Standing-Room-Only Crowd for Ullman Seminar
I just got home from the Ullman Sails Seminar Series. I enjoyed the presentation and got refreshed on “Unlocking” the race course just in time for the Thistle MidWinters in San Diego. CYC hosted the event and Ullman sails donated $5 for each ticket to the CYC Junior program. CYC Members got a $5 discount on tickets. It was sold out with about 120 participants.
Upcoming events include Fridays in February. We have a great list of speakers starting with the Cruising Family of the Year winners, Rob and Teresa Sicade on Friday February 5.
Open House in February
Each year CYC holds an open house promoting membership in the club and an offer of reduced initiation fees for new members. This year’s event is the same weekend as the first Windjammer’s race, Saturday February 19.
Returning Members Special
Recognizing that the great recession has hurt a number of CYC members’ finances. The club is making a one-time offer to Returning CYC members – if you had to drop CYC membership in recent years, you can rejoin the Club with NO initiation fee. Take advantage of this offer In February and March 2011.
The club implemented new software for the management of the club. We are now using QuickBooks for membership as well as for bookkeeping. Because the changeover took longer than planned, the dues statements went out in Mid-January instead of Mid- December. Please pay your dues as soon as you can. It greatly helps the club to receive your dues in January or early February. If you pay on-line it now goes through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to pay.
The 2011 Race Book is now on the web-site. As part of making the club more efficient in the office we are starting to use Regatta Networks for race registration and scoring. The links for race registration will be up shortly. In the mean time, the Windjammer will use the old form for registration
Juniors: The junior program fund raising is progressing well. We have over $13k that has been received by the foundation and I know another $10k in process or in pledges. Please consider a donation now so the board can proceed with the first phase purchase of boats. The donation form is here.
We can always use more volunteers for our many activities. Let us know what you are interested in helping out on. When you pay your dues, the question will be asked. Please consider volunteering for multiple activities. Either way you can also let Board Member Brian Watkins know. He is the board volunteer coordinator.
I wish everyone fast sailing.