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FEFSC - March 2015 Newsletter
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Spring Fundraiser Deadline Extended!!
 
Our club's spring fundraiser last year raised the money needed to hold our Labor Day Competition and test session. Our club is excited to promote our fun annual banquet in the spring, we are in the planning stages to host a special guest coach clinic, and hopefully a skill clinic this summer!  Looking ahead, we are excited to participate in Skate For Hope and hold a fabulous Labor Day Competition and test session.  We need you to make these events a reality - we cannot have these wonderful opportunities without your help!
 
This year our spring fundraiser will be Family Events for a Year!  Club families and coaches are strongly encouraged to participate in this year's fundraiser to promote all of our club activities. We will have two 'Family Events for a Year' raffle packages valued at $1000 each! Each skater family is strongly encouraged to donate gift cards to area attractions or restaurants totaling $50. This could be one card or several.

 If you have any questions, please ask any board member or contact Susan by email at SusanG@fefsc.org.
 
You may give your gift card donations to any board member in an envelope with your name printed on the front from now until March 21st! (The deadline has been extended from March 15th!)

Thank you so much for your participation and generosity!!
Q&A Session & Skate For Hope Sign Up Help Session
 
The FEFSC Board Members will be answering your questions on Saturday, March 21st, from 9:30 to 11:30 at Germain in one of the party rooms. Please feel free to stop by and ask questions about the club or about figure skating in general. (You could also turn in your fundraiser gift cards at this time!)

Emily Rowley, part of the FEFSC Media Team, will be available to help anyone who needs help to set up their skater on the Skate for Hope website on Saturday, March 21st from 9:30 to 11:30 at Germain in one of the party rooms. She is not affiliated with Skate for Hope and cannot answer questions for them, but will have a laptop and be able to help you get your skater set up.
STARS ON ICE
Stars On Ice is coming to Germain on Saturday, March 28 @ 7:30 PM!
Receive a $10 discount on price levels 2, 3 & 4 - download the form and get it back to Trent at Germain before March 26th to reserve your seats! Join us for pre-show activities and a group meet and greet with the club. Details to follow.
FEFSC Annual Meeting
 
The FEFSC Board of Directors welcomes you to attend the Florida Everblades Figure Skating Club’s annual meeting on Tuesday, April 28th.  The meeting will be from 6 – 6:30 in the party room at the rink.  This will be a short business meeting held immediately after the Learn to Skate classes so all skaters, families, and coaches may attend.   We will  be voting for our 2015 – 2016 Board of Directors.  Please take a moment to consider the following candidates:
            Marivic Gamez (current board member)
            Danielle Larson (currently serving as President)
            Robin Gentile (currently serving as Treasurer)
            Clint Perkins (current board member)
            Kristy Lee Russo (current board member)
            Sharon Wainnman (current board member)
            Catherine Feminella
            Lynda Rowley
            Kerry Wood

Seven candidates will join Kristen Perkins and Susan Geiger  who will be serving the second year of their terms.  If you would like to nominate yourself or another person for a board position, please contact Susan at 239.281.6490, susankg@leeschools.net, or geigersusan70@yahoo.com.  Please submit all nominations by April 1st.   To complete an anonymous ballot you will need to attend the Annual Meeting; if you need to complete a proxy ballot you must email Susan Geiger before Thursday, April 23rd 4pm.  Contact Susan:  susankg@leeschools.net or 239.281.6490.  Thank you for your attention to this matter and we look forward to seeing you and your family at this meeting.
 
Sincerely,
Susan Geiger, Sec.

 
See You at Beef's!
 
Come to Beef O'Brady's at 20301 Grande Oak Shoppes Blvd, Ste 108, Estero, FL 33928 after the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 28th and they will give our club 10% of every sale (except for alcohol). Be sure to mention that you are there with the Florida Everblades Figure Skating Club!
The FEFSC Annual Awards Banquet will be held on May 2nd, 2015. Please send information about any achievements by skaters (on skates or off) by April 15th, 2015 to fefsc@fefsc.org. More information about the Banquet will come soon!
The 2015 Name the Holiday Show Contest
 
The theme for this year's Holiday Show is "Holiday Movies".

Club members or club family members are asked to create a title for the show and/or create a logo.  Entries need to be submitted by July 1st, 2015 and the new FEFSC board will choose during the July 3rd Fireworks and Fundraising Event at Germain. 

All members who submit an entry will get a goody during the Halloween party. The  winner/winners will get a CaféPress gift certificate. 

Contest entries may be submitted electronically to Susan at SusanG@fefsc.org or placed in the contest envelope in the coaches room.


Good luck to everyone who participates!


February 2nd, 2015 FEFSC Board Meeting Minutes

Click here to download the meeting minutes from the February meeting. The next board meeting will be on Tuesday, April 7th, at 5:30 PM in one of the party rooms at Germain Arena. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Some of our club members were in the President's Day Competition on February 16th, 2015. Congrats to all who participated! Thanks to all who volunteered. Pictures of skaters are available on Emily Rowley's website at ERowleyPhotography.Photoreflect.com .
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 also have a "Silhouettes" line, a "Show" line, and now a new "Skater Mom" line. Look for "Skater Dad" to come soon! All proceeds come right back to our club - what a great way to spend your money and support our club at the same time!



Throwback Thursday

We've been trying to put up pictures of club members from the past and present on Facebook to participate in "Throwback Thursday". If you have any pictures that you would like for us to use, please send them to us at media@fefsc.org or post them directly to our Facebook wall.

Save the Date
 

~ March 21st, 2015 - FEFSC Spring Fundraiser Gift Cards Due

~ March 21st, 2015 - 9:30 -11:30 AM - FEFSC Q&A Session + Skate For Hope Sign Up Help from Emily Rowley, FEFSC Media Team

~ March 28th, 2015 - 7:30 PM - Stars On Ice

~April 7th, 2015 - 5:30 PM - FEFSC Board Meedting

~ April 28th, 2015 - 6:00 - 6:30 PM - FEFSC Annual Meeting

~ May 2nd, 2015 - 6:00 PM - FEFSC Annual Banquet

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

~ July 1st, 2015 - FEFSC Membership Renewal

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

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

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

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

*dates are subject to change

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