LISCA Winter Meeting at the home of Sven and Carmen Naegeli
Approximately 30 members in attendance.
At around 2:30 p.m., Commodore Bonnie Zipeto called the meeting to order and all in attendance introduced themselves and their boats.
Minutes from the Spring Meeting were read by the Secretary, Tom Taylor.
The treasurer’s report was given by Megan McDowell Rathsack
- The bank balance is excellent, at $6,372.
- Prior issues with moving membership dues from Paypal to our bank account have been resolved.
- Some store items have been sold; the Lobsters on the Beach event turned a profit ($185)
The Membership report was given by Bob Flemming.
- We have 78 members.
- 20 are paid up for 2018, with 58 expiring and due for renewal.
- Emails will be going out shortly to begin collection of the 2018 dues.
- Overall, we are in good shape.
The Webmaster was absent, no report.
A mooring update was given by Commodore Bonnie:
- We don’t yet have a mooring at Stonington.
- Block Island now maintains a separate yacht club waiting list; it isn’t clear where we are on this but it’s likely a very long wait.
- The Port Jefferson and Stamford moorings are arranged for us by individual club members.
- There was a question as to reciprocity with Northport Yacht Club. Post meeting - Currently Northport Yacht Club recognized LISCA for privileges. However, that can always change.
- A new ball might be needed at Port Jeff; Bonnie to inquire about this.
- Research will be done by Peter Luciano to explore signing up with for US Yacht Club Registration and what level of reciprocity it brings.
Mike Segman proposed and Austin Zipeto seconded a slate of officers, which was unanimously approved:
- Commodore – Marie Genteale
- Vice-Commodore – Leslie Napolean
- Rear-Commodore –
- Secretary – Tom Taylor
- Treasurer – Megan McDowell Rathsack
- Membership – Bob Flemming
- Web Master – Shane Bouslough
- Constant Contact – James Percesepe
- Past Commodore – Bonnie Zipeto
- Summer Cruise - Ed Brown
Newly elected Commodore Marie Genteale led a review of 2018 events:
- New member event, Jan. 21, to be held at the home of Anne and Tom Taylor. – Post meeting this was changed to the home of Commodore Marie Genteale.
- A brewery event will possibly be organized, probably for March 5th.
- The April 22nd Spring meeting to be held at Julie and Mike Segman’s home.
- Memorial Day event at Port Jefferson will be organized by Judy and Ted Andre.
- The sixth annual Cruise to NY will be organized by Ed Brown for late June. Exact date tbd, depending on tides etc., but likely June 14 – 17. It will keep the schedule of two nights at Liberty Landing – members need to make their own reservations and mention Catalina for a 10% discount.
- Ed Brown noted that insurance premiums are rocketing due to ever higher hurricane claims.
- A proposal was made to have an area on the website to post sailing plans, so that people could join up in a more impromptu way versus organized trips.
- Oyster Bay event will be timed with St Gertrudes and organized by Jim Percesepe and Tony Pozun.
- The Summer Cruise, organized by Ed Brown, could involve a circular route in western Long Island Sound. A plan will be in place by year’s end.
- The July 4th event will be an informal gathering in Port Jefferson.
- The August Rendezvous could be in Northport, Bonnie to contact John Amante about moorings etc.
Commodore Bonnie advertised the club burgees and T-shirts.
Marie Genteale asked for members to be forthcoming with ideas for future events.
The meeting was adjourned after Commodore Bonnie moved to close at about 3:20pm.
Respectfully submitted, Tom Taylor, Secretary