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2014_02_23 GMM Meeting Minutes

February 2014 - GMM

In the yard, 2:20 PM

Executive Committee members present: Stephanie Evans (Commodore), Lonnie D. and Heidi Kearsley (co-Vice Commodores), Dan Rolinek (co-first Vice-Commodore), Peter Naulls (co-2nd Vice Commodore), Kevin Rendueles (3rd Commodore), Yves Parent & Will Spagur (Rear Co-commodore) Sophie Horiuchi (co-Port Captain), Peter Kuhn (Treasurer) and Molly Morelock (Secretary).

Officer's Reports:

Commodore:
CSC site navigation re-organization still in progress. In keeping with our goal of more transparency, the blog is set to go live by the end of February. Big thanks to Nate Ilten, Rosann Alenbaugh, Brad Block, and Francisco Kattan for helping write blog posts. Marshall Lombardo is also our new Food Banquet Chair.

The free berth application and annual report required by our lease has been submitted to the City of Berkeley, and the Parks and Recreation Committee meeting about granting free berths will be on March 12. Jennifer Kroon will be representing CSC for us in my absence. The bi-annual DBW conference is on 3/4 and 3/5 at Lake Meritt, and Yves Parent will be attending on behalf of CSC. I’ll be offline from 3/5 to about 4/8 for my Clipper Race trip, and Seamus Vanecko and Dan Rolinek will be Interim co-Commodores while I’m gone.

Thank you to everyone for helping get the year off to a good start and taking care of the club during my leave!

Lifetime memberships were awarded to Kim, Steve B. Mitzu and Sheldon to thank them for their tireless support of the club.

Vice Commodore Report:
Marshall Lombardo makes his debut as our new Banquet Chair. Great BBQ!

First Vice Commodore Report:
Fixing dinghies is taking some time. Loads of items to fix or replace. Bahias aren't too popular so getting parts is tough. Looking for good replacement boats that can handle four people.One Laser is still sailable. We're getting a third Venture this year,  with an eye to more adventurous dinghy cruising supported by outboard-equipped dinghies.

2nd Vice Commodore Report:
All boards have been fixed.Winsurf season starts soon.  Windsurf instructors clinics coming this Spring (date/time TBD).

Rear Commodore Report:
Senior study group on its way.
Scheduling this year's five Fast Track weeks.
Still determining who to use for CPR courses.
Please refer candidates for the following senior projects: Coordinate a Fast Track, Coordinate Monday Advanced Dinghy lessons or re-create Junior sailing written test (electronic documents cannot be found).

Port Captain Report:
We're approaching the Spring Semester and have rehired last semesters awesome day leaders. We added Berkeley City College to our work-study program. Thanks Daniel! We're still hiring for M-W-F slots. Thanks to our amazing VDL, Sean for keeping the club running throughout the holidays.

Treasurer Report:

We have $53,179 in the bank, up $3,054 from last meeting.(details are here)