United States Canoe Association Indiana Division Spring Meeting May 10, 2008 4:08 p.m. Officers Reports President – no report Vice President – no report Treasurer's Report - as of May 8th 2008 Our balance at the November meeting was $1,911.62. We had an increase of $55.63 for a new balance of $1,967.25. The only expense was $150.37 for trophies to Kurt Begue. We received $206.00 in rebate money from the USCA. We collected $825.00 for Indiana shirts and disbursed the same amount to Sonja Gilman. Secretary’s Report – Fall meeting minutes were approved. Competition Chair – Matt Conrad was inadvertently awarded first place in the Men’s Sea kayak division at the Tippecanoe Marathon. He was paddling an open boat, not a sea kayak. A motion was made, and passed, to move his points to the proper class. Delegate’s Report – No delegate was present, but Kurt Begue reported that the weight restrictions for cruisers competing in standard class have been dropped. Sonja Gilman reported that the 10% measurement was dropped for the sea kayak class. Old Business National’s Report - The Nationals Course for 2008 was discussed. Betsy Arnold questioned why there were no age divisions for kayak youth sprints, like there are for canoe youth sprints. After some discussion, it was voted that the Indiana Division is not going to donate the money to replace the Down River Woman’s National Trophy. The trophy could not be located and to replace it would cost $200.00. Later, Betsy Arnold learned from Jan Streib, that the Woman’s Down River trophy was refashioned into a different event trophy by the National USCA. The question was raised as to why the National Division does not supply a trophy for this class. Due to a 6 way tie in the C-2 class last fall, a proposal was made to give the trophy to the person with the most overall points. This motion was passed by all present. Currently the Indiana Division has two trophies for the C-2 Mixed class. The original trophy has been found and rebuilt. Discussion around which of the two trophies should be used for this class, and what should be done with the other trophy ensued. The decision was tabled until the Fall Meeting. New Business George Tinsley raised the concern that the Sugar Creek Race cost $30.00 per person. He felt this was too high. Other concerns regarding the Sugar Creek Race were raised. Betsy Arnold volunteered to write a letter to Jennifer Mullett and Clement’s Canoes expressing these concerns. A copy of the letter is attached to these minutes. Greg Barton is donating an Epic Kayak paddle to the boy and girl kayak winners of the Barton Cup. The canoe companies have not made this same commitment. USCA Nationals wants each division to contribute these canoe paddles, so that both the canoe and kayak Barton Cup winners receive a new paddle. After much discussion a motion was made that the Indiana Division not provide the requested canoe paddles. The motion passed. The Fall Meeting Date is November 8, 2008 Sonja Gilman will reserve the meeting place. The meeting was adjourned at 5:10 p.m.
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