Board Members present: Bob Yap, Randy Anderle, Kianni Dodson, Maria Wagner, Ralph Adams

Board Members Absent:  Maryann Holloway, Rami Ring

Other members present:  Kalani Kaili, Eric Goetz, John Lavryssen, Erin Williams, Kim Schneider, Alison Dodson

Bob called the meeting to order at 6:03 pm.  Reminder Sat, Dec. 3 at 10:30 will be the annual meeting at Anaeho’omalu Bay.  It will be a potluck.

Maria made a motion to approve the minutes from 10/12/22.   The motion was seconded and approved.   Maria made a motion to approve the minutes from 10/5/22.  The motion was seconded and approved. 

Treasurer’s Report (Maria):  See Treasurer’s Report. Mahalo to Lehua Jewelers, who gave us a donation.  Maria would like to have a special meeting on Dec. 7 at 6pm to go over the budget.  Kianni brought up possibility of starting a junior scholarship.  Bob & Maria have already looked into this and a policy would need to be formulated.  Kalani suggests having a race to support junior scholarship.

General Liability Insurance- Maria brought up the fact that HCRA only covers racers during racing season, not ohana paddlers.  We have approx.172 rec paddlers that are not covered by insurance currently.  Kalani also would like to accept OC1 canoes that have been donated for the juniors to use, but that is not covered by insurance either.  Maria has looked into American Canoe Assoc. or Paddle Sport Risk Management (Kawaihae uses them).  With Paddle Sport Risk Management, you buy into risk pool which would give GL, approx.. cost would be $160 for up to 200 members + $5.20 for each members after that…cost for all our membership would be approx. $1280.00.  Policy will not cover, non-owned auto liability ins.  There is a requirement for PFD, must have 1 PFD for every paddler in the canoe.  OC1’s also.  Maria made a motion to set aside $2000 to purchase GL insurance for rec paddlers, OC1, OC2 and race paddlers, if they are not covered during off season.  The motion was seconded and approved by all.  Discussion about requiring each paddler should purchase their own PFD.  Maria requests that Randy have a discussion with Keri Marling regarding if HCRA’s insurance to see if it covers racers during off-season.   

Equipment Report (Kalani):  In Dec J2 & J3 to be worked on, that will still leave 4 canoes available for use.

HCRA/MOKU (Randy): Unfortunately, Randy was unable to attend the MOKU meeting and present suggestions from our club, however, he went over suggested changes to MOKU ByLaws. which will be voting on at the next MOKU meeting.  Randy wanted to get a general consensus on how the club wants to vote on each change.

Coaches Report (Kalani):  Update of coaching:  Kalani got some interest from some 60 men joining the club.  Jeb suggested not everyone should be allowed to come to steering clinic.  Kalani states that steering clinic & stroke technique was intended for Ohana paddlers to get them interested in racing.  However, a comment was made that paddlers enjoyed trying out steering and sitting in different seats.   Jeb & Kalani work with racers on Saturdays and evening paddles.    

Membership (Maria):  Oct had 1 new forth quarter membership, 1 single, a few day passes, 4 new rec paddlers in Nov.    

Old Business:  Adele mentioned that OC1 paddlers asking about cameras.  Randy will follow up.

New Business:  Annual meeting to be Sat, Dec. 3 at 10:30 am at Anaeho’omalu Bay.  It will be a potluck and voting for new board members will be voted on.  Eric Goetz expressed interest in running for the board.  The board discussed quorum requirements in our ByLaws needs to be amended.  Maria reminded Bob that it’s time to renew our lease with WLC.  Randy offered to touch base with Bob and find out what paperwork needs to be turned in & what we need to do.       

Bob thanks everyone, bringing the meeting to a close.  Meeting was adjourned at 7:18 pm.  The next meeting will be our annual meeting on Sat., Dec. 3 at 10:30 am.