Executive Committee Minutes
May 20, 2003
President Dave Rosekrans called the meeting to order at 8 p.m. EDT.
1 Executive Committee members present were: Janet Baxter, Paul Callahan, Jim
Capron, Ruth Creighton, Don Durant, Bruce Eissner, Fred Hagedorn, Dick
Hanneman, Tom Hubbell, Stephen Jeffries, Jim Muldoon, Bill Munster, Joni
Palmer, Dave Rosekrans, and Bill Ross. Not present: Louise Gleason. Guests
present were BOD members Betsy Beddow and Patty Lawrence, Budget Director
Hortensia Hacker and Executive Director Nick Craw.
2 Minutes of the April 15,2003 ExCom Meeting will be redistributed and
3 President Rosekrans announced that he would attend the ISAF meeting in
Oslo later in the week
4 Executive Director Nick Craw reported that membership is slightly ahead of
last year at this time. He cautioned that current positive budget variances
are timing related, and are expected to shift as we move through the fiscal
A Motion to require approval of the Treasurer and Budget Director before
accessing a line of credit was made, seconded and approved.
5 There was no additional Treasurer’s report.
6 Budget Director Hortensia Hacker announced that state registration for
fund raising is nearly completed. The fund raising plans include individual
solicitations and general mailing, as well as an attempt to identify future
7 US SAILING Olympic Committee Chair Fred Hagedorn reported that most of the
conflicts arising out of an unexpected boat selection change by the Pan
American Games had been resolved. Although 8 of the 9 class issues are in
place, it appears that the Lightning will not be included in this year’s
He also announced that 30 to 40 American sailors are currently competing in
various summer events in Europe, leading up to SPA.
8 A Motion to approved members of the Alter Cup Committee was made, seconded
9 A proposal to allow the US SAILING logo to be modified for groups within
US SAILING was referred to staff for further review.
10 A Motion to sanction Block Island Race Week and the Flip Flop Regatta was
made, seconded and approved.
11 A Motion to delegate sanctioning power to the chair of the Race
Management Committee was made, seconded and failed to carry.
12 A Motion to approve the nomination of Eugene Hinkel as International
Measurer for the International Sonar Class was made, seconded and carried.
13 President Rosekrans reported that the US SAILING policy on web privacy
had been misinterpreted, and that the issue would be resolved with
Harborwatch. The policy provides that only the name of an individual member,
and no other personal information, is to be available on the web.
14 Jim Muldoon announced a U.S. Coast Guard grant of $30,000 for the "Brendon
in a Box" program, part of which will be used to develop a listing of all
Junior Sailing programs. He reported that the Power Squadron has expressed
an interest in developing a Memo of Understanding with respect to working
with US SAILING.
An Executive Session Followed. **
The Meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m. EDT.
Dick Hanneman, Secretary
* The Executive Committee minutes of 4/15/03, as corrected, were approved by
an e-mail vote on May 29, 2003, and were posted on the US SAILING web site
as of that date.
** A decision with respect to the US SAILING office lease was delayed
pending further information. Subsequently, a motion to authorize the
Executive Director to renew our current lease for three (3) years was made
and seconded by e-mail. The action to renew the lease was approved on June
2, 2003 with 12 voting “yes,” 1 voting “no,” and 2 abstaining.