All Meeting Minutes

1995.12.14 - Excom

Thursday December 14, 1995

December 14, 1995


Cal Sailing Club

The regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club was held at the Clubhouse on Thursday, December 14, 1995. Commodore Bill Csajko presided.

The meeting was called to order at 7:15 PM. In attendance were Bill Csajko, Narcisse, Dan Acland, Louis Benainous, and Jennifer Kirkland. Also in attendance was Membership and T-shirt Chair Rebecca Hausman, Robert Ofsevit, Peter Kuhn, and Trilbus.

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


Commodore's Report (Bill Csajko)

Donation: Bill received a very nice letter and a $20 donation from a former club member. Evidently, while windsurfing, she was offered help from a dayleader. She was so touched by the experience she was prompted to write and express her appreciation. Good job, dayleaders!

Volunteer : Bill received another e-mail message from the sailing instructor out of University of Michigan. He is currently considering a number of sailing programs throughout the country and will contact us with his final decision in January.

Vice Commodore's Report (Veronique Anxolabehere) No Report 

First Vice Commodore's Report (Narcisse)

Anchors: Anchor chain and line has been purchased and the project is underway.

Trailer tires: The trailer tires need air. Narcisse will fix it.

Boat Drainage: Due to recent heavy rains, boats in the yard filled up with water and were drained.

Second Vice Commodore's Report (Olivier Colliou) No Report

Third Vice Commodore=s Report (Dan Acland)

Dismasted Dewey: Tim Brandon is still committed to replacing the mast and will begin work as soon as he is able.

Commander Improvements: Accolades to John Mankey, for his great work on the rudder/tiller joints. 

Rear Commodore's Report (Louis Benainous)

Fleet replacement was discussed as an agenda item.

Port Captain's Report: (Jesse Smith) No Report.

Treasurer's Report: (Patrick Twohy) via e-mail

Bounced Checks: Two more bad checks were written for memberships.

Port Supply Discount: Please be aware that the discount offered by port Supply only applies to purchases made for club equipment. It is not for personal use.

The issue of control of purchases was raised. It appears there is a need for better communication and coordination in buying supplies. It was decided that a system for tracking purchases will need to be instated.

Printing: Day leaders will be no longer ordering booklets. When supplies run low, Jennifer Kirkland will need to be contacted and she will arrange for the printing.

Secretary's Report: (Jennifer Kirkland)

Minutes: Thanks to Bill Csajko and Bill Moseley's technical expertise, minutes will be again posted on CSC's Web page.

Committee Reports

Floating Bottle: (Robert Ofsevit) .

One thousand copies of the newsletter are in print and will be mailed out within the next few days.


Fleet Replacement:

Member Feedback:

Club members' evaluations received through the form and e-mail were overwhelmingly in favor of the new Lido. Overall, the Lido was judged to look nicer, perform better and have more room than the Hobie. No one responding preferred the Hobie over the Lido.

Dan: Dan concluded that both boats would be good for beginning sailing. However, the Lido is better for both learning and racing, and would suit the range of abilities represented in the club. He cautioned that modifications needed for the boats should not be an over-riding concern for the final choice of boats. Both boats will need customizing, and both companies are willing to make changes. He emphasized that ex-com has done a good job of bringing in the general membership for evaluating the boats.

Louis: Louis concluded that, although he could have lived with the Hobie, he found the new Lido superior. The extra seat up front helps reinforce the centerboard. The Lido was also much easier to right on capsize and brought up much less water. Compared to the Hobie, the Lido responds more like a performance boat. The rep who brought it over was also very helpful. Louis believed it was time to start building consensus among the membership regarding purchasing the Lido.

Rebecca: Rebecca reiterated the observation that ex- com has done an excellent job in bringing the membership into the entire fleet replacement process. She felt that the consensus seems to be clearly in favor of the Lido. She urged that ex-com move forward in making the decision.

Peter: Peter felt that suggestions for modification might be better if they were performance based rather than based on actual design specifications. He suggested we present performance and durability requirements and make the Lido manufacturers do the boat building.

Bill: Bill concurred that the new Lido fits our needs. He found the rep to be very encouraging about making the necessary changes. Before moving forward with negotiations, he wants to have a strong consensus for the purchase from the membership. He suggested contacting all members about ex-com's intention to negotiate with Schock about modifications. The decision was made to include a notice in the newsletter. Bill would like to have the boats here by April.

Louis moved to pursue negotiation with Schock for purchase of eight Lidos built to CSC's specifications. The motion was seconded by Narcisse and was passed unanimously.

Robert, Louis, Bill, Dan, Peter: Agreed that we will use the knowledge and expertise within the club for recommendations for modification, but the actual technical aspects of achieving those requirements will be handled by Schock.

Louis and Rebecca will be responsible for negotiations with Schock.

The meeting was adjourned at 9 PM. The next scheduled meeting is January 4, 1996.