New for Fun and Sun Water Sports Club
Please read the following important information about what's new and different this year:
Location: In 2015, due to severe drought conditions, we secured a new home at Orwood Resort located at 4451 Orwood Rd, Brentwood, CA 94513. Because of the uncertainty of the condition of Lake McClure, we will remain here for the 2016 season as well. We will continue to monitor the condition of the Lake and hope to have one or more outings there later in the summer.
We continue to have the equipment trailer at Orwood so that we will have equipment (water skis, wakeboards, and life jackets) and party supplies available throughout the season. Note that NO cooking equipment or supplies were transferred.
Events and Saturday Dinner: Dinners will be Catered on Saturday nights at the main campsite, followed by our Saturday evening party. We will still have hosted themes, with the usual games, music and fun! As always, beer, wine, soda and water will be supplied for Saturday night and Shooterville will be resurrected at Orwood.
Fridays you can join a group at the restaurant for dinner or supply your own meals - your choice. You can view Orwood's menu here: http://www.orwoodresort.com/orwood_menu.pdf>
Friday and Saturday night at 5pm the restaurant serves Steak and Lobster for $21.95, which includes a 12 oz New York steak, lobster, Brentwood corn, baked potato and roll.
Camping: While Orwood doesn't normally allow tent camping, we've made special arrangements with them for the club. We have reserved a number of consecutive larger campsites to form one large camping area for the group. Depending on the number of attendees at each outing, we'll increase this as required. We have also reserved two sites with electricity and water so that we can hook up our party lights and create our central party location and park the trailer. There is a nice restroom with coin-operated showers (~$2 per shower) so bring lots of quarters! There are a limited number of sites that include electricity and water, so for those wanting to bring RVs, you will need to make special arrangements by contacting Dirk, our Treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Note: This is a gated and locked camping area, so attendees will be provided with a code to enter the campsite each outing. Also, parking will be limited, so once you pitch your tent, you may be required to move your vehicle to the main parking area. Priority for parking at the campsites will be given to vehicles with boats attached or for those that use their vehicles for sleeping.
Lunch time: There are a number of restaurants available for lunch and a popular spot to gather is Union Point. This may become our general lunch time meeting place. However, you CANNOT bring outside food to these restaurants, so please be mindful. Boat crews can also decide to return to the campsite for a self-supplied picnic lunch or go to any other spot of their choosing. This will be totally up to the boat crews to decide what they want to do for lunch, but it is encouraged to decide this as a boat crew BEFORE heading out for the day, so folks can plan accordingly.
Outing Hosts: We still have themed outings planned, so if you are interested in hosting an event, contact Michelle at email@example.com. See our Calendar for themes. Event hosts attend for free and will have a strict budget of $15 per person, plus $75 for decorations, games, prizes, special drinks, etc., applicable to the event. Anything over this budget is the responsibility of the host to cover. An event host can select a caterer of their choice for a special dinner theme or provide the meal yourself, your choice. However, please note that there are NO cooking supplies at Orwood, so catering is highly recommended.
Boat Slips: For boat owners, you can choose to leave your boat in the water overnight or pull it out and relaunch it the next day. Boat slip rentals and launch fees are the same cost per day, so it's your choice. Either a Saturday night boat slip rental or a Sunday launch fee will be reimbursed. There are a number of boat slips reserved especially for campers and are located right near the campground, so access is just a few steps away.
Fees: As usual, Outing fees are much lower for members with their annual paid membership. Annual Single Membership fees remain $50 per person, but has been increased to $85 per household. New for 2016, the Outing fees will be decreased, especially for single day outings. Stay Tuned for updates! Weekend Outing fees cover Orwood camping fees and Saturday Night dinner. Please note that outing fees may be subject to change. As always, the Board will review costs after a few outings to ensure we are giving our members the best value, but are also covering the costs of our outings.
Duty Roster: As we are in a different location, we will require different duties than what is required for McClure. We still need our members to volunteer for a duty for each outing, so make sure to check it out and sign up for a job! Outings cannot be successful without your help!