Barnet Sailing Coop—General Meeting—October 1, 2018
||Tonnie van Ginkel
Call To Order: 7:40 PM
Welcome to new members
Approval of previous minutes:
(The minutes for Sept 10 meeting were not available for viewing, approval is tabled to the Nov 5 AGM).
President – Fred Nolte: There are upcoming executive and volunteer vacancies:
- Quartermaster (Could be a split job – someone needed at least to do the work hour accounting).
- (Later in the meeting, Vitali Didenko was nominated (AJ) and he accepted the vacant Member At Large Position)
Reminder: Membership fees are due now. If fees are not paid by the night of the AGM unpaid sailing permits will be offered to returning members and persons on the waiting list.
Treasurer’s Report- Fred Nolte (for Jan O’Brien)
- There are no material changes to the Profit and Loss statement given Sept 10.
- A year end statement should be ready mid-October
- Balance in our account is currently $18,500 (This is not a surplus as it includes (we think) some of next years fees already paid).
Fleet: Michael Quick reported on an excellent boat meeting held on Sept 20 where winter boat maintenance plans for each boat are well underway. Haul-out of Jinjersnap planned for Friday Oct 5
Long Term Bookings: Shawna Little- LTB Survey is due next Monday the 8th. Thank you to all and many who have already completed.
Orientation: Tom Mayson – Turkey basters for keeping the bilge dry and squeegees for cleaning have disappeared – please return them and do not use them for Thanksgiving turkeys. All up to date on recent orientations – new members contact Tom. Come out to Saturday sails and learn to use an asymmetrical sail.
Membership: Gabriel Mora – We are in great shape – four on the waiting list. Get cheques in by the AGM (Nov 5) so that you don’t lose your sailing permit to someone on the wait list. They can be mailed to the PO box that will be checked before the AGM.
Cruises: Fred Nolte (for John Binns )
- There will be no Thanksgiving cruise this year
- A Christmas Lights cruise has not been finalised. More to follow
- A reminder: All members with sailing permits must contribute 30 hours (40 hours joint) annually. 80% of these hours must be completed by April 30, or member will be deemed not in good standing and have their sailing permits suspended. (rule 55a)
- Tracking of work hours this year shows a number of members did not contribute their minimum work hours or did not submit their work hours. (The new website should help us here).
- Upon requests by a member and approval by the executive, an additional fee may be charged in lieu of work hours. (rule 55b)
New DFO Marine Mammal Regulations – Shawna Little gave a summary of the revised regulations and enforcement changes. A link to her presentation has been posted. Quick notes: fines starting at $100,000 on recreational boaters for bad behaviour. Shawna showed slides of good and bad. Encroachment distance is now set at 200m for orcas. (The length of 2 rugby pitches…football fields) Even in our boats at 6kts, you could be fined for ‘chasing’ a pod of orcas. Don’t do it. Leave them alone – seals and porpoises too. Porpoises in your bow wave? – Gradually reduce speed and don’t alter course. Also though, don’t purposefully travel through a large group of dolphins/porpoises. (Could be a challenge off Pt. Atkinson).
Thunderbird Marina Committee: Gustavo presented initial research findings of this committee – history, costs, proximities, pros and cons etc. (also posted?) Send questions, comments, and input to Gustavo, AJ or Gabriel
Bigger Boat Committee / Long Term Planning Committee Tom / Vitali: (A Boat replacement committee was struck at the March 5 Membership meeting with Tom to lead). Tom gave a brief history and context for the notion of boat replacement. Vitali extended this to the need for, and discussions of, a long term plan to be in place for a number of ‘What-ifs’. A survey is to come. If you want to join the discussion contact Tom or Vitali.
Agenda Items for AGM Nov 5. Discussion was mostly connected to long term planning issues with interest in comments regarding budgetary planning for contingency and the setting of specific contingency fund goals. This discussion will carry forward to the Executive meeting at BWC on Monday October 29
Social Event – Rebecca Frame has stepped in to the social coordinator position. A winter social event at Burnaby Winter Club is planned for Saturday Nov 17. See News item on the new website.