1. Call to order 7:08 pm by Commodore Jim Rosaschi
· 3 guests
Adrian – from Australia, visiting LV, likes one designs
Diane – sailed Thirsty Thursday’s with Blown Away
Dereck – from SoCal, looking for a sailing group, owner of a Flicka
3. Officers Reports
· Secretary not present, motion by Ace to waive the reading of the previous meeting notes
· Vice Commodore, Johnny D
o Spring sail training is November 22 – 23, volunteers are needed to run the event
We already have the books, shirts and hats for this event. Grant application to be completed by the end of the month to request funding for next sail training
· Treasurer, Lydia
o 2016 race fee revenues increased by $1000 over 2015. Copies of financials available. For those who would like a copy see Lydia
· Fleet Captain, Clay
o Website is up, race calendar to be uploaded. Winter Series 1 race results will be posted soon. A lot of photo hits on NYC facebook page which has increased interest from the community
· Cruising Captain, Tim
o Sunday Funday’s have been created for fun sailing. Take this opportunity to introduce new comers to the Club, like a membership drive. Ace to coordinate the January 22 sail in Tim’s absence. Ace suggested changing the time to create a longer sail day. Eventually these may be limited to members only.
o Payments for events can be paid two ways: Electronic payments will be made thru the Meetup site and checks can be given to Lydia
o Lots of facebook activity – please post pictures
o Social events – looking for input; Is there anything the club has done in the past that we would like to do again?
· Commodore, Jim
o No abnormal expenses
o Old Business
§ Lydia – Not sure where Sharon left off with the grant application from Dept of Wildlife
§ Boy scouts requested help with merit badge
o New Business
§ Becky Ashburn, US Sailing Judge, has offered a training for the 2017-2020 rule book
§ Jim has been motivated to get is US Sail certified instructor certificate. Tim talking with Bass Pro Shop about using their meeting room for sail training. This class would be used as a pre-requisite for on the water sail training. The room is free with a $100 cleaning fee assessment.
§ The board is looking at new ideas and direction for the club. It has had ups and downs over the years due to a variety of circumstances.
· Small boat fleet
· Revive youth sailing
· Tim talked with marina about obtaining a small fleet of rental sail boats but they were not interested due to liability and safety concerns. 26-32 feet boats changed the conversation
· Invitational – we would need to develop relationships with out of state clubs to create enough interest to have a successful event. The AZ yacht club has an annual event that draws 60 boats
4. Any other Business