All Meeting Minutes

2003.08.10 - Excom

Sunday August 10, 2003
Cal Sailing Club

Present: Saul Schumsky, (Commodore); Sherry Daniels, (Vice Commodore); Jim Pottinger, (1st Vice Commodore); Asmaa Asyyd (2nd Vice Commodore); Matthais Roschke (3rd Vice Commodore); Beth Burstein, (Rear Commodore); Pamela Crawford & Bruce McKenzie (Port Captains); Peter Kuhn (Treasurer); Lori Taguma (Secretary).

Saul called the meeting to order.

Ex-Committee Reports

Saul (Commodore): No Report.

Sherry (Vice Commodore): We have recently concluded our “3-in-a-row” open house marathon. On July 27 we gave 85 rides. On August 3rd we gave 98 rides, and on August 10th we gave 95 rides. A million thanks to the skippers and members who helped out with the rides and the BBQs.

I will be working on a project this fall to update some of the content on the club’s website, with the assistance of our webmaster, Bill Moseley. If any of the excomm officers or club members have suggestions, or if you would like to assist in any way, please contact me directly.

Jim (1st Vice Commodore): No Report.

Asmaa (2nd Vice Commodore): We’ve negotiated several end-of-the-season deals on new windsurf boards. Thanks to Jane for her help.

Matthais (3rd Vice Commodore): No Report.

Beth (Rear Commodore): Nine junior sailors passed their tests during the July Fast Track. There will be another held in August. We need teachers for the Wednesday night keelboat lessons.

Pam & Bruce (Port Captains): The Day Leader schedule is developing well.

Bruce asked what we can tell people with physical disabilities about sailing at CSC. He went over the agility required and hazards involved at CSC, and invited the gentleman inquiring to come check things out.

The best-equipped organizations near here are:

Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors Treasure Island Sailing Center

These are geared to individuals with greater disabilities than we can accommodate safely. And the standard route we offer--Lido's first, then keelboats--really sucks for people with agility problems. A few members have sailed and become rated on our equipment despite pretty extensive disabilities--Peter Fowler and Slim Knezevitch in particular--but that doesn't mean it's for everyone. The best judge is the individual, we just need to make sure they can get out on the water to decide for themselves.

Peter (Treasurer): No report.

Lori (Secretary): Stephanie Lucas and Gary Farber would like to discuss either creating a new CSC Open House sign, or accept the offer of a donated jib and materials which can be made into a sign, from Rui at Rooster Sails in Alameda. DL Fred has rewritten the Novice Windsurfing Test, making changes to several impractical, frustrating test questions.

New Agenda Items:

    1) Peter Kuhn made a motion to grant three CSC memberships to people who donated an abundance ($500 +) of windsurfing equipment to the club: Jason Voss ,Tony Harkins, and Kevin K. Motion passed by unanimous vote, with a friendly, one-year membership amendment.

    2) Peter K. motioned to purchase new PFD’s. Saul motioned to table lifejacket discussion, in order to gather more information. Five in favor, two opposed, one abstention.

    3) New BBQ Chair discussion tabled for more information.

    4) Asmaa motioned to allow DL Fred and herself to complete changes to the Novice Windsurfing Test. Motion approved, unanimous approval.

    5) Peter K. made a motion to allow his minor son Riley, who is eleven years old, to be allowed to windsurf after taking the test. Excomm acknowledges that Peter Kuhn is an advanced J+ windsurfer and Senior level sailor, as well as a member of CSC Excomm, and he would be responsible for his son Riley. Vote passed, unanimous approval.

    6) Tom Wu is seeking a copy of the City’s lease permit with CSC from the City of Berkeley, which he will then post.

    7) Asmaa made a motion to purchase five windsurf boards for approximately $2391. Motion passed, seven in favor, one abstention.

    8) Saul made a motion to give Sterling a free membership until he is twenty-one years old, based on his grandfather’s dedication and commitment to CSC. Motion passed, six approved, three opposed.

    9) Tom Wu, the CSC/ UCBerkeley Architecture Liaison, is in the process of collecting permits from the City, but needs footage information, and has submitted a proposal to Lowe’s for materials. He is also finalizing UC grad students’ schedules. Saul motioned to sign the UCB/CSC Clubhouse project off as Tom’s Senior Project. Motion passed, unanimous approval.

    Peter made the motion to adjourn. Motion passed, unanimous approval.