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March 2015 LPSC Newsletter

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LPSC MEMBERS ~ SCROLL DOWN and check out the Sunday Sail info.
This event takes place the last Sunday of every month.
If you ant to crew, you have priority when you sign up the first week of each month by emailing info@lakepleasantsailing.com

Have you paid your dues for 2015?

Email membership@lakepleasantsailing.com for more information.

St. Patrick’s Day Raft Up
March 14-15 in Porta-Potty Cove
4:00 PM

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LPSC_LOGOGeneral Membership Meeting

Tuesday, March 17th

6:00 – No Host Dinner
7:00 – Meeting

CADDY SHACK at The Rolling Hills Golf Course
1415 N. Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ
PLEASE NOTE:
General Membership Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month.
The public is invited.

Email commodore@lakepleasantsailing.com for more information.

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Mid-Week Sail

Wednesday, March 18th

Come out and join LPSC members
the third Wednesdays of each month on the lake!

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Plan on joining us for our
Sunday Sail on
March 29th

This is a great time to come out for a sail with other LPSC members. Bring your boat and meet us out on the lake, offer to take some guests sailing, if you don’t have a boat, sign up to be crew for someone. COME ONE, COME ALL!!

NOTE: LPSC Members who want to crew have priority when they RSVP the first week of the month. So, if you would like to join us, please email us and make your reservation!

Email info@lakepleasantsailing.com for more information.

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Spring Highway Clean Up

Saturday, April 4th

9:30 AM in the front parking lot
AZ Game and Fish
5000 W. Carefree Highway
Phoenix, 85086.

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Upcoming Events ~ Members, check LPSC Meetup for more details. For questions about Meetup, email meetup@lakepleasantsailing.com

Check out the LPSC Ship’s Store

CLICK HERE


Commodore’s View 

March Musings from the Helm

by Rhonda Brewer, 2015 Commodore

In 1785 William Cowper wrote “Variety’s the spice of life, That gives it all its flavour.” Although poet Cowper was referring to the English countryside in his poem The Task, the saying also applies to our Club, sailing and our own Lake Pleasant. The strength of our Club lies in the diverse experiences and backgrounds of our members, the variety of activities and programs in which we participate, not to mention the range of weather conditions and temperatures we enjoy at Lake Pleasant.

I think it would be interesting to survey the educational and occupational backgrounds of our members.  I know for a fact that we have doctors, accountants, engineers, artisans, pilots, teachers, dieticians, realtors, computer analysts, and salesmen among our ranks.  I think it is safe to assume that you all could add at least a dozen or more off the top of your heads!

At the February general meeting I made my way around the room sharing the beautiful “LPSC” guitar made by Dave Brickner. As I moved from table to table, I noticed the variety of topics being discussed over dinner.  This mixture of interest and expertise combined with a shared love of sailing makes the Lake Pleasant Sailing Club a diverse organization that has last more than 37 years.

Because we are such a diverse group, it is important that we plan, implement and support a variety of activities throughout the year.  Some of our members are very social and enjoy activities that allow them dress up, play games and make Pinterest-worthy recipes to share at raftups.  Other enjoy just a day of sailing and a relaxing evening under the stars-nary a Pinterest recipe to be found!  Some of our members are transitioning from sailing to camping and enjoy the two land/water events the Club sponsors each year.  Other members have left the sailing world but still enjoy the land-only events-spring breakfast and fall picnic. These events are a great opportunity to connect with the folks that have kept this Club strong for so many years. Relatively new events like dock parties and Sunday Sails have attracted another group of members. These newer members are looking for connections, education, and the sharing of experiences and expertise from the Club.  This is a whole new group to share our stories with!

Anyone who has sailed a whole year at Lake Pleasant knows that we enjoy diverse weather and temperatures while sailing at Lake Pleasant.  Even in the brutal heat of the summer or the two and one-half days of “frigid” winter we suffer through each February, there is usually at least one LPSC boat scooting across the lake.   To paraphrase the United States Post Office unofficial motto “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stays these LPSC sailors from the swift (or sometimes not) completion of their appointed rounds.”

Hopefully, March will bring us an even greater variety of members, activities, programs and even weather so that the LPSC can remain the spicy, flavorful Club we all enjoy.

 

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