News

1/12/2022

Meeting Announcement

We will be having a CLUB MEETING on January 19th at 7:00pm at Rowlett Bowl-a-Rama. We will be voting on the front runner as our new burgee so please join us if you can!

AGENDA

General Business:

Max Carr, Rear Commodore, would like to discuss future social/cruising activities

Motions:

We would like to vote for the front runner as our new burgee.

Open Discussion:

If we receive additional items from members to be included in the agenda, they will be listed here and an updated agenda will be sent out prior to the meeting - no later than Tuesday, January 18th.

If you have topics you would like to see included in the agenda, please email them to me at secretary@baysidesailing.club no later than 5:00pm on Monday, January 17th. Bowl-a-Rama offers a bowling package for $69 that gives you a lane for one and a half hours afterwards. If you are interested in bowling after the meeting, please reach out to Max Carr so he can set it up.

Meeting Location Address:

Rowlett Bowl-a-Rama

5021 Lakeview Parkway, Rowlett, TX 75088

12/28/2021

Marina Liaison Named

Philip McBride has officially been named SBYC liaison between the Sapphire Bay Yacht Club (SBYC) and Sapphire Bay Marina Management (SBM Management).

Phil has developed an excellent relationship with the SBM management team and has already gotten so many of our questions answered. THANK YOU PHIL! Going forward, if you have questions, concerns and/or comments that you would like addressed by SBM Management, please email them to secretary@baysidesailing.club and Phil will address them with the marina.

**As a reminder, this is only for club issues, if you have personal issues you need addressed, please continue to reach out to the marina directly. **

12/23/2021

Annual Club Meeting Minutes

Our annual club meeting was held on 12.23.2021.

Congratulations are in order for our new 2022 Flag Officers voted in by Members in attendance.

  • Bill Mansfield Commodore

  • Richard Clark Vice Commodore

  • Max Carr Rear Commodore

  • Bryce Gaston Treasurer

  • Adriane Jevnick Secretary

Voted on and approved was the name change of the club to Sapphire Bay Yacht Club. This identity allows us to rebuild and enjoy the continued support of Sapphire Bay Marina as well as better identify our home port for events hosted on the lake.

On the meeting agenda was a financial report which reports a strong financial position allowing us to buy replacement equipment lost in the storm and plan for social events.


12/20/2021

Agenda for BSC 2021 Annual Meeting

The agenda for the Bayside Sailing Club annual meeting:

Club Name Change

Background

Presentation from Phil McBride

Discussion

Discussion period

Motion

It is moved that the Bayside Sailing Club bylaws and other documents be modified as necessary to change the name of the club to “Sapphire Bay Yacht Club”.

Vote

2021 club members vote

Election of 2022 Flag Officers

Background

Presentation from Nominating Committee

Nominating Committee Slate

Commodore: Bill Mansfield

Vice Commodore (Racing): Richard Clark

Rear Commodore (Social/Cruising): Max Carr

Treasurer: Bryce Gaston

Secretary: Adriane Jevnick

Motion

It is moved that the above slate of candidates be elected as 2022 Flag Officers and Executive Committee.

Vote

2021 club members vote

Nominations from Floor and Election (if necessary)

TBD as required

Financial Report and 2022 Budget

Background and Budget

Presentation from 2021 Executive Committee.

Motion

It is moved that the 2022 Club Budget be accepted as read.

Vote

2021 club members vote

Membership Discussion and Brainstorming

Possible topics:

· 2022 racing activities and organization

· Social and cruising events

· Club assets

· Review and update of club bylaws, rules, and other documents

· Improved club communications

· Long range club vision





12/11/2021

Nominations for 2022 Flag Officers

Background

As required in the BSC Bylaws, the 2021 Executive Committee named a Nominating Committee to manage the 2022 Flag Officer election process.

The consensus goal of this year’s Nominating Committee was to propose a slate of club Flag Officers that will be good at their roles, that will work well with each other, and that want to hold the positions (at least after sufficient arm twisting). This will be a rebuilding year and the committee looked for a team that can work over the winter to set a vision for the club’s next year and beyond.

As allowed by the bylaws, the Nominating Committee slate is presented first for an up/down vote. If the slate is not approved by the membership, nominations from the membership will be taken for an office-by-office election. This means that floor nominations will not be used if the slate is approved.

The officers to be selected are:

· Commodore – presiding officer of Club and Executive Committee meetings and is the Registered Agent for the club.

· Vice Commodore – discharges duties of Commodore when Commodore is absent and acts as Fleet Captain of racing.

· Rear Commodore – discharges duties of Commodore when Commodore and Vice Commodore are absent and acts as Fleet Captain of social and cruising events.

· Treasurer – receives, accounts for, and disburses club funds at the direction of the Executive Committee.

· Secretary – manages day-to-day operations of the club and is a key official (think Secretary of State) on official club incorporation documents.

These elected officers have, since the formation of the club, served as the Executive Committee as described in the club bylaws.

Nominating Committee Slate

Commodore: Bill Mansfield

Vice Commodore (Racing): Richard Clark

Rear Commodore (Social/Cruising): Max Carr

Treasurer: Bryce Gaston

Secretary: Adriane Jevnick


12/9/2021

Meeting Announcement

We will be having a CLUB MEETING on December 22nd at 7:00pm at Rowlett Bowl-a-Rama. We have a pretty full agenda with some important topics to discuss, some requiring a vote, so please join us if you can!


AGENDA TO FOLLOW via email, Facebook, and this page. Stay Tuned!


Rowlett Bowl-a-Rama

5021 Lakeview Parkway, Rowlett, TX 75088


12/4/2021

Membership list for 2021 is posted

If you have questions about your 2021 membership status, see the new membership list under the Membership/Membership Roster 2021 menu.

  • If your name is on the list, but not marked Paid, look for an old invoice email from around June 1, 2021 or email treasurer@baysidesailing.club to request a replacement invoice.

  • If your email address is not marked Validated, please email richard@r-d-clark.com to validate and/or update your current email address.

  • If your name is not on the list at all, but you want to be a 2021 voting member (and 2022 member), please go to the BSC Membership page, fill out the linked application, and watch for a dues invoice in your email.


11/23/2021

Recommendations and Nominations Are Open

The BSC Nominating Committee is formally receiving recommendations and nominations for Flag Officers for the 2022 club year. Please email recommendations and nominations to one of the nominating committee members.

Recommendations and Nominations

To avoid confusion, we would like to distinguish between a recommendation and a nomination.

A recommendation is exactly that - your opinion about "who would be good for what". You don't need that person's permission to recommend them. You are helping the nominating committee think of everyone that ought to be considered for the various offices. Recommendations won't necessarily appear on the ballot.

A nomination is a formal request to appear on the election ballot for a particular office. A nomination must come from the candidate and shall be endorsed by at least two more members in good standing. Nominations will be received from now until the annual meeting.

The Nominating Committee Slate

The consensus goal of this year’s nominating committee is to propose a slate of club Flag Officers that will be good at their roles, that will work well with each other, and that want to hold the positions (at least after sufficient arm twisting). This will be a rebuilding year and the committee is looking for a team that can work over the winter to set a vision for the club’s next year and beyond.

As allowed by the bylaws, the nominating committee slate will be presented first for an up/down vote at the annual meeting. If the slate is not approved by the membership, nominations from the membership will be taken for an office-by-office election. This means that nominations will not be used if the slate is approved.

11/23/2021

Nominating Committee Update

The membership list given to the BSC nominating committee has 64 names that were active in the previous season, 28 paid 2021 members, and 11 members that have responded to earlier NomCom emails (not all paid 2021 members, but who's counting).

If you want to participate in the 2022 officer election, please pay your 2021 dues. Somehow, 2021 memberships will be extended for the 2022 season, so go ahead and pay now. :)

If you want to receive notices by email, please dig the kickoff message out of your spam folder and reply to it. The subject was "Bayside Sailing Club 2022 officer nominations are open" and it was sent on 11/17.

11/18/2021

Officer Roles and Responsibilities

The officers to be selected are:

  • Commodore – presiding officer of Club and Executive Committee meetings and is the Registered Agent for the club.

  • Vice Commodore – discharges duties of Commodore when Commodore is absent and acts as Fleet Captain of racing.

  • Rear Commodore – discharges duties of Commodore when Commodore and Vice Commodore are absent and acts as Fleet Captain of social and cruising events.

  • Treasurer – receives, accounts for, and disburses club funds at the direction of the Executive Committee.

  • Secretary – manages day-to-day operations of the club and is a key official (think Secretary of State) on official club incorporation documents.

These elected officers have, since the formation of the club, served as the Executive Committee as described in the club bylaws.

11/17/2021

Officer Elections Announcement

Members of Bayside Sailing Club,

We have come to the end of a strange and stressful year, with not nearly enough sailing. However, life goes on and it is time to lay the groundwork for our club’s next year. The first step in that process is the selection of club officers for the 2022 season.

The selection process starts with the outgoing Executive Committee naming a three-member Nominating Committee. This committee is:

Richard Clark (214-437-5764 text, richard@r-d-clark.com)

George Conklin (TBD)

Phil McBride (214-207-4906 text, philipjmcb@gmail.com)

This communication starts the official clock for a (minimum) twenty-five-day period before the club annual meeting and the window for nominations from club members. The actual election will be held at the club’s annual meeting – stand by for exact location and date.

Please acknowledge this notice by emailing Richard Clark to confirm your email address.

All nominating committee communications will be:

· posted to the club website (https://www.baysidesailing.club/)

· posted to the private club Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BaysideSailingClubMembers)

· emailed directly to your email addresses of record.

If you did not receive this by email, please contact the nominating committee with your latest email address.