ALL ARE WELCOME at our mid-winter meeting.
Saturday, January 6th, 2018 9 a.m., Embassy Suites Valley Forge Hotel, 888 Chesterbrook Blvd, Wayne, PA 19087. Please RSVP here.
Click here for the Draft Agenda. Please feel free to send your comments and let me know now if you have any other business to add.
Finally, I need to plug the Water Skiing Santa Show. In it’s 32nd year, our VA, DC and MD skiers will take to the frigid water of the Potomac River between Alexandria, VA and our Nations Capital. You can see the show on world-wide news coverage at 1pm sharp Christmas Eve.
Blessings to all for a safe and joyous New Year.
AWSA East EVP
Hello Friends, with sadness passing along info about Randy Youngsma’s passing, http://www.bumafuneralhome.com/obituary/Randall-H.-Randy-Youngsma/Uxbridge-MA/1766547. Visiting hours and service are Saturday morning, Dec. 9 in Uxbridge, MA.
Randy was an avid water skier and driver for many years in the Mass. and NH areas, especially at Oakham while it was Lex Carroll’s home. We will have more history coming soon. Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments.
Great news video! A friendly reminder, consider mentioning safety to the news personnel. Webmaster has had inquiries from viewers re: life vests.
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You will have received 4 notifications of new pages. There is nothing to be alarmed about. My email did not get hacked. It is simply an unanticipated and frustrating conflict with another useful plugin that notifies people of new posts. But when I installed a new plugin that creates a few standard checkout pages, you were all notified without me having the choice or ability to prevent that. Apologies. Ignore.
Heads up, this could actually happen again if I decide to install a different eCommerce plugin. I will attempt to not have you notified, but I’m not sure if I can deactivate the other conflicting plugin without losing all the associated data.
All posts related to the Regionals can be found by clicking Regionals in the left sidebar under Post Categories. A convenient link is provided here, too. Additional information can be found on the Twin Lakes website.
Ed Nichols, friend to many in the East, and father/grandfather of accomplished family skiers, passed away a few weeks ago. Ed’s services will be 6/17 1-3pm at Newark country club.
I had to revert back to the invitation code. Any kind of captcha is just being filled out by a huge number of spammers. If you are a USA WaterSki member or affiliate and you attempted to register recently, send me an email and I will provide the invitation code.
Hello fellow waterskiers,
As we approach the season that we all love, I’m passing along a technical note or two.
1. The other day I did an email test from this system. Of 79 registered users and emails sent, 44 were confirmed as received; thank you. Those that were not confirmed (except for one clearly rejected) were indicated by this system as having been accepted by the recipient’s mail server. I am not currently willing to summarize and/or contact those that have not replied–tedious cross referencing, maybe someday. I would assume the emails are in spam folders. Gmail has particularly stiff spam review.
A larger issue may be that we have hundreds of people in the region who are not registered on our website. We have normally reached a larger audience using MailChimp and/or Facebook. I will leave it up to region officials if we want to address this in any way. At minimum, it would be nice to encourage people to register with this site.
I have changed the method of confirming a registration to a math captcha and admin confirmation, removing the invitation code for now.
2. I would like to ask those who are registered to make sure you have used a strong password, and if not, please improve it. Although we have brute-force protection of our admin, a system that will lock someone out after 4 attempts, WordPress sites are being constantly attacked. Usernames are not secret since everyone is considered an author, and some of the usernames such as tgpowell, multitasking and allendbj are being constantly tested. Since I put this system in place, there have been 7452 lockouts.