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.
The island is available for recreational purposes this weekend, but due to County Health regulations, we will not be holding our annual Potluck Dinner. The club will provide charcoal for the grilling area for our members use. It is important to note that social distancing should be observed outside of family groups on the docks, beaches, campsites and firepits.
The restrooms were sanitized and we ask members to sanitize areas you have used with the sanitizer provided. Hand washing should be done with only the soap provided in the dispensers. We are on a septic system that can only handle the provided soap.
Don’t forget we are collecting life jackets (Coast Guard approved) to donate to the Fire Department who loans them to people in need. You can contact any board member if you have any to donate.
June and July Events
Your Board of Directors and Board of Trustees are monitoring the San Joaquin County Health Dept directives regarding Covid-19. It is important for all of us to comply with their directives so that our island is not closed to us during this pandemic period. Please stay tuned regarding events on our calendars as we will send updates as the restrictions are lifted. We are so lucky to have this wonderful retreat!
Pacific Avenue Bowl is hosting our second Family Bowling Fundraiser. Tickets must be purchased in advance from one of the Board of Directors. Price includes shoes two games and some pizza. There will be a 50/50 raffle, door prize, and a raffle.
Youth: $10 (Under 16) Adults: $20
Event Chairs: Vic and Laura Wagner & Brad Hellwig
Do you have Life Jackets no one uses any longer?
The Fire Department loans out life jackets to people in need. Your Board of Directors would like to collect life jackets that the kids have out grown or are just no longer needed. They need to be Coast Guard approved and in good condition. If you have one or more, contact a Board member to arrange a drop-off.
Spring Clean-up is coming
Our spring clean-up weekend was moved from April 11th & 12th to April 18th & 19th. If we can really get a good work crew that first weekend, we believe we will not need the second weekend. If you are planning to come, please email Shawn Springer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let him know. Lunch will be provided so a headcount is needed.
New Members: This is a great chance to get to know your fellow club members and have fun too!
Crab Feed Volunteers Saturday January 20th from 9AM-12PM – Set-up at Stockton Ballroom Saturday January 20th After Party Clean-up.
Bake Sale/Auction Proceeds for Kid’s Event Bake your favorite desert for the Crab Feed auction. Drop baked goods off Saturday morning at the Stockton Ballroom 9-10AM. Email: lkfish@comcast,net to let us know what you are bringing.
Our general meeting was held at the Village West Yacht Club with both the Board of Trustees and Board of Directors present. In addition to the boards, the following members attended: Teresa Springer, Roger Hahn, Russell Fisher, Roger Fisher, Mike & Laura Minnema, Jason & Jennifer Kerby, Olga Derby, Marcelina Lopez.
Many thanks go to Pacific Avenue Bowl (Vic and Laura Wagner) for hosting our first Family Bowling Fundraiser to benefit our clubs Kid’s Day. We had over 90 family and friends of the club attend. Age range was 2yrs old – 70+. Special thanks to Teresa Springer for chairing this wonderful event.
Island Clean Up
If you love our island, you need to come and help!
Mother nature has been hard at work creating work for us at the island. Members who enjoy coming out for the day or camping during the warn summer months should all sign up to help at lease one of the days in April.
The club will provide lunch for all volunteers so you just need to get on your boat and come out!
January 19th is the date reserved for our annual Crab Feed. Your Board of Directors will do the overall planning by we need volunteers for various sub-committees. Here are the major areas where volunteers are needed:
Chairperson for the raffle and silent auction
Chairperson for decorations
Chairperson for the bar
We will ask all of the chair people to attend the November 14th meeting @ 6PM. If you are will to serve, please email Linda Fisher and let her know what you can do. mailto: email@example.com.
We all need to thank Jeff Sonneberger for building and donating the awesome smoker. We have already used it for the events this summer and it has helped us upgrade our food prep to a new higher level!
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you are willing to help.
Second Annual Father’s Day Cook-Off:Chairperson: Teresa Springer On Saturday June 16 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 your calendars and watch for details coming from Teresa.
Event Volunteers Needed for Kid’s Day July 21:
Kid’s Day is an event that is highly anticipated by the kids in our club and their guests. Please talk with your friends and put together a group to run this event. We have lots of materials and ideas from previous years we can share. Email Linda if you can help: email@example.com DON’T LET THIS BE CANCELLED DUE TO A LACK OF ADULTS TO HELP
Spring Island Clean Up: Special thanks to the Springer Family for organizing the Island Clean up weekends this year. Teresa did an awesome job keeping us all well fed as we worked on our projects. We also want to thank those wonderful members who came out, rolled up their sleeves, and really got a lot of work done. Gardening (mowing, weed wacking, tree pruning) was the main focus, but also we worked on the restrooms and deck and saw the arrival of our new tractor.