Post Number: 41
|Posted on Saturday, January 03, 2004 - 11:40 am: |
2004 ANNUAL CLASS MEETING
S2 9.1 Meter North American One Design Class Association
Jan. 31, 2004
11:00am Chicago time
Strictly Sail Expo Chicago
Navy Pier, Chicago IL
WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE ALL MEMBERS AND BOAT OWNERS TO ATTEND THIS IMPORTANT MEETING. THE ASSOCIATION'S SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON YOUR PARTICIPATION.
The 2004 Annual Winter Class Meeting will take place in conjunction with the Strictly Sail Expo at Chicago's Navy Pier.
Strictly Sail Expo Chicago is the largest indoor sail expo in the country. This is an excellent opportunity to attend free seminars by dozens of industry experts and view the latest products from hundreds of manufacturers and product vendors. For more info on the Expo, visit http://www.sailamerica.com
The Class will meet in one of the meeting rooms on the lakeshore end of the Navy Pier facility. Directions to our specific meeting room will be available on the morning of the meeting at the Strictly Sail information desk.
You will need to purchase a ticket to the Expo to enter the meeting. For more ticketing info visit: https://wwwinteractiveticketing.com/tickets/nmma_chicagoss_2004/
For those coming from out of town, Strictly Sail has also arranged for discounted hotel accomodations at the very nice Fairmont Chicago Hotel ($119 for cityview rooms). Visit the Strictly Sail web wite and follow the links. The Fairmont discount Group code is GRNAV1
The Ramada Plaza Chicago North Shore also has a discounted hotel rate of $97.52 including tax, free shuttle and american breakfast buffet. Call 1-847-677-1234.
At this yearís Annual Class Meeting, the Class will discuss many matters of importance to all members. Please review the following and plan to attend. If you cannot attend, please contact a Class Officer.
At the top of this year's topics will be the recruitment of Officers to fill vacancies left in 2003. The survival of the Class and the continuance of the services it provides depend entirely upon the support and involvement of its members. Due to transitions in ownership and other reasons, the Class is currently in urgent need of volunteers to help perform the limited number of yearly tasks performed by the Officers.
It should be noted that geographic location is not a barrier to service as a Class Officer! The Class web site and electronic communication make it easy for anyone anywhere to fulfill the minimal obligations of Officership.
Each Officer position truly requires very little effort if the load is shared among several people. In a nutshell it breaks down like this for a few of the most critical roles:
Commodore: Serve as the voice and spokesperson of the Class when necessary (pretty easy!).
Secretary: Maintain the membership database and record paid memberships (itís all in Excel).
Treasurer: Receive dues, make a few deposits, write 2-3 checks/year and reconcile the checkbook.
Webmaster: Simply keep our very reliable web site running and improve it as time permits.
We humbly ask that each of you give serious consideration to serving the Class in one of these positions or the others listed below. We also encourage you to contact and remind other owners in your area of this urgent Class need.
In addition to elections, we will be focusing heavily on local and regional fleet development. Several areas of the country have been identified as potential fleets. If you have any interest in this issue, we strongly encourage you to attend or contact the Officers regarding this tremendous opportunity to expand the success of the Class.
The agenda for the meeting follows:
Reviews and updates on:
Membership and boat database
Finances and dues
Web site activities
2003 Class events and results
Membership and recruitment efforts
Regional and local fleet development
Discuss potential fleets on Lake Erie, Florida and East Coast
Expanding benefits of paid membership
Web site maintenance, improvements
Publicity efforts and Class communications
Review electronic versus printed communications
Rules: Review Officer positions and responsibilities
Review fleet requirements in By Laws
Discuss a traveling North American Championship and/or trophy
Establish 2004 North American Championship
To confirm your attendance or for more information, please contact:
7436 Brooks Lane NE
Rockford, MI 49341