Board of Managers Meeting: March 2008


Board of Managers Meeting Minutes

Date: March 5, 2008
Location: Clifton Park Kidz Lodge YMCA
Present: Steve Mintz (President), Don Miller (Treasurer), Becky Bonn (Secretary), and Scott Stewart

Steve welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order at 6:20PM
January’s minutes were reviewed. Steve motioned to accept the minutes and Don seconded the motion.

Treasurers report (Don Miller) We could not review, the latest report was not available

Organization of Board members (Steve Mintz)
Need a vice president: Steve would like to nominate Scott Stewart as Vice President, the duties were explained and Scott accepted the nomination. All were in favor.

Committee reports:
Program Director (Rebecca Stanley)
not present to report
Membership (Jenny Overeynder) not present to report
Publicity (Dylan Walrath) not present to report

Fundraising (Scott Stewart) Pete Hoags suggestion; Steve explained Petes idea of hosting sandbagger boats on LG. Don suggested maybe it could be during Americade; check with Bill Dutcher on this. Steve will provide Scott with more information on this so that he can follow up.
Putting together a power point presentation for fund raising ; help is needed to compile ideas and thoughts about what to put in a power point presentation, the other board members at the next meeting will be asked to help with this.
Lake George Rotary needs to be contacted to see if we can be included on their donation list

Regatta (Spencer Raggio) not present; however Spencer asked Becky to check with Rex to see if he would be willing to chair the committee since Spencer is not currently a board member. Becky has checked with Rex but has not heard back as of yet.
Don suggested opening the regatta up to other small boats (chartering sunfishes from the camp, etc.) This could make money for the regatta and the community sailing program and increase participation. Steve is concerned about this being a Martin 16 event. Could we have two starts and could we have a PHRF rating?? Details will need to be worked out
Steve is working on hype letter to send out to past and current sailors and volunteers; hopefully this will boost moral and increase participation

Old Business
Martin Demo in Clayton, NY (Rebecca Stanley) not present to report

Boat Repairs (George Painter) not present to report; Steve will follow up with George
Boat repair day March 1st (9:00am-12:00pm)
Rips in sails of 100 and the Freedoms main
Deck of Martin 13
Purchasing of new sails and slings

New Lift-SureHands (All)-Demo for the Chowder Cup; this needs to be followed up with Spencer and then check with Carol Colegrove the sales coordinator 800-724-5305 x 20 info@surehands.com and see if this will be a possibility for the Chowder cup

Dry Eraser Board & Easel for the Pavilion (George Painter) not present to report

First Aid Bag (Don Miller) An EMT First Aid Bag costs about $200.00, some of the items will not be needed but some form of first aid is needed at the beach and then someone is needed who knows how to use the first aid. Ice packs were an idea to help if sailors were overheating; it did not help with Rebecca when tried. Rebecca has mentioned in the past about a vest to help. We will need to keep investigating this

Regatta policy for Loaning & Transporting Boats (Spencer Raggio) not present to report; Steve will follow up with Spencer

New Y-Knot Trophy (Dylan Walrath) not present to report

Things to do with the Corinthians (Steve Mintz)
Don Suggested: Putting a racing team together, for Wednesday nights and Sundays, using the Y-Knot community sailing program
Generating more interest and participation of membership
Suggestions made at the year-end meeting: survey people instead of a meeting to see what they are looking for from Y-Knot; possibly a Sailors 2 day weekend at Camp Chingachgook

2008 goals
Suggestions: Setting up the martins for better equipping Quads.
New Water Front Area

Some of the items above have been tabled to the next meeting. The next meeting will be Wednesday, March 26th at 6pm. This meeting will be held at the YMCA Kidz Lodge in Clifton Park.

Meeting Adjourned at 8PM
Minutes submitted by Becky Bonn 3/13/2008