2006.12.17 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Sunday December 17, 2006
Start Time: 5:30

Excomm Members Present:

  • Allan Champion, Commodore
  • Norman Thomas, Vice Commodore
  • Dan Pond, 1st Vice Commodore
  • Matt Harvey, 2nd Vice Commodore
  • Matt Jones, Rear Commodore
  • Michael Scalet, Port Captain
  • Peter Kuhn, Treasurer
  • Jennifer Kroon, Secretary

Others Present:

  • Ben Dizon
  • Ming Hua

2nd Vice Commodores Report

Most of the sail inventory is torn and Matt is still working on what sails to fix and how. We have more than 10 new sails that are still not rigged and 2 new booms coming. There is no wind, and if you are trying to windsurf, you are nuts.

Rear Commodores Report

There will be a senior study group after Christmas for those working towards their Senior Skipper ratings.

Treasurers Report 12/17/06

We got $46,840 in the main accounts, plus $2759.51 in the CSCXtras account, down $1,581 from 11/19 last I reported when we had $48,421.

Income last 4 weeks
regular memberships $1,230.00
UC workstudy reimbursement $393.00
YRA membership $100.00
sale of Ranger 23 (thanks Kestutis!) $1,050.00
sale of Ensign (thanks Monroe and Norm!) $20.00
donations ($400 Thanks Dan Pang & Vodafone, 50 ws equip donations, $6 escrip) $456.00
interest $22.00
booklet sales $17.00
Total $3,288.00
Expenditures
dayleader wages, taxes, payroll processing $1,956.00
keelboats--Commander Donald new winch, Capri Pomodoro nametag, mast rigging hardware Ensign $882.00
new heater for clubhut $49.00
food for BBQ Open House 12/10 $94.00
insurance--workers comp premium $585.00
dinghies--sail repairs, carabiner, waxing bonnet, etc. $155.00
Dec lease payment $462.00
5o5 fixup parts (fiberglass cloth) $64.00
office supplies--new logbook, receipts, whiteboard markers $26.00
FTB filing fee $25.00
gas for skiff, new jump seat, kill switch lanyards $97.00
credit card processor charges ($300 will be disputed) $345.00
brochures -- 1000 copies in summer $129.00
Total $4,869.00

Secretary's Report

The DBW grant was finished and turned into DBW. Keep your fingers crossed that we get all $30K that we asked for. Much thanks to Matt Harvey for helping me with the windsurfing sections.

Agenda Items

  • Lifetime Membership for Greg Sweriduk
  • Thanks to Dan Pang and Vodafone
  • Senior Skippers
  • Extended Dinghy Privelages for Mark Playsted
  • Excomm Meetings
  • Other
  • Matt Jones to the Rating Committee

Lifetime membership for Greg Sweriduk

Motion: Grant Greg Sweriduk a lifetime membership to the club should he so desire one, and if not, many thanks to him for all of the work he does.

Allan moved, Matt Jones seconded. Passed unanimously.

Thanks to Dan Pang and Vodafone

Excomm officially thanks Dan Pang and Vodafone for their generous donations.

Allan moved, Jennifer seconded. Passed unanimously.

Senior Skippers

Motion: Make Brian Buchanan a Senior Skipper.
Jennifer moved, Allan seconded. 7 yes, 1 abstention.

Motion: Make Gary Farber a Senior Skipper.
Peter moved, Allan seconded. 6 yes, 2 abstentions.

Motion: Make Doug Taylor a Senior Skipper.
Peter moved, Allan seconded. 5 yes, 3 abstentions.

Extended Dinghy Privelages for Mark Playsted

Motion: Grant Mark Playsted permission to sail dinghies anywhere in the senior keelboat area as long as he carries a cruising dinghy kit (a senior kit plus a compass and an electronic means of communication) with him in the boat.
Jennifer moved, Dan seconded. Passed unanimously.

Excomm Meetings for 2007

Motion to set the meetings for 2007 was tabled until all members of excomm have a chance to review the dates.

Other

Norm is going to set up breakfasts for the Saturday mornings following open houses to give new members a chance to meet and greet current club members and excomm members. Come on down and flip some pancakes.

Ben Dizon suggests that we put up pics of the excomm members in the clubhouse.

A short discussion happened regarding having excomm members phone numbers somewhere in the club house where people can get a hold of us if needed. There is a page in the front of the new log book where you can put your number if you want.

Matt Jones to the rating committee

Motion: Add Matt Jones to the rating committee. Allan moved, Jennifer seconded. Passed unanimously.

Matt motioned to adjourn, Jennifer seconded. Passed unanimously.

2006.10.22 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Sunday October 22, 2006

Excomm Members Present

  • Peter Kuhn
  • Michael Scalet
  • Jamuel Starkey
  • Dan Pond
  • Jennifer Kroon

Treasurers Report 09/10/06

Tax returns are in, Dept of Boating and Waterways grant reimbursement is complete (all $16,200 received), mid-year report to City is in.

We got $48,947 in the main accounts, plus $2759.51 in the CSCXtras account, up $2,311 from 9/10 last I reported when we had $46,636.

Income last 4 weeks
regular memberships $8,780.00
DBW grant reimbursement keelboat $2,037.00
Open House BBQ donations 9/24 $247.00
YRA membership $100.00
donations ($45 ws equip, $20 just a donation, $7 escrip) $72.00
interest $22.00
booklet sales $29.00
UC workstudy reimbursement $58.00
sale of outboard motor (3.5 hp twostroke) $150.00
Total $11,495.00
Expenses
dayleader wages, taxes, payroll processing $3,457.00
spare spars for Lido, P15, JY $1,154.00
JY P15 Lido repair parts and sail repairs $1,032.00
JY main & 2 jibs $890.00
Daily Cal newspaper ads prepaid $538.00
Oct lease payment $462.00
food for BBQ Open House 9/24, charcoal 9/4 $409.00
Laser tillers $305.00
credit card setup (Discover--$25) and processing fees $231.00
keelboats--winch handles, sail repairs, rigging parts $197.00
gas for skiff, new tow ropes $117.00
DBW conference--r/t plane ticket $99.00
keelboat motor parts $81.00
stamps for Treas (bought twice, oops) $78.00
tools--vacuum pump suction unit & hoses, epoxy pumps $45.00
clothes hangers, garbage bags, sponges $32.00
bagels for Sat am lessons $25.00
taxes--filing fee for charity return $25.00
mural brushes $ 7.00
Total $9,184.00

Agenda Items:

  • 505 Donation
  • General Membership Meeting Agenda
  • Peter's Project

505 Donation

Motion: Approve the donation of a 505 to the club. Michael moved, Jennifer seconded. Passed unanimously.

General Membership Meeting Agenda

Motion: Approve the agenda as set forth by Peter and Jamuel. Allan to prepare the officer reports in verse. Jamuel moved, Jennifer seconded. Passed unanimously.

Peter's Project

Motion: Approve Peter's project in the boat yard. Michael moved, Jennifer seconded. Passed unanimously.

2006.10.06 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Friday October 06, 2006

Excomm Members Present:

  • Allan Champion, Commodore
  • Brian Buchanan, 3rd Vice Commodore
  • Matt Jones, Rear Commodore
  • Jennifer Kroon, CoSecretary
  • Lori Tewksbury, CoSecretary
  • Jamuel Starkey, Vice Commodore
  • Dan Pond, 1st Vice Commodore
  • Peter Kuhn, Treasurer

Other CSC Members present:

  • Saul Schumsky
  • Matt Harvey
  • Ming Hua

Agenda Items:

  • 2007 General Membership Meeting Dates
  • Cruising and Senior Dinghy Rating
  • Update on Keelboat Bottoms

General Membership Meeting Dates for 2007

Motion: Set February 5, May 7, August 6, and November 5 the general membership meeting dates for 2007. Brian moved, Matt seconded. Passed unanimously.

  • these are the first Monday's of each of these months
  • appears that there are no conflicts on the BYC calendar

Cruising and Senior Dingy Rating

Continuing the discussion of either amending the operating rules to expand the senior area or just give cruiseing dinghy ratings to those who want to sail outside of the senior dinghy area.

Consensus is to allow individuals to be able to sail the dingies in the senior keelboat area with approval of excomm on a case by case basis. Individuals granted this would need to have their cruising kit with them while sailing.

Motion: Allow Jennifer Kroon to sail dinghies in the senior keelboat area as long as she carries a cruising kit with her (radio, compass, waterproof flares).

Jennifer moved, Allan seconded. Passed unanimously.

Update on the keelboat bottoms

Paul Hulich reported on the condition of the keelboat bottoms. The day he checked them, the Capri was not in its slip, so he was not able to check it.

  • all bottoms were cleaned recently
  • Ensign without mast has some growth on the keel
  • Daisy needs a zinc, everything else has zinc
  • Capri is probably not being cleaned b/c we doubt Mermaid knows about it
  • Peter is directing Paul to call Neptune Nick about this
  • wait on the Capri - will need to be hauled out eventually anyway
  • some discussion about he Capri bottom….

Brian moved to adjourn; Jamuel seconded - passes unanimously

2006.09.24 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Sunday September 24, 2006

Excomm Meeting Notes 9/24/06

Excomm Members Present:

Allan Champion

Peter Kuhn

Brian Buchanan

Lori Tewksbury

Matt Jones

Dan Pond

Jennifer Kroon

 

Other CSC Members Present:

Ken Shepard

Gunther Weber

Mathias Roeschke

Felix Goebel

Karl Barker

Norman Thomas

 

Start Time: 6:00

 

Treasurers Report 09/10/06

We got $46,636 in the main accounts, plus about $2700 in the CSCXtras account (yea Jane! she's selling T-shirts!), up $487 from 8/27 when we had $46,149.

 

Income last 2 weeks:

$7,375             regular memberships

$6,000             DBW grant reimbursement keelboat

$376                Open House BBQ donations 8/27 and 9/3

$100                YRA membership

$78                  DMV refund on Capri reg

$26                  interest

$18                  booklet sales

Total: $13,973

 

Expenses:

$3,369             dayleader wages, taxes, payroll processing

$2,085             2 keelboat jibs for Commanders and Capri 25

$1,213             Bay Guardian ads (4 issues)

$1,164             JY spinnakers and cleats

$1,068             Capri 25 wiring, rigging, fixup stuff

$681                workers comp insurance deposit

$660                windsurfers -- 12 universals, Ripper 3.3 sail (replace N338)

$567                Ensigns and Commanders-- (goosenecks, shrouds, blocks, sail tie, webbing, etc.)

$462                Sept lease payment

$375                dinghies--shackles, JY carbon fiber hiking stick, Lido inspection ports

$314                windsurfer maintenance- -sail repair tape, downhaul line

$313                food for BBQ Open House 9/3

$277                skiff and motors--return oarlocks, buy fuel line parts, fixup parts for donated 4 hp 4 stroke

$249                windsurf end of season party pizza

$200                dues refund Jason Morton became a dayleader

$149                credit card processing fees

$149                hand tools, drill bits, drivers

$115                sunscreen

$29                  racing booklets

$27                  printing for 8/14 General Membership Meeting

$10                  hangers for wetsuits

$10                  mural brushes

Total: $13,486

 

Allan motions to approve, Brian seconds.  Passed unanimously.

Agenda Items:

Felix Goebel's Senior Project

Aquatic Center Directors Conference

US Sailing General Meeting

Senior Dingy Area

 

Felix Goebel's Senior Project

Felix did his senior project and test 2 years ago (more or less) but he didn't do the senior keelboat test yet (no time to practice).  Rules say that would expire so that everything that he has done has expired.  He is asking to extend this and not have his previous work expire.

Motion:  Give Felix 2 more years to attain his senior skipper.  Peter moved, Brian seconded.  Passed unanimously.

 

Aquatic Center Directors Conference

Motion:  Approve $500 for Jennifer to attend the CA Department of Boating and Waterways Aquatic Center Directors Conference in San Diego.  Lori moves, Allan seconds.  Passed unanimously.

US Sailing General Meeting

Motion:  Approve sending a CSC representative (Peter Kuhn) to the US Sailing General Meeting in Newport, RI.

This is not an action item this week.

All this group seems to be interested in is racing so it is not in our interest to spend money sending someone to this.

 

Senior Dinghy Area

Allan - better to make it the senior dingy area - the senior keelboat area was designed b/c no knowledge of currents, navigation, etc.  Allan would extend the senior dinghy area to the senior keelboat area.  The reason for limiting the senior dingy area was b/c of the boats (Lidos).  Some discussion about the anchor line length - is it long enough for the senior keelboat area?  Need more rode.  Question of why there is a difference between the senior dingy and senior keelboat area?  A lot of support for changing the senior dingy area so that it's the same as the senior keelboat area.  However, keelboats are more stable than dingies - if you got into trouble you could overnight on a keelboat, you are more exposed in a dingy.  Radio on the dingies?  What would happen if the day leader was ready to go home and the boat hadn't returned?  Dayleaders are not responsible for Seniors after hours or outside the junior area.  Sign out with an intention so the day leader would know where they were and should the day leader have to look for them?  If you assume they can take care of everything and they can't, they could die.  In the fog, it is very difficult - keelboats at least have compasses, etc.  Concern about dingies being out that far alone - maybe more than one.  Cruising skippers are required to bring certain items (VHF, navigation stuff, etc) with them so a day leader wouldn't come into play.  Dingies can already go in the cruising are with a cruising skipper onboard.  Wouldn’t want to let people do this without reasonable equipment (radio, compass) with them.  We need to be concerned about safety first.  Allan feels that we need more information and then come back to this at the next meeting.  The matter is closed for this meeting.

 

Allan moved, Matt seconded.  Passed unanimously.

Adjourn at 7pm

2006.08.27 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Sunday August 27, 2006

Excomm Meeting Notes 8/27/06

 

Excomm Members Present:

Brian Buchanan

Peter Kuhn

Lori Tewksbury

Allan Champion

Jennifer Kroon

Michael Scalet

 

Other CSC members present:

Will Lowe

Paul Kamen

David Strubbe

Ken Sheppard

Ed Shirk

Matthias Roschke

 

Start Time: 6:40

 

Secretary's Report

The minutes for all of the excomm meetings will be up on the website this week.

 

Treasurer's Report

We got $46,149 in the main accounts, plus $2400 in the CSC Xtras account (yea Jane! she's selling T-shirts!), down $4,313 from 7/30 when we had $50,462.

 

Income last 4 weeks:

$8,660             regular memberships

$1,092             UC work-study reimbursement

$179                BBQ donations 7/30/06 (leftover envelope) and 8/13 Open Houses

$30                  donation

$26                  interest

$12                  booklet sales

$75                  windsurf locker

Total: $10,074

 

Expenses:

$3,894             day leader wages, taxes, payroll processing

$2,367             windsurfers- -JP Novice board, 8 Novice mini-sails, vac pump filter/trap, wetsuit glue, loctite

$1,985             keelboats--new radios, Capri windows, Merit keel check, Commander and Ensign anchor and dock lines, Capri wiring supplies

$1,326             8/14/06 general membership meeting room ($425) postage and software fee, food

$964                dinghies--JY spinnifying supplies, Laser tiller, JY shrouds, 
blocks, shackles, etc.

$963                Bay Guardian ads (3 issues)

$731                taxes--DMV register Capri, trailer, Ranger; property taxes lease and newer boats

$523                Fast Track BBQ and snacks, Sat am bagels

$477                food for BBQ Open House 8/13 and 8/27

$462                August lease payment

$174                insurance add Capri, Whaler, delete R19, 470

$133                garbage service

$124                credit card processing fees

$107                dinner -- Ad Committee cruise

$97                  clubhouse--mural supplies, VHF charger for handheld radio

$76                  fuel for skiff

$64                  Rx, pain-killer Jameel (broke thumb)

$55                  dues refund (lost his cell phone on a dinghy lesson and blamed the teacher!)

$30                  cruise expense -- parking, snack

($165)              PFD's (Pkuhn reimbursed twice!)

Total: $14,387

 

3rd Vice's Report

We are working on getting keelboat status and repair projects up on the (wiki) website and started a CSC keelboat mailing list.

 

Agenda Items:

Gary Bauer's Senior Project

David Strubbe's Senior Project

Todd Price's Senior Project

P15 Sails

Name for Capri

Purchase of a 505

Catalina 23 Donation

Ranger 23 Deposition

CSC 15 Amendments

Capri 25 Rating

RS Vision

Keelboat Captains

Advertising

Sale of an Ensign

Sale of the John Dory Skiff

Commander/Capri Sails

Other business

 

Gary Bauer's Senior Project:

Motion:  Gary will work on Capri 25 improvements including the following: sandwich new wood on the starboard bulkhead to reinforce rotten section, use Git Rot to solidify port bulkhead, install new VHF radio, complete the wiring of the running lights, remove and replace leaking port lights.  ? moved, ? seconded. Passed unanimously.

 

David Strubbe's Senior Project:

Motion:  David will repair JY's, revise the racing rules test and put on a racing clinic.  ?moved, ?seconded. Passed unanimously.

 

1. Revise the racing-rules test.

The current one is excessively long and asks too many questions about esoteric and irrelevant matters (e.g. the make-up of the protest committee) -- this seems to be acknowledged by the fact that the test is open-book.  There are no questions about several important things (e.g. taking penalty turns for fouling another boat), and the test focuses unduly on exceptions to rules rather than the main rules.  Some of the questions are ambiguous, and I believe some of the answers on the key are incorrect.  In fact at least one relevant rule (the "anti-hunting rule") has changed since 1997-2000 when the test was apparently made.  The test is unreasonably hard now (as a skipper in collegiate racing for three years I was unable to pass it), but a shorter, more relevant, and closed-book test could reasonably be required of all racing skippers, including for the JY's.  This way we could achieve the purpose of making sure all racing skippers know the rules, without unnecessarily discouraging people from participating.

2. Organize a dinghy-racing clinic.

I will hold a dry-land session at which I will discuss racing rules and tactics, for new racers and others who want to improve their skills.  At the end participants will be ready to pass the racing-rules test to be qualified as racing skippers.  Afterwards we can run some drills and sail some races to apply what was learned, and I will give feedback as we go.  Two possible drills: (1) all the boats must stay inside a square marked out by 4 buoys; try to force other boats outside the square using the right-of-way rules. (2) repeated starts for practicing starting tactics.

3. Do maintenance work on the JY's:

Replace all the missing rub rails with new rub rails with the proper adhesive.  Check all the JY mains (including those in the sail locker) and replace any missing battens.  Make sure all the tiller extensions telescope and procure new ones to replace all those that have failed and install them.

 

Todd Price's Senior Project

Motion: Todd Price will put together clinics on Senior Dinghy Maneuvers and teach for 5 Saturdays.  ?motioned, ?seconded. Passed unanimously

Michael or Matt can talk to him about his project and can approve or not.

 

P15 Main Sails

Motion: Purchase 1 or 2 main sails for the P15.  Matt motioned, Michael seconded.  Passed unanimously.

 

Capri Name

Motion:  The Capri will be named Pomodoro.  Michael motioned, Peter seconded.  Passed unanimously.

 

Purchase of a 505

Motion:  Spend up to $3500 to purchase a 505 dinghy for the club.  Allan motioned, Michael seconded.  Passed unanimously.

 

Proposal:

Who:  Mark Playsted, Jennifer Kroon, John McBride, Heiko Panther, Ethan Peterson, Chris Sears, John DeNero, Gunther Webber and Geoff Wycoff

What: purchase a used 505

Where: Santa Rosa or San Luis Obispo (2 boats under scrutiny)

Why: Some folks figure we need a replacement for the 470 as a high performance, advanced dinghy

When:  As soon as possible

How Much:  up to $3500 clams

Background: Mark Playstead and others have been pushing for the club to get a used 505 for a while now. A 29er has been discussed in the past but that boat is really a junior trainer and would probably be over weighted even with two small to medium adults. The idea is to spend a bit more for a good boat and sails rather than get some beater that's ready to explode. The boat should probably be designated for the advanced dinghy rating and above only to sign it out. Mark says that the above mentioned people agree to take responsibility for and lead the charge to acquire, fit out, maintain, check people out and teach on and about the boat.

 

Discussion:     The club has precedent (the 470) for owning a high-performance dinghy. Even if the boat doesn't bring a lot of value to the club, a resale market exists and its monetary value won't go to zero. Hopefully purchasing a newer, nicer boat and having it sailed by advanced rating holders and maintained by a committed group of members will mitigate the risk that the boat will spend most of its days broken in the yard. Should that fate befall it, however, we can probably fix and sell the boat and get most of our money back.

While the club's investment in this boat will be enjoyed by only a small proportion of our membership, hopefully the availability of this boat will encourage this group, who are among the more active contributors to the club, to stick around and keep contributing. Spending $3500 on a boat that will only get sailed by 10 or 15 random members of the club would be a bad investment. Spending that money on a boat that will get enjoyed by 10 or 15 of our members who we really want to keep is a great investment. It's even better if it attracts more of the same kind of people.

Lori has a concern that purchasing JYs would serve more people - Jennifer pointed out that the people waiting for JYs would sail the 505.  Allan says buying a 505 is not a bad idea.  Having something else high performance not ha bad idea - offers opportunity for growth, etc.

 

Catalina 23 Donation

At this moment in time, the club does not have the capacity to accept a Catalina 23 for donation.  Lori will reply to the person offering it.

 

Ranger Deposition

Motion:  Commodore to appoint a member to sell the Ranger 23, who'll get it ready for sale, determine the price, advertise it, and sell it.

Motion:  If the Ranger 23 does not sell, dispose of the Ranger using funds gained from the sail of all sellable Ranger parts.

Brian motioned, Peter seconded.  Passed unanimously.

 

Discussion:  If we keep it in the harbor it'll cost us about $2200 in slip fees, better to sell it to a member so we can sail it, or sell it for the money.

 

CSC 15

Motion:  Amend the below motion to approve the money that has already been spent plus $300.00 for the CSC 15.  Allan motioned, Jennifer seconded.  Passed unanimously.

 

Three and a half years ago the following motion was approved:

"EXCOM MEETING Sunday February 23, 2003

3)  Ben made a motion to allocate $65,000.00 to build a boat and 4 molds for Antrim CSC 15 design. Motion includes the friendly amendment regarding the initial $10,000. for the previous boat. Motion also includes the friendly amendment to never talk about the subject again. Motion passed with four in favor, three opposed, two abstentions. "

Discussion:

There is a concern with having a blank check hanging out there for a project that hasn't moved forward perceptibly.  Should people want to take up this project they can come to excomm for re-approval of funds, their plan and a timeline.

We raised $7000 from members.  We have spent over $7000 for this including the container.  Allan points out that this motin does not kill the project - it just takes back the "blank check" we have open for this.

 

Capri 25 Rating

Commodore appoints committee for the Capri 25.  Committee decides the Capri 25 rating for the Capri 25.  Questions of clarification:  this rating would be above a senior rating.  This is a "keelboat dingy" and acts very differently than the Commanders and Ensigns.  It is not quite ready to sail yet - almost.  One thing to note about the Capri - this is not a club keelboat as it is owned by DBW.  It is under our supervision, but is not ours.  Ed Shirk pointed out that we need to be very specific directions in the operating rules so that we can legitimately discipline people who screw up.  Brian has a concern that the operating rules haven't revised in a while - last time was a year ago.  Peter feels that our best shot, that we rely on a reasonable request with a recalcitrant member.  Peter is trying to get to the point that no one can sail the boat who isn't committed to teaching on it.

 

Allan moved to table the issue,  Peter seconds.  Passed unanimously.

 

RS Vision

Motion:  To approve up to $750 to send one or more members to the Vanguard headquarters in Portsmouth Rhode Island to test the RS Vision as a possible club dinghy.  Moved by Peter, seconded by Michael.  Passed unanimously.

 

Keelboat Captains

Each keelboat be under the jurisdiction of a committee headed by a Boat captain, which is authorized by the third Vice to declare boats Do Not Sail, to call upon skippers who use the boat to perform maintenance, and if necessary to recommend that ExComm suspend members for suspension should they refuse to contribute work or if they abuse the boats.  Brian is withdrawing this motion.  It's not needed as committee chairs can be appointed.

 

Advertising

Motion:  To allocate up to $900 to continue ads in the Guardian and Daily Cal.  Motioned by Allan, seconded by Jennifer.  Passed unanimously.

 

Who: Ad Chair Beth

What: Ads

Where: Guardian and Daily Cal

When: the remainder of 2006

Why: Our glut of open house riders and new members are coming from somewhere

How much: Up to $900

 

People (new memberships, open houses) are coming from somewhere.  Search engines are helping.  Flyers are also helpful.  We have a lot bigger presence on the internet now.  We have a credit with Daily Cal.  We can talk about it now and then re-visit next year.  Maximum of $900 but hopefully it will be less.  $500 in Guardian…..

 

Sale of an Ensign

Motion: Commodore has the optoin to appoint someone to cycle out and fix the ensigns in a reasonable amount of time or to sell one.  Commodore to appoint a member to sell the boat, who'll get it ready for sale, determine the price, advertise it, and sell it.  Peter moved, Jennifer seconded.  Passed unanimously.

 

Question of which ensign to sell.  The one that isn't sailable has a spongy afterdeck.  That's a big job.  That boat has a very nicely redone cockpit and is stronger than the other two.  It's shame to dispose of that.  Can't rob it.  We've got a dolly.  We have a corner in the yard.  Pull the ensign out and put it in the yard with the idea we will redo the foredeck and cabin top.  The question is will everything get done and will the boat get put back in the water.  And if we get it done -fine, but if not, sell it or whatever.  The theory we had when we got the dolly -we would cycle through the ensigns.  It has taken too long.  3rd vice commodore needs to take care of it and get it right.  Ed volunteers to do the deck job and whatever else it needs.  Ed says projects by a succession of senior project doesn't work.  We need a boat captain who will see the project through.  Cycle through the ensign.

 

Sale of the John Dory Skiff

Motion: To sell the John Dory skiff and trailer, possibly with an outboard.  Peter moved, Jennifer seconded.  Passed unanimously.

Commander/Capri Sails

Motion: To buy two sails for Commanders and Capri for up to $2,200 with DBW.  Peter motioned, Jennifer seconded.  Passed unanimously.

 

Other business: Approve Treasurer's Report.  Brian motioned, Jennifer seconded. Approved unanimously.

 

Jennifer motioned to adjourn, Michael seconded.  Passed unanimously.

Adjourn at 7:40

2006.08.14 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Monday August 14, 2006

Excomm Meeting Notes 8/14/06

 

Excomm Members Present:

Matt Jones, Rear Commodore

Michael Scalet, Port Captain

Andrew Molitor, Co-3rd Vice

Lori Tewksbury, Co Secretary

Allan Champion, Commodore

Jamuel Starkey, Vice Commodore

 

CSC members present:

Brian Buchanan

Karen Huie

Ken Shepherd

Logan Byrn

 

Start Time:  6:38

Vice Commodore's Report

- Q1 memberships over the 8-year average by 10%

- On track to continue that for the next quarter

- Way over last year (we were down last year)

- 220 more memberships this year compared to last year (May-July)

 

Agenda

Todd Price's Senior Project

Matt Harvey's Senior Project

Excomm Meeting Dates

Sale of an Ensign

Windsurfing Trips

Ranger 23

Sale of Surplus Equipment

Capri 25

3rd Vice Commodore

Purchase of a 505

Kayaks

CSC 15

Dinghy Parts

 

Todd Price's Senior Project

Advanced Dingy Sailing Clinic(s), motioned by Jamuel to table, Matt seconded.  Passed unanimously.

- inadequate b/c he is not teaching and not enough hours

- need to do more than organizing

 

Matt Harvey's Senior Project


Motion: To wire the club for WiFi access (already completed).  Michael moved, Lori seconded.  Passed unanimously.

- some discussion about the merits of WiFi connection for a sailing club – we are a sailing club

- benefit – wind meter is online and we can use

- could get a computer that can take credit cards online and that would be great

- security issues regarding credit card use covered by credit card companies

 

Excomm Meeting Dates

Motion: Approve the following Excomm meeting dates for the remainder of 2006:

Sunday, August 27 at 6:30

Sunday, September 10 at 6:30

Sunday, September 24 at 6:30

Sunday, October 8 at 6:30

Sunday, October 22 at 6:30

Monday, November 6 at 6:30 before the general membership meeting

Sunday, November 19 at 5:30

Sunday, December 17 at 5:30

Michael moved, Allan seconded.  Passed unanimously.

 

Sale of an Ensign

Motion: Sell or dispose of one Ensign, which one to be determined, preferrably to a CSC member who will buy it, remove it, repair it, and resell it to the club.

- Nenya, Louie or Dewey?

- Dewey has a rig and the other two do not

- there is a mast for Nenya on the dock to be put up

- Nenya has to the most stable decks

- get rid of Louie first

- need to have a boat identified before we have a motion on this….

- we have the Capri and the Ranger (if we keep it)

- Louie is Ken’s favorite boat

Motion:  To put Louie up for sale cheap (Michael will put an add on craigslist), (if in two more excomm meetings Louie is not gone, make another motion….).  Matt moved, Michael seconded.  Passed unanimously

 

Windsurfing Trips

Motion:  Review and approve windsurfing trips for junior windsurdsurfers and above to Sherman Island as long as they are authorized by 2nd Vice and provided that the organizer give 3 days' advance notice to ExComm by email to the list, supervise equipment transport and use, certify the competency of all members using club equipment, and ensure that club members not going on trip have enough boards and sails for conditions in Berkeley.  Moved by Allan, seconded by Matt.  Passed Unanimously.

 

Ranger 23

Decide the fate of the Ranger:  Fix and keep or sell?

- seems like repairs might have begun?  No – these are test holes

- below the furniture is OK, above the furniture is rotten

- can’t decide the fate of it since there is no report – no action taken

 

Sale of Excess Equipment

Motion:  Peter will sell any outboard engine(s) he deems necessary.  Michael moved, Jamuel seconded.  Passed unanimously.

Motion:  3rd Vice is authorized to approved the sale or disposal of the excess Capri sails.  Lori motioned, Allan seconded.  Passed unanimously.

Motion:  To sell the dead rescue skiff and trailer.  Michaed moved, Matt seconded.  Passed unanimously.

 

Discussion

a.  the dead rescue skiff hull and trailer (or it can be given away)

b.  two stroke outboards (9.9 hp four stroke Evinrude--4 came with Ranger and Capri,  we don't need them all)

c.  Capri sails we're not keeping

- need to have an inventory of the sails we might sail

- wait on selling the Capri sails

-  we need a more specific inventory of what we might sell

 

Capri

Report back from Michael and Peter regarding the condition of the Capri

- Brian:  electrical work mostly done (only one cabin light is working, radio is not installed, port lights leaking; seals need to be replaced), bow cleats need backing plates and nuts attached to bolts (no vertical holding force right now), recommend that a life sling be installed (toe rail almost non-existant), also recommend that netting by installed, hardware needed to attach the motor mount needs to be replaced (not marine grade), also more git rot on the bulkheads (says Peter), things that could rot on the boart have been removed though some things should be replaced

 

3rd Vice Commodore

Motion:  Accept Will Lowe’s resignation from the position of co-3rd Vice Commodore and appoint Brian Buchanan to the position of co-3rd Vice Commodore, (Andrew Molitor, the other co-Vice Commodore is not resigning and will serve with Brian).  Allan moved, Michael seconded.  Passed unanimously.

 

Purchase of a 505

Discussion

- member approached Allan about purchasing the 505

- attempted to get it donated, but he had just donated it

- found another one for sale

- motion made online, no one responded, individual discussion seems that it was something an individual member really wanted

- until there is more interest, we really don’t have a motion to make

- epitome of a non-club boat, yes?

- racing boat – light, complicated, breakable

- Logan:  just spent a few hours fixing a laser (stuck under the deck) – brand new laser – seems to be an issue of neglect around the lasers – takes a long time to de-rig, etc –

- when we have a group of people who will step forward for this, then we might have a motion to consider

- publicly say that they will step forward and use/take care of these

- needs to be more than an army of one

- Boat Captains – need to sail the boat and stay on top of things – need to actively involved with maintaining their favorite boats – take more responsibility for them

- senior skipper – to sign boat out be on the boat team

 

Kayaks

A request was made by a member to rent 2 of our kayaks for use on a personal cruise (not on a club boat).

-no one should have the priviledge

-borrow kayaks to go somewhere not around here

-indestructible, he should be able to take them,

-history – this happened once before – a crusing skipper was allowed to take 1-2 kayaks to a remote place, but they donated $ to the club the cost of rent, was a cruising skipper, paid $$, but no one seems to know this guy

-cruising skippers are generally allowed to take things far away

-if someone can vouch for him, he leaves a deposit and pays a rental fee, and no one else will use them…..

-either let him borrow it or not – not rental

Not going to allow the kayaks to be rented.

 

CSC 15

Motion: Table the discussion regarding the CSC 15 until next meeting.  Jamuel moved, Andrew seconded.  Passed unanimously.

-amend the $$ amount to money that has been spent to date

 

Dinghy Parts

Motion:  Spend $1750 on spare parts for the dinghys (all).  Peter moved, Brian seconded.  Passed unanimously.

 

Allan moves to adjourn, Michael seconds, passed unanimously

 

Adjourned at 7:27

2006.07.30 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Sunday July 30, 2006

Excomm Members Present:

 

  • Allan Champion, Commodore
  • Jamuel Starkey, Vice Commodore
  • Matt Jones, co-1st Vice
  • Asma Asyyed, 2nd Vice
  • Will Lowe, 3rd Vice
  • Michael Scalet, Port Captain
  • Lori Tewksbury, co-Secretary
  • Peter Kuhn, Treasurer

Other CSC Members Present

 

  • Sheldon Coad
  • Saul Schumsky

 

Officer Reports--Treasurer

As of today the balance in the main accounts stands at $50,462, down $7,421 from 7/16 when we had $57,883. Income last two weeks $3,120 regular memberships (234 memberships issued thru Friday vs. 199 for 7 year average!) $425 UC workstudy reimbursement for student dayleaders $436 BBQ donations 7/23/06 Open House $30 donation $18 booklet sales Total: $4,029 Expenses: $6,000 Capri 25 hull (to be reimbursed by DBW) $998 dayleaders $884 new PFD's (26 nice red ones -- thanks Jane!) $881 Capri 25 trailer motor sails trip fuel dinner trailer wheel etc (thanks Geoff Dan Michael S!) $642 SF Bay Guardian ads 7/12 & 7/19 (thanks Beth!) $375 BBQ food 7/23/06 Open House (thanks Jennifer Kroon!) $339 copying bill membership cards 1000 green 1000 white cards, dues envelopes $301 winch foundations Daisy $252 mural paint and plywood for backing $242 bagels Sat am's (thanks Michael S) and pizza windsurf fast track 7/15 (thanks Asma!) $218 Waterstart clinic 7/23 food and Moonlight Madness 7/8 food (thanks Isabelle and Michael S) $137 dinghies -- cleats, JY CF numbers, P15 shroud adjusters, gloves $82 insurance for add new Whaler skiff hull and delete R19 & 470 $78 fuel for skiff $11 new mop for clubhouse $5 keelboat maintenance -- used part from Urban Ore $5 bank charge Total: $11,450

Agenda Items

 

  • Senior Project Proposals
  • Keelboat Purchase (already passed unanimously online)
  • Ranger 23 Donation (already passed unanimously online)
  • Shakedown Cruise (already passed unanimously online)
  • Novice Windsurf Board Purchase (already passed unanimously online)
  • Keelboat Issues and Maintenance (presentation and discussion)

Senior Project Proposals -

Karl Barker – move motor from old skiff to new skiff and get the new skiff ready to go (this is already done) – sailing senior project - - passed unanimously - - Will gives him the senior speech -

John Gartner – organize YMCA rides for the summer (ongoing – started last week and continues next week) - - not only is this his senior project, but he gets a year free membership - - passed unanimously -

Lori Tewksbury – women's sailing clinic - - passed with one abstention (Lori)

Dan Siskind – 2 waterstart clinics and put together a waterstart handbook (windsurfing senior project)

Marshall Lombardo--organize concrete work for second dock at a cost of $500 to then donate to the city) (already done, already passed unanimously online)

Review online motions that were approved since the last excomm meeting:

Allocate up to $8000 for purchase of keelboat (Capri) and expenses to get it to club; trailer to be sold after boat is in the water, cost to be reimbursed from DBW grant (motion made by Allan online, seconded by Jamuel; unanimous approval online)

Marshall Lombardo's senior project (organize concrete work for second dock at a cost of $500 to then donate to the city) (already done) (motion by Peter online, seconded by Allan, unanimous approval online

Accept the Ranger 23 donation (motion by Peter online, seconded by Michael, unanimous approval online)

Allow Michael Scalet, Geoff, and Dan Pond to take the Capri within 17-mile radius for a shakedown sail when it is put into the water (with rules for sailing to be determined at a later date) (motion by Peter, seconded by Michael, unanimous approval online)

Buy a JP 180 ASA windsurfing board for $500 (motion by Peter online, seconded by Michael, unanimous approval online)

All online motions were voted on as a block – - Allan moved, Jamuel seconded – unanimously approved

Discussion of which ensign to keep (now that we have the Capri and Ranger)

The only comment in this discussion was that the Ensign that used to be red (Dewey) is the only one that has the bulkhead and berths that have solid wood and could be maintained

Naming of the Capri and Ranger was tabled for now

Keelboat Issues and New Boats

There was a lengthy and substantive discussion about club keelboats and keelboat sailing experiences and if we should try to change how keelboats are checked out, maintained, etc in view of the fact that we have two new keelboats.. - Saul Schumsky and Sheldon Coad (former excomm members) were present and contributed much to the discussion. - Some major points in the discussion included: • We're at a decision point as a club about keelboat sailing experience. If we are happy with what has been happening (maintenance, etc) – new boats will look the current boats. Are alternative but there are prerequisites. • We need some way to ensure that maintenance happens on a regular basis maintenance schedule with structure around that to make sure it happens if we are going continue to put wet sails, wet bags, wet foulies, wet pfd's the boats will stink • We are at a point to make a decision – not going to happen again – give that some consideration… •There was a specific concern raised about the roller furler on the Ranger – it is delicate and expensive to fix. • There were suggestions about leaving monetary deposits to use the boat(s). • It's part of a rental mentality – people need to think of things as their own, not a rental. • – There are a few other groups like us with volunteers and the way they do is they have one specific person who is called when there is damage and they decide if it's sailable and then organizing the work to fix it. • Saul mentioned that he is willing to work with Sheldon to come up with a maintenance schedule – but then it needs to get done (which is the real issue)…… • Saul and Sheldon offered to work on possible policies for the new boats (checking out, maintenance, etc) and present options back to ExComm at a later date.

Will moved that both the Capri and Ranger be marked as not sailable except for the purposes of ascertaining the sailability until further excomm action. Michael seconded. Unanimously approved.

ExComm Meeting Dates

Excomm meeting dates for the rest of 2006 Lori will re-organize the dates and send them out via email,. They will be approved at the 8/14 meeting and then posted on the web.

Next ExComm meeting is Sunday, August 14, 2006.

2006.07.16 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Sunday July 16, 2006

Excomm Meeting Notes 07/16/06

 

Excomm Members Present:

Allan Champion, Commodore

Dan Pond, co-1st Vice

Asma Asyyed, 2nd Vice

Michael Scalet, Port Captain

Jennifer Kroon, co-Secretary

Peter Kuhn, Treasurer

 

 

Start Time – 6:30

 

 

Treasurers Report

As of the 16th, we had $57,883 in the main accounts, plus the $2200 in the CSC Xtras account, up $1269 from our July 4th meeting when the main accounts held $56,614.

 

Income:

$5,480             regular memberships

$628                UC workstudy reimbursement

$327                BBQ donations 7/4&9/06 Open House

$5                    windsurf surplus equipment donations

$35                  booklet sales

Total:    $6,520

 

Expenses:

$1,971             keelboats: new mast rig supplies (thanks Saul!), cleanup/safety (thanks Sheldon!), winch foundations Daisy (thanks Michael N!)

$801                dayleader paychecks taxes payroll processing

$608                food for Open House BBQ 7/4&9 (thanks Jennifer!)

$514                dinghies: cam cleats, trapeze harnesses (thanks Jane!), rig tape, gloves

$293                new skiff hull prep materials

$281                SF Weekly ad 6/28 (thanks Beth!)

$260                credit card machine, umbrellas, deadbolt

$237                tools: sander, drills, files, bits, etc.

$165                11 new PFD's (crummy yellow)

$79                  gas for skiff, kill switch lanyard, key, hinges for hatch repair

$25                  windsurf:  gloves

$17                  snack for keelboat cleanup work party

Total:    $5,251

 

Agenda Items:

Windsurf Clinics

Novice Boards

Minor Membership

Michael Scalet and Ethan Peterson's racing rating

Marshall Lombardo's Senior Project



Windsurf Clinics

Motion: The 2nd Vice can grant permission to anyone she sees fit to do a windsurf clinic outside the junior area (limited to 1/2 mile out) including the leward shore.  Michael moved, Jennifer seconded.  Passed unanimously.

 

Novice Boards

Motion: To spend up to $1200 for 6 new novice windsurf boards.  Peter moved, Michael seconded.  Passed unanimously.

Minor Membership

Orion Read is a new minor member.  He has completed the sailing program at Cal Adventures and sailed with Robert Ofsevit, who said that he is a good sailor.

 

Michael Scalet and Ethan Peterson's racing rating

Motion:  Michael Scalet and Ethan Peterson be given the racing rating and be able to sail the dinghys in the cruising area.  Peter moved, Jennifer seconded.  5 voted yes, Michael abstained.

 

Marshall Lombardo's Senior Project

Motion:  Marshall will construct the concrete for the 2nd dock and is authorized to spend up to $600 on supplies.  Peter moved, Michael seconded.  Passed unanimously.

 

Michael motions to adjourn, Jennifer seconded.  Passed unanimously.

 

Next excomm meeting is Sunday, July 30, 2006.

2006.07.02 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Sunday July 02, 2006

Excomm Meeting Notes 07/02/06

 

Excomm Members Present:

Allan Champion, Commodore

Jamuel Starkey, Vice Commodore

Dan Pond, co-1st Vice

Michael Scalet, Port Captain

Jennifer Kroon, co-Secretary

Peter Kuhn, Treasurer

 

 

Other CSC Members Present

Sheldon Coad

 

 

Start Time – 6:30

 

Vice Commodores Report

We had 211 new memberships in June.  We need to finish coordinating with Albany YMCA for rides.  We will probably not be doing BYMCA rides this year.  We will see if Caryl Wolfe is willing to coordinate the rides.

 

1st Vices Report

Dinghy repairs going well.

 

Treasurers Report

As of today, the 4th, we have $56,614 in the main accounts, plus about $2,200 in the CSC Xtras account, up $9,522 from two weeks ago when we had $47,090.

 

Income last two weeks and a day:
$8,163             DBW grant (reimburses new skiff hull, 3 Lido trailers purchased in May)

$5,957             regular memberships
$339                UC workstudy reimbursement
$195                BBQ donations 6/25/06 Open House
$31                  windsurf surplus equipment donations
$15                  interest
$7                    booklet sales
Total:    $14,707

Expenses last two weeks and a day (payday):
$3,061             June dayleader paychecks taxes payroll processing
$462                July lease payment
$332                food for Open House BBQ 6/25 (thanks Jennifer!)
$332                sandwich signs (thanks Beth!)
$202                new flyers (thanks Max!)
$184                pizza for 6/14 Waterfront Commission meeting (thanks everyone!)
$148                pizza for 6/17 windsurf fast track & open house (ditto)
$138                windsurf sail stickers (thanks Tom Trippe!)
$80                  two dozen Sr. keys
$77                  new membership logbook (thanks Heather!)
$67                  gas for skiffs
$37                  cutter & disks for Lido rail repair
$25                  YRA dues for non-CSC member (thanks Lynda!)
$16                  snack for cruise (thanks Scott!)
$11                  bolts and brackets clubhouse bench (thanks Mark!)
$11                  new skiff hull prep materials
Total:    $5,183

 

No snacks/drinks were provided for this meeting.

 

Agenda Items:

Jamuels Senior

Cruising Changes

Bank Accounts

Advertising

Lifejackets

JY Jibs

Sheldon's Keelboat Fix up

Jamuel's Senior rating

Motion: to approve Jamuel Starkey's senior skipper rating.  Michael moved, Peter seconded.  5 votes yes, Jamuel abstained.

 

Cruising Changes

  • Short notice cruises:  The cruising chair will decide what the cruise policies will be.
  • Cruises on non-club boats:  Peter will check with our insurance to see if this is okay.


Bank Account Signer Changes

Motion: Jennifer Kroon, Secretary, Allan Champion, Commodore, and Peter Kuhn, Treasurer are formally authorized to sign checks on CSC's bank accounts. Peter moved, Michael seconded.  Passed unanimously.

Advertising

Motion:  The ad chair be authorized to place ads for up to $2600.  Peter moved, Michael seconded.  Passed unanimously.

 

Lifejackets

Motion:  The club will spend $3300 on new lifejackets.  Peter moved, Allan seconded.  Passed unanimously.

 

JY Sails

Motion:  The club will purchase 2 new JY jibs and 1 JY main for up to $1000.00.  Peter moved, Michael seconded.  Passed unanimously.

 

Sheldon's Keelboat Fix up

  • Working on cleaning up and stocking the keel boats will all of the proper supplies and gear.  Needs to purchase some nylon double braid line for dock lines and fenders.

Motion: Authorize Sheldon to spend an addition $1000 for fixing up the keelboats.  Peter moves, Michael seconded.  Passed unanimously.

 

Dan motions to adjourn, Jennifer seconded.  Passed unanimously.

 

Next excomm meeting is Sunday, July 16, 2006.

2006.06.18 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Sunday June 18, 2006

Excomm Meeting Notes 6/18/06

 

Excomm Members Present:

Dan Pond, co-1st Vice

Michael Scalet, Port Captain

Jennifer Kroon, co-Secretary

Peter Kuhn, Treasurer

Mark Yampanis, appointed for co-3rd Vice

 

Other CSC Members Present

Geoff Wycoff

Michael Neilson

 

 

Start Time – 6:30

 

Treasurers Report

We have $47,090 in the main accounts, plus about $2,200 in the CSC Xtras account, up $3275 up $3,275 from two weeks ago when we had $43815.

 

Income last two weeks:

$4,730             regular memberships (166 sold so far in June and we're not even 2/3 thru month, vs 182 last year ALL June, 229 7 year historical average)

$567                UC workstudy reimbursement

$121                DMV refund new rescue skiff hull registration (overpaid)

$112                BBQ donations 6/11/06 Open House

$25                  windsurf surplus equipment donations

$20                  regular donations

$8                    booklet sales

Total:    $5,583

 

Expenses last two weeks:

$773                keelboats--Ensignmast parts, Merit 25 haul, sail repairs (4 jibs), 15 D batteries for Visual Distress night signals

$518                food for fast track 6/5-6/9 (thanks Norm!)

$300                cut up and haul away old Lido trailers, trash

$267                food for 6/11OH BBQ (thanks Jennifer!)

$146                Ad in Sierra Club Yodeler magazine (thanks Beth!)

$110                dayleader wages  and taxes (late paycheck for Jason)

$75                  tools-vise for board hospital, files, saw blades

$52                  gas for skiffs

$22                  new skiff hull prep materials

$21                  windsurfers-- sail repair tape

$17                  Kinkos bill for computer svcs--General Membership meeting flyers (thanks Jamuel!)

$8                    pens for clubhouse

Total:  $2,309

 

No snacks/drinks were provided for this meeting.

Agenda Items

- Geoff Wycoff's senior project

- Michael Nielsen's senior project

 

Geoff’s senior project

- Michael moved, Jennifer seconded

- Passed unanimously

- Geoff is going to make all 4 of the JY15's spinnaker and trapeze ready.

- Will coordinate ad JY15 regatta and BBQ to encourage skippers to invest the time and energy needed to become proficient using both the spinnakers and the trapezes.

- Spinnakers are not standard gear on JY's, JY purchases spinnakers made by Vanguard for their 420 dingy.  Costs are based on the Vanguard Catalog.

Item

Cost

Total Item Cost

Spinnaker retro kit (includes sail)

2x771

1,524

Trapeze retro kit

2 x 240

480

Spinnaker

3 x 272

816

Spinnaker Pole

2 x 151

302

Deck Hardware for spinnaker (for the 2 boats that already have traps)

2 x 215

415

5 mm line (spin. Halyard, foreguy, topping lift, sheet, guy)

500 ft @ ~.60 per foot

300

Shock cord (trap attachment line, spinnaker pole return, pole storage)

60 ft @ ~.80 per foot

48

Misc Rigging and materials

 

400

Rigging totals:

 

4303

Regatta BBQ supplies

 

150

Senior project total expenses

 

4453

 

 

Michaels’s senior project

- Michael moved, Dan seconded

- Passed unanimously

- Upgrading the fiberglass winch mounts and winches on Donald to a stainless steel system such as we have on Daisy.  Michael Nielsen will fabricate two stainless steel foundations and install the two new Lewmar two speed winches that have alread been purchased.

- The boats will be DNS while the work is happening, however, Michael may only install one winch at a time so that the boat is DNS for the shortest possible time.  The boats will not be inoperable before an open house or a scheduled club cruise.

 

 

Micheal moves to adjourn, Peter seconded

- passes unanimously

 

 

Next excomm meeting is Sunday July 2 at 6:30

2006.06.04 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Sunday June 04, 2006

Excomm Meeting Notes 6/4/06

 

Excomm Members Present:

Allan Champion, Commodore

Will Lowe, co-3rd Vice

Matt Jones, Rear Commodore

Lori Tewksbury, co-Secretary

Michael Scalet, Port Captain

Dan Pond, co-1st Vice

Peter Kuhn, Treasurer

Jamuel Starkey, Vice Commodore

Jennifer Kroon, co-Secretary

 

Other CSC Members Present

Sheldon Coad

Brian Buchanan

Waleed Sabra

 

 

Start Time – 6:30

 

Treasurers Report

We have $43,815 in the main accounts, plus $2200 in the CSC Xtras

account, down $1,086 from two weeks ago when we had $44,901.

We took in

$6,980             regular memberships

$182                BBQ donations 5/28/06 Open House

$20                  windsurf surplus equipment donations

$13                  booklet sales

$9                    regular donations

$16                  Interest

Total    $7,221

And we've spent

$4,070             dayleaders wages and taxes

$1,363             dinghies--3 new JY jibs. sail repairs March-April, anchors, epoxy, paddles, etc, food for fast track BBQ

$644                new skiff hull prep materials

$569                food for 5/14 and 5/28 OH BBQ's, propane

$462                June lease payment to City

$281                keelboats--new mast stuff, Louie repair supplies, sail repairs

$255                windsurf seminars--pizza for 5/14 and 5/28 clinics

$201                print OH flyers

$131                plaques for Tom Bates and Loni Hancock

$122                windsurf rental locker containers--2 new locks, painting supplies

$106                windsurfers--epoxy, caulk

$103                rescue skiff gas, spark plugs, switch glue

Total $8,307

 

No snacks/drinks were provided for this meeting – it is noted in the minutes

 

Agenda Issues

- Lori suggested having the agenda set ahead of time and posted on the web/list and have a running item titled “senior projects” to accommodate any last minute seniors who show up to present their projects

- Will – add new agenda items to every agenda to cover unexpected members and such who show up and are not on the agenda

 

Agenda Items

- Sheldon’s senior project

- 3 Saul motions (lifetime membership, can take boats out anywhere as long as he didn’t fall out, cruising (single hand boat – look on email skipper)

- purchase used JY

- low tide teaching

- mother duckling teaching (with skiff)

- spend up to $5000 on hoist maintenance (we owe the city that money)

-

 

Sheldon’s senior project

- Peter moved, Will seconded that Sheldon’s work on excomm count for his senior project

- Will also wants to allocate $1000 retrofitting the keelboats for the summer season (since Sheldon won’t be doing the work)

- Michael seconded Will’s addendum

- motion with addendum passes unanimously

 

Lori proposed that agenda items submitted before Thursday 6pm, Lori/Jennifer will post the agenda on website/CSC list

- sec keep track of proposals and discussion

- put it on the list serve and website Friday prior to the meeting

- it will happen

 

Saul motions

- Peter moved, Michael seconded

- Single hand any of the club keelboats in the Sr area, both day and night, provided that he wear harnesses and tether and stay clipped to the boat at all times except for departure and arrival at the dock or when in the cabin.

- Lifetime membership

- Cruising skipper

- Passed unanimously

 

Used JY for sale IN SD

- cost:  $1500

- don’t know much about it but if $$ approved we could purchase boat if it checks out

- similar to the merit purchase – if it turns out, but it, if not, don’t

- Don McPherson and whoever goes with him will check it out and pick it up in SD

- $2200 proposal - $1500 for boat with a trailer (we will negotiate), $500 for gas, food, $200 for boat parts

- some discussion about condition of boats

- Will asked about the dingy budget for the year – about the same as last year

- We do have room in the yard for it (Rhoads is gone)

- Surveyor not worth it for a dinghy

- We will get pictures of it before we send Don down

- Lori says it’s a good idea b/c people will use it

- Allan moved, Michael seconded approving $2200 to pick up JY in SD if it looks nice

- Passes by Unanimous vote

 

Teaching Discussion

Low tide Teaching

- Matt printed out the low tide – 5 more low tides on Saturdays through September (not a problem for M/Th lesson b/c low low tides happen in am only in summer)

- How low are these tides?  Could the sketch mobile work?

- If we can get 1-2 seniors or more (people authorized to put boats in water no matter what) or do lesson in keelboats) then people who aren’t familiar with tides, etc, etc, people would be able to go sailing

- sail on keelboats, go out rudderless, would work

- how many people randomly show up on these days?

- Sheldon:  varies – average 4-6 people

- Seems that a lot of people are showing up Saturdays right now – 23 people for lessons, 12 skippers also – well covered

- What if a senior is present and there is low water – could senior supervise juniors to teach at that time?

- Ed suggested that put boats in water at higher tide, sail to marina, drop students off, pick up some more, sail back to club

- Possibly allowing the juniors to sail outside the junior area when accompanied by skiff

- Motion:  Allow juniors to sail outside junior area during regularly scheduled lessons under supervision of person appointed by rear commodore as long as accompanied by the skiff

- Will pointed out in the long term we have to figure out what we are going to do b/c of the lack of water

- tie up precision Friday night, move CSC back to old spot at Hs Lordships?

- Allan – set a rating for this?

- Whoever rear commodore wants to appoint…..

- Matt makes motion, Michael seconds

- Passes unanimously

 

Mother duckling teaching issue

- lesson time when there’s not enough teachers and lots of students on the bench

- get boats in the water and get the students sailing

- do lesson by skiff

- questions – only for novices?  Or people who have never been in boats?

- Requires someone familiar with operating the skiff…. Volunteer day leader rated?  Yes

- Teaching the basics of sailing on land first (like Cal Adventures)

- Hopefully have students to pair up – more and less experienced students

- Set buoys out in novice areas – circles, etc around the buoys – distinct area to sail around

- Area for sailing would be at the discretion of the volunteer day leader/teacher

- Set at wind limit rather than area

- Motion: Amember appointed by the rear commodore may supervise unrated memers to sail the club boats during organized lesson times

- How does rear commodore authorize?  Verbal.

- Write in log book and post to excomm list

- Matt moved, Michael seconded

- Passes unanimously

 

Up to $5000 to deal with the city for hoist maintenance as needed

- Peter moves the above, Michael seconded motion

- Passes with unanimous vote

 

Will moves to adjourn, Jamuel seconded

- passes unanimously

 

 

Next excomm meeting is Sunday June 18 at 6:30

2006.05.07 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Sunday May 07, 2006
Caryl & Lori
Present: Saul Schumsky (Commodore), Michael Faw (co-1st Vice Commodore), Asma (co-2nd Commodore), Will Lowe (3rd Vice Commodore), Sheldon Coad (Rear Commodore), Michael Scalet (Port Captain), Caryl Woulfe (co-Secretary), Peter Kuhn (Treasurer), and CSC member Matthias Rothske.

Absent: Jamuel Starkey (Vice Commodore)

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m.

Ex-Committee Reports

Commodore: Sally, of Pineapple Sails, commented to Saul that she is confused as to who has permission to bring in CSC sails for repair. Apparently a member brought in sails and said we needed them repaired by a certain date. Part of the reason we get a discount on sail repairs is because we don't give Pineapple deadlines. Michael S. indicated that he knew who the member was, and would tell him/her about the "no deadline" policy.

Beth Burstein has been appointed Advertising Chair. Bill Moseley will add her to the CSC website contacts page.

Saul reiterated that he would not respond to an online motion unless it was an emergency or had been discussed at a prior Ex-com meeting.

Vice Commodore: Jamuel was not present. No report.

First Vice Commodore: Michael F. reported that lots of repairs have been made, and continue to be made, to the JYs. Thanks to all who have helped, and to Ethan Peterson, whose senior skipper project is to get the JY fleet shipshape and to add a spinnaker rig to one of them.

Second Vice Commodore: The windsurfing season is finally here, and the windsurfing events at the cal-sailing club are starting to happen. The first windsurfing fast track of the season will be next Saturday (May 13th) from 12 noon and until 4 p.m.

Third Vice Commodore: I have found a volunteer who is going to make new winch mounts for Daisy and mount them. He will be attending an ExComm meeting to have this approved as his senior project.

Rear Commodore: Lessons are down 5 percent from last year. Sheldon counted senior and cruising study group sessions as lessons. The cruising study group went really well and consisted of 7 sessions, all at Paul Herzmark's home. Sheldon recommends a total of 7 sessions next time as well. Navigation takes a long time to learn. Paul also volunteered to do navigation sessions on his boat.

Matthias Rothske will give a rudderless sailing clinic May 14. Norman Thomas is doing a Fast Track from June 5-9, and John DeNero is doing one from July 17-21. We still need someone for August, and someone to volunteer to run women's lessons this summer. Eight new juniors came out of the May Fast Track run by Jennifer Kroon!

Port Captain: Everything is running pretty smoothly now. After finals we may have some problems, around May 19th. We may have a few days where there will be no dayleaders. I will have to ask for volunteers. Riana's work-study money is gone soon so she has to go. I have hired a couple of new dayleaders and we have to hope they can replace the folks we are losing after finals.

Treasurer: We have $41,303 in the main accounts (plus $2,210 in the CSC Xtras account), up $4,996 from two weeks ago when we we had $36,307.

In the last two weeks we've collected $10,596: $4,760 windsurf locker membership, $4,690 regular memberships, $548 UC work-study reimbursement, $334 E-scrip rebate, $175 BBQ donations 4/30 Open House, $70 windsurf surplus equipment donations, $12 interest, $7 booklet sales.

And we've spent $5,600: $3,492 on dayleaders' wages and taxes April, $845 on new skiff hull-- sales tax, registration, barrier coat, bottom paint and fasteners, $325 on garbage service and painting supplies (thanks SFAI students!,) $287 ($462 less $175 key deposit refunds) on lease, $124 on JY15 anchor lines, cleats and other parts (thanks JY'ers!), $120 keelboats--re-masting stuff (thanks Saul!), $101 on boat show expenses (parking, table cloth--thanks Cliff!), $96 on postage for GMM mailer, $95 non-pyro distress signals for keelboats (thanks Saul!) $50 to pay forklift guy to move CSC15 construction container (thanks Michael!), $45 windsurf sail repair tape, $18 on BBQ stuff (lava rocks and cleanup bags--food receipts not in yet).

Secretary: Regarding Sheldon's report that lessons are down 5 percent, the 25 or more rainy days in March and extending into April may have something to do with this. I attended the cruising study group sessions and thought they were very useful. Many thanks to Paul for having the study group meet at his home, to Sheldon for setting up the group, and to the teachers: Paul Herzmark, Allan Champion, John Mankey, Dave Cary and Bill Gavelis.

New Agenda items:

Approval for Matthias to organize a Windsurfing trip to Sherman Island two weeks from today. Saul made a motion to give Matthias perpetual permission to organize CSC windsurfing trips, with the stipulation that he let Ex-com know of the particulars ahead of time. Will seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.

Windsurfing Safety Pack. Asma would like the club to approve name?, a CSC member and MBA student at Cal, to make and market CSC windsurfing safety packs that would be sold through CSC. The safety pack would include items like extra rope and light sticks.. It would be a modification of the Windsurf Hawaii pack. Name? will research the project, get cost estimates, etc. Saul and Peter offered to help. Rather than make this a voting agenda item, Asma will get back to Ex- com with more details at the next meeting.

Tuesday Night JY races. Michael S. made a motion to have the club officially sanction the Tuesday evening JY races starting immediately and to proceed through October, 2006 with the understanding that they remain in their current format and that a racing rating not be required for participation. Peter seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.

Two new sets of sails for the JYs. Michael S. made a motion that the club authorize the purchase of two new sets of JY sails. Peter seconded the motion. Discussion ensued. Saul commented that one design sails are not required as we are not racing one design. He feels that buying good sails is more economical in the long run. He checked with Hogan Sails and got a bid for a Precision jib in the $200- $250 range. Pineapple's estimate was much higher, more like $300 - $400. Labor is the biggest factor in sails. North Sails are not made to take our kind of abuse. Outcome of the discussion: Saul will get a price from Pineapple for both jib and main for the JY. Michael S. will get the information from North Sails about the weight of their cloth, etc. The idea here is to compare the two products to see if one will reasonably last longer than the other (with similar performance). This way we can make a business decision rather that just go with North or with Pineapple. One other thought that was discussed was the fact the Pineapple gives us wonderful pricing on all the many repairs we need. The flip side is that if we buy new elsewhere, that may go away. The motion to buy JY sails was tabled pending more information. Saul okayed a future online vote on the sails given we already had this discussion.

Asma also asked that we do an online vote for the project she presented regarding Cal Sailing Safety Kits to be made up by name?. Peter agreed to help him locate prospective suppliers for the components. We should see the business side of this proposal in future online messages so we can decide if it makes business sense to use Club resources to create Cal Sailing Windsurfer Safety Kits for sale to the general public.

Next Ex-com meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on May 22nd at the BYC.

Motion to adjourn by Will, seconded by Peter. Vote was unanimous.

Meeting adjourned.

2006.04.06 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Thursday April 06, 2006
Excomm Meeting Notes 6/4/06 Excomm Members Present: Allan Champion, Commodore Will Lowe, co-3rd Vice Matt Jones, Rear Commodore Lori Tewksbury, co-Secretary Michael Scalet, Port Captain Dan Pond, co-1st Vice Peter Kuhn, Treasurer Jamuel Starkey, Vice Commodore Jennifer Kroon, co-Secretary Other CSC Members Present Sheldon Coad Brian Buchanan Waleed Sabra Start Time – 6:30 Treasurers Report We have $43,815 in the main accounts, plus $2200 in the CSC Xtras account, down $1,086 from two weeks ago when we had $44,901. We took in $6,980 regular memberships $182 BBQ donations 5/28/06 Open House $20 windsurf surplus equipment donations $13 booklet sales $9 regular donations $16 Interest Total $7,221 And we've spent $4,070 dayleaders wages and taxes $1,363 dinghies--3 new JY jibs. sail repairs March-April, anchors, epoxy, paddles, etc, food for fast track BBQ $644 new skiff hull prep materials $569 food for 5/14 and 5/28 OH BBQ's, propane $462 June lease payment to City $281 keelboats--new mast stuff, Louie repair supplies, sail repairs $255 windsurf seminars--pizza for 5/14 and 5/28 clinics $201 print OH flyers $131 plaques for Tom Bates and Loni Hancock $122 windsurf rental locker containers--2 new locks, painting supplies $106 windsurfers--epoxy, caulk $103 rescue skiff gas, spark plugs, switch glue Total $8,307 No snacks/drinks were provided for this meeting – it is noted in the minutes Agenda Issues - Lori suggested having the agenda set ahead of time and posted on the web/list and have a running item titled “senior projects” to accommodate any last minute seniors who show up to present their projects - Will – add new agenda items to every agenda to cover unexpected members and such who show up and are not on the agenda Agenda Items - Sheldon’s senior project - 3 Saul motions (lifetime membership, can take boats out anywhere as long as he didn’t fall out, cruising (single hand boat – look on email skipper) - purchase used JY - low tide teaching - mother duckling teaching (with skiff) - spend up to $5000 on hoist maintenance (we owe the city that money) - Sheldon’s senior project - Peter moved, Will seconded that Sheldon’s work on excomm count for his senior project - Will also wants to allocate $1000 retrofitting the keelboats for the summer season (since Sheldon won’t be doing the work) - Michael seconded Will’s addendum - motion with addendum passes unanimously Lori proposed that agenda items submitted before Thursday 6pm, Lori/Jennifer will post the agenda on website/CSC list - sec keep track of proposals and discussion - put it on the list serve and website Friday prior to the meeting - it will happen Saul motions - Peter moved, Michael seconded - Single hand any of the club keelboats in the Sr area, both day and night, provided that he wear harnesses and tether and stay clipped to the boat at all times except for departure and arrival at the dock or when in the cabin. - Lifetime membership - Cruising skipper - Passed unanimously Used JY for sale IN SD - cost: $1500 - don’t know much about it but if $$ approved we could purchase boat if it checks out - similar to the merit purchase – if it turns out, but it, if not, don’t - Don McPherson and whoever goes with him will check it out and pick it up in SD - $2200 proposal - $1500 for boat with a trailer (we will negotiate), $500 for gas, food, $200 for boat parts - some discussion about condition of boats - Will asked about the dingy budget for the year – about the same as last year - We do have room in the yard for it (Rhoads is gone) - Surveyor not worth it for a dinghy - We will get pictures of it before we send Don down - Lori says it’s a good idea b/c people will use it - Allan moved, Michael seconded approving $2200 to pick up JY in SD if it looks nice - Passes by Unanimous vote Teaching Discussion Low tide Teaching - Matt printed out the low tide – 5 more low tides on Saturdays through September (not a problem for M/Th lesson b/c low low tides happen in am only in summer) - How low are these tides? Could the sketch mobile work? - If we can get 1-2 seniors or more (people authorized to put boats in water no matter what) or do lesson in keelboats) then people who aren’t familiar with tides, etc, etc, people would be able to go sailing - sail on keelboats, go out rudderless, would work - how many people randomly show up on these days? - Sheldon: varies – average 4-6 people - Seems that a lot of people are showing up Saturdays right now – 23 people for lessons, 12 skippers also – well covered - What if a senior is present and there is low water – could senior supervise juniors to teach at that time? - Ed suggested that put boats in water at higher tide, sail to marina, drop students off, pick up some more, sail back to club - Possibly allowing the juniors to sail outside the junior area when accompanied by skiff - Motion: Allow juniors to sail outside junior area during regularly scheduled lessons under supervision of person appointed by rear commodore as long as accompanied by the skiff - Will pointed out in the long term we have to figure out what we are going to do b/c of the lack of water - tie up precision Friday night, move CSC back to old spot at Hs Lordships? - Allan – set a rating for this? - Whoever rear commodore wants to appoint….. - Matt makes motion, Michael seconds - Passes unanimously Mother duckling teaching issue - lesson time when there’s not enough teachers and lots of students on the bench - get boats in the water and get the students sailing - do lesson by skiff - questions – only for novices? Or people who have never been in boats? - Requires someone familiar with operating the skiff…. Volunteer day leader rated? Yes - Teaching the basics of sailing on land first (like Cal Adventures) - Hopefully have students to pair up – more and less experienced students - Set buoys out in novice areas – circles, etc around the buoys – distinct area to sail around - Area for sailing would be at the discretion of the volunteer day leader/teacher - Set at wind limit rather than area - Motion: Amember appointed by the rear commodore may supervise unrated memers to sail the club boats during organized lesson times - How does rear commodore authorize? Verbal. - Write in log book and post to excomm list - Matt moved, Michael seconded - Passes unanimously Up to $5000 to deal with the city for hoist maintenance as needed - Peter moves the above, Michael seconded motion - Passes with unanimous vote Will moves to adjourn, Jamuel seconded - passes unanimously Next excomm meeting is Sunday June 18 at 6:30

2006.03.12 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Sunday March 12, 2006
Present: Saul Schumsky (Commodore), Jamuel Starkey (Vice Commodore), Michael Faw (co-1st Vice Commodore), Will Lowe (3rd Vice Commodore), Sheldon Coad (Rear Commodore), Michael Scalet (Port Captain), Caryl Woulfe and Lori Taguma (co-Secretaries), Peter Kuhn (Treasurer), and CSC members Cliff Regalis and John DeNero. >>

Absent: Co-2nd Vice Commodores Asma/Lydia

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m.

Ex-Committee Reports

Commodore: Thanks to Jamuel, and to Bob Clark of the Derema Group, for organizing the Visual Distress Signal workshop.

Cliff Marchetti, Berkeley Marina Waterfront Manager, thinks that our lease is going to come up at a Berkeley City Council meeting in April. By City Council decree, we can't see the proposal until the council sees it. We will have to mobilize everyone, especially Berkeley residents, to come to that meeting.

Vice Commodore: The Flare Shoot Demonstration and Training Event held today was a resounding success. We had ~50 attendees with maybe half being from the general public. Thanks to Alex and the folks at Svendsen's Chandlery and Bob Clark and the folks of Derema Group for both supplying and donating flares for the Club's use during the event. Sven's provided us with new discounted flares that we were able to resell to participants. Sven's also donated flares to be stored on the keelboats. (Saul gave them to Will to place aboard). I will be personally writing letters of thank you to both companies as well as Latitude 38 expressing our sincere appreciate for their support of CSC.

In terms of actual flare sales it appears that we took in ~$250-300 dollars during the event. The proceeds of the sales above and beyond our cost (we purchased them at wholesale from Sven's) will directly benefit the club 100% and will be applied to the CSC General Fund.

Extra thanks to Bob Clark, (Derema Group). He is the Orion (flares) manufacturer's rep. Bob was on-site during the event to provide details and instruction on the proper, safe usage of the various types of flares that were demonstrated and ignited by participants. Bob was also kind enough to objectively compare and instruct us all on not only his product line but the various other brands that were on hand.

Thanks also to Peter Kuhn for his tireless work supporting not just CSC but this event in particular. Peter was instrumental in obtaining clearances with the Berkeley Harbor Master and Berkeley Fire & Rescue. Additionally Peter has written a post-event wrap-up/press release detailing the event's outcome, including a description of the event and numerous pictures. The presser should appear soon on the CSC Website.

Extra Special Thanks to Saul for helping me organize and run the event. Saul was instrumental in the event's smooth operation and successful outcome. In particular as the "face of CSC" Saul quickly took control of greeting arrivals, explaining the event details, and served as the demonstrator and safety coordinator (until his ears were ringing too much to think straight). Saul's cool approach and friendly rapport with the participants were greatly appreciated.

Finally Super Special Thanks to Jim Pottinger for a wonderful BBQ--we can always count on Jim for preparing and tending to a feast of legendary proportions!

PayPal Account ============== At Saul's behest and with Peter's blessing I've created a new PayPal account for CSC. It is linked directly with the CSC bank account. As soon as PayPal concludes confirming the details of the account we will be able to use PP as a payment-processing engine for club activities. Specifically we will be adding "Donate Now" buttons to the website to allow visitors the opportunity to "give from their hearts" as they view our wonderful website.

I will serve as the CSC technical interface into PP, Peter will be Mr. Money Bags, and I will coordinate with Bill Moseley (our webmaster) for placing PP scriptlets onto the CSC website as we see fit.

Myself, Peter, and Saul all have the account login information into PP so hopefully we won't lose it (and any money) some time down the road.

First Vice Commodore: No report.

Second Vice Commodore : (via email) We had a great crowd for our windsurfing kickoff party. Due to the bad weather, the attendance was not as much as expected. I will send you a photoshow of the event in a separate e-mail. We made around 200 dollars in donations and windsurf sales. We gained a few members. Thanks to Peter for all of his help. Thanks to Jim for the BBQ, to Mitsu and Herb for helping me clean up, to Corey for putting up the canopy. The equipment that has not been sold will be kept for the next events.

On a different note, I have been in contact with a professional female windsurfer, who will be coming to the club for talks. Also, Kevin Kan representing JP and NeilPryde will be giving us super cheap deals on amazing JP boards. These deals are available only to the club since it is non-profit.

Third Vice Commodore: No Report.

Rear Commodore: The senior skipper study group has met twice and will meet again next week. The cruising skipper study group starts Monday, March 13, and will meet every Monday for a total of six weeks.

Port Captain: No Report

Treasurer: We have $36,552 in the main accounts (plus $2178 in the CSC Xtras account), down $5,410 from two weeks ago when we we had $41,962,. In the last two weeks (including 3/12) we've collected $3188:, $901 shippers insurance payment for lost Ensign hardware, $285 shippers insurance paymen,t for 1/3 of damaged Ensign mast, (thanks Saul and Gunther!) $1135 regular memberships, $351 UC work-study reimbursement, $172 3/12 BBQ donations, $120 3/12 surplus windsurf board/sail sales, $124 3/12 flare sales (VISA sale yet to come), $50 Rhodes 19 sale, $20 windsurf container repair donations, $15 other donations, $14.71 interest.

And we've spent $8,598: $3486 50% payment for Whaler rescue skiff hull and shipping (will be covered by grant), $2749 dayleader wages and taxes and payroll processing, $849 payment for flares to sell 3/12 (return credit not in yet, will count as income), $462 lease payment, $368 food for 3/12 windsurf party and flare shoot (thanks Jim Pottinger!), $268 toolshed stairs materials from Ashby Lumber (thanks Dan Pond!), $214 food for 2/2/06 General Membership Meeting (thanks Jennifer!), $133 keelboats -- gelcoat supplies for Ensign (thanks Greg!) and sail repair, $52 windsurfers -- sail repair supplies (thanks Don Drummond and Mitsu!), $16 tools (recip saw blades).

Co-Secretaries: (Lori) I'd like to thank the CSC members who not only continue to support each other while on the water, but as a part of the sailing and windsurfing community.

New Agenda items:

1) Senior Skipper Proposal by Cliff Regalis, Michael Nielson, and Mike Kelly. Cliff appeared in front of Ex-com on behalf of the three of them, and distributed their written proposal. The proposal is to organize and man a CSC booth at the Strictly Sail Pacific at Jack London Square, April 19-23. Cliff reported that he would have a colorful CSC windsurf sail and the CSC banner to draw attention to the booth. He will have a TV and DVD/VCR to show CSC videos and DVDs and some candy. He will also have information about the club, the various windsurfing and sailing activities, and the club's equipment. Saul suggested that Cliff write a script ahead of time that answers the questions that people usually have. Saul volunteered to help with the script. There are things that should be said, and things that shouldn't be said.

Other details: A maximum of six people can be at the booth at one time. The cost for the booth is $150. Cliff has some volunteers lined up, but will seek out more. Saul asked Cliff to put a schedule together listing CSC volunteers and the days and times they will be working at the booth. A minimum of 2-hour shifts was recommended. Saul also suggested that the volunteers get together before the boat show to discuss the schedule, logistics, and script, so that everyone is on the same page. All of the volunteers should read up on the Operation Instructions prior to the event.

Will made a motion to approve Cliff's senior skipper proposal and allot up to $300 to cover expenses. Michael Faw seconded the motion with an addition that the proposal include all three member's names. So, the motion becomes to approve Cliff, Michael, and Mike's senior skipper proposal to organize and man the CSC booth at the Strictly Sail Pacific, and allot up to $300 to cover expenses. The motion passed with all in favor. Jamuel gave Cliff the "senior spiel."

2) John DeNero's Senior Skipper Proposal. John's proposal is to organize and run a Fastrack July 17-21, with a Pre-Fastrack orientation on the evenings of July 11 and 12. John has taught at Fastracks before, understands how they work, and has checked that there will be enough water in the South Sailing Basin that week. Will made a motion to approve John's proposal and to allot him up to $200 for a BBQ at the end of the Fastrack. Caryl seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor. John heard the "senior spiel" given to Cliff, and understands the responsibilities of being a senior skipper.

3) U.S. Sailing Spring General Membership Meeting. Peter made a motion to spend up to $1,000 for Saul to attend the meeting in Chicago next weekend. Michael F. seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.

Will made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Jamuel seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.

Meeting adjourned.

2006.02.26 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Sunday February 26, 2006
Meeting was called to order at 5:30 pm.

Present: Commodore Saul Schumsky; Vice Commodore, Jamuel Starkey; First Vice Commodore, Michael Faw; Port Captain, Michael Scalet; Treasurer, Peter Kuhn; Co-secretary, Lori Taguma. CSC members Jennifer Koon and Mathais Rothske.

Commodore’s Report (Saul): At John McBride’s suggestion, we are looking at possibly acquiring a used 29’er for the club.

Vice Commodore, Jamuel: Our CSC Flare Demonstration is scheduled for March 12th, coinciding with the Windsurf Kickoff party. The Flare Demonstration will include a pre-demonstration video, followed by the demonstration and opportunities for individuals to shoot flares. The Coast Guard has been alerted, as well as the Fire Department. Where is Heather, the membership chair? The Berkeley Yacht Club has invited CSC members to participate in the Wheeler Cup, which is scheduled for the first weekend in April.

First Vice Commodores (Michael F.): It looks as if the Rhodes is officially sold. One J-Y has something wrong and we have suspended one novice member for unofficially sailing during Open House rides.

Second Vice Commodore (Asmaa) in abstentia: Things will be getting busy soon. My plan for now is to advertise about windsurfing and raise funds for the club. The party on March 12th, will be to promote the club in the bay area. It has been advertised in various places, such as craigslist, Berkeley boardsport, and sfba. We will be selling equipment and asking for donations, so hopefully, not only we will increase memberships, but also make money from the event.

We need no more equipment for the moment, but as more and more windsurfers are using the club, we will be requiring to replace masts, booms, universals pretty soon.

Port Captain’s Report (Michael S.): Corey is going to continue to Day Lead part time, Monday through Wednesday. We need volunteers to cover several mornings, until Work Study people will arrive at 2pm. Please see me for volunteer work hours.

Treasurer’s Report (Peter): We have $41,962 in the main accounts (plus $2178 in the CSC Xtras account), down $435 from four weeks ago when we I said we had $42,397, mostly because after I said that, we decided not to take the $901 the shipping company sent us for the box of Ensign mast parts they lost, and to keep trying to get them to pay for the mast they dented, which they don't really want to pay for.

In the last four weeks we've collected -$285: -$901 shippers insurance payment for lost Ensign hardware (refused, but included in last report, so a minus here), $530 regular memberships, $74 UC work-study reimbursement, $10 windsurf board/sail donations, $2 booklets.

And we've spent $150 including: $125 inspection of Merit in Phoenix (possible keelboat purchase), $25 postage for donation thankyou's.

Co-Secretary (Lori): Nothing to report.

Agenda Items:

1) Michael S. moved to accept Jennifer Kroon’s Senior Sailing Fast Track Project. She will also lead her new Junior crew in a dinghy and keelboat Spring Cleaning Party at the end of the Fast Track. Motion passed unanimously with (6) in absolute favor. She gave the Senior Spiel to herself, outlining her commitment and responsibilities as a Senior CSC member.

2) Motion made by Peter to spend 8k to replace the backup skiff's hull and trailer, keeping the Yamaha 25 hp motor from the current backup skiff (known as Patrick). About 7K of this will be used to buy a Boston Whaler hull. The budget for our DBW grant includes 7K for this, and the cost of the hull will be reimbursed by DBW. A J-Y trailer will be converted to another skiff trailer, like the one under our current Boston Whaler skiff (known as Spongebob). About 1k will be needed for bottom paint, orange side paint, and other stuff to fix up the new hull. Motion passed with (6) in favor.

3) Discussion regarding possibly acquiring a 29’er with road trailer, with two sets of sails. It is a planing dinghy and made for max 320 lbs. or less. Alternatively, a I-14 or 505 is possible. The people who want to acquire the 29’er will send a proposal to Ex-comm.

Peter made the motion to adjourn. Motion passed, all in favor.

2006.02.12 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Sunday February 12, 2006
Present: Saul Schumsky (Commodore), Jamuel Starkey (Vice Commodore), Michael Faw (co-1st Vice Commodore), Will Lowe (3rd Vice Commodore), Sheldon Coad (Rear Commodore), Michael Scalet (Port Captain), Caryl Woulfe and Lori Taguma (co-Secretaries), Peter Kuhn (Treasurer) and members Greg S., Darren, Lori Tewksbury, Allan Champion, Andrew Molitar, Mike Kelly, Michael Nielson, Cliff Regalis, Brian Buchanan, Robert O., Matthias R.

Absent: Asma (2nd Vice Commodore)

Ex-Committee Reports

Commodore: Saul received an anonymous letter at his home address from someone who was angry we put "FOR SALE" as a subject line on Craigslist, and then user was directed to Open House information. No other Ex-com members received the complaint. Saul attended the Waterfront Commission meeting last Wednesday. Marine berthers will see a 12% increase in berth fees.

WFC requires us to give a report two times a year, because we get free berths for our keelboats. In reporting to the WFC, Saul reported on YMCA rides, Shorebird Nature Center lessons, Open House rides to the community,and rides to at-risk youth. He told the commission about the grant we received from the Department of Boating and Waterways, the awards we received from US Sailing and the renovation of our clubhouse. Still, someone wanted to see us do more for youth. Saul was asked about the status of our lease. He let WFC know he has not heard anything recently from the city. Cliff mentioned that he would be talking to the city in the next couple of days regarding our lease and others.

Vice Commodore: With regard to our March Visual Distress workshop, we are now on our own. The Coast Guard will not participate because of liability issues. We will rely on the flare manufacturer representative to give the presentation. Because we already publicized that we will get rid of people's out-dated flares, we will have to dispose of them. Jamuel will talk to Wilder to see about any legal issues that could come up. Michael Faw suggested that the Coast Guard give a lecture, instead of actually handling the flares, and perhaps bring a bin to dispose of the flares. Jamuel will check with the Coast Guard.

1st Vice Commodore: Michael-All the dinghies are sailable. Dan (via email) All boats operable. No entries in the logbook.

3rd Vice Commodore: No report.

Rear Commodore: The senior skipper study group has been organized and will meet in the same school facilities as last year. Sheldon will need help from one of the senior candidates in the group. Since this is the second year that we are using the school's facilities, Sheldon suggested offering the school a calendar, burgee, and invitation to our Open Houses. All agreed. He is working on the cruising skipper study group. Paul Herzmark has offered his home for the meetings. We may need a few more instructors. Approximately 7 or 8 people have signed up for the senior study group and 7 have signed up for the cruising skipper group.

Port Captain: Dayleaders are lined up through the month.

Treasurer: We have $42,397 in the main accounts (plus $2178 in the CSC Xtras account), down $2,333 from four weeks ago when we had $44,730.

In the last four weeks we've collected $4,599: $3,540 regular memberships, $100 YRA membership, $631 UC work-study reimbursement, $901 shippers insurance payment for lost Ensign hardware, $140 windsurf container repair donations (thanks Ben for being calendar boy at the meeting!), $25 windsurf board/sail donations, $33 general donations, $19 interest on our money market account, $7 booklets, $104 BBQ donations from 1/15 and 2/5 Open houses.

And we've spent $6,932 including: $2,767 dayleader wages and taxes for Jan., $837 2/2/6 General Membership Meeting (BYC rental, 1/2 of food, printing, and postage for notices-thanks Jamuel, Jerry, and Jennifer), $778 insurance (non-owned autos and 3 months of workers comp insurance,) $654 plane/hotel cost US Sailing / DBW conference Long Beach (thanks Saul!), $601 tools (vibrating saw, cordless drill, heat gun, saw blades), $576 newspaper ads (SFState newspaper), $565 keelboats (Huey disposal, Louie deck repair, Nenya, chainplates--thanks to the chainsaw gang, Greg, and Saul!), $462 lease for February, $291 BBQ food for 1/15 and 2/5 Open houses (thanks Jennifer!), $220 dinghies (boom lifts for P15's, block & plastic,) $198 for 16 burgees (send in your donation today!), $123 garbage service for clubhouse Jan - Mar, $106 skiff (parts for Merc 30 starter motor, sling for sketchmobile), $60 postage, $54 for teaching award plaques (thanks Saul!), $13 racing booklets (thanks Gary!).

Secretary: Caryl - The new CSC brochures, which include the 2006 Open House dates, have been printed and are at the clubhouse. We have a couple more OH dates this year, because we added Sunday of Presidents' Day weekend and the Fourth of July. We also have bright yellow postcards with one side listing our OH dates and the other side giving directions to CSC. Handfuls of these can be placed in libraries, the Oakland and SFO airports, restaurants, etc. Lori-Learned about a J24 for sale. Will email Ex-com more information.

New Agenda items:

1) Senior Project Proposal. Andrew Molitar, Mike Kelly, Cliff Regalis and Michael Nielson would like to organize a CSC booth at the Strictly Sail Expo in Jack London Square April 19-23 as their senior project. The nonprofit fee to have a booth is $150, which is significantly lower than what is charged for non-profits. Peter made a motion to accept their proposal. Motion failed for lack of a second. Discussion. Cliff was asked to put a proposal in writing and present it at the next Ex-com meeting. The four also were asked to read up on the Operating Instructions, so they will be sure not to misrepresent the club when giving information to people who come to the booth.

2) CSC becoming an official BoatUS Child Life Jacket loaner location. Will made a motion that CSC participate in the BoatUS Child Life Jacket loaner program. Saul seconded the motion. Discussion. There is no cost to the club other than administering the program (i.e. dayleader logging the checkout and return of the jackets). Boat US provides promotional materials, log book, and life jackets. We would provide the jackets on a loaner basis for any adult wishing to check them out. This service is free/no-cost to the borrower. The motion passed with all in favor. Michael Scalet will let the dayleaders know that they will be the ones to dole out and sign in and out the lifejackets.

3) Merit 25 purchase. A motion was made online by Michael Scalet and seconded by Peter. It reads: I propose the purchase of the following keelboat for the Cal-Sailing Club. I will insure that everything that is required for the boat's purchase and to put her into service is done. I also will see to her continued maintenance. The persons listed at the bottom of this page have volunteered to assist me in such an endeavor.

1980 Merit 25 Sailboat w/ Trailer and Outboard - $7500

1980 Merit 25 Racer/Cruiser Hull #815

Very Good condition dual axle trailer with brakes and extension, Yamaha 4hp 4 stroke excellent condition, New Light weight Laminate 155% sweeper, Very Good heavy Laminate 155%, Very Good heavy 100%, Two Spinnakers in Very Good condition with turtle, Two Mains in Very Good Condition with boom cover, NEW Mast and Boom, Mast raising system, NEW Plastimo Contest 101 Compass, GPS/Depth with Large LCD Humminbird Matrix 20, Set of two speed winches, All Lines lead to cockpit, Full lifelines, with pulpit and stern rail, New Spinlock Power cleats, Gen/Jib tracks added to deck, New Tiller with Cover, Cushions in excellent condition, Skeg stiffening operation done, All Lights work - Newer Battery, Anchor and rode, Bumpers, Porta Potty, Below waterline is now sanded down to barrier coat awaiting paint.

The boat is located in Arizona. I have arranged to have the boat professionally surveyed and if the survey does not reveal any significant flaws in the vessel, Allan Champion and I would agree to meet the owner in Southern California where he would meet us with the boat. If the boat then passes our personal inspection we would present the owner with a check not to exceed $7,500 and tow the boat back to Berkeley with Allan's pickup truck. This should all happen by the end of February. The preparation of the boat for sail should be completed, at the latest, by the end of April.

Since the boat comes with a trailer, we would install the bottom paint while the boat is on the trailer. After this work has been completed, the trailer would be sold. We would have Pineapple sails make us a storm jib. Peter Kuhn has volunteered to insure the outboard motor is serviceable and properly maintained.

If floatation is deemed required by Excomm, I will see that it is installed. That issue seems to be subjective since the Ensigns have it while the Commanders do not.

If anyone intends to race the boat, I propose that they must actively participate in the preparation for sail and on going maintenance of the boat, since racing will be the most demanding use of the vessel. I would personally oversee this until a chair can be appointed to administer this duty.

Expected Overall Cost of Boat: Purchase of boat: $7,500, New anti fouling bottom paint $450, Fuel cost to pick up boat $230, Proceeds from sale of trailer ($1,000), new Pineapple storm jib $1, 000, Total : $8,180.

Below is the list of persons who have volunteered to assist in the project and its on going fulfillment, however I have only mentioned this idea to a few people so this list probably will expand.

Allan Champion, Caryl Woulfe, Seth Clark, John Mankey, Jamuel Starkey, Jan Crosbie-Taylor, Peter Kuhn.

Discussion. Saul is not sure the Merit 25 is the right boat for the club; he still thinks we should solicit fleets for a donation. Doesn't think a boat like the Merit is an entry-level boat that introduces people to the water.

Jamuel: More people would be interested in sailing a more modern boat and interested in giving back to the club by teaching on it. Jamuel read a note from Seth, which said that if the survey on the Merit is good, he votes yes to purchase the boat.

Will made a motion to spend no more than 45 minutes discussing the Merit. Peter seconded the motion. The motion passed, with all in favor, and one abstention.

Will: The Merit only holds 5 people at most. It can't competitively race without us putting a bunch of money into it. We have keelboats that just sit now. Only 18-20 people a year check out the keelboats.

Allan: Only holding five people is not a good point. The JY only holds two people and is a popular dinghy to sail and race. Often, keelboat lessons have five or fewer students.

Sheldon: Thanks for the civility. I see argument for and against getting a Merit. My concern is that 1) we fully meet DBW grant objective and 2) Excomm create guidelines regarding the use of the boat.

Michael Faw: I'm not into racing himself, but can still see merits of the Merit. Neutral on the Merit 25 itself, but do we only want old, clunky boats, or do we want to take a step up? I think we can, within in context of the DBW grant.

Lori Tewksbury: I am a Junior who hates the ensigns and commanders. I would like to see a more modern, high performance boat. I'm not interested in becoming a senior if the only keelboats are ensigns and commanders.

Saul: I'm not against having a boat like the Merit in our keelboat fleet, but I'm against using DBW money. I would like to see it donated. Saul suggested that the Wednesday night lessons don't seem as consistent as they used to be, and that because of the lack of the soicial element, they seem less popular.

Question: should there be a separate rating for a new keelboat, and if so, what kind of criteria?

Andrew: I would be more excited about getting my senior rating if we have something zippier that the ensigns and commanders.

Will: I've been to DBW meetings, and I think we can fit a boat like the Merit into our program using grant money. I hear complaints about our current keelboats/senior program: Boats look bad, smell bad, have old sails, senior rating is too hard to get/hazing.

Robert O.: I think it's a myth that the senior rating is too difficult, and I don't think there is a hazing process. I would be interested in adding a more modern boat to our fleet, and I'm not a racer. Regarding a Merit or like-minded boat not holding as many people as an ensign or commander, Robert noted that he never takes out more than 8 on a commander or 6 on an ensign.

Darren: I participated in an Open House, joined the club, became a Jr. and taught. I raced with Seth on an ensign, but became frustrated by the limited performance of the boat. I found an option to sail a J24. If the club had a similar boat, my energy would go more toward the club. I do not like the ensigns or commanders.

Caryl: I disagree that the senior rating is too hard. It does take time, but once the rating is given, lessons are done. The senior skipper will feel confident in all conditions. Safety and using good judgment all come in to play. You have responsibility for yourself and everyone else on the boat. We have to purchase a keelboat by 8/1. If we get a boat donated, we will still need to purchase a boat with the grant money by 8/1. I would like to see a more modern boat added to the fleet. Many people are taught on keelboats like a J24 or Merit, how many on an ensign or commander? If we bought a Merit or similar boat, we would still have 2 commanders and 2 ensigns. At least one of the three ensigns could be sold to make room for the new boat.

Allan: I'm curious, what other sailing organizations teach on boats with full keels and attached rudders? (Saul noted a few).

Brian: I'd like to be taught on a boat that I would most likely sail or race on, and it's likely that won't be an ensign or commander.

Saul: It's obvious that we all agree we would like a newer, higher performance boat, but is the Merit the right boat? And is it the best use of the DBW grant, or is there a better boat to spend the money on?

Jamul made a motion to spend up to $500 to have a survey done on the Merit. Peter seconded the motion. Discussion. 4 yes, 2 no, 2 abstentions. Motion passed.

A motion was made and seconded to table Michael Scalet's motion to purchase the Merit. Discussion. Saul doesn't feel Ex-com was given enough time to decide on the motion. Sheldon, Saul, Lori Taguma and Caryl expressed that it would be prudent to let the membership in on the motion. Peter said that he put out an email to the list asking for proposals and Michael was the only one to make one.

Peter made a motion to untable the motion. Will seconded the motion. 5 yes, 2 no, 1 abstention. Motion to untable the motion passed.

Saul made a motion to retable the motion. There was a second. 5 yes, 3 no. Motion passed.

Will made a motion to adjourn. Jamuel seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.

2006.02.02 - General

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Thursday February 02, 2006
Pre-General membership meeting
Ex-com members present: Saul, Jamuel, Dan, Michael F., Asma, Will, Sheldon, Michael S., Peter, Caryl Ex-com did not meet prior to the general membership meeting.

Officer Reports

Saul: I'm Saul, Commodore. I recently went to the US Sailing National Symposium. I've been appointed member-at-large of the US Sailing Community Boating Council. Don't forget to use escrip to support CSC. Just designate CSC when using your credit card at participating stores. There is no cost to sign up. Thanks for all the hard work you do.

Jamuel: Thanks to Saul. I'm Jamuel, Vice Commodore. Basically that means I keep track of the membership and publicity. We currently have 124 active members. Thanks to Bill Moseley for the great job he does on the website. On March 12th we are holding a visual distress workshop. This Sunday we have an Open House.

Dan: I'm Dan, co-First Vice. There's not much to report between November and now. Ed Shirk has come up with a new system for the DNS signs for the dinghies. I'm working on an online parts manual for the dinghies. The Lido parts manual is done.

Asma: I'm Asma, Second Vice. Thanks to all those who helped rebuild the clubhouse, especially John McBride, Roberto and Logan. This is our slow season. We are waiting for wind. We are very well equipped for it when it comes. Thanks to Mitzu and Peter Kuhn for everything they do for the club.

Will: I'm Will, Third Vice. Thanks to Greg S. for rebuilding the floor of Louie, and to Peter Kuhn. I'm hoping to have a J-dock clean- up soon. Sheldon and I will let you know when that will be.

Sheldon: I'm Sheldon, Rear Commodore. Thanks to all of you. We do a fantastic job of teaching. There were 1974 individual sailing lessons in 05. This is down from the year before.

We had 298 class days, about the same as in 04. There were 98 individual windsurfing lessons, and 22 separate study groups and clinics. There will be Fast Tracks this summer. Senior and cruising skipper study groups are starting soon. Also, a How to Teach Dinghy Sailing clinic, capsize clinic, and rudderless sailing clinic. March 4th Glenn Barton of Barton Marine will give a motoring clinic. March 5th Allan Champion will give his wonderful JY 15 clinic. Peter Kuhn will also be doing a motoring clinic.

Michael S: I'm Michael, Port Captain. We have dayleaders scheduled every day.

Peter: Happy birthday to Narcisse!

Financial handout distributed to each table.

Caryl: No report.

Mystery Announcement. We applied for a DBW grant. They had $600,000 to give out to be shared among all who applied. We asked for $29,980 and were awarded $16,200. Thanks to Heather, Peter, Sheldon, Jill Marshall, Brad Marshland, Malu, Lori and Caryl. We received $6k for a new keelboat and 2k for keelboat sails, 7k for a new skiff, and 1.2k for windsurfing sails. The DBW generally continues to grant money year after year. The grant period started yesterday, Feb 1st. Peter will be asking for 3 bids for our purchases where possible. We have until August 1 to spend the money.

A motion was made to adjourn, and seconded. Meeting adjourned. Many thanks to the chefs for tonight's dinner and dessert.

2206.01.29 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Sunday January 29, 2006
Present: Saul Schumsky (Commodore), Jamuel Starkey (Vice Commodore), Sheldon Coad (Rear Commodore), Caryl Woulfe (co-Secretary), Peter Kuhn (Treasurer) and member Matthias Rothske

Absent: Michael and Dan (co-1st Vice Commodores), Asma (2nd Vice Commodore), Michael S. (Port Captain)

Ex-Committee Reports

Commodore: Saul went to the Aquatic Center Directors conference and US Sailing Community Boating Council meeting. The members of the Community Boating Council want to put a listserve together so members can communicate more easily. One of the resources that they hope to have in the archives is a list of granting organizations and who they have granted. Saul has been appointed a member-at-large of the National Community Boating Council. The next meeting is in March, in Chicago. He was on a panel of sailing organizations that teach adult classes. People were surprised that we don't use the US Sailing teaching model, where lessons start on day x and end on day y. Went to a seminar on MOB and as a result, Saul suggested that we get orange emergency throw bags for the keelboats. One tip learned was to drop sails once you get your hand on the MOB. The Lifesling is good because it is easy to put around a person and strong enough to lift people. Saul received compliments on our website and the longevity of the club.

Vice Commodore: CSC was mentioned in a positive way in "Practical Sailor" magazine. We have an ad in the Latitude 38 racing schedule issue. This Thursday Jamuel sent 727 postcards out regarding the upcoming general membership meeting, and ordered burgees so they could be given to members who donate to the windsurf container fundraiser. Mike Hummel is organizing the Shorebird Center Sailing program with Denise Brown. He could still use a few more people to help out. Jamuel will make a pitch at the general membership meeting. Jennifer Kirkland is cooking the meal.

3rd Vice Commodore: (via email) 'taint much going on with the keelboats currently. Have authorized Peter to discard of Huey (we made a motion about this forever ago) at his discretion since DBW saw fit to buy us a new boat.

We need to get back to the guy who has that Ensign. Anyone interested in taking a look early next week? Or shall I tell him to list it?

... other stuff, like the Commander that Saul found, I'm happy to discuss at the General Membership meeting on Thursday.

Rear Commodore: January lessons are down from last year. Sheldon is working on the Senior skipper study group syllabus. Will, Saul, Jan, and Jim P. are signed up to teach. The testing situation was bad last year. Sheldon will talk to Mark Y., rating chair, about the written test, and will email syllabus to Saul to look over. He's working on setting up the Cruising skipper study group. Allan Champion will give his JY clinic again on March 5th. Glenn Barton and Peter will give motoring clinics. Saul will give a "How to Teach Dinghy Lessons" clinic in mid- April or July. Dave Carey will moderate a person overboard roundtable. Saul and Dave are working on a Crew overboard clinic.

Secretary: Caryl volunteered to sit at a table at the general membership meeting to take donations for the windsurf container fundraiser, and give out calendars and burgees to those who made donations.

Treasurer: No report, will prepare Financial Statement for General Membership meeting. Next reort to Ex-com will be Feb. 12.

Peter wrote an annual report, which included photos, that Saul will take to the Waterfront Commission. The report is a requirement to maintain our free berths. We have to give a financial statement and describe what we do for community service. For the grant we received from the State of California, we have to meet deadlines, submit invoices, and apply again for next cycle, 2/1/07. We need to indicate that we would like to be considered again.

Jamuel made a motion that Ex-com not meet before the general meeting. Saul seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor. Next Ex-com meeting is two weeks from today.

Saul will be looking at a commander that is for sale.

Saul made a motion to adjourn. Sheldon seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor. Meeting adjourned.

2006.01.15 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Sunday January 15, 2006
Present: Saul Schumsky (Commodore), Jamuel Starkey (Vice Commodore), Michael Faw (co-1st Vice Commodore), Will Lowe (3rd Vice Commodore), Michael Scalet (Port Captain), Caryl Woulfe and Lori Taguma (co- Secretaries), Peter Kuhn (Treasurer), and members Brent Dukor and Dan Pond.

Absent: Asma (2nd Vice Commodore), Sheldon (Rear Commodore)

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m.

There was a disciplinary hearing, which was open to Ex-com members only.

Ex-Committee Reports

Commodore No report.

Vice Commodore No report.

1st Vice Commodore No report.

2nd Vice Commodore (via email) The hibernating months for windsurfing are coming to an end soon. As you may have noticed, I made a plan for this coming season rich with events (talks and fast-tracks). We are well prepared with equipment. We may need more Junior plus and senior boards in 2-3 months. There are signs of wear on the small sailworks novice sails, and I predict that some need to be replaced midseason. As for every season, we may need more booms and masts (depending on how many break). As for the windsurfing container, I have checked it out, and it can survive a little while before replacing. I will advertise more about the Cal- windsurfing e-mail list to new members, since communication has been a real problem in the past season. Oh as for making money, in most of those events, I will be putting some of our old equipment for sale $$.

3rd Vice Commodore Louie needs some bulkheads and bunks replaced. They are starting to get soft and weak. Working on finding someone with the skills to do the work. I am in touch with someone in Redwood City who has an Ensign for sale (they claim it is in good shape). Meeting him Monday to take a look.

Rear Commodore (via email) The Numbers: We ended the year with a strong finish. Both November and December saw more individual lessons than the same months in 2004. (I think the weather was better this year during those months.) The total for the year however was still down 19 percent from 2004. We gave 1974 person lessons in 2005. I also track the number of "Class Days" and "Instructor Classes". The number of Class Days was just about the same (298 in 2005 vs. 301 in 2004). The number of Instructor classes was down 24 percent this year, mostly in the dinghy class category.

Current Activities: Andrew Molitor has now finished up a total of seven sessions on navigation in November, December and January. Based on my experiences with the Cruising Group and these sessions, I am revising the Cruising Skipper Syllabus again to allow more sessions on navigation (not celestial). I am convinced we short changed the folks last year. It needs more time. We are forming up both the Senior Skipper and Cruising Skipper Study Groups. This takes a little while so it will be a couple of weeks or more before they start. I have commitments from folks to teach in both areas, however so far the number of students is far below last year. I will go out on the digest again.

Port Captain We have been lucky to have dayleaders every day through the UC break. Patrick and Corey have been able to cover it completely. Now that school is starting again I have three new students that I will be bringing on to cover shifts, Corey will make sure they are properly trained. They are David Tran, Christine Bonora and Angela Jeng. Jeannie has returned and she should be at the club most Fridays. Rianna has broken her wrist snow boarding so she will be out some time. Amiroh has a knee problem and will not be able to work this year. With the combination of students and Corey filling the holes we are in good shape for the foreseeable future. Corey has had a family emergency and will not be able to work this Monday the 23rd. May need to ask for volunteers.

Co-Secretaries (Lori and Caryl) Will begin working on the Starbucks grant soon.

Treasurer We have $44,730 in the main accounts (plus $2178 in the CSC Xtras account), down $9,769 from four weeks ago when we had $54,499. In the last two weeks we've hauled in $1530: $1,160 regular memberships $182 UC work-study reimbursement $100 racing membership (thanks Pierre Josephs--hey, what about the rest of those guys? especially the deadbeats from last year) $45 windsurf surplus board/sail donations $21 interest on our money market account $16 booklets $6 EScrip rebate (another $214 is headed our way)

And we've spent $11,299 including: $6,983 for our liability insurance (about $400 cheaper than last year) $2,370 dayleader wages and taxes for Dec. $462 lease for January $390 clubhouse/yard (clubhouse railing rope, sealer, primer, hardware cloth, sanding disks, router bits, etc.) $209 skiff motors (check idle, fix leak, valve adjust, new switch & cover) $180 for table, heater, and dry erase board for clubhouse (thanks Sheldon!) $160 dinghies (P15 hatches, CF numbers for Laser and P15 $136 keelboats (Ensign tiller, floor fasteners, extension cord, hose-- thanks Greg and Will!) $128 ads in SFCC Guardsman $90 tools (blades, screwdrivers, pliers, screwdriver bits, power cord adapter) $70 windsurfers (Starboard Start Small new humpless centerboard) $19 sales tax on our 2005 booklet and burgee sales ($0 clothing sales) $11 possessory interest tax to City of Berkeley--our streetlight assessment (about 1/8 of the cost of power for the streetlight over the seawall!)

New Agenda items:

1) Dan Pond - Senior Skipper Proposal. Peter made a motion to accept Dan's Senior Skipper project proposal (tool shed steps repair) at a cost of no more than $1,000 and to be completed by May 1, 2006. Saul seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor. Dan was given the "senior spiel", which outlines the responsibilities of being a senior skipper.

2) Scott McLean - Cruising Skipper Rating. Peter made a motion to accept Scott's Cruising Skipper rating. Saul seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor, with the amendment that Scott a) show Saul letters from the four cruising skippers who went on Scott´s qualifying cruises, and b) show Saul CPR and First Aid certifications.

3) Approval of Agenda for February General Membership Meeting. Jamuel made a motion to accept the agenda as follows: Officer Reports, Dinner and Dessert. Michael F. seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.

4) Approval of 2006 Open House Dates. Saul made a motion to accept the dates (all Sundays) that Jamuel proposed to Excom online. Jamuel seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor, with the amendment that we add the 4th of July and the Sunday of Presidents Day weekend. Dates will be posted to the website, and the CSC brochures will be updated.

5) Approval of Insurance Payment. Will made a motion to spend $6983 for insurance. Saul seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.

Caryl made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Will seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.

Meeting adjourned.