2015 December ExCom Minutes Print
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 20:56

ILCA-NA Executive Committee
Meeting Minutes
December 14, 2015

The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm EST.  In attendance were Al Clark, Andy Roy, John Long, Meka Taulbee, and Sherri Campbell. Eric Reitinger did not attend.

1.The minutes from November 16, 2015 call were approved as distributed.

2.Status of Action Items
a.    Laser World credit – no definite timeline has been received from ILCA with regard to the plan to discontinue the publication.  We will proceed as usual.
b.    Request to ISAF by Mexico to become part of the North American continent- this was not accepted by ISAF at the November meeting.  No future impact to ILCA-NA.
c.    9/30/2016 budget – table until January 2016 since the treasurer was not on the call.

3. Office Report
a.    The Laser Sailor – Winter 2016 issue is at the printer and should be in member’s mailboxes by year end.
b.    Finances – reports as circulated prior to the call.  Discussion followed about possible impact on advertising revenue if we went to an electronic version of TLS rather than the printed & mailed copy.  The general feeling was that the revenue would decrease significantly and since we are netting $8-9K per year on the publication in the current format, we should continue with printing and mailing. Sherri also reported that the tax return for 9/30/15 has been completed and will be filed in the next few days well ahead of  the 2/15/2016 deadline.
c.    Membership – Sherri reported that all members up for renewal are receiving at least two notices via email and two mailed reminders.  Meka asked that the email notices come from Sherri’s email address rather than another in the ODM office as that may be viewed as spam by recipients.  Sherri will look into this.  Sherri relayed the importance of the membership requirement for district Grand Prix regattas and the need for enforcement by the District Secretaries.

4. New Business – none

Meeting adjourned at 7:28 pm

Next call: Monday – January 11, 2016