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                                    GENERAL BOARD MEETING
                    Los Angeles County Lakes Lifeguard Association
                                       October 13 & 14, 2005
                                               MINUTES
                                                        PRINTED VERSION
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Thursday, October 13, 2005

 

I.          Meeting called to order by Mr. McGowan at 9:14 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 95 4 4 - 4
Camp Pendleton 28 3 2 1 3
Capitola 0 0 0 - 0
Coronado 4 2 0 - 0
Del Mar 0 0 0 - 0
Encinitas 6 2 0 - 0
Huntington Beach 140 5 3 2 5
Imperial Beach 23 3 1 - 1
LA City 26 3 3 - 3
LA County Lakes 28 3 2 - 2
LACOLA 160 6 5 1 6
Laguna Beach 85 4 2 2 4
Long Beach 62 4 0 - 0
Mission Viejo 9 2 2 - 2
Newport Beach 96 4 4 - 4
Oceanside 9 2 2 - 2
Pismo Beach 24 3 2 1 3
Port Hueneme 36 3 1 - 1
San Clemente 40 3 2 1 3
San Luis Obispo 22 3 0 - 0
San Diego 57 4 2 - 2
Santa Barbara 36 3 1 1 2
Santa Cruz 35 3 0 - 0
Seal Beach 45 3 1 - 1
Solana Beach 16 2 0 - 0
Tucson 1 0 0 - 0
US Ocean Safety 13 2 1 1 2
Ventura County 0 0 0 - 0
Mexico 0 0 0 - 0
Members-at-large 0 0 0 - 0
TOTAL 1096 76 40 10 50


 

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

        14 & 15, 2005)

 

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

SECOND:                     Mr. Ragsdale

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                         Mr. Moore                     ATTACHMENT              F

IV.       Committee Reports

A.        Certification                   Mr. Rohrer                     VERBAL REPORT

1.                  Discussed status of California State USLA Certification.

2.                  Discussed the Proposed USLA Bylaw Changes and the CSLSA proposal for USLA Bylaw Changes.

3.                  Mr. Brewster stated that Encinitas, Santa Cruz and Seal Beach have not applied for USLA recertification.

B.        Competition                   Mr. Butki                        ATTACHMENT            G

C.        Exchanges                     Mr. Graham                    ATTACHMENT             H

D.        Heroic Acts                                                          VERBAL REPORT

1.                  Mr. Beuerlein recounted the USLA Heroic Act Nomination for Mr. Bartlett that had been previously endorsed by the CSLSA Executive Board of Directors.

2.                  Mr. Godino and Mr. Peabody indicated that they would be submitting nominations for Heroic Act Awards.

3.                  Mr. McGowan stated that the nomination forms may be downloaded from the website and forwarded to the CSLSA Heroic Act Representative (Mr. Bartlett) to the USLA.

MOTION:                      Moved by Mrs. Graham to approve Mr. Bartlett's CSLSA Heroic Act Award and forward his
                                      nomination for the USLA Heroic Act Award.

SECOND:                     Mr. Rohrer

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU


E.        Junior Lifeguards              Mrs. Boyer                   ATTACHMENT               I

F.        Legislation                        Mr. Peabody                VERBAL REPORT               

1.                  Currently there is not any legislation to protect a diver off any vessel from another vessel coming too close.

2.                  New legislation proposes to make it a misdemeanor under the California Harbor and Navigations Code for any vessel to come within 100 feet of a diver off a vessel while a dive flag is displayed.

G.       Membership                    Mr. Lombardi                ATTACHMENT               B

            H.       Newsletter                       Mr. Godino                   ATTACHMENT                J

            I.        Public Education               Mr. Pounds                   ATTACHMENT               K

J.       Training & Operations       Mr. Peden                    ATTACHMENT                L

K.      Website                            Mr. Moore                   ATTACHMENT                M


MOTION:                      Moved by Mr. Lombardi to hold the Election of CSLSA Officers today (Thursday, October 13, 2005).

SECOND:                     Mr. Bartlett

DISCUSSION:              Mr. Peabody and Mr. Silvestri indicated that they were in support of the motion.

ACTION:                      MPU


V.       Election of Officers

A.        President

1.                  Mr. Bowman nominated Mr. McGowan for President.


MOTION:                      Moved by Mr. Bartlett to close nominations for President.

SECOND:                     Mr. Peabody

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU (Mr. McGowan elected President by acclamation)


B.        Vice-President

1.                  Mr. Silvestri nominated Mr. Peabody for Vice-President.

2.                  Mr. Bartlett nominated Mrs. Graham for Vice-President.

3.                  Mr. Williams nominated Mrs. Boyer for Vice-President.


MOTION:                      Moved by Mr. Lombardi to close nominations for Vice-President.

SECOND:                     Mr. Pounds

DISCUSSION:              Mr. Peden asked if Lake Mission Viejo should have three votes instead of two. After reviewing the numbers,
                                      Mr. Beuerlein stated that Lake Mission Viejo has two votes.

ACTION:                      MPU {No Majority Vote; two nominees with most votes (Mrs. Boyer and Mrs. Graham) advance to a run-off.
                                      Mrs. Graham was elected Vice-President by majority.}


C.        Secretary

1.                  Mr. Bartlett nominated Mr. Beuerlein for Secretary.


MOTION:                      Moved by Mr. Bauer to close nominations for Secretary.

SECOND:                     Mr. Graham

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU (Mr. Beuerlein elected Secretary by acclamation)


D.        Treasurer

1.                  Mrs. Boyer nominated Mr. Williams for Treasurer.


MOTION:                      Moved by Mr. Lombardi to close nominations for Treasurer.

SECOND:                     Mr. Ragsdale

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU (Mr. Williams elected Treasurer by acclamation)


E.        Recurrent Representative

1.                  Mr. Graham nominated Mr. Pounds for Recurrent Representative.

2.                  Mr. Peden nominated Mr. Scott for Recurrent Representative.


MOTION:                      Moved by Mr. Rohrer to close nominations for Recurrent Representative.

SECOND:                     Mrs. Graham

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU (Mr. Pounds elected Recurrent Representative by majority)


F.        Delegates

1.                  Mr. McGowan nominated Mr. Rohrer for Delegate.

2.                  Mr. Lombardi nominated Mr. Bartlett for Delegate.

3.                  Mr. Silvestri nominated Mr. Peabody for Delegate.

4.                  Mr. Williams nominated Mr. Graham for Delegate.

5.                  Mr. Beuerlein nominated Mr. Humphreys for Delegate.

6.                  Mrs. Graham nominated Mr. Butki for Delegate.


MOTION:                      Moved by Mr. Lombardi to close nominations for Delegate.

SECOND:                     Mr. Peden

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU (Mr. Rohrer elected 1st Delegate by majority vote)
                                               (Mr. Bartlett elected 2nd Delegate by majority vote)
                                               (Mr. Peabody elected Alternate Delegate by majority vote)


MOTION:                      Moved by Mr. Gray to destroy all ballots.

SECOND:                     Mr. Pounds

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU


VI.        Committee Workshops (as directed)


Meeting adjourned for the day at 3:18 P.M.

Meeting reconvened on Friday, October 14, 2005 at 9:15 AM.


VII.      Committee Reports from Workshops

                A.        Certification                     Mr. Rohrer                   VERBAL REPORT

1.                  Encinitas, Santa Cruz and Seal Beach are reminded that they have not, as of yet, applied for USLA recertification.

2.                  Mr. Rohrer reviewed the process whereby CSLSA drafted a proposal for USLA Bylaw Revisions.

3.                  Mr. Rohrer noted that the committee had come up with a few new recommendations and that, if approved by the CSLSA Board of Directors, the CSLSA proposal would be forwarded to the USLA Legal Advisor.

4.                  Mr. Bauer asked if there was anything in the proposal that the USLA might not like. Mr. Rohrer responded that the draft proposal was straightforward. Mr. Rohrer noted that a suggestion that sponsorship be taken out of the bylaws and placed in Administrative Regulations might generate some discussion. Mr. Rohrer also noted that there was a recommendation that the USLA President not chair committees other than the Executive Committee.


MOTION:                      Moved by Mrs. Graham to approve the report as submitted and approve the CSLSA draft proposal for USLA
                                      Bylaw Revisions to be forwarded to the USLA Legal Advisor.

SECOND:                     Mr. Lombardi

DISCUSSION:              Mr. McGowan noted that CSLSA would request that more than one representative ought
                                      to be able to speak at the USLA Bylaw Committee Meeting.

ACTION:                      MPU


                B.        Competition                     Mr. Butki                      ATTACHMENT               N


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

SECOND:                     Mr. Peabody

DISCUSSION:              none

ACTION:                      MPU


                C.        Exchange                         Mr. Graham                 ATTACHMENT                O


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

SECOND:                     Mr. Rohrer

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU


                D.        Junior Lifeguards               Mrs. Boyer                ATTACHMENT                 P


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

SECOND:                     Mr. Lombardi

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU


                E.        Membership                     Mr. Lombardi            ATTACHMENT                  Q


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

SECOND:                    Mr. Ragsdale

DISCUSSION:             Pull dues increase out of Membership Committee Report and place on agenda for Spring 2006 CSLSA General Meeting.

ACTION:                     MPU


                F.        Public Education                Mr. Williams            ATTACHMENT                   R


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

SECOND:                    Mr. Ragsdale

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU


VII.      Old Business

                A.        Mr. McGowan appointed Mr. Moore to serve as CSLSA Advisor.


MOTION:                     Moved by Mr. Rohrer to confirm Mr. McGowan's appointment of Mr. Moore as Advisor.

SECOND:                    Mr. Peabody

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU


B.        Committee Chairs

1.                  Certification                 Mr. Rohrer

2.                  Competition                 Mr. Butki

3.                  Exchanges                    Mr. Graham

4.                  Heroic Acts

5.                  Junior Lifeguards          Mrs. Boyer

6.                  Legislation                    Mr. Peabody

7.                  Membership                 Mrs. Graham

8.                  Newsletter                   Mr. Godino

9.                  Public Education

10.              Training & Operations  Mr. Peden

11.              Website                       Mr. Moore


C.        Website


MOTION:                     Moved by Mr. Graham to place $2,000 per year in the budget as a line item for website maintenance.

SECOND:                    Mr. Ragsdale

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU


                D.        Approval of Treasurer's report from Thursday, October 13, 2005


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

SECOND:                    Mrs. Graham

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU


E.        Agency Unit Display for Fall 2005 CSLSA Meeting

1.                  Mr. Peabody suggested that CSLSA agencies bring their units for display at the Fall 2005 USLA Meeting in Dana Point, CA.

F.        USLA Drowning Prevention Award

1.                  Mr. Bartlett will be addressing this proposal in Heroic Acts Committee at the Fall 2005 USLA Meeting in Dana Point, CA.

G.        Fall 2005 USLA General Meeting

1.                  Mr. Williams briefed CSLSA Board Members on the Fall 2005 USLA Meeting in Dana Point, CA.


MOTION:                    Moved by Mrs. Graham to waive the late registration fee for CSLSA
                                    members for the Fall 2005 USLA Meeting in Dana Point, CA.

SECOND:                    Mr. Bartlett

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU


H.        2006 USLA Championships

1.                  Mr. White discussed the 2006 USLA Championships to be held at Huntington State Beach.

2.                  Mr. White is would like to see as many officials from California as possible.


I.        501(c)3 Status

1.                  Mr. Bartlett is working with Mr. Bayer on this project.


J.        USLA Open Water Swimming Event Safety Guidelines

1.                  The proposal from the Spring 2005 CSLSA Meeting in Seal Beach was presented at the USLA Certification Committee Meeting in Miami, Florida. The CSLSA proposal was approved in committee and approved by the USLA Board of Directors.


VIII.      New Business


                A.        Da Fin

1.         Mr. Lombardi reviewed the concept as presented in the CSLSA
Membership Committee by Mr. Silvestri.

2.         Mr. Lombardi will see if USLA is interested in the concept and if the
USLA Legal Advisor has any concerns regarding the proposal.

                B.        Dukes

1.         Board Members did not feel there was a liability issue regarding this proposed fundraiser.

2.         Mr. Pounds will follow-up with Mr. Hubbell to make sure there is not a conflict.


                C.        CSLSA Dues

1.         Mr. Rohrer volunteered to research the dues structure of the other USLA regions and will report on
his findings at the Spring 2006 USLA Meeting.

2.         Discussion on potential dues increase tabled until next meeting.


D.        Mr. Bauer said that he will be representing Mr. Brewster at an upcoming grant meeting
            with Boeing and that he is planning on running for USLA Secretary.


MOTION:                     Moved by Mr. Lombardi to endorse Mr. Bauer as USLA Secretary.

SECOND:                    Mr. Rohrer

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU


                E.        Mr. Peden asked if upcoming training opportunities could be posted on the
           CSLSA Website. Mr. Rohrer suggested that Mr. Peden confer with Mr. Moore.


                D.        Future Meetings


1.         USLA Meeting Dates & Locations


                                     a.        Fall - 2005
                                                  1)        Location:           Dana Point, CA (Southwest Region)
                                                  2)        Dates:               11/04/05-11/06/05
                                                  3)        Suggested Agenda Items

                                    b.        Spring - 2006
                                                  1)        Location:          Annapolis, Maryland (Mid-Atlantic Region)
                                                  2)        Dates:               4/27/06-4/29/06
                                                  3)        Suggested Agenda Items

2.         CSLSA Meeting Dates & Locations


                                    a.        Spring - 2006
                                                  1)        Location:          Huntington City Beach
                                                  2)        Dates:               4/06/06 & 4/07/06

                                    b.        Fall - 2006
                                                  1)        Location:           Hearst Castle (CA State), LACOLA, Long Beach, Newport Beach
                                                  2)        Dates:               10/12/06 & 10/13/06

IX.          Privilege of the Chair

                A.        Mr. McGowan thanked everyone for his or her participation.

                B.        Mr. McGowan encouraged everyone to attend the Fall 2005 USLA Meeting in Dana Point, CA.

                C.        Mr. McGowan thanked the Los Angeles County Lakes Lifeguard Association for hosting an outstanding
           meeting at such a great site. Mr. McGowan particularly thanked Gordon Gray and John Ragsdale.

X.                Adjournment

MOTION:                    Moved to adjourn by Mrs. Gray
SECOND:                   Mr. Lombardi
DISCUSSION:            None
ACTION:                    MPU; Meeting adjourned at 11:44 AM

Respectfully Submitted,

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Michael A. Beuerlein
CSLSA Secretary