All Meeting Minutes

2004.09.12 - Excom

Sunday September 12, 2004
Present: Saul Schumsky (Commodore), Dan Pang (1st Vice Commodore), Will Lowe (3rd Vice Commodore), Sheldon Coad (Rear Commodore), Caryl Woulfe (co-Secretary), Peter Kuhn (Treasurer), and members Jane Morson, Fred Fannon, Seth Cohen.

Guest: Mehmet Sebins

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m.

Ex-Committee Reports

Commodore (Saul) Saul attended the Waterfront Commission meeting last Wednesday. Action item 6b. on the agenda was Continuation of Cal Sailing Club's lease/license under current terms with no rate increase. Commissioner Paul Kamen recommended to continue Cal Sailing Club‘s licensing and not to increase their rates, or to switch to a percentage of gross revenue model with rates no higher than commercial leases. Fifteen CSC members attended the meeting. Thanks to all who turned up to show their support. Your effort, concern and enthusiasm are appreciated. It is obvious that the Waterfront Commission supports CSC, but the Commission decided to table the item until the City Council brings the lease proposal to them. Saul will be asking for a lease, rather than a license. Two lawyers have advised him that this would be best for the club. Saul and Will are meeting with Cliff (Waterfront Manger) and Bill Foley on Tuesday. Will plans to talk to Lisa Coronna before the meeting.

Saul told Ex-Com that as it is now, the City of Berkeley could give us 30 days notice and we'd be out. A suggestion was made to look into other locations for the club, such as Alameda, Oakland, Treasure Island, or Richmond.

Vice Commodore (Jamuel) A Boy Scout Troop contacted CSC to inquire if we could give them sailing instruction. They would pay us for instruction. Twenty-one boys @ $60 would bring the club $1294. Neil Larson approached Jamuel and asked if he could offer sailing books to instructors who teach regularly. Currently, members who teach 20 hours in a quarter are eligible to receive a free CSC instructor hat. Jamuel told Neil to go ahead and purchase the books. Alyssa is having difficulty getting people to help with the Open House BBQ’s, and will not be able to continue without more help. Jamuel will work with her. Jamuel is looking into getting small static stickers with a CSC logo that members can put on their cars.

1st Vice Commodore (Dan) The 470 is fixed. The Board in the clubhouse is up-to-date.

2nd Vice Commodore (Isabel) Absent. No report.

3rd Vice Commodore (Will) Thanks to Saul for his work on Daisy. We are two-thirds of the way done. Thanks also to Dan, Sheldon, Peter, Seth and others for their help. Matt Jones and volunteers continue to work on Nenya, and hope to have it done soon. Will bought 600 feet of new line for dock lines. He was in contact with Berkeley City Council member Linda Maio before the last Waterfront Commission meeting. She says she values the Club's continued service to the City and the marina.

Rear Commodore (Sheldon) Peter Connolly has finished the Advanced Dinghy Clinic. Dan has been organizing Sunday morning spinnaker runs on the Precisions.

Port Captain (Ron) Absent. No report.

Secretary (Caryl) No report.

Treasurer (Peter) We got $92,530 in the main CSC holds, up $2414 from $90,116 reported 2 wks ago Since 8/28 we took in $6,298 including: $5,510 in regular memberships, $303 donation from Bay Area Women at the Helm (big thanks!) , $240 windsurf locker associate membership (8 lockers are still empty, 1 is still unpaid), $105 BBQ donations , $100 racing associate membership. In the same 2 weeks, we spent $3,884 including : $2,172 for 5 new Lido jibs , $500 BBQ's (8/1 and 8/29 Open House, 8/28 Moonlight) , $485 dinghy maintenance (sail repairs, 2 spools line) , $187 keelboat maintenance (sail repairs, winch handle) , $131 Express ad , $92 skiff and motor maintenance (fuel filters, hatch cover hinges) $27 windsurf maintenance (sail repair needles, thread), Dayleader workers comp and payroll: as of 9/1, UC has foisted workers comp and payroll onto us. Workers comp will cost us approx $3500/yr, payroll nada so far--free trial payroll software.

Motor Report: Thanks Fred for fixing skiff motor--it had dirt and water in the fuel. He cleaned out the filter, gas line, and tank. Also problems with linkage inside motor, Peter to get parts & fix. -- Riley

Old Business items:

Mixing personal and club windsurfing equipment. Will made a motion for this to be at the discretion of the day leader. Peter seconded the motion. Discussion ensued. Peter pointed VII, A. in CSC’s Operating Instructions.

VII. SIGN-OUT PROCEDURES A. Members may sail Club boats or sailboards by signing out a specific boat or sailboard and sail on the sign-out sheets provided for that purpose.

It was decided that this clearly means that CSC boats and boards are to be used. Will withdrew his original motion.

New Agenda items:

1) Jane introduced Mehmet Sebinc. He would like to use a club laser or JY-15 for racing, and race under the CSC burgee. He is a well-known racer in Turkey, and is currently living in the Bay Area. Discussion followed, but no motion was made. In the past, a member wanting to take a club boat to a regatta had to have a cruising skipper rating. Ex-Com encouraged Mehmet to join the club and get his Jr. rating.

2) Revised Introduction to Dinghy Sailing at CSC booklet. Sheldon brought copies of the revised booklet to share with Ex-Com. Saul suggested that Sheldon email it to Ex-Com. Sheldon asked Ex-Com to send concerns/suggestions to him.

3) Member Clothing Report. CSC Xtras has 300 T-shirts (cost approximately $4500) and $2021.54 in cash. To date, we've received $8707.34 in orders and paid $6463.24 for materials. We owe $405.20 in sales tax, and thus have cleared $1838.90 for CSC.

Will made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Sheldon seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Meeting adjourned.