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2011 July ExCom Minutes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sherri Campbell   
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 22:37

ILCA-NA Executive Committee
Meeting Minutes
July 5, 2011

Chairman Tracy Usher called the meeting to order at 8:05 pm EDT.  Also in attendance were Clay Johnson, Eric Faust, Lauralee Symes and Sherri Campbell. Evan Lewis and Jerelyn Biehl were unable to attend.

1.    The minutes from June 14, 2011 were approved as circulated.

2.     Action Items
a.    Laser Performance contract: no further update from ILCA or LP on this.  Agreed to keep it on the action items list for now.  We need to begin thinking about another major sponsor if there is no action by September.

3.    Office Report
a.    The Laser Sailor: Summer issue is at the printer and ready to go.  The issue of the Laser World from ILCA is not yet available and is the current hold up.  It was agreed to wait until Friday, July 8 for the LW and then go to print without it if necessary.
b.    Finances:  No yet ready due to our early call date and the holiday.  Nothing unusual to note. The statements will follow later this week.
c.    Membership: 1848 as of 6/30/11. Still running ahead of 2010 level but behind 2009 and 2008.  

4.    Annual General Meeting – Clay Johnson, Evan Lewis and Sherri Campbell will be on site.  Clay & Evan have agreed to run the meeting which will likely be held on Wednesday, July 13.  The agenda will include a welcome/class update.  Tracy will collaborate with Clay on the report content.  Sherri will give a financial report.  Other discussion items could include 2012 & 2013 scheduling and open discussion

5.    AOB
a.    Brief discussion about the continuation of using Regatta Network for the Grand Prix scoring.  Sherri is working with them to streamline the system.  Some of the current issues relate to multiple people on one member ID with family memberships.  Also regattas results not done using the RN scoring have to be reformatted in the class office and member IDs manually added in order for the results to be merged into the standings.
b.    Sailgroove, the host of our Laser Media sight has gone out of business.  At the moment, their parent company FloCast will continue but it is unknown about the level of technical support they will provide.  It was agreed to begin looking for another way to manage the media coverage (videos and photos) for the class.
c.    Some discussion about whether the Laser 4.7s should have separate major regattas in future years as a way to promote the growth of the fleet as it does not have the same popularity as other continents.  No conclusion was reached.

d.    The idea of asking host venues to support a “green regatta” was discussed.   It was agreed that it is a worthwhile idea and we can certainly suggest compliance but that we would not demand it.

The next call is scheduled for August 9, 2011.

Meeting adjourned at 8:50 pm

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