All Meeting Minutes

2004.01.04 - Excom

Sunday January 04, 2004

Present: Sherry Daniel (Vice Commodore), Robert Towler (1st Vice Commodore), Pauline Kuykendall (2nd Vice-Commodore), Will Lowe (3rd Vice Commodore), Leah Teitler and Allan Arrowsmith (co-Rear Commodores), John Mathias (co-Port Captain), Caryl Woulfe (co-Secretary), Peter Kuhn (Treasurer), and members David Frazer and Jane Morson.

Sherry called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

Ex-Committee Reports

Vice Commodore (Sherry) No report.

1st Vice Commodore (Robert Towler) Another lido mast workshop will take place when the weather gets better. Two lidos are currently without booms. Robert distributed projected dayleader costs per month for 2004.

2nd Vice Commodore (Pauline) Pauline distributed drawings depicting different options for placement of the two new containers approved by Ex-Comm, and asked for input. A couple of the options involve moving some of the containers we have now. If one of these options is chosen, we will have to determine whether these containers can be moved.

3rd Vice Commodore (Will) No report.

Co-Rear Commodore (Leah) Plans are underway to hold a roundtable discussion on Man Overboard maneuvers. John Mathias volunteered to teach a class on taking apart and cleaning winches on keelboats.

Port-Captain (John Mathias) No report.

Treasurer (Peter) What we got: about $79,560, down about $1,000 since last you guys met and I didn't make it 12/21/03. What we took: $999, including $835 in memberships, $82 in BBQ income (from 12/14 BBQ), $50 donation (thanks Alex B!) What we spent: $1,987, including $750 on new windsurf sails, $440 for Jan lease payment, $438 on windsurf sail repairs, $164 to ship the new windsurf sails, $125 to send Saul to the US SAILING expo

Secretary (Caryl) No report.

New Agenda items:

  • 1) A motion was made to approve Robert Hugel to give Senior Dinghy tests. Motion seconded and passed unanimously.

    2) Peter made a motion to send a letter to the City of Berkeley acknowledging that we have not been billed correctly for our lease, and to enclose a check for $8,549 (back rent plus interest at 2 percent/yr). Leah seconded the motion. Discussion: This will show the City and the Waterfront Commission our good faith, which is especially important because our five-year lease ends June ‘04, and also may avoid a 10% late penalty. Motion passed, seven for, one abstention.

    3) Peter made a motion to pay $10,710 for insurance. Sherry seconded the motion. Discussion: Peter tried shopping around for other deals. Our history is against us. Also, many insurers are backing away from windsurfing and yacht clubs. We have had three reports of losses in the past five years. Motion passed unanimously.

    Closed agenda item.

    Peter made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded and passed unanimously.

    Meeting adjourned.

    Respectfully submitted, Caryl Woulfe