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2012 May ExCom Minutes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Isabella Bertold   
Monday, 18 June 2012 17:59

ILCA-NA Executive Committee
Meeting Minutes
May 8, 2012

Chairman Tracy Usher called the meeting to order at 8:00 pm EDT.  Also in attendance were Eric Faust, Clay Johnson, Laura Lee Symes and Sherri Campbell.  Evan Lewis and Jerelyn Biehl were unable to attend.

1.    The minutes from March 13, 2012 were approved.

2.     Action Items
a.    Status of FloCast/Media site: Tracy has talked to Jon Deutsch about other options for media/video posting.  He will follow up with Jon.
b.    Class sponsorship plan: It was agreed to go forward with other possible sponsors for 2013.  

3.    Office Report
a.    The Laser Sailor: The spring issue went to print late due to waiting for The Laser World to be available. Clay mentioned the need for more content.  He will find someone to write about the ACC or will write it himself.  Sherri will look for someone to write up the US Nationals.
b.    Finances: on budget year to date, nothing of note
c.    Membership: numbers for the year look good with numbers up slightly over last year.

4.    Regatta Bids
a.    2013 MWW – set for Cal YC on March 22-24 which is a weekend earlier than the normal schedule because Easter is March 31.
b.    2013 ACC – Discussion regarding bids received from Brant Beach YC and Little Egg Harbor YC.  It was decided to go with LEHYC as they are eager to host a Laser event and should be given a chance to do so.  We will plan to go back to BBYC as soon as another event rotates to District 10.
c.    2014 Canadian Nationals – now confirmed for Royal Vancouver on July 25-27
d.    2017 North Americans – an offer has been made by Royal Vancouver.  It was decided to give them a tentative yes with confirmation to come from both parties 3 years in advance (2014).

a.    Tracy announced that Eric Faust has been named as the ILCA General Manager and will assume him duties effective May 15th.  Eric will need to step down as the ILCA-NA Vice Chairman.  In addition, it appears that Tracy will be named as the ILCA president at the upcoming ILCA World Council meeting later this month.  He will also need to step down from his ILCA-NA duties if that happens.  He proposes to have LauraLee Symes named as interim Chairman and Evan Lewis as interim Vice Chairman and appoint Jon Deutsch as interim Secretary and Christine Neville as interim At Large director.  This all agrees with our bylaw section 4.9.  It was agreed to adopt this transition plan pending acceptance by all parties involved with the knowledge that all of these positions will be open for election during the regular election process in October.
b.    Update on the trademark from Eric Faust- No new information at this time but he will contact Kevin Cain about plan to move forward to defend this.

Next call: June 12, 2012.

Meeting adjourned at 8:52 pm

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