-The above pieces of history are taken from a writing created by Ric Geiman which can be found in its entirety on Lake Pueblo Sailing Facebook Page.- https://www.facebook.com/groups/197190507071399/permalink/1097547663702341
Ric Geiman created the Lake Pueblo Sailing Club in 2013 and his hard work has kept the club sailing since. This year with building momentum our season was limited by the pandemic and shortened by requirements that the club must meet to continue sailing at Lake Pueblo. The main requirement is to take an insurance policy for our activities and close the exposure of liability to the state park. To take an insurance policy the club needed to become a legal entity and organize with the state of Colorado.
Where we stand today.
We have identified insurance that will fit the requirements of the park and will be binding it in January 2021. A board of directors has been formed, the club registered as a Not For Profit Corporation with the State of Colorado and with the IRS.
Commodore - Chris Huggins
Vice - Michael Pinkerton
Treasurer - Drake Dennert
Secretary - Douglas Getting
Past Commodore - Ric Geiman
After creating a membership dues schedule the board has decided to take a different approach for 2021. Due to the continued unknown of the pandemic and most importantly getting as many of us back to sailing as we can, we are not charging any structured dues for the club. We are making it donation based, a small step and more in the tradition of the free club Ric had been able to offer sailors since the club began in 2013. We ask that those who would like to join or support Lake Pueblo Sailing Club to please donate as you can or wish. Donations collected will be used to cover expenses or add items such as marketing and web page. These projected minimum costs are as follows:
Insurance - $600
Lake Pueblo State Park Event Permit $30
IRS Form 1024 Filing - $600
Web Page - $300
Marketing Materials $100
Additional donations will be used for other pending needs and to create a reserve fund held by Lake Pueblo Sailing Club.
So what is the plan for 2021?
That depends on interest and support however, we have a tentative schedule that includes:
- 6 social sails
- 2 competitive sails per month May through September 10 total
- Dingy competitive sails 6 total
-Kick off party
-End of season awards party
-Social events ( based on current pandemic restrictions and precautions)
Other good news - The park manager has agreed to allow the club to set fixed marks in the lake. In addition they will provide the buoy's!!
Lake Pueblo Sailing Club is open to captains, crew, current and future sailors of all abilities.
For any LPSC questions feel free to contact any of the board members or through fundraiser links.
Thank You and I hope you will join us on the lake for 2021.
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