Meeting Minutes 2014-06-09

Baltimore Canoe & Kayak Club


Board Meeting Minutes


Date: June 9, 2014

Current Officers:  Nick Bowley, Steve, Baker, John Kemper, Byron Ellis

Current Board: Tony Allred, Lew Glasier, Marty Levine, Peiting Lien, Bill Offut, Kelly Simmons,  Eric Ruhl

Present: Nick, John, Eric, Bill, Lew, Byron, Kelly

On this date a Baltimore Canoe Club Board Meeting was held. The following items were discussed:

Secretary’s Report

Previous minutes reviewed and accepted.

Treasurer’s Report

1. Budget was reviewed and accepted.

4. Decision on yearly contributions to be made in Fall after most of the programs.    

Committee Reports

1. Training Safety – Tony Allred

            a. First aid kit list had been forwarded to Zack for assembly.

            b. Swift water rescue class confirmed for July 19th & 20th.

2. Membership/Roster – John Kemper

            a. Current roster at 163 members.

4. Conservation – Leonard Huffines

            a. Leonard and Nick applying for ACA grant for river cleanup.

5. Programs – Eric Ruhl

            a. Picnic and roll sessions to be posted.

            b. Members to promote Lehigh trip.

Old Business

  1. 1.12/09/13 LGP visual gauge was procured and Bill, Marty, Lew installation crew.
    1. a.2/10/14 Installation postponed till better weather.
    2. b.4/14/14 Marty had new gauge. The painted gauge had been repainted.
    3. c.6/9/14 On going
  2. 2.2/10/14 Non-profit tax exempt status for club had expired. John & Eric to investigate.
    1. a.4/14/14 John advised that Mike Quinn was checking into it.
    2. b.6/9/14 No update.
  3. 3.2/10/14 Picnic was tentatively scheduled for July 12th. Club to confirm with Tony.
    1. a.4/14/14 July 14th confirmed for picnic.
  4. 4.4/14/14 Yough first timers camping discussed. The pavilion was not available. Eric had explored multiple possibilities. The park agreed upon was the same as last year but in an overflow area further down the road. The club would need several pop ups. A small generator was proposed. Car parking was further away. The idea was proposed to rent the pavilion next year ahead of time.
    1. a.6/9/14 Board agreed to rent pavilion ahead of time for next year.

F.  New Business

1. 6/9/14 A late summer or fall beginners program was being implemented.

2. 6/9/14 It was proposed that new members joining in the Fall (September?) be also applied to 2015.

3. 6/9/14 The opportunity to do the newsletter was offered but there was no volunteers.    

Next board meeting is scheduled for 7:00 on August 11, 2014, site to be determined.

Future meeting sponsors

October – Peiting

December – Bill (Kinder Park)

The preceding minutes are the author’s interpretation of discussion and events at the noted meeting.

Byron Ellis


Baltimore Canoe & Kayak Club