FEFSC - June 2015 Newsletter
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Membership Drive
Florida Everblades Figure Skating Club membership runs from July 1st, 2015 to June 30, 2016. There is a discounted rate for the Active Home Club Membership and the Parent/Guardian Membership if paid in full before July 1st, 2015.

This year you can sign up on-line by going to our website at and clicking on the yellow 'here' button to find the form to fill out. (You can also download the form a little further down.) You can pay via paypal this year as well on that same page.

Remember that we cannot pro-rate membership dues. Get the most out of your money by signing up by July 1st!

Here is a recap of our activities last club year:

* Our 2nd Annual July 3rd Food, Fun, Fireworks Fundraising event raised $700!
* Special ice time at the Skatium rink during our rink’s closure
* Back to School/Skate social, cookout and skating apparel sale
* Labor Day Test Session and Competition
* Fall Skating Stuff Sale at Marsalas
* Halloween Party free for club members, a fee for guests
* Several club skaters represented our club at regionals
* Holiday show
* Winter test session
* Valentine’s Social for club members only
* Launch of our Instagram account
* Annual Awards banquet
* Spring Exhibition
* Meet and Greet June Social – June 14th 1 – 4
* Improved newsletter and updated Facebook posts and updated website
* Launch of our online Café Press store
We plan to do all of these same fun activities this club year and are planning these additional opportunities!
  • Expanded activities for our July 3rd event
  • Guest coach seminar/clinics
  • Skate for Hope
  • Additional test sessions
  • March Movie Night
  • Name our holiday show contest
  • Nationals Watch Party
  • Club Apparel!  Jackets, T Shirts, Pants!!
  • Safe Sport Training
FEFSC Meet and Greet
When: June 14, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Where: The Preserve at Corkscrew
             (2 miles East of I-75 on Corkscrew Road)

We will have access to the heated pool, playground, field, clubhouse, etc. so be sure to bring swim suits and towels if you plan to swim.

This potluck social is for new and old club member families to get to know each other. Please plan to attend if at all possible.

Please sign up at to let us know what you are bringing and to get your name on the list for the gate guard.
Volunteers Needed!
Calling all FEFSC Members! The picture above says it all, many hands do make the work light. We need volunteers to sign up for various positions for the July 3rd Food, Fireworks, & Fun Event, as well as the Labor Day Competition coming up in September. Use the links above or sign up by going to our Volunteer Page to find the links. All volunteer hours will be counted toward your 2015-2016 Volunteer Commitment.
Competition Cheer Form

We have put a Competition Cheer Form on the left side of our Events Page. If skaters who are going to a competition can fill that out as soon as possible, then I will compile the results and send an email out to everyone. Those who are going to be there will be able cheer for fellow club members and those who are not there can cheer from home. Do your best, skate great, and have fun!!
July 3rd Food, Fireworks, & Fun Event
We are in the planning stages for our annual July 3rd Food, Fireworks, and Fun Event. Please take a look at the VolunteerSpot and sign up for anything that you might be able to bring or do.

We are in need of people to help sell the food and drinks, set up, clean up and help out in general. We need donations of food, drinks, paper goods, glow sticks, patriotic items, etc. If you have something in mind that you do not find a spot on the VolunteerSpot for, please contact Lynda at and I will put it on the list.

If you plan to attend, of if you'd just like to have one, the Event graphic is available on various forms of tshirts, buttons, stickers, and such at our CafePress site. All proceeds from the sale of these items come directly back to the club.

Chef Dave has graciously offered to be our cook this year! He has hot dogs, hamburgers, and pulled pork on the menu. You will see that we do not have these items on the VolunteerSpot as they are really best bought by the chef. For that reason, we also have a Paypal set up for donations this year to help cover whatever food costs Chef Dave has. Anything left over will go towards the fundraising efforts of the club.
Name the Show & Logo Contest
  Remember that our Club Holiday Show - Holiday Movies still needs an official name and logo! You may enter any time between now and July 1st! There is a marked envelope in the coaches room or you may submit to any board member. The winner (chosen on July 3rd) will receive a gift certificate to our special FEFSC CafePress store. All who submit entries will get a goody during our Halloween party!
*******If you are not artistically inclined, but have an idea for a logo, please write your idea on a piece of paper and submit it. We can work with what you have in mind and possibly come up with something. And you still might be the winner!!*******
Calling all Coaches!

We love our coaches and are trying hard to show it! Thank you for all that you do for our skaters. We really do appreciate you.

The Coach Appreciation Committee has come up with some clever ways so far this year to show our appreciation and we can't wait to see what else they do!

The Media Team, however, needs your help.
We are trying to update the Coaches Bios so that they all have the same format. This is an updated version of the form you were asked to fill out last September. You can fill out the form electronically here or email Lynda at for an email copy. We know that any traffic we can drive to our website will also see that we have some of the greatest coaches around! Thanks again for all that you do!


FEFSC Board Meeting Minutes
Click here to download the meeting minutes from the May 4th, 2015 Board Meeting. The new FEFSC Board has chosen to meet on the second Monday of the month.The next board meeting will be on Monday, July 13th, 2015 at 5:30 PM. The location will be announced via email soon.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

FEFSC CafePress Store
Don't forget to visit our Cafe Press store to find great apparel, gifts, and other items with our logo on it. We have added the Watercolor Bella and more will be added soon - be sure to take a look often!  All proceeds come right back to our club - what a great way to spend your money and support our club at the same time!

Skate for Hope
Many of our skater's have already signed up to participate in Skate for Hope. If you haven't yet signed up and need help figuring it out, please email Emily at and she will email you the step-by-step tutorial. Registration closes on July 26th, but you can raise money from now until then, so sign up today!

For a letter from the President & Founder of Skate for Hope Carolyn Bongirno, the current brochure, and the cast agenda, please visit our page for Skate for Hope.
Results and Achievements

Our Results and Achievements Page has recently been updated! Please send us your competition and test results, and photos/highlights from any other events in which you participate. Due to the number of events and tests, we can only post information that is e-mailed to us. You can reach us at or by using the form on the Contact Page of our website.
Save the Date!

~June 14th, 2015 - 1:00 - 4:00 PM - FEFSC Meet and Greet Potluck

~ July 1st, 2015 - All Entries for FEFSC Name the Holiday Show/Logo Contest Due

~ July 1st, 2015 - FEFSC Membership Renewal

~July 3rd, 2015 - FEFSC Food, Fireworks and Fun Event at Germain + Contest Winners Announcement

~July 13th, 2015 - 5:30 PM - FEFSC Board Meeting

~ July 26th, 2015 - Skate For Hope Registration Closes

~August 10th, 2015 - 5:30 PM - FEFSC Board Meeting

~ August 29th, 2015 - 7:30 PM - Skate For Hope Event

~ September 4th-6th, 2015 - FEFSC Labor Day Competition

~ September 14th, 2015 - 5:30 PM - FEFSC Board Meeting

~ October 12th, 2015 - 5:30 PM - FEFSC Board Meeting

~ November 9th, 2015 - 5:30 PM - FEFSC Board Meeting

~ December 14th, 2015 - 5:30 PM - FEFSC Board Meeting



*dates are subject to change


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