GENERAL BOARD MEETING
                          Los Angeles County Lake Lifeguard Association
                                     April 9 & 10, 2009
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Thursday, April 9, 2009 - Boating Instruction Safety Center, Castaic Lake, CA


I.          Meeting called to order by Mr. McGowan at 9:11 AM.

              A.        Pledge of Allegiance                   -        Mrs. Graham

              B.        Welcome and Introductions     -           Mr. McGowan
                          1.      Laurie Bennett, Park Superintendent (Los Angeles County Lakes)

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

Chapter Members Delegates Delegates
Proxies Total
California State 153 6 6 - 6
Camp Pendleton 11 2 0 - 0
Capitola 1 0 0 - 0
Coronado 5 2 0 - 0
Del Mar 23 3 2 - 2
Encinitas 18 3 2 - 2
Huntington Beach 141 5 5 - 5
Imperial Beach 22 3 1 1 2
LA City 37 3 3 - 3
LA County Lakes 34 3 3 - 3
LACOLA 253 8 5 3 8
Laguna Beach 90 4 3 - 3
Long Beach 76 4 4 - 4
Mission Viejo 8 2 2 - 2
Newport Beach 103 5 4 1 5
Oceanside 12 2 0 - 0
Pismo Beach 29 3 1 - 1
Port Hueneme 14 2 0 - 0
San Clemente 46 3 1 1 2
San Luis Obispo 24 3 0 - 0
San Diego 90 4 0 - 0
Santa Barbara 33 3 3 - 3
Santa Cruz 37 3 0 - 0
Seal Beach 49 3 3 - 3
Solana Beach 5 2 0 - 0
Tucson 1 0 0 - 0
US Ocean Safety 23 3 0 - 0
Ventura County 15 2 0 - 0
Mexico 0 0 0 - 0
Members-at-large 9 0 0 - 0
TOTAL 1362 86 48 6 54


II.                    Approval of Minutes — California State Lifeguard Association, La Jolla, CA (October 16 & 17, 2008)


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

SECOND:                     Mr. Ragsdale

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

MOTION:                     Moved by Mr. Richardson to accept the Treasurer's Preliminary Report.

SECOND:                     Mr. Gray

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU

           E.         Past President/Advisor   Mr. R. Moore                 ATTACHMENT             F

           F.         1st Executive Delegate   Mr. Mitchell                    ATTACHMENT             G

           G.         2nd Executive Delegate  Mr. Richardson               ATTACHMENT             H, H2

IV.       Committee Reports

                A.        Certification                   Mr. Richardson              ATTACHMENT              I

B.        Competition                   Mr. Butki                       ATTACHMENT              J

C.        Exchanges                     Mr. Mitchell                   ATTACHMENT              K

D.        Awards/Special Presentations  Mr. Richardson         ATTACHMENT              L

E.         Job Titles                      Mr. Beuerlein for Mr. Humphreys ATTACHMENT      M

F.         Junior Lifeguards           Mrs. Boyer                    ATTACHMENT              N

G.         Legislation & Statistics        Mr. Peabody                 ATTACHMENT              O, O2

H.        Membership                   Mrs. Graham                 ATTACHMENT              P

            I.          Newsletter                     Mr. Godino                    ATTACHMENT              Q

            J.          Public Education            Mr. J. Moore for Mr. Humphreys ATTACHMENT       R

K.         Training & Operations       Mr. Scott                       ATTACHMENT               S

L.         Website                         Mr. R. Moore                ATTACHMENT               T

V.         Committee Workshops (as directed)

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

Meeting reconvened on Friday, April 10, 2009 at 9:21 AM

VII.       Committee Reports from Workshops

                A.         Competition                    Mr. Butki                      ATTACHMENT               U

                B.          Exchange                       Mr. Mitchell                  ATTACHMENT               V

                C.          Junior Lifeguards            Mrs. Boyer                   ATTACHMENT               W

                D.          Membership                   Mrs. Graham                ATTACHMENT                X

                E.           Public Education            Mr. Pierce for Mr. Humphreys   ATTACHMENT          Y

                F.          Ways & Means              Mr. Williams                 ATTACHMENT                E

VIII.     Old Business

                A.           United States Olympic Committee                      ATTACHMENT               Z

                                          (Confidential Document)         ATTACHMENT               AA

1.                  Mr. Avila summarized the legal opinion he was asked to draft for CSLSA.

2.                  Mr. Brewster, Mr. Butki, Mr. McGowan, Mr. Moore, Mrs. Graham and Mr. Richardson shared their opinions on the USLA/USOC membership issue.

3.                  Mr. Beuerlein read the conclusion of the CSLSA legal opinion.

MOTION:                    Moved by Mr. Avila to vote to determine if CSLSA desires USLA to continue efforts to affiliate with the USOC.

SECOND:                    Mr. Butki

DISCUSSION: Mr. Williams asked "what is the intent of USLA? Is it competition? Should the bylaws of the organization be changed for one committee?" Mr. Williams said that he agreed with USOC affiliation but that it should not be accomplished by changing the USLA Bylaws.

ACTION:                     MPU

MOTION: Moved by Mr. Moore that the delegation proceed with the following priority: 1) to continue to try to align with the USOC by finding other possible options, 2) to support Option II (add 2 executive board members) if forced to support one of the proposed USLA Bylaw Amendments, and 3) defeat Option I.

SECOND:                     None

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      Motion for lack of a second.

MOTION: Moved by Mrs. Graham to vote on Option I, Option II (adding 2 executive board members), and Option III (neither Option I, nor Option II, but proceed with another avenue for USOC affiliation, like an ad hoc committee).

SECOND:                    Mr. Richardson

DISCUSSION: Mr. Williams said we need to figure out if we want Option I or II, or neither. Then we can figure out if we want to pursue an Option III. Mr. Moore commented that the motion takes away the CSLSA Executive Board's flexibility. Mr. McGowan said that if the body votes no on Options I & II, then we vote for Option III. Mr. Moore said that there is no Option III being presented by USLA at this time. Mr. Avila said that if we vote no on Options I & II, then there are no changes to the USLA Bylaws at this time. Mr. Pierce suggested that we vote on Option III first, then vote on Options I & II only if Option III is not approved. Mr. Moore agreed with Mr. Pierce. Mr. Butki said that we should vote on Options I & II first because those are the only 2 options currently being presented by the USLA.
ACTION: Option I - YEA: 0, NAE: 54   Option II - YEA: 51, NAE: 3   Option III - YEA: 54, NAE: 0

4.                  Mr. Moore said, based on the vote, his understanding was that CSLSA Executive Board Members would meet with other regions at Asilomar to determine if there is support for an Option III. If there is, CSLSA will support Option III. If the other regions do not support Option III, CSLSA will vote in favor of Option II. Mr. McGowan stated that he agreed. No other CSLSA Board Member voiced disagreement.

                B.           New CSLSA Chapters (North Island & Campus Point)

1.                  Mr. McGowan said that the vote to approve the new chapters is pending the onsite review.

2.                  Mrs. Graham stated the conditional approval for both prospective chapters would be extended until the Fall 2009 CSLSA Meeting.

IX.     New Business

                A.          Bylaw Change for Membership Year                        ATTACHMENT                BB

MOTION: Moved by Mrs. Graham to amend the CSLSA Bylaws as read into these minutes (refer to ATTACHMENT BB) at the Fall 2009 CSLSA Meeting.

SECOND:                    Mr. Richardson

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU

                B.          Proposed Amendment to CSLSA Bylaws                 ATTACHMENT                CC

             (USOC affiliation with USLA)

MOTION: Moved by Mr. Richardson to amend the CSLSA Bylaws as read into these minutes (refer to ATTACHMENT CC) at the Fall 2009 CSLSA Meeting if the USLA Bylaw Amendments for USOC affiliation are approved.

SECOND:                    Mr. Moore

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU

                C.           Policy & Procedures Proposals

            1.        Tax Exempt Status                                          ATTACHMENT                DD

MOTION: Moved by Mr. Richardson to change the CSLSA Policies & Procedure IV-A as read into these minutes (refer to ATTACHMENT DD).

SECOND:                    Mr. Moore

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU

                D.           CSLSA Public Education Booth

MOTION:                    Moved by Mr. Bartlett to allocate up to $250 to replace one of the missing panels.

SECOND:                    None

DISCUSSION:              Mrs. Boyer stated that the Junior Lifeguard Committee will buy the new panel.

ACTION:                      MPU

                 E.        Future Meetings

 1.         USLA Meeting Dates & Locations

                                     a.        Spring - 2009
                                                1)        Location:           Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA (Southwest Region)
                                                2)        Dates:               4/23/09 - 4/25/09
                                                3)        Suggested Agenda Items
                                                            a)        United States Olympic Committee
                                                            b)        United States Lifesaving Foundation
                                     b.        Fall - 2009
                                                 1)        Location:          Williamsburg, VA (South Atlantic Region)
                                                 2)        Dates:               11/05/09 - 11/07/09
                                                 3)        Suggested Agenda Items

 2.         CSLSA Meeting Dates & Locations

                                     a.        Fall - 2009
                                                  1)        Location:          San Diego City
                                                  2)        Dates:               10/15/09 - 10/16/09

                                     b.        Spring - 2010
                                                  1)        Location:           San Clemente City
                                                  2)        Dates:               4/08/10 - 4/09/10

                                     c.        Future CSLSA Meeting Locations
                                                  1)        Fall - 2010: Encinitas           
                                                  2)        Spring - 2011: Los Angeles County                
                                                  3)        Fall - 2011: Los Angeles County Lakes                

X.                  Privilege of the Chair

                 A.        Mr. McGowan said this was an awesome meeting with an awesome group of people.

                 B.        Mr. McGowan urged everyone to stay involved in the Lifeguards for Life spirit.

                 C.        Mr. McGowan thanked Mr. Ragsdale, Mr. Grey and the entire LA County Lakes staff for an excellent meeting.

XI.                Adjournment

MOTION:                    Moved to adjourn by Mr. Bartlett

SECOND:                   Mr. Hildalgo
DISCUSSION:            None
ACTION:                    MPU; Meeting adjourned at 11:29 AM

Respectfully Submitted,


Michael A. Beuerlein
CSLSA Secretary