All Meeting Minutes

1996.03.14 - Excom

Thursday March 14, 1996

March, 14 1996


Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, March 14, 1996. Commodore Bill Csajko presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:15 PM. In attendance were Bill Csajko, Veronique Anxolabehere, Dan Acland, Louis Benainous, Olivier Colliou, Jesse Smith and Jennifer Kirkland. Also in attendance were Membership Chair Rebecca Hausman, Tim Brandon, Bill Moseley, Charles, and Paul Herzmark.

A report of the club's finances was not available.


Commodore s Report (Bill Csajko)

New Door: A vote of the ex-comm (via e-mail) resulted in the approval for and construction of a new door for the clubhouse. Thanks to Robert Ofsevit, materials were obtained for a very reduced rate.

Bill's Absence: Bill will be away in Washington, D.C. for the next two weeks. Veronique will preside as Acting Commodore in Bill's absence.

Expense Reimbursement: Louis made a motion to reimburse Bill for the $154 he spent to travel to Orange County to inspect the new Lidos. the motion was seconded by Dan and was passed unanimously.

Lido Insurance: Jim Hackworth, CSC's insurance agent has been working with Bill concerning insurance for the new Lidos. Insuring the new boats for theft and damage will cost an additional $1500 per year. A discussion ensued as to whether the boats should be insured for theft and damage. Bill thought it would be a good investment initially, due to risk for theft. Tim observed that the boats, being double hulled, are much harder to fix, and if one hits the rocks, we'll wish we'd insured them. Dan viewed it as the same situation as with the ensigns. As with the ensigns, we are basically self­ insured for damage, and will fix them ourselves. Rebecca felt that the insurance would be good for at least the first year, since the new boats have not been tested in our waters. Louis expressed concern over possible theft; however Paul interjected that $1500 could buy a lot of additional security. At the end of the meeting Bill moved to purchase theft and damage insurance for the new Lidos for an additional $1500. The motion was seconded by Veronique and the motion passed with four ayes, one no, and one abstention.

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

Floating Bottle: The newsletter is coming along and will be ready on schedule.

First Vice Commodore s Report (Narcisse) No report. 

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Olivier Colliou)

Windsurfing Lessons: Much interest has been expressed about the organized windsurfing lesson program this season. Given this early show of support, it seems the program will be very successful. 

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Dan Acland)

Radio Station License: All keel boats need licenses to operate radios. The total cost will be $375. Dan moved to have the $375 for the licenses. The motion was seconded by Veronique, and it was passed unanimously. Dismasted Dewey: Thanks to Paul Herzmark, Dewey's tiller was fixed. The winches have also been retrieved and Dewey will be up and sailing in time for the Friday night racing series.

April 13th Bay Festival: Patty Donald, a coordinator of the Bay Festival, is very interested in obtaining more help from CSC for free rides and for cleanup.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louis Benainous) No report.

Port Captain s Report: (Jesse Smith)

Dayleader Shortage: There are chronic problems in staffing dayleaders on Mondays and Thursdays. Ads placed at UC Berkeley have yielded no results. Jesse will continue to recruit new paid dayleaders and hopefully get more volunteers to cover the shortage. 

Treasurer's Report: (Patrick Twohy) No report. 

Secretary's Report: (Jennifer Kirkland) No report.


T­shirt Committee: (Rebecca Hausman) The new T­shirts are in and in good stock. We have hats and burgies, too. Items can be purchased at the clubhouse.


Dock Dan expressed concern that the dock has yet to be repaired. With the coming season, this could be a big problem. The matter will be investigated further with the combined efforts of CSC and Cal Adventures.

New Lidos: The new Lidos will be here on Saturday March 16th. Work will start at that time to make the boats ready to sail. They have been licensed by the dealers, but will most likely need to have the CF numbers placed on them.

Disposition of Old Lidos: Bill Ustick, of the Konocti Bay Sailing Club and the Sea Explorers, made an offer of $2000 for the entire Lido fleet. The old Lidos would be used for the Sea Explorer sailing program, a nonprofit operation for children ages 7­11. Rebecca reported that CSC has also received many offers from individual buyers, as well. CSC would take a financial loss of around $1500 if we were to accept Bill Ustick's offer. A lengthy discussion ensued weighing the overall sentiment of CSC to foster community service against the reality of taking a financial loss. Given feedback received from the general membership, it was concluded that if put to a membership wide vote, the Sea Explorers would get the boats. Dan moved to accept Bill Ustick's offer to purchase the entire fleet for $2000 and the motion was seconded by Veronique. Rebecca moved to amend Dan's motion to be that 7 of the 8 boats be sold to the Sea Explorers, with the 1 remaining Lido going to an interested buyer who has already written a $500 check. The motion was seconded by Jennifer. A discussion of the proposed amendment ensued. Tim Brandon pointed out that the Sea Explorers would need as many boats as possible, due to the reality that they will be breaking down. It was also observed that there are other individual Lidos for sale from other sources, and the interested buyer could easily obtain one elsewhere. The need for as many identical boats was recognized, given having standard boats to sail is essential for learning and teaching purposes.

A vote to the amended motion was defeated unanimously.

The vote on the motion to accept Bill Ustick's offer to purchase the entire Lido fleet for $2000 was unanimously in favor and was passed.

Storage Space: Bill raised the possibility of getting a storage shed to hold boat parts outside of the clubhouse. There is a Rubbermaid variety which would hold up well and met the criterion of being a temporary structure because it does not need a foundation. The cost would run about $235. A discussion of the option resulted in the conclusion that having a larger scale plan for CSC's storage needs would be best before proceeding to making purchases.

Selling Old Equipment: Rebecca has received an offer of $45 on an old trailer that is sitting unused in the boatyard. Rebecca made a motion to sell the trailer for $45. The motion was seconded by Veronique and was passed unanimously.

Rebecca also reported that Peter Baczek has discovered we have a small surplus of mainsails that are not in use, very unlikely to be used, and could be sold. Rebecca made a motion to be allowed to sell extra sails, with the prior approval of Peter Baczek. The motion was seconded by Jesse and was passed unanimously.

Foul Weather Gear: Bill observed that our supply of usable, functional foul weather gear is basically nil. Since with the upcoming season and the arrival of the new boats we will have many more people around, perhaps we should look into getting a few sets of affordable foul weather gear. Veronique offered to put up signs at area yacht clubs soliciting donations of foul gear before we make an expenditure.

DEITY OF THE WEEK: Rebecca's incredible dedication and hard work in assuming major projects for CSC was recognized. BE IT HEREBY PROCLAIMED THAT REBECCA HAUSMAN IS THE OFFICIAL CSC DEITY OF THE WEEK/MONTH/QUARTER/MILLENIUM.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 PM. The next scheduled meeting is March 28, 1996.