2003.12.21 - Excom

EXCOM MEETING
Sunday December 21, 2003

Present: Saul Schumsky, (Commodore); Sherry Daniel ( Vice Commodore); Robert Towler (1st Vice Commodore); Pauline Kuykendahl (2nd Vice Commodore); Will Lowe (3rd Vice Commodore); Leah Teitler & Allan Arrowsmith, (Rear Commodores); Fred Fannon & John Matthais (Port Captains); Lori Taguma (Co-Secretary).

Ex-Committee Reports

Saul (Commodore): I'm still working on permitting issues with the City. Looked at donation, and will give report as part of agenda.

Sherry (Vice Commodore): Forty-six people attended the Open House. New dates will be posted after tweaking Brochure. Jan open house is the 11th.

Robert (1st Vice Commodore): No Report.

Pauline (2nd Vice Commodore): Windsurf sails are on their way.

Will (3rd Vice Commodore): Movement a foot on new sails for Ensigns. I'm planning a work day to Clean boats and dock boxes.

Leah (Rear Commodore): Alan had a nice sail today while planning a Man Overboard Round Table. We're working on scheduling other lessons and events.

John (Port Captain): Volunteer Day Leaders needed for the holidays. We also need to purchase additional foulies for DL’s.

Peter (Treasurer): Cash in the hold: $80,500, down almost $1500 since last meeting 12/7.

Take for last 2 weeks: $1,002, including: $870 in memberships $82 in donations at the 12/14 bbq $50 donation from Alex B

Layout for last 2 weeks: $2,646, including $1,085 for dayleaders in October $592 to reimburse Jim Pottenger for buying dinghy parts plus food for 2 big bbq's (Labor Day and 9/7) $411 for member clothing order $247 to reimburse Alyssa Yu for buying food for 2 bbq's (12/14 and 11/2--she lost receipts for 11/2, estimated at $150) $50 for membership in US Windsurfing association

Lori (Secretary): Nothing to report.

New Agenda Items:

  • 1) Saul made a motion to accept Kent Moriartys nomination as Cruising Skipper. Motion passed, unanimous approval. Leah Teitler, Will Lowe, and Allan Arrowsmith read several glowing letters of recommendation written by current Cruising Skippers Bob Hood, Allen Champion, and Sypko Andreae. Kent has successfully sailed under three bridges within the North, South, and Berkeley Bay areas, in addition to deftly handling crew and emergency situations. He has shown outstanding leadership abilities worthy of a Cruising Skipper.

    2) In order to streamline spending, Leah proposed a motion for each Excomm member to project short and long term budgets, based on past expenditure reports. Motion passed, unanimous approval.

    3) Discussion on possible dues increase remains open.

    4) Robert T. motioned to talk about Antrim Project again. Motion passed, with six for and two abstentions. Discussion included cost effectiveness of building new designs vs. repairing old dinghies.

    5) Saul motioned to propose paying 125.00 fee for member of Excomm to attend US Sailing Symposium in January. Additional request included Senior member, (Allen Arrowsmith) to sit on symposium panel. Motion approved.

    6) Discussion regarding needing more CSC representation at Wednesday night (7:30) Waterfront Commission meetings.

    7) Boat donation discussion included looking at the Farallon Clipper and questions about tax deductions.

    8) Saul motioned to add Jim Pottinger to the Rating Committee, which will allow Jim to give Senior Dinghy Tests. Motion passed, with unanimous approval. When current Chair Chris Havel leaves the area, the Chair position will be open.

    9) Saul motioned to approve the agenda for the next General Membership meeting. Agenda will include: 1) Possible dues increase 2) Officer reports, with spending justifications 3) Food, including dessert 4) Clubhouse Project update

    Will made the motion to adjourn. Motion passed, with unanimous approval.

  • 2003.12.07 - Excom

    EXCOM MEETING
    Sunday December 07, 2003

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

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

    Ex-Committee Reports

    Commodore (Saul) No report.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dayleaders are scheduled through December.

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

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

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

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

    New Agenda items:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Meeting adjourned.

    Respectfully submitted, Caryl Woulfe

    2003.11.16 - Excom

    EXCOM MEETING
    Sunday November 16, 2003

    Present: Saul Schumsky (Commodore), Sherry Daniel (Vice Commodore), Robert Towler (1st Vice Commodore), Leah Teitler and Allan Arrowsmith (co-Rear Commodores), Caryl Woulfe (co-Secretary), Peter Kuhn (treasurer), Fred Fannon, (dayleader), and members Dave Carey, Jane Morson, Tom Wu, David Fraser. Saul called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

    Ex-Committee Reports

    Commodore (Saul) Saul and other CSC members met with Cal architecture students (more on this later in meeting, clubhouse is an agenda item).

    Saul recognized Jane for all that she has done for the club.

    Vice-Commodore (Sherry) In accordance with the by-laws, four dates have been set in 2004 for general membership meetings at the Berkeley Yacht Club. They are February 5, May 13, August 5 and November 14.

    1st Vice Commodore (Robert Towler) Robert is painting the Rhodes for his senior project. It is temporarily DNS.

    2nd Vice Commodore (Pauline - absent)

    3rd Vice Commodore (Will - absent)

    Co-Rear Commodore (Leah) No report.

    Port-Captains (position still to be filled) Treasurer (Peter) Last two weeks haul: $2,477 including $1,605 in memberships, $809 in clothing hut receipts. Fortnight's forkover: $2,653, including $616 for food and room for the general membership meeting, $436 for clothing hut orders, $407 in windsurf repairs and supplies, $372 in dinghy repairs and supplies, $270 to DMV to renew registration on 27 boats.

    Secretary (Caryl) No report.

    New Agenda items:

  • 1) One of the Cal architecture students has suggested CSC have a design contest for a plaque that would be in the new clubhouse. The theme would be "Cal and CSC working together." Jane suggested putting this out to members on the e-mail discussion list.

    2) Isabel would like to move the windsurfer locker rental fee due date to May. Currently it is January 1. After discussion, Alan made a motion to move due date to May 1, to coincide with CSC fiscal year. Caryl seconded the motion. Motion passed: 5 for, 1 against.

    3) Saul made a motion to meet next Sunday and then revert to every other Sunday. Meeting time to be 5:30. Alan seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.

    4) Two sailboats were offered to the club: a Farallone Clipper and an International Folkboat. Rock bottom price for resale of clipper is $10,000; we could advertise it for $15,000. Rock bottom price for folkboat is $5000; if we advertise for $4500 it would sell quickly. Saul made a motion to accept the two donated boats with proceeds from resale to go to Antrim fund. Sherry made an amendment to motion: If we accept the boats as donations, members will not be able to use them. Motion, with amendment, seconded and passed unanimously. Since the two offers, Saul has received an offer of a Santana 27. He has not yet taken a look at this boat.

    5) Reinforcing boards: Robert has reinforced the boards.

    6) Peter made a motion to make Riley Kuhn Motor Chair. There was no second; motion failed.

    7) Clubhouse discussion. Tom Wu said the architecture students had concerns with permit issues, design, costs. One architecture student was given the run-around by the City of Berkeley. There is a city planning meeting November 17; we are a low priority. CSC member and building contractor Sallie Lang will be present at the meeting. Discussion followed regarding pros and cons of going forward with the student-designed clubhouse, with CSC members doing a lot of the actual labor. To go forward with their work, the students are asking for one to three thousand dollars. Result of discussion: we should have more accountability of how our money is being spent before we disburse more funds.

    8) Robert made a motion to move Saturday lessons to the afternoon. No second, motion failed.

    9) Caryl made a motion that meetings end after one hour. No second, motion failed.

    10) Peter made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Seconded and passed unanimously.

    Meeting adjourned.

    Respectfully submitted, Caryl Woulfe

  • 2003.11.02 - Excom

    EXCOM MEETING
    Sunday November 02, 2003

    Present: Saul Schumsky, (Commodore); Jim Pottinger, (1st Vice Commodore); Pauline Kuykendahl (2nd Vice Commodore); Matthias Roschke (3rd Vice Commodore); Beth Burstein, (Rear Commodore); Pamela Crawford & Bruce McKenzie (Port Captains); Peter Kuhn (Treasurer); Lori Taguma (Secretary); Allen Champion (Cruise Chairperson).

    Ex-Committee Reports

    Saul (Commodore): Weve received two boat donation offers, which we are contemplating. When going through the same 2 week time period of sign up pages as Pauline I found that 69 individual club memebers sign up for boat sign outs or lessons, not including instructors, and 45 individual windsurfers.

    Sherry (Vice Commodore): The Open House held today was very successful; we gave fifty-nine rides. I will not be attending the General Membership meeting, but will be running for re-election.

    Allen (Cruise Chairperson): I’ve revised the Operating Rule changes for the proposed Cruising Dinghy Area, to include Richmond and Marina Bay. Major concerns for our six new Cruising Skippers are 1) they have adequate knowledge of tide charts 2) have Laser competence 3) they use the buddy system for safety. New proposed rules include one club cruise per quarter. Crew must be at least eighteen years old or a Junior rated member. My second request is to purchase two outboard motors to replace the two strokes.

    Jim (1st Vice Commodore): I’ve located my courageous replacement, Robert Towler, who will be taking care of our boating repairs.

    Pauline (2nd Vice Commodore): The Windsurf Board Repair Clinic went well yesterday; we plan to hold ongoing repair clinics.

    Matthias (3rd Vice Commodore): No report.

    Beth (Rear Commodore): Nothing to report.

    Pam & Bruce (Port Captains): Bruce is leaving us and I won’t be running for re-election either, but I will be available until we find replacements.

    Peter (Treasurer): When we met 10/19/03 we had $87,600, now we got $83,000, so we're $4,600 poorer

    Since the last meeting we hauled in $1,757 including $1635 in memberships that I've deposited (and there's another few hundred in the safe still, I'm too lazy to fetch them) $70 in BBQ donations from the 10/19 open house (go Alyssa) $50 in donations (yea Mr B, the United Way came thru)

    And we've forked out $6,318, including $1,853 for two new Commander jibs $1,402 for dayleaders work-study for September $656 for clothing hut orders $701 in windsurf repairs and supplies $510 in keelboat repairs and supplies $318 in dinghy repairs and supplies $205 for garbage service and mouseproofing (traps and containers for all the BBQ food) $166 for gen membership mailer postage $150 for two new padlocks and 36 Senior keys $113 in BBQ food $100 for a FCC radio license for the clubhouse

    Lori (Secretary): Chloe and I may continue on as co-secretaries. Many thanks to the people who are leaving Ex-Comm including Jim Pottinger who has kept our dinghy fleet floating for the past year, Beth Burstein for her organizational skills, and to Bruce McKenzie and Pam Crawford for their gracious insight.

     

    New Agenda Items:

      1) Jim P. motioned to accept Robert Trowler’s Senior Project proposal, which is to sand and paint the bottom of the Rhodes by January 2004. Motion passed, unanimous approval. Sypko presented his illustrious version of the Senior Speil, outlining senior sailor leadership and motivational responsibilities.

      2) Sherrie made a motion to set four General Membership meeting dates for 2004, subject to BYC availability. Dates are: Feb 5, May 6, Aug. 5, Nov.4. Motion passed, unanimous approval.

      3) Sherrie motioned to set nineteen Open House dates for 2004, plus rain dates and a friendly amendment to pick two out of three dates in August. Motion passed, unanimous approval.

      4) Beth motioned to approve Operating Rules changes. Motion passed, unanimous approval.

      5) Discussion regarding the Power Boat Swim deck situation revealed that there is no further issue.

      6) Discussion concerning two ex-club members who would like to make boat donations. The twenty-seven foot Folk Boat, if accepted, will be sold for profit. The Farallon Clipper, which is in good shape, would also be accepted for re-sale. Saul made to motion to table. Motion passed.

      Matthias made the motion to adjourn. Motion passed, with unanimous approval.

    2003.09.21 - Excom

    EXCOM MEETING
    Sunday September 21, 2003

    Present: Saul Schumsky, (Commodore); Jim Pottinger, (1st Vice Commodore); Asmaa Asyyd (2nd Vice Commodore); Matthias Roschke (3rd Vice Commodore); Beth Burstein, (Rear Commodore); Pamela Crawford & Bruce McKenzie (Port Captains); Peter Kuhn (Treasurer); Lori Taguma (Secretary).

    Ex-Committee Reports

    Saul (Commodore): We were offered a Cal 20, but we turned it down due to it’s deteriorated condition. I recently attended the Waterfront Commission meeting; there was a discussion of CSC’s new clubhouse.

    Jim (1st Vice Commodore): We are missing two jib sails, which is somewhat disconcerting. Lido #5’s new rudder assembly is underway.

    Asmaa (2nd Vice Commodore): I am stepping down because of personal reasons, (there may be a little windsurfer involved) Pauline Kuykendal will be taking my place.

    Matthias (3rd Vice Commodore):The work on Nenya is still progressing slowly. New Genoa blocks have been put on Uncle Donald. I would like to thank everyone for their work on the keelboats, especially Seth and all those working on Nenya.

    Beth (Rear Commodore): Subject: Seminar announcement: BASIC DINGHY REPAIR with Matthias Roschke. Ever sail in a Lido suspecting your hull was slowly filling with water and wonder what you should do when you get back to the dock? Or lose a cotter pin at the shroud turnbuckle and wonder how to fix it? Wonder no longer! Join Third Vice Commodore Matthias Roschke in his very informative Basic Dinghy Repair seminar on Sunday, October 12 at 2:00 in the CSC boatyard. Remember, if you're sailing one of our boats and something breaks, you are responsible for fixing it or getting help fixing it...so Matthias' seminar can give you a more educated eye for these kinds of repairs.

    Pam & Bruce (Port Captains): All is well in the port.

    Peter (Treasurer): We currently have $88,700 in the bank, after paying all the bills and depositing the moolah collected last weekend.

    Since last we met, we've forked out $2974 on stuff, including $800 for the Gill clothing order, for which we've already received members' checks $492 in dinghy parts, including a new JY rudder $481 in keelboat parts, including metal work on the rudder for the Ensign that's sailed the yard these many years $296 in windsurf parts, including sorely needed boom and universal spare parts $160 for the 9/5 Daily Cal ad (seems to have brought a lot of people down) $43 for our last cruise line answering service bill (I cancelled the service) and we've taken in $4624 in memberships and Sept 14 Open House BBQ donations. (Jim still hasn't turned in his food receipts from the Labor Day BBQ.)

    Budget projection--I've posted a new budget (sorry, Excel version only) on the cal-sailing-excomm web site, "03-04 Budget anew 092103.xls" under files, have at it.

    Also there is the expenses from May 1 to Sept 7, "CSC Outlays 050103 to 090703.doc." If we actually manage to spend $65,000 on the CSC15 prototype and $15,000 on the clubhouse, we'll just burn up what we have in the bank before the wind rolls in again. So far, we've spent el zippo on the CSC15 construction (but dropped a few g's on fundraising), and UC has yet to cash our $5800 check.

    And now a word about the windsurf lockers. Isabella La Rocca, our windsurf locker chair, has decided to shift the renewal date on the leases (which bring in about $10k/yr) to May 1 from the current January renewal date. Two reasons why: wind and fiscal year (ours starts May 1). Isabella gets a long list of wannarents during the year, but few seem interested come January (and it's hard to reach them when they're off skiing). Moving the renewal to May 1 should mean a very interested signup list with checks at the ready. Isabella can offer an interim rental (Jan 1 to May 1) to the windsurf lockees, or the opportunity to haul out their stuff so we can move the containers around for the clubhouse/yard renovations. And we should add another rental locker as part of the clubhouse/yard renovations--it may be part of the CSC15 plans, but should be moved ahead to generate revenue. This one should be sized for the newer, wider boards, and should carry a premium on the yearly lease to match the fewer number of lockers per container. It might cost $3500 at most, should bring in that much in a year. Fence news: we had another break-in, yes, but don't get excited, all that was taken was a gas tank from Spongebob. The log says the "tool room" was open, but no tools appear to be missing from either of the two "tool rooms". Ed bought a new gas tank, I got some barbed wire (don't ever try to buy barbed wire if you have 10 minutes before you have to pick up your kid from school and you're wearing a loose shirt and don't have gloves or a salesperson to help), and we're back to normal. Anyone need some barbed wire? we have extra.

    Lori (Secretary): The Tuesday night spinnaker runs have been visually beautiful and quite challenging. Thanks to the skippers who teach the Tuesday Spinnaker classes, and the Wednesday night Keelboat lessons. Robert Hood, Sypko, Kent, Ernie, Jim Pottinger, James Wai, Robert Hugel, Leah Teitler, Will Lowe, Alan Arrowsmith, and other Senior Skippers. Your fellow Junior sailors appreciate your guidance and expertise.

      1. 1) Officer election meeting 2) Check-in from U.C. Architecture students regarding clubhouse project 3) Officer reports 4) Antrim project update
    1. New Agenda Items:

      1) Peter Kuhn will approve a tentitive budget by a certain time. The rational behind our present $250.00 spending limit for excom members, allows excomm members to get day to day items as needed to keep the club going w/o having to have excom approve each gasoline or but plug purchase, but isn't enough to pay for a surf trip.

      2) Jim Pottinger made a motion to sign off Will Lowe’s Senior Sailing Project on the Nena. Motion passed, with unanimous approval.

      3) Peter Kuhn motioned to replace Asmaa Asyyd, with Pauline Kuykendal. Motion passed with unanimous approval.

      4) Saul Schumsky made a motion to allocate a website link to Aquata, in exchange for marketing opportunities. Pam Crawford motioned to table for discussion. Motion carried.

      5) Discussion regarding CESP meetings and lobbying efforts by East Bay Parks. Paul Kamen would like to see more CSC members attend.

      6) Beth motioned to request $1391.00 to be spent for advertising. Motion tabled for more information.

      7) General Membership Meeting Agenda:

      8) Saul made a motion to pass the agenda. Motion passed, unanimous approval.

      9) Peter motioned for cake to be included. Motion passed, with unanimous approval.

      10) Peter Kuhn motioned to allocate $350.00 for Lido rudder construction. Motion passed, unanimous approval.

      11) Saul will check on the viability of buying a Lasar with trailer, at $500.00.

      12) CSC will present a salute to Ray the Harbormaster, who is retiring. The BBQ will take place on October 11.

    Pauline made the motion to adjourn. Motion passed, with unanimous approval.

    2003.08.10 - Excom

    EXCOM MEETING
    Sunday August 10, 2003
    Cal Sailing Club

    Present: Saul Schumsky, (Commodore); Sherry Daniels, (Vice Commodore); Jim Pottinger, (1st Vice Commodore); Asmaa Asyyd (2nd Vice Commodore); Matthais Roschke (3rd Vice Commodore); Beth Burstein, (Rear Commodore); Pamela Crawford & Bruce McKenzie (Port Captains); Peter Kuhn (Treasurer); Lori Taguma (Secretary).

    Saul called the meeting to order.

    Ex-Committee Reports

    Saul (Commodore): No Report.

    Sherry (Vice Commodore): We have recently concluded our “3-in-a-row” open house marathon. On July 27 we gave 85 rides. On August 3rd we gave 98 rides, and on August 10th we gave 95 rides. A million thanks to the skippers and members who helped out with the rides and the BBQs.

    I will be working on a project this fall to update some of the content on the club’s website, with the assistance of our webmaster, Bill Moseley. If any of the excomm officers or club members have suggestions, or if you would like to assist in any way, please contact me directly.

    Jim (1st Vice Commodore): No Report.

    Asmaa (2nd Vice Commodore): We’ve negotiated several end-of-the-season deals on new windsurf boards. Thanks to Jane for her help.

    Matthais (3rd Vice Commodore): No Report.

    Beth (Rear Commodore): Nine junior sailors passed their tests during the July Fast Track. There will be another held in August. We need teachers for the Wednesday night keelboat lessons.

    Pam & Bruce (Port Captains): The Day Leader schedule is developing well.

    Bruce asked what we can tell people with physical disabilities about sailing at CSC. He went over the agility required and hazards involved at CSC, and invited the gentleman inquiring to come check things out.

    The best-equipped organizations near here are:

    Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors www.baads.org Treasure Island Sailing Center http://www.tisailing.org/

    These are geared to individuals with greater disabilities than we can accommodate safely. And the standard route we offer--Lido's first, then keelboats--really sucks for people with agility problems. A few members have sailed and become rated on our equipment despite pretty extensive disabilities--Peter Fowler and Slim Knezevitch in particular--but that doesn't mean it's for everyone. The best judge is the individual, we just need to make sure they can get out on the water to decide for themselves.

    Peter (Treasurer): No report.

    Lori (Secretary): Stephanie Lucas and Gary Farber would like to discuss either creating a new CSC Open House sign, or accept the offer of a donated jib and materials which can be made into a sign, from Rui at Rooster Sails in Alameda. DL Fred has rewritten the Novice Windsurfing Test, making changes to several impractical, frustrating test questions.

    New Agenda Items:

      1) Peter Kuhn made a motion to grant three CSC memberships to people who donated an abundance ($500 +) of windsurfing equipment to the club: Jason Voss ,Tony Harkins, and Kevin K. Motion passed by unanimous vote, with a friendly, one-year membership amendment.

      2) Peter K. motioned to purchase new PFD’s. Saul motioned to table lifejacket discussion, in order to gather more information. Five in favor, two opposed, one abstention.

      3) New BBQ Chair discussion tabled for more information.

      4) Asmaa motioned to allow DL Fred and herself to complete changes to the Novice Windsurfing Test. Motion approved, unanimous approval.

      5) Peter K. made a motion to allow his minor son Riley, who is eleven years old, to be allowed to windsurf after taking the test. Excomm acknowledges that Peter Kuhn is an advanced J+ windsurfer and Senior level sailor, as well as a member of CSC Excomm, and he would be responsible for his son Riley. Vote passed, unanimous approval.

      6) Tom Wu is seeking a copy of the City’s lease permit with CSC from the City of Berkeley, which he will then post.

      7) Asmaa made a motion to purchase five windsurf boards for approximately $2391. Motion passed, seven in favor, one abstention.

      8) Saul made a motion to give Sterling a free membership until he is twenty-one years old, based on his grandfather’s dedication and commitment to CSC. Motion passed, six approved, three opposed.

      9) Tom Wu, the CSC/ UCBerkeley Architecture Liaison, is in the process of collecting permits from the City, but needs footage information, and has submitted a proposal to Lowe’s for materials. He is also finalizing UC grad students’ schedules. Saul motioned to sign the UCB/CSC Clubhouse project off as Tom’s Senior Project. Motion passed, unanimous approval.

      Peter made the motion to adjourn. Motion passed, unanimous approval.

    2003.07.27 - Excom

    EXCOM MEETING
    Sunday July 27, 2003

    Present: Saul Schumsky, (Commodore); Jim Pottinger, (1st Vice Commodore); Asmaa Asyyd (2nd Vice Commodore); Matthais Roschke (3rd Vice Commodore); Beth Burstein, (Rear Commodore); Pamela Crawford & Bruce McKenzie (Port Captains); Peter Kuhn (Treasurer); Lori Taguma (Secretary).

    Saul called the meeting to order.

    Ex-Committee Reports

    Saul (Commodore): Marie Collins and her grandson Sterling have petitioned to make Sterling a minor member. He would like to windsurf but he is under the fourteen-year old age limit.

    Jim (1st Vice Commodore): Attila Remenyi would like to get signed off on his Senior Project (Fast Track last week). He still needs to repair a boom vang that was busted during his fast track.

    Attilla’s Senior Fast Track Report: Six people passed their Junior sailing tests, two Novices passed, and ten people were allowed in who were on the wait list.

    Asmaa (2nd Vice Commodore): With regards to the agenda item that I added not too long ago about Andreas being authorized to pass novices: He will not be able to make it to the meeting, but here is his speech:

    Asma, I won't be able to attend the ex-comm meeting, but here is a statement you can read for them...

    I've been teaching windsurfing on Saturdays, and throughout the week people ask me to tell them who can give them their Junior windsurfing test. Often there are no seniors around I can refer them to, so Art suggested I get dispensation to give Junior windsurfing tests. I am a senior skipper and j+ windsurfer, teach regularly (alternating between dinghy, keelboat, and windsurfing), and know the club standards for Junior tests. I would like to pass everyone that gets tested by me, but I will not compromise on safety. Test takers would need to demonstrate that they can get tack upwind in the swell beyond HSS Lordships, do a few turns, and come back on a 10kts+ day with an oversized sail without needing a rescue. I would also check their work hours before giving a test. Thanks. -Andreas

    Matthais (3rd Vice Commodore): Work on the Nena is progressing slowly, and everything else is running smoothly.

    Beth (Rear Commodore): Nine junior sailors passed their tests during the July Fast Track. There will be another held in August. We need teachers for the Wednesday night keelboat lessons.

    Tom Wu (our liaison for the clubhouse reconstruction) has arranged for two UCB architecture grad students, Jeff and Chris, to attend our meeting and express their intentions at this point regarding rebuilding the planned clubhouse. Few express our concerns/excitement/confusion, etc about having their students reconstruct the clubhouse. BTW, they have not been given the "go ahead" from us yet, so let's be nice to them, but really use this meeting as a chance to hear them one more time and decide if we want to follow this route. If so, we need to let them know, via Tom Wu, if we want to proceed ASAP.

    Pam & Bruce (Port Captains): We still need volunteer Day Leaders. Thanks to Ed Shirk for opening the club in the mornings; his undying support is appreciated. The Day Leader hires look promising.

    Peter (Treasurer): Currently we got just under $90k -- $89,948.54 to be exact -- in the bank.

    Since last we met two weeks ago, we spent almost $11k -- 10,765.39 to be exact – on a variety of crap, including lots of windsurf gear, Day Leader work study costs, some property taxes, renting the BYC for our coming general membership meeting, our regular monthly lease payment to the City, BBQ supplies, etc., as follows:

    Who to, What for, How Much,

    Pauline Kuykendall food etc for 7/13/03 BBQ 143.25, Delta Windsurf Company 4 used windsurf booms 366.35, Delta Windsurf Company patch 3 windsurf sails 180.00, Bill Prinzmetal P15 hatch gasket, dolly repair parts 226.43, Bill Prinzmetal rope cutter blades 8.64, Bill Prinzmetal wheels for windsurfing simulator 8.65, Kevin Williams Gas for skiff, keelboat motors 47.98, Steve Oliphant Sandpaper 11.88, Greg Sweriduk Lido ID numbers 36.64, Pauline Kuykendall Berk Groc soda ice for 7/4/03 BBQ 10.72, Ray Landstrom lamp for light outside clubhouse 21.62, Dwyer Aluminum Mast Company Lido boom ends 46.18, Donald Drummond hinges for windsurf locker door 4.97, Berkeley BoardSports 3 Motion windsurf boards, fins, bases, bolts 2,320.61, Berkeley BoardSports 3 Ezzy small windsurf sails 1 520 mast etc 1,313.18, Deb Jacobs P15 spinnaker parts (Sr. project) 384.02, City of Berkeley 8/1/03 lease rent 240.00, Alameda County; Tax Collector Property tax on possessory interest in land and improvements 192.17, Alameda County; Tax Collector Property tax on CF2808CW Pearson Commander Hull 118 (Donald?) 53.64, Alameda County; Tax Collector Property tax on CF0302SB Precision 15 P2 2001 46.15, Alameda County; Tax Collector Property tax on CF7572KU Precision 15 P1 2002 47.40, Alameda County; Tax Collector Property tax on CF6898NR JY15 1995 (JY2?) 33.68, Cal Copy Copies--500 boat handbooks, 500 windsurf handbooks, brochures, etc. 1,071.86

    Liquid Light sales tax on light sticks 7.76, Seth Clark hose for keelboats 21.62, Seth Clark markers to mark new PFD's 3.34, Fast Bottoms Huey Dewey Louie bottom cleaning 100.41, Fast Bottoms Daisy bottom cleaning 38.68, Fast Bottoms Donald bottom cleaning 38.68, Berkeley Yacht Club Room rental for 8/7/03 gen membership meeting 150.00, Berkeley Yacht Club Kitchen rental 8/7/03 100.00, UC Regents Work study dayleaders billing period 6/30/03 meredith fred neil 3,446.55, Lewis Henslee III tea, cremora, cocoa for hypothermia 5.33, United States Postal Service 1st class stamps for Treasurer 37.00, 10,765.39

    And we deposited over $7.5k--$7,620 to be exact—from $7,110.00 in regular memberships, a $240 check for a windsurfing locker, $150 in YRA memberships, $80 in BBQ donations, $30 for a burgee, and $10 for booklets.

    Lori (Secretary): Thanks to David Fraser for recently training new club Day Leaders; his Saturday training session was great and added several new DLs to the seriously deficient number.

    New Agenda Items:

      1) Saul made a motion to allow Sterling Collins to become a Novice windsurfer after he passes the test. Motion passed, unanimous approval. A friendly additional amendment includes a free membership for Sterling.

      2) Beth made a motion to approve Attilla’s Fast Track Senior Sailing Project. Motion passed, unanimous approval.

      3) Peter K. moved to spend $300 on a dock cart for the Sunday morning sailboat racers to carry their buoys and anchors to the dock and back. Motion denied, six opposed, two abstentions.

      3) Cal Berkeley Architecture graduate students Jeff and Chris are designing the proposed CSC clubhouse under the direction of their UCB supervisor. They welcome any CSC members who would like to view the project at the School of Architecture at UC Berkeley. In developing a relationship with Cal Sailing Club, the graduate students are willing to sign a waiver of liability and plan to build the new clubhouse in sections at the UCB campus. The collaboration with CSC, deadline, and project management, is under discussion. Jeff and Chris will provide a detailed schedule from August on, with costs. Proposed deadlines include: Sept. 24th, design, Oct. 17th, site plan, Oct 30, final report. It was mentioned that the Dec.8th deadline was not a good time to build clubhouse. Peter Kuhn motioned to give free memberships to all U.C. Berkeley Architecture students who are working on the project. Motion passed, unanimous approval.

      4) Saul made a motion to allow Andreas to give Junior windsurfing tests. Motion passed, unanimous approval.

      5) Our Stellar Day Leader Fred, has changed the tide chart to reflect club openings at 1.7 ft. instead of the unrealistic 1 ft. Thanks very much Fred.

      6) Calling all Seniors to teach the Wednesday night keelboat lessons. Several Seniors teach all of the time, but we need more volunteers.

      Saul motioned to adjourn. Motion passed with unanimous approval.

    2003.06.29 - Excom

    EXCOM MEETING
    Sunday June 29, 2003
    Disciplinary action closed to web.

    Present: Saul Schumsky, (Commodore); Jim Pottinger, (1st Vice Commodore); Asmaa Asyyd (2nd Vice Commodore); Matthais Roschke (3rd Vice Commodore); Beth Burstein, (Rear Commodore); Pamela Crawford & Bruce McKenzie (Port Captains); Peter Kuhn (Treasurer); Lori Taguma & Chloe Arnold (Secretaries).

    Saul called the meeting to order.

    Ex-Committee Reports

    Saul (Commodore): We are obviously not going to make the July 1st start date for Antrim construction.

    Jim (1st Vice Commodore): It’s been a good year so far regarding major repairs; my job has been easy.

    Asmaa (2nd Vice Commodore): The second windsurf clinic with Jason Voss is scheduled for July 13th. The first windsurf clinic with Peter DeKay from ABK windsurf camp was great.

    Matthais (3rd Vice Commodore): Work on the Nena is still in progressing slowly.

    Beth (Rear Commodore): Our last Fast Track included 15-20 students; seven novices and two junior test takers passed their tests.

    Attila Remenyi’s Proposal for Senior Project: I would like to organize a "Fast Track" this July. It will run five days, Monday July 14-Friday July 18, 17:00-20:30. Students will arrive at 17:00 to rig and drop boats. Instructors can arrive at 17:30, with boats ready in the water. Boats will return to dock at 20:00. Sunset is around 20:30 in July, leaving us half an hour of daylight to de-rig and store the boats. This schedule works with the tides.

    One of the most frustrating things for new members working towards their Junior Skipper rating is trying to get tiller time on the club's dinghies. The Fast Track, by giving back-to-back days of instruction, will provide a quick route to Junior Skippership for motivated Novices.

    I hope that this Fast Track will serve the club in a couple of ways. First, it will provide Novices with the experience needed to pass their Junior Test. Second, by creating new Junior Skippers, we will create more teachers for the next generation of novices.

    Requirements for novices interested in participating are: *passed both rigging and written tests *completed an additional two work hours *able to commit to all five evenings of Fast Track.

    There will be space for at least 10 students per night. There will be at least six instructors per night. The curriculum will be composed of the following: *Tacking *Heaving to *Jibing *Circles around a buoy *MOB (slow sailing) *Backward sailing *Docking (slow sailing, backwind the main, aborting) *Capsize Recovery *Anchoring *Extras: reefing underway, single handing, knots, etc.

    There will need to be a handful of Senior or Cruising Skippers available on the final day to give out Junior tests to those who are ready. We'll wrap up the Fast Track with a celebratory BBQ (for fun, but also to lure rated skippers to come teach!) after we put the boats away on the final day. Thank you for considering my proposal.

    Bruce (Port Captain): We will have a late opening at 1:00 July 3rd. Work study funds for the day leaders have been reduced for Fred, Meredith, and Neil. We need to find more day leaders.

    Peter (Treasurer): Currently we got $93,876.90 in the bank.

    Since last we met two weeks ago, we spent $2500 on a new Laser sailboat, $750 on burgees (them little flags), $300 more on electrical service to the yard, not to mention the regular $240 lease payment, a $120 honorarium to Jason Voss for windsurfing expertise, and miscellaneous reimbursements.

    And we deposited about $4,500 in membership dues and $750 from the sale (Thanks Saul and Ben!) of the Snipe.

    Lori (Secretary): Thanks again to everyone who send their reports to the secretaries.

    New Agenda Items:

      1) Saul made a motion to re-instate Martin Cooper’s J+ windsurfing rating. Motion passed, with unanimous approval.

      2) Agenda item closed to web.

      3) Beth made a motion to approve Jeff S.’s Fast Track Senior project. Motion passed, unanimous approval.

      4) Beth made a motion to approve Attilla R.’s Fast Track Senior project for the end of July. Motion passed, with unanimous approval. Peter K. gave Attilla the Senior Speil, outlining Senior member's responsibilities as role models and mentors.

      5) Asmaa made a motion to approve Sofien S.’s Senior Windsurf Waterstart Clinic that took place over three weekends and included beach starts at Ashby Beach. Motion passed, unanimous approval.

      6) Peter made a motion to approve the agenda for the August 7th General Membership Meeting, to include some type of delicious cake. Motion passed, unanimous approval.

      7) Peter and Asmaa made a motion to allocate $9000.00 to purchase windsurfing equipment. Eight votes in approval, one vote against.

      8) Peter made a motion to authorize DL Fred to sign off Day Leader trainees. Unanimous vote in favor.

      9) Discussion of project proposal by Cal Architecture students. Concerns included engineering, scheduling, demolition. Tabled for more information.

    Peter Kuhn made the motion to adjourn. Motion passed with unanimous approval.

    2003.06.01 - Excom

    EXCOM MEETING
    Sunday June 01, 2003
    Cal Sailing Club

    Present: Saul Schumsky, (Commodore); Sherry Daniels, (Vice Commodore); Jim Pottinger, (1st Vice Commodore); Asmaa Asyyd (2nd Vice Commodore); Matthais Roschke (3rd Vice Commodore); Beth Burstein, (Rear Commodore); Pamela Crawford, (Port Captain); Peter Kuhn (Treasurer); Lori Taguma, (Secretary).

    Saul called the meeting to order.

    Ex-Committee Reports

    Saul (Commodore): Fourteen year old Santiago, (appearing with his father) would like to learn to sail and windsurf, and eventually return to Argentina to teach. There are several issues which we need to consider regarding minors and English as a second language, for safety reasons.

    Sherry (Vice Commodore): Antrim construction is scheduled to begin July 1st. The last Open House was very successful; we gave eighty-six rides and signed on twelve new members. Fourteen new skippers gave rides today.

    Jim (1st Vice Commodore): No report.

    Asmaa (2nd Vice Commodore): Sofien would like to present his Senior Project Proposal, Learning to Waterstart, which he will teach over the next four weekends. He will cover the basics, such as uphauling and the benefits of waterstarting for juniors and advanced novice windsurfers. The class will practice in shallow water at the Ashby Shoal beach. The project will take 16 to 24 hours to complete. There will be four or five students per class. Check for scheduled times.

    Matthais (3rd Vice Commodore): Work on the Nena is progressing steadily, especially once we have the rudder back from Ken. Vivian’s senior project will include continuing to slowly patch Nena.

    Beth (Rear Commodore): June 1, 10:30- 12:30. Allan Champion held his Docking Seminar. June 8, 2-5 there will be a special Byte Clinic with Ed Shirk for the Women’s Program this time around. June 21, 2-4, Chris Hsu will hold Part I of this 3-part series in Laser Sailing. He will cover Laser Rigging and Basic Laser Sailing in this clinic. June 22, 1-4, Women’s Program. June 23-37, Fast Track organized by Jeff Lewis. Tentatively planned: How to Teach Windsurfing Right, Part II with John Mathias, most likely on June 29, time to be determined. And finally, teachers are still desperately needed for M, Th, and Saturday Dinghy lessons. I’m trying to set up volunteers to call around and e-mail teachers to sign them up for lesson days.

    Pamela (Port Captain): We have reduced our payments for Cal Day Leaders to 45%. Meredith and Fred are covering the schedule, but we also have two other candidates. We should continue to open early on weekends, at 9am. Sypko has the list of seniors who have, and/ or will be receiving keys.

    Peter (Treasurer): We currently have $92,561 in our various holds, after paying off almost all of our bills: --for the new skiff hull and motor. --for dayleaders (work study) up through March (they're slow to bill) --for the new windsurf stuff

    New memberships are pouring in. Money is not pouring out.

    Please note, Sherry et al, that the proto-Antrim that Saul and Joakim continue to plan on conferring about, will cost about $65,000. Lasers cost less than $5,000 new. New windsurf boards are about $700 apiece. That leaves a chunka change for other things. (Look at the hole my finger made in the clubhouse wall. Hint. Hint.)

    As our previous Treas has gleefully noted from Portugal, where the lucky dog lazes, the fiscal year has ended and the government center will want our paperwork soon. It's under control.

    1. I move we spend up to $1,000 for paid dayleaders' labor during the year end May 24-June 1 period when work study goes away. (delete this motion if the Port Captains already have it covered)

     

    2. Moonlight sail June 13th, with the following provisions: a) Junior, Senior, and Cruising Skippers will be allowed to sail dinghies in Jr. area in groups of two or more staying within 100 yards of each other, b) all skippers shall carry at least one working waterproof flashlight, c) a dayleader to be paid to stay as late as they can, d) skiff to be in the water but not used except for rescues and slow patrols of the Jr. Area, e) BBQ, hot cocoa, cookies. (note Operating rules say no sailboards or kayaks after dark--do we want to make an exception? We could allow them out in groups of two or more if they wear a lightstick, tie another to their mast--rave time!--and carry a working waterproof flashlight)

    3. Sell as surplus the 15 hp skiff motor, the hull presently under the 25 hp motor, and a JY trailer as a package for approximately $1,500. (note the yard will be packed and this equipment will be surplus once we have the new skiff operational, which should be end of June. The prototype dolly seems to work for the JY, and the hull under the 25 hp skiff needs more work than the hull under the 15 hp motor. The 15 hp motor is too heavy for keelboat use, and I hate the lfkr.)

    Lori (Secretary): Thanks to the Excomm members who submit reports to the secretary, either before or after the meetings, especially Beth & Peter who consistently submit. And to Sherry, for reminding everyone once again.

     

    New Agenda Items:

      1) Peter made a motion to pass the three items mentioned in his report. Motion passed with unanimous approval.

      2) Saul made a motion to allow fourteen-year old Santiago to sail and get his Novice rating. Motion passed, unanimous approval.

      3) Beth discussed the online tide chart change, from 1.0 foot to 1.7 feet, to clarify skiff accessibility.

      4) Saul made a motion to accept proposal from U.C.B. architecture students, with a friendly amendment of July 1st deadline. Motion passed, unanimous approval. Tom Wu is the UCB / Cal Sailing Architecture Liaison.

      5) Bob Collins memorial project. Tabled.

      6) Peter made a motion to add 60 amps of power in yard, in order to build the Antrims. Motion passed, unanimous approval. (With the possible use of Berkeley tool library tools)

      7) Saul motioned to allocate $260.00 for deck repair. Approved, unanimous vote.

      8) Peter made a motion to approve Sofien Sehiri’s Senior Waterstart Proposal. The Waterstart Clinic will be held during the following four weekends. Friendly amendment: Sofien will have the power to give Novices their Junior rating tests, to allow more windsurfers access to Ashby Shoal. Motion passed, with unanimous approval.

    Peter Kuhn made the motion to adjourn. Motion passed with unanimous approval.

    2003.05.08 - General

    GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
    Thursday May 08, 2003

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

    Saul called the meeting to order.

    Ex-Committee Reports

    Saul (Commodore): Thanks to everyone on Excomm for donating their time while conducting club business. Thanks again to Jane for collecting boat show donations. We will be taking O’neil wetsuit orders on June 8th, at a steep discount price for CSC club members. Building plans for the new custom Antrims are on track, and Ben is exiting as Vice Commodore.

    Ben (Vice Commodore): CSC club members participated in the Boat Show, which went very well. Our yearly mailing of The Floating Bottle will be mailed with the club’s financial statement. Sherry Daniels video will be used for future grant writing purposes. Thanks to Stephanie Lucas for doing a great job on the newsletter layout. This is my last Excomm meeting as Vice Commodore.

    Jim (1st Vice Commodore): Thanks again to Ed and Gregg for keeping the Lidos and Precisions rehabilitated. Matthais Roschke is slowly rebuilding the rub rail on the Rhodes. We are considering dumping the Lasars.

    Barbara and Trumpton (2nd Vice Commodores): Learn to Teach Windsurfing Right class, will be held on May 17th, as well as a Windsurf Repair Clinic in the afternoon. Roberto will teach the classes, and we’re looking for suggestions for more classes. At some point we will hold a Waterstart Clinic. Our new 2nd Vice Commodore, Asmaa, will be taking over for Barbara. (Asmaa wore a beautifully appropriate sailing hat)

    Don (3rd Vice Commodore): No Report.

    Beth (Rear Commodore): Twelve senior wannabes took the senior written test. Leah’s Senior Fast Track went well, and the second FS is planned for June 23rd through the 27th. Workshops are posted on our website, including the Women’s Sailing schedule. Instructors can also earn sailing caps, as well as t-shirts in exchange for ten hours of teaching.

    Tom (Port Captain): We presently have enough Day Leaders for the club, but to encourage more DL’s, we are giving them a salary increase. Special thanks to David Fraser for helping interview new DL’s. Thanks to Ed Shirk and the Day Leader crew. Anita, our creative DL, designed a logo for the recently constructed CSC t-shirts.

    Peter (Treasurer): As usual, we have taken in a lot of money and spent a lot of money.

    Lori (Secretary): Thanks to all of the adventurous and spirited CSC club members who make the Cal Sailing Club experience enjoyable. Bob Hood has suggested that people join the windsurfing group by sending an email to: cal-windsurfing-subscribe@yahoogroups.com or by going to the website at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cal-windsurfing/ . We would like to make this a forum to announce windsurfing activities, workshops, and schedule lessons, etc.

    New Agenda Items: General Membership Elections

      1) Beth Burstein nominated Saul Schumsky for Commodore. Vote passed.

      2) Ben Pink nominated Sherry Daniels for Vice Commodore. Vote passed, with unanimous approval.

      3) Lori Taguma nominated Jim Pottinger for 1st Vice Commodore. Vote passed, with unanimous approval.

      4) Barbara Knox nominated Asmaa Asyad for 2nd Vice Commodore. Vote passed with unanimous approval.

      5) Saul Schumsky nominated Beth Burnstein for Rear Commodore. Elected by overwhelming majority, with cheers, fanfare, & confetti.

      6) Tom Wu nominated Pamela Crawford and Bruce Mckessin for Port Captains. Vote passed with unanimous approval.

      7) Peter Kuhn nominated himself for Treasurer. Vote passed with unanimous approval.

      8) Matthais Roschke nominated Lori Taguma for Secretary. Ben Pink nominated Chloe for secretary. The vote for co-secretarial position passed, with unanimous approval.

      9) Saul made the motion to accept new club officers. Motion passed with unanimous approval.

    Peter Kuhn made the motion to adjourn. Motion passed with unanimous approval.

    2003.05.04 - Excom

    EXCOM MEETING
    Sunday May 04, 2003

    Present: Ben Pink, (Vice Commodore); Jim Pottinger, (1st Vice Commodore); Barbara Knox & Trumpton McFarlane, (2nd Vice Commodores); Beth Burstein (Rear Commodore); (Tom Wu, (Port Captain); Peter Kuhn (Treasurer); Lori Taguma, (Secretary).

    Ben called the meeting to order.

    Ex-Committee Reports

    Ben (Vice Commodore): The Boat Show was successful; we created good publicity and made money for the club. Club T-shirts are still available by contacting Saul at cscsaul@yahoo.com.

    Jim (1st Vice Commodore): Thanks again to Greg and Ed for continuing to rehabilitate the Lido’s. At some point in the near future, we need to consider the type of boats that we want to replace them.

    Barbara & Trumpton (2nd Vice Commodore): Reese, Ben, and Barbara spent $100.00 at the windsurf swap meet, where they purchased fins, harness straps, and a helmet with a face mask. Barbara will be nominating Asmaa as her replacement, at the General Membership Meeting. The Board Clinic with Roberto will take place on Saturday, May 17th, at 12 noon or 1pm.

    Beth (Rear Commodore) Jeff Lewis' Fast Track will take place from June 23 to June 27. Chris Hsu will tentatively hold a Laser clinic on June 21. The How to Teach Windsurfing Right seminar will be held on June 17 at 9:00. And the Women's Sailing Program will continue to be held twice a month on alternating Sundays until the end of August.

    Tom (Port Captain): Phil will be Day Leader part time this summer, and Anita will be leaving for the summer. David Fraser is interviewing new Day Leaders. Bruce McKevin is my replacement as Port Captain.

    Peter (Treasurer): Proceeds from boat show: almost $1100, plus we got scads of T-shirts left over.

    Lori (Secretary): Thanks to all of the volunteers who worked on the boat show.

    New Agenda Items:

      1) Beth made a motion to approve Jeff Lewis’ Fast Track Senior project proposal for June. Motion passed with unanimous approval.

      2) Closed Session.

      3) Jim made a motion to reserve a keel boat as a racing boat for Friday night races, with a friendly amendment to designate Seth and his racing team as the racing committee, for two stints. Motion passed, with six in favor and one abstention.

      4) Ben made a motion to approve $100.00 for windsurfing equipment. Motion passed, unanimous approval.

      5) Ben motioned to approve Sherry Daniel’s windsurfing video. Motion passed, with unanimous approval.

      6) Ben motioned to designate twenty teaching hours in exchange for a free CSC t-shirt. Motion passed, all in favor.

      7) Peter made a motion to approve $2000.00 for Sven’s order, $2000.00 for windsurf equipment. Motion passed, with unanimous approval.

      8) Peter motioned to allocate space in the Board Hospital to Pauline, for storage of the CSC BBQ supplies. Motion passed, with unanimous approval.

    Ben made the motion to adjourn. Motion passed with unanimous approval.

    2003.04.20 - Excom

    EXCOM MEETING
    Sunday April 20, 2003
    Disciplinary Action Closed to Web
    Cal Sailing Club,

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

    Saul called the meeting to order.

    Ex-Committee Reports

    Saul (Commodore): Thanks to Jane and Ben for spending so much time working on the Boat Show for CSC.

    Ben (Vice Commodore): The Berkeley Bay Festival is April 26th, which we will participate in. We are preparing our yearly mailing of "The Floating Bottle", which will be mailed with the club’s financial statement. Sherry Daniels did a fabulous job editing this month's edition, and thanks to Stephanie Lucas for the great job on the newsletter layout.

    Jim (1st Vice Commodore): The cruise to Richmond went quite well.

    Barbara (2nd Vice Commodore): Henry will be videotaping Bill Prinzmetal’s clinic on May 17th, at 9:00am.

    Don (3rd Vice Commodore): This year’s edition of "The Floating Bottle" is the best I’ve seen. On Saturday, we took 150 kids on a three hour America’s True sail, from Jack London Square. The kids absolutely enjoyed their amazing new sailing experience.

    Tom (Port Captain): We’re having several problems with the skiff, but the transmission needs immediate repair.

    Peter (Treasurer): No report.

    Lori (Secretary): If anyone is not getting the minutes by email, please let me know.

     

    New Agenda Items:
      1) Don made a motion to accept Ken Osborne’s Senior Sailing Project Proposal, which is to finish the deck on the “new” ensign Nenya. Motion passed with unanimous approval. Don presented the “Senior Spiel”, outlining the leadership responsibilities and skill level expectations required of a CSC senior skipper.

      2) Don motioned to accept Will Lowe’s Senior Project Proposal, which will include organizing and coordinating the re-rigging of Nenya. Motioned passed with unanimous approval.

      3) Seth presented a proposal: to designate keelboat racing as a club activity. Saul made the motion to table the proposal until next meeting. Motion passed.

      4) Don made a motion to table the cruising skipper discussion until next meeting. Vote passed, with one abstention.

      5) Saul made a motion to allow Bill Prinzmetal to give Senior Windsurfing Tests. Motion passed, unanimous approval.

      6) Saul made a motion to give sailboat rides from 1- 4 pm, on July 4th. Motion passed, with unanimous approval.

      7) Saul made a motion to make a commitment to give rides for the Berkeley Youth Alternative, on the following days: July 8, 15, 22, 29, and Aug 5th. Motion passed unanimously.

      8) Peter made a motion to accept t-shirt sale prices. Motion passed unanimously.

      9) Peter made a motion to get rid of the Snipe. Motion passed, unanimous approval.

      10) O’Neil has allowed CSC to become a wetsuit distributor. We will be taking orders on June 8th.

      11) Motion to table discussion about changing online operating rules to reflect what is written in the club handbook. Motion passed.

    Ben made the motion to adjourn. Motion passed with unanimous approval.

    2003.04.06 - Excom

    EXCOM MEETING
    Sunday April 06, 2003
    Disciplinary Action Closed to Web

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

    Saul called the meeting to order.

    Ex-Committee Reports

    Saul (Commodore): Thanks to Jane Morson for collecting raffle merchandise, as well as finding a skiff for $8,900.00. Congratulations to Matthais Rothski, our newest Senior Skipper. Beth and I attended the Community Sailing Meeting where our discussion centered on the possibility of passing the lido’s on to the kid’s program, if we get rid of them. Joaquim has agreed to build the Antrims in the CSC yard.

    Ben (Vice Commodore): The last open house was successful. Thanks to Tom and Fred for sticking around all day. The next open house is April 26th, the Berkeley Bay Festival. The club will be offering open house rides from K-dock. We will have a table set up at which we will be handing out club information as well as selling Sweepstakes tickets. The club is holding a fundraising sweepstakes for many great prizes donated by members of the sailing community including Svendsen's,Pineapple Sails, Extrasport, and others. The sweepstakes drawing will be held April 27th at the club booth at the Pacific Sail Expo. Tickets can be obtained for a suggested donation of $1/ticket or $5/6 tickets, and are available at the both the sail expo and the bay festival. Cal-sailing will also be offering club T-shirts, in three different designs, available at the club booth at the sail expo. The shirts will also be available following the show.

    Jim (1st Vice Commodore): Our second trailer is about to die, but our fleet is running well thanks to Ed and Greg. We may have new issues with laser use regarding the new seniors.

    Trumpton McFarlane (2nd Vice Commodore): Barbara is stepping down, and there may be someone else filling in for her. Several people will be teaching windsurf clinics soon; one will be on board repair.

    Don (3rd Vice Commodore): There is a senior wannabe who is willing to do work on the Ensign in the yard, as his senior project.

    Beth (Rear Commodore): We have a busy calendar for April and May. On April 12th, we have Intro to Dinghy Sailing; the 13th and the 27th, the Women’s Sailing Program; May 3rd is the Capsize Clinic; May 5th through 9th is Leah’s Fast Track Sailing Clinic.

    Tom (Port Captain): Everything is running fine; one Day Leader may be leaving.

    Peter (Treasurer): I move that we pay the following bills: $438 to DMV to register the 3rd JY (Nica Juga), it’s trainer, and the second P15 $250 to BYC for the room (naw, not that kinda room, for the general membership meeting, $754.60 to Pinapple Sails for dinghy and keelboat sail repairs, $367.72 to Port Supply (yes, dear, I will buy everything from Svens from now on) for sail covers for the keelboats (this actually was already approved, but hell, its just one motion) battery charger for one of the keelboats, and some epoxy for repairing the Rhodes (that too was approved), $343.75 to Leif Wadleigh for bookie services

    Lori (Secretary): There's a need to become more aware of regulating windsurf sail repair now that the wind is picking up; damaged sails are being put back in the racks without being repaired or tagged.

    New Agenda Items:

      1) Beth made a motion to approve Leah Teitler’s Fast Track Project. Motion passed unanimously. Saul presented the “Senior Spiel”, outlining the leadership responsibilities and skill level expectations required of a CSC senior skipper.

      2) Saul motioned to approve $200.00 Boat Show raffle tickets. Approved with a friendly amendment to allow more to be printed if necessary. 1 ticket/ $1.00- 6 tickets/$5.00.

      3) Beth made a motion to approve John Mathais to teach a clinic, How to Teach Windsurfing Right, on May 17th.

      4) Saul motioned to approve spending for 500 t-shirts @ 8.50 each. They will come in different colors, sizes, with CSC logos. Motion passed, 5 in favor, 1 opposed, 1 abstention.

      5) Don made a motion to purchase $750.00 work of CSC Burgees. Motion passed, 6 in favor, 2 abstentions.

      6) Saul motioned to accept all donations Jane Morson has collected. Motion passed.

      7) Saul made a motion to allocate permission for himself, Ben, Don, Bob Hood to administer Senior Wannabe Sailing Tests on May 4. Motion passed, all in favor.

      8) Ben motioned to allocate a free membership to Mark Richards, in return for his very generous windsurfing equipment donation. Motion passed, unanimous approval.

      9) Ben made a motion to allocate a free membership to Henry, for donating camera and production time in CSC video production. Motion passed, all in favor.

      10) Saul made a motion to allocate free 3 month membership to Ed Corbett, for his Reno Sailing Club in Sparks, Nevada. Motion passed.

      11) Saul made a motion to allow Don to take a Commander to Jack London Square for America’s True, which is a kid's educational sailing event. Cruise to be considered his first toward his Cruising Skipper rating. Motion passed.

      12) Saul motioned to accept Al Champion’s JY dinghy cruise proporsal, April 19th. Motion passed, with unanimous approval.

    Ben made the motion to adjourn. Motion passed with unanimous approval.

    2003.03.23 - Excom

    EXCOM MEETING
    Sunday March 23, 2003
    Cal Sailing Club

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

    Saul called the meeting to order.

    Ex-Committee Reports

    Saul (Commodore): I’m having fun teaching the senior sailing classes; for those who want to join, please contact us.

    Ben (Vice Commodore): The next open house is scheduled for April 6th. We will have a table and give rides for the Berkeley Bay Festival, Saturday April 26th. The club will have a booth at the Pacific Sail Expo, Wednesday April 23rd through Sunday April 27th. For more info regarding the Sail Expo, see http://www.sailamerica.com/SAILEXPO-Pacific.cfm. The next general membership meeting will be May 8th at the Berkeley Yacht Club. The Ashby Shoal Breakfast is scheduled for sunday morning May 18th. Please contact Ben (vice_commodore@cal-sailing.org) if you would like to volunteer to help with any of these events.

    Jim (1st Vice Commodore): We have the hiking straps and we’ve worked out a solution for the Rhodes, which can possibly be a senior project.

    Barbara Knox (2nd Vice Commodore): Barbara made a motion to extend a free 3 week introductory membership for Pauline K.’s friend Alaine Rodin-Lo. She will be expected to assist Pauline with the upcoming Barbeque. The Board Hospital is officially finished.

    Don (3rd Vice Commodore): We’ve authorized money to repair the Ensign, and are scheduling a day to clean up the boats.

    Beth (Rear Commodore): The Senior Study went well; two or three more are scheduled. Yolanda will be teaching an Intro to Dinghy Sailing workshop on April 12. The Women’s Program is well underway. Leah Teitler would like to organize the season’s first Fast Track from May 5 to May 9th. She’ll present her proposal for it soon. We need seniors to teach dinghy lessons on low tide days, which are posted on the listserv and at the clubhouse.

    Tom (Port Captain): No report.

    Peter (Treasurer): I move that we pay the following bills: $438 to DMV to register the 3rd JY (Nica Juga), it’s trainer, and the second P15 $250 to BYC for the room (naw, not that kinda room, for the general membership meeting) $754.60 to Pinapple Sails for dinghy and keelboat sail repairs $367.72 to Port Supply (yes, dear, I will buy everything from Svens from now on) for sail covers for the keelboats (this actually was already approved, but hell, its just one motion) battery charger for one of the keelboats, and some epoxy for repairing the Rhodes (that too was approved) $343.75 to Leif Wadleigh for bookie services

    Lori (Secretary): Don’s volunteered to replace the keelboat dock hoses.

    New Agenda Item:

      1) Art’s Senior Project is finished.

      2) Don made a motion to approve Sherry Daniel’s Senior Skipper Project, which is shooting a promotional video focused on the teaching aspects of CSC. Motion also includes allocation $100.00 to Sherry. Unanimous vote in favor.

      3) Motion to approve Leah’s Sailing Fast Track for May 5th through 9th. Motion passed by unanimous vote.

      4) Peter made a motion to allocate money for the following list: $438 to DMV to register the 3rd JY (Nica Juga), it’s trainer, and the second P15. $250 to BYC for the room (naw, not that kinda room, for the general membership meeting. $754.60 to Pineapple Sails for dinghy and keelboat sail repairs. $367.72 to Port Supply (yes, dear, I will buy everything from Svens from now on) for sail covers for the keelboats (this actually was already approved, but hell, its just one motion) battery charger for one of the keelboats, and some epoxy for repairing the Rhodes (that too was approved). $343.75 to Leif Wadleigh for bookie services. Motion passed by unanimous vote.

      5) Peter made a motion to allocate $10.00 per Boat Show volunteer, for parking and food. Motion passed, with 6 in favor, 3 opposed. Friendly amendment added to submit receipts.

      6) Saul made a motion to allocate $6000.00 to Alex C. for annual advertising budget. Motion passed with unanimous vote.

      7) Peter made a motion to allocate $15,000.00 for skiff replacement. Friendly amendment deadline May 1st. Passed by unanimous vote.

      8) Barbara made a motion to extend a free introductory membership for Pauline K.’s friend Alaine Rodin-Lo, in exchange for assisting with the CSC Barbeque. Motion passed; 5 in favor, 2 opposed, 2 abstentions.

      9) Saul made a motion to allocate $500.00 for a new trailer. Motion passed; 7 in favor, with 1 abstention.

      10) Jim made a motion to allocate $2500.00 for laser purchase. Motion passed with unanimous approval.

      11) Saul made a motion to approve the General Membership Meeting agenda for Thursday, May 1st, which will include: 1) builder’s schedule 2) elections 3) board hospital 4) reports. Motion passed by unanimous vote.

    Don made the motion to adjourn. Unanimous vote in favor.

    2003.03.09 - Excom

    EXCOM MEETING
    Sunday March 09, 2003
    Cal Sailing Club

    Present: Saul Schumsky, (Commodore); Ben Pink, (Vice Commodore) Barbara Knox, (2nd Vice Commodore); Beth Burstein (Rear Commodore); Tom Wu, (Port Captain); Lori Taguma, (Secretary).

    Saul called the meeting to order.

    Ex-Committee Reports

    Saul (Commodore): Nothing to report.

    Ben (Vice Commodore): The March Open House was very successful; we sold many memberships and gave 90 rides. We will need volunteers for information tabling for the April Berkeley Bay Festival.

    Barbara Knox (2nd Vice Commodore): Nothing to report.

    Beth (Rear Commodore): March 23rd is the first Women's Sailing Clinic. The Intro to Racing Seminar with Dave Cary happens on March 30 at 2:00. The Senior Study group begins on March 16 for 4 –5 meetings. Leah Teitler will organize the first Fast Track of the year, in either late April or early May.

    Tom (Port Captain): Peter M. has signed on to help with Fridays. Proposed Day Leader pay scale increase is: 0 year experience=$10.50 per hr, 1 yr=$11.50 per hr, 2 yr= $12.00 per hr, 3+ yr= $12.00 per hr.

    Consideration for raises include working an average of 12 hrs per week for one year, over a 2 year period in non-continuous fashion. Or work a min. of 8 hrs per week, or two days per week for 1.5 yrs. Returning day leader with less than 2 years absence from working shall retain their last pay scale amount. Returning day leader with more than 2 years of absence shall drop 1 pay scale.

    Lori (Secretary): Nothing to report.

    New Agenda Items:

      1) Discussion regarding Ben’s inquiry to pay Google search engine $50.00 per month for CSC listing. Tabled for information search.

      2) Saul made a motion to allow joint CSC Associate members Sven’s wholesale discount. Unanimous vote to not allow the discount.

      3) Discussion about the Reno Sailing Club possibly borrowing our skiff, so that they can get their skiff practice for their US Sailing dinghy certification. The possibility exists for Ed Corbett to solicit volunteer day leaders, in exchange of day leader training.

      4) Tom made a motion to increase day leader pay scale by rate sheet. Motion passed unanimously. Friendly amendment to include case by case basis be approved by a vote of excomm.

      5) Discussion on how windsurfers participate in Open House. Possibilities include operating rules change, windsurfers check in with DL’s during open house, helping open house sailing recipients with PFD’s, docking. Tangential conversation was how do we enforce the 1hour time limits when dock is busy, and how will this effect open house days when dock is busy, possibly by flying colored pennants.

      6) There will be no Ashby Shoal Breakfast on Easter morning, another date was approved. Saul suggested a Viking funeral for the white cards of members who passed away last year.

      7) Ben made a motion to apply for a Costco membership, which was unanimously approved.

      8) Saul made a motion to allocate $150.00 for the Boat Show booth rental. All voted in favor.

    Saul made the motion to adjourn. Unanimous vote in favor.

    2003.03.04 - General

    GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
    Tuesday March 04, 2003
    General Membership Meeting

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

    Saul called the meeting to order.

    Agenda Item: David Fraser’s Presentation: The New Membership Card System.

    Ex-Committee Reports

    Saul (Commodore): Thanks to Jane Morson, the Harbormaster at Marina Village has offered slips for CSC members, although April 11 & 12, June 14, Sept. 19, 20th, are not available.

    Svensen’s has offered to match any wholesale prices, so that CSC members can purchase merchandise with membership cards. Al Champion, our Cruising Chair, recently stated that his current goal is to make cruising much more fun. He’s open to new cruising ideas from members, for the new schedule.

    Ben (Vice Commodore): Thanks to Mike Hubbell we will have the Shorebird Nature Center children’s sailing classes; teaching simulated sailing on land to elementary school kids. He will teach most of the classes, but if you would like to participate in this program, please call Denise Brown at 510-644-8632.

    Thanks also to Alex Case for arranging advertising.

    Thanks to Pauline Kuykendall for organizing great barbeques on the Open House Days.

    We need volunteers for the Berkeley Bay Festival April 26th. There is a possibility of getting a booth at the Pacific Sail Expo April 23-27.

    Jim (1st Vice Commodore): Thanks again to the people who are keeping the Lidos and Precisions going.

    Barbara Knox (2nd Vice Commodore): Thanks to Peter Kuhn and everyone who devoted their time to finishing the Windsurf Board Hospital. We’re still looking for volunteers to update the windsurfing sail and board inventory before the new Loft sails arrive. Thanks to Bill Prinzmetal for his hard work in obtaining new sails.

    Don (3rd Vice Commodore): The keelboats need quite a bit of work, and we would like to replace the worst of the Ensigns.

    Beth (Rear Commodore): Susan Marguilies has agreed to run the Women’s Sailing program every other Sunday for the next few months. Seniors, we need cruising skippers. Junior women who would like to become Seniors with the Women’s Program, please contact me or Susan Marguilies.

    Tom (Port Captain): The day leader schedule is running well.

    Peter (Treasurer): Despite my best efforts to drain its coffers, CSC is still awash in spondulix, and it continues to pour in faster than I can bail it out.

    The various holds contain almost $105k, after raking in most of our big chunka change (the associate member dues for the windsurfers with lockers) and forking over our big outlay (the insurance payment).

    Lori (Secretary): Many thanks again to the people who finished the Board Hospital. The attached changing rooms are an additional bonus.

    New Agenda Item:

    Presentation made by David Fraser. (After meetings with Saul Shumsky, Tom Wu, Trumpton MacFarlane, Ben Pink, Sypko Andreae.)

    I’ve put together a handout for the New Membership System, the main goals being: protecting the privacy of members and getting people out on the water as soon as possible. Sypko has been nice enough to let us use his house for our meetings.

    Since it takes 16 steps to sign up any 1 person, our goal is to have a card which certifies CSC membership. It will simplify tasks for day leaders, electronically track usage of club equipment, and list emergency contacts.

      1. MEMBER STATUS GOAL: simplify membership system; speed sign-ups; curb inappropriate equipment us; maintain both onsite & offsite records w/easy transfer. New system places more responsibility on members for keeping current the records of their membership and status.

      Card A 1.1 All members will receive a Certificate of CSC Membership which they must show to Day Leader /on duty -person before checking out equipment. Format to be determined later.

      1.2 Certificate (Card A) should contain (at least): a. Member’s name b. Membership number, prefer permanent c. Latest rating d. Membership expiration date, plus maybe ** e. Current standing for work credits ** f. Emergency phone number ** g. Driver’s or other I.D. number to check authenticity of certificate.

      Card B 1.3 Similar to white card. Contains more data, signatures, etc.—provides DL a quick check on member status, progress, data—all relevant member info grouped in one clubhouse venue—could serve as a backup

      2. GETTING CARDED GOAL: Curb equipment use by expired or non-members. Dayleaders must check every card, every time equipment is checked out.

      3. MULTIPURPOSE PERMANENT LOG: MEMBER STATUS, DATA, PROGRESS GOAL: Unify on- site data into central location with limited access; protect member personal info; smooth access for DLs/ExComm; simplify data transfer to Membership Chair/Treausrer et al.

      Possible solution (under discussion): Cards and Slots. 1. Card A is your basic ID for Dayleader. Other info on white card or equivalent: Card B 2. Slotted board in clubhouse arranged by boats/boards/equipment. 3. DLs place card—OR CARDBOARD MARKER KEYED TO CARD –into slot to show who’s using what.

      Saul made the motion to adjourn. Unanimous vote in favor of proceeding to the baklava portion of the meeting.

    2003.02.23 - Excom

    EXCOM MEETING
    Sunday February 23, 2003
    Cal Sailing Club

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

    Saul called the meeting to order.

    Ex-Committee Reports

    Saul (Commodore): Thanks to Jane Morson who worked on the Svensen’s agreement. She also arranged an agreement with the Harbourmaster at Marina Village Yacht Harbour, to give CSC members permission to dock two to three keel boats over night, with April 11 &12, and June 14, Sept., 19 &20th not available.

    Ben (Vice Commodore): Thanks to Mike Hubbell we will have the Shorebird Nature Center children’s sailing classes, to teach simulated sailing on land for elementary school kids. He will teach most of the classes, but if you would like to participate in this program, please call Denise Brown at 510-644-8632. <.p<

    Thanks to Pauline Kuykendall for organizing great barbeques for the Open House Days. We need volunteers for the Berkeley Bay Festival April 26th. There is a possibility of getting a booth at the Pacific Sail Expo April 23-27.

    Jim (1st Vice Commodore): I’m looking at the East Bay Regional Parks District plans for Shoreline Development and the City of Berkeley monetary issue for dredging the South Sailing Basin. Also, I’m looking for a new Laser Chair, as the last person shellfishly, but respectfully declines because of time constraints. Many thanks again to Ed and Greg and the other volunteers for all their work in the yard.

    Dave Macfarlane & Barbara Knox (2nd Vice Commodores): The board hospital roof is on and much painting was done thanks to the hard work of many people: a big thanks to Reese Jones who worked all day on the roof, Peter Kuhn for his humor and hard work in getting supplies together and directing this project, Vincent Fallourd even though he didn’t do his naked wind dance, Lori Taguma for her interior decorating skills and for obtaining paint donation, John Humphrey, Karl Sulanke, and Marek Musical for painting, Jeff and Greg (the Lido guru) for helping to finish the roof, and Matthias Roschke for putting the finishing touches on the painting and working on the roof. Saul Schumsky for moral support and caulking training and Trumpton (Dave MacFarlane) for organizing a work party Monday which included Bob Hood and Lori Taguma. Trumpton also motiviated us to come out again today. There’s still more painting and caulking to do on the board hospital.

    We’re still looking for someone to update the board and sail inventory and get rid of those boards and sails that are not needed or never used. Please contact us at second_vice@yahoogroups.com if you’re interested.,/p>

    Dave is working on getting a quote from the container company for two containers. One for the new container needed for the Dingy building project and the second on for the possible replacement of the windsurfing container since it is rusting badly. Possible cost $1200 for each.

    Second a possible test drive/rental of a skiff jet Ski Boat to see how feasible it would be to use one instead of purchasing a newer skiff. No confimation yet from the Alameda chandler shop on when that can be arranged.

    Don (3rd Vice Commodore): We got two new sail covers and I’m still dealing with the DMV about the JY.

    Beth (Rear Commodore): Susan Margulies has agreed to run the Women’s Sailing program every other Sunday for the next few months. She doesn’t want to do this as her Senior Project. I propose we offer her a free quarterly membership for all of her time organizing and teaching in the program then, if that is acceptable.

    Also, Susan has also volunteered to call about 10 Juniors (once I get the list from Sypko) to try to get teachers for the Shorebird Nature thing. She won’t have much time for more calling. She’s also volunteered to teach one of the days. That’s all I have for now.

    Tom (Port Captain): Nothing to report this week.

    Peter (Treasurer): The good news is that we did get the Starbucks grant, the bank loan for capital improvements (new fleet, clubhouse, and computerized membership and equipment check-out system) came through, we’ve hired 300 new day leaders for the summer, and we can look forward to an excellent working relationship with our new management firm, Krustycorp, who arranged this all for us.

    The bad news is that unless we raise $500,000 in new working capital within the next week, we will be in default on our contract with Krustycorp, who has already secured ownership of the club’s assets and filed liens against all the members in anticipation of our not raising the capital.

    So, as treasurer, I’d like to suggest that we hold a few bake sales, like starting right now, and maybe think about looking around for Berkeley for a suitcase neutron bomb we might acquire and resell on Ebay to Raise the nut—can anyone type an ad in Arabic?

    Other than that, we’re in fine shape, financially speaking.

    Lori (Secretary): Many thanks to Barbara Knox for not only picking up the paint which was donated by Olympic Stain and Paint to finish the Windsurf Board Hospital, but for bringing homemade potato salad to feed us all after we finished painting. (It was excellent) We almost completed the Board Hospital through a final group effort by roofers and painters, including Peter K., Reese, Cheetam, Barbara, Trumpton, Mattiasse, Karl, Mitsu, and several others.

    New Agenda Items:

      1) Don made a motion to approve the next printing of membership cards, to say that CSC membership entitles you to wholesale prices at Svensen’s. Motion passed unanimously. Discussion continued regarding the $25,000. minimum quota per year for boating items spent for CSC members, as well as Svensen’s coming over to teach 4 to 5 CSC classes per year.

      2) Discussion on CSC representation at San Francisco Boat Show where we could pitch the club and get more plans for boat building. Other club needs are upgrading windsurfing equipment and plans for a jet-skiff.

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

    Peter made the motion to adjourn. All voted in favor.

    2003.02.09 - Excom

    EXCOM MEETING
    Sunday February 09, 2003
    Cal Sailing Club

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

    Saul called the meeting to order.

    Ex-Committee Reports

    Saul (Commodore): Grant writing possibilities have been brought to my attention, such as the Starbuck’s grant for non-profits. We either need to find somebody, and/or write the grant proposals ourselves. We would then have a formula for future grant possibilities for things like PFD’s, the skiff motors, etc. Volunteers are still needed to teach the 1hour Shorebird Nature Center sailing demonstrations for kids. We also need to work on a good long term sail storage, such as a locker with PVC poles to wrap sails around for optimum storage.

    Ben (Vice Commodore): The postcards for the March 4, General Membership meeting have gone out with the new membership system on the agenda. We definitely need volunteers for the Shorebird Nature Center children’s sailing classes, to teach simulated sailing on land for elementary school kids.

    Jim (1st Vice Commodore): All the lido's need new hiking straps, we are checking out replacement costs. One lido trailer needs serious repairs. Many thanks again to Ed and Greg and the other volunteers for all their work in the yard. My goal for Feb. is to get the Lido's ready for the spring lessons rush with new sheets/halyards and such.

    Dave Macfarlane & Barbara Knox (2nd Vice Commodore): The Board Hospital is progressing; the changing rooms are finished and we’re currently putting on the roof and painting. We need a person to take on a project to update the windsurf sail inventory.

    Don (3rd Vice Commodore): The people with the Ensign sold it! Al Champion needs two stock sail covers from W. Marine, for $450.00.

    Beth (Rear Commodore): There has been interest in the women's program again and I will approach someone who has expressed interest for organizing that for the Spring. Also, it has been suggested that there be a Senior Fast Track - I will see if there is interest in that and if so, will arrange for special seminars and keelboat lessons for senior candidates only. I'm considering only one seminar per month until the wind and membership picks up in the Spring.

    Tom (Port Captain): Meredith is taking over Wednesdays and is covered by U.C. work-study money. We will start planning the schedule for summer at the end of spring. Several past Day Leaders will be back for the summer.

    Peter (Treasurer): Changing banks from Wells Fargo to Mechanic’s Bank has saved us hundreds of dollars a year, and they have a night depository. I’ve also consolidated the dinghy fund with the regular fund.

    Lori (Secretary): I’ll make a copy of a grant proposal outline for everyone, so that we will be poised for future possibilities.

    New Agenda Items:

      1) Don made a motion to approve $450.00 for two sail covers, at Al Champion’s request. Motion passed unanimously.

      2) Saul made a motion to give Ben Pink his CSC Cruising Skipper Rating. Unanimous vote in favor. Ben provided three glowing letters of recommendation.

      3) Discussion on Antrim CSC 15 Project: The practicalities of starting work on the Antrim CSC 15 were discussed.

      Concerns Include: Who will head the building committee. (A candidate was selected who will be asked to take charge and come up with a workable plan) Space requirements and impacts on ongoing boatyard activities, storage and leveling the construction area. Time frame and budget control. Alternatives to doing the building in our yard.

    Discussion defined submission of project outline and possible chairs.

    Ben made the motion to adjourn. Unanimous vote in favor.

    2003.02.01 - Excom

    EXCOM MEETING
    Saturday February 01, 2003

    Present: Saul Schumsky (Commodore), Sherry Daniel (Vice Commodore), Robert Towler (1st Vice Commodore), Pauline Kuykendall (2nd Vice Commodore), Will Lowe (3rd Vice Commodore), Leah Teitler and Alan Arrowsmith (co-Rear Commodores), Fred Fannon and John Mathias (co-Port Captains), Peter Kuhn (Treasurer), Lori Taguma (Secretary), and members Jane Morson, Dave Rabinowitz, and David Fraser

    Meeting began 5:30 pm at CSC clubhouse.

    Executive Committee Reports

    Ken Withee proposed a Sr. project consisting of replacement of the seats in the Rhodes 19, with a budget of $300 for supplies and a deadline of May 1. Passed unanimously.

    * Commodore (Saul) John Glass has offered to varnish and do minor repairs on the Santana 27 that was donated to the club (proceeds of sale to benefit CSC15 fund), in return for a free membership. Saul agreed, and set a $50 budget and May 1 deadline. Saul has spent the last 6 days with other boating facility administrators at the Aquatic Center Directors meeting (Cal Boating and Waterways participation) and the US Sailing National Sailing Programs Symposium (see separate report below under Agenda Items).

    * Vice Commodore (Sherry) Volunteers are needed to teach sailing land school for the Shorebird Nature Center, on 7 dates between the end of February and May. The land school involves setting up a dinghy on a trailer on land to demonstrate use of the sails and lines. Shorebird Nature Center uses the land school as preparation for sailboat rides on the Pegasus. Shorebird Nature Center would like to discuss future sailing programs to replace the Pegasus, which is slated to go under this summer. Sherry has analyzed membership patterns in 2003, and found many interesting patterns, such as that 70% of all memberships sold were to persons who only purchased one quarter's membership in 2003.

    * 1st Vice Commodore (Bob Towler) Bob notes that the blue-white Laser (the newest one) is available to all Juniors, contrary to rumors that special abilities / ratings are required. Since it's the best of the Lasers, new Laser skippers should practice docking on the other Lasers before risking this pristine Laser nose.

    * 2nd Vice Commodore (Pauline) no report

    * 3rd Vice Commodore (Will) Will went to the US Sailing bunfest with Saul. Leah and Alan cleaned 9 of the club's 10 winches at the winch repair clinic. Will has put a winch repair kit in the dockbox and begun a list of maintenance and parts for the keelboats.

    Will and Saul inventoried the keelboat sails and found that CSC has 7 keelboat mains. 4 of the mains were sent to Pineapple for repair-or-toss determination. Will just returned from a 2 hour sail circumnavigating the Berkeley breakwater.

    * Rear Commodore (Leah) Thanks to John M for the fun winch overhaul clinic. A Person Overboard clinic will be held Sat Feb 7th at 2 pm, weather permitting.

    * Treasurer (Peter) (report posted online, here 'tis): What we got: about $61,297, down about $6,000 from the $67,240 we had last we met.

    Fortnight's haul: $3,833, consisting of Regular memberships: $3255 Member clothing: $578 Fortnight's splurge: $9,800 including: Lease and Hoist Payment for '99-'03: $8,690 YRA dues: $300 for CSC members CSC15 fundraising: Feb slip fee for Santana 27: $165 Member clothing: $135 Weather Station (CR Saikley Sr project) $101 for PC card reader Budget: see Agenda Item below * Port Captain (John M and Fred) Fred has been working to hire more dayleaders, we currently have no work-study dayleaders for Mondays and Wednesdays-volunteers are needed. Fred's work-study money is gone, but he will continue as co-port captain.

    * Secretary (Lori) Lori will try to get Starbucks to donate goodies again.

    Agenda: Special report from Saul on Oakland meetings on sailing centers that he attended Dues increase approval Bob Hood Rating Committee Chair approval Budget discussion

    Agenda Items

  • 1) Saul reported on the six days of California Marine Center Directors' meeting and US Sailing Symposium events he attended in Oakland. Most of the presentations at the California Marine Center Directors' meeting were not useful: a great deal had to do with employment procedures (Dept. of Justice presentation on fingerprinting employees who will care for children), and there was nothing on grant writing. California Boating & Waterways was peripherally involved in this meeting, since they attend to meet with recipients of their Aquatic Center grants. Cal Boating's grant money for facilities may be grabbed by the State Parks, and their Aquatic Center grants, is on a biennial cycle, with the next round of applications not until next year.

    Among organizations that sent representatives, other than UC/CSU and municipal Aquatic Centers were: Sailing Healing, a very small, very new venture aimed at taking cancer victims sailing, and America True, which bought boats for SF State University's Lake Merced center. Most of the reps didn't talk about the money they got from Cal Boating or what they spent it on, but rather about who they were and their general programs.

    Saul got a brief chance to speak with Amy Rigby, who reads and approves grant applications for the Cal Boating's Aquatic Center grants program. She expressed a need for lasting club organization with a continuing point of contact, and expressed a preference for programs with classes that have start and end dates. Any safety program grants would be for equipment whose title would be held by the State.

    Saul toured Cal Maritime Academy with other sailing center directors, and used the Academy's simulator to crash the radar tower of a simulated tanker into the San Rafael bridge (instructor's fault, just like our lesson capsizes). He also toured the Vallejo Yacht Club, and saw a nifty tiller use simulator made out of a bicycle with the handlebars replaced by a tiller, the pedals and seat removed, and the whole contraption pushed along backwards for practice steering a boat forward.

    At the US Sailing Symposium, one of the more interesting presentations was on branding. Much smaller sailing centers are using their club name as a brand for marketing and fund-raising. Saul noted that many symposium participants commented on how many Cal Sailing Club graduates they had encountered. Saul concluded that Cal Sailing Club could raise far more donations by using the club's imprimatur.

    Saul attended a fundraising presentation that covered many fund-raising strategies, and how to incorporate them into an organized plan for raising funds. An example was use of a discount from a vendor to buy at wholesale and sell at retail. Peter noted that should the club pursue this particular vendor (Krispy Kreme), in-house consumption might increase the danger of capsizes.

    The topic of fundraising always came up at the community based sailing seminars. Most of the successful fundraising strategies involved higher levels of organization and involvement than Cal Sailing Club has employed. Many of the sailing centers had organized door-to-door fundraising solicitations, typically using children to raise money for youth programs. Some participants mentioned a website (www.guidestar.com) that offers leads on funding sources.

    Among the community sailing center reps that Saul met were David Lumian from Fairwind Yacht Club (www.fairwind.org) who is very active in community sailing center outreach/connection programs, has visited Cal Sailing Club, and mentioned that one CSC member had visited his club. Saul also met with community sailing center reps from Baltimore and Chicago. Awards were given to several community sailing centers, including Treasure Island (award for starting), Fairwind Yacht Club, and Courageous Sailing Center in Boston.

    US Sailing is very interested in promoting community sailing centers like CSC. US Sailing wants to expand their influence beyond the racers that constitute their core constituency. Worldwide, the sport of sailing is shrinking. The president of US Sailing attended a tour that Saul gave Sunday morning at CSC, and told Saul she'd like to put him in contact with persons at US Sailing and in other organizations to work together on programs.

    One thing that was clear to Saul is that all the attending organizations are far better organized to raise money. In part, this is because almost all the organizations have paid staff whose salaries would not be possible without the funds they raise. But there were many key ways in which others are better adapted and organized for fund raising. For example, a key asset that organizations develop is 'board level participation'-active participation by all board members in fund raising, in which all board members are in some way actively committed to raising funds for their organization. In some organizations, this is trivial-Saul gave the example of a director paid $150,000/yr by the organization who was listed as a contributor even though the contribution was only $100-but it is a key asset in attracting donors.

    Peter asked if the meeting participants were way different in appearance than CSC members. Saul replied that most weren't the stereotypical rich sailors, only half were blond/blonde, many beards, about a third women.

    2) Sherry moved to raise quarterly dues to $60 general, $55 for students and seniors. Will asked if this would provide $15,000/yr additional funding (Peter: yes). Dave R asked what percentage increase this represents for students (Sherry: 19%). John M said this was great, let's not complicate this, should get passed by general membership meeting. Passed unanimously.

    3) Sherry moved to raise the YRA associate dues to $100/yr. Passed unanimously.

    4) Sherry moved to raise the annual dues to $200 for both general and students and seniors. She noted that there were only 68 annual memberships sold, of which 14 were students or seniors, and the $200 rate is a considerable discount over quarterly costs for both general and students or seniors. Passed unanimously.

    5) Peter moved to offer free quarterly memberships to new members who are low income. Sherry expressed concern over risks that this move might present, and the difficulty of rescinding this if it were passed as part of the dues structure and then proved problematic because of administration difficulties, etc. Dave noted that free offers are frequently abused. Lori said it was a good idea but risky. David suggested it be left till later. Sherry said it was a big change, and it could fog up the discussion over the dues increase. Motion to table this motion passed unanimously.

    6) Saul moved to raise the windsurf locker associate dues to $300/yr. He noted that this increase was justified by the increase in lease and insurance cost, which are the basic costs for providing the windsurf lockers. Pauline noted that this represents a large increase. John stated that most of the locker users could afford this level. Sherry asked if there were competing lockers, and Bob noted that the other lockers at the dry storage area are now gone. Saul noted that proposed lockers in the Eastshore State Park are many years off, if they happen at all. Lori suggested a smaller increase. Alan noted that while the increase appears large (30% above current level), it's still low compared to the increase in the cost of CSC's lease with the City, which is expected to go to $850/month, versus $240 in 1999. Bob asked if it would be better to go to $275. Dave R asked if the associates received any privileges at CSC other than the lockers. Jane said the increase is OK by her. Saul amended the motion to note a May 1st start date for the windsurf locker dues. Motion tabled until Saul speaks with the windsurf locker chair.

    7) Saul moved to make the new quarterly and annual dues and YRA associate dues effective March 1st if adopted by 2/3 vote at the general membership meeting. Passed unanimously.

    8) Saul moved to appoint Bob Hood as Rating Committee Chair. Passed unanimously.

    9) Peter presented budgets representing

  • a) income and expenditures if no dues increase gets passed, and ExComm wishes to restrain capital expenditures to a minimum level, and

    b) income and expenditures if the dues are increased 15%, and ExComm pursues needed capital expenditures to the extent possible without depleting cash reserves below minimum level.

    He said he intended to present these at the general membership meeting, to provide the bylaws requirement for a quarterly budget report and an illustration of how ExComm will budget with and without a dues increase.

    Alan noted that the higher amount budget appeared to sandbag the CSC15, which would create a distraction to the dues increase discussion, and recommended a simpler budget. Dave R asked for an accounting of the dinghy replacement fund in the budget. David F asked for a comparison of the past year to the coming year, as well as separation of capital expenditures from operating expenses.

    Peter agreed that the two budgets he'd presented would tend to disrupt the dues increase discussion at the general meeting, and promised to provide a budget that would present line items for overhead, capital expenditures, and operating expenses.

    10) Will moved to defer ExComm voting on the budget until the dues increase has been decided. Motion passed unanimously.

    11) Will moved that ExComm present information at the general membership meeting related to the increase in operating costs (especially lease, insurance, and dayleaders, whose increase alone amounts to $15,000/yr) since 1999, and on ExComm's intention to spend on basic non-sailing or -windsurfingoperating costs, capital expenditures, and maintenance of the sailing and windsurfing fleets. Saul offered to present this information in drag if Peter would shave his body and put on a Speedo (declined on the grounds of homeliness resulting in homelessness).

    Meeting adjourned 8 pm

  • 2003.01.26 - Excom

    EXCOM MEETING
    Sunday January 26, 2003
    Cal Sailing Club

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

    Saul called the meeting to order.

    Ex-Committee Reports

    Saul (Commodore): At the City Planning meeting, I found that proposed planning includes removing access to N. Basin and dredging from 2007 to 2011. Long term planning does include continued non-profit operation of sailing club. Confirmed General Membership Meeting date Tuesday, March 4.

    Ben (Vice Commodore): I have set the general membership meeting date for Tuesday, March 4. Postcard notification of the meeting will go out to the membership soon. On the agenda for the general membership meeting will be a discussion of a new membership card system.

    Jim (1st Vice Commodore): My goal for Feb is to get the Lidos tuned up for summer, (sheets, halyards, etc... as needed.) The hiking straps need to be replaced on all the Lido's, so I'm checking out the costs of doing it ourselves, buying by catalog, etc... I’m going to motion that a committee be formed to manage the CSC 15 building project, with an initial budget of 10K, (Up to $5000> can be drawn on by the building chair without further ok, but they must come back to xcom for the next >5K)> This committee will be directly responsible to excom, rather than to me or whoever is 1st Vice, with an estimate finish date and senior to mentor projects.

    Chris Hsu has been appointed new Laser chair.

    Dave Macfarlane (2nd Vice Commodore): We are considering work dates for two projects: 1) the steel windsurf containers need repair 2) Josh’s Board Hospital Project needs to be finished, and we need him to project timeline, otherwise hand project off. Other proposed projects include: a cruising windsurfing rating system, inventory of sails and boards, a project to sign out logs for windsurf equipment to see which is being used the most, and project to look at people in the club that are good at repairing,

    Don (3rd Vice Commodore): I’m still waiting to verify if Ensign is for sale. A senior project to re-caulk Daisy, may be a good idea.

    Beth (Rear Commodore): There will be a Beginning Racing seminar led by Dave Cary on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2:00 after Sunday morning dinghy racing. This will give folks a chance to try out/practice racing as crew and then attend Dave's seminar on racing rules, tactics, etc. Also, there are a number of lesson days during low tide in Feb., so I will need to put out another APB on the list server for Seniors and above to pitch in and teach on those days. We really need senior and cruising skippers to step up to the plate to teach on lesson days with low tide.

    Tom (Port Captain): David is interviewing candidates for the open day leader position. Web calendar on day leaders’ work schedule have been updated for the spring semester.

    Peter (Treasurer): We have a little less than $100,000 in the bank, after paying all our bills. The bookkeeping software says we’re doing about the same in terms of income and expenses as we did last year. It says that in this fiscal year (since 5/1), we’ve taken in nearly $60,000 and spent about the same, for no net gain.

    Regular memberships are our major source of income, accounting for all but $700 of the take to date—windsurfing locker income won’t come in until March, and dinghy fund donations (thanks!) were $548.,

    Major things we’ve bought in the last 9 months include (in round numbers): $10,000 for next year’s insurance, $10,000 for dayleaders, $7,000 for dinghy maintenance, $4,000 for keelboat maintenance $4,000 for printing and other communications, $2,500 for engines, $2,000 for lease payments, $2,000 for meetings and BBQ’s, $1,700 for the board hospital, $1,400 for accounting and tax return prep, $1,000 for windsurfer maintenance, $700 for DMV and property tax, $500 for windsurfing locker repairs, (the total of these is $51,300, in case you’re wondering, but these are rounded and represent only the largest identifiable chunks)

    Lori (Secretary): Thanks everyone on excomm, for spending so much time and energy running the club. Starbuck’s has agreed to donate pastries, coffee, and possibly other items, on an ongoing basis. CSC lost and found locker items will be tagged, dated, and donated, if not claimed within a reasonable amount of time. (approx. 6mo’s)

    New Agenda Items:

    1) Don made a motion to approve $2,000.00 to have the (5) keelboats surveyed. Motion passed unanimously.

    2) Peter’s budget discussion included these figures:

    $1,000 more on skiffs and their motors, -spent $1,325.29 on both skiffs since 11/02 -$1,000 authorized for the 25 hp skill 12/22/02 -done: 25 hp starter, battery, gearshift/throttle control -done: 15 hp killswitch, starter rebuild, battery cable, solenoid -got new oars to replace snapped pair -to do: 25 hp battery cable -to do: paint for skiffs, steering and gear cables, etc. $140 for new BBQ grill (old gas grill died, new one bought 1/21/02. Peter made a motion to spend an additional $1,000.00 more on skiffs and motors, and $140.00 for new BBQ grill. Motion passed unanimously.

    Budget Discussion: 1) prototyping Antrim; Saul: 15 to 20K spent of 40 to 50K, will be for molds. Container to house project is separate because it will be rental unit afterwards. 2) possibly buying a new Ensign 3) what to do with windsurf container 4) still waiting on written contract with Svensens about Lasers and other items 5) new ideas to make money for new fiscal year 6) Jim said dinghy item repairs have been higher 7) Ron would like to see budget to project ahead for year

    Jim made a motion to authorize $13,000 for container, supplies, and sails for prototype of Antrim 15. Motion passed unanimously.

     

    3) General Membership Meeting Agenda Discussion. Ben: Tom, Saul, David F., will make a presentation of revamping the membership card system. They will inform at this meeting, hoping to put changes in effect after the spring meeting.

    Saul made a motion to allocate $500.00 for room rental and food, for General Membership Meeting March 4, 2003. All voted in favor.

    4) Saul asked to include itemized spending report with each excomm officers report each meeting.

    Lori motioned to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed unanimously.

    2003.01.12 - Excom

    EXCOM MEETING
    Sunday January 12, 2003
    Cal Sailing Club

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

    Saul called the meeting to order.

    Ex-Committee Reports

    Saul (Commodore):

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

    Ben (Vice Commodore):

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

    Jim (1st Vice Commodore):

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

    Barbara (2nd Vice Commodore):

    I would like to thank the people who contributed to the discussion on the windsurfing list regarding a possible rule change in the PFD/wetsuit requirement. It was very informative. Some interesting comments regarding the PFD discussion:

    Barbara: If windsurfers who do not wear a PFD, or are not in full wetsuit/harness drown, I don’t think we’re liable. Although it has been suggested that we change the wording on the PFD requirement for the following reasons: The rule stating that Junior and higher rated windsurfers in Full Wet suit and harness, do not have to wear a PFD, was written at a time when wearing a PFD inhibited using the harness. Now, people wear a harness and PFD for many reasons including: 1) Safety, it protects rib cage during falls 2) helps maintain warmth, flotation 3)makes it easier to water start.

    Matthias’ suggestion included a proposed wording change; that members wear PFDs even if they are rated Junior and above, because of the above reasons.

    Dave McFarlane: Investigate buying some tight Windsurfing Lifejackets. Request that people wear PFDs, not rule that they have to. Put a laminated sign at the end of the pier and on the posts on the pier. If you do sail without a harness/pfd or full wetsuit, you are instantly suspended.

    John Frazier: Wearing a lifejacket WITH a helmet. Getting knocked in the head by the boom is a danger because the lifejacket causes the person to become a target, instead of allowing him to go underwater.

    Don (3rd Vice Commodore):

    No Report.

    Beth (Rear Commodore):

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

    Tom (Port Captain):

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

    Peter (Treasurer):

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

    Lori (Secretary):

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

    Old Agenda Items:

  • Discussion surrounding history of ex-comm windsurfers: Barbara mentioned the fact that Matthais’ intention was to add a suggestion to the operating rules regarding PFDs and windsurfers.

    Pauline suggested that if the PFD’s don’t fit with the windsurf harness, then it’s time to re-equip.

    John thinks that J+ windsurfers shouldn’t be required to wear a lifejacket.

    Jim and Art mentioned the fact that it is difficult for the Day Leaders to recognize Junior class windsurfers, to tell if they need to be wearing PFDs or not.

    Motion made by Peter, to propose that we no longer discuss changing the PFD rules. Motion passed unanimously in favor.

  • Antrim Discussion: Ed Shirk has volunteered to make a sailable prototype mold for about $10,000.00. He would like to use the corner of the yard where the keel boat is now located and would like to purchase a container, about $2000.00, to house more racks.

    New Agenda Items:

    • Motion made by Peter, to pay CSC’s insurance bill of $10,132.00 for the year, and to pay $100.00 for CSC membership in the San Francisco Boardsailing Association. Both motions passed unanimously.
    • Motion made by Saul, at the request of Al Champion; $200.00 for boat repairs. Motion passed, all in favor.
    • Saul made a motion to give Chris Hsu $80.00, to make hiking sticks for Lasers. Motion passed unanimously.
    • Next motion made by Saul: Jamuel, the new YRA Chairperson, requested $400.00 to pay for the 2000-2001 membership claim and racing season backlog. For 16 members /$25.00. Motion passed, all in favor.
    • Question posed by Cal Hangliding Club: Would CSC issue use of rental space and what would we charge? CSC would like CHC to produce a letter from the City of Berkeley, establishing that we do rent more space than we currently occupy. Once proved, we would rent space at $3000.00 a year.

    Peter moved to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed unanimously.