2014 February ExCom minutes Print
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 17:00

ILCA-NA Executive Committee
Meeting Minutes
February 11, 2014

Chairman Andy Roy called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm EST.  Also in attendance were Eric Reitinger, Meka Taulbee, John Long, Jerelyn Biehl and Sherri Campbell.  Al Clark was unable to attend.

1.The minutes from December 10, 2013 call were approved as distributed.

2.Status of action items.
a.    Sponsorship update:  Andy sent 2 emails to LP/Bill Crane with no response. Suggested to check in with Tracy Usher and ILCA for status.
b.    Update from from Andy from the ILCA World Council. Current legal action is pending with a court date still set for early summer. The European region has been split from ILCA and is now operating in Switzerland. A new championship online registration system is in the testing phase and should be live soon.  The release of the new sail is on hold. 2014 Laser Handbook was shipped last week to regional offices for distribution.
c.    Membership Promotion
i.Sponsorship promotion for junior and other Yacht Club programs: List of 50 YCs to approach, and Sherri can send packets.  Eric & Meka to draft the letter. Set price ($100) and offer to add each YC to a list in The Laser Sailor and on the website.
ii.4 districts responded to Eric with thoughts about why their numbers were down. District numbers increase when regattas are held. Sherri to follow up with the D20 DS to search for a replacement.  
3.Office Report
a.    The Laser Sailor: March 15 is the next deadline.  A few articles have already been signed up and a few additional advertisers. Suggestions were given for additional articles & contacts.
b.    Finances: Tax return for YE Sep 2013 has been filed. Reports through Jan 31, 2014 were presented and reviewed.
c.    Membership: Numbers are down a bit.  Need to keep pushing at every opportunity.
d.    Revelation that membership requirement was not turned on in the online registration for MidsEast.  Sherri will be on site to remedy this oversight by Clearwater YC. Sherri is pushing Richmond YC to get the NOR posted and various other details sorted for MWW.  
e.    Future Regattas: 2014 Grid is complete except for a couple of Masters Regattas still pending.  2015 planning grid has been posted to the website and we are now looking to get events in place.

Next call: March 11, 2014                                                        Meeting adjourned at 7:47 pm