Tuesday, May 18, 2010

May 2010 Adopt-A-Park Service Project

May 15th was our annual Spring Adopt-A-Park Service Project at the Utah Lake State Park Provo Marina.  It was a great success and an enjoyable time for all who attended.  We had 17 club members and one waitlist member in attendance with a total number of 23 counting family members.  In addition to our normal activity of picking up the trash, we also removed the old bark from the playground on the southeast end of the park and replaced it with fresh sand.  Once we were finished with the work we enjoyed a fantastic barbeque lunch catered by Goodwood.  The lunch itself made it worthwhile to attend.
This really was a great opportunity to serve and give back to the state for allowing us the privilege of being able to have two slalom courses set up in public waters.  With the good turnout that we had, the work went quickly and easily.  But more importantly, it allowed the members of the club to get to know each other better and to work together for a good cause.  There are about 60 members of the club.  These bi-annual service projects provide an opportunity for all the members to get to know each other and to welcome in the newest members.  I would encourage all of you to make these service projects a higher priority.  Seventeen is a good turn out.  But we could and should do better.  We are required to attend one service project every two years.  But we should do better then that as well.  The next service project will be on September 11th so put that on your calendar now.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP

The Utah Water Ski Club recognizes the difficulty of junior water skiers in Utah to gain access to a water ski slalom course to improve their skills for USA Water Ski competition and perhaps collegiate competition as well.

For 2010, a trial year of this new program, we will have available one male and one female scholarship open to anyone 24 years of age or younger who is not a current member of the club. The application will be reviewed on the junior’s interest in skill development and commitment to water skiing and the Utah Water Ski Club. It is highly recommended that you are on the club wait list before you apply. If approved for the scholarship you would have full access to the clubs facilities and a full rotation like a regular member. If awarded the scholarship you would be required to compete in three sanctioned USA Water Ski tournaments in 2010 and complete 10 hours of UWSC service. Click here for the application that is due by May 31st 2010.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Adopt-a-Park service project/activity

Dear Utah Water Ski Club Members,
 
The bi-annual (third Saturday in May/Sept) Utah Water Ski Club Adopt-a-Park service project/activity will be held Saturday May 15th from 10 am to noon, lunch/BBQ at noon. This year in addition to picking up trash we will be removing dirt from the playground for pickup by the State Park, the State Park will later fill the playground with sand. Please bring shovels and wheelbarrows if you have one. All club members are now required to attend at least one Adopt-a-Park service project/activity every two years or go down to Utah Lake State Park on your own and ask what you an do to help out. Please reply back to this e-mail by May 13th to let the board know if you will be attending and how many in your group will be eating lunch.
 
Membership cards (see back for discounts) and stickers for your boat have been sent out, if you have not received yours and/or need a new key (same key as the last few years) contact hank_cobb@yahoo.com.
 
The new club web page/blog is almost finished thanks to Garn Arnold. Go to http://utahwaterski.blogspot.com/ to check it out and become a follower. This new blog will be the official web page for the club and all official club e-mails/news will be posted on the blog. Eventually we will have our old club web page http://www.utahwaterski.com/index.html automatically re-direct you to the new page. The club also has a facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=6309988762 to follow for fun that will eventually replace http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/waterskiutah/ which is not getting used.
 
Sincerely,
 
UWSC Board