Board of Directors’ Meeting, April 2, 2007
Directors Present: Martin, Frey, Mullen, Otto, Lindgren, Hays J. Hancock & J. Hancock
Directors Absent: None
Others Present: Bart Bartholomew
Meeting called to Order by Commodore Martin
Commodore: See Dock Repairs in Old Business
Vice Commodore: See Workday Plans in Old Business
Rear Commodore: The Corps of Engineers has requested cooperation in buoy tending using the club work barge and the Rear Commodore has agreed
Treasurer: See attached.
Secretary: The first set of ads in the Mercury’s
classified section has been placed at a cost of $11.52. The website counter seems to have recorded
over a thousand hits recently. Most of
the hits are believed to be related news coverage in
Race Director: The first race will be Memorial Day Weekend. It was suggested that at least some of the races be run on the windward, leeward-gated mark pattern.
Social Directors: The Spring Launch will be Mel’s Tavern on
Spring Workday will be April 14 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.
The Social Directors will provide refreshments.
The Vice Commodore will send out reminders for Workday.
Work projects shall include:
1. General cleanup
2. Reinstall sign at front gate
3. Level patio area for contractor
4. Spread gravel on road and path to dinghy dock
5. Develop a better system to attach dinghy dock anchor chains
6. Attempt to stabilize front gate hinge posts
7. Trim shelter roof so rain will run into rather than over gutters
8. Varnish wooden tops of shelter rails
See Social Directors report for information regarding the Spring Banquet.
The board reviewed that status of the current applications and identified persons who have boats at the club and have not rejoined. Board members were assigned to contact those former members.
The board had electronically approved a bid from Hannibal Hays to for the pouring of the circular steps and patio east of the shelter. The Vice Commodore report that work is expected to start very soon after Workday.
The board discussed without much enthusiasm the idea of capturing rainwater as a source non-drinkable fresh water. The Secretary was instructed to obtain costs of such a project and report back next month.
The Commodore reported that the main dock was in better condition than expected therefore this year’s repair budget has been spent on steel handrails for the walkway and new treads.
The Commodore reported that he estimated that the outer structure of the combination light house/out house could be built for $400.00 including donations of lumber he is prepared to make. It was the consensus that this is not a high priority project but should be kept on the “to do” list.
It was decided that the Equinox Sock Burning Challenge was a success and should become an annual event.
There are still no ideas on how to improve youth sailing at the club.
It was reported that A-1 has determined that the current generator may be able to be fixed if they can find parts.
The Commodore reported that he had received an inquiry if the club would like to have a speaker regarding Sea Shanties. The issue was placed on the already heavily ladened table
The meeting was adjourned.
Henry Otto, Secretary