All Meeting Minutes

1995.01.05 - Excom

Thursday January 05, 1995
The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, January 5, 1995. Commodore Scott Hotes presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM. In attendance were Scott Hotes, Mark Donovan, Louie Benainous, Bill Csajko, and John Drewery.

As of December 21, 1994, the Club has the following sums of money in their respective accounts:

Checking $5,784 

Money Market $18,438 

Treasury Bills $40,000

Total $64,222


Commodore's Report (Scott Hotes)

Locks. The locks were changed on December 18.

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

No report was given.

First Vice Commodore's Report (John Drewery)

Flat Tires. John repaired all the flat tires on the dinghy trailers.

470's, 505. John located all leaks in the flotation tanks for the 470's and the 505, and repaired them. He also purchased new trapeze gear for the 505, since the trapeze gear from the 505 was removed from it last year for use on the Contender.

Laser Capsize. About a week before Christmas, Caroline Ross was sailing a Laser when it capsized. The mast of the Laser got stuck in the mud, and the mast step was broken when the Laser was pulled out of the mud by the skiff. There was no flotation attached to this sail, or, after further inspection, on any Laser sail.

Rudders. There is now a full complement of rudders for the Lasers and Bytes.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Mark Donovan)

Windsurfing Test. Tony Phillips finished revising the windsurfing written test.

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Rebecca Haussmann)

No report was given.

Rear Commodore's Report (Louie Benainous)

No report was given.

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

No report was given.

Treasurer's Report (Patrick Twohy, via E-mail message dated December 21, 1994)

Income. The Club received $2,000 in windsurf locker rentals, and $534 in interest for the Treasury bills.

Gasoline Costs. Patrick questions why the Club continues to pay $1.58 a gallon for gasoline from the Emeryville marina when it could be purchased much more cheaply at a regular gas station.

Phone Bill. The Club received a bill from the phone company for $684, including many months worth of phone charges, for the ad in the Yellow Pages. Apparently they did not have our correct address, yet still kept sending the bill. They finally called Bill Gavelis. Patrick will call them to straighten out the problem. 

Port Supply. Port Supply credited our account with $46.17, apparently in error. Patrick will call them to straighten out the problem. Patrick also noted that Rebecca Haussmann again did not turn in the receipt for a Port Supply purchase.

Dayleader Pay. Scott Yent complained to him that he was getting paid late. Scott Hotes noted that this problem is now taken care of.

Absence. Patrick will be out of town for three weeks, from December 28 to January 18. He has caught up with most all of the bills, and Scott Hotes has checks if an emergency comes up.

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

Boat Registrations. The Club received renewal notices for the boat registrations.


Laser Capsize. Discussion on the capsize of the Laser by Caroline Ross continued. John was mostly concerned about the length of time it took for someone to rescue Caroline, who had to wait about 20 or 30 minutes in the water. Scott Hotes had temporarily taken over the dayleading from Scott Yent at approximately the time Caroline capsized, and no one saw her go over. The capsize occurred approximately 200-300 yards past Hs. Lordships Restaurant. A major reason for the mast going in the mud was the lack of flotation on the masthead. John will prepare a safety checklist for Dayleaders to use to help ensure people have the proper equipment on the dinghies. John was also concerned about abuse of the high performance dinghies by Seniors who are unfamiliar with the use of the equipment, and will prepare an information sheet to send to Seniors that will advise them of the proper use of the equipment. 

Keys. Louie received a lot of criticism for the method we are using to distribute the new Senior and Dayleader keys. Criticism includes lack of proper notice, and the $5 cost. One person came down here twice from Sacramento to sail dinghies, and was unable to do so without a new key. The Executive Committee decided to leave a small number of keys in the cash box at the Clubhouse, to allow Dayleaders to distribute the keys.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 19, 1995.