2015 March ExCom Minutes Print
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 22:56

ILCA-NA Executive Committee
Meeting Minutes
March 9, 2015

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

1.The minutes from January 19, 2015 call were approved as distributed.
2.Action Items
a. 2015 CAN Nationals Venue: CORK is confirmed to host the event June 20-21
b. ExCom representation at 2015 major regattas – discussion of preliminary assignments.  Meka summarized the MWE event and responsibilities.
i.NAs: Sherri
ii.Canadians: Andy
iii.US Champs:Eric R.
iv.CORK: Sherri
v.MWE: Meka
vi.MWW: John L
vii.ACC: Eric R.
viii.PCC: Al ?
x.Great Lakes: Andy?
c. District management of “non-class”regattas – some wording to be  used to “require class legal equipment at district championships and higher”.  
3.Office Report
a.    The Laser Sailor: Spring issue on Google docs; deadline is this Sunday, March 15 for content submission.
b.    Finances & membership: increase in the dues is showing up and a savings in travel are showing up.  Membership numbers are down by about 50 but we think they’ll go up with the Masters renewals required for the upcoming 2015 Worlds.
4. New Business
a. Florida Master series debrief – Successful event, good RC. Palm Beach did a great job as well.
b. MW East summary: RC not as organized or responsive; used black flag after one General Recall.  Comment from outside observer to possibly consider another PRO to assist.  Sherri will have a dialog with Clearwater for next year.
c. Clay Johnson’s email on Class website & information for Opti sailors transitioning.  Discussion that current information is sufficient. The Laser spans ages from 12-75+ at regattas.  The ExCom was encouraged to talk to some of the newer Laser sailors about how to make the website easier to navigate and give feedback to the office.

Meeting adjourned at 7:56 pm

Next call: April 13, 2015 (NOTE: changing to second Monday each month)