Commodore November 2018

My year as ECSC’s Commodore has come to an end!  At times it seemed it would last forever but, now that it is done, it seemed like time just flew by.  I was very fortunate to have the support of a great Board of Directors, dedicated committees, and wonderful officers this year.  Many thanks to all of you!

I believe we accomplished many great projects for our club. The Grounds Committee had another productive year maintaining the grounds and implementing improvement projects.  Those could not have been completed without the great volunteer efforts we receive from our valued members. The Race Committee did a super job putting on a first-class race program at ECSC and representing us at several away regattas.  Once again, Safety and Education did a tremendous job with our juniors’ program.  Thanks to their efforts and the fantastic junior sailors we have, we continue to boast one of the best juniors’ programs in the “ILYA.”  Social Committee put on one superb event after the other! Those events don’t happen without huge volunteer efforts for hosting, planning, and executing each event, not to mention the time cleaning up afterwards!  Membership did a marvelous job as always with organizing our dues process and informing new members all about our beloved ECSC club.  This year the Ship’s Store sailed into the digital era by moving the store “offshore” and online. Our Harbormaster has done a fantastic job with our docks and in cleaning up and organizing the boat parking areas!  The docks require non-stop upkeep (another huge ongoing volunteer effort), and I thank everyone who has participated in helping out!

Our beautiful club needs our support by each and every one of us doing our very best to keep our boats clean and the areas around them free of debris and clutter.  Publicity has had their hands full this year, too! Aside from maintaining our website and putting out the monthly newsletter, they have had their hands full battling the hacking attempts that tried to scam our membership! Great job on that! They also did a fantastic job getting notifications out to our members for key messages and updates.  I would like to thank everyone on my amazing team for their hard work and support this year! I am grateful for each and every one of you for all your selfless efforts and valuable time and talent!  It was a pleasure to work with all of you as Commodore this past season, and I hope to see you all at the Final Bash!


P.S.   For those of you that still have your boats in the water, I highly recommend everyone keep an eye on how much water they have at their respective dock so they don’t get left high and dry. The water levels can be monitored at this link: Eagle Creek Water Level  .


Mark Walker

Soon-to-be Past Commodore