All Meeting Minutes

2005.02.22 - General

Tuesday February 22, 2005
General Membership
Pre-General Membership Meeting, 6:30 at the Berkeley Yacht Club

Present: Saul Schumsky (Commodore), Jamuel Starkey (Vice Commodore), Michael Faw (co-1st Vice Commodore), Asma Asyyed (co-2nd Vice Commodore), Sheldon Coad (Rear Commodore), Caryl Woulfe and Lori Taguma (co-Secretaries), Peter Kuhn (Treasurer), and member Jane Morson. Absent: Will Lowe (3rd Vice Commodore), Meredith Robert, Port Captain

New Agenda items:

1) Permit to repair clubhouse. Peter made a motion to spend $400 for a permit from the City of Berkeley for repairs to the clubhouse, provided it is refundable. This would be a deposit to have the City of Berkeley look at our plans. Michael seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

2) New Junior windsurfer boards. Asmaa would like to buy 3 boards for the Jr fleet. These are 2004 Starboard Start small boards. You can see them on page 10 of the 2004 Starboard catalog at They're a meter wide and weigh about 30 lbs. Berkeley Board sports will sell them for $600 apiece. Tere's tax and expenses in order to get them in service, like putting some EVA foam on the rails to prevent damage and re-building one of the racks to ease access. Saul made a motion to spend $2,000 for three new Junior boards. Peter seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Do we have $2,000 in the windsurfing budget? Yes. Did Ben of Berkeley Board sports recommend these? Yes. The motion passed unanimously. A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned. Reported by Caryl Woulfe.

Present: Saul Schumsky (Commodore), Jamuel Starkey (Vice Commodore), Michael Faw (1st Vice Commodores), Asmaa Asyyad (2nd Vice Commodore), Sheldon Coad (Rear Vice Commodore), Peter Kuhn (Treasurer), Lori Taguma & Caryl Woulfe (Co-Secretaries), and CSC constituency.

Meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm at the Berkeley Yacht Club.

Ex-Committee Reports

Saul (Commodore) There will be a special announcement.

Jamuel Starkey (Vice Commodore) Here are the club membership numbers: As of February 22, 2005 we have 168 current members. For the Quarter Ending Jan 31, 2005 we have 184 current members. Here's the breakdown for new/renewal memberships for the Quarter:

Totals: QE 01/31/05 = 112 memberships. 5 yr AVG = 117 memberships. (down about 6% but offset by revenue up 118% versus the 5 yr AVG), Total Jan. 2005 = 47 memberships, 5 yr AVG = 50 memberships, Total Dec. 2004 = 28 memberships, 4 yr AVG = 25 memberships, 5 yr AVG = 26 memberships, Total Nov 2004 = 35 memberships, 4 yr AVG = 42 memberships, 5 yr AVG = 41 memberships, Thank you to outgoing Membership Chair: Sherry Daniels--[yay!], Thank you to our new/incoming Membership Chair: Heather Stewart--[yay!]

Michael (Co-1st Vice Commodores) Dinghy maintenance is ongoing and currently the fleet looks good.

Asmaa (Co-2nd Vice Commodore) Thanks to Jennifer Kirkland and Jerry Huff for creating festive, delicious dinners for our CSC General Membership meetings. A huge thanks also to Mitsu, who is great at fixing our windsurf sails and boards. Another huge thanks to Peter Kuhn, our Treasurer, who is very supportive of the windsurfing program. We need more Senior windsurfers!

Will (3rd Vice Commodore) (in abstentia) It's been a fairly quiet winter season so far. We have a few major projects going on:

1) Replacing the primary winches on Donald with Lewmar 30s like the ones on Daisy. We've got the winches and are working on upgrading the mounts to hold them.

2) HAULOUTS! All four of our boats will be hauled and bottom-jobbed by Berkeley Marine Center; we've worked out a deal that makes it cheaper (and faster) for them to do the work than to do it ourselves. The first pair will be hauled tomorrow, Friday the 25th.

3) We're planning some rig repairs to Louie, probably including replacing the spars.

Meredith (Port Captain) (in abstentia) We sorely need more Day Leaders. If you know of anyone who would like to be trained as a day leader, please contact me.

Sheldon (Rear Commodore) Last year we gave 2395 sailing lessons; this year the number is down somewhat. The Senior Skipper study group is beginning. Thanks to Peter Kuhn, who taught the Motor Clinic while persevering with the flu last Sunday. In March we will offer sailing instruction to members of the Girl Scout, Explorer Scout, and Cub Scout troops from San Jose on Saturdays, so please volunteer to teach on those days. Our Senior Cruising Study Group is also forming and we will be working on putting together a sailor's library that will include books used for the Senior rating.

Peter (Treasurer): CSC Statement of Financial Condition February 1 2005

As of Feb 1st we have $77,121 in the bank, and our property is worth about $95,000. In the last three months we took in $11,317 and spent $21,634:

Actual Income November ’04 through January ‘05: Memberships (Regular and YRA) $6,780, Clubhouse Donations $3,904, Windsurf rental lockers, BBQ, etc. $633, Total Income $11,317

Actual Outlays November ’04 through January ‘05: Dayleaders $3,847, Insurance $7,249, Lease (2 months at $462/mo) $924, Printing, Newspaper Ads, other communications $959, Dinghies (P15 mast and rudders and dolly wheels, Lido parts) $1,755, Keelboats (Commander winches, keelboat anchors) $948, Windsurfers (sail repairs and parts) $748, Skiff and engines (gas, tuneup parts) $162, Clubhouse & Yard (paint, garbage service) $383, Clubhouse Fundraising (calendars, etc.) $1,399, Yacht Racing Association dues $275, US Sailing conference travel expense $1,429, Club activities (BBQ’s, General Membership Meeting) $944, Miscellaneous work supplies, office supplies, etc. $612, Total Outlays $21,634

In the next 3 months (Feb – Apr) expected income is about $21,000, and budgeted spending tops $27,000: Expected Income Feb through April ‘05, Memberships $20,472, Donations, etc. $541, Total Expected Income $21,013, Planned Outlays Feb through April ‘05, Dayleaders $4,174, Advertising $5,000, CSC15 $3,000, Lease $2,880, Windsurfers $4,100, Dinghies $2,000, Keelboats $2,000, General Membership Meeting $750, Booklets, brochures $1,400, BBQ's $450, Miscellaneous-fundraising, work supplies, tools, etc. $1,100, Skiff, engines $300, Clubhouse maintenance, garbage service, etc. $370, Total Expected Outlays $27,524,

Note: all the expected figures above are based on plans made in early ’04. Since then, memberships are down, donations are up (yea clubhouse fundraising!), advertising is pay as we go, the CSC15 has been delayed, and the clubhouse may get underway.

P.S. I really like the flan.

Caryl & Lori (Co-secretaries) Caryl: Thanks to all of you, and thanks to the chef's who made tonight's wonderful meal. It's a pleasure being on Excom .

Lori: Thanks once again to all volunteers who consistently teach new sailors and windsurfers. A big thanks also to Ed and Gregg for spending so much time keeping the Lido’s afloat. Thanks also to Peter Bazek and Jim Pottinger, who teach Wednesday night lessons, to Neil for continuining to teach Monday and Thursday lessons, and to Dave Carey for teaching on Sundays.

Awards Presentation: A special award was bestowed upon Isabel Fortier, who became U. S. Sailing’s Outstanding Program Coordinator for 2004. Isabel expressed her motivation as fulfillment in teaching, although her family didn’t see much of her during the windy season.

Saul Schulmsky was given the U.S. Sailing’s Outstanding Year Round Sailing Program award for 2004. He relinquished the award to Peter Kuhn, who presents an englightening engineering solution for every problem, while teaching, coordinating, & maintaining order in a chaotic environment....with his special brand of humor.

Agenda Items:

1) Discussion involved creating a paid Coordinator position for the Youth Sailing programs, which includes sailing with kids from the YMCA, BYA, & Pegasus Program. Coordinating is a time intensive position, but Bill Prinzmetal has spent ten years in the role of volunteer coordinator. Thanks for your time and dedication.

The discussion outcome concluded: a majority of club members felt that it would be wrong to create a paid position, since the club has maintained it’s volunteer status. Club members would rather schedule volunteer hours during the week for people to work.

Mike Clancy generously offered to give half of the time needed for a year; is there another volunteer to cover the other half? David Frazier has offered to coordinate the skippers for the Youth Sailing programs. Mike Hummel offered to coordinate the Land Sailing School next year.

Thanks for the generosity of all CSC members who give their time to teach others. Reported by Lori J. Taguma.

Seth Clark moved to adjourn. Motion passed and flan was served.