Priscilla Reinertsen, NECKRA Secretary, conducted the meeting.Â Pam Browning served as interim secretary.
The Secretaryâ€™s report was then presented by Priscilla â€" see attached.Â Priscilla reviewed her close interaction with the President over the past two years, pulling together the Race Packet, with Tom Warner as packet editor; working with Mike on issues such as the Massachusetts PFD legislation this past legislative session; taking over the Curtis Race with the assistance of Jeff DeFeo, Phil Sousa, Kurt Kuehnel and others; and working with the Executive Committee to provide grants to Holyoke Rows and Greater Lawrence Community Boating.
Bill Farrell presented the Treasurerâ€™s report â€" see attached.Â Income ($3883.01) exceeded expenditures ($5792.50) by $1909.49.Â This drawdown of the checking balance was deliberately undertaken as NECKRA
awarded $900 in grants to youth programs â€" Holyoke Rows, Greater Lawrence Community Boating and USCA, Barton Cup.Â The checking balance as of the Annual Meeting is $7244.83.Â Priscilla
presented the budget for 2011 â€" see attached, which includes an anticipated income of $4440 and an anticipated expenditure of $4690, for a net deficit of $250.
President â€" Priscilla Reinertsen
Race Packet â€" Mike Ripple, Tom Warner, Priscilla Reinertsen
vision for 2011:
a.Â expand our reach towards youth paddlers
b.Â strengthen the non-elite racing classes, support â€œmere mortalsâ€
c.Â expand our outreach to adult novice or fairly inexperienced paddlers, both in flatwater and downriver.
All committee chairs are asked to select at least 2 others for their committee, and to prepare a list of objectives and goals.Â Priscilla
will work with each committee.
By-Law Change.Â Priscilla asked for a motion to add the position of Vice President to bring he
total number of officers to 4.Â This individual will assist the President, and may, but not necessarily, succeed the President.
explained the rationale for NECKRAâ€™s grants to Holyoke Rows and Greater Lawrence Community Boating and suggested a Mission Statement be added to the NECKRA Constitution.Â Currently there is no Mission Statement in the Constitution, which was written in 1982.Â The mission statement would read:
In Andover, MA, 11:30.Â The Agenda was reviewed by Priscilla, and includes consideration of the Race Packet and new races; existing races that will not be held; support for Mark Wendolowski who is a member of the US Wildwater team; kayak classes, Best Race Directorâ€™s Practices; handicaps for flatwater points series and more.
Respectfully submitted:Â Pam Browning and Priscilla Reinertsen