NYC General Meeting Minutes
August 24, 2017
Call to order by Commodore Jim Rosaschi @ 7:04 PM
Introduction of New Guests:
We had four new guests tonight: Mark, Jeff, Chong and Bobby. Two of them joined tonight. Welcome NEW MEMBERS: Robert Freeman (Bobby Free) and Mark Gerber.
Commodore, Jim Rosaschi:
Jim announced we have 44 members and the growing.
Please note that there is a location change to the general membership meeting scheduled for Sept 21. The meeting will be held at the Boulevard Bar, not at Deans Place as published on the calendar.
Jim mentioned that the terms for the current board will be coming up soon. The Vice Commodore selects a slate in October. If anyone is interested in being on the board, please let us know.
Vice Commodore, John D’Acunto:
Sail Training is coming up in September, 23rd & 24th. We are looking for instructors and volunteers. Please email Johnny at email@example.com or call him at 702-497-3902. Also, get the word out to your friends.
Cruising Captain, Tim Ehrlich
We have a member’s only opportunity. The NYC has 3 boats in Shoreline Harbor in Long Beach, CA. We are planning a trip to Catalina Island to attend the Jazz festival, October 19-22. There are 12-14 berths. This was posted on social media today. Tim will provide updates.
If anyone is interested in helping with the Christmas Party, please contact Tim via email at firstname.lastname@example.org . We need to find a location, set a date, etc.
Fleet Captain, Clay Ostrom:
The first race of the season will be the Darling Memorial Long Distance race. This has been rescheduled several times due to weather or lack of weather. Fred and Ron Darling were long time members and supporters of the club. This race begins at Boulder Beach and is a non-stop race to Temple Bar and back.
The Fall Series begins September 16.
Sail Training September 23-24. Volunteers needed.
SCYA has called to invite us back to hosting the Midwinter’s here at Lake Mead. We haven’t sponsored one in many years. In the past we had boats come from Arizona and California to participate, but that hasn’t happened in a long time. If we schedule this race it would be February 17-18, 2018. The SCYA will have a representative at the event. They will collect the entry fees and provide trophies (useful gift). The NYC would keep 15% of the proceeds to supply appetizers. Discussion on the floor – to be continued on social media.
An error was made on the NOR regarding race fees. The race fees are as follows:
Single Day Races $30
Series Races (2-Day) $60
Gold/Silver Cup $60
Long Distance $75
Clay and Lydia have made a connection with the current staff at Temple Bar. Recently they have not accommodated the club as in the past. No matter what time we arrived they would have food. We have been hosting a food share (potluck) on the courtesy dock.
October 7-8, Clay will be out of town and will need someone to be on the race committee boat. Mike Cox stepped up. Way to go Mike!
Treasurer, Lydia Brown – Absent
Secretary, Dena Williams
Copies of the treasurer’s report distributed. Copies of the July meeting minutes available for review. Motion on the floor to approve, motion passed.
Staff Commodore, Floyd White - absent
Naomi – discussion regarding feasibility of youth sailing program. There have been challenges. Which ages do we target – possibly high school; liability issues.
Burgees available for sale, $25
Reminder: Officer elections coming up – who wants to volunteer? Please notify Jim if you are interested 702-400-4616. We will be voting in October.
Thirsty Thursday end with the time change. We can do Sunday fun day sails.
Ideas for future races: 1. Captain swap – The captain would switch boats and use another’s crew. 2. Jack & Jill hat draw for partners.
Question on floor about having meetings at the boathouse restaurant.
2018 membership dues will increase to $75.00
Meeting adjourned at 7:55
We held a raffle for multiple items;
NYC T-Shirts / Hats