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July 9 – Meeting Minutes

Lake St. Lawrence Yacht Club Meeting Notes

July 9, 2019

Meeting called to order at 6:00 pm, location: Lake St. Lawrence Yacht Club 

Roll call Board members present: Commodore Brian Fent , Vice Commodore  Matt Beard, Past Commodore Julia LaShomb , Rear Commodore Tom Lazore, Secretary Monica McLaughlin, Treasurer Karin Carney, Trustee Jay Delisle  

Members present: Josh McLear, Mike and Deb Kormonos, Paul Carney, Jeremy Earl, Bob Jarvis, John Meddings, and Francois Simard.

Officer Reports:

Commodore Brian Fent: Welcomed everyone. The gate is fixed. Thank You Paul Carney, Brian Femt, and John Meddings.The pressure treated lumber is here. Thank You Shanon Prentice. We are replacing the fire pit blocks.  Shanon Prentice is in the process of setting this up. MED replaced the light at the gate. The LSLYC needs to fix the rest. Any electrician in the club? If not we will have to hire the job out. June opening dinner was a success. Thank You to all who contributed. Clearing the vegetation on the berm was done by Bill Smith, Thank You. 

Vice Commodore Matt Beard Rear Commodore: Agreed lights need to be fixed and  the road entering the club. 

Rear Commodore Tom Lazore: There are 

still some docks available. 

Past Commodore Julia Lashomb: reported there has been no news from the NYPA about improvements to the  LSLYC

Secretary Monica McLaughlin: A few minutes were taken for members to read through minutes. The minutes will be available online for the upcoming meeting so that members may view them before the meeting. (Thanks Josh McLear). Motion to accept minutes after corrections were made was given by Karen  Carney and seconded by Tom Lazore.

Treasurer Report:  Karen Carney read the treasury report. Karen will coordinate with Josh McLear so a master list of members of  LSLYC will be created and we have an exact number of members. Motion to accept the treasurer's report was given by Matt Beard. Seconded by  Julia Lashomb 

Old Business: 

  • The remaining tasks will be reposted on the LSLYC web page, and a list will also be posted at the Yacht Club after an update has been made. 
  • Channel Marker have not been placed due to unforeseen circumstances. 
  • The “Gate Rules” have been posted online. They will remain in effect for the remainder of the 2019 season. Karen has been in contact with various locksmith.  A decision will be made in the near future on how to proceed, new rules will be created/revised and in place at the beginning of the 2020 boating season. Also discussed asking members to donate their deposit toward a new lock , selling old lock to help pay for a new one. Karen was also able to get the keys back from members who have left the club. 
  • The 60th LSLYC committee led by Barb Pichette and Sue Smith will: need a budget, for example budget $15 dollars per person then if it is more each member attending would pay the difference. (suggested by John Medding ), establish if there is an interest from club members to have a celebration, how entailed the celebration should be, for ex. hold an open house, have a cookout, have a pig roast etc.,  Info about the past 50th anniversary will be shared to help establish a plan, and remember to invite past members. Also renting porta potties for that day was suggested
  • A suggestion box was created and is set up inside the club house for suggestions/ideas (Thank you Mike Kormanyos). Only board members will view suggestions. On online suggestion box will also be created (thank you Josh McLear)
  • The following are comments from members on social activities. This was done by request of Brian Fent our Commodore through the LSLYC web page. (6 people responded to survey)
    • Game night - cards, chess, trivial pursuit with teams, etc.
    • BBQ’s
    • Corn Hole Tournament
    • Junior Sailing Day (Those with sailboats could take kids and/or adults for a mini educational ride especially if they have never sailed and may have an interest in sailing.
    • Bonfire with a band 
    • Lawn game tournament day (i.e. Badminton, ladder ball, horse shoe, etc.
    • Invite a Friend/Family Day (have a band, blow-ups for kids, in-law brewing, etc.)This would help with advertising our club and potentially increasing membership in the future.
    • Fundraising to replace swing set with Boat swing set from Adirondack Storage Barn. Sell our logo on merchandise where we grab a portion of the sales. I know this has been done in the past, but we have room for improvement. We could offer the logo to be put on hats, shirts, quarter zips similar to how local teams offer their merchandise, You choose what you want the logo to be placed on. We could offer floating keychains, koozies, thermos etc.
    • Happy hour or BBQ afternoon would be nice
    • I hope this is some incentive for members to voice their opinion but at the same time remember it is not a cheap marina but a club of like minded people that love and respect the river and want to pass those values onto their family.
    • I would like to see more social events too. Club picnic would be great.
    • Due to my schedule I’m not interested in any social activities at this time. In future if my work days change I would be.
    • Friday night gathering at 5:00pm at the club will be reinstated. An announcement via email will go out to members. All are welcome, rain or shine.

 

  • Membership application and procedure is running into a few hiccups. The process was revisited and procedure was read during the meeting by Josh McLear. We have new members and there have been changes to the process (trying to do more on line to speed up the process, and make it more efficient. The kinks are being worked out. Please be patient and come forward with your concerns. 
  • There was some confusion to dock assignments for Tom Lazore and P Oaks.  Tom Lazore recused himself from this discussion as he is thee Rear Commodore. A decision was made after revisiting the by-laws for the club. A suggestion was made that each slip should be assigned a boat length to eliminate confusion. Brian Fent will contact Paul Oaks about the issue.

New Business:

  • Still need at least three members to help in audit of club funds at the end of the season. John Medding, and Fred Mclaughlin volunteered to do this. 
  • Mike Kormanyos mentioned that we are in need of new parts to repair the hardware on the docks, more augers; Mike will make a list and send to John; Julia will find dock plans and share with members; John Medding is in the process of coming up with a list with prices of what we need to purchase; Matt Beard suggested a work day, “If we have the supplies the work gets done.”; the main dock is moving, pins and hardware are old and wearing out; use metal straps to secure floats (suggested by Josh McLear); remind members to remove their cleats and other articles that they have attached to their docks before docks out and winter storage; buy new docks was suggested by a brave soul. The room went quiet and everyone chuckled.
  • There seems to be a racoon problem in the club house. A live trap was set up in the rafters. 
  • A notice of a parking issue was discussed. Parking regulations should be revisited. It was suggested that if you are leaving your vehicle and trailer for day use please park vehicle and attached trailer farther down the road way toward Rt. 131 this will allow for more parking for members and not  block trailer access to other members. There are still two or three areas to park trailers on the left near to the club house, they are for trailers, they are overgrown and need clearing. 
  • Motion to adjourn by  Julia Lashomb, second by Matt  Beard 

Next meeting: August 13 , 2019



Happy Hours – Every Friday 5pm – ?

Hello Everyone,

In looking to bring back a long running event at the club, starting this Friday July 12th and every Friday night going forward the club will be hosting a Happy Hour and campfire starting around 5pm. There is no need to RSVP to this event and anyone looking to come should bring a snack to pass. This is a Bring Your Own Beverage event and will occur rain or shine. 

Hope to see you Friday!

LSLYC Board

Gate Policy

The front gate should be kept locked at all times when there is not a member physically present on the grounds. If a member enters the grounds with the intent of remaining within the clubhouse or within the immediate vicinity of the clubhouse then the gate may be left open. However, when the member departs, either by land or by water, the gate is to be locked. The gate will be left unlocked during scheduled Club events, and members hosting a private event that includes non-members may leave the gate unlocked. Again, a member must be present in order for the gate to remain unlocked.

June 22 Meeting Minutes

Lake St. Lawrence Yacht Club Meeting Notes

June 22, 2019

 

Meeting called to order 4:09 pm, location: Lake St. Lawrence Yacht Club (We have a quorum)

Roll call Board members present: Commodore Brian Fent , Vice Commodore  Matt Beard, Past Commodore Julia LaShomb , Rear Commodore Tom Lazore, Secretary Monica McLaughlin, Treasurer Karin Carney, Trustee Jay Delisle and Trustee Mike Kelso 

Members present: Tim Curran, Beth and Charlie Cox, Gary and Bonnie Cook, Josh McLear, Mike and MaryAnn Childs, Mike and Deb Kormonos, Paul Carney, Shannon and Cheri Prentice, William (Joe) and Sue Smith, Jeremy and Jennifer Earl, Fred McLaughlin, Roger Lashomb, Bruce and Barb Pichette.

Officer Reports:

Commodore Brian Fent: Welcomed everyone, said it was  a nice turn out for the Annual General Membership Meeting, mentioned that the monthly meetings are the second Tuesday of each month, 6:00, at the Club House unless otherwise stated, and attending meetings is an important way to keep informed of the workings of the club. Encouraged members to come forward to reinstate social activities which have been put on hiatus until members start  them up again. Thanked Julia Lashomb for spearheading the spaghetti dinner. Thanked Josh McLear for continuing to update members and notify members through our web page. (A maintenance group, public relations group, social activity group, and an audit committee are some of the committee the club is looking to reinstate) 

Vice Commodore: Matt Beard thought the maintenance group was a good idea.

Rear Commodore: Tom Lazore Bidding is complete, there are still some docks available. 

Secretary: Monica McLaughlin read through the minutes highlighting the major points. Motion to accept minutes after corrections were made was given by Matt Beard and seconded by Karen  Carney.

Treasurer Report:  Karen Carney read the treasury report.

Old Business: 

  • The remaining tasks will be reposted on the LSLYC web page, and a list will also be posted at the Yacht Club along with a reminder that the Lake St. Lawrence Yacht Club is a working Club.
  • Channel Marker lights are on. Just waiting for a good time to place in water. Also new numbers were put on the buoys.
  • Update on NYPA  by Julia Lashomb: Our status has changed, we are now leasing so the NYPA is our landlord and as a renter we should be able to come to them for improvements which are greatly needed. As our land lord NYPA can also shut us down. Stay positive the LSLYC has been in existence for 60 years as of 2020. Some repairs we are looking for from NYPA are fixing the gabion wall, dredging the harbor and channel, also repairing the berm.  
  • The following ideas were presented  to the group by board and general members concerning the issue of extra keys for the gate that are unaccounted for and “Gate Rules”
  1. Purchase a new lock with 70 keys would cost around $900-$930
  2. Raise the key deposit to $50
  3. Have more control getting  keys back (sponsor's responsibility)
  4. Could purchase a less expensive lock and replace each year.
  5. Change the combination every year. As soon as a member pays he will receive the new combination. If the combination is shared with nonmembers the member who is at  fault will be asked to leave.
  6.  Only members in good standing should get $20 deposit back.
  7. Old lock could be sold
  8. A solution to the lock security  will be considered at the next board meeting
  9. “Gate Rules” should be revisited. (this has been done via email.)
  10. Responsibility of sponsor to explain “Gate Rules”   to new members. 
  11. There have been thefts in the past, Members would like  their property protected.
  12. Camera security could be placed at gate 
  13. Club House lock should also be replaced
  14. “Gate Rules” will be examined at the next board meeting.
  15.  The membership agreed that the board will replace the gate  lock and club house lock with a combination lock as deemed appropriate. Rules will be developed and sent to membership. 
  16. Tom Lazore offered a camera to be used at the door.



New Business:

  • Lights for  parking lot do not work. 
  • A committee led by Barb Pichette and Sue Smith will organize the LSLYC  60th anniversary. Please contact them if you would like to help.
  • Barb LaDuke and Ron Coon were introduced as prospective new members 
  • A decision of what to do with the dock that was repositioned pushed out will be made at  the next board meeting. It will be either left as is, moved back partially or moved back to the original position.
  • A locked suggestion  box mounted to a wall in the club house will be available to members. Please be positive, and only board members will read the suggestions. 
  • Motion to adjourn by  Matt Beard , second by Julia Lashomb

Next meeting: July 9 , 2019



June 11 Meeting Minutes

Lake St. Lawrence Yacht Club Meeting Notes

June 11, 2019

Meeting called to order 6:04pm, location: Lake St. Lawrence Yacht Club (We have a quorum)

Roll call Board members present: Brian Fent  Commodore, Julia LaShomb Past Commodore, Tom Lazore Rear Commodore, Secretary Monica McLaughlin, Karin Carney Treasurer, and Mike Kelso Trustee 

Members present: John Meddings, Shannon Prentice, Deb Kormanyos, Mike Kormonyos, Paul Carney

Minutes for May 21. 2019 meeting reviewed.  All in favor, no opposed.

Officer Reports:

Commodore Brian Fent: Welcomed and thanked Karen Carney for volunteering to be the LSLYC Treasurer.  Motion to approve this assignment was given by Julia Lashomb, 2nd by Tom Lazore Everyone in favor, no nahs. Also suggested a thank you note should be sent to Karin Smutz for filling the treasury position for two years. 

Vice Commodore: Matt Beard absent

Rear Commodore: Tom Lazore second complete, all docks assigned and there a still open docks available. 

Treasurer Report:  Karen Carney gave a treasury balance of $19,504.86. She reported that there are very few spare keys and that past members should be encouraged to return their keys, and get their $20.00 deposit back.. It was mentioned that we could purchase a new lock which may cost $700.00 and have the deposit raised to $50.00 per key, That way we would be sure to get the keys back. Julia Lashomb Past commodore will remain on the checking account along with adding Karen Carney, Brian Fent Commodore excused himself from this as he is absent part of the year.

Past Commodore: Julia Lashomb

Old Business: 

  • The remaining tasks will be reposted on the LSLYC web page, and a list will also be posted at the Yacht Club along with a reminder that the Lake St. Lawrence Yacht Club is a working Club.
  • Channel Markers are scheduled to go in on Thursday June 12th at 4:00 unless there is inclement weather. 
  • Mowing will be done by  Pete Thompson again his year with an increase of $5.00 per mowing. There was a discrepancy on Pete’s bill this will be looked into. 
  • Update on NYPA : Julia Lashomb met with NYPA Jeff Farrell, who is in charge of the management of Real Estate owned by NYPA  on June 11, 2019. They walked the grounds, docks, Gabion wall area, burn area, viewed the club house, and discussed dredging due to low water  levels. It was also brought to Jeff Farrell’s attention that we are now leasing so the NYPA is our landlord and as a renter we should be able to come to them for improvements which are greatly needed.  Julia will also send Jeff Farrell information (past building specs) about the construction that was completed on the Yacht Club in the beginning years so he is aware of what has been done.
  • Stephanie Oaks was contacted and was told we would take the fire hoses. They haven’t shown up yet, so this topic will stay open.
  • Opening Dinner will be June 22. There will be a mandatory General Meeting starting at 4:00. More information regarding this will be sent via email. 

 

New Business:

  • The discussion of dock assignments taking into consideration boat size, seniority and configuration as stated in the Bylaws Sections V Article 1 should stay as written. All three aspects size, seniority and configuration should all be considered equally without prioritizing one more than the other as well as common sense when assigning docks.
  • Materials to repair docks are unavailable to club members, therefore an effort will be made to have supplies available to their members. A motion was made by John Meddings to have Shawn Prentice buy 25 boards for the club and have delivered at a price of $265. Second by Julia Lashomb. Also a list should be compiled of other items club members feel they need such as dock hardware, pins (size included) etc.  
  • The cinder blocks around the fire pit are also deteriorating so need to be replaced (First the old wood next to it needs to be burnt.) 
  • Mike Kormanyos suggested a box be mounted to a wall in the club house for suggestions. The board could read and discuss any good info. Nothing derogatory will be looked at. The board felt this was a good suggestion. Mike will find a lock box and hang it. He will give the key to a board member.

Motion to adjourn by John Meddings, second by Karin Carney

Next meeting: June 22, 2019



Dock Bidding Round 2 has ended!

Hello Everyone,

The dock bidding period for round 2 has ended and these are the new slip assignments that have been made:

S51 West – Jim Smith

P42 North – B. Pichette

P32 North – William Smith

 

At this point any member who does not have a slip or who would like to move to an open slip must reach out to Tom Lazore (atonwa16@aol.com) to select from the open slips.

 

The following slips are open:

P22 South

M 3/4 South

S22 North

S23 South (PWC Only)

SW1 North

SW1 South

SW2 North

SW2 South

SW3 North

The club website will be updated shortly with these changes and the new dock assignment layout will be posted soon at the club.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Thank you,

LSLYC Board

Club Updates!

Hello Everyone,

Please read the entirety of this message as there is some very important information!

First, the club is in need of a treasurer on the board. If you are interested please let us know so we can work to get someone to fill this position.

Second, the first round of dock bidding ended and the following assignments were made:

P71 South – P. Oakes

S51 East – McLear

P32 South – Earl

S22 South – Delisle

*** The second round of dock bidding will run from Friday May 25th – Saturday June 1st at 6pm.

The following slips are available for bid:

S51 West (Limited to 21 feet or less to not obstruct navigation)

P42 North

P32 North

P22 South

M3/4 South

S22 North

S23 South (PWC Only)

SW1 North

SW1 South

SW2 North

SW2 South

SW3 North

Third, Attached please find a list of everything that needs to be done at the clubhouse. Everything on the list that is not highlighted still needs to be completed.

Fourth, the club is looking to host an opening dinner on June 22nd, more information will be out soon!

Lastly, please fill out the following form so that we can have updated information and make sure bills and communication go to the correct addresses:

http://www.lslyc.org/membership/update-your-info/

(We already have the following members: Long, Kormanyos, Carney, Childs, McLear, Simard, Fent, N. Pichette, Kelso, Pernice, B. Siddon, Delisle, Lazore, Conte, Earl, so you do not have to re-submit).

Thank you!

LSLYC Board

May Meeting Minutes

Lake St. Lawrence Yacht Club Meeting Notes

May 21, 2019

Meeting called to order 6:00pm, location: Lake St. Lawrence Yacht Club 

Roll call Board members present: Brian Fent  Commodore, Julia LaShomb Past Commodore, Tom Lazore Rear Commodore, Secretary Monica McLaughlin, ???  Treasurer, Jay Delisle Trustee, and Mike Kelso Trustee 

Members present:  Jay Delisle, Jeremy Earl, Chris Hooper, Barb Pichette, Bruce Pichette, Francois Simond, John Meddings, Shannon Prentice

Minutes for September 10. 2018 meeting reviewed.  All in favor, no opposed.

Officer Reports:

Commodore: Brian Fent: Welcomed everyone to a new season, read the names of Board members, also read minutes from last meeting, which was our Annual Meeting held on February 26,2019

Vice Commodore: Matt Beard absent

Rear Commodore: Tom Lazore discussed first round of bidding was in progress and second round would begin Friday May 24

Treasurer Report:  Karin Smutz is unable to fill her position  this year, so Lake St. Lawrence Yacht Club is looking for a volunteer to fill  this position.

Old Business: 

  • By combining Docks In with Opening Workday  the majority of the tasks were completed in one day.  remaining tasks will be posted on the LSLYC web page, and a list will also be posted at the Yacht Club. Thank you to all who were able to participate.  Combining Docks out with Repair Day will also be scheduled for one day.
  • Channel Markers still need to be put in. John Medding stored the lights over the winter and has returned them to the LSLYC.
  • Current Member List: Tom Lazore will continue to update members info, Encourage members to join by using the application on our webpage to ensure a speedy time frame. 
  • Mowing will be done by  Pete Thompson again his year with an increase of $5.00 per mowing. Spraying for spiders will also be done his season. Josh Mclear will  set this up. 
  • Update on NYPA : Julia Lashomb will continue to work on shore line revitalization through  help from NYPA

New Business:

  • Meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of the month and be held at Lake St. Lawrence Yacht Club, unless otherwise stated. The meeting will begin a 6:00pm
  • Stephanie Oaks, who is affiliated with the fire department has offered water hoses which  members may secure to their docks for bumpers. 
  • An Opening dinner with mandatory meeting prior to will be scheduled for June 22

Motion to adjourn by Julia LaShomb, second by Jay Delisle

Next meeting: June 11



Closing Dinner – October 6th

Lake St. Lawrence Yacht Club Closing Dinner Come join us to say good bye to another season and share your water stories. Saturday, October 6, 2018 @ 1:00  Same day as our final Work Day for the 2018 Season. Italian sausages, hot dogs, onions and peppers, and rolls will be provided by the club Please bring a dish, snack or dessert to share along with your place settings and the beverage of your choice. Please RSVP by October 4thif you are planning to attend: 315-769-3198

New Buoy Lights are in

Good Morning Everyone,
John Meddings ordered some new buoy lights and they have come in. He is
looking for help on Thursday August 23rd at 4:30pm to install them on the
channel markers.
If you can help, meet at the club.