All Meeting Minutes

1999.03.04 - General

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Thursday March 04, 1999
CSC MINUTES
Quarterly Membership Meeting
March 4, 1999

The quarterly CSC general membership meeting was held March 4, 1999 at the Berkeley Yacht Club. A delicious dinner was prepared by Jennifer Kirkland and Jerry Huff. Thanks, Jennifer & Jerry!

Announcements:

Peter Baczek announced that we have bought crispy new Lido mainsails. However, these sails will not be used until we find a way to store them rolled instead of folded. Folding the Lido mains accounts for a large portion of the wear and tear they suffer.

Malu Lujan, our Fundraising Chair, announced that plans for a fundraising dinner are underway. She needs volunteers to help organize, cook, etc. Also, she is planning a concurrent raffle and is looking for donations. Help her if you can.

Reports:

Commodore's Report by Rebecca Haussmann: Thanks to Jennifer and Jerry for the delicious dinner!

Thanks to Bruce Takahashi for his epic work on the Lidos. He keeps them sailing singlehandedly. He is also planning to seal the deck joints -- a source of many problems with the Lidos.

CSC members can obtain adjunct memberships at the Berkeley Yacht Club for only $50 a year. This allows you to use the club whenever a full member is present and to attend club events (like lectures).

The Rating Committee has actually met and has several new members. The new rating committee members are: Greg Davids, Chris Havel, Chi Dang (w/s), Joe Matera (w/s), and Rebecca Haussmann. Ask'em for tests!

Justin Oberhauer is the club's newest Cruising Skipper. Hooray!

As always, the Club is open to any ideas you might have.

Vice-Commodore's Report by Megan Buckley: The Club has been working on having input into Marina Planning Committee Plans to ensure our place in the Berkeley Marina. The Floating Bottle -- the Club's semi-regular newsletter -- needs contributors. Also we are trying to get some water quality studies from CALPIRG on the quality of bay water. The Club is running ads in local newspapers, radio, and community television. More grant proposals are in the works.

Port Captain Mark Yampanis reports we are in need of two work-study dayleaders. Volunteer dayleaders are encouraged to work on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We have three good dayleaders -- Megan, Mark, & Chi.

Treasurer Marceline Therrien was out of town (skiing in Montana) but the Club is solvent and has approximately $60,000 in the bank.

First Vice-Commodore Alex Athanasopoulos thanks Peter Bazcek for helping acquire the new Lido sails, Peter Kuhn for keeping the skiff motors running, and Bruce T. for everything. Last Saturday, all 8 Lidos were sailing and out giving lessons. The Bytes are getting use, but the blue Rhodes needs repair. We are evaluating the skiff situation. The odors in the clubhouse are due either to Bigfoot or to windsurfers peeing in their wetsuits and leaving them in the changing room. Projects that need to be done are: sealing the Lido deck joints, fixing the blue Rhodes and dismantling the old 470. We look forward to the impending yard expansion once the Berkeley City Council approves our new lease.

Second Vice-Commodore Matthias Reinsch reports Windsurfing lessons are happening. We need instructors on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The Club is improving its windsurfing equipment situation by purchasing more novice and junior equipment, largers sails, and new boards. Also we have a new Windsurfing Equipment and Donations Chair Brian Herlihy.

Third Vice-Commodore John Frazier reports that the keelboats are in ok condition. Plans are in the work to paint the topsides of all the boats. Dewey's rubrail was crunched and is being re-fiberglassed.

Rear Commodore Bob Hood was not present but . . . Lido Instructor Seminars are happening the last Saturday of each month at 2:00 p.m. thanks to Dan Acland. The fast track Lido teaching program will once again rear its head this summer. And a Senior written test study group achieved great results on their tests.

Secretary Wilder Lee reported nothing.