2007 October ExCom Minutes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Isabella Bertold   
Thursday, 03 January 2008 18:10

ILCA-NA Executive Committee



 October 16, 2007 

President Tracy Usher called the meeting to order at 8:08 EDT.  Those in attendance were Tracy Usher, Eric Faust, Lauralee Symes, Tommy Wharton, Eric Faust, Ben Richardson, Sherri Campbell and Jerelyn Biehl.  Ned Jones was unable to attend.


1.      The minutes of the September meeting was approved.

2.      Office Report

a.       The Laser Sailor: Jerelyn Biehl reported the fall issue is in the mail.  Ben Richardson suggested a collection of quotes from the US Olympic Trials as a summary for the Winter issue.  The due date may need to be moved up to December 1 due to the travel schedule of the editor.

b.      Finances: statements for the fiscal year end for 9/30/07 were distributed with the Class $18,000 in the positive.  Budget for year end 9/30/08 not solidified until the Vanguard situation is resolved.

c.       Membership:  Just the first month has been distributed.  The bulk of memberships are multi-year memberships with low activity in September. Nov/Dec is when we mail renewal notices.   Discussion was held on possibly extending from 2-year to 3-year or longer memberships.  Ben Richardson will work on a proposal of the fee for longer terms.

3.   Upcoming Regattas

                                                   i.      2008 Calendar: All events for Laser & Radials (except GL champs) are complete.  All events are posted on the website calendar. 

                                                 ii.      2009 Worlds update:  Buffalo Canoe Club will host the NAs when needed and will coordinate with the Worlds to be held in Nova Scotia.  Discussion was held on the qualification system for the 2009 Worlds.  Tommy, Ben and Sherri will work on a draft.

4.      Fall Election: no nominations were received so all current officers in for another year

5.      Technical Committee Meeting in Roses, Spain summary from Tracy: 2 committee meetings were held.  The new blades were shown at the meeting.  Tracy reported that they look much more durable and with a nice finish.  Tracy also discussed the new masts.  ILCA will be looking for a new technical officer to replace Adam French.  This will be a part-time paid position.

6.      Old Business: membership follow-up: LauraLee Symes will type up the brainstorming items to distribute for input.  LauraLee Symes requested additional bumper stickers to be mailed out.


Meeting was adjourned at 9:05pm

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