Ripples of February 2022                                                                                    February 4, 2022
Meeting gaveled to order at 6:32 p.m. by Commodore Wayne Eichelkraut.
Secretary’s Report: Michele Armstrong, Minutes were read from January’s meeting and approved by membership.
Treasurer’s Report: Read by Wayne Eichelkraut read income and expenditures of Shoreline, these we heard and approved by membership.
Vice Commodore’s report: Read by Wayne Eichelkraut, Ed would like thank all bar stockers for January, and remind members there are still a few openings for bar stockers, check his list on the board.
Recreation Report: read by Michele Armstrong We have a great Euchre Tournament tomorrow at 2:00p.m. Debbie Garzanelli and Maggie Walker are co- Chairwomen.
Also in March we have a bag tournament scheduled DAT to be determined.
Also on April 9 from 10-12p.m. the Kid’s Easter Party asking for $350 dollars for expenses and Brittany Hill is chairwoman. This was approved by membership.
Also a reminder of Bassett Training On March 13, 2022 at Starved Rock Boat Club at 1:00 .m. no cost to members.
And Fish Fries start on March 2, 2022 (Ash Wednesday) Carry Outs and unadvertised eating in also offered to members and guests.  Sign-up sheets for Meal Prep and Kitchen duties are on the board.
Membership Chair: Jim Stalker, like to introduce Ben Brown and wife Dawn for their third meeting and vote to join Shoreline. But first some kind words by their sponsors, John Crouch and Duane and Amy Duncan. All three spoke on Ben and Dawn’s behalf, and Ben was allowed a few words to the club. He was asked to leave grounds for the vote. Welcome to Shoreline Boat Club Ben and Dawn. Members were asked if they knew of anyone interested in joining Shoreline Boat Club there are applications out in the membership box in the tool room.
Clubhouse Chair: Jeff Mackiewicz, Like to thank Ryan Crum on cleaning the entire clubhouse. The place looked great. This year’s backroom rentals are filling up, contact me in regards to all backroom renting.
Club grounds Chair: John Crouch, like to thank the guys that have been plowing parking lot, Jerry Wiesbrock and Ralph Conrad. There was some concern about our road by Mike Carey, and Wayne mentioned it will be addressed when green-street gets done, it could be a lot cheaper since equipment is already in area since they are working on green- Street. Projected date for this is September 2023, as the grant is due by then.
Lagoon Chair: Greg Farmer, please for your own safety keep off the ice in our lagoon, we had an incident where someone was doing donuts on the ice, could have been a problem if someone’s dock was damaged. Ropes are across the lagoon now so please stay off ice with vehicles.
Island Chair: Ryan Garzanelli, Been a few weeks since we were out there, 92.8 days till spring….
Old Business:
New Business: Two new proposals by our E-Board are going to be posted and voted on next Meeting March 6, 2022 at 11:00p.m.
Briefly stated these are the changes up for vote.
Under Article VI. Visitors and Guests
Section 4.  Private Parties held on club property
Presently States:
2, Applications to use for the backroom must be filled out and signed. Two checks must be attached to the application one for the Back Room Rental in the amount of $25.00 and one for $150.00 to be used as a Clean Up charge if the Back Room is not cleaned up to Club Standards within 24 hours, or before the next scheduled function, whichever comes first. The $150.00 Clean-Up charge will be returned to applicant if clean-up standards and time frame are met. Applications must be posted on Bulletin Board upon approval.
Proposed:
2. Applications to use the Back Room must be filled out and signed. Two checks must be attached to the application one for the Back Room rental $50.00 and one for $150.00 to be used as a Clean Up charge if the Back Room is not cleaned up to Club Standards within 24 hours, or before the next scheduled function, whichever comes first. The $150.00 Clean-Up charge will be returned to applicant if clean-up standards and time frame are met. Applications must be posted on Bulletin Board upon approval.
Reasoning- Increase revenue for the Club and bring rental cost closer to what other halls charge.
Article III. Membership
Presently States:
Section 2. All applicants for membership in the Club shall be made in writing, endorsed and dated by two (2) members, and approved by membership committee, and dated on approval (11/3/90).
  1. A person must be a member in good standing for a period of at least (1) full year before he can sponsor an applicant for membership (5/3/86).
  2. Each family or individual membership will be limited to one (1) sponsorship of an application per year (5/3/86).
Proposed:
Section 2. All applicants for membership in the Club shall be made in writing, endorsed, approved by the membership committee, and dated for approval (3/5/22).
This deleting any need for a sponsor.
Reasoning: People wishing to become members do not always know anyone in the Club therefore cannot find a sponsor. This could bring in new members. Prospective members would still have to go through the probation period before being voted in by members.


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