As we wind down the year we wanted to make you aware of a few changes for next year.
-When you renew your USA Water Ski membership you now have the option of choosing ACTIVE membership for $80 or supporting member for $35. If you even think you will be skiing tournaments in 2013 please sign up as a ACTIVE membership which gives you these benefits http://www.usawaterski.org/graphics/downloads/membershipbenefits.pdf The main benefit is secondary personal Injury Insurance of $10,000 when participating in USA Water Ski-sanctioned events. In the past we were able to sanction club practices but in order for us to do that in the future we have to have a rated driver pulling every member which is just not possible for most members. Starting in 2013 club practices will no longer be sanction so you will not have secondary insurance, you will still have insurance as a ACTIVE member when you ski in tournaments. The board feels that USA Water Ski is still worth supporting which is why we still require members to be at least a supporting member. Go to http://www.usawaterski.org/pages/What%20is%20USA-WS.htm to learn about what USA Water Ski does with its money.
-Starting in 2013 you will be able to renew your club membership on-line or by e-mail and pay with PayPal. This is something the board is still working on but you can see what we have so far at http://utahwaterski.blogspot.com/p/members.html Reminder that membership dues are due by March 31st or you will be dropped from the club! The club is going to be very strict with this March 31st deadline in the future which is only fair to the Membership VP. Having the membership VP and other board members continually calling and e-mailing a few late members every spring is a real pain and waste of time.
-The club does keep track of who participates in the clubs Adopt-a-Park service projects every year. A reminder that it is required that you attend one of the two projects every year or go down on your own, sign in with the state park, and ask what you can do. As of now the club is not kicking people out or charging fees for those that don't attend at least one of these two Adopt-a-Park service project but it is something that gets talked about and may need to be implemented in the future.
-For those of you still skiing course #3 is still very shallow but the water is finally coming back up. When skiing course #3 make sure the boat and the skier are always in-line with the course when you start. Typically we ski course #3 until the water drops to -3.00, go to http://water1.cuwcd.com/reservoirs/ResInfo.aspx?res=ulake to see the current lake level and make sure you look on calm days since wind causes wrong readings.
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