GENERAL BOARD MEETING
                 Huntington Beach Surf Lifesaving Association
                                      April 6 & 7, 2006
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Thursday, April 6, 2006 - Huntington Harbor Yacht Club


I.          Meeting called to order by Mr. McGowan at 9:20 AM.

              A.        Pledge of Allegiance                   -        Mrs. Graham

              B.        Welcome and Introductions     -           Mr. McGowan

              C.        Roll Call of Delegates                 -        Mr. Beuerlein

Chapter Members Delegates Delegates
Proxies Total
California State 96 4 4 - 4
Camp Pendleton 28 3 3 - 3
Capitola 0 0 0 - 0
Coronado 4 2 0 - 0
Del Mar 64 4 1 - 1
Encinitas 6 2 1 - 1
Huntington Beach 140 5 5 - 5
Imperial Beach 22 3 1 1 2
LA City 26 3 3 - 3
LA County Lakes 28 3 2 - 2
LACOLA 17 6 5 1 6
Laguna Beach 85 4 2 2 4
Long Beach 62 4 1 - 1
Mission Viejo 9 2 2 - 2
Newport Beach 96 4 4 - 4
Oceanside 9 2 2 - 2
Pismo Beach 24 3 0 - 0
Port Hueneme 36 3 0 - 0
San Clemente 37 3 2 1 3
San Luis Obispo 22 3 0 - 0
San Diego 1 3 2 - 2
Santa Barbara 36 3 1 - 1
Santa Cruz 35 3 0 - 0
Seal Beach 44 3 0 - 0
Solana Beach 16 3 0 - 0
Tucson 1 0 0 - 0
US Ocean Safety 13 2 2 - 2
Ventura County 0 0 0 - 0
Mexico 0 0 0 - 0
Members-at-large 0 0 0 - 0
TOTAL 1153 80 43 5 48


II.                    Approval of Minutes — L.A. County Lakes Lifeguard Association. October 13 & 14, 2005


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

SECOND:                     Mr. Ragsdale

DISCUSSION:              Mr. McGowan pointed out that the motion to adjourn was made by Mr. Gray not Mrs. Gray.

ACTION:                      MPU

III.       Officer’s Reports

               A.        President                       Mr. McGowan                ATTACHMENT             A

           B.        Vice President                Mrs. Graham                  ATTACHMENT              B

           C.        Secretary                       Mr. Beuerlein                  ATTACHMENT             C

           D.        Treasurer                       Mr. Williams                   ATTACHMENT              D

           E.         Recurrent Rep               Mr. Graham                    ATTACHMENT              E

           F.         Advisor                         Mr. Moore                     ATTACHMENT              F

           G.        1st Delegate                   Mr. Rohrer                     ATTACHMENT             G

IV.       Committee Reports

                A.        Certification                   Mr. Rohrer                     ATTACHMENT             G

B.        Competition                   Mr. Butki                       ATTACHMENT             H

1.                  Mr. Avila discussed California State Parks and CSLSA hosting the USLA National Games at Huntington State Beach.

C.        Exchanges                     Mr. Graham                    ATTACHMENT             I

D.        Heroic Acts                   Mr. Richardson               ATTACHMENT            J

E.        Junior Lifeguards            Mrs. Boyer                     ATTACHMENT            K

F.        Legislation                      Mr. Peabody                  VERBAL REPORT               

1.                  Mr. Peabody is working with Mr. Klosterman and OES to incorporate lifeguard standards into legislation.

2.                  Request that Legislation Committee meet to discuss the above issues.

G.       Membership                    Mrs. Graham                 ATTACHMENT               B

            H.       Newsletter                       Mr. Godino                   ATTACHMENT               L

            I.         Public Education              Mr. Humphreys             ATTACHMENT               M

J.        Training/Operations      Mr. Scott for Mr. Peden   ATTACHMENT                N

K.       Website                          Mr. Moore                    ATTACHMENT                O

V.        Committee Workshops (as directed)

VI.        Mr. Moore announced that the CSLSA Board of Directors voted for Mr. McGowan to receive a Life Membership.

Meeting adjourned for the day at 4:17 P.M.

Meeting reconvened on Friday, April 7, 2006 at 9:12 AM.

VII.      Committee Reports from Workshops

                A.        Recurrent Representative                                     ATTACHMENT                P

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

SECOND:                     Mr. Rohrer

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU

                B.        Certification                     Mr. Rohrer                   VERBAL REPORT

1.                  Mr. Rohrer accepted the Imperial Beach application for USLA Advanced Certification. He will review it and report back to the CSLSA Board of Directors.

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

SECOND:                     Mr. Gray

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU

                C.        Competition                     Mr. Butki                   ATTACHMENT                Q

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

SECOND:                     Mr. Richardson

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU

                D.        Junior Lifeguards              Mrs. Boyer                ATTACHMENT                 R

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

SECOND:                     Mr. Silvestri

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU

                E.        Membership                     Mrs. Graham            ATTACHMENT                  S

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

SECOND:                    Mr. Gray

DISCUSSION:             Discussion regarding potential membership dues increase.

ACTION:                     MPU

                F.        Newsletter                        Mr. Godino             ATTACHMENT                   T

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

SECOND:                    Mrs. Graham

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU

                G.        Public Education              Mr. Humphreys         ATTACHMENT                  U

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

SECOND:                    Mr. Giles

DISCUSSION: Mr. Rohrer displayed some classic posters from his personal archives and discussed the concept of our poster project. Mr. Williams asked if he could borrow Mr. Reuter's slogan for the USLA Public Education Committee. Mr. Humphreys said that would not be a problem. Mr. Williams asked that Mr. Humphreys add to his report that all Big Wednesday funds collected will be earmarked for the poster project. Mr. Humphreys agreed. 

ACTION:                     MPU

                H.        Legislation                       Mr. Peabody           ATTACHMENT                   W

VIII.      Old Business

                A.        Approval of Treasurer's report from Thursday, April 6, 2006

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

SECOND:                    Mr. Butki

DISCUSSION:             Mr. Moore complimented the Treasurer on a job well done.

ACTION:                     MPU

B.        CSLSA Recurrent Representative

MOTION:                     Moved by Mr. Moore to confirm Mr. Graham to replace Mr. Pounds as the CSLSA Recurrent Rep.

SECOND:                    Mr. Graham

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU

                C.        USLA Drowning Prevention Award

1.                  Mr. Bartlett said that this project has been referred to the USLA Heroic Acts Committee.

D.        USLA Bylaw Revisions

MOTION: Moved by Mr. Gray to support the CSLSA delegation carrying the proposed USLA Bylaw revisions to the Spring 2006 USLA meeting and to give the delegation the authority and flexibility to make necessary changes if there are any unforeseen developments.

SECOND:                    Mr. Silvestri

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU

E.        CSLSA Bylaw Revisions

1.                  Send any proposed revisions to Mr. Richardson.

F.        USLA Endorsement/Sponsorship Proposal        ATTACHMENT                 V

1.                  Mr. McGowan informed the CSLSA Board of Directors that USLA had finally agreed to give SHP a chance to raise funds for the national organization.

2.                  Mr. McGowan highlighted the SHP sponsorship proposal.

G.        USLA Certification Officers

1.                  The USLA Certification Chairman has asked for San Diego area Certification Officers.

2.                  Mr. Giles volunteered to serve as a Certification Officer.

H.        Da Fin

1.                  Product received positive reviews from CSLSA Board of Directors.

IX.      New Business

                A.        Website Allocations

MOTION:                     Moved by Mr. Bartlett to allocate $350 to address the website budget issues.

SECOND:                    Mr. Gray

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU

MOTION:                     Moved by Mr. Ragsdale to allocate up to $100 to purchase a gift for the Webmaster.

SECOND:                    Mr. Rohrer

DISCUSSION:             Mr. Moore complimented the Treasurer on a job well done.

ACTION:                     MPU

                B.        Hosting of USLA National Games

MOTION: Moved by Mr. Moore to make an advisement at the Spring 2006 USLA Meeting for the USLA to reexamine the burden placed on the host chapter and region for the USLA National Games.
SECOND: Mr. Butki
DISCUSSION: Mr. Williams recommended that Mr. Butki make this statement at the USLA Competition Committee Meeting and that the matter be brought to the floor only if it is not properly addressed in committee.

                C.        Adobe Acrobat Writer

MOTION: Moved by Mr. Richardson that if CSLSA does not have access to Adobe Acrobat Writer, the Treasurer be authorized to purchase Adobe Acrobat Writer, not to exceed $500.

SECOND:                    Mr. Bartlett

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU

                D.        CSLSA Meeting Dates

1.                  Mr. Moore said that he would like to see the CSLSA Policies and Procedures reflect that the CSLSA Regional Meetings be held two (2) weeks prior to the National Meetings.

                E.        Future Meetings

1.         USLA Meeting Dates & Locations

                                     a.        Fall - 2006
                                                  1)        Location:           South Lake Tahoe, NV (NW Region)
                                                  2)        Dates:               11/02/06-11/04/06
                                                  3)        Suggested Agenda Items

                                    b.        Spring - 2007
                                                  1)        Location:          Chicago, IL
                                                  2)        Dates:               4/26/07-4/28/07
                                                  3)        Suggested Agenda Items

2.         CSLSA Meeting Dates & Locations

                                    a.        Spring - 2007
                                                  1)        Location:          Morro Bay (CA State)
                                                  2)        Dates:               10/12/06 & 10/13/06

                                    b.        Fall - 2007
                                                  1)        Location:           LACOLA, Long Beach, Newport Beach
                                                  2)        Dates:               4/12/07 & 4/13/07

X.          Privilege of the Chair

                A.        Mr. McGowan thanked everyone for their participation.

  B.   Mr. McGowan thanked the Huntington Beach Surf Lifesaving Association for hosting an outstanding meeting at such a great site. Mr. McGowan particularly thanked Gordon Gray and John Ragsdale.

                C.        Mr. McGowan thanked the CSLSA Board of Directors for the honor of his CSLSA Life Membership.

XI.                Adjournment

MOTION:                    Moved to adjourn by Mr. Richardson
SECOND:                   Mr. Gray
DISCUSSION:            None
ACTION:                    MPU; Meeting adjourned at 10:56 AM

Respectfully Submitted,


Michael A. Beuerlein
CSLSA Secretary