Waikoloa Canoe Club

Annual Meeting Minutes

Jan. 7, 2017

The meeting convened at   12:15 PM on Jan. 7, 2017 at the Waikoloa Village Association community meeting room.

Secretary in attendance and recorder of minutes:  Rami Ring

Board members present:  Lisa Legler, Aron Risley, Mike Bernstone, Jim Albone, Guy Davis, Steve Columbo, Bob Risley, Rami Ring

Board members absent:  none

Members in attendance:  Suze Shannon, Valinda Beasley, Hal Baas, Kathy Baas, Mac Amos, Penny Columbo, Phillip Beasley, Vicki Serrao, Randy Ring, Lillian Lim, Robert Yap, Henry Biscardi, Beth Biscardi, John Pierce, Marty Maas, Jeb Goss, Johanna Park, Lucy Larkin, R. Brady Peeks, Ed Teixeira, Marcie Davis, Amy Kendziorski, Jim Pervinkler, Russell Simpliciano, Carl Gibson, Sammy Teixeira, Mike Chin Quee, Doreen Williams, Kevin Perry

President Lisa Legler opened the meeting.

Welcome (Lisa Legler)

  • Thanks from President to all that help out with club, special thank you to John Ciambrone for his fundraising efforts for Kama O Kalani

Previous meeting minutes

  • In absence of last year’s annual minutes, Mac motions to conditionally approve, Suze seconds, approved by all.  Rami to send out annual minutes to the board for approval.

Voting on new by-laws (Mac Amos)

  • Ongoing process for past 2 years
  • At the last minute, it was realized that the current by laws state that ratification of by laws need to be done by majority AT meeting, however committee decided to allow both electronic voting and in person since the notice was already sent out.  Majority approved changes both at the meeting and via online voting.
  • Major changes:
    • staggered terms for board
    • Limited to 2 votes for family membership
    • coaches ability to paddle for another club is restricted
    • requirement for ratification in future

Treasurer’s Report (Mike)

  • See attached
  • $32,000 out of $40,000 collected for Kama O Kalani
  • still owe $20,000 for repairs on Kama O Kalani
  • There have not been any other fundraisers this year partly due to beach being closed
  • Rack renewals due 1/15/17, members have all been notified to pay yearly fee
  • Waiting list to be available for open racks

Equipment Report (Guy Davis)

  • Iakos have been all getting refinished, 1 set left to go
  • Saddles have been re-done and painted, thanks to Phil & Valinda, wood donated from Randy Ring
  • Trailer in Hilo getting sandblasted and refinished

Fundraising (Lisa Legler in absence of John Ciambrone)

  • Lisa recognized John Ciambrone for his outstanding efforts to fundraise for koa canoe
  • Great Waikoloa Race not held this year due to beach being worked on

Kama O Kalani restoration (Lisa Legler)

  • Most of the work has been completed, couple of weeks we’ll have it back
  • Blessing to be 2/11/17 at 1:00

Coach’s Report

  • 2016 Racing Results
    • competed without our koa, borrowed boat from Keauhou for races
    • Men’s 50 made it to states, placed 5th
    • Long distance- 3 crews for Queen Liliuokalani; double hull, Pailolo challenge
    • Bob Yap thanks the board for sponsoring the Pailolo crew, called it “life changing”
  • Future plans
    • More off-island races
    • Great Waikoloa Race this year

Board of Directors voting (Marcie Davis & Vickie Serrao)


Counting of votes

Results of new board election

  • 3 year terms: John Ciambrone, Guy Davis, Rami Ring
  • 2 year terms: Lyle Cabacungan , Mike CQ, Jim Albone
  • 1 year term:  Phillip Beasley, Lisa Legler, Steve Columbo


  • Brady motions to adjourn meeting, seconded by Aron

Meeting adjourned at   1:15 PM.