All Meeting Minutes

1995.04.13 - Excom

Thursday April 13, 1995

April 14, 1995


Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, April 13, 1995. Commodore Scott Hotes presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM. In attendance were Scott Hotes, Veronique Anxolabehere, John Drewery, Mark Donovan, Rebecca Haussmann, Louis Benainous and Bill Csajko. Also in attendance were members Bill Prinzmetal and Tony Phillips.

The meeting was preceded by a lecture by John Drewery on "Heavy Weather Sailing".

No report on current Club finances was provided.

Prior to the officer reports, two issues were discussed:

ESL Cruise. Louis stated that Xavier Leleu, a current Club member, asked him about arranging a series of cruises for English as second language (ESL) students from schools he works with. It was uncertain if Xavier and/or the group he represents is receiving a profit from coordinating these cruises. Louie will tell him to directly contact Senior or Cruising skippers to arrange the cruises.

Windsurfing Fast Track. Bill Prinzmetal will run a fast track program for windsurfing for one week, from May 6-12, which overlaps with the first regular fast track program. Bill will restrict the number of participants to about 6-8 people. He would like to have another Senior Windsurfer help out on the last day to give Junior Windsurfer tests. Brian Battuello has offered to take reservations for the program along with those for the regular program.


Commodore's Report (Scott Hotes)

No report was given.

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere)

Open House/Berkeley Bay Festival. About 140 rides were given at the Open House on April 1-2, and about 22 new members joined the Club. About 200 rides were given at the Berkeley Bay Festival, despite the squall that came through in the afternoon. Veronique set up a table for the Club alongside others by the Harbormaster, and Brian Battuello ran a barbecue at the Clubhouse. Members that helped by giving rides included Bill Gavelis, Dan Acland, Bill Csajko, Louis Benainous, Martin Schaaf, Tim Brandon, and several others.

General Membership Meeting. There are about 180 members in the Club now (not counting annual and free memberships). The next General Membership meeting is set for Thursday, May 4, at the Berkeley Yacht Club. Veronique has not yet found anyone to prepare food for the meeting.

First Vice Commodore's Report (John Drewery)

No report was given.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Mark Donovan)

No report was given.

Third Vice Commodore's Report (Rebecca Haussmann)

Louie. The repair work on "Louie" is still progressing, although the work is being performed by Rebecca instead of the two members who started it as a Senior project (Dan Acland and Zaaf Hasnain). Rebecca was authorized to restrict their sailing privileges is she determines they are not making a good effort at finishing the work.

Dewey Gooseneck. The flange that connects the gooseneck on Dewey to the mast appears to be failing. Rebecca will place the keelboat in "Do Not Sail" status until it is fixed. 

Rear Commodore's Report (Louie Benainous)

No report was given.

Port Captain's Report (Stephen Gehlbach)

No report was given.

Treasurer's Report (Bill Csajko for Patrick Twohy)

WWW Site. Bill showed the Executive Committee a hard copy of the information Patrick has on the preliminary Cal Sailing Club WWW site. Upkeep of the site would cost the Club about $15 per month. The site would be able to provide members information such as upcoming cruises, Executive Committee minutes, etc., while also providing information on joining the Club. The decision on whether to pay for the site will be discussed at the next meeting. 

Secretary's Report (Bill Csajko)

Registrations. All boats now have 1995 registration stickers on them and all the registration numbers on the boats are correct. The one exception is the 470 that will be junked.

Electronic Files. Bill provided a listing of all the electronic files he has on disk. He and Louis have copies of the disks. 


Skiff Repair. Peter Kuhn told John before the meeting that the estimate for repair of the 30 HP outboard was $460, and he got an estimate of $2,000 to repair the bottom of the skiff. Since the Executive Committee had previously approved only $400 for repair of the motor, John moved to increase the amount for repair of the motor to $500. Veronique seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously. We will try to repair the bottom of the skiff with our own labor.

Fiscal Year 1995-96 Budget. Due to the absence of the treasurer, it was decided to put off discussions of next fiscal year's budget until the next meeting. Mark, John and Rebecca handed out copies of budgets for their areas of responsibility.

T-shirt Locker. Rebecca discussed the method by which T-shirts will be sold by the Dayleaders from the new T-shirt locker. 

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 27, 1995, but may be rescheduled to enable Patrick to attend the meeting to discuss the budget. The lecture prior to the meeting will be "Racing Rules & Strategy" by Paul Kamen.