January 27, 2007 at the home of Dick and Jan Scheurer



Commodore  Law Powell

Vice Commodore  Jeff Davidson

Rear Commodore  Dave Hueter

Treasurer  Terry Pratt

Race Chairman  Sid Brugger and Dick Williams

Webmaster  Don Baldwin



The Club had $4039.09 in the bank account as of 12/31/06.  Total income was $1985.00 and total expenses were $2659.33 and the Club spent $674.33 more than it took in.  In 2006 there were 29 full members at $35.00 each and 1 social member at $20.00.  After much discussion concerning last year’s negative cash flow it was decided that starting this year dues will be $50.00 for a regular membership and $25.00 for a social membership.  Race fees will be increased to $10.00 a boat per racing day. Beer can races will continue to be free.



            Jack Bakken said that the lake is down 30’ now, but that the snowpack was 100% of average at the end of December.  The water level will certainly rise, but the amount of water in the lake is determined by how much is used by people who have water rights.  Jack noted that the largest users are a power plant in Glenwood Canyon and farmers in Fruita. 



            In 2007 there will be 10 regular series races on Saturdays divided between a Spring Series and a Summer Series.  There will also be 5 informal beer can series races on Saturdays when there are not regular series races.  The Spring and Summer series races will start at 12:30 PM and the beer can races will start at 4:30 PM.  By member votes it was decided that the spring series will start on June 16th.  Dave Gillespie was nominated to run the beer can races. Sid said he would send race results to the Manifest newspaper.



            In 2004 LGYC established the Lake Granby Yacht Club TS Smith Endowment Fund with a contribution of $1000.00.  The money in this fund is used to help disadvantaged children attend programs at Community Sailing of Colorado.  Community Sailing teaches children how to sail and has sailing bases at Standley Lake where they use Sunfish and Cherry Creek Reservoir where they use Optimist Prams.  400 to 500 children participate in Community Sailing programs each summer and some of these children are disabled.

This year the club voted to ask members to make individual donations to Community Sailing.  The Club will make a donation matching the individual donations up to $200.00.

            There was some discussion about giving money to local programs near Lake Granby.