2016 July ExCom Minutes Print
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 20:14

ILCA-NA Executive Committee

Meeting Minutes

July 11, 2016


The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm EDT.  In attendance were: Al Clark , Meka Taulbee, Andy Roy, Eric Reitinger, Jerelyn Biehl and Sherri Campbell. John Long was unable to attend.


1.The minutes from June 13, 2016 call were approved as distributed.


2. Office Report

  1. The Laser Sailor – Summer 2016 & Fall 2016: reminders sent to major regatta chairs. Next deadline is September 15.
  2. Finances – reports as circulated prior to the call.
  3. Membership – membership is at a dangerously low level. Discussion on the membership discount proposal below.


3. Old Business

a. ExCom at North Americans: reminder that the required AGM will be held.  Sherri and Al Clark will facilitate.


4.New Business

a. D19 Secretary Ken Swetka – membership proposal:

Regular membership  & junior membership reduced for people who show up the day of a district championship – they must pay or cannot sail.  Discussion that ILCA-NA must pay $9.50 pp to ILCA annually, in addition to mailing the Handbook & 4 issues of TLS; would barely break even on discounted rates. If it was offered at this District, it would then have to be offered elsewhere.

Discussion about using social media to help promote membership and possibly offer free membership for new members based upon submission to TLS.

Further discussion of offering a one-time, discounted regatta membership.

1)         Only allowed at District Championships (not major events); group agreed to 1 year but not 2 year discount at $30 for regular and $20 for junior.  Sherri will contact Ken Swetka and others who have district championship regatta remaining in 2016.

2)         Sherri will work on a draft of a membership category for 15 & under class of membership to begins September 1 for 2017 at a fee of $20.


Discussed possibly placing an ad in the Winter Opti Newsletter.


Meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm


Next call: Monday – August 8, 2016