Friday, May 24, 2019

Thanks to those who came to the Adopt-a-park clean up last Saturday!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Adopt-A-Park cleanup on May 18th

We are excited to have the water in Utah Lake rising rapidly! It is already up to very close to 2 feet below compromise ( which means that course #3 is deep enough to use. Nate Allen spent some time getting the boat guides set up and verifying that the anchors for all of the turn buoys are still there. Thanks, Nate! There's still a little work to do to replace 4 of the turn buoys, though. You can view the directions for how to find course #3 here: 
If you would like to see a live feed of what the Provo Harbor looks like, you can view the link here: If you look closely, you may still see the dock for course #4 in the outer bay. It is awaiting repairs to its awning framework. It broke free of its two anchors over the winter but wasn't able to escape too far before it was rescued. Many thanks to those who spent several hours of their Saturday a few weeks back to reclaim it!
Finally, we have our Utah State Park clean-up day in just a couple of Saturdays, on May 18th, from 10am to noon. Lunch will be provided at noon! Each club member is expected to spend some time each year doing service at one of our Utah State Parks, preferably at Utah Lake. If you are not able to come to this event, you can show up at another time and ask if there's something you can do as a volunteer. Please don't ignore this important responsibility. We'd love to see those who can come on May 18th, although we know schedules are busy this time of year. The Park has some specific projects for us this year, so we won't have to spend all of our time picking up garbage! Finally, if you can come, please respond to the survey on our Facebook Page to let us know:

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Board Meeting

- How many members dropped out? Seven.
- How many new members are we letting in? Seven.
- How many wait list members? About 30.

Government Affairs:
- Quail Creek course permit is from October 1st through May 1st. Casey Humphrey's is working on getting the permit extended for year around.
- Look into getting permission to remove phragmities in course #1. Rob Davidson will contact the state invasive species specialist.

- Install all new buoys on course #3. Nate Allen will work on.
- Fix sunshade frame on course #4 dock. Rick Anderson will work on.
- Treat dock #4 wood. Garn Arnold and Scott Hinkley plan to do on April 20th.
- Fix bumper on course #4 dock. Rick Anderson will work on.
- Re-anchor course #4 dock. Nate Allen will work on.
- Reminder to GPS in the dock anchor and course locations and save on Google sheets.
- What do we need to order for 2019? 5/16" blue ProFlex rope.

- Balance as of April 16th. $16,140.16.
- Income and expense sheets are now on Google sheets.

Web Site/News:
- Plan Adopt-a-Park service project on May 18th. Rob Davidson is work on it with Utah Lake State Park, will be trimming trees/bushes.
- Plan Adopt-a-Park service project food. Paul Hillyard will work on, BBQ.
- Password for the club Google, Venmo, and PayPal accounts have been changed.

- Update club web page with board member responsibilities. Scot is working on.
- Set next board meeting in August. August 20th.

Friday, February 1, 2019

February News

The Utah Water Ski Club's annual meeting/activity will be held Thursday February 7th at 6pm in room 200D at the Mountain America Expo Center (formerly South Towne Expo Center) in conjunction with the Utah Boat show. All members including family members are invited and will be given free entrance into the boat show (12 and under are FREE), 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/will call, they will have the club member list to verify your membership with a photo ID. Please email the club and let board know if you are coming or not and how many of your family will be eating so that the board can plan the food. You can also RSVP on the club's Facebook page at

To help the club/Garn save time and mailing costs please renew ($125) your club membership before the annual meeting so that you can receive your club membership card (card good for discounts) and club sticker for your boat. All of the information on how to renew is posted at The club strongly encourages everyone to renew their membership with Venmo (@utahwaterskiclub) which is preferred since there are no fees or PayPal (you don't need a PayPal account and can pay with a credit card) and then just email a scanned copy or picture from your phone of the member renew application agreement (see attached file) to If you have been in the club for 20+ years AND are 60+ years old (confirm with Garn) you can renew as a emeritus member for $25.
A reminder that Utah Water Ski Club members are required to be a USA Water Ski supporting ($19.95) members, members are no longer required to be active ($80) USA Water Ski Club members. If you are going to ski in any USA Water Ski sanctioned tournaments in 2019 including the Utah State Championships on July 13th at the beautiful Still Water Lake Estates (free for club members) you will need to be a active USA Water Ski member for insurance reasons. Click HERE to join/renew your USA Water Ski membership.

Reminder that all members are required to attend one of the two Adopt-a-Park service project every year which are always held on the third Saturday in May and September. The board realizes that not everyone can attend one of the two Adopt-a-Park projects, if that is you go down on your own and ask a park ranger what you can do. When finished fill out a volunteer sheet and email a picture to then give the hard copy to the state park.

The club is always looking for volunteers to serve on the clubs board which only meets a few times a year. If you would like to serve on the club board in 2019 email, board members do not pay dues.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Board Meeting

- Have member and wait list cards made from AlphaGraphics. Garn/Scot will do.
- Have member boat stickers made by Signtech. Garn/Scot will do.
- Send out renewal notices before the annual meeting. Garn/Scot will do.

Government Affairs:
- Quail Creek course is up, permit is from October 1st through May 1st.

- Fix sunshade frame on course #4 dock. Rick and Rob will do.
- Remove some phragmities out of course #1.

- Balance as of December 31st. $16,641.94.
- Income and expense sheets are now on google docs.

Web Site/News:
- Send out annual meeting notice to the members and wait list. Garn/Scot will do.
- Verify member discounts for 2019. Everyone will do a few.

- Secure room for annual meeting. Scot will do.
- Order food for the annual meeting. Scot will do.
- Make annual meeting handout. Scot will do.
- Make the presidents position a paid position? Vote on at annual meeting.
- Who wants to be on the board in 2019? Possibly add Nate Allen? Ryan Christopher step down.
- Set next board meeting in April. April 16th.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Board Meeting

- How many on the member and wait list? 61 members, 37 wait list.
- Make copies of the member and wait list and member list in google docs and save as 2018. Garn will do.

Government Affairs:
- Quail Creek course is up, permit is from October 1st through May 1st.
- Work with State Parks on Permission to Place Device on Utah Boating Waters in December. Scot will do.
- Pay Special Use Lease Agreement (SULA) in November to Forestry, Fire, and State Lands which now includes a course south of Pelican Point. Scot will do.

- Fix sunshade frame on course #4 dock. Scott Hinckley and Rob Davidson plan to do when the ice is thick.
- Remove sunshade for winter on both docks. Scott Hinckley and Rob Davidson plan to do when the ice is thick.
- Ideas to remove some phragmities out of course #1. Rent a side-by-side.

- Balance as of October 31st. $17,456.95
- Income and expense sheets are now on google docs.

Web Site/News:
- Renew web site domain and hosting in December. Scot will do.
- Renew directors and officers liability insurance in November. Scot will do.
- Renew club USA Water Ski affiliation in December. Scot will do.
- Renew club liability insurance in January. Scot will do.
- Set next board meeting in January. January 22nd.

Friday, September 14, 2018

September news

Sorry for the lack of club news and updates this year. As you are all aware it has been a tough year on Utah Lake with the low water and algal blooms. It is the UWSC boards opinion that the algal blooms are generally not any worse than in past years but there is just more publicity and water quality testing which is good because there is a problem. In low water years like this year algal blooms are more common but things are not as bad as the news makes it out to be. There have been members out skiing the courses this year and many times they have had the lake almost to themselves, no reports of any big algal blooms in the courses. For the current Utah Lake algal conditions go to and check out for live Utah Lake water quality data including water temperature. 

Saturday the 15th is the clubs Adopt-A-Park service project day, will be picking up garbage around the marina. This will be a very casual event with no club person in charge, come at 10am if possible but anytime during the day that is convenient is fine. Pick up a garbage bag at the entry booth then work for as long as you want and report your hours to the person at the booth on your way out. If you do attend please send a email to and the club will Venmo you $20 for you time.

Happy Skiing to those that are able to make it out. If your looking for people or places to ski with post on and often those members that are owners one some of the private lakes will get you out skiing.

Link to Scot Chipman's 2018 Malibu Response TXi that is for sale, available in October.
Scot joined the Malibu promo team this year and will be getting a new boat every year he continues in the program. He is asking $63,900 for it but may be willing to go a little lower, call/text him at (801) 368-2981 for more information or if you are interested in picking the colors for his 2019.