All Meeting Minutes

1999.04.15 - Excom

Thursday April 15, 1999
Ex Comm Meeting
April 15, 1999

Present: Rebecca Haussmann, Bob Hood, John Frazier, Matthias Reinsch, Wilder Lee, Mark Yampanis, Alex Athanasopoulos, Marceline Therrien, Megan Buckley

Commodore's Report by Rebecca Haussmann: The Berkeley Bayfest scheduled for last weekend was canceled because of rain, but the Club gave free rides anyway. Ashby Shoals breakfast is April 18.

First Vice-Commodore's Report by Alex: 3 dinghies are non-operational (1) is demasted, (2) has a centerboard leak, (3) leaks somewhere. The green Rhodes also needs its shrouds repaired.

Second Vice-Commodore Matthias reports that (1) plans to hold a windsurfing swap meet on May 16 from 9-11 are being explored.

A former club member wanted to bring 15 or so people to the Club for a windsurfing lesson w/o having them join; the consensus was that if people want to learn they should join the club. We aren't set up for that type of program.

Windsurfing sails are being repaired and new gear has been purchased including 4 booms, 2 masts, 6 mast extensions, and footstraps.

Third Vice-Commodore John Frazier reports that the motormounts on all the keelboats work with all the motors. Ensign Dewey is not sailable. We need new 75% jibs; there are no extra genoas on the ensigns.

Rear Commodore's Report by Bob Hood: Windsurfing lessons have not completely gelled yet, but Chi is on top of it. On the fourth Saturday of every month, Dan Acland gives a Lido teaching seminar at 2 p.m.; this month's topic is persons overboard.

Treasurer Marceline Therrien reports our finances are unchanged. However, Joe Matera got the Alameda County Assessor's Office to assess our Lido's at $0.00, the Ensigns at $0.00, and the Commanders at $2500 for tax purposes. This should save us significantly on our property tax bill. Good job, Joe!


Bigfoot narrowly escaped tragedy last week when two large unleashed German Shepherds literally had her in their teeth. John Mankey helped save the day (and the cat). Luckily, Bigfoot is unharmed. A motion was made to remove the locking kitty door into the clubhouse. The motion passed by a vote of six in favor and two against.

Dave Reichmutch proposed a senior project of providing positive floatation for the Lidos (most likely the 2-liter bottle project). This senior project was approved by Ex Comm by a vote of seven for and one opposed.

Darrell Carroway decided to undertake as a senior project the replacement of the clubhouse floor. This senior project was approved unanimously.

The rest of the meeting was spend discussing the budget for the next fiscal year. We should have a budget approved by the next meeting.

The meeting was duly adjourned.