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GMM minutes 08/27/2017

Meeting Date:     August 27, 2017

Start Time:        6:07 pm

End Time:         6:24 pm

Location:        CSC Yard








Joel Gussman



Vice Commodore (co)

Lonnie D.



Vice Commodore (co)

Donnie Schultz



First Vice Commodore (co)

James Clarkson



First Vice Commodore (co)

Joshua Leihe



First Vice Commodore (co)

Dan Zaslavsky



Second Vice Commodore (co)

Peter Naulls



Second Vice Commodore (co)

Zach Simson



Third Vice Commodore

Ryan Alder



Rear Commodore (co)

John Bongiovanni



Rear Commodore (co)

Will Spargur



Port Captain (co)

Lydia Lopez



Port Captain (co)

Jacqui Zechar




Peter Kuhn




Carolyn Brown





Commodore: Thank you everyone for coming to the August GMM

Report on the dock situation. We reached out to three members of the port commission. Current waterfront manager is on leave so Denise Brown (the interim manager) came down with the harbormaster to assess the situation.

Stefano and the membership committee put together a packet which shows 29% growth in membership.

Tiago, the youth ride chair reports that we hosted four local organizations, and served 60 youths.

The Operating Rules committee completed an update of the ORs. Thanks the OR committee  members: John Bongiovanni, James Clarkson, Allan Champion, Mark Yampanis, Lydia Lopez, Yves Parent.

Second Vice: We have new Tabou boards. The new yard looks great, thanks to Cindoll and Kurt. The season is dying down, but there are still good days like today. This will be Peter Naulls’ last quarter, he is stepping down in November.

Rear Commodore (windsurfing): Commended Kurt, Zach and Peter on the yard work, and making sure novice windsurfing lessons happen every weekend. And thanked Zach takes care of the August fast track. We have a new senior, Prakash Stec.

Rear Commodore (sailing): We completed five Fast Tracks successfully. Our keelboat program is doing very well, fixed completely from last year thanks to a lot of instructors and enforcement of the Junior Skipper requirement. On average, we are teaching 6 more students each Saturday, 1 more each Monday, and 3 more each Thursday than during the same (summer) period last year. So far, we have awarded 6 more Sailing Novice ratings than we did in the entire year of 2016, and we have awarded 20 more Junior ratings than in the entire year of 2016. And it’s only August. So far, we have 5 new Senior Keelboat Seniors, Michael Needham, Francisco Kattan, John Bongiovanni, Nick Goyhenetche, and Ryan Lucus, four more than last year, with a couple more in the pipeline.

Third Vice: not a lot going on right now. Daisy has broken rudder. Big props to Nick G. who was skipper when it broke, he got the boat back safely. The shed if finally finished, thanks to Robert and Sheldon. We have new t-shirts

Port Captain: We hired five new day leaders, all have motor boat experience, and three have Day Leader experience.They will be great.

First Vice: We have new JY mains and jibs, we received the Venture mains and jibs, and new sails for RS 500. We have ordered a JY mast.

Vice Commodore (Donnie): I’m stepping down, having enjoyed the job as long as it was bestowed upon him. I’ve done it as best that I can with all of the gusto in my body. I love you guys. Thank you for supporting me in this position.

Vice Commodore (Lonnie): Introduced Mary Lucus-Flannery as Donnie’s replacement for Co-Vice Commodore. Mary acknowledges this summer’s FastTrack coordinators: Mike, Ben, Andrew, RyanL, Lydia, John, and RyanA, and thanked everyone who taught and cooked.

Introduced Birk Huber is Saturday Lessons Chair. Birk asks everyone to please come teach or coordinate Saturday lessons.

Secretary: Our AED located in the clubhouse behind the desk has been checked and it is fully functioning.

Treasurer: Quarterly Statement of Financial Condition August 1 2017

As of August 1st we had $35,387 in the bank, down $509 from 5/1/17.  We also expect to be reimbursed over $39,000 by the California Parks and Recreation Division of Boating and Waterways for purchases we’ve already made for our boating safety grant (RS Quests, outboard motors, windsurf sails).

Income 5/1 - 7/31/17


Regular memberships


Donations, surplus equipment sales, credit card cash rewards


Windsurf locker memberships


UC workstudy reimbursement


Total Income



Spending 5/1 - 7/31/17


Dinghies--RS Quests 5 and 6, RS Quest rudder-head, tiller, and hardware; balance due (4) JY mains (3) JY jibs (4) Venture gennakers (3) RS500 gennakers; inner tubes for dinghy dollies, Venture dolly nose wheels, rod for Venture rudder pintles,  pizza for dinghy clinic and workparty, spool 8mm line, blocks, shackles, hiking stick, 2 mm line, cleat, knife, tether, line, wire guide, foam grips


Rescue skiffs--2 new 40 hp outboard motors and rigging supplies, skiff trailer parts, gas


Day Leader wages and taxes


Clubhouse and Yard--keelboat shed, pingpong area, and windsurf  area (esp. carpet) improvements supplies; DSL service for clubhouse computer, port-a-potty service, forks, paper towels, cups, batteries for OH radios, electronics, pans, coffee, fruit, BBQ parts, coffee, computer cable, propane, hardware, snack, ping pong balls, charger, cocoa, electric kettle, brooms, trash bags, markers, mix sticks, pens, paint roller frames, sombreros, safety tread club steps, bottled water, dish soap, grill, nuts bolts for tamale steamer insert, plates, sponges markers pliers stir sticks, bike pump, light, electronics, pans


Taxes: DMV reg and sales tax on RS Quests 5 and 6, property tax on boats and possessory interest (yard, slips), DMV reg renewal fees on boats


Activities--food for Open Houses, cruises, parties, Fast Tracks, lesson BBQs, Thurs nite racing, and snax


City of Berkeley--3 months rent on clubhouse/yard space


Keelboats--rivets, shackle, fasteners, line, lighters, twine, hull cleanings , sail repairs, cleaning party supplies and food, stanchion, J dock supplies, light bulbs, ladder, acetone, brushes, winch lube, thimble


Bank--credit card charges


Insurance--directors and officers liability insurance, less refund on hull insurance for boat sold (Vision)


Windsurf--base plates, sail repair tape, 4 mm line, epoxy resin and filler, kill switch lanyard,  masking tape, gloves, fin


Communications: website software subscriptions, Iwindsurf subscription


Tools-used pliers, ratchet, torx bit, tape, chisels, punches, hacksaw blades, bits, scissors, -trashbags, knives, sanding discs, inner tubes, knives, cutter, cut-off wheels, cotter pins, riveter parts, screwdriver, socket adapters, screwdrivers, pickup tool, mirror


Safety Equipment:  1st aid supplies, battery and warranty for VHF handheld radios, hypothermia kit clothes, fire extinguishers and signs


Office Supplies: accounting and tax return software, stamps for Treasurer


Total Spending


Big thanks to everyone who worked hard for the club!