Board of Managers Meeting: February 2014

Minutes from the Feb. 18, 2014, Y-Knot Board of Managers’ meeting at the So. Saratoga YMCA, Clifton Park, NY, are submitted for consideration as follows: In attendance were Mark Carnevale, President, Keith Edwards, YMCA Camp Chingachgook Liaison, Dan Kennedy, Spencer Raggio, Don Miller, Vice President, and Dan Byrnes, Secretary.

Minutes were read and approved from the Jan. 21, 2014, meeting.

Keith Edwards said repair work has been completed on boat number 13 and he is picking it up this Friday.

Regarding fundraising, Cooper’s Cave Restaurant, ( Glens Falls, NY, has committed to hosting a benefit night on Monday, April 7, whereby anybody who dines at the restaurant will see 15% of the bill donated to Y-Knot Sailing. Dan Kennedy’s wife has volunteered to put together a raffle basket.  Everyone who plans to come please RSVP with the Camp, 518 656-9462, and dial extension 0 to make a reservation with Carol.

Regarding chalk talks, we plan to send out an invitation email for the first meeting, on March 13th, and it will go out on the 1st or so.  We also plan to include something fun in the mailing such as a teaser (multiple choice question) to help sailors and companions better understand the fun that comes from racing fairly and competitively.

Regarding the Challenger donation, Bob Chodkowski emailed Spencer Raggio and Don Miller that he is going over to England and will be following up this week about moving things forward including some questions about trailer options.

Keith is going to ask Rick Irvine to make dry erase board name tags for us to have on hand at the camp. The goal is to make the tags reusable and therefore readily available, yet durable. 

Our next meeting will be March 18th, 2014, at the So. Saratoga YMCA, Clifton Park, NY.