|BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lake Mission Viejo, CA
April 11 & 12, 2013
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|Thursday, April 11, 2013
I. Meeting called to order by Mr. Beuerlein at 9:17 A.M.
A. Pledge of Allegiance - Mrs. Graham
B. Welcome and Introductions - Mr. Beuerlein
C. Roll Call of Delegates - Mr. Humphreys
II. Approval of Board of Director's Meeting Minutes - Santa Cruz, October 11 & 12, 2012MOTION: Moved by Mr. Moore to approve the Minutes as submitted.
SECOND: Mr. Lombardi
III. Officer's Reports
A. President - Mr. Beuerlein - ATTACHMENT 1
B. Vice President - Mrs. Graham - ATTACHMENT 2
C. Secretary - Mr. Humphreys - ATTACHMENT 3
D. Treasurer - Mr. Williams - ATTACHMENT 4
E. Past President/Advisor - Mr. R. McGowan - NO REPORT
F. 1st Executive Delegate - Mrs. Boyer - ATTACHMENT 5
G. 2nd Executive Delegate - Mr. Avila - ATTACHMENT 6
H. 3rd Executive Delegate - Mr. Butki - NO REPORT
I. 4th Executive Delegate - Mr. Silvestri - ATTACHMENTS 7
IV. Committee Activity Reports
A. Bylaws/Policies/Procedures - Mr. Humphreys - See Secretary's report
B. Certification - Mr. Lombardi for Mr. Richardson - ATTACHMENT 8
D. Exchanges - Mr. Leach/ McGowan - ATTACHMENT 11
E. Grants - Mr. Lizotte - NO REPORT
F. Junior Lifeguards - Mrs. Boyer/Ms.Walton - ATTACHMENT 12
G. Legislation - Mr. Beuerlein for Mr. Peabody - ATTACHMENT 13
H. Membership - Mrs. Graham - ATTACHMENT 14
I. Newsletter - Mr. Godino - ATTACHMENT 15
1. Mr. Beuerlein noted that history of CSLSA/USLA/NSLSA is on CSLSA website. However, from 1990 until now, history is lacking. Requested that Mr. Moore, along with Mr. Rohrer, Mr. Richardson, Mr. McGowan and any other volunteers assist with updating this section.
J. Original Founder's Comm. - Mr. R. McGowan - ATTACHMENT 16
K. Professional Standards - Mr. Jacobson - NO REPORT
1. Mr. Humphreys noted the extraordinary work that Mr. Silvestri has done over the years as a committee member and Chairman for Public Education. Mr. Silvestri has not only suggested new ideas, but has followed through in obtaining funding, materials, and put in extra time and effort to achieve outstanding results for Public Education.
N. Special Awards/Presentations - Mr. Pepito - ATTACHMENT 21
O. Sponsorship - Mr. Avila - VERBAL REPORT
1. Mr. Avila presented overview of work by the Sponsorship committee over past six months. Two sponsorship policy proposals will be presented in committee.
P. Statistics - Mr. Peabody - See Legislation report
Q. Training & Operations - Mr. Scott - ATTACHMENT 22
R. Ways and Means - Mr. Williams - NO REPORT
S. Website - Mr. Moore - ATTACHMENT 23
V. Special Awards & Presentations
VI. Sponsor Presentations
1. Thank you to the Lake Mission Viejo Lifesaving Association for hosting and meeting spon-sors: Sunology sunscreen; Rescue Sentinel representing: Excel Wetsuits, American Rescueboards, Watermans sunscreen and Project Wipeout; EYEKING/Hobie; Barry V Surf-boards; and Makai Surf and Rescue.
VII. Special Presentation
1. Taylor McGowan and Paul Steinberg gave a PowerPoint presentation on their CSLSA Exchange trip to New Zealand.
VIII. Committee Workshops/Working Groups
---- Meeting Recessed for the day at 5:00 p.m. ---
Friday, April 12, 2013 - Meeting reconvened at 9:10 a.m.
IX. Committee Action Reports from Workshops
A. Bylaws/Policies & Procedure - Mr. Humphreys - ATTACHMENT 24
1. Committee requested that the Board of Directors approve the proposed changes to the Hosting Policy (P&P III-C) as described in the committee activity report.MOTION: Moved by Mr. Moore
SECOND: Mr. Scott
B. Certification - Mr. Richardson - NO REPORT
C. Competition - Mr. Butki - ATTACHMENT 25
1. Request to change committee name to "Lifesaving Sport and Fitness." (Motion Passed unanimously in committee.) Requested support from BOD for name change.MOTION: Moved by Mr. McGowan
SECOND: Mr. Pepito
2. Discussed 2013 Regional Competition to be held in Newport. Two adult courses will be set up. To run efficiently, there will need to be coordination and extra officials. Request made for all chapters to supply at least one volunteer to assist and attend official's training class for CSLSA Regional competitions.
D. Exchanges - Mr. Leach/ T. McGowan - VERBAL REPORT
1. Committee discussed encouraging more agencies to participate in exchanges and hosting, increasing the professionalism of the program, allow Ca. lifeguards to receive certifications in New Zealand, encourage host agencies to expose exchange lifeguards to other safety services, and increase local media attention on program.
E. Grants - Mr. Lizotte - NO REPORT
F. Junior Lifeguards - Mr. Leeper for Mrs. Boyer - ATTACHMENT 26
G. Legislation - Mr. Peabody - NO REPORT
H. Membership - Mr. Beuerlein for Mrs. Graham - ATTACHMENT 27
I. Newsletter - Mr. Godino - NO REPORT
J. Original Founders - Mr. Jacobson - VERBAL REPORT
K. Professional Standards - Mr. Jacobson - NO REPORT
L. Public Education - Mr. Silvestri - ATTACHMENT 28
M. Public Relations - Mr. Bond - NO REPORT
N. Special Awards/Presentations- Mr. Pepito - ATTACHMENT 29
O. Sponsorship - Mr. Avila - ATTACHMENT 30
P. Statistics - Mr. Peabody - NO REPORT
Q. Training & Operations - Mr. Scott - ATTACHMENT 31
R. Ways and Means - Mr. Williams - VERBAL REPORT
S. Website - Mr. Moore - VERBAL REPORT
1. Mr. Moore stated that due to upcoming vacations, there is a narrow window between April 20 and May 10 to submit items for website.
X. Old Business
1. Update provided by Mr. Beuerlein. The City of Oxnard Fire Department and City Council are looking into options for lifeguard coverage on beaches. The CSLSA stands ready to assist if necessary.
1. Update provided by Mr. Beuerlein. Mr. Avila will present policy draft at the next Executive Board Meeting.
1. Update previously provided by Mr. Silvestri in 4th Delegate report.
XI. New Business
1. Mr. Beuerlein provided background on desire for a breakdown of how dues are used. Goal is to improve transparency and answer common questions asked by members. Ultimate goal is to post either simple or detailed breakdown of dues on the CSLSA website. Discussion included questions as to need for this type of breakdown, since members with questions can ask or review the Treasurer's Report. Answered with ex-planation by Treasurer on difficulty to understand breakdown between Junior Life-guard revenues/expenses, competition, and Public Education as examples. Comments made referencing the difficulty in separating all components; since many activities overlap (sending members to National meetings serves Public Education, Competition, etc.). It was suggested that the Executive Board develop answers to frequently asked CSLSA questions for posting on the CSLSA website. Further suggestions included simple pie charts on the website to provide general answers to members not attending BOD meetings.
1. Mr. Moore provided background and need for timely notification for members of im-portant news, such as the passing of long time USLA members or other important in-formation. Mr. Beuerlein took request to the USLA and received support. Issue will be discussed in the USLA website committee. Mr. Moore requested that Life Members be included in any web "blasts."
1. Update previously provided by Mr. Scott in Training and Operations Report.
1. Mr. Williams provided update on venues being considered. The Shorebreak Hotel is the top choice at this point. The challenge will be to create a "reunion" event in addi-tion to a 50th anniversary meeting.
1. Mr. Beuerlein asked Mr. Williams to provide an update on the newly formed CMSCA. Mr. Williams relayed that the group formed in November and had a second meeting in March. Over 25 agencies are represented and the feedback has been very enthusiastic. Mr. Williams is the interim President and Mr. Humphreys is the interim Vice President. Goals of the organization are to: propose and support legislation impacting lifeguards, assist to standardize training, policies, and procedures, and work toward enhancing the professionalism of lifesaving. Organization will work with and build on goals and objectives of CSLSA and USLA.
1. Mr. Beuerlein provided background on a proposed USLA policy for an approval process for Public Education materials. Proposed policy will have direct impacts on CSLSA Pub-lic Education materials. Policy is being proposed due to alleged conflict with CSLSA's Project Wipeout poster and contractual obligations between USLA and NWS/NOAA and Sea Grant. Project Wipeout created a rip current poster, which was supported by CSLSA. Poster is based on diagram created by CSLSA and used by USLA. However, after review of the poster by USLA, the USLA President contacted Mr. Beuerlein asserting that the CSLSA was in acting in conflict with the USLA contract with NWS/NOAA and Sea Grant. Mr. Beuerlein responded that the CSLSA was not aware of the provisions restricting or prohibiting Regions from developing their own public education mate-rials. Mr. Beuerlein read a portion of an email from Mr. Brewster, highlighting the proposed policy which will be presented in the USLA Public Education committee at the Spring 2013 BOD meeting. This section read:
2. Topic was opened for discussion. Comments made that Project Wipeout is indepen-dent and has authority to produce any materials they choose. Since there was a CSLSA logo on the poster, the poster is not entirely an independent project. Questions and comments made in regard to rights of individual regions, with regional issues, and their ability to judge and evaluate what is best for their specific needs. Similarity of Project Wipeout poster to NOAA poster was discussed. Comments made that if this poster saves a single life; it's worthwhile to move forward with it. Concern expressed by many over the historical timeframe of obtaining approval for projects through the USLA. These extended timeframes may result in missed opportunities. Also, noted that although USLA public education may be downloaded from the website, the cost of printing is usually not covered. CSLSA sometimes receives free public education ma-terial (i.e. Project Wipeout poster, etc.) which saves the region considerable printing costs. Comments made that this is an opportunity to work with USLA to work together to develop a policy that is beneficial to all. For this to work, a national policy should be limited to general guidelines, with individual regions having authority to implement as best fits their needs. As an example, the term "Rip Current" should be used (vs. "Rip tide" or any other term). Similarly, swimmers should be advised to not fight the cur-rent. Implementation of these standards would be up to individual regions or chapters via any medium that best fits their needs. Focus should be on moving forward, em-phasizing the positive while minimizing differences. Focus on general national guide-lines with local approval will assist with this. Mr. Beuerlein stated he would be seeking clarification on the current NOAA agreement, which is unclear at this point. Multiple comments thanking Linda Reuter and Project Wipeout for their continued support and hard work over the years. Comments made that NOAA website states California has the highest number of rip currents, which leads to logical conclusion that California has expertise sufficient to develop materials for their region.
XII. Future Meetings
A. CSLSA Meetings Dates & Locations
1. Fall 2013
a. Location: Location: Encinitas.
b. Dates: October 10-11, 2013
2. Spring 2014
a. Location: LACOLA and Seal Beach have expressed interest.
b. Dates: April 10-11, 2014
B. USLA Meeting Dates & Location
1. Spring 2013
a. Location: Northwest Region - Santa Rosa, CA
b. Dates: April 18-20, 2013
2. Fall 2013
a. Location: Mid-Atlantic Region - Cape Cod, MA
b. Dates: November 7-9, 2013
XIII. Privilege of the Chair - Mr. Beuerlein
A. President's closing comments
1. Mr. Beuerlein commented on the impacts of the tough economy on lifesaving and the need for forums such as this BOD to allow chapters and agencies to assist each other.
2. The Executive Board will be traveling to the national meeting in Santa Rosa, representing this region and local chapters.
3. Thanked the Public Education committee and noted that the USLA should be thanking them as well.
4. Commented on excellent work by the Sponsorship committee and the entire BOD.
5. Thanked Mr. Peden, Mike Scott, Sarah Johnson, and the entire Lake Mission Viejo chapter for hosting a great meeting.
XIV. AdjournmentMOTION: Moved by Mr. Ragsdale to adjourn.
SECOND: Mr. Lombardi
ACTION: MPU; meeting adjourned at 11:16 a.m.