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                                    GENERAL BOARD MEETING
                   Newport Beach Ocean Lifeguard Association
                                     October 11 & 12, 2007
                                           MINUTES
                                                  PRINTED VERSION
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Thursday, October 11, 2007

 

I.          Meeting called to order by Mr. McGowan at 9:16 AM.

              A.        Pledge of Allegiance                   -        Mrs. Graham

              B.        Welcome and Introductions     -           Mr. McGowan

              C.        Roll Call of Delegates                 -        Mr. Beuerlein - ATTACHMENT A



Chapter Members Delegates Delegates
Present
Proxies Total
Votes
California State 131 5 5 - 5
Camp Pendleton 22 3 0 - 0
Capitola 1 0 0 - 0
Coronado 1 0 0 - 0
Del Mar 4 2 1 - 1
Encinitas 0 0 0 - 0
Huntington Beach 147 5 5 - 5
Imperial Beach 18 3 1 1 2
LA City 34 3 2 - 2
LA County Lakes 33 3 2 1 3
LACOLA 291 8 5 3 8
Laguna Beach 110 5 2 2 4
Long Beach 74 4 2 - 2
Mission Viejo 10 2 2 - 2
Newport Beach 107 5 5 - 5
Oceanside 16 3 0 - 0
Pismo Beach 19 3 0 - 0
Port Hueneme 5 2 0 - 0
San Clemente 47 3 3 - 3
San Luis Obispo 20 3 0 - 0
San Diego 70 3 0 - 3
Santa Barbara 38 3 2 1 3
Santa Cruz 39 3 2 - 2
Seal Beach 43 3 3 - 3
Solana Beach 0 0 0 - 0
Tucson 1 0 0 - 0
US Ocean Safety 6 2 1 - 1
Ventura County 10 2 0 - 0
Mexico 0 0 0 - 0
Members-at-large 8 0 0 - 0
TOTAL 1301 79 46 8 54


 

II.                    Approval of Minutes — Los Angeles County Lifeguard Association Meeting (April 12 & 13, 2007)

 

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

SECOND:                     Mr. Bartlett

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU


III.       Officer’s Reports

               A.        President                       Mr. McGowan                ATTACHMENT             B

           B.        Vice President                Mrs. Graham                  ATTACHMENT             C

           C.        Secretary                       Mr. Beuerlein                  ATTACHMENT             D

           D.        Treasurer                       Mr. Williams                   ATTACHMENT              E

           E.         Advisor                         Mr. Moore                     ATTACHMENT              F

           F.         1st Exec. Delegate           Mrs. Graham for Mr. Graham  ATTACHMENT             G

           G.         2nd Exec. Delegate         Mr. Moore for Mr. Rohrer      ATTACHMENT             H

           H.         3rd Exec. Delegate        Mr. Bartlett                    ATTACHMENT              I


IV.       Committee Reports

                A.        Certification                   Mr. Bauer for Mr. Rohrer     VERBAL REPORT           

1.                  Stressed the importance of the USLA Certification Program, meeting standards and complying with policies and procedures.

2.                  Stated that agencies need to be more organized and submit their completed Certification Applications on time.


B.        Competition                   Mr. Butki                       ATTACHMENT              J

C.        Exchanges                     Mr. Mitchell                   ATTACHMENT              K

D.        Heroic Acts                   Mr. Richardson              ATTACHMENT              L

E.         Job Titles                       Mr. Humphreys             ATTACHMENT              M

F.         Junior Lifeguards            Mrs. Boyer                   ATTACHMENT              N

G.         Legislation                     Mr. Peabody                 ATTACHMENT              O

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.


H.        Membership                   Mrs. Graham                 ATTACHMENT              P

            I.          Newsletter                      Mr. Godino                   ATTACHMENT              Q

            J.          Public Education             Mr. Humphreys             ATTACHMENT              R

K.        Training/Operations         Mr. Scott                      ATTACHMENT              S

L.         Website                          Mr. Moore                   ATTACHMENT               T


V.       Election of Officers

A.        President

1.                  Mr. Peabody nominated Mr. McGowan for President.


MOTION:                      Moved by Mr. Richardson to elect Mr. McGowan President by acclamation as there are no other nominees.

SECOND:                     Mr. Gray

DISCUSSION:              None

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


B.        Vice-President

1.                  Mr. Diederich nominated Mrs. Graham for Vice-President.


MOTION:                      Moved by Mr. Richardson to elect Mrs. Graham Vice-President by acclamation as there are no other nominees.

SECOND:                     Mr. Gray

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU (Mrs. Graham is elected Vice-President by acclamation)


C.        Secretary

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


MOTION:                      Moved by Mr. Richardson to elect Mr. Beuerlein Secretary by acclamation as there are no other nominees.

SECOND:                     Mr. Gray

DISCUSSION:              None

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


D.        Treasurer

1.                  Mr. Diederich nominated Mr. Williams for Treasurer.


MOTION:                      Moved by Mr. Richardson to elect Mr. Williams Treasurer by acclamation as there are no other nominees.

SECOND:                     Mr. Gray

DISCUSSION:              None

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


E.        1st Executive Delegate

1.                  Mrs. Graham nominated Mr. Mitchell for 1st Executive Delegate.


MOTION:                      Moved by Mr. Richardson to elect Mr. Mitchell 1st Executive Delegate by acclamation as there are no other nominees.

SECOND:                     Mr. Gray

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU (Mr. Mitchell elected 1st Executive Delegate by acclamation)


F.        2nd Executive Delegate

1.                  Mr. Bowman nominated Mr. Richardson for 2nd Executive Delegate.

2.                  Mr. Bauer nominated Mrs. Boyer for 2nd Executive Delegate.


MOTION:                      Moved by Mr. Beuerlein to close the nominations for 2nd Executive Delegate.

SECOND:                     Mr. Williams

DISCUSSION:              Candidates gave speeches expressing their qualifications and desire to be elected.

ACTION:                      Mr. Richardson elected 2nd Executive Delegate by majority.


G.        3rd Executive Delegate

1.                  Mr. Diederich nominated Mrs. Boyer for 3rd Executive Delegate.

2.                  Mr. Godino nominated Mr. Bartlett for 3rd Executive Delegate.


MOTION:                      Moved by Mr. Williams to close the nominations for 3rd Executive Delegate.

SECOND:                     Mrs. Graham

DISCUSSION:              Candidates gave speeches expressing their qualifications and desire to be elected.

ACTION:                      Mrs. Boyer elected 3rd Executive Delegate by majority.


H.        4th Executive Delegate

1.                  Mr. Lon Graham nominated Mr. Peabody for 4th Executive Delegate.

2.                  Mr. Peden nominated Mr. Bartlett for 4th Executive Delegate. Mr. Bartlett declined.

3.                  Mrs. Boyer nominated Mr. Bailey for 4th Executive Delegate.
Mr. Bailey declined.


MOTION:                      Moved by Mr. Richardson to elect Mr. Peabody for 4th Executive Delegate by acclamation as there are no other nominees.

SECOND:                     Mr. Gray

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU (Mr. Peabody elected 4th Executive Delegate by acclamation)


I.        Advisor

1.                  Mr. McGowan appointed Mr. Moore as his Advisor.


MOTION:                      Moved by Mr. Richardson to approve Mr. Moore for Advisor.

SECOND:                     Mrs. Graham

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU (Mr. Moore approved for Advisor by acclamation).


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

SECOND:                     Mr. Bailey

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU


VI.        Committee Workshops (as directed)


Meeting adjourned for the day at 5:01 P.M.


Meeting reconvened on Friday, October 12, 2007 at 9:06 AM.


VII.      Committee Reports from Workshops


                A.       Competition                    Mr. Butki                     ATTACHMENT               U


MOTION:                     Moved by Mr. Moore to approve the report without any allocation of funds, and to have the allocations considered in the budget process.

SECOND:                     Mr. Gray

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU


                B.        Exchange                        Mr. Mitchell                 ATTACHMENT                V


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

SECOND:                     Mr. Peabody

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU


                C.        Heroic Acts                     Mr. Richardson            ATTACHMENT                W


MOTION:                     Moved by Mr. Moore to approve the report without any allocation of funds, and to have the allocations considered in the budget process.

SECOND:                     Mrs. Graham

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU


                D.        Job Titles                         Mr. Humphreys           ATTACHMENT                 X


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

SECOND:                     Mr. Bartlett

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU


                E.        Junior Lifeguards              Mr. Mitchell for Mrs. Boyer  ATTACHMENT              Y


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

SECOND:                     Mr. Hughes

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU


                F.        Legislation/Statistics           Mr. Peabody               ATTACHMENT                 Z


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

SECOND:                    Mr. Peden

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU


                G.        Membership                      Mrs. Graham               ATTACHMENT                AA


MOTION:                    Moved by Mr. Hughes to approve the report without any allocation of funds, and to have the allocations considered in the budget process.

SECOND:                    Mr. Bauer

DISCUSSION:             Discussion regarding kit items; Mr. Reuter offered to help with fundraising.

ACTION:                     MPU


                H.        Newsletter                         Mr. Godino                ATTACHMENT                 BB


MOTION:                    Moved by Mr. Bartlett to approve the report without any allocation of funds, and to have the allocations considered in the budget process.

SECOND:                    Mr. Scott

DISCUSSION: Mr. Moore suggested that the Cal Surf News be distributed in the membership kits. Mr. Peabody inquired regarding the possibility of producing an electronic magazine. Mr. Reuter suggested producing a California version of the ALM with a Cal Surf News insert for CSLSA members to save mailing fees. Discussion ensued regarding posting newsletter on CSLSA website. Mr. Bartlett suggested keeping ALM and Cal Surf News separate, but stressed the importance sending deadline reminders. Mr. Williams reminded members of the fiscal impact of Cal Surf News production on the CSLSA budget.

ACTION:                     MPU


                I.         Public Education                 Mr. Humphreys           ATTACHMENT                CC


MOTION:                     Moved by Mr. Peabody to approve the report without any allocation of funds, and to have the allocations considered in the budget process.

SECOND:                    Mr. Bartlett

DISCUSSION: Mr. McGowan suggested incorporating USLA Safety Tips into the Sea Grant Coloring Book. Mr. Peabody suggested using Sea Grant to help fund Melissa Murphy's Public Education artwork. Mr. Bartlett stated that the HBSLSA had utilized Ms. Murphy to produce a Huntington Beach Marine Safety Coloring Book.

ACTION:                     MPU


VIII.      Old Business


                A.        Approval of Treasurer's report from Thursday, October 11, 2007


MOTION:                     Moved by Mr. Richardson to approve the Treasurer's Report from Thursday, October 11, 2007.

SECOND:                    Mrs. Graham

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU


B.        501(c)3 Status


1.                  Mr. Moore said this project needs to be a priority to complete this Fall.

2.                  Mr. Richardson said Mr. Bayer should have all of the information he has requested.

3.                  Mr. Williams said that Mr. Bayer had recently requested further information, and that information had been recently sent to Mr. Bayer.


C.        CSLSA Policies and Procedures


1.                  Mr. Richardson pointed out that the revised CSLSA Policies and Procedures were approved on 4/13/07.


D.        San Diego Surf Lifesaving Association


1.                  Mr. McGowan reported that San Diego's multiple associations are consolidating into one CSLSA chapter.

2.                  Mr. Brewster is assisting with this project.

3.                  Mrs. Graham will follow-up on this matter.


E.        Sea Grant Rip Current Signs


1.                  Available for free to all agencies.


F.        Rip Current Awareness Week


1.                  Mr. Beuerlein gave the history of this New Jersey legislation.

2.                  Mr. Humphreys will report on this issue at the Spring 2008 CSLSA Meeting.


IX.      New Business


                A.        Proposed Annual CSLSA Budget


MOTION: Moved by Mr. Moore to adopt an annual zero based balanced budget on the Treasurer's recommendation.

SECOND:                    Mrs. Graham

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU


MOTION: Moved by Mr. Richardson to take the committee allocations from this meeting and define those before moving on to an Ad Hoc Committee that will create an annual zero based balanced budget that will be submitted to the CSLSA Executive Board of Directors for approval.

SECOND:                    Mr. Hidalgo

DISCUSSION: Mr. Richardson recommended the appointment of two former CSLSA Treasurers (Mr. Bowman and Mr. Moore) to join the current CSLSA Treasurer (Mr. Williams) on the Ad Hoc Budget Committee.

ACTION:                     MPU


                B.        2nd Executive Delegate Vacancy


MOTION:                    Moved by Mr. Moore to appoint Mr. Richardson as 2nd Executive Delegate for the remainder of Mr. Rohrer's term (until December 31, 2007).

SECOND:                    Mr. Bauer

DISCUSSION: Mr. Richardson said he cannot attend the Fall 2007 USLA Meeting. He said he will continue to do his work regardless of title and suggested that the Board of Directors appoint someone who can attend the Fall 2007 USLA Meeting.

ACTION:                     MPU to appoint Mr. Richardson as 2nd Executive Delegate.


                C.        Committee Chairs


1.                  Mr. McGowan invited Committee Chairs to remain in their positions for the next term, but encouraged current chairs to advise if they no longer wish to chair a committee.

2.                  Mr. McGowan also asked if someone new wishes to chair a committee.

3.                  Mr. Hidalgo said he'd like to get more involved and volunteered to be a Certification Officer.

4.                  Mr. Richardson agreed to serve as Certification Committee Chairman.



                D.        CSLSA Regional Games


1.                  Mr. Bartlett congratulated Mr. Bailey and Seal Beach for being selected to host the 2008 CSLSA Regional Games. Mr. Bartlett said HBSLSA would help if needed. Mr. Bartlett also stated that SHP needs to abide by the terms of the Event Permit in the future.

2.                  Mr. Butki said it would have helped if the host chapter had been present during set-up to provide direction and answer questions.

3.                  Mr. Lon Graham concurred with Mr. Bartlett that the sponsor and all affiliated entities need to make any special requests in advance so they can be include in the permit process.

4.                  Mr. Moore stated that the problems affiliated with the 2007 CSLSA Regional Games were the CSLSA Executive Board of Director's responsibility. Despite the problems, Mr. Moore said the 2007 CSLSA Regional Games were one of the best ever.


                E.        Future Meetings


1.         USLA Meeting Dates & Locations


                                     a.        Fall - 2007
                                                  1)        Location:           Charleston, SC (South Atlantic)
                                                  2)        Dates:               11/01/07-11/03/07
                                                  3)        Suggested Agenda Items

                                    b.        Spring - 2008
                                                  1)        Location:          Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii (Pacific Islands Region)
                                                  2)        Dates:               4/24/08-4/26/08
                                                  3)        Suggested Agenda Items

2.         CSLSA Meeting Dates & Locations


                                    a.        Spring - 2008
                                                  1)        Location:          Long Beach
                                                  2)        Dates:               4/10/08 & 4/11/08

                                    b.        Fall - 2008
                                                  1)        Location:           Encinitas, Solana, Coronado, Oceanside or San Diego
                                                  2)        Dates:               10/16/08 & 10/17/08

                F.        Privilege of the Chair


1.                  Mr. McGowan thanked everyone for their participation.

2.                  Mr. McGowan thanked the Newport Beach Ocean Lifeguard Association for hosting an outstanding meeting at such a great site.

3.                  Mr. McGowan said he was looking forward to the establishment of a budget.

4.                  Mr. McGowan congratulated the newly elected CSLSA Executive Board Members.

5.                  Mr. McGowan thanked the departing CSLSA Executive Board Members (Mr. Rohrer, Mr. Bartlett and Mr. Graham).

6.                  Mr. McGowan particularly thanked Mr. Bartlett for his work on the American Lifeguard Magazine and encouraged him to stay on as editor.


X.                Adjournment

MOTION:                    Moved to adjourn by Mr. Moore

SECOND:                   Mr. Peabody
DISCUSSION:            None
ACTION:                    MPU; Meeting adjourned at 11:46 AM

Respectfully Submitted,

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Michael A. Beuerlein
CSLSA Secretary