2009 AGM Minutes

The 2009 AGM was held on August 19th at the North American Championship in San Francisco, CA. Please find minutes for the meeting are below.

  • Andrew Buttner brought the meeting to order at 18:45
    • Officer's Reports
    • Andrew Buttner delivered the President’s report
    • Jeff Nelson delivered the Vice President's report
    • Macy Nelson delivered the Secretary / Treasurer report
    • Michael Renda delivered the Information Officer’s report
    • Andrew Buttner delivered the Region One report
    • Andrew Buttner delivered the Region Two report
    • Stephen Long delivered the Region Three report
    • Paul Von Grey delivered the Region Five report
  • Election of Officers
    • Vice President = Aaron Ross
    • Secretary-Treasurer = Macy Nelson
    • National Measurer = Mike Holt
  • 2010 North American Championship
    • delivered by Stephen Long
    • question asked about date preference, wed-sat or thurs-sun
    • membership voted for thurs-sun
    • date set for June 24-27 2009
  • 2011 North American Championship
    • proposal submitted by American YC in Rye, NY
    • tentative dates are Oct 13-16, 2011
    • membership voted to accept American YC's proposal
  • 2013 Worlds Bid Discussion
    • time to make a bid is fast approaching
    • Kingston is probably out as Jeff Boyd is not interested
    • Miami has been talked about but no proposal/progress has been made
    • Buzzards Bay is still an option but would require the class to hire someone to run
    • Ethan Bixby said St. Pete is still an option is the class desires
    • discussion about Hawaii and Bermuda possibilities
    • work will continue on this front
  • New Business
    • shipping subsidy for north americans
      • current subsidy is $2000 for the opposite coast
      • agreement that subsidy would be skipped for 2009 due to subsidy from st francis
      • for Chicago 2010 only, $2000 will be given to west coast and $1000 to east coast
      • 2011 will revert back to current subsidy plan of $2000 for opposite coast
    • web site
      • discussion about leveraging the international site
      • Mike Renda will explore this option
    • us sailing matching grant
      • Andrew Buttner presented a idea of asking US Sailing for a matching grant to help a new member buy a boat. The class would contribute and US Sailing would match. Is this an idea to pursue?
      • only for the right person
      • what about helping an existing member?
      • overall luke warm support, more exploring of the idea will be done