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Severn Sailing Association
Over and Above Party

SSA held its first Over and Above Celebration last Saturday night. We wanted to do a special recognition of those members who did more for the Club than their obligation.

What does this mean? 

Our Club was founded on "volunteers" although back then they were just members doing what needed to be done - Race Committee, building docks, filling bulkheads, building a clubhouse, whatever it took to have a place to call "home" when sailing. When you decided to join SSA it was a place to call home and with that membership it became your privilege to participate in all ways to serve your Club.

We are a small Club with a very limited staff, but a lot of resources and we keep our dues reasonable and affordable for the average sailor. We are able to do that through our volunteerism...through YOUR hard work!

Each of us has a set number of days that we are "obliged" to serve the Club. The racing and work schedules are based on the total number of hours
"obliged" by the membership. 

The Over and Above group are those members who give more. More than they are obliged to serve... They work more hours on the docks so we can launch without incident. They work more on the Clubhouse and Grounds so that we can be proud of our "home". They work more hours on Race Committee so that we have good racing on the Weekends, for the Junior Program, for TESOD, and Thursdays. 

This year we had 87 members who gave more than their obligation! You will recognize them this summer in their tech shirts on the course and on the grounds. Want a great shirt? Now you know how to get one!
Join Us for the Stuart Walker Ice Bowl on January 1, 2019

Registration is now open for The Stuart Walker Ice Bowl, a long distance race up the Severn River to Round Bay. Once on shore, we party at SSA to celebrate the New Year!
Open to all fleets and no charge to participate, register

Clubhouse Holiday Schedule

The upstairs portion of the clubhouse will be closed December 24-December 31. If you would like access to the clubroom during that time, please let us know. 
You can email
Mike or Cathy or call Mike @ 410.991.1383.

Reminder: Membership Dues and Boat Storage

Membership Dues renewal notices were sent out this past October with a reminder that Dues for 2019 were due Nov 1st. As of December 1st, if you have not made any payment towards your dues, you are in arrears.

Boat Storage applications were due by Dec 1st for the 2019 storage year. To get them in quickly, you can access the application on the website (under SSA Resources> Policies and Forms) and email to the office. Invoicing for boat storage will begin in early January, so be sure to check your email inboxes!

View the December eSSAy here!
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