For those of you who have outstanding bills, I would like to remind you that you can pay online with a credit card. There is a button in the Members Area of the website. If you need any help, call me and I will talk you through it.
We have a Long Range Planning Committee looking at the future of EYC. If you have any special input, you can route that through Committee Chair Gary Powell or through me. The perspective of new members is especially appreciated.
And don't forget your sunscreen!