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1998.06.11 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday June 11, 1998

Push off, and sitting well in order smite

The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds

To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths

Of all the western stars, until I die.

 

 

CSC MINUTES

Ex Comm Meeting

June 11, 1998

 

Ex Comm Members Present: Rebecca Haussmann, Marceline Therrien, Dan Acland, Brandon Gates, Dean Atkinson (our new Third Vice-Commodore—Welcome, Dean!), Joe Matera (acting Port Captain), Matthias Reinsch, Wilder Lee

A large number of members were present due in part to the excellent turn out at the great lecture on Heavy Weather Sailing by Peter Baczek which is part of this summer’s lecture series organized by Louis Benainous.

Because of the large number of agenda items, the usual Ex Comm reports were dispensed with.

 

Agenda Items

Chi Dang presented his proposed idea for his Senior Windsurfer Project. He proposed fixing eight Novice and Junior Boards that are unsailable, using these repairs to teach other members to repair boards, and writing up instructions on how to fix boards that break in the future. This project was unanimously approved by Ex Comm.

Michael Scalet and Bob Hood presented a proposed dual Senior Skipper Project that included repairing and improving the Lido centerboards to prevent the cracking, reglassing some damaged centerboard casings, attaching small signs to Lido sterns saying "ATTENTION!! Please don’t forget the RUDDER LOCK" and replacing broken pintles. This project was approved unanimously.

Marceline Therrien presented a proposed senior project. She asked that the work she has done in negotiating the Club’s lease with the marina count as a senior project. This project was approved unanimously.

Tom Bliss via e-mail submitted two possible senior projects: one was polishing the Lido hulls, the other was supervising some days during the upcoming haulouts. Some Ex Comm members questioned whether polishing the Lido hulls would have more than a few weeks effect given their constant use. Whether working on a haulout planned and organized by someone else was an appropriate senior project was also questioned by some Ex Comm members. As a result, this proposal was tabled so that we could talk with Tom about amending his proposal.

Ray Oliver reported on the new member orientation that he has devised and implemented. The orientation was designed to teach new members about the club and to de-mystify how our club works. The orientation was designed for Saturday morning when people were waiting for Lido lessons. However, the plethora of Lido instructors and the lure of the 9:30 windsurfer rigging lesson was diminishing the supply of potential inculcatees. Ray is working to better coordinate Saturday mornings.

Justin Oberhauer gave an update on the logo and shirts for the as-yet-implemented Lido Instructor incentive program—which is sure to be a success because the logo for it is so awesome. The original idea was for Lid Instructor sweatshirts but, since nice heavy cotton sweatshirts are a bad idea in a Lido, other possibilities are being explored, such as long sleeve t-shirts or caps. Justin will look into the costs and report back to the club.

Disciplinary Action: A disciplinary hearing was held concerning a member who took out club equipment and left it out overnight in a public place. The member failed to appreciate that he used poor judgment which was inconsistent with the interests of the Club. As a result, the member’s rating was revoked.

John Danielson expressed concern that boats in need of maintenance were being raced on Sunday mornings, that racing skippers were not necessarily aware of the problems that the boats had, and that there was no well-kept maintenance log, so not all problems were getting fixed. The First and Third Vice-Commodores agreed that the lack of good maintenance logs needed to be improved. John will work with the First and Third Vice-Commodore’s to address these issues.

A motion to adopt an operating rule stating: "No member shall sign out or operate club equipment if they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs" passed unanimously. Several members of Ex Comm felt that a rule adopting a zero-tolerance was appropriate. Other members thought that such a rule would have an effect on the culture of the Club and that we should seek feedback from the members before making any club policy—so let us know what you think.

A motion to adopt the following changes to the operating rules was made:

V.7. change "A skipper who receives ten lesson credits is entitled to three months free membership." to "A skipper who receives ten lesson credits within a six month period is entitled to three months free membership."

[This change is implements a change in the lesson credit policy made by Ex

Comm this spring]

XI.8.b. change "At least 10 hours of extra work for the Club. This should normally involve the accomplishment of a single major project" to:

Organize and complete a work project that includes at least 10 hours of extra work for the Club.

(1) candidates must appear before the Executive Committee to present their proposed work projects and the projects must be approved by the Executive Committee. Candidates should seek approval of their work project after taking the Senior Skipper written test and before taking the sailing tests. (2) this project should involve the accomplishment of a single major project which includes the participation of other club members.

XI.13.c. change "At least 10 hours of extra work for the Club. This should normally involve the accomplishment of a single major project" to:

Organize and complete a work project that includes at least 10 hours of extra work for the Club.

(1) candidates must appear before the Executive Committee to present their proposed work projects and the projects must be approved by the Executive Committee. Candidates should seek approval of their work project after taking the Senior Windsurfer written test and before taking the sailing tests.

(2) this project should involve the accomplishment of a single major project which includes the participation of other club members.

 

[These changes have two functions: (1) is they implement a change in the

operating rules passed by Ex Comm last fall that work projects receive Ex

Comm approval and (2) are amended to better reflect the view of Ex Comm

toward senior work projects which in practice has required more than 10

hours extra work for work projects]

This motion was approved unanimously.

The meeting was duly adjourned.