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Recreational sailor?
Interested in learning more, but want to "wade" in? Introducing our NEW Social Membership - $50 lets you eat and drink at the club (Wednesday and Friday nights), participate in our Friday fun sailing and coaching, and try your hand at up to two club racing outings.

Enrolled in Glenmore Sailing School?  Got a boat stall at Glenmore Park? 
Give us a try! We're offering 50% off full membership levels to first time members enrolled at the Sailing School and to boat stall owners. Contact membership@glenmoresailingclub.com for details.
Looking for Volunteer Credits? We rely on volunteer participation to keep the club fun and inclusive. Earn up to $100 back on next year's membership by earning credits. Go to the Volunteer Calendar to find an activity that suits your talents.

IN THE NEWS:

GSC Weekly Update
Oct 21, 2014
Glenmore Sailing Club
October Rules Clinic

October Rules Clinic 

Wed Oct 22nd 6:30 PM

Oct 16th - The IOM fleet is hosting a clinic to review the racing rules of sailing. Everybody is invited. Come equipped with your questions about situations that happened on the water this year. Bring your tablet or laptop. Wednesday October 22nd starting at 6:30.


                              

   END OF THE YEAR BANKQUET!

Save the Date! The Banquet is coming up on Saturday November 1 , 2014 to be held at our clubhouse. 

Registration for the end of the year banquet is now open

In order to make like easier for the caterers, I put an Oct 27 cut off.

Thank you
Kate

   Call for Pictures

Did you take some fantastic photos of sailing this season? If so, we'd love to add them to our Picasa website and use them in our end of year slide-show. Please email them to communications@glenmoresailingclub.com by Tuesday the 21st of October...

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Fall Clean-Up

If you are able to pitch in between 9 and 2 on Saturday October the 25th with the Fall clean up, please register. This is your last chance this season to earn volunteer incentive credits. Sign up now as volunteer spots are limited. (Please bring hand tools and gloves if you have any.)
Thanks, Ted Knude / Staff Captain


Thanks for your support!

                     


      VOLUNTEER CREDIT REDEMPTION


As stated, volunteer credits have now been issued to the best of our records and understanding. We note that online registration was not always rigorously followed, so there are some instances where we do not have complete records and had to do our best based on what we saw/know.

If you login and you see that your credit does not reflect the volunteer work you did this year, please outline the volunteer credits you earned and forward to membership@glenmoresailingclub.com - we will verify with the executive responsible for the event and reissue as appropriate. Remember, credits balances were only earned at 2 and 4 VC credits worked, $50 and $100.

Our system allows the credit balance to be used against any GSC registration, so GSC will accept them on that basis - this allows membership more flexibility in how you use your credits. It is like a store credit!

To use your credit balance, simply login - you will see your credit balance in the bottom right hand corner of the page. When you register for an event, you will be given the opportunity to settle your credit balance.
The system will automatically do the math so your credit balance will remain intact to the extent not consumed by an invoice.

   VOLUNTEER SUMMARY

Overall, approximately 50 members volunteered at least once this summer. That is a bout 30% of our membership contributing at least 4-5 hours time. A total of approximately 390 hours were contributed. In addition, interestingly there were some 100 hours contributed by non-members (including some individuals that volunteered 3 and 4 times, but did not pay dues, such that no VC was attributed).

Notably, the executive members largely earned full VC's in addition to executive time. We added some 20 credits on an ad hoc basis to recognize the volunteer time that our members contributed in ways not contemplated at the outset of the program. At the same time, there were numerous credits that went unclaimed and at times the club had some difficulty getting volunteers - specifically, online registration would have helped, Fridays were not fully used, Regattas could have used a little more support.

In any event, volunteer rates were largely as expected and budgeted, and we can speculate that our members volunteered to their heart's content.

We expect this program will improve as time goes on and we continue to track and learn how our members want to contribute. We feel it fairly rewards volunteer time, while allowing the club the financial wherewithal to pay for services that we cannot rely on volunteers to provide. Things that we as membership need to improve on:
Executive can improve at delegating which could be accomplished by planning earlier, and there remains an imbalance of a very few members (the Exec. doing the majority of the volunteer work required to run the club - 7 of the 15 individuals that earned full credits this year)
Membership can improve at (1) volunteering and (2) registering online prior to VC events - this will allow us to better track volunteering and better plan events
Membership can improve at registering for events generally - this will enable us to plan and budget more effectively.

The banquet should be a lot of fun and will work as not only awards, but volunteer recognition.

We look forward to seeing how the year turns out overall for the club's finances and reserve contribution goals.

As always, we're open to feedback.

Congrats to everybody that volunteered!

Please note that as the sailing season is winding down, you will be receiving newsletters less frequently.
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Physical Location: 
8601 24 St SW
(South Glenmore Park - view map

Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 72107, Glenmore Landing PO
Calgary, Alberta T2V 5H9

Phone: (403) 238-2044

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Our facility is fully wheelchair accessible, including showers in the change rooms.
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