All Meeting Minutes

2004.10.10 - Excom

Sunday October 10, 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 member Jane Morson

Absent: Jamuel Starkey (Vice Commodore), Isabel Fortier (2nd Vice Commodore), Ron Hong (Port Captain)

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

Ex-Committee Reports

Commodore (Saul) There was no quorum at the last meeting, so we will discuss and vote on agenda items at today's meeting.

Vice Commodore (Jamuel) Absent. No report.

1st Vice Commodore (Dan) No report.

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

3rd Vice Commodore (Will) New anchors, rodes, and chains have been purchased for the two Ensigns and will be put on the boats shortly. Matt Jones has been working diligently on Nenya, and has put in way more than the ten hours a senior project requires. Will distributed a document he put together on the 2004 CSC lease negotiations. He will put a link to it on the CSC website.

Rear Commodore (Sheldon) Dinghy lessons are going well. Windsurfer lessons are apparently going well also, but sign-up sheets are not used so it is hard to tell how many students and teachers have been participating in the lessons.

There are lots of students coming to Wednesday night keelboat lessons, but we are short of teachers. Sheldon invited a Boy Scout troop to the Open House prior to our last one. They enjoyed it very much. Regarding searching for possible new locations for CSC, Sheldon contacted Alameda's three marinas and found out they are all individually owned. He found out from Peter that there is a fourth marina in Alameda, the former Navy Yacht Club, and will look into that as well. He contacted the Treasure Island marina and talked to someone who said neither the Navy nor San Francisco knows who's in charge. He has not heard back from Richmond, Oakland or Emeryville.

Port Captain (Ron) Absent. No report.

Secretary (Caryl) The minutes are up-to-date. Members were still taking people out for rides at 5:00 p.m. at the last Open House. We were lacking the usual amount of keelboats. We could have used a few more members taking people out in dinghies. The revised CSC Dinghy Sailing booklet is completed.

Treasurer (Peter) Treas report for 10/9/04 meeting: As of 10/12, when I deposited the moolah, we had $87,321, down from $92,248 as of the 9/26 meeting. In the two weeks and change we took in $4,009 including $3940 in regular memberships, $66 in BBQ donations.

And we spent $8,936 including $2,750 dayleader wages (before UC contribution--expect about half back in a month or three, since they contribute 55% of wages but not any of the employer-paid taxes) , $1,758 in keelboat maintenance (mostly rerigging Daisy) , $1,750 for August work-study payment (we switched to paying the dayleaders directly in Sept.), $704 in dinghy maintenance (approx $220 towards new P15 rudders, $140, JY15 rudder repairs and new JY15 fixup, plus new Lido paddles, carabiners for new slings, etc.) , $462 for Oct rent to City$350 for Neil Larson's book purchases to reward teachers , $176 10/3 BBQ cost (yum!) , $150 bubbly for Slim's bday (burrrp!) , $135 paint, plants, fertilizer for club sprucing .

New Agenda items:

1) Saul made a motion to spend $1400 on CSC calendars and $750 to send Will and himself to the Department of Boating and Waterfront Conference (where they will tout CSC and look for grant opportunities). Sheldon seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.

2) Agenda for November 4 General Membership meeting. Saul made a motion to approve the agenda: Officer Reports/Officer Elections/Update on Lease/Dinner and Dessert. Will seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor. Caryl will email Jamuel the approved agenda so he can send it out to the membership.

3) Approving the Senior Windsurfing Rating for Kenji. Peter made a motion to make Kenji a senior windsurfer, before his project is completed. Saul seconded the motion. Discussion ensued. Kenji's project (new windsurfing board rack on the board hospital west wall) is yet to be finalized. It is not certain whether there will be enough room. Why should he be granted the rating? He has done an enormous amount of work for the club. He is capable of being a senior windsurfer. The motion passed with four in favor and one abstention.

4) Approval of Michael Scalet's continuation toward his Senior Skipper rating. Background: Michael completed his senior project and passed his senior written test in 1999, and would like to continue down the senior road. Peter made a motion that Michael be able to continue working toward his Senior Skipper rating, without having to start the process over from the beginning. Saul seconded the motion. Discussion ensued. The motion passed with five in favor, and one opposed.

5) Changes to Operating Rules. Saul made a motion to revise IV, General Regulations, subpart H to read "The Club may not to except 'anything' that doesn't fit in a dunpster, not just boats or trailers, without the approval of the Executive Committee." Currently it reads "The Club may not accept the donation of boats or trailers without the advance approval of the Executive Committee." Will seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor. Saul made a motion to revise XI, Club Ratings, subpart I, page 16 to add a #6 under Senior Skippers may: that reads "Not sail a Club; it is coast guard requirement to carry at least 3 coast guard approved visual distress signals. The point to this rule is to make sure our people and boats comply with the law. It should also mention "an appropriate device for making coast guard required sound signals", another thing needed to comply with the law.