2011 PICYA Leadership Conference

Vice Commodore Mark Liddell and I attend the 2011 PICYA Spring Leadership. The meeting was held at the Golden Gate Yacht. It was an all day event so I can’t even begin to cover it in detail so I’ll give the highlights. PICYA Commodore Linda Breniger opened the meeting and welcomed the many delegate and officer from around the Bay Area and beyond, I estimated that there where around 100 people present.

We sat with Oyster Point Yacht Club’s Vice Commodore Kim Collins & Secretary Cheryl Johnson which was a great opportunity to compare notes. We are similar size clubs and in similar areas. I learned a lot in talking with them.

Golden Gate Yacht Club Commodore Norbert Bajurin spoke about the upcoming America’s Cup. His story of how this was brought to a relatively small yacht club (GGYC club’s house is no larger than our club house) was very interesting and inspirational. The lesson I learned is don’t be afraid to ask. In a nut shell GGYC, a small cub, asked Larry to join their club, he did and the rest is history.

“Desmond and Desmond” is firm monitoring & petitioning on behave of the RBOC in regard to legislative matters concerning boating. In other words they are our lobbyist. As you may know we support the RBOC with an annual contribution. I must say we are getting our money’s worth. Jerry Desmond gave a detailed report of what is going on in Sacramento and it basically hold on to your wallets. In a nut shell tax money paid by boater that is suppose to go to boating related project is being targeted by legislator who want to get their hands on it. For details go the RBOC website http://www.rboc.org .

The Glenn A. Harder award / Gail Force Wind Trophy was unveiled, this trophy is a perpetual trophy that will be awarded the club to highest per capita contributions to the ROBC.

There is a Coyote Point connection Glenn Harder was CPYC commodore in 1987. The Harter family choose to unveil the Gail Force Wind Trophy for the first time right here at Coyote Point YC at the February PICYA meeting hosted by us.

Of particular brief lecture on Membership Building and Retention given by HNBYC Commodore, Ray Durazzo. Ray did a great job of compiling a check list. There are many good ideas some new and some that are new. The challenge is to put the ideas into action. This list will be on the agenda for this month BOD meeting.
PICYA Vice Commodore Mia Bernt reported on the opening day festivities planned for “Opening Day” to be held on May 1, 2011. The theme for this year is Giant of the Bay. See their website for details http://www.picya.org .

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About Coyote Point Yacht Club

Coyote Point Yacht Club is located at Coyote Point Park in San Mateo, south of the Bay Bridge and north of the San Mateo Bridge. Views of San Francisco and the San Mateo Bridge/Oakland provide a pretty setting for events in the club house and outdoor activities in our backyard. BBQ facilities, showers for men and women, and free ice are available.
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