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                                                         GENERAL BOARD MEETING
                                      Santa Barbara Lifeguard Association
                                                    October 21 & 22, 2004
                                                           MINUTES
                      PRINTED VERSION
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Thursday. October 21. 2004

 

I.          Meeting called to order by Mr. McGowan at 9:21 AM.

              A.        Pledge of Allegiance                   -        Mr. Lombardi

              B.        Welcome and Introductions     -           Mr. McGowan

              C.        Roll Call of Delegates                 -        Mr. Beuerlein



Chapter Members Delegates Delegates
Present
Proxies Total
Votes
California State 98 4 4 - 4
Camp Pendleton 27 3 3 - 3
Capitola 9 2 0 - 0
Coronado 5 2 0 - 0
Del Mar 45 3 1 - 1
Encinitas 9 2 0 - 0
Hawaii 4 2 0 - 0
Huntington Beach 149 5 5 - 5
Imperial Beach 18 3 1 - 1
LA City 36 3 3 - 3
LA County Lakes 29 3 2 1 3
LACOLA 166 6 4 2 6
Laguna Beach 81 4 3 1 4
Long Beach 97 4 0 - 0
Mission Viejo 9 2 2 - 2
Newport Beach 119 5 4 1 5
Oceanside 6 2 0 - 0
Port Hueneme 1 0 0 - 0
San Clemente 12 2 1 - 1
San Luis Obispo 4 2 2 - 2
San Diego 56 4 2 - 2
Santa Barbara 37 3 2 1 3
Santa Cruz 31 3 0 - 0
Seal Beach 42 3 1 - 1
Solana Beach 13 2 0 - 0
Tucson 0 0 0 - 0
US Ocean Safety 72 4 2 2 4
Ventura County 3 2 0 - 0
Mexico 1 0 0 - 0
Members-at-large 4 0 0 - 0
TOTAL 1183 80 42 8 50


 

II.                    Approval of Minutes — Laguna Beach Lifesaving Association Meeting (April

        15 & 16, 2004)

 

MOTION:                      Moved by Mr. Gray to approve the minutes as submitted.

SECOND:                     Mr. Bartlett

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                      MPU

III.         Officer’s Reports

                A.        President                        Mr. McGowan              ATTACHMENT              A

            B.        Vice President                Mr. Lombardi                ATTACHMENT              B

            C.        Secretary                       Mr. Beuerlein                 ATTACHMENT              C

            D.        Treasurer                       Mr. Williams                  ATTACHMENT               D

            E.         Recurrent Rep                Mr. Graham                  ATTACHMENT               E

            F.         Advisor         Mrs. Graham for Mr. Moore          ATTACHMENT               F

IV.       Committee Reports

A.        Certification                    Mr. Peabody                ATTACHMENTS               G, G1, G2, G3

1.                  One of Mr. Peabody's primary objectives as the California State Parks
Aquatic Specialist is to regain USLA recertification.

2.                  Mr. Peabody stated that CA State Parks has been involved in the USLA since its inception.

3.                  Mr. Peabody said that the distance of CA State swim test (1,000 yard
open water swim in 20 minutes or less) was blocking their recertification.

4.                  Mr. Peabody said that CA State had submitted a validation study that concluded
that the CA State swim test met or exceeded USLA standards.

5.                  At the Spring 2004 USLA Meeting in San Francisco, Mr. Rohrer made a motion
to accept the CA State swim test and recertify CA State. The motion passed unanimously.

6.                  Mr. Peabody asked Mr. Rohrer to retract the motion to allow all the data to be analyzed.

7.                  Mr. Peabody will be making a presentation on his findings to the USLA Certification
Committee at the Fall 2004 USLA Meeting in Galveston, Texas.


B.         Competition                     Mr. Butki                  ATTACHMENT              H

C.         Exchanges                       Mr. Graham              ATTACHMENT                I

D.         Heroic Acts   Mr. McGowan for Mr. Richardson     ATTACHMENT                J

E.         Junior Lifeguards              Mrs. Boyer               ATTACHMENT                K

F.         Membership                     Mr. Lombardi           ATTACHMENT                B

G.         Newsletter                       Mr. Sandy                ATTACHMENT                 L

H.         Public Education               Mr. Williams            ATTACHMENT                 M

I.          Training & Operations      Mr. Pounds              ATTACHMENT                 N

J.          Website               Mrs. Graham for Mr. Moore       ATTACHMENT                O


V.         Committee Workshops (as directed)

 

Meeting adjourned for the day at 4:52 P.M.

Meeting reconvened on Friday, October 22, 2004 at 9:31 AM.

 

VI.       Committee Reports from Workshops

              A.        Competition                   Mr. Butki                       ATTACHMENT              P

MOTION:                   Moved by Mr. Lombardi to approve the report as submitted.
SECOND:                   Mr. Bauer
DISCUSSION:           Mr. Williams noted that $1,000 had been allocated for improvements to the trailer.
ACTION:                    MPU

              B.         Exchanges                      Mr. Graham                   ATTACHMENT              Q

MOTION:                   Moved by Mr. Lombardi to approve the report as submitted.
SECOND:                   Mr. Bartlett
DISCUSSION:           None
ACTION:                    MPU

              C.        Junior Lifeguards            Mrs. Boyer                    ATTACHMENT               R

MOTION:                  Moved by Mrs. Graham to approve the report as submitted.

SECOND:                  Mr. Williams

DISCUSSION:          None
ACTION:                   MPU

              D.        Membership                   Mr. Lombardi                ATTACHMENT               S

MOTION:                  Moved by Mr. Gray.
SECOND:                  Mr. Graham
DISCUSSION:          None
ACTION:                   MPU

              E.         Public Education     Mr. Williams for Mr. Pounds         ATTACHMENT              T

MOTION:                   Moved by Mrs. Graham to approve the report as submitted.
SECOND:                   Mr. Griffin
DISCUSSION:           Mr. Williams discussed past grant writing efforts (past and future).
ACTION:                    MPU

              F.         Website           

MOTION:                   Moved by Mr. Graham to continue website maintenance agreement with
                                     webmaster Mrs. Francis.

SECOND:                   Mr. Butki
DISCUSSION:           None
ACTION:                    MPU

VII.               Old Business

A.                 Approval of Treasurer’s report from Thursday, October 21, 2004.


MOTION:                  Moved by Mr. Lombardi to approve the report as submitted.

SECOND:                  Mrs. Graham

DISCUSSION:          None
ACTION:                   MPU


B.         California Lifesaving Standards Act (A.B. 1961)

 

 1.                Mr. Bauer reported that the Appropriations Committee killed the bill.

 2.        Mr. Bauer hopes that the bill will be reintroduced during the next legislative session.


C.         Los Angeles County Lakes Lifeguard Reductions

 

1.                  Mr. Hughes summarized the recent history leading to the major reduction of lifeguards
at Lake Castaic.

2.                  It didn't take long before a drowning occurred. As predicted, county officials then
restored 5 of the 7 permanent lifeguards and created a Lifeguard Division
headed by a Lifeguard Chief.


D.         Port San Luis Harbor District/Avila Beach Chapter Application

MOTION:                   Moved by Mr. Lombardi to accept chapter applications and fees from Port San Luis
                                     District and Pismo Beach with the intention of voting on chapter membership at the
                                     Spring 2005 CSLSA General Meeting.

SECOND:                   Mr. Williams
DISCUSSION:           None
ACTION:                    MPU

E.         USLA Travel Policy                                          ATTACHMENT               U

1.                  Mr. Beuerlein read the policy drafted by Mr. Moore.

MOTION:                   Moved by Mr. Godino to accept the policy as submitted by Mr. Moore and
                                     read by Mr. Beuerlein.

SECOND:                   Mr. McConnell
DISCUSSION:           None
ACTION:                    MPU


VIII.      New Business


A.                 USLA Personal Watercraft Rescue Guidelines   ATTACHMENT                V

1.         Mr. Beuerlein read a letter of concern from San Clemente Marine Safety Chief Bill
Humphries to USLA PWC Committee Chairman Ralph Goto.

2.         Discussion followed.


MOTION:                   Moved by Mr. Williams to reimburse Mr. Butki $250 to represent CSLSA at the
                                     USLA PWC Seminar in Galveston, Texas.

SECOND:                   Mr. Gray
DISCUSSION:           None
ACTION:                    MPU


B.                   2005 Las Playas de Tijuana Volunteer Service   ATTACHMENT                W

C.                   Boarder to Boarder on a PWC                          ATTACHMENT                W

D.                   Drowning Prevention Achievement Award         ATTACHMENT                 X

E.                   Future Meetings  

                        1.         USLA Meeting Dates & Locations
                                    a.        Fall - 2004
                                                  1)        Location:          Galveston, Texas
                                                  2)        Dates:               11/04/04-11/06/04
                                    b.        Spring - 2005
                                                  1)        Location:          Miami, Florida
                                                  2)        Dates:               4/29/05-5/01/05

                                    c.        Fall - 2005
                                                  1)        Possible Locations: Laughlin, Huntington Beach, Long Beach         
                                                  2)        Mr. Graham will come up with a plan.          
                                                  3)        Mr. Bauer will research the Huntington Beach Hyatt.         
                                                  4)        Mr. Williams will research the Huntington Beach Hilton.         

                        2.         CSLSA Meeting Dates & Locations
                                    a.        Spring - 2005
                                                 1)         Location:          Seal Beach
                                                 2)         Dates:               4/14/05 & 4/15/05
                                    b.         Fall2005
                                                 1)         Location:          LA Co. Lakes, Santa Clarita, Long
                                                                                     Beach, Newport Beach
                                                 2)         Dates:               10/20/05 & 10/21/05

XI.             Privilege of the Chair

           A.       Mr. McGowan thanked the Santa Barbara Lifeguard Association for
                      hosting an outstanding meeting at such a great site.

           B.       Mr. McGowan said it is great to have the Santa Barbara chapter involved
                      and he encouraged them to stay involved.

 

X.            Adjournment

MOTION:                    Moved to adjourn by Mr. Weinert.
SECOND:                    Mr. Bartlett
DISCUSSION:            None
ACTION:                     MPU; Meeting adjourned at 10:47 AM

Respectfully Submitted,

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Michael A. Beuerlein
CSLSA Secretary