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2003.12.07 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Sunday December 07, 2003

Present: Saul Schumsky (Commodore), Sherry Daniel (Vice Commodore), Robert Towler (1st Vice Commodore), Pauline Kuykendall (2nd Vice Commodore), Will Lowe (3rd Vice-Commodore), Leah Teitler and Allan Arrowsmith (co-Rear Commodores), Caryl Woulfe (co-Secretary), Peter Kuhn (treasurer), Fred Fannon, John Mathias (co-Port Captains) and members Beth Burstein and Jane Morson.

Saul called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

Ex-Committee Reports

Commodore (Saul) No report.

Vice-Commodore (Sherry) The Open House next Sunday is the last Open House of the year. Sherry encouraged Ex-Committee‘s participation. Alyssa will be heading up the barbecue. Peter mentioned there might be live music, as well.

After turning out 18 issues of the Floating Bottle, Sherry has turned over the editor position to Mike Hummell. Thanks to Sherry for a job well done, and to Mike for keeping the Floating Bottle afloat.

1st Vice Commodore (Robert) Four people showed up for Robert's mast workshop. Thanks to Saul for his help.

One of the lido booms broke (Lido #4). It will cost $8 or $9 a foot for a new boom; the boom is approximately 10 feet. Lido #4 is temporarily DNS.

2nd Vice Commodore (Pauline) No report. Request for money for new windsurfing sails is on agenda.

3rd Vice Commodore (Will) No report. Discussion of Bahama boat donation is on agenda.

Co-Rear Commodore (Leah) A Cruising Skipper study group has been formed.

Port-Captains (Fred and John) Met with CAL Architecture students and saw a "mock" corner of their clubhouse design.

Dayleaders are scheduled through December.

Treasurer (Peter) What we got: just a scooch and a smidgen below $83,000, down a couple hundred from three weeks ago (last report) Last 21 days' haul: $2,622 including $1,017 refund on windsurf boards (3 of 5 boards ordered were damaged in shipment), $1,280 in memberships, $310 in clothing hut receipts. Layout: $2,867, including $1,025 for clothing hut orders (don't compare to above receipts figure, these orders were paid for a while ago) $535 in engine repairs and parts (putting in tune), $460 for the clubhouse weather station (CR's Sr project) $240 to the City for the lease (still at old rate), $185 in windsurf repairs and supplies $125 in added insurance to add the new Laser and skiff, $100 for another year's membership in USSailing

Peter mentioned that we might owe $8000+ in back rent to the City. We have been invoiced $240/month; we should have been charged more, per our current lease agreement. Peter will discuss the lease with CSC attorney Wilder Lee before we do anything.

The answer to Saul’s request for a fee waiver for permit to rebuild the clubhouse was no. The City wants $5000 for use permit fee.

Secretary (Caryl) Saul’s two changes to the November 17 minutes have been made. Lori will show Caryl how to post the minutes to the CSC website.

New Agenda items:

1) Windsurfing sails. Pauline made a motion to allot $750 to purchase one dozen windsurfing sails suitable for beginner, intermediate and more advanced windsurfers. After lively debate, and many questions asked of Pauline regarding the sails, Peter seconded the motion. Sherry motioned to table. There was no second to table the motion; motion passed with one abstention.

2) New Year’s Day Brunch and Brian D. Howell Memorial New Year’s Day Sail. Unanimous approval for two commanders and one ensign to be signed out for a New Year’s Day Sail following a New Year’s Day Brunch at the clubhouse (weather and wind permitting). Beth will post an e-mail announcement to the yahoo general membership list.

3) Operating Rules. Beth provided copies of the updated Operating Instructions, along with Pauline‘s suggested revisions pertaining to windsurfing rules. After some minor changes made at the meeting, Saul made a motion to accept Beth and Pauline’s changes, and the changes made at the meeting. Peter seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously. Beth was wholeheartedly thanked for her time and effort in updating the Operating Instructions.

4) Boat donations. Islander Bahama ‘24: Saul doesn’t think it’s worth it to accept, and then try to sell, the Bahama that was offered to CSC. Evidently it was "talked way up." Will will inform the owner that we are not interested, and suggest donating it to the Marin Sea Scouts. Santana 27: Saul left a message on the owner’s voicemail. It is more likely that we will accept this boat. International Folkboat: the owner’s accountant suggested that it be sold, rather than donated. Farallone Clipper: we are still interested, but owner may not be. If owner declares its value at $30,000, it would be a red flag for the IRS, since we would not be able to sell it for nearly that amount.

5) Budget. Money has been approved for two lockers, which will eventually generate income. Saul is not looking to hammer out the budget at this meeting. Pauline made a motion to table discussion of the budget until a future meeting. John seconded the motion, three opposed. Motion carried.

6) Will made a motion to adjourn the meeting. John seconded the motion. Approved unanimously.

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted, Caryl Woulfe