BLUE VALLEY YACHT CLUB
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
March 3, 2003 at Bart Bartholomew’s home
Directors Present: Ken Hays, Bart Bartholomew, Sean Kalic, Wayne Martin, Bob Mullen, Catherine Wisian, Tom Manney
Officers Absent: None
Others present: Henry Otto, Mark Rice
Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:11 p. m.
Commodore: Ken welcomed the new Vice Commodore, Tom Manney, to the Board
Rear Commodore: Wayne reported that he has started building an Access database of the mooring information from Chris Ross. He is looking forward to getting started at the Club as soon as weather permits.
Treasurer: Presented the Treasurer’s Report for the period Feb 4– Mar 3, 2003. Bob highlighted the fact that $25 included in the balance would be transferred to the John Joehnk Memorial Fund.
Secretary: Bart presented the minutes from the February Board Meeting; they were approved as written. Bart also distributed an updated Calendar of Events and signed copies of the Club By-Laws as revised in March 1990. Bob Mullen requested that copies of Section 6 (new) to Article 1 MEMBERSHIP also be made available to each Board member.
Bart passed around a thank you card from Ruth Joehnk which thanked Club members for their support during her time of bereavement, for members’ attendance at the Memorial Service, and for the planter.
Race Director: Catherine reported that she prepared the 2003 Race Schedule. She will include the schedule with an article in the March newsletter.
Social Director: Sean reported that initial coordination had been made with Sedalia Community Church and that he had a firm commitment from them to provide the meal and speaker for the Spring Banquet on April 5.
Scouts: Henry reported that the number of scouts will be only 1 less than last year due to 4 newcomers to replace the 5 losses from last year. He has had the first meeting reference Kansas Sea Base which will be held August 15 – 17. Ken Hays has agreed to serve on the Sea Base committee. Henry is looking forward to the usual great support from BVYC. This year he will try to add a kayaking merit badge.
K-State Sailing Club: Mark Rice reported that their Club will be hosting a course on sailing techniques with the hopes of generating interest in sailing among the University students. He also reported that the Club has been working on the Oz Spray.
Ramp Extension: Ken reported that good progress has been made on building the core of the extension with cement block and building most of the forms in preparation for pouring cement. He requested another workday for Saturday, March 8, to continue with the forms. He hopes to pour the cement soon.
Shelter floor: Ken lead a lengthy discussion on the plans for the floor. The floor will be a 4 inch thick slab with wire re-mesh with a footing-wall on the lake side. He will order 10 yards of sand to be delivered before the workday on Saturday so the distribution thereof can be started. Hopefully, construction of the framing for the floor will also be started on Saturday, March 8.
Extension of launch ramp: Tom Manney suggested that the Club consider extending the launch ramp while the water is at the current low level. It is anticipated that the ramp can be extended 5 feet.
Motion: Bob Mullen moved that the Board approve construction of the proposed ramp extension at a cost not to exceed $400.00. Bart Bartholomew seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
Spring Work Day tasks:
Relocation of porta-potty and trashcans: The relocation and enclosing of these items was discussed at length.
Motion: Bob Mullens moved that the porta-potty and trashcans be relocated and enclosed at a cost of not to exceed $300.00. Wayne Martin seconded the motions. The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.
Painting of trim on new shelter: the exposed wood under the eaves and the ends of the rafters will be painted. Tom Manney emphasized that a good primer coat would be needed.
Continued work of framing for shelter floor
Painting of gate
Sorting of trash on trash pile west of dinghy park
Disposition of old shelter: after considerable discussion it was decided that Tom Manney should explore the Club grounds for a possible location where the shelter could be re-erected and used as cover for the tractor and the committee boat.
John Joehnk Memorial Fund: Henry Otto restated the information that he had previously sent out to the Club members, to wit:
“Following Commodore Joehnk's death Sea Scout Ship 5074, the club's youth sailing program that John helped to create, received several unsolicited contributions in John's memory. With Mrs. Joehnk's approval we followed through and established the John Joehnk Memorial Fund at the Ship. If any more club members wish to contribute to this fund you may do so by sending a check to Sea Scout Ship 5074, c/o Henry Otto, 1208 Houston, Manhattan, KS 66502. In order to receive a tax deduction the check should be made payable to "Sea Scout Ship 5074, B.S.A." with a note in the memo section "Joehnk Memorial Fund".
The ship is requesting ideas on how to this fund. It has been suggested that the fund, together with some youth labor, be used to improve the club's flag pole area. This was based upon John's and the scouts' shared love and respect for the American flag and all it stands for. I am sure there are a lot of other great ideas. You can send them to me at the above address or e-mail me at email@example.com.”
Adjournment: Wayne moved and Bob seconded that the meeting be adjourned at approximately 8:45 p.m.
The next meeting will be April 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Java Expresso and Bakery in Aggieville.