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                                    GENERAL BOARD MEETING
                                 Santa Cruz, California
                                  April 27 & 28, 1995
                                           MINUTES
                                                  PRINTED VERSION
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Thursday, April 27, 1995

 

I.          Meeting called to order by President Chris Brewster at 9:30 AM.

              A.        Pledge of Allegiance                   -        Mr. McGowan

              B.        Welcome and Introductions     -           Mr. Brewster

              C.        Roll Call of Delegates                 -        Mr. Richardson



Chapter Members Delegates Votes
Present
Proxies Total
Votes
California State-North 16 2 2 - 2
California State-South 8 2 0 1 1
Camp Pendleton 7 2 0 - 0
Capitola 5 2 0 - 0
Coronado 16 3 0 - 0
Del Mar 30 3 0 - 0
Encinitas 5 3 0 - 0
Hawaii 0 0 0 - 0
Huntington Beach 97 4 4 - 4
LA City 18 3 0 - 0
LA County Lakes 45 3 1 1 2
LOCAL 141 5 4 1 5
Laguna Beach 65 4 1 1 2
Long Beach 40 3 0 - 0
Mission Viejo 21 3 2 1 3
Newport Beach 141 5 3 2 5
Oceanside 3 2 2 - 2
Port Hueneme 1 0 0 - 0
San Clemente 40 3 0 - 0
San Luis Obispo Co 35 3 0 - 0
San Diego 100 4 1 1 2
Santa Barbara 16 3 0 - 0
Santa Cruz 50 3 3 *1 3
Seal Beach 34 3 1 1 2
Solana Beach 40 3 0 - 0
Tucson 1 0 0 - 0
Ventura County 0 0 0 - 0
TOTAL 968 70 24 *10 33

*Friday only

 

II.                    Approval of Minutes — San Clemente Meeting - October 13 & 14, 1994

 

MOTION:                      Moved by Mr. Moore to approve the minutes as amended.

SECOND:                     Mr. Bowman

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU


III.       Officer’s Reports

               A.        President                       Mr. Brewster                   ATTACHMENT              A

           B.        Vice President                Mr. McGowan                ATTACHMENT              B

           C.        Secretary                       Mr. Richardson                ATTACHMENT             C

           D.        Treasurer                       Mr. Bowman                   ATTACHMENT              D

           E.         Recurrent Rep               Mr. Weisser                    ATTACHMENT               E

           F.         Advisor                         Mr. Moore                      ATTACHMENT               F

IV.       Committee Reports

                A.        Certification                   Mr. Brewster                  Verbal report           

                            Reiterated the desire to have all CSLSA Chapters seek certification from USLA. The agencies
 
          that have not been so certified are listed in the President's report (Attachment A).

B.        Competition                   Mr. McGowan                ATTACHMENT             G

C.        Exchanges                     Mr. Weisser                    Verbal report

                           1.          Reported that all current information regarding exchanges is presented in the new Emergency Services Directory.
 
         2.          Chris Graham gave a brief report on the Auckland Exchange. Both Chris and Dave Royal will
                         make a more detailed report at the Fall meeting.

D.        Heroic Acts                    Ms. Latta                       ATTACHMENT              H

E.        Int'l Lifesaving                 Mr. Bowman                  No Report            

F.        Legislation                      Mr. Gruber                     Verbal Report               

                            Reported briefly on AB 742 regarding funding for eligible services to receive funding for
 
          off-shore rescue service from state Boating and Waterways funds.


                            He also gave basic reports on other legislative issues that are pending
 
          that effect lifeguarding and lifesaving.

G.        Membership                    Mr. Moore                     ATTACHMENT               I

            H.        Newsletter                       Mr. Bartlett                    ATTACHMENT               J

            I.         Public Education               Mr. Beuerlein                 ATTACHMENT               K


V.         Committee Workshops (as directed)

            Workshops not completed on April 27th will be forwarded to the morning of April 28th.


            Meeting reconvened at 9:50a.m., April 28, 1995


VI.      Committee Reports from Workshops

                A.        Competition                     Mr. McGowan               ATTACHMENT                L


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

SECOND:                     Mr. Gruber

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU


                B.        Exchanges                       Mr. Weisser                   ATTACHMENT                M


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

SECOND:                     Mr. McGowan

DISCUSSION: Discussed issue regarding a liability waiver or hold harmless for the NZ Exchange guards to be used for CSLSA. Recommend that each agency also require the guards to sign a waiver when hosting an Exchange guard.  

ACTION:                      MPU


                C.        Heroic Acts                      Mr. Bauer                     ATTACHMENT                N


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

SECOND:                     Mr. Buckner

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU


                D.        Legislation                        Mr. Gruber                   ATTACHMENT                 O


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

SECOND:                     Mr. Bercotti

DISCUSSION:              None

ACTION:                      MPU


                E.        Membership                      Mr. Gray                     ATTACHMENT                  P


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

SECOND:                    Mr. Gray

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU


                F.        Jr. Lifeguards                     Mrs. Boyer                 ATTACHMENT                  Q


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

SECOND:                    Mr. Smith

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU


                G.        Newsletter                        Mr. Bartlett                 ATTACHMENT                   R


MOTION:                    Moved by Mr. Gruber to approve the committee report as amended.

SECOND:                    Mr. Smith

DISCUSSION:             Discussed issues related to possible sponsors.

ACTION:                     MPU


                H.        Public Ed Report              Mr. Beuerlein              ATTACHMENT                    S (not available)


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

SECOND:                    Mr. Smith

DISCUSSION:             None

ACTION:                     MPU


                I.        Ways and Means               Mr. Bowman              (Submitted as Attachment D)


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

SECOND:                    Mr. Bauer

DISCUSSION: Recommendation by Mr. Bauer that agencies take the opportunity to pay into United Way, naming the USLA as the designated charity. 

ACTION:                     MPU


                                            A.          Mr. Bowman requested that Chapters forward dues in advance if possible.

                                            B.          Where possible the CSLSA will use their Visa Card until funds are more solvent when dues start coming in.


VII.      Old Business

                A.        Report from Membership Committee regarding Life Memberships.

1.                  Committee approved forwarding a certificate of appreciation to Mike Dwinnel accompanied by a letter thanking him for his years of dedicated service to the city of Laguna Beach. The Secretary was directed to create both items and forward them as appropriate.


2.                  Mr. Moore presented Bill Richardson with a Life Membership in CSLSA as approved during the Special Membership Committee meeting.

                B.        The new CSLSA 500 phone number is not accessible from cellular phones and some PBX phones.

                C.        USLA Blood Drive - Date: August 28, 1995. Mr. Richardson explained the upcoming blood drive. More information will
           
be coming out in the minutes and will be going to the USLA meeting.


VIII.      New Business


A.         Mr. Summers suggested that the CSLSA write a letter to an appropriate organization recognizing the efforts of the rescue teams in Oklahoma
             and expressing our deepest sympathies to the families of the victims.   The Secretary was so assigned.


B.        Mr. McGowan recommended creating some sort of document what a potential sponsor may derive from providing sponsorships to any
            of the various programs and/or services provided by CSLSA. Mr. Bauer has volunteered to take on this project.


C.        Mr. Bauer brought up the issue of reviewing Mr. Hubbell's contract for marketing CSLSA.

1.                  Positive and negative issues were discussed with regard to his past performance.

2.                  Recommendations:

                                     a.        Delineate some specific issues which we have concern over which we can take the ball on. Items such as the newsletter.
                                     b.        If there is someone out there with a better offer, the board felt that we could terminate the Hubbell contract and move on.

D.        USLA Spring meeting

1.                  Location:   Alexandria, Virginia

2.                  Dates:        May 4-6, 1995

3.                  Suggested agenda items

                                     a.        Recommend that the rotation of USLA Board meetings be redesigned to accommodate expense reduction issues.
                                     b.        Recommend expenses of USLA Executive Board to be covered by the National.

E.        USLA Fall meeting

1.                  Location:   South Carolina--Election meeting

2.                  Dates:        November 2-4, 1995

                F.        CSLSA Meeting Dates & Locations

 1.         Fall 1995

                                     a.        Location:           Newport Beach - Election meeting
                                     b.        Dates:               October 12 & 13, 1995

 2.         Spring 1996

                                     a.        Possible Locations:           Newport Beach
                                              (1)               Camp Pendleton
                                              (2)               Laguna Beach
                                     b.        Dates:           April 18 & 19, 1996 (Tentative)

G.        Mr. Brewster offered thanks to Santa Cruz SLSA for hosting the meeting, very special thanks to Rick & Margaret Gould for the
            outstanding opening dinner at their home, and to the participants for their cooperative efforts and hard work.


IX.                Adjournment

MOTION:                    Moved to adjourn by Mr. Moore
SECOND:                   Mr. Smith
DISCUSSION:            None
ACTION:                    MPU; Meeting adjourned at 12 Noon.

Recorded by:

William J. Richardson
Secretary