BLUE VALLEY YACHT CLUB
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Directors Present:† ††††††††††† Diane Barker, Bob Mullen, Jane Mullen, Bart Bartholomew, Tom Albright, Randy Zelenka and Wayne Martin††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††
Directors Absent: ††††††††††† Ken Hays
Others Present:† ††††††††††† None
Call to Order:†† ††††††††††† Meeting called to order at 7:01 by Diane Barker
Bob Mullen moved that the minutes of the March 1 meeting be approved as written; Tom Albright seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously.
Vice Commodore:† Absent
Wayne Martin distributed a current mooring assignments sheet.
Wayne also reported that he had reinstalled the dock hinges using longer lag screws with lock washers and construction cement.
Wayne discussed the need for new mooring chain.† Bob Mullen moved that $300 be authorized for purchase of mooring chain; Randy Zelenka seconded the motion; the motion was approved unanimously.
Wayne informed the Board that Bart Bartholomew had donated an electric truck winch for possible use on the work barge.† Wayne will give the winch a test run; if satisfactory, he will ask for authorization to purchase deep cycle batteries for use with the winch.†
Bob and Jane Mullen announced that 47 people had attended the Spring Banquet at the Manhattan Country Club on Friday, April 2.† All Board members present expressed their thanks for the exceptionally fine banquet arrangements.
They also reported that 25 people had supported the spring work day.
Tom Albright distributed a written treasurerís report and announced that he had ordered the porta-potty and trash service for the sailing season.†
Bart Bartholomew expressed his thanks for the quality and quantity of the articles submitted for the March newsletter.
Bart requested that input for the April newsletter be submitted to him by April 10 so he could publish the newsletter before he departs on April 15.†
Randy Zelenka reported that he had purchased a new Stihl weedeater for $180 and that the parts to rebuild the mast hoist had cost $160.
Randy reiterated the contents of his email message that announced a race seminar to be held at his house, Friday evening, April 9.
Randy reminded the Board that the first race is scheduled for April 18; captainís call will be at 1:00 p.m. and the race will start at 2:00 p.m.†††
New Battery for John Deere lawn tractor:† The need for a new battery was discussed.† Bob Mullen moved and Wayne Martin seconded that $50 be approved for purchase of a new battery; the motion carried unanimously.† Bob Mullen will procure the battery.
Dinghy Park:† The possibility of expanding the dinghy park was again raised.† After much discussion, it was determined that this project could be delayed, especially, if the rapidly expanding scout fleet and membersí tenders are not stored inside the dinghy park.†
Hosting of Buccaneer North American Races:† Diane Barker reminded the Board members of the email message that we had received querying us about possible interest in hosting the 2005 Buccaneer North Americans.† (information about these races is at www.buccaneer18.org)† After some discussion the Board requested that Diane contact the race organizers and request more information.† Bob Mullen reminded the Board that such events have large manpower support requirements.
Larger Porta-Potty:† Jane Mullen reported that she had had a request from a member for a larger porta-potty - - one that would provide adequate space for changing clothing before/after sailing.† Since this topic had previously been discussed it was known that a larger porta-potty would cost twice the current fee.† The Board unanimously agreed that $160 per month for 9 months of the year was excessive for porta-potty service.
New Dinghy Dock:† Diane Barker again briefly reviewed the need for and the possible size and location of a dock for dinghy sailors.† The proposed location is north of the current dock; approximate length of 30 feet; anchored to the shoreline.† Diane will do additional research on price and availability; she requested that other Board members do the same.
Adjournment:† The meeting adjourned at about 8:25 p.m. with a motion by Wayne Martin and second by Tom Albright; next meeting will be on May 3 at Tom Albrightís home.