Board of Directors’ Meeting, March 5, 2007
Directors Present: Martin, Frey, Mullen, Otto, J. Hancock & J. Hancock
Directors Absent: Hays & Lindgren
Others Present: None
Meeting called to Order by Commodore Martin
Commodore: The main dock will be pulled for repairs in the next couple of weeks, weather permitting.
Vice Commodore: No report
Rear Commodore: No report
Treasurer: See attached. Then followed a discussion of the possibility of revising the format of the Treasurer’s Reports to more closely follow the format of the annual budget.
Secretary: No report
Race Director: No report
Directors: The Spring Launch will be at
the newly remodeled Mel’s Tavern on
The board approved the drawings of the proposed steps and patio to the east of the shelter that were provided by the Vice Commodore. Further the Vice Commodore was authorized to negotiate and enter into a contract for the pouring of the concrete on the project for an amount not to exceed a specified amount. The amount authorized is currently not being published so not to affect the negotiations.
The board received a cost estimate of $11,000.00 to bring rural water to the club grounds. The board decided to pursue other alternatives for providing potable water on the club grounds and tabled the issue until next month to give the board and membership the opportunity to develop alternate ideas.
The Commodore reported on plans to repair the main dock. See above.
The Secretary presented an idea for a combination light house/out house. Issues of cost, maintenance and cleaning were discussed. The matter was tabled to the next meeting to allow the Commodore to obtain cost estimates for its construction.
The board decided to see if the current generator could be repaired and modified for easier use by the membership. The Rear Commodore was authorized to take the generator to a repair facility and spend up to $300.00 from the grounds budget for repairs and improvements.
The Secretary reported on the current status of Sea Scout Ship 5074 the club’s youth sailing program. He reported that because of his commitments to business, family and time spent as secretary he has not been able to spend the necessary time on the program. Membership is very low in both youth and adult leadership. The board expressed continued support for youth sailing as a high priority of the club and agreed the Ship should be re-chartered for another year. The board agreed to table the matter and consider ways to help the youth sailing program.
It was decided that the Rear Commodore should order the same kind of mooring balls that we are currently using.
It was decided that the club would provide coffee and donuts at a UFM Boating Safety Class on May 12, 2007
Then followed a review of the documents regarding the club’s challenge to the Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM) to Vernal Equinox Sock Burning Contest and the AMM’s response. It was decided to invite the entire local maritime community to the event on a BYOB and BYOS (Bring Your Own Socks) basis. The Social Directors took the responsibility of publicity for the event to the club membership, and contacting the K-State Sailing Club and the Collegian. The Commodore took the responsibility of replying to the AMM, setting the terms of the contest and contacting his friend on the Mercury staff about the possibility of newspaper coverage. The Secretary took the responsibility of pre-event publicity in the Mercury, contacting and inviting the members of the South Wind Yacht Club and the Perry Yacht Club and continued correspondence with SAIL Magazine.
The meeting was adjourned.
Henry Otto, Secretary