Renew your EYC membership for 2012

EYC membership renewal notices for 2012 have been mailed to all 2011 members (except Student members) and should arrive in your mail box this week.

If your renewal is postmarked by February 29 and accompanied by the correct payment, you are entitled to an early renewal discount (except Student members).  Student members can renew their memberships online when they sign up for 2012 lessons.  Keep an eye out for a future e-mail announcing when lesson sign-ups are open.

The EYC membership year is from June 1 through the following May 31.  Please make sure that you check all your directory information carefully on the renewal form and include information for any children under the age of 25.  Your renewal must be postmarked by April 1 in order to guarantee your inclusion in the 2012 Membership Directory booklet.

EYC membership is a bargain!  There is no place else where you get free use of 34 sailboats and kayaks, high quality racing in four one-design classes, access to one of the largest and most professional lesson programs in the United States, organized junior and teen social activities, swimming and sunning on the EYC pier, bridge and bunco overlooking beautiful Eagle Harbor, numerous social events with your friendly fellow members, and reciprocal rights to other yacht clubs, all for less than $175 per year.

Remember, in order to use EYC facilities and take part in EYC activities, you must be a member of the Ephraim Yacht Club.  Parents and grandparents, remember that for a junior to take part in EYC lessons and junior activities, the junior must be either a Student member or the child of a Family member.  A junior who is a grandchild of an EYC member may participate in lessons or junior activities only if the junior joins as a Student member or if the junior’s parents are Family members.

If you have any questions about membership, or if you do not receive your renewal notice soon, contact the EYC’s Membership chair, Nancy Claypool nclaypool@stonepigman.com or phone (504) 593-0875.