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									          UNITED STATES LIFESAVING ASSOCIATION

                     BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
                                 AND
                      EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE

                              Sheraton Kauai Resort
                                  Koloa, Hawaii
                                April 24-26, 2008




Thursday, April 26, 2008

Board of Directors Meeting: 9:00 a.m.

      I. CALL TO ORDER – Mr. Brewster
           a. Pledge of Allegiance – Mr. Sweat
           b. Welcome – Mr. Ralph Goto welcomed the group. The regional presidents were
               asked to come to the front of the meeting room and participated in a traditional
               Hawaiian blessing.


II.     ROLL CALL OF DELEGATES – Ms. Bowie
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 DELEGATE VOTES BASED ON MEMBERSHIP
Member/Director Ratio
2- 25 1 Director
26-100 2 Directors
101-200 3 Directors
201-400 4 Directors
401-600 5 Directors
601-800 6 Directors
801-and over 7 Directors
Numbers as of 4/13/2008                     MEMBERS   VOTES     PRESENT       PROXY   TOTAL    JUNIORS
GREAT LAKES
                                              46         2         2                      2          37
JERRY GAVIN            ANDY BRAUDY
GULF COAST
                                              91         2         2                      2          115
PETER DAVIS            TONY PRYOR
MID-ATLANTIC           ED KIZIUKIEWICZ
ED ZEBROWSKI           CHARLES HARTL
                       DENISE BLAIR
                                             1228        7         7                      7          880
TIM GALLAGHER
DAVE FOXWELL           ED ZEBROWSKI III
NEW ENGLAND
                                              13         1         0            0         0           0

NORTHWEST
CATHY VONWALD          NICK SCHRIVER         147         3         2            1         3           1

PACIFIC ISLANDS        RALPH GOTO
                                              21         1         1                      1           0

SOUTH ATLANTIC         MIKE HENSLER
TOM GILL               RON WATSON
                                             977         7         7                      7          464
KEVIN SWEAT            NIKKI BOWIE
ADRIENNE GROH          SCOTT PETERSOHN
SOUTHEAST              JOE D”AGUSTINO
JIM MCCRADY            JOE MCMANUS           412         5         5                      5          622
GERRY FALCONER         JO WAGENHALS
SOUTHWEST              ROB WILLIAMS
ROB MCGOWAN            REENIE BOYER
                                             1291        7         7                      7          6272
CHARLOTTE GRAHAM       JON MITCHELL
MIKE BEUERLEIN         BILL RICHARDSON
SUB TOTALS                                   4214        35        33           1        34          8391
NATIONAL (AT LARGE)                            8
TOTALS                                       4222                                                    8391




     Additional Attendees:
     Gulf Coast – Vic Maceo, Kim Tyson
     Mid-Atlantic – Bill Oat, Certification Co-Chair Tim Harmon, Andy Healey, Dave Shotwell, Legal
     Advisor Chip More
     Pacific Islands – Kalani Vierra,
     South Atlantic – Janie Watson
     Southeast – Jennifer Noonan, Medical Advisor Peter Wernicki
     Southwest – Jay Butki, Richard Hidalgo, Certification Chair Eric Bauer
     Members of the Executive Board – President B. Chris Brewster, Vice President Kevin Sweat,
     Secretary Nikki Bowie, Treasurer Rob Williams, Executive Delegate Chris Graham, Liaison Peter
     Davis, Advisor Tim Gallagher
      III.     Approval of Agenda
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IV.   Approval of Minutes – from the Board of Directors Meeting in Charleston, SC,
      November 1-3, 2007. Motion Mr. Foxwell, Second Mr. Watson. MPU
V.    President’s Opening Remarks – Mr. Brewster welcomed the “new USLA”. Mr.
      Brewster’s opening remarks are available in their entirety in the attachment.
      [2008_01_USLABOD_PresidentRemarks.PDF]
VI.   Memorialization – of Executive Committee actions since the previous meeting.
          A. “Shall the President’s appointment of Thomas M. McGibeny as coach of the US
               National Team be confirmed by the Executive Committee?” Approved 13 yes; 1
               abstain.
          B. “Shall the USLA Executive Board revoke the certification of Lack’s Beach
               Service?” Approved 6 yes; 1 no. Note: Only Executive Board allowed to vote.
          C. “Shall the USLA support California Assembly Bill 2110?” Approved 14 yes; 1
               abstain.
          D. “Shall the USLA Executive Committee approve a contract with Evolution Film and
               Tape concerning the use of training videos produced by the same?” Approved 15
               yes; 0 no.


VI.   Officers Activity Reports – It was asked that verbal reports be limited to
      approximately two minutes, highlighting the key points in written reports previously
      submitted to the Secretary and published.

          A. President – (Mr. B. Chris Brewster) – Mr. Brewster highlighted his written
               report: Opportunity with the USOC for membership pending USLA Bylaw
               modification; the logo for the USLA has been upgraded and includes the
               trademark symbol; American Lifeguard trademark is proceeding; Inquiry from
               Federal Emergency Management Association on USLA opinions on flood rescue
               standards; Support of boater safety legislation in California; Development in
               Puerto Rico issues; Lifeguard Standards Coalition continues; Treasurer Rob
               Williams is doing an excellent job and has found many ways to save money on
               an annual basis; SHP contract modifications complete; Training videos from
               Evolution Film and Tape; Dickstein Shapiro collaboration as Pro Bono agency;
               Grant from Boeing for $5000. [2008_01_08_USLABOD_PresidentActivity.PDF]
          B. Vice President – (Mr. Kevin Sweat) – Mr. Sweat thanked Jerry Gavin for his
               many years of dedicated service to the USLA. Many strides made in what we are
               doing as an organization; growing away from regionalism, showing impartiality
               and making decisions based on facts, not friends. Mr. Sweat is now working on
               the Combined Federal Campaign. An athlete’s contract for those representing
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               the USLA has been completed with assistance from Jay Butki and Dr. Wernicki.
               [2008_01_05_USLABOD_VicePresidentActivity.PDF]
         C. Secretary – (Ms. Nikki Bowie) – Ms. Bowie reported that Bill Richardson had
               graciously offered to help produce the oft requested USLA directory and is
               seeking up to date region, chapter and agency contact information. Please
               forward this information to the Secretary as soon as possible.
               [2008_01_06_USLABOD_SecretaryActivity.PDF]
         D. Treasurer – (Mr. Rob Williams) – The last six months have been busy. All
               accounts are now closed in New Jersey and everything is now held in nationally
               accessible accounts at Bank of America and Fidelity. The accountant that we had
               been using declined to continue and Mr. Williams found a new accountant who
               will basically cut the cost by more than half. Credit card processing can now be
               handled. Insurance policies have been updated and have two new insurance
               companies. Costs have increased due to increase in membership. Please cash
               any checks from Mr. Williams from Bank of America within 90 days or the check
               becomes void. [2008_01_07_USLABOD_TreasurerActivity.PDF]
         E. Executive Delegate – (Mr. Chris Graham) – Asked that his report stand as
               submitted. [2008_01_08_USLABOD_ExecutiveDelegateActivity.PDF]

         F. Advisor – (Mr. Tim Gallagher) – Asked that his report stand as submitted.
               [2008_01_09_USLABOD_AdvisorActivity.PDF]

         G. Liaison Officer – (Mr. Peter Davis) – Mr. Davis has been working on the idea
               of training sessions prior to Board of Directors meetings; Thanks to everyone
               who had input on the proposed advisory committee; ILS nominations for
               committee members information contained in his written report.
               [2008_01_10_USLABOD_LiaisonActivity.PDF]
         H. Medical Advisor – (Dr. Peter Wernicki) – In addition to his report, this is Dr.
               Wernicki’s 20th year serving the USLA; The Lifeguard Standards Coalition met in
               San Luis Obispo in December and is moving ahead; ILS working on statement
               on epilepsy and swimming and lifeguarding. Anti-doping work continues; Dr.
               Pepe’s upcoming talk (Education Conference) on compression-only CPR does
               not apply to drowning or unwittnessed cardiac event or to professional rescuers.
               The Red Cross has had many changes and lay-offs due to budget cuts.
               [2008_01_11_USLABOD_MedicalAdvisorActivity.PDF]
         I. Legal Advisor – (Mr. Chip More)


VIII. Regional Council Activity Reports
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          A. Great Lakes – (Mr. Joe Pecoraro) – Mr. Gavin for Mr. Pecoraro. Peter Hartsock
               donation of USLA flag. Mr. Gavin mentioned rescue of a 2-year old who was
               submerged in 42 degree water for approximately 15 minutes. The rescuer was
               Ron Dornecker, the Chief of the Chicago Fire Department Dive Team, who spoke
               at the spring meeting in Chicago in 2007.
               [2008_01_25_USLABOD_GreatLakesActivity.PDF]
          B. Gulf Coast – (Mr. Peter Davis) – In addition to his report, a PWC training video
               has been produced and Mr. Davis passed out one for each region.
               [2008_01_26_USLABOD_GulfCoastActivity.PDF]
          C. Mid-Atlantic – (Mr. Ed Zebrowski) – Asked that his report stand as submitted.
               [2008_01_22_USLABOD_MidAtlanticActivity.PDF]

          D. Northwest – (Ms. Cathy VonWald) – Asked that her report stand as submitted.
               [2008_01_27_USLABOD_NorthwestActivity.PDF]

          E. Pacific Islands – (Mr. Ralph Goto) – In addition to his report, Mr. Goto
               mentioned that a team of Hawaiian lifeguards were going to Guam to teach a
               PWC class. He also recognized everyone who helped put on the meeting.
               [2008_01_29_USLABOD_PacificIslandsActivity.PDF]
          F. South Atlantic – (Mr. Tom Gill) – Mr. Gill thanked Kevin Sweat as outgoing
               South Atlantic President and Mike Hensler as outgoing Advisor for their years of
               service and for being some of the founding members of the region.
               [2008_01_23_USLABOD_SouthAtlanticActivity.PDF]
          G. Southeast – (Mr. Joe McManus) – Mahalo to Mr. Vierra for his “Aloha”. Mr.
               McManus gave an update on the Puerto Rico trip, where they are in desperate
               need for lifeguards. A presentation was given to the “Beach Board” who were to
               follow up with the Governor. [2008_01_24_USLABOD_SouthEastActivity.PDF]

          H. Southwest – (Mr. Rob McGowan) – Ocean safety public education on Kauai is
               incredible. Lifeguard Nationals will be in Manhattan Beach, CA. Steve Long from
               California State Lifeguards will be retiring the first part of May.
               [2008_01_28_USLABOD_SouthWestActivity.PDF]


IX.   Contracted Staff Liaison Report – (Mr. Ed Zebrowski) – Most items that Mr.
      Zebrowski has worked on were to be discussed in Executive Committee. He feels that an
      updated contact list would be a great help to sponsors.
      [2008_01_14_USLABOD_ContractedStaffLiaison.PDF]
X.    Committee Chair Activity Reports
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         A. Regular Committees
                i. Certification – (Mr. Eric Bauer) – There are twenty-two agencies up for
                   certification. Would like to raise the certification fee. New certification
                   officers have been approved. Rick Gould has been helpful in getting
                   statistics from certified agencies where it is required that yearly statistics
                   be submitted in order to maintain agency certification.
                   [2008_01_37_USLABOD_CertificationActivity.PDF]
                ii. Competition – (Mr. Ed Zebrowski) – The committee will be going over
                   a number of items. Thanks to Mr. Butki for pulling together all the rules
                   and regulations and also for working with the Junior Guards to get their
                   rules updated. [2008_01_34_USLABOD_CompetitionActivity.PDF]
               iii. Heroic Acts – (Ms. Adrienne Groh) – Asked that her report stand as
                   submitted. [2008_01_35_USLABOD_HeroicActsActivity.PDF]
               iv. Junior Guards – (Ms. Reenie Boyer) – In addition to her report, Ms.
                   Boyer thanked Bill Richardson for putting all the rules together.
                   [2008_01_36_USLABOD_JuniorGuardActivity.PDF]
                v. Membership – (Mr. Charlie Hartl) – Chris Clark from Interfuse will be
                   on hand for the new database training on Friday afternoon. The artwork
                   for the new membership kit was available. The cost of the kit was also
                   pared down at the request of the Executive Committee.
                   [2008_01_33_USLABOD_MembershipActivity.PDF]
               vi. Public Education – (Ms. Denise Blair) – Thank you to Rob Williams
                   and Peter Davis for their help and a smooth transition. The USLA DVD is
                   complete and they will be distributed. Three PSAs are posted on
                   YouTube. Steve Reuter has an idea called “Lost Kids Cry” that is to be
                   discussed in committee.
                   [2008_01_32_USLABOD_PublicEdActivity.PDF]
               vii. Ways and Means – (Mr. Rob Williams) – Now operating on a calendar
                   year budget. Mr. Williams reported on the Bank of America credit card
                   where the USLA receives a percentage on an annual basis. All region
                   treasurers were reminded to attend the database training on Friday. The
                   first $30 membership was received from the South Atlantic Region.
                   Please give budget item requests prior to the meeting so the committee
                   can be prepared. Each committee should go ahead and discuss items for
                   the fall budget.
                   [2008_01_38_USLABOD_WaysandMeansActivity.PDF]
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         B. Working Group Committees
                 i. Bylaws/Policies and Procedures – (Mr. Chip More) – No Report.
                ii. Educational DVD – (Mr. Nick Lerma) – Not present. Mr. Brewster
                    discussed training videos that were produced by Evolution Film and
                    Tape. This topic will be discussed in Executive Committee. Mr. Lerma, in
                    his report, asked that agencies approached by Evolution put something
                    in their contract where Evolution produces educational videos from the
                    footage. [2008_01_52_USLABOD_EducationalDVDActivity.PDF]
                iii. Equipment Research and Development – (Mr. Dave Foxwell) –
                    Mr. Foxwell asked that item number one from his attached report be
                    deleted, otherwise the report stands as submitted.
                    [2008_01_44_USLABOD_EquipmentResearchActivity.PDF]
                iv. Grant Writing – (Mr. James McCrady) – Asked that his report stand as
                    submitted. [2008_01_43_USLABOD_GrantActivity.PDF]
                v. Lifesaver Education – (Mr. Tim Gallagher) – Need to establish the
                    goals of the committee – should they be directing educational
                    conferences or advising regions on what should be done at educational
                    conferences. Also, should the conference be oriented towards work/class
                    for certification or presentation oriented as it is now or a combination.
                    Would like to look at an inventory of training materials in house.
                    [2008_01_53_USLABOD_EducationalOversightActivity.PDF]
                vi. Magazine Publication – (Mr. Mike Bartlett) – Mr. Beuerlein for Mr.
                    Bartlett as one of two co-editors (the other being Charlie Hartl). The
                    cover shot on the winter publication was from “Ocean Force Huntington
                    Beach” from an actual conversion from an AED shock that was aired on
                    the program. [2008_01_47_USLABOD_ALMActivity.PDF]
               vii. National Curriculum – (Mr. Kim Tyson) – Recognized Carl Martinez
                    for his over ten years of service on this project. There are currently 26
                    chapters of the USLA lesson plan template that are being review. A test
                    bank has been completed. Hope to finish the project up by
                    teleconference by the fall meeting.
                    [2008_01_42_USLABOD_CurriculumActivity.PDF]
               viii. Public Information/Publicity – (Mr. Tom Gill) – Asked that his report
                    stand as submitted.
                    [2008_01_46_USLABOD_PublicInformationActivity.PDF]
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                 ix. Sign Standards – (Mr. Ralph Goto) – Asked that his report stand as
                     submitted. [2008_01_51_USLABOD_SignStandardsActivity.PDF]
                 x. Statistics – (Mr. Rick Gould) – Not present.
                     [2008_01_50_USLABOD_StatisticsActivity.PDF]
                 xi. Website – (Mr. Charlie Hartl) – Mr. Hartl requested that any committee
                     looking for additional information to be placed on the web give him the
                     exact wording and where on the site the information should be placed.
                     Still looking for his replacement chair for the committee. Sixteen
                     additional back issues of ALM have been scanned and are available at
                     www.usla.org. [2008_01_48_USLABOD_WebsiteActivity.PDF]


XII.   Meeting Recessed until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2008


Friday, April 25, 2008
Educational Conference: 8:30 a.m.
       “Evolution and Revolution of CPR – Back to the Basics”
       Paul E. Pepe, M.D.,M.P.H.,FACEP, FCCM; Professor and Chairman Emergency
       Medicine, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas


       “An Examination of the Utility of ACLS Protocols with the Huntington
       Beach Marine Safety Department”
       Danny Jerome, M.S., Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of
       Wisconsin, La Crosse


       “The ILS Drowning Prevention Strategy, A Framework to Reduce Injury and
       Loss in the Aquatic Environment”
       Peter Davis, Gulf Coast Region President, USLA Liaison Officer
       Ralph Goto, Pacific Islands Region President


       “Drowning Prevention Efforts on Kauai”
       Monte Downs, M.D., Emergency Room Physician, Wilcox Memorial Hospital,
       Lihue, Kauai; Co-Chair Kauai Water Safety Task Force
       Sue Kanoho, Kauai Visitors Bureau
       Pat Durkin, Water Safety Consultant
       Winston Wellborn, kauaiexplorer.com
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        Kalani Vierra, Lifeguard Supervisor, Kauai Fire Department


        Saturday, April 26, 2008


XIII.   Call to order – Mr. B. Chris Brewster
XIV.    Committee Action Reports (Debate and voting limited to Directors and Regional
        Delegates)

           A. Regular Committees
                     i. Executive Committee – (Mr. Brewster) – In addition to the following
                        topics, a number of other items were covered that cannot be included
                        below. Readers are encouraged to read the entire Executive Committee
                        Report. [2008_01_13_USLABOD_ExecutiveCommitteeAction.PDF]
                           1. “Subject to approval of the producers, shall the USLA offer its
                               training videos at cost to certified agencies and at $50 per video,
                               plus shipping, to non-certified agencies and other interested
                               parties?” MPU
                           2. “Shall the USLA support Florida House Bill 87?” MPU
                           3. “Shall the Board of Directors accept the proposal of the
                               Executive Committee for a new committee named the “Advisory
                               Committee” which would: Be comprised of USLA members who
                               either have been in an elected position on the Executive Board
                               and/or have been awarded a USLA Life Membership, and; have
                               the primary purpose of using their collective experience to offer
                               advise to the USLA Executive Board, and; elect their own chair,
                               and; determine other goals and purposes?” MPU
                           4. “Shall the President be empowered, in the President’s discretion,
                               to officially recognize on behalf of the Board of Directors of the
                               USLA, retiring lifeguards who have been active members of the
                               USLA for at least ten years?” MPU
                           5. “Subject to legal review and mutual agreement on endorsement
                               language, shall the USLA approve the Finis contract as
                               presented in the Executive Committee Agenda?” MPU
                           6. “Shall the USLA engage a contract with Eye King as presented
                               in the Executive Committee agenda?” MPU
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                       7. “Shall the USLA accept a donation of 4572 T-shirts with artwork
                           contained in the Executive Committee Agenda and consider
                           them to have a fair market value of $5 a piece?” MPU
                       8. The Executive Committee is putting the Board of Directors on
                           notice that they intend to bring forth to the Board of Directors
                           changes to the USLA Bylaws to address requirements to the
                           U.S. Olympic Committee Membership that involve 20%
                           representation on the Board, Executive Committee and
                           Competition Committee of representatives selected by athletes.
                           This will be in one of two forms: one will involve no change in the
                           size of the Board of Directors but will involve a variation in the
                           current selection process of the Board of Directors as noted in
                           the agenda of the Executive Committee; or it will be in the form
                           that will involve an increase in the current number of the Board of
                           Directors adequate to meet the 20% athlete representation
                           requirement as outlined by the USOC. Specifics may be found in
                           the minutes of the Executive Committee meeting.
                       9. The United States Lifesaving Foundation met and there is a
                           donation of $403.64 to USLA as the first annual dispersal from
                           the USLF.
                       10. In the current version of the guidelines for Certification,
                           suspension of an agency and ultimate revocation is left ultimately
                           up to the Executive Board between meetings of the Board of
                           Directors. The Executive Committee proposes that reference to
                           the Executive Board in this process be modified to “Executive
                           Committee.” MPU
                ii. Certification – (Mr. Eric Bauer) – There are now 108 certified AART
                   and lifeguard agencies. Mr. Bauer also reported that Mr. Gould now has
                   received statistics from 108 agencies, the high number recorded in a
                   year that also resulted in the reporting of 74,437 rescues, also the
                   highest number in USLA history.
                   [2008_01_37_USLABOD_CertificationAction.PDF]
                       1. Mr. Bauer read the list of agencies for approval. See attachment
                           for complete list. MPU to accept all agencies.
                       2. Raise the agency certification fee from $250 to $300 to take
                           place for certifications due at the fall meeting and new
                           certifications that take place after this meeting. MPU
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                        3. Direct the Legal Advisor to re-contract with the Certification
                            Administrator to include an increase to $50 per certification as
                            described in the contract and update the contract to coincide with
                            current practices. MPU
                        4. Change language in the certification guidelines that ARRT
                            agencies must provide one year of service to match up with
                            lifeguard agency requirements. MPU
                        5. Certification Chair to notify all certified agencies that submittal of
                            statistics is a requirement for certification and their certification
                            will be suspended if statistics are not submitted immediately.
                iii. Competition – (Mr. Ed Zebrowski) – Committee is still working on
                    selection criteria for the US National Team. Update on 2008 Lifeguard
                    Championships in Manhattan Beach. 2009 Championships set for the
                    East Coast. Interest has been expressed by Myrtle Beach, Daytona
                    Beach and somewhere in South Florida. Request for a letter of serious
                    interest by July 1, 2008 will be posted on the USLA website. There were
                    six proposed rules changes for the Fall meeting: 1. Add an Open Women
                    Taplin Relay - SW; 2. Add a 3 person Open Men’s Board Relay and add
                    a 3 person Open Women’s Board Relay - SW; 3. Add a 70 and age
                    division – SE; 4. Add an Open and Open Women’s Single Surf Boat
                    Race - SE; 5. If a new event is proposed, it must replace an existing
                    event – MA; 6. If a rule proposal is defeated, it may not be resubmitted
                    within two years – MA.
                    [2008_01_34_USLABOD_CompetitionAction.PDF]
                  Two action items:
                        1. Approve all rule changes that were made at the last meeting
                            which have now been formalized for both juniors and seniors.
                            MPU
                        2. If a team would like to be considered for the “B” Division
                            Championship the Competition Chair requires that a formal letter
                            from an administrator who is not involved in the daily operations
                            of the beach patrol be received by August 1st of the current year
                            stating the current number of employees to prove that they
                            qualify for the “B” Division. This is not a rule change, just a
                            clarification of how “B” status will be validated. MPU
                iv. Executive Delegate – (Mr. Chris Graham) – Committee did not
                    formally meet. The salary page is up and running with a 60%
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                     participation rate from certified agencies. An agency contact page is in
                     the works. Please send Mr. Graham your agency patch if you have not
                     already done so.
                     [2008_01_08_USLABOD_ExecutiveDelegateAction.PDF]
                 v. Heroic Acts – (Ms. Adrienne Groh) – Ms. Groh read the list of
                     proposed submission. The complete list is attached. MPU to accept all
                     proposals.[2008_01_35_USLABOD_HeroicActsAction.PDF]
                 vi. Junior Guards – (Ms. Reenie Boyer) – Photo contest rules will be
                     posted on the USLA website. Da Fin has special offer for Junior Guards;
                     contact Reenie if interested. The Junior Guard rules are ready to post –
                     thanks to Jay Butki and Bill Richardson. For Nationals, please make sure
                     that all Juniors are registered USLA members long before the event and
                     to check in the day before to get registration packet and information. For
                     Junior Jam section of ALM, please send information to Jon Mitchell. His
                     information is listed on the website and in the ALM. Junior guard
                     program guidelines are up next for discussion at the Fall meeting.
                     [2008_01_36_USLABOD_JuniorGuardAction.PDF]
                vii. Membership – (Mr. Charlie Hartl) –
                     [2008_01_33_USLABOD_MembershipAction.PDF] Two action items:
                         1. Offering Bylaw change to Article 8, Dues, section 3, membership
                             duration to change to April 1st to March 31st of the following year.
                             To be voted on in the Fall.
                         2. Committee would like to accept memberships already received
                             that were the old rate of $25 and would keep the split the same
                             as previous years. MPU
                viii. Public Education – (Ms. Denise Blair) – Implementation of “Lost Kids
                     Cry” program with some test beaches. Committee would like to purchase
                     a rip current banner for the Pacific Islands Region. There will be a
                     “Beach Safety Week Challenge”. Details were to follow via the Secretary.
                     [2008_01_32_USLABOD_PublicEdAction.PDF]
                 ix. Ways and Means – (Mr. Rob Williams) – Reviewed the budgets.
                     Allocation of money for US National Team to be dispersed on April 1st
                     unless World Championships precede this date at which time the money
                     would be allocated prior. Discussion on the Infinity credit card and trying
                     to get the message out better. Membership Chair will work with the Legal
                     Advisor to determine if he should be bonded.
                     [2008_01_38_USLABOD_WaysAndMeansAction.PDF] Action Items:
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                        1. The US National Team is $2000 short of their budget for this
                            summer’s games. The committee recommends allocating this
                            money. MPU
                        2. Certification stickers for certified agencies. $1000 for producing
                            stickers that will be at no cost for one sticker per agency with the
                            option for the agencies to purchase more stickers for a possible
                            money making venture. MPU
                        3. Requests from the Certification Committee already mentioned in
                            Certification report. MPU
         B. Working Group Committees
                 i. Bylaws/Policies and Procedures – (Mr. Chip More) – No report.
                ii. Educational DVD – (Mr. Nick Lerma) – Covered in Executive
                    Committee.
                iii. Equipment Research and Development – ((Mr. Dave Foxwell) –
                    No report.
                iv. Grant Writing – (Mr. James McCrady) – No report.
                v. Liaison – (Mr. Peter Davis) – No report.
                vi. Lifesaver Education – (Mr. Tim Gallagher) – Had an excellent turn
                    out. The committee will direct and advise what should be presented at
                    conferences. Will give the hosting region several topics that the host
                    would pick from with discussion occurring at the meeting preceding the
                    meeting they are hosting. The committee may also be able to help
                    procure presenters. Will still keep the Educational Conference on Friday
                    of the Board of Directors Meeting. Would also like to have a companion
                    paper to accompany the conference so that attendees have something to
                    take back to their agencies. Would like to keep the Friday Educational
                    Conference as presentation oriented and would like once a year at the
                    Fall meeting to offer an early class where there would be a certificate of
                    completion. This early class would be optional for the hosting region.
                    Would like to compile an inventory of training materials available for use.
                    The committee will also compile a list of past topics presented. Dave
                    Shotwell will take on this project. Topics for training videos should be
                    forwarded to Nick Lerma. Possible topics for the fall meeting in Cocoa
                    Beach include how to assemble a stress management team, looking for
                    a presentation from the Alliance for Safe Children and a session on
                    aspects of kite surfing rescues. The Southeast Region would also like to
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                         offer two early classes, one in PWC with a certificate of completion and a
                         possible stress management certification. There will be a drop-dead date
                         on registration for these two topics in case there is not enough interest.
                         [No Report Received]
                    vii. Magazine Publication – (Mr. Mike Bartlett) – No report.
                   viii. National Curriculum – (Mr. Kim Tyson) – Mr. Davis for Mr. Tyson.
                         There is at least one representative for each region and he would love to
                         have more help if anyone else is interested. [No Report Received]
                    ix. Public Information/Publicity – (Mr. Tom Gill) – Updated the
                         committee on recent calls to the media. First Magazine has an article
                         coming out in July concerning female lifeguards. Mr. Gavin updated the
                         committee on prospective Pro Bono work from interested agencies.
                         There is no such thing as bad publicity, only positive or negative
                         publicity. [2008_01_46_USLABOD_PublicInfoAction.PDF]
                     x. Sign Standards – (Mr. Ralph Goto) – No report.
                    xi. Website – (Mr. Charlie Hartl) – Still looking for someone to take over
                         the committee. Mr. Rob Williams has offered to co-chair. President
                         Brewster appointed Mr. Williams with approval from the Board of
                         Directors. [2008_01_48_USLABOD_WebsiteAction.PDF]


XV.   Old Business (Officers and Regional Delegates)
          A. “Shall Bylaw VIII, Section 4, G, 4, b, be modified to state that the financial
                 records shall be maintained on a calendar year (January 1 to December 31) as
                 recommended by the Executive Committee?” Note: Intent of this proposed Bylaw
                 change was announced at the fall 2007 Board of Directors meeting. This was
                 approved on Thursday, April 24th so that Ways and Means could do business
                 based on this proposal. Motion from the Executive Committee. MPU
XVI. New Business (Officers and Regional Delegates) None (covered in committee action
      reports)
XVII. Open Forum and Announcements (Any USLA member may raise issues. Motions
      and votes limited to Regional Delegates) - None
XVIII. Future Meetings
          A. 2008 Fall: Cocoa Beach Holiday Inn, Cocoa Beach, Florida, November 6-8.
          B. 2009 Spring: Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, Monterey, California,
                 April 23-25.
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           C. 2009 Fall: Mid-Atlantic, November 5-7.
XIX. Privilege of the Chair – Thank you to the Pacific Islands Region for their hospitality.
       Good work was done in committees.
XX.    Adjournment - Motion from Mr. Petersohn to adjourn; 2nd from Mr. Falconer.
                           United States Lifesaving Association
                                               President
                                             Activity Report

Date: April 23, 2008
Officer: President

Introduction

I am pleased to provide an update on my work since the fall 2007 meeting. This includes meaningful
progress with the US Olympic Committee, updates to our logos and trademark, responses to FEMA
inquiries, support for legislation, work on two lifesaving development issues, finalization of contracts for
SHP and training videos, attendance at several events, and some fundraising progress. A variety of
others issues have arisen and been addressed in the course of normal business, highlights of which
are reported here. I would like to thank so many of you who have done so much work between the
Board meetings. Clearly, the business of USLA does not stop at the closing of each Board meeting.
Without your diligence, the work of the USLA could not go on.

Activities and Accomplishments (Since Prior Board of Directors Meeting)

1. Special Projects
   1.1. Olympic Membership Application: As I reported in November, the USLA applied for USOC
        recognition as the National Governing Body of Lifesaving Sport in August 2007. Earlier this
        month, I participated in a teleconference with the USOC membership committee. The
        committee expressed a sincere interest in having the USLA as a member of the Olympic
        movement in the USA. After carefully reviewing our application, their one major concern, which
        is a reflection of their charter, is that there is a requirement for athlete representatives on
        governing boards. I have worked with representatives of the USOC and will be detailing
        necessary changes to our Bylaws at the Executive Committee meeting. If the changes to our
        Bylaws are approved in November, then the governing Board of the USOC would take up our
        application and, most likely, approve recognition. With that would come a variety of benefits of
        USOC recognition.
   1.2. Logos: Electronic versions of the USLA logo and the Lifeguards for Life logo have been of
        variable quality over the years. As we have increasingly depended upon electronic artwork,
        this has been a key issue. On our behalf, I engaged a specialist to clean up the logos and to
        provide them in various forms (color, black and white, different file types). This also allowed
        adding the ® mark to the USLA logo, as our trademark is registered with the US trademark
        authorities. Copies of these cleaned up logos are available upon request, but please
        remember that they are owned by the USLA and may be used only by permission.
   1.3. American Lifeguard Trademark: I have been in contact with the attorney who was
        compensated to file this trademark. For reasons unclear to me, the trademark was not
        finalized, but he has agreed to follow up and complete it.
   1.4. USLA Logo Trademark: I updated our trademark data with the US Patent Office to ensure that
        the trademark remains in force.
2. External Communications
   2.1. FEMA Response: In January of this year, I received a request from the Federal Emergency
        Management Administration for comment on the National Mutual Aid and Resource Typing
        Initiative, which is an aspect of the National Incident Management System. Essentially, this
        involves an effort to address minimum training and equipment standards for swiftwater and


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         flood rescue. I circulated this information and a proposed response among the Executive
         Committee for comment and then filed comments in the federal record on behalf of the USLA.
         A copy of these comments is attached.
   2.2. Support for California Boating Safety Legislation: Upon approval of the Executive Committee, I
         sent a letter advising of the support of the USLA for Assembly Bill 2110, which would require
         mandatory boater education in California. (My thanks also to the Pacific Northwest and
         Southwest Regions, which also wrote letters of support.)
   2.3. News Media: I have responded to myriad requests from the media for comment on various
         issues, including from the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. I invite any interested
         person to sign up for my free newsgroup, through which I disseminate news articles, more or
         less daily, at: groups.yahoo.com. Search for the group, “LifesavingNews,” and select the
         option to receive daily digests of messages.
   2.4. National Drowning Prevention Alliance: At the invitation of this group, I made a presentation in
         Orange County, California. The group grew out of backyard pool safety advocacy and has
         been increasingly interested in drowning prevention more generally. My session was well
         attended, including by the group’s president and representatives of the Centers for Disease
         Control and Prevention. I believe there are opportunities here in the future for meaningful
         alliance.
3. Lifesaving Development
   3.1. Puerto Rico Lifesaving Development: As will surely be reported by the Southeast Region
         President, I followed up last year on a contact initiated by Steve Reuter, with the head of
         Puerto Rico Sea Grant. This evolved into an onsite review by four USLA representatives in
         December for about a week. Sea Grant reimbursed $3,000 of about $5,000 in expenses. The
         product of our labor was an extensive report, issued in February, which can be found in the
         Lifeguard Library section of www.usla.org. In addition to an overview of the existing problem, it
         includes an extensive list of recommendations.
   3.2. Lifeguard Standards Coalition: I continue to participate and support this important project.
         Most recently, this included a two day meeting in San Luis Obispo, California in December. Dr.
         Wernicki is a co-chair.
   3.3. Brevard County: As with Puerto Rico, I will leave it to the Southeast Region President to report
         in detail, but it has been my pleasure to work with the Southeast Region to address ongoing
         issues related to understaffing of lifeguards in this area.
   3.4. Maui: During a trip to Maui, I had the opportunity to meet with an assistant to the Mayor,
         Marianne Feenstra, who previously supervised the Maui lifeguards. I also had a chance to
         have extensive discussions with head lifeguard Archie Kalepa. A variety of issues were
         discussed in an effort to facilitate some desired progress.
4. International Relations
   4.1. ILS Board of Directors: I represented the Americas Region at the ILS Board of Directors
         meeting in February 2008.
   4.2. Lifesaving Commission: My tenure as Lifesaving Commissioner is, I am happy to say, drawing
         to a close after four years in July. This has been an exciting role, with much in the way of
         accomplishments by the Commission, including World Water Safety 2007 and the first World
         Drowning Report, but it has also been very time consuming considering my other obligations.
5. General Business
   5.1. USLA Treasurer Collaboration: I have worked with the Treasurer on a number of important
         initiatives. One of the most promising has been locating an auditor willing to conduct our audits
         for about $2,500 a year. Previously, the cost was in the $8,000+ range. This cost savings is
         akin to having a new sponsor at $5,500 per year for the foreseeable future. In addition, we
         collaborated to apply to accept credit cards, to address needs related to the Combined Federal


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        Campaign, and many other issues. I commend him on the many innovative programs he has
        put in place, his efficiency, and his responsiveness.
   5.2. Combined Federal Campaign: Since the beginning of these applications, I have handled the
        extensive annual application myself. This year, Vice-President Kevin Sweat volunteered to
        take over the project. As well, the Treasurer has agreed to handle oversight of pledges versus
        actual receipts. I greatly appreciate both of their work in this regard.
   5.3. Lawsuit: Legal issues related to a drowning death in Myrtle Beach involving a formerly USLA
        certified agency have continued, including subpoenas for information and deposition requests.
        Much of this is routine, but time consuming. USLA is not a party to the suit, but rather a holder
        of records regarding the nuances of certification. Our attorney, Joseph Jean, has been very
        helpful in this area.
   5.4. Team Coach Appointed: At my request, Team Manager Kevin Sweat solicited nominees for
        Team Coach. I reviewed resumes from two qualified applicants, spoke with them, checked
        with internal (USLA) references, and made an appointment. The Executive Committee
        confirmed the appointment of Thomas McGibeny.
   5.5. SHP Contract Addendum: Per the direction of the Board of Directors, I worked with the Legal
        Advisor and attorney to develop an extension, in the form of an addendum, to the SHP
        contract.
   5.6. Training Videos: I worked with Evolution Film and Tape, our Legal Advisor, and our attorney to
        finalize a contract for use of the videos developed in collaboration with Evolution. A vote on
        that contract is underway by the Executive Committee.
   5.7. Dickstein Shapiro: In December, I traveled to New York, joining USLA Legal Advisor Chip
        More in a meeting with USLA attorney Joseph Jean. This was an opportunity to meet onsite
        with our attorney’s firm and to work through some issues. During the meeting, we had a very
        valuable meeting with one of the firm’s partners, who expressed keen interest in the USLA. It
        cannot be adequately stressed what an extraordinary resource this pro bono arrangement
        offers the USLA. In the past six months, it has been very clear how valuable it is that we have
        the opportunity to rely on a nationally respected law firm and its resources.
   5.8. Court TV Letter: A USLA member raised a concern that the show which had been called
        Beach Patrol had now become Ocean Force and that Panama City Beach (which has no
        lifeguards) was featured. He was concerned that the USLA would be involved. I investigated
        this and determined that Evolution Film and Tape, which developed Beach Patrol was not
        involved. Instead, this was a separate production company, but both shows were being
        marketed under the same name. After some consultations, I wrote a letter to Court TV
        expressing concerns.
6. Events Attended
   6.1. Coronado Tower Opening: On February 28, 2008, I attended the opening of a new full service
        main lifeguard tower located north of the Hotel Del Coronado.
   6.2. Los Angeles County Lakes Meeting: On March 19, 2008, I gave a presentation at Lake
        Castaic, California on lifeguard history and professionalism to the combined staff of the Los
        Angeles County Lake Lifeguards, which has recently been combined under a single Lifeguard
        Captain – Hugo Maldanado.
   6.3. National Recreation and Park Association: On March 27, 28, and 29, 2008, I attended various
        events at the NRPA Aquatics Conference in Palm Springs, California and met with several
        aquatics officials.
7. Income and Sponsorship
   7.1. Boeing Grant: In March, I applied on behalf of the USLA for a grant from Boeing of California.
        In the past we have received $5,000 each year for three years under this program. Hopefully,
        this will result in a similar outcome.


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     7.2. Ingram: Ingram has agreed, in principle, to a contract previously approved by the Board of
          Directors. They have yet to sign the contract due to internal corporate issues, which will
          hopefully soon be resolved.
     7.3. OTC Solutions: OTC advises that their manufacturing facility burned last year and was a
          complete loss. They state that lost in the fire were batch records and all analysis and testing
          data, causing them to have to start from scratch. According to OTC, “Based on the original
          formula we have developed a new formula that has surpassed the original product. [The fire]
          has been a terrific blow to us but we have weathered the storm and within 3 months will be
          able to start shipping product. We have commitments from many major retailers and are still
          expecting a successful year. We recognize the fact that you and the USLA have been
          extremely patient and we appreciate that greatly. We have strong faith in the quality of the
          product and its success based heavily on the affiliation with the USLA. We will keep you
          posted of the exact day distribution starts.” I have asked OTC to share information on the new
          formulation with Dr. Wernicki, so that he can ensure that it still meets standards acceptable for
          our continued relationship.
     7.4. Da Fin: Issues related to Da Fin’s manufacturing problems appear to have been resolved. We
          received the 2007 payment for $4,000 in December, in accordance with the extension we had
          granted. This relationship seems to be a very good one.
     7.5. First Aid for Kids: I am advised by FAFK that they are now in the final stages of content sign
          off from the hospital partners, which they hope will be completed by the month end. They hope
          to launch the product in the US this year and are developing a second DVD product for St.
          John Ambulance Australia.
     7.6. Zubrella: The Zubrella contract remains in force. We recently became aware of funds owed in
          November 2007 and are following up.
Recommendations for Committee and/or Board Consideration

1. Please see Executive Committee Agenda.
2. Nominations to ILS Commissions and Committees
Attachments

1.   FEMA Letter
2.   NIMS Comments
3.   SHP Contract Addendum
4.   Court TV Letter
5.   AB 2110 Support Letter




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Attachment 1 -- President's Activity Report
Attachment 1 -- President's Activity Report
             Attachment 2 -- President's Activity Report
The United States Lifesaving Association is America’s national, nonprofit professional
association of beach lifeguards and open water rescuers. Among a variety of programs, we set
minimum recommended standards for the training and skills of open water rescuers. These skills
include minimum physical and swimming standards. We do not set standards for
swiftwater/flood rescue technicians; however, we do set prerequisite standards. Our standards are
freely available on our website: www.usla.org.

You have requested comment on a variety of proposed minimum criteria for swiftwater/flood
rescue personnel. These personnel classifications include:

Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technician
Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technician – Boat Bowman
Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technician – Boat Operator
Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technician – Animal Rescue
Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technician – Rescue Squad Leader
Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technician – Strike Team/Task Force Leader
Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technician – Rescue Technical Specialist (Advisor)

Overall, we recommend two modifications:

1) The approach you propose lacks detailed minimum guidelines specifically appropriate to
swiftwater/flood rescue. Instead, it involves cobbling together standards which are either not
specifically intended for swiftwater/flood rescue or which are cursory or inadequate. The
standards you currently propose will place personnel at unreasonable risk and negatively impact
mission accomplishment. Detailed minimum guidelines specifically appropriate to
swiftwater/flood rescue should be identified and specified. We are prepared to assist in this
regard.

2) The approach you presently propose involves no national minimum physical fitness or
swimming standards. This will place personnel at unreasonable risk and negatively impact
mission accomplishment. Minimum physical fitness and swimming standards should be
specified. We are prepared to assist in this regard.

Detailed Recommendations and Rationale

As can be said in other disciplines, water rescue, particularly in moving water, involves
significant hazards to the safety of rescuers. Rescuers may be killed or seriously injured, as has
been demonstrated in past incidents. If rescuers are trained to inadequate standards, they may
also fail to provide an adequate level of response to those in need of rescue and may provide
inadequate backup to fellow rescuers. For these reasons, a fundamental aspect of setting
minimum national standards for water rescue, in this case swiftwater/flood rescue, should be to
ensure that teams from different areas that may be responded to major incidents are trained and
skilled to comparable levels and prepared to employ similar strategies in the same or similar
circumstances. This is important to allow them to operate effectively as a team and to ensure the
safety of those in need of rescue and the rescuers themselves.
             Attachment 2 -- President's Activity Report
The approach you propose does set certain benchmarks, but fails in critical areas. Specifically,
there is a lack of identification of a common curriculum for the instruction of swiftwater/flood
rescue techniques and a lack of any minimum physical fitness and swimming standards. Instead
the approach relies upon skills in related areas, not specifically pertinent to swiftwater/flood
rescue and leaves it up to each individual agency to determine appropriate minimum physical
fitness and swimming standards. This essentially ensures that credentialed swiftwater/flood
rescue teams will meet no real minimum national standards with respect to swiftwater/flood
rescue techniques or minimum physical fitness and swimming standards.

Presently, there appear to be no nationally recognized minimum standards for swiftwater/flood
rescue in the USA. They are apparently set locally or regionally and vary substantially. Some
teams, for example, have rigorous physical standards, while others have little if any. The
training, skills, capabilities, and quality of swiftwater/flood rescue teams vary equally
dramatically. This poses a substantial challenge to credentialing swiftwater/flood rescue teams to
minimum levels of quality, but it does not prevent exerting leadership to identify minimum
standards. This process provides both the opportunity and the imperative to set minimum training
and skill benchmarks, including curriculum elements appropriate to swiftwater/flood rescue, so
that all teams have similar abilities to effect recognized rescue techniques. The USLA would be
pleased to assist in developing meaningful national standards.

The following are specific areas of concern:

- You propose requiring that these personnel complete, “Minimum physical fitness and
swimming standards, JRPAT [Job Related Physical Agility Test], as required by the AHJ
[Agency Having Jurisdiction].” You thus set no minimum standard, but allow the AHJ to set
whatever level its leaders choose. One agency might require the ability to swim 20 yards with no
time limit, while another may require the ability to swim 500 meters in 10 minutes or less. This
lack of a minimum standard ensures that teams which will inevitably be involved in mutual aid
incidents will be skilled at wildly varying levels. A minimum standard should be set for the
personal safety of these personnel, the safety of backup personnel, and the safety of the public
they will serve.

- You propose that these personnel be trained to the level of, “NFPA 1670 (2004) as it relates to
surface water rescue, or equivalent.” NFPA 1670 (2004) does not use the term, “surface water
rescue.” In any case, NFPA 1670 swimming standards are far below those recommended by the
International Life Saving Federation for any water environment, the U.S. Coast Guard (for
rescue swimmers), or the United States Lifesaving Association. We note that the skills required
in NFPA 1670 for surf rescue are also far below those recommended by the United States
Lifesaving Association, which are recognized as the de facto standard nationwide, including by
the American Red Cross. USLA standards for surf meet and exceed international standards for
surf rescue swimming skills promulgated by the International Life Saving Federation (which the
NFPA standards also fail to meet), of which the USLA is America’s Full Member. With specific
respect to swiftwater/flood rescue, NFPA 1670 (2004) states in, in whole: “9.4.9.1 Organizations
operating at the technician level at swift water rescue incidents shall meet the requirements
specified in Section 6.4 (technician level for rope rescue). 9.4.9.2 Organizations operating at the
technician level at swift water rescue incidents shall develop and implement procedures for
              Attachment 2 -- President's Activity Report
applying rope rescue techniques in the swift water environment.” NFPA 1670 is completely
inadequate in specifying minimum training levels for swiftwater/flood rescue and should not be
referenced or relied upon for credentialing purposes. These lax standards place personnel at
unreasonable risk.

- You propose that these personnel be trained to the level of, “NFPA 1006: Standard for Rescue
Technician (2003) as it relates to surface rescue, or equivalent.” This standard sets requisite
knowledge and skills, but this knowledge and these skills are in many cases general and vague or
are confined to skills needed only for local conditions. For example, they require, “proficiency in
communicating distress signals,” but no distress signals are specified, thus they are apparently
not standardized. As well, they require, “The ability to swim and float in different water
conditions with and without flotation aids or swimming aids (as required).” They do not specify
those conditions, what comprises an ability to swim, or the level of swimming skills required.
This standard provides no specific guidance for swiftwater/flood rescue. NFPA 1006 is
inadequate in specifying minimum training levels for swiftwater/flood rescue and should not be
referenced or relied upon for credentialing purposes.

- You propose that these personnel complete training in Class 3 rated rapids (per classification of
American Whitewater). You do not specify the type, length, safety procedures, or curriculum of
this training. This raises tremendous safety issues as personnel are required to train in a
hazardous environment without any direction as to what the training should comprise and what
safety procedures should be in effect. These should be specified.

Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technician – Boat Bowman

In addition to the requirements for Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technician, you require the
following water rescue related items:

- You propose that these personnel be proficient in, “Use of appropriate craft in the aquatic
environment.” You do not specify the type of craft or what constitutes proficiency. These must
be specified if the standard is to be meaningful.

- You propose that these personnel be proficient in, “Boat and motor support (maintenance,
trailering, and repair).” You do not specify the type of craft or what constitutes proficiency.
These must be specified if the standard is to be meaningful.

Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technician – Boat Operator

- You propose that these personnel be proficient in, “Use of power and paddle craft in the aquatic
environment.” You do not define the type of power or paddle craft or what constitutes
proficiency. These must be specified if the standard is to be meaningful.

- You propose that these personnel be proficient in, “Boat and motor support (maintenance,
trailering, and repair).” You do not specify the type of craft or what constitutes proficiency.
These must be specified if the standard is to be meaningful.
            Attachment 2 -- President's Activity Report
Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technician – Animal Rescue

Please see comments for Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technician.
Attachment 3 -- President's Activity Report
                         Attachment 4 -- President's Activity Report
                                United States Lifesaving Association
                             PO Box 366   Huntington Beach, California 92648     Tel: 866-FOR-USLA (866-367-8752)

                                                                  www.usla.org




                     September 13, 2007
B. Chris Brewster
President


Jerry Gavin
Vice-President
                     Ed Hersh
Nikki Bowie          Executive Vice President
Secretary
                     Current Programming and Specials
Rob Williams
                     Court TV
Treasurer            600 Third Avenue
                     New York, NY 10016
Chris Graham
Executive Delegate

                     Dear Mr. Hersh,
Peter Davis
Liaison Officer
                     The United States Lifesaving Association has very much appreciated our
Tim Gallagher
Advisor
                     relationship with Court TV and with Evolution Film and Tape in the production
                     and airing of the Beach Patrol series. I was privileged to make the initial
Dr. Peter Wernicki   introductions for Evolution to the San Diego Lifeguard Service and
Medical Advisor
                     organizationally we have subsequently employed our professional network to
John “Chip” More
Legal Advisor
                     facilitate filming at other USLA certified lifesaving agencies. Although we may
                     sometimes wince at the hyperbole with which fairly routine incidents are
                     occasionally depicted, by and large, we are appreciative of the manner in which
                     lifeguards are depicted in the Beach Patrol series as skilled and caring
                     professionals.

                     Evolution’s producers have been careful to consult us with respect to identifying
                     lifeguard agencies that perform to USLA recommended national standards,
                     which represent the de facto standard for surf lifesaving in the USA. We believe
                     this has the mutual benefit of ensuring that you have the opportunity to air
                     shows on professionally operated lifeguard agencies and our members feel
                     comfortable that our relationship with Court TV and Evolution furthers our goals
                     of promoting lifeguard professionalism, while reducing the incidence of
                     drowning.

                     Recently, we were made aware of a new show on Court TV called Ocean
                     Force, which is promoted as featuring, “… the adventures of the cops and
                     lifeguards …” in Panama City Beach, Florida. This raises serious concerns for
                     us.

                     The lifeguard program at Panama City Beach, what there is of it, is not certified
                     as conducting itself in accordance with USLA recommended guidelines. In the
                     past, the USLA has conducted repeated efforts to encourage the community to
                     provide a professional lifeguard program adequate to the circumstances

                                       President’s Address: 3850 Sequoia Street San Diego, CA 92109-6518
                                       Tel: 619-807-7777 Fax: 720-535-3274 Internet: president@usla.org
             Attachment 4 -- President's Activity Report

presented, but little progress has been made. In some years, the drowning death
numbers there have been very high.

Our past experience with Panama City Beach was that “lifeguards” were mostly beach
rental vendors who were expected, amidst their vending, to respond to emergencies of
which they became aware. As well, past experience suggested that the training level
was to American Red Cross standards, which are not intended for ocean lifeguards.

I have already received one very strongly worded complaint that featuring this lifeguard
program denigrates lifeguard professionalism and sullies the image of lifeguards trained
to USLA standards, who endeavor to conduct their duties with utmost professionalism.
Subsequent discussions of this nature have also taken place.

I am concerned for three reasons. The first is consistent with that of the complainant
that featuring this “lifeguard” operation will sully the image of professional lifeguards, by
implying that this operation includes professionals trained to national standards for surf
rescue. The second is that featuring of this operation may embolden a disinclination on
the part of the community to provide services to accepted national standards, resulting
in a continuation of what appears to be substandard care, with potentially deadly
consequences. The third is that this may have negative consequences for a currently
very positive relationship between the professional lifesaving community and Court TV.

I would encourage you, in future, to avoid depictions of lifeguards other than those at
one of the many USLA certified lifesaving agencies, and to ask production companies to
work with us, as has Evolution Film and Tape, to help promote professionalism in
lifesaving to the benefit of lifeguards, Court TV, and the safety of the general public. We
would like to continue to maintain a very positive relationship with your network for the
foreseeable future.

Sincerely,




B. Chris Brewster
President

c: USLA Board of Directors
   Evolution Film and Tape




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                         Attachment 5 -- President's Activity Report
                                  United States Lifesaving Association
                             PO Box 366   Huntington Beach, California 92648   Tel: 866-FOR-USLA (866-367-8752)

                                                                www.usla.org



                     April 5, 2008
B. Chris Brewster
President


Kevin Sweat
                     Assemblymember Michael Duvall
Vice-President       State Capitol Room 4177
                     Sacramento, CA 95814
Nikki Bowie
Secretary

                     RE: ASSEMBLY BILL 2110 SUPPORT
Rob Williams
Treasurer
                     The United States Lifesaving Association is America's nonprofit, professional
Chris Graham
Executive Delegate
                     association of beach lifeguards and open water rescuers. The USLA works to
                     reduce the incidence of death and injury in the aquatic environment through a
Peter Davis          variety of means, one of which is public education.
Liaison Officer


Tim Gallagher        Our members are involved in the protection and rescue of swimmers and other
Advisor
                     water users. They are also involved in boating safety enforcement. On a regular
Dr. Peter Wernicki
                     basis, we see errant boaters acting in a manner that poses a threat to the
Medical Advisor      safety of swimmers and others engaged in water recreation. As well, those of
John “Chip” More     us involved in boating safety enforcement regularly stop, and sometimes cite or
Legal Advisor
                     arrest, people who have violated boating safety regulations. A very typical
                     response from the boater stopped for a violation is that they were unaware of
                     the pertinent regulations. Since California boaters are not required to
                     demonstrate any knowledge of boating safety rules and regulations prior to
                     operating a recreational vessel, regardless of size or power (as is the case for
                     automobiles), this excuse is impossible to disprove. In effect, those of us
                     involved in boating safety must presently educate boaters one at a time,
                     typically only after a violation provides cause to stop them.

                     In the interest of the safety of all who use California waters, including boaters
                     themselves, it is essential that a process be put in place to ensure that boaters
                     have an understanding of basic boating safety rules and regulations before
                     taking the helm.

                     We thus consider your bill timely, appropriate, and, in fact, essential to safety of
                     California’s waterways. We thus fully support Assembly Bill 2110.

                     Sincerely,




                     B. Chris Brewster
                     President
                        United States Lifesaving Association
                                    Vice President
                                    Activity Report
Date: April 18, 2008
Officer: Vice President


Introduction
I first would like to thank Ralph Goto and the Pacific Islands Region for hosting the
Spring Board of Director’s meeting in a spectacular setting. I would also like to thank
everyone who voted at the Fall Board of Director’s meeting to elect the current Board of
Director’s. I’m humbled with my election as Vice President and will serve the USLA to
the best of my ability. As your elected board it is crucial that we serve with an unbiased
mind and make decisions with impartiality.

Activities and Accomplishments

   1. The first task I began was to complete the Combined Federal Campaign. This
       allows federal employees to make contributions to non-profit organizations
       through payroll deductions. As we continue with this process we need to evaluate
       if joining an organization that will market the USLA will increase revenue
       contributions.
   2. With the help of many others I have completed an athlete’s contract and selection
       process for our National Team. This document will require team members of our
       National Team to adhere to a strict code of conduct while representing the USLA.
   3. I would also like to thank all the regions for the healthy dialog that occurred
       between meetings regarding some difficult e-votes.


Thank you
                           United States Lifesaving Association
                                              Secretary
                                            Activity Report

Date: April 24, 2008
Officer: Nikki Bowie

Introduction

On a personal note, I am pleased to say that my agency, Charleston County Park and Recreation
Commission, will be guarding an area that is not directly adjacent to one of our county parks. This
marks the first time that another government entity (in this case the City of Folly Beach) has asked us to
provide coverage on a section of previously unguarded beach. Until this point, the only lifeguarded
areas on the coast of Charleston County were the areas directly in front of County Park property. This
area amounted to approximately one mile. The new area we will guard is ½ mile and has a pier in the
middle of the swim area. We also appealed to the Town of Isle of Palms, where we have our smallest
guarded swimming area but our largest visitation, to expand our area of coverage. We were granted
permission. Both expansions will hopefully be funded by county accommodations taxes and will not
cost the individual cities anything. This has been a very busy, but exciting time and we hope to build on
this momentum and eventually provide coverage for all of Charleston County.

Activities and Accomplishments (Since Prior Board of Directors Meeting)

1. Produced the meeting minutes from the Charleston Board of Directors Meeting.
2. Continue to update the contacts for the Board of Directors Library so that information can be
   delivered as extensively as possible.
3. There has been an increase in donations to the USLA and USLF and I have been producing thank
   you letters.
4. Created a template for the meeting minutes to be used in the future to provide consistency of the
   minutes.
5. Conducted four Evotes.




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                           United States Lifesaving Association
                                         Treasurer Report
                                            Activity Report

Date: April 24, 2008 – Kauai, Hawaii
Officer: Rob Williams

Introduction

As I complete my first year as the USLA Treasurer, I would like to thank everyone for their support and
assistance. It has made my job much easier with the help that was given making this transition. Also
for your confidence in me to continue in this position by electing me last fall for this current two year
term.

Activities and Accomplishments (Since Prior Board of Directors Meeting)

1. Final New Jersey Bank Accounts Closed – With the help of Tim Gallagher, the remaining two
   Certificates of Deposits that were held at Investor Savings in New Jersey were closed and
   transferred to our main General Account(s). We now have two financial institutions that we use, a
   high interest earning account at Fidelity and a checking/savings account at Bank of America.
2. Accountant – After many years of service to the USLA, Paul Wild completed the June 30, 2007
   Audit, then declined to make a new proposal for services into the coming years. With that, a new
   accountant was needed. I received a number of proposals and collaborated with President
   Brewster and selected Ceferino Fajardo out of San Diego. He has offered to complete our tax
   returns and audit while returning half of the normal fee to the Association as a donation.
3. Credit Card Processing – After President Brewster initiated a contract with Costco/NOVA for the
   use of a Credit Card Processing Web based system, I am now working with the company, Charlie
   Hartl, 906 Interactive, and Interfuse to implement the processing pages on www.usla.org.
4. New Bank of America Account – With the Credit Card Processing account set up, the money will
   go directly into a designated account. To keep an accurate account of the Credit Card
   Transactions, it was decided to split our Bank of America into two joint accounts. The new account
   is an interest earning money market account and will only be used for incoming credit card
   transactions and fees.
5. Insurance – With the treasury moving to California, the New Jersey Company would not renew our
   policies. After getting a number of proposals and the assistance of a broker, Western Heritage was
   selected for the General Liability Insurance and CHUBB is being used for the Director’s and
   Officer’s, along with the Crime Policy (Bond for the President and Treasurer). Costs were
   increased due to the adjustment of membership to our current numbers.
6. Returned Payments from Regions – Recently I have received a number of returned checks that I
   issued through Bank of America. These checks are business checks issued from the bank and
   have a 90 day deposit timeline. I would encourage the recipients of the checks to cash them as
   soon as possible to avoid this in the future. It creates a little confusion on my books.
7. Budget Clarification/Area of Notes – From the minutes of the Fall Board of Directors meeting, I
   have begun to operate on a calendar year budget. The below notes are formulated from January 1
   – December 31, 2008.
   7.1. Income
         7.1.1. ALM Revenue – The ALM editor had requests from advertisers to pay by credit card.
                 They used our current credit card system through Uniserv. To date, these funds have
                 not been received from Uniserv. Credit card funds are received periodically throughout
                 the year.
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        7.1.2. Certification Fees – We are projected to receive more funds that expected.
        7.1.3. Donations – We have received two restricted donations totalling $8,000. $5,000 was
               designated to the Mexican Lifeguard Fund and the other $3,000 for USLA Delegates to
               travel to Puerto Rico. The Combined Federal Campaign has yielded over $1,500 to
               date.
        7.1.4. Membership Dues – We received our first $30 membership from the South Atlantic
               Region.
        7.1.5. Sponsorship – We have received $4,000 from Da Fin.
   7.2. Expenses
        7.2.1. American Lifeguard Magazine – We are awaiting the invoice for the winter 2008 edition
               that was recently completed.
        7.2.2. Certification Administration – With the number of certifications fees that have been
               received, the administration expense has risen as well.
        7.2.3. Donation - $5,000 has been allocated to the Mexican Lifeguard Fund
        7.2.4. USLA Travel and Meetings – Reimbursement has been made to all but one of the
               delegates that traveled to Puerto Rico.
   7.3. Long Term Liabilities
        7.3.1. Competition – National Team – The competition committee allocated $7,500 from the
               liability for the International Surf Rescue Challenge in Australia last fall. There are still
               a few individuals that need to be reimbursed and need to submit their travel expenses.
          7.3.1.1.     A topic for the Ways and Means Committee will be when to $14,000 annual
                 monies will be allocated. It has been done on July 1st; however, with the change in
                 fiscal years, it is the chairs desire to obtain an annual date of allocation.
        7.3.2. Mexican Lifeguard Fund – Both myself and President Brewster had discussions with
               Bob Burnside and Matt & Melissa Karl on the allocation of funds from the Mexican
               Lifeguard Fund. It was agreed upon that the USLA Treasurer will pay the designated
               expenses directly from the USLA Treasury. In the past, some monies had been
               transferred to a local chapter for distribution.
Recommendations for Committee and/or Board Consideration

1. Bylaw Vote - Change Fiscal Year Accounting to Calendar Year Accounting
Attachments

1. Current Balance Sheet
2. Budget - January 1, 2008 – Present




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         United States Lifesaving Association
                             Balance Sheet
                           As of April 13, 2008
                                                    Apr 13, 08
ASSETS
  Current Assets
       Checking/Savings
            Bank of America
                 Bank of America Checking         28,544.28
                 Bank of America Money Market     2,799.96
            Total Bank of America                      31,344.24


            Fidelity Investments                      117,459.95
       Total Checking/Savings                         148,804.19


  Total Current Assets                                148,804.19


TOTAL ASSETS                                          148,804.19


LIABILITIES & EQUITY
  Liabilities
       Long Term Liabilities
            Competition - National Team           21,185.14
            Mexican Lifeguard Escrowed Acct       24,152.97
       Total Long Term Liabilities                     45,338.11


  Total Liabilities                                    45,338.11


  Equity
       Unrestricted Net Assets                    98,230.20
       Net Income                                 5,235.88
  Total Equity                                        103,466.08


TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY                            148,804.19




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                     United States Lifesaving Association
                                     Profit & Loss Budget vs. Actual
                                    January through December 2008

                                                 Jan - Dec 08    Budget       $ Over Budget
  Income
     ALM - Advertising Revenue                        7,465.00    13,500.00           (6,035.00)
     Certification Fees                               4,502.00     7,500.00           (2,998.00)
     Competition Income                               1,200.00    34,000.00          (32,800.00)
     Donations                                        9,509.60     5,000.00            4,509.60
     Interest                                         1,350.70     3,000.00           (1,649.30)
     Membership Dues                                  6,747.00   170,500.00         (163,753.00)
     Royalties                                          780.65     2,000.00           (1,219.35)
     Sponsorship                                      4,000.00    16,000.00          (12,000.00)
  Total Income                                       35,554.95   251,500.00         (215,945.05)


  Expense                                                                      ($ Under Budget)
     American Lifeguard Magazine                      7,439.15    55,500.00          (48,060.85)
     Awards                                               0.00      500.00              (500.00)
     Certification Administration                     1,089.71     1,500.00             (410.29)
     Competition                                      1,152.50    34,500.00          (33,347.50)
     Database                                           200.88     3,000.00           (2,799.12)
     Donation                                         5,000.00         0.00            5,000.00
     Heroic Acts                                        265.69     1,000.00             (734.31)
     Insurance & Bonds                                    0.00     8,000.00           (8,000.00)
     International Relations                          2,596.98     5,000.00           (2,403.02)
     Junior Lifeguards                                    0.00     1,000.00           (1,000.00)
     Mailings                                             0.00      500.00              (500.00)
     Marketing Agent Commissions                          0.00     2,000.00           (2,000.00)
     Membership Kits                                  7,454.71    56,000.00          (48,545.29)
     Miscellaneous                                        0.00     1,000.00           (1,000.00)
     Office Expenses                                     35.00     1,000.00             (965.00)
     Presidential Discretionary Fund                      0.00     2,000.00           (2,000.00)
     Professional Fees                                  105.07     4,500.00           (4,394.93)
     Public Education                                   600.00    10,000.00           (9,400.00)
     Public Relations                                     0.00      500.00              (500.00)
     Regions % of Member Dues                         1,195.00    29,000.00          (27,805.00)
     Telephone/Internet                                 133.88      500.00              (366.12)
     USLA Travel and Meetings                         2,863.00    11,500.00           (8,637.00)
     Website                                            187.50     7,000.00           (6,812.50)
  Total Expense                                      30,319.07   235,500.00         (205,180.93)


Income over Expenses                                  5,235.88    16,000.00          (10,764.12)




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11:24 AM               United States Lifesaving Association
04/20/08                              Balance Sheet
Accrual Basis                         As of April 20, 2008

                                                             Apr 20, 08
                ASSETS
                  Current Assets
                    Checking/Savings
                       Bank of America
                          Bank of America Checking            30,019.58
                          Bank of America Money Market         2,800.67
                        Total Bank of America                      32,820.25
                        Fidelity Investments                      117,459.95
                     Total Checking/Savings                       150,280.20

                  Total Current Assets                            150,280.20

                TOTAL ASSETS                                      150,280.20
                LIABILITIES & EQUITY
                   Liabilities
                      Long Term Liabilities
                          Competition - National Team              21,185.14
                          Mexican Lifeguard Escrowed Acct          24,152.97
                     Total Long Term Liabilities                   45,338.11

                  Total Liabilities                                45,338.11
                  Equity
                    Unrestricted Net Assets                        98,230.20
                    Net Income                                      6,711.89
                  Total Equity                                    104,942.09

                TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY                        150,280.20




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04/20/08                              United States Lifesaving Association
Accrual Basis
                                        Profit & Loss Budget vs. Actual
                                           January through December 2008


                                                         Jan - Dec 08              Budget                 $ Over Budget

Income
  ALM - Advertising Revenue                                     $8,575.00                $13,500.00                  ($4,925.00)
  Certification Fees                                            $4,502.00                 $7,500.00                  ($2,998.00)
  Competition Income
      National Games
             Event Fee                           $0.00                      $7,000.00                 ($7,000.00)
             Officials                           $1,200.00
             National Games - Other              $3,406.75                  $17,000.00                ($13,593.25)
      Total National Games                                      $4,606.75                $24,000.00                 ($19,393.25)

      Competition Income - Other                 $0.00                      $10,000.00                ($10,000.00)
  Total Competition Income                                      $4,606.75                $34,000.00                 ($29,393.25)


  Donations
      Combined Federal Campain
             Central Florida Area                $1.80
             CFC of the Bay Area                 $386.55
             CFCSENC                             $20.22
             Chicago Area                        $17.52
             Community Health Charities          $61.82
             Hawaii Pacific Area                 $44.36
             Heart of Maine                      $1.38
             Huntsville AL                       $235.44
             Lake County IL                      $117.33
             N.Charleston                        $106.97
             New Orleans                         $14.97
             Newark NJ                           $111.00
             North Texas                         $84.72
             Northwest Louisiana                 $20.51
             Oak Harbor                          $82.41
             Okaloosa-Walton Counties            $43.28
             Peninsula CFC                       $19.96
             San Antonio Area                    $32.64
             South Hampton Roads                 $167.85
             southeastern Michigan Area          $46.28
             Southern Arizona                    $50.24
             Sun County                          $10.48
             United Way of the CSRA              $19.51
      Total Combined Federal Campain                            $1,697.24


      Restricted                                 $8,000.00
      Donations - Unrestricted                   $0.00                      $5,000.00                 ($5,000.00)
  Total Donations                                               $9,697.24                 $5,000.00                  $4,697.24


  Interest
      Dividends                                  $1,237.53
      Interest                                   $113.88                    $3,000.00                 ($2,886.12)
  Total Interest                                                $1,351.41                 $3,000.00                  ($1,648.59)




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04/20/08                              United States Lifesaving Association
Accrual Basis
                                      Profit & Loss Budget vs. Actual
                                          January through December 2008


                                                        Jan - Dec 08              Budget                  $ Over Budget


  Membership Dues
      Junior Lifeguard Membership
          JR Dues Southwest                     $5,690.00
      Total Junior Lifeguard Membership                        $5,690.00


      Professional Memberships
          Dues Great Lakes                                        $25.00
          Dues Gulf Coast                                         $42.00
          Dues Mid Atlantic
                $11 Payment MA                  $341.00
          Total Dues Mid Atlantic                                $341.00


          Dues Northwest
                Dues Northwest                  $294.00
          Total Dues Northwest                                   $294.00


          Dues Pacific Island                                     $25.00
          Dues South Atlantic
                Dues South Atlantic             $30.00
          Total Dues South Atlantic                               $30.00


          Dues Southeast
                $11 Payment SE                  $99.00
                Dues Southeast                  $25.00
          Total Dues Southeast                                   $124.00


          Dues Southwest
                $11 Payment SW                  $176.00
          Total Dues Southwest                                   $176.00


      Total Professional Memberships                           $1,057.00

      Membership Dues - Other                                      $0.00   $170,500.00                ($170,500.00)
  Total Membership Dues                                        $6,747.00                $170,500.00             ($163,753.00)


  Royalties
      Affinity - USLA Credit Card               $401.27
      Amazon.com                                $12.03
      Jostens                                   $100.00
      Textbook                                  $367.35
      Royalties - Other                         $0.00                      $2,000.00                  ($2,000.00)
  Total Royalties                                                $880.65                  $2,000.00                  ($1,119.35)

  Sponsorship                                   $4,000.00                  $16,000.00                 ($12,000.00)




Total Income                                            $40,360.05             $251,500.00               ($211,139.95)



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04/20/08                               United States Lifesaving Association
Accrual Basis
                                       Profit & Loss Budget vs. Actual
                                                 January through December 2008


                                                               Jan - Dec 08               Budget                $ Over Budget


Expense
  American Lifeguard Magazine
      Commissions                                      $1,487.00
      Incentives                                       $100.00
      Mailing & Postage                                $4,843.31
      Professional Fees                                $1,169.09
      Telephone/Internet Subscribtion                  $149.75
      American Lifeguard Magazine - Other              $0.00                      $55,500.00                ($55,500.00)
  Total American Lifeguard Magazine                                   $7,749.15                $55,500.00                 ($47,750.85)


  Awards                                                                  $0.00                  $500.00                    ($500.00)
  Certification Administration                                        $1,089.71                 $1,500.00                   ($410.29)
  Competition
      National Games
             National Games - Other                    $0.00                      $19,500.00                ($19,500.00)
      Total National Games                                                $0.00                $19,500.00                 ($19,500.00)


      National Team
             National Team Travel - Allocation         $0.00                      $14,000.00                ($14,000.00)
      Total National Team                                                 $0.00                $14,000.00                 ($14,000.00)

      Competition - Other                              $1,152.50                  $1,000.00                 $152.50
  Total Competition                                                   $1,152.50                $34,500.00                 ($33,347.50)


  Database                                                              $200.88                 $3,000.00                  ($2,799.12)
  Donation
      Donation - Restricted Payouts                    $5,000.00                  $0.00                     $5,000.00
  Total Donation                                                      $5,000.00                    $0.00                   $5,000.00


  Heroic Acts                                                           $265.69                 $1,000.00                   ($734.31)
  Insurance & Bonds                                                       $0.00                 $8,000.00                  ($8,000.00)
  International Relations
      Dues                                             $2,596.98                  $2,500.00                 $96.98
      Travel & Support                                 $0.00                      $2,500.00                 ($2,500.00)
  Total International Relations                                       $2,596.98                 $5,000.00                  ($2,403.02)


  Junior Lifeguards                                                       $0.00                 $1,000.00                  ($1,000.00)
  Mailings                                                                $0.00                  $500.00                    ($500.00)
  Marketing Agent Commissions                                             $0.00                 $2,000.00                  ($2,000.00)
  Membership Kits
      Membership Kits                                  $10,473.80                 $56,000.00                ($45,526.20)
  Total Membership Kits                                              $10,473.80                $56,000.00                 ($45,526.20)


  Miscellaneous                                                           $0.00                 $1,000.00                  ($1,000.00)
  Office Expenses
      Bank Charge                                      $35.00
      Office Expenses - Other                          $0.00                      $1,000.00                 ($1,000.00)
  Total Office Expenses                                                  $35.00                 $1,000.00                   ($965.00)




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  04/20/08                            United States Lifesaving Association
  Accrual Basis
                                       Profit & Loss Budget vs. Actual
                                           January through December 2008


                                                         Jan - Dec 08              Budget                 $ Over Budget


    Presidential Discretionary Fund                                 $0.00                 $2,000.00                  ($2,000.00)
    Professional Fees
        Tax Preparation                          $105.07
        Professional Fees                        $0.00                      $4,500.00                 ($4,500.00)
    Total Professional Fees                                       $105.07                 $4,500.00                  ($4,394.93)


    Public Education
        Public Education                         $600.00                    $10,000.00                ($9,400.00)
    Total Public Education                                        $600.00                $10,000.00                  ($9,400.00)


    Public Relations                                                $0.00                  $500.00                    ($500.00)
    Regions % of Member Dues
        Great Lakes                              $14.00
        Pacific Islands                          $14.00
        South Atlantic                           $15.00
        Southeast                                $14.00
        Southwest                                $1,138.00
        Regions % of Member Dues - Other         $0.00                      $29,000.00                ($29,000.00)
    Total Regions % of Member Dues                              $1,195.00                $29,000.00                 ($27,805.00)


    Telephone/Internet                                            $133.88                  $500.00                    ($366.12)
    USLA Travel and Meetings
        Officer BOD Meeting Expenses             $0.00                      $9,000.00                 ($9,000.00)
        Travel and Support                       $2,863.00                  $2,500.00                 $363.00
    Total USLA Travel and Meetings                              $2,863.00                $11,500.00                  ($8,637.00)

    Website                                                       $187.50                 $7,000.00                  ($6,812.50)




  Total Expense                                          $33,648.16             $235,500.00              ($201,851.84)


Income Over Expenses                                     $6,711.89             $16,000.00                 ($9,288.11)




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                         United States Lifesaving Association
                                    Executive Delegate
                                        Activity Report




Date: April 24, 2008
Officer: Chris Graham

Introduction

I am pleased to be serving another term as your USLA Executive Delegate. My goal over the
next two years is to increase the number of agencies that provide their data to the Salary page
on the website. I will also be working with the website chair to further develop and to fund a
national agency contact page. Further discussion is needed to work out the details.

Thank you to the following agencies for updated 2008 information:
South Atlantic
   •   Carolina Beach Police Department
   •   Charleston County Park & Recreation
   •   Wrightsville Beach
Southwest
   •   City of Huntington Beach
Mid-Atlantic
   •   Ocean City Beach Patrol
I urge all agencies & chapters to visit this page on our website and make sure your information
is updated regularly.


Department Patch Quilt
If you have a new patch or your agency patch is not on the quilt, please provide me with one
over the next few days or mail one to:
                            Chris Graham
                            22555 Olympiad Road
                            Mission Viejo, CA 92692




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                          United States Lifesaving Association
                                Timothy M. Gallagher, Advisor
                                          Activity Report

Date: April 24, 2008
Officer: Timothy M. Gallagher

Introduction

I am looking forward to the meeting. There are many interesting topics that need to be discussed.

Activities and Accomplishments (Since Prior Board of Directors Meeting)

1. Voted in at least 4 E-votes and participated in some lively discussions.
2. Closed out the final CD on the east coast in Investors Saving Bank. Deposited the funds in our
   Bank of America account and forwarded all the pertinent documents and information to Rob
   Williams.
Recommendations for Committee and/or Board Consideration

1. I am interested in discussing Peter Davis’ recommendation of a committee made up of life members
   to act as some sort of Advisory Committee to the Board of Directors.




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                           United States Lifesaving Association
                                          Liaison Officer
                                            Activity Report

Date: April 24, 2008
Officer: Peter Davis

Introduction

In the time since the last meeting I have been doing the usual “1st line of defense for USLA” type of
activities. I’ve been funneling questions about membership, equipment, public education to the
appropriate people within USLA. I’ve also spoken or e-mailed a number of people interested in working
at a USLA beach or interested in some kind of lifeguard exchange. Specific tasks are grouped in the
next section.

Activities and Accomplishments (Since Prior Board of Directors Meeting)

1. Red Cross/YMCA/USLA Lifeguard Standards Coalition- I attended the meeting in December
   which was the final one for the first body of work produced. Since that time we have finished the
   final summaries of each question. I am in Dr. Wernicki’s group and my assigned questions were
   regarding minimum age and lifeguard equipment.
2. Trial Training Sessions for Fall Meeting- I was asked to get with Jim McCrady, President SE
   region to explore possibilities for training sessions that would lead up to the Fall meeting. Some of
   the ideas we discussed included:
   A. NIMS training
   B. Training Officer training Academy
   C. Swiftwater rescue course
   D. Administrative support training (stats, power point presentations, personnel classes, etc.
   Jim and I will present a complete list for review in the executive board session.

3. Advisory Committee Proposal- After the submission of a proposal for an “Advisory Committee”, I
   was asked by the board to canvas a group of USLA members who are “Respected Elders” to get a
   feel for how the proposal was received and to try to fine tune some of the details to the point where
   they could be crafted into a motion. I did so and received general consensus on the following
   points:
   - overall the group was receptive to the idea
   - there was consent that qualifications would include life members of USLA or those who have
       served on the board in an elected position.
   - Membership to the committee would not preclude other involvement within USLA.
   - The mission and chair of the group should be determined by the group itself
   - One of the purposes of the groups would be to advise the current board of USLA on direction,
       so that past mistakes would be less likely to be repeated

4. NOAA/USLA Rip Current Coalition Working Group- there is a new rip current bilingual sign
   available on NOAA the website available in three (3) separate formats.

5. Acting Chair- International Lifesaving Federation Development Committee- My term in this
   role is at an end. With the current restructuring process of ILS, this committee is to be disbanded
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   shortly. The committee has completed a “Tool Kit” for people either doing lifesaving development
   work oversees or people coordinating development work. ILS is currently re-organizing and
   improving its website, but this tool kit will be put on the website to aid whoever needs it in the future.
   It includes a country survey, development evaluation form, medical information, organizing “page”
   to help keep track of where different countries are in the process, etc.

6. International Lifesaving Association- Americas Region Development Coordinator- I’ve done a
   great deal of e-mailing and translating for various groups and individuals within the Americas’
   Region. To my knowledge the only significant changes are as follows…

There are two members of ILS-A with pending Full Member applications:

   A. Peru has a group who came in a couple of years ago as a Corresponding Member and is now
      applying for Full Member.
   B. Venezuela has a group who has been an Associate Member for a similar amount of time who is
      also applying for Full Member status.
Recommendations for Committee and/or Board Consideration

1. Pending approval by the Executive Board, the Establishment of a new committee to be named the
   “Advisory Committee” which would:
   A. Be comprised of USLA members who either have been in an elected position on the executive
      board and/or have been awarded a USLA Life Membership
   B. Have the purpose of using their collective experience to offer advise the USLA executive board




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                           United States Lifesaving Association
                                       MEDICAL ADVISOR
                                            Activity Report

Date: April 24th, 2008
Officer: Peter G. Wernicki, M.D. FAAOS

Introduction

It is a true pleasure to be back in Hawaii for what turns out to be my twentieth year providing medical
guidance to the USLA. The scope and amount of this responsibility has grown over the years, but it
has always been an honor to represent this organization. I hope to continue to work with you all for
many years to come. This meeting also is a great excuse to bring my wife here to Hawaii to celebrate
another milestone – our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Aloha!

Activities and Accomplishments (Since Prior Board of Directors Meeting)

1. LIFESAVING STANDARDS COALITION –

The coalition met again in December in San Louis Obispo with myself and several other USLA
representatives. The first round questions had their evidence reviewed, discussed and for the most
part their answers completed. They are now in the editing process and will be available for public
comment in several months. Round two will most likely occur in Colorado Springs in October. A
survey of the participants is currently under way and will be used to modify the process in the future.
Funding continues from a grant from the National Swimming Pool Foundation.

2. INTERNATIONAL LIFESAVING FEDERATION –

The Medical Committee is completing a policy statement on “Seizure Disorders and Lifesaving”. This is
an impressive, highly researched, evidence based work. It may have some important implications to
our agencies. With his lead, Mr. Brewster and I have had extensive discussions with the author to try to
assure that it is in keeping with the views of the USLA. When the final draft is completed it will be
presented to the board.

The Medical Committee has also recently completed a clarification statement on “Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation for Drowning.” It is attached to this report. As you have heard in the media and will hear
during the educational conference, a few recent studies have shown that compression only CPR may
be equal to or better than regular CPR in sudden cardiac arrest. The American Heart Association has
just released a statement on this issue. This needs to be clearly differentiated from anoxia (drowning)
and other causes of arrest where ventilation is still a vital component. We want to prevent any wrong
assumptions or conclusions from these studies.

As a member of the Anti-doping Committee I will try to assure that the USLA and all of its athletes are
aware that the World Anti-doping Association has revised its policies, substance list, and exemptions.
These will be reviewed with our team manager along with the current reporting requirements to confirm
that we are in compliance. There have recently been several lifesaving athletes who tested positive in
other countries.



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3. RED CROSS –

I continue to serve as the Aquatics Chair of the Red Cross Advisory Council. We met in December in
Washington, DC, and will next meet in Las Vegas in June. Numerous issues and projects are being
worked on. These include: lifeguard shortages, shallow water blackout, drowning prevention, program
revisions, new equipment, and many others.

I will have an opportunity to instruct and present at the Emergency Cardiac Care Update meeting this
this June. I can provide information to anyone who is interested in attending.

The Red Cross is undergoing some serious budget issues. Because of this, large numbers of their staff
are being laid off. This includes several individuals who have been instrumental in the recent friendly
and respectful relations between our two organizations. Hopefully this beneficial relationship can
continue in the future.

4. USLA –

I continue to provide guidance and input on the many aspects of the USLA where my medical outlook
and overall experience in the organization can be helpful. These have recently included reviewing
magazine articles and educational presentations on medical topics, providing input on the selection of
the National team and coach, and reviewing the revision of the competition rules. Several media
interviews on various lifesaving topics have been carried out.



Recommendations for Committee and/or Board Consideration

1. Approve my nomination to the ILS to again be selected to sit on the Medical Committee and the
   Anti-doping Committee.



Attachment

1.   ILS Clarification Statement on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Drowning




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                                      World Water Safety


            INTERNATIONAL LIFE SAVING FEDERATION

                          CLARIFICATION STATEMENT

     ON CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION FOR DROWNING
                                     Issued 3 April 2008

ILS Medical Committee: Dr Stephen Beerman MD, Dr Joost Bierens MD, Dr Zaid Chelvaraj
MD, Dr Phillip Dickinson MD, Dr Anthony Handley MD, Dr Angela Lawson MD, Dr David
Szpilman MD and Dr Peter Wernicki MD.

CLARIFICATION STATEMENT

The International Life Saving Federation urgently reminds all would-be rescuers that hands-
only CPR is not appropriate in cases of drowning. The American Heart Association (AHA)
Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Committee has recently published a statement on
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).(1) This recommends that bystanders who witness an
adult suddenly collapsing out of hospital should perform chest compressions only without
giving mouth-to-mouth ventilation, so-called hands-only CPR.

Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death worldwide. While hands-only CPR
may be effective in cases of sudden heart attack, cardiac arrest during drowning is due, in
large part, to lack of oxygen. The body is thus starved of oxygen and needs urgent
replenishment in addition to circulation of blood that is provided by chest compressions.

Similarly, compres sion-only CPR is inappropriate in cases of cardiac arrest in children, when
failure of breathing is the usual underlying cause.

The AHA ECC Committee statement includes: “this call to action for bystanders does NOT
apply to unwitnessed cardiac arrest, cardiac arrest in children or cardiac arrest presumed to
be of non-cardiac origin”. The ILS concurs with this, but is concerned that the overwhelming
emphasis on hands-only (compression-only) CPR in the statement will mean that this
secondary advice may be overlooked.

Further information can be found in the Medical section of the ILS website, www.ilsf.org. In
particular, attention is drawn to the Medical Position Statements on Critical CPR Skills, Use
of Oxygen, and In-Water Resuscitation.(2) (3) (4)

(1) The AHA statement: http://tinyurl.com/27zept
(2) http://www.ilsf.org/medical/statements/critical-cpr-skills
(3) http://www.ilsf.org/medical/statements/use-oxygen-lifesavers
(4) http://www.ilsf.org/medical/statements/in-water-resuscitation

For more information, please contact: ILS, Gemeenteplein 26 - 3010 Leuven – Belgium
Tel: +32/(0)16 896060 -- Fax: +32/(0)16 897070 -- E-Mail: ils.hq@pandora.be
                         United States Lifesaving Association
                                 Contracted Staff Liaison
                                         Activity Report

Date: April 24, 2008
Officer: Ed Zebrowski




Activities and Accomplishments (Since Prior Board of Directors Meeting)

1. Maintained communication between SHP and the Board through President Brewster and Legal
   Advisor Chip Moore regarding numerous possible sponsorship opportunities including Finis, Hobie
   Sunglasses, Patagonia, Banana Boat, Landshark Lager and others.
2. Presented Contracts to Finis and Hobie (presently under review by those companies)
3. Reviewed and discussed proposals with SHP that had been forwarded by regions.
Recommendations for Committee and/or Board Consideration

1. Recommend that Board review By-Laws and SHP contract to clarify responsibilities.
2. Recommend that guidelines be developed for the office of Contracted Staff Liaison
Attachments

1. SHP Report




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                               SHP INC. / USLA
                            PROGRESS REPORT 4/24/08


PATAGONIA
I met with George Plomarity recently and forwarded the revised contract. He was pleased
that the funding was going to distributed to the other regions as well as giving Patagonia
a strong presence at the National Championships.
We discussed the future of the Patagonia/USLA sponsorship. It was made clear to me
that the future of the partnership is directly related to the amount of business that is
generated by the program. We may move towards a royalty model, similar to the Finis
and Hobie contracts in 09 and beyond. The success of this relationship is in the hands of
general membership use of the discount and our members who purchase uniforms for
their Lifeguard services.
We as an organization need to encourage our chapter representatives to contact George
and set up a direct line of communication.
GEORGE_PLOMARITY@PATAGONIA.COM (805) 667-4852

FINIS

The Finis partnership is our best bet to generate a substantial amount of funding for our
national coffers. The usla/50 discount has been designed to be used by all of our
membership and RELATED AQUATIC PROGRAMS that we have an affiliation.
That translates into JG programs –Waterpolo clubs-swim teams-government community
Pools-lakes, anywhere people get in the water the USLA member can spread this
goodwill. Finis will pay a 7 cents royalty on the dollar for each sale the usla/50 generates.
Finis is a sponsor our national team and has contributed with Anheuser Busch to provide
membership T-shirts for all regions.
If you are a coach/ parent /relative or patron to any aquatic entity, you can generate this
royalty for the USLA while you give your Water Sport circle a 50% discount with The
Worldwide Leader in Technical Swimming Development. If you have any questions
please contact Tim Elson (888) 333-4647 x224 telson@finisinc.com

HOBIE SUNGLASSES

We have recently begun the process of partnering will with Hobie Sunglasses. The
sponsorship benefits are similar to the Finis offering. A 50% discount code is being
established. Each of the visiting delegates should make a point to visit the Hobie
display to pick up a complementary pair of sunglasses and to set up a direct line of
communication in order to receive the code # and future benefits related to the
Sponsorship. Eyeking LLC is the company that is providing this support and will pay 7
cents royalty on the dollar for each sale the usla/50 generates. This program is also open
to be shared with our affiliated entities. Each region will be allocated a (tbd) amount of
product to be used as prizes at their regional competitions. Questions should be directed
to Dustin Mora Dmora@eyeking.com 866.393.5464 x 124
DA FIN

I established this relationship with Andy several years ago. I cannot report on the status
of this program because I have not been kept in the loop due to the decision of the powers
that be. I have made an introduction for Da Fin to Finis to develop a mutual benefit.
We should do our best to support Andy’s efforts. He has been a generous supporter of
many of our Lifeguard services. If given the proper latitude , I believe we can make this
work for all parties.

Zubrella and OTC solutions

Were taken in house by Chris Brewster. I had initial conversations with these companies
and was taken out of the loop on these negotiations. Chris will need to report on these
financial contributions.

POTENTIAL SPONSORS

The Los Angeles county lifeguards have signed an agreement (march 08) to have the
Ford Motor Company as the exclusive automobile category sponsor of the L.A.
County Beaches. I had my first 1hour conference call to discuss their participation in
activating several properties that they participated in late 90s. The have reviewed the
USLA proposal that included a membership discount and support of our Regional and
National competitions. I am going to present the public education sponsorship elements
once I secure the relationship. This is a work in progress.
I have established a line of communication with Energizer who owns the Banana boat
and Hawaiian tropic sun care companies. We are in the embryo stages of designing a
program that will include kits for the membership. Charlotte Graham was given a sample
bag with the potential items.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

I am actively pursuing sponsorship and feel comfortable that we will be able to execute a
first class event. We are planning to hold the event at Manhattan Beach Pier. The steering
committee has been working with Ed Zebrowski to secure the hotel accommodations.
LACOLA has several questions regarding the contract. My input is to secure the funding
and pay the initial 22k for the rights fee /travel per diems. It will be difficult ,but doable
to raise the money to do the event. Any profit should be split with the USLA in good
faith to support the National body.

SUMMARY
It is my hope that the work that Ed , Ralph and myself put into these efforts will build a
stronger bond between the regions. We all are in this Sand box and must work together in
order to do the best job possible, (some treat it like a cat box). That shit has to stop if I am
going to successful. I tip my hat to Ralph and Ed for their help and patience. Please take
good care of our visiting sponsors. Without their support there would be no T-shirts ,
Beer or Sunglasses, all mandatory equipment in Kauai. Enjoy, ALOHA
                          United States Lifesaving Association
                                      Mid-Atlantic Region
                                           Activity Report

Date: April 24, 2008
President: Ed Zebrowski

Introduction

Thanks to Ralph Goto and the rest of the Pacific Islands Region for selecting such a beautiful location
for the meeting.

Activities, Accomplishments, and Information (Since Prior Board of Directors Meeting)

1. Election of new officers at our December meeting. President Ed Zebrowski; Vice President Tim
   Ferry; Secretary Ed Zebrowski III; Treasurer Bart Mataliano; Advisor Tim Gallagher; Executive
   Delegate Buzz Mogck; Delegate Dave Foxwell; Second Delegate Denise Blair; Third Delegate
   Charlie Hartl ; We have expanded our Regional Board to nine members as listed. Since the
   election Bart Mataliano has taken a leave of absence and Charlie Hartl has been appointed to the
   position of Treasurer.
2. We are making a concerted effort to do more in the Public Education area. We have ordered
   coloring and activity books for distribution during Beach Safety week and through our Junior Guard
   programs. We are providing tapes for local television channels to broadcast in conjunction with
   Beach Safety week, and we will be attending numerous health and safety fairs during the summer.
   Denise Blair is heading up this effort with assistance from Phil Rogers and others.
Recommendations for Committee and/or Board Consideration

1. Review Guard to Guard Bulletin Board restrictions on competition




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                          United States Lifesaving Association
                          South Atlantic Lifesaving Association
                                           Activity Report

Date: April 24, 2008
President: Tom Gill

Introduction

Mahalo to Ralph Goto and the Pacific Islands Region for hosting this meeting in beautiful Kaua’i.
I am honored to represent the South Atlantic Lifesaving Association (SALA) as their President for the
next two years. The officers selected through election or appointment includes Vice President Ralph
Wagner, Treasurer Mickey Hutto, Secretary Adrienne Groh, Executive Delegate Duke Brown,
Competition Committee Chairman Paul Pivec and Advisor Ron Watson.
I would like to thank the departing members of the SALA Executive Board, President Kevin Sweat and
Advisor Mike Hensler for their years of leadership to the SALA and their continued efforts on behalf of
our organization and the USLA. We also wish the best of luck to Kevin and new National Team Coach,
Tom McGibeny (Volusia County) as they lead the US National Team to Rescue 2008 in Germany. In
addition thanks to Nikki Bowie, Adrienne Groh and the rest of ‘Team Charleston’ for putting on a great
Board Meeting in Charleston, SC, last fall. From the Halloween Costume party to the final banquet,
nothing seemed to escape the organizational wizardry of the national meeting organizers.
Also thanks to Ralph Wagner and his team from Hilton Head for putting on the SALA January meeting.
The SALA spent much of the time at that meeting updating and amending our bylaws. While this did not
require multiple days of intensive meetings guided by our non-existent legal advisor, there was ample
preparations made by a number of members prior to and some excellent discussion and plenty of
compromise during the meeting. The result was a set of bylaws that further moved the SALA in line with
the guidelines and procedures of the USLA.
One of our goals of the next few years is to support and publicize the many achievements of our
chapters in their efforts to provide public education and service to the communities of the SALA. We
have proven ourselves time and again in providing the best location, organization and hospitality for
National Championship Games and Meetings, but many are unaware of the educational and public
awareness programs provided by our chapters. Maybe we are humble, but in order to serve the greater
good of our organization and the USLA, it is imperative to present our achievements to the regional and
national organizations so we can learn from each other’s mistakes and replicate each other’s
successes on a local, regional and national level.
The SALA is looking forward to a safe and fun summer in 2008. Our Regional Games will be held in
Carolina Beach for the first time and that should make for a great few days. I know many of our
chapters saw the information for Nationals in Manhattan Beach on-line and are currently making
reservations. Any more leads on housing are invited since some of the current housing options are
already filled. I am sure we will hear much more from LA County and the CSLSA during this meeting
and look forward to passing that information along.
In my short time as President, I have been amazed by the number of actions taken and work completed
by various members on behalf of the USLA. As we grow, there are fantastic steps being taken to
advance this organization but I dare say there are some issues that require discussion. I look forward to
engaging in these healthy discussions in person in the same respectful manner as I have witnessed
through the e-mails.
Respectfully Submitted,
Tom Gill
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                          United States Lifesaving Association
                                       Southeast Region
                                          Activity Report

Date: April 24, 2008
President: Joe McManus

Activities, Accomplishments, and Information (Since Prior Board of Directors Meeting)

1. Southeast Region has seen continued activity and progress towards carrying forth the USLA
   mission. As newly elected president, I extend my thanks and appreciation to Jim McCrady, who
   served SER as president with great dedication over the past two years - and longer.


2. Mr. McCrady has taken on the job of Competition and Academy Director for the region. His year-
   round competition series has grown in popularity and has added membership to USLA. His recent
   academies, one for open water lifeguard instructor held at The Breakers in Palm Beach and one for
   PWC training, were reportedly great successes. There are more and better-qualified lifeguards and
   lifeguard instructors working for various agencies around Florida as a result of Jim’s efforts.


3. In the Florida Panhandle/Alabama area, Emerald Coast Chapter President and Regional Treasurer,
   Gary Wise, is at the helm of a chapter with 60 lifeguard members from five different agencies. Vice-
   president Joe D’Agostino, secretary Dave Meadows, treasurer Tracey Vause, and membership
   director Felix Romero support him. Mr. Wise reports progress in the efforts to address beach safety
   issues associated with the Alabama Gulf area of the SER. In January, a well-attended meeting was
   held bringing together elected and appointed officials, business people, parks officials, police and
   fire representatives and USLA members to explore lifeguard staffing and funding in the Orange
   Beach and Gulf Shores areas of Alabama. The meeting resulted in a general consensus that further
   efforts are needed to develop and implement lifesaving programs in these areas. Officers of SER
   will travel to Alabama in May as a preliminary to issuing a written aquatic assessment and
   recommendations report. Mr. Wise also reports the need for a similar assessment of Bay County,
   Florida, which is still resisting the development of professional lifeguard services.


4. In the Space Coast (Brevard County) area, the region has marked progress towards addressing the
   need for both an enhanced seasonal and a year-round lifeguard service in the area. With a record
   10 drowning deaths reported last year, SER members got involved and produced an aquatic safety
   assessment and recommendations report, which was issued last month. The report was well
   received by Brevard County Manager, Peggy Busacca, who has expressed a willingness to work
   with USLA-SER in implementing the report recommendations. The tragic deaths and our
   subsequent findings were widely reported by local and national media, which is helping to keep this
   issue in the public eye. The Fall USLA Board of Directors meeting will be held in Cocoa Beach, the
   area in which many of the drowning deaths occurred. Our presence there will send a strong
   message to local officials that we will continue to stay involved on a local and national level.

5. SER officials and President Brewster were also involved in the mission of drowning prevention in
   the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico this year. At the request of the University of Puerto Rico Sea
   Grant Director and Puerto Rico native, Ruperto Chaparro, we visited the island in December,
   assessed the conditions, and presented our findings and recommendations to the governmentally
   supported “Beach Board.” Our findings and recommendations can be read in the Lifeguard Library

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   section of usla.org. SER thanks both Chapa and Chris Brewster for their invaluable help and
   leadership on this project.

6. A Florida legislative bill (H.B. 87, S.B. 278) known as the “Protection of Ocean Lifeguards Bill”
   appears to be headed towards passage this session. This bill would impose similar penalties for an
   assault on a lifeguard as those given for assaulting police officers and firefighters. State
   Representative Luis Garcia is sponsoring the bill. Luis is a long-time supporter of lifeguard services
   and issues.

7. Florida’s property tax amendment act has got lifeguard agencies cinching up the belt for the coming
   fiscal year. Ongoing efforts to educate elected state and local officials of the public safety nature of
   lifeguard work, as opposed to a recreational nature, remains a challenge throughout Florida. Palm
   Beach County Chapter president, Dennis Ward, has been tirelessly traveling throughout the state
   promoting lifeguard involvement in this issue.

8. Ft. Lauderdale Ocean Rescue has expanded its operation to include lifeguard coverage to the north
   section of the beach. The town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea continues to resist providing lifeguard
   protection for its residents and visitors, despite a rash of drowning and near-drowning incidents
   recently. SER will once again direct efforts towards encouraging responsible leadership and
   lifeguard protection there.

9. Miami Beach Chapter reports that Evolution Productions is back with Miami Beach Ocean Rescue
   for a second season of "OCEAN FORCE" (previously "BEACH PATROL"). Filming began in mid-
   March and will continue through mid-May.

10. Regional Championship competition will be held July 14 & 15, 2008. Sarasota County Ocean
    Rescue will host the event.

11. SER is in the process of redesigning its website: http://www.uslaser.org/ Indian River County
    Chapter member, Johnathan Billings, has volunteered his time and talent in this regard. He has also
    developed the Florida Beach Patrol Chiefs Association website: http://www.fbpca.org/ His efforts
    are greatly appreciated.

12. SER currently has 22 USLA certified agencies. Efforts to increase this number are underway.

13. Newly elected SER officers and appointments are listed below:


Officers:
President Joe McManus                         mcmani@bellsouth.net
Vice President Gerry Falconer                 gjcottage@aol.com
Secretary Jo Wagenhals                        jowags@hotmail.com
Treasurer Gary Wise                           garyawise@yahoo.com
Advisor Bob Maler                             Bmaler@miamidade.gov




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Directors:
Public Ed – Gio Serrano                     oceanlifeguard@comcast.net
Competition/Academy- Jim McCrady            jmccrady5@comcast.net
Jr. Guards- Chris Hoch                      chrishoch@bellsouth.net


Area Reps:
Alabama- Melvin Shepard                     mshepard@cityoforangebeach.com
Panhandle-Gary Wise                         garyawise@yahoo.com
Space Coast- Wyatt Werneth                  wetguard@hotmail.com
Treasure Coast- Bob Woyshner                bearfl@netzero.com
Gold Coast- Dennis Ward                     surfdory@aol.com
Gold Coast- Bill Geddes                     wjgeddes@yahoo.com
Gulf Coast- Rick Hinkson                    rhinkson@scgov.net
Puerto Rico- Ruperto Chapparo               rchaparr@uprm.edu




Recommendations for Committee and/or Board Consideration

1. I recommend that the Board adopt the Brevard County Aquatic Safety Assessment and
   Recommendations report as an official report of USLA.
2. I recommend that the USLA officially support Florida Bill H.B. 87, S.B. 278, aka, The Protection of
   Ocean Lifeguards Bill.




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                          United States Lifesaving Association
                                           Great Lakes
                                          Activity Report

Date: April 24, 2008
President: Joe Pecoraro

Activities, Accomplishments, and Information (Since Prior Board of Directors Meeting)

Things have been the same in the region but there has been a spike in interest by guards interested in
the USLA.

The towns of Wilmette,Evanston and other North side towns have expressed interest in the USLA.

We are hoping to work with these communities to get them in the certification process.




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                          United States Lifesaving Association
                                       Gulf Coast Region
                                           Activity Report

Date: April 2008
President: Peter Davis

Activities, Accomplishments, and Information (Since Prior Board of Directors Meeting)

1. Texas coast has USLA/NOAA Rip Current signage are now posted at the following areas:
    a. Port Aransas beach
    b. Mustang Island
    c. South Padre Island (county beaches)
2. The city of South Padre Island has recently initiated a flag warning system on the city beaches. One
has been in place in the county beaches for several years now. The USLA Gulf Coast Region was
instrumental in the start of both these programs.




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                          United States Lifesaving Association
                                  Pacific Northwest Region
                                          Activity Report




Date: April 24, 2008
President: Cathy VonWald

Introduction

Many thanks to the Pacific Islands Region for hosting this meeting in beautiful Kauai. We look forward
to a productive meeting.

Activities, Accomplishments, and Information

1. Several California State Legislative actions have been worthy of our attention. The Governor
   recently released his proposed budget which included a budget reduction which included closing 48
   state parks and reducing lifeguard staffing at 16 state beaches in Santa Cruz, Orange and San
   Diego Counties. This action (if approved) would close nearly one in every five parks currently
   operate by the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation. We have also been
   watching two assembly bills. The first, Assembly Bill 1496 would require all part time and seasonal
   workers to be added to a city or county’s civil service system. This would mean that these workers
   would be eligible for the same benefits as full time workers. It is sponsored by a labor union. The
   second is Assembly Bill 2110 which is the boating bill which you are all aware of.
2. Competition- Quarry Lakes this summer – thank you East Bay for hosing the event. Date is
   planned for July 22 & 23, 2008.
3. A Competition Code of Conduct was developed and approved at the Spring meeting. This will be
   distributed and used for all competitors in the Regional competition.
4. National Competition rules were reviewed and discussed.
5. 200 leftover national competition kits (packs) were purchased for the 2008 regional membership kit.
6. Next Regional Board meeting and election of officers will be held in Santa Rosa, CA – Friday,
   October 3, 2008.


Recommendations for Committee and/or Board Consideration

1. The Northwest Region would like to request that Regional Competitions receive some financial
   support from Patagonia and other funding efforts.




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                          United States Lifesaving Association
                                     SOUTHWEST REGION
                            California Surf Lifesaving Association
                                          Activity Report

Date: April 24, 2008
President: Robert McGowan

Introduction

Many thanks to the Pacific Islands Region, Administrator Ralph Goto and the members of the Ocean
Safety Bureau of the Kauai Fire Department for hosting the meeting on the beautiful Garden Island.
We look forward to a harmonious meeting with a better outcome for the Southwest Region than the last
meeting we had in Hawaii.

Activities, Accomplishments, and Information (Since Prior Board of Directors Meeting)

1. It has been an unusually warm spring in the Southwest Region. We had summer-like crowds in mid
   April and most of our agencies were busy making rescues. We are gearing up for another busy
   summer and most of our agencies have already had their swim tests for 2008.
2. Our most recent regional meeting, held in Long Beach on April 10 and 11, was a very productive
   one. One of the highlights was the excellent presentation given by our returning New Zealand
   Exchange guards Jesse Heydorff and Alex Scurr. We approved five nominees for heroic acts
   awards that will be submitted to the USLA committee at this meeting for consideration. Heroic Acts
   Awards were presented to three Huntington Beach Police officers for their rescue of a female victim
   at 4:50 in the morning, and Meritorious Acts Awards were presented to two lifeguards. A final Heroic
   Act Award was given to a non-lifeguard who rescued a woman from her minivan that had plunged
   into the water at Dana Point Harbor. The CSLSA Heroic acts Committee has been renamed the
   Special Awards and Presentation Committee to better describe what the committee actually does.
   The Junior Lifeguard Committee had a very well attended meeting where they set and approved
   competition dates, distributed tide books and stickers, and adopted a photo contest for the coming
   season. They also endorsed the revised competition rules for the JG Regionals. The Junior
   Lifeguard Committee has become one of our most active, best attended committees, and Reenie
   Boyer deserves the credit for keeping this committee focused and progressive. The Membership
   Committee, chaired by Vice President Charlotte Graham, distributed membership materials including
   a T-shirt, rescue can key ring and a flyer to promote membership that highlights the perks available
   to USLA members. In an attempt to cut costs, go green and balance the budget, our regional
   newsletter, The Cal Surf News, will now be produced electronically, as opposed to its former printed
   format. Our Public Education Committee presented its “inventory and needs matrix” and prepared
   for the upcoming National Beach Safety Week. Regional public education materials include a
   poster, Junior Guard artwork book covers and rip current signs provided by USC Sea Grants. Alex
   Peabody, 4th Executive Delegate and chairman of the Legislation and Statistics committees
   developed a pair of statistics reporting forms in the Microsoft Excel format that are now posted on
   our website in an effort to assist our agencies in standardizing their statistics reporting. They are
   available for all to download and use at http://cslsa.org/about/statistics.asp. The Certification
   Committee chair, Bill Richardson presented an update of the Chapters up for recertification. Our
   regional Certification Officers were appointed by USLA Chair Eric Bauer according to the committee
   guidelines. Competition Committee Chair Jay Butki reported on recent competition results including
   how the USLA team fared at the International Surf Rescue Challenge in Bondi Beach, Australia, and
   discussed upcoming events. He has updated the Competition Calendar on our CSLSA website and
   presented the final draft of the revised USLA Competition rules to national chairman Ed Zebrowski.

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     Jay is also co-chair of LACOLA’s Nationals Organizing Committee, so he has a very busy time
     ahead of him.
3.   Speaking of Nationals, after several disappointments, L.A. County has finally found a home for the
     2008 USLA Nationals at the Manhattan Beach Pier on August 7, 8 and 9. Charlotte Graham and
     Jay Butki are heading up the organizing committee and have done an outstanding job so far. The
     website is up and running at www.uslanationals.org with hotel accommodations and event details
     posted. Great work!
4.   More international competition is right around the corner, as the Victorian team from Australia will
     be arriving on our shores in mid July to tour California, and to contest the Wieland Shield on August
     1 and 2 at Torrance Beach. It’s not like Jay Butki doesn’t already have enough on his plate with
     getting Nationals together, now he’s got the Aussies arriving at essentially the same time! If any of
     you are arriving early for Nationals, you are invited to attend the International Surf Festival and even
     enter a team in the original Taplin Relay on August 2.
5.   Our 2008 CSLSA Regional Championships are going to be hosted by Seal Beach. The Junior
     Lifeguards are scheduled to compete on Friday July 25, and the lifeguard competition will be on
     Saturday the 26th.
6.   The CSLSA and the USLA have both gone on record with letters of support of California AB 2110, a
     boating safety bill that is currently before the California Assembly. I wrote a letter of support, as did
     Northwest Region President Cathy VonWald and USLA President Brewster. This legislation, if
     passed, would require California boaters to pass a licensing course with a written test. It is not
     perfect, but it is at least is a step in the right direction to improve boating safety in our state by
     ensuring that boaters have an understanding of basic boating safety rules and regulations before
     being allowed to operate a motorized vessel.
7.   CSLSA Executive Board member Alex Peabody has been busy on our behalf organizing our
     region’s next opportunity to host a national meeting. The meeting is scheduled for April 23 through
     25, 2009 at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove. Due to Alex’s connections with the
     State Parks System, this promises to be an outstanding meeting at a bargain price.
8.   Steve Long, former CSLSA President, father of big wave surfers Greg and Rusty Long, and long-
     time California State Parks Lifeguard and Superintendent of the Orange Coast District is retiring on
     April 30th. His retirement party will be on May 3rd at Doheny State Beach and features food, drink
     and live music. I’m sure Steve would love to see any of his USLA friends at this event. For details
     contact Mike Brousard at bruz725@lycos.com or (949) 212-9533.
Recommendations for Committee and/or Board Consideration

1. The CSLSA Board of Directors would like to see the United States Lifesaving Foundation elect
   officers, at least a President and Secretary-Treasurer from their members.
2. We would like to get an up to date USLA National Directory.
Attachments

1. Manhattan Beach Hotels

In closing, I would like to thank Ed Zebrowski and Scott Hubbell for their continued efforts to procure
and develop national sponsorships. We look forward to another productive meeting and summer
season.

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert McGowan
President
California Surf Lifesaving Association
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                                Manhattan Beach Hotels

Residence Inn by Marriott
1700 N. Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach
310 546-7627

Summerfield Suites
810 S. Douglas St
El Segundo
310 725-0807

Springhill Suites by Marriott
14620 Aviation Blvd
Manhattan Beach
310 727-9595

Towneplace Suites by Marriott
14400 Aviation Blvd
Manhattan Beach
310 725-9696

The Marriott Manhattan Beach
1400 Parkview Ave.
Manhattan Beach
310 546-7511

Holiday Inn Express
900 N. Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach
310 318-6132

Comfort Inn
850 N. Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach
310 318-1020

Seahorse Inn
233 N. Sepulveda Blvd,
Manhattan Beach
310 376-7951

Highview Inn
100 S. Sepulveda Blvd,
Manhattan Beach
310 374-4608
Hacienda Hotel
525 N. Sepulveda Blvd
El Segundo
310 615-0015

Hilton Garden Inn
2100 E. Mariposa Ave
El Segundo
310 726-0100

Embassy Suites
1440 E. Imperial Ave
El Segundo
310 640-3600

Shade Hotel
1221 N. Valley Dr.
Manhattan Beach
310 546-4995

The Belamar Hotel
N.Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach (?)

Hotel Hermosa
2515 Pacific Coast Highway
Hermosa Beach
310 318-6000
                           United States Lifesaving Association
                                    Pacific Islands Region
                                          Activity Report

Date: April 24, 2008
President: Ralph S. Goto

Introduction

      Members of the Pacific Islands Region welcome the officers, delegates and friends of the USLA to
the Garden Island of Kauai. We hope that you have a productive meeting and are able to share some
of the aloha that you will experience here. Special thanks to the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association and
the Ocean Safety Bureau of the Kauai Fire Department for their work in planning and putting on the
meeting and educational conference.

Activities, Accomplishments, and Information (Since Prior Board of Directors Meeting)

1. The 2008 State of Hawaii Drowning Prevention and Ocean Safety Conference was held in Honolulu
   at the Queens Conference Center on March 20, 2008. Over 75 people attended the day-long
   conference that was highlighted by a presentation by Capt. Rick Wurts of the San Diego Fire
   Service.
2. R. Goto and J. Howe, representing the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association and the City & County of
   Honolulu, attended the World Water Safety Conference and Exhibition in Porto, Portugal,
   September 27-29, 2007, and made presentation on the Hawaii Beach Safety website.
3. The Hawaiian Lifeguard Association received a $100,000 grant from the Hawaii Tourism Authority
   for the development, marketing, and dissemination of the Hawaii Beach Safety website.
4. A group of Hawaiian lifeguards will travel to Guam, May 3-11, 2008, to conduct PWC Rescue
   training and to discuss USLA membership and certification matters.




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                          United States Lifesaving Association
                                Public Education Committee
                                           Activity Report

Date: April 24, 2008
Committee Chair: Denise Blair
Committee Members:
Tom Daly – Mid Atlantic; Andy Braudy – Great Lakes; Peter Davis – Gulf Coast; Nick Shriver – Pacific
Northwest; Mike Beuerlein – Southwest; Jo Wagenhals – Southest; Adrienne Groh – South Atlantic

Activities and Accomplishments (Since Prior Board of Directors Meeting)

1. USLA/NOAA Video Project – The dvd is complete. Copies of the Rip Current dvd will be
   distributed to the committee members at the meeting.

2. YouTube – Three PSAs have been posted on youtube.com. Two are titled Beach Safety and one
   is titled Rip Currents. They are posted under the username dblair10.

3. Lost Kids Cry – The committee is developing a program to target lost kids. The program’s
   objective is to reduce the number of lost kids on beaches. Tower guards would have stickers to
   hand out to children with the tower number or name on the sticker. This program would aid in
   reuniting lost children with their parents. Several agencies have volunteered to run a trial program
   this summer.

4. Public Education Wish List – The committee developed a “wish list” for Public Education. Each
   region representative submitted the number their region would need of developed Public Education
   materials.




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                                 United States Lifesaving Association
                                        Membership Activity Report
Date: Apr. 24, 2008
Committee Chair: Charlie Hartl
Committee Members:
GC/Peter Davis GL/Joe Pecoraro MA/Vacant NE/Vacant NW/Cathy Von Wald
PI/Ralph Goto SA/Mickey Hutto SE/Joe McManus SW/Charlotte Graham
Introduction

During the past six months much has been accomplished. The new Web-based membership database has been in
development and will be presented during this meeting. Also the new membership kit items were designed and are in
production. Lastly, many inquiries from members and region representatives were received and answered.

Activities and Accomplishments (Since prior Board of Directors Meeting)

1. Web-based membership database – Rob Williams and Charlotte Graham has helped in this project and Charlotte took
    time out of her schedule while in Australia to meet with Chris Clark of Interfuse and myself to work on the
    development of this project. Also, Rob Williams has been helpful in setting up the new Credit Card process that will
    be built into this program.
2. This year’s kit will include the following: personalized membership card, personalized luggage tag, embroidered patch,
    bumper sticker and decal. The Junior kit is a personalized membership card, bumper sticker and decal.
3. The membership web-based program should over time lower processing costs of the kit.
4. Membership totals are as follows:


                                                VOTE
           Reg./Type     LG    LF       AL     COUNT        AS   PM    SUBTOT       JR   TOTALS
               GL         37      2                   39      4              43     115      158
               GC         88      3       5           96      3              99      37      136
              MA        1217      6       8        1231      10            1241     880     2121
               NA          6              1            7      3              10               10
               NE         13                          13                     13               13
              NW         147              1          148      2             150        1     151
               PI         22                          22                     22               22
               SA        980                         980     12             992     464     1456
               SE        399      2       9          410     34     1       445     622     1067
              SW        1173     12     108        1293      43            1336 6682        8018
            TOTALS      4082     25     132        4239     111     1      4351 8801       13152
    LG = Professional Member, LF = Life Member, AL = Alumni Member, AS = Associate Member, PM = Perpetual
    Member, JR = Junior Member
    Only LG, LF, & AL members are voting members.


Issues for Discussion and/or Resolution (At This Meeting)

1. Membership Web-based program training will be conducted Friday afternoon. All membership chairpersons and
    treasurers should attend. Anyone else is welcome to attend.
2. Regions were to discuss 2 tier membership concept and report back. This program would offer a regular level of
    membership with the present benefits and an additional level (Gold Package) offering additional premium benefits for
    an added cost.
3. Each region is to report back with recommendation of changing membership year or leaving it the same.
4. Start a National Membership lottery as an additional incentive to join the association. A 10’6” rescue board was donated
    by the USLA National Team. The board was presented to the team at the Sanyo-Bussan Surf Lifesaving Challenge
    this past year. The membership committee thanks Jay Butki, manager and the members of the USLA National Team.
                          United States Lifesaving Association
                                         Competition
                                         Activity Report

Date: April 24, 2008
Committee Chair: Ed Zebrowski
Committee Members:
Jay Butki, David Robinson, Gretchen Tyson, Jerry Gavin, Jim McCrady, Paul Pivec, Tim Gallagher



Activities and Accomplishments (Since Prior Board of Directors Meeting)
1. Rules and Operational Procedures document completed for review and adoption ( work completed
   by Jay Butki and fellow Southwest members)
2. Coach selected for Rescue 2008 Tom McGibeny of Volusia County
3. Selection criteria document for National Teams completed for review
4. Athletes contract for National Team members completed for review
5. Junior rules revised for review


Issues for Discussion and/or Resolution (At This Meeting)

1.   Review and formally adopt Operational Procedure changes
2.   Review and adopt selection criteria for National Teams
3.   Review and adopt contract for National Team members.
4.   Review and adopt Junior rule revisions
5.   2008 Nationals Manhattan Beach, CA
6.   2009 Nationals???
Attachments

1. Operational Procedures document
2. Selection criteria document
3. National Team members contract




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             2007/2008 National High Performance Program
             Squad/ Team Membership Agreement - Athletes
• Please print clearly.
• Please attach additional information if space is not sufficient.

Privacy

These personal details are being collected by the United States Lifesaving Association for the
purpose of selection of athletes to the 2007/2008 National High Performance Program. The
personal information will be disclosed to the National Selectors for the purpose of selection. You
have the right to access the information held about you by the United States Lifesaving
Association.

Background

This document sets out the terms and conditions that relate to membership of the National Squad
and the National Team.

If you agree to the terms and conditions set out in this Agreement please sign and date the
enclosed copy of this document where indicated and return the signed copy to the USLA by 5.00
pm on Date.

If you are offered membership on the National Squad you will be required to comply with the
conditions contained within this Agreement that relate to your membership on the National
Squad.

If you are offered membership on the National Team you will be required to comply with the
conditions contained within this Agreement that relate to your membership on the National Team.

Once you have been offered and have accepted membership of the National Squad or National
Team the terms of the Agreement will be in force and you will be bound by the terms and
condition set out in it. If you have any doubts or queries about anything in this letter you should
contact USLA. You should also seek independent advice.

1. Definitions I acknowledge and agree that in this Agreement, unless the contrary intention
appears:

Agreement means this agreement including the Schedules and any other document or materials
referred to in the agreement and incorporated by reference.
Athlete means a member of the Squad or Team.
Coach means the person selected by USLA to control and otherwise coach the Team.
ILS means International Lifesaving Federation.
USLA means United States Lifesaving Association.
Squad means the National Squad.
Team means the National Team.

Team Manager means the person appointed to control, direct and manage the Team.

2. Other Agreements and Instructions

I acknowledge that this Agreement shall have precedence over any agreement I have with, or
instructions I may receive from, any other person or parties including, any sponsor of my chapter ,
or any employer, manager, agent, consultant, adviser, coach or supplier of mine.

3. Period of Agreement

3.1 Squad

I agree that this Agreement starts on the date on which my membership of the Squad is advised
to me by USLA and ends on Date.

3.2 Team

I agree that this Agreement starts on the date on which my membership of the Team is advised to
me by USLA and ends on the earlier of:

    a) the date on which I return directly to my usual place of residence after the completion of
       the competition in which the team is competing; or
    b) the date on which I commence travel or undertake other commitments not directly related
       to my role in the Team; or
    c) upon this Agreement being terminated under clause 13.
       (referred to as “the Period of the Agreement”).

4. Athlete’s Obligations

4.1 Squad

As a selected member of the Squad I undertake and agree to all of the following:

4.1.1   To obey all reasonable directions given by Squad management and any person
        appointed to implement those directions;

4.1.2   To attend and participate in, to the best of my ability:

        • All Squad training sessions

        • All Camps

        • Sports science testing and

        • Squad meetings

Application for consideration of non-attendance at any camp and or organized activities must be
provided in writing and sent to USLA 1 month prior to the camp’s or organized activities starting
date.

4.1.3   To not enter into any contract, arrangement, or understanding that would prevent me
        from complying with this Agreement.
4.1.4   To maintain a high level of fitness.

4.1.5   I acknowledge that a failure to achieve a level of physical fitness necessary to compete in
        any national or international event may result in suspension of the benefits that would
        otherwise have been provided under clause 5 of this Agreement.

4.1.6   To read and comply with the Anti-Doping Policy of ILS.

4.1.7   To read and comply with the ILS Code of Conduct

4.1.8   To restrict consumption of alcohol (for those of legal drinking age in the USA) to ensure
        that it does not in any way impact my athletic performance or professional conduct as a
        representative of the USLA and to further restrict consumption as directed by the Team
        Manager.

4.1.9   Unless otherwise authorized in writing, to travel to and from Squad activities on the dates
        and in the manner directed by Squad management;

4.1.10 If and when reasonably requested to do so by Squad management, to contribute by way
       of money and/or equipment to my own preparation for and participation in Squad
       activities. Such money to be paid prior to participation in Squad activities;

4.1.11 To maintain my own private medical insurance coverage.

4.1.12 To comply with all reasonable requests from Squad management to provide accurate
       details and relevant information pertaining to training issues, times and competition
       schedules.

4.2 Team

As a selected member of the Team I undertake and agree to all of the following:

4.2.1   To remain under the control, management and direction of the Team Manager, or any
        person appointed by him/her and, to comply with all reasonable orders given by him/her,
        or any person appointed, during the Period of the Agreement.

4.2.2   To conduct myself in a proper manner to the absolute satisfaction of the Team Manager
        and, if I do not do so, I acknowledge that this Agreement may be terminated by USLA
        under clause 13 and that I will automatically be withdrawn from the Team and be
        required to immediately leave the competition venue and return to my usual place of
        residence.

4.2.3   To travel to and from venues of the competition venue upon the dates and in the manner
        determined or arranged by USLA.

4.2.4   To live in the accommodation determined or arranged by USLA during the competition.

4.2.5   To train and keep myself in first class physical condition to enable me to compete at the
        competition.

4.2.6 To compete at the competition in events selected by the Team Manager and Coach and
to do so to the highest level I can.

4.2.7   To disclose immediately to the Coach any illness and/or injury that may prejudice my
        proper participation at the competition.
4.2.8   On the occasions prescribed by the Team Manager, to wear only the clothing issued by
        USLA or the competition organizers and to wear the uniform prescribed by USLA or the
        competition organizers for athletes at the competition.

4.2.9   For the Period of the Agreement, to not without the prior approval of the Team Manager
        and then only in the presence of the Coach or other appointed person, supply any
        information to the media or for the purpose of use by or in the media whether spoken or
        written and to not without the prior approval of the Team Manager grant any interviews to
        the media.

4.2.10 To attend all Team training and other activities arranged by the Team Manager, unless
       otherwise excused and to attend media conferences, promotions, displays and other
       activities arranged by the organizers of the competition if endorsed by the Team
       Manager.

4.2.11 To not consume nor encourage the consumption of drugs, stimulants or other substances
       with a view to modifying or altering my growth or performance and to abide by the Anti-
       Doping Policy of ILS.

4.2.12 To restrict consumption of alcohol (for those of legal drinking age in the USA) to ensure
       that it does not in any way impact my athletic performance or professional conduct as a
       representative of the USLA and to further restrict consumption as directed by the Team
       Manager.

4.2.13 To not participate in any type of demonstrations or propaganda whether political,
       religious, or racial or in any other activity which would tend to reduce the reputation of
       USLA or bring the sponsors of the Team, or the competition into disrepute or public
       ridicule.

4.2.14 To not accept, give or be involved in any way in any inducement or bribe in relation to my
       performance in the competition, or the performance of any other athlete at the
       competition.

4.2.15 To supply my own equipment to be used in the competition. Such equipment must
       comply with USLA specifications for such equipment.

4.2.16 To observe and comply with the rules, regulations and policies of competition and of
       behavior as laid down, issued or determined by USLA.

If my entry to the competition is found to be ineligible under the rules and regulations of USLA or
ILS, I acknowledge this Agreement may be terminated by USLA under clause 13 and that I will
automatically be withdrawn from the Team and be required to immediately leave the competition
and return to my usual place of residence.

If in the opinion of the Coach and after consultation with the medical officer(s) of the Team and/or
USLA, I am unable to perform at the competition to the best of my ability due to injury, illness or
any other incapacity, I acknowledge that this Agreement may be terminated by USLA under
clause 13 and that I will automatically be withdrawn from the Team and be required to
immediately leave the competition and return to my usual place of residence.

5. USLA’s Obligations

5.1 Squad

For the Period of the Agreement, USLA will:
5.1.2   Provide sports science and sports medicine advice and testing as determined by USLA
        from time to time.

5.1.4   Provide administrative support to enable the Squad members to participate in Squad
        activities and other activities made available to Squad members.

5.2 Team

For the Period of the Agreement, USLA will:

5.2.1   Appoint the Team Manager.

5.2.2   Determine, arrange and pay, either in part or in full, for my travel to and from my usual
        place of residence and to and from the nominated event.

5.2.3   Determine, arrange and pay, either in part or in full, for my accommodation during the
        nominated event.

5.2.5   Determine and supply to me a USLA uniform to be worn as directed by the Coach.

6. USLA Sponsors

I acknowledge that to fund the Squad program and to participate as a Team in the nominated
event, USLA may enter into agreements for commercial sponsorship of, and the provision of
supplies to, the Squad and Team and agree to:

6.1     Assist and cooperate with USLA and its sponsors and suppliers so that USLA’s sponsors
        and suppliers may maximize their promotional benefits.

6.2     Be available as reasonably required by USLA for, and appear or participate in, USLA
        sponsors’ and/or suppliers advertising, promotions and marketing.

6.3     Neither appear nor participate in any advertising, promotions or marketing for companies
        which are not USLA sponsors and/or a supplier unless any such appearance or
        participation is in the normal course of my employment and is unrelated to my
        competitive performances or membership of the Team. I note that USLA may specifically
        waive this prohibition in writing in the case of advertising, promotions or marketing by my
        sponsor and/or suppliers if:

        6.3.1 The products or business of my sponsor and/or supplier do not conflict with the
        business or products of USLA sponsors and/or suppliers.

        6.3.2 They do not relate to my membership of the Squad nor my competitive
        performance as a member of the Team; and

        6.3.3 They do not breach the rules and regulations of USLA concerning sponsorship
        identification or advertising; and

        6.3.4   They do not suggest any association with the Squad, the Team or USLA.

7. Media

I understand that as a member of the Squad or Team I am participating in life saving training and
competition which is of national significance and agree:

7.1     To be filmed, televised, photographed and otherwise recorded during Squad activities
        and during competition at the nominated international event to which I have been
        selected as a Team member, under the conditions and for the purposes authorized by
        USLA

7.2     To not act as a press agent, journalist, or perform any of the functions of the media,
        without the expressed written permission of USLA.

7.3     That USLA owns all rights in the photographs taken in accordance with clause 7.1 and
        USLA has the right to reproduce such photographs.

8. Intellectual Property

 I acknowledge that USLA owns all rights subsisting in copyright, trademarks, trade names, logos,
designs, images (including photographs, video and film), service marks or performance rights
relating to the Team and my performances as a member of the Squad and/or Team.

9. Medical Information

I authorize:

9.1     Any medical practitioner, sports scientist or therapist whom I have consulted during the
        twelve months prior to the commencement of the Period of the Agreement to provide
        details of any illness or injury which I have sustained or may sustain or of any pre-existing
        medical condition, to the medical officer of the Team and/or USLA when required by him
        or them. I understand that such information is required solely to determine my medical
        fitness to perform to the best of my ability as a member of the Squad or Team.

9.2     The medical officer of the Squad and/or Team and/or USLA to make full disclosure to the
        Team Coach and Team Manager of any information obtained under clause 9.1, any
        detection of a prohibited drug or stimulant or practice under clause 10, and of any
        diagnoses or treatment that has been made or prescribed for me; and

9.3     The USLA to retain any medical information obtained in respect of me and the results of
        any tests or examination carried out on me for use in research and publication in medical
        or scientific papers provided that such publication preserves the rules of medical
        confidentially.


10. Drug Testing

I agree to provide a sample of my own urine and/or body fluid for analysis by a drug testing
agency to determine whether or not I have taken or used prohibited drugs, stimulants or
substances or used a prohibited method in breach of the Anti-Doping Policy of ILS. I
acknowledge that if I am in contravention of the Anti Doping Policy of the ILS, this Agreement
may be terminated by USLA under clause 13 and that I will automatically be withdrawn from the
Squad and/or Team and be required to immediately leave the Squad activities or the nominated
international event and return to my usual place of residence.

11 Insurance I acknowledge that USLA has not arranged Personal Accident or Public Liability
Insurance for me while I am involved in Squad and/or Team activities and during participation in
the nominated international event.

12. Exclusion of Liability and Indemnity

12.1 In this clause “USLA” means and includes:
   a) USLA, its directors, officers and managers;

   b) the officials, coaches, medical practitioners, sports scientists, therapists and other
      officials of USLA;

   c) any independent contractor from time to time employed by USLA; and

   d) any voluntary worker carrying out duties for USLA whether in an honorary or unpaid
      capacity or otherwise.

12.2    I agree that USLA will not be under any liability to me for any loss, damage or injury of
        any kind arising from or in connection with, directly or indirectly, any act, omission or fault
        of any person (including USLA) in respect of:

   a) this Agreement;

   b) my participation or non-participation in any training for the Squad or Team               or as
      otherwise directed by the Coach or USLA;

   c) any disciplinary action taken against me or involving me by USLA;

   d) any medical or scientific examinations and tests conducted on me during the Period of
      the Agreement; or

   e) any issue arising in respect of selection; and

   f)   I release USLA from any actions, suits, proceedings, claims or demands which I may
        have in respect of any such loss, damage or injury.

12.3    I agree to indemnify USLA and will at all times keep USLA indemnified from and against
        any actions, suits, causes of action, proceedings, claims and damages (whether in
        respect of damage to property, personal injury or otherwise, and including all legal costs
        and other expenses suffered or incurred by me) which may be taken or made against
        USLA or incurred or become payable by USLA.

13. Termination

13.1    I agree and understand this Agreement may be terminated prior to the end of the Period
        of the Agreement by:

   a) agreement between me and USLA;

   b) USLA by written notice to me if, at any time, I fail to comply with any of my obligations in
      this Agreement, or behave in a manner that brings the USLA into disrepute;

   c) USLA by written notice to me if, I am injured, ill or otherwise incapacitated such that after
      medical examination, the USLA or the Coach considers me unfit to participate in Squad
      and/or Team activities including the nominated international event.

13.2    I agree and understand if this Agreement is terminated under clause 13.1 I will
        automatically be withdrawn from the Squad or Team and be immediately required to
        leave the Squad or Team activities and return to my usual place of residence.

13.3    I agree and understand if this Agreement is terminated under clause 13.1 (b) I may also
        be disciplined by the USLA under their respective constitutions and rules.
14. Code of Conduct

As an USLA member I agree to meet the following requirements in regard to my conduct during
any USLA sanctioned activity.

    •   Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others

    •   Be fair, considerate and honest in all dealings with others

    •   Be professional in, and accept responsibility for, your actions

    •   Make a commitment to providing quality service

    •   Be aware of, and maintain an uncompromising adhesion to, USLA standards, rules,
        regulations and policies

    •   Operate within the rules of surf lifesaving including national, international and the Anti-
        Doping Policy guidelines that govern the USLA

    •   Understand my responsibility if I breach, or are aware of any breaches of, the code of
        ethics

    •   Refrain from any form of personal abuse towards others

    •   Refrain from any form of harassment or discrimination towards others

    •   Provide a safe environment for the conduct of the activity in accordance with relevant
        USLA policy

    •   Show concern and caution towards others who may be sick or injured

    •   Be punctual and dressed accordingly

    •   Be a positive role model

15. Disputes

If I and USLA are in dispute about the interpretation of this Agreement, or any other matter arising
under it, it is agreed that USLA and I will try and negotiate in good faith to resolve it. If such
negotiation does not result in an agreement, then it is agreed the dispute will be finally resolved
by an arbitrator appointed by the USLA.

16. Governing Law

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed according to the laws of United States and
the parties each agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the Courts of the appropriate jursidiction.

I hope this letter clearly sets out what USLA expects of you and what you can expect from USLA
while you are a member of the Squad and/or Team. If you have any questions, please contact
the National High Performance Manager.

If you agree to the above, then please sign a copy of this letter and return it to USLA no later
than 5.00 pm on Date.

The signing of this document does not constitute selection. Selection of athletes to the
Squad or Team will be advised to successful athletes in accordance with the USLA
Selection Policy.

Yours sincerely


Kevin C. Sweat
National Team, Manager




I, _____________________________________________________ (please write name) have
read this letter and understand it. I acknowledge and agree to its terms and agree to be bound by
it.

Signed by

_________________________________ Dated: __________________________
(First Name and Last Name)
Athlete

PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN DECLARATION

If the Athlete is under the age of 18 years, the Athlete’s parent or guardian must also sign the
Agreement.

I,                                                                   being the parent/guardian of
____________________________ (insert Applicants name) have read this letter and understand
it. I acknowledge and agree to its terms and agree to my child and I being bound by it. Further, I
agree to my child participating in Squad and Team activities, and the nominated international
event as described and to the obligations and conditions set out for participation in the Squad and
Team.

Signed by

________________________________           Dated: __________________________
Parent or Guardian of Athlete

_____________________________________
Name (Printed)
                        USLA Lifeguard Competition
                      Rules and Operational Procedures 

SECTION 1- GENERAL INFORMATION

1.1 OBJECTIVES
      The basic objectives of USLA Lifeguard Competitions are:
      (1) to sustain and uplift employee morale;
      (2) to stimulate personnel interest in rescue skill training; and
      (3) to acquaint the general public with water safety procedures and skills used
      daily by professional lifeguards to advance public safety at the beach. It is the
      further objective of the USLA to standardize the rules and regulations governing
      national and regional championship events, thereby contributing toward more
      harmonious relationships among the various lifeguard agencies and associated
      USLA Chapters.

1.2 POLICY
     At no time must said USLA competition or personnel participation in said
     competition be permitted to interfere with established lifeguard operations or
     effective public safety on the membership's beaches. All lifeguard personnel
     competing or participating in USLA competition must be fully qualified members
     in good standing.
1.3 SANCTION
      Approval or consent of the USLA given to the Host of any lifeguard event for the
      utilization of the USLA Competition Rules and Regulations of said event. The
      rules and regulations are to be followed in all USLA sanctioned events.
1.4 HOST
      The affiliate of the USLA or other USLA sanctioned Host under whose jurisdiction
      or within whose geographical area any sanctioned event shall fall.
1.5 EVENT REGISTRATION & FEES
      All competitors must register prior to the lifesaving competition in accordance
      with the procedures and deadlines established by the host organizing committee
      and the USLA Competition Committee.
      Each Chapter must designate and register one team captain prior to the start of
      the competition.
      RELAYS are to be registered by TEAM CAPTAINS ONLY.

1.6 ELIGIBILITY
      a. Each individual must be a PROFESSIONAL, LIFE or ALUMNI MEMBER of a
         USLA chapter lifeguard service.
      b. COMPETITORS must have fulfilled their USLA dues obligation prior to
         commencement of the competition.
      c. Non-USLA member foreign competitors must apply in writing to the
         appropriate USLA Competition Committee Chairman for a waiver of eligibility
         requirements and will not be eligible for awards or points, and may only
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  on site physician may declare a competitor ineligible if they are determined to
  present a physical danger to themselves or others.
1.7 COMPETITION CATEGORIES
  All USLA Championship events will consist of the following:
  a. USLA Competition Events – USLA Competition Events shall be
  conducted as one of the five following age group/gender categories:
        1) Open – Any member of a USLA Chapter may compete
        2) Open Men – Open only to male members of a USLA Chapter
        3) Open Women - Open only to female members of a USLA Chapter
        4) Master’s Men - Restricted to 30 years plus male age groups in five
           year increments. (30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64
           and 65 and above).
        5) Master’s Women - Restricted to 30 years plus female age groups in
           five year increments. (30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59,
           60-64 and 65 and above).*All competitors must wear assigned
           colored wrist bands based upon their age group category.
  b. Open Events (2)
        1) Landline Rescue Race – 4 teams per Chapter
        2) Taplin Relay – 4 teams per Chapter

  c. Open Men’s Events (12)
        1) Surf Race
        2) Run-Swim-Run
        3) Board Race
        4) Surfski Race
        5) Ironman
        6) American Ironman
        7) Beach Flags
        8) 2 Kilometer Beach Run
        9) Surf Boat Race
       10) Board Rescue Race – 4 teams per Chapter
       11) Rescue Race – 4 teams per Chapter
       12) Beach Relay – 4 teams per Chapter

  d. Open Women’s Events (12)
       1) Surf Race
       2) Run-Swim-Run
       3) Board Race
       4) Surfski Race
       5) Ironwoman
       6) American Ironwoman

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               7)   Beach Flags
               8)   2 Kilometer Beach Run
               9)   Surf Boat Race
              10)    Board rescue Race- 4 teams per Chapter
              11)   Rescue Race – 4 teams per Chapter
              12)   Beach Relay – 4 teams per Chapter

      b. Masters Age Group events (9)
                  1) Surf Race
                  2) Run-Swim-Run
                  3) Board Race
                  4) Surfski Race
                  5) Ironman/Ironwoman
                  6) American Ironwoman/Ironwoman
                  7) Beach Flags
                  8) 2 Kilometer Beach Run
                  9) Surf Boat Race

      Ocean individual events and the Surfboat event are conducted in five-year age
      groups.
      In the Surfboat event, the team shall consist of two competitors. They shall
      compete in the age group of the younger competitor.
      A competitor may only race in an open event plus their respective age group or a
      younger age group. Competitors are restricted to one age group per event.

1.8 USLA CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS
           a. Surf Race
           b. Run-Swim-Run
           c. Board Race
           d. Surfski Race
           e. Ironman / Ironwoman
           f. American Ironman / American Ironwoman
           g. Beach Flags
           h. 2 Kilometer Beach Run
           i. Surf Boat Race
           j. Rescue Race – 4 teams per Chapter*
           k. Beach Relay – 4 teams per Chapter*
           l. Board Rescue Race – 4 teams per Chapter*
           m. Landline Rescue Race – 4 teams per Chapter*
           n. Taplin Relay – 4 teams per Chapter*

         *Relay events – Entries must be made by TEAM CAPTAIN ONLY

1.9 SCORING
     Chapter points shall be awarded in each Championship event.

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       a. Open, Open Men’s and Open Women’s, according to the following schedule:
              First Place:          12 points
              Second Place:         10 points
              Third Place:            9 points
              Fourth Place:           8 points
              Fifth Place:            7 points
              Sixth Place:            5 points
              Seventh Place:          4 points
              Eighth Place:          3 points
              Ninth Place:            2 points
              Tenth Place:            1 point
       b. Chapter points shall be awarded in each Master’s age group events
          according to the following schedule:
              First Place:            5 points
              Second Place:           3 points
              Third Place:            1 point
       c. Chapters cannot combine points to place higher in team standings. If a team,
          in a team event, consists of members from different Chapters, then they shall
          divide the Chapter points. All events shall score towards the team
          championship.
       d. Ties in overall team point scores shall be broken using the following system:
              1) Most first-place final finishes in all Open Divisions.
              2) Most second-place final finishes in all Open Divisions.
              3) Most third-place final finishes in all Open Divisions;…and so on.
          Ties (dead heats) in finals shall be declared as such and the points divided
          equally among the teams involved. For example, in a 2-way tie for first place,
          11 points shall be allocated to each team. When a tie occurs in an ocean
          event that qualifies for a final, the tied competitors shall advance to the final.
          However, if there are insufficient places available in the final, a repêchage
          shall be conducted between the tied competitors to determine the finalist.
       e. No points shall be credited to any team if an event is cancelled – even if
          some heats have been run.
       f. Competition results will be posted on USLA.org.
1.10 USLA COMPETITION AWARDS
      a. The USLA shall provide standardized awards for each competitor placing
         within, but not limited to, first through fifth position in all USLA Championship
         events.
       b. An overall point score National Lifeguard Championship perpetual team
          trophy will be awarded to the Division A championship team (the Howard Lee
          Trophy) and to the Division B championship team (the LACOLA Trophy).
          Overall point score team trophies will be awarded to the top three highest
          scoring Chapter teams in Division A and Division B.
          Division A consists of Chapters whose agency(ies) employ 101 employees or
          more. Division B consists of Chapters whose agency(ies) employ 100
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          employees or less. An employee is defined as anyone who works for any
          agency within a given Chapter. No individual agency within a grouped
          Chapter may compete in both classes. No individual may compete for scoring
          in the two different divisions. Individuals may compete as "event-mates" in
          two and four person events being from different divisions and the points will
          be divided accordingly.
      c. An Open Point Score perpetual trophy (the Greg Farry Trophy) will be
         awarded to the Chapter team with the highest point score in the Open, Open
         Men’s and Open Women’s events only.
      d. The Sheridan Byerly Perpetual Trophy will be awarded to the USLA Region
         scoring the most points at the National Lifeguard Championships.
      e. High Point Individual awards will be presented to the male and female
         competitor scoring the most points in the Open and Open Men’s or Open
         Women's Categories, including relays.
      f. The Billy George Sportsmanship Award will be presented to the individual,
         who in the opinion of the Officials displayed the best sportsmanship at the
         USLA National Championships.
      g. No monetary awards may be offered or taken as a competitive award in
         USLA sanctioned events.
1.11 USLA CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
      USLA Championship events will be run independently and continuously from
      start to finish each day without interruption of any non-USLA events. No event
      shall be delayed due to equipment problems, subject to the discretion of the
      Head Official.
      Every USLA National Lifeguard Championship shall be held over the period of
      three days. It is suggested that competition begin at 8:00 a.m. each day. The
      competition schedule may be changed to comply with local conditions or to avoid
      placing competitors, officials, spectators or equipment in danger.
1.12 USLA COMPETITION COMMITTEE
      The USLA Competition Committee shall consist of the Competition Coordinator
      from each Region or the Region’s designee.




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SECTION 2 - ADMINISTRATION

2.1 EVENT OFFICIALS
      Shall be appointed by the respective Competition Chairperson.
2.2 THE EVENT OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
      a. The Competition Chairperson (or their designee) will be the Head Official.
      b. The Head Official will assign the Course Referees and others of the corps of
         officials as deemed necessary. The Head Official, Course Referees and
         USLA Medical Advisor (if present) shall comprise the Event Oversight
         Committee.
      c. In consultation with the Host the Event Oversight Committee shall have the
         power to postpone or cancel any or all events, and to alter the venue of the
         competition, owing to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
      d. The Committee shall make every effort within its power to see that all rules,
         requirements and operational procedures of the USLA Competition Manual
         are followed.

2.3 AREA ALLOCATION
      The Head Official is empowered to define the respective competition and
      marshaling areas for all events.
2.4 BUOY PLACEMENT
      All buoys shall be placed by the Host under the direction of the Head Official or
      their designee, meeting the USLA distance requirements as conditions warrant.
      Buoy placement must be done prior to the starting of the competition.
2.5 OFFICIATING WATER CRAFT
      The Host must provide a boat, or other suitable craft approved by the Head
      Official and manned by an efficient crew, that shall be in attendance at the buoys
      during all swimming events. Failure to provide a suitable craft shall result in the
      Head Official or his designee refusing to sanction the holding of events. Every
      official’s craft must be equipped with a 2-way radio for communications with
      officials on the beach. and standard safety equipment. The craft shall be
      assigned to the competition and free from all other routine lifeguarding
      responsibilities.
2.6 CRAFT SCALE(S)
      The craft scale(s) will be available the day prior to the commencement of
      competition. It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure that their craft
      meets the minimum weight requirement and equipment standards as defined in
      Section 6 of these rules

2.7 ASSOCIATION OFFICIALS IN CHARGE
      Once the competition has begun the Event Officials (National, Regional, Local)
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SECTION 3 - OFFICIALS AND THEIR DUTIES

3.1 NOTIFICATION
      Officials should be notified of the competition and their appointment to a
      particular position at an event and of the time to report for briefing, etc.
      Notification should within be a reasonable amount of time.
3.2 OFFICIAL UNIFORMS
      Officials shall be provided with and wear a distinctive uniform.
3.3 THE HEAD OFFICAL
      In conjunction with the Event Oversight Committee,
      a. Shall be responsible for all matters relating to the actual conduct of the
          competition. Shall have the power to make any alteration in the schedule that
          they deem necessary. An announcement shall be made of such alteration.
      b. Shall appoint a Protest Committee as required to consider and adjudicate
          protests
      c. Shall consider and adjudicate on any unbecoming conduct during the
          competition or event
      d. Shall, if required, exercise the power to disqualify or penalize a competitor.
          The Head Official is not required to give notification of any disqualification or
          penalty until the conclusion of the relevant event.
      e. Shall have the power to refer the offense and/or offenders to the Association
          (National, Regional, Local), for consideration of further penalty.

3.4 COURSE REFEREES
      Course Referees shall be appointed by the Head Official to control and organize
      events of the competition. While in control of a particular event they shall be
      responsible only to the Head Official
3.5 FINISH JUDGES
       a. Determine the order of finishing of contestants.
       b. Report on any infringement of competition rules to the Course Referee.
       c. Position themselves to have an uninterrupted view of the finish line.
       d. Assign finish places to the competitors as they complete the event.

3.6 OTHER JUDGES
      Other Judges may be utilized as needed, with their duties defined by the Course
      Referee and the relevant event. They may include water judges, break judges,
      timers and awards presenters.
3.7 STARTER(S)
      a. Has sole jurisdiction over the competitors for the start.



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      b. Recall the competitors by pistol shot (rapid), by whistle signal or by other
         means, if in their opinion the start is an unfair one. Recall signal must be
         consistent during the competition.
      c. Has the power to disqualify a competitor for starting before their time, or for
         willfully disobeying orders, or for any other obstruction during the start. (One
         false start is charged to the field, further false starts shall be charged to an
         individual resulting in disqualification).
      d. Notify the Course Referee of all disqualifications.

3.8 MARSHAL
      a. Shall assemble the competitors for events and place the Competitors into
         heats
      b. Shall insure that competitors are ready to compete, and that they present
         themselves with their equipment and competition attire when called to the
         event.
      c. Shall render competitors liable for disqualifications for failure to comply with
         their directions. Such competitors shall be reported to the Course Referee.
      d. Shall insure that any competitors warming up after the start of the first heat
         must not interfere in any way with the conduct of any aspect of the
         competition.
      e. Shall review the event details and rules with the competitors, including the
         start, the course and the finish.
      f. Shall see that all competitors under his control are in proper uniform and
         regulation caps as laid down by the Association.
      g. Shall have the power to prevent a competitor from starting an event if they
         are wearing a uniform that is of objectionable nature or one failing to comply
         with the Association’s standards. The Marshal shall notify the Course
         Referee of all such actions.

3.9 COURSE RECORDERS
      Shall record the order in which each placed competitor or team finishes in each
      event, together with the time where necessary.
3.10 SCOREKEEPER
      The Scorekeeper shall:
   a. Keep a running total of the points scored.
   b. Supply news media and Competition Officials with the above information as
      appropriate.
   c. Provide official results and/or score sheet after the conclusion of the competition.
   d. Post the competition results on USLA.org as appropriate.

3.11 ANNOUNCER
      The Announcer shall:
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   b. In cooperation with the Course Officials, notify competitors of the timing of
      upcoming events and appropriate venues
   c. Keep the spectators informed, acknowledge sponsors and, where applicable,
      describe the events and explain the running of the events to maintain public
      interest.
   d. Shall be required to attend all briefings of the Competition Officials.

3.12 PRESENTATION OFFICIAL
      The Presentation Official will be responsible for all awards being presented
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SECTION 4 - GENERAL COMPETITIVE RULES AND PROCEDURES
4.1 EQUIPMENT
      The following is a list of equipment to aid the running of an efficient competition.
      The list is not intended to be exhaustive, but merely to outline basic equipment
      items. It is suggested that the Host of a competition propose amendments
      and/or additions to the list to aid future competition.
       a. Flags and buoys (recommended color and size, see Figure 4.1)
       b. Poles and cones (for beach markers)
       c. Rope, lines and anchors with chain (see Figure 4.2)
       d. Lane markers
       e. Judge’s stand
       f. P.A. system
       g. Starter megaphones
       h. Three 32-caliber starter’s pistols (or equivalent, or air horns if starter’s pistols
          are not available)
       i. Whistles
       j. Twenty stop watches
          Boats or PWCs for Water Judges
       k. 10 – 12 Hand-held portable radios (for 2-way communication between the
          officials)
       l. Crowd control line
       m. Flag standards for water starts and finishes
       n. Registration Desk (personnel, forms, pens, pencils, markers, etc.)
       o. Competition course information area
       p. Vehicles (for equipment and surfboat transportation)
       q. Tractor (for possible spectator mounds)
       r. Minimum of two cordless drills with auger bits per venue with adequate back-
          up batteries and chargers
       s. Two “Craft Scales”
       t. Cut pieces of rubber hose, 12” in length, for Beach Flags (minimum of 50)

4.2 COMPETITION AREA SET UP
      All competition related set up shall be placed by the Host under the direction of
      the Head Official or their designee, meeting the USLA distance requirements as
      conditions warrant. Flag and buoy placement must be done prior to the starting of
      the competition. (see Figure x)
4.3 COMPETITION CAPS/HELMETS/JERSEYS/SWIMWEAR
      a. Each individual Chapter shall be responsible to design and produce an official
         Chapter Competition cap (beanie) that identifies their Chapter.
      b. The Chapter’s official cap shall be worn on the head of the competitor and
         securely fastened under the chin at the start and finish of each event.
         Competitors shall not be disqualified for loss of their competition cap after the
         start if they complete all aspects of the event and it can be determined that
         they did not voluntarily remove their cap during the event.

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       c. Competitors must wear their current official Chapter’s cap, not that of any
          other Chapter.
       d. Competition caps shall be required in every event except the Surfboat event.
       e. In the Surfboat event helmets MUST BE WORN
       f. Design of Chapter cap shall be subject to approval of the USLA Competition
          Committee.
       g. All finalists must wear event sponsor competition jerseys, if provided,
          otherwise Vests or Lycra tops are optional.
       h. Referee has the authority to exclude any competitor whose swim wear does
          not comply with the following standards: The swim wear of all competitors
          shall be in good moral taste and not carry any symbol which may be
          considered offensive. All swim wear shall be non-transparent. Competitors
          shall not wear or use anything that may aid buoyancy.
       i. Other Apparel- Swim goggles may be worn. The wearing of protective
          sunscreen is permitted. Sunglasses or optical glasses may be worn in all
          events with the exception of Beach Flags where eye protection or optical
          glasses worn must be suitably designed for that event. Jewelry that, in the
          opinion of the Referee, has the potential to cause injury to either the wearer
          or other competitors must be removed or taped over prior to the competition.

4.4 Commercial identification policy
      The Event Oversight Committee reserves the right to order the removal or
      coverage of commercial identification in conflict with official championship
      sponsors. This includes body tattoos.
       Notwithstanding the foregoing, official sponsors of chapters and teams may
       retain their identification on competition apparel and equipment irrespective of
       commercial conflict, but must not display other signs, banners, flags, or other
       identification within close proximity to the competition arena.
       Competitors in all craft event heats, semi-finals, and finals may be required to
       carry championship sponsor signage affixed on craft or equipment provided. All
       team and individual sponsor signage on craft and equipment will not be covered
       unless it is unavoidable when fitting the championship sponsor signage.

       Every co-operation is requested in this regard; the support of sponsors helps to
       curtail significant expenses that would otherwise be passed onto competition
       participants.

4.5 HEATS/FINALS COMPETITOR LIMITS
      The Course Referees shall decide whether events will be conducted in heats,
      semi-finals, or finals providing that the maximum number of competitors in a
      heat, or final race, shall not exceed the following, while also taking into account
      safety and the prevailing conditions.
                  a. Surf Race                                  32 competitors
                  b. Run-Swim-Run                               32 competitors

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                 c.   Board Race                              16 Competitors
                 d.   Surfski Race                            16 Competitors
                 e.   Ironman / Ironwoman                     16 Competitors
                 f.   American Ironman                        16 Competitors
                 g.   American Ironwoman                      32 Competitors
                 h.   Beach Flags                             16 Competitors
                 i.   2 Kilometer Beach Run                   100 Competitors
                 j.   Surf Boat Race                          15 teams of 2 competitors
                 k.   Rescue Race                             10 teams of 4 competitors
                 l.   Beach Relay                             10 teams of 4 competitors
                 m.   Board Rescue Race                       10 teams of 2 competitors
                 n.   Landline Rescue Race                    10 teams of 4 competitors
                 o.   Taplin Relay                            16 teams of 4 competitors
4.6 HEAT PLACEMENT
      Competitors will be placed in heats by a draw or random computer placement.
      As much as is possible, an effort shall be made to have competitors from the
      same Chapter in different heats.
4.7 FINAL EVENT QUALIFICATION
       a. Equal numbers of top finishers from each heat will be placed into the Final.
       b. Where necessary Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals may be run.
       c. The Quarter and Semi Finals can be less than ten competitors per heat to
          comply with the mathematical formula necessary to accommodate the
          ultimate goal of reaching 10, 12, 16, or 32 competitors for the Final.
       d. A maximum of 50 %, or roughly half of the field in each heat should advance
          to the next round.
       e. Only competitors who appear and register for the heats of an event shall be
          eligible to compete in the event’s Quarter Finals, Semi Finals or Final.
       f. Once a Chapter or Team has participated in the first qualifying heat, Quarter,
          or Semi-final of an event, it is not possible to change the composition for the
          rest of that particular event. No changes to the Team composition can be
          made after it has competed in the first qualifying round of an event.

4.8 GROUPS
      a. Open Men, Open Women, and Master age group events will be run
         independently of each other.
      b. Masters age groups may be run together. Groups can be combined only with
         the consent of the affected competitors, or when two groups combined total no
         more than the maximum number of competitors allowed per event.
      d. All groups will always be placed and scored separately.
      e. The preferred order will be Open Men first, Open Women second, and
          Masters age groups as follows: 30-34, 35-39 Men, 30-34, 35-39 Women, 40-
          44, 45-49 Men, 40-44, 45-49 Women, etc.
4.9 STARTS
      a. Two Officials are needed for all starts: Starter, and a Course Referee.

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       b. The “One Start Rule” shall be in used in all events.
       c. STARTING OF EVENTS
          The process of starting events should commence with a signal, or command,
          that indicates “ready”, the Starter shall give the ready command “You are now
          in the hands of the Starter” at the beginning of the event and when the
          competitors are properly assembled at the starting line.
          Followed by a signal, or command, that indicates “set”.
          Followed by a signal, or command, that indicates “a start”.
          The Starter shall start the race the by the sounding of the gun, air horn or
          whistle, when conditions allow and the line is stable. If, for any reason, the
          Starter has to speak to any competitor after either command, the start process
          shall be recommenced.

4.10 DISQUALIFICATION
      a. Any competitor who violates the rules of a given event may be disqualified.
         Competitors or teams may be disqualified from an event or from the entire
         competition.
         Where a competitor is disqualified for any reason, in a heat or a final,
         the place he/she would have held shall be awarded to the competitor
         who finished next and all lower placing competitors shall be advanced 1 place.
         Where a competitor is disqualified for any reason the event results shall not
         include a place or time for the competitor. Where a competitor does not finish
         an event (DNF), the event results shall not include a place or time for the
         competitor.
      b. The “One Start Rule” shall be used in all events.
          1.) All competitors who START (i.e. commence a starting motion) after
          assuming a final set position, and before the starting signal, shall be
          disqualified, except for Beach Flags in which the competitor(s) shall be
          eliminated.
          2.) If the starting signal sounds before the disqualification is declared, the
          competitors shall be called back and start again.
          3.) The signal to call back the competitors shall be the same as the starting
          signal but repeated.
          4.) Any competitor who is disqualified for a false start shall not be permitted to
          continue in the race and must withdraw from the starting line.
          5.) All competitors who fail to comply with the starter’s commands, disturbs
          others in the race through sound or otherwise, may be disqualified or
          eliminated (in the case of Beach Flags).
      c. Any competitor that is deemed to be unsportsmanlike by the officials may be
           disqualified for the remainder of the competition.
      d. Competitors or teams who are deemed to have competed unfairly may be
           disqualified from an event or expelled from the competition. The referee may
           refer the competitor or team to the disciplinary committee for consideration of
           further penalty.
           Examples of competing unfairly include:

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             1.) Committing a doping or doping-related infraction.
             2.) Impersonating another competitor.
             3.) Competing twice in the same individual event.
             4.) Competing twice in the same event in different teams.
             5.) Purposely interfering with a course to gain an advantage.
             6.) Jostling or obstructing other competitors or handlers so as to impede
                 their progress.
             7.) Receiving physical or material outside assistance (other than verbal or
                 other direction except where specifically excluded by the rules of the
                 event). Anyone aiding a competitor shall cause that competitor to be
                 subject to disqualification (exceptions shall include equipment handlers)
                 and may themselves be disqualified.

      The referee and/or the relevant official(s) shall have absolute discretion in
      determining whether a competitor, team, or handler has competed unfairly.

      Fighting will not be tolerated. Any competitor involved in a fight shall be
      disqualified from the remainder of the current competition as well as any USLA
      sanctioned competitions in the following year.
      Striking any official is grounds for a lifetime suspension from USLA events and
      may also result in criminal prosecution.
      Any competitor entering the water in the competition area, in an event that they
      are not currently participating in shall be subject to disqualification.

4.11 PROTESTS
      a. Protests shall be in writing, on an official Protest Form, made by the
         protesting TEAM CAPTAIN ONLY and shall be accompanied by a $25 US
         cash filing fee, within 30 minutes of the incident. Protests made by any other
         team member may result in disqualification of the individual or team from the
         event or the remainder of the competition.
      b. Protests may be lodged for reasons of ineligibility of a competitor or
         equipment, a rule violation by a competitor, or may include impediment by
         competitors, judges or bystanders.
      c. The judgement call of the officials are not subject to protest
      d. Protests are to be presented to the Head Official.
      e. A Protest Committee shall be appointed by the Head Official. Such
         Committee shall be made up of three Event Officials. The Protest Committee
         shall review and adjudicate the protest.
      f. The Protest Committee may use any available material, including digital
         cameras, video cameras or any evidence relevant to the incident.
      g. The Protest Committee shall come to a final decision as expeditiously as
         possible, and no later then the commencement of the next level of that
         competition, unless the event has already proceeded to the next level of
         competition or documentation (such as verification of employment) is not
         readily available.

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                        USLA Lifeguard Competition
                      Rules and Operational Procedures 

      h. Protests which are successful shall be refunded the filing fee.
      i. Further penalties, disqualifications, suspensions, etc. may be imposed at a
         later time.
      j. Protests and subsequent rulings shall be reviewed at the next regularly
         scheduled Competition Committee meeting.

4.12 DRUG POLICY
      The USLA condemns the practice of doping in sport. Doping is cheating and
      against the rules and ethics of sport. It is harmful to the image of sport and may
      be harmful to competitors.
      The USLA is committed to contribute towards and support the USOC policies
      and procedures aimed at the prevention of doping in sport and the achievement
      of drug free sport, and as a member federation of the International Lifesaving
      Federation (ILS), is committed to observing the requirements of the World Anti-
      Doping Agency (WADA) as laid down in ILS Policies and procedures.
      A policy of drug free competition with possible drug testing has therefore been
      adopted and endorsed by the USLA at all events. All Competitors may be
      subjected to drug testing.




                                                                             Page 15 of 15
                         Selection Criteria for the
                   United States Life Saving Association
                               National Team
   1. One of the key issues is determining the actual criteria for selection to the
      USLA Life Saving Team. Competitors want to know what they have to do
      to be selected. However, team selection these days is not easy for a
      variety of reasons. Perhaps the key fact is that with team sizes limited,
      each team member must be proficient at more than one or two events. To
      be the champion in one event may not be enough to gain selection for the
      team unless that team member can contribute in several other areas.

   2. Competitors also have to understand that the selection of the team will
      depend on the overall balance and what each competitor can offer to the
      team as a whole. For that reason, the team selected for the Sanyo
      Bussan International Lifesaving Cup or the International Surf Challenge
      may well be very different from that selected for the ILS World
      Championships 6 months later. There is no hard and fast rule.

   3. The USLA agrees that the overall aim of any USLA Team is to achieve the
      best results that are possible taking the actual events and calibre of the
      other teams into account. Given that this is the overriding factor, the
      policy must be to select the best team that is available from those people
      eligible to compete for the United States of America.

   4. It has been agreed therefore that any USLA competitor, wherever they
      reside, if eligible and able to participate, and worthy of their selection
      should be selected.

   5. To consider if a person is suitable for selection, any performances in a
      recognised national or international competition within 36 months of the
      Championships being contested and up to the point where the team is
      selected, should be taken into account by the selectors.

   Sanyo Bussan International Lifesaving Cup in September 2007

   6. For the Sanyo Bussan International Lifesaving Cup in Japan in September
      1, 2007, any performance in any national event and any other recognised
      international event, including the World Championships in Australia, from
      the beginning of July 2005 until the team is picked in July 2007 would be
      considered.

Team to be selected by 10th July 2007 (it is confirmed by the organisers that final
entries must be made by July 20, 2007).

   International Surf Challenge in November / December 2007
   7. For the International Surf Challenge in Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia on
      November 30, December 1 and 2, 2007, any performance in any national
      event, and any other recognised international event, since September
      2005, until the team is picked in either August would be considered.

Team to be selected by August 15, 2007 (at this stage it has not been confirmed
when the final entry date for this event is due).

   World Championships in July 2008

   8. For the World Championships, in July 2008, any performance any
       performance in any national event, and any other recognised international
       event from the beginning of Summer 2006 until the team is picked in
       Spring 2008 would be considered. This would mean that performances in
       any of the following events will be considered.
Team to be selected by June 2007 (it is likely that the preliminary entries must be
made within one month of the event, and final entries no later than 48 hours
before)

   What does this mean for the competitors?

   9. What this means for the competitors is that all performances that they
      demonstrate in any recognised national or international event in the
      periods stated will be considered for selection. Turning up to specific
      events is not a pre-condition for selection. However, attendance at any of
      the events listed does give every competitor the opportunity to show what
      they can do in a variety of conditions and events.

   10. Similarly, attendance at every event is not a guarantee of selection,
       neither is winning any specific race in any specific event. While this was
       the selection policy used for certain events (such as the Goodwill Games)
       in the past these were specific situations requiring specific policies at that
       time.

   11. As stated above, the selectors need to consider the following:

      The status of the event being contested
      The potential for achieving the best result for the United States Lifesaving
      Association Team across the range of events
      The potential for medal performances
      The potential for qualifying for finals
      Previous experience of reaching finals and medalling in international
      events
      The overall balance of the team required for the event
     The performance contribution that each member can make to the team
     overall

  12. Participation in the events listed above will assist selectors in determining
      each individuals potential to contribute performance to the team, qualify
      for finals and ultimately win medals, but it is not a guarantee of selection,
      nor a pre-condition for entry.

  13. The events will be held when stated and it is for the individual to decide
      whether to participate or not. With the ranking series, points gained
      across the range of events might well be crucial to determining selection
      when competitors are closely ranked. However, there is no hard and fast
      rule. It is the performances in the events listed that will ultimately need to
      be considered by the selectors.

  14. The aim is to achieve the best results possible to the USLA Team. World
      Championships should not be used for “development†purposes.

National Training Squads

  15. Potential competitors will develop through being part of a training squad
      that will be selected on an ongoing basis. Whenever it is possible to get
      the squad together this will happen. However, being in the squad is no
      guarantee of selection. Similarly, a competitor who is not part of the
      training squad could still be selected if the performances put in merit
      selection.

  16. Attendance at National Training Squad events will enable the team
      management and selectors to see how competitors develop and check
      that their attitude and behaviours are right for the tight team spirit that
      needs to be generated. It will also allow the team management to monitor
      the fitness levels of those with a potential for selection.

Who selects the team?

  17. The USLA National Team Manager and USLA Competition Chairman are
      jointly appointing a USLA Team Coach and Assistant Team Coaches for
      each team that is to be selected. The National Team Manager and the
      Chief Coach will chair the selection panel and his/her Assistant Coaches
      will also be members of the panel.

  18. As soon as these persons have been appointed, their details will be
      circulated so everybody is aware of who is involved, and you can expect
      to see them in attendance at the national events of both organisations in
      future.
19. Finally, if you have any questions about these criteria or the process,
    please contact the National team manager: ksweat@co.volusia.fl.us
                           Schedule For USA National
                                                   Hotel
  Date                  Event Travel              Location
    18-Jul   Arrive in Berlin                    Berlin
    19-Jul   Warm-up                             Berlin
    20-Jul   Opening Ceremony                    Berlin
    21-Jul   Pool                                Berlin
    22-Jul   Pool                                Berlin
    23-Jul   Pool/SERC/Travel to Warnemunde      Warnemunde
    24-Jul   Ocean Training                      Warnemunde
    25-Jul   Ocean/Warnemunde                    Warnemunde
    26-Jul   Ocean/Warnemunde/Closing Ceremony   Warnemunde
    27-Jul   Travel to Berlin/Leave for USA




   Paid                      Item                 Reimbursed
$ 1,400.00          Deposit on Berlin Flights        $1,400.00
l Team
                                     Hotel
             Schedule                Cost
Check in New Berlin Hotel



                                     $5,656.65 141.00 per night
Check out of New Berlin Hotel        $1,600.00
                                     $1,600.00
                                     $1,600.00
                                     $1,600.00
Check out of Warnemunde Hotel
Hotel Total                         $12,056.65

Flights to Berlin                   $17,500.00
Flights to NY                        $4,900.00
Registration                          $450.00
Transportation                        $750.00
Daily Food and Water for Athletes     $500.00

Total                               $36,156.65
                             United States Lifesaving Association
                  Heroic Acts/Recognition, Awards, and Presentations
                                             Activity Report

Date: April 24, 2008
Committee Chair: Adrienne Groh
Committee Members:
Bart Mattaliano MA, Mike Bartlett SW, Don Rohrer SW, Janie Watson SA, Mike Beuerlein SW, Jim
McCrady SE, Jerry Gavin GL, Joe Peccoraro GL, Gerry Falconer SE, Alex Peabody SW, Mickey Hutto
SA

Introduction

This committee continues to work well as a team to bring recognition to lifesaving and honor those
courageous individuals as well as recognize outstanding agencies for their dedicated service. We feel
that it is an enormous accomplishment to launch the National Awards Program, which Mike Bartlett
spent numerous hours working on with the help of the committee, to our members and Board of
Directors. It is a program that we can all be proud of for the hard work we do all over the world. I also
wish to thank Jerry Gavin for ordering the ribbons for all of our recognition categories for Class A
uniforms.

Activities and Accomplishments (Since Prior Board of Directors Meeting)

1.   Launched the National Awards Program.
2.   Ordered the ribbons for Class A uniforms for all Heroic Acts recognition categories.
3.   Recipient letters sent out to invite award recipients to the Hawaii meeting.
4.   Certificates for recipients that were voted on in Charleston
Issues for Discussion and/or Resolution (At This Meeting)

1.   Discuss wording for award certificates including posthumous recognition.
2.   Address budget issues involved with new program as well as continued costs of certificates.
3.   Discuss any benefits of moving the awards program to Certification
4.   Discuss website potential to list all award categories on usla.org.
5.   Work on completion of Heroic Acts updated list for the website
6.   Submissions
Attachments

1. Submissions from Charleston, November 2007
   1.1. Hunter Precher – Mid-Atlantic, Heroic Act - Tabled for further research

     1.2.   Carrie Rider – Mid-Atlantic, Award of Merit - Passed for Award of Merit
     1.3.   Belmar Beach Patrol - Mid-Atlantic, National Lifesaving Award - Not Passed
     1.4.   Steven Ketterer – Mid-Atlantic, Heroic Act - Passed for Heroic Act
     1.5.   Frankie Choyeski, Michael Thomas, Francisco Jiminez – Southwest, Heroic Act - Passed for
            Heroic Act

                                                Page 1 of 2
   1.6.    Shaine LaVoie- Southwest, Heroic Act - Passed for Heroic Act
   1.7.    Bob Moser, Noel Case - Southeast - Withdrawn by the Southeast Region
   1.8.    Marine Lt. McManus, Jason Garcia – Southeast - Tabled for further research
   1.9.    John Lloyd – South Atlantic - Withdrawn by the South Atlantic Region
   1.10.   Giancarlo Squicimari (submitted at the meeting) Tabled for further research
2. New Submissions for Kauai, April 2008
   2.1. Ray Howell – Pacific Islands (waiting on paperwork)

   2.2.    Rob Rogerson and Palm Beach County Guards – Southeast – Heroic Act(waiting on
           paperwork)
   2.3.    Long Beach Lifeguard Association - Project Ecuador for the- National Lifesaving Award
   2.4.    Michael E. James – Southeast – Medal of Valor
   2.5.    National Awards Program – Huntington Beach Surf Lifesaving Assoc. – National Award for Professional
           Achievement
   2.6.    National Awards Program – Town of Wrightsville Beach – National Award for Commitment and
           Dedication to Public Safety and Education
   2.7.    Summer Watson and Amy Dichiro – Southwest Region – No category chosen on form
   2.8.    Michael Barrett, Moses Cuprill, and Raymond Johnson – Southwest – Heroic Act




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                          United States Lifesaving Association
                                       Junior Lifeguards
                                          Activity Report

Date: April 24, 2008
Committee Chair: Reenie Boyer
Committee Members:
NE – No Participation
MA – Denise Blair (Secretary), Tom Daly, Cineva Kline
GL – Erin Joyce
NW – No Participation
SA – Dan Condell, John Von Rosenberg, Jose Pena
GC – Tony Pryor
SE - Jo Wagenhals
SW – Charlotte Graham, Jon Mitchell (Junior Jam Editor)
PI – No Participation

Introduction

Plan a fun safe Junior Lifeguard Program for your agency this summer!
Remember our Junior Lifeguards are your future Lifeguards…select Instructors that will be excellent
role models and set a great example.

Activities and Accomplishments (Since Prior Board of Directors Meeting)

1.   Answer many questions from JG Coordinators around the entire country.

2. Worked with President Brewster and Jay Westcott from Da Fin on the JG Program Discount
   Program.

3. Developed 2008 JG Photo Contest Rules.

4. Worked with Tom Daly and Bill Richardson on JG USLA Rules.


Issues for Discussion and/or Resolution (At This Meeting)

1. Photo Contest – At our Fall meeting, we discussed hosting a photo contest for the USLA JG
   Members this summer. At Committee, we will approve this summer’s contest rules.

2. Da Fin - Has offered a great discount to JG USLA Members. This program will be presented during
   our Committee meeting.



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3. JG USLA Rules - Will be reviewed and approved for publication during our Committee meeting. A
   special thanks to Bill Richardson for his work on this project.

4. JG National Competition - Will be hosted on August 7th by LACO in Manhattan Beach this summer.
   At our Committee meeting, LACO will present unique information regarding this event.

5. Junior Jam Publication – At Committee Junior Jam Editor, Jon Mitchell will discuss ideas for our next
   Junior Jam section of the American Lifeguard Magazine.

6. USLA JG Program Guidelines – During Committee, we will review our current Guidelines and
   discuss future updates.

7. Round Table - ☺


Attachments

1. Photo Contest Rules
2. Da Fin JG Program Information
3. USLA JG Rules




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                                 2008 USLA
                   JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

THIS YEAR WE ARE HAVING A JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST FOR THE USLA
JUNIOR LIFEGUARD MEMBERS.

THERE WILL BE A $100 SAVINGS BOND AWARDED AT THE 2008 FALL USLA MEETING TO THE
TOP “AA”, "A", "B" AND "C" DIVISION CONTEST WINNERS.

JUNIOR LIFEGUARD COORDINATORS NEED TO SUBMIT (IN PERSON OR BY MAIL) THEIR
ORIGINAL TOP 5 POTOGRAPHS (ANY DIVISION) TO THE JG CHAIRPERSON AT THE FALL USLA
MEETING. ALL PHOTOS BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE USLA.

THE BACK OF THE PHOTO MUST INCLUDE:

  •   JG'S FIRST AND LAST NAME
  •   DIVISION "A", "B" OR "C"
  •   HOME PHONE NUMBER
  •   HOME ADDRESS
  •   JG PROGRAM
  •   JG COORDINATOR'S NAME
  •   JG COORDINATORS PHONE NUMBER

THE PHOTO SHOULD BE ONE-DIMENSIONAL AND THE PRINTED PHOTO SIZE MUST BE AT
LEAST 3” BY 5’ AND NO LARGER THAN 11" BY 17". (NO SLIDES)

USE BLACK AND WHITE OR COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY.

JUNIOR LIFEGUARDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO THE USLA BEACH SAFETY TIPS OR LIFEGUARDING
THEMES AS PHOTO CONTEST ENTRIES:

  1. Swim Near A Lifeguard

  2. Learn To Swim

  3. Never Swim Alone

  4. Don't Fight The Current

  5. Swim Sober

  6. Leash Your Board

  7. Don't Float Where You Can't Swim

  8. Life Jackets = Boating Safety

  9. Don't Dive Headfirst, Protect Your Neck

  10. At Home, You're The Lifeguard


                                   Reenie Boyer
                  P.O. Box 1768, Newport Beach, CA 92658-8915
                                  (949)644-3170
                                 rboyer@nbfd.net
DaFiN is the “Official Swim Fin of the United States Lifesaving Association”. It is the only swim fin
endorsed by USLA. DaFiN is used by many agencies and individual USLA members across the country.

DaFiN presents this special offer for the Junior Lifeguard Programs:
                                 Buy DaFiN for $25.00/pair.
                               Save more than ½ OFF the regular price $56.95

                           Discount Available on solid Red or Red/Yellow fins
                                      Made in USA (California)

OPTION #1 – VOUCHER
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contain a digital coupon code that may be redeemed on DaFiN’s website to make the discounted
purchase. The coupon will be valid only for the following sizes:
                                    All sizes true to US Men’s shoe sizes

                                  XS      SM      MD       ML        LG
                                  3-4     5-6     7-8     9-10      11-12
2. The junior guard must pay the standard $8.50 shipping + Ca State tax

3. Fins ship within 24 hours M-F via UPS Ground for next day delivery to most CA addresses.

4. If the junior guard does not have computer access, the coupon may be redeemed by mail.

5. The agency will provide DaFiN with the names of the junior guards so DaFiN may cross check the
coupon redemptions. (names only…no addresses, tel #s, or emails…just enough to cross check)

OPTION #2 – DIRECT BULK PURCHASE
1. The agency may make a direct bulk purchase, take delivery of the fins, and distribute the fins to the
junior guards.

2. The advantage to this option is the shipping cost in bulk is significantly less than the $8.50/pair for
individual orders and is tax exempt to the agency. The bulk shipping cost throughout SoCal is only about
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                           United States Lifesaving Association
                                    Certification Committee
                                            Activity Report

Date: March 21, 2007
Committee Chair: Eric Bauer
Committee Members: Tim Harmon - Co chair; Gerry Falconer-Southeast Region; Joe Pecoraro -
Great Lakes Region; Scott Petersohn - South Atlantic Region; Bill Richardson - Southwest Region;
Dave Shotwell - Mid-Atlantic Region; Kim Tyson - Gulf Coast Region; Cathy Wiederhold - Northwest
Region; Dr. Peter Wernicki - Medical Advisor


Introduction

Welcome aboard to the new and returning certification officers. There has been a lot of activity, with a
couple of new applications, and much e-mail and phone calls resolving issues. I appreciate Tim
Harmon backing me up and insuring I’ve gotten e-mails and answer them. We would like to increase
Brenda Warner;’s compensation, as she has not had an increase in 10 years. Certification Officer and
Statistics Chair, Rick Gould put out a letter to motivate agencies to get their statistics in, which is a
requirement of certification that we are going to enforce. The letter has achieved the desired response
with only a few agencies still outstanding. Good job Rick.


Activities and Accomplishments (Since Prior Board of Directors Meeting)

1. President Brewster reappointed Certification Officers (Attachment)
2. Reviewed 20 exisitng and 2 new agencies for certification.
3. Issued certificates to 22 agencies.
Issues for Discussion and/or Resolution (At This Meeting)

1.   Change in Certification Fee from $250.00 to $300.00
2.   Change in wording of 1 year rule to include ARRT certifications
3.   Certification Review, 22 agencies
4.   Agency complaint and suspension and revocation of certification.
5.   Increase Administrators Fees see attached proposed contract
Attachments

1. Certified Agencies
2. Certification Officers
3. Certification Administrator’s Contract




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United States Lifesaving Association Certification Officers

Region: Southwest                        Region: Pacific Islands              Region: Southwest
Mr. Larry Giles                          Mr. Ralph Goto                       Mr. Rick Gould
505 South Vulcan                         3823 Leahi Avenue                    Parks, Recreation, and Community
Encinitas, Ca.                           Honolulu, HI 96815-4435              Services
92024                                    Work Phone: 808-922-3888             23920 Valencia Blvd.
Work Phone: (760) 644-7308               Fax: 808-922-0411                    Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Fax: 760-633-2818                        Home Phone:                          Work Phone: 661-255-4910
Home Phone:                              Email: rgoto@co.honolulu.hi.us       Fax:
Email:LGILES@ci.encinitas.ca.us          Agency: Honolulu                     Home Phone:
Agency: Encinitas                        Chapter: Hawaii                      Email: rgould@santa-clarita.com
Chapter: Encinitas                       Appointed: January 2008              Agency: Santa Cruz
Appointed: January 2008                                                       Chapter: Santa Cruz
                                                                              Appointed: January 2008
Region: Southwest                        Region: Southwest                    Region: Southeast
Mr. Richard P. Hidalgo                   Mr. Bill Richardson                  Mr. James Hamilton McCrady V
950 Ocean Lane                           9361 Cloudhaven Drive                1509 Southwest 12th Court
Imperial Beach, CA 91932                 Huntington Beach, CA                 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Phone(619) 628-1420                      92646                                Work Phone: 954-828-4577
Fax: (619) 628-1421                      Phone: (714) 968-9360                Fax: 954-467-0238
Email: rhidalgo@cityofib.org             Email: wjrguard4life@verizon.net     Home Phone: 954-761-3327
Agency: Imperial Beach                   Agency: Huntington Beach             Email: jmccrady5@comcast.net
Chapter: Imperial Beach                  Chapter: Huntington Beach            JMcCrady@fortlauderdale.gov
Appointed: January 2008                  Appointed: January 2008              Agency/Chapter: Ft. Lauderdale
                                                                              Appointed: January 2008


 Region: Southeast                       Region: Southeast                     Region: South Atlantic
Joseph M. McManus                        Gary Wise                            Mr. Duke Brown
13450 77th Street                        209 Chase Run                        537 Forestbrook Drive
Fellsmere, FL 32948-5673                 Destin FL 32550                      Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Work Phone: 772 388-4492                 Work Phone:850-699-5627              Work Phone: 803-626-1203
Fax: 772 388 4491                        Fax:850-267-3294                     Fax: 803-248-1378
Home Phone: 772 571-9824                 Home Phone: 850-837-6909             Home Phone: 803-236-3682
Email: mcmani@bellsouth.net              Email: garyawise@yahoo.com           Email: bchfrntdir@aol.com
jmcmanus@ircgov.com                      Agency: South Walton Fire District   Agency: Horry County
Agency/ Chapter: Indian River County     Chapter: Emerald Coast               Chapter: Horry County
Appointed: January 2008                  Appointed: January 2008              Appointed: January 2008
Region: South Atlantic                   Region: Northwest                     Region: Northwest
Mr. Scott Petersohn                      Mr. Bob Fennell                      Mr. Dan McCormick
440 S. Beach St.                         534 Laurel                           East Bay Regional Park Dist.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114                  Petaluma, CA 94952                   17930 Lake Chabot Road
Work Phone: 386-239-6414                 Work Phone: 415-456-8729             Castro, CA 94545
Fax: 386-239-6420                        Fax: 415-456-5397                    Work Phone: 510-690-6620
Home Phone:                              Home Phone: 415-456-8729             Fax:
Email: spetersohn@co.volusia.fl.us       Email: keriann@pacbell.net           Home Phone: 510-537-9363
Agency: Volusia County                   Agency: San Francisco Fire           Email: dmccormi@ebparks.org
Chapter: Volusia Surf Lifesaving Assn.   Department                           Agency: East Bay Regional Park Dist.
Appointed: January 2008                  Chapter:                             Chapter: East Bay
                                         Appointed: January 2008              Appointed: January 2008
Region: Northwest                         Region: Mid-Atlantic                Region: Mid-Atlantic
Mr. Jim McCray                           Mr. Tim Harmon                       Mr. Ed Kiziukiewicz
2171 Zinfandel Avenue                    712 Philadelphia Blvd                36 Seventh Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403                     Sea Girt, NJ 08750                   Seaside Park, NJ 08752
Work Phone: 707-565-3353                 Work Phone: 732-449-9335             Work Phone: 732-598-4010
Fax: 707-528-4718                        Fax: 732-681-0659                    Fax: 732-793-3014
Home Phone: 707-528-7471                 Home Phone: 732-449-8146             Home Phone: 732-793-2094
Email: jmccray@sonoma-county.org         Email: SGBP1@aol.com                 Email: eddiekaye3607@hotmail.com
Agency: Sonoma County Regional           Agency: Sea Girt                     Agency: BayHead
Parks                                    Chapter: Monmouth                    Chapter: Monmouth County
Chapter: Redwood Coast                   Appointed: January 2008              Appointed: January 2008
Appointed: January 2008




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United States Lifesaving Association Certification Officers

Region: Mid-Atlantic             Region: Mid-Atlantic                Region: Mid-Atlantic
Mr. Buzz Mogck                   Mr. Dave Shotwell                   Mr. Dave Foxwell
1246 Lafayette Street            116 Heck Avenue                     3301 Heffington Drive
Cape May, NJ 08204               Ocean Grove, NJ 07756               Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Work Phone: 609-884-9520         Work Phone: 908-775-0035            Work Phone:
Fax:                             Fax: 908-775-5689                   Fax:
Home Phone: 609-884-2189         Home Phone: 908-776-6487            Home Phone:
Email:                           Email: daveshotwell@earthlink.net   Email: DFU2BOY@aol.com
Agency: Cape May Beach Patrol    Agency: Ocean Grove                 Agency:
Chapter: Cape May                Chapter: Monmouth County            Chapter:
Appointed: January 2008          Appointed: January 2008             Appointed: January 2008

Region: Great Lakes              Region: Great Lakes
Mr. Joe Pecoraro                 Mr. Eric Bushonville
4832 North Melvina               6504 N. Northwest Highway
Chicago, IL 60630                Chicago, IL 60631
Work Phone:                      Work Phone:
Fax:                             Fax:
Home Phone: 312-774-5250         Home Phone:
Email: jppeco@aol.com            Email: drerbush99@aol.com
Agency: Chicago Parks District   Agency: Chicago Parks District
Chapter: Chicago                 Chapter: Chicago
Appointed: January 2008          Appointed: January 2008




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                     INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT
       This INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is made and effective
as of March 1, 2008 and continues indefinitely, by and between the UNITED STATES LIFESAVING
ASSOCIATION (“USLA”) and DESIGNS BY RéNRAW (DBR).
A. USLA is a nonprofit organization engaged as a professional membership organization for the
   benefit of lifesaving professionals and other interested parties.
B. DBR provides management and consulting services for a number of organizations and is
   experienced and skilled in providing such services.
C. USLA desires to engage the services of DBR and DBR desires to be so engaged.
      NOW THEREAFTER, in consideration of the above facts and the mutual promises set for in this
Agreement, the parties agree as follows:
  Services.
  USLA agrees to engage DBR to perform the services and undertake the duties and responsibilities
  set forth in Schedule A and Schedule B attached hereto and incorporated herein (collectively, the
  “Services”), and DBR agrees to render the Services under the terms and conditions set forth in this
  Agreement. This contract will go on indefinitely until canceled by one or the other party in writing.
  This Agreement does not limit the authority of either party to enter into other such contracts with
  other parties.
  Terms.
  The terms of this Agreement (the “Terms”) shall commence on March 1, 2008 unless either party
  provides the other party with thirty days (30) advance written notice of the termination of this
  Agreement. In any event, this Agreement shall terminate upon DBR’s dissolution or upon the death
  of any owners on owning more than thirty percent (30%) ownership interest in DBR.
  Compensation.
  As payment for the Services, DBR shall be entitled to compensation to be paid as set forth in
  Schedule C attached hereto and incorporated herein, which shall constitute complete compensation
  for the Services. DBR will present a detailed statement for services and expenses to USLA at the
  end of each month and bill will be due and payable within 15 days.

  Death
  If DBR dies during the term of this Agreement, DBR’s estate shall be entitled to payment for the
  period ending with the date of DBR’s death.
   Relationship.
   The parties expressly intend, agree and understand that the relationship between them created by
   this Agreement is that of owner-independent contractor, and does not constitute a hiring by either
   party. DBR is not an employee, partner or joint venturer of USLA. DBR shall not be treated as an
   employee of USLA for federal or state tax purposes.
   Conduct of DBR.
   The conduct and control of the Services to be performed by DBR under this Agreement shall lie
   solely with DBR. DBR shall perform the Services in accordance with currently approved methods
   and ethical standards applicable to the performance of the Services. USLA is interested only in the
   results obtained under this Agreement and the manner and means of performing the Services shall
   be under the sole control of DBR.
   Conduct of USLA
   The President (or designate as advised in writing to DBR, the “Designate”) of USLA shall be solely
   responsible for the assignment of tasks outside those expressly agreed to in Schedule A and B.
   Upon assignment of any such tasks by the President or Designate of USLA it is implied and
   understood that USLA will be liable for all fees and charges incurred by DBR at the rates described
   in Schedule C.
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   Indemnification by USLA.
   USLA shall indemnify DBR against all liability or loss, and against all claims or actions based upon
   or arising out of injury to or death of persons, or damage to or loss of property, caused by the acts,
   omissions or negligence of USLA or USLA’s employees or agents.
   Indemnification by DBR.
   DBR shall indemnify USLA against all liability or loss, and against all claims or actions based upon
   or arising out of injury to or death of persons, or damage to or loss of property, caused by the acts,
   omissions or negligence of DBR or DBR’s employees or agents.
   Right of Control.
   DBR shall be responsible for performing the Service in a safe, skillful and workmanlike manner and
   shall be solely liable for its own acts, omissions and negligence and acts, omissions and negligence
   of DBR’s employees. USLA shall have no right of control over the manner in which the work is to be
   done and shall not be charged with the responsibility of preventing risk to DBR or to DBR’s
   employees. It is understood and agreed that all work shall be done at DBR’s own risk.
   Setup, Establishment and Maintenance of Special Requirements, Equipment and Facilities.
   USLA is responsible for all fees and charges, including fees and charges incurred by DBR, for the
   setup, establishment and maintenance of all special requirement, equipment and facilities. This
   includes without limitation dedicated phone/fax lines, DBR will be responsible for maintaining all the
   files generated by the program; specialized computer equipment, etc. All moveable equipment
   belonging to USLA will be turned over the USLA upon termination of this agreement. Installed items
   such as phone lines, etc. will remain in DBR’s offices at no charge to DBR. Any cost for moving of
   equipment, phone lines, supplies, etc. will be born by USLA including those fees and charges
   incurred by DBR.
   Confidential Information.
   In connection with the performance of Services during which DBR will assume a fiduciary
   relationships with USLA, DBR may become familiar with confidential information of USLA. DBR
   agrees that during the term of this Agreement and thereafter, DBR will not disclose or utilize without
   written authorization of the President of USLA, any confidential information of USLA (including
   without limitation membership lists, policies, procedures, memoranda, records, reports, financial
   information, and advocacy projects) to which DBR has been privy. Upon the termination of this
   Agreement, DBR shall deliver to USLA all equipment, notes, documents, memoranda, reports, files,
   books, correspondence, lists or other written or graphic records and the like relating to USLA
   operation which are or have been in DBR’s possession or control. The USLA agrees to pay DBR all
   fees and charges related to providing the above named information and documents upon delivery
   by DBR. USLA or USLA’s employees or agents agree to make their best effort to reveal any aspect
   of the compensation terms of this agreement or subsequent agreements with DBR to anyone. It is
   understood that the terms of this Agreement may be discussed at USLA Board of Directors
   meetings, however, USLA is encouraged to confine discussion of the financial arrangements to
   Executive Board sessions.
   Ownership of Information.
   USLA is the sole owner of the database information which will consist of the name and address of
   persons mailed a copy or copies of the booklet and the name and address of agencies that applied
   for certification and the status of their application. DBR agrees to furnish USLA with a copy of the
   database on disk upon termination of this Agreement.
   Representations and Warranties.
   DBR represents and warrants that (a) DBR is not restricted or prohibited, contractual or otherwise,
   from entering into and performing each of the terms and covenants contained in this Agreement, (b)
   DBR’s execution and performance of this Agreement is not a violation or breach of any other
   agreement to which DBR is a party, (c) DBR has all licenses and certifications necessary to render
   the Services, and DBR has undertaken to provide all required withholdings and deposits for its


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   employees under local, state, and federal employment, insurance and social security laws and
   regulations.
   Upon termination of this agreement and complete payment of all fees and expenses, DBR,
   shall transfer, assign, and make available to Association, or their representative, all property in
   DBR’s possession or control belonging to and paid for by Association, and all information regarding
   Association’s management.

   Dispute Resolution.
   In the event of a dispute over fees and/or charges USLA and DBR agree to try in good faith to
   resolve the dispute through mediation by selecting a third party to help reach an agreement. If
   unable to resolve the fee and/or charges dispute through mediation, USLA and DBR agree to
   submit to resolution by arbitration in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration
   Association. Such arbitration shall be binding and final. In agreeing to arbitration both parties
   acknowledge that in the event of a dispute over fees and/or charges, each is giving up the right to
   have the dispute decided in a court of law before a judge or jury and are instead accepting the use
   of arbitration for resolution.
   Governing Law.
   This Agreement is made in San Diego, California and shall be interpreted and enforced under the
   laws of the State of California.
   Entire Agreement.
   This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and may be waived, modified
   or amended only by an agreement in writing signed by both parties.
   Severability.
   If any term, provision, covenant or condition of this Agreement is held by a court of competent
   jurisdiction to be invalid, void or unenforceable, the remaining portions of this Agreement shall
   remain in full force and effect and shall not be affected or invalidated.
   Assignment.
   This Agreement may not be assigned by either party.
   Waiver.
   No covenant, term or condition of this Agreement or breach thereof shall be deemed waived unless
   the waiver is in writing, signed by the party against whom enforcement is sought, and any waiver
   shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or succeeding breach of the same or any other
   covenant, term or condition.
   Notices.
   All notices and other communications required or permitted to be given under this Agreement shall
   be in writing and shall be deemed to have been given if delivered personally or sent by certified
   mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, to the parties at the following addresses or to such
   other address as either party to this Agreement shall specify by notice to the other.
       If to USLA:
       United States Lifesaving Association
       PO Box 366
       Huntington Beach, CA 92648
       If to DBR:
       Designs by RéNRAW
       788 Via Bahia or PO Box 1266
       San Marcos, CA 92069
  Headings.
   Headings or captions of paragraphs or sections of this Agreement are for the convenience of
   reference only and shall not be considered in the interpretation of this Agreement.
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   Attorney Consultation.
   Each party has been informed of its right to consult with its attorney prior to signing this Agreement
   and has either done so or has considered the matter and decided not to do so.
   Interpretation.
   The normal rule of construction to the effect that any ambiguities are to be resolved against the
   drafting party shall not be employed in the interpretation of this Agreement.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Agreement to be executed effective as of the
date set forth above.

“DBR”                                               “USLA”
DESIGNS BY RéNRAW                                   UNITED STATES LIFESAVING
                                                    ASSOCIATION


By: ___________________________________             ____________________________
       Brenda C. Warner, Owner                      By: ???????????????, President


                                                    ____________________________
                                                    By: ???????????????, Secretary




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Schedule A
Services
Requests for Information for Lifeguard Agency Certification Program

 Pick up and sort mail from San Marcos Post Office at least once per week.
 Respond with pre-printed information regarding Lifeguard Agency Certification Program.
 Record respondents information on database using MS Access or equivalent.
 File original request.
 Batch and send checks to USLA Treasurer monthly with billing statement.

Lifeguard Agency Certification Program Application Process
 Pick up and sort mail from San Marcos Post Office at least once per week.
 Review application for completeness to ensure 2 copies of application and all supporting documents
 are included.
 Based on criteria provided by USLA, select appropriate Certification Officer.
 Send applying agency postcard/email acknowledging receipt of application with name, email address
 and telephone number of Certification Officer.
 Send copy of application to Certification Officer.
 Record basic applicant’s information on database using MS Access or equivalent.
 Batch and send checks to USLA Treasurer monthly with billing statement.
 Send form letter and certificate to applicant upon successful certification. (Notification of rejection of
 certification will be the responsibility of USLA)
 Notify Certification Officer of application status when an agency is considered approved by the
 Certification Officer.
 Forward copies of all reviewed applications to Certification Committee Chair prior to November and
 May USLA Board of Directors Meetings.



Billing Procedures
 DBR will provide a detailed written bill and a status report each month to the USLA Treasurer, as well
 as copies of the bill and report to the USLA Certification Chair.




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Schedule B
Services
Requests for Information for Aquatic Rescue Response Team

 Pick up, open, and sort mail from San Marcos Post Office at least once a week.
 Respond with pre-printed information regarding Aquatic Rescue Response Team.
 Record respondents information on database using MS Access or equivalent.
 File original request.
 Batch and send checks to USLA Treasurer monthly with billing statement.

Aquatic Rescue Response Team Application Process
 Pick up, open, and sort mail from San Marcos Post Office at least once a week.
 Review application for completeness to ensure 2 copies of application and all supporting documents
 are included.
 Based on criteria provided by USLA, select appropriate Certification Officer.
 Send applying agency postcard/email acknowledging receipt of application with name, email address
 and telephone number of Certification Officer.
 Send copy of application to Certification Officer.
 Record basic applicant’s information on database using MS Access or equivalent.
 Batch and send checks to USLA Treasurer monthly with billing statement.
 Send form letter and certificate to applicant upon successful certification. (Notification of rejection of
 certification will be the responsibility of USLA)
 Notify Certification Chair of application status when an agency is considered approved by the
 Certification Officer.
 Forward copies of all reviewed applications to Certification Committee Chair prior to November and
 May USLA Board of Directors meetings.



Billing Procedures
 DBR will provide a detailed written bill and a status report each month to the USLA Treasurer, as well
 as copies of the bill and report to the USLA Certification Chair.




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Schedule C
Compensation

Requests for Information
   $7.50 per certificate program(s) request to the same mailing address. Includes mileage to San
   Marcos Post Office. Does not include postage, stationery, mailing house, copying, storage/rent, etc.
Lifeguard Agency Certification Application Processing (LACA)
   $25 per application sent to Certification Officer and $25 upon approval by Certification Officer.
   Includes mileage to San Marcos Post Office. Does not include postage, stationery, mailing house,
   copying, storage/rent, etc.
   The responsibility of reviewing the incomplete applications lies with the Certification Officer.

Aquatic Rescue Response Team (ARRT)
   $25 per application sent to Certification Officer and $25 upon approval by Certification Officer.
   Includes mileage to San Marcos Post Office. Does not include postage, stationery, mailing house,
   copying, storage/rent, etc.
   The responsibility of reviewing the incomplete applications lies with the Certification Officer.

Hourly Rate & Miscellaneous Expenses
   Miscellaneous telephone calls, mailing house, assignments, etc. billed at $55 per hour.
   Postage: at cost
   Storage/Rent: $100 per month; will adjust accordingly annually
   Internet: no charge
   Copies: at cost (typically 8 cents per copy)
   Office Supplies: at cost
   Fax: no charge for incoming or outgoing faxes. Long distance telephone charges will be billed.
   Long Distance phone charges: at cost
   Per Diem: $400 per day plus expenses. Association agrees to reimburse DBR for all travel
   expenses equal to the standard mileage rate allowed by the federal government for tax purposes,
   and for all on site expenses

   DBR agrees to obtain approval from the USLA Certification Chair for any irregular expenses prior to
   incurring them.

   Effective March 1, 2008, and every March 1 following for the length of this contract, DBR will
receive an annual cost of living increase of a minimum of 4.75% salary.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Agreement to be executed effective as of the
date set forth above.

“DBR”                                                “USLA”
DESIGNS BY RéNRAW                                    UNITED STATES LIFESAVING
                                                     ASSOCIATION

By: ___________________________________              ____________________________
       Brenda C. Warner, Owner                       By: William Richardson, President

                                                     ____________________________
                                                     By: Dave Shotwell, Secretary



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                                       UNITED STATES LIFESAVING ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM STATUS rev:3/21/2008)




           Total Lifeguard and ARRT Agencies:                  107                                                                                  Region
                                                                                                                                             5   Pacific Island
                   Lifeguard Agencies Approved:                104       ARRT Applications Approved: 1                                       7     Northwest
                                            Regular: 60                                                                                     28     Southwest
                                          Advanced: 45                                                                                       1    Gulf Coast
                First Time Applications in Progress:             2     First Time Applications in Progress: 0                               25     Southeast
                                                                                                                                            22   South Atlantic
                                            Subtotal:          106                                Subtotal: 1                               17    Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                             1   New England
                                                                                                                                             1    Great Lakes
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                                                                       First                        Next     Certification    Certification                       Certificate
Lifeguard Agency                                                     Approved       Status         Expires      Level           Officer             Region          Sent


Cape Canaveral, FL                                                    May-98       Lapsed          May-06        Regular      McCrady, Jim        Southeast         04/27/04
Hampton (City of - Buckroe Beach), VA                                 May-00       Lapsed          May-06        Regular      Foxwell, Dave      Mid-Atlantic       06/20/03
American Medical Response, OR*                                        May-01       Pending         May-07       Advanced     Dan McCormick        Northwest         04/27/04
Norfolk, VA (City of)                                                 May-01       Lapsed          May-07        Regular     Shotwell, Dave      Mid-Atlantic       04/27/04
MCCS Water Safety Kaneohe Marine Corps Base*                          Nov-99       Lapsed          Nov-05        Regular       Goto, Ralph       Pacific Island

Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ                                                   May-95       Certified       May-08        Regular      Shotwell, Dave      Mid-Atlantic   11/10/05
Citrus County Parks & Recreation, FL                                  May-02       Certified       May-08        Regular      McCrady, Jim        Southeast      05/13/05
Fenwick Island Beach Patrol, DE                                       May-05       Certified       May-08        Regular     Kiziukewicz, Ed      Mid-Atlantic   05/13/05
Ft. Lauderdale Ocean Rescue, FL                                       May-05       Certified       May-08        Regular       Tracy, Clint       Southeast      05/13/05
Kitty Hawk Ocean Rescue, NC                                           May-02       Certified       May-08       Advanced       Brown, Duke       South Atlantic 05/13/05
Laguna Beach, CA                                                      May-95       Certified       May-08       Advanced        Bauer, Eric       Southwest      06/01/05
Neptune Beach Public Safety - Lifeguard Division, FL                  Nov-96       Certified       May-11       Advanced     Petersohn, Scott    South Atlantic
Ocean City Beach Patrol, NJ                                           May-02       Certified       May-08        Regular      Shotwell, Dave      Mid-Atlantic 10/20/2006
Ocean Grove, NJ                                                       May-95       Certified       May-08       Advanced       Mogck, Buzz        Mid-Atlantic   05/01/05
San Clemente Marine Safety, CA                                        May-97       Certified       May-08       Advanced        Bauer, Eric       Southwest      05/01/05
Sandpoint, ID (City of)                                               May-99       Certified       May-08        Regular     McCormick, Dan       Northwest      05/13/05
Sea Girt Beach Patrol, NJ                                             May-97       Certified       May-08        Regular      Shotwell, Dave      Mid-Atlantic   05/13/05
Shore Beach Service (Hilton Head), SC                                 May-95       Certified       May-08        Regular       Brown, Duke       South Atlantic 05/13/05
Solana Beach (City of)                                                May-97       Certified       May-08       Advanced       Gould, Rick        Southwest      06/01/05
US Ocean Safety                                                       May-97       Certified       May-08       Advanced        Bauer, Eric       Southwest      05/13/05
Volusia County Beach Patrol, FL                                       May-95       Certified       May-08       Advanced       Brown, Duke       South Atlantic 05/13/05

ARCVLSC/Jax Beach Ocean Rescue, FL                                    Nov-02       Certified       Nov-08        Regular     Petersohn, Scott    South Atlantic 10/20/2006
Boca Raton, FL                                                        Nov-95       Certified       Nov-08        Regular      McCrady, Jim         Southeast      11/10/05
Camp Pendleton, CA                                                    Nov-99       Certified       Nov-08        Regular        Bauer, Eric        Southwest      11/10/05
Cape May Beach Patrol, NJ                                             Nov-95       Certified       Nov-08        Regular     Kiziukiewicz, Ed     Mid-Atlantic    10/20/06
Delray Beach Ocean Rescue, FL                                         Nov-95       Certified       Nov-08       Advanced       Tracy, Clint        Southeast      10/20/06
Destin Fire Control District, FL                                      Nov-05       Certified       Nov-08       Advanced      McCrady, Jim         Southeast      11/10/05
Encinitas (City of), CA*                                              Nov-95       Certified       Nov-08       Advanced        Bauer, Eric        Southwest      10/20/06
Lack's Beach Service, Inc., SC                            ########    Nov-95       Revoked         Nov-08        Regular       Brown, Duke       South Atlantic 03/21/08
Nag's Head Ocean Rescue, NC                                           Nov-95       Certified       Nov-08       Advanced       Brown, Duke       South Atlantic 11/10/05
Palm Beach (Town of), FL                                              Nov-95       Certified       Nov-08        Regular      McCrady, Jim         Southeast      11/10/05
Port San Luis Harbor District (Avila Beach), CA                       Nov-99       Certified       Nov-08        Regular       Gould, Rick         Southwest      11/10/05
Rochester Hills, MI                                                   Nov-05       Certified       Nov-08        Regular       Gavin, Jerry       Great Lakes     11/10/05
Santa Cruz, CA* Parks and Recreation                                  Nov-95       Certified       Nov-08       Advanced       Drake, Carl         Southwest      03/13/07
Scarborugh Beach State Park, ME*                                      Nov-02       Certified       Nov-08        Regular      Shotwell, Dave     New England 10/20/06
Seal Beach, CA                                                        Nov-99       Certified       Nov-08       Advanced        Bauer, Eric        Southwest      10/20/06
St. Lucie County, FL                                                  Nov-95       Certified       Nov-08       Advanced      McCrady, Jim         Southeast      10/20/06

Bethany Beach Patrol, DL                                              May-96       Certified       May-09       Advanced      Simmons, Bill       Mid-Atlantic   10/20/06
Brevard County Ocean Lifeguard Div, FL                                May-94       Certified       May-09        Regular      Wotton, Phil        Southeast      10/20/06
Dewey Beach Patrol                                                    May-99       Certified       May-09        Regular      Tim Harmon          Mid-Atlantic 10/20/2006
Camp Surf (YMCA), San Diego                                           May-98       Certified       May-09       Advanced       Gould, Rick        Southwest      10/20/06
Cape May Point, NJ (Town of)                                          May-98       Certified       May-09        Regular      Harmon, Tim         Mid-Atlantic   10/20/06
Carolina Beach Police Department                                      May-06       Certified       May-09        Regular      Duke Brown         South Atlantic 10/20/06
Charleston County Park & Recreation, SC                               May-96       Certified       May-09        Regular     Scott Petersohn     South Atlantic 03/13/07
Clearwater Beach Patrol, FL (City of)                                 May-98       Certified       May-09        Regular       Tracy, Clint       Southeast      10/20/06
Galveston Beach Patrol, TX                                            May-96       Certified       May-09        Regular      Gavin, Jerry        Gulf Coast     10/20/06
Imperial Beach, CA (City of)                                          May-98       Certified       May-09       Advanced      Rohrer, Don         Southwest      10/20/06
Indian River County Ocean Rescue, FL                                  May-03       Certified       May-09       Advanced      McCrady, Jim        Southeast      10/20/06
Hawaii (County of), HI                                                May-96       Certified       May-09        Regular      Goto, Ralph        Pacific Island  06/20/03
Kauai Lifeguards (County of), HI                                      May-98       Certified       May-09        Regular      Goto, Ralph        Pacific Island
Maui (County of), HI                                                  May-96       Certified       May-09        Regular      Goto, Ralph        Pacific Island  07/27/03
Kure Beach (Town of)                                                  May-06       Certified       May-09        Regular      Duke Brown         South Atlantic 10/20/06
Long Beach Marine Safety Division, CA                                 May-94       Certified       May-09       Advanced       gould, rick        Southwest      10/20/06
Los Angeles City, Dept of Parks & Rec., CA                            May-97       Certified       May-09       Advanced      Rohrer, Don         Southwest      10/20/06
Mauna Kea Beach Resort, HI                                            May-96       Certified       May-09        Regular      Goto, Ralph        Pacific Island
New Jersey (State Dept. Env. Protection)                              May-98       Certified       May-09        Regular     Shotwell, Dave       Mid-Atlantic   10/20/06
Palm Beach County, FL                                                 May-96       Certified       May-09        Regular      McCrady, Jim        Southeast      10/20/06
Pinellas County Park Department                                       May-03       Certified       May-09        Regular       Tracy, Clint       Southeast      10/20/06
Pismo Beach, CA*                                                      May-95       Certified       May-09        Regular       Eric Bauer         Southwest
Pompano Beach, FL                                                     May-96       Certified       May-09        Regular      Wotton, Phil        Southeast      10/20/06
Port Hueneme (City of) Beach Lifeguards                               May-06       Certified       May-09        Regular       Don Rohrer         Southwest      10/20/06
San Diego Lifeguard Service, CA                                       May-94       Certified       May-09       Advanced       Larry Giles        Southwest      03/13/07
Santa Rosa Island Authority, FL                                       May-03       Certified       May-09        Regular       Tracy, Clint       Southeast      03/13/07
Sea Bright (Borough of), NJ                                           May-02       Certified       May-09        Regular     Shotwell, Dave       Mid-Atlantic
Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service, VA                                 May-98       Certified       May-09        Regular      Brown, Duke        South Atlantic 03/13/07
Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue, NC                                   May-03       Certified       May-09       Advanced      Brown, Duke        South Atlantic 10/20/06

Beach Services Limited,Surfside, SC.                                  Nov-06       Certified       Nov-09        Regular     Petersohn, Scott    South Atlantic     03/13/07
Boynton Beach, FL                                                     Nov-03       Certified       Nov-09        Regular      McCrady, Jim        Southeast         03/13/07
Coronado, CA (City of)                                                Nov-00       Certified       Nov-09       Advanced       Larry Giles        Southwest         11/13/03
Coeur d'Alene, ID (City of)                                           Nov-98       Certified       Nov-09        Regular     McCormick, Dan       Northwest         03/13/07
Del Mar                                                               Nov-06       Certified       Nov-09       Advanced       Rohrer, Don        Southwest         03/13/07
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA                              Nov-00       Certified       Nov-09       Advanced      Fennell, Bob        Northwest         03/13/07
Jacksonville, City of                                                 Nov-08       Certified       Nov-09       Advanced     Petersohn, Scott    South Atlantic     05/17/07




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Newport News, VA                                                   Nov-99       Certified       Nov-09   Advanced   Shotwell, Dave       Mid-Atlantic
Ocean Beach (Village of), NY                                       Nov-03       Certified       Nov-09   Advanced    Tim Harmon          Mid-Atlantic      03/13/07
Santa Barbara (City of), CA                                        Nov-00       Certified       Nov-09    Regular     Rick Gould         Southwest         03/13/07
South Walton Fire District                                         Nov-06       Certified       Nov-09    Regular    Jim McCrady         Southeast         03/13/07
Virginia Beach Department of EMS                                   Nov-03       Certified       Nov-09   Advanced    Brown, Duke         Mid-Atlantic      03/13/07

Fernandina Beach Fire Rescue (City of)                             May-07       Certified       May-10    Regular   Scott Petersohn     South Atlantic     05/22/07
Gulf Islands National Seashore, FL                                 May-01       Certified       May-10   Advanced      Wise, Gary        Southeast         05/22/07
Hayden, ID                                                         May-04       Certified       May-10    Regular   McCormick, Dan       Northwest         05/22/07
Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue (Town of), NC                        May-01       Certified       May-10   Advanced     Brown, Duke       South Atlantic     05/22/07
Los Angeles County Parks Department, CA                            May-04       Certified       May-10   Advanced     Gould, Rick        Southwest
Miami Dade Fire Ocean Rescue                                       Nov-07       Certified       May-10    Regular    McCrady, Jimn       Southeast         05/22/07
Nassau County Ocean Rescue, FL                                     May-04       Certified       May-10    Regular   Petersohn, Scott    South Atlantic     05/22/07
North Myrtle Beach                                                 Nov-07       Ceritified      May-10    Regular   Scott Petersohn     South Atlantic     05/22/07
Sonoma County Parks and Recreation, CA                             May-01       Certified       May-10    Regular   McCormick, Dan       Northwest         05/22/07

Aloha Surf Lifesaving                                              Nov-07       Certified       Nov-10    Regular     Goto , Ralph      Pacific Island     11/13/07
Atlantic Beach Patrol Division, FL                                 Nov-94       Certified       Nov-10   Advanced   Petersohn, Scott    South Atlantic     11/13/07
Brick, NJ                                                          Nov-07       Certified       Nov-10    Regular    Shotwell, David     Mid-Atlantic      11/13/07
California State Parks, CA                                         Nov-04       Certified       Nov-10    Regular      Gould, Rick       Southwest         11/13/07
Corolla Ocean Rescue, NC                                           Nov-04       Certified       Nov-10   Advanced     Brown, Duke       South Atlantic     11/13/07
Deerfield Beach Ocean Rescue, FL                                   Nov-96       Certified       Nov-10    Regular      Tracy Clint       Southeast         11/13/07
Delaware State Parks, DE                                           Nov-98       Certified       Nov-10   Advanced   Kizuikkiewicz, Ed    Mid-Atlantic      11/13/07
East Bay Regional Park Dist., CA*                                  Nov-94       Certified       Nov-10    Regular     McCray, Jim        Northwest         11/13/07
Hollywood, FL                                                      Nov-95       Certified       Nov-10   Advanced   McCrady, James       Southeast         11/13/07
Honolulu Ocean Safety (City & County of), HI                       Nov-94       Certified       Nov-10    Regular      Bauer, Eric      Pacific Island     11/13/07
Huntington Beach Marine Safety Division, CA                        Nov-94       Certified       Nov-10   Advanced      Giles, Larry      Southwest         11/13/07
Lake Mission Viejo Patrol & Rescue Dept., CA                       Nov-94       Certified       Nov-10   Advanced      Gould, Rick       Southwest         11/13/07
Lantana Marine Safety, FL                                          Nov-96       Certified       Nov-10   Advanced     McCrady, Jim       Southeast         11/13/07
Los Angeles County Lifeguard Operations                            Nov-96       Certified       Nov-10   Advanced      Gould, Rick       Southwest         11/13/07
Martin County (Emergency Services), FL                             Nov-01       Certified       Nov-10   Advanced   McCrady, James       Southeast         11/13/07
Newport Beach Fire Department, CA                                  Nov-94       Certified       Nov-10   Advanced      Giles, larry      Southwest         11/13/07
Oceanside, CA*                                                     Nov-04       Certified       Nov-10   Advanced      Bauer, Eric       Southwest         11/13/07
Okaloosa                                                           May-07       Certified       Nov-10    Regular      Wise, Gary        Southeast         11/13/07
Ponte Vedra Inn and Club*                                          Nov-04       Certified       Nov-10    Regular   Petersohn, Scott    South Atlantic     11/13/07
Santa Barbara (County of), CA                                      Nov-10       Certified       Nov-10    Regular      Rick Gould        Southwest         11/13/07
St. Johns County - Division of Beach Safety, FL                    Nov-96       Certified       Nov-10   Advanced   Petersohn, Scott    South Atlantic     11/13/07
Sarasota County Lifeguards, FL*                                    Nov-96       Certified       Nov-10    Regular     mcmanus, joe       Southeast         11/13/07
Ventura County Harbor Department, CA                               May-01       Certified       Nov-10    Regular     Rohrer, Don        Southwest         11/13/07

Sea Colony Beach Patrol                                            May-08            New                              Harmon, Tim        Mid-Atlantic
The Breakers                                                       May-08            New                              Mcrady Jim         Southeast

San Francisco Fire Department, CA                                  May-97       Certified       May-09    ARRT      McCormick, Dan       Northwest
Central Fire Department - Santa Cruz, CA                           Nov-03                       Nov-06    ARRT        Gould, Rick        Southwest       11/13/2003
Kauai (County of) Fire, HI                                         Nov-97                       Nov-00    ARRT       Goto, Ralph         Southwest
Maui (County of) Fire, HI                                                                                 ARRT       Goto, Ralph         Southwest


                                                  * Six month grace period granted




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                          United States Lifesaving Association
                                Ways and Means Committee
                                          Activity Report

Date: April 24, 2008 – Kauai, Hawaii
Committee Chair: Rob Williams
Committee Members:
Charlie Hartl (Mid Atlantic), Mickey Hutto (South Atlantic), Peter Davis (Gulf Coast), Joe Pecoraro
(Great Lakes), Bob Moore (Southwest), Jim McCray (Pacific Northwest), Ralph Goto (Pacific Islands),
Gary Wise (Southeast)

Activities and Accomplishments (Since Prior Board of Directors Meeting)

1. Budget – As of January 1, 2008, I have begun to operate on a calendar year budget, as directed in
   Charleston last fall. The board will still need to make it official at this meeting with the Bylaw
   change. Current Budget information is attached to the Treasurer’s Report.
2. Bank of America Affinity Card – After many months of trying to change the contact information for
   the USLA sponsored credit card, it finally happened. Along with offers to create a new web page,
   informational mailer, and potential advertisement in the American Lifeguard Magazine. This creates
   over $1,500 annually in royalties for the USLA.
3. Returned Payments from Regions – Recently I have received a number of returned checks that I
   issued through Bank of America. These checks are business checks issued from the bank and
   have a 90 day deposit timeline. I would encourage the recipients of the checks to cash them as
   soon as possible to avoid this in the future. It creates a little confusion on my books.
Issues for Discussion and/or Resolution (At This Meeting)

1.   Review July 1 – December 31, 2007 Budget
2.   Review January 1, 2008 – Present Budget
3.   Competition – National Team Travel $14,000 annual allocation
4.   Regional Treasurer’s Contact information
5.   Bank of America Affinity Card
Attachments

1. Budget - July 1, 2007 – December 31, 2007 – FY08 Budget that was used for 6 months




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                     United States Lifesaving Association
                                    Profit & Loss Budget vs. Actual
                                     July through December 2007

                                                  Jul - Dec 07     Budget        $ Over Budget
  Income
     ALM - Advertising Revenue                         4,440.00     12,000.00           (7,560.00)
     Certification Fees                                5,000.00       7,500.00          (2,500.00)
     Competition Income                               24,965.63     13,500.00           11,465.63
     Donations                                         6,533.04       5,000.00           1,533.04
     Grants Received                                   5,000.00           0.00           5,000.00
     Interest                                          2,393.14       2,000.00             393.14
     Membership Dues                                 137,024.00    145,000.00           (7,976.00)
     Royalties                                         2,495.70       1,000.00           1,495.70
     Sponsorship                                       5,000.00     16,000.00         (11,000.00)
  Total Income                                       192,851.51    202,000.00           (9,148.49)


  Expense                                                                        ($ Under Budget)
     American Lifeguard Magazine                      36,484.52     52,500.00         (16,015.48)
     Awards                                              725.43        500.00              225.43
     Certification Administration                      1,188.46       1,500.00           (311.54)
     Competition                                      29,450.63     15,000.00           14,450.63
     Database                                          3,846.90       3,000.00             846.90
     Donation                                         11,132.02
     Heroic Acts                                            0.00      1,000.00          (1,000.00)
     Insurance & Bonds                                 7,647.00       5,000.00           2,647.00
     International Relations                                0.00      5,000.00          (5,000.00)
     Mailings                                             12.27        500.00            (487.73)
     Marketing Agent Commissions                            0.00      2,000.00          (2,000.00)
     Membership Kits                                  23,133.05     55,000.00         (31,866.95)
     Miscellaneous                                       237.00       1,000.00           (763.00)
     Office Expenses                                     251.51       1,000.00           (748.49)
     Presidential Discretionary Fund                        0.00      2,000.00          (2,000.00)
     Printing                                               0.00       500.00            (500.00)
     Professional Fees                                 6,550.00       4,500.00           2,050.00
     Public Education                                  6,332.80       7,500.00          (1,167.20)
     Public Relations                                       0.00       500.00            (500.00)
     Regions % of Member Dues                         25,932.00     20,000.00            5,932.00
     Telephone/Internet                                  201.80        500.00            (298.20)
     USLA Travel and Meetings                          4,500.00     11,500.00           (7,000.00)
     Website                                           1,156.88       7,000.00          (5,843.12)
  Total Expense                                      158,782.27    197,000.00         (38,217.73)


Income Over Expenses                                  34,069.24       5,000.00          29,069.24




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                           United States Lifesaving Association
                       National Curriculum Accreditation Program
                                              Activity Report

Date: April 24, 2008
Committee Chair: Kim W. Tyson
Committee Members:
Mr. Robert Ogoreuc-            Mid-Atlantic
Mr. Julian “Duke”Brown         South Atlantic
Mr. Daniel McCormick           Pacific Northwest
Mr. Nick Lerma                 Southwest
Mr. Kim Tyson                  Gulf Coast

Introduction

The committee would like to thank Mr. Carl Martinez for his work and years of service as chairman of
this committee. We deeply appreciate all of the time and efforts Mr. Martinez has given to further USLA
educational programs and his commitment to lifesaving.

Activities and Accomplishments (Since Prior Board of Directors Meeting)

1. The Lesson plan project of 26 lessons ( one for each 26 chapters of the USLA manual) are
   currently been reviewed.
2. Test –bank-questions have been updated by Mr. Julian “Duke” Brown of South Atlantic
3. Power Point Project has been developed by Mr. Peter Davis & Ms. Gretchen Tyson of Gulf Coast
4. Data base project – Data base of 4,000 colleges and universities has been completed by Ms.
   Allannah Thomas
5. Committee members have conducted teleconference to tentatively plan final review of educational
   materials produced to date of the project. Plans are also being arranged for a working meeting at
   the end of September to finalize all educational components and present final educational
   products and package at Fall 2008 Board of Directors Meeting.
Issues for Discussion and/or Resolution (At This Meeting)

1. Representation and input from all regions of USLA is requested. The committee would like to
   suggest representation from the Great Lakes, Pacific Islands, Southeast, and New England be
   appointed for this review process if available. Input from across the USA is suggested.
2. The completed educational program and package –Lesson Plans, PowerPoint, test questions, Data
   base and support materials will have to be published and available for distribution and national roll
   out to the USLA Regions and agencies will have to be determined.
3. Funding for teleconferences and travel for final working meeting will need to be discussed by the
   Board of Directors at this meeting. Two working days of meetings are suggested at a central
   location in the US
4. Present final educational program and package to President and Board of Directors for approval
   prior to national roll out of materials and resources.
(Signed) Kim W. Tyson Chairman
National Curriculum Accreditation Program

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                             United States Lifesaving Association
                                   Grant Solicitation Committee
                                        Report & Agenda Item(s)

Date: Thursday, April 24th, 2008
Committee Chair: James Hamilton McCrady V
Committee Members:             Denise Blair            Mid-Atlantic
                               Chris Graham            Southwest
                               Peter Davis             Gulf Coast
                               Joe McManus             Southeast
                               Jo Wagenhals            Southeast
                               Mike Bartlett           Southwest
                               Rob Williams            Southwest
Introduction

At the conclusion of the USLA Spring National Board Meeting, Gary Wise mentioned to me that he
interested in taking over this committee. I passed that information on to President Brewster, who said he
would consider the matter. I am now interested in the possibility of Mr. Wise and myself co-chairing the
committee. I have not heard other-Wise (pardon the pun), so I am assuming that President Brewster
feels that this would be in the best interest of the organization.
Activities and Accomplishments (At the Board of Directors Meeting)

      1. The committee reached the consensus opinion that John O’Malley (professional grant writer and
         lead instructor for the Grant Institute - www.omalleyinternational.com) should be retained in a
         professional capacity to work on behalf of the USLA in securing grant moneys.
      2. His proposal (attached below) was presented to the Executive Board of Directors.
      3. It was decided that his proposal needed some fine-tuning and explanation with respect to how
         payment would be disbursed to Mr. O’Malley for his grant-writing work.
      4. USLA National Legal Advisor, Chip More, stated he would look over the proposal, contact Mr.
         O’Malley and work out the details.
      5. The matter was tabled until the Fall Board of Directors Meeting in Kauai, Hawaii.




                                United States Lifesaving Association Proposal

May 16, 2007
To:      Jim McCrady - Grant Writing Committee Chair                  From: Mr. John O’Malley, Principal

                                                 Page 1 of 2
        United States Lifesaving Association                                O’Malley International Associates
                                                                            www.omalleyinternational.com


Subject: MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING/GENERAL WORK PLAN
This will serve as a Memorandum of Understanding and General Work Plan between O’Malley International Associates
and the United States Lifesaving Association. This engagement will focus on providing quality grant development and
proposal writing services that will expand and enhance the USLA’s mission and programs.
Based on our conversation and research of the USLA’s key goals, we understand that you are interested in increasing
the national number of qualified ocean rescuers. We are also aware that the USLA hopes to broaden public awareness
of their lifeguard agency certification program and other public safety endeavors. Furthermore, we understand the
USLA is seeking funds to support the development of lifeguard training videos to train its ocean lifeguards more
consistently and comprehensively. O’Malley International Associates is well positioned to effectively help you achieve
your goals. For the past 14 years, we have collaborated and worked with all kinds of non-profit organizations to
successfully raise hundreds of thousands of dollars. We have helped generate key development partnerships and
increased their funding streams in a systematic and cost-effective manner. We also currently train and advise executive
directors and development staff at nonprofit agencies and universities on how to approach grant makers and how to
prepare persuasive proposals.
Therefore, our scope of work on behalf of the USLA, for a period of three months beginning June 2007, will
encompass the following:
    •   Prepare a brief, written assessment of current grant seeking potential and short-term information requirements,
        following strategy sessions with USLA officials.
    •   Develop realistic, time-bound grant-seeking and proposal development strategies.
    •   Identify pertinent information on potential grant makers.
    •   Produce a briefing book that profiles a minimum of 20 possible funding sources that match the current needs
        of the USLA.
    •   Develop, prepare and write a minimum of 20 letter proposals over the project period for
        use in approaching potential foundations.
    •   Prepare one full proposal template, which can be customized for submission to relevant foundations and
        benefactors.
    •   Make phone calls and appointments, if necessary, to possible grant makers; perform all relevant follow-up
        activity; and document all communications and progress.
    •   Produce monthly reports on grant development progress.
Because of the unique nature of this project and under the terms of such an agreement, the USLA will provide
O’Malley International Associates with an advance monthly retainer fee of $1,700.00 (20 hours per month @ $85 per
hour) for three months. Additionally, the USLA will pay O’Malley International Associates, pending approval, an hourly
rate of $85/hour should there be special requests for grant development work that is beyond the scope of this
agreement.
This engagement may be extended or terminated by either party, or by mutual agreement, with proper written notice of
two weeks.
________________________________                           ______________________________
Mr. John O’Malley                                          Jim McCrady
O’Malley International Associates                          Grant Writing Committee Chair
                                                           United States Lifesaving Association
Date _________________________                             Date __________________________


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                     United States Lifesaving Association

                EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
                                 Activity Report

Date: 4-24-08

Committee Chair: DAVE FOXWELL

Committee Members:

KIM TYSON, BILL OAT, ED KIZIUKIEWICZ AND BART MATTALIANO




Activities


1. NEW UNDERWATER PROPULSION DEVICE, ELECTRIC DOLPHIN, WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR


 EVALUATION.


2. A NEW O2 SYSTEM, TXO2 AUTOMATED FIRST AID OXYGEN FOR LIFEGUARDS, WILL BE


 AVAILABLE FOR EVALUATION AS WELL.
                          United States Lifesaving Association
                          Public Information / Public Relations
                                           Activity Report

Date: April 24, 2008
Committee Chair: Tom Gill
Committee Members:


Activities and Accomplishments (Since Prior Board of Directors Meeting)

1. Working with various media outlets on requests for information. Recent inquiries include First
   Magazine and The Wall Street Journal.

2. Jerry Gavin looked into advertising agencies that do pro bono work. He contacted a gentleman who
   worked in the business and was told that we have a product that would interest agencies. He
   advises not paying for the service since this would likely not be a money maker for agencies and
   what we probably want is not a money generator.


Issues for Discussion and/or Resolution (At This Meeting)

1. Continue discussion with Jerry Gavin and his investigation in to ad agency pro bono work.
2. See if there are any plans with Scott Hubbell or others to promote the USLA Nationals to be held in
   Manhattan Beach.
3. Discuss some thoughts from Peter Hartsock on future meetings to be held near D.C. because of
   excellent opportunities to take advantage of the media market there.
4. Open Discussion




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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

To:    USLA President Chris Brewster

From: USLA Media / Public Relations Chairman Tom Gill

Re:    Set Time for Working Group Committee Meetings

President Brewster,

As a Working Group Committee (WGC) chairman, I have found the ability to meet with a core group of
committee members from one meeting to the next extremely difficult. Obviously our time is limited at
the meetings and there are a limited number of delegates. But you have felt it important enough to form
these committees and they ought to at least have the chance to meet at a set time without so many
conflicts for potential committee members.

I propose that we take the first hour after adjourning for Committee Meetings on Thursday morning of
the Board Meeting and reserve that time for all WGCs. There is more time available now that most
reports are submitted well before the meeting and available to all participants. Since few conflicts exist
among WGCs, delegates and meeting participants could choose a committee of their interest to join the
discussion. This would also give time to the major committee chairpersons to make any last minute
arrangements for their meetings. The WGCs would have a strict limit on time and when that hour is
over, the regular committee meetings would start. WGCs could then determine the need for meeting
more during the weekend or at the very least allow interested parties to continue discussions
throughout the three days.

The major committees of the USLA are mostly well established with set goals to accomplish at each
meeting. It is the WGCs that have less institutionalized goals and more opportunity to change and
adapt to meet the needs of the USLA at any given time.

Thank you for considering this proposal and please feel free to contact me for further discussion.

Respectfully Submitted,

Tom Gill
USLA Media/Public Relations Committee Chair




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Tom Gill
USLA Media / Public Relations Chairman
757-580-7391
uslamediarep@cox.net
www.usla.org


Headline: Cadet to be honored with lifesaving award for saving 8 lives in treacherous waters

(Charleston, SC, October 29, 2007) The United States Lifesaving Association will award US Air Force
Academy Cadet Mike Tomlin the Heroic Act Award for rescuing eight swimmers during their Board of
Directors Meeting in Charleston, SC on Saturday, November 3, 2007. Cadet Tomlin raced into the
ocean in Deerfield Beach, FL on December 31, 2006 to save five family members and three strangers
all caught in rip currents.

Tom Gill, PIO for the USLA states, “the USLA is honored that Cadet Tomlin will be in attendance at the
meeting so that we can honor his courageous efforts in saving so many lives on New Years Eve, 2006.
His selfless act of heroism is an illustration of the potential for tragedy in open water swimming and
what brave and fit rescuers can do in times of crisis.”

The bi-annual Meeting of the USLA Board of Directors will meet for three days starting on Thursday,
November 1, 2007 at the Francis Marion Hotel with the presentation for Cadet Tomlin scheduled at
11am on Saturday.

During the three days the delegates will meet on a myriad of open water issues pertaining to lifesavers
across the country and around the world. Lifesavers from as far as away as Hawaii will converge on
Charleston to share new ideas while conducting the business of America’s premiere open water safety
association.

“Charleston is the perfect setting for this meeting,” Gill notes. “Its rich history as a coastal community
presents the perfect setting for our delegates and meeting participants.”

For additional information please contact USLA PIO Tom Gill.

The United States Lifesaving Association is America's nonprofit, professional association of beach
lifeguards and open water rescuers. USLA works to reduce the incidence of death and injury in the
aquatic environment through public education, national lifeguard standards, training programs,
promotion of high levels of lifeguard readiness, and other means.



-END-




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                          United States Lifesaving Association
                               American Lifeguard Magazine
                                           Activity Report

Date: Spring 2008
Committee Chair: Michael S. Bartlett
Committee Members:
Charlie Hartl, Mike Beuerlein, Joe McManus, Phil Rogers, Andrew Healey, Jo Wagenhals, Peter
Hartsock, Peter Davis, Jon Mitchell

Activities and Accomplishments (Since Prior Board of Directors Meeting)

1. I would like to thank in advance Assistant Editors Charlie Hartl and Mike Beuerlein for their
   continued efforts in assisting me with editing and magazine production. Mr. Hartl continues to post
   current issues to our website and scanning and posting back issues when time permits. Mr.
   Beuerlein will be presenting the ALM report in my absence at the Spring Meeting. My mother-in-law
   from the Ukraine is currently staying with us for three months and traveling to Hawaii wasn’t in my
   budget. I asked Mr. Beuerlein to handle any issues that may arise and hold a committee meeting
   only if necessary. Any hard copy items (articles, photos, etc.) for the magazine can be given to Mike
   and he will forward those items to me. Further, my wife and I are pleased to announce that we are
   expecting a baby boy in mid October and I will make every effort to attend the Fall Meeting within
   reason. Regardless, the magazine production will continue as usual with my leadership and I look
   forward to continue serving our membership. I’ll miss you all and hope the ALOHA spirit is the best
   it can be!
2. The Fall 2007 Issue was printed and mailed out in November and the Winter 2008 Issue was
   printed and mailed out earlier this month. The cover shot for the Fall Issue was not awarded since
   the USLA paid $35 to the Florida Sun-Sentinel for a one-time use of the paddle-out memorial shot
   for lifeguard legend Erik Jerstad. The cover shot for the Winter Issue was awarded to Mike Eich of
   Huntington Beach for his shot of lifeguards transporting a patient who was successfully defibrillated
   with an AED also shown on Ocean Force, Huntington Beach, OC. Magazine printing reached
   13,800 for each issue and came in with back-to-back records in ad revenue and record lows in per
   issue cost! Fall 2007 ad revenue was at $7460 and Winter 2008 at $8715. SHP landed Finis as an
   ad insert for the last issue at roughly $1000 net after insert and mailing costs. The Fall 2007 and
   Winter 2008 Issues came in at $0.775 and $0.70 respectively for record lows in per issue cost.
   Please see the attached ALM Budget for details.
3. The Spring Issue deadline for content is extended to May 1 (after the USLA Spring Meeting) and
   should be mailed to members by mid June. I would also like to thank in advance Bill Richardson
   who will be acting as the official ALM Photographer for this meeting. As always, I’ll accept any other
   photo submissions from members as well. The following Summer Issue deadline for content is July
   1 with mailing by September.
4. The ALM Budget for 2008/09 is included as a separate attachment and is based on 13,800 issues.
   If our membership totals change, the printing and mailing costs will change respectively. It is my
   understanding that US Postal rates may be rising again by a penny or two but is not reflected in my
   budget at this time. Despite the slowdown in the economy, ad revenues for the next several issues
   remain strong.
Issues for Discussion and/or Resolution (At This Meeting)

1. Per the recommendation of the President, I’ll be revising/updating our Magazine Media Kit for
   advertisers to be placed on our website.

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2008-2009 ALM Projected Per Issue Budget (Printing & Mailing Costs)
EXPENSES                                               Per Issue
Printing 13,800 issues (20 COLOR pages + 16 B&W)     $ 11,882.00                $0.861 each
Alternations to proof (scanning/design)              $      250.00
Mailing @ $0.295 per magazine                        $ 4,071.00
Mailing Services (printing addresses)                $ 1,200.00
Cover Shot Incentive                                 $      100.00
RoadRunner High Speed ISP (Mike Bartlett)            $       90.00
Graphics & Design (Jennifer Velasquez $30 x 30 hrs.) $ 1,000.00
                                                     $ 18,593.00
ALM Annual Budget Allocation $42,000                                $ 55,779.00 3 issues
                                                                                per year
REVENUE                                                                         w/o ads
Advertising (estimated target)                       $ 4,500.00
                                                     $ 4,500.00
TOTAL PROJECTED COST PER ISSUE                         $14,093.00
                                                                        $42,279 Target

Estimated Per Issue Cost
EXPENSES                                                     Winter 07      Spring 07       Fall 07      Winter 08      Spring 08   Summer 08
Printing 13,800 issues (20 Color + 16 B&W)                 $ 11,832.00    $ 12,207.00     $12,202.00   $ 11,882.00
Alterations to proof                                       $     150.00   $         -     $       -    $         -
Mailing @ $0.25 per magazine                               $ 4,153.20     $ 3,545.66      $ 3,800.00   $ 4,137.28
Mailing Services                                           $ 1,184.00     $ 1,154.00      $ 1,102.00   $ 1,085.00
Office (cover shot, misc. items)                           $     100.00   $         -     $    35.00   $     100.00
Graphics & Design ($30/hr.)                                $     980.53   $ 1,000.00      $ 1,018.24   $ 1,169.09
                       TOTAL EXPENSES                      $ 18,399.73    $ 17,906.66     $18,157.24   $ 18,373.37

REVENUE (advertising)                                        $ 4,415.00 $ 5,355.00 $ 7,460.00 $ 8,715.00
                   TOTAL ACTUAL (minus revenue)              $ 13,984.73 $ 12,551.66 $10,697.24 $ 9,658.37
                                                            $0.95 each    $0.848 each $0.775 each $0.70 each
1-Expenses does not show ad commissions for Editor which vary from 0%-30% (contract origination)
2-Ad revenue shows maximum billing total (may vary depending on billing cycle & ability to collect payment)
3-If there are any discrepanies, please refer to the USLA Treasurer's Report for exact numbers to date
4-Winter 08 Issue ad insert (Finis) insert cost was $2590 and revenue was $3500 ($1000 in net after mailing increase)
5-Ads are past due for collections (Kiefer, Freestyle and Chammyz)
                   United States Lifesaving Association
                                       Website
                                    Activity Report

Date: Apr. 24, 2008
Committee Chair: Charlie Hartl
Committee Members:
Everyone welcome
Introduction

As you may have heard, I have asked our president to look for a replacement chairman
for this committee. I have enjoyed working with each committee and supporting them by
helping deliver the important information they wished disseminated. I think it is very
important to find someone who has the capabilities to move our website into this new
millennium with the most up to date technologies.
Activities and Accomplishments (Since Prior Board of Directors Meeting)

1. Continued with changes to many areas of the site.
2. Added another 16 issues of our periodicals (list attached). As you look at the list you
    may notice that the number of issues appear to change during some years. Without
    past publishing records or missing issues I have not been able to ascertain if certain
    issues were published. Hopefully, some effort can be made to find missing issues or
    update the list to show those that were produced.
5. Continued maintenance of the bulletin board.
6. Continued support of each committee.


Issues for Discussion and/or Resolution (At This Meeting)

1. Looking for update to Heroic Acts page. We have added new awards and the forms
    need updates with new addresses.
Attachments

 USLA PERIODICALS                USNL = UNITED STATES LIFESAVING NEWS / USL = UNITED STATES LIFESAVING /   AL =
                                           AMERICAN LIFEGUARD / ALM = AMERICAN LIFEGUARD MAGAZINE

                                         WEB    Avail-                                             WEB     Avail-
YEAR     VOL   ISSUE   SEASON    TITLE   POST   able      YEAR     VOL   ISSUE   SEASON    TITLE   POST    able
                                 OCEAN
 1978     1      1               GUARD   X      Yes         1992    8            Sum       ALM     X       Yes
                                                            1992    8       3    Aut       ALM     X       Yes
                                                            1993    8       4    Win       ALM     X       Yes
                                                            1993    9       1    Spr       ALM     X       Yes
 1979     1      2     Sum       USLN    X      Yes         1993    9       2    Sum       ALM     X       Yes
 1979     1      3     Win       USLN    X      Yes         1993    9       3    Fall      ALM     X       Yes
                                                            1994   10       1    Win-Spr   ALM     X       Yes
                                                            1994   10       2    Sum       ALM     X       Yes
 1980     2      1     Sum       USLN    X      Yes         1994   10       3    Fall      ALM     X       Yes
 1980     2      2     Sum       USLN    X      Yes         1995   11       1    Win       ALM     X       Yes
                                                            1995   11       2    Spr       ALM     X       Yes
                                                            1995   11       3    Sum       ALM     X       Yes
 1981     3      1     Win-Spr   USLN    X      Yes         1995   11       4    Fall      ALM     X       Yes
 1981     3      2     Sum       USLN    X      Yes         1996   12       1    Win       ALM     X       Yes
                                                            1996   12       2    Sum       ALM     X       Yes
                                                           1996    12       3    Fall      ALM     X       Yes
 1982     1      1     Jul/Aug   USLN    X      Yes        1996
                                                            1997   13       1    Win       ALM     X       Yes
                                                            1997   13       2    Spr       ALM     X       Yes
                                                            1998   13       3    Sum       ALM     X       Yes
 1983     5      1     Spr       USL     X      Yes         1998   14       1    Win       ALM     X       Yes
 1983     5      2     ESum      USL     X      Yes         1998   14       2    Sum       ALM     X
 1983     5      3     LSum      USL     X      Yes         1998                           ALM
                                                            1999                           ALM
                                                            1999                           ALM
                                                            1999                           ALM
                                                            1999                           ALM
                                                            2000                           ALM
 1985                  Spr       AL      X      Yes         2000                           ALM
 1985                  Sum       AL      X      Yes


                                                            2001                 Win       ALM             Yes
 1986     2      1     Mar       AL      X      Yes         2001                 Spr       ALM             Yes
 1986     2      2     Sum       AL      X      Yes         2001                           ALM
 1986     2      3     Aut       AL      X      Yes         2001                           ALM
                                                            2002                 Win       ALM     X       Yes
 1987     3      2     Spr       AL      X      Yes         2002                           ALM
 1987     3      3     Sum       AL      X      Yes         2002                           ALM
 1987     3      4     Aut       AL      X      Yes         2002                           ALM
                                                           2003                            ALM
  1988    4      1     Spr       AL      X      Yes        2003                  Spr       ALM             Yes
  1988    4      2     Sum       AL      X      Yes        2003                  Fall      ALM     X       Yes
  1988    4      3     Aut       AL      X      Yes        2004                            ALM
1988-
89        4      4     Win       AL      X      Yes        2004                  Spr       ALM     X       Yes
  1989    5      1     Spr       AL      X      Yes        2004                  Sum       ALM             Yes
  1989    5      2     Sum       AL      X      Yes        2005                  Win       ALM     X       Yes
  1989    5      2     Aut       AL      X      Yes        2005                            ALM
 1989-
    90    5      4     Win       AL      X      Yes        2005                  Sum       ALM     X       Yes
 1990   6   1   Spr   AL   X   Yes   2006                Win   ALM   X   Yes
 1990   6             AL             2006                Spr   ALM   X   Yes
 1990   6   3   Aut   AL   X   Yes   2006                Sum   ALM   X   Yes
 1990   6   4   Win   AL   X   Yes   2007     23     1   Win   ALM   X   Yes
 1991   7   1   Spr   AL   X   Yes   2007     23     2   Spr   ALM   X   Yes
 1991   7   2   Sum   AL   X   Yes   2007   24(23)   3   Sum   ALM   X   Yes
 1991   7   3   Aut   AL   X   Yes   2008     25     1   Win   ALM   X   Yes
1991-
   92   7   4   Win   AL   X   Yes
           UNITED STATES LIFESAVING ASSOCIATION


                  National Lifesaving Statistics Report 2007


Since inception as the National Surf Life Saving Association in 1964, the chapters and
agencies involved in lifesaving efforts in United States have endeavored to record the activity
performed by their lifeguards. These records have been compiled in a statistical format to
record the various categories of activity performed by these agencies. The Association, now
known as the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA), has published this information for
many years for several purposes. The main function is to educate the public about the
profession of lifesaving. The statistics also serve to highlight particular professional areas of
interest, to provide tools in agency budget development and to further the knowledge base
about the open water environment. This report highlights the 2007 statistics of the USLA.
Complete records of USLA statistics dating to 1960 may be downloaded from USLA's Website
at www.usla.org.

The United States Lifesaving Association

The United States Lifesaving Association is a non-profit, professional organization of lifeguards
who work at open water beaches (both surf and inland). Members are organized into
chapters, which are generally formed by reason of a common employer of the member
lifeguards. Since this is not a union, membership extends to all ranks of lifeguards and there is
strong participation from management level employees through line lifeguards. Open water
lifeguard agencies, most of which are governmental bodies, participate in USLA through their
employees and benefit through various means, such as promulgation of public safety material,
collection and dissemination of statistics, development of lifeguard educational material, and
the USLA Lifeguard Agency Certification Program.

Beaches, Collection and Categories

The USLA collects lifesaving statistics for all beaches affiliated agencies and also accepts
reports from other ocean beaches indirectly associated with the USLA. The collection efforts
date to 1960 and for much of the first twenty years, focused exclusively on California beaches,
especially the greater Los Angeles area. In the late 1980's, collection efforts began in earnest
for the entire United States. This reporting system reflects twenty years of active national
statistics collection, with a gradual progression from a west coast based report to the more
national look presented here. USLA now reports lifesaving statistics from 9 geographical
regions of its organization. Typically, approximately 85 or more agencies/beaches report each
year. These include most of the major United States beach lifeguard agencies such as Los
Angeles County, the State of California, the Cities of San Diego and Huntington Beach,
California, the City and County of Honolulu, Volusia County and Ft Lauderdale, Florida and
Long Beach and Cape May, New Jersey.




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            2007 National Lifesaving Statistics

    Beach Attendance                                279,836,632
        Rescues               Total                      74,072
                               Rip                       40,793
                               Surf                       8,440
                               Swift                        315
                              Scuba                         162
       Cliff Rescue                                          67
      Boat Rescues           Rescues                      4,042
                            Passengers                    9,203
                              Value               $ 145,023,860
      Boat Assists           Rescues                      4,927
                            Passengers                    9,843
                              Value               $ 117,476,958
    Preventive Actions                                4,900,889
       Medical Aids           Total                     250,499
                              Major                      21,599
                              Minor                     228,900
    Drowning Deaths
      (Unguarded)             Total                         89
                               Rip                          45
                               Surf                         10
                              Scuba                          3
                            Drop-Off                         3
                            Alc/Drugs                        9
                              Ability                       19
                            Floatation                       2
                              Other                          9
Drowning Deaths (Guarded)
                              Total                         20
                               Rip                           8
                               Surf                          1
                              Scuba                          0
                            Drop-Off                         2
                            Alc/Drugs                        0
                              Ability                        9
                            Floatation                       0
                              Other                          3
     Other Fatalities                                       61
     Enforcements           Warnings                 1,114,035
                            Boat/PWC                 1,062,251
                             Citations                  44,536
                             Arrests                     6,063
   Lost/Found Persons
                                                         1,185
    Public Education         Lectures                   16,729
                             Students                   22,184

                            Table 1



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The 2007 statistics report general increases in many categories, due largely to the increase in
reporting agencies. This is largest number of reporting agencies in the history of the USLA
statistics. This year Rescues increase to the second highest year ever reported (74,126 in
1997). Preventive Actions continues to show a modest up-trend while both as do the Medical
Aids. Public Safety Lectures and Lost Persons are up substantially.

Significant to the reports this year is primary cause reporting for Drowning Death. Among the
most frequent questions USLA receives from media and academic sources are requests for
such information. This report details the fourth year of reports. Caution should be taken in
reviewing this information. First, it represents only data that the agency reports. In some
cases, the agency has declined to offer a primary cause. Second, it will take at least five
years, and likely ten years, to establish data for potential analysis.

   Five Year Comparison

 Category                           2003              2004        2005           2006          2007

 Beach Attendance              247,539,194    252,828,396    256,763,571   245,838,965   279,836,632

 Rescues                       56,737         59,791         52,110        64,469        74,072

 Preventative Actions          3,554,800      3,613,598      3,899,915     4,227,303     4,900,889

 Medical Aids                  184,465        205,812        223,521       204,631       250,499

 Boat Rescues                  5,122          5,332          2,425         4,610         4,042

 Passengers                    14,658         15,080         3,729         3,879         9,203

 Vessel Value                  $88,278,973    $140,053,231   $78,261,601   $64,857,530   $145,023,860

 Drowning Deaths               96             122            83            100           109

 Drowning Deaths (Unguarded)   82             103            71            89            89

 Drowning Deaths (Guarded)     14             19             12            11            20

 Lost And Found Persons        10,701         9,935          9,535         9,691         16,729

 Public Safety Lectures        4,175          3,954          7,554         10,801        22,184

 Students Attending            192,283        247,015        314,002       582,776       448,316

 Reporting Agencies            90             89             88            85            107



                                             Table 2

Beach activity levels show little change in such areas as Drowning Death, where totals and
percentages have remained stable over the last 10 years. While the total number has
increased from 2006, the ratio of guarded to unguarded remains relatively stable. Following a

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predictable pattern, the number of guarded drowning death remained small and the ratio
between unguarded and guarded has remained relatively stable for over 10 years. Boat
Rescues showed a small decrease in 2007 after a large increase 2006. However, the number
of passengers on board who were rescued is up significantly.


The National Statistics Coordinator cautions that the 2007 statistics must be viewed carefully if
any long term trend analysis or forecasting is contemplated. This report comprises the totals
from beaches in each of the USLA's regional councils. In 1997, the USLA received reports
from 105 beaches and 92 in 1998. This year, the total number of reporting beaches has
increased substantially from the last few years to 107, up from slightly from 85 in 2006.
Stronger accountability in relation to the USLA Lifeguard Agency Certification program,
discussed below, accounts for the increase. As such, representative samples should be taken
on an agency to agency comparative model, or on a long term model for national numbers for
any forecasting or trend analysis.

Primary Causes of Rescues

Using the data developed in 1994-2004 the USLA has identified the Primary Cause of Rescue
to be predominately from Rip Currents. The data developed has been analyzed in several
ways. First, from the perspective of all reporting agencies, the data provided indicates rip
currents account for roughly 45% of all rescues performed by the USLA. However, this
analysis must be adjusted for environmental conditions. First, the data includes reports from
agencies that operate open water/lake beaches without these conditions. Second, several of
the reporting agencies were unable to redesign their reporting procedures to identify all the
causes. Thus, well over 20,000 rescues are not attributed to cause, classified in the analysis
as 'other.' USLA is encouraging agencies to begin to carefully collect this data in the future.

In order to compensate for these conditions, the data was evaluated to identify the agencies
that should be included in the primary cause analysis, those situated on surf beaches. This
analysis finds the predominant cause of rescues again to be rip currents, exceeding 82% of all
rescues. California beaches recorded a more significant percentage for rip currents, and the
percentage rose in 1998 to 90.12%.

Links to National Certification System

The USLA has linked the national statistics reporting system to the Lifeguard Agency
Certification program. First, all agencies that are certified by USLA are required to submit their
agency activity annually in order to maintain certification in good standing. Second, the
Certification program distributes statistics notices to all identified agencies each winter to assist
in statistics collection. This relationship has been highly beneficial, with a number of non-USLA
chapter reports included in the 2007 statistics. This years reports identify 107 agencies to date
and it is not hard to speculate that full reporting by Chapters and certified agencies could result
in recording over 100,000 rescues annually. For example, over 50 agencies along the Atlantic
seaboard and Chicago, which generally recorded more than five thousand rescues annually,
have reported in the past, but have failed to do so again this year.




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WEBSITE Success

The National Board’s commitment to website re-design and the inclusion of the website
reporting system has been very beneficial. It has substantially increase members and agency
access to data and eased the reporting process. In 1997 approximately 25% of all statistics
reports were submitted by using the Internet and the USLA Website. All reports were received
from Internet sources in 2007.




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                          United States Lifesaving Association
                                         Sign Standards
                                          Activity Report

Date: April 24, 2008
Committee Chair: Ralph S. Goto
Committee Members:


Activities and Accomplishments

1. Nothing to report since last Board of Directors Meeting




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                          United States Lifesaving Association
                       Educational DVD Working Group Committee
                                           Activity Report

Date: April 24, 2008
Committee Chair: Dominic Lerma
Committee Members:
Ralgh Goto, Mike Hensler, Tim Harmon, Jim McCrady, Scott Peterson, Mike Beuerlein, Gerry Falconer

Introduction

The Educational DVD Committee was established shortly after the Fall 07 USLA Conference in order to
provide regional input for the Code X training DVD. Subsequent to the creation of the Code X DVD,
two more videos were created including Components of a Rescue and Water Observation. Each of
these DVD’s were reviewed by regional representatives.

Activities and Accomplishments

I am happy to report that all three DVD’s have been finalized thanks to the work of the regional
representatives and Evolution Production Company. It should be noted that Evolution performed this
work gratis. In addition, the Huntington Beach Lifeguard Service deserves special thanks for their level
of proficiency and professionalism during the Code X featured in the DVD, as well as, their willingness
to allow us all to learn from this incident.

Issues for Discussion and/or Resolution

1. Several of the committee members were queried concerning what each DVD should cost to
   purchase. Our recommendation is that the Code X DVD be available for purchase at $60.00. The
   Water Observation DVD and the Components of a Rescue DVD should sell individually for $50.00.
   However, this recommendation is given without knowing what the cost will be to replicate the DVD
   by the company contracted to do so, and other associated costs yet unknown. Therefore, much
   latitude is given to the Executive Committee in determining the cost of each DVD.

2. The committee continues to encourage any agencies participating in the production of Beach Patrol
   or Ocean Force to place language in their respective contracts requiring the production of training
   DVD’s.
3. The committee will continue to discuss the priority of future training DVD’s should any agency
   execute a contract with Tru TV and Evolution that includes the production of training DVD’s.
   Cursory discussions with committee members show a desire to produce training DVD’s in the areas
   of safe vehicle operations on the beach, PWC operator and crew, equipment selection and water
   rescue techniques.




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                          United States Lifesaving Association
                             Education Conference Oversight
                                           Activity Report

Date: April 24, 2008
Committee Chair: Timothy M. Gallagher
Committee Members:
?

Introduction

I believe this committee needs to meet and discussion its goals and direction.

Activities and Accomplishments (Since Prior Board of Directors Meeting)

1. I have researched the past 6 Educational Conferences to begin to compile a list of topics that were
   presented and discussed.
Issues for Discussion and/or Resolution (At This Meeting)

1. The direction and goals of the committee.
2. Should the committee be directing or advising the hosting region/agency on the topics to be
   included in their Educational Conference.
3. Should Educational Conferences be more oriented to class work and some sort of certification or
   remain presentation oriented.




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                             Executive Committee – Action Report
                              United States Lifesaving Association
                                   Meeting of April 24, 2008
Attendance
       B. Chris Brewster, President
       Kevin Sweat, Vice President
       Nikki Bowie, Secretary
       Rob Williams, Treasurer
       Peter Davis, Liaison Officer and President Gulf Coast
       Chris Graham, Executive Delegate
       Tim Gallagher, Advisor
       Tom Gill, President South Atlantic
       Jerry Gavin (for Joe Pecoraro), President Great Lakes
       Cathy VonWald, President Northwest
       Rob McGowan, President Southwest
       Joe McManus, President Southeast
       Ed Zebrowski, President Mid-Atlantic
       Ralph Goto, President Pacific Islands
       Dr. Peter Wernicki, Medical Advisor
       Chip More, Legal Advisor

1. Information and Discussion Items

1.1. United States Lifesaving Foundation [Brewster] – The United States Lifesaving Foundation
has completed its first full year with $10,964 in the bank. The Board (composed of the presidents
of the USLA regions) will meet following this meeting.

1.2. Combined Federal Campaign [Sweat, Williams] – Mr. Sweat took over the application
process this year. Mr. Williams is handling the accounting.

1.3. Insurance and Bonding [Williams/Jean] – Mr. Williams has arranged for a one year extension
of our insurance and bonding policies. These are under review by Mr. Jean.

1.4. Calendar Year Accounting: [Williams] – The Bylaw change was approved by the Board of
Directors on April 24, 2008.

1.5. Non-SHP Sponsors [Brewster]

1.5.1. OTC Solutions [Brewster] – OTC advises that their manufacturing facility burned last year
and was a complete loss. They state that lost in the fire were batch records and all analysis and
testing data, causing them to have to start from scratch. According to OTC, “Based on the original
formula we have developed a new formula that has surpassed the original product. [The fire] has
been a terrific blow to us but we have weathered the storm and within 3 months will be able to
start shipping product. We have commitments from many major retailers and are still expecting a
successful year. We recognize the fact that you and the USLA have been extremely patient and
we appreciate that greatly. We have strong faith in the quality of the product and its success
based heavily on the affiliation with the USLA. We will keep you posted of the exact day
distribution starts.” Mr. Brewster asked OTC to share information on the new formulation with Dr.
Wernicki, so that he can ensure that it still meets standards acceptable for our continued
relationship.

1.5.2. Ingram [Brewster] – Ingram has agreed, in principle, to a contract previously approved by
the Board of Directors. They have yet to sign the contract due to internal corporate issues, which
will hopefully soon be resolved.
1.5.3. Da Fin [Brewster] – Issues related to Da Fin’s manufacturing problems appear to have
been resolved. We received the 2007 payment for $4,000 in December, in accordance with the
extension we had granted. This relationship seems to be a very good one.

1.5.4. First Aid for Kids: FAFK advises that they are now in the final stages of content sign off
from the hospital partners, which they hope will be completed by the month end. They hope to
launch the product in the US this year and are developing a second DVD product for St. John
Ambulance Australia.

1.5.5. Zubrella: The Zubrella contract remains in force. We recently became aware of funds owed
in November 2007 and are following up.

1.6. Boeing Grant [Brewster] – An application has again been submitted on our behalf by Mr.
Brewster. In prior years we have received $5,000 annually in each of three years.

1.8. Branding and Trademark [Brewster] – At our last meeting, it was agreed to refer the issue of
protecting our brand to our new pro-bono legal advisor for consideration. Due to a delay in the
pro-bono contract, this has not yet been accomplished, but is underway.

1.9. Red Cross – YMCA – USLA Update [Wernicki, Brewster] – Update was given in activity
reports.

1.10. Nationals 2007 [Williams, Brewster] – Mr. Brewster noted that at the time of publication of
the agenda, certain funds remained owed by Myrtle Beach from the 2007 Nationals, but since
that time the monies have been paid in full. Mr. Williams concurred that this was in fact correct,
but also noted that there was no audit of final revenues and expenses. Mr. Brewster stated that,
in the past, if things appeared on the “up and up” we did not press the issue of an audit. Mr.
Williams concurred that the final numbers seemed satisfactory and Mr. Gill agreed and that it
appeared that the City of Myrtle Beach did very well financially.
1.11. Nationals 2008 [Zebrowski] – In the process of finalizing the host agreement with L.A.
County.

1.12.Nationals 2009 [Zebrowski, Brewster] – Philip Cain of Myrtle Beach has advised that the City
of Myrtle Beach will most likely make an offer to host the event. An RFP will be developed and
posted on the USLA website to be returned by July1st. Daytona Beach also expressed interest.

1.13. SHP Update [Zebrowski]

1.13.1. Contract status [Brewster] – In accordance with direction of the Executive Committee and
Board of Directors, the Legal Advisor and attorney developed a contract modification for SHP, the
substance of which was to extend the performance period. This modification has been executed
by the parties. (See President’s Activity Report for a copy.)

1.13.2. Patagonia [Zebrowski] – Mr. Zebrowski provided an update on the Patagonia relationship.
In the future, Patagonia may want to go to a royalty instead of a guarantee of a flat $10,000. We
have no current contract with Patagonia, but have sent back a draft contract to SHP. Discussion
was held on expectations from Patagonia.

1.13.3. Finis [Brewster/Zebrowski] – Prior to finalization of the most recent issue of American
Lifeguard Magazine, SHP requested a mailing list for use by Finis. At the time, discussions were
underway with respect to a sponsorship agreement, but could not be finalized prior to this
meeting. As a result, Finis was invited to include an advertising insert in ALM at market rates. The
intent was that this would be generic advertising. The ALM Editor had not previously received a
request for an insert. A net price of approximately $1,000 was negotiated. Due to a
miscommunication, the insert included language implying that Finis was, at the time, an official
USLA sponsor. Also, it has been determined that the fair market price for an insert of this nature
is somewhat higher than was charged, so the ALM Editor is researching appropriate costs for
future requests of this nature. Instead of giving out the USLA mailing lists to sponsors, the
suggestion was to add the advertising piece to USLA.

2. Action Items

2.1. Olympic Recognition [Brewster] – Shall the Executive Committee propose changes to the
USLA Bylaws to address requirements of US Olympic Committee membership that involve 20%
representation on the Board, Executive Committee, and Competition Committee of
representatives selected by athletes? Mr. Brewster had presented an option that would not
increase the size of the Board of Directors, but which would ensure, per federal law known as the
Ted Stephens Olympic and Amateur Athlete Act, that 20% of the Board would be Athlete
Representatives. Per the same requirements, this proposal would add to the size of the Executive
Committee and Competition Committee (to ensure 20% representation), and would ensure 20%
representation on boards of appeals of competition issues. Various concerns were raised
including whether the benefits of USOC affiliation outweighed the impacts of changes that would
need to be made and, if so, whether it would be better to alter the existing Board representation
make-up or to add additional Board members to satisfy the requirements. After extensive
discussion, it was proposed by Mr. Brewster that two options would be noticed to the Board of
Directors per the requirement for advance notice of Bylaw changes and that the Board could
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decide to adopt one or the other or neither in November 2008. Motion Gallagher, 2 Graham-
MPU. (Text of these two proposals is attached.)

2.2. Nonprofit Status of Regions – [Brewster] Shall the Executive Committee recommend to the
Board that all USLA Regions be required to achieve or demonstrate that they have achieved
501(c)3 nonprofit status by April 2009? Various opinions were raised as to whether this was
needed and what might be required to accomplish it. At the recommendation of the Legal Advisor,
the matter was tabled with a referral to USLA attorney Joe Jean. Regions to give to President
Brewster their status and that will be forwarded to Mr. Jean.


2.3. Training Videos [Brewster] –Background: By evote just prior to this meeting, the Executive
Committee approved a contract with Evolution Film and Tape allowing the USLA free use of three
training videos. Under the contract, the USLA may order the DVDs at cost of reproduction. Lt.
Nick Lerma, who chairs the Educational DVD committee, has recommended that this be used as
a fundraiser for the USLA. If approved by Evolution and USLA, a distribution method would need
to be worked out. Mr. Brewster advised that Lt. Lerma had notified him that the Educational DVD
Committee recommended that the DVDs be sold for $50, plus shipping. Various opinions were
voiced regarding the idea of offering them at no charge other than shipping, offering them at $50
to all buyers, or offering them at cost to certified agencies and at $50 to all others. Mr. Brewster
conducted a straw poll of the options with the following garnering the most votes: to propose to
the Board that the USLA offer its training videos to certified agencies at cost plus shipping and to
others at $50 per video, plus shipping. MPU

2.4. Support for Florida House Bill 87 [McManus] – Shall the Executive Committee recommend to
the Board of Directors that the USLA support Florida House Bill 87? Background: This bill,
currently in the Florida Legislature, defines "ocean lifeguard" and includes ocean lifeguards for
purposes of certain enhanced penalties imposed for assault or battery. Motion McManus, 2nd
Gavin – MPU

2.5. Advisory Committee [Davis] – Shall the Executive Committee propose to the Board of
Directors that it accept the proposal for the establishment of a new committee to be named the
“Advisory Committee” which would: Be comprised of USLA members who either have been in an
elected position on the Executive Board and/or have been awarded a USLA Life Membership,
and; have the primary purpose of using their collective experience to offer advise the USLA
Executive Board, and; elect their own chair, and; determine other goals and purposes (ex:
archiving USLA history)? Motion Davis, 2nd McManus – MPU

2.6. Advance Nominations [Brewster] – Shall the USLA Bylaws be amended to require that
people running for USLA offices in the biennial elections cycle by nominated (by themselves or
others) a minimum of 30 days in advance of the date of elections? This motion was tabled.

2.7. Recognizing Retiring Lifeguards [Brewster] – Shall the President be empowered, in the
President’s discretion, to officially recognize, on behalf of the Board of Directors and the USLA
retiring lifeguards who have been active members of the USLA for a minimum of 10 years ?
Motion Sweat, McGowan 2nd – MPU.

2.8. SHP Proposals [Zebrowski] –

2.8.1. Finis – Shall the Executive Committee recommend approval of the contract proposal with
Finis? (copy attached) – The draft contract was initially provided via Mr. Zebrowski by SHP. It was
reviewed/amended for legal issues by Mr. More. Mr. Brewster noted that, at present, the contract
contains no provisions that would restrict the discount to USLA members (as presently is the case
for Da Fin and Patagonia). An issue was raised by Mr. Zebrowski that the proposed endorsement
language appears to contradict with our current endorsement language regarding Da Fin. Mr.
Zebrowski agreed to contact Mr. Hubbell to see if he was agreeable to Mr. Zebrowski talking to
Finis while they were present at the meeting to resolve the issue. Mr. Zebrowski did so and
further information can be found under the Executive Committee Action Items.

2.8.2. Hobie – Shall the Executive Committee recommend approval of the contract proposal with
Hobie? (copy attached) - Background: The attached contract was initially provided via Mr.
Zebrowski from SHP. It was reviewed/amended for legal issues by Mr. More. As with the previous
item, Mr. Brewster noted that, at present, the contract contains no provisions that would restrict
the discount to USLA members (as presently is the case for Da Fin and Patagonia). As part of the
contract, Hobie provided the USLA with 300 pairs of sunglasses and Mr. Hubbell suggested the
following breakdown for distribution: 75 for the Board of Directors meeting; 50 for National
Championships for all the champions of Open events. Mr. Zebrowski then asked how to divide
the rest (175 minus 15 for National Team)? SHP would like them distributed to winners of the
regional championships with a percentage going to each region based on membership numbers.
Motion McGowan, 2nd Gill – MPU

2.8.3. T-Shirts – Shall the Executive Committee recommend approval of a donation of T-Shirts,
with artwork as submitted with a fair market value of $5 per shirt and as a credit towards Scott
Hubbell’s contract with the fee waved? (copy attached) – Mr. Gill asked that regional logos be put
on the shirts and Mr. Zebrowski stated that SHP said this was possible. Distribution of the T-
Shirts will be based on membership numbers. Motion McManus, 2nd Gill - MPU

3. Other issues per the committee and/or chair – Mr. McManus asked if we have a sunscreen
sponsor. Mr. Zebrowski advised that SHP is still in negotiations with Banana Boat.
Mr. Brewster noted that in Scott Hubbell’s written report there is profanity which will be edited out.
 Mr. Zebrowski noted that a member of his Region expressed a concern that an item on the
Guard to Guard Bulletin Board was deleted because it related to competition. He asked how
strictly this was enforced. There was discussion as to what might be appropriate and what not in
this regard. Mr. Brewster noted that when there have been gray areas, leaving it up to discretion
as to what is appropriate and what is not there are complaints and concerns about personal taste
being factored in. He suggested that if the rules are not fairly absolute, they can’t be consistently
enforced. (No action was taken.)
Mr. Gill stated for the record that he believes the Certification process has holes.
Mr. McGowan – Noted that the National Certification Program Rules state that the Executive
Board votes on certification revocations between meetings and that this should be the Executive
Committee, to be consistent with the way most issues are handled between Board meetings
under the Bylaws. Mr. Brewster expressed the view that this was an oversight in the original
drafting, but had been approved by the Board, so the USLA was obliged to follow the current
language until modified by the Board. He expressed support for that modification. Motion to
recommend to the Board of Directors that Executive Committee will be the deciding body
between Board of Directors meetings. Certification rules need to be modified. Motion McGowan,
2nd Gill – MPU.

4. Adjournment
                          United States Lifesaving Association
                                     PUBLIC EDUCATION
                                     Committee Action Report

Date: April 24, 2008
Committee Chair: Denise Blair
Committee Members:
Mike Beuerlein, Southwest; Denise Blair, Mid-Atlantic; Jo Wagenhals, Southeast; Andy Braudy, Great
Lakes; Ron Watson, South Atlantic; Nick Shriver, Northwest; Archie Kalepa, Pacific Islands; Tony
Pryor, Gulf Coast

Discussion Items (Not requiring Board of Directors approval)

1. Lost Kids Cry: The committee discussed implementing a trial program to reduce the number of lost
   kids. Stickers or wrist bands will be produced for tower guards to hand out to children with the
   tower name or number written on the sticker/band. The following agencies will take part in the trial
   run: East Bay Regional Parks, Huntington Beach, Manasquan, Cape May and Galveston.

2. Beach Safety Week Challenge: Agencies that hold a program for Beach Safety Week are asked to
   submit a written description of the program (250 words or less) as well as pictures. The top five
   programs will receive a plaque. The judges will be: Denise Blair, Chris Brewster, and Peter Davis.

3. The committee voted to purchase a rip current banner for the Pacific Islands.

4. Public Education Matrix – Jon Mitchell presented the CSLA matrix of public education materials and
   location of these materials. The committee will look into creating one at the national level.

5.
6.
Committee Goals

1. To implement the Lost Kids Cry trial program into 5 agencies and evaluate the result.
2. To revise the current coloring book and activity book.
3. To implement a Beach Safety Week Challenge.




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                            United States Lifesaving Association
                                             MEMBERSHIP
                                       Committee Action Report

Date: 4/26/08
Committee Chair: Charlie Hartl
Committee Members:
GC/Peter Davis, GL/Jerry Gavin, MA/Ed Kizieukiwicz, NW/Nick Schriber, PI/Ralph Goto, SA/Ron
Watson, SE/Joe McManus, SW/Charlotte Graham. Others attending: Chris Graham, Rob Williams, Jo
Wagenhals, and Dave Shotwell.

Introduction

During the past six months much has been accomplished. The new Web-based membership database has been
in development and will be presented during this meeting. Also the new membership kit items were designed and
are in production now. Lastly, many inquiries from members and region representatives were received and
answered.

Discussion Items (Not requiring Board of Directors approval)

1. Web-based membership database – Rob Williams and Charlotte Graham has helped in this project. Chris
   Clark of Interfuse helped in some additional ideas for our new program. The program will be used from now
   on and the SW Region and the Mid-Atlantic Region will start with full access. Others regions will be added as
   development allows.
2. Two tier memberships have been tabled at this time.
3. A national membership lottery will be held this summer and a lucky member will win a 10’6 rescue board.
4. A question was raised by one of our sponsors about our policy on membership numbering. The present
   policy uses the procedure of not assigning a new number to returning expired (one or more years) members.
   We will continue with this policy as it allows for a history of each member to be attained.
5. We will honor the receipt of $25.00 memberships for the coming year if they have already been sent in the
   national membership office.
6. A new concept for our USLA On-Line Store was discussed and endorsed for development. There is no cost
   to the USLA for this upgrade.

Action Items (Requiring Board of Directors approval)

1. The membership committee requests the following By-Law change:

       Article VIII     DUES
           Section 3 Member Duration
                Individual membership shall extend from July 1 each year to June 30 of the following
           year.
       Changed to: Individual membership shall extend from April 1 each year to March 31 of the
           following year.




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                           United States Lifesaving Association
                                         Competition
                                     Committee Action Report

Date: April 24,2008
Committee Chair: Ed Zebrowski
Committee Members: Tim Gallagher; Kevin Sweat; Jerry Gavin; Jay Butki: Nick Schriver; Jim
McCrady


Discussion Items (Not requiring Board of Directors approval)
1. 2008 Nationals Manhattan Beach, CA Web site is operating with hotel info etc
2. 2009 Nationals to be held on the East Coast Myrtle Beach Sc, Daytona Beach FL and the
   Southeast Region have expressed interest in hosting the event. Letter of interest needs to be
   received by USLA prior to July 1, 2008 in order to be considered
3. Discussion of Junior Guard Rules; committee will review changes requested by JG committee
   before posting
4. Discussion of International Competition including selection process and a contract for National
   Team members
5. Proposed Rule Change; Southwest 1) add an Open Women’s Taplin Relay 2) Add a 3 person
   Open Men’s Board Relay and Open Women’s Board Relay
6. Proposed Rule Change; Southeast 1) Add a 70+ Age Division 2) Add an Open Men’s and Open
   Women’s Singles Surfboat race
7. Proposed Rule Change; Mid-Atlantic 1) If a new event is proposed it must include the event it is
   replacing 2) If a proposed rule is defeated it may not be resubmitted within 2 years
Committee Goals

1. Post new competition rules including Juniors on USLA website
2. Post National Team Members Contract on website
3. Continue work on the selection process for National Team Members
Action Items (Requiring Board of Directors approval)

1. Approve all rule changes adopted and added to competition rules at Charleston meeting.
2. Approve addition of $1,500.00 for National Team Budget for Rescue 2008
3. All Chapters are considered in the “A” Division until they request to be and submit verification to be
   included in the “B” Division. Request must be done annually and must include a letter from the
   involved agency/agencies employer(s) verifying the number of employed lifeguards. The letter must
   be form an administrator (not the Captain or Chief of a Beach Patrol)




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                           United States Lifesaving Association
     Heroic Acts/Recognition, Awards, and Presentations Committee Action Report

Date April 26, 2008
Committee Chair: Adrienne Groh
Committee Members:
Bill Richardson, Southwest, Janie Watson, South Atlantic, Gerry Falconer, Southeast, Jerry Gavin,
Great Lakes, Jennifer Noonan, Southeast, Cathy vonWald, Pacific Northwest, Andy Healy, Mid-Atlantic

Introduction

I would again like to thank the committee for its continued hard work and dedication to the association.
We work so well as a team and bring attention to some incredible rescues and stories. The rescues
and stories are always amazing and they shed great light on our profession. Congratulations to the first
recipients of the National Lifesaving Award; Huntington Beach, CA and Wrightsville Beach Ocean
Rescue. We are proud of the program and eager to see how it grows and brings positive feedback and
recognition to deserving agencies.

Discussion Items (Not requiring Board of Directors approval)

1. The wording on certificates that are awarded posthumously was discussed as to whether it was
   appropriate to mention that the recipient gave his/her life during the event. The committee
   members present felt strongly that it should be the choice of the family members how the wording
   will be memorialized on the certificate.
2. There had been discussion about whether the National Awards Program should be moved to the
   certification committee since the status of agencies applying is contingent upon good status with
   certification. After further discussion, the committee felt that it was appropriately placed in Heroic
   Acts. I will check with certification committee chair as to the status of an agency applying for
   national award recognition.
3. We discussed the committee’s desire to change the look of the gold seal that is currently placed on
   each award certificate. The embosser that the National Secretary uses is the seal of incorporation
   and is what we use on Heroic Acts Committee. We decided to get a new embosser for the Heroic
   Acts Chairperson that has the USLA logo on it rather the incorporation date.
Committee Goals

1. Finish cleaning up the website of past award winners and create a link with name and date of all
   categories.
2. Create a new certificate/award for the National Awards Program recipients.
3. Streamline admissions process to ensure that all Regional Presidents and/or Heroic Acts Regional
   representative submit the application or at least are informed of the process.
Action Items (Requiring Board of Directors approval)

1. Attachments / Submissions from Kauai 2008
   1.1. Ray Howell – Pacific Islands - Tabled
   1.2. Rob Rogerson, Lou Kanitsch, Ben Demonstranti, Bryan Theiss, Lt. Dave Taylor, Capt. Julia
         Leo Palm Beach County Guards – Southeast – passed for National Lifesaving Award
   1.3. Long Beach Lifeguard Association - Project Ecuador passed for - National Lifesaving Award
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   1.4. Michael E. James – Southeast – passed for Medal of Valor
   1.5. National Awards Program – Huntington Beach Surf Lifesaving Assoc. – passed for National
         Award for Professional Achievement
   1.6. National Awards Program – Town of Wrightsville Beach – passed for National Award for
         Commitment and Dedication to Public Safety and Education
   1.7. Summer Watson and Amy Dichiro – Southwest Region – passed for Heroic Act
   1.8. Michael Barrett, Moses Cuprill, and Raymond Johnson – Southwest – passed for Heroic Act
   1.9. Bouvey Bradbury – Pacific Islands – passed for Medal of Valor



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                           United States Lifesaving Association
                                         Junior Lifeguards
                                             Action Report

Date: April 24, 2008
Committee Chair: Reenie Boyer
Committee Members:
NE – No Participation
MA – Denise Blair (Secretary), Charlie Hartl, Bill Oat
GL – Andrew Braudy
NW – Nick Schriver
SA – Ron Watson
GC – Tony Pryor
SE – Joe D’Agostion
SW – Charlotte Graham, Jon Mitchell (Junior Jam Editor)
PI – No Participation

Introduction

Thanks for your participation. We had a very productive Junior Lifeguard Committee Meeting. The
Committee appreciated the meeting schedule and was pleased to finish in the allotted time frame.


A very special Mahalo to our hosts. The meeting location, activities and venue was outstanding!

Discussion Items: (At This Meeting)

1. Photo Contest – We are hosting a photo contest for the USLA JG Members this summer. The
   contest rules were approved during our meeting and are attached to his report. They will be sent to
   the web site and American Lifeguard Magazine for posting.

2. Da Fin - Has offered a great discount to JG USLA Members. This program was presented during
   our Committee meeting. Contact Da Fin or Committee Chair for additional information.

3. JG USLA Rules – Were approved for publication during our Committee meeting. A special thanks to
   Bill Richardson and Jay Butki for their special work on this project. Thanks to Charlie Hartl the
   Junior Lifeguard National rules are already posted on the USLA web site.

4. JG National Competition - Will be hosted on August 7th by LACO in Manhattan Beach. Please
   check the USLA web site for additional information. A friendly reminder that JG’s are required to be
   per registered as members of the USLA as early as possible (It was suggested a least one month in
   advance). At the competition JG’s must check in by Wednesday evening to be eligible for the
   competition.



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5. Junior Jam Publication – Junior Jam Editor, Jon Mitchell has requested you e mail him all articles for
   our next Junior Jam section of the American Lifeguard Magazine. He will be having a spotlight on
   JG Instructors including a profile and picture.

6. USLA JG Program Guidelines – At our Fall meeting we will review our current JG Program
   Guidelines and discuss future updates. The last Guidelines were approved in 1999. Please collect
   information this summer and bring everything possible to the Fall meeting. The Committee Chair
   will send an e –mail reminder during the summer and next Fall.

7. Round Table - ☺


Attachments

1. Photo Contest Rules
2. USLA JG Rules (Posted on USLA web site).




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                                 2008 USLA
                   JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

THIS YEAR WE ARE HAVING A JUNIOR LIFEGUARD PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST FOR THE USLA
JUNIOR LIFEGUARD MEMBERS.

THERE WILL BE A $100 SAVINGS BOND AWARDED AT THE 2008 FALL USLA MEETING TO THE
TOP “AA”, "A", "B" AND "C" DIVISION CONTEST WINNERS.

JUNIOR LIFEGUARD COORDINATORS NEED TO SUBMIT (IN PERSON OR BY MAIL) THEIR
ORIGINAL TOP 5 POTOGRAPHS (ANY DIVISION) TO THE JG CHAIRPERSON AT THE FALL USLA
MEETING. ALL PHOTOS BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE USLA.

THE BACK OF THE PHOTO MUST INCLUDE:

  •   JG'S FIRST AND LAST NAME
  •   DIVISION "A", "B" OR "C"
  •   HOME PHONE NUMBER
  •   HOME ADDRESS
  •   JG PROGRAM
  •   JG COORDINATOR'S NAME
  •   JG COORDINATORS PHONE NUMBER

THE PHOTO MUST BE AN ORIGINAL AND IS REQUIRED TO BE TAKEN BY THE JUNIOR
LIFEGUARD. ENIERIES MUST BE ONE-DIMENSIONAL AND THE PRINTED PHOTO SIZE MUST BE
AT LEAST 3” BY 5’ AND NO LARGER THAN 11" BY 17". (NO SLIDES)

USE BLACK AND WHITE OR COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY.

JUNIOR LIFEGUARDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO THE USLA BEACH SAFETY TIPS OR LIFEGUARDING
THEMES AS PHOTO CONTEST ENTRIES:

  1. Swim Near A Lifeguard

  2. Learn To Swim

  3. Never Swim Alone

  4. Don't Fight The Current

  5. Swim Sober

  6. Leash Your Board

  7. Don't Float Where You Can't Swim

  8. Life Jackets = Boating Safety

  9. Don't Dive Headfirst, Protect Your Neck

  10. At Home, You're The Lifeguard


                                   Reenie Boyer
                  P.O. Box 1768, Newport Beach, CA 92658-8915
                                 rboyer@nbfd.net
                            United States Lifesaving Association
                                   Certification Committee
                                     Committee Action Report

Date: April 26, 2008
Committee Chair: Eric Bauer, Co-Chair Tim Harmon
Committee Members:
Dave Shotwell Mid-Atlantic Region, Cathy Wiederhold Northwest Region, Andy Braudy Great Lakes
Region, Jim McCrady Southeast Region, Bill Richardson Southwest Region, Scott Petersohn South
Atlantic Region, Kim Tyson Gulf Coast, Region, Dr. Peter Wernicki Medical Advisor


Introduction

There are 108 Certified Lifeguard and ARRT Agencies. Rick Gould has received statistics from 108
agencies the highest number ever reported which resulted in the reporting of 74,437 rescues the
highest rescue count in USLA history.

Discussion Items (Not requiring Board of Directors approval)

1. Certification Officers
Committee Goals

1. Solicit and encourage agency certification
2. Accept and review certification applications
3. Approve Certifications and Issue certificates
Action Items (Requiring Board of Directors approval)

1. Approved agency certifications
   1.1. Avon By the Sea NJ, Regular
   1.2. The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL Regular
   1.3. East Bay Regional Parks District, CA, Regular
   1.4. Fenwick Island, DE, Regular
   1.5. Ft. Lauderdale FL, Regular
   1.6. Kitty Hawk NC, Advanced
   1.7. Laguna Beach, CA, Advanced
   1.8. MCCS Kaenehoe, HI, Regular
   1.9. Neptune Beach, FL, Advanced
   1.10. North Island Lifeguard Service, CA, Advanced
   1.11. Ocean City Beach Patrol, NJ,Regular
   1.12. Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Assoc, NJ Advanced
   1.13. Oceanside Lifeguard Service, CA Advanced
   1.14. Ponte Vedra In and Club, FL, Regular
   1.15. San Clemente, City of, CA, Advanced
   1.16. Sand Point, City of ID, Regular
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     1.17. Sarasota County Beach Patrol, FL, Regular
     1.18. Sea Colony Beach Patrol, DE, Regular
     1.19. Sea Girt, NJ Regular
     1.20. Shore Beach Service, SC. Regular
     1.21. Solana Beach Marine Safety, CA, Advanced
     1.22. US Ocean Safety, CA, Advanced
     1.23. Volusia, County Beach Patrol, FL, Advanced

2.    Raise Agency Certification fee to $300.00 to take place for certifications due at fall meeting and
     new certifications after this meeting. Approved

3. Direct the President and Legal Advisor to re-contract with certification administrator to include, an
   increase to $50.00 per certification as described in the contract. Update the contract language to
   coincide with current practices. Approved
4. Change language in Certification Guidelines to include ARRT Agency must provide service for at
   least 1 year prior to Certification. Approved

5. Budget up to $1000.00 for the purchase and distribution of Certification Stickers to Agencies.
   Approved
6. Certification Chair to write letter to agencies who have failed to provide statistics as required in the
   certification guidelines.
Attachments

1. Currently Certified Agencies




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                             UNITED STATES LIFESAVING ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM STATUS rev:5/16/2008)




           Total Lifeguard and ARRT Agencies:                 109                                                                                Region
                                                                                                                                          6   Pacific Island
                  Lifeguard Agencies Approved:                107       ARRT Applications Approved: 1                                     7     Northwest
                                           Regular: 61                                                                                   29     Southwest
                                         Advanced: 46                                                                                     1    Gulf Coast
               First Time Applications in Progress:            1     First Time Applications in Progress: 0                              25     Southeast
                                                                                                                                         21   South Atlantic
                                        Subtotal:             108                             Subtotal: 1                                17    Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                                                          1   New England
                                                                                                                                          1    Great Lakes
                                                                                                                                        108
                                                                      First                      Next     Certification    Certification                       Certificate
Lifeguard Agency                                                    Approved      Status        Expires      Level           Officer             Region          Sent

Lack's Beach Service, Inc., SC                           ########    Nov-95      Revoked        Nov-08         Regular     Brown, Duke        South Atlantic
Cape Canaveral, FL                                                   May-98      Lapsed         May-06         Regular     McCrady, Jim        Southeast         04/27/04
Hampton (City of - Buckroe Beach), VA                                May-00      Lapsed         May-06         Regular     Foxwell, Dave       Mid-Atlantic      06/20/03
American Medical Response, OR*                                       May-01      Pending        May-07        Advanced    Dan McCormick        Northwest         04/27/04
Norfolk, VA (City of)                                                May-01      Lapsed         May-07         Regular    Shotwell, Dave       Mid-Atlantic      04/27/04
Citrus County Parks & Recreation, FL                                 May-02      Lapsed                        Regular     McCrady, Jim        Southeast

Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ                                                  May-95       Certified     May-11         Regular     Shotwell, Dave   Mid-Atlantic
The Breakers, Palm Beach , FL                                        Apr-08       Certified     May-11         Regular     McCrady, Jim     Southeast
Fenwick Island Beach Patrol, DE                                      May-05       Certified     May-11         Regular    Kiziukewicz, Ed   Mid-Atlantic
Ft. Lauderdale Ocean Rescue, FL                                      May-05       Certified     May-11         Regular       Tracy, Clint   Southeast
Kitty Hawk Ocean Rescue, NC                                          May-02       Certified     May-11        Advanced      Brown, Duke    South Atlantic
Laguna Beach, CA                                                     May-95       Certified     May-11        Advanced    Richardson, Bill  Southwest
MCCS Water Safety Kaneohe Marine Corps Base*                         Nov-99       Certified     May-11         Regular      Goto, Ralph    Pacific Island
Neptune Beach Public Safety - Lifeguard Division, FL                 Nov-96       Certified     May-11        Advanced    Petersohn, Scott South Atlantic
North Island Lifeguard Serv., San Diego, CA                          May-08       Certified     May-11        Advanced    Hidalgo, Richard  Southwest
Ocean City Beach Patrol, NJ                                          May-02       Certified     May-11         Regular     Shotwell, Dave   Mid-Atlantic
Ocean Grove, NJ                                                      May-95       Certified     May-11        Advanced      Mogck, Buzz     Mid-Atlantic
San Clemente Marine Safety, CA                                       May-97       Certified     May-11        Advanced    Richardson, Bill  Southwest
Sandpoint, ID (City of)                                              May-99       Certified     May-11         Regular    McCormick, Dan    Northwest
Sea Colony Beach Patrol, DE                                          May-08       Certified     May-11         Regular      Harmon, Tim     Mid-Atlantic
Sea Girt Beach Patrol, NJ                                            May-97       Certified     May-11         Regular     Shotwell, Dave   Mid-Atlantic
Shore Beach Service (Hilton Head), SC                                May-95       Certified     May-11         Regular      Brown, Duke    South Atlantic
Solana Beach (City of)                                               May-97       Certified     May-11        Advanced      Gould, Rick     Southwest
US Ocean Safety                                                      May-97       Certified     May-11        Advanced    Richardson, Bill  Southwest
Volusia County Beach Patrol, FL                                      May-95       Certified     May-11        Advanced      Brown, Duke    South Atlantic

ARCVLSC/Jax Beach Ocean Rescue, FL                                   Nov-02       Certified     Nov-08         Regular    Petersohn, Scott South Atlantic 10/20/2006
Boca Raton, FL                                                       Nov-95       Certified     Nov-08         Regular     McCrady, Jim      Southeast      11/10/05
Camp Pendleton, CA                                                   Nov-99       Certified     Nov-08         Regular       Bauer, Eric     Southwest      11/10/05
Cape May Beach Patrol, NJ                                            Nov-95       Certified     Nov-08         Regular    Kiziukiewicz, Ed  Mid-Atlantic    10/20/06
Delray Beach Ocean Rescue, FL                                        Nov-95       Certified     Nov-08        Advanced       Tracy, Clint    Southeast      10/20/06
Destin Fire Control District, FL                                     Nov-05       Certified     Nov-08        Advanced     McCrady, Jim      Southeast      11/10/05
Encinitas (City of), CA*                                             Nov-95       Certified     Nov-08        Advanced       Bauer, Eric     Southwest      10/20/06
Nag's Head Ocean Rescue, NC                                          Nov-95       Certified     Nov-08        Advanced      Brown, Duke    South Atlantic 11/10/05
Palm Beach (Town of), FL                                             Nov-95       Certified     Nov-08         Regular     McCrady, Jim      Southeast      11/10/05
Port San Luis Harbor District (Avila Beach), CA                      Nov-99       Certified     Nov-08         Regular      Gould, Rick      Southwest      11/10/05
Rochester Hills, MI                                                  Nov-05       Certified     Nov-08         Regular      Gavin, Jerry    Great Lakes     11/10/05
Santa Cruz, CA* Parks and Recreation                                 Nov-95       Certified     Nov-08        Advanced      Drake, Carl      Southwest      03/13/07
Scarborugh Beach State Park, ME*                                     Nov-02       Certified     Nov-08         Regular     Shotwell, Dave New England 10/20/06
Seal Beach, CA                                                       Nov-99       Certified     Nov-08        Advanced       Bauer, Eric     Southwest      10/20/06
St. Lucie County, FL                                                 Nov-95       Certified     Nov-08        Advanced     McCrady, Jim      Southeast      10/20/06

Bethany Beach Patrol, DL                                             May-96       Certified     May-09        Advanced     Simmons, Bill       Mid-Atlantic   10/20/06
Brevard County Ocean Lifeguard Div, FL                               May-94       Certified     May-09         Regular     Wotton, Phil        Southeast      10/20/06
Dewey Beach Patrol                                                   May-99       Certified     May-09         Regular     Tim Harmon          Mid-Atlantic 10/20/2006
Camp Surf (YMCA), San Diego                                          May-98       Certified     May-09        Advanced      Gould, Rick        Southwest      10/20/06
Cape May Point, NJ (Town of)                                         May-98       Certified     May-09         Regular     Harmon, Tim         Mid-Atlantic   10/20/06
Carolina Beach Police Department                                     May-06       Certified     May-09         Regular     Duke Brown         South Atlantic 10/20/06
Charleston County Park & Recreation, SC                              May-96       Certified     May-09         Regular    Scott Petersohn     South Atlantic 03/13/07
Clearwater Beach Patrol, FL (City of)                                May-98       Certified     May-09         Regular      Tracy, Clint       Southeast      10/20/06
Galveston Beach Patrol, TX                                           May-96       Certified     May-09         Regular      Gavin, Jerry       Gulf Coast     10/20/06
Imperial Beach, CA (City of)                                         May-98       Certified     May-09        Advanced     Rohrer, Don         Southwest      10/20/06
Indian River County Ocean Rescue, FL                                 May-03       Certified     May-09        Advanced     McCrady, Jim        Southeast      10/20/06
Hawaii (County of), HI                                               May-96       Certified     May-09         Regular      Goto, Ralph       Pacific Island  06/20/03
Kauai Lifeguards (County of), HI                                     May-98       Certified     May-09         Regular      Goto, Ralph       Pacific Island
Maui (County of), HI                                                 May-96       Certified     May-09         Regular      Goto, Ralph       Pacific Island  07/27/03
Kure Beach (Town of)                                                 May-06       Certified     May-09         Regular     Duke Brown         South Atlantic 10/20/06
Long Beach Marine Safety Division, CA                                May-94       Certified     May-09        Advanced       gould, rick       Southwest      10/20/06
Los Angeles City, Dept of Parks & Rec., CA                           May-97       Certified     May-09        Advanced     Rohrer, Don         Southwest      10/20/06
Mauna Kea Beach Resort, HI                                           May-96       Certified     May-09         Regular      Goto, Ralph       Pacific Island
New Jersey (State Dept. Env. Protection)                             May-98       Certified     May-09         Regular    Shotwell, Dave       Mid-Atlantic   10/20/06
Palm Beach County, FL                                                May-96       Certified     May-09         Regular     McCrady, Jim        Southeast      10/20/06
Pinellas County Park Department                                      May-03       Certified     May-09         Regular      Tracy, Clint       Southeast      10/20/06
Pismo Beach, CA*                                                     May-95       Certified     May-09         Regular      Eric Bauer         Southwest
Pompano Beach, FL                                                    May-96       Certified     May-09         Regular     Wotton, Phil        Southeast      10/20/06
Port Hueneme (City of) Beach Lifeguards                              May-06       Certified     May-09         Regular      Don Rohrer         Southwest      10/20/06
San Diego Lifeguard Service, CA                                      May-94       Certified     May-09        Advanced      Larry Giles        Southwest      03/13/07
Santa Rosa Island Authority, FL                                      May-03       Certified     May-09         Regular      Tracy, Clint       Southeast      03/13/07




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                          UNITED STATES LIFESAVING ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM STATUS rev:5/16/2008)




Sea Bright (Borough of), NJ                                       May-02        Certified    May-09    Regular    Shotwell, Dave      Mid-Atlantic
Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service, VA                             May-98        Certified    May-09    Regular     Brown, Duke       South Atlantic     03/13/07
Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue, NC                               May-03        Certified    May-09   Advanced     Brown, Duke       South Atlantic     10/20/06

Beach Services Limited,Surfside, SC.                               Nov-06       Certified    Nov-09    Regular   Petersohn, Scott South Atlantic        03/13/07
Boynton Beach, FL                                                  Nov-03       Certified    Nov-09    Regular    McCrady, Jim     Southeast            03/13/07
Coronado, CA (City of)                                             Nov-00       Certified    Nov-09   Advanced      Larry Giles    Southwest            11/13/03
Coeur d'Alene, ID (City of)                                        Nov-98       Certified    Nov-09    Regular   McCormick, Dan    Northwest            03/13/07
Del Mar                                                            Nov-06       Certified    Nov-09   Advanced     Rohrer, Don     Southwest            03/13/07
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA                           Nov-00       Certified    Nov-09   Advanced     Fennell, Bob    Northwest            03/13/07
Jacksonville, City of                                              Nov-08       Certified    Nov-09   Advanced   Petersohn, Scott South Atlantic        05/17/07
Newport News, VA                                                   Nov-99       Certified    Nov-09   Advanced    Shotwell, Dave   Mid-Atlantic
Ocean Beach (Village of), NY                                       Nov-03       Certified    Nov-09   Advanced     Tim Harmon      Mid-Atlantic         03/13/07
Santa Barbara (City of), CA                                        Nov-00       Certified    Nov-09    Regular      Rick Gould     Southwest            03/13/07
South Walton Fire District                                         Nov-06       Certified    Nov-09    Regular     Jim McCrady     Southeast            03/13/07
Virginia Beach Department of EMS                                   Nov-03       Certified    Nov-09   Advanced     Brown, Duke     Mid-Atlantic         03/13/07

Fernandina Beach Fire Rescue (City of)                            May-07        Certified    May-10    Regular   Scott Petersohn     South Atlantic     05/22/07
Gulf Islands National Seashore, FL                                May-01        Certified    May-10   Advanced     Wise, Gary         Southeast         05/22/07
Hayden, ID                                                        May-04        Certified    May-10    Regular   McCormick, Dan       Northwest         05/22/07
Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue (Town of), NC                       May-01        Certified    May-10   Advanced    Brown, Duke        South Atlantic     05/22/07
Los Angeles County Parks Department, CA                           May-04        Certified    May-10   Advanced     Gould, Rick        Southwest
Miami Dade Fire Ocean Rescue                                      Nov-07        Certified    May-10    Regular   McCrady, Jimn        Southeast         05/22/07
Nassau County Ocean Rescue, FL                                    May-04        Certified    May-10    Regular   Petersohn, Scott    South Atlantic     05/22/07
North Myrtle Beach                                                Nov-07        Ceritified   May-10    Regular   Scott Petersohn     South Atlantic     05/22/07
Sonoma County Parks and Recreation, CA                            May-01        Certified    May-10    Regular   McCormick, Dan       Northwest         05/22/07

Aloha Surf Lifesaving                                             Nov-07        Certified    Nov-10    Regular     Goto , Ralph      Pacific Island     11/13/07
Atlantic Beach Patrol Division, FL                                Nov-94        Certified    Nov-10   Advanced   Petersohn, Scott    South Atlantic     11/13/07
Brick, NJ                                                         Nov-07        Certified    Nov-10    Regular    Shotwell, David     Mid-Atlantic      11/13/07
California State Parks, CA                                        Nov-04        Certified    Nov-10    Regular      Gould, Rick       Southwest         11/13/07
Corolla Ocean Rescue, NC                                          Nov-04        Certified    Nov-10   Advanced     Brown, Duke       South Atlantic     11/13/07
Deerfield Beach Ocean Rescue, FL                                  Nov-96        Certified    Nov-10    Regular      Tracy Clint       Southeast         11/13/07
Delaware State Parks, DE                                          Nov-98        Certified    Nov-10   Advanced   Kizuikkiewicz, Ed    Mid-Atlantic      11/13/07
East Bay Regional Park Dist., CA                                  Nov-94        Certified    Nov-10    Regular     McCray, Jim        Northwest         11/13/07
Hollywood, FL                                                     Nov-95        Certified    Nov-10   Advanced   McCrady, James       Southeast         11/13/07
Honolulu Ocean Safety (City & County of), HI                      Nov-94        Certified    Nov-10    Regular      Bauer, Eric      Pacific Island     11/13/07
Huntington Beach Marine Safety Division, CA                       Nov-94        Certified    Nov-10   Advanced      Giles, Larry      Southwest         11/13/07
Lake Mission Viejo Patrol & Rescue Dept., CA                      Nov-94        Certified    Nov-10   Advanced      Gould, Rick       Southwest         11/13/07
Lantana Marine Safety, FL                                         Nov-96        Certified    Nov-10   Advanced     McCrady, Jim       Southeast         11/13/07
Los Angeles County Lifeguard Operations                           Nov-96        Certified    Nov-10   Advanced      Gould, Rick       Southwest         11/13/07
Martin County (Emergency Services), FL                            Nov-01        Certified    Nov-10   Advanced   McCrady, James       Southeast         11/13/07
Newport Beach Fire Department, CA                                 Nov-94        Certified    Nov-10   Advanced      Giles, larry      Southwest         11/13/07
Oceanside, CA                                                     Nov-04        Certified    Nov-10   Advanced      Giles, Larry      Southwest         11/13/07
Okaloosa                                                          May-07        Certified    Nov-10    Regular      Wise, Gary        Southeast         11/13/07
Ponte Vedra Inn and Club                                          Nov-04        Certified    Nov-10    Regular   Petersohn, Scott    South Atlantic     11/13/07
Santa Barbara (County of), CA                                     Nov-10        Certified    Nov-10    Regular      Rick Gould        Southwest         11/13/07
St. Johns County - Division of Beach Safety, FL                   Nov-96        Certified    Nov-10   Advanced   Petersohn, Scott    South Atlantic     11/13/07
Sarasota County Lifeguards, FL                                    Nov-96        Certified    Nov-10    Regular    mcmanus, joe        Southeast         11/13/07
Ventura County Harbor Department, CA                              May-01        Certified    Nov-10    Regular     Rohrer, Don        Southwest         11/13/07

Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Dept,                                May-05        Pending                           McCrady, Jim        Southeast
Rehoboth Beach Patrol, DE*                                        May-08        Pending                           Harmon, Tim        Mid -Atlantic

San Francisco Fire Department, CA                                 May-97        Certified    May-09    ARRT      McCormick, Dan       Northwest
Central Fire Department - Santa Cruz, CA                          Nov-03                     Nov-06    ARRT        Gould, Rick        Southwest       11/13/2003
Kauai (County of) Fire, HI                                        Nov-97                     Nov-00    ARRT       Goto, Ralph         Southwest
Maui (County of) Fire, HI                                                                              ARRT       Goto, Ralph         Southwest


                                                  * Six month grace period granted




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                          United States Lifesaving Association
                                         Ways & Means
                                    Committee Action Report

Date: April 26, 2008
Committee Chair: Rob Williams
Voting Committee Members:
Charlotte Graham – Southwest; Cathy VonWald – Pacific Northwest; Jerry Gavin – Great Lakes; Peter
Davis – Gulf Coast (Secretary); Charlie Hartl – Mid Atlantic; Joe McManus – Southeast; Tom Gill –
South Atlantic; No Representative from Pacific Island or New England

Discussion Items (Not requiring Board of Directors approval)

1. Reviewed Balance Sheet and Budget for July – December, 2007
2. Reviewed Balance Sheet and Budget for January – April, 2008
3. Committee designated April 1st as an annual date of allocation of the $14,000 to the Competition
   Travel Team, unless the monies are needed prior to that date.
4. Committee agreed to continue the $14 Region and $11 National split in the case of a $25
   membership was accepted by the membership committee. This was recommended by the
   membership committee.
Committee Goals

1. We will complete the updating of the USLA Affinity Credit Card. This will include updates to the
   website and potential advertisements in the American Lifeguard Magazine.
2. Create a balanced budget with 5% reserves prior to the USLA Fall BOD Meeting. Request that
   committees make budget recommendations in September, 2008 to the treasurer for the calendar
   year 2009 budget
Action Items (Requiring Board of Directors approval)

1. Request from the Competition Committee that $2,000 be allocated to the National Travel Team.
   The budget for Rescue 2008 is set at $36,500 and they have $34,500 to use. This request is due to
   increased travel expenses and the Euro being much stronger than the dollar.
   1.1. Approved by the BOD
2. Request from the Certification Committee that $1,000 be allocated for Certified Agency Stickers.
   Each Certified Agency will receive one sticker paid by the USLA with an option to purchase more.
   Details for the purchases will be worked out by the Certification Committee.
   2.1. Approved by the BOD
3. Request from the Certification Committee that Brenda Warner’s Contract be reviewed and updated
   financially. She has not received a raise in the past decade for her Certification Processing. There
   was also information given that the Certification Fees that agencies pay will increase from $250 to
   $300. Details on the financial increases – Per Piece Certification – From $35 to $50; Hourly Rate –
   From $45 to $55; Storage Fee – $30 per month
   3.1. Approved by the BOD




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                             2008 USLA Spring Meeting
                                       Kaua’i, HI
                Public Information / Public Relations Committee Report


Members Present:
Tom Gill (Chairman-SA), Peter Davis (GC), Chris Graham (SW)

   1. Updated the committee on recent calls from media including First Magazine &
      Wall Street Journal.
   2. Update from Jerry Gavin on his study of potential pro bono work from ad
      agencies. The person he spoke with advised that we would waste money in paying
      for this but there are agencies that will take on non-profit / pro bono work. Jerry
      was given a contact or two that he will investigate.
   3. I did not garner the media contacts from the various regions as of yet, but intend
      on doing that through e-mail in the near future.
   4. The committee offers its support to the Nationals organizing committee for
      support if needed in press releases / media interviews.
   5. Pete Hartsock has mentioned a number of times in e-mails that he could set up a
      number of opportunities for the USLA if a meeting were to be held in the D.C.
      area. We know the next two meeting sites are set, but recognize the fall 2009
      meeting is set to be hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Region. Two possibilities for a
      meeting held there were the potential to use the former presidential yacht, The
      Sequioa as a base for some activities and a potential congressional day where all
      of the delegates went to Capitol Hill to meet with Congresspersons from their
      areas.
   6. Reminder to all that there is no such thing as ‘Bad publicity’, rather there is
      positive or negative publicity.
   7. The new membership / competition program can give real time updates to media,
      the list generated will be made available to the web master to input those results.

Action Items: 1. Gavin to continue to investigate pro bono ad / public relations agencies
              2. PIO to establish national / regional media contacts through e-mail from
around the country by gaining lists from as many sources as possible.
              3. Get contacts for the USLA Nationals that can be immediately given out
to media contacts that need specific information for the upcoming National Games.
                          United States Lifesaving Association
                                            WEBSITE
                                    Committee Action Report

Date: 4/26/08
Committee Chair: Charlie Hartl
Committee Members:
Everyone

Introduction

The committee did not meet, but continues to support the Executive Board and all committees.
As a new chairman has not been found to replace me at this time, I asked the President to appoint Rob
Williams as a Co-Chairman. During new business of the meeting Rob was appointed and ratified by
board action.




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                            United States Lifesaving Foundation
                                        April 24, 2008

Attendance
       Mr. B. Chris Brewster, President
       Ms. Nikki Bowie, Secretary/Treasurer
       Mr. Rob McGowan, President Southwest
       Mr. Tom Gill, President South Atlantic
       Mr. Ed Zebrowski, President Mid-Atlantic
       Mr. Ralph Goto, President Pacific Islands
       Ms. Cathy VonWald, President Northwest
       Mr. Joe McManus, President Southeast Region
       Mr. Jerry Gavin (for Joe Pecoraro), President Great Lakes Region
       Mr. Peter Davis, President Gulf Coast Region

1. Investment update [Brewster] - $10,964, of that $5765 is in Fidelity Cash
Reserves and $5040 is in SPDR DJ Wilshire Total Market (ETF).

2. Thanks to donors (Please see annual report) [Brewster]

3. Review/approval of 2007 Annual Report [Brewster] – Shall the Board approve the
annual report? MPU (copy attached)

4. Donor solicitations [Brewster] – What actions should be taken to solicit donations?
Think about target people - send to Brewster or Bowie

5. Proposed disbursements [Brewster] – Shall the Board approve a donation of
$403.64 to the United States Lifesaving Association?
Background: According to the Bylaws, “Following each annual Board of Directors
meeting, the corporation shall distribute [to the United States Lifesaving Association]
no more than one fifth (1/5) of annual gains from invested capital (as determined at
each fiscal year-end) over the previous five year period or five percent (5%) of the
average fiscal year-end value of corporate investments during the previous five year
period, whichever amount is less. It is the express intent of the corporation to thus
preserve and grow capital. Notwithstanding, prior to any distribution of funds, the
Board of Directors shall first ensure that current and anticipated corporate expenses
for the existing fiscal year are fully covered.” As the corporation has been in existing
only one full year, it is proposed that this be applied to calendar year 2007. The
annual gains from invested capital in 2007 were $403.64. Five percent of the year-
end value would be $541.27. The lesser amount is therefore $403.64. Motion
McManus; 2nd Vonwald - MPU

6. Treasurer [McGowan] – Shall the Board appoint a Treasurer? Mr. McGowan
discussion from the Southwest Region that the USLF may not be operating correctly
without an elected treasurer. Ms. Bowie is the current Secretary/Treasurer as
appointed by the Board.

7. Investment Strategy [Brewster] – Based on the USLF Bylaws and current
investments, are any modifications to current investments appropriate? The Bylaws
state that corporate investments shall be, “in broad-based mutual funds and/or
exchange traded funds (ETF) which track performance of major stock indices
(domestic and international) and in corporate or domestic government bonds rated
“A” or above.” Topic tabled until fall meeting.
8. Adjournment

								
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