All Meeting Minutes

2005.08.04 - General

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Thursday August 04, 2005
General Membership
Pre-meeting called to order at the BYC at 6:30 p.m.

Present: Saul Schumsky (Commodore), Jamuel Starkey (Vice Commodore), Michael Faw (co-1st Vice Commodore), Will Lowe (3rd Vice Commodore), Sheldon Coad (Rear Commodore), Lori Taguma (co-Secretary), Peter Kuhn Treasurer), and members Matthew Harvey, Seth Clark.

Agenda Items:

1) Peter K. moved to approve a $1200.00 budget for Matthew Harvey's Senior Sailing project, sewing a new awning for the windsurfing sails. Motion passed, (7) in approval. Seth Clark offered his assistance, since he constructed the last awning. Saul presented Matthew with the Senior Spiel, outlining a Senior's responsibility as role model and leader at CSC.

2) Motion made by Saul to organize a Moonlight Madness Sail, with a 500.00 BBQ budget, for August 20th. Motion passed, (7) in favor.

3) Motion made by Peter to give 17-year-old Ryan Bailey a free membership in order to allow him to windsurf, since he has been sailing for 10 years at the Richmond Yacht Club. Motion also included a reinstated membership for his father, Carl Bailey, who is a Senior sailor and will teach. Will made an additional motion to reinstate his Racing membership for free, as long as he can teach. Motion passed, (7) in favor.

4) Will moved to allow Matthais Rosthke to organize a Delta windsurfing with a BBQ budget, at his discretion. Motion passed, (7) in favor.

5) Discussion regarding member suspension, tabled.

6) Thanks to whoever wrote the absolutely wonderful article about CSC that appeared in the Bay Guardian.

7) Discussion regarding auditing white card work hours, tabled.

8) Motion made by Saul to increase clubhouse budget 1000.00. Motion passed (7) in favor.

2nd Vice Report: The windsurfing season will be coming to an end soon. During the past few months, lots of equipment got damaged. Thus, we will be replenishing the supply of masts, booms, sails that we have. I found a great deal with WindWing sails, and we are expecting to receive 14 sails soon. We also order masts and booms from Delta windsurf shop. As for fixing damaged sails, Delta windsurf does not fix sails anymore (they broke their machine), so I am looking for another source. We will be having a Q/A session with Jason Voss (a pro- windsurfer) this Friday. There will be a BBQ, and all of you are invited. Trumpton volunteered to plan a board repair clinic guided by Roberto soon to speed the recovery of damaged boards. As for the August fast track, with Isabelle's help we will be having another one, not sure about the date yet. But will keep you updated.

Treasurer's Report: We have $75,297 in the main accounts (plus about $2200 in the CSC extras account), down $13,223 from two and a half weeks ago when we had $88,520

In the last two and a half weeks we've hauled in $4,669: $4,175 in regular memberships, $280 windsurf locker, $120 clubhouse donations, $35 windsurf donations, $30 interest, $22 booklets, $7 EScrip rebate.

,p> And we've spent $17,892: $13,709 on building and grounds (clubhouse and deck construction, garbage service, hoses), $1,903 on windsurfers (14 sails, footstraps), $654 on dinghies (JY mast and sail repairs,) $462 August lease payment to City, $420 property taxes (boats, possessory interest in land), $388 on keelboats (Ensign anchors and sail repairs), $263 on tools (sanders, grinders, wrenches), $59 on skiff (switches for Dory), $34 on Gen Membership flyers

Will Lowe moved to adjourn. Motion passed unanimously.

Officer Reports

Commodore (Saul) Thanks to all who helped organize the YMCA and BYA rides for the kids this summer, and to the skippers and crew. This is a very important community service that we offer to the public, and we have been doing it for a long time. Thanks to Jennifer and Jerry for the meal and dessert tonight. Thanks to Peter Kuhn for organizing the clubhouse remodel. CSC was rated 2005 Best Way to Sail on the Bay in the Bay Guardian. There is a Waterfront Commission meeting next week. We will be giving our biannual report showing that we continue to do a lot for the community. We are still waiting for the City of Berkeley to put our lease on their agenda. We continue to pay the monthly rate we have been paying since the lease ran out. There will be a CSC Moonlight Sail and Barbecue on Saturday night, August 20.

Vice Commodore (Jamuel) Thanks to Bill Moseley, our webmaster, for keeping the website current. Thanks to all of the Open House volunteers; organizers of rides, skippers and crew, barbecue helpers, etc. There have been plenty of members coming to help at the last several Open Houses. Membership is down. Through June we are down nine percent, but revenue is higher.

Dan Pang (Co-1st Vice Commodore) The dinghies have held up pretty well this summer. Thanks to the members who help maintain them. The 470 was sold for $500, giving us a little more room in the yard. The JY's are used for racing on Tuesday nights. All are currently up and running. One lido is down.

Isabelle Fortier (reporting for Asma, 2nd Vice Commodore) The windsurfing Fast Track was very successful. Thanks to all who helped. There may be another one later in the season. Jason Voss is coming tomorrow and will be able to demonstrate equipment and answer questions. Roger Jackson was at the club earlier. We have some new windsurfing sails; masts are coming. Matt Harvey is building an awning in the yard and will need some help. The Wednesday night windsurfing races continue. Presently Isabelle is the only woman participating in the races. Thanks to Jameel, who has done a lot of work teaching. Saturday morning lessons are going well. Thanks to Ben Pink and Barbara Knox, and also to Asma.

Will Lowe (3rd Vice Commodore) Not much has gone wrong with the keelboat fleet, and not much has been done to it. Thanks to Saul and Peter for putting the new tiller on Daisy. Thanks to Robert Ofsevit for replacing booms and doing some re-rigging on the ensigns. If anyone wants to help work on the keelboats, contact Will.

Sheldon Coad (Rear Commodore) During May, June, and July we gave 811 lessons to individuals. Last year was 30% better. We've had a lot of clinics, study groups, and Fast Tracks, in addition to regular lessons. Thanks to Peter and Ed for their help and support. Lydia Lopez ran a Fast Track in May, Fred Fannon gave a knot and splicing clinic, and Alan Champion gave a JY clinic. John Mankey, Robert Ofsevit and Paul Herzmark have been teaching at the Cruising Skipper candidate study groups. There is one more session to go. Sofien gave a Windsurfing safety clinic, Malu gave a laser/byte clinic in June and July, and Jim Ulrick ran a Fast Track in July, which resulted in five new Junior skippers. Pieternel is running the women's sailing lesson program. There are three more dates: August 14th, 21st, and September 4th. Lessons are from 1:00-4:00 at the club. The last Fast Track of the season is August 22-26, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Meet at the club. Contact Ron Hong if you are interested. Teachers are needed. Malu's remaining laser/byte clinics are Sunday, August 7th, and Sunday, September 18, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the club. No contact, just show up. You must be a Junior skipper to participate. If anyone is interested in putting on a "How to Teach Dinghy Sailing" clinic, let Sheldon know. Thanks to all of you who give lessons and clinics.

Port Captain (Meredith) We have great dayleaders. Peter Kuhn is awesome.

Treasurer (Peter) The clubhouse is almost done. Please come help out if you can. Thanks to John McBride, Ed Shirk, the paid helpers, Brian Buchanan for doing the electrical work, and all of the other people who have helped. Email Peter if you would like a CSC financial report. If you don't volunteer to clean up tonight, you will have to do karaoke. "I like baklava."

Co-Secretaries (Caryl and Lori) Caryl: Thanks for the congratulations on my becoming a senior skipper. As I look out at all of you, I see so many people who have taught and supported me along the way. Thanks to everyone for all that you do for the club. Lori: It's nice to see so many new members and many returning members. Thanks to all of the adventurous souls who safely participate in teaching sailing and windsurfing, and to all who work so hard for the good of the club.

Updates on the CSC 15 Nothing reported.

Clubhouse Update Update given in Peter's report.

Closing note by Saul: Meredith underestimates what she does. She hires, trains and supervises all of the dayleaders. Ex-Com always thanks everyone else: I want to thank Ex-Com members for their hard work. They really do work hard.

A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting.

Meeting adjourned.