The Venice Sun Fiesta, our major exposure to the Venice Community, will be held from October 16 - 18. In the past this has been a valuable source of new members.   We still need more volunteers to help staff our booth. Look at your schedules.  Please give us some time on one the days of Sun Fiesta.  What we need is two hours of your time to help us promote the club.   I will have sign-up sheets available at the October 14th meeting or you can e-mail be at

The reorganized Membership Committee is holding its first meeting at the beginning of October.   This will be an organizational meeting defining our roles and responsibilities.   Our purpose is to identify what we have to do generate new members and what is it that will make individuals want to join the Sailing Squadron.

Are there things we should offer?   What do the members want?   Are there better ways of communicating with the existing membership?   How do we generate enthusiasm amongst the members?

Your thoughts regarding building our member base and activities are very important.  Please let me know what you think would help us.  You are welcome to attend our Membership Committee meetings which will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:00 at the Venice Community Center (just before the Board meeting). 
The most important source of new members is our existing  Your good word and promotion will help us generate growth in the VSS.

Reminder from Noreen, out Treasurer.  If you have not done so by now, please remit your dues as soon as possible.  Also please note any changes in your information for the directory.   There is a link to the Renewal Form in the Tell Tale in the left column.