All Meeting Minutes

2003.11.16 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Sunday November 16, 2003

Present: Saul Schumsky (Commodore), Sherry Daniel (Vice Commodore), Robert Towler (1st Vice Commodore), Leah Teitler and Allan Arrowsmith (co-Rear Commodores), Caryl Woulfe (co-Secretary), Peter Kuhn (treasurer), Fred Fannon, (dayleader), and members Dave Carey, Jane Morson, Tom Wu, David Fraser. Saul called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

Ex-Committee Reports

Commodore (Saul) Saul and other CSC members met with Cal architecture students (more on this later in meeting, clubhouse is an agenda item).

Saul recognized Jane for all that she has done for the club.

Vice-Commodore (Sherry) In accordance with the by-laws, four dates have been set in 2004 for general membership meetings at the Berkeley Yacht Club. They are February 5, May 13, August 5 and November 14.

1st Vice Commodore (Robert Towler) Robert is painting the Rhodes for his senior project. It is temporarily DNS.

2nd Vice Commodore (Pauline - absent)

3rd Vice Commodore (Will - absent)

Co-Rear Commodore (Leah) No report.

Port-Captains (position still to be filled) Treasurer (Peter) Last two weeks haul: $2,477 including $1,605 in memberships, $809 in clothing hut receipts. Fortnight's forkover: $2,653, including $616 for food and room for the general membership meeting, $436 for clothing hut orders, $407 in windsurf repairs and supplies, $372 in dinghy repairs and supplies, $270 to DMV to renew registration on 27 boats.

Secretary (Caryl) No report.

New Agenda items:

  • 1) One of the Cal architecture students has suggested CSC have a design contest for a plaque that would be in the new clubhouse. The theme would be "Cal and CSC working together." Jane suggested putting this out to members on the e-mail discussion list.

    2) Isabel would like to move the windsurfer locker rental fee due date to May. Currently it is January 1. After discussion, Alan made a motion to move due date to May 1, to coincide with CSC fiscal year. Caryl seconded the motion. Motion passed: 5 for, 1 against.

    3) Saul made a motion to meet next Sunday and then revert to every other Sunday. Meeting time to be 5:30. Alan seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.

    4) Two sailboats were offered to the club: a Farallone Clipper and an International Folkboat. Rock bottom price for resale of clipper is $10,000; we could advertise it for $15,000. Rock bottom price for folkboat is $5000; if we advertise for $4500 it would sell quickly. Saul made a motion to accept the two donated boats with proceeds from resale to go to Antrim fund. Sherry made an amendment to motion: If we accept the boats as donations, members will not be able to use them. Motion, with amendment, seconded and passed unanimously. Since the two offers, Saul has received an offer of a Santana 27. He has not yet taken a look at this boat.

    5) Reinforcing boards: Robert has reinforced the boards.

    6) Peter made a motion to make Riley Kuhn Motor Chair. There was no second; motion failed.

    7) Clubhouse discussion. Tom Wu said the architecture students had concerns with permit issues, design, costs. One architecture student was given the run-around by the City of Berkeley. There is a city planning meeting November 17; we are a low priority. CSC member and building contractor Sallie Lang will be present at the meeting. Discussion followed regarding pros and cons of going forward with the student-designed clubhouse, with CSC members doing a lot of the actual labor. To go forward with their work, the students are asking for one to three thousand dollars. Result of discussion: we should have more accountability of how our money is being spent before we disburse more funds.

    8) Robert made a motion to move Saturday lessons to the afternoon. No second, motion failed.

    9) Caryl made a motion that meetings end after one hour. No second, motion failed.

    10) Peter made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Seconded and passed unanimously.

    Meeting adjourned.

    Respectfully submitted, Caryl Woulfe