Pine River Boat Club
Director Meeting Minutes
May 3, 2003
At the Lurgan Beach Clubhouse of the Pine River Boat Club
Attendance: 8 Members
The meeting was addressed by Janet
Cress on the duties of officers and the desirability of an orderly progression
through the Flag Officer positions.
The success of the operation of the
Fairway buoy was noted. The Fairway Buoy was removed last Fall by the
Kincardine Rescue Unit. A motion was passed making a donation of $100 to the
The post centered in the south side
person entry has been vandalized by removal. After discussion it was noted
that Rick Elliott would be asked to reinstall the post, this time with a
The Treasurer reported on the dues
received by May 3 and that the Bank Balance. The Treasurer will make contact
with those members who had not submitted their fees.
The transfer of a membership from
father to son was approved and the Secretary will make arrangements for the
transfer of shares.
A member requested a change in
membership status from Social to Regular. The change with no additional cost
was approved subject to the term of the Social Membership only having been one
year. If the Social membership was greater than one year an initiation fee
would be required.
A Director suggested the club have
a wish list in order to plan for the future. Extensive discussion followed. It
was noted that there must always be sufficient funds to permit us to do the
necessary dredging. The Commodore requested the Vice-Commodore investigate a
list of appropriate future projects.
A report on insurance was provided
detailing the liability and property insurance held by the club. A discussion
followed concerning our liability regarding social events that we host. A
motion was passed providing direction to the Fleet Captain regarding social
It was reported that the Channel is
narrow but has a depth of about 4 feet. Assistance was requested to put in the
channel markers on May 4. Bill Kempton removed the dredging material but has
sent a bill for $1000.
A pipe has burst in the kitchen
over the winter. Thanks to Peter and John for fixing the door.
New flags are required. The Vice
-Commodore was authorized to purchase up to 10 new large Club flags and up to
50 club pennants
A request was made that directors
meeting be held on Sunday’s.
It was suggested that the club
consider an event at the community centre in a future year, possibly as a fund
A new member has requested a space
on the North side. It was noted we have spaces on the south side and a waiting
list on the north. The member will be added to the waiting list.
Congratulations were given to Barry
Cress for the outstanding site he has created. Barry Cress raised the issue of
what might not be appropriate to have on the site. It was agreed that the only
financial information should be the fee schedule. The minutes would not be
posted but the secretary would provide a summary for the site. A list of the
general membership should not appear on the site. It was suggested that
information about “table rock” should be added. Barry Cress volunteered to
update the club letterhead.
An up to date e-mail address list
would assist the club. The attendance sheet at the next General meeting will
include a space for e-mail address.
Discussion occurred on how to
update-create a list of members boats in the river.
It was requested that the property
maintenance include reducing the height of the dogwood on the North shore to
assist with visibility when preparing to leave the harbour. It was also
requested that there be a cleanup of brush near the cemented area on the south
side to permit more parking of day trailers. There is also a need for a
replacement garbage can. Discussion of placing a picnic table on the South
side was left at on using one of the old ones.
It was mentioned that there is
consideration being given to having our own power on the south side.
A considerable discussion took
place concerning a possible “fish station” on our property. Issues raised
included convenience for members, possible smell or other pollution, whether
this would solve or increase problems. The Board chose to take no action.