NYC General Meeting Minutes

October 19, 2017

Officers Present: Dena Williams, Lydia Brown, Clay Ostrom, Tim Ehrlich

Absent: Jim Rosaschi, John D’Acunto, Floyd White


Call to order by Fleet Captain, Clay Ostrom @ 7:00 PM

Introduction of New Guests: Danny, Brent, Jennifer, Ryan, Joe & Warren

Officers Reports:

Fleet Captain, Clay Ostrom:

SYCA Midwinter  will be February 17 & 18, 2018; 15 % proceeds were conter-offered with 50%, more communication to follow.


Temple Bar Race this weekend. 16 kts predicted from the north. The bar will be open Saturday evening. Potluck dinner on the dock. Restaurant will be open for breakfast.


2018 Race Calendar to be uploaded mid November



Secretary, Dena Williams

Members will be receiving renewal application via email. Please complete these forms even if you renew online. We want to make sure our membership list is up to date.



Treasurer, Lydia Brown – Treasurers report available upon request



Cruising Captain, Tim Ehrlich

Sunday Funday will be replacing Thirsty Thursday. This is a casual sailing event with a dockside meeting. After discussion it was decided to have a 1 pm start. Those that want to come early for lunch can meet in the restaurant.

Holiday Party / Awards dinner / New Officer Installation

Mimi & Coco’s, Lake Las Vegas

Thursday, December 7, 2017; Cocktails 6pm, Dinner 7pm, Awards 8pm

$35 per person with RSVP prior to November 23, after that $50 per person


Since our annual membership fee is cheap, we are looking for sponsorships to offset costs for social events. We are a 501c3 non profit. Reach out to people you know for donations. A donation letter can be provided.





Sail Training: We had 15 students attend sail training Sept 23 & 24

Bobby is repairing the training boat


NYC Catalina Trip:

George Johnson provided an update





Mike Cox updated the bulletin board at the marina.


Executive Board proposed a Bylaw change to increase the annual dues from $50 to $75. There was discussion on the floor. The membership made a motion to increase the dues to $100. Motion passed.


Members who joined after sail training will received a $25 discount toward 2018 dues.


NDOW grant – the Dept. of Wildlife has requested that we included their “Wear It” logo on our sail training hats/shirts purchased with the grant award money.


There was conversation on the floor regarding our races. Recently we have not had cooperation with the wind. There was discussion of having fun races when the wind is not at the minimum speed since we all came out to race. Steve presented the “history” of NYC racing and the race committee’s responsibilities. It was agreed that the quality of racing has gone up since the days of Grillville. Some want to see a more open forum with looser rules for sailors new to racing. We need to keep the standards for the Cup Races. New standands can be setup for non-cup races. We are an educational club with a racing “backbone”. Racing makes you a better sailor.


Slate of New Officers for 2018 presented, accepted and approved


Commodore – Tim Ehrlich

Vice Commodore – Sharon Dunn

Secretary – Mike Cox

Treasurer – Lydia Brown

Fleet Captain – Clay Ostrom

Cruising Captain – Naomi Emmerson


Meeting Adjourned 8:29 pm


Next Meeting:  Thursday, November 16, 2017

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