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2008 September ExCom Minutes PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 October 2008 13:58

ILCA-NA Executive Committee

Meeting Minutes

September 9, 2008 

President Tracy Usher called the meeting to order at 8:05 EDT.  Those in attendance were Tracy Usher, LauraLee Symes, Ben Richardson, Tommy Wharton, Jerelyn Biehl and Sherri Campbell.  Eric Faust was unable to attend.

  1. The minutes from July 9, 2008 were approved as distributed.
  1. Office Report  - Sherri

a.       The Laser Sailor: Jerelyn discussed the upcoming issue.

b.      Finances: We’re 11/12ths through the year and it looks good and we should be ahead of budget overall.  Sherri will work on the advertising income with regards to the tax issue.  A draft budget will be prepared before the next call.

c.       Membership: Aug 31 was end of membership year. We were within 8 of last year.  CORK’s information came after the closing (23 memberships).  Renewal letters for 2009 will begin to be mailed in November.

  1. Laser Performance meeting & summary: Tracy, Ben and Sherri were able to meet with the LP representatives at St. Francis.  Discussion was held on the monetary support from LP (moving back to per boat rather than flat rate); Grand Prix support and merchandising.  ILCA-NA is waiting for a response from LP after the meeting. 
  1. World Entry Update: 9/8/08 was the first activation of the new entry system at ILCA. Calls have been fielded for the radials and Masters. Discussion was held on the best communication methods. 9/15/08 is the next opening for entry for standards & masters.  We need to begin working on the 2010 qualifying system now.
  1. Elections: the election document was circulated to the Exec.  Current ExCom members were asked to reassess their positions and get back to Sherri by 9/14/08 about their wish to continue for another year.
  1. Items for World Council meeting October 18-19, 2008 in London with technical and measurement meetings prior.  The UK Laser Assn. is asking for a reprieve on dues because the International has a large reserve in the bank.  Discussion was held on the possible reduction of fees.
  1. Regatta Grid circulated for 2009 and we need to fill in some blank regatta venues.

Adjourned at 8:00pm EDT

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2008 13:59

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