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                                                         GENERAL BOARD MEETING
                                      County of Orange Lifeguard Association
                                                   Dana Point Yacht Club
                                                    April 24 & 25, 2003
                                                           MINUTES
                      PRINTED VERSION
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Thursday. April 24. 2003


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

                  A.                  Pledge of Allegiance                  --                  Mr. Rohrer

                  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 15 2 1 1 2
Capitola 13 2 0 - 0
Coronado 0 0 0 - 0
Del Mar 48 3 1 - 1
Encinitas 7 2 1 - 1
Hawaii 0 0 0 - 0
Huntington Beach 130 5 5 - 5
Imperial Beach 16 3 1 - 1
LA City 41 3 3 - 3
LA County Lakes 59 4 1 1 2
LACOLA 284 8 6 2 8
Laguna Beach 77 4 2 2 4
Long Beach 47 3 2 1 3
Mission Viejo 17 3 3 - 3
Newport Beach 122 5 4 1 5
Oceanside 15 2 2 - 2
Port Hueneme 26 3 0 - 0
San Clemente 31 3 2 0 2
San Luis Obispo 62 4 1 - 1
San Diego 69 4 1 1 2
Santa Barbara 22 3 0 - 0
Santa Cruz 44 3 0 - 0
Seal Beach 44 3 2 1 3
Solana Beach 19 3 0 - 0
Tucson 0 0 0 - 0
US Ocean Safety 44 3 3 - 3
Ventura County 18 3 0 - 0
Members-at-large 1 0 0 - 0
TOTAL 1366 85 45 10 55


I.                    Approval of Minutes — Del Mar Lifesaving Association Meeting (October 17 &

                                                18, 2002)

 

MOTION:                        Moved by Mr. Rohrer to approve the minutes as submitted.
SECOND:                        Mr. Graham
DISCUSSION:                None

ACTION:                         MPU

                           

Ill.          Officer’s Reports    

                                                             

              A.              President                    Mr. McGowan               ATTACHMENT             A


              B.              Vice President           Mr. Rohrer                    ATTACHMENT              B
                                                                                                           MEMBER LIST              B-1

             

              C.              Secretary                    Mr. Beuerlein               ATTACHMENT              C
                                                                                                                EMAIL LIST              C2


              D.              Treasurer                    Mr. Moore                    ATTACHMENT              D

             

              E.              Recurrent Rep            Mr. Lombardi               ATTACHMENT               E


              F.              Advisor                        Mr. Richardson            ATTACHMENT               F

             

IV.               Committee Reports


        A.              Certification               Mr. Brewster                ATTACHMENT               G


              B.              Competition                Mr. Parks                     ATTACHMENT                H

             
              C.              Exchanges                   Mr. Graham                  ATTACHMENT                 I


              D.              Heroic Acts                Mr. Richardson            VERBAL REPORT       

 

      1.      One e-mail, but no official submission on a construction worker in Laguna
      Beach who rescued a woman and her little child who were swept oft the rocks.

 

              E.               Int’l Lifesaving            Mr. Brewster               ATTACHMENT               G-1, G2

 

              F.               Junior Lifeguards        Mrs. Boyer                  ATTACHMENT                J

 

              G.               Legislation                  Mr. Brewster               ATTACHMENT               G-3

 

              H.               Membership                Mr. Rohrer                  ATTACHMENT                B


              I.                 Newsletter                   Mr. Sandy                   ATTACHMENT                 K        

 

              J.                Public Education         Mr. Williams              ATTACHMENT                 L


              K.               Training                        Mr. Diederich            VERBAL REPORT           

 

1.      Ross Pounds is the CSLSA Training Committee Chairman and Co-Chairman of
the Southern California Training Officer’s Association (SCTOA).

2.      SCTOA met yesterday. All Training Officers are encouraged to attend the next
meeting on May 20th  at 10 a.m. at the Seal Beach Lifeguard Headquarters.

3.      SCTOA has been focusing on advanced lifeguard training (supervision, lifeguard
careers, etc.).

 

V.                   Heroic Acts Presentation

 

   A.                USLA President Don Rohrer and CSLSA President Rob McGowan presented four (4)
 awards for surfers rescuing two fishermen from a capsized vessel in 5’-7’ surf with
 jagged rocks in 51 degree water near K-38 (Rosarito Beach, Mexico).

 

VI.                Committee Workshops (as directed)

 

Meeting adjourned for the day at 4:52 P.M.              

Meeting reconvened on Friday, April 25th at 9:17 AM.

 

VII.        Committee Reports from Workshops 
               A.                 Competition                 Mr. Parks                 ATTACHMENT                  M

 

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

SECOND:             Mr. Rohrer

DISCUSSION:     Mr. Parks amended his report to mention that Mr. Weinert had said Orange County
could host the national competition if the Pacific Northwest Region decides not to.

ACTION:                   MPU      

 

               B.                  Heroic Acts                Mr. Richardson          VERBAL REPORT

 

       1.   On Wednesday, April 2, 2003 while working on a deck in Crescent Bay, a construction
        worker spotted a mother and two daughters who had been swept off the rocks in 3’-5’
        surf. He rescued the victims and administered CPR, even though he had never been
       trained to do so.

       2.   Mr. Richardson recommended that the above mentioned rescue be nominated for a
        non-lifeguard heroic act to be presented at the next CSLSA General Meeting.

 

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

SECOND:           Mr. Lombardi

DISCUSSION:    None

ACTION:             MPU

 

                C.                  Junior Lifeguards         Mrs. Boyer             ATTACHMENT                  N

 

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

SECOND:           Mr. Scott

DISCUSSION:    None

ACTION:            MPU

 

                D.                  Newsletter                    Mr. Lombardi         ATTACHMENT                 O

 

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

SECOND:           Mr. Williams

DISCUSSION:    None

ACTION:            MPU

 

                E.                   Public Education          Mr. Williams          ATTACHMENT                  P

 

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

SECOND:            Mr. Gray

DISCUSSION:     Mr. Moore commended Mr. Williams on the new bookmarks. Mr. McGowan asked if the purchase
of display booths was part of the request for SHP. Mr. Williams replied in the affirmative and
indicated that the committee was not asking the Board for any funding at this time.

ACTION:              MPU

 

                F.                   Public Education           Mr. Williams          ATTACHMENT                 Q

 

VIII.        Old Business

 

   A.                Approval of Treasurer’s report from Thursday, April 24, 2003.

 

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

SECOND:            Mr. Diederich

DISCUSSION:     None

ACTION:             MPU

 

   B.                USLA Website

           

MOTION:            Moved by Mr. Lombardi to have CSLSA support the expenditure of USLA funds ($8,000) to
                  update and improve the USLA website.

SECOND:            Mr. Scott

DISCUSSION:     Discussion regarding specifics from Mr. Brewster’s report. Mr. Gray asked that the motion be
amended to give the CSLSA Executive Board the discretion to support the expenditure of USLA
funds to update and improve the USLA website based on the facts presented at the USLA meeting in Hawaii.

ACTION:              MPU

                       

MOTION:             Moved by Mr. Moore to have CSLSA support the pending collaborative opportunity between the
USLA and the National Weather Service.

SECOND:             Mr. Williams

DISCUSSION:     None

ACTION:              MPU

                       

MOTION:             Moved by Mr. Moore to have CSLSA recognize the San Diego Lifeguard Service for their flood
rescue training efforts in Bolivia.

SECOND:             Mr. Williams

DISCUSSION:     Mr. McGowan said that he had commended the SDLS in his President’s Report. Mr. Moore
suggested that verbal recognition of the SDLS efforts be added to these minutes.

ACTION:              MPU

 

 

IX.           New Business

 

A.                   CSLSA/SHP

 

  1.     Mr. Richardson recommended that in lieu of a CSLSA Executive Board Meeting, the CSLSA Board
 of Directors adapt an official position to direct the CSLSA Executive Board on how to respond to this matter.

  2.     Mr. Richardson recommended that CSLSA go to Hawaii with a positive and professional attitude and
 “stand our ground” based on the advice of CSLSA’s attorney.

 

MOTION:            Moved by Mr. Gray to have the CSLSA adapt the official position that CSLSA has a valid contract with
SHP that we are bound to honor.

SECOND:            Mr. Silvestri

DISCUSSION:     Extensive discussion ensued. Mrs. Boyer asked that the motion be amended to appoint Mr.
Richardson as the CSLSA spokesman on the CSLSA/SHP contract issue at the Hawaii meeting.

ACTION:              MPU

                       

          B.           Mrs. Boyer noted that reports are submitted in advance at the national meetings and presented only once.
                        This saves time and allows for educational opportunities like the excellent one presented by COLA at this meeting.

 

          C.           Future Meetings

 

                         1.     USLA Meeting Dates & Locations
                              a.        Spring - 2003

                                                     1)           Location:               Honolulu, Hawaii
                           
    2)           Dates:                    5/08/03-5/10/03
                                           b.       Fall - 2003
                                                     1)           Location:                New York, NY (Mid-Atlantic Region)
                                                     2)           Dates:                      ll/06/03 - ll/08/03

 

                         2.     CSLSA Meeting Dates & Locations
                                           a.       Fall - 2003   
                                                     1)          Location:                  Imperial Beach
                                                     2)          Dates:                       10/16/03 & 10/17/03
                       
                   b.        Spring - 2003
                                                     1)          Location:                  Laguna Beach, LA Co. Lakes, Santa
                                                                                                     Clarita, Long Beach
                                                     2)          Dates:                       4/22/04 & 4/23/04

 

  X.        Privilege of the Chair

 

A.           Mr. McGowan thanked the County of Orange Lifeguard Association for hosting an outstanding meeting at such a great site.

B.        Mr. McGowan encouraged future meeting hosts to include an educational   I component similar to what COLA did at this meeting.

 

XI.  Adjournment

 

MOTION:             Moved to adjourn by Mr. Richardson.

SECOND:             Mr. Gray

DISCUSSION:     None

ACTION:               MPU; Meeting adjourned at 12:26 PM

 

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Michael A Beuerlein

CSLSA Secretary