Board of Managers Meeting: May 2010


2010-05-18 Minutes of Y-Knot Board of Managers meeting

Present were Scott Stewart (Vice President), Mark Carnevale (President), Trish McKluskey, Rick Irvine (Treasurer), Steve Mintz, Don Miller (Vice President), Keith Edwards (Camp Chingachgook liaison), and Dan Byrnes (Secretary).

Sailing has begun and as far as boat maintenance goes, Y-Knot is in great shape. Five Martins are in the water, and #74 is back from its trip to Nyack where Pete Hogg trailered it for the Tappan Zee Challenge and the BC Adaptive Sailing Event. Pete told Don that the new single boat trailer worked great. We expect all 6 boats to be in the water, masts ready on Saturday for the first sailing date.

President Mark Carnevale reported that there were 10 new people at Saturday’s (5/15) volunteer training clinic. Mark was there and sailed so everyone could see how the Hoyer lift is used. The wind was great, Mark said.

Re: North Country Access, we have two rooms reserved. Pete Hogg told Don he’s willing to go, but will let someone else make the trip in his place. There is sailing at the facility, but not for a wheel chair bound person.

Y-Knot’s requirements for staffing this event are as follows: A team to tow the boats up to Clayton, NY, and two able bodied sailors to go along as companions and provide sailing experiences for the attendees. Our proposed plan to be confirmed by the June Board meeting is for Mark Carnavale and Dan Mueller to go in Mark’s van and tow the boats. In addition, Don Miller will go up along with Keith Edwards (and Sara). Don and Sara will be the able bodied sailors and go in the companion seats. As back up sailors, Pete Hogg and Dan Byrnes have said they can be available for the trip.

Rick Irvine asked what we wanted to do with the giveaway stuff. We discussed refrigerator magnets.

We looked at Disabled Sports USA? http://www.ncaccess.org/disabledsportsusa.asp A national nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization established in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve the war injured. DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events. Participants include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, dwarfism, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, and other neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions.

Mark Carnevale will be recruiting sailors for the Martins and the Fort Ti Race on June 19.

Mark also sent out the volunteer list that Mary Ellen Rudolph found and sent around following our meeting a couple of weeks ago at Mocha Lisa’s.

The meeting was adjourned.