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                                    GENERAL BOARD MEETING
                       California State Lifeguard Association
                                  Morro Bay, California
                                 October 12 & 13, 2006
                                           MINUTES
                                                  PRINTED VERSION
                                                                                                                         (Acrobat) CLICK HERE
Thursday, October 6, 2006 - Morro Bay Veterans Hall

 

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

              A.        Pledge of Allegiance                   -        Mrs. Graham

              B.        Welcome and Introductions     -           Mr. McGowan

              C.        Roll Call of Delegates                 -        Mr. Beuerlein



Chapter Members Delegates Delegates
Present
Proxies Total
Votes
California State 156 6 6 - 6
Camp Pendleton 12 2 1 - 1
Capitola 2 2 0 - 0
Coronado 2 2 0 - 0
Del Mar 0 0 0 - 0
Encinitas 8 2 1 - 1
Huntington Beach 154 6 6 - 6
Imperial Beach 29 3 2 - 2
LA City 25 3 3 - 3
LA County Lakes 31 3 1 1 2
LACOLA 222 7 4 2 6
Laguna Beach 102 5 2 2 4
Long Beach 35 3 0 - 0
Mission Viejo 9 2 2 - 2
Newport Beach 91 4 4 - 4
Oceanside 15 2 0 - 0
Pismo Beach 25 3 0 - 0
Port Hueneme 37 3 0 - 0
San Clemente 47 3 2 1 3
San Luis Obispo 25 3 0 - 0
San Diego 61 4 3 1 4
Santa Barbara 35 3 2 - 2
Santa Cruz 35 3 0 - 0
Seal Beach 35 3 0 - 0
Solana Beach 17 3 0 - 0
Tucson 1 0 0 - 0
US Ocean Safety 15 2 0 - 0
Ventura County 12 2 0 - 0
Mexico 0 0 0 - 0
Members-at-large 3 0 0 - 0
TOTAL 1204 84 39 7 46


 

II.                    Approval of Minutes — Huntington Beach SLSA. April 6 & 7, 2006

 

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

SECOND:                     Mr. Graham

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU


III.       Officer’s Reports

               A.        President                       Mr. McGowan                ATTACHMENT             A

           B.        Vice President                Mrs. Graham                  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

           G.        1st Delegate                   Mr. Rohrer                     ATTACHMENT             G

IV.       Committee Reports

                A.        Certification                   Mr. Rohrer                     ATTACHMENT             G

B.        Competition       Mrs. Graham for Mr. Butki         ATTACHMENT             H

1.                  Mr. Avila discussed the 2006 National Games hosted by California State Parks and CSLSA at Huntington State Beach.

C.        Exchanges                     Mr. Graham                    ATTACHMENT             I

D.        Heroic Acts                   Mr. Richardson               ATTACHMENT            J

E.        Junior Lifeguards            Mrs. Boyer                     ATTACHMENT            K

F.        Legislation                      Mr. Peabody                  ATTACHMENT             L

G.       Membership                    Mrs. Graham                 ATTACHMENT             M

            H.       Newsletter                       Mr. Godino                   ATTACHMENT             N

            I.         Public Education              Mr. Humphreys             ATTACHMENT             O

J.        Training/Operations          Mr. Scott                      ATTACHMENT              P

K.       Website                           Mr. Moore                   ATTACHMENT              Q


V.        Committee Workshops (as directed)


Meeting adjourned for the day at 4:59 P.M.



Friday, October 13, 2006 - Museum of Natural History, Morro Bay State Park (meeting reconvened at 9:14 AM.)


VI.      Committee Reports from Workshops

                A.        Competition                      Mr. Moore                   ATTACHMENT              R


MOTION:                     Moved by Mr. Richardson to approve the report minus any requests for funds.

SECOND:                     Mrs. Graham

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU


                B.        Heroic Acts                      Mr. Richardson             ATTACHMENT              S


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

SECOND:                     Mr. Rohrer

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU


                C.        Junior Lifeguards               Mrs. Boyer                  ATTACHMENT               T


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

SECOND:                     Mr. Bartlett

DISCUSSION:              Discussion regarding whether Junior Lifeguards with body art should be allowed to compete.

ACTION:                      MPU


                D.        Legislation                        Mr. Peabody               ATTACHMENT               U


                E.        Membership                     Mrs. Graham               ATTACHMENT                V


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

SECOND:                    Mr. Weisser

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU


                F.        Newsletter                        Mr. Godino                ATTACHMENT                 W


MOTION:                    Mr. Bartlett to approve the report minus any requests for funds.

SECOND:                    Mr. Rohrer

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU


                G.        Public Education              Mr. Boisseranc          ATTACHMENT                  X


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

SECOND:                    Mr. Williams

DISCUSSION: Mr. Rohrer suggested that the Big Wednesday Poster Slogan be changed to "Be Safe…Be Seen". Some members agreed with Mr. Rohrer. No one expressed opposition. Mr. Humphreys said that he was agreeable as long as the change did not pose a problem for the artwork. Mr. Beuerlein agreed to discuss the matter with Ms. Murphy. Mr. Moore asked if the poster artist would be signing a contract with CSLSA. Mr. Beuerlein said that Mr. Avila had volunteered to draft a contract.

ACTION:                     MPU


                H.        Website                          Mr. Moore                VERBAL REPORT


1.                  Requested $50 to upgrade the Webmaster's Adobe Acrobat. The request was supported by the Treasurer and other board members. No opposition was expressed.


VII.      Old Business

                A.        Approval of Treasurer's report from Thursday, October 12, 2006


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

SECOND:                    Mr. Moore

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU


B.        CSLSA Bylaws                                              ATTACHMENT                  Y


MOTION:                     Moved by Mr. Richardson to adopt the revised CSLSA Bylaws that were introduced
                                     at the Spring 2006 CSLSA General Meeting.

SECOND:                    Mr. Moore

DISCUSSION:             Mr. McGowan reminded board members that the purpose of the revised bylaws was to
                                     align the CSLSA Bylaws with the newly revised USLA Bylaws.

ACTION:                     MPU


                C.        501(c)3 Status


1.                  Articles of Incorporation                   ATTACHMENT                   Z


2.                  Conflict of Interest Policy                  ATTACHMENT                  AA


MOTION: Moved by Mr. Rohrer to amend the CSLSA Articles of Incorporation by deleting "and humanitarian causes" and to adopt the CSLSA Conflict of Interest Policy.

SECOND:                    Mr. Peabody

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU


D.        San Diego Surf Lifesaving Association


1.                  Mr. McGowan noted that this item was being tabled so that the two (2) San Diego Lifesaving Associations can work on their bylaws so that they can combine the associations into one CSLSA chapter.


VIII.      New Business


                A.        Competition Committee Financial Motions


MOTION: Moved by Mr. Richardson to allocate $1,000 to help send a California competition team to Australia for the Wieland Shield competition.

SECOND:                    Mr. Rohrer

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU


MOTION: Moved by Mrs. Graham to reimburse Mr. Butki for his expenses to purchase all the necessary items for set-up and building the course for the 2006 USLA National Games.

SECOND:                    Mr. Richardson

DISCUSSION:             Mrs. Graham amended her motion to cap Mr. Butki's reimbursement at a maximum of $3,100.

ACTION:                     MPU


MOTION: Moved by Mr. Moore to allow the CSLSA Executive Board the discretion to provide Mr. Butki with additional reimbursement if he exceeds the $3,100 cap.

SECOND:                    Mr. Bartlett

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU


                B.        Newsletter Committee Budget


MOTION: Moved by Mr. Weisser to allocate up to $7,300 for the CSLSA Newsletter Committee budget.
SECOND: Mr. Richardson
DISCUSSION: Mr. Godino was given the discretion to use the Newsletter Committee budget to improve the Cal Surf News. Improvements may include color pictures, posting on the website and mailing newsletters to members. Mr. Godino was strongly encouraged to offset expenditures with sponsor advertisements.
ACTION: MPU

                C.        Membership Budget


MOTION: Moved by Mrs. Graham to establish a $5,000 line item CSLSA Membership Committee budget for membership kits.

SECOND:                    Mr. Silvestri

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU


                D.        Training Committee Curriculum


1.                  Mr. Peabody expressed some concerns regarding the proposed three (3) tier certification program for full-time lifeguards as it relates to individual agency requirements.


2.                  Mr. Peabody asked if he could receive a draft of the proposed curriculum and if he would have the opportunity to provide input. Mr. Scott said that would be possible.


                E.        Accountant


MOTION: Moved by Mr. Moore to allocate up to $500 for the Treasurer to have CSLSA's books reviewed by an accountant.

SECOND:                    Mr. Bartlett

DISCUSSION: The Treasurer may petition the CSLSA Executive Board for additional funds for this project if necessary.

ACTION:                     MPU


                F.        Livestar


MOTION: Moved by Mr. Moore to recommend that the USLA allow SHP to negotiate the Livestar agreement.

SECOND:                    Mr. Richardson

DISCUSSION: None

ACTION:                     MPU


                G.        Liability Insurance


1.                  Mr. White asked if the USLA carried liability insurance to cover meetings, competitions, officers, competitors and regions.


2.                  Mr. Williams said he would discuss the matter at the USLA Ways and Means Committee Meeting.


                H.        Future Meetings


1.         USLA Meeting Dates & Locations


                                     a.        Fall - 2006
                                                  1)        Location:           South Lake Tahoe, NV (NW Region)
                                                  2)        Dates:               11/02/06-11/04/06
                                                  3)        Suggested Agenda Items

                                    b.        Spring - 2007
                                                  1)        Location:          Chicago, IL (Great Lakes Region)
                                                  2)        Dates:               4/26/07-4/28/07
                                                  3)        Suggested Agenda Items

2.         CSLSA Meeting Dates & Locations


                                    a.        Spring - 2007
                                                  1)        Location:          Manhattan Beach (LACOLA)
                                                  2)        Dates:               4/12/07 & 4/13/07

                                    b.        Fall - 2007
                                                  1)        Location:           Newport Beach, Long Beach
                                                  2)        Dates:               10/11/07 & 10/12/07

IX.          Privilege of the Chair

                A.        Mr. McGowan thanked everyone for making the long drive and for the great turnout.


  B.   Mr. McGowan thanked Herb White for hosting the meeting at such a beautiful location.

X.                Adjournment

MOTION:                    Moved to adjourn by Mr. Richardson
SECOND:                   Mr. Bartlett
DISCUSSION:            Adjournment in memory of Buzzy Trent and Sean Murphy.
ACTION:                    MPU; Meeting adjourned at 11:45 AM

Respectfully Submitted,

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Michael A. Beuerlein
CSLSA Secretary