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                                    GENERAL BOARD MEETING
                          San Diego Lifesaving Association
                                     October 15 & 16, 2009
                                           MINUTES
                                                  PRINTED VERSION
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Thursday, October 15, 2009

 

I. Meeting called to order by Mr. McGowan at 9:14 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 120 5 5 - 5
Camp Pendleton 12 2 2 - 2
Capitola 1 0 0 - 0
Coronado 1 0 0 - 0
Del Mar 18 3 2 1 3
Encinitas 10 2 1 - 1
Huntington Beach 142 5 5 - 5
Imperial Beach 11 2 0 - 0
LA City 39 3 2 1 3
LA County Lakes 23 3 3 0 3
LACOLA 201 7 4 3 7
Laguna Beach 105 5 2 2 4
Long Beach 2 2 2 - 2
Mission Viejo 11 2 2 - 2
Newport Beach 99 5 3 2 5
Oceanside 0 0 0 - 0
Pismo Beach 25 3 2 - 2
Port Hueneme 0 0 0 - 0
San Clemente 42 3 3 - 3
San Luis Obispo 27 3 0 - 0
San Diego 92 4 4 - 4
Santa Barbara City 39 3 0 - 0
Santa Barbara County 14 2 0 - 0
Santa Cruz 38 3 0 - 0
Seal Beach 50 3 3 - 3
Solana Beach 6 2 0 - 0
Tucson 1 0 0 - 0
US Ocean Safety 13 2 0 - 0
Ventura County 8 2 2 - 2
Mexico 0 0 0 - 0
Members-at-large 1 0 0 - 0
TOTAL 1155 78 47 9 56


 

II.                    Approval of Minutes Los Angeles County Lake Lifeguard Association Meeting (April 9 & 10, 2009)

 

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

SECOND: Mr. Lombardi

DISCUSSION: None

ACTION: MPU


III. Officers Reports

A. President Mr. McGowan  ATTACHMENTB

B.Vice President Mrs. Graham   ATTACHMENT C

C. Secretary Mr. Beuerlein  ATTACHMENTD

D. Treasurer Mr. Williams ATTACHMENTE

E.     Past President/Advisor   Mr. Moore       ATTACHMENT F

F. 1st Executive Delegate   Mr. Mitchell                    ATTACHMENTG

G. 2nd Executive Delegate  Mr. Richardson               ATTACHMENTH

IV. Committee Reports

A. Competition  Mr. Butki          ATTACHMENT    I

B. Exchanges Mr. Mitchell    ATTACHMENT  J

C. Awards/Special Presentations Mr. RichardsonATTACHMENT  K

D.  Job Titles Mr. Humphreys              ATTACHMENT         L

E.  Junior Lifeguards Mrs. Boyer     ATTACHMENT  M

F.  Legislation & Statistics Mr. Peabody  ATTACHMENT  N

G. Membership                   Mrs. Graham                 ATTACHMENT         O

H. Newsletter  Mr. Godino ATTACHMENT P

I.   Public Education    Mr. Humphreys               ATTACHMENT        Q

J.  Training & Operations  Mr. Scott     ATTACHMENT R

K. Website    Mr. R. MooreATTACHMENT S


V.  Committee Workshops (as directed)


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


Meeting reconvened on Friday, October 16, 2009 at 9:04 AM


VII. New Chapters


A.  North Island

MOTION:  Moved by Mrs. Graham to approve the North Island chapter application.

SECOND:   Mr. Ragsdale

DISCUSSION: Mr. Peabody said that he did not understand why we were nominating a chapter that had no representatives present. Mrs. Graham said they were at the last meeting. Mr. McGowan said they are not being nominated, we are voting to see if their chapter application will be formally approved. Mr. Beuerlein asked if North Island had paid all their application fees. Mrs. Graham indicated that they did.

ACTION:  MPU

B.  Santa Barbara County (Campus Point)

MOTION: Moved by Mrs. Graham to approve the Santa Barbara County (Campus Point) chapter application.

SECOND:   Mr. Lombardi

DISCUSSION: None

ACTION:   MPU


VIII. Election of Officers (37 delegates present & 11 proxies)


A.  President

NOMINATION: Mr. Moore nominated Mr. Beuerlein for President.

SECOND:   Mr. Lombardi

MOTION: Mr. Richardson moved that nominations be closed.

SECOND:   Mr. Gray

ACTION:   MPU

DISCUSSION: None

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


B.  Vice-President

NOMINATION: Mr. Lombardi nominated Mrs. Graham for Vice-President.

SECOND:   Mr. Gray

MOTION: Mr. Moore moved that nominations be closed.

SECOND:   Mr. Peabody

ACTION:   MPU

DISCUSSION: None

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


C.  Secretary

NOMINATION: Mr. Moore nominated Mr. Richardson for Secretary.

SECOND:   Mrs. Graham

MOTION: Mr. Avila moved that nominations be closed.

SECOND:   Mr. Humphreys

ACTION:   MPU

DISCUSSION: None

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


D.  Treasurer

NOMINATION: Mrs. Graham nominated Mr. Williams for Treasurer.

SECOND:   Mr. Butki

MOTION: Mr. Richardson moved that nominations be closed.

SECOND:   Mr. Gray

ACTION:   MPU

DISCUSSION: None

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


E.  1st Executive Delegate

NOMINATION: Mr. Moore nominated Mr. Mitchell for 1st Executive Delegate.

SECOND:   Mr. Scott

NOMINATION: Mr. Bartlett nominated Mr. Bailey for 1st Executive Delegate.

SECOND:   Mrs. Walton

MOTION: Mr. Richardson moved that nominations be closed.

SECOND:   Mr. Gray

ACTION:   MPU

DISCUSSION: None

ACTION:   MP (Mr. Mitchell elected 1st Executive Delegate by majority vote)


MOTION: Mr. Peabody moved that all ballots be destroyed.

SECOND:   Mr. Gray

ACTION:   MPU


F.  2nd Executive Delegate

NOMINATION: Mr. Gray nominated Mr. Moore for 2nd Executive Delegate.

SECOND:   Mrs. Graham

NOMINATION: Mr. Bolin nominated Mr. Bailey for 2nd Executive Delegate.

SECOND:   Mr. Villalobos

NOMINATION: Mr. Lombardi nominated Mr. Humphreys for 2nd Executive Delegate.

SECOND:   Mr. Giugni

NOMINATION: Mr. Williams nominated Mrs. Boyer for 2nd Executive Delegate.

SECOND:   Mr. Mitchell

DISCUSSION: Mrs. Boyer respectfully declined the nomination saying that she felt better suited for the 3rd delegate position.
MOTION: Mr. Godino moved that nominations be closed.

SECOND:   Mr. Hughes

ACTION:   MPU

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

ACTION:   MP (Mr. Moore elected 2nd Executive Delegate by majority vote)


MOTION: Mr. Richardson moved that all ballots be destroyed.

SECOND:   Mr. Graham

ACTION:   MPU


G.  3rd Executive Delegate

NOMINATION: Mr. Moore nominated Mrs. Boyer for 3rd Executive Delegate.

SECOND:   Mr. Gray

NOMINATION: Mrs. Graham nominated Mr. Butki for 3rd Executive Delegate.

SECOND:   Mr. Ragsdale

NOMINATION: Mr. Bolin nominated Mr. Bailey for 3rd Executive Delegate.

SECOND:   Mr. Bartlett

NOMINATION: Mr. Lombardi nominated Mr. Humphreys for 3rd Executive Delegate.

SECOND:   Mr. Fernan

DISCUSSION: Mr. Humphreys respectfully declined the nomination saying that there were many qualified nominees for 3rd Executive Delegate.
MOTION: Mr. Moore moved that nominations be closed.

SECOND:   Mr. Silvestri

ACTION:   MPU

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

Run-Off Vote: No nominee garnered the majority vote. Mr. Butki and Mrs. Boyer had the two highest vote totals and will be in the run-off election.
MOTION: Mr. Peabody moved that all ballots be destroyed.

SECOND:   Mr. Moore

ACTION:   MPU

ACTION:   MP (Mrs. Boyer elected 3rd Executive Delegate by majority vote)


MOTION: Mr. Brewster moved that all ballots be destroyed.

SECOND:   Mr. Gray

ACTION:   MPU


H.  4th Executive Delegate

NOMINATION: Mr. Moore nominated Mr. Butki for 4th Executive Delegate.

SECOND:   Mrs. Graham

NOMINATION: Mr. Peabody nominated Mr. Silvestri for 4th Executive Delegate.

SECOND:   Mr. Avila

NOMINATION: Mr. Bolin nominated Mr. Bailey for 4th Executive Delegate.

SECOND:   Mr. Bartlett

NOMINATION: Mr. Lombardi nominated Mr. Humphreys for 4th Executive Delegate.

SECOND:   Mr. Fernan

DISCUSSION: None

MOTION: Mr. Moore moved that nominations be closed.

SECOND:   Mrs. Graham

ACTION:   MPU

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

Run-Off Vote: No nominee garnered the majority vote. Mr. Humphreys and Mr. Butki had the two highest vote totals and will be in the run-off election.
MOTION: Mr. Graham moved that all ballots be destroyed.

SECOND:   Mr. Lombardi

ACTION:   MPU

ACTION: Run-Off resulted in a tie vote. Mr. Humphreys respectfully withdrew his name to spare the President from having to break the tie. Mr. Butki declared 4th Executive Delegate.

MOTION: Mr. Peabody moved that all ballots be destroyed.

SECOND:   Mr. Ragsdale

ACTION:   MPU


I.  Advisor

APPOINTMENT: As President-Elect, Mr. Beuerlein appointed Mr. McGowan to serve as the Past President.
MOTION: Mr. Lombardi moved to approve the President-Elect's appointment of Mr. McGowan as Past President.

SECOND:   Mrs. Graham

DISCUSSION: None

ACTION:   MPU (Mr. McGowan approved for Past President by acclamation).


IX. Committee Reports from Workshops


A.  Competition                   Mr. Butki        ATTACHMENT  T

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

SECOND:   Mr. Hughes

DISCUSSION: Mr. Williams pointed out that no funds had been awarded yet. Mr. Williams further said the line item requested by the Competition Committee was going to a restriction. Mr. Williams reminded the Competition Committee that they will not have any funds to disperse until Regionals.

ACTION:   MPU


B.   Exchange Mr. Mitchell    ATTACHMENT  U

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

SECOND:   Mr. Ragsdale

DISCUSSION: None

ACTION:   MPU

C.   Awards/Special PresentationsMr. Richardson   ATTACHMENT  V

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

SECOND:   Mrs. Hughes

DISCUSSION: None

ACTION:   MPU

D.   Job Titles   Mr. Humphreys    ATTACHMENT  W

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

SECOND:   Mr. Lombardi

DISCUSSION: None

ACTION:   MPU

E.   Junior Lifeguards Mrs. Boyer          ATTACHMENT  X

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

SECOND:   Mr. Bailey

DISCUSSION: None

ACTION:   MPU

F.   Legislation/StatisticsMr. Peabody ATTACHMENT   Y

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

SECOND:   Mr. Hughes

DISCUSSION: None

ACTION:   MPU

G.   Membership      Mrs. Graham ATTACHMENT   Z

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

SECOND:   Mr. Pepito

DISCUSSION: Mrs. Boyer directed a question to Mr. Brewster and Mr. Richardson: Since we are not certifying Junior Lifeguard programs, for the agency certification application, can we add a section to question if the agency maintains a Junior lifeguard program? Discussion ensued. Currently, Capitola is not certified by the USLA. The Capitola chapter has not maintained members and is therefore subject to dissolution. Mr. Peabody asked if the Chair of the Membership Committee would like him to contact the Capitola lifeguard supervisor to determine their desire to remain involved in USLA.

ACTION:   MPU

H.   Public Education  Mr. Humphreys          ATTACHMENT    AA

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

SECOND:   Mrs. Graham

DISCUSSION: Mr. McGowan suggested making the book covers 1/3rd larger. Mrs. Graham inquired about the location of the large rip current banner and the rip current free-standing display. Mr. Williams asked if the bookmarks were coming out of the Public Education fund. Mr. Humphreys said they were. Mrs. Boyer said she would allocate $1,000 from the Junior Lifeguard account if the necessary funds are collected.

ACTION:   MPU

I.   Training & OperationsMr. Scott           VERBAL REPORT


1.                  Mr. Scott said he would be stepping back from the committee chair due to family and job responsibilities. He said Mr. Hatfield expressed interest in chairing the committee and Mr. Hildalgo has previously indicated interest in chairing the committee. Mr. Scott suggested that he may be able to co-chair the committee if one of the other two gentlemen were not interested in being co-chairs.


J.   Ways & Means Mr. Williams     ATTACHMENT     BB

MOTION: Moved by Mr. Moore to approve $100/member athlete for the Wieland Shield prior to the end of this fiscal year.

SECOND:   Mrs. Graham

DISCUSSION: None

ACTION:   MPU


MOTION: Moved by Mr. Moore to approve the draft budget for the fiscal year.

SECOND:   Mr. Lombardi

DISCUSSION: None

ACTION:   MPU


X.Old Business

A.    United States Olympic CommitteeVERBAL REPORT


1.                  Mr. Beuerlein reported that the committee met yesterday and was recommending to the CSLSA Board of Directors vote down the two tabled USLA motions pertaining to the USOC affiliation if they are pulled off the table and put to a vote.

2.                  Mr. Beuerlein also stated that the committee recommended that Mr. Avila draft a motion for the CSLSA to make at the USLA meeting if the USOC motions are voted down.


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

SECOND:   Mr. Butki

DISCUSSION: Mr. Beuerlein stated that CSLSA continues to support USLA affiliation with the USOC; however, Mr. Beuerlein said that CSLSA does not support the current method proposed by the USLA for USOC affiliation. Mr. Beuerlein further stated that the CSLSA motion drafted by Mr. Avila would offer an alternative to what has been proposed by USLA. Mr. Beuerlein said the CSLSA motion would propose the formation of a new commission or federation that would be distinct from the USLA, but comprised of USLA members, for the purpose of being the National Governing Body for Lifesaving Sport in America.

ACTION:  MPU


B.   Bylaw Change for Membership Year ATTACHMENT   CC


MOTION:  Moved by Mr. Moore to approve the Bylaw Change for Membership Year.

SECOND:    Mr. Richardson

DISCUSSION: None

ACTION:   MPU


C.  Proposed Amendment to CSLSA Bylaws   ATTACHMENT    DD

 (USOC affiliation with USLA)


1.                  Mr. Moore stated that this proposed Bylaw Amendment should be tabled until the USLA/USOC affiliation is determined.


XI.New Business

A.   Policy & Procedure Change            ATTACHMENT     EE


1.                  Regional Lifeguard & Junior Lifeguard Competition Rules


MOTION: Moved by Mr. Richardson to approve the Regional Lifeguard & Junior Lifeguard Competition Rules Policy & Procedures Change.

SECOND:   Mr. Moore

DISCUSSION: None

ACTION:   MPU


B.   Award Presentation

1.                  Mr. Moore presented Mr. McGowan with an award of appreciation for serving with distinction for nine years as CSLSA President.


 C. Future Meetings


 1. USLA Meeting Dates & Locations

 a.        Fall - 2009
 1) Location:  Williamsburg, VA (Mid-Atlantic Region)
 2) Dates: 11/05/09 - 11/07/09
 3) Suggested Agenda Items
a)        United States Olympic Committee
b)        Bylaws, Policies & Procedures
 b.        Spring - 2010
1) Location: Galveston, Texas (Gulf Coast Region)
2) Dates: 4/29/10 - 5/01/10
3) Suggested Agenda Items

 2. CSLSA Meeting Dates & Locations

 a.        Spring - 2010
1) Location: San Clemente City
2) Dates: 4/08/10 - 4/09/10
  (Note: Meeting date was changed to 4/15/09 & 4/16/09 after the CSLSA Executive Board conferred with the host chapter, San Clemente.)
 b.        Fall - 2010
1) Location:  Encinitas
2) Dates: 10/14/10 - 10/15/10

XII.                  Privilege of the Chair

  A. Mr. McGowan thanked everyone for their participation and commitment to lifesaving. He borrowed Mr. Peabody's analogy of not recognizing the nobleness of the profession until you see the eyes of someone about to drown in a rip current. Mr. McGowan said it truly is Lifeguards for Life.
  B. Mr. McGowan thanked the San Diego Lifesaving Association for hosting an awesome meeting at such a great site.
  C. Mr. McGowan complemented the Board of Directors on such an outstanding turnout for the second day of the meeting.
  D. Mr. McGowan thanked everyone for their help during the past nine years and congratulated the newly elected CSLSA Executive Board Members.
  E. Mr. McGowan thanked the departing CSLSA Executive Board Member, Mr. Peabody.
  F. Mr. McGowan welcomed Mr. Butki to the CSLSA Executive Board.

XIII.                Adjournment

MOTION:  Moved to adjourn by Mr. Brewster

SECOND:  Mr. Lombardi
DISCUSSION: None
ACTION: MPU; Meeting adjourned at 12:26 PM

Respectfully Submitted,

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Michael A. Beuerlein
CSLSA Secretary