As a member and past commodore of the Sandusky Sailing Club, as well as the current Historian of the Interlake Sailing Class Association, I appreciate the positive coverage in the Register of the Interlake Sailboat and the 75th anniversary celebration of the club.
Each year members of the Sandusky Sailing Club volunteer thousands of man hours maintaining and improving the grounds of the club and Sadler Sailing Basin, including the wharfs surrounding the basin that are now being recognized as a destination to be enjoyed by fishermen and folks simply wanting to take a walk. In addition, each year members of the club voluntarily spend countless hours organizing, promoting and running various regattas, learn to sail camps and many other activities that attract large numbers of people from outside our community. Our elected officials, in their endeavor to come up with viable solutions to revitalize our community's economic base, should be very cognizant of the on going contributions of all volunteer organizations like the club. The voluntary efforts of these organizations' members are often responsible for bringing significant dollars to our city and county, and certainly should not be taken for granted.
It is voluntary organizations such as Sandusky Sailing Club, by their actions and deeds that have continually answered the call of President John Kennedy almost 50 years ago when he said "Ask not what your country (community) can do for you, but what you can do for your country (community)".