All Meeting Minutes

1998.11.12 - Excom

Thursday November 12, 1998


CSC EX COMM MINUTES November 12, 1998

Present: Dan Twelker, Bob Hood, Rebecca Haussmann, Wilder Lee, Matthias Reinsch, Dan Acland, Dean Atkinson, Malu Lujan

Guests: Karen, Karissa (age 8), and Matthew (age 10) Rowley; Leslie and Drew (age 10) Pfaff; Darby Edelen, Jacob Erikson, Danny Miller.


Karissa, Matthew, and Drew requested permission to join the Club. A long solution about young members ensued. Several proposals were put forth. One proposal was that the parents of young members be required to (1) tell the dayleader that a young member is sailing, (2) talk to the instructor about appropriate limits (wind conditions, sailing area, etc.), and (3) watch young members while they are sailing. Another proposal was that the parents of children under 10 years old must have a rating for the children to join. The rational for this proposal is that parents need to have knowledge of the dangers of sailing so they can make informed decisions regarding their children.

A motion to allow Drew, Matthew, and Karissa to become Club members provided that: (1) a parent or legal guardian hold a rating in the activity that the young members are pursuing, (2) the parent or legal guardian holding the rating be present on land watching the young members sail or in the same boat as the young members, and (3) that the parent or legal guardian inform the dayleader that young members are sailing. The motion passed with 7 votes in favor, no votes against, and 1 abstention.

Member Darrell Carway thanked Dan Acland for his for handing him the CSC Instructor hat. Darrell also asked permission to be able to give Junior Skipper rigging and sailing tests. A motion to allow Darrell to give Junior Skipper sailing and rigging tests passed unanimously.

Member John Frazier suggested: (a) letting all Senior candidates give Junior Skipper tests; and (b) reported that a representative from an Hawaiian resort offered to sell the Club year-old Junior + boards and proposed that we purchase some. Matthias reported that we have plenty of Junior + boards and that the Club really needed more Junior boards instead.

Darby, Jacob, and Danny (all aged 15) requested permission to join the Club. In this specific and unique situation, Darby, Jacob, and Danny were granted permission to join the club provided that the parents of each young member are aware of the dangers inherent to sailing and of the nature of the Club and that the parents of each young member give consent for their child to join. This permission was passed as a motion with a vote of 6 in favor, 2 against, and no abstentions.

Malu Lujan proposed that her Senior Project be a fundraising brunch in January. This senior project was approved unanimously.

A motion to create a fundraising chair for the next year (after which the chair would terminate if not renewed) passed unanimously. Rebecca appointed Malu to the fundraising chair.

Dean Atkinson, at the request of member Michael Scalett, requested that Michael be granted permission to single-hand the JY-15. The consensus among Ex Comm members was that Michael needed to appear before Ex Comm because no one present at the meeting had knowledge of his sailng abilities.


Commodore's Report by Rebecca Haussmann: There is a General Membership meeting on December 3 at the Berkeley Yacht Club at 7:30 p.m. The new lease with the marina may be finalized soon; we will get more yard space and an extra free berth. Sherazode (sp? -- sorry) is exploring alternatives to our current cruise line. Our YRA ad is being prepared to run in Latitiude 38 with the new $75 racing associate membership advertised.

Vice-Commodore's Report by Malu Lujan: the Dept. of Boating and Waterways has been in contact with the Club seeking more information about the Club for the grant proposal which we submitted. The open house weekend went well.

Port Captain Dan Twelker reported that all was fine save for a need for dayleaders on Nov. 25 and 29.

First Vice-Commodore Bob Hood reported that things are slowing down. KEEP THE RUDDERS TIED ON! (even when sailing rudderless). Bruce Takahashi reports two major Lido probelms: (1) the innertubes used to give the boats positive floatation get over-inflated and cause the hull/deck joint to separate so no tubes would be better than tubes and (2) the centerboard cases tend to crack but modification of the casings with steel plates seems to work.

Second Vice-Commodore Matthias reports there was a windsurfing meeting on Nov. 19 at 6:00 pm.

Third Vice-Commodore Dean Atkinson reports that Louie's mast will be stepped on Sunday, Nov.15. A motion to approved $200 more for work on Louie's new mast passed unanimously.

Rear Commodore: no report.

Secretary: no report.

Treasurer: no report.

Motion to adjourn passed unanimously.