All Meeting Minutes

2005.05.05 - General

Thursday May 05, 2005
General Membership
Pre-General Membership Meeting Present: Saul Schumsky (Commodore), Jamuel Starkey (Vice Commodore), Michael Faw (Co-1st Vice Commodore), Will Lowe (3rd Vice Commodore), Sheldon Coad (Rear Commodore), Meredith Roberts (Port Captain), Peter Kuhn (Treasurer), Lori Taguma (Co-Secretary).

Absent: Dan Pang, Caryl Woulfe. The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m.

Ex-Committee Reports

(all dispensed because of short time except for Treasurer’s report)

Agenda Items:

1) Saul moved to not meet Sunday 5/8/05 since it’s only three days from this meeting. Peter seconded, motion passed unanimously.

2) Will moved to spend up to $10,000 to replace one mast and two booms and standing and running rigging on two Ensigns--Dewey and Louie. Peter seconded. Discussion: it may cost almost that much if all running and standing rigging and all fittings on mast and booms are replaced. Nenya’s rigging not included, ExComm passed a motion to fund new rigging for Nenya three years ago. Motion passed unanimously.

3) Peter moved to spend up to $15,000 to repair the clubhouse. Saul seconded. Discussion: estimated cost of materials for repairs (replace siding and windows and some framing, build handicapped access ramp on deck) is $6,000, labor budget of up to $9,000 due to size of job (estimated 240 hours if constructed by club volunteers). Michael Faw suggested $20,000 budget, Peter said too much to spend on clubhouse. Motion passed unanimously.

4) Peter moved to adopt budget (below) for May 1, 2005 to April 30, 2006 fiscal year. Will seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

Official Budget for Fiscal Year 05-06 Expected Income: Membership Dues $89,340, Donations, etc. $2,715, Total Income $92,055, Expected Operating Expenses: Dayleaders $18,934, Insurance $11,500, Lease $6,000, Printing, Newspaper Ads, Voicemail, other Communications $8,200, Dinghy maintenance $5,150, Keelboat maintenance $5,150, Windsurfer maintenance $7,450, Skiff and engines maintenance $1,150 , Buildings & Grounds maintenance $1,500, Club activities $6,400, Outreach activities (US Sailing, DBW, etc.) $4,000, Miscellaneous expenses $5,000, Total operating expenses $80,434, Expected Capital Expenditures: Dinghies $46,150, Keelboats $15,150, Windsurfing boards, sails $7,450 , Rescue Skiff $1,150 Clubhouse & Yard Improvements $15,000, Total Capital Purchases $84,900, Total Spending $165,334 , Effect on Cash Assets : Cash assets 4/30/05 $85,525, Expected Income FY 05-06 $92,055, Total Spending Budgeted FY 05-06 ($165,334), Cash assets expected 4/30/06 $12,246 .

Will made the motion to adjourn, Saul seconded it. Motion passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned 6:50 pm. Report generated by Peter Kuhn.

General Membership Meeting

Executive Committee Reports

Commodore (Saul) Please check out the new E-script membership which connects donates a percentage of your credit card expense to your CSC non-profit. See peter Kuhn for details. Our next Ex-comm meeting will be in two weeks.

Vice Commodore (Jamuel) Our Fiscal year membership is at 1236 members, which is down 15%, probably due to a rate increase. Membership is down 25% from last quarter. Thanks to Heather Stewart for keeping our membership numbers. Please don’t forget to fill out your green membership cards correctly. We have new BBQ Princesses, Keri Bronson and Kristin Keenon. You can contact them at and, for BBQ suggestions.

1st Co-Vice Commodore (Michael Faw) The Lido fleet is looking good and we have two J-Y’s rigged for trapeze. The 470 is still for sale, since an equal amount of time is spent repairing it as sailing, but it is set up with a cool trapeze.

2nd Vice Commodore (Asma) Isabelle Fortier will be replacing Art as Windsurfing Co-Chair. We currently have tons of new equipment so please come down and check it out. Sofien is going to be Board repair Chair, and Jameel is going to be teaching Chair.

3rd Vice Commodore (Will) The keelboat hauls outs have been completed. Thanks to Peter K. and John Mankey for lending a hand. We are in the process of replacing booms and rudders.

Rear Commodore (Sheldon) We would appreciate feedback on the quality of lessons given. So far this season, we have held six Clinics. We would like to thank Peter Kuhn and Ed Shirk for teaching Motor Clinics, to Matthais Roschke for teaching the Rudderless Clinic, Fred Fannon for the Knot Tying Clinic. Also thanks to Beth Burstein for organizing. The Cruising Skipper Study Group is forming, so any Cruising wannbe’s please sign up. We need more Fast Track teachers and a leader for the Women’s Sailing program.

Port Captain (Meredith) Thanks to the volunteers who have filled in as Day Leaders, especially to Jason Lapacca for volunteering two days a week. We will be hiring new DL’s for the summer, in addition to the several who will stay on. Treasurer (Peter Kuhn) (See report above).

Co-Secretary (Lori) Co-secretary Caryl Woulfe is away on medical emergency. We both enjoy serving on Excomm, as well as supporting the sailing and windsurfing teaching programs. There will be an Angel Island overnight cruise on Friday, May 13th, led by cruising skipper Robert Hugel. Kayak campsite is reserved for CSC members, who may bring one guest. See the cruising list for more details, but sign up early if possible. CSC members are welcome to join the Friday night Berkeley Yacht Club races as crew members. Be at O Dock at 6pm; you can even bring a guest.

New Agenda Items:

1) Elections: Saul moved to re-elect all Ex-committee members in a slate nomination. Since Art A. did not re-run for his term, he represented CSC membership in the nomination process. Membership voted; motion passed, with no opposition.

2) CSC representation and support is needed in an upcoming City Council meeting, so please feel free to attend and voice support for CSC programs. Although the Waterfront Commission has supported not increasing our lease costs, the City Council will soon vote on the issue.

3) Saul expressed thanks to Jennifer Kirkland and Jerry Huff for cooking deligious, healthy, meals served during our BYC membership meetings.

4) Asmaa expressed thanks to Peter Kuhn for supporting the development of the windsurfing program.

5) Jane Morson, CSC extras chair, apologizes for not being present.

6) Will made the motion to adjourn, with no opposition.

Meeting was adjourned. Mango flan was served.