2001.12.20 - General

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Thursday December 20, 2001

CSC Minutes General Membership Meeting December 20, 2001

 

Vice Commodore Marceline Therrien reported that we gave over 1500 open house rides in 2001.

Rear Commodore Jolanda de Boer thanked everyone who taught this year.

Third Vice Chris Havel thanked everyone who?d worked on the keelboats.

Secretary Karen Huff reported that all DMV registrations for boats were sent in on time, and thanked Wilder Lee for passing on good resource material.

Commodore Bob Hood expressed appreciation to Jennifer, jerry and the kitchen crew for the night?s feast and announced elections.

The new Executive Committee for the next six months, as elected December 20, 2001, consists of:

Commodore: Bill Prinzmetal

Vice Commodore: Marceline Therrien

First Vice Commodore: Matthias Roschke

Second vice Commodore: POSITION OPEN! PLEASE CONTACT ANY EX-COMM MEMBER IF YOU ARE INTERESTED!

Third Vice Commodore: Seth Clark

Rear Commodore: Ben Pink

Port Captain: Dave Reichmuth

Secretary: Karen Huff

Treasurer: Bernard Bouis

The next Ex-Comm meeting will be at the club house on Thursday, January 3, 2002. All CSC members are welcome.

2001.12.20 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday December 20, 2001
Cal Sailing Club Executive Committee Minutes January 12, 2003; Executive Committee Meeting

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

Saul called the meeting to order.

Ex-Committee Reports

Saul (Commodore):

Thanks to all people on ex-comm, and to all people who are not on ex-comm, for the work that they are doing. I attended an informative Water Commission meeting on Wednesday that centered on the silting problem in South Basin, and the boating area planned for North Basin. The Sierra Club is pushing hard to close boating access to the north basin except during late April to late September. They and the State Parks Agency are concerned with the migratory bird issue, but the City Planning Commission tabled the discussion. We need to get timely work projects to the CSC day leaders, so that they can plan accordingly. The Board Hospital needs to be painted soon to alleviate rain damage.

Ben (Vice Commodore):

Thanks to the people who gave rides at the last Open House, where there was a decent sized turn out. The 2003 Open House schedule is printed on the new brochures, one page leaflets, and the on the website. The website has been updated with the new dates. We can always use volunteer help on Open House days. Please contact the vice commodore to volunteer with open house. mailto: vice_commodore@cal-sailing.org

Jim (1st Vice Commodore):

Ed and Greg are still doing a heroic job keeping the Lidos going. The Rhodes needs a Senior for an open project. Congratulations to Saul and Ben for picking up the Snipe, which we intend to sell.

Barbara (2nd Vice Commodore):

Some interesting comments regarding the PFD discussion: Barbara: If windsurfers who do not wear a PFD, or are not in full wetsuit/harness drown, I don’t think we’re liable. Although it has been suggested that we change the wording on the PFD requirement for the following reasons: The rule stating that Junior and higher rated windsurfers in Full Wet suit and harness, do not have to wear a PFD, was written at a time when wearing a PFD inhibited using the harness. Now, people wear a harness and PFD for many reasons including: 1) Safety, it protects rib cage during falls 2) helps maintain warmth, flotation 3)makes it easier to water start. Matthias’ suggestion included a proposed wording change, suggesting that members wear PFDs even if they are rated Junior and above, because of the above reasons. Dave McFarlane: Investigate buying some tight Windsurfing Lifejackets. Request that people wear PFDs, not rule that they have to. Put a laminated sign at the end of the pier and on the posts on the pier. If you do sail without a harness/pfd or full wetsuit, you are instantly suspended. John F.: Wearing a lifejacket WITH a helmet. Getting knocked in the head by the boom is a danger because the lifejacket causes the person to become a target, instead of allowing him to go underwater.

Don (3rd Vice Commodore):

No Report.

Beth (Rear Commodore):

Peter’s Motor Maintenance seminar was well attended. There’s another coming up about Bare Boat Cruising, and a Racing Tech Seminar. We plan to schedule at least two seminars a month. Saul has suggested getting Seniors to teach dinghy lessons at low tide.

Tom (Port Captain):

Thanks to the people who helped out over the break…Pauline, John, Emilian. The Spring Day Leaders Schedule is pretty much complete. We need to hire one new DL for Wednesday and part of Friday....and clarification on Open House dates.

Peter (Treasurer):

No one needs to pay out in advance for anything; there are plenty of charge accounts for all expenses. The fiscal year ends in April.

Lori (Secretary):

Thanks to Krusty, for filling me in on craft licensing. According to your notes, there should be eight Lidos, one 470, one Rhodes, six Pearsons, four Lasers, two Bytes, two Precisions, two rescue skiffs, three JY15’s. Registration is ongoing for the twenty-seven crafts, and none are due.

Old Agenda Items:

  • Discussion surrounding history of ex-comm windsurfers: Barbara mentioned the fact that Matthais’ intention was to add a suggestion to the operating rules regarding PFDs and windsurfers. Pauline suggested that if the PFD’s don’t fit with the windsurf harness, then it’s time to re-equip. John thinks that J+ windsurfers shouldn’t be required to wear a lifejacket. Jim and Art mentioned the fact that it is difficult for the Day Leaders to recognize Junior class windsurfers to tell if they need to be wearing one or not. Motion made by Peter, to propose that we no longer discuss changing the PFD rules. Motion passed unanimously in favor.
  • Antrim Discussion: Ed Shirk has volunteered to make a sailable prototype mold, for about $10,000.00. He would like to use the corner of the yard where the keel boat is now located and would like a container, which would be about $2000.00, to use for racks.

New Agenda Items:

  • Motion to include Svensen’s link on the website. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Peter motioned to pay CSC’s insurance bill of $10,132.00 for the year, and to pay $100.00 for CSC membership in the San Francisco Boardsailing Association. Both motions passed unanimously.
  • Motion made by Saul to give Al Champion $200.00 for boat repairs. Motion passed, all in favor.
  • Tom made a motion to give Chris Hsu $80.00, to make hiking sticks for lasers. Motion passed unanimously.
  • Next motion made by Saul: To give Jamuel, the new YRA Chairperson, $400.00 to pay for the 2000-2001 Burgee racing season backlog. For 9 members /$25.00. Motion passed, all in favor.
  • Question posed by Cal Hangliding Club: Would CSC issue use of rental space and what would we charge? CSC would like CHC to produce a lease letter from Cal Adventures, at their current price of $3000.00 a year.

Peter moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed unanimously.

2001.12.13 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday December 13, 2001
CSC EX-_COMM MINUTES December 13, 2001

Present: Bob Hood, Commodore; Marceline Therien, Vice Commodore; Chris Havel, Third Vice Commodore; David Fraser, Port Captain; Karen Huff, Secretary; Bernard Bouis, Treasurer

Minutes of last meeting were accepted.

A motion to require all junior skipper candidates to train on the skiff for rescues failed.

Dave Fraser announced that he will no longer serve as Port Captain as of December 20th.

A motion to modify the junior test requirements to allow testing on the JY15 failed.

A request by the vice commodore for up to $300 for a secure, locking mailbox that meets USPS standards was approved, in view of critical mail getting lost or not delivered on more than one occasion with the current arrangement.

The Third Vice Commodore requested and was granted a budget of up to $700 for a new rudder shaft and hardware for Nenya.

Alan Jensen , from UCB?s work-study program will be attending an ex-comm meeting in January.

Upcoming issues for the general membership meeting, besides fine dining and elections are:

The treasurer pointed out that tools and equipment (mostly hardware) had been left in the yard in buckets that then filled with water. We have a tool shed. Members should please put things away when leaving after a work project.

We will be cleaning and organizing the clubhouse in the next few weeks. Please remove any personal items that may be lying around. Also, if you have Club documents, records, etc, stashed around your house, please let the secretary or another ex-comm member know, so we can attempt to get these things in one place.

The commodore will be giving out new senior keys for the club, yard, etc at the general membership meeting prior to changing the locks. You will still need your old key for awhile until they are actually changed.

2001.11.29 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday November 29, 2001
Minutes, Ex-comm meeting, November 29, 2001 Members present: Bob Hood, Commodore, Jolanda de Boer, Rear Commodore, David Fraser, Port Captain, Karen Huff, Secretary, Bernard Bouis, Treasurer.

Treasurer's Report

On 10/31/01 I deposited $3,265.99 to our checking account. $3255.00 was membership. On 11/23/01 I deposited $1,885.40 to our checking account. $1870.00 was membership. As you can see our incomes are going down for this time of the year. I deposited only $20.00 for the Dinghy fund for this past month. No donations since. On November 6, I transfered $9000.00 to the Dinghy fund, and $6000.00 to the Saving Fund. The $6000.00 represented the cost of the new Precision 15 that have been taken from the checking account since the purchase of this boat. As of today, we have exactly: $13,085.43 in the Checking account $48,562.55 in the Dinghy Fund $46,042.16 in the Saving Money Market total of: $107,690.14

Regarding our insurance, we are covered for any liability that could be resulting from any injuries, and all members of the Club are covered, as well as their family and children, if sailing with the Club member.

Bernard Bouis CSC Treasurer

Secretary?s Report

I have sorted through the stack of DMV renewals for SCS vessels, with much-appreciated assistance from Peter Kuhn. They have been turned over to Bernard, who is sending a check to DMV well ahead of the due date. Karen E Huff, CSC Secretary

Minutes of the last meeting were accepted.

Agenda Items continued from last time were work-study/dayleader issues and off-site storage. The Port Captain\?s team continues to work closely with UCB to be sure all requirements are met. We will be without work-study eligible dayleaders between semesters, including for most of May. Many suggestions for increasing volunteer participation are under consideration, including more frequent training sessions, making training part of the junior skipper requirements starting next spring, and revisiting the possibility of hiring non-work-study help, in view of computer programs that make the bookkeeping for such things easier. There will be the opportunity for more members to volunteer for training at the General Membership Meeting on December 20th.

The Port Captain team is actively seeking more help, and the Port Captain may consider adding a Dayleader Chair.

Off-site record storage is still being investigated.

Member Ken Shepherd expressed concerns about both dinghies under consideration. He cited the centerboard length on the Precision as possibly unsuited to the low tides in the South Sailing basin. Ken also questioned whether the large fenders over the side of the Antrim might make it more prone to cartwheel jibes and whether the rigging design could cause serious injury by trapping people between the boom and shroud in such circumstances. Ex-comm advised him to discuss the specifics on these issues with the design committee.

As a separate issue, Ken suggested that with the increased silting in our present location, and no definite alternatives for dinghy launching, we might be better off considering adding to the keelboat fleet.

There was one closed agenda item.

2001.11.15 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday November 15, 2001
CSC Ex-Comm Minutes November 15, 2001 Present were Bob hood, Commodore; Marceline Therrien, Vice Commodore; Jolanda de Boer, Rear Commodore; David Fraser, Port Captain; Bernard Bouis, Treasurer and Karen Huff, Secretary

Rear Commodore?s Report

Thanks to Sypko Andreae we had another teaching seminar on 11/9 where 4 new juniors got the ins and outs on teaching. If you like some more background on how to teach sailing, please contact me. New juniors, please make yourself known and send an email to me, so I can add you to my database of teachers.

I have plenty of teachers caps available for those teachers with 20 hours. Contact me and you will be the proud owner of our distinguished cap...

Together with the commodore I 'tested' out the cutters and hacksaw on some leftover shrouds, to see what method might work better in the emergency of a mast break. Conclusion: probably be good to have them both on board. People with different strengths, prefer different methods (the saw is definitely not my kind of tool and even cursing did not help to cut the shrouds fast). Off course, we don't have the best working tools in the shed either. Using Peter's and Ed's recommendation: spray with WD40 and seal in a plastic bag to protect against rust when left on board.

Contact Jolanda at mailto:rear_commodore@cal-sailing.org.

Vice Commodore's Report

The club brochure is being updated to reflect the changes in the Open House schedule and will be available at the clubhouse starting the first week of December. Flyers with the new dates will be posted at the clubhouse and other locations like West Marine & Svendsens in mid-November. Our advertising will also be changed to reflect the new schedule. We will be placing a small ad in the annual YRA calendar produced by Latitude 38.

Bill Moseley and Mike Fitzhugh are working on updating the website and migrating it to a new server.

Open agenda items 1. Jolanda de Boer has completed all requirements for cruising skipper status and was unanimously approved.
2. CSC records are stored in a number of places, including people?s homes. There is not room for secure storage at the club house. The Vice Commodore suggested the possibility of renting a very small amount of commercial storage. The issue is continued while we gather information about costs.
3. The Port Captain is working with the Assistant Director of work study at UC Berkeley to streamline and enhance our procedures for hiring work study students.
4. The treasurer followed up with our insurance company to be sure the member injured last summer by the falling masthead float was being taken care of. Our insurance agent said the member?s insurance had paid his medical expenses and the two insurance companies were working out compensation details.
5. The harbormaster is upset that so many people, many of whom may no longer be club members, have J Dock keys. They say 300 are out through CSC. The Commodore will discuss the situation with him.
6. The quarterly membership meeting will be at BYC on December 20th. This is an election meeting.
7. The secretary is processing the DMV forms for vessel registration. There were no closed agenda items.

2001.11.01 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday November 01, 2001
CSC Ex-comm Minutes November 1, 2001
Present were Commodore, Bob Hood, Rear Commodore, Jolanda de Boer, Port Captain David Fraser, Secretary, Karen Huff, and Treasurer, Bernard Bouis

Minutes of the last meeting were approved.

The next quarterly membership meeting will be in December, date to be confirmed with BYC

The Commodore will get new Senior Keys for the lock changes and these will be available to qualified members at the quarterly meeting

It was agreed that people who wish to bring agenda items before ex-comm should do so either before the meeting, by contacting the secretary or another ex-comm member, or showing up early, or within the first five minutes of the regularly scheduled meeting.

Allan Champion completed all requirements and was unanimously approved for the rating of cruising skipper.

Allan Champion also requested, and was granted a variance for the 5 year old minimum age passenger requirement on club boats for his 4 year old son, Evan, contingent upon ascertaining that this does not present an insurance problem, and under the specific conditions that it be keelboat only, with Allan as skipper, a minimum of two responsible adults on board and that the child be wearing a pfd and be tethered when appropriate for conditions. It was determined that there is precedence for this variance.

The question was raised whether first aid kits on board the commanders are adequate or need upgrading. The question was continued for discussion with the Third Vice Commodore, who was not present, regarding what should be maintained on the boats by the club and what is the responsibility of senior skippers to carry.

Registration renewals for three vessels were given to the secretary to be sent to DMV.

The treasurer sought permission to move up to $15,000 from the checking account, to either of the interest-bearing accounts (money market fund and dinghy fund, which pay the same interest). This was approved, but it was later determined that treasurer can do this at his discretion anyway.

The treasurer will follow up with our insurance company on their handling of the concerns of the member who was injured in July by a fallen mast head float.

There were no closed agenda items.

2001.10.04 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday October 04, 2001
CSC Ex-comm Minutes October 4, 2001
Rear Commodores Report

We had an active teaching season with numerous special teaching programs and a bunch of new juniors starting to teach! Muchas gracias to all these juniors and seniors, who taught lido lessons and keelboat lessons- we could not be the great sailing club without you!!

Thanks Alex, Sarah and Beth for coordinating three fast tracks this summer. Thanks to Tara and Jan for organizing five months of women's lessons on Sunday. Thanks to Jim, Ben, Matthias, Peter, James and Jeff for organiizing special classes like Rhodes intro, Laser classes, capsize events and senior training. The season is still going on and we still need your help: please come down on Saturday mornings and during the week, when you have time. Thanks, Jolanda de Boer Rear Commodore
Third Vice Commodore?s Report

Haulout of the Commanders will be October 11 thru completion (hopefully the 14th). Contact me, "Third_Vice@Cal-Sailing. Org" , if you can help. As soon as we get the ensign rigging we can proceed to install it.

It has been proposed that we keep a list of keelboat chores at the dock so that before giving a lesson we can have the students participate in some basic care of the boats. Lets first try to make ONE master repair log at the beginning of the signout folder. Please list any items and parts needed here so that all will see.

Please ask Mathias, Jim, or Viviene if you can help them to finish repairs on Nenya.
Agenda Items (open)
1. It was suggested that we look into putting bolt cutters on the keelboats. or requiring them as part of the senior skipper tool kits, so that shrouds could be cut if masts break. One member present suggested hacksaws were lighter, cheaper and probably more effective. Rear Commodore Jolanda de Boer offered to test both tools on scrap pieces of shroud and report back.
2. Haulout budget of up to $800 for keelboats was approved.
3. We have been informed by the Marina that the dock boxes at our slips have been repaired at Marina expense an inordinate number of times and that we will now be charged for any needed repairs. Since we do not pay for the slips, it does not seem unreasonable. They feel that we are running into them. Club skippers pointed out that the most common breakage is the hinges that hold the tops, and that some damage may be just that we use them more frequently than anyone. Suggested solutions included springlines at a 45% angle to prevent hitting them, more caution in docking, and possibly replacing the hinge chains with polypropeline the next time they break.
4. Chris Havel proposed a lesson sign up from for keelboat lessons and consideration of Saturday keelboat lessons if teachers can be found. Needed repairs for all keelboats will be listed on an easily accessible sheet, as covered in his report, to make it easier for keelboat students to determine what needs to be done to the boats.
5. Commodore Bob Hood reported the cost of re-keying locks and new senior keys will run approximately $300, which is within normal operating expenses.
6. Dave Rabinowitz asked permission to drill a hole in the changing room for a drain, which was cheerfully granted.
7. Determination of how much money from the general fund can now be transferred to the dinghy replacement fund is continued till the next meeting.
8. There were no closed agenda items.

2001.09.06 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday September 06, 2001
CSC EX-COMM MINUTES SEPT 6, 2001 Present: Bob Hood, Commodore; Marceline Therrian, Vice Commodore; Vincent Fallourd, Second Vice Commodore; Chris Havel, Third Vice Commodore; David Fraser, Port Captian; Karen Huff, Secretary; Bernard Bouis, Treasurer. Vice Commodore's Report BYC has been reserved on Sept. 20 for our quarterly general membership meeting. Notices will be sent to members shortly. CSC volunteers provided about 170 sailboat rides to members of the public during our last Open House on Sept. 1-2. Many thanks to those who helped out, and razberries to the one member who took out a boat on his own when there were many people waiting for rides. Please remember that on Open House days and on lesson days, members MAY NOT take boats out for private sailing until the lists are cleared. The Vice Commodore has nearly finished reconciling our bank statements for the past year-something that must be done so we can produce financial reports and file our taxes. First Vice Commodore?s Report The first vice commodore would like to thank those people who have been tirelessly helping work on boat maintenance. Thanks to Ed Shirk for getting us to the point that the lido fleet is in better shape now than it has been in a very long time. Thanks also to Peter Kuhn, Bill P., John Mankey, Geoff Miller, and others for their work on the Precision 15. Thanks to Allan Champion for getting the dock foam for the lido flotation. Thanks to Scott for your carpentry fixing the bench in front of the club after the vandalism. The first vice has several ideas for senior projects around the club, so please contact him if you are a senior candidate looking for a project. The first vice commodore wants to inform people that he will not be too active at the club for the next month or two. He is now studying for the GRE and applying to graduate school which will take a great deal of his free time. Feel free to contact him with any questions regarding small boat issues that arise at the club. Thanks for your understanding. -Benjamin Pink Second Vice Commodore?s Report 23 sails have been taken out to repair with no estimate on the cost yet. We are in contact with the Powerex/Hawaiian ProLine company and may get more masts and booms donated in the future. (they donated the equivalent of $6,300 this year). Apparently there has not been too many equipments left out lately. Hopefully the trend will last! The windsurf locker will be going on serious repair this winter, hopefully at very little cost. The roof has a big hole. It may be worth it to replace it if we can have one donated. We also want to build a waterproof TV/VCR cabinet outside the toolshed or inside the yard, so everybody can watch instructional video. Bill Bradfield has been allowed to sail. Nothing new on the Kazoo boards yet. We will wait till the big boat show in Florida happened to see for possible sails purchase. Port Captain?s Report 1) In a bloodless reorganization endorsed by Ex-Comm,the Port Captain esigned and was replaced by the Deputy Port Captain. The former Port Captain was named Deputy Port Captain by the new Port Captain. 2) Andreas Nguyen, who I hope will accept the mantle of Vice Port Captain, has completed a workable, structured, yet flexible scheduling system and is to be commended for his continuing efforts. It requires DLs to find their own replacements if they can't make a shift, while keeping us notified. 3) We have rehired Melanie as DL and are planning to hire our final Dayleader (for the moment) shortly. She can work Wednesdays, completing the shifts. 4) I have scheduled a PC/DL meeting for 1230 this Saturday to discuss issues. We will have these as needed. Respectfully, David Fraser Port Captain Treasurer's Report For the period July 11 to August 9, I made a deposit of $5,772.40 representing membership and few $ for Donation to the Dinghy fund that I will transfer later. The expense were $5,074.35. For the month of August 10 until today September 6, I deposited $11,971.41, that is membership, and include a $1,236.61 taxes refund from the Alameda County. Expenses are not yet tabulated. For the Dinghy Fund, $2139.01 was donated to the Club. Thanks to all our donors, Jennifer, with a $1000.00 donation, Gregory, Paul, Laura, John with $500.00 and Frances and small donations from our members. DON'T FORGET, THESE DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. Bernard Bouis Treasurer Minutes of last meeting were accepted. A budget item of $150 for Lido tillers was approved. Jerry Huff was granted an extension of six months on the written test for senior skipper, which he took two and a half years ago; he has completed all other requirements and is now a senior skipper . Saul requested that we make a commitment on the Antrims to begin tooling in December. So far we have spent $8,500 on the initial design and committed to an effort to help market these boats. Tooling will cost about $40,000. The total cost of the fleet will run about $120,000, which leaves us needing to raise $50,000 to 60,000. Issues for further consideration on this include the concern that if we do not act soon, we will not have new boats in the water by next summer, and concerns that about spending that great an amount until fund-raising has progressed to a point where we feel confident of our ability to complete the project. $600 was approved for Ensign rigging. A proposal to schedule one open house day a month was continued until next meeting. Ed Corbett was appointed Racing Chair Ed Shirk reported that nearly 2/3 of the contents of the shed were junk. The massive clean up is now nearly complete. He wished to thank Maureen Dobbins especially for lots and lots of hours, and all the other members who pitched in to help. The budget for Kazoo boards was modified to $1800 for six boards to take advantage of the discount offered for more than five. $1000 was budgeted for repair of windsurfing sails. The windsurfing locker has a large hole in the roof; it will be repaired for now, but we need to start considering a replacement. The Commodore suggested we focus on getting much of the needed maintenance and repair work around the club done over the winter. Dominique Barthel was approved for the rating of cruising skipper.

2001.08.26 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Sunday August 26, 2001
CSC Ex-Comm Minutes, August 23, 2001 Members Present Bob Hood, Commodore; Marceline Therrien, Vice Commodore; Ben Pink, First Vice Commodore; Chris Havel, Third Vice Commodore; Jolanda de Boer, Rear Commodore; James Wei. Port Captain; Karen Huff, Secretary; Bernard Bouis, Treasurer Rear Commodore's report 8/23 REAR COMMODORE?S REPORT Mixed news from the rear commodore's desk. Let's start with the good news: The women's program is extended till the end of September. On Sunday 8/26, 9/9 and 9/23 are three more lessons scheduled from 1-3:30pm. The program need teachers, please contact Jan and Tara at mailto:jan_ct1@yahoo.com and mailto:tara_ellman@hotmail.com. First vice commodore Ben Pink offers a RHodes 19 rigging class August 24th, starting at 1745. All CSC members are welcome, but you must be a junior to get checked out on this boat. Only members who, besides sailing it, are gonna be actively involved in maintenance of the Rhodes will be checked out. Please, contact Ben directly at mailto:benpfree@yahoo.com. Besides these great programs/initiatives and other people who offer to teach/give tests (we know who you are!), we desperately NEED TEACHERS for SATURDAY! We have the boats, but we're missing teachers showing up in the morning to help the 30+ students signed up. Please, come down and help, if you know how to teach sailing, rigging, knots, theory. Our priority is to give as many sailing lessons as possible, but if there's no instructor yet available, please start giving rigging lessons, teach knots etc-all things students need to learn. Remember you do not need to be a junior to give rigging lessons. Seniors, consider using keelboats if the wait is enormous and there are several juniors around to teach. Please, contact me directly at mailto:jdeboer@california.com if you can help out on the next Saturdays, so I know what to expect. ?Jolanda de Boer SECOND VICE COMMODORE?S REPORT We have now 37 new members to our windsurfing Yahoo Group. I would encourage anyone posting messages that do not regard boating to also do it on this group. In order to help the day leader during busy time, we propose that he/she be able to ask any windsurfer about to sign out to help for a short period of time. We are planning to buy at least 6 new Kazoo boards. Those will replace the aging Revos. Some of them are getting damaged beyond repair. We have a good deal with the company and we will seek to try them out before buying them and after approval from ex-comm. We hope to start working on the windsurf locker soon. We also have a suggestion to make regarding building more locker to rent this winter. Could it be a senior project? ?Vincent Fallourd/ Trumpton Mac Farlane FIRST VICE COMMODORE?S REPORT As of 8/22/01, we have six lidos sailable, with two being repaired but close to finished. The two lidos still being worked on are #7 and #8.Lido #7 : The stem fitting and chainplates were installed. New tank drain plugs installed. It still needs the upper gudgeon installed and a mast. Lido #8 : Ed ordered some custom metal and plastic parts for the centerboard cassette. This boat could be finished this weekend. Currently, all JY15s are do not sail. JY15#3 is waiting for a small part and should be fixed very soon. JY15 #1 had a shroud and the mast break during a sail. Replacement parts have been ordered and will be installed upon arrival (approx one week). JY15#2 is grounded temporarily until the shrouds can be inspected for corrosion, which was the cause of the break on JY15#1. The status of these two boats will be made known as repairs are made. The blue Rhodes19 is sailable. It has been used several times recently, including several spinnaker sets. The green Rhodes is still do not sail, and sits in limbo while its fate is debated by ex-com and interested parties. A Rhodes19 rigging class will be held by the first vice commodore on 8/24/01 at 1745. All members are welcome, but only juniors who have completed all their required work hours will be eligible for check-out on this boat. Contact the first vice commodore for more details. We currently have two sailable Bytes, and four sailable lasers. The red-hull laser is temporarily do-not-sail until it can be leak tested. The 470 is sailable. Please remember that the 470, laser, byte, Rhodes19, and JY15s each require a separate check-out above the junior rating. The first vice commodore would like to thank Ed Shirk for his continuing help with boat maintenance. Also thanks to Peter Kuhn for his work on the motors, and for all his volunteer teaching (and for his sense of humor!). Thanks also to the ever hard working port captain and his deputies for keeping the club open. ?Benjamin Pink TREASURER?S REPORT Bill payment is getting faster, but I would like to let everybody know that it will take at least two to three weeks before they will see their reimbursement checks in the mail box. I also want to remind all of you that Expense Report needs to be fill out and signed by an approved person. | Meaning, under $100.00 ExCom or Dayleaders, or Ed Shirk and some others, and over $100.00 only an ExCom member can approve the expense. I will not reimburse you anymore if I don't see the Authorized By: signature of the appropriate person at the bottom of the Expense Report. The Expense Report form are just behind the Dayleader, in a plastic pouch hung over the safe. If you have any questions regarding reimbursement,| read the directions that are posted inside that pouch, behind the Expense| Report sheets. Also, free membership is available only to people who teach over 10 hours. Work hours are not eligible for a free membership, unless approved for| special conditions, like dayleading for 10 hours.| This month as seen the beginning of the fundraising campaign to feed the Dinghy Fund, and already we got the first checks from our mailing. Thanks| Stefano for your contribution; Sypko, our new Cruising Skipper, for giving| back the last 2 years of is free membership, to the club; Jimmy, and| Shoshana, for your checks; the different people who didn't ask for their $10, or $5 change. The machine is on the rail, let's continue the process. I want to remind all of you that Dinghy Fund Donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE. Regarding income, this August saw a total deposit of $6,677.00 coming from membership dues, and $1,236.61 coming from County of Alameda Tax Refund. Donation to the Dinghy Fund is, or will be in the near future, $774. Bernard Bouis, Treasurer FUNDRAISING REPORT I am very pleased to announce that we will be crossing the $1,000 dollar limit this week in donations. NOW is the time to build on that momemtum. Letters have gone out to club members and are being received very positively. We need to all remind new members why we really need to get these boats built. Some corporate fundraising has begun as well to make up the gap. At this point we are not selling sponsorship, just asking corporations for grants and donations, with some form of recognition. See the display board outside the clubhouse for all the latest info on this exciting project. AGENDA ITEMS 1. Andreas Nguyen?s proposed Senior Project of completing the policy and procedures for dayleaders, preparing the volunteer list and co-ordinating scheduling, which he has already put a great many hours into on a voluntary basis, was approved. 2. The first steps of Michael?s proposed senior project to replace the tool shed with a container were approved, specifically that he talk to the Marina management about the possibility of placing a container in our yard and further explore options (including donations) for obtaining one, and present Ex-Comm with a final budget proposal if the Marina approves. 3. Robert Osevfit received permission to take Daisy on a private cruise to Petaluma Sept 22nd and return Monday, September 24th. 4. Sypko Andraea was appointed Cruising Chair. 5. Mike Arntz was approved to serve on the keelboat rating committee. 6. Paul Herzmark completed all the requirements for cruising skipper and was given that rating. 7. $250 was approved for maintenance of the 5hp 2 stroke and up to $300 for servicing the 25hp motor. The feasibility of purchasing an 8hp Nissan is being investigated. 8. Ex-Comm approved the sale of the green Rhodes as-is if an interested buyer can be found, after verifying that needed repairs to the boat and trailer would cost approximately 8 times what the boat is worth. 9. Approval was given to the windsurfing program to purchase up to 5 new Kazoo boards at a special discount of $260 each if they choose to do so. The sails and universals are interchangeable with what we have. 10. The next quarterly membership meeting was tentatively set for Sept 20th, contingent upon availability of the yacht club. 11. A member who had just passed her keelboat test requested to not be required to repeat the written test passed two and a half years ago; permission to waive the time requirement was granted.

2001.08.09 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday August 09, 2001

CSC Ex-Comm Minutes
August 9th, 2001

Officers present:

Marceline Therrien, Vice Commodore; Ben pink, First Vice Commodore; Chris Havel, Third Vice Commodore; Jolanda de Boer, Rear Commodore; James Wei, Port Captain; Karen Huff, Secretary; Bernard Bouis, Treasurer.

Minutes of the last meeting were accepted.

Deputy Port Captain’s report

August 9 (for the Port Captain) Note Port Captain James Wai was out of town for part of time covered here.

  1. Talked w/ several Dayleaders and other members who expressed concern and confusion over new windsurfing signout location and operation.
  2. Following that, I met with Trumpton and Vincent and we agreed upon a working procedure based on a rotating Windsurfing Leader.
  3. There are several documents around generated at the meeting but it’s unclear when and how it will be implemented. Confusion still exists. Hell, I’m confused.
  4. A number of people including some senior windsurfers have expressed dismay about the changes.
  5. James and I have made it clear that whatever the outcome, we do NOT want the Dayleaders further burdened or blamed for any shortcomings. I suggest this needs to be put in place ASAP since there is far too much ambiguity. What, the DLs are asking, are they supposed to do? Since they are the key to much of the club operations, they need some clarity.
  6. On DLs, Andreas Nguyen deserves great thanks for setting up an online calendar of DL work schedules. He has also proposed a system where DLs are responsible for finding replacements if they cannot make a shift; this would be in conjunction with the Port Captain. Andreas has, in my view, finally made it possible to rationalize most of the work rotation.
  7. Currently the working paid DLs are Paul, Shermaine, and Joshua; we’re quite happy with their work. Alda will return shortly and David Reinstein is also on the roster but will need to complete training. We are hiring (as needed) on the basis: 1) good person for the job; 2) available on days CSC needs. Other DLs will be brought aboard as needed. Sked is reworked and nearly updated.
  8. Volunteer DLs made all the difference w/ the latest Fast Track; our thanks to Dave R., Scott, Laura B., Bruce McKenzie, Dr. Sarah, Chip, Jim P., and anyone else who helped, as well as Beth for keeping it going.
  9. I’ve made an FAQ (see desk, need copies) about the club which dayleaders can give out along w/ our brochure; should save time.
  10. I also made a new Open House signout form designed to simplify things by spelling them out; it was however not ready in time for O.H. Thanks to several folks for handling the horrific task last weekend including Felix Goebel, Boris Dev, and others.
  11. The Port Captain and his Faithful Deputy would like to join the call for a reliable new motor for the skiff. It died on Open House day and the DL got a tow, and has had sporadic problems. I also take Peter’s point about a new skiff (sigh).
  12. James and I hope that our teammate and Windsurfmeister Matthias Roschke will be able to be Acting Port Captain as needed this weekend; Sunday may be OK for him.

Respectfully, David Fraser Deputy Port Captain

 

First Vice Commodore’s Report 8/9/01

Are you tired of having to sail old, worn-out boats? Tired of coming down for a lesson, waiting two hours, only to find out that you have to fix the boat you were about to take a lesson on? Tired of centerboards that don’t raise when you want them to? Are you suffering with tiller-extension-under-traveler anxiety attacks? Do you loose sleep because you secretly fanaticize about the day CSC will finally hold a giant bon-fire to Neptune and burn those Shock nightmares they call Lidos? If you said yes to any of the above, don’t worry, you are not alone. Take comfort in the fact that there is an answer to you problems. Your prayers have been answered alright, but the answer might be difficult for you to hear. The solution lies within everyone of us. We will need strength to stand up to the disbeliveers, but I know we can do it. Courage, determination, sweat and blood will take us all down the path of salvation. How you ask? It has a name: The CSC Dinghy Replacement Fund.

Seriously folks, we are in real need of a new fleet of teaching boats. As you may know from looking around the yard, the Lidos are not in great shape. They are being patched, fixed, painted, sanded, and kept limping along, which is consuming countless volunteer work hours and money spent on supplies. The lidos will get us through this summer, but I don’t know about another one. What can we do about it? Each of us can step up and help out the fundraising effort for the dinghy replacement fund. We have a lot of money to raise, but I am confident that if we each put our creativity and effort into this process that we can prevail. As first vice commodore, I want to see us with the new Antrim dinghies as badly as anyone.

PLEASE, PLEASE, contact Chris Havel, head of the fundraising committee, to find out how you can assist us with this effort. If you can’t give money, please give us your time.

As of today, 8/9/01, we have four lidos operational, and four being repaired. Of the four being repaired, each one is fairly close to being back in action. Myself and Ed Shirk can always use volunteer help working on the lidos. Contact me directly or come down to the yard on Saturday morning to help out. We have three working JY15s (we have new tiller extensions on the two boats that were lacking them). All the lasers and bytes are working! The 470 is down, as is the green Rhodes. The blue Rhodes is sailing again! Junior skippers: Ask me or another senior for a check-out on the Rhodes, JY15, Laser, or Byte. You must get a separate check-out for each of these boats, above your normal junior skipper rating.

Cruising Skippers Please Note: due to a situation where both skiff motors are having various problems, be advised that until the situation is remedied, cruising motors may be needed for use on the skiff at any time. This action will only be taken if both skiff motors are down, but be prepared to change your cruising plans at last minute (hopefully this will never happen, but I have to warn you in case it does).

Thanks for your understanding.

Vice Commodore’s Report;

The club once again received extremely favorable press coverage from Latitude 38 in August with an article about our new 15-foot dinghy. I hope more club members will join the effort to raise the funds to get these boats off the drawing board and into our yard. The club tax returns for the year ended April 2000 have been completed and filed. We do not yet know what penalties the IRS will assess against the club due to the unfortunate oversight of the club’s previous administration. In the worst case, it could be several thousand dollars. We have asked the IRS to waive penalties. Thanks again to everyone who turned up to give Open House rides on August 4&5. I know these weekends are extremely stressful for the club and I intend to propose a new schedule for 2002.

Faithfully submitted, Marceline Therrien Vice Commodore, Cal Sailing Club

Rear Commodore’s Report;

Thanks again to Beth Burstein for organizing a smooth fast track in July and to all the teachers and volunteer dayleaders who helped out!

If you’re interested in the women’s program, August is the last month that the program will run this year. Catch a lesson or teach on 8/12 and 8/26. Please contact Jan at mailto:jan_ct1@yahoo.com or Tara at mailto:tara_ellman@hotmail.com for more info.

Jeff Lewis is organizing 2 classes for advanced dinghy training. These classes are for juniors who want to pursue their senior rating and feel they can use some help. First class will be held August 12th immediately after the women’s class (3.30-7.30), second class will be August 19th from 2-6. If you can teach or want to attend, contact Jeff at mailto:risome@netwizards.net.

We can always use more teachers on Saturday morning and during the week on Mon and Thursday. Teach 20 hours and contact Jolanda at mailto:jdeboer@california.com for the cool teacher cap. If you’re a new junior, we would love it if you can start teaching, which is also a fast way to improve your own skills. Please, send Jolanda an email if you just passed the junior test.

Thanks to all those loyal teachers who are always showing up -you know who you are!

Jolanda de Boer, Rear Commodore

 

Third vice Commodore’s Report:

Budget approved for Nenya Sr. projects. Please help Mathias, Jim P. and Viviene. I would like to haul out the Commanders this fall (we need cruisers to set aside one weekend) anybody who would like to lead this effort please let me know. Please be careful if the motor is on Donald. It is vulnerable to being hit, especially if Donald is not pulled all the way into the slip. Please be gentle on the Ensign floorboards, it looks like they need some work. And one final word, be easy on the tillers.

Commodore’s Report

I have nothing to report as I have been away from the club with an illness. Please just convey that I am happy that things are going so well and hope to be back soon.

Treasurer Report 08/07/01

I would like to thank Marceline for the fantastic job she has been doing to introduce me to my new position. It has been really a perfect and smooth introduction. Leif help is a tremendous help to me, and I am sure to the Club, to help us to reestablish a working treasury and an healthy financial situation to the Club.

I would like to remind everybody in the Club that all Expense Report need to be signed by an Authorized person, meaning Ex-Com members, has well as Dayleaders. Please James, and Dave, remind your Dayleaders that they have to approve expenses before putting the Expense Reports in the safe. Also they need to make sure that all information is readable, or there will no reimbursement. We are finalizing the transfer of signature for the different account. As soon as I will know how much we have in the different account, I will let you know. Last June we had $ 10,260 from membership, and this past July until now we had $ 5,502 from membership.

I would like to bring to your attention the generous donation of $250 to our Club, from Dennis Gates. This is a non member windsurfer who was helped by club members, on 5/21/01, a Monday, when he found himself in a difficult situation, wounded, and bleeding. His equipment was kept in the club when he was taken to the hospital. Thanks to the people who helped Dennis that day. They showed the spirit of the Club.

Bernard Bouis, Treasurer

 

Open Agenda Items.

  • SKIFF MOTOR ISSUES: $250 was approved for having the 15hp motor professionally serviced. A proposal to purchase a new skiff motor was tabled for further consideration and for input from Peter Kuhn who is the chief motor repair person. Port Captain James Wei noted that the 25hp has been dying frequently. Ed Shirk advised that we not buy a 2 stroke, both because our other motors are 4 stroke and take a different type of oil and because the 4 strokes are less polluting. There appears to also be a possibility that 2 strokes will be prohibited in the marina and possibly in the bay in the foreseeable future.
  • Sypko Andeae has met all the requirements for his Cruising Skipper Rating and was unanimously approved.
  • Sypko Andreae requested and was granted permission to take one kayak to Tomales Bay on August 12 and 13th.
  • A policy of requesting a $100 fully refundable deposit for equipment being transported out of the area was approved.
  • Windsurfing signout policy was modified in the following manner: windsurfing signout/ sign-in sheet is to be returned to the clubhouse under the dayleader’s jurisdiction. The dayleader may close the signout sheet at any time equipment is not put away and checked in until the situation is corrected. Universals remain at the windsurfing locker. Suggestions for implementing use of section leaders and other proposals were tabled for further consideration and input from the windsurfing vice commodores.
  • Fundraising Committee chair Chris Havel reports that the committee is sending out letters of solicitation to all Club Members. They also plan to put a display near the clubhouse to raise awareness of our goals and progress in reaching them. It is expected that most funds will be raised from CSC members and a collection box at open houses. Individuals and Corporations likely to be interested in supporting CSC are also being approached for larger donations.
  • A budget item of up to $2,000 for repair and necessary maintenance on Nenya was approved.
  • The First Vice Commodore’s request for a surprise workday on Sat Aug 11th was approved, with instructors exempted from work and students leaving when it’s their turn for lessons.
  • A budget item of $500 for improvements and supplies for the tool shed was approved.
  • A resolution was passed to strongly encourage people with junior plus or advanced dinghy or above rating to participate in dayleader training as part of their leadership role in the club.
  • A proposal to raise the liability level in case of damage resulting form negligence to club equipment from its present $100 to $500 was discussed briefly and tabled for further consideration. There were suggestions to raise it to $250 instead, and opinions expressed that the present rate is unrealistically low, that a higher rate might discourage seniors from teaching, and that real negligence was involved so seldom that the present liability was assessed infrequently enough for it to matter at all.

 

There was one closed agenda item.

2001.07.26 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday July 26, 2001
Minutes- Ex-comm July 26, 2001 Present: Commodore, Bob Hood, Vice Commodore, Marceline Therrien, First Vice Commodore, (proxy) Martin Jonikas, Second Vice Commodore, Vincent Fallourd, Assistant Port Captain Dave Fraser, Treasurer (also proxy for Rear Commodore) Bernard Bouis, Secretary, Karen Huff

Report Rear Commodore 7/26.

Our third fast track is coming and Beth Burstein has volunteered to help organizing this one from 7/30-8/2. Contact her at mailto:b_burstein@yahoo.com if you have finished all your requirements (rigging & written test completed + at least 2 work hours). She is looking for people who can help daylead during those evenings. Please contact David Fraser or Beth if you can help out during those evenings!

The women's program has 1 lesson coming up this Sunday 7/29 and 2 more in August on 8/12 and 8/26. Jan and Tara are looking for teachers. Please contact Jan at mailto:jan_ct1@yahoo.com if you can help out

Jeff Lewis has volunteered to organize 2 classes for advanced dinghy training. These classes are for juniors who want to pursue their senior rating and feel they can use some help. First class will be held August 12th immediately after the women's class (3.30-7.30), second class will be August 19th from 2-6. If you can teach or want to attend, contact Jeff at mailto:risome@netwizards.net

Malu organized another great lecture on docking with speaker Dave R last week. Keep an eye on the email list and clubhouse for future lectures

Rear Commodore Jolanda wants to thank all those people, who step in to organize our programs and lectures and who keep coming to the club for teaching! Rated members, please come to the club and give Saturday morning lessons or during the week. Non rated members who passed their rigging test, please pass on your knowledge and start giving rigging lessons, you will get work credit for this. Students, sign-up for the email list: there are always postings from members who offer to give lessons outside sheduled lesson time. Also, sign up for cruises, as you get to steer and learn a lot while you're cruising the Bay.

First Vice (Proxy) Report:

We did not pursue the possibility of using JP Rouland's 25HP skiff motor because the general consensus was that it would take too much work to adapt it to our purposes.

Rich Snyder was hit on the head by Lido #6 mast float during a lesson. He was taken to emergency and is making a claim on our insurance- David Frasier is taking care of this. All Lido masts were inspected and the one on Lido #6 re-installed.

Ed Shirk reminds us that our Operating Rules direct us to lower the sails on the boats at the dock if they are not to be sailed again within one minute! Please get back in the habit of doing this.

Both 25 and 15HP motors are working fine.

Huge thanks to Ed Shirk for heading the work parties every week-end, and in general taking care of the boats!!!! And to Peter Kuhn for fixing the skiffs!!!

Happy Sailing! -Martin Jonikas (Proxy for Ben Pink)

Deputy Port Captain's report 7/26 (for the Port Captain)

1. Hired 3 new dayleaders, Shermaine Barlaan, Joshua Jones, David Reinstein. May hire 1-2 more.

2. I plan intensive training for them Saturday 7/28 from 1230-1530. They will also need to train alongside experienced DLs as much as possible in the next week or so; I'm hoping they can work on their own in 7-10 days. They can be scheduled independently as soon as they and Port Captain feel they're ok.

3. Andreas Nguyen has joined the Port Captain team for the time being and, it is hoped, will deputize if James and I are away. (Please help convince him if need be!)At minimum I will attend Ex-Comm tomorrow, as proxy if James can't stay.

4. Andreas has been incredibly helpful and effective in rationalizing much of the DL operation quickly. He has produced and updated the DL schedule and expanded my initial list of current, volunteer, may-hire, and potential DLs into a useful database, both as an Excel file. Initial sked is in the DL file at south side of desk. Andreas has also done a great deal to put the clubhouse and desk into sensible shape.

5. We lost one potentially excellent new hire b/c of concerns over cost of clothing, among other things. Given the high turnover and difficulty in retention, with James's approval I am requesting an agenda item to outfit the Dayleaders, budget $500. This would include a large and a medium set of decent foulies, plus warm caps, gloves, and possibly boots. I will try to get a couple of estimates by meeting time. Do we still have discounts for club purchases and if so, where?

6. Club was closed Wed. 7/25 for lack of dayleaders. Andreas posted a large-type sign on clubhouse door and I emailed a notice to list. Perhaps a continuous-loop recording can be played too...

7. Felix Goebel, here from Germany for the summer, will also be available for the Port Captain team.

8. I am doing a FAQ sheet for dayleaders to give to prospective members: "please look this over and if you have any questions I'll be happy etc..." I think a second sheet can be done for members to update them on new policies.

9. If you have any suggestions for people who might be good for the Port Captain team please let us know.

Respectfully, David Fraser

Commodore?s report

Here's my report! .

The club is getting into full swing for the summer. The yard is active with many senior members helping people to do yeoman's work keeping our lidos afloat. They show how much a volunteer membership organization depends on it's voluntary membership. Thank you to Ed Shirk, Martin Jonikas and others on the Resin Ranch. Despite a shortage of qualified dayleaders, the Port Captain and his team have worked arduously to keep the club open, but remember folks we can't do this without the membership stepping forward.

Vincent Fallourd, our illustrious 2nd vice commodore has gotten our gear up to standards so is planning to concentrate on his senior project for the windsurfing container, so please lend him a hand. Welcome back to Dave Rabinowitz who has graced us with his wonderful presence again this summer and may come back after his next preambulation. Please remember to thank our volunteers on ex-comm who have been working above and beyond and help them keep the club running as smoothly as possible. Malu has put together a fine lecture series (Our first in a couple of years), so please attend and learn something about sailing. Wednesday night keelboat lessons are being led by our strong group of senior sailors and are well attended. Junior skippers please remember lessons times and teach a non-skipper how to sail. There has been a shortage of teachers especially during the weekday lessons. This is the time of year when we have a large proportion of new members who need to learn the ropes. It would save a lot of argument if people would read the rules, read the posted announcements, read the posted minutes and read the log. Actually, that's not true, but the "discussions" would perhaps be better informed and more entertaining. We are also looking forward to the new windsurfing program with the universals and the whole program administered by a group of windsurfers holding chairmanships and building a new more cohesive, self managing mature style.

Agenda Items

1.Jason Katz-Brown, 16, requested acceptance as a member of cal Sailing Club and was approved. Vivienne Fagrell proposed to prep and paint the bottom of Nenya as her senior project and was approved. A 505 in good condition was accepted as a donation. Whether to keep it (and possibly junk the 470) or sell it will be decided at a later date.

2.Windsurfing Program changes were approved as follows : The universals and the windsurfing sign-up sheets will be moved to the windsurfing shed on Saturday, July 28th. Prominent signs will be posted. The dayleader will still check the list at the end of day to be sure all people and equipment are back. dayleader still retains ultimate authority and responsibility for rescues. The second vice commodore is approved to appoint chairs as necessary to implement changes and give windsurfers more responsibility and empowerment in their program.

3.Richard Bloom who first joined in 1978 is back and shared that Cal Sailing Club had changed the direction of his life, inspiring him to change his major from linguistics to scuba! he also received instructions on how to reinstate his ratings.

4.Member Richard Snyder was injured when a masthead float and its metal fitting came loose and fell on this head, requiring 12 staples and causing three days of missed work. our insurance company will work out details with his insurance company and the club will extend his membership for six months free of charge.

5.The Assistant Port Captain was approved for a $200 expenditure for 2 sets of new foulies for dayleaders? use.

6.Letter thanking Cal Adventures for their assistance on resues and teamwork on matters of mutual concern was approved and signed by the Port Captain and the Commodore. Member Dave Rabinowitz requested a change in policy to allow excess work hours to be applied for one year rather than six months, on the basis that it might inspire people to put in more hours during the busy season when there is much to be done. The proposal was tabled for later consideration, but ex-comm unanimously approved extending Dave Rabinowitz?s work credits for a year (which he had not requested) because he no longer lives in the area, but puts in extensive amounts of work for the club when he visits from out of state.

7.Proposals to get radios for the skiffs, streamline dayleader training, and add requirements to rationings were tabled for further discussion. There was one closed agenda item.

2001.07.12 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday July 12, 2001

EX COMM MEETING MINUTES
JULY 12, 2001

Excom members present

Bernard Bouis

Bob Hood

Marceline Therrian

Jolanda De Boer

Karen Huff

James Wai

Ben Pink

Martin Jonikas (proxy for Ben Pink)

Trumpton Mc Farlane

Commodore’s Report:- Bob Hood

I would like to welcome the new members of ex-comm. You are joining a wonderful crew. I am grateful, pleased and proud of all the work that ex-comm and many of our general membership is doing. I would like to thank the really active group of skippers who are engaged in a wonderful fundraising campaign for our dinghy replacement fleet. the dinghy fleet is the backbone of our teaching program and I am very proud and grateful that these skippers have taken on this challenge. I would like to thank Martin Jonikas for his recent contributions to the club since he returned from MIT and France. The cruise calendar is really hopping and I would like to encourage the membership to take advantage of the chance to promote the club with these great free rides around the bay with the great cruising skipper candidates. The season is getting really busy with new members signing up in droves, so I would encourage any member who sees someone new not knowing what they’re doing to help the new person. You all know more than you think. I hope to see an active and revitalized windsurfing program at the club with even more teaching and involvement of j+ and more senior members.

 

Vice Commodore’s Report- Marceline Therrien

The club gave 116 rides on Saturday and 95 rides on Sunday for a total of 211 rides during our last Open House. So far this year we have given 961 Open House rides. four of the club’s senior skippers took 20 teenagers from the Berkeley YMCA for a 3 hour boat ride on July 11th. This is the first time we have co-ordinated a program with the YMCA. We have taken about two dozen kids from Berkeley Youth Alternatives for rides so far this summer. Many Thanks to everyone who volunteered for these activities.

Members are reminded that private sailing by rated skippers on any type of boat is absolutely prohibited during Open House while members of the public are waiting for rides.

The club is working to get publicity for our boat-building campaign. Please contact the Vice Commodore if you know of avenues for getting publicity and are willing to help. Members of the club are kindly asked to coordinate media contacts through the Vice Commodore to be sure that the club’s needs are best served. Members sometimes inadvertently interfere with the club’s public relations goals by submitting their own material to media outlets.

The Vice Commodore welcomes the new treasurer, Bernard Bouis, to his position. She has helped train him in his duties and has also trained the club’s new bookeeeper. Members are kindly requested to cooperate with Bernard to make his job easier and keep him aboard.

Our next Open House is on August 4&5. Please come down and help.

 

First Vice Commodore’s Report- Ben Pink

We have a new layout of the yard. Please adhere to the new rules regarding the layout:

Please do not put sailboats on the green turf area in front of the windsurf lockers- this is now a windsurf rigging area.

Please do not leave windsurf sails or boards outside the green area.

When putting boats back in the yard, keep them at least five feet away from other boats that are clearly being repaired, if at all possible.

When putting away lasers or bytes, only one laser and one byte may remain on the seatech dollies; all others must be placed vertically in the laser rack. Get help if you don’t know how to do this!

The skiffs will now live in the front of the yard, near the opening fence- leave enough room for fence to close.

Regarding the skiffs and motors:

Skiff motors need to be flushed out with fresh water after every use. If you can’t find the plastic motor "muffs" to flush the engine, please write a clear note on the log for the next dayleader so they can flush the motor asap. Also the skiff is to be used for official club safety issues only. It is not to be used fro pleasure cruises or joy-riding. If you have any questions as to what I mean by official club use, please contact me, or the Port Captain, James Wei

We have begun to work on re-surfacing and painting the lido trailers. We are grinding off the rust and then painting over them with metal primer and rustoleum paint. Anyone can get work credit for working on the trailers- no experience necessary.

We have five working lidos, three that are being repaired. Every Saturday morning is an opportunity to help work on boats and get your work hours. Please help us maintain the boats. All three JY15s are working, although please use your lightest touch when stepping on the foredecks of these boats. Keep the shroud away from the hoist when launching the Jys! Work is well under way to make at least one Rhodes 19 sailable. If you want to get this boat into the water soon, please contact Jim Pottinger to volunteer for work.

We have several working lasers and two working bytes. These boats are great to sail, but please learn proper rigging. Always use two mast floats, each tied on with a separate piece of line, at all times. Make sure your tiller/rudder is securely tied on. Ask Malu Lujan for a laser/byte rigging lesson if you want to get checked out on these boats.

Martin jonikas will be the frist vice commodore in my absence from July 13th till approximately August 5th. Please contact him at email mjonikas@MIT.EDU with questions regarding first vice commodore issues in my absence.

That’s it!

 

Rear Commodore’s Report – Jolanda De Boer

Beth Burstein has volunteered to help organize the 3rd fast track from 7/30-8/2. Contact her at mailto:b burstein@ yahoo.com if you have finished all your requirements (rigging and written test completed + at least 2 work hours). She is also looking for teachers for one or more evenings. Our dayleader shortage stands in the way of executing this program, so please contact David Fraser if you can help out during those evenings!

The women’s program offers capsizing practice this Sunday 7/15. Jan and Tara show you the tricks how to right a lido, regardless of your height.

Malu is organizing the lecture series this summer and started one last Monday with our guest speaker Bob Hood. keep an eye on the email list and clubhouse for future lectures.

Rear Commodore Jolanda wants to thank all those people who step in to organize our programs and lectures and who keep coming to the club for teaching! For new instructors, there will be another teaching seminar this month. Rated members, please come to the club and give Saturday morning lessons or during the week. Non-rated members who have passed your rigging test, please pass on your knowledge and start giving rigging lessons; you will get credit for this. Students, sign up for the e-mail list; there are always postings form members who offer to give lessons outside scheduled lesson times.

Minutes from 6/28 were accepted.

The first agenda item was a review by ex-comm of the recent disturbances at the club caused by a non-member who seemed to have some mental problems. The Port Captain, the Commodore, the Vice Commodore and several members who had encountered this individual gave accounts of their experiences. Ex- comm agreed to consider the possibility of a restraining order should it be needed and the Commodore is checking into what that would require. The Port Captain commended the members for restraint and good judgment in dealing with this difficult individual.

Port Captain James Wei requested that we send a letter to Cal Adventures, thanking them for their assistance in recent rescues. This was approved. The secretary agreed to draft the letter, but requested time to find out if we have any official letterhead, since no one present knew.

Neil Denham and Jennifer Seimer appeared before ex-comm to request refunds of their membership. They stated that they had written checks on May 5, 2001 for membership, and decided after half a lesson that they did not wish to belong to CSC after all. The dayleader at the time, according to their testimony, explained that he could not return their checks because they were already in the safe, but told them it was no problem and they would not be cashed. They stated they were unaware that the matter was not settled until their bank statement showed that the checks had been cashed, at which point they were referred to a then-member of ex-comm, who listened to their story and agreed that their money would be refunded, since that had been promised, but that he was no longer able to sign checks. It was pointed out to Mr. Durham and Ms Seiner that they had signed an agreement that they understood our policy of absolutely no refunds. Ex-comm dismissed them from the meeting for lack of courtesy and informed them they would be notified after the veracity of their story was checked. The former ex-comm member returned the commodore’s call and confirmed that they had been promised a refund, so it was agreed to mail them refunds and to make a note to be sure the club policy was clear to dayleaders in the future.

Matthias Roschke and Jim Monanger both requested approval for senior projects involving about 25 hours of repairs each on Nenya. Both projects were approved.

Stephen Skalander, age 16, petitioned for membership in the club and was approved contingent upon him bringing back a medical release form.

Peter Kuhn testified that the 25hp skiff motor was okay to use now.

Karen Huff requested permission to take her junior test on a Rhodes as medical problems make sailing a lido nearly impossible, and was approved.

The Port Captain requested that educating members as to the volunteer nature of the club and accompanying responsibilities be emphasized more in teaching for any rating, which was agreed to be a good idea.

A request was made to post informational windsurfing signs on the dock, and given informal approval, with the caution that since the dock is public property they might disappear.

Discussion was opened regarding removing windsurfing universals from the clubhouse and having a separate sign-out for windsurfers at the locker, in an effort to empower the windsurfing program and lighten the dayleader’s duties a little. The issue was remanded for further consideration.

Two closed agenda items were dealt with.

 

 

The meeting was adjourned until the General Membership meeting on Thursday, June 28 at 7pm at the Berkeley Yacht Club.

2001.06.21 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday June 21, 2001

EX COMM MEETING MINUTES
JUNE 21, 2001

Attending: Bob Hood, Marceline Therrien, Ben Pink, Vincent Fallourd proxy for Brian Herlihy, Chris Havel, Jolanda DeBoer, Alex Athenasopoulous, Joe Matera.

Review of Minutes from last meeting: Approved with the following corrections: Rear Commodore Jolanda made the following report. - We finished a successful fast track a week ago, with one new junior. Thanks to Alex Francois and all teachers and dayleaders to make this happen! Sarah Hubbard has volunteered to organize the next fast track from June 25-28. She is looking for teachers, so please contact her directly at sjhhubbard@hotmail.com. If you’re interested to volunteer for the third fast track in July, have good organization and communication skills, and want to earn a 3-month free membership, we would love to hear form you. Contact Jolanda at mailto:jdeboer@california.com. The women’s program is still going strong. Tara and Jan can always use female teachers and welcome students. For more info, look inside the club house near the changing room for their flyer. There will be a hypothermia lecture in the BYC on Wednesday 6/13 from 7:30-9PM. Learn to identify and prevent hypothermia and what are appropriate treatments. We really need more early bird Saturday morning teachers. Come down to the club and begin your weekend on a good note! Even when you’re not a rated skipper, you can still give rigging lessons and earn work credit that way. Also, Monday and Thursday afternoon teachers needed! Thanks to all the teachers who have been showing up so far!! New juniors, please contact Jolanda. We would like your help with teaching and can give you some pointers and help to get started. Many consider teaching a way to advance their own skills.

Reports:

  • Treasurer Joe reports that the 1999-2000 taxes are ready to go to the accountant. The 2000-2001 information is not yet available. We were two years behind on our property taxes, but they are now paid in full. There are no longer any liens on our boats.

 

Agenda:

  • A motion was made to approve Rob Mohr’s senior project to teach windsurfing on 4 Saturdays for 3 hours each day. The motion was tabled because of lack of specifics.
  • A motion was made to approve David Fraser’s senior project to enhance dayleader training and operation as specified in the attached outline. The motion passed unanimously.
  • A motion was made to allow Sypko to park the skiff overnight at the BYC guest dock on Saturday and Sunday June 23 and 24. The motion passed unanimously.
  • A motion was made to accept a contract between CSC and Jim Antrim to complete the replacement dinghy design. The motion passed unanimously.
  • The following positions will be open at the next election: Second Vice Commodore in charge of windsurfing, Port Captain in charge of dayleaders, Treasurer, and Secretary.
  • A motion was made to hire a book keeper to assist the treasurer in preparing tax documents, records and reports. The book keeper will not sign checks, make deposits or attend Ex Comm meetings. Payment will be up to $25/hour for about 5-10 hours per month. S/he will be hired by the Commodore, the Treasurer, and the Secretary. The motion passed unanimously.

 

The meeting was adjourned until the General Membership meeting on Thursday, June 28 at 7pm at the Berkeley Yacht Club.

2001.06.07 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday June 07, 2001

 

EX COMM MEETING MINUTES
JUNE 7, 2001

Attending: Bob Hood, Marceline Therrien, Ben Pink, Brian Herlihy, Chris Havel, Jolanda DeBoer, James Wai proxy for Alex Athenasopoulous, Joe Matera, Isabella La Rocca.

Review of Minutes from last meeting: Approved without corrections.

Reports:

  • Commodore Bob Hood reports that he is pleased and proud of our members’ activities in the club. There is a lot of activity in the club and all members are benefiting. The teaching program is active on many fronts, and we are also keeping our boats floating with Ed Shirk’s help and direction. Open Houses are getting more active and he would like to remind all members that it’s important that they participate as representatives of our club. Open House is where the public gets to see our club and learn what we are all about. There will be another Ashby Shoal breakfast this month organized by Sypko and Jim P. There will be a Tiki Party and Moonlight Sail on June 30. Peter Kuhn agreed to be Big K, but will not buy the Book of Tiki so we are appealing to the membership for any copies of the Book of Tiki as well as torches, plastic leis, grass skirts, etc. Please contact Big K. Bob would like to thank James Wai for his successful efforts to keep the club open and his activities with the dayleaders. He would also like to thank Joe Matera and Marceline for pulling our finances together. Bob would like to remind members of the General Membership meeting and elections coming up this month and he would like to encourage all members to participate in the election. We will have some offices in the Ex Comm vacant and he encourages interested members to consider serving on Ex Comm. We are continuing to struggle with the thorny financial issues involved with replacing our dinghy fleet and Saul has done wonderful work to get realistic and manageable figures from our potential builder.
  • First Vice Commodore Ben reports that we should have seven lidos operational within a week or two. The second skiff rebuild is almost complete. Thank you to Ed Shirk for his continuing work with boat maintenance. The laser rack is complete and operational. Please ask Ben for a demonstration of its proper use. Numerous times in the past two weeks Lidos have been left in the yard not properly put away. Sails have been left without covers and unrolled. Persons found to have not put their boat away properly will have sailing privileges temporarily suspended. Please ask a senior sailor if you need help rigging or derigging. Laser and Byte sails, spars, and hulls are old and prone to breakage. Please be careful with this equipment to prevent breakage and a potential incident while sailing. Check all lines, fittings, and of course one’s drain plug before Lasering! Please be extra careful when launching or hoisting JY15s. The spreaders can be pulled out of the mast easily by hitting the shrouds on the hoist. Keep the bowline taught and the nose of the boat at right angles to the hoist to avoid hitting the spreaders. Ask for assistance if you are not sure of how do this. Ben is seeking help organizing Laser races, and seeking donations of laser hulls, spars, and sails. If you have these skills and want to help the laser program, please contact Ben or Malu.
  • Second Vice Commodore Brian reports that we will have a windsurfing demo day this Saturday, June 9 from 2-6pm!

Agenda:

  • A motion was made to approve Junior sailing for the Ashby Shoal breakfast on Sunday June 24 and using the skiff Friday night and Saturday morning to place the night buoy. The motion passed unanimously.
  • Saul reported that the original boats would cost approximately between $108,000 and $118,000 for 8 boats and molds. We would be buying molds that can be used in the future. We will be voting on approving additional money for the design specifications at the next Ex Comm meeting.
  • The Boat Design Fundraising Committee meeting will meet on Monday, June 18th at 7pm. Contact Chris for the location.
  • CLOSED AGENDA ITEM.
  • Seniors are reminded that in the case of damage to other boats they should leave their own name and number as well as the affiliation with the club. They must come to Ex Comm immediately after the incident and they are responsible for managing the incident to its conclusion.
  • A motion was made to forbid free sailing and windsurfing as long as there are people waiting for rides during the next Open House. The motion failed with 4 in favor, 1 abstention, and 4 opposed.
  • A motion was made to amend the above motion to forbid free sailing and windsurfing as long as there are people waiting for rides during the next Open House except with the explicit permission of the dayleader. The motion failed with 2 in favor, 1 abstention, and 4 opposed.

The meeting was adjourned until the next meeting on Thursday, June 21 at 7pm at the clubhouse.

2001.05.24 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday May 24, 2001

EX COMM MEETING MINUTES
MAY 24, 2001

Attending: Bob Hood, Marceline Therrien, Ben Pink, Brian Herlihy, Jolanda DeBoer, Alex Athenasopoulous, Joe Matera.

Review of Minutes from last meeting: The report about the Berkeley Bay Festival was made by Marceline, not Bob. It should read as follows: Vice Commodore Marceline reports that The Cal Sailing Club gave 165 free sailboat rides during the Berkeley Bay Festival held on April 28. The club thanks the many volunteers who made this possible (in no particular order): Robert Ofsevit, Jolanda DeBoer, Ben Pink, Sypko Andreae, Allan Champion, Dave Reichmuth, Bernard Bouis, Marie Lim, Jerry Huff, KarenHuff, Rebecca Haussmann, John Mankey, David Cary, Scott McLean, Peter Kuhn, Laura Speare, Tara Ellman, David Frazier, Peter Baczek, Kesinee Yip, Mika Kitagawa, JohnDanielson, and Seth Clark.

Reports:

  • Commodore Bob Hood thanks all club members for all the great work!
  • Vice Commodore Marceline thanks Chris Havel for organizing the Ashby Shoal Sunday. She is still looking for Seniors to take kids from the YMCA on July 11 from 11-2pm. There will be an Open House on June 2 and 3.
  • First Vice Commodore Ben reports that there will be a work day on Saturday. There are new mainsheets on the Lidos. We are close to finishing the rebuilding of the skiff. We need people to help turn the skiff over and remount the steering assembly. There are five Lidos working and one close to working. Please be careful when launching the JY-15s - the shrouds must not touch the hoist. The laser project is close to completion. There will be a Laser Rigging and Storage Clinic on June 2 following Lido lessons. The next workday will be unannounced.
  • Second Vice Commodore Brian reports that we have a wind pager at the club!
  • Rear Commodore Jolanda reports that there will be a Hypothermia lecture at the Berkeley Yacht Club on Wednesday June 13 from 7:30 - 9 PM. There will be a Fast Track on Monday the 25th and Thursday the 28th. Teachers are needed for the Sunday Women’s program. Please contact Jolanda to volunteer.
  • Port Captain Alex reports that it is a new year for dayleaders. Windsurfers are encouraged to volunteer daylead.
  • Treasurer Joe will have bank statements and tax returns soon. We have $35,000 in the Dinghy Replacement Fund, $39,000 in the Money Market, and $7,000 in the checking account. All our bills are paid and our reimbursements are up to date. Please notify Joe if you need to be reimbursed.

 

 

Agenda:

  • A motion was made to approve all Ashby Shoal activities, including allowing Juniors out at low tide. The motion passed with 4 in favor and 1 opposed.
  • There will be a Tiki Party at the clubhouse on Saturday, June 30 with a BBQ and a moonlight sail. Peter Kuhn will be Master of Ceremonies.
  • There was a discussion about changing the requirements for windsurfing ratings. The discussion will continue at the next Ex Comm meeting.
  • A motion was made to approve the new budget. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned until the next meeting on Thursday, June 7 at 7pm at the clubhouse.

2001.05.09 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Wednesday May 09, 2001

EX COMM MEETING MINUTES
MAY 9, 2001

Attending: Bob Hood, Marceline Therrien, Brian Herlihy, Chris Havel, Jolanda deBoer, Joe Matera, Isabella LaRocca.

Review of Minutes from last meeting: Approved without corrections.

Reports:

  • Commodore Bob reports that The Cal Sailing Club gave 165 free sailboat rides during the Berkeley Bay Festival held on April 28. The club thanks the many volunteers who made this possible (in no particular order): Robert Ofsevit, Jolanda de Boer, Ben Pink, Sypko Andreae, Allan Champion, Dave Reichmuth, Bernard Bouis, Marie Lim, Jerry Huff, Karen Huff, Rebecca Haussmann, John Mankey, David Cary, Scott McLean, Peter Kuhn, Laura Speare, Tara Ellman, David Frazier, Peter Baczek, Kesinee Yip, Mika Kitagawa, JohnDanielson, and Seth Clark..
  • Vice Commodore Marceline reports that The Berkeley YMCA has asked us to take out 24 6th-8th graders participating in its aquatic activities summer day camp on July 11. We need four-five senior skippers to volunteer to take these kids out. They are flexible on the time - Marceline suggests 11:00 am-2:00 pm. We need to give them an answer next week. CSC and the Berkeley Yacht Club are co-sponsoring a lecture titled "Keelboat Racing Basics for New Crew" which will be given at the Berkeley Yacht Club at 7:30 pm on Tuesday May 15. This is a great opportunity to learn about participating in the Friday Night Races.
  • Second Vice Commodore Brian reports that we need windsurfers for Saturday morning lessons. There will be a workday on May 19. Last weekend’s gybe clinic and swap meet were very successful.
  • Third Vice Commodore Chris reports that he is looking for someone to coordinate the overhaul of Nenya (the donated Ensign) as a senior project. Thanks to Sypko and Seth for doing electrical work on the boats.
  • Treasurer Joe reports that the club’s books will be brought up-to-date by the next ex-comm meeting. The treasurer is working to get our tax situation straightened out. We are caught up on paying our bills. There is $7,892.94 in the checking account, $44,461.87 in the money market account and $35,000 in the dinghy replacement account.
  • Rear Commodore Jolanda reports that there will be a teaching seminar from 11:00-12:00 on Saturday May 12, and a women’s sailing class on Sunday May 13. Teachers are encouraged to show up to teach early (9:00 am) on Saturdays. Fast track planned for 5/28-5/31. There is still room for some students.Teachers for 1 or more nights needed. Contact Alex at: afrancois@glide.org. Malu Lujan is organizing a new lecture series.

 

 

Agenda:

  • A motion was made to reinstate our US Sailing membership. The motion passed with 4 in favor, 1 opposed, and 1 abstention.
  • A motion was to approve Chris for up $400 made to 2 fixed marine radios. The motion passed unanimously.
  • There was a discussion about changing the requirements for windsurfing ratings. The discussion will continue at the next Ex Comm meeting.
  • A motion was made to approve Vincent Fallourd for $500 for materials for his senior project to redesign and rebuild the J+ windsurfing locker. The motion passed unanimously.
  • A motion was made to transfer $25,000 to the dinghy replacement fund. The motion failed with 3 in favor and 4 opposed.
  • A motion was made to authorize Saul to continue negotiations with Atlantix boat builders. The motion passed unanimously.
  • A motion was made to approve Peter for $6,200 to buy a Precision 15. The motion passed with 5 in favor, 1 opposed, and 1 abstention.
  • A motion was made to approve Brian for up to $500 to repair windsurfing sails. The motion passed unanimously.
  • A motion was made to have the bottoms of the 5 keelboats in the marina cleaned on a quarterly basis at a cost of about $150. The motion passed unanimously.

 

The meeting was adjourned until the next meeting on Thursday, May 23 at 7pm at the clubhouse.

2001.04.25 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Wednesday April 25, 2001

EX COMM MEETING MINUTES
APRIL 25, 2001

Attending: Bob Hood, Marceline Therrien, Ben Pink, Brian Herlihy, Jolanda deBoer, Alex Athenasopoulous, Joe Matera, Isabella LaRocca.

Review of Minutes from last meeting: Approved without corrections.

Reports:

  • Commodore Bob Hood reports that he is encouraged and happy with all the great work!
  • Vice Commodore Marceline reports that the Berkeley Bay Festival is Saturday, April 28. She thanks the seniors who have volunteered. Seniors are reminded that seniors are responsible for repairing broken boats. We need more juniors and novices.
  • First Vice Commodore Ben reports that 5 Lidos are working. We are re-glassing the bottom of the the second rescue skiff this Saturday Three of the lasers are working, two of the bytes are working, and 1 of the Rhodes is working. Members are encouraged to sail the Rhodes but they need work. We are having a Yard Layout contest. E-mail a jpeg or submit drawings to any Ex Comm member. The deadline is Monday, May 20. Thanks to Ed and Malu for repairing the mast step on the red laser.
  • Second Vice Commodore Brian reports that he is very upset about broken equipment and equipment that has not been signed out, and worst of all both! We have a swap meet, a jibe clinic, and a demo day all coming up!
  • Rear Commodore Jolanda thanks James and Ben for the Rhodes class and to all who have taught. You will receive an instructor hat after 10 hours of teaching. You can also buy a hat for $10. The Women’s class starts this Sunday. Check the tides for upcoming lessons. Dayleaders may not arrive until 2pm on Mondays.
  • Port Captain Alex reports that our new dayleader Spencer started today. One dayleader quit but Alda will fill in.
  • Treasurer Joe is still working on organizing our financial records but progress is slow. There was a discussion about reorganizing the records.

Agenda:

  • A motion was made to approve Brian for $1400 for 4 new boards. The motion passed with 4 in favor and 1 abstention.
  • A motion was made to raise the dayleader’s pay by $.50/hour beginning June 1. The motion passed unanimously.
  • Malu was appointed Laser Chair.
  • James Wei was appointed Dayleader Chair.

The meeting was adjourned until the next meeting on Wednesday, May 9 at 7pm at the clubhouse.

2001.04.12 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday April 12, 2001

EX COMM MEETING MINUTES
APRIL 12, 2001

Attending: Bob Hood, Marceline Therrien, Brian Herlihy, Chris Havel, Jolanda deBoer, Isabella La Rocca.

Review of Minutes from last meeting: Approved without corrections.

Reports:

  • Commodore Bob Hood reports that he will be proposing some changes in windsurfing ratings requirements. He is also working on organizing an ensign race around Treasure Island open to all cruising and senior skippers who have passed the written test and racing rules test. He would like all officers to plan and promote senior projects.
  • Vice Commodore Marceline thanks all skippers that gave open house rides last weekends. People got rides in a timely fashion and were happy. On April 26 there will be a 7pm meeting at Hs. Lordships for planning the Eastshore State Park. It will be a good opportunity for club members to express interest in sailing access to the north sailing basin which is part of the new park, and all club members are strongly encouraged to attend. The club will participate in the Berkeley Bay Festival on April 28 from 11 - 4. We need 10 seniors and 10 juniors to take people for rides and receive work credit. We have CSC hats available for $10 each from Jolanda DeBoer or Vincent Fallourd.
  • Second Vice Commodore Brian reports that he is planning to host an event featuring famous windsurfing instructor Jason Voss. The swap meet is scheduled for Sunday, May 6 from 9-12 and will be attended by Vela Windsurfing Resorts. We got 5 masts for half price and 8 carbon booms donated! This is $5500 worth of gear for $750! Rumor has it the Mistral/Naish will host a demo day at the club!
  • Third Vice Commodore Chris Havel reports that we will haul out Nenya, probably on April 21. Thanks to Sypko and Alan for their work on wiring and batteries. He congratulates Ed Corbett for his 30 year membership in CSC!
  • Rear Commodore Jolanda reports that we need teachers for Wednesday night lessons. Please contact Peter Bascek or Chris Havel. If you have taught 20 hours you are eligible for an extremely cute hat - contact Jolanda. The women’s program starts April 29 from 2:30-5 and on other dates from 1-3. Please check the flyer in the clubhouse. There will be another teaching seminar on Saturday, May 12 at 2 pm. Skippers try to take only 2 students per boat and limit lessons to one hour. Diane Althoff has organized windsurfing lessons on Thursdays from 1-2. Thank you Jim for organizing the capsize clinic and we look forward to the next one. There is a cruising skipper study group and active cruising skippers are encouraged to participate. Please contact Sypko. We are working on a hypothermia clinic.

Agenda:

  • Mika Kitagawa has been appointed BBQ Chair. Congratulations and thanks to Mika!
  • A motion was made to approve Becky Hoots for up to $100 for cleaning Daisy’s bottom and for the PHRF certificate. The motion passed unanimously.
  • A motion was made to approve Alex Francois’ senior project to organize a fast track for the end of May. The motion passed unanimously.
  • Saul Schumsky gave a report on costs for the custom design boats.
  • A motion was made to extend Marceline’s eligibility to obtain her senior skipper rating for one motor year. The motion passed with 5 in favor and 1 abstention.
  • A motion was made to approve Brian for $750 for masts. The motion passed unanimously.
  • A motion was made to approve Brian for $300 for universal bases. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned until the next meeting on Wednesday, April 25 at 7pm at the clubhouse.

2001.03.28 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Wednesday March 28, 2001

EX COMM MEETING MINUTES
MARCH 28, 2001

Attending: Bob Hood, Marceline Therrien, Brian Herlihy, Ben Pink, Jolanda deBoer, Alex Athenasopoulous, Joe Matera, Isabella La Rocca.

Review of Minutes from last meeting: Approved without corrections.

Reports:

  • Commodore Bob Hood reports that Hs. Lordships has a Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 5-7pm with $1 pints of beer and free buffet. We had an interesting and successful General Membership meeting.
  • Vice Commodore Marceline reports that CSC and BYC are sponsoring a lecture entitled Keelboat Racing Basics for New Crew on May 16. All CSC members are invited to attend for free. The Berkeley Bay Festival is on Saturday, April 28. Keelboats are reserved for that purpose that day. The BBQs are scheduled for Saturdays after Open House contingent on the appointment of a BBQ Chair.
  • First Vice CommodoreBen Pink reports that we had a successful Lido work party last Saturday and we will be having another this Saturday. We will attempt to skin the larger skiff bottom which will take a month. For the next couple of months we will have work parties concurrent with Saturday morning lessons, during which we will repair leaky Lidos. He requests that members clearly and specifically identify problems with the boats in the log or directly to Ben. Thanks to Bill Prinzmetal for Sunday’s second successful cruise to Marina Bay. More dinghy cruises will be proposed soon.
  • Second Vice Commodore Brian reports that he would like to hold a windsurfing swap meet at the club and is working on getting on the proper permission.
  • Rear Commodore Jolanda reports that we have extremely cute hats for sale at $10 each. We only accept checks or money orders - no cash please. Please check the website calendar for the latest information on dinghy lessons and tides. Seniors please come down on Saturday! There will be a class on capsizing Lidos on Sunday April 1. We had our first teaching seminar last Saturday and we will have one each month.
  • Port Captain Alex reports that he is concerned about the state of the clubhouse. We have an urgent need for a committee of members interested in the repair and replacement of the clubhouse, including a solar shower. He expresses his dismay that new members must pay to become members before they are eligible for a free volunteer membership.
  • Treasurer Joe reports that we have about $12K in the checking account and about $86K in the money market. He looking for a replacement for the Race Chair for Lido races on Sunday mornings.

Agenda:

  • A motion was made to approve Tara Ellman and Jan Crosbie-Taylor ‘s senior project for organizing the Women’s Sunday Lesson Program as outlined in the attachment to the minutes at the clubhouse. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned until the next meeting on April 12 at 7pm at the clubhouse.

2001.03.15 - General

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Thursday March 15, 2001

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING MINUTES MARCH 15, 2001

Attending: Bob Hood, Marceline Therrien, Chris Havel, Brian Herlihy, Ben Pink, Jolanda deBoer, Alex Athenasopoulous, Joe Matera, Isabella La Rocca.

Review of Minutes from last meeting: Approved with the following corrections

  • Jolanda deBoer was present.

 

Reports:

  • Vice Commodore Marceline reports that we are running ads in the Express and Latitude. She has printed flyers advertising the club and encourages all to post them everywhere.
  • Second Vice Commodore Brian reports that the season has started and we are getting good deals on new equipment for the club. He encourages all to improve windsurfing instruction. He is working on having a swap meet hosted by the club. He is looking for seniors for specific projects and for a laser chair.
  • Port Captain Alex reports that we have dayleaders scheduled every day.
  • Rear Commodore Jolanda reports that we have ordered instructor hats and we have t-shirts for those who teach windsurfing 10 hours. She is looking for fast track organizers (in exchange for free memberships). The women’s program will start at the end of April and she is looking for volunteers.
  • Treasurer Joe reports that there is major disarray in the financial department but his main priority is getting it under control. We have about $100K.

 

Old Business:

  • An update was made on the custom boat and a presentation was made on the production boat possibilities. There was a discussion about the two possibilities.

Agenda:

  • A motion was made to approve Fenan Samuel, age 16, as a club member. The motion passed unanimously.
  • A motion was made to approve Camilla Alexander, age 17, as a club member. The motion passed unanimously.
  • A motion was made to accept the donation of a Commander. The motion failed with 3 in favor, 4 opposed, and 1 abstention.
  • A motion was made to approve Brian for $1,000 to Vela for 5 sails and $4196.00 for Boardsports for a variety of windsurfing equipment (averaging $200 per sail for new sails). The motion passed unanimously.
  • A motion was made to allow non-members to become volunteer dayleaders and receive free memberships. The motion failed with 1 in favor, 6 opposed, and 1 abstention.

The meeting was adjourned until the next meeting on March 29 at 7pm at the clubhouse.

2001.03.01 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday March 01, 2001

EX COMM MEETING MINUTES
MINUTES MARCH 1, 2001

Attending: Bob Hood, Marceline Therrien, Chris Havel, Brian Herlihy, Ben Pink, Joe Matera, Isabella La Rocca.

Review of Minutes from last meeting: Approved without corrections.

Reports:

  • Commodore Bob reports that the next General Membership meeting will be on Thursday, March 15 at the Berkeley Yacht Club. No host bar at 7pm, dinner served at 7:30. We will discuss budget issues and further development in dinghy fleet replacement.
  • Vice Commodore Marceline reports that we ran an ad in this week’s Express and we will have a small ad every month in Latitude. She has changed the message on the voice mail box so that the information is current. A reporter from Xtreme ‘Zine will be here with a photographer on Sunday at 1pm for Open House.
  • First Vice Commodore Ben reports that we have 2 Lidos in serious disrepair and an additional 3 with less serious problems that are not sailable. Thanks to Bill P. and Peter K. the third JY is rigged and sailable. Due to the bad weather, we haven’t had any Lido work parties. Saturday work parties will resume when the weather improves. He is still looking for a volunteer or senior project to work on the green Rhodes.
  • Second Vice Commodore Brian reports that Diane Althoff is attempting to get donations from manufacturer’s and retail shops. We should be able to get good discounts on gear this year. By the next Ex Comm meeting he will have an estimate for this year’s purchases.
  • Third Vice Commodore Chris reports that we ordered a sling so that by the end of the month we should have the fourth ensign out of the berth and in the yard for summer sailing.
  • Rear Commodore Jolanda reports that there will be an addition to the blue Introductory Handbook for Sailing Lidos booklet as to how to become a Junior. She is taking a survey among rated skippers about teaching. Please send her responses. The position of Women’s Teaching Chair is wide open. Call her at (510) 452 2331.
  • Treasurer Joe reports that he is working on the financial record keeping though his computer is busted. The Racing Chair position is open - if you are interested please call him at (510) 655 7547.
  • Secretary Isabella is looking for a Secretary Chair. Please contact her at larocca@jps.net if you are interested.

Old Business:

  • A motion was made to start a separate account for the dinghy replacement fund. The motion passed unanimously.
  • A motion was made to transfer $35,000 from our money market account to the dinghy replacement fund. The motion passed with 6 in favor and 2 opposed.

Agenda:

  • A motion was made to approve Bill Prinzmetal’s cruise to Angel Island on March 11, outlined as attached (hard copy in the clubhouse) and via e-mail on March 1. The motion passed unanimously.
  • A motion was made to approve Vincent Fallourd as Windsurfing Maintenance Chair with duties as described in the attached hard copy in the clubhouse. The motion passed unanimously.
  • We need volunteers for the dinghy replacement fundraising committee!
  • A motion was made to appoint Isabella as Windsurfing Locker Chair. The motion passed unanimously.
  • A motion was made to approve $400 for teaching incentive hats. The motion passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned until the next meeting on March 15 at 7pm at the Berkeley Yacht Club.

The meeting was adjourned.

2001.02.15 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday February 15, 2001

EX COMM MEETING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 15, 2001

Present: Bob Hood, Chris Havel, Brian Herlihy, Ben Pink, Alex Athanasopoulos, Joe Matera, Isabella La Rocca.

Reports:

  • Commodore Bob reports that the next General Membership meeting will be on Thursday, March 15.
  • Vice Commodore Marceline gives special thanks to all the Seniors who came down to give open house rides in February. We will need your help again in March, but she is making a proposal that she hopes will improve the situation regarding low tide in the future. We were able to get free publicity for our Open House rides last month in a number of publications including Latitude 38, Bayinsider.com, Oakland Tribune and Berkeley Daily Planet. She will definitely keep up this PR campaign. Quite a few Open House riders marked "newspaper" as where they learned about Open House rides.
  • First Vice Commodore Scott has resigned due to work constraints. A motion was made to appoint Ben Pink as his replacement. The motion passed unanimously.
  • Second Vice Commodore Brian reports that Diane Althoffs attempts to get donations from manufacturer’s have been well received, though we haven’t had any donations. He has not been able to get the Kazoo board.
  • Rear Commodore Ben reports that we have had successful informational seminars on the operating rules and more will follow. We are planning a dayleader seminar. Congratulations to Ernie on his diligence in preparing for the senior test and passing it!
  • Treasurer Joe will be keeping the club books on the club computer. Please call him at (510) 655 7547 if you have something to be included on the General Membership announcement postcard.

Old Business:

  • All previous unapproved minutes are now approved.
  • We are working on the budget; Joe is preparing the past year’s financial statements. Please attend the General Membership meeting to discuss the dinghy replacement fleet.

Agenda:

  • A motion was made to approve an advertising budget of $2,400. The motion passed with 4 in favor, 1 opposed, and 2 abstention.
  • A motion was made to change Open Houses to the following schedule because the low water situation in the South Sailing Basin has a negative effect on our Open House rides. For the past several months, we have had to rely solely on Seniors: One time per month (keeps as close as possible to our past schedule) March 3-4 (as originally scheduled), April 8, May 6, June 3, July 8, Aug 5, Sept 2, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 9. The motion failed with 2 in favor, 4 opposed, and 1 abstention.
  • A motion was made to accept Marceline’s plan to set up and maintain set up accounts for all dinghy replacement money, including donations. The motion was tabled until the next Ex Comm meeting.
  • The next Ex Comm meeting will be on Thursday, March 1 at 7 pm in the club house.

The meeting was adjourned.

2001.02.01 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday February 01, 2001

EX COMM MEETING MINUTES
FEBRUARY 1, 2001

Present: Bob Hood, Marceline Therrien, proxy for Chris Havel, Jolanda de Boer, Ben Pink, proxy for Joe Matera.

Reports:

  • Commodore Bob reports that the Treasurer and committee are working on the budget in Quickbooks and we are planning to review it budget by the next Ex Comm meeting (2/15). He also reports that we’re moving forward on the dinghy acquisition. He request that Ex Comm members submit their phone numbers to him.
  • Vice Commodore Marceline reports that she will propose a detailed advertising plan next meeting. The advertising budget has been $1800-$2000 annually. In order to get free publicity, we have sent out e-mails to a variety of community calendars. There is an Open House this weekend of 2/3 and 2/4- due to low tide we need seniors!
  • Rear Commodores Ben and Jolanda report that Sypko has indicated that the membership database is operational, so we can start to send out e-mails to juniors to teach. We are going to reorder the teaching hats, which you will get with 20 hours of teaching. Volunteers for fast tracks are needed; one does not have to be rated to coordinate the fast tracks. Organizing a fast track will give you free membership for 3 months. Contact Ben or Jolanda for more info.
  • Port Captain Alex reports that we have enough dayleaders. On Monday & Wednesdays the dayleader starts at 1.30 PM. We have a fire extinguisher in the club house, near the door, near the key box. He will organize a seminar for all the dayleaders to discuss dayleaders function.

Agenda:

  • Correction to last meeting’s minutes: Jolanda notes that she is looking for female volunteers for the women’s sailing lessons.
  • The next Ex Comm meeting will be on Thursday, February 15 at 7 pm in the club house.

The meeting was adjourned.

2001.01.18 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday January 18, 2001
Present: Bob Hood, Marceline Therrien, Scott Mc Lean, Chris Havel, Brian Herlihy, Jolanda de Boer, Ben Pink, Rebecca Hausmann proxy for Joe Matera, Isabella La Rocca.

Reports:

  • Vice Commodore Marceline reports that she has created a publicity brochure for the club to advertise in places such as REI. She has also written a sheet for new members with essential information about the club. She requested feedback from Ex Comm by the next meeting. Also, please use the e-groups listserver to schedule events, as well as posting at the club house.
  • First Vice Commodore Scott reports that lots of work has been done and he thanks all responsible. We will need a new mast for one of the Rhodes. We have recently acquired a JY.
  • Second Vice Commodore Brian reports that we are actively seeking windsurfing donations before we make purchases for the year. He is researching the kazoo board.
  • Rear Commodores Ben and Jolanda report that they are requesting that juniors working on getting their seniors organize a fast track for this summer. Ben is organizing classes on sailing and rigging lasers - contact him if you are interested. Jolanda is looking for volunteers (men or women) for the women’s lessons. Ben and Jolanda are working on a mentoring program.
  • Treasurer Rebecca reports that our insurance rates have not increased this year. She encourages all to be wise and frugal with our spending.

Agenda:

  • Correction to last meeting’s minutes: Justin Oberhauer was appointed Cruising Chair.
  • Please not e that the cruising phone number on the membership cards is mistaken - the correct number is (510) 567-6553.
  • A motion was made to appoint Jeff Miller Welding Chair for one year. The motion passed unanimously.
  • A motion was made to re-appoint Saul Schumsky as Dinghy Commissioning Chair. The motion passed unanimously.
  • A motion was made to approve Saul for $800 for Jim Antrim to submit his design to builders for bids. The motion passed with 7 in favor and one abstention.
  • A motion was made to approve Saul for $300 for research into custom boat contracting. The motion passed with 7 in favor and one abstention.
  • A motion was made to appoint Mike Fitzhugh Webmaster Chair. The motion was tabled until he meets with our present webmaster, Bill Moseley.
  • CLOSED AGENDA ITEM.
  • A motion was made to appoint Patrick Servantes as Toolshed Chair. The motion passed unanimously. Please contact him at (415) 206-1684 with ideas.
  • A motion was made to sell or give away the green Rhodes to make space in the yard. The motion was tabled until the next Ex Comm meeting.
  • This year’s Ashby Shoal Breakfast will take place on Sunday, May 27th.
  • The next Ex Comm meeting will be on Thursday, February 1 at 7 pm in the club house.
  • There will be an advisory poll at the next General Membership meeting to help Ex Comm decide between the design boat and the production boats.

The meeting was adjourned