2003.02.09 - Excom
Sunday February 09, 2003
Present: Saul Schumsky, (Commodore); Ben Pink, (Vice Commodore); Jim Pottinger, (1st Vice Commodore); Barbara Knox, Dave Macfarlane, (2nd Vice Commodores); Don McPherson, (3rd Vice Commodore); Beth Burstein (Rear Commodore); Tom Wu, (Port Captain); Peter Kuhn, AKA Krusty (Treasurer); Lori Taguma, (Secretary).Saul called the meeting to order.
Saul (Commodore): Grant writing possibilities have been brought to my attention, such as the Starbuck’s grant for non-profits. We either need to find somebody, and/or write the grant proposals ourselves. We would then have a formula for future grant possibilities for things like PFD’s, the skiff motors, etc. Volunteers are still needed to teach the 1hour Shorebird Nature Center sailing demonstrations for kids. We also need to work on a good long term sail storage, such as a locker with PVC poles to wrap sails around for optimum storage.
Ben (Vice Commodore): The postcards for the March 4, General Membership meeting have gone out with the new membership system on the agenda. We definitely need volunteers for the Shorebird Nature Center children’s sailing classes, to teach simulated sailing on land for elementary school kids.
Jim (1st Vice Commodore): All the lido's need new hiking straps, we are checking out replacement costs. One lido trailer needs serious repairs. Many thanks again to Ed and Greg and the other volunteers for all their work in the yard. My goal for Feb. is to get the Lido's ready for the spring lessons rush with new sheets/halyards and such.
Dave Macfarlane & Barbara Knox (2nd Vice Commodore): The Board Hospital is progressing; the changing rooms are finished and we’re currently putting on the roof and painting. We need a person to take on a project to update the windsurf sail inventory.
Don (3rd Vice Commodore): The people with the Ensign sold it! Al Champion needs two stock sail covers from W. Marine, for $450.00.
Beth (Rear Commodore): There has been interest in the women's program again and I will approach someone who has expressed interest for organizing that for the Spring. Also, it has been suggested that there be a Senior Fast Track - I will see if there is interest in that and if so, will arrange for special seminars and keelboat lessons for senior candidates only. I'm considering only one seminar per month until the wind and membership picks up in the Spring.
Tom (Port Captain): Meredith is taking over Wednesdays and is covered by U.C. work-study money. We will start planning the schedule for summer at the end of spring. Several past Day Leaders will be back for the summer.
Peter (Treasurer): Changing banks from Wells Fargo to Mechanic’s Bank has saved us hundreds of dollars a year, and they have a night depository. I’ve also consolidated the dinghy fund with the regular fund.
Lori (Secretary): I’ll make a copy of a grant proposal outline for everyone, so that we will be poised for future possibilities.
New Agenda Items:
1) Don made a motion to approve $450.00 for two sail covers, at Al Champion’s request. Motion passed unanimously.
2) Saul made a motion to give Ben Pink his CSC Cruising Skipper Rating. Unanimous vote in favor. Ben provided three glowing letters of recommendation.
3) Discussion on Antrim CSC 15 Project: The practicalities of starting work on the Antrim CSC 15 were discussed.
Concerns Include: Who will head the building committee. (A candidate was selected who will be asked to take charge and come up with a workable plan) Space requirements and impacts on ongoing boatyard activities, storage and leveling the construction area. Time frame and budget control. Alternatives to doing the building in our yard.
Discussion defined submission of project outline and possible chairs.
Ben made the motion to adjourn. Unanimous vote in favor.