2003 General Meeting
Wednesday October 8, 2003
7 p.m.

We had an outstanding turnout for our annual meeting. Everyone enjoyed pizza and good friends.
Your Webmaster forgot his camera so our thanks go to Bob McCormick for the use of his photos from "The Burgee."

The proposed slate of officers for the 2004 calendar year was confirmed by a vote of those attending and a number of proxy mail-ins. Our new elected officers are:
Commodore = Dennis Kreil
Vice Commodore = Mary Shebell
Rear Commodore = Mike Courtway
Secretary = Jerry Cassidy
Treasurer = Lisa Gable
The vote on a proposed change to the SGYC by-laws also passed. A collective thanks go to the by-laws committee who met and reviewed the existing document in an effort to keep it relative to our current situation. Very few changes were offered, attesting to the skill our founding members applied to the task.

SeaGate Yacht Club By-Laws

Purpose and Objective
The SeaGate Yacht Club (SGYC) was formed to provide a social environment for members who enjoy boating and a love of the sea. SGYC intends to be responsive to the desires and needs of its members, and may pursue affiliation with the SGYA if sufficient members are interested. enjoy the privileges of the Southern California Yachting Association (SGYC). Maintenance of an informal, friendly environment is the prime objective of SGYC.
Membership Eligibility
Membership is open to both residents and non-residents of SeaGate. Membership encompasses the member, his or her spouse co-resident, and co-resident children under the age of 21. SGYC non-resident membership is limited to 40% of the membership in good standing.
Membership Procedure
Prospective members must be sponsored by a member in good standing. The prospective member's application will be reviewed at the first board meeting following the nomination. Approval is granted unless three or more board members are in agreement to deny membership. The Membership Chairperson will notify the prospective member of the board's decision on the following day.
Membership dues are on an annual basis, from January 1st to December 31st. Dues are to be paid by January 31st of each year or the member may not be included in the SGYC directory. Dues in arrears by March 1st will result in the membership being considered lapsed cancelled. For new members joining after March 31st, dues will be prorated on a quarterly basis, inclusive of the quarter in which the new member joins.
SGYC Officers
SGYC officers are elected by a majority vote of the general membership at the general meeting in October. Club officers serve for a period of one year, January 1st, through December 31st. Officers consist of the following:
Vice Commodore
Rear Commodore
SGYC Board
The SGYC Board consists of the SGYC officers, the Junior Staff Commodore, and such board positions as the officers deem necessary for effective operation of SGYC. Service as a board member is for a period of one year, consistent with the terms of service for the SGYC officers. Board positions are voluntary, and may be filled by any member.

SGYC Board meetings are held once a month. A quorum for purposes of conducting business of SeaGate Yacht Club consists of six members of the board, at least three of which are officers.
Responsibilities of Club Officers
It is the responsibility of the SGYC officers to provide effective general direction for the SGYC operations and membership during their terms of service.
  • Conducts the general membership and monthly meetings of the SGYC Board
  • Selects replacement officers for mid-year vacancies with Board approval
  • Represents SGYC to outside organizations
  • Maintains and hands down SGYC files
Vice Commodore
  • Coordinates and publishes the SGYC calendar of events
  • Assists event chairpersons in planning and execution of social events
Rear Commodore
  • Assists in recording SGYC history
  • Assists in publication of annual SGYC membership roster
  • Assists event chairperson(s) in conduct of all SGYC boating events
  • Maintains SGYC financial information, records, and reports
  • Oversees ordering and inventory of SGYC ships' stores
  • Takes and updates minutes at general and monthly meetings
  • Assists in publication of monthly SGYC newsletter
Financial Conduct
SGYC shall operate as a non-profit organization. A monthly statement of the financial status will be prepared and communicated at each Board meeting and to the general membership at the general meeting or upon request.
SGYC Meetings
Meetings of the general membership include all social events and general meetings. At least one event for the general membership is anticipated to be held each month. SGYC Board meetings are also scheduled at least once each month. All events, including planned meetings of the SGYC board, are to be published in the SGYC newsletter. The general membership is to be notified at least 15 days prior to a scheduled event where voting by the general membership on SGYC business in necessary.
Voting Requirements
Only SGYC members in good standing may vote on issues affecting the club. Votes are cast and recorded with one vote per membership. SGYC officers are responsible for recording voting results. Any changers to the SGYC Bylaws require a two-thirds majority vote of the SGYC membership in good standing present during the vote.

All other motions shall be decided by simple majority vote of those members in good standing present at the meeting wherein the motion is made. Any vote by the Board must be carried by at least two-thirds of the Board members present with support from at least two of the voting officers.