Meeting was opened by President, Sal DiGrande, with approximately 32 people present
Planning Meeting Update, held 11/21/2015 by John Bouwsma
Dell Hambleton was given sponsorship for her replication of the Cherokee Trail of Tears trek in the form of free rent on half a bay until may 1 to complete work on her kayak.
Committee Chairs and volunteers needed for various comittees: *Tool maintenance Committee: Steve Mahoney *Shop Beautification: Russ Smith *Shop Move Contingency Planning: Art Wilson *Treasurer backup: Craig Bryant offered to take on this role from Chuck Stuckey *Membership Coodinator: John Whitehouse *Activities Coordinator, Kevin Cote *Education coordinator, Randy Torgereson
Tool Use Training and/or Certification *Several members have joined the Oregon Woodworker's Guild to leverage their process *John Whitehouse has created and distributed a form for self-evaluation of each member's skills and needs for additional training. These will be analyzed and a plan will be made based on it. * A series of demos will be set up on the machines that people seem to need the most training on
New membership Policy *Memberships will not go from Jan 1 through Jan 1 *Members are encouraged but not required to pay for the balance of 2016 now, so everyone will be due at the same time *Each quarter or partial quarter will be charged at the rate of $12.50/qtr
Maritime Skills Classes, Randy Torgerson *Schedule of classes is on the web site *Anyone wanting to teach a class or a demo please contact Randy * Someone is needed to teach a paddle-making class
Awards, Sal DiGrande * President's Award given to Art Wilson, Russ Smith, Michael Carrico, John Ost and John Bouwsma for participation in the Catlin Gable builds *Founder's Award given to Jim Litton in appreciation of his donation of his shop tools to RiversWest
Guest Speaker: Ric Fry, Caitlin Gable School Ric talked about the very positive impact on his students from the experience of building a total of 4 Salt Bay Skiffs with volunteer help from RiversWest.
Election of Board and Officers The following members were elected to the board and to the three offices: Russ Smith, President Craig Bryant, Treasurer John Bouwsma, Secretary Jim Litton Chuck Stuckey Steve Mahoney Stu Whitcomb John Whitehouse