Barnet Sailing Coop—General Meeting—September 10, 2018 at Burnaby Winter Club
|Andrea Rapaport||Gustavo Rapaport||Richard Blackwell|
|Sue Chapman||Mike Leblanc||Les McAusland|
|AJ Veerman||Maarten Veerman||Tom Mayson|
|Ray Bishop||Kelvin Worral||Steve Cook|
|Rebecca Frame||Graham Dalton||Shawna Little|
|Gabriel Mora||Anne Murney||Fred Nolte|
|Vitali Didenko||Michael Quick||Dragan Djuricanin|
|John Binns||Joel Westereng||Steve Work|
Call to Order: 7:38 PM
Introduction of new members: Richard Blackwell and Steve Work
Approval of agenda: Tom Mayson; Add Boat replacement and AJ Veerman; Add Thunderbird marina
Approval of previous minutes:
Minutes for General Meeting on June 4, 2018 Tom Mayson/Shawna Little Carried
President: Fred Nolte: There are upcoming executive and volunteer vacancies:
- Treasurer -Prefer a volunteer to paid position, not necessary to be an accountant.
- Social Director
- Member at large
Treasurer’s Report: Fred Nolte for Jan O’Brien: Income same as budget. Net income is $5000. Graham Dalton wanted more detailed breakdown of costs by boat, if available. Michael Quick said that this would be useful for the boat meeting. Most info comes from Inlet Marine. Acceptance moved Les McAusland/Anne Murney: Carried
Fleet: Michael Quick – Two impacts with rocks were reported on Jinjersnap, it is positive that they were reported. Under water inspections were carried out with no major damage noted. They will be raised on the tidal grid at Burrard for inspection.
Weekend Pirate impact against dock in Howe Sound was result of propeller being fouled after running over a crab trap. Unable to hoist the main, jib was unfurled but boat could only sail downwind. Boat hit jetty at a marina. This is being treated as an accident with no penalty to the skipper.
Long term bookings: Shawna Little. 24 TTBs in 2018 better than 2017. As follow up a survey will be conducted with a prize.
Orientation Tom Mayson- Has been working with Gabriel Mora to carry out orientations 1-3 promptly for new members, only 1 orientation outstanding.
Membership: Gabriel Mora: Membership is full with 2 people on waiting list for 2019.
Cruises: John Binns: 10 day Labour Day cruise to Gulf Islands was successful. Cruises in general during 2018 were not well attended. Fewer new skippers are sailing on cruises, they prefer to sail with family. This seems to be a demographic change within the coop and we will adapt the cruising programme to respond to this. To confirm members’ preference, a survey will be sent out in October.
- AJ Veerman proposed a motion to set up a group to consider Thunderbird marina as a marina for 1 of our boats. Seconded by Vitali Didenko and Fred Nolte will sponsor from the executive. The group will research pros & cons and present to membership before budget.
- Vitali Didenko (for Tom Mayson) on boat replacement. 3 options are being proposed for buying a bigger boat e.g. 30 to 34 ft boat.
- Add the boat to the existing fleet, money raised by increasing fees or adding new members, up to 90?
- New coop. A group of 8-15 people would break away from BSC and buy the bigger boat. This could be an arrangement similar to the Ambleside coop.
- Coop within a coop. A group of 15 members would buy the boat between them and would pay a per use fee to cover maintenance. Other members would have to sell a Catalina 27 or add members to cover the cost of the 6 Catalina 27s.
A motion was proposed by Vitali Didenko, seconded by Maarten Veerman to set up a group to study the 3 options. Carried
Presentation by Joel Westereng on the new coop web site:
Joel gave a live demonstration using the new web site of:
- Home page
- Member Profiles
- Booking a boat
- Signing up for a cruise
- Submit volunteer hours
- Submit expenses
Joel encouraged all members to use the new web site. The audience was very appreciative of the presentation and the great progress made and showed their appreciation in the usual way.
Motion to adjourn by Fred Nolte, seconded by Anne Murney at 9.16 pm