2009-11-23 - General

GMM Meeting Minutes, BYC, 22 Nov 2009, 6:00 PM

Roughly 50 CSCers in attendance.


Memorial
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Rebecca gave a heart warming memorial for the James Wai who died in March of this year.


Elections
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The following elections had only a single nominee for each position and were approved overwhelmingly (in each case there were two or three Nay's versus dozens of Aye's):
Allan Champion, Commodore
Heidi Kearsley, Vice-Commodore
Michael Scalet, Port Captain
Mark Brody, 1st Vice
Rob Miller, 2nd Vice
Edward Anelli, 3rd Vice
Noah Salzman, Secretary
The election for Treasurer had two nominees: Jacqueline Philpott and Peter Kuhn. The vote was 16 for Jacqueline and 20 for Peter.

The election for Rear Commodore was contested between Todd Price (who was nominated but not present at the meeting) and a joint slate of Jennifer Kroon and Aaron Gutierrez. Todd received two votes and "Jennifer/Aaron" combo received in excess of 20 votes.


Motions
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Dues Motion -- passed 35 to 15 after a twenty minute discussion.

Effective 1 Jan 2010,
• regular quarterly memberships will be $75,
• senior and student memberships will be $70,
• family memberships will be $100 for family members that sign up at the same time,
• regular annual memberships will be $225 (with no senior or student discount).

Wind surf locker memberships will remain $280 per year.

Racing associate memberships will be eliminated.

Membership dues for minors will be the same as a regular membership, with a $69 discount on quarterly memberships if they agree to teach on four Saturdays per quarter. In addition to the same responsibilities as regular members, minors and parents of minors will be informed that CSC does not provide childcare nor provide any special treatment for minors including screening them from exposure to adult situations.
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Meeting adjourned at 8:30.


2009-11-23 - ExCom

Excom Meeting Minutes, BYC, 22 Nov 2009, 5:30PM

Attending: Allan Champion, Aaron Gutierrez, Jennifer Kroon, Peter Kuhn, Rob Miller, Noah Salzman, Michael Scalet

• Motion to spend $5,000 for new keelboat sails, introduced by Michael. Seconded by Allan. Passed unanimously.

• Motion to spend $10,000 for purchase of a new Bahia, introduced by Michael. Seconded by Rob. Passed unanimously.

• Motion to spend $2,000 for Pomodoro's bottom paint, introduced by Jennifer. Seconded by Noah. Passed unanimously.

• Motion to spend $2,000 for dinghy parts, introduced by Allan. Seconded by Jennifer. Passed unanimously.

• Motion to spend $800 for a raffle pool to reward teachers, introduced by Jennifer. Teachers who participate in the raffle would not be able to use their teaching credits for free memberships. Seconded by Michael. Passed by a 6 to 1 vote, with Michael voting no.

• Motion to approve the expenditures listed in the Treasurer's reports that cover 10/24 to 11/22, introduced by Peter. Seconded by Jennifer. Passed unanimously.

Senior Projects:
• Rob Miller's second senior project will be his service on Excom
• Michel Dedeo will run Sunday windsurfing lessons

Meeting adjourned at 5:50PM.

2009-10-11 - ExCom

Excomm Members Present:

Rob Miller, 2nd Vice Commodore

Edward Anelli, 3rd Vice Commodore

Aaron Guttierez, co-Rear Commodore

Noah Salzman, Secretary

Peter Kuhn, Treasurer

Meeting called to order 6:32 pm

Officer Reports:

Treasurer's Report

We have $38,386 in the main accounts, up $25,420 from our last meeting 9/6/09 when we had $12,966. We also have $18 in the CSC Xtras account.

Income in the last five weeks:

 

DBW reimbursement $24,675.75
Regular memberships $14,471.00
UC workstudy reimbursement $4,004.94
Donations, interest, booklets $34.14
Total: $43,185.83
Spending in the last five weeks:
Dayleader wages and taxes $5,047.56
Keelboats--Merit 25 Dr Who haulout & survey & purchase, Commander rudder head $4,794.00
Windsurf--(2) Kailua beginner boards, gloves solvent brushes knives respirator coveralls sealant $2,079.61
Food for teaching & social activities: Sat am bagels Aug-Sept, Sat lesson BBQs 9/5 9/19 9/26, July/Aug Fasttrack party food, teaching BBQ 8/15, windsurf gurlz seminar 8/25, Sun pm BBQ 9/25 10/4, racing BBQ's 9/10 9/24 $1,596.75
Dinghies--(2) P15 mainsails, JY shrouds, P15 forestay, Bahia rudder pin stock, rope cutter blades, rivets $1,355.96
Clubhouse--materials for windsurf sail awning (thanks Bradley, Anton), DSL fees, portapottie, gallon of sunscreen, receipt book, 2 log books, 6 rating binders, 1000 green cards, 1000 white cards, 15 racing booklets (thanks Gary!) $887.61
City rent payment $485.10
Skiff sling, engine parts, gas $482.23
Bank--credit card processing fees $419.85
Tax form filing fees, register JY15 $321.00
OH BBQ 9/27 $296.03
Total: $17,765.70

Agenda:

Approve Expenditures: Rob Miller moved to approve all the expenditures listed in the Treasurer's report for the last four weeks, Peter Kuhn seconded, passed unanimously.

Senior Projects: Rob Miller moved to approve the following Senior projects:

Jonas Kellner: teaching

Anton Delwig, Bradley Block: windsurf mini sail rack awning

Saba Fazeli: teaching

Geoff Wycoff: padding noses of windsurfing boards

Clayton Seward: designing two windsurfing T shirts

Peter Kuhn seconded, passed unanimously.

Cruising Rating: Rob Miller moved to approve Sean Seward's cruising rating, Peter Kuhn seconded, approved unanimously.

Sale Ensign Dewey: Peter Kuhn moved to sell the club's Pearson Ensign "Dewey", Rob Miller seconded, passed unanimously.  (Dewey was sold for $500 after being advertised on craigslist and the club announcement list.)

Peter Kuhn moved to adjourn, Rob Miller seconded, passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned 6:32:30 pm.


2009-09-06 - ExCom

Excomm Members Present:
Heidi Kearsley, Vice Commodore

Rob Miller, 2nd Vice Commodore

Michael Scalet, Port Captain

Jennifer Kroon, co-Rear Commodore

Peter Kuhn, Treasurer

Meeting called to order 6:46 pm

Officer Reports:

Treasurer's Report

We have $12,966 in the main accounts, up $2,125 from our last meeting 8/9/09 when we had $10,841. We also have $18 in the CSC Xtras account.

Income in the last four weeks:

Regular memberships $13,924.00

UC workstudy reimbursement $483.27

Trailer sale (thanks Michael and Ellen) $250.00

Donations--BBQ, escrip, extra $1 on $69 memberships $167.97

interest $1.50

Total: $14,826.74

Spending in the last four weeks:

Dayleader wages and taxes $4,393.60

Dinghies--anchors, rivets, cotter pins, clevis rings, JY rudder, JY hiking straps, JY mast parts, spool 6 mm line, carabiners, racing marks and paint, cleats, boom bails, fasteners (thanks Mark $1,621.73

Clubhouse--materials for lockers and windsurf container racks (thanks Bobby, Micah, Stephan, Steven, Michael, and the artists who painted the lockers), DSL fees, portapottie, dump fees, locks for windsurf rental containers $1,331.71

Windsurf--(2) 310 cm masts (3) 3.3 Ripper rigs, glue and gloves $1,263.99

Pizza/BBQfood/bagels for clinics, seminars, lessons (thanks JJ, Heidi, Virginia, Carla, Bria, Aaron, Veljko, Adam, and all the belles of the Windsurf Gurlz Klinikz) $1,039.98

OH BBQ's 8/16 8/30 (thanks Anton, Mikhail, Paul, all the Germans, ex-Germans, JP & mom and dad, and all the rest of the BBQ crew) $861.62

Skiff steering cables, engine parts, gas $588.21

Keelboats--bottom cleaning 9/1/09, extension cord, spare line clips, cable clamps, shackles, lanyard, fasteners $486.37

City rent payment $485.10

Bank--credit card processing fees $348.03

General Membership Meeting 8/23/09 $236.50

Office supplies--markers, poster board, paper $45.52

Total: $12,702.36

We should be getting a $24,675.75 check from DBW shortly as reimbursement for the last 2 Bahias, 80 PFD's, and 5 Bahia mains. We also should be getting the title to the 2 Hunters to sell, to use the proceeds for more sails (or other equipment) for use in teaching boating safety classes under our DBW equipment grant.

Muchos gracias y nachos tambien to everyone who's been getting stuff and working hard for the club.

 

Agenda:

Approve Expenditures: Rob Miller moved to approve all the expenditures listed in the Treasurer's report for the last four weeks, Jennifer Kroon seconded, passed unanimously.

Senior Projects: Peter Kuhn moved to approve the following Senior Skipper projects:

Steven Fleer:  Bahia gennaker pole modifications

Piero Verro: Teaching

Rob Miller seconded, passed unanimously.

Sale Hunter 146's: Jennifer Kroon moved to sell the club's two Hunter 146's and use the proceeds to buy sails and other equipment for use in our boating safety education program.  The boats were purchased with an equipment grant from DBW, but have proved unsuitable for beginners in our conditions--they sit too far forward going downwind in strong wind, resulting in frequent broach capsizes that damage and frequently break the masts.  Peter Kuhn seconded, passed unanimously.

Purchase Merit 25: Michael Scalet moved to purchase a used Merit 25 for $4,000 to replace one of the club's Ensigns.  Peter Kuhn suggested that the Ensign be donated to a new sailing club to be established in Richmond, if the City of Richmond is willing to provide support for it, since Cal Sailing Club may need to move in the future as Berkeley has no plans to dredge the South Sailing Basin.  Jennifer Kroon seconded, passed unanimously.

Lease Ultimatum Response:  The City lease specialist has given CSC until 9/8/09 to choose one of four options, which Peter Kuhn characterized as "more rent, still more rent, even still more rent, or spin the bottle."  The last (RFP) option involves parameters yet to be determined, and the City does not have a framework that values community service based on the quantity provided, just whether the type of service fits the City's acceptable categories; the only quantitative measure is for rent and value added to the City's capital assets.  The three options with fixed rent also involve capital improvements to the property, and provide a term of only five years.  Peter Kuhn moved to tell the City lease specialist that the club's least disliked of the four options given is the one  involving the least amount of rent, and to propose the following capital improvements to be completed over the next five years:

repave or carpet boat storage area and entrance way in yard
replace fencing (approx 100 ft fence in need of replacement)
landscaping on south facing planters (approx 50 ft of planters
between fence and walkway)
extend electrical service into yard: (approx 75 ft of conduit
and outlets)
install potable water line and faucet (contingent on City extending service
from Adventure Playground, club would install approx 150 ft of underground line)

Peter Kuhn also moved to propose donating a new hoist to the City in lieu of paying $1500 a year for five years in hoist maintenance fees.   The west hoist is over 30 years old, and the City pays its hoist maintenance contractor $96 an hour for maintenance.  CSC paid the City $2100 towards the cost of maintenance in 2007, largely due to breakage of the pendant switch, which was replaced with a box mounted control switch.  The hoist is severely rusted.  A replacement for the west hoist would cost less than $4,000, not including installation, and the club donating a new hoist to the City could save hundreds of hours of staff time.

Allan Champion will be asking the Waterfront Commission to recommend a lower rent and a longer term.

Jennifer Kroon seconded, passed unanimously.

Dinghy/Keelboat Overnight Cruise to Angel Island for Fleet Week: Jennifer Kroon moved for a 6 JY15 plus keelboat(s) cruise to Angel Island for two days of camping during Fleet Week, as follows:

"I move that I be allowed to do a 3 day/2 night dinghy and keelboat cruise with Bay Access to Angel Island during fleet week.  The cruise would depart Friday, return Sunday, with a Saturday cruise from AI to the golden gate bridge and back.  Because the cruise will happen during regularly schedule lessons, we would use 6 JYs, leaving all other dinghies available for lessons and regular use.  In order to participate on the dinghy part of the cruise, you must be a senior and have a radio on your person.  Every dinghy will have a cruising kit.

"The dinghies will be required to stay together, and to stay within 1/2 a mile and visibility of one of the club keelboats at all time.

"We will transport all camping gear on the keelboats and will be allowed to leave the keelboats at the docks in Ayala Cove overnight. Each cruise participant will be expected to pay $30 for the Bay Access fee and $40 for food.  Keelboat skippers will be exempt from  having to pay."

Peter Kuhn seconded, passed unanimously.

Heidi Kearsley moved to adjourn, Rob Miller seconded, passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned 6:49 pm.


2009-08-23 - General

Minutes

Vice Commodore Heidi Kearsley brought the meeting to order at 1:12:23 pm and adjourned it at 1:12:25 pm since there were no items on the agenda other than food.  Food included salad, burgers, dogs, and quesadillas.

 

Written Officers Reports

Allan Champion (Commodore)

I’d like to give a shoutout to all the teachers and students, because this club is more about teaching and learning than anything else, and to all the fixers and cleaners who keep this place going. I’ll let you in on a clean little secret.  In the last three years club revenues have gone up by more than 60% not counting grant money (which has also been wonderful) and we have a good chance to break $200k in revenue this year, again not counting grants.  How can this be in a club whose dues are so ridiculously low?  We’ve continually set records by attracting more members with our new toys, better service, programs and nonstop party.  What all this means is that you can expect even icier cool toys, more parties, more friends and more fun.  I would like to salute those hard working, imaginative, “yes we can” progressives in the club who’ve gotten us here (I've done very little) and implore each of you to ask yourself, “How can I increase the happy fun for everybody?”  Oh yeah, and go get that rating already!

Heidi Kearsley (Vice Commodore)

This summer has been a blast at CSC, we have a ton of new faces windsurfing and sailing. Our Introductory Sails at our Open Houses have had lines of people wrapping around the Marina and down the block. Our Saturday morning lessons, both windsurfing and sailing bring in new memberships every week. Berkeley Gurlz and the women's fast track have encouraged some great women sailors and windsurfers. Membership is at an all time high which means we have more money to spend on great equipment and most importantly we can have more parties!!! like PROM!! Get to know some of the new folks! Enjoy our club, teaching, fixing, being on the water, chilling out or shooting the breeze on the bench at CSC.

Mark Brody (1st Vice Commodore)

Our dinghy fleet is in pretty good shape thanks to the countless CSC members who have logged and reported problems, volunteered to do repairs, taught others (especially me) how to fix well-understood problems and experimented with solutions to new ones.  I'd especially like to thank Michael Scalet, Bobby Arthurs, John Mankey, Carl Caven, Alistair Boettiger, Dave Schwerin, Frank Waters, Oleg, Stefan, Nick and Kim Nguyen for their help.

Rob Miller (2nd Vice Commodore)

What I did on my summer vacation -rob_launching

Really, to get the whole story, one must look back on those nice windy days of spring.  The water was cold, the wind was strong and we windsurfed.  Sometimes we even had to walk through lots of mud to get out to the wind, but still we windsurfed.   Then came summer and summer vacation.  We windsurfed every day.  New boards arrived, and we sailed them.  New board racks were built and the windsurf container reorganized. More people got windsurfer ratings.  Week-in and week-out lots of people took windsurfing lessons from lots of instructors.  We learned about the tricks and traps of doing freestyle windsurfing from Wyatt Miller and Andy Brandt.  Then there were the Gurlz.  Even boyz had to get dressed (literally) to partake of the festivities at the Berkeley Gurlz Windsurfing Klynixs.  And yes, we windsurfed every day.

Edward Anelli (3rd Vice Commodore)

edward_is_popeyeAll (6) keelboats float, (5) are in service, and we are 1.5 -2 colors away from celebrating Gay pride on J-Dock, thanks to Bobby Arthurs, the ever-present Skittles and some dude name Dieter.




Jennifer Kroon (co-Rear Commodore)

I jennifer_snorkellingam easing into co-rear commodore with a fastrack!  Also look for a few "How to teach/Coordinate Lessons" seminars.  As soon as JY racing ends, we will also have another senior study group.  If you would like to participate in the fall senior study group, please start teaching Saturday, Monday and Thursday lessons in preparation. Gotta teach in order to participate!
Big Thanks to Virginia Luchetti and her fabulous Saturday morning crew for keeping the Saturday morning lessons running efficiently!  Big thanks also, to those of you showing up to teach on Mondays and Thursdays as well!  If you would like to learn how to help Virginia or to become a Monday or Thursday coordinator, please email Aaron and me at rear_commodore@cal-sailing.org.

Michael Scalet, Port Captain

We've been lucky to have a great group of student dayleaders, who are enthusiastic about the club, and have done a fantastic job of keeping the club running smoothly. I also want to thank all the volunteer dayleaders, and everyone who's helped out our regular student dayleaders, for helping keep the club open for Novice and Junior sailing and windsurfing.

Noah Salzman, Secretary

(He's in Tahoe, so you're just gonna have to wait.)

Peter Kuhn, Treasurer

If anyone's tired and needs a nap, the Quarterly Statement of Financial Condition appears below.   Nighty-night!

Quarterly Statement of Financial Condition August 1 2009

As of August 1st we had $12,920 in the bank, down $24,712 from May 1st when we had $37,632.  Thanks to the new website signup, income is well ahead of projections, and thanks to all the elves, we have plenty of new stuff and tons of happy memories.

 

Income last three months:

49,131

Regular and 1 YRA memberships

12,259

Cal Boating (DBW) equipment grant ($27k more to come)

6,160

Windsurf locker memberships (thanks Isabella!)

5,344

UC Workstudy reimbursement

1,437

Sale two busted Lasers & wetsuits & booklets, donation, interest

$74,330

Total Income

Spending last three months:

31,688

Windsurfing fleet--25 new boards and sails, booms, masts, etc. (includes $12k already reimbursed by DBW)

25,879

Dinghy fleet-2 Bahias, 5 sets sails, 2 masts, sail covers, paddles, blocks, cleats, line, etc. (includes $20k to be reimbursed by DBW)

10,021

Dayleader wages and taxes

5,470

Open House BBQ's, General Membership meetings, social events

4,235

PFDs, sunscreen, flares, radio (includes $3.5k to be reimbursed by DBW)

3,995

Keelboat fleet--Pomodoro rigging, Merit bottom paint, 2 jibs, hull cleaning, wiring, line, etc.

3,857

Clubhouse/Yard--materials windsurf board and sail rack and JY platform, portapottie, DSL, garbage, dump fees, fence cover, etc.

3,340

City of Berkeley--license fee for space, 07 and 08 hoist maintenance fee

3,279

Use tax on wholesale purchases, sales tax, DMV registration, property tax

2,265

Seminars, clinics, fast track pizza/BBQ's, Sat am lesson snax

1,717

Accident expense (ambulance, medical co-pays)

1,277

Rescue skiffs--engine parts, steering cables, gas

1,230

Credit card processing, bank fees

501

Insurance--quarterly workers comp premium

287

Copying, paper, stamps

$99,042

Total Spending

 

Big thanks to everyone who worked hard for the club!

2009-08-09 - ExCom

Excomm Members Present:
Heidi Kearsley, Vice Commodore
Mark Brody, 1st Vice Commodore
Rob Miller, 2nd Vice Commodore
Edward Anelli, co-3rd Vice Commodore
Michael Scalet, Port Captain
Peter Kuhn, Treasurer

Club Members Present:
Clayton Seward
Scruffy and Clyde

Meeting called to order 5:52 pm

Officer Reports:

Treasurer's Report

As of  8/9/09 we have $10,841  in the main accounts, up $1,434 from the last Treas report 7/12/09 when we had $9,407.  We also have $18 in the CSC Xtras account.

Our income in the last four weeks

Regular memberships $15,629.69
UC workstudy reimbursement $2,193.05
Windsurf Locker Associate Memberships (thanks Isabella!) $210.00
Wetsuit, foulies, booklets $60.00
Donations (thanks!), interest $45.73
Total: $18,138.47

Our expenses:

Dayleader wages and taxes $3,560.31
Keelboats--Donald haulout fees, bottom cleaning, haulout supplies, line, screws $2,624.27
Clubhouse--materials for new racks (thanks Bobby, Stephan, Steven), DSL fees, portapottie, dumpster, dump fees, ship BBQ parts, BBQ regulator, keys, food for workparty 6/19/09 $2,589.71
Windsurf--mast bases, universals, downhaul line, tape (Chinook), uphauls, harness lines (Dakine), wetsuit cement, spray paint, cling wrap $1,664.92
food for BBQ's/pizza/parties (windsurf gurlz nites, pancake bfast, pie party, BBQ, OH) cruise dock fees Angel I 7/19/09, thankyou cruise Donald haulout $1,509.71
Teaching expenses--Fasttrack, seminar, and Sat am dinghy and windsurf lesson snax & BBQ's $1,031.45
Dinghies--hiking sticks, boom end, line, cleats, cotter rings, carabiners $837.17
Taxes--ppty taxes on boats, land/buildings, filing fee $673.42
Insurance--workers comp deposit premium $510.00
City rent payment $485.10
Bank--credit card processing fees, stop payment fees on lost checks, bounce charge $366.17
Accident--copay medical expenses $321.97
Office supplies--printer toner cartridges (2), binders for rating cards (thanks Karen!) $190.68
Skiff engine parts, gas $187.91
Safety equipment--sunscreen, cocoa, cider $151.37
Total: $16,704.16

Thanks so much to everyone for getting us the stuff we need!

Agenda:

Approve Expenditures: Rob Miller moved to approve all the expenditures listed in the Treasurer's report for the last eight weeks, Michael Scalet seconded, passed unanimously.

Senior Projects: Rob Miller moved to approve the following Senior Windsurfer projects:

Stephan Walter, Steven Hadler, and Micah Schwartz:  Windsurf container rack replacement and redesign

Mara McMillan: Sat am teaching, water-start clinic and a harness/footstrap clinic

Michael Scalet seconded, passed unanimously.

Dinghy Maintenance: Mark Brody moved to spend up to $10,000, as funds become available, on parts and supplies to maintain the dinghy fleet.  Peter Kuhn seconded, passed unanimously.

Heidi Kearsley moved to adjourn, Rob Miller seconded, passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned 5:59 pm.

2009-07-12 - Excom

 

Excomm Members Present:
Heidi Kearsley, Vice Commodore
Mark Brody, 1st Vice Commodore
Rob Miller, 2nd Vice Commodore
Michael Scalet, Port Captain
Peter Kuhn, Treasurer

 

Club Members Present:
Matthias Roschke
Madrone Jack
Malu Lujan

Meeting called to order 5:12 p.m.
Officer Reports:

Treasurer's Report

The State just sent us a real check, not a warrant, for the first $12,258 of our $39,650 equipment grant, and the next reimbursement request will go in asap for another $25,000 for the 2 Bahias, sails, and PFD's we bought, leaving only 3 beginner windsurf boards to be bought for the grant.  Big thanks to all of you who have been holding onto your own reimbursement requests while we paid our vendors, you can now send those receipts in to me.

As of 7/12/09 we have $9,407 in the main accounts, down $27,557 from the last Treas report 5/17 /09 when we had $39,963.  We also have $18 in the CSC Xtras account.

Our income in the last eight weeks:

Regular memberships $33,989.98
DBW grant reimbursement: 9 beginner ws boards, 13 ws sails $12,258.72
Windsurf Locker Associate Memberships (thanks Isabella!) $2,800.00
UC workstudy reimbursement $2,412.38
OH BBQ donations 5/16, 6/22, 7/4 (thanks!) $157.00
Donations (thanks!) $94.52
Wetsuit, foulies, booklets $68.00
YRA Racing Associate memberships $0.00
Total: $51,780.60

Our expenses in the last eight weeks:
Windsurf--6 new beginner boards, 13 beginner sails (DBW reimbursed), 10 J boards, 2 J+, 1 Sr board , 12 sails 6.0 to 7.5 sq m., sail repair tape, 20 boom shims for skinny masts (thanks Rob, Sofy, Kev, Gary, et al!) $27,709.41
Dinghies-- 2 Bahias, 5 sets Bahia main & jib (DBW to reimburse), 2 Bahia masts, mast floats, paddles, line, cleats, shroud adjusters, glue, shock cord, dolly brackets, cable and swedges, anchor shackles, sail repair tape, grommets $24,019.79
Dayleader wages and taxes $5,825.19
Safety equipment--80 new red PFD's (DBW to reimburse) (thanks Saul!) $3,914.85
Parties, OH BBQ's, 5/27 General membership meeting (food and rental) $3,352.59
Lease payments (includes 2007& 8 hoist maintenance fees) $2,878.07
Sales tax--DBW items (DBW reimbursed) and other wholesale purchases w/o sales tax $2,606.00
Clubhouse--materials for new sail rack (thanks Bobby!), DSL fees, portapottie, dump fee, keys for windsurf rental locker, bamboo fence cover, safety strips for clubhouse steps $1,891.77
Keelboats--hull cleaning, haulout supplies (thanks Bobby et al!), jibsheet line, cabin lights (thanks Sheldon!) $1,662.23
Teaching expenses--Fasttrack, seminar, and Sat am dinghy and windsurf lesson snax $1,604.58
Accident--ambulance cost $1,395.39
Bank--credit card processing fees, stop payment fees on lost checks, bounce charge $810.22
Skiff and engine parts, gas $762.73
Insurance--workers comp quarterly premium $501.00
Wetsuits and foulies for sale to members (thanks Madrone, Jane, Jkroon!) $307.50
Office supplies--stamps for Treas, lesson credit slips $95.83
Total: $79,337.15

Thanks so much to everyone for getting us the stuff we need!

Other Officer Reports: Mark Brody said everything sorta works.

Agenda:

Approve Expenditures: Rob Miller moved to approve all the expenditures listed in the Treasurer's report for the last eight weeks, Michael Scalet seconded, passed unanimously.

Full Moon Sail: Heidi Kearsley moved to have a full moon sail, slumber party, and prom, Rob Miller seconded, passed unanimously.

Senior Project: Rob Miller moved to approve the Women's Sailing Clinic as Senior Project for Carla Co and Bria Morgan, Mark Brody seconded, passed unanimously.

Jr. Skipper single-handing restriction: Michael Scalet moved to prohibit Jr. Skippers from sailing boats alone in wind over 10 knots, Rob Miller seconded, passed  3-1-1.

Dinghy dolly sale: Michael Scalet moved to sell up to 4 of the dinghy dollies, Rob Miller seconded, passed unanimously.

Slow Track: Heidi Kearsley moved to have a slow track strip-tease wet suit demo, $900 budget, Peter Kuhn seconded, passed unanimously.

Guesting Privileges: Peter Kuhn moved to allow Matthias Roschke to supervise non-club members using club windsurfing gear, Rob Miller seconded, passed unanimously.

Adjourn: Peter Kuhn moved to adjourn, Mark Brody seconded, passed unanimously, meeting adjourned 5:16 p.m.

2009-06-14 - Excom

Excomm Members Present:
Heidi Kearsly, Vice Commodore
Mark Brody, 1st Vice Commodore
Rob Miller, 2nd Vice Commodore
Jennifer Kroon, Secretary
Michael Scalet, Port Captain

Club Members Present:
Ginger Hirschman
Bobby Arthurs
Dieter Best

Office Reports:
No Officer reports were made at this meeting.

Agenda:
Senior Projects

Senior Projects:

  • Jennifer Johnson will coordinate the Berkeley Girlz Windsurfing clinics.  Heidi moved, Rob seconded, passed unanimously.
  • Tyler Elliot has done numerous hours as the membership chair.  Heidi moved, Rob seconded, passed unanimously.
  • Javier has done numerous hours of teaching windsurfing and he coordinated and taught a waterstart clinic.  Rob moved, Jennifer seconded, passed unanimously
  • Dieter Best is helping prepare Donald for painting.  Michael moved, Mark seconded, passed unanimously.

Adjourn
Rob moved that we adjourn, Michael seconded.  4 yes, 1 abstention.

2009-05-27 - General

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Wednesday May 27, 2009
at the Berkeley Yacht Club, 7 pm

Excomm Members Present

  • Allan Champion, Commodore
  • Heidi Kearsley, Vice-Commodore
  • Peter Kuhn, Co-1st Vice
  • Rob Miller, 2nd Vice
  • Brian Buchanan, Co-3rd Vice
  • Aaron Gutierrez, Co-Rear Commodore
  • Michael Scalet, Port Captain
  • Jennifer Kroon, Secretary

Members in attendance: There were 76 members at the meeting, well in excess of the required quorum of 10% of the current membership, which is 587 according to the membership database.

The Commodore started the meeting at 7 pm. Copies of the officers' written reports,  annual financial statement, and budget were placed on the tables for anyone who wanted to read them at the meeting.

Elections

The Commodore read off the following candidates:

  • Allan Champion, Commodore
  • Heidi Kearsley, Vice-Commodore
  • Mark Brody, 1st Vice
  • Rob Miller, 2nd Vice
  • Edward Anelli, Co-3rd Vice
  • Brian Buchanan, Co-3rd Vice
  • Aaron Gutierrez, Rear Commodore
  • Jennifer Kroon, Secretary
  • Peter Kuhn, Treasurer

The Commodore asked if there were any other candidates. There were none.

The candidates listed above were elected, 68 votes in favor, 0 against, 1 abstention, and at least 7 members off in the bar.

Everyone had fun, cleaned up, and went home.

2009-05-17 - ExCom


EXCOM MEETING
Sunday May 17, 2009
Cal Sailing Club 6:30 pm

Excomm members present:

  • Heidi Kearsley, Vice Commodore
  • Peter Kuhn, Co-1st Vice Commodore
  • Rob Miller, 2nd Vice Commodore
  • Brian Buchanan, co-3rd Vice Commodore
  • Aaron Gutierrez, Co-Rear Commodore
  • Michael Scalet, Port Captain
  • Jennifer Kroon, Secretary
  • Agenda

  • Officer reports
  • Expenditures
  • Chair appointments
  • Senior Projects

Treasurer's Report

As of 5/17 we have $39,963 in the main accounts, up $8,275 from our last meeting 4/19/09 when we had $28,688.  We also have $18 in the CSC Xtras account.

Our income in the last four weeks:

Regular memberships $10,570.00
Windsurf Locker Associate Memberships (thanks Isabella!) $7,000.00
UC workstudy reimbursement $2,146.38
wetsuit, foulies $524.41
YRA Racing Associate memberships $200.00
OH BBQ 4/26 $121.00
donations-- $10.00
booklets, interest $2.95
Total: $20,574.74

And our expenditures:

Dayleader wages and taxes $4,004.43
windsurf--3 new beginner boards (DBW reimburse), Sr board (75l RRD Cult), 20 mast extensions $3,870.40
dinghies--Bahia genny blocks, anchors and anchor line, shackles, cleats, JY mainsheet blocks, nonskid tape, tiller extensions, trailer nose wheel, caulk, filler, rigging tape $1,283.38
food for parties, cruise, OH BBQ 4/26 & 5/16 (partial) $1,050.30
lease payment $462.00
skiff sling parts, sketchmobile tiller, gas $409.21
keelboats--hull cleaning, rudderhead shim stock, antenna wire $306.68
credit card processing fees $266.47
clubhouse--DSL, portapottie, dump fee, cleaning supplies $242.12
tools--weedeater, rake, sockets, rake $212.09
Teaching expenses--Sat am dinghy and windsurf lesson snax $128.11
dayleader foulie trousers, bandaids $64.26
Total: $12,299.45

That's another four weeks of record setting numbers of memberships! Huge thanks to Noah for creating the new website, where memberships can be purchased on line, and to Isabella and all the windsurf lockerers for renewing their memberships.

Approve Past Expenditures

Peter moved to approve all the expenditures listed in the Treasurer's report for this meeting. Rob seconded, passed unanimously.

Future Expenditures

Windsurfing equipment: Rob moved to spend up to $32,000, as money becomes available, on intermediate and advanced boards and sails not covered by the Department of Boating and Waterways equipment grant for beginning gear, as well as masts, booms, mast extensions, bases, harness lines, footstraps, fins, fiberglass and sail repair supplies, etc.   Michael seconded, passed unanimously.

Commander keelboat fixups: Michael moved to spend up to $2,000 on painting Daisy's topsides and up to $4,000 on painting Donald's topsides and bottom paint.  Jennifer seconded, passed unanimously.

Used JY15 and trailer Michael moved to spend up to $2,000 on a used JY15 and trailer to replace one of our JY's.  Aaron seconded, passed unanimously.

Accident expenses Jennifer moved to spend up to $5,000 to help cover the expenses of a club member who was injured on one of our cruises.  Heidi seconded, passed unanimously.

Surplus equipment sale: Michael moved to sell 2 Lasers and 2 windsurf boards to someone starting a school who is willing to take them in any condition.  Rob seconded, passed unanimously.

Chair Appointments

Heidi appointed Francis Smith and Ginger Hurschmann as Appliance Co-Chairs, Michel Dedeo as T-shirt chair, and Mikhail Haramati and Paul Ingram as Shopping Chairs.

Senior Projects

  • Clement Barthes: June Fasttrack
  • Zac Weiner: First Aid Training
  • Frank Waters:
  • Andre: Commander fixups
Jennifer moved these projects be accepted, Brian seconded, passed unanimously.

Adjournment:

Michael moved to adjourn, Rob seconded, passed unanimously.  Meeting adjourned 6:35 pm.

 

 

2009-04-19 - ExCom

EXCOM MEETING
Sunday April 19, 2009
Cal Sailing Club 6:30 pm

Excomm members present:

  • Allan Champion, Commodore
  • Heidi Kearsley, Vice Commodore
  • Peter Kuhn, Co-1st Vice Commodore
  • Auric Hornemann, Co-1st Vice Commodore
  • Rob Miller, 2nd Vice Commodore
  • Michael Scalet, Port Captain
  • Jennifer Kroon, Secretary
  • Agenda

  • Officer reports
  • Expenditures
  • Treasure Island Dinghy Cruise

Treasurer's Report

As of 4/19 we have $28,868 in the main accounts, up $13,513 from our last meeting 3/15/09 when we had $15,715.  We also have $18 in the CSC Xtras account.

Our income in the last four weeks:

Regular memberships $15,247.00
Windsurf Locker Associate Memberships (thanks Isabella!) $4,900.00
UC workstudy reimbursement $1,795.47
donations--escrip Visa, 4/26 OH BBQ $373.72
wetsuit, foulies $120.00
YRA Racing Associate memberships $100.00
booklets, interest $9.15
Total:

$22,545.34

 

And our expenditures:

Dayleader wages and taxes $2,882.30
Keelboats--Pomodoro electrical supplies, Merit headsails and bottom paint $1,718.14
Dinghies--6 JY main reef points and numbers, sail cover repair, return Bahia shroud adjusters to Svendsens, Bahia autorelease cleats for new boats, trapeze parts, workparty refreshments Cleanup Day $900.31
Clubhouse--garbage, porta potty, gallon of sunscreen, repair dayleader's handheld VHF, DSL, casters for PFD rack $876.94
Events: food for parties 3/14, 4/3, and 4/11, OH BBQ 4/26 $543.75
lease payment $462.00
Teaching expenses--dry erase board, flip chart, pizza for 3/14 seminar, snax for windsurf lessons, seminar $386.89
Tax--sales and use tax--windsurf boards, engine parts, wetsuits, booklets $324.00
Printing flyers for Intro Sails (thanks Isabella!),   racing booklets (thanks Gary!), postage to mail windsurf locker contracts (thanks Isabella!), also registration for Aquatic Centers Directors Conference (DBW) (thanks Jennifer Kroon!)
$295.91
Skiff fuel, parts
$289.59
Windsurf--fiberglass repair supplies $170.73
Credit card processing fees $165.52
Office supplies: printer paper $16.28
Total: $9,032.36

That's a lot of memberships issued in the last four weeks! Huge thanks to Noah for creating the new website, where memberships can be purchased on line, and to Isabella and all the windsurf lockerers for renewing their memberships.

Approve Expenditures

Peter moved to approve all the expenditures listed in the Treasurer's report for this meeting. Allan seconded, passed unanimously.

Treasure Island Cruise

Peter moved to approve Mark Playsted's dinghy cruise around Yerba Buena and Treasure Island, Friday May 1st, open to Senior and Senior Dinghy Skippers only, subject to all Dinghy Cruising Requirements in Operating Rules.  Allan seconded, passed unanimously.

Operating Rules Changes

Michael moved that the rules be ammended that the dayleader now should monitor channel 68 rather than 16.  Also that Dave Cary's reorganization of the rules be adopted.  Allan seconded, passed unanimously.

Senior Projects

Jennifer moved these projects be accepted, Heidi seconded, passed unanimously.

Corey Thomas, to do 10 hours of dayleading skiff training.

Sergi Molins, do the May Fast Track.

Clément Barthes, do the June Fast Track.

 

 

2009-03-22 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Sunday March 22, 2009
Cal Sailing Club 6:30 pm

Excomm members present:

  • Allan Champion, Commodore
  • Heidi Kearsley, Vice Commodore
  • Peter Kuhn, Co-1st Vice Commodore
  • Auric Horneman, Co-1st Vice Commodore
  • Rob Miller, 2nd Vice Commodore
  • Michael Scalet, Port Captain
  • Jennifer Kroon, Secretary

    other members present

  • Matthias Roschke
  • Felix Goebel
  • Gunther Weber
  • Jason Morton

    Agenda

  • Officer reports
  • Senior Projects
  • Expenditures

    Treasurers Report for 3/22/09 ExComm meeting

    We have $15,964 in the main accounts, up $2,501 from 2/8/09 when we had $13,464. We also have $18 in the CSC Xtras account.

    Income in the last six weeks
    Regular memberships $7,461.00
    UC workstudy reimbursement $1,538.77
    YRA Racing Associate memberships $200.00
    interest $ 2.75
    donations $273.76
    Total $9,476.28
    Expenses in the last six weeks
    keelboats--Pomodoro rigging wires and supplies, Merit aft lower shroud wires, Merit bottom paint and battery charger $1,836.55
    Dayleader wages and taxes $1,734.65
    clubhouse--windsurf wetsuit rack lumber (thanks Jeff and Virginia and Scouts!), gennaker/PC box (thanks Evan!), ladder (thanks Bobby!) $1,278.85
    workers comp insurance quarterly payment $500.00
    lease payment $462.00
    skiff parts (fuel pump, trim tab, wires), gas $269.45
    General Membership Meeting 02/21/09 food $268.72
    food for parties 1/19, 2/7, 2/21 $240.56
    windsurf board repair supplies $170.73
    postage for Treas, mailing to State, streetlight tax $91.36
    credit card processing fees $70.68
    dinghies--Sunbrella for sail covers (thanks Karen!), 4 JY forestays, less credit for Bahia shroud adjusters $52.27
    Total $6,975.82

    Treasurers Report for 2/8/09 ExComm meeting

    (This meeting was cancelled)

    We have $13,464 in the main accounts, down $12,582 from 1/25/09 when we had $26,045. We also have $18 in the CSC Xtras account.

    Income in the last two weeks
    Regular memberships $2,205.00
    UC workstudy reimbursement $515.00
    YRA Racing Associate memberships $200.00
    donations (thanks Jackie!) $100.00
    booklets, interest $ 5.00
    Total $3,025.00
    Expenses in the last two weeks
    insurance liability 1/14/09-10 $9,168.00
    4 new windsurf boards RRD (2) 100l (2) 145l (thanks Rob!) $3,363.00
    Dayleader wages and taxes $1,783.00
    clubhouse--rent, router bits and sanding belts for clubhouse countertop $558.00
    keelboats--hull cleaning 1/9/09, bail, spray for locks $256.00
    dinghies--anchors and paddles $196.00
    skiff steering cable and nut $120.00
    food for parties 2/1/09 $71.00
    credit card processing fees $66.00
    JY15 Association dues $25.00
    Total $15,606.00

    Approve Expenditures

    Peter moved to approve all the expenditures listed in the Treasurer's report for this meeting and for the meeting that was cancelled 2/8/09. Heidi seconded, passed unanimously.

    Senior Projects

    Jennifer moved to approve the following Senior projects:

  • Felix Goebel R19 work, complete
  • Madrone Jack, teaching, complete
  • Randolph Klein, Youth Ride Chair
  • Steve Burchik, Safe Boating Week grant app/report

    Rob seconded, passed unanimously.

    Moseley Family Free Membership

    Peter moved to give a free lifetime membership to Bill Moseley, Annie his wife, and their children in recognition of his work on the club's website and email list. Rob seconded, passed unanimously.

    JY15 mainsail reef points and numbers

    Michael moved to spend up to $700 to put reef points and numbers on 6 new JY15 mainsails, Jennifer seconded, passed unanimously.

    Merit headsails

    Michael moved to spend up to $1250 on new headsails for the Merit 25, Heidi seconded, passed unanimously.

    Windsurf parts

    Rob moved to spend up to $1000 on windsurfing parts, Michael seconded, passed unanimously.

    Operating Rules--Rating Retention

    Michael moved to change the Operating Rules back to the old provision that ratings can be retained for two years while not a member, Heidi seconded, passed unanimously.

    Adjournment

    Heidi moved to adjourn, Allan seconded, passed unanimously.

2009-01-25 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Sunday January 25, 2009
At the Cal Sailing Club, 5:30 pm

Excomm members present:

  • Allan Champion
  • Heidi Kearsley
  • Peter Kuhn
  • Auric Horneman
  • Rob Miller
  • Brian Buchanan
  • Aaron Gutierrez
  • Carl Caven
  • Jennifer Kroon

    other members present

  • Doug Taylor
  • Mark Yampanis
  • Corolla Gyger
  • Mark Playsted

    Agenda

  • Officer reports
  • Senior Projects
  • Expenditures

    Treasurers Report for 1/25/09 ExComm meeting

    We have $26,045 in the main accounts, up $126 from 1/11/09 when we had $25,920. We also have $18 in the CSC Xtras account.

    Income in the last two weeks
    Regular memberships $1,775.00
    escrip $ 2.00
    Total $1,777.00
    Expenses in the last two weeks
    clubhouse--portapottie, dumpster, lumber, door, dump fee for indsurf container doors $771.00
    food hulahoops etc for parties 10/26/08 12/20/08 1/18/09 1/19/09 $611.00
    keelboats--lifelines for Merit, register Merit $110.00
    clothing--refund jacket $88.00
    skiff engine repair supplies, cutter, clamps $71.00
    Total $1,651.00

    Agenda Items

    Peter moved to approve all the expenditures in the Treasurer's report, Jennifer seconds, passes unanimously.

    Aaron announced a land school for sailing theory. He is also looking for someone to do a senior study group. Jennifer volunteered to facilitate the senior study group.

    Windsurfing rating committee has decided to change the junior and junior plus ratings. The rigging test will move from the junior test to the junior plus test.

    Senior Projects:

    Virgina and Jeff Luchetti- new wetsuit storage and windsurf racks.

    Michele Dedeo- welding projects and fix Pomodoro's stern pulpit.

    Allan moved, Rob seconded, passes unanimously.

     

    Operating Rules

    Move to approve the new Operating Rules circulated to ExComm members as a draft. Rob motioned, Peter seconded, five yes, 2 opposed, 1 abstention.

    Windsurf boards

    Rob moved to spend $3500 on two junior boards and 2 senior boards. The money will not be spent until we have it. Peter seconded, passed unanimously.

    DBW expenditures

    Jennifer moved to purchase the following items for which the club would be reimbursed $39,650 through our equipment grant from the Department of Boating and Waterways

    -2 Bahia's

    -75 PFDs

    -13 new windsurfers

    -4 suits of keelboat and dinghy sails

     

    Heidi seconded, passed unanimously.

    Bahia #1

    Spend up to $6500 to purchase a repaired bahia back from Svendsens with a full warranty. Peter moved, Jennifer seconded, passed unanimously.

    Jennifer moves to adjourn, Rob seconded, passed unanimously.

2009-01-11 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Sunday January 11, 2009
At the Cal Sailing Club, 5:30 pm

Excomm Members Present:

  • Allan Champion, Commodore
  • Heidi Kearsley, Vice Commodore (via phone)
  • Peter Kuhn, Co-First Vice Commodore
  • Rob Miller, Second Vice Commodre
  • Michael Scalet, Port Captain
  • Carl Caven, Treasurer
  • Jennifer Kroon, Secretary

Agenda

  • Treasurers Report
  • Approve Expenditures
  • Introductory Sails
  • Senior Projects
  • Insurance
  • General Membership Meeting
  • Parties
  • Keelboat Racing

Treasurers Reports

Since the last meeting was cancelled, we have two reports.

Treasurers Report for 12/21/08 ExComm meeting

We have $26,944 in the main accounts, up $893 from 11/23/08 when we had $26,051. We also have $18 in the CSC Xtras account.

Income in the last four weeks
UC workstudy reimbursement $3,460.00
Regular memberships $2,221.00
member clothing sales $642.00
donations (thanks Brian!), escrip, interest, booklets $219.00
Total $6,542.00
Expenses in the last four weeks
dayleader wages and taxes $2,418.00
keelboats--Merit inspection & bottom job, gelcoat, lock, boot, clevis, line, less return VHF radio and windex $1,144.00
lease payment Dec and Jan (prepaid by mistake) $924.00
insurance--workers comp quarterly $500.00
clubhouse--portapottie, DSL $180.00
food for Korean BBQ party 12/9/08 $165.00
GMM 11/16/08 turkeys (thanks Jennifer and Jamuel!) $98.00
credit card processing fees $87.00
taxes--property--additional amount due $78.00
dinghies--5/16 line for sheets, shock cord, 4 mm line, rig tape, less credit for return of Bahia blocks and shroud adjusters to Svens $30.00
skiff steering nut $24.00
Total $5,648.00

Treasurers Report for 1/11/09 ExComm meeting

We have $25,920 in the main accounts, down $1,025 from 12/21/08 when we had $26,944. We also have $18 in the CSC Xtras account.

Income in the last three weeks
Regular memberships $1,430.00
wetsuits (yea Roberto!) $200.00
YRA membership $100.00
UC workstudy reimbursement $54.00
donation, interest, booklets, burgee $24.00
Total $1,808.00
Expenses in the last three weeks
dayleader wages and taxes $1,289.00
clubhouse--portapottie, DSL, wood for new countertop for dayleader desk $413.00
sales tax on wetsuits, booklets, burgees, etc $397.00
postage (DBW grant app) and printing--white cards, green cards, sailboat lesson signup sheets $365.00
food propane etc for parties 11/23/08 and 12/20/08 $157.00
keelboats--polishing bonnets and compound for merit, caulk for Pomodoro rails, reef point line for Commanders, sandwiches for Merit work party $157.00
credit card processing fees $43.00
taxes--property--recording fee $13.00
Total $2,834.00

Approve Expenditures

Introductory Sails

Introductory Sails (formerly known as Open Houses) will be held on the following days for 2009

  • Sunday, March 29, 2009
  • Sunday, April 26, 2009
  • Saturday, May 16, 2009 Nat'l Safe Boating Week
  • Sunday, June 7, 2009
  • Sunday, June 21, 2009 Fathers Day
  • Saturday, July 4, 2009 Independence Day
  • Sunday, July 19, 2009
  • Sunday, August 16, 2009
  • Sunday, August 30, 2009
  • Sunday, September 27, 2009
  • Sunday, October 25, 2009
  • Sunday, November 8, 2009

Allan moved, Rob seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Senior Projects

The following senior projects were approved:

  • Evan Sims- Bahia Gennaker Storage box.
  • Stephan Walter- Merit Flotation
  • Madrone Jack- Masthead Flotation Maintenance
  • Felix- Maintenance and Repair of Windsurfing Boards
  • Virginia and Jeff Luchetti- New wetsuit storage and board rack.

Jennifer moved, Rob seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Insurance

Spend up to $10,000 to renew the club insurance policy. Peter moved, Allan seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

General Membership

The February General Membership Meeting shall be held at the club on Saturday February 14th, with an alternate rain date of February 21 for inclement weather. Agenda TBD. Jennifer moved, Peter seconded and the motion passed unanimously

Parties

The club will be having the following parties: Pancakes on Saturday January 17, No Wind Party on Sunday January 18, and Cocktails on Ashby Shoal on Saturday February 7th. Juniors will be allowed to leave the junior area to sail to the shoal. Jennifer moved, Carl seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

Keelboat Racing

People who wish to race the keelboats are encouraged to teach frequently both on Wednesday nights and other times.

Adjourn

Peter moved, Michael seconded and the motion passed with 6 ayes and 1 abstention.