All Meeting Minutes

2006.01.15 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Sunday January 15, 2006
Present: Saul Schumsky (Commodore), Jamuel Starkey (Vice Commodore), Michael Faw (co-1st Vice Commodore), Will Lowe (3rd Vice Commodore), Michael Scalet (Port Captain), Caryl Woulfe and Lori Taguma (co- Secretaries), Peter Kuhn (Treasurer), and members Brent Dukor and Dan Pond.

Absent: Asma (2nd Vice Commodore), Sheldon (Rear Commodore)

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m.

There was a disciplinary hearing, which was open to Ex-com members only.

Ex-Committee Reports

Commodore No report.

Vice Commodore No report.

1st Vice Commodore No report.

2nd Vice Commodore (via email) The hibernating months for windsurfing are coming to an end soon. As you may have noticed, I made a plan for this coming season rich with events (talks and fast-tracks). We are well prepared with equipment. We may need more Junior plus and senior boards in 2-3 months. There are signs of wear on the small sailworks novice sails, and I predict that some need to be replaced midseason. As for every season, we may need more booms and masts (depending on how many break). As for the windsurfing container, I have checked it out, and it can survive a little while before replacing. I will advertise more about the Cal- windsurfing e-mail list to new members, since communication has been a real problem in the past season. Oh as for making money, in most of those events, I will be putting some of our old equipment for sale $$.

3rd Vice Commodore Louie needs some bulkheads and bunks replaced. They are starting to get soft and weak. Working on finding someone with the skills to do the work. I am in touch with someone in Redwood City who has an Ensign for sale (they claim it is in good shape). Meeting him Monday to take a look.

Rear Commodore (via email) The Numbers: We ended the year with a strong finish. Both November and December saw more individual lessons than the same months in 2004. (I think the weather was better this year during those months.) The total for the year however was still down 19 percent from 2004. We gave 1974 person lessons in 2005. I also track the number of "Class Days" and "Instructor Classes". The number of Class Days was just about the same (298 in 2005 vs. 301 in 2004). The number of Instructor classes was down 24 percent this year, mostly in the dinghy class category.

Current Activities: Andrew Molitor has now finished up a total of seven sessions on navigation in November, December and January. Based on my experiences with the Cruising Group and these sessions, I am revising the Cruising Skipper Syllabus again to allow more sessions on navigation (not celestial). I am convinced we short changed the folks last year. It needs more time. We are forming up both the Senior Skipper and Cruising Skipper Study Groups. This takes a little while so it will be a couple of weeks or more before they start. I have commitments from folks to teach in both areas, however so far the number of students is far below last year. I will go out on the digest again.

Port Captain We have been lucky to have dayleaders every day through the UC break. Patrick and Corey have been able to cover it completely. Now that school is starting again I have three new students that I will be bringing on to cover shifts, Corey will make sure they are properly trained. They are David Tran, Christine Bonora and Angela Jeng. Jeannie has returned and she should be at the club most Fridays. Rianna has broken her wrist snow boarding so she will be out some time. Amiroh has a knee problem and will not be able to work this year. With the combination of students and Corey filling the holes we are in good shape for the foreseeable future. Corey has had a family emergency and will not be able to work this Monday the 23rd. May need to ask for volunteers.

Co-Secretaries (Lori and Caryl) Will begin working on the Starbucks grant soon.

Treasurer We have $44,730 in the main accounts (plus $2178 in the CSC Xtras account), down $9,769 from four weeks ago when we had $54,499. In the last two weeks we've hauled in $1530: $1,160 regular memberships $182 UC work-study reimbursement $100 racing membership (thanks Pierre Josephs--hey, what about the rest of those guys? especially the deadbeats from last year) $45 windsurf surplus board/sail donations $21 interest on our money market account $16 booklets $6 EScrip rebate (another $214 is headed our way)

And we've spent $11,299 including: $6,983 for our liability insurance (about $400 cheaper than last year) $2,370 dayleader wages and taxes for Dec. $462 lease for January $390 clubhouse/yard (clubhouse railing rope, sealer, primer, hardware cloth, sanding disks, router bits, etc.) $209 skiff motors (check idle, fix leak, valve adjust, new switch & cover) $180 for table, heater, and dry erase board for clubhouse (thanks Sheldon!) $160 dinghies (P15 hatches, CF numbers for Laser and P15 $136 keelboats (Ensign tiller, floor fasteners, extension cord, hose-- thanks Greg and Will!) $128 ads in SFCC Guardsman $90 tools (blades, screwdrivers, pliers, screwdriver bits, power cord adapter) $70 windsurfers (Starboard Start Small new humpless centerboard) $19 sales tax on our 2005 booklet and burgee sales ($0 clothing sales) $11 possessory interest tax to City of Berkeley--our streetlight assessment (about 1/8 of the cost of power for the streetlight over the seawall!)

New Agenda items:

1) Dan Pond - Senior Skipper Proposal. Peter made a motion to accept Dan's Senior Skipper project proposal (tool shed steps repair) at a cost of no more than $1,000 and to be completed by May 1, 2006. Saul seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor. Dan was given the "senior spiel", which outlines the responsibilities of being a senior skipper.

2) Scott McLean - Cruising Skipper Rating. Peter made a motion to accept Scott's Cruising Skipper rating. Saul seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor, with the amendment that Scott a) show Saul letters from the four cruising skippers who went on ScottĀ“s qualifying cruises, and b) show Saul CPR and First Aid certifications.

3) Approval of Agenda for February General Membership Meeting. Jamuel made a motion to accept the agenda as follows: Officer Reports, Dinner and Dessert. Michael F. seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.

4) Approval of 2006 Open House Dates. Saul made a motion to accept the dates (all Sundays) that Jamuel proposed to Excom online. Jamuel seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor, with the amendment that we add the 4th of July and the Sunday of Presidents Day weekend. Dates will be posted to the website, and the CSC brochures will be updated.

5) Approval of Insurance Payment. Will made a motion to spend $6983 for insurance. Saul seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.

Caryl made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Will seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.

Meeting adjourned.