CELEBRATING 40 YEARS!
A LITTLE MSC HISTORY
The year was 1977, and Metroplex Ski Club plans were being circulated amongst The Sperry Skiers, the UTA water ski team (1976), and a handful of area lake skiers looking for a place to they could call their own. In order to understand why the club was established it should be relevant to understand what the Metroplex was like in 1977!
The first Atari, Commodore, and Apple computer goes on sale, there were no cell phones, and Star Wars had it’s first Premier
Gasoline was .79 / gallon, inflation was 6.5%, and interest rates for a house were 7.5%
Elvis dies, Saturday Night Fever and Disco were born
Population of U.S. was 216M and 60m were under 25
Hurricane in India killed 20,000 and 2 million homeless, Amnesty international is awarded the Noble Prize
Meanwhile in North Texas there was one water ski club and one private site. The Dallas Ski Club (est 1960) was formed and eventually drew the Camille and Sammy Duvall from Irving, Texas. Both eventually becoming World Champions. It was some years later that Sammy flew 200’ at Marine Creek, but that is for a later story.
The Dallas Ski club held a number of AWSA events including Regionals at their site near Bachman Lake. The club had limited membership, open to tournament skiers that had tournament boats. So, the Sperry skiers, UTA water ski team, and area lake skiers begin meeting with Glenn Sperry and the Metroplex Ski Club’s first President, Greg Bellomy.
In 1978, the club was formed and in discussions with the City of Dallas, to practice at North Lake Park.
“Be skiing ya”, - Robert Fulcher
40 YEARS ON THE WATER
CONTINUING THE TRADITION
As we say goodbye to our 40th anniversary
celebration year ...
We'd like to welcome the next 40 years with a fresh new look!
Featuring our new MSC logo
Sorry, we're out of stickers and t-shirts!