DUES are DUE !!!
Fleet 448 membership fees are now due.
WHY? Your membership supports the Fleet activities that we run throughout the sailing season. Many of our events do not make money for the fleet since we try to charge nominal fees that in most cases do not cover the costs of food, paper goods, port-a-johns etc. It is extremely difficult to plan for food for our events since sailing is such a weather dependent activity. And we never want to run short for those spectacular days when we get great attendance. So, we are often spending more than we take in for our planned events. This works for us only because we have so many members supporting Fleet 448 through their dues.
Many members now get much of their information on-line, but maintaining our schedule on-line is still time consuming for the members that offer to help us do that. And, since many members still want to get a hard-copy newsletter, we will try to send one out at least a couple of times per year.
All of our officers, event coordinators and volunteers are unpaid. The best thing you can do to support local catamaran sailing, and to show your support for the Fleet members that spend a lot of time planning, communicating and running events, is to let us know that you appreciate the efforts of the Fleet by paying your annual dues. $25 per year is about the cost of having one meal in a restaurant, or one night at the movies. We are confident that we can provide you with $25 worth of fun, camaraderie, information, and activities during the 2017 sailing season. First time members can join for just $15.
And if that is not enough, remember that Fleet 448 members receive a 10% discount on most parts and accessories at our local Hobie dealer Megrew's Boats in Charlestown RI.
PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND SEND IN YOUR 2017 MEMBERSHIP TODAY!
Join Fleet 448—pay your 2017 dues now!
Our 2017 Membership Form is Available here