January 2015 Minutes

GREAT SALT LAKE YACHT CLUB MEETING

JANUARY 13, 2015

CALL TO ORDER: 19:10

IN ATTENDANCE: RYAN SCHILDER, DENNIS GWYTHER, CLARK FORMAN, DENNIS HARTLEY, TIM ADAMS, DOUG JACKSON, DARIN CHRISTENSEN, TIFFANY JACKSON, VAL CUSTER, KYLIE, RYAN MAZZELLA

GUESTS: BRADY LOFTHOUSE

DAVE ADDRESSED THE ISSUE OF DREDGING THE MARINA AND STATE LANDS HAS A BIG POOL OF MONEY THAT THEY HAVE BEEN SITTING ON. HEAVY TIES TO GSL, UTAH LAKE AND ANTELOPE. OTHER WATER IS UNDER FEDERAL CONTROL. THAT MEANS THAT THE STATE LEGISLATURE HAS A LOT OF PULL RIGHT NOW. GSL MARINA IS OUR LAST HOPE FOR THIS LAKE THE MARINAS STILL FUNCTIONING ARE MAINTAINED BY THE BRINE SHRIMPERS. IF WE LOSE GSL MARINA WE LOSE SEARCH AND RESCUE COMPLETELY. SO WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW STATE LANDS IS GIVING US ACCESS TO 1.5 MILLION BUT THE BUDGET HAS TO BE APPROVED IN ORDER TO GIVE US THE FUNDING TO DREDGE THE MARINA. STATE PARKS HAS LOOKED AT THIS AND THERE IS ONE ELEMENT THAT STATES THAT 500.000 SHOULD BE GIVEN TO EACH MARINA THIS WILL NOT COVER NEAR WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. ONE SCHOOL OF THOUGHT IS THAT WE PICK ONE MARINA TO FOCUS ALL OF THAT MONEY ON AND THAT RIGHT NOW IT MAKES THE MOST SENSE TO GIVE IT TO THE GSL. AT THIS TIME WE NEED TO CONTACT OUR LEGISLATORS AND CONGRESSMEN REGARDING THIS. WE WILL HAVE A MEETING WITH THE COMMUNITY AND THE ENGINEERS TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT. JUST BECAUSE THERE IS ACCESS THROUGH STATE LANDS FOR 1.5 MILLION DOES NOT MEAN THAT WE CANNOT LOBBY FOR MORE. WATER LEVELS ARE STILL NOT GOOD AND UNLESS WE HAVE A VERY WET SPRING WE WILL BE IN THE SAME SPOT THAT WE WERE LAST FALL THIS FALL. ULTIMATELY THE MOUTH OF THE MARINA NEEDS TO BE REDESIGNED AND TAKE THE HOOK OUT OF IT. THE ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS MET YESTERDAY AND DAVE DOES NOT HAVE THE RESULTS OF THIS MEETING YET.

FINANCIAL: DOUG SPOKE WITH JOSH AT WESTERN ADVISORS AND HAS A MEETING TO ARRANGE THE TRANSFER ON THURSDAY MORNING. WE WILL BE TRANSFERRING 3,000 AT THAT TIME TO KEEP THE CLUB SOLVENT FOR THE TIME BEING. AT THIS TIME ELIZABETH HAS STILL NOT LEFT THE MONEY THAT SHE FOUND FROM THE BANQUET IN THE OFFICE. I WILL CONTACT HER AND FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THAT. VAL HAS A RECIEPT FROM PAYING THE PO BOX FEE. BUDGETS MUST BE IN BY NEXT MEETING.

RACING: RYAN NEEDS TO KNOW IF THE CALENDAR WORKS FOR EVERYONE AS FAR AS RACE DATES GO. TRAVIS MENTIONED THE POSSIBLITY OF SQUEEZING IN ANOTHER SPRING REGATTA AND FRONT LOADING THE SCHEDULE TO ALLOW FOR WATER ISSUES. TRAVIS AND BRADY ARE HERE TONIGHT REPRESENTING THE U20 FLEET. THEY ARE NOT INTERESTED IN STARTING THEIR OWN FLEET BUT THEY ARE HERE TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT TO THE YACHT CLUB. THEY WOULD LIKE TO DO ALL OF THE SERIES RACES WITH THE CLUB BUT ALSO PICK A FEW SATURDAYS THAT ARE NOT YC DATES TO “PRACTICE”. CLARK SUGGESTED THAT IF THEY WANT TO DO THIS THEY HAVE THE YC SANCTION THIS BUT THEY HAVE TO PROVIDE THEIR OWN COMMITTEE BOAT. THE BOARD HAS GIVEN RYAN MAZZELLA PERMISSION TO MOVE CERTAIN RACES BASED ON WATER LEVELS AT HIS DISCRETION. DARIN SAYS THAT WE ARE STILL MISSING A BUOY AND DAVE SAYS THAT IT IS POSSIBLY LIVING A LIFE OF ANONYMITY ON HAT ISLAND.

WOMEN’S PROGRAM: VAL WOULD LIKE JUNE 6TH AND 7TH FOR THE WOMEN’S PROGRAM.

MEMBERSHIP: WE NOW HAVE 2 MEMBERS. CLARK PAID HIS MEMBERSHIP DUES TONIGHT.

JRS PROGRAM: TIM WILL HEAD THIS UP AGAIN!!!! TIM WILL GET HIS DATES TO DAVE BY THE 31ST SINCE I DUMPED THIS IN HIS LAP TONIGHT.

SOCIALS/SAILFEST: SAILFEST BEGINS NOW!!! WE NEED ALL THE HELP THAT WE CAN GET WITH MORALE THIS YEAR SO WE NEED TO START LOOKING FOR SPONSOR NOW!!! DENNIS HAS A CONTACT WITH ACCESS ARCHITECTS WHERE THEY WOULD LIKE TO TRADE LOGO EXPOSURE FOR SPONSORSHIP WE DISCUSSED THIS AND VAL POSTED TO FACEBOOK A NOTICE FOR EVERYONE ASKING FOR SPONSORS.

CRUISING: DENNIS WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE HIS FIRST CRUISE FOR THE 28TH OF MARCH IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SAIL SWAP.

DENNIS AND DARIN HAVE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER ON THE WEBSITE AND DARIN HAS DOWNLOADED THE WEBPAGE FROM XMISSION AND IT IS HUGE SO HE IS GOING TO FIGURE IT OUT. THE NEW HOST CAN USE THE SAME PROGRAM . THIS WILL TAKE SOME TIME WE WILL BE PATIENT. DARIN PULLED ALL NAMES AND DENNIS WILL ENTER THEM INTO THE NEW SYSTEM.


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