Board Meeting Minutes of June 8, 2009
(note that this meeting had been postponed from June 1, 2009)
Host: Wayne Martin
Directors Present: Frey, Martin, van Swaay, Crespino, Mahorney & Strouts
Directors Absent: Loyd
Others present: None
Call to Order by Commodore Frey at 6:35 p.m.
Approval of Minutes: The minutes of the May meeting of the directors were approved as written.
Commodore – Frey reported that he had mowed the Club grounds twice already this year; he had also painted the posts on the entrance sign. The Corps of Engineers has notified us that they will perform the annual inspection of the Club grounds on June 16. Frey will see that the fire extinguisher inspections are current and they are in place before the COE inspection.
Rear Commodore – No report.
Treasurer – van Swaay stated that he had received payments from Barker, Dewitt and Johnson and he is still attempting to contact a few boat owners about membership dues and fees for their boats.
Secretary – Strouts reported that the Sea Scouts were actively recruiting members and several Scout parents had stepped into leadership roles. They are currently looking for a skipper to replace Wynne Beers when he leaves in the next two months.
Race Director – Mahorney reported that the first race of the season on Memorial Day weekend had 5 entrants. The winds were very light, leading to a shortening of the race.
Social Director – Crespino noted that the social event for June is tentative.
BVYC sale items/ logo design – Bob Mullen is working on details with GTM to get the new logo on polo shirts.
Fall Banquet – Crespino and Loyd are looking for locations for the banquet.
BBQ Grill Donation – A motion was passed to accept the donation of a used propane grill from Bob Mullen. Members will need to supply their own propane to use the grill.
Swing Set Donation – After discussion, the consensus was to not accept a donation of a used swing set. Concern was expressed about liability and maintenance. Strouts will contact the donor.
Replacement of John Deere lawn tractor – The Board discussed the desire to provide appropriate equipment to launch/recover small boats and the maintenance issues involved with the lawn tractor. Frey will look at the lawn tractor to see if temporary repairs may be sufficient to get the tractor usable for the remainder of the year. Martin will investigate options for purchasing a new or good quality used large lawn tractor and report at the next meeting.
Generator – The Board discussed the desire to provide adequate electricity on the grounds for social events, maintenance operations and other uses. Costs, limitations and benefits were considered for wind and solar power as well as gasoline and propane generators. Consensus was that a propane generator offered the most benefits at a reasonable price and service life. Martin will investigate options for purchasing a new propane generator to replace the existing gasoline generator and report at the next meeting.
Committee boat – The need for the club to own and maintain a motorized committee boat was discussed. Consensus was that a motorized boat is needed for safety purposes during races and other club events. This could be provided by club members rather than the Club owning a boat. Strouts will check out the committee boat and report its general condition at the next meeting. It was mentioned that the Club might want to invest in a better motorized boat and or sailboats that would be of more value for the members to use. This will be discussed further at a future board meeting.
June Social event – Strouts tentatively committed to hosting the social event on June 20 with a boat christening theme.
There will be no board meeting in July. The next board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., August 3 and hosted by Matt Loyd.
Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.