1974-2009 January 23, 2009
Happy New Year! As time's odometer spins through 2009 the
members of the Jericho Sailing Centre Association have another
reason to celebrate life by the sea at Vancouver's Ocean Access
Community Centre. The JSCA was born 35 years ago when a small
crew of dinghy sailor's launched their dream of a low cost,
ocean access facility for small, naturally powered craft accessible
to all. The 35th Anniversary will be our anchor theme throughout
2009 as the JSCA looks back and celebrates our history as well
as looks forward to navgate our curse for the future. We welcome
all of our members to climb back on board and join us for another
fantastic voyage in 2009.
Boat Show February 4-8
JSCA Volunteers Wanted!
We still have several openings for members to help crew the
Jericho Sailing Centre Association's display booth at the Vancouver
International Boat Show February 4-8. Members who volunteer
for a two hour "watch" will gain free admission to
the show and the admiration of show going seafarers from all
over. A great place to meet people and shoot the breeze about
the Jericho Sailing Centre and all of the low cost ocean access
opportunities we provide. The following berths are available;
please email me if you'd like to sign on:
Wednesday, February 4
1100-1300H; 1300-1500H; 1500-1700H; 1700-1900H.
Thursday, February 5
1100-1300H;1300-1500H; 1500-1700H; 1700-1900H; 1900-2100H.
Friday, February 6
Saturday, February 7
1300-1500H; 1500-1700H; 1700-1900H; 1900-2100H.
Sunday, February 8
the Thaw - It's Boat Check Time
Serious Snow Damage
The heavy snow load and freezing temperatures have taken their
toll on some of the plastic masterpieces moored to the grass in
the Jericho Sailing Centre compound over the past month. If you
haven't seen your pride and joy work of art, your sculptured sea
craft, since last year, come down check it out, bail it out, tuck
in the tarp and show it some TLC. This spring, as you`re skipping
merrily through waves unscathed by the weather warps of winter,
you`ll be glad you did. Meanwhile, your neighbours who neglected
to take the time will be stuck on shore squinting to read the
directions on their cold cure epoxy kits.
Annual Action Plan 2009
More Committee meetings are on the schedule in the further development
of the JSCA's Annual Action Plan for 2009. The meetings are
open and all members are invited to participate in the management
of our unique ocean access facility.
OPERATIONS COMMITTEE (Next Meeting January 28
The agenda will include discussion around the 2009 Jericho Sailing
Centre Compound Development plan and the process for dealing
with inactive craft.
PROGRAMMES COMMITTEE (Next Meeting February 3
The agenda will include website development and JSCA's Racing
PLANNING COMMITTEE (Next Meeting January 29 @
The agenda will include development of JSCA's next 5 Year Strategic
Plan which will go into effect in 2010.
SAFETY COMMITTEE (Next Meeting February 7 @ 1000H)
The agenda will include purchasing of new Jericho Rescue Team
equipment and annual refit on JSCA's craft. This meeting will
be held at the BC Place Stadium during the Vancouver Boat Show-please
RSVP your attendance by Feb. 5 to arrange for entry.
All JSCA Board and Committee minutes and meeting schedules can
be found on our website at www.jsca.bc.ca to facilitate member
awareness and involvement in their world class, one of a kind,
ocean access community centre.
JSCA Annual Invoices Mailed
By now you should have received your invoice for 2009 JSCA
Membership and Storage fees in the mail. The invoices are not
due until April 1, however, you will receive a 2% discount if
you pay before February 15 - check your investment portfolio
and you won't find a better return on your hard earned treasure
than 2% over six weeks.
If you haven't received your invoice in the mail please contact
the office asap.
Anniversary Fundraising Campaign
Thank you to all the members who have participated in the
JSCA's 35th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign to date - so far,
your response has been outstanding. Members are directing their
donations to the following categories:
1) Compound Enhancement
2) Building Enhancement
3) Jericho Rescue
4) Disabled Sailing Association Dock Fund***
***As the JSCA is not a registered charity, if you require a
charitable receipt for tax purposes please direct your donation
to the DSA Dock Fund and the DSA will send you a receipt.
The JSCA Fundraising Committee developed the following letter
which was included in the annual JSCA invoicing package explaining
the JSCA 35th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign:
For 35 years, The Jericho Sailing Centre Association has operated
as a not-for-profit society dedicated to low cost ocean access
recreation. As the largest community-based aquatic association
of its kind in Canada, we're proud of what we've been able to
offer our members and the public. During 2008, JSCA's achievements
Memberships provided 3,400
Clubs accommodated 38
Guests served 10,000
Youth participants in lessons 4,600
(sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, stand-up paddling, skimboarding)
Disabled Sailing Assoc. sessions 900
Competition events hosted 70
Mariners in distress rescued 241
(by our volunteer Rescue Team)
Great! What about next year? Despite these impressive accomplishments,
and the increasing demand for memberships and services, JSCA
currently faces more challenges than ever. As the Association
doesn't receive taxpayer or government funding, it depends solely
on its members and other users of the Jericho Sailing Centre
to fund the annual operating budget as well as essential upgrades,
enhancements and improvements for the benefit of all members,
guests and other participants.
What can be done? As we develop alternative fundraising initiatives
to ensure the smooth operation of the Jericho Sailing Centre
now and in the foreseeable future, we're pleased to introduce
JSCA's first Annual Giving Campaign.
What's the goal of Annual Giving? The Annual Giving Fund represents
the ongoing contributions by members and friends of the Jericho
Sailing Centre who wish to provide much needed continuing support
for the Centre. The goal of this year's Annual Giving Fund is
to raise $40,000. Monies raised will be applied towards JSCA's
Building and Compound Enhancement, Jericho Safety & Rescue,
and additional facilities for the Disabled Sailing Association.
If you're passionate about the Jericho Sailing Centre, have
benefited from all it has to offer individuals, families and
children, and want to see the legacy of this spectacular facility
and location continue to thrive, Annual Giving is a great way
to give back to the Centre. JSCA needs your support. Your gift,
whatever the size, will make a difference.
Can I direct my gift? You certainly can! You may choose to contribute
an unrestricted gift to the General Fund that can be used in
the area of greatest need as directed by the JSCA Board. You
can also choose to direct your donation to an area of JSCA you
feel most passionate about. JSCA also welcomes planned giving
and living legacy giving (please contact the office for more
How can I make a contribution? Include your donation with your
annual JSCA fees or download the Donation Form from our website
and fax it to 604-224-4168, or mail or drop it off in person
at JSCA, 1300 Discovery St., Vancouver, BC V6R 4L9 (Tel 604-224-4177).
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Please consider supporting JSCA through this year's Annual Giving
| CYA Race
Management Course at Jericho
BC Sailing Race Management Courses
Level 1 -- Saturday, February 21, 2009
9:00 pm till noon
Suitable for those who want to serve on a club race committee.
Introduction to sailboat racing, basic race signals and procedures.
No experience required.
Cost $20, which includes a copy of our new CYA book "Join
the Race Committee"
Register by calling 604 224-4177 by Thursday, February 19.
Level 2 -- Saturday, February 21 and Sunday, February 22
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Sunday
Suitable for those who want to serve as a Race Officer leading
a club race committee. Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions,
starting lines, course layout, start sequences, flags and signals,
control of races underway, finishes. Experience as a member
of a race committee or as a racing sailor is important.
Cost $35, which includes a copy of the CYA Race Management Manual
(or $25 if you already have one).
Lunch will be available at Jericho both days (not included in
For the Level 2 course, a 2009 rule book is required. You may
order a copy when you register if necessary. (also available
in the JSCA office $20 +gst)
Register by calling 604 224-4177 by Thursday, February 19
These courses are provided by the Race Management Committee
of BC Sailing.
For further information, please call John Culter at 604 742-883
Jericho Sailing Centre
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