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11-12-2015 GMM Meeting Minutes

Big thanks to Donnie Schultz for recording these minutes in the secretary's absence!

Meeting Convened 19:44

Meeting Date 11/12/2015    
Title Name Code Present
Commodore Stephanie Evans SE Y
Vice Commodore (co) Lonnie D. LD Y
Vice Commodore (co) Donnie Schultz DS Y
First Vice Commodore (co) Dan Rolinek DR  
First Vice Commodore (co) Seamus Vanecko SV Y
Second Vice Commodore (co) Peter Naulls PN Y
Second Vice Commodore (co) Chris Lalau-Keraly CK  
Third Vice Commodore Kevin Dudney KD  
Rear Commodore (co) Yves Parent YP Y
Rear Commodore (co) Will Spargur WS  
Port Captain (co) Sophie Horiuchi SH  
Port Captain (co) Daniel Boldi DB Y
Treasurer Peter Kuhn PK  
Secretary Antony D'avirro AD  
Other members present  62 members    


Officer Reports


It's been a great season!
We're continuing to try and make CSC go more digital. 
  • We're trying to move the white cards online. This fall we'll be piloting logging all volunteer hours online.
  • We'll be moving over to a new cruising site that doesn't require logging in and will be all synced up with the membership database.
  • Big thanks goes to John Bongiovanni, who does the vast majority of our website work!
For the yard expansion project, the BCDC required more detailed write up of our plans before approving the permit, so we sent those in to the city to see if they're the right level of detail. 
We'll be looking for volunteers and leaders to help with the yard expansion project when it starts up, so please come and see me, Lonnie or Kurt to volunteer.
Excomm would like recognize Sean O'Laoghaire tonight with a lifetime membership, although unfortunately he cannot be here tonight. Sean has given countless hours Volunteer Dayleading and fixing and maintaining boats around the club. Thank you Sean and we miss you at the club.
Vice-Commodores: The events have all gone well this year. The vice has been twice as nice. We are at 52% of our budget half way through our fiscal year. We are awaiting OpenHouse dates to start scheduling next years fun and frolics. 


2nd Vice Commodores:Windsurfing fleet is in OK shape.  As usual, we have a pile of boards in the hospital to work on over the winter, although that's relatively small due to some heroic efforts.  We'll also need to work on the usual
sail repairs.

Third Vice CommodoreKeelboats are in great shape.  All 6 are operational at the moment, thanks largely to the usual suspects: Sheldon, Greg, and Robert.  Sheldon and I completed an inventory of our sails; thank you to the volunteers who helped with that and other keelboat maintenance projects.  After the inventory, we got some new sails and now all of the boats are well stocked with sails in good condition.  Please be kind to the boats, sails, and especially the folks who keep it all in working order.  I may organize a spinnaker practice group in the next few months - if anyone is interested in making this happen please get in touch

Treasurer: See the quarterly report here!

Port Captains: Anthony Lunnis continues to train volunteer dayleaders and schedule them when a paid dayleader is not available. Since the summer has ended, we only have one dayleader working at a time during the weekends (During the busy summer season we have 2 dayleaders working on weekends). 

Rear CommodoresThe co-rear commodore is happy to have a great Saturday chair who takes good care of our lessons. We will conduct more coordinator training in the next few weeks. I want to thank all of those who volunteered in running teaching activities this year, especially Jennifer Kroon who ran the successful Monday night lessons. During the winter season I will find people to update the dinghy manual (I think I have someone already) and others documents. I will also run a senior study group and a CPR/First aid class mainly for our dayleaders and cruising skippers. There will also be several others seminars such as lifesling training, spinnaker classes, and many others ad-hoc seminars such as knot and gennaker lessons.
If there is anything more that could be done, any ideas please let me know.



The general membership at the time of the meeting was 783 members. During a general membership meeting, 10% of the general membership is required to attend in order to establish a quorum and hold elections for club office. 62 members were present during the meeting, missing the 78 needed to hold elections. A popular vote was taken to guage members' interest in running for positions and election, the results of this election will be voted upon by Excomm at the next Excomm meeting. 

As there were no candidates running for any position other than rear commodore, Stephanie moved to relect all other incumbents via a batch vote. Incumbent candidates were unanimously reelected to all offices except for Rear Commodore by said batch vote. 

A motion to vote on the position of Rear Commodore was introduced by Donnie Schultz and seconded by Jennifer Kroon. Martin Schaaf nominated Paco Bellamy for rear commodore, this was seconded by Simon. Donnie Schiltz and Jennifer Kroon nominated incumbents Yves Parent and Will Spargur. The results were as followed:

Vote: Incumbent (Yves and Will) - 34; Contender (Paco)- 9; Abstain: 19

All incumbents were reelected. 

[Adjourned: 20:07 - SE, 2nd: LD]