The The RiversWest Annual Membership Meeting took place on Saturday, Feb 1, 2014, at the Rose City Yacht Club.
After a social hour with food and drinks, and few introductory remarks about what RiversWest has accomplished in the past year and the challenges facing us in the next, listened to two very interesting speakers: Kevin Kilduff talked about the City of Portland's plans for Willamette riverfront, and Travis Williams talked about activities of the Willamette River Keepers. Following this we we elected board members and officers. Here are the results of that election:
Regular Board (in alphabetical order):
Advisory Board: (attend board meetings, give opinions, provide pool of alternates in case of atttrition, but do not vote)
Annual Meeting 2013
Summary of topics:
- Report from President Chuck Stuckey on the Annual Meeting
- Sharpening Workshop to be held tomorrow, Sat, March 2
- Appeal for photos ob member-built boats for the new web site
ANOTHER NICE ANNUAL MEETING
Thanks to all for coming to the meeting and especially to the two who helped with the food: Russ Smith and John Bigelow (and my wife too). Two things of note:
In the " what do you want to do" file was several good suggestion, but one theme emerged loud and clear. LET'S GET TOGETHER ON THE WATER. various formats: picnics, regattas, overnights, etc. So let's have some volunteers for a committee to start planning some messabouts. Just let me know who you are. Remember things don't happen unless someone makes them happen.
Second, I've carefully gone over all deposits and counted the number of members who paid the 2013 dues--sadly only 25 so far. We had a surge at the annual meeting , but that is a pitiful number. We all know that the club operates on a shoestring, but the last few years we've been able to say we take in a nickel more than we spend. The dues is a big part of that, as an example, our insurance bill alone is more that all the dues we collect even if 50 or more pay up. Thanks to those who paid, especially those who kicked in double the dues, and the one person who paid triple. Please, the rest of you, let's get right.
Reminder - SHARPENING WORKSHOP
Saturday March 2, 9:00-3:00
NEED BOAT PHOTOS FOR NEW WEB SITE
The new RiversWest website is on line. It contains most of the material from the old site, plus a little bit more. Hopefully you will find it easier to, well, find things.
This is a request for additional material to add to the site. This can be information from previous workshops, pictures of a boat build you did/are doing, newsletters that I am missing, interesting articles, or anything else you think would be useful to include. If you get it to me, I can add it.
Also, if you notice any corrections that need to be made, I would appreciate the feedback. You can get in touch with me via email, firstname.lastname@example.org