Minutes 4/18/05

Attendance: Jason Mitchell, Mike Larsen, Kyle Satula, Megan Wiseman, Chris Frye, Paul Exner, Matt Schmidt, Anne Porter, Muru Senthivelan, Chandra Hinton, Michele Lorenz, Tristan Sather, Zach Vieth, Paul Penkalski, Chas Kenyon, Jennifer Apodaca, Jerry Mendl, Michelle Meyer, Eli Lechter, Dan Arredondo, Jonathan Gapen, Matt Nelson, Andy Plzak, Jenny Dahlberg, Matt Brockdorf, Jim Rogers


  • Intros
  • Nissan Engine ? Brought up possible swap for a new engine for $580.

    • The Nissan is a 15" shaft 25hp, we need a 20" shaft (new one is)
    • Motion by MITCHELL, seconded by MEYER to approve the swap. 3 Abstained, rest for ? Motion Passes

  • Updates on the Calendar

    • Check it out!
    • Boat Rides on May 7th, 8am ? 5pm

      • Need People to sail

    • June 11th ? Terrace Fest ? Free sail day
    • May 28th

  • Pier in update by Kyle

    • Windsurfing deck going in well
    • Problems w/ sloop pier
    • Tech Pier being rebuilt this week
    • Scow deck ? Next weekend

  • Membership Applications

    • Can be approved or denied
    • Straightforward way to deal with felons, etc
    • Went over the wording
    • Past infractions allowing for legitimate future denials

  • Kickoffs

    • Weds ? Existing members (word of mouth)

      • Go over changes in rating structure etc

    • Thurs May 28th ? 8pm Tripp ? Bring enthusiasm

      • Fountain 11-2
      • Need people to setup at 6:30pm

    • Weds before (Lower part of Bascom hill)

      • Banner & Windsurfers

    • 25th-28th 11-2 people at lit tables in rath/union south
    • Gordon commons 5-8, and Franks Place 6:30 ? 8
    • Fliers & Chalk passed out

  • Dan Arredondo ? from the Naval ROTC in regards to laser fleet

    • They have 13 fill rigs and not enough sailors
    • Looking to make a formal arrangement with Hoofers Sailing to store lasers at hoofers and allow ROTC to use them.
    • Many programs are dropping their laser program and are offering up their boats to other programs (Navy ROTC) that want them
    • They can build a rack that will hold 5 lasers and have 80 people to make more
    • Details to be worked out
    • Motion by JESS seconded by ELI to go ahead and work out the details and come up with an arrangement ? Motion passed unanimously

  • Techs

    • Have access to the money now, may not have it in 2 months
    • Paul Exner on techs

      • He is asking around for quotes for MIT Techs

        • Shop would do the riggings etc to save $$

      • Contacted Gybe Tech and Us Sail makers so far, rest on vacation
      • People are interested in our current techs and other schools are also interested
      • Need updated facilities to not damage the boats
      • We can get 10-15 depending on the price
      • Plan in the words to keep things going
      • Motion to go ahead and buy new techs pending Paul looking into quotes and details and getting back to us ? Motion by MITCHELL, seconded by FRYE ? 1 opposed, 3 abstain, rest for ? Passes

    • Instructor Hiring Reviews ? Jason Mitchell, Chris Frye, Paul Penkalski

      • Jason Mitchell

        • Jason Talked, read Pete Mooney?s (Keelboat instructor) email in support of Jason
        • Chas, Chris, Kyle Talked
        • We?ll be reviewing the hiring process later
        • It was noted that the hiring committee did not take into account the number of instructors for each fleet, specifically the keelboats

          • Tristan ? 1 lesson a week a good thing. Struggled in the past with enough lessons and Heavy Keelboats need more instructors.

        • Muru Spoke on behalf of hiring committee
        • ** Closed Session**
        • Chandra ? In general should we hire just because they?re volunteers? No.
        • Muru ? Keelboat fleet kept too "Separate" from the rest of the club

          • Appreciate all volunteers

        • Jennifer: Keelboat comes quickly back when need support (Conflicts)
        • Mike: Pete Mooney gave his recommendation for Jason ? He?s a long time keelboat sailer/instructor
        • Jennifer: Jason has lots of potential

          • Tough decision because of that

        • No Previous Experience
        • Willing to learn (Very Willing)

          • Instructor Development program

        • Tristan: Trust hiring committee, not just one voice
        • Jerry: Lessons are hard to get [on the heavy keelboats]
        • Mike: Not about anything but instructor or not (not about the process)
        • Motion by MURU, seconded by Chandra to Uphold hiring decision. 7 For, 1 Against, 4 Abstain ? Motion Carries

      • ** Session Open **
      • Chris Frye?s Appeal

        • Kyle, Jason Megan, Jonathan Spoke
        • Hiring committee Spoke
        • ** Closed Session **
        • Concerns w/ safety ? J24 incidents
        • Great asset to the club
        • Has owned up to past mistakes
        • Question on Ratings

          • Jim Clarified: Previous commodore had said fleet captains had authority over their own ratings. Chris never did anything about it, but had talked about it. Jim approached Chris and let him know this wasn?t the case, Chris respected this ? Were no problems

        • Responsible
        • Motion to Overturn decision By KYLE, seconded by MITCHELL

          • 2 For, 5 Opposed, 5 Abstain ? No decision

        • Motion to uphold hiring committee decision ? by MICHELE, Seconded by JESS ? 5 for, 2 opposed, 5 abstained ? No decision
        • Non Decision: Previous Decision stands

      • ** Session Open **
      • Paul Penkalski

        • Paul Spoke
        • Muru spoke on behalf of the Hiring Committee
        • ** Session Closed **
        • Discussion
        • Motion to uphold hiring committee decision by MITCHELL, seconded by KYLE ? All in favor motion passes

      • Erin?s Appeal postponed until next week ? wasn?t aware it was in fact an appeal?it was.
      • Motion to not entertain any more appeals except Erin by MURU, seconded by MITCHELL ? Carries unanimously

    • ** Session Open **
    • New Business
    • Follow up on Chris Streufert

      • Letter of sincere thanks from him
      • Muru talked to him about probationary period

    • On the Record ? Instructor Development program is being developed
    • Motion to adjourn by MITCHELL ? FRYE ? adjourned

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