On Monday, January 14 the new board held its first meeting led by incoming Commodore Jakob Lichtenberg. Jakob started the meeting by outlining the new board's objectives as (1) Focusing on transitioning the new leaders to their roles (2) Continuing to strengthen the club's finances (3) Remaining focused on advancing our mission to serve our members through diverse programs and strengthening of the sailing community.
As the club's new officers, we are humbled to be given the opportunity serve the club and build on its tremendous history and success. The depth of programs offered by the club and commitment of many dedicated volunteers make our club a great resource to the sailing community and the depth of our initial agenda and fact the meeting went a bit late into the evening indicates that 2019 is shaping up to be another exciting year for the club.
A few notable highlights from our first meeting included the Treasurer's Report presented by Karen Mooney, where she walked us all through a preliminary 2019 budget and new plans for the food and beverage presented by Rich Bustamante. Additional topics included the Business Manager's report on operations, racing and cruising schedules, plans for the Junior program, efforts to build new business memberships, and a recruiting update for new members. On that last point, all three of us spent time on Saturday January 26th at the Boat Show helping to recruit new members, and We're happy to report we all had success! Many thanks to Suzette Connolly for taking on coordinating this important event for the club.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at an event soon!
Jakob, David, and Shelagh