Meeting starts at 7.30
Meeting zoom link will be posted at http://kccny.com/2/MeetingAgenda.aspx which all members have access to.
As usual let’s try to move thru business and then we can discuss things after meeting is over.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES from last meeting (July 2021) which are at http://kccny.com/2/MeetingMinutes.aspx
REPORTS OF OFFICERS, BOARDS, AND STANDING COMMITTEES.
Budget for next year.
Tom is moving end of month. Help needed (doesn’t hurt to ask and willing to pay) or a suggestion for someone to move the big stuff for us.
NOMINATIONS AND NOMINATING COMMITTEE: For officers and board for next year.
“Nominations for Officers and Trustees shall be made by a Nominating Committee appointed by the President and subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees. This Committee shall consist of two (2) members of the Board of Trustees whose terms of office do not expire at the next election or whose terms will expire but have chosen not to stand for re-election, three (3) members of KCCNY and two (2) alternates, one from each category. The Nominating Committee shall advise each prospective officer and trustee of the position’s responsibilities and obtain the consent of any person so nominated. No member of the Nominating Committee shall be eligible for nomination or election as an Officer or Trustee at the next election unless nominated from the floor at the Annual Meeting.”
PUBLICITY -Banners. $50 approved.
MEMBERSHIP – Phil.
WEBSITE – Jack Moskowitz. Discuss optional fees on the membership pages.
TREASURER Report – Helga. Report of finances to be presented.
CONSERVATION – Caro. Call for annual donations suggestions.
SAFETY / Insurance: Allan Wood.
Insurance -ACA requested that we supply additional information in paddling plan for class 3 and harder including coordinators ACA # which Ken is now added to trip description on website, levels, put in and take out street address, emergency procedures, emergency services and evacuation procedures. Re-submitted only adding 4 rivers so far. Hudson Gorge, Toh, Moodna, Ken Lockwood.
J R Ford brief presentation on risk assessment for club. Call for contacts at other similar clubs. His initial review with EC:
When in doubt get a signed paper waiver.
Don’t have d and o insurance…directors and officers…and probably should.
ACTIVITIES – Mark Voorhees.
WestFest 2022. Campsites will probably open up Fri., Oct. 1 at 8.30.
Anyone planning on going? 2 sites @~$86/each w/$10/ cancellation fee. Sept 23-25(+26 if 3 days needed).
Other stuff we can get on schedule such as Lehigh Mega: Fri. Oct. 8th 4k, sat 9th 2500. 1600 or Mongaup 1 Sun. Oct 10
TRAINING – Helga
Clarification/decision that Ed Alexander Fund can be used to supplement ACA certification costs for recert for KCCNY instructors. Helga to present proposal to broaden the use of these moneys to include recertification and swift water rescue training.
POOL Allan – Need to have. Mark assisting.
BLOG – Hosting now on private fully supported WordPress optimized server.
EQUIPMENT – Chris Dubetsky is coming east.
We’ve had 2 more boats donated.
- A purple Riot Booster 50 very edgy slicy 7′ (Man. rec Playboating Capacity: 110-170 / River Running Capacity: 80-130) Myles Gordon met someone on the Esopus.’….While we were playing a guy came over and asked if he could donate the Booster to the club. It belonged to New York Exposed: The Whitewater State guidebook author Dennis Squire’s girlfriend. She drowned in CO a few years ago and this guy bought her house on the Esopus. The boat was in the garage. She didn’t die in that boat, but the guy felt it should go to a good cause.’ Tom Hart has this for now.
- And longtime member Tom Gustainis donated his Cruise Control by New Wave…full slice 10′ in light blue. ‘You youngsters will view it as an antique. It has many miles on it including two runs on Grand Canyon and many many runs on Gauley, Cheat, Tough, Upper Tough, Ottoman, Hudson Gorge, etc. etc….It is a great surfing boat, spins on a dime and excellent condition.’ Sean Kraft has this for now.
ANNUAL DINNER: Helga presentation on plans. Need to have covid contingency plans. At this point President will not be eating indoors with a group and would want a large space and masking for an indoor meeting. Sorry folks….that’s how it is. My wife is immune-compromised.
NEW BUSINESS – Posting for profit activities on our schedule? Do we want to request anything – from a contribution to a discount for members? Or is it ok just that the activities are good for paddling community enough.
NEXT MEETING Annual meeting. 11/13 Sat?
Other discussion topics:
Pushing everyone to coordinate at least 1 trip and get them on the schedule. Idea is we get the trip on the schedule where we think we might go.
Discussion of using funds for apres’ paddle open bbq/potlucks including more medium sized gatherings.