Tuesday, October 6, 2020

October 6th 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

President - Renew upcoming insurance requirements in Oct/December - Renew upcoming club affiliation with USA Water Ski in December - Update on invasive species (phragmite) mitigation o Utah Lake Commission reported that mowing activities may begin in late October near Course #1 o Significant discussion regarding desire to get Course #1 back into ready state - September Adopt-A-Park activity canceled due to gathering restrictions as a result of COVID-19 pandemic Government Affairs - Discussion regarding potential avenues to pursue “flat water” designation on Quail Creek o Potential avenue to pursue is to limit boats with deadweight less than 3,500 pounds - Discussion regarding potential club funding of dock on Quail Creek - Discussion of other potential sites for Club slalom courses, i.e. Mantua - Utah Lake State Park is desirous for suggestions to bring more patrons to the Park Equipment - Winterizing activities on docs likely to take place in November when lake levels rise - New dock anchor systems available and will be deployed Treasurer - Review of financial standings - Current reserves appear to be sufficient for near term based on Club activity level - Discussion regarding ways to potentially trim expenses - Discussion regarding ways to boost membership and potential modification of initiation fee - Group consensus is that the February Boat Show is vital to Club interests Membership - Club membership holding steady near 60 members - Wait-list is at or near zero Web Site & Hosting - Web site and domain name payments due October o To be paid by President Member Input - One Club member was in attendance and suggested that the Club host “Novice” waterski tournament in 2021 o This suggestion did not get much traction with the group due to the time commitment required to manage a successful tournament

Thursday, February 6, 2020

February News - Annual Meeting/Activity

The Utah Water Ski Club's annual meeting/activity will be held Thursday February 6th at 6pm in room 200D at the Mountain America 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. Wait list members are also invited and encouraged to attend. The club is unable to provide wait list members free entrance into the boat show. 

Members that want 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. Tickets are ONLY for members and their immediate family, the club pays for each ticket at a small discounted rate.


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 http://www.utahwaterski.blogspot.com/p/members.html. 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 utahwaterskiclub@gmail.com 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 2020 including the Utah State Championships on August 22nd at Sunten (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.

The NEW annual club season kick-off will be held on the third Saturday in May every year rather than the Adopt-a-Park service project. More information coming about this.

The fall Adopt-a-Park service project will be held every year on the third Saturday in September, still want to see all members attend. The board realizes that not everyone can attend , 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 utahwaterskiclub@gmail.com 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 2020 email Rob@savageservices.com, board members do not pay dues.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

July News

Reminder of a Wade Cox tomorrow the 19th on course #3 which has been posted on https://www.facebook.com/groups/utahwaterski since June 18th, see details below:
We have 2 sets still available tomorrow for the Ski with Wade clinic on course 3 @ Utah Lake from 10-3
The current plan is to meet at the state park marina (Provo) at 9:30 to head out to the course.  We have the Taylor's boats Promo Response to pull us.
Cost is $75/set for coaching fees  $5/set for gas.  Payment will be directly to Wade via Paypal for the coaching.
I'll have iced bottled water and a few snacks on the dock.  Any other food you'll need to bring.
The current plan is to get the one person that is doing one set skiing, so we can return him to the marina and pickup a latecomer who has to work until 9am.  
All others we'll set up a rotation that fits everyone's schedule - which means that you could have 3 skiers (about 90 minutes) between sets.
Let Don Trop know if you're interested in picking up a set or two.  first respondent gets the slots.
Don can be reached on his cell phone via text or call @ 801-231-0131


- The club board is working with the Utah lake Commission and Forestry, Fire, and State Lands to have the phragmities removed from course #1. Utah County Public Works is the agency that has been hired to do the work, stay tuned.

- The club is having a great year on Utah Lake! Course #3 is up and running with nice deep water, should be usable all year if the projections on https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Fyvuhy2yNY_Q4KBAPm3eFuKK6wsBInKbnoMrEXBf2VY/edit?usp=sharing are correct.

- Reminder that the club also has a course set up on Quail Creek near St George that has permits for year around use. More info at https://utahwaterski.blogspot.com/p/quail-creek-course.html  

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 (http://data.cuwcd.com/data/reservoirs/index.htm#jump_public_ul) 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: http://utahwaterski.blogspot.com/p/club-rules-course-maintenance.html 
If you would like to see a live feed of what the Provo Harbor looks like, you can view the link here: https://video.nest.com/live/cDr5GtmWpl. 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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/utahwaterski/permalink/10156397022498763/

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Board Meeting


Membership:
- 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.

Equipment:
- 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.

Treasurer:
- 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.

President:
- 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 www.facebook.com/events/1875760295884084


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 http://www.utahwaterski.blogspot.com/p/members.html. 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 utahwaterskiclub@gmail.com 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 utahwaterskiclub@gmail.com 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 scotchipman@gmail.com, board members do not pay dues.