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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MEETING MINUTES

Hosted by Huntington Beach
April 12 & 13, 2012
 
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  Thursday, April 12, 2012

 

I.          Call to Order by Mr. Beuerlein at 9:18 A.M.

          A.          Pledge of Allegiance          -          Mrs. Graham

            B.          Welcome and Introductions     -     Mr. Beuerlein

            C.          Roll Call of Delegates          -        Mr. Humphreys



Chapter No. of
Members
Possible No.
of Delegates
Delegates
Present
Proxies Total
Votes
California State 101 5 5 0 5
Capitola 1 0 0 0 0
Coronado 22 3 2 0 2
County of Orange 11 2 1 0 1
Del Mar 14 2 2 0 2
Encinitas 26 3 2 0 2
Huntington Beach 142 5 5 0 5
Imperial Beach 2 2 2 0 2
Laguna Beach 86 4 2 0 2
Lake Mission Viejo 4 2 2 0 2
Long Beach 79 4 2 0 2
Los Angeles City 38 3 3 0 3
Los Angeles County (LACOLA) 158 6 5 1 6
Los Angeles County Lakes 31 3 3 0 3
Newport Beach 53 4 3 1 4
North Island 0 0 0 0 0
Oceanside 6 2 2 0 2
Pendleton Coast 15 2 2 0 2
Pismo Beach 25 3 0 0 0
Port Hueneme 9 2 1 0 1
San Clemente 42 3 3 0 3
San Diego 136 5 4 0 4
San Luis Obispo Co. 22 3 0 0 0
Santa Barbara 51 4 3 1 4
Santa Barbara Co. (Campus Pt) 5 2 0 0 0
Santa Cruz 34 3 0 0 0
Seal Beach 52 4 3 0 3
Solana Beach 7 2 0 0 0
Tucson 1 0 0 0 0
Ventura County 37 3 0 0 0
Independents 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,210 86 57 3 60

            D.         Special Guest          -        Paul Dunning
  Director of U.S. Lifesaving Aid, Americas Region, International Lifesaving Federation
  1.     Presented overview of goals and opportunities to assist lifeguard services in Latin America and the Caribbean

II.       Approval of Board of Director's Meeting Minutes - San Dimas, October 15 & 16, 2011

MOTION:             Moved by Mr. Moore to approve the Minutes as submitted.
SECOND:             Mr. Pepito
DISCUSSION:     None
ACTION:              None

III.       Officer's Reports

            A.         President                      -        Mr. Beuerlein          -        ATTACHMENT          1

            B.         Vice President              -         Mrs. Graham          -        ATTACHMENT          2

            C.         Secretary                      -        Mr. Humphreys       -        NO REPORT          

            D.         Treasurer                      -        Mr. Williams           -        ATTACHMENT          3

            E.         Past President/Advisor   -        Mr. McGowan       -         NO REPORT          

            F.         1st Executive Delegate    -        Mrs. Boyer            -        ATTACHMENT          4

            G.         2nd Executive Delegate   -       Mr. Avila               -        ATTACHMENT          5

            H.         3rd Executive Delegate   -        Mr. Butki              -         NO REPORT          

            I.          4th Executive Delegate    -        Mr. Silvestri           -        ATTACHMENT          6

IV.       Committee Reports

            A.         Bylaws/Policies/Procedures  -  Mr. Humphreys      -        NO REPORT

            B.         Certification                   -         Mr. Richardson      -       ATTACHMENT          7

            C.         Competition                   -         Mr. Butki              -       ATTACHMENT          8

            D.         Exchanges                      -         Mr. Leach/ McGowan - ATTACHMENT          9

            E.         Grants                            -         Mr. Lizotte            -        NO REPORT          

            F.         Junior Lifeguards            -         Mrs. Boyer/Ms.Walton - ATTACHMENT         10

            G.         Legislation                     -         Mr. Peabody          -       ATTACHMENT          11

            H.         Membership                  -         Mrs. Graham          -       ATTACHMENT          12

            I.          Newsletter                     -         Mr. Godino            -       ATTACHMENT          13

            J.          Professional Standards   -         Mr. Jacobson         -       ATTACHMENT          14

            K.        Public Education             -         Mr. Silvestri           -       ATTACHMENT          15

            L.         Public Relations              -         Mr. Bond               -       ATTACHMENT          16

            M.        Special Awards/Presentations-  Mr. Pepito             -       ATTACHMENT          17

            N.         Statistics                        -         Mr. Peabody          -       VERBAL REPORT          

1.                  Lifeguard statistics being used politically. State lifeguards threatened in Governor's budget. Please submit statistics to Rick Gould, USLA statistician.

            O.        Training & Operations     -         Mr. Scott               -       ATTACHMENT          18

            P.         Ways and Means            -         Mr. Williams           -       NO REPORT

            Q.         Website                          -         Mr. Moore          -      ATTACHMENT          19

V.        Sponsor Presentations

VI.       Awards Presentations

  A. USLA Heroic Act Award presented to Alex Davis for rescue in Newport Beach on August 16, 2011. Award presented by USLA President Chris Brewster and CSLSA President Mike Beuerlein.

  B. Pat Francis presented with Distinguished Honor Roll award for outstanding contributions to the CSLSA website; including donating time and efforts beyond scope of contract. Award presented by Mr. Moore.

  C. Mike Silvestri - Honored Alex Peabody for years of service to State Parks lifeguard service.

---Lunch Break---

VII.     Committee Workshops/Working Groups

---- Meeting Recessed for the day at 5:00 p.m. ---

Friday, April 13, 2012 - Meeting reconvened at 9:16 a.m.

VIII.    Committee Action Reports from Workshops

  A. Bylaws/Policies & Procedure - Mr. Humphreys - Verbal report
Committee recommendation to allow Life Members present at BOD meeting to attend Life Membership committee. Life Members will not have voting privileges unless they are the sole representative of their respective chapter at that committee meeting. Modifications proposed are shown below (original version shown with strikethrough):

    The procedure for considering applications for Life Members shall be as follows:

1.                  Applications shall be submitted confidentially.

2.                  Applications must be signed by the applicant's Chapter President.

3.                  The application must be submitted to the Secretary of the CSLSA in advance of a meeting of the Board of Directors to be considered at such meeting.

4.                  At any Board of Directors meeting, prior to which an application for Life Membership has been submitted to the Secretary as described above, a committee will be convened to consider the application or applications. The committee shall be composed of one member of the Board of Directors from each Chapter wishing to participate. Each chapter shall be responsible for selecting their representative and a proxy vote shall not be permitted. The meeting shall be chaired by a person selected by the President of the CSLSA or presiding officer of the Board of Directors meeting.

1.                  Applications shall be submitted confidentially to the CSLSA Secretary. It is recommended that such application be submitted 30 days in advance of a Board of Director's Meeting.

2.                  Applications must be signed by the submitting Chapter's President or Officer of the CSLSA.

3.                  The application must be submitted to the Secretary of the CSLSA in advance of a meeting of the Board of Directors to be considered at such meeting.

4.                  At any Board of Directors meeting, prior to which an application for Life Membership has been submitted to the Secretary as described above, a committee will be convened to consider the application or applications. The committee shall be composed of one member of the Board of Directors from each Chapter wishing to participate. Any current Life Member present at the meeting shall be permitted to attend the committee meeting and participate in discussions, however, that Life Member may not have voting privileges unless they are the sole representative of their respective chapter. Each chapter shall be responsible for selecting their representative and a proxy vote shall not be permitted. The meeting shall be chaired by a person selected by the President of the CSLSA or presiding officer of the Board of Directors meeting.


MOTION:             Moved by Mr. Moore to approve the report as submitted.
SECOND:             Mr. Graham
DISCUSSION: Questions arose about need for unanimous vote as required by the current CSLSA Bylaws. Unanimous vote requirement follows USLA procedure so CSLSA will follow suit. If USLA modifies their policy, CSLSA may revisit the issue.
ACTION:              MPU

            B.         Certification                   -         Mr. Richardson      -       NO REPORT

            C.         Competition                   -         Mr. Butki              -        ATTACHMENT          20

            D.         Exchanges                      -         Mr. Leach/ McGowan - ATTACHMENT          21

            E.         Grants                            -         Mr. Lizotte            -        NO REPORT          

            F.         Junior Lifeguards            -         Mrs. Boyer/Ms.Walton - ATTACHMENT         22

            G.         Legislation                     -         Mr. Peabody          -       NO REPORT

            H.         Membership                  -         Mrs. Graham          -       ATTACHMENT          23

            I.          Newsletter                     -         Mr. Godino            -       NO REPORT

            J.          Professional Standards   -         Mr. Jacobson         -       VERBAL REPORT

1.                  Email from Mr. Jacobson read stating committee is in early states with goals to identify minimum standards for various lifeguard positions and to monitor and provide input into legislation impacting lifeguards.

            K.        Public Education             -         Mr. Silvestri           -       ATTACHMENT          24

            L.         Public Relations              -         Mr. Bond               -       VERBAL REPORT

1.                  Request for review of Public Relations document previously submitted and for assistance with committee work in the future. Request made for consideration of lifeguard ethics to be added to document and for all lifeguards to review the lifeguard pledge located on the CSLSA website.

            M.        Special Awards/Presentations-  Mr. Pepito             -       ATTACHMENT          25

            N.         Statistics                        -         Mr. Peabody          -       NO REPORT          

            O.        Training & Operations     -         Mr. Scott               -       ATTACHMENT          26

            P.         Ways and Means            -         Mr. Williams           -       ATTACHMENT          27

            Q.         Website                          -         Mr. Moore          -      VERBAL REPORT

1.                  Committee chairs should send any website change requests to website committee. Request for all Exec. Board members to check their Site Mail and clean out on a regular basis.

IX.      Old Business

  A. CSLSA Legal Issues
Mr. Avila discussed legal issues related to the CSLSA.

X.       New Business

  A. Insurance needs for CSLSA
  B. Updates on Assembly Bill 1245

MOTION: Moved by Mr. Peabody for CSLSA President to draft a letter to the California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) asking that CSLSA be added to the stakeholder list relative to Assembly Bill 1245.
SECOND:             Mr. Bartlett
DISCUSSION: Merits of CSLSA being included as a stakeholder discussed.
ACTION:              MPU

  C. International Surf Lifesaving Association (ISLA)

MOTION: Moved by Mr. Leach to endorse ISLA and add a link to ISLA on the CSLSA website
SECOND:             Mr. Ragsdale
DISCUSSION: Although many support the goals of the ISLA, concern was expressed over endorsing an organization without knowing training standards of the ISLA or more details of the program.
CALL THE QUESTION:      Mr. Bartlett
AMENDED MOTION:          Moved by Mr. Leach to support this organization through posting a link on the CSLSA website.
SECOND:             Mr. Ragsdale
ACTION: Approved by majority. Two opposed.

XI.       Future Meetings

            A.         CSLSA Meetings Dates & Locations

1.                  Fall 2012

                       a.         Santa Cruz

                       b.         Dates:   October 11 & 12, 2012

2.                  Spring 2013

                       a.         Location: TBD (Encinitas, Coronado, and Lake Mission Viejo are possible locations)

                       b.         Dates:   TBD

            B.         USLA Meeting Dates & Location

1.                  Spring 2012

                       a.         Location: South East Region Hosting in Miami, FL

                       b.         Dates:   April 26-28, 2012

  Discussion: Request for USLA to allow separate inland and coastal bodies of water in demographic surveys and allow agencies operating in both areas to submit independent statistics for each respective area. Current procedure forces agencies to select one or the other. Executive Board will submit the request at the USLA BOD meeting. Suggestion for USLA BOD to meet only once per year versus twice, 6 with USLA Executive Board meeting twice per year. Discussion ensued regarding benefits and drawbacks. No action taken. Request for thought to be given to creating commemorative items for the 50th anniversary USLA meeting in 2014. Discussion regarding the creation of Original Founders Committee for CSLSA which will assist with USLA 50th Anniversary planning. Mr. Beuerlein appointed Mr. McGowan to serve as chair.

2.                  Fall 2012

                       a.         Location: Great Lakes Region - Minneapolis, MN.

                       b.         Dates:   October 25-27, 2012

XII.       Privilege of the Chair - Mr. Beuerlein

             A.         President's closing comments

 1.                  Thanked BOD for being inclusive, cooperative, and harmonious group.

 2.                  Thanked sponsors of BOD meeting: Reuter's Mark Cunningham, Victory, Ule, and C4.

 3.                  Congratulated Pat Francis on award and work on CSLSA website.

 4.                  Recognized Mike Bartlett for work as editor for ALM and article "Not on My Watch."

 5.                  Congratulated Mike Silvestri for work on lifeguard training, public education, Project Wipeout, AB 1245, and Youth Expo.

 6.                  Congratulated Alex Peabody on recent retirement and years of service in lifesaving.

 7.                  Thanked the HBSLA for hosting the meeting.

 8.                  Proud of region for being progressive and taking over Project Wipeout.

 9.                  Congratulated Kai Bond for work on Public Relations document.

XIII.       Adjournment

MOTION:             Moved by Mr. Richardson to adjourn.
SECOND:             Mr. Lombardi
DISCUSSION:     None
ACTION:              MPU; meeting adjourned at 11:35 a.m.



Respectfully Submitted,




Bill Humphreys
CSLSA Secretary