All Meeting Minutes

2003.03.04 - General

Tuesday March 04, 2003
General Membership Meeting

Present: Saul Schumsky, (Commodore); Ben Pink, (Vice Commodore); Jim Pottinger, (1st Vice Commodore); Barbara Knox, (2nd Vice Commodore); Don McPherson, (3rd Vice Commodore); Beth Burstein (Rear Commodore) Tom Wu, (Port Captain); Peter Kuhn, AKA Krusty (Treasurer); Lori Taguma, (Secretary).

Saul called the meeting to order.

Agenda Item: David Fraser’s Presentation: The New Membership Card System.

Ex-Committee Reports

Saul (Commodore): Thanks to Jane Morson, the Harbormaster at Marina Village has offered slips for CSC members, although April 11 & 12, June 14, Sept. 19, 20th, are not available.

Svensen’s has offered to match any wholesale prices, so that CSC members can purchase merchandise with membership cards. Al Champion, our Cruising Chair, recently stated that his current goal is to make cruising much more fun. He’s open to new cruising ideas from members, for the new schedule.

Ben (Vice Commodore): Thanks to Mike Hubbell we will have the Shorebird Nature Center children’s sailing classes; teaching simulated sailing on land to elementary school kids. He will teach most of the classes, but if you would like to participate in this program, please call Denise Brown at 510-644-8632.

Thanks also to Alex Case for arranging advertising.

Thanks to Pauline Kuykendall for organizing great barbeques on the Open House Days.

We need volunteers for the Berkeley Bay Festival April 26th. There is a possibility of getting a booth at the Pacific Sail Expo April 23-27.

Jim (1st Vice Commodore): Thanks again to the people who are keeping the Lidos and Precisions going.

Barbara Knox (2nd Vice Commodore): Thanks to Peter Kuhn and everyone who devoted their time to finishing the Windsurf Board Hospital. We’re still looking for volunteers to update the windsurfing sail and board inventory before the new Loft sails arrive. Thanks to Bill Prinzmetal for his hard work in obtaining new sails.

Don (3rd Vice Commodore): The keelboats need quite a bit of work, and we would like to replace the worst of the Ensigns.

Beth (Rear Commodore): Susan Marguilies has agreed to run the Women’s Sailing program every other Sunday for the next few months. Seniors, we need cruising skippers. Junior women who would like to become Seniors with the Women’s Program, please contact me or Susan Marguilies.

Tom (Port Captain): The day leader schedule is running well.

Peter (Treasurer): Despite my best efforts to drain its coffers, CSC is still awash in spondulix, and it continues to pour in faster than I can bail it out.

The various holds contain almost $105k, after raking in most of our big chunka change (the associate member dues for the windsurfers with lockers) and forking over our big outlay (the insurance payment).

Lori (Secretary): Many thanks again to the people who finished the Board Hospital. The attached changing rooms are an additional bonus.

New Agenda Item:

Presentation made by David Fraser. (After meetings with Saul Shumsky, Tom Wu, Trumpton MacFarlane, Ben Pink, Sypko Andreae.)

I’ve put together a handout for the New Membership System, the main goals being: protecting the privacy of members and getting people out on the water as soon as possible. Sypko has been nice enough to let us use his house for our meetings.

Since it takes 16 steps to sign up any 1 person, our goal is to have a card which certifies CSC membership. It will simplify tasks for day leaders, electronically track usage of club equipment, and list emergency contacts.

    1. MEMBER STATUS GOAL: simplify membership system; speed sign-ups; curb inappropriate equipment us; maintain both onsite & offsite records w/easy transfer. New system places more responsibility on members for keeping current the records of their membership and status.

    Card A 1.1 All members will receive a Certificate of CSC Membership which they must show to Day Leader /on duty -person before checking out equipment. Format to be determined later.

    1.2 Certificate (Card A) should contain (at least): a. Member’s name b. Membership number, prefer permanent c. Latest rating d. Membership expiration date, plus maybe ** e. Current standing for work credits ** f. Emergency phone number ** g. Driver’s or other I.D. number to check authenticity of certificate.

    Card B 1.3 Similar to white card. Contains more data, signatures, etc.—provides DL a quick check on member status, progress, data—all relevant member info grouped in one clubhouse venue—could serve as a backup

    2. GETTING CARDED GOAL: Curb equipment use by expired or non-members. Dayleaders must check every card, every time equipment is checked out.

    3. MULTIPURPOSE PERMANENT LOG: MEMBER STATUS, DATA, PROGRESS GOAL: Unify on- site data into central location with limited access; protect member personal info; smooth access for DLs/ExComm; simplify data transfer to Membership Chair/Treausrer et al.

    Possible solution (under discussion): Cards and Slots. 1. Card A is your basic ID for Dayleader. Other info on white card or equivalent: Card B 2. Slotted board in clubhouse arranged by boats/boards/equipment. 3. DLs place card—OR CARDBOARD MARKER KEYED TO CARD –into slot to show who’s using what.

    Saul made the motion to adjourn. Unanimous vote in favor of proceeding to the baklava portion of the meeting.