Annual Meeting 6-4-2011


Tower Harbour Yacht Club
Board of Directors Meeting
Minutes
January 22, 2011
3:30 p.m. - Tower Marine




I. Call to order:
Directors present: Jim Tavarozzi, Paul Wrbanich, Susan Bunting, Ted Corlett, Geza Petro, Mel Surdel, Julie Yoder 

II. Review of 2011 Roster of THYC Officers and Directors:
Meeting attendees Bob Johnson and Gary Pritchard agreed to be directors of THYC.  With these additions, our 2011 complement of board members stands at thirteen.

III. Approval of minutes from last meeting:  
Minutes of the last meeting (September 25, 2010) were approved unanimously.

IV. Treasurer's Report:
Treasurer Susan Bunting reported a current balance of $8340.27. Expenses last year were $4345, against a budget of $4600.  

V.New Issues:
1. Trophy Case:
Geza Petro pointed out that the trophy case will not hold all the trophies because some are too tall. As a result of an earlier discussion on the subject, Larry Yoder has provided a $565 estimate to increase the size of the case by adding a lower section (to the floor). The board agreed to commence construction of this addition. Larry was provided an advance of $200 at this meeting so that he can proceed with the purchase of materials immediately. Installation will not be made until after the clubhouse has been re-carpeted (targeted for spring, 2011).
 
2. THYC Special Events and proposed budget for 2011:
It was decided the club would follow the same social agenda as last year, with the same budget allocation. We will have extraordinary expenses in 2011 associated with our new carpet and upgraded trophy case, and accordingly our budget for the year is established at $6200.

3. Dock Box Sale:
A proposal was once again made to add a Dock Box Sale to our line-up of events. The proposal was not supported. As an alternative, the board discussed the benefits of adding a ‘Dock Box Sale’ tab to our website, wherein club members could post boating-associated hardware for sale. It was agreed we should pursue this proposal. Ted Corlett, our webmaster, will determine the feasibility.

4. THYC Special Events Chairmanships:
Assuming Keith Morgan will agree to continue leading the club Pankcake Breakfasts (3 per year), Bob Johnson stated he would support the activity by gathering and delivering the supplies required for each breakfast.
Rev. Sherry Surdel will be asked to once again officiate at our Blessing of the Fleet.
Paul Wrbanich agreed to coordinate our Movie on the Dock event.
Rick Lane will be asked to once again volunteer to perform USCG Vessel Safety Inspections on one week-end.
Jim Tavarozzi will coordinate the Summer Solstice Appetizer get-together and the Commodore’s Cook-Out.
Rose Kinderman will coordinate the Chili Cook-Off.
No chairman has yet been identified to run the Winter Rendezvous next January. The board will solicit volunteers.
The possibility of working with Tower Marine on a special Venetian Fest event was discussed and will be reviewed with RJ, although it was recognized that particular week-end is already extremely busy with a number of Venetian fest events.

5. THYC Membership Drive 2011:
It was decided to continue as we did last year with a limited
membership drive. Tower Marine will be asked to supply email
addresses of all marina slipholders so they can be invited to join
our club and/or join our sailing events.

6. Clubhouse Issues/Responsibilities:
RJ Peterson has reaffirmed he will cover the labor costs of removing and replacing the carpeting in the club house, and will repair/replace the subfloor as required. This work will be completed in early spring. RJ is also considering plumbing and electrical upgrades to the clubhouse.
Mel Surdel suggested the addition of an outside storage shed for the sailing marks. Jim Tavarozzi will follow up on this proposal with RJ.

VI. Other Issues
Continue to offer Club Burgee Decals with the annual membership?
    --It was decided not to continue with the present decals because of lack of durability.
Offer upgraded (durable) decals @ $5+ each?
   --It was decided that there is no demand for expensive decals.

VII. Adjournment:
Ted Corlett moved to adjourn the meeting. Mel Surdel seconded; the meeting was adjourned at 4:45 PM.

Tower Harbour Yacht Club Board Meeting
Saturday, September 25th, 2010
2:00 -- 4:00 p.m.
Tower Marine
Service Dept. “Break Room”(in the new addition)

1. Call to Order The meeting was called to order at 2:10 p.m.
Present were Board members Commodore Jim Tavarozzi, Past Commodore Rosemary Hughes,
Directors Paul Wrbanich, Susan Bunting, and Keith Morgan.
R. J. Peterson was also in attendance.
2. Approval of minutes of 7/17/2010 special meeting On a motion by Paul Wrbanich, seconded
by Susan Bunting, the minutes of the July 17, 2010 meeting were approved by the
membership as written.
3. Treasurer’s Report – Susan Bunting
--Cash on hand The current THYC account balance is $9,443.25.
--2010 expenditures vs. budget Expenses to date total $3,567. Factoring in the
budgeted expense for the today’s Chili Cook-Off and the upcoming January Winter
Rendezvous, the budget is approximately in line with the forecast.
4. Membership Update – Ted Corlett Commodore Tavarozzi reported for Secretary Corlett.
Our current 2010 paid membership stands at 111 members, approximately in line with
the membership count last year at the end of the season.
5. New Business
--Winter Rendezvous date/suggestions/chairperson The consensus agreement of the Board
was to hold a buffet/bowling event in January, as we have done similarly in the past
several years. Commodore Tavarozzi agreed to chair the event unless/until another Yacht
Club member expresses an interest and volunteers. (Note: Subsequent to the meeting,
Commodore Tavarozzi secured the Lakeview Lanes Bowling facility for the evening of
January 22, 2011.)
--Other
1. Agreed, we will take orders for THYC paraphernalia (shirts, hats, sweatshirts, etc.)
at the Winter Rendezvous for delivery in the Spring. Commodore Tavarozzi will work with
“Sisters In Ink” to provide a suitable order form for this activity.
2. There was considerable discussion regarding THYC’s non-profit status and its
attendant annual reporting responsibilities to the Government. It was agreed we have
no reporting requirement beyond our annual Michigan filing.
6. Old Business
--Clubhouse 2010 reservations/usage review
No significant issues were reported regarding our modified control and usage of the
clubhouse for the past season.
--Clubhouse Improvements
? Door paint
Agreed, we need to paint the closet doors and the entrance door to approximately match
the ‘red’ color in our burgee. (Note: subsequent to the meeting, THYC member Dave
Kinderman volunteered to take on this task. Tower Marine willsupply the paint.)
? Flooring replacement
Agreed, the clubhouse carpeting should be replaced before the upcoming season. The
consensus agreement was for a carpet referred to as “Aztec Turquoise”. The cost will
be approximately $960, with Tower Marine taking responsibility for removal of the old
carpeting and repair of the sub-floor as required.
? Trophy Case expansion
Agreed, we should proceed with an expansion of the trophy case (below the existing case,
to the floor). An estimate of $560 was provided by THYC member Larry Yoder for this work.
We will delay start of this project until the other interior clubhouse work is completed.
--Other
R. J. Peterson offered to work on the following improvements to the clubhouse prior to
the start of the 2011 season:
1) The addition of an outside sink;
2) Improved drainage for the inside sink;
3) Upgrades to the electrical circuitry in the building (particularly as the
pertains to the proper function of the hot water heater);
4) The possible installation of natural gas lines to the clubhouse grilles to
eliminate the need for propane tanks.

7. Next Meeting
The next meeting of the THYC Board will be Saturday, January 22, 2011, in conjunction
with the Winter Rendezvous. Time and place TBD.
R. J. Peterson will be asked to join us at the Winter Rendezvous for a “Fireside Chat”.

8. Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned at 3:00 p.m.




A special meeting of the Board was held July 17, 2010 with R. J. Peterson to
discuss usage and control of the THYC Clubhouse and contingent grounds.


Board members in attendance were:
Ted Corlett
Geza Petro
Bob Sapita
Mel Surdel
Jim Tavarozzi
Greg VanPortFleet
Paul Wrbanich
Julie Yoder

The following agreements were reached:

1. Reservations/Usage of the Clubhouse
Henceforth, the clubhouse will be available solely to the THYC membership and their guests,
and to visiting members of other yacht clubs. The clubhouse is off-limits to other
slip holders at the Marina, and will be kept locked when not in use. Reservations must be
made through Nancy Walters at the Marina office. Nancy will in turn contact a member of the
Yacht Club to verify availability of the clubhouse, and will keep a 'master schedule' of
planned events. (THYC will have priority in scheduling events.)
The tables and grilles outside the clubhouse are generally available to all slip holders
and transients. If a yacht club event is being held at the clubhouse, the plan is to place
'Reserved for Special Event' signage on the tables and grilles required for that event.
(Bob Sapita will consider/develop the appropriate signage.)

2. Clubhouse Interior Maintenance
Tower Marine is responsible for any electrical or plumbing repairs necessary in the clubhouse.
Tower Marine will pay for Comcast TV service in the clubhouse.
The Yacht Club is responsible for interior painting and cleaning.
The Yacht Club is responsible for supply of paint and cleaning supplies.
The Yacht Club will consider hiring a contractor for once per week (e.g., Monday) cleaning
of the clubhouse during the boating season.
Re-carpeting of the clubhouse is being considered. RJ agreed to work with a contractor to
supply carpet samples. If the yacht club proceeds, RJ will pull up the old carpet and
inspect/replace the underflooring as required.

3. Clubhouse Exterior Maintenance
Tower Marine is responsible for all exterior clubhouse maintenance.





Tower Harbour Yacht Club
Annual Meeting of the Members
Saturday, June 5th., 2010 @ 9:00 -- 9:30 a.m.
At the Clubhouse


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I.    Call to Order  The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m.  Present were Board members Commodore Jim Tavarozzi, Past Commodore Rosemary Hughes, Directors Paul Wrbanich, Greg VanPortFleet, Susan Bunting, Melvin Surdel, Keith Morgan, Geza Petro, and approximately 10 additional THYC members.
II.    Presentation of new Trophy Case  Members were asked to view our new Trophy Case constructed by member Larry Yoder.  The trophy case hangs on the west wall of the clubhouse, and is intended to display the club’s sailing awards and other special awards won by the Yacht Club.  
III.    Approval of minutes of 6/6/2009 meeting   On a motion by Phil Bohlander, seconded by Mel Surdel, the minutes of the June 6, 2009  Annual Meeting were approved by the membership as written.
IV.    Annual Treasurer’s Report  Treasurer Susan Bunting presented an accounting of our current financial condition.  The current THYC account balance is $8,804.90.  
V.    Membership Update  Commodore Tavarozzi reported our current 2010 paid membership stands at 88 members.  This number is approximately in line with the membership count last year at the time of the Annual Meeting.
VI.    New Business
            a.    Clubhouse ‘Open Hours’  R. J. Peterson has asked that we no longer maintain ‘core’ open clubhouse hours during the week-ends, i.e., the clubhouse is to remain locked except when in use.  Discussion ensued as to how to open the clubhouse when keyholders (generally, THYC Board Members) are not available.  The consensus was that, when a keyholder is not available, members desiring to have the clubhouse opened should contact the Tower Marine office for entry.  
            b.    Clubhouse Reservations  Members desiring to reserve the use of the clubhouse for special events are asked to clear/reserve the time by contacting Nancy at Tower Marine – Ph 269-857-2151.  This is the same system as was used successfully last year.
            c.    Ports O’ Call – Burgee exchange program  Our burgee exchange program is entering its second year.  To date, we have exchanged burgees with 13 other clubs from around the country.  Members were encouraged to continue this effort when the opportunity arises.  As with the current collection, any new burgees provided will be displayed in the clubhouse.   
            d.    Events requiring Volunteer Chairpersons:
                    1. Venetian Fest (7/31)
                    2. Commodore’s Cook-Out (8/14) 
                If anyone has an interest in chairing either of these two events, please contact Commodore Tavarozzi.
VII.    Members’ Open Forum  Two items were discussed:  1)  On behalf of the Sail Race Group, Geza Petro asked for volunteers (powerboaters) to provide Committee Boat service for week-end sailing events;  2)  Rosemary Hughes noted that the Chair of this year’s Venetian Fest has asked our Yacht Club for a $500 sponsorship for the event.  The consensus of the members was that this amount could not be made available.  Commodore Tavarozzi will contact the Venetian Fest Chairman to determine what benefits would accrue from sponsorship, and to see if a smaller contribution might be reasonable.   
VIII.    Adjourn for Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony  The meeting was adjourned at 9:25 a.m. on a motion by Rosemary Hughes, seconded by Paul Wrbanich.


 Tower Harbour Yacht Club

Board of Director's Meeting

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 @ 4:00 p.m.

at the Tower Marine


I. Call to order
Present: Jim Tavarozzi, Geza Petro, Mel Surdel, Rosemary Hughes, Susan Bunting,
Bob Sapita, Julie Yoder, Paul Wrbanich, Ted Corlett
Absent: Hank Zavislak, Keith Morgan, Greg VanPortFleet


II. Review of 2010 Roster of THYC Officers and Directors
Jim Tavarozzi advances from vice commodore to commodore. Otherwise, all past
officers remain in their past positions. Rosemary Hughes becomes Past Commodore
and has agreed to remain active as a board member. Hank Zavislak has not responded
to a request to remain on the board but all other past directors have positively.
Geza Petro agreed to chair the Yacht Racing Committee.

Note: Subsequent to the meeting, Commodore Tavarozzi reported that board member
Paul Wrbanich has agreed to assume the role of Vice Commodore.


III. West Michigan YC Coalition -- Review of 1/11/10 meeting
Commodore Tavarozzi gave a report on the West Michigan YC Coalition meeting held
on 1/11/10 which he attended. He noted that, since most of the yacht clubs are
much larger and have their own facilities, we share few common problems. Joint
sailboat racing was discussed at the meeting so Geza Petro and Mel Surdel will
consider attending the next meeting. Jim brought back some news letters which
maybe of interest for THYC.

IV. Approval of minutes from last meeting: July 18, 2009
A motion was made by Rosemary to approve the minutes of 7/18/09 which was unanimously
accepted. 


V. Treasurer’s Report
Treasurer Bunting reported a balance of $5720.

VI. Update – International Order of the Blue Gavel
Bob Sapita updated the board on the Order of the Blue Gavel.

VII. New Business

a) THYC Special Events and proposed budget for 2010
The 2009 schedule of special events was reviewed and noted that the expense was $1750.
Geza suggested that changing some sailboat races to Sunday would attract more boats so
it was decided to try it to see how well it worked. Keith Morgan had expressed through
Rosemary that he do three pancake breakfasts this year. The new trophy case will be
installed in mid May before the Blessing of the Fleet. The liability of sailboat racing
was discussed along with participants signing wavers for the season. Geza will research
this and report back. It was decided that Rosemary would generate the social schedule.
Rosemary suggested bowling events be added to the social schedule. 

b) THYC Special Events Chairmanships
A chairman is needed for the Dock Box Sale event if it is to happen. Rosemary offered to
do Email blasts to find chairpersons for the social events.

c) THYC Membership Drive 2010 - No discussion.

d) Clubhouse issues/responsibilities - No discussion.

VIII. Old/Other Business - No discussion.

IX. Adjournment 5:40 PM

Ted Corlett, Secretary

 Tower Harbour Yacht Club

Board of Director's Meeting

Saturday, July 18th., 2009 @ 4:00 p.m.

at the Clubhouse


I. Call to order
Present: Bob Sapita, Rosemary Hughes, Ted Corlett, Paul Wrbanich, Keith Morgan,
Susan Bunting, Jim Tavarozzi, Mel Surdel, Geza Petro, Julie Yoder
Absent: Greg VanPortFleet, Hank Zavislak

II. Approval of minutes for 06/06/2009 (no minutes taken)

III. Annual Treasurer's Report – Treasurer Susan Bunting - Present Balance: $7400.50

IV. Membership Update - Secretary Ted Corlett - Membership is 116 as of 7/18/09

V. New Business

a) Entertainment request for special event on Saturday, September 19th.
Discussed adding a band to the event but was voted down.

b) Winter Rendezvous date, suggestion and chairperson
Discussed possible locations and the bowling ally used last year was
selected. The date will be adjusted so as to not conflict with other
events at the bowling ally. 

c) Next Commodore's official start date!
It was decided that the next commodore, Jim Tavarozzi, would be introduced
at the Winter Rendezvous.

d) Keith Morgan requested to add one more pancake breakfast to this season and
continue them for next year. He also suggested adding a pig roast next
year done he and his son. All this would add money to the barbecue
grill fund. The board supported his requests.

e) There was discussion about entering the Venetian boat parade next Saturday. The
commodore explained that all we need is a chairperson and as yet, no one
has volunteered. 

VI. Old/Other Business

a) Clubhouse improvements
The major repair and painting of the clubhouse interior has been done. Dave
Kinderman will follow up with finishing touches.

b) Other issues discussed:
Exchanging club burgees with other yacht clubs.
A trophy case to hold the club trophies in the clubhouse.
Raising money for tables.
Order of the Blue Gavel needs and schedule. 

VII. Adjournment 4:35 PM



               Board Meeting Minutes

Tower Harbour Yacht Club Board of Directors Meeting
January 24, 2009
3:30 p.m. at AmericInn Café Area


I. Call to order
Present: Rosemary Hughes, Jim Tavarozzi, Ted Corlett, Susan Bunting,
Bob Sapita, Mel Surdel, Greg VanPortFleet, Paul Wrbanich,
Hank Zavislak, Geza Petro

II. Review of 2009 Slant of THYC Officers and Directors
Board members Brian Weston, Rose Kinderman, Rick Lane and Jim Nee have resigned
for various reasons not related to THYC. Geza Petro has been appointed to
the board. Mel Surdel is now Vice Commodore-Sail, Ted Corlett Yacht Racing
Committee and Geza Petro Yacht Racing Committee Adviser.

III. Approval of minutes from last meeting: September 27th, 2008
A motion was made by Jim Tavarozzi to approve the minutes of the last board
meeting, seconded by Hank Zavislak and unanimously approved.

IV. Treasurer’s Report
a) Balance Treasurer reported a balance of $4767.43.
V. New issues
a) THYC Special Events and budget for 2009
The Special Events schedule was presented by the commodore and carefully
reviewed by the board. It was decided to base the budget for these events
on a anticipation of at least having 80 paid memberships in 2009. It was
suggested by Mel Surdel that a Dock Box Sale might be a good way to raise
some money for these events.

b) THYC Special Events membership
The commodore lead a discussion on how to find members to help with the
Special Events. It was suggested that a special membership at a reduced
membership fee be made available to attract more help. The commodore will
try an Email blast first.

c) THYC Membership Drive 2009
It was decided to send out membership renewal requests in early March. It
was also decide that the commodore would ask RJ to send out membership
forms with his mailing to the marina slip holders.

d) Clubhouse issues/responsibilities
It was suggested that all board members have a key so that access is
available when needed. It was also suggested that a trophy case and pictures
of past commodores be placed on the clubhouse walls. The commodore said that
she would approach RJ on this.

e) International Order of the Blue Gavel preparations for August
Bob Sapita reviewed the schedule for the meeting of the International Order
of the Blue Gavel this August. A motion was made by Mel Surdel and seconded
by Hank Zavislak that THYC would provide a contingency of $400 to help assure
coverage of expenses. The motion passed unanimously.

VI. Other issues
VII. Adjournment 4:50 PM
Tower Harbour Yacht Club Board of Director's Meeting
Saturday, September 27, 2008 @ 4:00 p.m. at the Clubhouse
(we might meet upstairs at Tower Marine)

I. Call to order - 4:00 PM
Present: Susan Bunting, Ted Corlett, Rosemary Hughes, Rose Kinderman,
Keith Morgan, Bob Sapita, Mel Surdel, Jim Nee, Jim Tavarozzi,
Greg VanPortFleet, Brian Weston, Paul Wrbanich, Hank Zavislak,

Absent: Rick Lane, Julie Yoder
II. Approval of minutes from Saturday, June 21, 2008 - Done
III. Treasurer's Report
Net cost of 25th Anniversary was $1,183.38 leaving an
overall bank balance of $4,926.57.

IV. Membership Report - Current menbership is 132
V. New Business
i. Clubhouse usage for Summer 2009
Commodore Hughes met with RJ to discuss how our yacht club could become
more involved in upkeep and usage of the clubhouse. The commodore requested
input from board members. The usage of the East Pier by a group that parties
all day long was discussed at length.

ii. Winter Rendezvous ideas - Date: Saturday, January 24th
The use of a bowling alley for the Winter Rendezvous was discussed and generally
agreed upon.

iii. Summer 2009 event ideas
Keith Morgan said he would be happy to do 5 Pancake Breakfasts next summer.
Everyone agreed that would be great because they were so successful this
past summer. It was felt that The Movie On The Dock and the Itty Bitty
Rendezvous should also be repeated.

VI. Old Business
i. Recap of summer events
a. Issue with entertainment payment for 25th celebration
It was pointed out that the cost of the 25th Anniversary was higher than
expected because a promised donation did not materialize. However, there is
still a chance that it will.


ii. Any other old business
Bob Sapita reported on the International Order of the Blue Gavel gathering next
summer and how THYC will be involved in hosting it.

VII. Other Business - None
VIII. Adjournment - 4:46 PM


Tower Harbour Yacht Club Board of Director’s Meeting
Saturday, June 21, 2008 @ 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse


I. Call to order 5:03 PM
Present: Rosemary Hughes, Jim Tavarozzi, Keith Morgan,
Ted Corlett, Susan Bunting, Bob Sapita

II. Approval of minutes from Saturday, May 7th, 2008 Approved

III. Treasurer’s’ Report $6236.70

IV. New Business
i. Movie on the dock night consideration for Saturday, July 5th
Paid for by RJ but hosted by THYC
ii. Any other new business
Approved purchase of 30 burgees at a cost of over $600.
Rosemary talked about having an educational presentation about
various topics such as american flag presentation.
Keith Morgan said that some members have requested a repeat
of the Pancake Breakfast. He suggested $2/member.  
 
V. Old Business
i. THYC 25th Anniversary update
Bob Sapita gave the update. Book goes to printer on Monday. We
will do better than break even on the costs. Rosemary will do
a mailing.  
 
ii. Any other old business

VI. Other Business
i. Next BOD meeting Saturday, July 12th at 10:00 a.m. final
mtg. before 25th Celebration event
Rosemary reviewed what this meeting will cover.

VII. Adjournment 5:29


Please see Vice-Commodore Jim Tavarozzi after the meeting to see if he needs
any assistance with tonight’s Summer Solstice event.



Tower Harbour Yacht Club Annual Meeting of the Members
Saturday, June 7, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. at the Clubhouse


I. Call to order 9:00 AM
Present: Rosemary Hughes, Paul Wrbanich, Brian Weston, Greg VanPortFleet,
Jim Tavarozzi, Susan Bunting, Melvin Surdel, Rose Kinderman,
Keith Morgan, Rick Lane, Jim Nee, Hank Zavislak, Ted Corlett

II. Annual Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer Susan Bunting
Annual report was presented showing a balance of $5,110.10

III. Membership Update – Secretary Ted Corlett

IV. 25th Anniversary Celebration update – 25th Anniversary Committee
Rosemary Hughes gave an update on the upcoming 25th Anniversary celebration.

V. New Business
a) Code of Conduct review:
SEC. 5. CODE OF CONDUCT. The Code of Conduct has been
developed to assist Tower Harbour Yacht Club members to
understand the standards of conduct and behavior that are expected
of them.

Members include all members listed in the THYC Membership
Directory.

Conduct Members have a duty to promote and support the key
principles of the club and to maintain and strengthen the integrity
of the Club. This means acting ethically and in a respectful manner
both on and off the water, acting in a way which considers all other
boaters, observing the rights of other people, and treating people
with courtesy.

Behavior Members have a duty to avoid behavior that could
constitute an act of disorder, misbehavior, law breaking,
discrimination, harassment or any behavior which could bring the
club or themselves into disrepute. Above all, members must act in
a courteous and respectful manner to each other at all times

Members Guests and Children Members will be responsible for
their guests and children at all times and ensure that their guest/s
and or children’s conduct is in keeping with the Clubs Code of

Conduct and the Club’s bylaws.

Disciplinary Actions Any breach of THYC’s Code of Conduct or
Bylaws will be reviewed by the board approved grievance
committee and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken

1.) Commodore Rosemary Hughes comments on
this proposed change to our By-laws
Rosemary Hughes explained why she felt this change to the By-laws
was necessary and that most other clubs have such codes.

2.) Open for membership discussion (5 minutes)
There was very little discussion with no questions.

b) Any other new business Commodore Hughes reviewed the upcoming events of the day.

VI. Adjournment 9:20 AM



Tower Harbour Yacht Club Board of Director’s Meeting
Saturday, June 7, 2008 @ 9:15 a.m. at the Clubhouse


I. Call to order 9:20 AM
Present: Rosemary Hughes, Paul Wrbanich, Brian Weston, Greg VanPortFleet,
Jim Tavarozzi, Susan Bunting, Melvin Surdel, Rose Kinderman,
Keith Morgan, Rick Lane, Jim Nee, Hank Zavislak, Ted Corlett

II. Approval of minutes from Saturday, May 17th, 2008
A motion was made and seconded to approve the May 17th minutes
which passed unanimously.


III. New Business
a) Code of Conduct
SEC. 5. CODE OF CONDUCT. The Code of Conduct has been
developed to assist Tower Harbour Yacht Club members to
understand the standards of conduct and behavior that are expected
of them.

Members include all members listed in the THYC Membership
Directory.

Conduct Members have a duty to promote and support the key
principles of the club and to maintain and strengthen the integrity
of the Club. This means acting ethically and in a respectful manner
both on and off the water, acting in a way which considers all other
boaters, observing the rights of other people, and treating people
with courtesy.

Behavior Members have a duty to avoid behavior that could
constitute an act of disorder, misbehavior, law breaking,
discrimination, harassment or any behavior which could bring the
club or themselves into disrepute. Above all, members must act in
a courteous and respectful manner to each other at all times

Members Guests and Children Members will be responsible for
their guests and children at all times and ensure that their guest/s
and or children’s conduct is in keeping with the Clubs Code of
Conduct and the Club’s bylaws.

Disciplinary Actions Any breach of THYC’s Code of Conduct or
Bylaws will be reviewed by the board approved grievance
committee and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken

1.) Board of Director’s discussion and approval (5 minutes)
After a short discussion the Code of Conduct passed unanimously.

b) Any other new business
1.) Next Board of Director’s meeting Saturday, June 21st at
5:00 p.m.
It was announced that a Liability Waiver will be discussed at this next meeting.


IV. Adjournment 9:30 AM


Tower Harbour Yacht Club Board of Director’s Meeting 
Saturday, May 17,2008 at Tower Marina Clubhouse


I. Call to order 10:12 AM
II. Roll call
Present: Rosemary Hughes, Susan Bunting, Bob Sapita, Ted Corlett,
Greg VanPortFleet, Jim Tavarozzi, Paul Wrbanich, Julie Yoder
Not Present: Keith Morgan, Brian Weston, Rose Kinderman, Rick Lane,
Jim Nee, Mel Surdel, Hank Zavislak

III. Approval of minutes from last meeting: January 19, 2008
Approved
IV. Treasurer’s Report
a) Balance
$5489.72 - membership is at 96 with 7 burgees on hand.
V. Open issues
a) THYC Special Events budget for 2008
Rosemary Hughes presented a budget of $2,700 which was approved. 
b) THYC Registration and Waiver of Liability form
The form was discussed and it was decided that it would be used at applicable
social events but not for the sailboat racers because they are separate from the club.
 
c) THYC 25th Anniversary Committee update
Bob Sapita gave a comprehensive update on the 25th Anniversary book and events.
d) Member’s directory on our website – password protected
It was agreed that the website directory, by-laws and board meeting minutes will be
password protected.
 
e) International Order of the Blue Gavel presentation
Bob Sapita explained the scope and benefits of this order and how THYC is now leading
in creating a local chapter. Note: This solely through Bob's efforts.
 
f) Upcoming Special Events
Rosemary Hughes lead the discussion on the social events listed below. Note that Susan
Bunting will do the "Memorial Wreath Ceremony".

Commodore’s Weenie Roast on Saturday, May 24th
*Need help with cooking hot dog’s 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (grills off at 7:00 p.m.)
*Need help with clean up at 8:00 p.m. – shouldn’t take more then 30
minutes
International Order of the Blue Gavel on Saturday, May 31st at 6:00 p.m. - *hope
you can make it and please wear your yacht club polo shirt.
Opening Weekend on Saturday, June 7th
*Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony – hope you can make it and please wear
your yacht club polo shirt. Suggestion on who to ask for the “Memorial
Wreath Ceremony”?
*Pancake Breakfast – waiting to hear from Keith Morgan
*THYC Retro Night – it’s 1983! w/DJ until 9:00 p.m.
*Need help with set-up at 5:00 p.m.
*Need help with clean up at 9:00 p.m. – shouldn’t take more then 30
minutes
IV. New business
a) Bylaws and Membership application change to include ‘Code of Conduct’ statement
After discussion, it was decided to not put a 'Code of Conduct' reference on the
Membership Application Form
 but to change the by-laws to include a 'Code of Conduct'
statement. The statement will be send to the membership and will be voted upon at the
annual meeting on June 7th. 

b) Serving of beer and wine at special events
This was discussed at length and it was decided that our Commodore would check with
our insurance broker to determine the extent of our coverage on providing beer and wine.
It was also decided not to serve beer and wine at the next social event. 

c) Newsletter suggestions
None
d) 2008 THYC Board Meeting dates for June, July, August & September
The annual meeting will be held on June 7th at 9:00 AM followed by a board meeting.
I. Other business
None
II. Adjournment
11:45 AM

Minutes of the board meeting held at 4:30 PM, January 19, 2008

Present:  Jim Nee, Ted Corlett, Brian Weston, Rosemary Hughes, Jim Tavarozzi, Rick Lane
                Rose Kinderman, Mel Surdel, Bob Sapita, Greg VanPortFleet, Julie Yoder
                Susan Bunting, Paul Wrbanich
    
Absent:  Hank Zavislak, Chuck Bunting, Keith Morgan

Commodore Rosemary Hughes called the meeting to order and presented the 2008 slate of
club officers and board members. The new officer, Susan Bunting as Treasurer, and new
board members, Paul Wrbanich and Greg VanPortFleet were introduced.

A visual roll call determined that Hank Zavislak, Chuck Bunting and Keith Morgan were not in
attendance.

Treasurer's Report:  Treasurer Susan Bunting reported a cash balance of  $3,365.48 as of
Jan. 19, 2008. She will be using a program called Quicken and will need to order printable
checks compatible with the program. She also wants to require that the checks have two
officer's signatures, treasurer and either commodore or vice commodore. It was suggested that
the treasurer, with the commodore as backup, have keys to the postal box so that the treasurer
can monitor it for bills. Ted Corlett made a motion for approval seconded by Jim Travarozzi
which then passed.

Open Issues:
            THYC Survey results:
 The results from the membership wide survey were presented
                by the commodore. After discussion it was decided that upon the posting of pictures or
                significant information to the web site that the membership be notified by Email with a
                link to the new postings. It was also decided that the survey would be available on the
                web site via a link that will be Emailed to the membership.
            THYC Special Events budget for 2008:  The commodore announced that Tower Marina
                will not contribute to the social events of 2008. The social schedule was reviewed in light
                of this with changes made and volunteers assigned.
            THYC 25th Anniversary Committee update:  Bob Sapita presented a tentative outline
                of 25th anniversary events. A 75th anniversary event brochure form a yacht club that Bob
                was previously involved with was passed around as an example of what could be done.

New Business:
            Member's directory on our web site:
 It was decided that the web site directory would be
                password protected in 2008. The password will be on the membership cards.
            International Order of the Blue Gavel for Past Commodores:  The purpose of the
                Order was explained by Bob Sapita. After discussion, it was decided that THYC
                would apply for membership.

Meeting adjourned into Executive Session for discussion of personal issues at 6:09 PM.

Ted Corlett, Secretary


Minutes of the board meeting held at 4:00 PM, September 29th., 2007


Present:  Jim Nee, Ted Corlett, Brian Weston, Keith Morgan, Rosemary Hughes,
                Rose Kinderman, Mel Surdel, Don Krabill, Chuck Bunting, Bob Sapita
    
Absent:  Wes Wickham, Rick Lane, Julie Yoder, Jim Tavarozzi, Hank Zavislak

Commodore Chuck Bunting opened the meeting.

Commodore Bunting announced that he was stepping down as commodore after two years
which has been the custom of past commodores. He nominated Rosemary Hughes to replace
him. The motion was seconded by Krabill and carried unanimously.

The new commodore handed out a packet of material and lead a discussion on its contents:
This being the 25th anniversary of THYC, it is suggested that a committee be formed
to handle the promotion of this event with special events and promotional items.

It was recommended that the Winter Rendezvous be held at the AmericInn. After
some discussion, it was decided that it was a good choice.

An extensive membership survey was included with the intent of sending it out to the
membership soon. The commodore urged everyone at the meeting to study this survey
and send her an Email with their comments within the next two weeks. It would also include
a candidate questionnaire asking people if they would like to serve on the board.

Two proposed social budgets for next year were recommended. One to be a joint social
schedule with Tower Marine ($12,700.00) or another scaled down that would be only THYC
($3,000.00). After a lengthy discussion, a majority of the board supported the scaled down
THYC only budget.
The question of raising the dues was discussed. It was pointed out that the present dues ($40) have
existed since the beginning of the club. The whole board agreed to immediately raise the dues to $50
but not require new members to buy a burgee when they join. The club burgee is to remain at $25.

The question came up about what should a member who is seeking to dine at another yacht club do
when that yacht club asks for verification of his membership. It was suggested that they request an
Email from the commodore verifying their membership. (As a side note. All the yacht club need do
is look at our web site directory. It lists only members in good standing.)

Meeting adjourned at 5:09 PM.

Ted Corlett, Secretary


Minutes of the board meeting held at 4:00 PM, August 4th., 2007

Present: Jim Nee, Ted Corlett, Brian Weston,  Hank Zavislak, Keith Morgan,
     Rosemary Hughes, Rose Kinderman, Jim Tavarozzi, Julie Yoder, Mel Surdel,
     Bob Sapita, Don Krabill,
    
Absent:  Chuck Bunting, Wes Wickham, Rick Lane

ViceCommodore Rosemary Hughes opened the meeting.

The last board meeting minutes were approved as posted on the THYC web site.

Treasurer Wes Wickham reported in absentia that we have ~ $1800 in the club
banking account.

Rosemary stated that she will send out a questioner to the membership asking
input on what the membership would like to see from their yacht club which the
board strongly approved. It was suggested that the questioner include if the
membership would support the club providing funds to help the sail race group
advance their cause.

Rosemary will meet with RJ Peterson to discuss next years social agenda. This
was followed with a general discussion of social events and volunteers. It was
also suggested she ask for a trophy case for the clubhouse.

Rosemary then asked each board member for suggestions:

    Keith Morgan - A raffle and a pancake breakfast to raise money.

    Brian Weston -  A combination lock for the clubhouse door so that members
        can access the clubhouse without getting a key from the desk.

    Mel Surdel - A sail racing banner to push our sailboat races.

The question of a porta-potty for the clubhouse was brought up but Rosemary said
RJ was against it.

Meeting adjourned at 4:50 PM.

Ted Corlett, Secretary



Minutes of the board meeting held at 4:00 PM, June 9th., 2007


Present: Chuck Bunting, Ted Corlett, Brian Weston,
     Rosemary Hughes, Rose Kinderman, Jim Tavarozzi, Julie Yoder,
     
Absent:  Jim Nee, Wes Wickham, Brodie Ehresman, Hank Zavislak, Keith Morgan,
     Bob Sapita, Don Krabill, Rick Lane, Mel Surdel

Treasurer Wes Wickham reported in absentia that we have ~ $2300 in the club
banking account.

Old Business:

Commodore Chuck Bunting lead the board in a general discussion of last year:

    There was confusion in our relationship with RJ but overall
    it worked out very well.

    It was hard keeping track of people who paid and did not pay
    at social functions open to non-members. Wrist band and/or hand
    stamps were suggested with wrist bands seeming the better.

    The Winter Redezvous Party was very expensive. It was agreed that
    the next one will be much more economical.

New Business:

    It was decided that at non-membership social functions, guests of
    members will pay the non-member price.

    It was also decided that we will continue serving free beer and wine
    at members and guests only social functions.

    Our Vice Commodore, Rosemary Hughes, will approach RJ with a request
    that portable toilets be installed near the clubhouse. We would even
    consider helping with the costs.

    Our Commodore will compose an Email to be sent to the membership about
    the possibility of a dues increase since it has remained at $40 for
    many years (it may have been $40 when the club was formed). The idea
    is to see the reaction to an increase of $10 to $50.

    Our Commodore raised concerns about needing a more active board.

    Next board meeting will be held July 14th.

Meeting adjourned at 5:20 PM.

Ted Corlett, Secretary





Minutes of the board meeting held at 4:00 PM, January 20th., 2007
at AmericInn:


Present: Chuck Bunting, Ted Corlett, Brian Weston, Jim Nee, Wes Wickham,
     Rosemary Hughes, Rose Kinderman, Jim Tavarozzi, Julie Yoder,
     Don Krabill, Rick Lane, Mel Surdel,
Absent:  Brodie Ehresman, Hank Zavislak, Keith Morgan, Bob Sapita

The minutes of the previous board meeting were approved with discussion
about how the social committee would interact with the board.

Treasurer Wes Wickham reported we have ~ $3400 in the club banking account.

Old Business:

Secretary Ted Corlett reported that his yearly expenses come to less than
$2000 per year not counting the purchase of burgees. This covers all fixed
expenses such as insurance, dues to belong to various organizations and
printing supplies. He was concerned that we are out of club burgees but
has since determined that we have 12 in stock. This is after purchasing 30
last September at a cost of $21 each (2 free ones came with the order).

Commodore Chuck Bunting reviewed last year commenting on the increase of
members to 113 and a very successful social calendar.

The Mission Statement was discussed, revised and approved and is to be
posted on club web site. It can be seen at the end of this report.

New Business:

It was decided that the membership dues ($40) and the price of a club
burgee ($25) would remain the same for 2007.

A Membership Committee was proposed and Commodore accepted responsibility
for forming it.

A By-Laws committee was formed consisting of Don Krabill, Chuck Bunting,
Jim Tavarozzi and Ted Corlett the purpose of which is to update the By-Laws.

Rosemary Hughes presented the social schedule for this summer. It can be
seen at the end of these minutes. The board members have taken responsibility
for the following events as follows:
    Fish Fry Launch - May 12th - All board members.
    Summer Solstice Wine & Beer - June 23rd - Jim Tavarozzi
    Commodore's Appetizer Extranganza - August 4th - Jim Nee
    Chili Cook Off - September 29th - Rose Kinderman
All other events are the responsibility of the Social Committee. It was
approved that the treasurer provide $2500 to the Social Committee toward the
costs of these events. It is expected that the marina will share in these
costs.       

Meeting adjourned at 5:20 PM.

Ted Corlett, Secretary

___________________________________________________________________________

                TOWER HARBOUR YACHT CLUB
                   MISSION STATEMENT



To provide a wide variety of yachting, boating, special events, workshops
& seminars which respond to the articulated needs and desires of all members
 of Tower Harbour Yacht Club.

This mission statement is attained by striving to meet the following goals
of Tower Harbour Yacht Club:

·    Enhance the quality of boating life for all members of Tower Harbour
    Yacht Club through the provision of yachting, boating, special programs
    services and activities;

·    Maintain yacht facilities in conjunction with Tower Marina to meet the
    present and future demands of Tower Harbour Yacht Club members;

·    Effectively administer the revenues and expenditures of the yacht club’s
    various budgets;

·    Effectively market the yacht club services and to contribute to the
    economic growth of our yacht club.


This is our commitment to the members of Tower Harbour Yacht Club!

_______________________________________________________________________________

        Tower Harbour Yacht Special Events 2007

THYC Fish Fry Launch        Saturday, May 12   
    THYC Members: $6.00/Non-Members: $8.00
    Happy Hour 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m.    BYO Booze

THYC Opening Weekend        Saturday, May 26   
    THYC Members: $6.00/Non-Members: $8.00
    Happy Hour 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. 
    Entertainment: DJ

Dock-a-Rama Sale & Steak Fry    Saturday, June 9   
    THYC Members: $10.00/Non-Members:$12.00
    Dock-a-Rama Sale 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 NOON
    Happy Hour 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m.

THYC Summer Solstice Wine & Beer     Saturday, June 23
    THYC Members: FREE/THYC Members Invited Guest:$3.00
    Happy Hour 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m.
    Bring a dish to share

THYC Pig Roast            Saturday, July 7    
    THYC Members: $6.00/Non-Members: $8.00
    Happy Hour 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m.

THYC Venetian Summer Celebration & Light Up Your Boat
    (POWER vs. Sail) Contest    Saturday, July 28   
    THYC Members: $6.00/Non-Members: $8.00
    Happy Hour 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m.

THYC Commodore’s Appetizer Extranganza        Saturday, August 4
    THYC Members: FREE
    THYC Members Invited Guest:$3.00
    Happy Hour 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m.
    Bring a dish to share

THYC Parrot Head Party        Saturday, September 1   
    THYC Members: $6.00/Non-Members: $8.00
    Happy Hour 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m.

THYC Chili Cook Off        Saturday, September 29
    THYC Members: FREE
    THYC Members Invited Guest:$3.00
    Happy Hour 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m.
    Bring a dish to share

THYC Winter Rendezvous Weekend   
    Saturday, January 19 & Sunday, January 20th, 2008


Minutes of the board meeting held at 4:00 PM, September 30th., 2006
at THYC clubhouse:


Present: Chuck Bunting, Ted Corlett, Brian Weston, Jim Nee, Wes Wickham,
     Rosemary Hughes, Rose Kinderman, Keith Morgan
Absent: Jim Tavarozzi, Julie Yoder, Don Krabill, Rick Lane, Mel Surdel,
    Brodie Ehresman, Hank Zavislak

Commodore Chuck Bunting opened the meeting by introducing the nominees
for Vice Commodore, Rosemary Hughes, and for Rear Commodore, Jim Travarozzi.
They were unanimously approved by those present.

Treasurer Wes Wickham reported we have ~ $3500 in the club banking account.
Secretary Ted Corlett reported that his yearly expenses come to less than
$2000 per year not counting the purchase of burgees. This covers all fixed
expenses such as insurance, dues to belong to various organizations and
printing supplies. He indicated that we are out of burgees and was given
approval to order 30 at the expected cost of $21 each.

The Commodore then addressed the Winter Rendezvous which will be held on
January 20th, of next year. He discussed having it at the AmericInn Hotel on
Blue Star highway just south of town. If we can get 21 people to come, there
will be a special discount on the rooms. An e-mail will follow on this
shortly. The Vice Commodore indicated that she will investigate having
the Rendezvous dinner at the Saugatuck Brewery.

The Commodore then took up the question of the club's relationship with
RJ Peterson who owns the marina and the clubhouse. The following is a
summary of the how the discussion proceeded.

1. At a meeting with RJ just before the board meeting, RJ indicated that he
will control use of the clubhouse much to the surprise of the Commodore. In
a conversation earlier in the season, RJ had indicated to the Commodore that
the clubhouse was for the yacht club's use only.

2. RJ also indicated that he wants the yacht club to provide numerous
parties at the marina for all the people at the marina.

3. Much discussion followed:
    a. What an excellent job the social committee had done under the
        leadership of Julie Yoder creating and handling this year's
       marina events.
    b. How hard it is to get volunteers to help on these marina events.
    c. That most THYC members come to the marina to relax not volunteer.
    d. The club has only limited financial resources for marina events.

4. An approach was suggested that seemed to have some approval:
    a. Treat the social committee the same as the yacht racing group.
    b. They would be independent of the club.
    c. They would schedule their own events and get volunteers.
    d. The club would not be a sponsor and not liable for their events.
    e. The club would help announce the events with e-mail and such.
    f. The club would make a donation to their cause of say $2500/year.
    g. The club would still hold its own members only events.
        Summer Solstice Wine & Beer Party
        Commodore' Party
        Chili Party

This discussion will continue at the Winter Rendezvous board meeting.       

Meeting adjourned at 5:00 PM.

Ted Corlett, Secretary

Minutes of the board meeting held at 4:00 PM, July 22nd., 2006 at THYC
clubhouse:


Present: Chuck Bunting, Ted Corlett, Brian Weston, Jim Nee, Hank Zavislak
     Brodie Ehresman, Wes Wickham, Rick Lane, Don Krabill, Mel Surdel,
     Rosemary Hughes
Absent: Bill Smith, Rose Kinderman, Keith Morgan, Jim Tavarozzi, Julie Yoder

The meeting opened with a general discussion of the social events that the
club would handle. In particular, the Summer Celebration and the Jimmy Buffett
Parrot Head Night which was changed to Parrot Head Party. The discussion
seemed to center on two situations:

1. Lack of volunteers. Only one or two volunteered to help with the Venetian
Night display that now has become a barge with a band instead of the original
River Queen. This was RJ's idea.

2. Julie Yoder found out in her conversations with RJ that he expects the THYC
to handle all social events at the marina.

Much discussion followed and it was clarified that the Tower Harbour Yacht Club
is completely independent of the marina. It was decided to continue with the
Summer Celebration on August 19th and the Parrot Head Party on September 2nd.
and discuss the direction of the club at the next board meeting to be held on
September 30th.

Summer Celebration:    Saturday, August 19th.
            5:00 PM - Free wine and beer for THYC members.
            6:00 PM - Dinner - Free for members - $10 nonmembers
            Deep fried turkey

Parrot Head Party:    Saturday, September 2nd.
            5:00 PM - Free drinks by Tower Marine
            6:00 PM - Dinner - Free for members - $10 nonmembers


Meeting adjourned at 4:53 PM.

Ted Corlett, Secretary




Minutes of the board meeting held at 9:00 AM, July 8th, 2006 at THYC
clubhouse:


Present: Ted Corlett, Brian Weston, Julie Yoder, Jim Tavarozzi, Jim Nee,
     Brodie Ehresman
Absent: Hank Zavislak, Wes Wickham, Bill Smith, Rick Lane, Rose Kinderman,
    Chuck Bunting, Keith Morgan, Don Krabill

With the absence of Commodore Chuck Bunting, a number of issues were
generally discussed.

Clubhouse Usage Agreement:

Susan Bunting delivered a draft of the Usage Agreement that our Commodore
had created. The following suggestions were expressed.
    a. Be more explicit. Use "will" instead of "should".
    b. Need external storage area for Hot Dog man.
    c. Marina shall handle spring opening and fall closing of clubhouse.
    d. A deck area with a barbecue will be marked off for family use only.
       It cannot be used by social functions. This is to allow individual
       use of the clubhouse deck at any time by marina boaters.

Yacht Wear Items:

Rosemary could not attend but had sent a copy of her proposed order form.
Ted suggested that on the Internet it be done in a format that was easy to
down load. Everyone agreed that Rosemary's proposal was great and she has free
rein to continue. Her request for $500 to purchase yacht wear items to sell at the
Pig Roast was also approved and will be put in the e-mail to members.

Social Events:

At the last board meeting, Ted was asked to cost out large burgees to display
during THYC social events. The price was $57 for a 2' x 3' burgee.

By unanimous vote, the board directed Chuck Bunting to have the Pig Roast catered
in its entirety. Not just the meat with members handling the rest.

It was suggested that the Social Event posters be displayed at least two weeks before
the event. Julie say that Rosemary would not mind handling the posters. Ted has since
contacted her and she will do the job from now on.

On Venetian Night, July 29th, we will decorate RJ's boat so that it can be entered in
the parade. Julie will get volunteers for this. Also there will be a judging of THYC
member boats that are decorated with awards of THYC T-shirts.

It was decided that August 19th will be Band night. Brodie will work on a caterer and
Julie is in charge of the band.

Saturday, September 2nd, will be Jummy Buffett night with a barbecue. Brodie will look
into a caterer. RJ will handle the drinks. Audio speakers are needed for this. Brodie
will bring this to RJ's attention.

Miscellaneous:

Brodie pointed out that the barbecues need cleaning. Jim Nee suggested that someone
needs to be in charge of this.

Meeting adjourned at 10:00 AM.

Ted Corlett, Secretary

Our Commodore has decided that the next meeting would be held Saturday, July 22nd.,
at 9:00 AM at the clubhouse.



Minutes of the board meeting held at 9:00 AM, July 1st, 2006 at THYC
clubhouse:


Present: Ted Corlett, Chuck Bunting, Brian Weston, Julie Yoder, Don Krabill,
     Jim Tavarozzi, Keith Morgan, Rosemary Hughes, Jim Nee
Absent: Brodie Ehresman, Hank Zavislak, Wes Wickham, Bill Smith, Rick Lane,
    Rose Kinderman

Commodore Chuck Bunting called the meeting to order.

Chuck Bunting brought everyone present up to date on RJ Peterson's feelings
about the clubhouse usage. RJ wants the clubhouse usage to benefit all
people at the marina but not to encroach on yacht club usage. The yacht club
needs to let RJ know what their usage will be.

It was decided that Chuck Bunting would draft a clubhouse usage agreement
paper to present at the next board meeting. The secretary would send out an
e-mail under Chuck's name asking for suggestions on clubhouse usage. It was
also brought up that port-a-potties at the clubhouse would make clubhouse
usage convenient. Chuck said he would check with RJ on this. Don Krabill
offered to look into the clubhouse trash container problem that they are
always full.

Committee Reports:

Sailing Committee - Brian Weston and Mel Surdel:
Brian reported that he and Mel were investigating having an invitational race.
Also, they discussed the possibility of having staggered starts for our local
races so that the boats would finish close together.

Social Committee - Julie Yoder and Rose Kinderman:
Julie reported that they met with RJ and discussed hiring a band for August
19th. RJ liked the idea very much and was willing to share the cost. Events
are being investigated such as:
    Jimmy Buffett Pier Head Party
    Dinghy Poker Run
    Fish Fry with Charter Boats
    Decorating RJ's boat for the Venetian Night Parade
There is no one to handle the Pig Roast now that Ron and Bill Smith are absent so
it was decided to make it a free beer and wine with bring an appetizer to share
event.

Promotional Items Committee - Rosemary Hughes:
Rosemary displayed hats, tee shirts, sweat shirts and much more with the THYC logo
on them. Everyone was impressed and said to go ahead with selling these at our
social events which she will do. We will also try to promote them via e-mail and
our web site.

It was suggested that having a banner or some other display such as large burgees
strung up during a THYC event would help define it as a yacht club event. Ted
Corlett said he would get a price on burgees which turned out to be $57/burgee
that is 2' by 3' in size.

It was also suggested that a schedule of THYC events be posted which the secretary
will do.

It was decided the next meeting would be held Saturday, July 8th., at
9:00 AM at the clubhouse.

Meeting adjourned at 10:15 AM.

Ted Corlett, Secretary




Minutes of the board meeting held at 5:00 PM, June 17th, 2006 at the clubhouse:


Present: Ted Corlett, Chuck Bunting, Mel Surdel, Brian Weston, Rose Kinderman,  
             Julie Yoder, Don Krabill
Absent: Brodie Ehresman, Keith Morgan, Jim Nee, Rosemary Hughes,  Hank Zavislak,
            Wes Wickham, Bill Smith, Rick Lane

Interim Commodore Chuck Bunting called the meeting to order.

Chuck had met with RJ Peterson, owner of Tower Marina, earlier in the day at RJ's request.
The main thrust of their conversation was that RJ wanted to obtain a "mission statement"
from Tower Harbour Yacht Club. Chuck said he agreed with RJ that this was a good time
to generate such a statement with the resigning of Ron Smith, the previous commodore.

Much discussion followed with it being decided that Chuck would generate a e-mail for the
 secretary to send to all THYC members asking for help in generating the "mission statement".

Chuck mentioned that there was a incident at the Chicago Yacht Club where one of our
members was extremely rude to the Chicago Yacht Club staff. That member has had his
membership terminated and dues returned.

It was decided the next meeting would be held Saturday, June 24th., at 9:00 AM at the clubhouse.

Meeting adjourned at 6:10 PM.

Ted Corlett, Secretary



A tribute to Maria and Bill Wertz:


To all THYC members:

Maria and Bill Wertz have retired and divested themselves of all ties to current
responsibilities. They have purchased a new Catalina 42 that was launched in
Waukegan March 31 and plan to sail her across to Saugatuck the week of May 8.
From here it is north to Pentwater and beyond to drop anchor for as long as they want.

Our commodore, Ron Smith, sends them this parting farewell.

Sail on!

As commodore and on behalf of the Tower Harbor Yacht Club members and board
members, we would like to congratulate  Maria and Bill Wertz on their new chapter
in life.  With all their many changes, it is with deep regret we are losing a valued  board
member, which was really two in one with all the help and effort both Maria and Bill
put into the yacht club and it's activities.

We want to thank you for your 18 years of service.  I would be honored for you to
serve on my board anytime in the future.

Fair sailing to you two!!!!   (SAIL ON!)

Captain Ron



Minutes of the board meeting held at 4:00 PM, Jan 21, 2006 at Blue Moon:

Present: Ron Smith, Ted Corlett, Chuck Bunting, Mel Surdel, Jim Tavarozzi,
         Bill Smith,  Rick Lane, Bill Wertz, Brian Weston, Wes Wickham
Absent: Jim Daniels, Brodie Ehresman, Don Krabill, Keith Morgan, Peg Davis
        Rose Kinderman, Jim Nee, Rosemary Hughes, Hank, Zavislak

Commodore Ron Smith called the meeting to order.

Treasurer's Report: 
Treasurer Wes Wickham gave the treasurer's report which
     showed that the club financially sound.


Membership: We had 88 paid members in 2005.

Ted Corlett noted that the father of new board member Brian Weston was one of
the founders of Tower Harbour Yacht Club.

Old Business:

Stipple clubhouse ceiling. Wes Wickham, Bill Smith, Chuck Bunting,
               Brian Weston
Fix clubhouse door. Wes WickHam, Chuck Bunting, Ted Corlett on May 13th
Roof over deck adjacent to clubhouse. Will be addressed at the next meeting.

New Business:

Membership dues, burgee prices, directory, cards, etc. will remain the
    same as last year. Ron Smith will provide pictures for directory.
Web Site pictures will be removed after 5 years. New pictures will be
    solicited from the general membership by our web master.
A motion was made by Wes Wickham that a new member must buy a burgee. It was
    seconded and passed.
Joe Fahndrich on Concinnity has a nautical library to donate to the club.
    Thought needs to be given on how to house it. - Next meeting.

Social events were approved as shown below. Board members either volunteered
or were assigned as follows.

May 13th     Clubhouse Opening - Don Krabill
May 27th     Brat Party - Bill Smith, Chuck Bunting, Peg Davis
        5:00 PM - Free Drinks - Members
        6:00 PM - Free to Members - $5 per non-member
June 10th    Vessel Safety Inspection - 11:00 AM - Rick Lane
June 24th    Summer Solstice Wine & Beer - Jim Tavarozzi
        5:00 PM - Free Drinks - Bring Appetizer to Share
July 22nd    Pig Roast - Ron Smith, Jim Daniels, Don Krabill, Jim Nee
             Tent is required - Ron Smith
        5:00 PM - Free Drinks - Members
        6:00 PM - Dinner - $5/ member - $8/non-member
August 26th  Commodore's Party - Mel Surdel
        5:00 PM - Free Drinks - Bring Appetizer to Share
Sept. 30th   Chili Party - Rose Kinderman
        5:00 PM - Free Drinks - Bring Chili (or dish) to Share
Oct. 14th    Club House Closing    - Jim Nee
Jan. 20th, 2007    Winter Rendezvous - Ron Smith
        4:00 PM - Board Meeting
        5:00 PM - Free Drinks & Appetizers
        6:30 PM - Dinner

Please let me know of any mistakes or misunderstandings on assignments or
other matters.

Meeting adjourned at 5:00 PM.

Ted Corlett, Secretary                   



Minutes of the board meeting held at 4:00 PM, July 23, 2005 on clubhouse deck:


Present: Ron Smith, Ted Corlett, Jim Tavarozzi, Jim Nee, Bill Smith,  Rick Lane,
    Bill Wertz, Peg Davis, Hank Zavislak
Absent: Jim Daniels (cooking pig), Brodie Ehresman, Don Krabill, Keith Morgan,
    Rose Kinderman, Chuck Bunting, Wes Wickham

Commodore Ron Smith called the meeting to order.

Treasurer's Report: No treasurer's report was given.

Membership: We presently have 85 paid members.

Old Business:

    Clubhouse Move & Repairs: Corlett asked RJ if he still plans to move the
    clubhouse and put up a roof. RJ said yes and that is should happen in a couple
    of weeks after dredging and some job in South Haven. It was decided that
    clubhouse fixes (ceiling and door) will still wait until RJ does the roof and moves
    the clubhouse back (4-6 ft ?).

    Clubhouse Ceiling:  Don Krabill was going to supply materials for coating the
    ceiling but there is some question if what he would supply is the same as is up
    now. Ron Smith will discuss this with Don.

    Grills: Corlett asked RJ if he planned to keep the LP tanks on the grills filled. He
    said no, it is up to the grill users to ask for them and he will supply them. We
    decided to keep the new THYC grills furnished with LP tanks and leave the old
    THYC grills with no tanks but clean them up so that they can be used as back up.
    Ron Bogard will make sure the backup tanks are full and Ron Smith has THYC
    signs for the grills. It was also decided that no issue will be made with respect as to
    who is using the grills. They are there for people to use. A service provided by
    THYC.

    Bulletin Board:  It was decided that the bulletin board for the clubhouse will wait
    until next year. Ron Smith will obtain a bulletin board this winter and it will be install
    in the spring of 2006. 

New Business:

    Event Times:  It was decided that a universal time will be applied to all event
    starting times as listed below:
          Dinner Time - 6:00 PM
          Social Hour Time (Wine & Beer) - 5:00 PM
          Board Meeting Time - 4:00 PM
 
    Chain Ferry:  Jim Nee brought up the problem that the chain ferry uses a bell
    (that is hazardous because it cannot be heard) versus a air horn as in the past. He
    recommended that the membership be warned and if they wish to complain they
    should do it at the Saugatuck Village Office. Corlett will warn the membership in
    the next e-mail.

Meeting Adjourned 4:42.

Ted Corlett, Secretary

    Post Meeting Observation:  Wes Wickham suggested that a tent be rented for
    all future Pig Roasts.  Even though it rained, everyone had a great time and the pig
    was great!


Minutes of the board meeting held at 4:30 PM, June 25, 2005 on clubhouse deck:


Present: Ron Smith, Wes Wickham, Ted Corlett, Jim Tavarozzi, Don Krabill,
    Bill Wertz, Jim Daniels, Keith Morgan, Chuck Bunting, Peg Davis
Absent: Curt Clemens, Brodie Ehresman, Bill Smith, Rick Lane, Hank Zavislak,
    Rose Kinderman

Commodore Ron Smith called the meeting to order.

Treasurer's Report: Treasurer Wes Wickham gave the treasurer's report which
     showed that the club financially sound.

Membership: We presently have 76 paid members.

Old Business:

    Clubhouse fixes (ceiling and door) will wait until RJ does the roof
    and (maybe) moves the clubhouse back (4-6 ft ?). Corlett will ask RJ
    when he expects this to be done and also about moving the outside
    bulletin board which now is over by the pool.

    Don Krabill will supply the materials for fixing the clubhouse ceiling
    when the time comes.

New Business:

    Grills: Keith Morgan said that next Monday, RJ will decide if Tower
        Marine will take care of LP tanks. Keith will look after them
        until he leaves later this summer. It was reported that there
        an occasional problem with local people who are not part of
        the marina using the grills. Ron Smith will make signs for the
        grills indicating that THYC donated them.

    Bulletin Board: Commodore Smith suggested that a bulletin board mounted
        on the outside of the clubhouse would be helpful. All agreed.
        Where to get one is the question. Ted Corlett will ask the
        membership in the next membership e-mail.

    Party Decorations: Peg Davis will help on decorating for party events.

    Rendezvous: Bill Wertz and Ron Smith will work on planning a rendezvous
        to Chicago (or Racine) for next summer.

    THYC Sign: The creator of the THYC sign on the clubhouse deck informed
        Bill Wertz that it needs painting or it will deteriorate. Peg
        Davis offered to do it.

    Cleaning Clubhouse: Bill Wertz said that he and Maria (mostly Maria)
        have been keeping the clubhouse clean. They will be gone later
        this summer so someone else should take on that responsibility.

    Pig Roast: Ron Smith needs help for the Pig Roast. The membership will
        be asked in the next membership e-mail.
   
Meeting Adjourned 5:45.

Jim Nee was added to the board.

Ted Corlett, Secretary


Minutes of the board meeting held at 4:00 PM, January 22nd 2005 at the Blue Moon:

Present: Ron Smith, Bill Smith, Wes Wickham, Ted Corlett, Jim Tavarozzi,
    Bill Wertz, Jim Daniels, Rose Kinderman
Absent: Curt Clemens, Ron Clemens, Don Krabill, Keith Morgan, Brodie Ehresman,
    Hank Zavislak

Commodore Ron Smith called the meeting to order.

Minutes of the last board meeting were approved.

Treasurer's Report: Treasurer Wes Wickham gave the treasurer's report which
     showed that the club essentially broke even last year.

Commodore Ron Smith noted that, even though the normal length of service for
commodore is two years, his replacement for 2006 has not been found. He offered
to keep serving until a replacement is found.

Old Business:

    Clubhouse ceiling needs stippling: Wickham & Ron Smith
    Clubhouse door needs fixing: Wickham & Corlett
    Burgee windshield stick-ons were approved to be sent with membership
        cards at a cost of ~ $.80/member.
    Club burgee price increase to $25 was approved.
    Membership renewal forms and mailings will be done as last year.

New Business:

    Commodore Ron Smith proposed the following suggestions which were approved:
        Pizza gift to Tower Marina employees should continue.
            Bill & Kathy Smith in September
        A picture page in the directory. Ron Smith will select pictures for
            Corlett to include in directory.
        Fishermen & Sailors share boating experiences. Ron Smith, Daniels &
            Corlett
        Board members who do not contribute will be dropped. Needed are board
            members who will take some responsibility however little to
            spread the load.
        E-mail should be sent out to membership asking for help. Corlett
        Membership applications should tell more about the club. Ron Smith &
            Corlett

    Social Events - Who is responsible for what:
       May 14th           Clubhouse Opening - Wertz (This date was decided upon
                                                                  before but I forgot.)
       May 28th           Brat Party - Bill & Cathy Smith
       June 18th           Summer Solstice Wine & Beer Party - Jim & Judy Tavarozzi
       July 23rd            Pig Roast - Ron Smith
       August 27th        Commodore's Party - Daniels
       Qctober 1st        Chili Party - Corlett
       Jan. 21, 2006     Winter Rendezvous - Ron Smith
       October 15th      Clubhouse Closing - ? (any volunteers)

       Ron Smith wants to post more Social Event notices. Corlett will print
        them.

Meeting Adjourned 5:20

Chuck Bunting and Rick Lane were added to the board. Ron Clemens and John
    Redding were dropped from the board.

Rick Lane can do certified Coast Guard boat inspections and would like to
    arrange a day for such an inspection if members are interested.

We did not discuss the Bulletin Board near the swimming pool but there it sits
    and we do not have a key. Any suggestions?

Board members who missed the meeting should contact those in charge of an event
    if they want to contribute.

Ted Corlett, Secretary


Minutes of the board meeting held at 3:30 PM, July 24, 2004 at the THYC Clubhouse:

Present: Ron Smith, Bill Smith, Wes Wickham, Ted Corlett, Don Krabill,
    Hank Zavislak, Jim Tavarozzi, Jim Daniels
Absent: Curt Clemens, Ron Clemens, John Shack, Bill Wertz, John Redding

Commodore Ron Smith called the meeting to order.

Treasurer's Report: Treasurer Wes Wickham gave the treasurer's report which showed the club to be financially on track.

Membership Report: Ted Corlett reported that membership stands at 78.

Old Business:
    Clubhouse Ceiling: The ceiling has been repaired but now needs stipple (?) painting. Don Krabill, Ron Smith and Wes Wickham will do it.
    Burgees: Have been ordered and received. Next year the price will be $25 to reflect the cost.
    Decals: Ted Corlett, as suggested by Bill Wertz, contacted Roger Megee who is in the printing business. Roger supplied samples of stick on decal burgees. Everyone liked them and it was decided to include them with the mailing of the directory next year if the cost is reasonable. Ted will contact Rodger on the cost.
    Refrigerator: It was been installed. Hank Zavislak will make a sign to put on it with guide lines as to its use.
    Signs for Grill and Trash Container: It was decided that signs for the grill and trash container were not necessary. However, it was suggested that more information about the use of the clubhouse, grills and trash containers be included on the web site and in the club directory. Ted Corlett will do it.
    Social Event Assignments:
       August 28th - Commodore's Party - Jim Tavarozzi (Ted Corlett will send him information on what was done in 2003.)
       October 2nd - Chili Party - Ted Corlett
    Direct TV: Wes Wickham looked into re-activating the clubhouse direct TV and found out it was a hassle. It was decided that the TV was not used enough so the project was dropped.

New Business:
    Microwave: It was decide that the clubhouse needs a microwave. Jim Tavarozzi said he would get it. The recommended size was 1000 - 1100 watts.
    Ron Smith suggested that an appreciation party be given for the employee's at the Tower Marina by the THYC Board. (See details under Social
     Event Assignments.)
    Social Event Assignments:
       September 18,2004 - Appreciation Brat Party for Tower Marine Employees
         To be held after office closes for all employees.
         Brats - Ron Smith
         Condiments - Hank Zavislak
         Beans - Bill Smith
         Beer & Wine - Ted Corlett
       January 22, 2005 - Winter Rendezvous - Ron Smith has investigated possible sites and is impressed with the Blue Moon. All present felt that was a good choice.

Meeting adjourned at 4:30.

Ted Corlett, Secretary


Minutes of the board meeting held at 4:00 PM, May 29, 2004 at the THYC Clubhouse:

Present:
Ron Smith, Bill Smith, Wes Wickham, Ted Corlett, Don Krabill, Hank Zavislak, Jim Tavarozzi,
                 Bill Wertz, John Redding
Absent: Curt Clemens, Ron Clemens, John Shack, Gary Arnson, Jim Daniels

Commodore Ron Smith called the meeting to order.

Treasurer's Report: Treasurer Wes Wickham gave the treasurer's report which showed the club to be financially on track.

Old Business:
    Clubhouse Roof:
Roof  has been fixed by Tower Marine!
    Clubhouse Ceiling: The ceiling is in bad shape because of the roof leak. Ron Smith and Wes Wickham will look into what can be done.
    Burgees: Ted Corlett obtained a quote of  $21.00 per burgee for a quantity of 25 with a one time setup charge of $85.00. It was approved to order them since  we are out. It was agreed that next year we would charge $25/Burgee.
    Decals: Ted Corlett was directed to look into the cost of decals of the club burgee.
    Refrigerator: It was decided that a refrigerator would be install in the clubhouse proper and not in a closet. It would be used for food and not for booze. All alcoholic beverages will be bought for each occasion and any excess will not be left in the clubhouse. Jim Tavarozzi and Don Krabill are in charge of getting the refrigerator.
    Grills: Bill Smith will look after the grills to make sure they are being maintained.
    Trash Containers: Wes Wickham will talk to Pat about having the clubhouse trash container emptied regularly by Tower Marine maintenance people.
    Membership: Ted Corlett reported that membership stands at 55. Commodore Smith expressed his desire not to pressure people to join. He is happy to keep the club low key.

New Business:
    Signs for Grill and Trash Container:
It was decided that signs should be posted by the grill and trash container advising users to keep grills clean and the trash containers are for those who use the grills. Ted Corlett will generate the signs and post them.
    Social Event Assignments:
       June 19th - Summer Solstice Wine & Keg Party - Yet to be determined.
       July 24th - Pig Roast - Ron Smith & Hank Zavislak
       August 28th - Commodore's Party - Jim Tavarozzi
       October 2nd - Chili Party - Ted Corlett & Bill Wertz
       January 22, 2005 - Winter Rendezvous - Ron Smith
    Next Board Meeting: The next board meeting will be held in the clubhouse on July 24th before the Pig Roast.
    Direct TV: Wes Wickham will look into re-activating the clubhouse direct TV.

Closing Remarks by Commodore Smith:
Commodore Smith made a very strong argument for participation of  all board members in taking on a club chore thereby spreading the load for everyone. The response was positive.

Meeting adjourned at 5:00.

Ted Corlett, Secretary


Minutes of the board meeting held at 2:00 PM, January 24, 2004 at the Best Western:


Present: Curt Clemens, Ted Corlett, Don Krabill, Gary Arnson, Hank Zavislak, Ron Smith, Jim Tavarozzi, Bill Wertz
Absent: Ron Clemens, Bill Krater, John Redding, John Shack, Wes Wickham

Commodore Curt Clemens called the meeting to order and opened with observations about the past year noting that membership had almost doubled from the previous year.

Treasurer's Report: Curt gave the report in absence of the treasurer. In essence, money collected equaled money spent except that the sailboat racers had not paid for their race flags. Ted Corlett said he would follow up on this.

Old Business:
    Decals: It was decided that a decal of the club burgee would be great if the initial cost was not excessive (over $500). Bill Wertz said he would look into this.
    Burgees: It was decided to order more club burgees since we are down to one. They cost in excess of $20 each and Bill Wertz said he would investigate if he could find a lower cost. Ted Corlett will send him size and graphics.
    Roof: The roof leak was discussed and Don Krabill offered to donate the repair materials so that members could repair the roof. Ron Smith suggested that the roof over the deck be extended so that there is more shade for our events. Curt Clemens said he would look into the costs.

New Business:
    Choose 2004 Club Officers: Commodore Curt Clemens announced that for personal reasons he could not continue as commodore for next year. This caused much gnashing of teeth and rending of clothes by those present because he had done such a good job and everyone hated to see him step down. After some arm twisting, the following officers were elected:
        Commodore: Ron Smith
        Vice Commodore: Don Krabill
        Ted Corlett pointed out that the present treasurer, Bill Krater, for some time had not wished to serve and this would be his last year. It was decided since we were electing a new slate that we should also elect a new treasurer and elected:
        Treasurer: Lynn Zavislak (changed to Wes Wickham 3-21-04)
        Everyone expressed their appreciation for the work Bill had done as treasurer. The remaining officers agreed to serve another term.
    Budget: A budget was accepted where in coming monies would match out going monies. It was also pointed out that we should be able to exceed 100 members.
    Social Events: It was decided that we need a refrigerator with a lock and microwave oven in the club house for our social events. Jim Tavarozzi and Don Krabill said they would take care of it. Gary Arnson agreed to check dimensions on a couple of working (spare) refrigerators he owns, and send that information on to Jim Tavarozzi who in turn compare those dimensions to the space in the clubhouse closet. If neither will fit, Jim will look for a new refrigerator of suitable size. The social event schedule was decided and is listed below. It was also decided that the Brat Party would be BYOB, $5/plate charge for non members, free to members, Hank Zavislak cooking and Ron Smith in charge. There also will be a board meeting before the Brat Party to discuss the remaining social events and any other business.
        Social Event Schedule:
            May 29th    Brat Party
            June 19th    Summer Solstice Wine & Keg Party
            July 24th    Pig Roast
            August 28th    Commodore's Party
            October 2nd    Chili Party
            Jan. 22, 2005    Winter Rendezvous
    Barbecue Grills: Wes Wickham offered to continue caring for them.
    Trash Containers: Need to be kept in the club house and we need someone to make sure they are emptied in a timely manner.
    Membership: Need to mail initial membership request earlier (March) to all members since 2002 and to all Tower Marina slip holders. The benefits of membership needs to be highlighted more. Also, a box with membership forms and a sign extolling membership needs to be attached to the outside of the club house. Ron Smith suggested that during the year when email are sent out, the benefits of membership should be pushed and members asked to recruit new members. Ted Corlett will handle this.
    Web Site: Ted Corlett will try to get a picture of the original "Tower", as in Tower Harbour Yacht Club, to put on our web site.

Meeting Adjourned followed by a social hour and dinner at Phil's Bar & Grille in Saugatuck

Note: Sailboat racing done by club members is no longer a club sponsored activity and thereby no concern of the board.

Ted Corlett, Secretary



Minutes of the meeting held at 5:00 PM, July 4, 2003 at THYC Clubhouse:

Present: Curt Clemens, Ron Clemens, Ted Corlett, Don Krabill, Ron Smith, Wes Wickham, Hank Zavislak

Absent: Gary Arnson, Bill Krater, John Redding, John Shack, Jim Tavarozzi, Bill Wertz

Note: Send a report of all your expenses to our Treasurer, Bill Krater, for reimbursement.

Social events were discussed :

It was decided to have a Pig Roast on July 26th.  It will be open to all marina boaters and their friends. $5.00 per person will be charged at the door. Ron Smith will supply the cooked pig. Curt Clemens will post notices supplied by Ted Corlett.

The Commodore's Party on August 30th will be a catered, sit down dinner with entertainment under a tent next to the Tower Marina pool. Formal invitations will be mailed before August 1st by Ted Corlett with an RSVP card and return envelope. Ron Smith will handle the entertainment and Don Krabill with Hank Zavislak will handle the dinner. Drinks will be free.

Other items of interest were discussed:

Wes Wickham will look into solving the bulletin board problem of no available key and also be responsible for keeping the spare barbecue grill LP tanks full.
Gary Arnson will keep the bulletin board contents up to date once the key problem is solved.

Curt Clemens will look into what sort of  connection we will have for the clubhouse TV.
We will wait until next year before ordering more burgees.
Our historian needs to do a write up on why the "Tower" in THYC and the burgee for inclusion in the directory and web site.
Ted Corlett will but the club by-laws on the web site.

The board meeting was very enjoyable on the clubhouse deck with much banter, red wine and beer.

Any corrections or additions are welcome.

Ted Corlett

THYC Secretary



Minutes of the meeting held at 5:30 PM, January 25, 2003 at Ship & Shore Motel:


Present: Curt Clemens, Ron Clemens, Ted Corlett, John Redding, Gary Arnson, Bill Wertz, Don Krabill, Ron Smith, Wes Wickham

Absent: Bill Krater, Jim Tavarozzi, John Shack

Curt Clemens opened the meeting with an outline of what would be discussed. He followed with the treasurer's report.

The THYC membership card was discussed and it was decided that a replica of the club burgee would be on it instead of the traditional tower and that the name of the member's boat, a permanent member number and a member of Yachting Club of America would be added to the present card format.

The web site was discussed and decided that it was useful. Ted Corlett will investigate maintaining it, a domain name and the possibility of members using it as their e-mail address. This would not replace their present e-mail provider but would allow them to use the THYC domain name as an e-mail address and their mail would be forwarded from that address to their regular e-mail address. This would allow the changing of your e-mail address without having to inform all your friends, etc. Your new address might be "Curt.Clemens@THYC.org".

It was decided that the membership solicitation letter sent out in early April will contain the member's data base information for him to correct along with a stamped return envelope so as to make the process as painless as possible. It also was decided that dues would be $40 (new membership or renewal), a club burgee would cost $20 and that only paying members would appear in the directory.

The social schedule was decided as follows:

  May 24th - Brat Party  (Ron Smith, Curt & Ron Clemens)
  June 14th - Summer Solstice Wine & Keg Party (Curt Clemens)
  July 5th - Children's Treasure Hunt (Curt Clemens)
  August 30th - Commodore's Party (Curt Clemens)
  October 4th - Chili Party (attendees)
  January 24th, 2004 Winter Rendezvous (Curt Clemens)

The sailboat race schedule (Ted Corlett) was decided as follows:

  May 24th - Marcia Weston Memorial Cup
  June 14th - Summer Solstice
  July 19th - Jammin' In July
  August 9th - Commodore's Regatta
  August 30th - Labor Day Regatta

The gas grills will be locked along with the clubhouse and keys will be issued to all members when they receive their directory and membership card. The gas grills need repair (Ted Corlett).

Curt Clemens will ask RJ Peterson to install a club flag pole and make a permanent water connection with a winter drain cock to the club house.

Ted Corlett will get the bulletin board key to Curt Clemens.

We will keep the club P.O. Box for another year and put the periodicals in a box available to boaters.

The satellite dish subscriptions costs will be attacked and a larger TV will be purchased by Bill Wertz.

The board meeting was followed by a cocktail party enjoyed by the board and many members. This was followed by a delightful dinner at Everyday People's Cafe.

Any corrections or additions are welcome.

Ted Corlett

THYC Secretary