All Meeting Minutes

2004.11.21 - Excom

Sunday November 21, 2004
Present: Saul Schumsky (Commodore), Jamuel Starkey (Vice Commodore), Asma Asyyed (co-2nd Vice Commodore), Will Lowe (3rd Vice Commodore), Sheldon Coad (Rear Commodore), Meredith Robert (Port Captain), Caryl Woulfe (co-Secretary), Peter Kuhn (Treasurer), and members Jane Morson, Fred Fannon, Peter Baczek, Matthias, Gunther Weber

Absent: 1st Vice Commodore

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m.

Ex-Committee Reports

Commodore (Saul) Saul reported about the exchange with the City. They have made some small compromises. On the whole, they are still saying we are the City, we can do what we want. Thanks to Will for his part in dealing with the lease negotiations with the City.

Vice Commodore (Jamuel) 2005 Open House dates are ready for review. Motion to accept dates later in meeting.

1st Vice Commodore (Dan/ Michael) Absent. No report.

2nd Vice Commodore (Asma) Asma and Ard are transitioning into their new roles as co-2nd Vice Commodores. She will talk to Isabel to get more acquainted with the position. There is not much going on at the moment.

3rd Vice Commodore (Will) I've been attending the lease negotiations with the City. We'll probably discuss them in depth at the next meeting. Greg Sweriduk has replaced some of the floorboards in Dewey with composite decking from TimberTech. This stuff is a wood/plastic composite used in making decks and park benches and other outdoorsy things. It's cheap and durable and strong; so far we're waiting to find out how it holds up to salt water, and whether it's slippery when wet. If the trial goes well, we'll probably replace the entire cockpit sole with this stuff since it's cheaper than teak.

Rear Commodore (Sheldon) Teachers will be available after the first of the year to teach at senior and cruising skipper study groups. Jan Crosby-Taylor, Saul, and Will have offered to help. Wednesday keelboat lessons are sporadic this time of year. Dinghy lessons on Monday and Thursday afternoons and Saturdays continue. Fred's knot-tying clinic went well, with many members participating.

Port Captain (Meredith) Meredith is sorting out the dayleader schedule. All days are covered except for Tuesday. She fired Arjan, one of the dayleaders, because of an incident in the Emeryville Marina where he was driving the skiff recklessly and acting irresponsibly. She is working on paper work related to the incident. Her first week as Port Captain was a busy one.

Secretary (Caryl) No report.

Treasurer (Peter) Right now we have $84,732, down about three big ones from last time, mostly because we've paid dayleaders twice and been reimbursed for work study's half nonce times--those Regents of the UC owe us about three big ones.

Since 10/23, we've taken in $5,430 including: $2,615 in clubhouse donations (total to date is over $3k--hooray!) $2,095 in regular memberships $460 in windsurf locker memberships (only five left--they're still renting!) $210 in YRA memberships (one guy paid $110 for 14 months)

We've spent $8,477 including: $2,876 dayleader pay for October, $1,293 for calendars for fundraising, $1,286 dinghy maintenance (P15 mast and centerboard, new rudderheads), $1,433 keelboats (new winches for Commander, bottom cleaning, anchors, winch parts and lube),$954 for Nov general membership meeting postage, food, room rental, $924 lease costs Nov and Dec, $476 pay workstudy for part of August dayleader costs, $238 additional on premium for workers comp, $163 engines (Whaler engine timing belt and tuneup labor), $159 buildings and grounds (rent truck bring new storage cubbies for yard, dump junk), $111 for 11/7 open house BBQ (slurp)

New Agenda items:

1. Boat Donations a) Sheldon looked at a Bahama 25 located in the Richmond Marina that was offered to CSC as a donation. He summarized the good and the bad things about the boat. Discussion followed. Jamuel made a motion to accept the boat with the contingency that we switch out the engine (take the one off the Bahama and replace it with one of ours) before we try to sell it. Peter seconded the motion. The motion carried with 4 in favor and 4 abstentions. Sheldon will talk to the owner and follow up on getting the boat ready for sale. b) Sheldon reported on the kayak that CSC member Gary Tabor has offered to donate to the club. It is a single-person, 17' kayak with no rudder. Unlike our other club kayaks, this one has a cockpit for the kayaker to sit in. After discussion, Caryl made a motion to table a decision to accept the kayak until we have more information about the kayak's safety, and proper instructions on handling it. Will seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Caryl will follow up with the kayak owner.

2. Open House Dates Jamuel made a motion to accept the dates he suggested for Open Houses in 2005: 01/16/2005, 02/13/2005, 03/13/2005, 04/10/2005, 04/24/2005, 05/14/2005 *, 05/15/2005 *, 06/18/2005 *, 06/19/2005 *, 07/16/2005 *, 07/17/2005 *, 08/27/2005*, 08/28/2005*, 09/10/2005*, 09/11/2005*, 10/09/2005, 10/23/2005, 11/06/2005, 12/18/2005

Those that are *'d are on full weekends (Sat/Sun) in their respective months. In terms of rain dates they will be the next Sunday in the month where the tide chart looks okay.

Saul seconded the motion. Discussion followed. The motion passed unanimously.

3. General Membership meeting dates for 2005 Jamuel will contact BYC and confirm our General Membership meeting dates for next year (first Thursday in February, May, August and November). No motion needed.

4. Saul made a motion to approve Peter's online motion to spend up to $2500, if needed, to pay for any damages that Arjan may have caused in the Emeryville Marina. Sheldon seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

5. Clothing Report Jane reported that we have taken in more than $9000 since we began selling clothing/gear to members. We have netted over $2000.

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

The next meeting is Sunday, December 5, at 5:30 PM.