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                                                         GENERAL BOARD MEETING
                                      Laguna Beach Lifeguard Association
                                                   Aliso Creek Inn
                                                    April 15 & 16, 2004
                                                           MINUTES
                      PRINTED VERSION
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Thursday. April 15. 2004

 

I.          Meeting called to order by Mr. McGowan at 9:26 AM.

              A.        Pledge of Allegiance                   -        Mr. Lombardi

              B.        Welcome and Introductions     -           Mr. McGowan

              C.        Roll Call of Delegates                 -        Mr. Beuerlein



Chapter Members Delegates Delegates
Present
Proxies Total
Votes
California State 102 5 3 2 5
Camp Pendleton 22 3 2 1 3
Capitola 0 0 0 - 0
Coronado 0 0 0 - 0
Del Mar 48 3 1 1 2
Encinitas 4 2 1 - 1
Hawaii 0 0 0 - 0
Huntington Beach 143 5 4 1 5
Imperial Beach 21 3 1 1 2
LA City 36 3 3 1 4
LA County Lakes 30 3 2 - 2
LACOLA 137 5 5 - 5
Laguna Beach 77 4 4 - 4
Long Beach 30 3 3 - 3
Mission Viejo 11 2 2 - 2
Newport Beach 108 5 5 - 5
Oceanside 0 0 0 - 0
Port Hueneme 28 3 0 - 0
San Clemente 20 3 2 1 3
San Luis Obispo 76 4 0 - 0
San Diego 39 3 0 - 3
Santa Barbara 9 2 2 - 2
Santa Cruz 42 3 1 - 1
Seal Beach 43 3 2 - 2
Solana Beach 7 2 0 - 0
Tucson 1 0 0 - 0
US Ocean Safety 6 2 2 - 2
Ventura County 14 2 0 - 0
Members-at-large 0 0 0 - 0
TOTAL 1075 73 45 8 53


 

II.                    Approval of Minutes — Imperial Beach Lifesaving Association Meeting (October

        16 & 17, 2003)

 

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

SECOND:                     Mr. Graham

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                      MPU

III.         Officer’s Reports

                A.        President                        Mr. McGowan              ATTACHMENT              A

            B.        Vice President                Mr. Lombardi                ATTACHMENT              B

            C.        Secretary                       Mr. Beuerlein                 ATTACHMENT              C

            D.        Treasurer                       Mr. Moore                    ATTACHMENT               D

                                                              Mr. Williams                 ATTACHMENT               E

            E.         Recurrent Rep                Mr. Graham                  ATTACHMENT               F

            F.         Advisor                          Mr. Moore                   ATTACHMENT               G

IV.       Committee Reports

A.        Competition                    Mr. Butki                      ATTACHMENT               H

B.         Exchanges                      Mr. Graham                 ATTACHMENT                I

C.        Heroic Acts                    Mr. Rohrer                   VERBAL REPORT


1.                  Mr. Rohrer circulated the newly designed USLA Medal of Valor

            for the Board of Directors to inspect.

              D.        Junior Lifeguards            Mrs. Boyer                    ATTACHMENT               J

              E.         Legislation                     Mr. Drake                     VERBAL REPORT

 

1.         Mr. Drake has established a legislation link on the CSLSA website.

2.                  A.B. 1961 has been referred to the California Assembly Judiciary

            Committee for hearing on May 4th.

              F.         Membership                  Mr. Lombardi                ATTACHMENT               B

1.         Membership kits will include a shirt and bag.

2.                  The possibility of adding a coffee mug to kit will be discussed in

            committee.

G.         Newsletter                     Mr. Sandy                     ATTACHMENT              K

H.         Public Education            Mr. Williams                  ATTACHMENT              L

              I.          Training                         Mr. Pounds                    ATTACHMENT             M

              J.          Website                        Mr. Moore                    ATTACHMENT              N

V.          Committee of the Whole

              A.        California State Lifeguard/USLA Certification Issue

1.               Current CA State swim standard is 1,000 yards in less than 20

           minutes. This is in conflict with the USLA swim standard of 500

           meters in less 10 minutes. CA State has lost their USLA

           Certification due to their inability to conform to the USLA

           standard.

2.                Mr. Drake will propose a new conversion formula to the USLA

           Certification Committee in San Francisco in an attempt to qualify

           the CA State swim standard for USLA certification.

3.        Mr. Brewster stated that there is a strong desire on the national

           Level to get CA State USLA certification. At the same time, Mr.

           Brewster pointed out that there is also a strong desire for the USLA

           to maintain an objective benchmark to preserve the integrity of

           USLA certification.

              B.        California Lifesaving Standards Act (A.B. 1961)
                                                                                                    ATTACHMENT              0

 

1.                  Mr. Bauer distributed copies of A.B. 1961 which would require

            that all lifeguards in natural aquatic areas meet USLA standards.

2.                  Mr. Bauer noted that most California Lifeguard Agencies currently

            comply with USLA standards.

3.                  Mr. Bauer said that the CSLSA Executive Board of Directors had

            already endorsed A.B. 1961 in concept.

4.                  Mr. Davy said LACOLA was concerned about USLA setting

            standards that some CA agencies do not meet. He also stated

            concern regarding the necessity for agencies to comply with

            changes as dictated by USLA (“moving targets”).

5.                  Mr. Moore suggested that the president appoint a committee

consisting of Mr. Brewster, Mr. Bauer, Mr. Drake, Mr. Davy, Mr.

Avila to come up with language that would be agreeable to all

committee members. Mr. McGowan appointed the committee and

asked the committee to report back to the Board of Directors prior

to the conclusion of the meeting.


C.         Los Angeles County Lakes Lifeguard Reductions

 

1.                  Mr. Hughes chronicled the history of the LA County Lakes

            lifeguard reductions.

2.                  Castaic Lake is a 2,000 acre lake with 4 swim beaches, 400-800

            boat launches per day and 80-100 lifeguards (6-30 per day).

            Budget reductions have reduced the lifeguard positions to 2 (1 per

            day).

3.         Mr. Hughes asked for letters of support from CSLSA and USLA.

 

MOTION:                   Moved by Mr. Gray to draft and send letters from CSLSA and

                                    USLA calling for the reestablishment of appropriate lifeguard

                                    staffing levels at Lake Castaic, and the separation of LA County

                                    Lake Lifeguards from Parks and Recreation, and urging

                                    incorporation of Lake Lifeguards with the Fire Department.
SECOND:                  Mr. Bauer
DISCUSSION:          Members of the board of directors discussed the motion at length.
ACTION:                   MPU


VI.         Committee Workshops (as directed)

 

Meeting adjourned for the day at 4:53 P.M.

Meeting reconvened on Friday, April 16th at 9:32 AM.

 

VII.       Committee Reports from Workshops

              A.        Competition                   Mr. Butki                       ATTACHMENT              P

MOTION:                   Moved by Mr. Lombardi to approve the report as submitted.
SECOND:                   Mr. Gray
DISCUSSION:           None
ACTION:                    MPU

              B.         Exchanges                      Mr. Graham                   ATTACHMENT              Q

MOTION:                   Moved by Mr. Butki to approve the report as submitted.
SECOND:                   Mr. Hughes
DISCUSSION:           None
ACTION:                    MPU

              C.        Junior Lifeguards            Mrs. Boyer                    ATTACHMENT              R

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

SECOND:                  Mr. Griffin

DISCUSSION:          None
ACTION:                   MPU

              D.        Membership                   Mr. Lombardi                ATTACHMENT              S

MOTION:                  Moved by Mr. Moore to approve the report as submitted.
SECOND:                  Mr. Moore requested that Mr. Lombardi ask Mr. Hubbell to
                                    include the 1,500 coffee mugs in his membership kit next year with
                                    the understanding that CSLSA could buy the mugs if Mr. Hubbell
                                    is unable to acquire them.
DISCUSSION:          None
ACTION:                   MPU

              E.         Public Education            Mr. Williams                  ATTACHMENT              T

MOTION:                   Moved by Mr. Graham to approve the report as submitted.
SECOND:                   Mr. Lizotte
DISCUSSION:           Mr. Williams discussed past grant writing efforts (past and future).
ACTION:                    MPU

VIII.      USLA Activity Report                Mr. Brewster                 ATTACHMENT              U

IX.               Old Business

A.                 Approval of Treasurer’s report from Thursday, April 16, 2004.


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

SECOND:                  Mr. Rohrer

DISCUSSION:          None
ACTION:                   MPU


B.         A.B. 1961

 

 1.                Mr. Bauer announced that his committee, comprised of Mr. Brewster,
Mr. Broussard, Mr. Davy, Mr. Avila, and Ms.
Donnelley.

 2.        Committee agreed on a proposed language change that would
include a date for USLA standards that agencies would have to conform to.
This would address the “moving target” concern.

                                                                   ATTACHMENT                V


MOTION:                  Moved by Mr. Rohrer to back A.B. 1961 as rewritten by the
                                   CSLSA A.B. 1961 Committee.

SECOND:                  Mr. Graham
D1SCUSSION:          Mr. Moore asked that Mr. Bauer read the exact wording for the
                                    amendment to A.B. 1961. Mr. Bauer read the exact wording which
                                    stipulated that lifeguard agencies need to comply with USLA
                                    standards as of their last revision date, unless the agency is
                                    currently USLA certified, in which case, there would be a
                                    rebuttable presumption that said agency would comply with
                                    current USLA standards.

ACTION:                   MPU


X.          New Business


A.                 Port San Luis Harbor District/Avila Beach Chapter Application

1.         Mr. Lombardi stated that Port San Luis Harbor District and Avila
Beach had expressed interest in forming a chapter independent of
Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo County.

2.         Mr. Lombardi gave a Port San Luis Harbor District/Avila Beach
representative (Russell) an application for consideration at the Fall

2004 or Spring 2005 meeting.

3.         Mr. Moore cautioned that both parties need to agree to separate
before we can proceed.

           B.        USLA Travel Budget

1.         Mrs. Boyer asked how many people CSLSA would be sending to
the USLA meeting in San Francisco. Mr. McGowan said we would
follow past practice and send the CSLSA Executive Board. In
addition, Mr. McGowan said, Mr. Drake, Mrs. Boyer and Mr.
Butki would also be in attendance.

2.         Mr. Bauer asked that the Executive Board create a policy.

           C.       Operations

1.         Mr. Humphries suggested that the Training Committee expand to
include operations and equipment issues.

2.         Mr. McGowan said he would change the committee name to
Training and Operations.

           D.       Future Meetings

                        1.         USLA Meeting Dates & Locations
                                    a.        Spring - 2004
                                                  1)        Location:          San Francisco
                                                  2)        Dates:               4/22/04-4/24/04
                                    b.        Fall - 2004
                                                  1)        Location:          Galveston, Texas
                                                  2)        Dates:               T.B.A.

                        2.         CSLSA Meeting Dates & Locations
                                    a.        Fall - 2004
                                                 1)         Location:          Santa Barbara
                                                 2)         Dates:               10/21/04 & 10/22/04
                                    b.         Spring 2005
                                                 1)         Location:          LA Co. Lakes, Santa Clarita, Long
                                                                                     Beach, Newport Beach
                                                 2)         Dates:               4/21/05 & 4/22/05

XI.             Privilege of the Chair

           A.       Mr. McGowan thanked the Laguna Beach Lifeguard Association for
                      hosting an outstanding meeting at such a great site.

           B.       Mr. McGowan said it was great to progress from the lows of Hawaii to the
                      highs of Red Bank and the celebration of our 40th anniversary.

 

XII.            Adjournment

MOTION:                    Moved to adjourn by Mr. Lombardi.
SECOND:                    Mr. Gray
DISCUSSION:            None
ACTION:                     MPU; Meeting adjourned at 10:46 AM

Respectfully Submitted,

signature



Michael A. Beuerlein
CSLSA Secretary