Meeting Minutes 2011-06-13

Greater Baltimore Canoe Club

Board Meeting Minutes

June 13, 2011


Present:  Kara Brown, Nick Bowley, Mike Quinn, John Kemper, Steve Forian, Steve Wilcox, Chip Walsh, Marty Levine, Steve Baker, Bill Offutt, Art Wolf, Tony Allred, Leonard Huffines, Marycarol Skaggs


Call to Order:  7:35 PM


Secretary’s Report, Marycarol:  Correct Leonard’s name.  Under Conservation, “the Club” is going back to tidal GP, not “Kara and Leonard”.


Treasurer’s Report, Mike:  Padonia Elem:  Give 200 for use of room in 2011

            Reminder:  Our membership to ACA and AW gets our members reduced membership rates.


Membership, Mike:  Discussed membership, both new and renewals, and ways to encourage people to join the Club and increase renewal rates.    Tony will draft an email that Steve F will send to former members asking them to renew.  John will send spreadsheet to Steve F.


Safety, Tony:  Class will be 2nd weekend in August.


Conservation, Chip Walsh: 

            April 2nd was Patuxent Clean-up.  Kara & Chip plus 4 from CPA.  Area from Queen Anne’s bridge to Hill bridge. 


            LGP Takeout postponed from last April 9 to October.  Chip contacted Lafarge, they will provide 40 tons of stone.  The State will bring their equipment, we provice people and pay for a truck to move the stone.  Chip will propose Oct 15 for the date, and Oct 22 for the rain date to the park.


            Steve B suggested notifying the press of the clean-ups we do.  Kara will forward pics to Steve to submit to the Gunpowder State Park newsletter.


            June 19 Kara and Leonard are going back to the tidal Gunpowder with a motorboat to get tires they missed.


Program, Kara:  May 18 General Meeting is Steve B’s intro to kayaking.  Paddlers who come should bring gear so Steve doesn’t have to bring it all.   Kara will send fliers to Brad at Starrk Moon.  Nick will print some in color to hang @ REI in Timonium & Colombia.  Nick will cancel the September General Meeting on the forum.


New Business:  Nick made a poster for future events and can get it laminated and mounted.  Has good pics.  Will have it for REI Paddlefest.


Website, Mike: Nick has a friend who is willing to work on it.  He’ll connect the friend with Michael.  Steve suggested hiring the friend.  Steve will communicate with Michael.


Schedule, John:  John asked if someone else should be Schedule Chair.  We need more LY trips.  We currently have 3 on the calendar.  Do we need more advanced trips?  No.  The schedule is more for practiced novice trips like LY.  Advanced trips are typically by invite once skills are known. 


Steve B will lead LY trip in July or Aug, Steve F will lead Dealer’s Choice III-IV end of June.


Nick--talk to Joel about Playboating Class.


UPDATE Robert E. Lee Park:  Bridge not complete.  Park expected to reopen in September this year.  Looks like no release on the Jones Falls this summer.


John will send membership application file to Kara.


MC will remove the phone # on the site and post her email for contact.


Adjourn:  9:00




Action Items:


            Kara: Contact Angela re roster, send flier to Starrk Moon, forward pictures to Steve B.

Nick:  Posters for REI, connect web site friend with Michael, talk to Joel about playboating clinic, cancel Sept General Meeting on the website

            Chip:  Propose October dates for LGP work to the park.

            Steve:  Talk with Michael about the website

            John:  Send membership application file to Kara

            MC:  Update contact info on website