Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Board Meeting

Membership:
- Any new wait list members? No
- Currently 51 wait list members.

Government Affairs:
- Continue to work on other course locations and/or improve existing locations.
- Who can attend Utah Lake Commission meetings? Will notify club/board of meetings.
- Work on getting permission from the state for a wave attenuation system for course #3/4.

Equipment:
- Install new course #2 in Provo Bay in 2015.
- Move course #4a and #4b two buoys to the east in 2015.
- Fix dock box on dock #2.
- Remove sunshade from dock #2.
- Hinckley ramp improvement?

Treasurer:
- Current balance. $12,787.

Web Site/News:

- Projected March 2015 water level near -3.4.
           
President:
- How should the club handle members who don't come to Adopt-a-Park service projects? Continue as is but clarify that the club has signed an agreement and committed to provide service. Clarify how members can go down on their own.

- Set next board meeting in January. 20th at 7pm.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fall Adopt-a-Park service project

Thanks to Scott Peterson, Scott Ellerbeck, Clint Jensen, Keith Hanson, Bruce Harper, Matt Broten, Dave Kearns, Rob Benda, and Roquesanne Fillerup for coming out to the last Adopt-a-Park service project of the year. The members that did not come out to one of the two Adopt-a-Park service projects or go down on their own have had their memberships put on probation.



Friday, September 12, 2014

September News - Adopt-a-Park Service Project

Course #4b has been set up in about five feet of water (thanks to Tim Peterson, John Lohner, Paul Garske, and Nate Allen), course #4a is still up but shallow. When going to course #4a/b stay about one mile from shore as you head south, watch your depth gauge slowly get shallower then when it starts to get deeper again take a hard left into the entrance to Provo Bay. Click on the below picture from 2004 when the water was near -6.50, it is around -4.50 now. If you still choose to ski course #4a it is very shallow on the west end so you will want to veer about 150' to the north as you go out the exit gates to drop. It is also shallow around the dock but if you use the northwest corner of the dock you should be fine.

The second and last Adopt-a-Park service project of the year is on September 20th from 10am-11am. There were only about 20 members who came out in the Spring so the club is expecting a big turn out. Reminder that club members are required to attend one of the two Adopt-a-Park service projects each year or go down on your own and spend one hour picking up trash. If you do go down on your own you must meet with the State Park and fill out the proper volunteer paperwork then notify the board, yes the club does keep record. In the Fall we just pick up trash for one hour with no lunch, in the Spring we work for two hours and have a club provided lunch. 

Happy fall skiing!


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Board Meeting

Membership:
- Any new wait list members? No
- Currently 51 wait list members.
- Member dues from Carolynn Dailey? Still outstanding!

Government Affairs:
- Continue to work on other course locations and improving existing locations. John and Scot working on.
- Talk to state about removing phragmites with a tractor in course #1. Scot will work on.
- Work on getting permission from the state for a wave attenuation system for course #3/4. Hank is working on. http://www.whisprwave.com/products/wave-attenuators  http://waveeater.com

Equipment:
- Install new course #2 in Provo Bay in 2015.
- Move course #4a two or four buoys to the east?
- Fix dock box on dock #2. Tim will do in the winter.
- Clean course #1 dock and pick-up areas.

Treasurer:
- Current balance. $12,869.95

Web Site/News:

- Plan Adopt-a-Park service project/activity September 20th. 10am, Roquesanne will work with the State Park/Jason.
- Projected March 2015 water level near -3.5.
           
President:
- Should board members pay if they don't show up to any board meetings. Yes.
- Set next board meeting in October. October 22nd at La Costa in American Fork.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Utah State Championships

Another great year at the Utah State Championships which were held at Calls Fort. Congratulations to Utah Water Ski Club members Keith Morgan, John Lohner (not pictured) Mike/Tyler/Josh Nelson, John/Dana/Shaela/ Adams, Mark/Sienna Chilcutt, Matt Chipman and Tim Peterson. I know a few personal bests were achieved including 2 @ 38' for Tim!


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Ski for free in the Utah State Championships

UWSC Members,

All members (including family members) can ski for free in Utah State Championships Saturday August 23th at Calls Fort. If you want to ski in this event you must go to http://www.usawaterski.org/rankings/View-TournamentsHQ.asp?pvar=TourInfo&TourID=15W070&rg=1 print out the entry form, fill it out and send it to Mike Parsons by August 9th. On the entry form check the entry fee enclosed box and put UWSC. You need to be active USA Water Ski Member to enter. You MUST have this entry from in the mail by Saturday August 9th if you want the Utah Water Ski Club to pay for your entry!

This tournament is open to everyone even if you have never skied in a tournament before. If you can run long line or shorter and 15.5 mph or faster then you can enter the sanctioned division and get points towards a national ranking. Awards will be given out to first, second, and third place in all sanctioned divisions listed below so many people will get medals since only a few divisions have more than three people in them. This event is perfect for the family, Calls for has a pavilion with lots of shade, grass, sand volleyball, and restrooms with running water.

Boys & girls 1 - 9 and under
Boys & girls 2 - 10-13
Boys & girls 3 - 14-17
Men & Women 1 - 18-24
Men & Women 2 - 25-34
Men & Women 3 - 35-44
Men & Women 4 - 45-52
Men & Women 5 - 53-59
Men & Women 6 - 60-64
Men & Women 7 - 65-69
Men & Women 8 - 70-74
Men & Women 9 - 75-79
Men & Women 10 - 80-84
Men & Women 11 - 85+

For directions to Call Fort go to http://skicallsfort.com/SkiCallsFort/Location.html

Happy Skiing!

UWSC Board

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Spring Adopt-a-Park Service Project

A fun day at the semiannual Adopt- a- Park service project.
Picture of some of the club members that participated.
Below are the 20 members that participated, the State Park is looking forward to seeing the other 40 in the fall.
John Adams
Garn Arnold
Victor Blanton
Matt Chipman
Scot Chipman
Ryan Christopher
Carolyn Dailey
Wayne Douglas
Roquesanne Fillerup
Paul Garske
Dan Johnson
Tom Larsen
Darin Mercer
Keith Morgan
Mike Nelson
Tim Peterson
Scott Rees
Jane Stewart
Melissa Velinga
Mike Zufelt

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

May News - Adopt-a-Park Service Project/Activity

-The semiannual (third Saturday in May/Sept) Utah Water Ski Club Adopt-a-Park service project/activity will be held Saturday May 17th from 10 am to noon, lunch from Goodwood BBQ at noon. In addition to picking up trash we will cutting down Phragmites in the campground area and cleaning up the beach area that needs weeds chopped down and boulders moved. The State Park will provide some wheel barrows, sheers, saws, rakes, shovels, etc but usually not enough so bring your own tools if you have themAll club members are required to attend one Adopt-a-Park service project every year or go down to Utah Lake State Park on your own and ask a park ranger what you an do, you will need to fill out a volunteer sheet if you go on your own. E-mail the board by May 15th and let the board know if you will be attending and how many in your group will be eating lunch. You can also RSVP on the clubs Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1406069506340265  If you use Facebook still let us know who many in your group will be eating lunch.

-Membership cards (see back for discounts) and boat stickers will be given out to those members that did not pick them up at the annual meeting in February, same key as the last 8+ years. Please welcome the three new members (Rick Oldroyd, Ryan Christopher, and Scott Rees) to the club when you see them. If you lost your key e-mail Garn Arnold garnski@yahoo.com for a new one, new members will also get a key.

-After the service project Utah Water Sports is scheduled to have their 2014 MasterCraft ProStar to demo and Peterson Marine the new Pavati. If you would like to ski behind/drive one of these new boats at course #3 go to the below link and list your name, you will need to find you own way to course #3. The boat demo will be subject to weather and as of now times are just approximate.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZiviHd5FKR6PArTLjBgjAzx1aE1MEM41p3n1YxdO15E/edit?usp=sharing

-Course #3 and #4 are currently up, currently both docks are at course #3. Tim Peterson and Dan Johnson are installing trex on the older dock that should be maintenance free for the next 20+ years. With the low water this year course #3 will likely only be usable until mid June then we will be on course #4 the rest of the summer. When driving to course #3 please use the shortcut when the water is above -2.75 so you don't send rollers into the course. Go to https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/14s24CS-xc-c-IfvbEvPCY1hltF9NFGozba6i2ceM5kQ/edit?usp=sharing for driving directions to course #3 that shows the shortcut and where/how to drive when the water is below -2.75.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Board Meeting Minutes

Membership:
- How many on the wait list? 60 but 11 have not paid and will be dropped.
- Matt Broten had hip surgery again and wont be skiing this year. Will let him pay $20 and stay a member this year.
- How many members dropped out? How many are we letting in? Three members (Jeff Hone, Paul Wake, Joshua Zufelt) are not renewing. Club will be letting three new members in.

Government Affairs:
- Continue to work on other course locations or improving existing locations. Scot/Hank continue to work on.

Equipment:
- Replace dock #1 with trex. Tim is working on.
- Install more bumpers on dock #2. John is working on.
- Install new course #2 in Provo Bay. Tim is working on.
- Move course #4a two or four buoys to the east? Tim is working on.
- Fix dock box on dock #2. Darin is working on.

Treasurer:
- Current balance. $11,172.92.

Web Site/News:

- Adopt-a-Park service project/activity May 17th. Roquesanne is organizing the project and food, Scot will bring the drinks.
           
President:
- Finalize 2014 Board. Thanks to Jane and Olga who are stepping down as equipment managers and to Darin Mercer who will be the new equipment manager.

- Set next board meeting date in August. Tuesday the 26th, 7pm.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Annual Utah Water Ski Club Meeting/Activity 2014


Some of the over 55 members/wait list members who attended the annual meeting.
Chris Rossi and Chris Sullivan talking about Radar  products with club members.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Annual Meeting/Activity

The clubs annual meeting/activity is February 6th at 6:00 pm in room 200C (room may change) of the lobby of the South Town Expo Center. This year we have pro skier Chris Rossi and the guys from Radar coming in to talk for 15 minutes or so about their products. All club members including immediate family members will be given free entrance into the boat show after the short meeting that will be over by 7:00 pm, a light meal will be served starting at 6:00 pm. If you would like to go into the boat show before the meeting go to the information desk (not will call), the information desk will have the club member list to verify your membership with a valid photo ID. Please send a e-mail to utahwaterskiclub@gmail.com by the 3rd to let the board know if you are coming or not and how many of your family will be eating so that the board can plan the proper amount of food. You can also RSVP on the club's facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/208830669300862/

The main reason for the annual meeting is to elect a new board, the board is ALWAYS in need of new people and ideas. If you want to be on the board in 2014 please e-mail scotchipman@gmail.com. The UWSC board only meets four times (sometimes only by e-mail) a year and does not pay annual dues.


All members are strongly encourage to pay their membership dues of $125 ($25 for emeritus members) before the annual meeting so we can give you your membership card and boat sticker which saves the club on mailing costs. Go to http://utahwaterski.blogspot.com/p/members.html for the details of how to renew on-line, you can still snail mail everything in but please do everything electronically if possible. Attached is the application and release form which you can fill out and sign electronically then e-mail to garnski@yahoo.com. Membership cards are good for various discounts at local retailers, club stickers are for your boat windshield ONLY so please make sure that is where they end up. If you still need to renew your USA Water Ski membership you can do it on-line at http://www.usawaterski.org/pages/Join.html remember to send the USA Water Ski conformation e-mail to garnski@yahoo.com as well.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Board Meeting

Membership:
- How many on the wait list? 57
- Order membership cards. Scot will do. Color? Green.
- Order boat stickers. Scot will do.

Government Affairs:
- Possible course on Quail Creek/St. George. Carolyn Daily is working on it.
- If new course in St. George area is found how to work memberships? Any wait list member or regular member will have one rotation.
- Continue to work on other course locations or improving existing locations. Everyone is working on.

Equipment:
- Replace dock #1 with trex. Tim is working on.
- Bought 10 yellow guide buoys from Duane Newman.  
- Install more bumpers on dock #2. John is working on.
- Install new course #2 in Provo Bay. Tim is working on.
- Move course #4a two or four buoys to the east? Tim is working on.
- Fix dock box on dock #2.

Treasurer:
- Current balance? $12.155.57
- Pay Duane once buoys are received. Done.

Web Site/News:

- Work on verifying 2014 member discounts. Scot and Garn are working on.
-Annual club meeting/activity. Plan on bringing in Radar to talk to the club. Scot will organize the food, room, and tickets.
           
President:
- Having trouble getting 2014 General Liability insurance through USA Water Ski. Scot is still working on, looking at other options out side of USA Water Ski.
- Work on 2014 "Application for Permission to Place Device on Boating Waters" from the State Park. Waiting for the new application from the state then Scot will work on.
- Work on 2014 Right of Entry Permit from the Department of Natural Resources. Scot will work on.

-Set next board meeting date in April. Tuesday April 3rd at 7pm, Scot's house.