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Last Meeting Minutes
by Frank Ohrt

Houston Canoe Club
General Membership Meeting
May 8, 2019
Bayland Park Community Center
Recorder: Frank Ohrt

The general membership meeting was cancelled due to heavy thunderstorm activity and dangerous road conditions.

General Meeting Recorder,
Frank Ohrt

Houston Canoe Club
Board Meeting
May 1, 2019
Bayland Park Community Center
Recorder: Frank Ohrt
  Commodore Bob Naeger called the Board meeting to order. Officers present were Mr. Naeger, Fleet Captain Natalie Wiest, Newsletter Editor John Rich, Boatswain Paul Woodcock, Recorder Frank Ohrt, and Purser Kent Walters (by telephone).

  The upcoming May membership meeting was discussed. Mr. Rich announced that he would be unable to attend. Mr. Woodcock offered to give the Safety Minute. Mr. Naeger said he would put the upcoming meetings’ speakers on the club calendar. He added that a new digitally fillable waiver and application form were now on the website. All were happy. 

  Ms. Wiest said that she was having trouble changing her address in the online directory, and Mr. Woodcock complained that he couldn’t post a tip online. Ms. Wiest asked him to send her the form, as the Fleet Captain makes the trip calendar postings. She also said that there should be a way for people to post trips when she was out of town. Mr. Naeger said he would ask the Webmaster to make it possible. 

  There was a discussion of whether to have t-shirts made to commemorate the club’s 55th anniversary. It was decided to inquire about costs, and to have them made only with prior payment by members wanting one. 

  Mr. Ohrt reported that the arrangements for the Christmas party were settled.

  Mr. Naeger asked if the club should charge $5.00 more for memberships not paid for online. It was disapproved. 

  It was noted that the “welcome” letter to new members was good as written. Mr. Naeger discussed the club’s year planning calendar, and the few items that really needed to be done at certain times: renewal of the Post Office box, our annual registration with the Texas Secretary of State, payment for our online domain name, etc.

  The officers discussed having meetings online, via Skype. All were willing to give it a try. 

  Mr. Naeger asked for a motion to adjourn. It was moved, seconded, and approved. 

Board Meeting Recorder,
Frank Ohrt