Waikoloa Canoe Club

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Aug. 1, 2018

Board Members present: John Ciambrone, Guy Davis, Chuck Pfaff, and Cliff Gilley, Mike Chinquee.

Head coach: Ed Teixeira

Board members absent: Rami Ring, Kalani Kaili, Aron Risley, Jim Albone

Other members present: Glenn Leonberger, Club Treasurer, Laura Leonberger.

Secretary and Recorder of Minutes:  John Ciambrone

John Ciambrone called the meeting to order at 6:05 pm.


MINUTESCliff Gilley made a motion to approve the minutes, 2nd by Mike CQ. Motion approved by all.

TREASURER’S REPORT – Glenn Leonberger reported our finances continue to be strong, however there are 2 large payments coming due.   $15,000 balance due on the ultra-light and $10,400 balance due on the new Bradley for a total of $25,400. Current balance in the check book is $29,734 giving us a balance of $4334. The board also approved $1800 to support those attending States this weekend so our checking balance will be tight depending on the success of the Great Waikoloa Canoe Race.

COACH’S REPORT – Ed shared the good news of Waikoloa winning Division B at the Moku championships. 1st place prize was a $60 Home depot certificate. 8 crews have qualified and will be attending states this weekend. Waikoloa will be competing in the AA division. We had agreed at the July board meeting to allocate $50 per racer attending states to a maximum total of $1800, 6 crews. Now there will be 8 crews., representing 42 racers. Motion by Cliff Gilley, 2nd by Mike Chinquee to increase the allocation for states from $1800 to $2100. Glenn will write a check to Ed Teixeira for $2100. Ed will distribute the funds to those who would like the financial support to attend states. Each person receiving funds must sign a receipt when receiving funds and Ed will reconcile with Glenn after states.

The ultra-light has been delivered and the balance is due by this Friday to Polynesian Paddling. Glenn to write the check. And Marcie Davis will deliver the check to Sue.

Practices will now focus on the long-distance season coming up.

EQUIPMENT REPORT – Guy is going to build the new canoe rack approved by Waikoloa Land Company. Do we need final approval from Waikoloa Land to move forward?

FUNDRAISERS – GWCR fast approaching. The committee will be meeting right after the board meeting to finish planning for this year’s event.

Cliff reported Phillip, at John’s request, contacted him regarding coordinating the volunteers for Lava Man in 2019 but he will be off island that weekend, so we will need to recruit a new volunteer coordinator.

MOKU REPORT – No report.

HCRA – No report.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT – Chuck Pfaff reported memberships for 2018 is at 305, we think the highest it’s ever been.



Next meeting will be September 5th at 6:00 at the WVA community room.

Meeting adjourned at 7:00 pm.