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                                    GENERAL BOARD MEETING
                          California State Lifeguard Association
                                     October 16 & 17, 2008
                                           MINUTES
                                                  PRINTED VERSION
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Thursday, October 16, 2008 - Rock Bottom Brewery, La Jolla, CA

 

I.          Meeting called to order by Mr. McGowan at 9:32 AM.

              A.        Pledge of Allegiance                   -        Mrs. Graham

              B.        Welcome and Introductions     -           Mr. McGowan
                          1.      Ronie Clark, State Park Superintendent V (San Diego Coast District)

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



Chapter Members Delegates Delegates
Present
Proxies Total
Votes
California State 138 5 5 - 5
Camp Pendleton 11 2 2 - 2
Capitola 0 0 0 - 0
Coronado 3 2 0 - 0
Del Mar 22 3 1 - 1
Encinitas 10 2 2 - 2
Huntington Beach 150 5 4 1 5
Imperial Beach 20 3 2 - 2
LA City 36 3 3 - 3
LA County Lakes 34 3 3 - 3
LACOLA 226 7 4 3 7
Laguna Beach 90 4 3 1 4
Long Beach 75 4 4 - 4
Mission Viejo 8 2 2 - 2
Newport Beach 103 5 5 - 5
Oceanside 2 2 2 - 2
Pismo Beach 28 3 0 - 0
Port Hueneme 7 2 0 - 0
San Clemente 45 3 2 1 3
San Luis Obispo 25 3 0 - 0
San Diego 89 4 2 - 2
Santa Barbara 32 3 0 - 0
Santa Cruz 36 3 3 - 3
Seal Beach 49 3 3 - 3
Solana Beach 0 0 0 - 0
Tucson 1 0 0 - 0
US Ocean Safety 23 3 0 - 0
Ventura County 7 2 0 - 0
Mexico 0 0 0 - 0
Members-at-large 8 0 0 - 0
TOTAL 1278 81 52 6 58


 

II.                    Approval of Minutes — Long Beach Lifeguard Association (April 10 & 11, 2008)

 

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

SECOND:                     Mr. Lombardi

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.         Past President/Advisor   Mr. Moore                     ATTACHMENT              F

           F.         1st Executive Delegate   Mr. Mitchell                    ATTACHMENT             G


IV.       Committee Reports

                A.        Certification                   Mr. Richardson              ATTACHMENT             H

B.        Competition                   Mr. Butki                       ATTACHMENT              I

C.        Exchanges                     Mr. Mitchell                   ATTACHMENT              J

D.        Special Awards             Mr. Richardson              ATTACHMENT              K

E.         Job Titles                      Mr. Davey                     ATTACHMENT              L

F.         Junior Lifeguards           Mrs. Boyer                    ATTACHMENTS            M1 & M2

G.         Legislation & Statistics        Mr. Peabody                 ATTACHMENT              N

H.        Membership                   Mrs. Graham                 ATTACHMENT              O

            I.          Newsletter                     Mr. Godino                    ATTACHMENT              P

            J.          Public Education            Mr. Humphreys              ATTACHMENT              Q

K.         Training & Operations       Mr. Scott                       ATTACHMENT              R

L.         Website                         Mr. Moore                     ATTACHMENT              S


V.         Committee Workshops (as directed)


VI.        Meeting adjourned for the day at 4:43 P.M.


Meeting reconvened on Friday, October 17, 2008 at 9:44 AM


VII.       Committee Reports from Workshops


                A.         Competition                    Mr. Butki                      ATTACHMENT               T


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

SECOND:                     Mrs. Graham

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU


                B.          Exchange                        Mr. Mitchell                 ATTACHMENT                U


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

SECOND:                     Mr. Richardson

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU


                C.          Special Awards              Mr. Richardson            ATTACHMENT                V


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

SECOND:                     Mr. Peabody

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU


                D.          Job Titles                        Mr. Davey                  ATTACHMENT                 W


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

SECOND:                    Mr. Lombardi

DISCUSSION: Mr. Peabody said that he did not agree with the current State Parks' titles as classified in the matrices. Mr. Humphreys said title classification for the matrices was based on input from Mr. Broussard in the Orange County Chief's Association and Job Title subcommittee members representing the State Parks in San Diego County. Mr. Moore said the motion is to accept the report with the matrices as working documents. There will be opportunities for modifications to the matrices as titles change within various agencies. Mrs. Graham revised her motion to accept the report with the understanding that the Job Title Committee will make specific corrections to the San Diego Matrix to meet the overall parameters that the State would like to see for a unified State Matrix.

ACTION:                     MPU


                E.          Junior Lifeguards              Mrs. Boyer                 ATTACHMENT                 X


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

SECOND:                     Mr. Ragsdale

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU


                F.          Membership                     Mrs. Graham               ATTACHMENT                 Y


MOTION: Moved by Mr. Moore to approve the report with provisional approval of two new chapters (North Island and Campus Point) contingent upon receipt of their applications and fees by CSLSA by 12/31/08.

SECOND:                    Mr. Richardson

DISCUSSION: Discussed application and fee deadlines.

ACTION:                     MPU


                G.          Public Education               Mr. Humphreys           ATTACHMENT                 Z


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

SECOND:                    Mr. Richardson

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU


                H.          Training/Operations           Mr. Scott                   ATTACHMENT                 AA


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

SECOND:                    Mrs. Graham

DISCUSSION: Mr. Scott said Mr. Lerma had the USLA Training DVD available for Board Members to view.

ACTION:                     MPU


                I.             Ways & Means               Mr. Williams              ATTACHMENT                  BB


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

SECOND:                    Mr. Peabody

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU


VIII.     Old Business


                A.        Approval of Treasurer's report from Thursday, October 16, 2008


MOTION:                     Moved by Mr. Moore to approve the Treasurer's Report from Thursday, October 16, 2008.

SECOND:                    Mr. Gray

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU


B.        501(c)3 Status


1.                  Mr. Beuerlein said that the CSLSA Executive Board was going to review the final draft of the 501(c)3 application to see if there were any final corrections to be made prior to submitting the documents and application fee to the Internal Revenue Service.

2.                  Mr. Beuerlein stated the CSLSA Executive Board does not anticipate any further complications.


C.        San Diego Surf Lifesaving Association


1.                  Mrs. Graham said that there have been multiple associations representing lifeguards from the City of San Diego and that the USLA would only recognize one association as the USLA chapter.

2.                  The San Diego Lifesaving Association (SDLA) is the only chapter recognized by the USLA to represent lifeguards from the City of San Diego.


D.        United States Lifesaving Foundation


1.                  Mr. McGowan said that the USLF is a foundation that receives charitable donations for the USLA.

2.                  Mr. McGowan stated that the CSLSA Executive Board has concerns regarding the USLF officer positions. Specifically, which officers positions are occupied, who they are occupied by and how the officers are selected.

3.                  Mr. Moore said the CSLSA President was directed to raise the issues listed in VIII.D.2 at the USLA Executive Committee Meeting in Hawaii.

4.                  Mr. McGowan stated that he did raise the issues at the USLA Executive Committee Meeting in Hawaii and was told by the USLA President that the USLF was operating according to their bylaws.

5.                  Mr. Richardson said that a review of the USLF bylaws indicates that the USLF is not following the bylaws in regard to the selection of officers.

6.                  Mr. Richardson said the CSLSA Executive Board should request that the USLF follow their bylaws at the Fall 2008 USLA Meeting.


IX.         New Business


                 A.        Future Meetings


 1.         USLA Meeting Dates & Locations


                                     a.        Fall - 2008
                                                1)        Location:           Cocoa Beach, Florida
                                                2)        Dates:               11/06/08 - 11/08/08
                                                3)        Suggested Agenda Items
                                                            a)        United States Olympic Committee
                                                            b)        United States Lifesaving Foundation
                                                            c)        USLA Directory
                                                            d)        Emergency Vehicle Driving Training

                                     b.        Spring - 2009
                                                 1)        Location:          Asilomar Conference Ground
                                                 2)        Dates:               4/23/09-4/25/09
                                                 3)        Suggested Agenda Items

 2.         CSLSA Meeting Dates & Locations


                                     a.        Spring - 2009
                                                  1)        Location:          LA County Lakes (Castaic)
                                                  2)        Dates:               4/09/09 & 4/10/09

                                     b.        Fall - 2009
                                                  1)        Location:           Encinitas, San Diego, Solana, Coronado, Oceanside
                                                  2)        Dates:               10/15/09 & 10/16/09

X.                  Privilege of the Chair

                 A.        Mr. McGowan said this La Jolla meeting was the best attended, best location with great food and a great hotel.

                 B.        Mr. McGowan thanked Mr. Silvestri and the CSLA for hosting in such an awesome manner.

                 C.        Mr. McGowan said that the meeting participation was excellent.

                 D.        Mr. McGowan reminded all officers and committee chairs to submit their reports to the secretary and president via e-mail in a timely manner.

E.   The General Manager/Managing Partner of the Rock Bottom Brewery addressed the Board of Directors and said that Rock Bottom would be interested in sponsoring the CSLSA in the future.

XI.                Adjournment

MOTION:                    Moved to adjourn by Mr. Richardson

SECOND:                   Mr. Moore
DISCUSSION:            None
ACTION:                    MPU; Meeting adjourned at 10:55 AM

Respectfully Submitted,

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Michael A. Beuerlein
CSLSA Secretary