February General Membership Meeting, 10 February 2016

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

Checking In and Out of The Bahamas
What You Need to Know

by Johnny Atkins
Customs and Border Patrol

 

Mardi Gras Cruise – Cocoa Village Marina, 20-21 February 2016, Host: Bob Wiley, cell 321-591-8193, email: ip380.94@gmail.com

Sail to Cocoa Village and join us for the annual “Mardi Gras” Cruise.  The Club House will be available at 4:00pm so that we can socialize while the coals are heating.  Expect to start grilling about 4:30 to eat about 5:00 pm.  Bring an entrée to grill, a side dish to share and preferred beverage.

If you want to get a slip at Cocoa Village Marina, the phone # is 321-632-5445.  The number of slips is limited in both the East and West basins so reserve as soon as possible.  Remember to tell them that you are with ECSA in order to get the club rate of $2.00/ft/night.  If you anchor out, remember there are no dinghy docks in the marina so you will have to use the public facilities in the park east of the village.
If you are attending via car, please park in the open area lot in front of the clubhouse – not under the building.
Like last year, we will meet at Ossorio's at 9 am for breakfast on Sunday morning followed by a safe and enjoyable sail home.

Miami Boat Show Bus Trip, February 13, Hosts: Board of Governors

Get your reservations in for the Miami Boat Show and Bus trip soon. We will be able to keep the price again this year to $50 per person. This includes the bus trip down and back, with snacks, drinks and a movie, and entry into the boat show.

This show always sells out, but we will be keeping the reservations open to ECSA members only until January 1st. After that we will open it up to the general public to fill any left over seats.

Email me if you have any questions about this great trip.

Page Proffitt
rpp1@pageproffitt.com

Proposed Change to Bylaws

This proposed change was approved at the December General Membership meeting.

 

In order to present the annual cruising awards at our January general meeting, the following change is proposed to the ECSA Articles of Incorporation.  A vote to approve the change will be conducted at the December 9th general membership meeting.
Article VI Section 3 states, in part:  “the newly elected officers and governor shall be inducted during January awards banquet meeting following their election.”
The proposed change reads:  “the newly elected officers and governor shall be inducted during the January business meeting following their election.”
Since the usual awards banquet is also the January business meeting, the proposed change covers both the normal annual banquet and the 2016 business meeting, followed by the 50th anniversary banquet in March.

Christmas Boat Parade - December 19 - Hosts: Dave and Marci Hutson

Photos have been posted.  They will be updated when there is time after Christmas.

Rotary Park Cruise - November 21-22, Hosts: BOG

 

Photos have been posted here.

 

Club Officers -2016

Commodore  - Joe Coleman

Vice Commodore  - Nancy Knobbs

Rear Commodore - Tom O'Shea

Secretary - Gail Oliver

Treasurer - Grover Gregory 

2016 Governor at Large -Don Theriault

2017  Governor at Large -Bob Wiley

2018 Governor at Large - John Geraci

Monthly Meeting Refreshment Hosts

January        Page Proffitt

February     Jennifer Clendinen

March          Anniversary Dinner

April            Gail Oliver

May        

June            BOG

Take Advantage of Group Association When Joining/Renewing BOAT US

Be sure to use the ECSA Group Membership # GA81299B 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.

 

ECSA jacket (S, M, L, XL)……$20

Long sleeve shirt(S-XXL).....$18

Short sleeve shirt(S-XXl).....$15
Burgee……......…….……………….$20

Blanket……………......…………….$5
Hat………………….......…………….$10

Fuel siphon………………....………$10

Embroidered patch…….....…..$7.50
License plate……………....………$5
Cool tie……………………....……...$5

Spotless Stainless Cleaner..$20

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