Rat Island Rowing and Sculling Club Board Meeting Minutes September 11, 2017
Call to Order/Roll Call: Sally Giesler called the meeting to order at 3:35 p.m. at the Northwest Maritime Center.
Current board members present: John Collins, Karen Michaud, Kristin Smith, and Frank Ward. Absent board members were: Kathleen Sailer, Kim Matthews, Peggy Myre, and Dennis Cartwright.
Also present: Jim Mason and Ted Shoulberg.
Approval of Agenda (adding the purchase of DVD series from US Rowing) Karen moved to approve the agenda. John seconded. Motion passed.
Approval of August Minutes: Frank moved to approve. Kristin seconded. Motion passed.
Treasurer’s Report: John presented The RIRSC Statement of Activities and Financial Position documents and included in this month’s report was a column for proposed cuts and a revised budget. Takeaway: continue to review budget on a monthly basis for needed changes.
Wooden Boat Festival: As we think of 2018, it was suggested that we need more involvement in the earlier planning stages of the event to solidify our presence at the festival.
Safety Committee Incident Report: It was decided that RIRSC club members should receive a condensed version of the report for their review of the incident to be provided by Kristin. The purpose of an incident report is to see what lessons can be learned from an incident. The Board discussed the need for safety discussions and training to be provided in the spring of 2018.
Acquiring of Wooden Boat: Sally, Jim B and Ted retrieved a boat that will be used primarily for parts, as it is not row worthy.
HOTL registration: September 14th is the day registration starts. Sally will send an email requesting members to voice their interest and Mari will provide a sign up in Sheets. Ted will evaluate interest and register boats for the event.
Back 40 – what to do with old boats: Martin Kelly needs to be salvaged and then disposed of, while the ’36 could be offered to a juniors program.
Launch training: Move discussion to October meeting.
Rowing Time Changes: The Monday, Wednesday, Friday row at 5:45am moves to 6:15 and the 7am row moves to 7:30 effective immediately. Any further changes to rowing times will be made by the Rowmaster.
DVD Series: John has purchased for the club a series of 16 DVD’s from US Rowing. Housing of the DVDs and check out by members will be determined at a later date.
Adjournment: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:55 P.M.
Date of next meeting: Monday, October 9th at 1 P.M.
Karen Michaud, Secretary