2005.12.18 - Excom
Sunday December 18, 2005
Present: Sheldon, Will, Jamuel, Krusty, Faw, Pang, and Greg Sweriduk
Reports to be emailed in. 1st vices didn't have anything to report.
Jamuel: made motion to allow certain members to accept donations of property to the club that will not fit inside a dumpster. See Jamuel's email dated Dec 18th 2005 7:17p for details. Michael Faw seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
Will: I've arranged with Jane to get 18 tshirts from the Extras program to be used as party favors for the next US Sailing conference. I'll also be picking up 4 tshirts to be distributed to folks who donated money to the windsurf container repair fund (thanks to Ben Pink for organizing this!). Happy three-days-before-Christmas-and-Hannukah!
Unknown: - Saul thanks Will and Peter for attending to the reps from boating and waterways who came by for a visit Wednesday. Notices of grants may be sent out in January. - Bill Prinzmetal took the P15s out of service to replace the hatches.
Sheldon: - SF Ocean film festival, Jan 14th and 15th - Will also pick up new heater and table for the clubhouse - West Contra Costa County is having their first aid classes - NASBLA certification
Discussion ensued re: merits of NASBLA certification vs others (US Sailing)
Peter: We have $54,499 in the main accounts (plus about $2200 in the CSC > Xtras > > account), down $1,169 from two weeks ago when we had $55,668. >
> In the last two weeks we've hauled in $973: > $435 in regular membership dues, > $378 UC workstudy reimbursement for dayleaders, > $160 donations to windsurf container repair fund (big thanks to > Jian Jin and Edward Temple!) >
> And we've spent $2,142 including: > $646 payroll taxes, > $387 buy table saw ($108 tools) & parts to repair Ensign Louie's > floor, > $344 motor parts and service, > $230 register 23 boats with DMV > $100 US Sailing dues, > $100 SF Boardsailing Association dues, > $92 new hinges clubhouse door (so it opens all the way!) > $56 haul trash, > $50 US Windsurfing Association dues, > $37 stamps for moneybags, > $36 gas for skiff, > $33 halyard shackles, > $30 loaner dock keys dayleader and motor locker. >
> Insurance marine/general liability (from US Sailing Burgee > program) comes up for renewal 1/14/06, have asked for 2 quotes > (current agent and Markel), also checking out Non-Profits. > Insurance Alliance of Calif. and Brown & Brown ESIX, Carter > Holliday (whom Saul met in Miami) can'> t do it due to our windsurfing that his company (Starkwether & > Shipley) won't touch. Our current agent, Jim Hackworth, now has > access to another source (Travelers). > > DMV reg fees for 06 and 07 are paid on all boats and all boats in > yard have CF stickers and reg numbers. Boats in marina should be > checked. Stickers for new reg will arrive next year and need to be > applied to boats. > > Ta!
Will made motion to adjourn, Jamuel second. All agreed.
2005.12.04 - Excom
Sunday December 04, 2005
Absent: 2nd Vice Commodore, Port Captain, Rear Commodore
The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m.
Commodore (Saul) No report, just agenda items.
Vice Commodore (Jamuel) Proposed Open House dates for 2006 - agenda item.
1st Vice Commodores (Dan and Michael) Dan - No report. Michael - All of the dinghies are currently sailable.
3rd Vice Commodore (Will) Greg is working on Louie. It is currently not sailable. Unfortunately, there is a bend in the new ensign mast that we ordered. We hope to put up Nenya's mast and boom in the next month or so.
Secretary (Caryl) No report.
Treasurer (Peter) We have $55,668 in the main accounts (plus about $2200 in the CSC Xtras account), down $1,282 from two weeks ago when we had $56,950.
In the last two weeks we've hauled in $1,838: $660 in regular membership dues, $881 UC workstudy reimbursement for dayleaders, $275 donations (big thanks to Tom Trippe and the Leitners!), $22 interest.
And we've spent $3,120 including: $2,356 dayleaders November, $462 lease payment December, $132 keelboat and skiff engine parts, $82 teaching supplies navigation class, $14 keelboats floorboard screws, $74 windsurfers monofilm (thanks Don Drummond!).
P.S. "Will's made an excellent suggestion for our meetings that we should implement ASAP: http://www.ouchytheclown.com/meet.shtml"
New Agenda items:1) New signs/paperwork to indicate if dinghies are sailable or not sailable and why or why not. Ed showed a sample of a plexiglass sign that could replace the DNS sign that we have now. Members would fill out a page indicating what is wrong with the boat, and what if anything they did to fix the problem. Michael and Dan will do a write-up explaining how to use the new signs and paperwork. It was suggested to have DNS on one side of the sign and the boat type and number on the other (for example, P1 for Precision #1). No motion was made. Ed was thanked for his work.
2) Approval of Minor Member. Caryl made a motion that Vaios Bozikis be allowed to join the club as a minor member with the usual obligations, and go for his novice windsurfing rating and junior sailing rating without having to come back to Ex-Com for approval. Vaios and his parent(s) had already received the spiel that all minor members and their parents get, before tonight's meeting. Peter seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
3) US Sailing Community Boating Council. Saul was asked to become a council member. This would mean attending three meetings a year, or at least two. Saul suggested that because he already attends several meetings, Lydia and Will could go instead. Discussion ensued. Is it worth spending the money to have the visibility? Two people attending the meetings, at least twice a year, could be very costly depending upon where the meeting were held. Will said he would attend the meetings provided he was able to get the time off of work. No motion was made.
4) Dates for 2006 Open Houses. It was decided to have two Open Houses a month from April through October; this year we had two a month from April through September. The pros and cons of having back- to-back Saturday/Sunday Open Houses were discussed. It was decided that Sunday is the better day for Open Houses. That way racers can help give rides after the conclusion of the Sunday morning Lido races, and the lessons on Saturday could continue past 1:00 p.m., which they often do. Jamuel will email Excom tentative dates for online approval. Peter asked Jamuel to ask Gary Farber to select the dates.
5) Donation of a Cal 2-27. Where would we put it? Would it replace one of the ensigns? It doesn't have a working motor. I forget what else we talked about. Did we vote to accept it?
6) First Aid/CPR certification. Saul moved, and Jamuel seconded, that all Seniors have a First Aid/CPR certification. Will moved to table, Saul seconded to table. All agreed to table.
Will moved, Jamuel seconded, to adjourn. The motion passed with all in favor.
2005.11.20 - Excom
Sunday November 20, 2005
Commodore Saul Schumsky; Vice Commodore, Jamuel Starkey; First Vice Commodores, Michael Faw and Dan Pang; Third Vice Commodore, Will Lowe; Rear Commodore, Sheldon Coad; Port Captain, Meredith Robert; Treasurer, Peter Kuhn; Co-secretaries, Lori Taguma & Caryl Woulfe
Commodore’s Report (Saul): We are looking for possible manufacturing rental space to be used for our boat-building project. If anyone knows of anything around 20X30 for < $1.00 per ft., please let us know.
First Vice Commodores (Michael and Dan): All dinghies are presently sailable, except for Lido hull #5,which has anecdotal leaks. Thanks to Mitsu, who has been repairing Lido sails with the sewing machine as well as by hand.
2nd Vice Commodore (Asmaa & Lydia): (Lydia) The windsurfers seem to be hibernating except for Mitsu, who is usually on the water every day.
Rear Commodore Report (Sheldon Coad): Our Saturday dingy sailing classes and Navigation Clinics have been very successful. We do need Cruising Skipper instruction for Clinics.
Treasurer’s Report (Peter): We have $56,950 in the main accounts (plus about $2200 in the CSC Xtras account), down $2,493 from four weeks ago when we had $59,443.
In the last four weeks we've hauled in $5,454: $3,105 in regular membership dues, $1,677 UC work-study reimbursement for day leaders, $440 donations (big thanks to Sypko and Matthias!,) $123 Open House BBQ donations 10/23 & 11/6 , $75 R19 mast, $24 interest, $10 booklets.
And we've spent $7,947 including: $3,416 day leaders October including taxes and payroll processing, $1,167 keelboat and skiff engines parts and repair labor, $720 11/3 General Membership meeting room, food, print flyers, $608 keelboats Nenya bottom paint, Commander and Ensign sail repairs, $537 insurance workers comp Nov - Jan, $462 lease payment November, $330 dinghies Lido mast parts, Byte bailers, Lido and Laser sail repairs, $164 Open House BBQ 11/6 food, propane, $121 windsurfers sail repair tape and thread, $101 gas for skiff and cruising, $50 print day leader manuals, mail DBW grant app, $56 clubhouse sign letters, sanding disks etc., $30 snack cruise San Pablo Yacht Harbor.
Co-Secretaries (Lori & Caryl): No reports.
Agenda Items:1) Motion made by Peter to make Michael Scalet Co-port Captain with Meredith, who is currently sailing the seas on a Pirate Ship. (5) voted in favor, (0) opposed.
2)Andrew Molitor presented his Senior Project, which in addition to teaching the Navigation Clinic, will include writing an introductory Navigation pamphlet. His Senior Project was accepted, with (6) votes in favor. Dan Pang ceremoniously gave Andrew the Senior Spiel, outlining the contributions and responsibilities expected of a Senior Sailor.
3) Sheldon proposed a Motor Clinic, which will be taught by Glenn, to ensure that Donald’s four stroke motor is cruise ready and safe. The club has both two and four stroke motors which require different maintenance procedures.
4) Please see Ben Pink to receive 2006 CSC Calendars and Burgees, in exchange for a $20.00 donation.
5) Jamuel is researching prices for producion of CSC burgees.
6) Motion to cancel January 1st Ex-com meeting. Motion carried, (6) in favor.
Dan moved to adjourn. (6) voted in favor.
2005.11.03 - General
Thursday November 03, 2005
Agenda itemsApproval of Minor Membership: Jeff Bryant, sixteen years old, and his mother, Rae Bryant, introduced themselves and asked that Jeff be permitted to join the club as a minor. They were given the spiel that all minors and parents receive regarding rules for minors: safety issues, signing a waiver, sailing only when there is a dayleader, the mandatory lifejacket requirement, the lack of a phone at the club, the lack of babysitting services, etc. Saul made a motion that Jeff be allowed to join the club as a minor member and that he doesn't have to come back to Ex-Com to be able to get his Junior sailing or Junior+ windsurfer rating. The motion was seconded and approved with all in favor.
Sale of Rhodes Mast: Michael made a motion to sell the extra Rhodes mast for $75.00. Meredith seconded the motion. The motion was approved with all in favor.
CSC Burgee Stickers: Everyone currently on Ex-Com is willing to stay on for another six months, so it was agreed to run as a slate, unless other members are nominated or nominate themselves. No motion was necessary.
Will made a motion to adjourn. Sheldon seconded the motion. The motion was approved with all in favor
Meeting adjourned. Reported by Caryl Woulfe.
General Membership MeetingCommodore Saul Schumsky; Vice Commodore, Jamuel Starkey; First Vice Commodores, Michael Faw and Dan Pang; Second Vice Commodores, Asma Asyyed & Lydia Lopez; Third Vice Commodore, Will Lowe; Rear Commodore, Sheldon Coad; Port Captain, Meredith Robert; Co-secretaries, Lori Taguma & Caryl Woulfe
Commodore’s Report (Saul): Thanks to Peter Kuhn, Will Lowe, Jill Marshall, Lori Taguma, Heather Stewart, Caryl Woulfe, & Brad Marshland for their input and work in preparing the Department of Boating and Waterways Grant, which I signed. If we are successful, the funding will be used to support our programs highlighting safety on the water. The CSC 2006 calendars are here! CSC is signed on as an escrip recipient. If you regetser your credit cards then whenever you use your card a % of your purchase will be donated to the club. This happens without increasing your credit card purchase and you don't have to know whether or not places you shop are participants it is done automatically. Go to http://www.escrip.com/ for more info.
Vice Commodore’s Report (Jamuel): I’m responsible for the advertising and web page content. Thanks to Jennifer Kirkland and Jerry Huff for preparing a wonderful meal. We currently have over 460 club members, and I especially want to thank Bill Mosely for keeping the website up to date. We will be holding a Visual Safety seminar January 14th, 2006 where we will demonstrate proper usage of flares, and other safety equipment with the help of the Coast Guard. ? It will be a fundraiser for CSC.
1st Vice Commodore’s Report (Michael Faw): I’m Co-1st Vice with Dan Pang and we are the representatives for the dinghy fleet. Every boat we have was sailable last weekend, but that changes daily; I’m not sure what the status is now. 2nd Vice Commodore (Asmaa): Lydia Lopez, my new co-vice and I are responsible for the windsurfing equipment and program. Thanks to Mitsu for his ongoing dedication to repairing equipment and to Sofien for repairing many boards. Several windsurfers have expressed jealousy over the range of CSC windsurfing equipment. We have two new windsurfing Seniors, Yuri Petrov and Matt Harvey.
3rd Vice Commodore’s Report (Will Lowe): Lots of great stuff happened with the keelboat fleet this year. All four boats got haulouts at Berkeley Marine Center. And a big thanks goes out to Ed Shirk and Greg Swideruk for finishing in a summer what the rest of the club couldn't get done in 4 years: Nenya's back in the water! We'll be stepping Nenya's mast, and replacing Louie's, in the next few months. I have several senior projects available on the keelboats; if anyone is interested they should contact me.
Rear Commodore Report (Sheldon Coad): As Rear Commodore I am responsible for the teaching programs at CSC. Over the last year we have given 1755 individual lessons on 265 class days, and 21 clinics so far this year. Currently our membership is down this year. Thanks to Tara E., Michael Scalet, David F. Scott M., Jim Pottinger, for continuing to teach dinghy and keelboat lessons. We are forming a new Senior Skipper study group, Cruising Skipper study group and we are always looking for teachers if anyone is interested. I would like to thank Tara Ellman, David Frazer,Scott McLean, Russell Lecaro, John McBride, Karen Huie, Peter Kuhn and Jamuel Al-Androuse for being dedicated sailing and windsurfing instructors and don't forget our own Michael Faw!! He has taught a huge amount.
Port Captain’s Report (Meredith): Our Day Leader Corey is leaving for the winter, but we have hired 5 new Day Leaders in the meantime.
Treasurer’s Report (Peter): I’d like to extend my heartfelt thanks for all that everyone does for the club. Statement of Financial Condition Nov 1 2005: As of Oct 31st we had $60,812 in the bank, and our property is worth about $130,000. In August, September, and October, we took in $25,018 and spent $48,816. Three reasons we spent almost $24,000 more than we collected: 1. Clubhouse and yard—we completed the clubhouse and deck rebuild and put awnings on the windsurf racks, at a cost of nearly $16,000, 2. Windsurfers—we purchased two new windsurf boards and 17 new sails, at a cost of almost $5,000, 3. Keelboats—we bought a new set of spars, finished Nenya, and completed the other keelboats’ haul outs, at a cost of almost $4,000,
Actual Income August through October ‘05: Memberships (Regular and windsurf locker) $20,285, UC work-study reimbursement $3,710, Donations, etc. $1,023, Total Income $25,018,
Actual Outlays August through October ‘05: Clubhouse & Yard (clubhouse and deck rebuild, paint, windsurf sail awnings) $15,921, Day leaders (gross wages, taxes, payroll service) $12,259, Windsurfers (2 new boards, 17 new sails, harness lines, sail repair tape, etc.) $4,660, Keelboats (Dewey bottom paint, Ensign mast and boom, sail repairs) $3,928, Club activities (BBQ’s, General Membership Meeting, Fastback, cruising) $3,533, Printing, Newspaper Ads, other communications $2,780, Dinghies (fiberglass supplies, Lido mast parts, P15 hike sticks, paddles, DNS signs, sail repairs) $2,566, Lease (3 months at $462/mo) $1,386, Skiff and engines (parts, fuel) $822, Insurance (workers comp deposit) $647, Miscellaneous: locker dues refund, work supplies, etc. $314, Total Outlays $48,816. Big thanks to everyone who pitched in so many hours to keep the club afloat!
Co-Secretaries (Lori & Caryl): (Lori) Thanks to members who generously give their time to teach at CSC. Mike Hummell, FB Editor, is looking for members to write articles for the Floating Bottle. Input is considered as club work hours, so contact him if you are interested. Narcisse, a new club member, immediately volunteered.
Agenda Items:1. General Elections: Seth Clark moderated CSC elections, since the CSC Officers re-ran as a slate. Seth called for any other nominations for Officer positions. Since other nominees did not come forward, present officers were re-nominated and re-instated by at least 70% of CSC voting members present.
2. Mystery Announcement. The Bob Collins Award for teaching excellence is presented once each year. It is given to people who particpate in the club well above and beyond being teachers to the club. All of the Bob Collins Award recipients from previous years were present: Peter Baczek and Ardaan Locht from 2002-2003, Neil Larsen, from 2003-2004. Unfortunately this years recipient, Jameel Al-Aidroos is not. Jameel was given a round of applause for his dedication as an outstanding windsurfing teacher.
Will Lowe moved to adjourn, accepted by constituency with unanimous approval. Pineapple upside down cake was served. Reported by Lori Taguma.
2005.10.09 - Excom
Sunday October 09, 2005
Absent: Jamuel, Asma, Meredith
Prior to Officer Reports Oliver Bozek (14 years old) and his father John introduced themselves and asked that Oliver be permitted to join the club as a minor. They were given the spiel that all minors and parents receive regarding rules for minors: safety issues, signing a waiver, sailing only when there is a dayleader, the mandatory lifejacket requirement, the lack of a phone at the club, the lack of babysitting services, etc. Saul made a motion that Oliver be allowed to join the club as a minor. Will seconded the motion. The motion was approved with all in favor.
Saul (Commodore) We have received the information needed to write the DBW grant. The process has changed a little bit from the past. The DBW is meeting October 25 and 26. Saul recommended that he and Peter attend, or he and Will attend, or Peter and Will attend. CSC Calendars have been printed up for 2006. We will use them as a CSC fundraiser by selling them at the General Membership meeting on November 3rd as follows: For a $20 donation to the club, you receive a calendar; for a $100 donation, you receive a calendar and your choice of CSC shirt or burgee; and for a $150 donation you receive all three. Saul will be bringing 18 CSC t-shirts to the US Sailing Symposium in Long Beach in January.
Jamuel (Vice Commodore) No report.
Michael (Co-1st Vice Commodore) The 8th Lido is almost sailable; all of the JYs and both Precisions are ready to go sailing. The JYs have been holding up well.
Asma (2nd Vice Commodore) No report.
Will (3rd Vice Commodore) The overnight trip to Angel Island, which was a combination of people from Bay Access, CSC, and the dragon boats, was a lot of fun. Thanks to Greg, Ed, and others, Nenya is ready to be put in the water. The new ensign mast is not in yet. Donald's motor is not working.
Sheldon (Rear Commodore) We had a really good September. There were two really good clinics: Matt's "How to Teach Dinghy Sailing" and Malu's last byte/laser clinic. Stats: 192 individual people took lessons in September. This compares favorably with September of 2004, but cumulatively we are down 27 % from last year. Sheldon still needs to get figures from Pieternel as to how many women participated in the women's sailing program this year.
Meredith (Port Captain) Absent. No report.
Treasurer (Peter) We have $61,507 in the main accounts (plus about $2200 in the CSC Xtras account), down $2,104 from two weeks ago when we had $63,611.
In the last two weeks we've hauled in $3,531: $2,280 in regular memberships, $1,201 UC work-study reimbursement, $35 windsurf donations (ad's up in Craigslist), $15 booklets.
And we've spent $5,635: $2,824 dayleader wages Sept, $803 on printing 2006 CSC calendar (thanks David Anstice!), $492 on dinghies (Lido gooseneck parts and pintles, P15 tillers, paddles) $462 Oct lease payment, $400 on keelboats (Nenya bottom fixing supplies), $280 locker fee refund membership cancellation (check hasn't been cashed yet, but still counted as spent), $132 on newspaper ads (SFSU Xpress monthly, CCSF Guardsman), $52 cruising (SF Bay Pilot cruise slip fees).
Co-Secretaries (Caryl and Lori) Caryl has been asked whether there will be a women's sailing program this fall or winter. If anyone knows of someone who would like to do this as a senior project or out of the goodness of his or her heart, let Caryl know. The website currently shows August events. Caryl agreed to help Jamuel keep the site updated, if he would like her help.
1) General Membership meeting agenda.
A motion was made, seconded, and unanimously approved to accept the November 3 General Membership meeting agenda as follows:
Free dinner and dessert, Officer Reports, Mystery or Surprise announcement, Officer elections.
Side note: Saul will ask Beth Burstein if she is still part of the CSC Fundraising Committee, and if she is willing to do the fundraiser at the meeting.
2) Bob Collins Annual Award It was agreed that Jameel Al-aidroos be given the award this year.
3) Malu's on-going clinics in exchange for a free membership A motion was made, seconded, and unanimously approved to offer Malu a free membership for a year, in exchange for her giving offering on- going clinics.
4) Ex-com meetings beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sheldon made a motion to have Ex-com meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. starting with the meeting after the November 3, 2005 General Membership meeting. Saul seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.
5) Skip the November 5, 2005 meeting Saul made a motion to skip the November 5, 2005 meeting because it is only two days after the General Membership meeting, and to meet two weeks after the November 5th meeting instead. Will seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.
6) Purchase of a 4-stroke motor for Donald This was discussed; no motion was made. Peter will bring it up with the Motor Chair.
A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed with all in favor.
2005.09.25 - Excom
Sunday September 25, 2005
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m.
1st Co-Vice Commodore Michael Faw, acting as Commodore in Saul’s absence. Meeting called to order by Michael Faw. No report.
2nd Vice Commodore (Lori Tewksbury acting as proxy for Asmaa) No report.
Rear Commodore (Sheldon) No Report.
Treasurer (Peter). In the last two weeks we've hauled in $3,178: $3,035 in regular memberships, $113 9/11 Open House BBQ donations, $25 windsurf donations, $5 booklets.
And we've spent $6,392: $2207 on keelboats (new mast for Ensign), $1569 on printing 1500 booklets, 800 green cards, 200 brochures, etc. $647 on workers compensation insurance deposit premium, $542 on 9/10 & 9/11 Open House BBQ food, propane, cleaning supplies, $453 on clubhouse and toolshed (paint, storage boxes for old logbooks), $424 dayleader Fred June wages, $378 on windsurfers (two new 4.20 sails), $71 on gas for skiff, $46 on payroll processing service, $32 ad in SFCC Guardsman, $22 on tools (cordless drill for toolshed), Ta!
Co-Secretary (Lori) Thanks to Annette Klapstein and Rich Gile, who are members of the University of Washington sailing club and on a five year sailing adventure, for donating a bosun’s chair to CSC. Rich and Annette have been sailing with two of our ex-members, James Wai and Alex, who are now Seattle residents.
Co-Secretary (Carol) No report.
1) Motion made by Peter to consider JY racing a Special Event, exempt from IYRA racing rules until May 1st, 2006. There was an additional friendly amendment made by Michael Faw, setting the JY race time from 2pm until sunset. In addition, that the 4th JY sailboat is available to other CSC members during that time.
2) Peter K. moved to reinstate Roberto Gastelumendi’s Senior Windsurfing rating. Motion passed, with a unanimous vote.Caryl moved to adjourn; motion passed unanimously.
2005.09.11 - Excom
Sunday September 11, 2005
Absent: Jamuel Starkey (Vice Commodore), Asma Asyyed (2nd Vice Commodore), and Meredith Robert (Port Captain).
Saul called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
At the start of the meeting there were three disciplinary action hearings; these were closed to regular members and included only the members accused of infractions and the Executive Committee.
Commodore (Saul) The deadline for the Dept. of Boating and Waterways Aquatic Center grants for 2006-7 is likely to be in November. They haven't sent out the grant app materials, and the directors' conference is scheduled for October 25 & 26 at Stanford. Saul noted that it is important to include that we offer classes to the public in our advertising. This will be necessary to obtain a grant. Saul will attend the 2005 Aquatic Center Directors Conference at the Stanford Sailing Center on October 25 and 26.
Mark Yampanis is currently rating chair for sailing. Ardeen is still chair for windsurfing.
Vice Commodore (Jamuel) via email Sheldon and I were working to get a blurb about CSC loaded onto Course Junction. I have submitted an ad and had it published. You can see the text at: "http://www.coursejunction.com/course_detail.cfm/id/13090" This (free) ad runs indefinitely (until Sep 2010) and only needs to be updated if we substantially change something within the club related to sailing and windsurfing lessons. I've also instructed our webmaster to add a reciprocal link to our web site (I've placed it under the Commericial Links on the "CSC Links to Other Sites" page) per the agreement with Course Junction-- here is the text:
Course Junction â€“ The World's Premier Course Marketplace - "http://www.coursejunction.com." Course Junction is an online marketplace where course participants and course providers meet. With thousands of course listings, there is a great chance that Course Junction has the course you are looking for!
Other remarks: Thank you to Bill Moseley for his tireless work in helping me keep the website updated.
Co-1st Vice Commodores (Dan/Michael) Currently four Lidos and one JY are down.
3rd Vice Commodore (Will) No report.
Rear Commodore (Sheldon) Lessons remained strong in August, but are down 34% from last year. Matt Jones is giving a "How to Teach Dinghy Sailing" clinic on September 17. Malu's final laser/byte clinic is Sept 18, from 12:30-3:30. Pieternel finished up women's lessons on September 4.
Treasurer (Peter) We have $66,825 in the main accounts (plus about $2200 in the CSC extras account), down $1213 from two weeks ago when we had $$68,038.
In the last two weeks we've hauled in $6,027: $3,935 in regular memberships, $1,806 UC workstudy reimbursement, $216 8/28 and 9/10 Open House BBQ donations, $29 booklets, $31 interest, $10 windsurf donations.
And we've spent $7,240: $3,774 on dayleaders' wages and payroll taxes,, $1,562 on clubhouse and toolshed (shelving lumber paint tile saw blades filing boxes), $462 rent to City, $289 on skiffs (kill switch for JDory, steering gear and trailer front wheel for Whaler), $233 on 8/28 Open House BBQ food, $220 on Moonlight Madness BBQ food, $161 on dinghies (JY15 and Lido rudder parts, JY15 wire and swages), $150 on keelboats (Ensign Nenya fiberglass repair stuff), $106 on Fast Track snax,, $76 work supplies (gloves masks earmuffs), $77 cruising (Angel Is dock fees, BBQ charcoal), $60 on tax return fees, $50 on windsurfers (sail repair thread, epoxy mix cups), $20 stop pay fee -- Windwing check lost in mail.
Co-Secretaries (Caryl/Lori) The Tuesday night races have ended, due to the sun setting earlier. There may be a request in the future to allow use of the JYs for racing on a weekend afternoon, if there is enough interest among racers.
New Agenda items:
1) Matthias Roschke's senior windsurfing proposal. Matthias would like to update the Windsurfing booklet as his senior project. Saul made a motion to accept Matthias' project. The motion was seconded. All voted in favor.
2) Changing the start time of Open Houses (October to spring) to 1:00 p.m. Saul made a motion that Open Houses start at 1:00 p.m. instead of 2:00 p.m. Peter seconded the motion. All voted in favor.
3) Final approval of John McBride's senior project. John was given the senior spiel via speakerphone, thus his project (a large part of the labor of the newly refurbished clubhouse) is completed. Saul signed off the completion of his project on John's white card.
4) Lifetime memberships for Roberto and John McBride. A motion was made to give Roberto and John, the major players in renovating the clubhouse, lifetime memberships. The motion was seconded. All voted in favor.
Will made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Peter seconded the motion. All voted in favor. Meeting adjourned.
2005.08.28 - Excom
Sunday August 28, 2005
Present: Saul Schumsky (Commodore), Jamuel Starkey (Vice-Commodore), Michael Faw (1st Vice Co-Commodore), Sheldon Coad (Rear Commodore), Peter Kuhn (Treasurer), Caryl Woulfe (Co-Secretary), members Gunther Weber, Ed Shirk, et al.
Meeting was called to order at 6:30pm.
Executive Committee Reports
Commodore—looking for new Rating Committee Chair, owing to lack of candidates who are both Cruising Skipper and Senior Windsurfer and are active in club, considering making position organizational duties only (i.e. giving tests only).
Vice Commodore—CSC gave about 60 rides Saturday 8/27/5 and about 50 rides Sunday 8/28/5 Thanks to everyone who skippered and organized the rides and especially to Susan Medina and Keri for the delicious BBQ’s
1st Vice—all but two of the dinghies are now fixed and the two that are broken will soon be repaired
Rear—August lessons were strong. Last week’s fast track was the biggest so far this year with 19 students, 7 of whom have already become Junior Skippers. Rhodes 19 races are Oct 1&2 and the club’s been offered sails and advice by one of the racers. The Vietnamese Boy Scout/Girl Scout group from San Jose has contacted Sheldon again regarding a lesson program. Coast Guard classes are coming up, Sheldon will announce them as well as First Aid and CPR classes in Martinez and San Pablo
Treasurer--We have $68,038 in the main accounts (plus about $2200 in the CSC extras account), up $339 from two weeks ago when we had $67,699. In the last two weeks we've hauled in $3,371: $3,240 in regular memberships, $56 8/27 Open House BBQ donations, $30 burgee, $25 windsurf locker (yea Meredith!), $20 booklets.
And we've spent $3032: $2032 on windsurfers (two new Techo 118l boards, foam to repair CSC 118l boards, harness lines), $296 8/4/5 General Membership meeting food; $278 on 8/27 BBQ food propane, $178 on Hugh the dayleader's August wages and taxes (Bon voyage, Hugh, it was great and hope you'll come back and be dl again!), $131 on clubhouse and deck construction (concrete for handicapped access ramp), $117 on dinghies (P15 mast repair parts, R19 rudder repair parts), Secretary-no report (out sailing!).
1. Peter moved to approve Lydia Lopez as co-2nd Vice, Saul seconded, passed unanimously.
2. Peter moved to approve David Fraser to Rating Committee for Senior tests on keelboats, Jamuel seconded, passed unanimously.
3. Peter moved to approve Saul to sail the Rhodes 19 to the races at Pier 39 and to race it October 1 and 2, Saul seconded, motion passed 5 in favor Saul abstained.
4. Gunther Weber proposed replacement of the mast on Ensign Louie and presented a handout with a description of the work and budgetary information. Saul moved and Sheldon seconded that Gunther’s senior project be approved with a budget of $2,700; motion passed unanimously.
5. Saul moved and Michael seconded a motion to allow Saul and Gunther to trailer two club Lasers to the St Francis Yacht Club to sail back to the club, motion passed 5 in favor Saul abstained.
6. Saul moved and Michael seconded a motion to allow any three ExComm members to spontaneously enact a Moonlight Madness (night sailing Juniors and Novices allowed to sail provided they have flashlights or lightsticks and a dayleader is on duty and the skiff is in the water), motion passed unanimously.
Jamuel made the motion to adjourn, Saul seconded it. Motion passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned 8:10 pm.
2005.08.14 - Excom
Sunday August 14, 2005
Attendees: Commodore Saul Schumsky; Vice Commodore, Jamuel Starkey; First Vice Commodores, Michael Faw and Dan Pang; Third Vice Commodore, Will Lowe; Rear Commodore, Sheldon Coad; Port Captain, Meredith Roberts
Reports:Commodore’s Report (Saul): 1. Bob Hood is no longer the Rating Chair. Saul will be temporarily serving as the Rating Chair, giving both Senior and Cruising Skipper written tests until we have a new Rating Committee Chair.
2. Waterfront Commission. Paul Kamen is now the Chairman of the Waterfront Commission. Saul gave a report on CSC at their last meeting as we are required to do by the terms of our (expired) lease. Saul reminded them that the So. Sailing Basis needs to be dredged. The ultimate consequence of not doing so will be that we and Cal Adventures will both have to leave. The committee’s response was "oh damn".
There is a South Sailing Basin beautification effort. The dry storage is to move to the marina side of University. There is also a shift of money that was intended for the future ferry access parking that may be used to accomplish this.
Vice Commodore’s Report (Jamuel): 1. We have an Open House the weekend after next. 2. We had almost 100 people attending the August 4 General Membership meeting at the Berkeley Yacht Club. Many thanks again to Jennifer and Jerry for their enormous help in making a delicious dinner for all of us.
1st Vice Commodore’s Report (Michael Faw): 1. We broke one Precision. 2. Two Lidos are out of commission. 3. All 4 JYs are good. (One has a broken main sheet cleat.)
3rd Vice Commodore’s Report (Will Lowe: 1. He is searching for (2) lengths of new 5/8 inch anchor chain that are now missing. Will asked if any of us had seen them around the club. Unfortunately no one had. Rear Commodore Report(Sheldon Coad): 1. Lessons are going well. Last Thursday we had a heavy load. We had 13 people for a mid-week lessons time. (The normal is 4-6). 2. The Cruising Skipper Study Group finished up last Monday night (Aug. 8, 2005). 3. The Women’s Sailing Program has had 10 attendees and is going well. 4. The August 7th Laser Byte Clinic had 7 students and 2 instructors. 5. The last Laser/Byte Clinic of the year will be next month. 6. Jim Ulrick completed his Fastrack in July. Sheldon asked if everyone was in agreement that he sign Jim off on his project. (There was agreement and Sheldon later signed it off.)
Port Captain’s Report (Meredith): 1. Our fine Irish Dayleader is leaving. 2. She now needs to hire more Dayleaders. We are at another semester start and are short of Dayleader power.
Agenda Items:1. New Rating Committee Member - Both Sheldon Coad and Dan Pang brought up the request that David Fraser be added to the Rating Committee. A short discussion followed in which it was determined that this does require approval by the Executive Committee but no action was taken.
2. The 29er dinghy - Michael reported that his survey of interest via the club list serve digest in the club acquiring a 29er dinghy was pretty even with 2 more against the acquisition that were for it.
He noted that the 470 worlds are coming up. There was also discussion of the Vector by Vangard, 505’s, and 49ers as possible options. By the end of this discussion Michael asked if the 29er issue was to move forward and there seemed to be no momentum for it.
3. A 2006 CSC Calendar - Saul brought out a mock up of a proposed new club calendar for 2006. Discussion surrounded some suggested changes for it. There were some non members shown, the tided data seemed hard to read (in a Grey type), the absence of keel boat pictures, and the overall size of the calendar. Saul asked that any other suggestions be forwarded to him via e-mail.
The cost of last year’s calendar was approximately $1,400 for 200 copies. Since we used it specifically to raise money for a new clubhouse, it was suggested that perhaps 150 copies might be a better pick.
Saul proposed a motion that the calendar project be approved. Jamuel seconded it. The vote was unanimous.
3. Tuesday night JY Races. Jamuel asked why racing rules were not required for this new racing series. There was considerable discussion pro and con regarding requiring racing rules and racing ratings for this new club function.
Arguments for: it is racing, hence ought to be under racing rules, as people get better at the racing, they will get closer and closer to other boats and boats may be damaged or worse someone get hurt, as a club we should promote racing, we have racing rules and a racing rating, they should be required.<
Arguments against: This is the one area on the sailing side of the club that has really grown and taken off recently, the purpose of the club is to foster sailing and having fun. The people who are racing are doing just that. Lets not squash it, If we require rules and ratings, it will kill off interest.
Saul said that he would seek Dave Cary’s input on this. Dave is a very experienced cruising Skipper and is racing currently in both series.
4. Flares. Jamuel asked if we could have a scheduled club event where we could practice with live (older, out of date) flares. One very rarely needs them and without any practice it could be a problem.
Discussion followed that if you let the USCG know in advance they would probably agree.
Jamuel will organize this. Meeting was adjourned.
2005.08.04 - General
Thursday August 04, 2005
Present: Saul Schumsky (Commodore), Jamuel Starkey (Vice Commodore), Michael Faw (co-1st Vice Commodore), Will Lowe (3rd Vice Commodore), Sheldon Coad (Rear Commodore), Lori Taguma (co-Secretary), Peter Kuhn Treasurer), and members Matthew Harvey, Seth Clark.
Agenda Items:1) Peter K. moved to approve a $1200.00 budget for Matthew Harvey's Senior Sailing project, sewing a new awning for the windsurfing sails. Motion passed, (7) in approval. Seth Clark offered his assistance, since he constructed the last awning. Saul presented Matthew with the Senior Spiel, outlining a Senior's responsibility as role model and leader at CSC.
2) Motion made by Saul to organize a Moonlight Madness Sail, with a 500.00 BBQ budget, for August 20th. Motion passed, (7) in favor.
3) Motion made by Peter to give 17-year-old Ryan Bailey a free membership in order to allow him to windsurf, since he has been sailing for 10 years at the Richmond Yacht Club. Motion also included a reinstated membership for his father, Carl Bailey, who is a Senior sailor and will teach. Will made an additional motion to reinstate his Racing membership for free, as long as he can teach. Motion passed, (7) in favor.
4) Will moved to allow Matthais Rosthke to organize a Delta windsurfing with a BBQ budget, at his discretion. Motion passed, (7) in favor.
5) Discussion regarding member suspension, tabled.
6) Thanks to whoever wrote the absolutely wonderful article about CSC that appeared in the Bay Guardian.
7) Discussion regarding auditing white card work hours, tabled.
8) Motion made by Saul to increase clubhouse budget 1000.00. Motion passed (7) in favor.
2nd Vice Report: The windsurfing season will be coming to an end soon. During the past few months, lots of equipment got damaged. Thus, we will be replenishing the supply of masts, booms, sails that we have. I found a great deal with WindWing sails, and we are expecting to receive 14 sails soon. We also order masts and booms from Delta windsurf shop. As for fixing damaged sails, Delta windsurf does not fix sails anymore (they broke their machine), so I am looking for another source. We will be having a Q/A session with Jason Voss (a pro- windsurfer) this Friday. There will be a BBQ, and all of you are invited. Trumpton volunteered to plan a board repair clinic guided by Roberto soon to speed the recovery of damaged boards. As for the August fast track, with Isabelle's help we will be having another one, not sure about the date yet. But will keep you updated.
Treasurer's Report: We have $75,297 in the main accounts (plus about $2200 in the CSC extras account), down $13,223 from two and a half weeks ago when we had $88,520
In the last two and a half weeks we've hauled in $4,669: $4,175 in regular memberships, $280 windsurf locker, $120 clubhouse donations, $35 windsurf donations, $30 interest, $22 booklets, $7 EScrip rebate.,p> And we've spent $17,892: $13,709 on building and grounds (clubhouse and deck construction, garbage service, hoses), $1,903 on windsurfers (14 sails, footstraps), $654 on dinghies (JY mast and sail repairs,) $462 August lease payment to City, $420 property taxes (boats, possessory interest in land), $388 on keelboats (Ensign anchors and sail repairs), $263 on tools (sanders, grinders, wrenches), $59 on skiff (switches for Dory), $34 on Gen Membership flyers
Will Lowe moved to adjourn. Motion passed unanimously.
Commodore (Saul) Thanks to all who helped organize the YMCA and BYA rides for the kids this summer, and to the skippers and crew. This is a very important community service that we offer to the public, and we have been doing it for a long time. Thanks to Jennifer and Jerry for the meal and dessert tonight. Thanks to Peter Kuhn for organizing the clubhouse remodel. CSC was rated 2005 Best Way to Sail on the Bay in the Bay Guardian. There is a Waterfront Commission meeting next week. We will be giving our biannual report showing that we continue to do a lot for the community. We are still waiting for the City of Berkeley to put our lease on their agenda. We continue to pay the monthly rate we have been paying since the lease ran out. There will be a CSC Moonlight Sail and Barbecue on Saturday night, August 20.
Vice Commodore (Jamuel) Thanks to Bill Moseley, our webmaster, for keeping the website current. Thanks to all of the Open House volunteers; organizers of rides, skippers and crew, barbecue helpers, etc. There have been plenty of members coming to help at the last several Open Houses. Membership is down. Through June we are down nine percent, but revenue is higher.
Dan Pang (Co-1st Vice Commodore) The dinghies have held up pretty well this summer. Thanks to the members who help maintain them. The 470 was sold for $500, giving us a little more room in the yard. The JY's are used for racing on Tuesday nights. All are currently up and running. One lido is down.
Isabelle Fortier (reporting for Asma, 2nd Vice Commodore) The windsurfing Fast Track was very successful. Thanks to all who helped. There may be another one later in the season. Jason Voss is coming tomorrow and will be able to demonstrate equipment and answer questions. Roger Jackson was at the club earlier. We have some new windsurfing sails; masts are coming. Matt Harvey is building an awning in the yard and will need some help. The Wednesday night windsurfing races continue. Presently Isabelle is the only woman participating in the races. Thanks to Jameel, who has done a lot of work teaching. Saturday morning lessons are going well. Thanks to Ben Pink and Barbara Knox, and also to Asma.
Will Lowe (3rd Vice Commodore) Not much has gone wrong with the keelboat fleet, and not much has been done to it. Thanks to Saul and Peter for putting the new tiller on Daisy. Thanks to Robert Ofsevit for replacing booms and doing some re-rigging on the ensigns. If anyone wants to help work on the keelboats, contact Will.
Sheldon Coad (Rear Commodore) During May, June, and July we gave 811 lessons to individuals. Last year was 30% better. We've had a lot of clinics, study groups, and Fast Tracks, in addition to regular lessons. Thanks to Peter and Ed for their help and support. Lydia Lopez ran a Fast Track in May, Fred Fannon gave a knot and splicing clinic, and Alan Champion gave a JY clinic. John Mankey, Robert Ofsevit and Paul Herzmark have been teaching at the Cruising Skipper candidate study groups. There is one more session to go. Sofien gave a Windsurfing safety clinic, Malu gave a laser/byte clinic in June and July, and Jim Ulrick ran a Fast Track in July, which resulted in five new Junior skippers. Pieternel is running the women's sailing lesson program. There are three more dates: August 14th, 21st, and September 4th. Lessons are from 1:00-4:00 at the club. The last Fast Track of the season is August 22-26, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Meet at the club. Contact Ron Hong if you are interested. Teachers are needed. Malu's remaining laser/byte clinics are Sunday, August 7th, and Sunday, September 18, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the club. No contact, just show up. You must be a Junior skipper to participate. If anyone is interested in putting on a "How to Teach Dinghy Sailing" clinic, let Sheldon know. Thanks to all of you who give lessons and clinics.
Port Captain (Meredith) We have great dayleaders. Peter Kuhn is awesome.
Treasurer (Peter) The clubhouse is almost done. Please come help out if you can. Thanks to John McBride, Ed Shirk, the paid helpers, Brian Buchanan for doing the electrical work, and all of the other people who have helped. Email Peter if you would like a CSC financial report. If you don't volunteer to clean up tonight, you will have to do karaoke. "I like baklava."
Co-Secretaries (Caryl and Lori) Caryl: Thanks for the congratulations on my becoming a senior skipper. As I look out at all of you, I see so many people who have taught and supported me along the way. Thanks to everyone for all that you do for the club. Lori: It's nice to see so many new members and many returning members. Thanks to all of the adventurous souls who safely participate in teaching sailing and windsurfing, and to all who work so hard for the good of the club.
Updates on the CSC 15 Nothing reported.
Clubhouse Update Update given in Peter's report.
Closing note by Saul: Meredith underestimates what she does. She hires, trains and supervises all of the dayleaders. Ex-Com always thanks everyone else: I want to thank Ex-Com members for their hard work. They really do work hard.
A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting.
2005.07.17 - Excom
Sunday July 17, 2005
Present: Saul Schumsky (Commodore), Jamuel Starkey (Vice Commodore), Michael Faw & Dan Pang (co-1st Vice Commodores), Asma Asyyed (co-2nd Vice Commodore), Will Lowe (3rd Vice Commodore), Sheldon Coad (Rear Commodore), Caryl Woulfe and Lori Taguma (co-Secretaries), Peter Kuhn (Treasurer), and members Fred Fannon, Matthais Roschke, Ed Shirk, Peter Bazek, Pieterniel Overweel, Matt Jones, Ben Pink
Absent: Meredith Roberts, Port Captain
Saul (Commodore) No report.
Jamuel Starkey (Vice Commodore) As of July 8th 480 members are current as of July 8th, 601 members have been current members in the current fiscal quarter (May 1st thru at least July 8th) The next General Membership meeting will be held on Thursday August 4th, at the Berkeley Yacht Club--no host bar begins at 7pm with dinner, meeting, and dessert to follow. General Membership Meeting notices were mailed last week to all CSC'ers that held a current membership anytime in the current fiscal quarter up thru July 8th. Those members should start seeing the postcards the first part of next week. If you have recently (after July 8th) renewed, joined the club or just didn't receive a notice please feel free to come on down to the meeting!
There was a strong turnout for both Open Houses held this weekend by both members and the public. Many thanks to all of the CSC'ers that came down to the club to help out with the open houses. An extra special thank you to Kerri, one-half of the BBQ Princesses dynamic duo--what an awesome weekend of BBQ--delicious!
Michael (Co-1st Vice Commodore) One of the JY’s is currently broken but we have found two sets of JY sails at a reduced price of 300.00 each. Sheldon finished the Lido repairs and we’re ready to attach the mast that was broken last weekend. We are looking at possibly purchasing a used 29er to replace the Rhodes. Marshall was the last person to repair the rudder on the Rhodes.
Asmaa (Co-2nd Vice Commodore) The Windsurfing Fast Track was a success; we had lots of volunteers who sorted damaged sails and taught; ten new Jr.’s passed their tests. Roger Jackson, professional windsurfer will be here July 21 and 22nd to demo windsurfing equipment. Professional windsurfer Jason Voss will also be here on August 5th. Yuri Petrov also held a windsurfing Fast Track today where he taught ten student participants.
Will (3rd Vice Commodore) Dewey's boom is at the rigger's being replaced (thanks, Robert Ofsevit!). When Dewey is done Robert plans to do Louie's boom as well. Gunther Weber is working on a plan to replace the masts on both Ensigns. One Ensign still needs a haulout; this will be scheduled soon. Thanks to Peter Bascek for repairing Donald's forestay turnbuckle which was found broken during Open House today.
Sheldon (Rear Commodore) Dinghy and Windsurfing lessons have both increased volume. The Laser Clinic was held on the 10th and Yuri Petrov held his Windsurf Clinic today. There will be another Fast Track on the 29th, and the Cruiser Study group is in progress now. Status of Senior wanna be’s is still pending.
Peter (Treasurer) We have $88,520 in the main accounts (plus about $2200 in the CSC extras account), down $1,281 from two weeks ago when we had $89,801 In the last two weeks we've hauled in $5673: $4795 in regular memberships, $656 UC workstudy reimbursement, $242 BBQ donations (7/4 $20 7/16-17 $222), $24 booklets, $40 windsurf donations, $20 clubhouse donations.
And we've spent $6,954 including: $2,955 day leader wages and taxes, $2,457 on clubhouse -- lumber for framing, 2 dumpsters, tile, snacks for carpenters, $1,328 dinghies--2 JY rudder blades and plates, 2 sets JY sails, tiller extension, gudgeons, $640 in BBQ food (6/19 $108, 7/4 $104, 7/16&17 $428), $382 keelboats--Daisy rudder head, varnish for new tiller, turnbuckle, $331 Fast track and WS clinic snax 7/16-17, $130 postage Gen Membership meeting flyers (Thanks Jamuel!), $104 fuel for skiff, $100 Activities—pre-register US Sailing conference, $38 windsurf -- sail repair needles, palm, thread, TA!
Caryl & Lori (Co-secretaries) Caryl: The YMCA rides went well; we gave seventeen people rides. The Berkeley Youth Authority rides are approaching. Ed Shirk would like to thank the BBQ Princesses who have consistently prepared great food for our Open House events.
Lori: If you've been to the club recently, you can see that the old Club house is getting an extreme makeover thanks to the efforts of carpenters John McBride and Roberto Gastellomundi, as well as many other members who have lent a hand. Brian Buchanan has completely rewired the clubhouse, going way beyond the minimum 10 hours required for a Sr project. Thanks also to Scott and Sheldon for lending a hand with the new CSC Open House sign, and to Gary Farber for outlining the design.
Agenda Items:1) Peter Kuhn moved to appropriate 5K for windsurfing sails, booms, and masts. Motion passed, all in favor (8).
2) Jamuel made a motion to forego the next Ex-com meeting in two weeks, and meet before the General Membership meeting on August 4th. Motion passed, all in favor (8).
3) Motion made by Saul to allow Robert Ostevitz to single hand the keel boats as long as he is tethered to the boat. Motion passed, (7) in favor, (1) abstention.
4) Peter K. moved to increase the clubhouse budget from 15K to 20K to cover expenses. Motion passed (8) in favor.
5) Peter K. moved to reinstate the Senior rating to David Sandler, who has returned after living in Guatemala. Motion passed, (8) in favor.
6) Motion by Peter K. to accept Pieterniel Overweel’s Fast Track Senior Sailing Project: The Women’s Sailing Clinic, which includes a written curriculum, advertising, and a 500.00 budget for BBQ and expenses. Motion passed, (8) in favor. Will L. gave Pieternel the senior Spiel, outlining a Senior’s role as role model and mentor to other CSC members.
7) Matt Jones offered to donate a massive tent that was given to him by his company. CSC executive committee accepted the donation.
8) Saul moved to approve 4500.00 to purchase a 29’er (which is a fast dinghy). The vote for tabling discussion (8) in approval. Discussion tabled.
Thanks to all CSC members who generously give their time to teach others.
Will Lowe moved to adjourn. Motion passed unanimously.
2005.07.03 - Excom
Sunday July 03, 2005
Absent: 2nd Vice Commodore, 3rd Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m.
Ex-Committee ReportsCommodore (Saul) YMCA rides went swimmingly. The kids had fun. Thirty-one kids signed up; two didn't go. Help is needed for the next YMCA sail on Wednesday, July 6.
Vice Commodore (Jamuel) Thanks to Saul for giving Berkeley YMCA rides. Thanks also to Laura Boytz, Dixie Nicholson, Ben Pink and Brian Buchanan, who all helped crew or skipper. There is an Open House tomorrow for the 4th of July.
1st Vice Commodore (Dan) We are looking into buying two used JY mainsails for $300 each from the JY class fleet. New sails run around $500 each.
Port Captain (Meredith) We need dayleaders on Sunday mornings. Meredith has a few people to choose from. Presently, some of the Sunday morning racers have been volunteering to daylead on Sundays.
Secretary (Caryl) The white rating cards for the black notebooks have been ordered. They should arrive by Tuesday. I plan to help with the Open House tomorrow. I've heard that the parking fees have been waived. The JY races have been going well, with enough people showing up each week to use all four JY's and run the committee boat.
Treasurer (Peter) In the bank, we've got $89,801, up $379 from what we had when we met two weeks ago, which was $89,422 in the main accounts. (We've also got $2,200 in the CSC Xtras account)
In the last two weeks we've collected $5,029 , which was $4,120 in regular memberships, $656 UC workstudy reimbursement, $100 YRA membership, $100 clubhouse donation (thanks Barbara Kochan!), $20 windsurf donations, $20 Tshirt sale (Eddie's old Tshirts?), $13 booklet sales.
And we've spent $4,650: $3,052 clubhouse—lumber, windows, container rental and delivery/pickup, snacks for carpenters, $473 dinghy—JY15 rudder blades and plates, $462 July lease payment, $306 keelboat—Daisy rudderhead, $86 dinghy parts--clevis pins, gooseneck, JY bails, $108 on 6/19 BBQ food, $100 US Sailing conference registration, $68 tools--sew machine (needs help), multimeter, $60 lost income--bounced check, $42 skiff—trailer bolt, fuel, $24 upgrade return binoculars, $12 racing booklets (thanks Gary!), $12 office supplies--storage boxes and markers.
New Agenda items:
1) Ron Hong's Fast Track Senior Proposal. Saul made a motion to approve Ron's Fast Track, August 22-26. Peter seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor. Ron was given the senior spiel.
2) Jim Ulrick's Fast Track Senior Proposal. Saul made a motion to approve Jim's Fast Track, July 25-29. Jamuel seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor. Jim was given the senior spiel.
3) Windsurfing Fast Track. Saul made a motion to approve Asma's Jr/Jr+ windsurfing Fast Track to be held on Saturday, July 16. Jamuel seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor. A motion was made to permit Pauline, Isabel, Jameel and Asma to give Jr. and Jr. + windsurfing rating tests. Caryl seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.
4) Allan Champion's request to use all four JY's and possibly a Precision for a dinghy cruise to Richmond on Sunday, July 10. Peter made a motion to accept Allan`s request, with the additional provision that, at Allan Champion's discretion, Advanced Dinghy rated sailors or otherwise may skipper some of these boats if Allan finds that obtaining qualified seniors and/or cruising skippers for the trip is problematic, provided that these lesser rated skippers maintain adequate visual contact with any other Senior or Cruising skipper in another boat that is part of the cruise when in waters outside of the lesser rated skippers rated cruising area (e.g. beyond the Advanced Dinghy area). Dang Pang seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.
5) John McBride`s senior project. Saul made a motion that John come to an Ex-com meeting to get his senior project approved (rebuilding the clubhouse). Peter seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.
6) Peter made a motion that Max Kuhn replace Alex Case as Publicity Chair. Caryl seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.
7) Demographic profile of the Club available at the next general membership meeting. Sheldon would like to see the demographics, and suspects that most members would appreciate it. This was discussed. Saul is not sure if Heather has the demographics readily available.
A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed with all in favor.
2005.06.19 - Excom
Sunday June 19, 2005
Meeting was called to order at 6:30pm.
Minor Membership Jennifer Diesi and her daughter Loren (age 14) came in to ask to join. Saul moved and Will seconded that Loren be able to join and that, subject to her passing the tests, she be able to obtain the Jr. Windsurfer and Jr. Skipper ratings; motion passed unanimously.
Senior Projects Brian Buchanan proposed upgrades to the club’s electric wiring. Peter moved and Will seconded that Brian’s senior project be approved, that it consist of at least 10 hours work on the wiring, and that a budget of $2,500 be allocated; motion passed unanimously.
Yuri Petrov proposed repairs to the Novice windsurf board rack and organizing Sunday windsurf instruction. . Peter moved and Will seconded that Yuri’s senior project be approved, that it consist of at least 10 hours work on a combination of rebuilding the rack and organizing Sunday instruction; motion passed unanimously.
Executive Committee ReportsCommodore—no report
1st Vice—JY15 sails—Michael posted an ad at JY15 class website but no response, found some old ads for sails (already sold) at $300-400 per set
2nd Vice—windsurfing is busy! Asma plans to buy some sails from the HiHo races, she expects to get Neil Pryde demos for around $150 each for 5.0 sq m size. The 6/12 safety seminar was great and she plans more events. Jason Voss will be coming, no date yet, but there definitely will be a BBQ
3rd Vice—Dewey will soon be out of commission as Robert Ofsevit will be taking the boom off to be replaced; no date yet for remasting and boom replacement on Louie Rear—Thanks to Malu for a great Laser clinic 6/5, more Laser clinics are scheduled for July August and September, thanks to Allan Champion for a great JY15 clinic 5/22, and to Lydia for a wonderful Fast Track. Lesson count for May is way down compared to historical average, probably because of rains and bad weather. Sheldon hopes to get a volunteer organizer to set up a Fast Track this month and another for next month
Treasurer--In the bank, we've got $85,417, up $3,741 from what we had when we met , which was $81,676 in the main accounts. (We've also got $2,200 in the CSC Xtras account). In the last two weeks we've collected $5,854, which was: $5,040 in regular memberships, $280 in windsurf locker memberships, $180 in 6/18-19 BBQ donations, $250 donation (thanks Kent!), $100 clubhouse donations.
And we’ve spent $2,113: $927 dinghy—JY15 dolly, JY15 rubrail and rudder parts, P15 downhaul cleats, Lido masthead sheaves, $376 clubhouse—electric permit, freerides sign cloth, sail locker lumber, gallon o’ sunscreen and windsurf locker repair parts, $340 taxes on dayleader wages, $301 on 6/18-19 BBQ food and propane, $209 teaching expense—snacks for 6/12 safety seminar (thanks Asma!) and BBQ food for May Fasttrack (thanks Lydia!), $151 for 5/5/5 General Membership meeting food (thanks Jennifer!), $150 keelboat—Daisy tiller (thanks Saul!) mainsheet (thanks Robert!), steaming light bracket parts (thanks Kent M and John Mankey!), $70 skiff—trailer bunk lumber, fuel
Secretary-Lori invited Berkeley’s mayor and his aide to the BBQ. 2 sails and a mast were lost from cartop coming back from the Delta windsurf trip.
Agenda Items:1) Agenda for General Membership Meeting August 4th: Peter moved and Will seconded that the agenda consist of drinks from the no-host bar, dinner from our much beloved baking and food chairs and their helpers, reports from us officers, a clubhouse report, dessert from our much beloved baking and food chairs and their helpers, and cleanup by those staunch and reliable CSC volunteers.
2) Peter moved and Saul seconded that Gordon Stout’s Sr Windsurfer and Cruising Skipper ratings be reinstated in hopes that he will once again grace us with his sailing and windsurfing presence.
3) Dan moved and Sheldon seconded to spend up to $1200 on new JY15 sails; motion passed unanimously.
4) Will brought up and asked to table Allan Champion’s request to buy an inflatable dinghy for the cruising program; recommended further investigation of impediments to more Cruising Skippers before spending on dinghy.
5) Closed session to discuss personnel question
Will made the motion to adjourn, Saul seconded it. Motion passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned 9:00 pm. (Peter Kuhn reporting)
2005.05.22 - Excom
Sunday May 22, 2005
Absent: Asma, Jamuel
Commodore (Saul) Bob Hood has revised the Senior Skipper written test. For the time being, he will be the only one able to administer the test. Saul has agreed to this, unless people start complaining to him.
Vice Commodore (Jamuel) … via email Here are the proposed dates for the Berkeley YMCA adventure camps. June 28th (or 29th), Aug 1st, and Aug 22nd -- 3 dates total. I will handle coordinating the rides unless someone else has a burning desire.
First Vice Commodore (Michael) We're looking to do some upgrades on the JY's. We're low on main sails. [Saul suggested Michael contact the JY class to see if they would donate a couple of used sails to us before we purchase new ones]. Currently, one JY is on the skiff trailer and one is on a Lido trailer. There are folks interested in purchasing the 470.
Third Vice Commodore (Will) Daisy is back in working order thanks to Peter and Saul. Donald is out of the water for a bottom job. There have been reports of severe corrosion in the compression post of Donald. There are dings, holes and broken areas of fiberglass on the bow and along the stem of both Huey and Louie.
Rear Commodore (Sheldon) Thanks to Peter and all who helped out at the Open House. We had low water, lessons, and the Open House happening all at once. Allan Champion gave a great JY clinic today. Saturday morning lessons are going okay.
Port Captain (Meredith) Three of the day leaders are staying for the summer. There has been no response to on-line ads. It is Meredith's feeling that we should hire three more day leaders to get through the summer.
Treasurer (Peter) In the bank, we have $80,855, down $297 from when we last met 5/5/5. Since then, we've taken in $3,634, consisting of: $2,065 regular memberships, $1,400 windsurf locker associate memberships, $120 BBQ donations, $49 other donations.
And we've spent $3,931, including: $1,119 Cal Copy bill for printing booklets brochures signup sheet books, answer sheets waivers green cards Feb - May, $915 permit fees clubhouse repair, $675 keelboats Daisy rudder reattachment hull cleaning compass, $274 baking chair's receipts for 5/5/5 general membership meeting, $283 taxes for dayleaders wages, $292 BBQ food cost Open Houses 5/14 & 15, $128 skiff engine Whaler thermostat water pump filter wrench, $82 newspaper ads 1 Open House 1 fast track, $66 dinghy parts Laser clew hook P15 rudder downhaul cleats Lido halyard cleat bolts, $43 payroll processing site service, $25 office supplies receipt book sunblock.
Caryl Nothing new to report. I was sorry to miss the General Membership meeting. Glad to know we're all still on board Ex-Com for the next six months.
New Agenda Items:
Lydia's Fast Track. Lydia reported that eight students have signed up for her May 23-27 Fast Track and probably more will sign up. Three to five instructors are lined up to teach each day. There are enough seniors to give tests; she could use one or two people to help with the BBQ on Friday. Will made a motion to accept Lydia's Fast Track as her senior skipper project proposal. Peter seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor. Will gave Lydia the senior spiel.
Windsurfing trip to the Delta. Matthias asked for approval of a windsurfing trip to Sherman Island on the Delta, tentatively scheduled for June 5. He proposed that club members sign out equipment and return it the next day; these would be mostly Jr + and Sr boards and a few Jr boards. Saul made a motion to allow Matthias to administer the trip to the Delta on June 5, or an alternative date of his choosing. Michael seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.
Using the CSC skiff for Wednesday night windsurfing races. Jane asked permission to use the skiff to set up and take down marks for the Wednesday night windsurfing races held throughout the summer. Will made a motion to accept Jane's request, provided that a useable skiff remains at the dock. Saul seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.
Extension of Senior Dinghy, Senior Windsurfing and Advanced Dinghy area. Saul made a motion to extend the area for these ratings. Peter seconded the motion. Discussion followed. The extension area is yet to be determined. A motion was made and seconded to table this item until a future meeting. All were in favor.
August Fast Track. Ron Hong would like to administer a Fast Track the last week in August as his Senior Skipper project. Will made a motion to accept Ron's Fast Track as his senior project, provided that Ron come to a future Ex-Com meeting to receive the senior spiel. Caryl seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.
Sypko's private cruise. Caryl made a motion to accept Sypko's request for a private cruise on Sunday, May 29. Meredith seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.
Purchase of a dolly for JY. Peter made a motion to spend up to $600 to purchase a dolly for one of the JY's. Sheldon seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.
Asma's on-line motion to purchase 2-3 more Jr boards. Peter made a motion to spend up to $2200 for three more Jr. windsurfing boards. Michael seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Do we need more Jr. Boards? Peter pointed out that Asma will probably only purchase one or two. The motion passed with all in favor.
Discussion items: Saul reported that if we sign up to send someone to the 2006 US Sailing Symposium now, we will save $50.00. Ex-Com agreed to pay the registration in advance, to save the $50.00.
It looks like there will be times during the summer when we will be without day leaders. Ex-Com agreed to spend extra money to hire non work-study students if we have to, in order to keep the club open.
Caryl made a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded and approved with all in favor.
2005.05.05 - General
Thursday May 05, 2005
Absent: Dan Pang, Caryl Woulfe. The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m.
Ex-Committee Reports(all dispensed because of short time except for Treasurer’s report)
1) Saul moved to not meet Sunday 5/8/05 since it’s only three days from this meeting. Peter seconded, motion passed unanimously.
2) Will moved to spend up to $10,000 to replace one mast and two booms and standing and running rigging on two Ensigns--Dewey and Louie. Peter seconded. Discussion: it may cost almost that much if all running and standing rigging and all fittings on mast and booms are replaced. Nenya’s rigging not included, ExComm passed a motion to fund new rigging for Nenya three years ago. Motion passed unanimously.
3) Peter moved to spend up to $15,000 to repair the clubhouse. Saul seconded. Discussion: estimated cost of materials for repairs (replace siding and windows and some framing, build handicapped access ramp on deck) is $6,000, labor budget of up to $9,000 due to size of job (estimated 240 hours if constructed by club volunteers). Michael Faw suggested $20,000 budget, Peter said too much to spend on clubhouse. Motion passed unanimously.
4) Peter moved to adopt budget (below) for May 1, 2005 to April 30, 2006 fiscal year. Will seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
Official Budget for Fiscal Year 05-06 Expected Income: Membership Dues $89,340, Donations, etc. $2,715, Total Income $92,055, Expected Operating Expenses: Dayleaders $18,934, Insurance $11,500, Lease $6,000, Printing, Newspaper Ads, Voicemail, other Communications $8,200, Dinghy maintenance $5,150, Keelboat maintenance $5,150, Windsurfer maintenance $7,450, Skiff and engines maintenance $1,150 , Buildings & Grounds maintenance $1,500, Club activities $6,400, Outreach activities (US Sailing, DBW, etc.) $4,000, Miscellaneous expenses $5,000, Total operating expenses $80,434, Expected Capital Expenditures: Dinghies $46,150, Keelboats $15,150, Windsurfing boards, sails $7,450 , Rescue Skiff $1,150 Clubhouse & Yard Improvements $15,000, Total Capital Purchases $84,900, Total Spending $165,334 , Effect on Cash Assets : Cash assets 4/30/05 $85,525, Expected Income FY 05-06 $92,055, Total Spending Budgeted FY 05-06 ($165,334), Cash assets expected 4/30/06 $12,246 .
Will made the motion to adjourn, Saul seconded it. Motion passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned 6:50 pm. Report generated by Peter Kuhn.
General Membership Meeting
Executive Committee Reports
Commodore (Saul) Please check out the new E-script membership which connects donates a percentage of your credit card expense to your CSC non-profit. See peter Kuhn for details. Our next Ex-comm meeting will be in two weeks.
Vice Commodore (Jamuel) Our Fiscal year membership is at 1236 members, which is down 15%, probably due to a rate increase. Membership is down 25% from last quarter. Thanks to Heather Stewart for keeping our membership numbers. Please don’t forget to fill out your green membership cards correctly. We have new BBQ Princesses, Keri Bronson and Kristin Keenon. You can contact them at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, for BBQ suggestions.
1st Co-Vice Commodore (Michael Faw) The Lido fleet is looking good and we have two J-Y’s rigged for trapeze. The 470 is still for sale, since an equal amount of time is spent repairing it as sailing, but it is set up with a cool trapeze.
2nd Vice Commodore (Asma) Isabelle Fortier will be replacing Art as Windsurfing Co-Chair. We currently have tons of new equipment so please come down and check it out. Sofien is going to be Board repair Chair, and Jameel is going to be teaching Chair.
3rd Vice Commodore (Will) The keelboat hauls outs have been completed. Thanks to Peter K. and John Mankey for lending a hand. We are in the process of replacing booms and rudders.
Rear Commodore (Sheldon) We would appreciate feedback on the quality of lessons given. So far this season, we have held six Clinics. We would like to thank Peter Kuhn and Ed Shirk for teaching Motor Clinics, to Matthais Roschke for teaching the Rudderless Clinic, Fred Fannon for the Knot Tying Clinic. Also thanks to Beth Burstein for organizing. The Cruising Skipper Study Group is forming, so any Cruising wannbe’s please sign up. We need more Fast Track teachers and a leader for the Women’s Sailing program.
Port Captain (Meredith) Thanks to the volunteers who have filled in as Day Leaders, especially to Jason Lapacca for volunteering two days a week. We will be hiring new DL’s for the summer, in addition to the several who will stay on. Treasurer (Peter Kuhn) (See report above).
Co-Secretary (Lori) Co-secretary Caryl Woulfe is away on medical emergency. We both enjoy serving on Excomm, as well as supporting the sailing and windsurfing teaching programs. There will be an Angel Island overnight cruise on Friday, May 13th, led by cruising skipper Robert Hugel. Kayak campsite is reserved for CSC members, who may bring one guest. See the cruising list for more details, but sign up early if possible. CSC members are welcome to join the Friday night Berkeley Yacht Club races as crew members. Be at O Dock at 6pm; you can even bring a guest.
New Agenda Items:1) Elections: Saul moved to re-elect all Ex-committee members in a slate nomination. Since Art A. did not re-run for his term, he represented CSC membership in the nomination process. Membership voted; motion passed, with no opposition.
2) CSC representation and support is needed in an upcoming City Council meeting, so please feel free to attend and voice support for CSC programs. Although the Waterfront Commission has supported not increasing our lease costs, the City Council will soon vote on the issue.
3) Saul expressed thanks to Jennifer Kirkland and Jerry Huff for cooking deligious, healthy, meals served during our BYC membership meetings.
4) Asmaa expressed thanks to Peter Kuhn for supporting the development of the windsurfing program.
5) Jane Morson, CSC extras chair, apologizes for not being present.
6) Will made the motion to adjourn, with no opposition.
Meeting was adjourned. Mango flan was served.
2005.04.24 - Excom
Sunday April 24, 2005
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m.
Ex-Committee ReportsCommodore (Saul) (In abstentia) I respond only to online motions that I deem emergencies. All online motions must have a unanimous vote to be valid. No motion is valid unless it is deemed an emergency. Committee Chair appointment: Jameel is the new Windsurfing Teaching Chair and Bill Mosley needs to fill out his paperwork to keep his rating.
Vice Commodore (Jamuel) We gave fifty-two rides today during Open House.
1st Vice Commodore (Michael) Thanks to John Mankey and Bill Prinzemetal for repairing the Precision. The J-Y has a broken nose, so whoever incurred the damage needs to repair it. The 470’s going on Craig’s list to be sold, and the donated Luger has sold for $500.00.
2nd Vice Commodore (Asmaa) We are increasing our Safety Lessons. The windsurf party was great, but we are having a problem with the email list. Isabel Fortier will join me as Co-chair on May 5th.
3rd Vice Commodore (Will) The rudder for Daisy is finished. Thanks to Fred for helping out with this project.
Rear Commodore (Sheldon) Saturday Windsurfing lessons begin at 10am, Wednesday night keelboat lessons begin at 6pm, and Dinghy lesson are held on Saturday mornings, Monday and Thursday afternoons. Malou’s Laser Clinic was great, Matthais Rochke’s Rudderless Clinic was fantastic, and Fred Fannon’s Knot Splicing Clinic will be held Saturday at 1pm.
Port Captain (Meredith) No Report.
Secretary (Caryl and Lori) We need a Jr. rated female Sailor to teach the Women’s Sailing lessons this summer. The Women’s lessons offer a great opportunity for women to create an inclusive learning environment and it fulfills the Senior Sailing Project requirement.
Treasurer (Peter) Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves... in the bank, we've got $80,275, up $5,091 from what we had two weeks ago, which was $75,184 in the main accounts. (We've also got $2,200 in the CSC Xtras account, but Jane will tell us about that. Someday.) In the last two weeks, we've gathered in $9,017, which was $4,180 regular memberships, $3,970 windsurf locker memberships, $100 YRA membership, $500 from selling the Luger (yea Michael!), $97 BBQ donations 4/10 Open House, $55 windsurf board donations, $15 donation from member making good on bounced check.
And we've spent $3,926, consisting of $1,557 new rudder for Daisy, $600 2 hp used outboard for low tide recovery skiff, $495 Gen membership mailers print and mail (Yea Jamuel!), $375 rent Berkeley Yacht Club Gen membership meeting 5/5/5, $194 new sail locker materials and new lock for windsurf rental locker, $180 Windsurf party BBQ food cost, $111 garbage service April-June, $166 dinghies pay for new shrouds Precision (from Nov 04), $71 skiff gas March April, $43 copies postage clubhouse fundraising calendars, $33 DMV costs, gas can, spark plug for Luger sailboat sold.
Old Agenda Items:
1) Discussion regarding getting rid of one Lido. Discussion tabled.
2) Discussion regarding allocating $10,000. for Ensign repair. Peter's motion to table passed unanimously.
New Agenda items:
1) Ashby Shoal Breakfast is scheduled for May 28th, at 8am. Low tide at Ashby Shoal offers an experience for sailors and windsurfers to beach crafts, and create a breakfast treat on an island paradise.
2) Saul made a motion to allocate a free locker to Mitsu in exchange for his windsurfing repair services. Vote passed with six in favor, one abstention.
3) Peter motioned to table the budget approval. Vote passed with six in favor. Will made the motion to adjourn. Motion passed, unanimous vote in favor. Meeting adjourned.
2005.04.10 - Excom
Sunday April 10, 2005
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m.
Commodore (Saul) Barbara Knox is willing to organize the YMCA rides this summer in exchange for a free 3-month membership. There is a Waterfront Commission meeting on Wednesday.
Vice Commodore (Jamuel) We gave 97 Open House rides today. One person came yesterday, and was given a ride. May 28 looks like a good day for the Ashby Shoal breakfast.
1st Vice Commodore (Michael) Nothing new to report.
2nd Vice Commodore (Asma) Members are enjoying the new windsurfing equipment.
3rd Vice Commodore (Will) Daisy is still without a rudder. The other two haul-outs will happen as soon as possible. Will will check into a report of frayed halyards on Daisy. Louie has a new battery thanks to Peter Kuhn and Will.
Rear Commodore (Sheldon) We seem to have an adequate supply of teachers. Lesson totals are down, possibly due to the inclement weather we experienced January through March. We have given 192 total lessons this year, down from 402 total lessons this time last year. Peter Kuhn is giving a motor clinic on May 1. Malou is giving laser/byte lessons once a month from April through September. A Jr. skipper rating is required to participate. There is a possibility of an upcoming rudderless sailing clinic. Fred Fannon may give a knot/splicing clinic in May. The senior skipper study group is over. Thanks to Jan, Saul and Jim P. for teaching. Twenty people signed up, eight followed through, three are interested in taking the written test now, and two would like to take it later.
Port Captain (Meredith) A few more dayleaders have been hired.
Secretary (Caryl/Laurie) Caryl reported that there is interest in getting a new CSC sign to fly/put up when we have Open Houses. Lori asked this to be an agenda item.
Treasurer (Peter) What we got, I don't know, but in the bank, we've got $75,184, up $1641 from what we had two weeks ago, which was $73,543 in the main accounts. (We've also got $2,200 in the CSC Xtras account, but Jane will tell us about that.)
In the last two weeks, we've garnered $4,992. $2900 in regular memberships, $1960 in windsurfer locker associate memberships, $105 in clubhouse donations, $27 in interest.
And we've spent $3,351 including, $1,633 in dayleader paychecks for March, $521 taxes for 1st quarter, $666 dinghies (JY trapezing parts, trailer dolly, sail repairs and fasteners), $207 keelboats (engine fuel lines, transom screws, and new battery to run Louie's lights), $258 for windsurfing (epoxy sail repair tape thread boom-cover-glue for board hospital), $84 skiff (gudgeons bolts tiller extension for low tide rescue skiff setup), $122 tools (dremel tool).
New Agenda items:
1) Ranger 26 donation. A Ranger 26 has been offered to us, but the owner wants us to keep it, rather than sell it. The buyer will be notified and told that if we accept it, we will probably sell it.
2) Money for repairing Louie. Saul made a motion to spend up to $10,000 to renovate Louie at Sven's. The motion was seconded. Discussion followed. It might actually cost $17,000. Caryl commented that we could buy a boat for the club for less money than it would cost to renovate Louie. Saul explained that the ensign fulfills our needs (cruises, teaching, Open Houses), better than most boats because of the size of her cockpit. Sheldon asked why Louie couldn't be replaced with the ensign that is sitting in the yard. Saul commented that it is good to have a back-up. A motion was made to table the agenda item. Will seconded the motion. All were in favor.
3) Ashby Shoal Breakfast date. Jamuel made a motion to have the Ashby Shoal breakfast on May 28. It is the best date as far as tides go. Sheldon seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.4) Free 3-month membership for Barbara Knox. Saul made a motion to give Barbara a free 3-month membership for organizing the YMCA rides. The motion was seconded and approved with all in favor.
5) May 5th General membership meeting agenda. Saul made a motion to approve the following agenda for the May 5th meeting: Free dinner and dessert, officer reports, officer elections. Will seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.
6) CSC Sign. Lori presented an idea for a CSC sign to be used for Open Houses. It would be an old jib, with stenciled lettering. Peter mentioned that we already have one, but no one can find it. No motion was made. Lori will look into getting it made.
7) Lori proposed photographing the old windsurfing gear that the club plans to sell, and posting the photographs online for sale as her senior windsurfing project. It was suggested she add more to the project. Lori also mentioned that she would be willing to share what she learned at the Grantwriting workshop to interested club members.
8) Low tide rescue skiff. Peter made a motion to spend up to $2,000 on a low tide rescue skiff. Meredith seconded the motion. Discussion followed. The motion passed with all in favor.
9) Will made a motion that Bill Hodgkin's senior project be approved (signed off). He spent many hours working on Nenya. Peter seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.
10) Donation of kayaks. Sheldon asked about the kayaks that were offered to CSC. No one knew anything about when or whether they will be donated. Kayak lessons were to be included with the donation.
11) Donation of Cal 25. Jamuel will look at the boat.
12) Ken Henderson's senior project. Sheldon explained that Ken Henderson would like to give at least one training session in first aid to a minimum of 10 CSC members as his Senior Skipper project. Discussion followed. To make a formal proposal, Ken will have to present his project proposal at an Ex-Com meeting.
Will made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Peter seconded the motion. The motion passed with all in favor.
2005.03.13 - Excom
Sunday March 13, 2005
Meeting was called to order at 5:30.
Saul (Commodore) We’ve finished overhauling one of our keelboats, but found that Daisy’s rudder is broken.
Jamuel Starkey (Vice Commodore) We gave 76 rides during our Open House today and our BBQ featured beautiful ribs that were quite a hit. I will continue to update the web site.
Michael (1st Vice Commodores) Another Lido is down with center board repairs. It would be beneficial to reduce the number of boats in the yard. The 470 is not functional most of the time; I will list it for sale on Craig’s list.
Will (3rd Vice Commodore) Thanks to John Mankey for sailing the Commander back from being overhauled at the Berkeley boat yard. Daisy still has rudder problems, so DNS until they are resolved. Our next overhaul is Dewey, with Donald following. Thanks to Saul for dealing with the rudder. Louie’s lights are not functional and currently there is no plan for Nenya.
Sheldon (Rear Commodore) There are 59 dinghy lessons given last month. Peter gave an awesome motor clinic, knowledge all Senior sailors need to know. There is a ongoing Skipper study group. I recently took CPR training, have the schedule for classes, and sign up sheets.
Meredith (Port Captain) We need Day Leaders. Several have applied from UCB, but they have not persevered for one reason or another.
Peter (Treasurer): On Spring Break in Cabo.
Lori (Co-secretary) Thanks to Peter for wandering through the city maze and finding permit costs for the clubhouse.
1) Report from Caryl on donated boat. It is a 14 ft. fiberglass boat with two mains, a jib, motor, and trailer. Saul made to motion to accept the boat. Michael F. will arrange to sell it for the club. 8 votes for, one abstention. Motion passed.
2) Will made a motion to change meeting time two meetings from now to 6:30pm. Motion passed, with unanimous vote.
3) Will moved to make Malou Lujan Laser Instructor, since she has offered to organize and teach Laser Clinics on Sundays throughout the season in exchange for a membership during that time. Lessons are from 12:30 – 3:30pm, the days are posted on the website. Motion passed, with unanimous approval.
4) David Fajardo presented his Senior project proposal. He proposes to purchase plastic storage sheds and repair the bench at CSC, over two weekend sessions, for $100.00 in costs. Saul moved to accept his senior project. Motion passed, 7 for, one abstention. Jamuel gave David his Senior Spiel, which outlines a Senior club member’s role as mentor with experience to know rules, personal limitations, and ability to help others.
5) Jennifer Fury and Barbara Kolene would like to donate two kayaks. Saul moved to accept them, if they find a place to store them, and teach club members how to use them. Motion passed, unanimous vote.
6) Will moved to sell the 470 because it breaks every time it goes out. Motion passed with 7 for, 1 abstention.
7) Michael made a motion to approve $800.00 for a megabyte rudder and the bits to adapt it to a lido. Motion passed, 7 in favor, 1 abstention.
8) Peter moved to get rid of 1 leaky Lido, possibly for sale. Motion tabled, with unanimous vote.
Will moved to adjourn. Motion passed with unanimous approval.
2005.02.22 - General
Tuesday February 22, 2005
Present: Saul Schumsky (Commodore), Jamuel Starkey (Vice Commodore), Michael Faw (co-1st Vice Commodore), Asma Asyyed (co-2nd Vice Commodore), Sheldon Coad (Rear Commodore), Caryl Woulfe and Lori Taguma (co-Secretaries), Peter Kuhn (Treasurer), and member Jane Morson. Absent: Will Lowe (3rd Vice Commodore), Meredith Robert, Port Captain
New Agenda items:
1) Permit to repair clubhouse. Peter made a motion to spend $400 for a permit from the City of Berkeley for repairs to the clubhouse, provided it is refundable. This would be a deposit to have the City of Berkeley look at our plans. Michael seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
2) New Junior windsurfer boards. Asmaa would like to buy 3 boards for the Jr fleet. These are 2004 Starboard Start small boards. You can see them on page 10 of the 2004 Starboard catalog at http://www.star-board.com/gallery/sbcatalog/sb2004catalog_web.pdf They're a meter wide and weigh about 30 lbs. Berkeley Board sports will sell them for $600 apiece. Tere's tax and expenses in order to get them in service, like putting some EVA foam on the rails to prevent damage and re-building one of the racks to ease access. Saul made a motion to spend $2,000 for three new Junior boards. Peter seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Do we have $2,000 in the windsurfing budget? Yes. Did Ben of Berkeley Board sports recommend these? Yes. The motion passed unanimously. A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned. Reported by Caryl Woulfe.
Present: Saul Schumsky (Commodore), Jamuel Starkey (Vice Commodore), Michael Faw (1st Vice Commodores), Asmaa Asyyad (2nd Vice Commodore), Sheldon Coad (Rear Vice Commodore), Peter Kuhn (Treasurer), Lori Taguma & Caryl Woulfe (Co-Secretaries), and CSC constituency.
Meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm at the Berkeley Yacht Club.
Saul (Commodore) There will be a special announcement.
Jamuel Starkey (Vice Commodore) Here are the club membership numbers: As of February 22, 2005 we have 168 current members. For the Quarter Ending Jan 31, 2005 we have 184 current members. Here's the breakdown for new/renewal memberships for the Quarter:
Totals: QE 01/31/05 = 112 memberships. 5 yr AVG = 117 memberships. (down about 6% but offset by revenue up 118% versus the 5 yr AVG), Total Jan. 2005 = 47 memberships, 5 yr AVG = 50 memberships, Total Dec. 2004 = 28 memberships, 4 yr AVG = 25 memberships, 5 yr AVG = 26 memberships, Total Nov 2004 = 35 memberships, 4 yr AVG = 42 memberships, 5 yr AVG = 41 memberships, Thank you to outgoing Membership Chair: Sherry Daniels--[yay!], Thank you to our new/incoming Membership Chair: Heather Stewart--[yay!]
Michael (Co-1st Vice Commodores) Dinghy maintenance is ongoing and currently the fleet looks good.
Asmaa (Co-2nd Vice Commodore) Thanks to Jennifer Kirkland and Jerry Huff for creating festive, delicious dinners for our CSC General Membership meetings. A huge thanks also to Mitsu, who is great at fixing our windsurf sails and boards. Another huge thanks to Peter Kuhn, our Treasurer, who is very supportive of the windsurfing program. We need more Senior windsurfers!
Will (3rd Vice Commodore) (in abstentia) It's been a fairly quiet winter season so far. We have a few major projects going on:
1) Replacing the primary winches on Donald with Lewmar 30s like the ones on Daisy. We've got the winches and are working on upgrading the mounts to hold them.
2) HAULOUTS! All four of our boats will be hauled and bottom-jobbed by Berkeley Marine Center; we've worked out a deal that makes it cheaper (and faster) for them to do the work than to do it ourselves. The first pair will be hauled tomorrow, Friday the 25th.
3) We're planning some rig repairs to Louie, probably including replacing the spars.
Meredith (Port Captain) (in abstentia) We sorely need more Day Leaders. If you know of anyone who would like to be trained as a day leader, please contact me.
Sheldon (Rear Commodore) Last year we gave 2395 sailing lessons; this year the number is down somewhat. The Senior Skipper study group is beginning. Thanks to Peter Kuhn, who taught the Motor Clinic while persevering with the flu last Sunday. In March we will offer sailing instruction to members of the Girl Scout, Explorer Scout, and Cub Scout troops from San Jose on Saturdays, so please volunteer to teach on those days. Our Senior Cruising Study Group is also forming and we will be working on putting together a sailor's library that will include books used for the Senior rating.
Peter (Treasurer): CSC Statement of Financial Condition February 1 2005
As of Feb 1st we have $77,121 in the bank, and our property is worth about $95,000. In the last three months we took in $11,317 and spent $21,634:
Actual Income November ’04 through January ‘05: Memberships (Regular and YRA) $6,780, Clubhouse Donations $3,904, Windsurf rental lockers, BBQ, etc. $633, Total Income $11,317
Actual Outlays November ’04 through January ‘05: Dayleaders $3,847, Insurance $7,249, Lease (2 months at $462/mo) $924, Printing, Newspaper Ads, other communications $959, Dinghies (P15 mast and rudders and dolly wheels, Lido parts) $1,755, Keelboats (Commander winches, keelboat anchors) $948, Windsurfers (sail repairs and parts) $748, Skiff and engines (gas, tuneup parts) $162, Clubhouse & Yard (paint, garbage service) $383, Clubhouse Fundraising (calendars, etc.) $1,399, Yacht Racing Association dues $275, US Sailing conference travel expense $1,429, Club activities (BBQ’s, General Membership Meeting) $944, Miscellaneous work supplies, office supplies, etc. $612, Total Outlays $21,634
In the next 3 months (Feb – Apr) expected income is about $21,000, and budgeted spending tops $27,000: Expected Income Feb through April ‘05, Memberships $20,472, Donations, etc. $541, Total Expected Income $21,013, Planned Outlays Feb through April ‘05, Dayleaders $4,174, Advertising $5,000, CSC15 $3,000, Lease $2,880, Windsurfers $4,100, Dinghies $2,000, Keelboats $2,000, General Membership Meeting $750, Booklets, brochures $1,400, BBQ's $450, Miscellaneous-fundraising, work supplies, tools, etc. $1,100, Skiff, engines $300, Clubhouse maintenance, garbage service, etc. $370, Total Expected Outlays $27,524,
Note: all the expected figures above are based on plans made in early ’04. Since then, memberships are down, donations are up (yea clubhouse fundraising!), advertising is pay as we go, the CSC15 has been delayed, and the clubhouse may get underway.
P.S. I really like the flan.
Caryl & Lori (Co-secretaries) Caryl: Thanks to all of you, and thanks to the chef's who made tonight's wonderful meal. It's a pleasure being on Excom .
Lori: Thanks once again to all volunteers who consistently teach new sailors and windsurfers. A big thanks also to Ed and Gregg for spending so much time keeping the Lido’s afloat. Thanks also to Peter Bazek and Jim Pottinger, who teach Wednesday night lessons, to Neil for continuining to teach Monday and Thursday lessons, and to Dave Carey for teaching on Sundays.
Awards Presentation: A special award was bestowed upon Isabel Fortier, who became U. S. Sailing’s Outstanding Program Coordinator for 2004. Isabel expressed her motivation as fulfillment in teaching, although her family didn’t see much of her during the windy season.
Saul Schulmsky was given the U.S. Sailing’s Outstanding Year Round Sailing Program award for 2004. He relinquished the award to Peter Kuhn, who presents an englightening engineering solution for every problem, while teaching, coordinating, & maintaining order in a chaotic environment....with his special brand of humor.
1) Discussion involved creating a paid Coordinator position for the Youth Sailing programs, which includes sailing with kids from the YMCA, BYA, & Pegasus Program. Coordinating is a time intensive position, but Bill Prinzmetal has spent ten years in the role of volunteer coordinator. Thanks for your time and dedication.
The discussion outcome concluded: a majority of club members felt that it would be wrong to create a paid position, since the club has maintained it’s volunteer status. Club members would rather schedule volunteer hours during the week for people to work.
Mike Clancy generously offered to give half of the time needed for a year; is there another volunteer to cover the other half? David Frazier has offered to coordinate the skippers for the Youth Sailing programs. Mike Hummel offered to coordinate the Land Sailing School next year.
Thanks for the generosity of all CSC members who give their time to teach others. Reported by Lori J. Taguma.
Seth Clark moved to adjourn. Motion passed and flan was served.
2005.02.13 - Excom
Sunday February 13, 2005
Absent: Jamuel Starkey, Vice Commodore; Meredith Robert, Port Captain
The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m.
Ex-Committee ReportsCommodore (Saul) No report. Vice Commodore (Jamuel) Absent. No report.
1st Vice Commodore (Michael/Dan) One Lido is currently down.
2nd Vice Commodore (Asma) We got five new windsurfing sails for $500 from iwindsurf.com.
3rd Vice Commodore (Will) In the next couple of weeks, all four keelboats will be hauled.
Rear Commodore (Sheldon) The Bahama 25 sold for $2000, $500 more than the asking price. There were 23 dinghy lessons in January. The senior and cruising skipper study groups are coming up. Peter Kuhnâ€™s motor clinic is set for the 20th of February.
Port Captain (Meredith) Absent. No report.
Secretary (Caryl) Bruce Mackenzie and I attended the Shorebird Nature Centerâ€™s Land School teacher training. CSC volunteers are lined up to teach the Land School on all of the needed dates. Some of the minutes from past meetings are not posted on the web. Lori and I will make sure they get posted to the website. Weâ€™re out of CSC brochures. (Will agreed to get more printed, since he needs to get some pages printed for the keel boat binders).
Treasurer (Peter) Last we met was 1/30/05 but I never put in a report so when last I reported for the 1/16/05 meeting, we had $82,451 in the main accounts (not including $2,188 in the CSC Xtras account, from which sales tax will come out as soon as Jane feels well enough to file the tax!), and now we have $74,449, down $8,002.
Since that glorious day almost four weeks ago, we've taken in $4,348 as follows: $ 2,990 regular memberships $200 YRA memberships $ 400 clubhouse donations (we're up to $4,774!) $ 726 in UC work-study reimbursement $ 30 in interest on our money market account and $2 for a booklet!
And we've spent $11,468 these past four weeks as follows: $7,249 for our liability insurance policy, $1,485 dayleaders wages, $875 for Saul in Miami USSailing Community Sailing Symposium, $656 mailers and stamps to announce 2/22 Gen Membership Meeting (thanks Jamuel!), $587 windsurfing sails (Thanks Asmaa!), $462 rent on dirtpatch for Feb, $88 tools--files grind disks drillbits, $475 taxes on dayleader pay (Fed payroll tax, EDD), $250 for termite inspection clubhouse (scheduled 2/14), $68 dinghies (shackles--thanks Greg!), $170 keelboats (clean 4 of em, 1/31), $47 windsurf maintenance (sail repair tape), $106 fundraising (postage for mailing calendars--thanks Sherry!), $66 membership log, copies for membership database, $7 for Paycycle payroll computing service
For the 2/9/05 Waterfront Commission I had to put in an annual financial statement for 2004 so here are the numbers I came up with: >/p>
Financial Statement for Calendar Year 2004 Cal Sailing Club, Prepared by Treasurer
Income: Memberships $96,603, Donations $7,334, Interest, Etc. $3,914, Total Income $107,851
Operating Expenses: Dayleaders $17,074, Insurance $13,048, Lease (includes payment for previous years not invoiced by City) $13,662, Printing, Newspaper Ads, Voicemail, other Communications $7,216, Dinghy maintenance $7,358, Keelboat maintenance $4,318, Windsurfer maintenance $3,313, Skiff and engines maintenance $2,863, Buildings & Grounds maintenance $1,840, Club activities (General membership meetings, Open House BBQâ€™s, etc.) $5,782, Fund-raising (donation boat sale expenses, calendars, Department of Boating and Waterways Aquatic Center Directors conference, donation mailers, etc.) $2,432, Property Taxes, DMV fees, other taxes and filing fees $1,438 Miscellaneous expenses $2,030, Total operating expenses: $82,375, Total Income - Total Operating Expenses: $25,477
Capital Expenditures: Dinghy sails, hulls $3,351, Keelboat sails, hull $1,448, Windsurfing boards, sails $6,241, Tools $943, Clubhouse & Yard Improvements (new windsurfer storage container, fence and gate repairs, repaint clubhouse and containers, etc.) $7,699, Total Capital Purchases $19,683, Total Spending: $102,057
New Agenda items:
1) Lease Committee. Saul made a motion to form a Lease committee to discuss the Cityâ€™s lease and prepare a formal response. Michael seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Saul, Sheldon, Will, Peter, Michael, and Fred & Lori volunteered to be on the committee. Asma volunteered Ard as well. Saul was voted chair.
2) Swimming certificate. Peter talked with our insurance guy. Here's what the insurance quote said: "Â· Students are required to know how to swim prior to sailing lessons and are rated on their swimming ability. Website must be changed to reflect this. Â· Must wear life jackets. Website must be changed to reflect this. Â· Instructors are required to be certified and at least 1 instructor has to be Red Cross First Aid/CPR certified at all times. "
Apparently, as long as it says " swimming ability is required" in our materials, that should suffice. The website has been changed to reflect this; it should be stated in our CSC brochures and sailing and windsurfing booklets too.
3) The Berkeley Bay Festival is not happening this year due to the Cityâ€™s budget woes. Some organizations that participated in the past are going ahead with the festival anyway, on April 9. The question is, do we want to be involved? Will made a motion to add April 9 as an Open House date, so we would be available to give free rides to the public. Peter seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Peter made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Asma seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
2005.01.30 - Excom
Sunday January 30, 2005
Absent: Dan Pang (co-1st Vice Commodore), Jamuel Starkey ( Port Captain), Will Lowe (3rd Vice Commodore),Caryl Woulfe (co-Secretary), Lori Taguma (co-Secretary)
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m.
Ex-Committee ReportsCommodore (Saul) Progress on contract with Jochim to start construction on the Antrim CSC 15. Estimate contract to be signed in two to three weeks, which will require an expenditure of approx. $12,000 for materials and Approx. $1,000/week thereafter. Saul has agreed to give a talk on aquatic safety at the Berkeley YMCA on Fri, Feb 11
Vice Commodore (Jamuel) Absent. No report.
1st Vice Commodore (Michael) One Lido is currently out of commission. Everything else is fine.
2nd Vice Commodore (Asma) Reported on soliciting equipment donations without much progress. She has found new 2005 Simmer Sails at 25% of retail. Will pursue further contact with Geyser. She would also like to purchase addition junior boards and some novice 5.5 meter sails. She reported on a debate on whether Retro Ripper sails are appropriate for the club.
3rd Vice Commodore (Will) Absent. No report.
Rear Commodore (Sheldon) Lesson declined in Dec. No surprise. Peter held an informal motor repair clinic on the outboard that came with the donated Bahama 25. A more formal motor clinic is scheduled for 2/20 @ 1:00 pm. Senior study group will be starting soon.
Port Captain (Meredith) Recently have hired 4 day leads but 2 have already quit. Have since hired 2 more.
Secretary (Caryl and Lori) Absent. No report.
Treasurer (Peter) Peter reminded of the need for W2 forms for new day leader hires. There was a discussion on the valuation of the Bahama 25. Consensus was to advertise @ $1500. There was discussion of possible insurance requirements for swimming certifications both for club members and day leaders. The written requirement from the insurance company is ambiguous. It appears that a written requirement of swimming skill from all members would put the club in compliance. it was suggested that day leaders be CPR/First Aid certified. Several people volunteered to research this issue.
New Agenda items:
1. Will had requested in absentia an allocation of $3,000 for bottom jobs and keel boat repairs. Peter moved to increase the allocation to $6000. Saul seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
2. Ratified the agenda for the general membership meeting Tues, 2/22. Agenda Free dinner and dessert. Officer reports, Paid Community Relation Coordinator, Updates on the clubhouse lease, Changes to club insurance, Mystery Announcement,
3. As per request, Peter moved that CSC allow Dean B. Atkinson to ask Rebecca Haussmann to marry him. Saul seconded. Unanimous approval and Huzzahs.
4. Asma moved to request $500 for windsurf sails purchase. Peter seconded. Unanimous approval.
5. Discussion was held on the issue of paying a community relations coordinator. On one hand, it seems contrary to the all-voluntary nature of the club. On the other, it is an area of interface with the public and other organizations where CSC cannot afford to drop the ball. No conclusion was reached. The general membership will be consulted at the next general meeting. It is hoped that a responsible person may step forward to assume this responsibility.
6. It was suggested that further incentives should be offered to senior and cruising skippers to participate in giving community sail boat rides. (Moved/seconded?) to give free quarterly membership to anyone participating in two youth programs in a year, or free membership for life for five or more in a year.
Reported by Michael Faw, Co-1st Vice Commodore