Established in 1949, Stockton Water Ski Club, is the 2nd oldest water ski club in the United States. Residing in the heart of the California Delta west of Stockton, CA the club is close enough for an easy day excursion or weekend camping trip.

Flat Water News – March 2018

Volunteer for Island Clean Up: If you love to come to the island, you should definitely come to Spring Clean up!

Island Clean Up is very important to our island and makes it that wonderful place

to come to on those hot summer days.  It is also a great day to get to know your fellow club members better and get some exercise!.  We will need people to prune, paint, inventory, mow, pressure wash, etc. Send an email to Shawn and let him know what date(s) you can help.



Memorial Day Weekend:  This is the first island celebration of the season.  Chef Kelly will be barbecuing some delicious chicken provided by the club and all the members have to do is bring a dish to share. (salad-fruit-pasta-dessert- etc.) and your own drinks.  We still need some volunteers to help clean up.  Email Linda @ if you are willing to help.

Second Annual Father’s Day Cook-Off:     Chairperson: Teresa Springer
On Saturday June we will honor our father’s with competitive horse shoes and volleyball.  There will also be a rib cook off for any of our brave chefs.  Mark you calendars and watch for details in the April and May Flat Water.

Event Volunteers Needed:  Our events are all made possible through the efforts of our members.  At this point we do not have volunteers to help organize and run the following events:  Email Linda if you can help:
Kid’s Day July 21
Labor Day Sept 1-3


November Flat Water

Fall Island Cleanup Postponed

Our fall cleanup day was cancelled due to the weather.  We will be shooting for November 11th 2017 – pending weather.  If you can help please email Linda Fisher with your name and phone #.


Annual Crab Feed – January 20, 2018

Tickets: $55.00/$50.00 Early bird special prior to Jan 1, 2018

  • Installation of new President
  • Introduction of new members in 2017
  • Chef Kelly will prepare the meal this year so it will be better than ever!

Crab Feed Volunteers 

  • We will need help on Friday  January 19th to put together all the raffle packages.
  • Saturday January 20th from 9am-12pm we will set-up at Stockton Ballroom
  • Saturday January 20th – clean up after the Crab Feed is over

Board of Directors Nominations

If you would like to nominate someone to serve on the Board of Directors please send the name to Linda Fisher by December 1st.  The board meets once a month and is responsible for planning and organize the SWSC events and to oversee island maintenance.


August Flat Water

Labor Day Weekend

Come join your friends and family and celebrate the end of the summer season at Ward Island.  There will be horseshoes, Corn Hole, Volleyball, and of course swimming and water skiing/wakeboarding.  Sunday night Chris Kelly is cooking brisket and the rest is potluck style.

Please RSVP how many are coming to:

Fight Night

Sponsor: Manuel Gamez

Fight night is coming this Saturday evening at the island and is being sponsored by Manuel Gamez.  A donation of $5 is appreciated to cover the cost of the set up and the fight.  Bring your own drinks and some finger food to share.  The BBQ pits will be available if you want to cook your own dinner.  No RSVP needed – just show up early and get a good seat.  Viewer discretion is advised.

CPR/First Aid

Chairperson: Linda Fisher

We will be offering an opportunity for all club members to sign up for a CPR training and a First Aid course as well.  Watch for an announcement of date and time so you can sign up.

$55.00 – CPR + First Aid
$35.00 – CPR + AED

Personal Generators

The use of personal generators in campsites should be limited to a minimum.  We do have 10PM quite time in the camping areas so please be respectful of this.


Island Luau 2017


50th Gin Fizz Breakfast

Sunday, July 2, was the 50th year of the club’s Ginn Fizz Breakfast.  Special thanks to Cindy Hutchins and crew for the great drinks and to Chris Kelly and his many helping hands for the best breakfast ever!



Gin Fizz Breakfast

It is important to get your reservations by this Wednesday June 28th.  Checks made out to Stockton Water Ski Club can be mailed or turned in on Sunday.  Arm bands will be issued on Sunday morning to those who have paid.

Early Bird Prices: $20 for 21 or older
Early Bird Prices: $10 for under 21

At the door prices: $25 for 21 or older
At the door prices: $10 for under 21

For reservations email:

See Flat Water for mailing info.

Volunteers are needed to help clean up and take trash bags.


Father’s Day Cook Off – Saturday June 17

Chair: Theresa Springer

Each cook entrant will need to bring his or her own raw meat, which will be either ribs or
tri-tip.  There will be a potluck dinner only for the cook entrants and their families plus 3 guests. The following rules were adopted:

  1. Bring your own raw meat.
  2. Cooking time for raw meat starts at 10:00 am, following inspection of the meat.
  3. Cooking time is a 6 hour limit, ending at 4:00 pm.
  4. All preparation and cooking will be done at the island.
  5. There are two choices for meat, either ribs or tri-tip.
  6. The potluck dinner will begin at 4:10 pm, so the meat can rest and be cut for serving.

A prize for first place and for second place will be awarded.



Memorial Day Weekend

Chairs: Dale Balcao and Chris Kelly

Dust of your camping gear, tune up the boats, and get ready for our first weekend event of the season. Please be sure to read the Rules and Regulations in your 2017 Roster. There have been some clarifications made regarding tents and leaving them when not in use. Let’s remember the 10 o’clock “quiet” in individual campsites and the boat dock.

SATURDAY   Volleyball – Get a team together and sign up with Dale Balcao



1. Horseshoe Tournament – See Dale again if you want to participate

  1. Potluck Dinner– Chris Kelly and Dale Balcao will be cooking tri-tips provided

by the club. Everyone bring a dish to share and BYOB. Click this link to let

Chris know how many you are bringing so he has the right amount of meat.

  1.    Volunteer Contact Chris if you will help with one of the following:
  • Setting up for Potluck
  • Clean up after Potluck
  • Taking 1 or more trash bags from the pot luck off the island


REMEMBER     Leave the island cleaner than you found it!


Island Clean-Up

In spite of rain, wind and high tides, we really got a lot done at Island Clean-Up.  Trees were cut, grass cut, weeds sprayed, tables and benches pressure washed and sealed, more trees planted, upgrades to the restrooms made, sheds inventoried, and best of all, lots of fun was had by us all.  Many thanks to Shawn and Teresa Springer for organizing the crews and to Stephanie and Teresa for feeding us all lunches.  Here are the people who volunteered:

Shawn & Teresa Springer • Jason & Jennifer Kerby • Jim & Olga Derby • Pete & Kristen Disch • Roger & Linda Fisher • Jim and Lori Balch • Thom Folks • Jacob & Sara Wiebe • Marcie Lopez • Mike Minnema • Manuel Gamez • Sim Risso • Sim Risso, Jr. • Tracy Trantham  • Pat Garcia • Dennis Johnson • Jason Davidson • Chris Kelly • Donnie & Tomo Villarin • Stephanie Chastain • Lori Burkart • Jeff & Nicole Greenberg • Bob Dowling • Brad Hellwig • Dale Balcao • Larry Reynolds • Kirk Greene • Larry Reynolds • Ben Weisner • Matt Hall • Monet Fisher

A New Generator at Last!

Out with the old, in with the new!  This is what it takes to get it done – A barge, a crane, a tractor and lots of muscle!  One step closer to getting back to normal.

A HUGE thanks to Brad Hellwig, Jim Balch, Jim Derby, Jason Kerby, and Chris Kelly for taking the time to get this done!



Event Chairs Needed

Event chairs still needed for the Luau (8/5) and Labor Day (9/2-9/4)

Please email Linda Fisher if you will volunteer @