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11/16/17 General Membership Meeting minutes

Cal Sailing Club - General Membership Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date:     Nov 16, 2017

Start Time:        7:27 pm

End Time:         7:46 pm

Location:        Berkeley Yacht Club








Joel Gussman



Vice Commodore (co)

Lonnie D.



Vice Commodore (co)

Mary Lucus-Flannery



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



Secretary (co)

Pilar Schmidt



Secretary (co)

Carolyn Brown




Commodore: Greetings! Thanks to Josh and others for the ton of work done on the DBW grant application. I have contacted the legislative assistant of Councilmember Cheryl Davila, Berkeley City Council District 2, to schedule a meeting to discuss the issues with the West floating dock of the South Sailing Basin. The annual report to the Department of  Waterways is due in December. If you have photos of CSC activities please send them.

Vice Commodore:

Lonnie - thank you everyone for a wonderful summer and we are getting ready for next year.

Mary - open house this Sunday, last one of 2017, things are running smoothly, we are bringing in new members, and working on a project with John Bongiovanni for on-boarding new juniors.

First Vice: We don’t have too many changes. We are in the process of getting rid of old boats and getting new boats, and making improvements. There are volunteer hours available for dinghy repair. Signup on the Dinghy Repair Yahoo group. We getting a donated RS800.

Second Vice: We bought 20 novice sails so all new members are sailing on really good gear. We also bought 3 new junior boards, 2 new J+ boards, and one sr board. Along with 7 new sails, and 7 new North sails for windsurfers who don’t like the other new sails. Next year we are adding foiling boards. Will Spargur has done a lot of board repairs and replaced all the foot-straps on the Jr boards. Our gear is in good shape. Peter Naulls will be stepping down after this meeting and will focus on teaching and coordinating ABK trips

Third Vice: Daisy is back, the rest of the fleet is in good condition. Keelboat maintenance is taking a break because KKMI is charging storage fees.

Joel - reminds all cruising skippers of the cruising skipper rating requirement of skippering one lottery cruise each year.

Rear Commodore: We had a great year, compared to last year on average we are teaching 3 more students each Sat and one more each M and Th. We awarded 65 novice ratings, up from 39 last year, 91 juniors, up from 61 last year, 7 seniors keelboat plus 1 senior dinghy, up from 3 last year, and 1 cruising skipper. Lots of people are teaching, especially in the keel boats, More seniors means we have more testers and more experienced instructors, Lessons On Demand continues with great success. And we had a number of workshops. Everyone is encouraged to teach workshops. Thank all of the instructors.

Port Captains:

Jacqui - we have hired many new day leaders, including two in the last couple of weeks who are excited to come on board.

Lydia - we are still looking for VDLs, email the port captains if you are interested. You’ll be trained for the office management, and for the skiff, then shadow a trusted DLs. Membership renewal for every VDL shift you do. And we are still hiring DLs, let people on work-study know.


Quarterly Statement of Financial Condition November 1 2017

As of November 1st we had $61,937 in the bank, up $26,550 from 8/1/17.  We received $39,408 in reimbursement from the California Parks and Recreation Division of Boating and Waterways for our purchases of the two RS Quest sailboats, two outboard motors for the rescue skiffs, and 20 Ripper windsurf sails.

Income 8/1 - 10/31/17


Regular memberships


Donations (thanks!), surplus equipment sales (outboard motor), credit card cash rewards


UC workstudy reimbursement


DBW grant--reimbursement for RS Quests 5 and 6, 20 Ripper windsurf sails, 2 outboard motors for rescue skiffs


Total Income


Spending 8/1 - 10/31/17


Clubhouse and Yard--supplies for keelboat shed and windsurf racks, portapotty service, propane, dump fees (Bahia 7 and sails and rigging), brushes, backcharges for garbage service (had 2 cu yd dumpster, only charged for 1 cu yd for 2 years), trash bags, hose valves, painting supplies, DSL service for clubhouse computer, electric kettle,  ice cream, power cords, pens, markers, bandaids, caulk, bowls, plates, forks, battery backup for webcams, sawhorses, labels, labeler tape, BBQ propane regulator


Dinghies-- JY 15 masts, line, trapeze kit, shackles, fasteners, syringes, mix sticks, brushes, shackles, fasteners, syringes, horn cleats, hiking stick universals and saddles, clear tubing, innertubes for dinghy dolly tires, rivets, axle brackets, trapeze gear, blocks, plastic, paddles, filler, packing and duct tape, epoxy resin hardener & pumps,  knives, gflex, sail repair tape, carabiners, twine, scissors, pins, cheek blocks, labels, sail numbers, ring, sail repairs, battens


Rescue skiffs--, propeller guard, lift eye, cable, oil, hourmeters, speedometer for skiff, gloves, washers, loctite, lube, spare keys, dealer inspections for new motor warranties, gage, oil, keys, repair parts for old engine, wire, relay, gas tank cap, fasteners, letter kit, gas for skiff


Keelboats--Daisy haulout for rudder repair, sail repairs, shackle, windex vane, hull cleaning, motor starter, fender, padlocks, fasteners, battery charger receptacles, jib hank,  haulout supplies, sail tags, fire extinguisher, swage, winch bearing


Tools-circular saw blades, hole saw, jig saw blades, wrench, dust pans, blow gun kit, brushes, universal joints, socket adapters, internal pipe wrenches, floor flanges, ratchet, straps, cordless drill adapters, knives, dremel bits, pliers, cotter pins, washers, scissors, drill bit set, washers, nuts, electrical connectors, tire valve adapters, tire gage, tire pump hose, dust masks, paint rollers, scissors, spray paint, dust masks, paint rollers, scissors, spray paint, drill bit set, screwdriver set, washers, cotter pins, saw blades, trashbags, cutoff wheels, glue, torch gas, level, screwdriver, cutters, solder, teflon tape, flex tubing, black electrical tape, socket, hole saws, grease, sealant,  torx bit,  angle grinder, cutoff wheels, bolts, nuts, washers, spiral conduit, cable ties, drill bit, flap wheel sanding bit, toolbox, spark plug socket, wrench, hacksaw, scissors, light, lock, sockets, sawblade, calipers, screws, padlock, saw blades, grinder bits, knives, blades,


Windsurf---4 Tabou Rocket & Bullitt boards 128 135 145 155 liter, 2 RRD Firemove boards 120l, freewave 96l board, 7 sails, booms,  uphauls, fins, mast bases, universals, spraypaint, files, markers, knives, food for workparty, footstraps, harnesses, spreader bars, boom collars, sail repair tape, grip spray, harness lines, epoxy resin, filler,


Activities--food for Open Houses, cruises, parties, Fast Tracks, women's seminar, winch clinic, lesson BBQs, Thurs nite racing, band fee, and snax


Communications:  CSC T shirts for ExComm, Mailchimp, postage to mail in VHF radio for repair,  laminated signs


Safety Equipment:  ship VHF radio for repair, warranty on VHF radio, 2 gallons sunscreen


Bank--credit card charges


Dayleader wages and taxes


Insurance--workers comp deposit, change hull coverage to add Quests remove Bahia


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


Office Supplies: laminating pouches, markers


Taxes: DMV registration fees, use and sales tax, duplicate titles, streetlight tax, state tax and charity registration filing fees


Total Spending



With 68 members present, We lacked quorum as required by the bylaws and will therefore vote in the Excom members at a subsequent Excom meeting.


Big thanks to everyone who worked hard for the club!