The Spring 2004
Officer's and Director's Meeting was held March 27, 2004. Andy Beall,
President, presided. Those present were; Steve Johnson, Vice President,
April Freeman, Secretary, Pat Grinnalds, Treasurer, Tara Filling,
Membership, and Directors, Bill Welch and Bill Filling. Also in
attendance to offer moral support were Valerie Johnson, Debbie Sucec,
Jack Grinnalds, and Pat Sucec.
April Freeman reviewed minutes and old business from
last season. Membership and disposition of the club's ski jump were
sited as areas of concern.
reported a club treasury balance of $4519.77. She also reported
that, as of Mar. 27, 2004, Ken Katz is the only member to have sent in
his yearly dues. The officers and directors agree that Ken must be eager
to volunteer for something.
New business and decisions that were discussed and
agreed upon are listed as follows, including the 2004 schedule of
- The officers and directors recognize the importance of club
communication. Every effort will be made this year to acquire current
email addresses from ALL club members and to convey the importance of
this communication media to the club.
Ski Jump -
The decision was
made to disassemble the jump. Bill Filling will be contacting people
for a work crew. June 12, 1:00 pm has be set aside for this exciting
and Swim Platform Permits - Permits were reviewed and are valid
until Dec. 2004. No activity is required.
Slalom Course repairs - The much-needed
repairs to the 1/16" current cables was approved prior to the officer's
meeting and repairs were completed in the afternoon, prior to the
officer's meeting. Lengths of all segments were verified and/or adjusted
and new locking snap clips and crimps were applied throughout. New PVC
arms for 1 through 6 ball have also been approved. Work will begin a
couple weeks prior to course installation, near the Freeman's fire ring
at Gamler's, if R.L. grants permission.
Swim Platform Rescue, Repair/Replacement
- The club's swim platform, which was secured to the island prior to
last fall's flood, is now MIA. Pat Sucec will be heading up an effort to
either find or replace this invaluable item. If it needs to be replaced,
Pat will submit plans for approval and select a work crew. Replacement
cost is estimated to be $700.00
River Ski Club - Jack Grinnalds will
be exploring the possibility of a friendly
LAWSC and the Severn River Ski Club near Annapolis. This will likely be
a home and away slalom event. Jack will report his findings to the club
at the next meeting.
Adaptive Ski Event
- The Easter Seals event will be held the weekend of Aug. 14-15. It is
unclear at this time if Larey Kauffman will be here to provide us with
his extraordinary leadership in 2004. We are looking for someone
to step forward and fill the very important role.
Fund-raisers - Bill Walsh has
volunteered to lead a 50-50 style fund-raiser. Proceeds will benefit
both LAWSC and Easter Seals. Angie Banner is going to be assigned the
task of acquiring new club apparel. All profits will benefit LAWSC.
Membership Drive -
Andy Beall is going
to contact AWSA to obtain names of AWSA members in the area who are not
members of LAWSC to advise them of our existence and invite them to
join. Other membership growth ideas included linking to popular water
sport equipment and tournament boat
to increase our club's visibility.
Chairpersons - The following committees and their respective
chairpersons are as follows:
Repairs, replacements and installation
and repair or replace
Grove and April Freeman
bulletin board revitalization
T-shirts, polo's and
sweats, designs to be provided by April Freeman and Andy Beall
April Freeman (May
and June), Valerie Johnson (July), Tara (August and September)
Warning: Chairpersons reserve the
right to wrangle anyone and everyone into helping!
of Events - The following events have been scheduled
Island Cleanup and Garden Planting. Food provided. (Steve & Valerie
Install Course 8:00 AM. Food provided. (Steve Johnson)
Social and Club Meeting at noon. Food provided. (Andy Beall, April
Memorial Day Ski Tournament followed by breakfast. (Steve Johnson)
Dismantle Jump at 1:00 PM. Food provided. (Bill Filling)
Slalom Tournament followed by breakfast. (Steve Johnson)
July 4 Club
meeting and social. (Andy Beall, Valerie Johnson)
July 17 Teen
Day/Crazy Days 1:00 PM. Food provided (Matthew Johnson,
Aug 13 Kick
off dinner 6:00PM. (April Freeman, Debbie Sucec, Bev McConnell)
Easter Seals Event. (Andy Beall)
Barefoot Regatta at sunrise followed by breakfast. (Parkers)
Slalom Tournament followed by breakfast. (Steve Johnson, Tara Filling)
Sept 5 Club
meeting and elections. Food provided. (Andy Beall, Tara
Oct 2 Remove
Slalom Course 9:00 AM. Food provided. (Steve Johnson)
Events are typically
scheduled for Saturday. The next day will be rain day. See
the chairperson for additional details and themes.
After nearly 3 hours of discussions, everyone was in
favor of adjournment!