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Texas A&M Water Ski Club

Public Profile

About This Organization

Abbreviation(s):
Water Ski Club
Purpose:
Promote interest in water skiing and its related activities among the students, faculty, and staff of TAMU. Attempt to develop and maintain facilities, course, and skiing equipment for use by all members to improve their skiing skills. Organize and sponsor exhibitions,shows, tournaments and associated recreational activities for the mutual benefit of all members. Promote greater water skiing safety and abide by rules established by the American Water Ski Association.

The Texas A&M Waterski Club is always looking for new members. Whether you are a seasoned pro, a recreational skier, or someone who is interested in simply getting on top of the water; we welcome you! Below are some frequently asked questions from prospective new members.



I am not very good at skiing, will I fit in?

There are many people who join our club just for their love of the water! There is always going to be someone who never been on a competition ski course, jumped off a jump ramp or done trick skiing. We enjoy teaching people to do new things so don't be shy!



What does the lake have to offer?

We have equipment for use by club members; slalom skis, trick skis, jump skis, jackets, wakeboards, wakeskates, ropes, handles, jump ramp, and a boat.



What are the dues?

Dues for this club is $250 for this semester. This goes to cover boat payments, lake rent, gas for the boat, transportation and lodging for tournaments, club equipment repair, and general maintenance. This is for as much skiing as you want until. *if you want to see what we are like, we can allow you to bring $10 the first time out. We can only allow this once. The second time out, we require full dues, which means you would owe $240. Sorry, we wish skiing was free too.

You can pay dues in cash, check, or online

You can pay thorugh the above link on our website but we are charged a credit card fee which means that the team does not receive the full $250 from you. While you are welcome to utilize our online dues payment system it would be best if you could pay via cash or check.



Can I get discounts on personal equipment through the club?

YES! We are sponsored by Hyperlite, HO Sports, and Accurate ropes and handles. We get huge discounts on products through all of these manufacturers direct from the factory. If you are wanting to buy equipment through us, the price difference versus buying through a proshop will pay for your dues for multiple semesters.



How do I join?

Just give one of the officers a call to find out when we are going to be out at the lake, or come to our meetings on Tuesdays at 8PM in Rec room 281!
Year Founded:
1975
Membership Dues:
$250 per semester
Admits Members:
All Year
Meeting Locations:
Tuesday Nights at 8pm in the Rec Sports building in Rm. 281

Public Contact Information

Public Contact Name:
Austin Kolodejcak
Public Contact E-mail Address:
kolo@tamu.edu
Public Contact Phone Number:
8325854442

Group Contact Information

Organization Web Site:
https://maroonlink.tamu.edu/organization/waterskiclub
Organization E-mail Address:
kolo@tamu.edu

Organization Associations

Academic Department:
General (No College)
Non-Academic Department:
Recreational Sports

Membership

Approximate membership of the organization:
31-50
Membership policies:
  • Our organization accepts undergraduate students as members
  • Our organization accepts graduate students as members
  • Our organization accepts faculty/staff as members
  • Our organization membership will be required to meet specific GPR requirements
Weekly time committment required of organization members:
0-3 Hours
Membership intake process:
Open

Events

Community Service Projects:
Twice per semester
Fundraising Events:
Three or more times per semester
Speakers/Lectures:
Never
On-Campus Social Events:
Once per semester
Off-Campus Social Events:
Three or more times per semester
Hosting Conferences:
Never
Sponsoring Special Events (Concerts, one-time events, etc.):
Once per year
New Member Orientation/Training:
Three or more times per semester
Events with Alcohol:
Never
In-State Travel:
Three or more times per semester
Domestic US Travel:
Three or more times per semester
International Travel:
Never