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  • 18 Mar 2019 3:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    March statements from Dallas Corinthian Yacht Club have been made available via email.  In that email you have the option to pay your statement, at home or on your phone, without any extra handling charges.  Since rolling out the new payments system, our A/R has dropped by 50%, which is an Intuit Giant lift for our club's activities. 

    Please join me in a special shout out and thanks to our Treasurer, Laura, our Accountant, Suzanne, and our Accounting Consultant, Carol for putting in some very long hours to make this happen!  Salute!

    If you didn't get yours, feel free to reach out to me and we'll get your email address corrected, pronto

    Tim Johnson
    2019 Vice-Commodore

  • 18 Mar 2019 2:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In 1998, Chris Favors replaced a short-lived, rudimentary, single webpage created by a former member with a fully-fleshed out website, thus legitimately launching DCYC forward into the still burgeoning World Wide Web. For twelve years and after a seemingly endless amount of HTML coding, he moved the needle again in 2010 when he relaunched the site in the Wild Apricot platform, an option that allowed for multiple administrators and event management. Fast-forward to 2017 when, with the future of the club firmly in mind, James Hankins and Jeff Ellefson included in their budget proposal a few thousand dollars for “working on the website and social media.” Today, we are officially unveiling the fruits of that investment.

    Thanks to the efforts of David Meek, we secured the services of a well-respected website developer with great experience in the Wild Apricot platform to which we subscribe. The MergeCreative team was well positioned to take the best advantage of the hot-off-the-presses updates just released from the Wild Apricot engineers. They created a contemporary site, every page of which is optimized for mobile experience (seriously, they slaved over this part). 

    We are all painfully aware of how fast technology is moving, but it’s with a great deal of pride that we can make the claim that today’s site will serve the club for several years to come.

    Efforts like this always represent a colossal team effort. When we committed to having a professional website developer rework the site, we pulled together a team to help guide the stylistic and organizational choices being made; this committee gave terrific feedback on the site and made excellent suggestions things they would like to see added, many of which we still hope to incorporate in the future. Our sincere thanks to Barbara Hoskins, Kim Dickey,Heather Fahle, Kendra Favors, Kathy Harden, and Lara Ruzevicfor sharing their time, energy, and unflagging patience.

    We “soft-launched” the site on Tuesday, March 12th, at which point we asked the department heads and chairs to thoroughly review the content specific to their areas. We are so grateful for the updates and suggestions we received from our content reviewers: Chris Dickey, Tim JohnsonDave LorenatCharles HoffmanMichele DitmerJames FreedmanAndrew TheismanJohn LuskCarolyn & Darrel JanssenDarren HillKristin LyonPauline Chetelat, and

    David Patterson. 

    Of course, the MergeCreative team has performed nothing short of brilliantly. The work they put into  the website far exceeded what their contract dictated. These guys epitomize the under-promise, over-deliver ethic. If you appreciate this update, please consider thanking them with a quick five-star ranking in their Google listing. (Click the "Write a Review" button in lower-left corner.)

    To come full circle, none of this would be possible without the foresight and herculean efforts of Chris Favors, our beloved emeritus webmaster. As you might imagine, his stamp of approval was of paramount importance to me personally; I am beyond relieved and grateful to say that he has blessed the update to his original site. Thank you, Chris.

    And with that, we are pleased to announce that the newest iteration of the DCYC website is officially unveiled and ready for you <cue massive virtual balloon and confetti drop>.  

    If you have any questions or feedback about the website, I am happy to help.
         
    Marie S. Nuchols

    Webmaster


  • 11 Mar 2019 1:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The website received a thorough face lift over the weekend. If you have questions or encounter anything you think needs a second look, please contact the webmaster, Marie S. Nuchols.

    Thanks for your patience!

  • 27 Feb 2019 1:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our flagship regatta, the Corinthian Heritage Cup Regatta, will be held May 17-19, 2019.  Our Vice Commodore, Tim Johnson, has agreed to chair the event. Watch your email for opportunities to volunteer at the best regatta in Texas!

  • 19 Jan 2019 12:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Attention all boat owners:

    The winds have been very high, 20-25 with gusts up to 40 mph.  Please come out and check on your boat to be sure the lines are holding.  It is your responsibility to insure your boat is secured.

    Winter is not gone and there is a chance of cold weather coming our way over the next couple of months. 

    You must winterize your boat soon. This process is different, depending on the boat type and conditions. Basically, it means eliminating or controlling any water in the boat/engine. 

    Depending on your boat, this likely includes:

    • Draining water from engines.
    • Closing all through-hull connections.
    • Removing water from other parts of the boat.
    • Stabilizing the fuel.
    • Preparing the engine for months of non-use. 

    * Remember you MUST NOT depend solely on dock-based electrical power for heaters/warmers. Every year the club experiences outages and these sometimes last more than a day. 

    Thanks,

    Charles Hoffman
    Harbormaster


  • 29 Nov 2018 1:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I am pleased to announce that all docks are now accessible from the shore.

    1. The water level continues to fall and the crane pad should be dry by Saturday.  There is no significant rain in the forecast.
    2. Dock 1 and Dock 2: For now, access Dock 2 by using Dock 1 then crossing over on the courtesy dock to Dock 2.  By Saturday, Dock 2 direct access should also be dry.
    3. Docks 3 - 6 are already dry accessible.
    4. The Crane should be available by Saturday morning after it is checked out and re-energized.  At that time, the courtesy dock for the crane will be reinstated.  Same for the mast crane next to Dock 1.
    5. Water on the docks is off for now, as the system has been drained and winterized.  There is no plan to re-start it over the winter, unless there is a big push to do so.

    Nice weather for next several days.  Please come out to check on your boat.

    Thank you,

    John Lusk

    Harbormaster, 2018


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