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Camp  Ivy; for special needs kids  July 28
Need Volunteer skippers to take kids on on their boat
Expect 30 kids each with a counselor
Was a very rewarding experience last year 

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Family Day on The beach  July 15,  Was a great time!
See Report

Low key fun on the water,  Mid week at the lake
See Columbia Co. Magazine pg. 13




Web Site
I believe that the website is the primary news and information tool of the Club.
                                                 But event chairs and organizers need to send timely prepared information and news to present                                                                                                  ASC.webmaster@augustasailingclub.org        

               
Report on Past events

Augusta University Literacy Center Sailing Event Went well

Traditional Benny Moultrie 4th of July Bar-B-Que dinner  July 4th.
 
ASC Open House  introducing Guests to Club. went well
New Members and Commodores Reception The New members and Commodores reception 
turned out very nice with 96 attenders signed up 

Introductory Youth Sailing Social Evening
Was Held:  Fri March 31,

Spring Dinghy Series now listed and Posted

Questions: Contact Dan Fodera      The bookkeeper doesn't track service hours

Was held May 27-28,  2017 
NOR & SI and Results posted 
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ASC hosted the Lightning Districts on May 19-20 2017


See the idea list generated by the Long Range Planning Committee

All Future Board meeting will be at the Club House At 6:30 PM
Mid Winter Regatta  Results
2017 Low Country Boil and Oyster Roast
Honoring Dale Deyman who had the vision.
Was a well attended and very nice event despite the rain
Sail Camp Ivy day for special students held held  July 29, 2016



SAYRA Annual General Meeting 2017

posted Dec 6, 2016, 8:24 AM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated Feb 21, 2017, 7:40 AM ]

SAYRA Meeting
South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association
Held Friday January 27 - Sunday January 29, 2017
Hilton Head Island SC

see Dan's report on Club Building

US sailing workshop Daniel Fodera 2/06/2017

Discussion about introducing people to sailing with the firstsail.org program where people get a first experience in a sailboat. Some of the guiding strategies are: keep it simple, have the right person, the right boat (dry keelboat), the right day, and "you're just going for a ride." Somebody signs up and gets a package to get the basics.

One of the key things to remember is to have a clear second step, a class schedule or something else that people can follow up to do.

It's only a 2 hours sail. You want a good sailor; someone who's good with people and someone who isn't going to be drunk.

Other ways they talked about to get exposure was taking a small sailboat to schools, conferences, parades and showing people. Have a plan and a process.

Some other strategies for success in the discussion about how to attract new sailors. Have a lessons planned and scheduled. Have a racing series. Have an open house. Talk about sailing wherever you go. Have a "take a friend to sailing day." Have a trophy for crew variation to encourage skippers to bring new people. Offer a family cruise and lunch at silent auction fundraisers. Include something about the club in welcome packages for the communities. Talk about adventure sailing. Establish a 501c3 for non sailor support. Bring a boat to a tailgate party. For the youth program get the parents on a cruise while the children are sailing. Promote sailing to other types of clubs such as skiing, biking, or triathlon clubs. Removed "club" from sailing promotions. Then, when you get all these newcomers - Be sure that your membership committee is protecting your club; have a consistent interview question

Understand and communicate the value proposition of a club. What is the value for 22 year old who has never sailed to join the club? They want to be a part of the community; people want to be involved. You have to demonstrate that value. An idea is to get the aging members to bring someone sailing. One club sponsored a "sail with Grandpa" type event. Millenials have many choices for activities.

Regarding social media - establish tags and use them for all events.

Some clubs have increased junior membership age to 30 years old. One club has bought a fleet of MC scows and Flying Scots. Lighting is the area D three-person boat for competition. Sailing may not be a scholarship sport but being a competitive sailor looks good. Hve your junior sailors group as a crew pool.

US Sailing leadership forum February 1st thru 3rd 2018 in St Petersburg. The web address is sailingleadership.org.

Nick Hayes the author of Saving Sailing was the keynote speaker. Several take away his from his presentation include: avid sailors sail for 120 hours a year. Think about the Continuum of activity for example from owning a sunfish to not having a membership to crewing on someone's boat to sailing on their own to buying a new 35 foot boat. Also think about the mean age of new members. Look at age mixing, family group sailing, adult women. Women may look at it as something to do with the kids as a family activity.


Actions for consideration:

Fill the women's program chair____

Develop a policy on social media - standardized tags and hashtags

Get a keelboat for use in the first sail program

Developed intergenerational basic training

Develop outcome statements on how the club can you become more compatible with twenty-

first-century social trends (for example how to look cool look at me include activities in other

athletic or sports a groups such as the 5K, the shoreline 5K, triathletes, the yoga session)

Try doing a yoga class before racing

Maybe a two-hour sailing session with shared boats

Club shared boats.

Get the right person in the club to run the social media campaign

Focus on the immediate gratification of the sport, flexible scheduling will win the day

Updating website - hashtags

Develop programs to suit other than Saturday - look for summer and teens class weekday during

the day

Post videos not pictures ( be careful posting pictures of kids without permission)

Develop an organisational policy of media remind parents that pics pictures will be taken

Target the adult woman demographic (sometimes kids but often 40 year old women)

Club webcam

Using drones and developing education videos

Find mentors to take people out

Gear lessons towards women's learning patterns (have them bring a friend make it value-

conscious)

Send Club emails to the wives not just their husbands address


Camp Ivy: Special Students

posted May 9, 2016, 2:06 PM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated Jul 28, 2016, 8:28 AM ]

  We could still use more help

I'm looking for a few more volunteers with boats willing to take kids sailing on the morning of Friday, July 29th. The plan is for kids and their counselors to arrive at 9:00am, get some introductions, go sailing with you, be back on the beach by 11:00, have lunch and head out by noon. We expect 20 kids plus 20 counselors. These are special needs kids attending Camp Ivey, sponsored by the Augusta Family Y. They are high functioning kids with developmental delays ages 8-12, accompanied by a counselor.I would like to have enough boats to take everyone out at once. Please contact me if you can help, and let me know how many you can take. (The kids will have their own PFDs, the college age counselors will not).

We have several volunteers already, but if you have emailed me and did not get a reply, please let me know.

Please contact Daniel Fodera at 706-951-1120 or email fodera12@comcast.net

Mardi Gras

posted Feb 28, 2014, 7:07 AM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated Mar 23, 2016, 10:00 AM ]

This years party will be Saturday March 8.  Join us at "Fat Tuesday's Pub" at the ASC clubhouse for an evening of libations, dinner and camaraderie and be prepared to help solve the mystery of who done it t in "Bumped off on Bourbon Street".  Party will start at 5:00. R.S.V.P.  to Tony Coy at TonyDCoy@aol.com as we need a head count for dinner.  We are also looking for volunteers for help with serving dinner. Thanks

2013 FAMILY DAY

posted Sep 4, 2013, 1:58 PM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated Mar 23, 2016, 10:00 AM ]

2013 FAMILY DAY
HUGE SUCCESS
&
BEST ATTENDANCE EVER
FLOATING BEVERAGE BAR
HAMBURGERS AND HOT DOGS
CAKE
BEACH TOYS
LARGE FLOATING BEVERAGE BAR
PERFECT WEATHER
A GREAT TIME FOR ALL IN ATTENDENCE
THANKS TO DARRELL & SHARON BRAGG 
& ALL VOLUNTEERS!

2013 Wine Tasting

posted Mar 25, 2013, 7:58 AM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated Mar 23, 2016, 10:00 AM ]

Wine Tasting
Saturday, April 20th
7:00 pm

Please come and bring your favorite wine and an appetizer to share at this annual event.

Prizes in each category.

No RSVP needed 

Contact Dale Suggs at dfsuggs@yahoo.com       for more info or to volunteer.

Kayaking Trips

posted Mar 14, 2013, 5:32 PM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated Mar 23, 2016, 10:00 AM ]


Contact Darrell Bragg if you are interested or need additional information.

2013 Commodore & New Member Reception

posted Feb 26, 2013, 7:28 AM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated Mar 23, 2016, 10:00 AM ]

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Commodore’s and New Member’s Reception 

Monument Dedication 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

 

The Club hosted the Annual Commodore’s and New Member’s Reception on the evening of March 23rd. The event was well attended despite early concerns over poor weather. About 75 members braved the drizzle and chill in the air to gather at the clubhouse to honor recent new members and past commodores. New members presented to the Club included (see photo) Harry Garcia, David and Paula Poss, Nathan Mills, Bobby and Robin Paugh and Eric Monaco. Dorothy Williams and Brenda Durant did a magnificent job organizing and presenting the food for the evening, while Steve and Sheila Perun served with distinction behind the bar.

 

Eleven Commodores were in attendance (see photo):

Back row:

Russell Cathey 2007, our current commodore Rob Sherman 2013, Don Putnam 1998, Bob Williams 2001, Dennis Primrose 1991

 

Front row:

Al Britton 2004, Gil Samuelson1986, Ed Joy 1990 and 2002, Jim Claffey 1985, Dick  Mayne  2010, Dan West 2012

 

Dale Demyan headed up a monument dedication ceremony for deceased members who have had their ashes spread at the lake and comments were made in remembrance of those who are now memorialized with bronze plaques on the monument.   If you weren't with us that evening at the unveiling, take a look at the monument near the flagpole the next time you're at the club.   Great job, Dale!

 

Jim Claffey presented the 2013 Augusta Sailing Club Members Handbook to the group gathered for the reception and brought enough copies for all those in attendance.  This updated edition of the handbook has been in the works for a while now and Jim and Dan West get a big thanks for making this project happen.   Additional copies will soon be available for the rest of the membership.

           

All in all, it was a great evening at the club!  Good food, libations, and great camaraderie.   If you missed it this year, make sure to get your reservations in early for

next year!

 

Bob Williams, Event Chairman and Past Commodore

Mardi Gras Party....

posted Feb 9, 2013, 7:24 PM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated Mar 23, 2016, 10:00 AM ]

Mardi Gras Party and Murder Mystery
ASC Clubhouse February 9 at 5:00pm
Makes plans for some New Orleans style fun, food,
and a Murder Mystery at our new Mardi Gras Party!

Annual Meeting Dinner

posted Nov 11, 2012, 8:54 AM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated Mar 23, 2016, 10:00 AM ]

Bennie Moultrie Remembrance

posted Sep 13, 2012, 5:04 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 23, 2016, 10:00 AM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB ]

Please join us Saturday September 22 at the Augusta Sailing Club to celebrate the life of Bennie Moultrie.
 
The celebration of life will begin at 5:00pm.  Special memories, photos and music will be shared and enjoyed.  Heavy hor d'oeuvres will be served.  Your company and participation will mean so very much to Marie and the entire Moultrie Family. 

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