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Minutes 3/14/17

Minutes 3/14/17

Rat Island Rowing and Sculling Club Membership Meeting Minutes March 14, 2017

Call to Order/Roll Call: Peggy Myre called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. at the Northwest Maritime Center.

Current board members present: Dennis Cartwright, John Collins, Sally Giesler, Kim Matthews, Karen Michaud, Frank Ward; and Membership in attendance.

Goals for the Year: The President’s 2017 goals are to develop a coaching program, create a racing and training group and to receive input and ideas surrounding our rowing schedule.

Budget: John distributed and presented the proposed budget. Items to note include: the increase in US Rowing dues, the Port raising the moorage fees and the rental rates from the Maritime Center. Katie motioned the membership dues of $325.00 be accepted by those present; Michele seconded the motion. Motion passed. Katie motioned for the 2017 budget to be accepted by those present; Tony seconded the motion. Motion passed

Coaching Program: Toni provided detailed information from the Coaching Committee for its pilot program to begin in June. Two coaches have been identified with appropriate experience and will now pursue agreements with them.

Rat Island Regatta: The date is June 3, 2017. Sign ups are now available; contact Sally Giesler. Please encourage friends and family to assist with this event.

Committees: The Safe Rowing Committee will come up with 2017 goals and present them at a later date. A new Safe Sport Committee will need to be recruited to support our Safe Sport Policy; Peggy will begin work on recruiting 3 new members.

General Announcements:

  1. Tiller Launch update: RIRSC has 2 fully operating launches.
  1. Learn to Row will begin with 1 class this year, possibly a second.
  1. Renaming ceremony for the Riverside: TBD as the name has been changed to the Stan Pocock.
  1. Sequim partnership: RIRSC looks forward to partnering with Sequim…
  1. Repainting the boat oars: Volunteers are needed to work on a color scheme and design, then provide the work needed to complete this project.

Adjournment: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:45 P.M.

Date of next board meeting:  Monday, April 10th at 1 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Karen Michaud, Secretary