CASTAWAYS ELECTRIC BOAT WORX
Meeting notes for May 19th 2016
Executive meeting attendance: Presiding Ron Saunders (President)
Mike Pepe (Vice President)
Dave Cylenica (Secretary)
Len Hilbert (Safety)
Mike Roemer (Racing)
Dave Vollmers (Publicity)
Alternative Advisory Personnel:—— Paul Pazitney
Agenda-Old & New business Mixed
-Discussion as to changing the meeting sight. Stay at Paradise (Cary Grant
Room) or Fruitland Park. Suggestion was made thinking that members
Could run their boats afterward.
-Waiving the $10.00 entry fee for distinguished members was discussed.
Using special awards was mentioned instead.
-How to increase meeting attendance was discussed. Suggested raffle,
50/50, give aways. Are we getting the message out to ALL by email?
-Discussion on the WEB SITE as it exists. Needs to be more informative.
George was not present and the issue was tabled by Ron until George
Can be present.
-Ron reported that George will give a rundown on navigating the Web site at
Next months meeting.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIENCE
Members atteneing —-
1. Ron Saunders
2. Len Hilbert
- Mike Roemer
- Dave Cylenica
- Rick Smith
- Paul Pazitney
- Dave Vollmers
- Stan Westbrook
- Mike Pepe
- Jerry Hone
- Larry M.
- Rich Barrett
- Gary Carr
- Hadley Straughoner
- Keith Campana
- Gary Young
- Bill Merfeld
-Meeting minutes will be posted on the Website
-Calendar will be on the Website
-George Meidhof will present these at the next meeting
-How do we get more members to come to the meetings
-RICK SMITH IS BACK ! WELCOME!!!!
-Boat retrieval is a big issue with Ken not being there.
-How can money be raised by the club to buy a rescue boat
-It may be possible to purchase a boat but where to store it and who
Will care for it are big issues
-Remote control rescue boats are still very necessary
-Lifetime membership cost ??? Possibly
-Appointment of a ROSTER COMMITTEE: Dave V, Jerry H, Rick S
Gary C will stand as an advisor.
-Rescue boat situation
-Staging area near Bridge when not using the course
-Establishing some type of order (itinerary) on Tues & Thurs
-Use of starting block area (being behind the yellow line)
-Use the Bridge area to stage your boat, check steering etc. THIS NEEDS TO POSTED ON THE WEBSITE!
-Buoys have been replaced
-2 fully charged batteries are at Fruitland Park for the rescue boat
-Parking on the grass is not permitted at Fruitland Park
Publicity, Dave V
-We are listed on the Villages.com Website but there are phone #’s
That need to be changed
-Let’s Race (Carmine) will give you replacement batteries if there is
Something wrong with batteries after short term usage.
-Vice P. will take care of changes in the recreation news regarding the
Racing Director, Mike R
-All is going well, as the quarter is ending, traveling trophies will
Need to be returned for re-issuing.
–A MOTOR CHECK WILL OCCUR TO INSURE DIVISION
–A cash Gift Card was donated and we could be having a rafle for it.
-We are waiting on new members before we do another training class
-Boatcross is going well. 10 people were timed (75% participation)
-Tuesdays will be the Boatcross day and it will be held at 9:30. This
Will occur every 1st and 3rd Tuesday. It will be a running start
Now. Start and Finish will be the same buoy.
-Possible that the course of running may change (similar to offshore)
Vice Pres, Mike P
-Is there 10% off at Let’s Race. Some say yes but, actually not.
OTHER DISCUSSION POINTS OF INTEREST
-GRAPHENE TURNIGY BATTERIES—-more powerful????? Hobby
King sells them. They come with 10 guage wire and a soft case.
-Introduce new member GARY YOUNG
-Swap meet will continue
-Ken will do a class on boat building. Possibly for 4 in his garage.
-JERRY HONE showed others how to put a smooth finish on a wooden
Surface (pour-on finish)
-Old batteries can be dropped off at Best Buy
-Discussion on the importance of discharging batteries properly