April 5, 2017 Executive Board meeting
Attending: Danny, Susan, Cheryl, Tom, Pat and Henry
Absent: Sharon, Erik, Carleen, Cat, Andy, Lori, Ric and Mike
Meeting called to order by Susan at 7:04 PM A motion was made by Cheryl and seconded by
Danny to approve minutes of previous meeting.
Motion was approved. A motion was made by Henry and seconded by Cheryl to accept the
treasurer's report as presented. Motion was approved.
Spring Soirée was a great success. It would be nice to have a more private space for mingling.
Pat attended a SNEP event and was pleasantly impressed. She mentioned they have a pretty busy calendar.
Henry will write letter to Alan, authorizing him to donate the club printer.
Susan reported on insurance that is used by a club that Jim Cole is currently with. Danny will investigate
Cheryl reported that permits are no longer required for groups to use RI state accesses.
Cheryl presented everyone present with a promotional RICKA knife that Jim Cole generously donated and mailed to Cheryl.
They will be used as promo items
Meetings on the water schedule: June 19 Lincoln Woods. Reservation has been made.
April. Green Hill. We will be partnering with the Kayak Centre. Rec kayaks will be available. Pat is coordinating.
August 21. Smith and Sayles Reservoir. Chuck will lead.
Danny started a discussion on making Erik a lifetime member. Danny will research requirements and report back.
Tom announced his resignation from the executive board.
Meeting adjourned at 7:50PM
Respectfully submitted Henry
RICKA Executive Board Minutes March 1, 2017
Present: Susan, Sharon, Cheryl, Erik, Carleen, Danny, Pat and Matt from the Kayak Centre (minutes not yet approved)
Minutes taken by Pat Lardner
Absent: Henry, Bill, Ric, Mike, Tom, Lori, Andy and Cat
Susan called the meeting to order at 7:01 PM
A motion was made to accept the minutes of the past executive board meeting by Cheryl and seconded by Sharon. The motion was approved.
A motion was made to accept the February treasurer's report by Sharon and seconded by Cheryl. The motion was approved.
New Pamphlets ready for distribution at the March Spring Soiree (Meeting). We will check with Cat to see if she can bring the brochures to the March general meeting.
Girl Scouts Update - Pat was contacted by Charlotte Markey, GSSNE and the decision was made by the Girl Scouts to wait until 2018. Charlotte was provided with contact information to reach out directly to Pam Browning, NECRA. No further action required by RICKA.
Kayak Centre proposal and discussion (Matt) - Matt discussed partnering options with RICKA. Promotional ideas were discussed. Matt suggested RICKA membership be offered with all new kayaks sold and free membership or the Kayak Centre collecting the $15.00 fee was discussed. In addition the Kayak Centre proposed completing the RICKA membership application at the time of purchase.
A RICKA table for the Kayak Centre's Demo Day was discussed. Cheryl will check the Kayak Centre's website for the dates and details of the Demo day to promote their multisport day.
Sharon updated the board on distribution of the geo coins. It came to our attention a little over two weeks ago that some people still had not received their geo coins and were quite upset. Susan made several attempts to contact Lori to determine the status of the coins for these folks, to no avail. As a result, we started to refund the money to these people. Lori did contact Susan on 2/26 and said she had "the balance of coins packaged to go in the mail and hope to get to the post office this week." People have since contacted us to let us know they received their coins, but a $70 refund had already been made.
Check signing privileges for Sharon were discussed. Sharon will followup with Andy to be added to the Citizenâ€™s checking account.
RICKA Executive Board Minutes
February 1, 2017
Present: Susan, Cheryl, Henry, Erik, Mike, Cat, Danny, Pat, Carleen
Absent: Bill, Ric, Sharon, Andy and Tom
Susan called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM
A motion was made to accept the minutes of the past executive board meeting by Henry and seconded by Pat. Susan noted that there was discussion involving the Kayak Centre that was omitted. The board approved to append the minutes with this inclusion. The motion to approve the minutes as appended was approved.A motion was made to accept the January treasurer's report by Cheryl and seconded by Pat. The motion was approved.
The April Club meeting featuring Carl Ladd will be held At
the REI warehouse in Cranston, RI.
The meeting time will be at 6:30.
A motion was made by Henry to include only members of the executive board on the board email list. Erik appended the motion to include all past presidents (if they request to be included). Cheryl seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.
Other New Business
Adjourned 7:55 PM
RICKA Executive Board Minutes January 4, 2017
Present: Susan, Sharon, Cheryl, Henry, Erik, Andy, Cat, Danny and Pat
Absent: Bill, Ric, Mike, Tom, Lori and Carleen
Susan called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM
A motion was made to accept the minutes of the past executive board meeting by Erik and seconded by Cheryl. The motion was approved.A motion was made to accept the December treasurer's report by Sharon and seconded by Cheryl. The motion was approved.
The annual picnic will be held at Goddard Park on 9/16 or 9/17 dependant on availability. motion was made by Sharon and seconded by Pat that the food preparation crew need not pay for the cost of the picnic. Motion was approved. Pat volunteered to go to park on 3/15 (opening day of registration) to make registration application. The April meeting was supposed to feature Ranger Chuck, unfortunately he will be unable to attend due to upcoming knee surgery. We are looking at scheduling that meeting at the Kayak Center.
We are trying to line up Carl Ladd to do a boat repair presentation at the May meeting. Cheryl will check with REI to see if they have space available for us. Sharon will check and see if we can have a "meet and greet" kick-off meeting at Chelo's in March.
June's meeting will be scheduled for the 19th at Lincoln Woods. Cat presented the updated membership pamphlet and it looked good. It was unanimously approved by the board. Sharon will look at updating the membership form and then print the pamphlets.
Susan noted that the Kayak Centre had contacted her to discuss a possible meeting in order to promote Stand Up Paddling. Discussion ensued and further information is needed before we decide to proceed. 40th Anniversary - We will be purchasing 50 water bottles at about $6.60 each. These will be given away at the March meeting to attendees. Erik gave information about t-shirts for purchase online. We will have a custom designed 40th logo. Performance tees will be available. Pricing will be determined. Each member will order online. This eliminates gathering orders and monies by club members. Only upfront cost will be for logo design. Detail will be finalized at next meeting.
Other New Business
Sharon reported that membership notification will no longer be mailed to
members. Only email notification will be sent. The nominating committee reported that Danny O'Shea and Pat Lardner are new
members-at-large. We are still looking for a vice-president and another
possible member-at-large. South County YMCA has pool sessions that
are open to members of RICKA and ConnYak. Times and dates can be found on the
sea kayak webpage. 40th Anniversary upcoming events :
Erik will be setting up events. A preliminary over is as follows:
Camping - Chuck
Branch River paddle - Mike
April Meeting - Cake!!
Adjourned 8:16 PM