March General Membership Meeting, 11 Mar 2015

The March General Membership meeting will be at 7:00 PM at the Satellite Beach Civic Center, 565 Cassia Blvd, Satellite Beach. FL.

The program will be a presentation  on Bahamas Cruise Planning: What You Need To Know by Harvey Melfi and other cruisers.

Melbourne Air Show - March 21-22, Host: Don and Joanne Theriault

The Melbourne Air & Space Show is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22.  The official event is held at Melbourne International Airport, but we expect to have an opportunity to view some high-flying aircraft from an anchorage in the Indian River, roughly midway between the Eau Gallie and Melbourne causeways, in line with the airport runway.
The show schedule will be published 7 to 10 days before the event at or on their Facebook page
Call Don or Joanne (321-254-4624 or 321-243-5534) for more details.

Child Abuse Awareness Cruise to Squid Lips - March 28-29 - Hosts: Joe and Karen Coleman

April is Child Abuse Awareness month and the East Coast Sailing Association and Squid Lips team up with the Child Abuse Prevention Task Force to promote awareness.  Squid Lips donates 5% of revenue from food sales and donates it to CAPTF.  The ECSA attempts to get as many boats as possible to attend, which draws attention to the cause.  I will be handing out blue pennants from our boat again this year for those arriving by boat to show our support.
This is a wonderful cruise for children also as there are several activities on the beach for them. In the past we have tried to get a large table to accommodate our group, but we have been asked to refrain from doing that this year as it blocks tables and it is hard to serve everyone at the same time.  Instead, grab a few friends and a table and enjoy the great food.  Karen and I will be taking attendance, so if we don’t see you, please look for us.


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you have returned the letter to request it.
Otherwise you will receive only the email link

to the PDF newsletter.

St. Patrick’s Day Cruise - March 14 - 15 Hosts: Eileen Kiesel and Simon Koumjian

Arrive by boat or donkey cart (car) and enjoy the parade, which begins at 11 a.m. in downtown Melbourne, with hourly festivities until after dark.

Anchor off Front Street Park or call Melbourne Harbor Marina for reservations and dockage (321-725-9054).  Melbourne Yacht Club will allow ECSA to use their dinghy docks, but DO NOT use the “T” dock.  Call Eileen (321-609-1066) or Simon (321-576-4791) for the gate code.

Club Officers -2015

Commodore  - Page Proffitt

Vice Commodore  - Rick Hushla

Rear Commodore - Tom O'Shea

Secretary - Jennifer Clendinen

Treasurer - Clay Showen

2015 Governor at Large - Don Theriault

2016 Governor at Large -David Cordial

2017  Governor at Large -Bob Wiley

Monthly Meeting Refreshment Hosts

February      Gail Oliver & John Martin

March          Joanne Theriault

April            Chip & Louise Worster

May             John & Loretta Schnitzius

June            Doug & Pam Worth

August         Bob Goldstein

September   Joanne Theriault

October       Mary Pietras

November   Dean & Patti White

December   Pot Luck

Take Advantage of Group Association When Joining/Renewing BOAT US

Be sure to use the ECSA Group Membership # GA8299B when joining or renewing your BOAT US membership to get a discount.

Click here to go to the BOAT US website.

ECSA Ship's Store Merchandise

The ECSA Ship’s Store has quality merchandise available for you to buy for yourself or others.  Prices include sales tax.


Henley shirts

Reg. $15, SALE $12

White T’s

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