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2016 PRSA AGM & Awards Ceremony Wrap-Up

We had over 50 people attend the 2016 PRSA Annual General Meeting and Awards Ceremony, making it one of the best attended in recent years!  I want to extend a very special thank you to Melissa Morgan and Heather Howard for all of their work in planning the AGM, organizing the food and drink, decorating the room, and generally ensuring good cheer such that a great time was had by all.

The PRSA Executive Committee was pleased to highlight  our growth over the year, including a 5th consecutive year of membership growth and the highest total membership level (118 members) that we have seen since 2005!  We were also pleased to recognize Aaron Boesenecker, Frank Gallagher, and Will Phillippe  with PRSA perpetual awards awards.  You can keep reading for additional details and links to the relevant documents, including the AGM Agenda, the list of PRSA Spring and Fall Series winners, details on the perpetual award winners, and your 2017 PRSA Executive Committee.

At the AGM each officer from the PRSA Executive Committee provided an update on the state of the association.  The membership approved the creation of a committee to review the PRSA Constitution and bring a revised Constitution to the membership for approval at the 2017 AGM.  We also celebrated the PRSA Spring Series and Fall Series winners in each class and awarded the PRSA Perpetual Awards to members who have contributed outstanding Service over the year.  Finally, we approved a new PRSA Executive Committee  for 2016.

PRSA Perpetual Award Winners

  • Founder’s Trophy (for outstanding service to PRSA and for the general promotion of PRSA): Aaron Boesenecker
  • Fleet Captain’s Award (recognizing outstanding race committee service): Frank Gallagher, for service at the 2016 PRSA President’s Cup
  • Yates Dowell III Award (for exceptional administrative service to PRSA): Will Phillippe, for extensive and outstanding work maintaining and improving PRSA Equipment.

2017 PRSA Executive Committee

  • Commodore: Kyra Tallon (congratulations Kyra!)
  • Vice Commodore: Will Phillippe
  • Rear Commodore: Nabeel Alsalam
  • Treasurer: Yates Dowell
  • Secretary: Nich Allen
  • Also assisting the PRSA Executive Committee in 2016:
    • PRSA Scorer: Farley Will
    • Website Support: Stew Harris
    • Committee for Social Activities & Outreach: Heather Howard, Lisa-Marie Lane, Melissa Morgan
    • Committee for Sustainability: Laura Lake
    • Committee to Review Governing Documents: Jeff Neurauter (and others TBD)

Finally a big thank you to our officers who served PRSA in 2016.  Here’s looking forward to an excellent 2017!

PRSA AGM & Awards Banquet: Saturday, November 19

The 2016 PRSA Annual General Meeting and Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 19, 6-9 pm, in the community room at Marina Towers in Alexandria, VA.  Dinner & drinks will cost $25/person / $10/person for those under 21 (pay at the door with check or cash).   This is always a great chance to see everybody and reminisce about another year of great sailing, so I hope to see you there!  Please sign up here as soon as possible so that our volunteers can plan for the appropriate amount of food and drink.

Here is the basic schedule of events:

  • 6:00  Appetizers & Drinks
  • 6:30  Dinner
  • 7:30  Business Meeting & Awards
    • 7:30-8:00  Officer Reports
    • 8:00-8:30  Open discussion
    • 8:30-8:45  PRSA Spring & Fall Series Awards
    • 8:45-8:55  PRSA Perpetual Awards
    • 8:55-9:00  Discussion & approval of 2017 PRSA Executive Committee
  • 9:00  Adjourn & Cleanup

A full agenda of the evening can be viewed here.

Racing Highlights & Results

Financial Report

PRSA AGM & Awards Ceremony Wrap-Up

We had over 50 people attend the 2015 PRSA Annual General Meeting and Awards Ceremony, making it one of the best attended in recent years!  I want to extend a very special thank you to Melissa Morgan and Heather Howard for all of their work in planning the AGM, organizing the food and drink, decorating the room, and generally ensuring good cheer such that a great time was had by all.

The PRSA Executive Committee was pleased to highlight  our growth over the year, including a 4th consecutive year of membership growth, the best attendance at the PRSA President’s Cup Regatta and Spring Regatta in the last 5 years, and more.  We were also pleased to recognize Lee Sayasithsensa, Rolf & Sue Zeisler, Lisa-Marie Lane, Stew Harris, and Lindsay Bach with PRSA awards.  You can keep reading for additional details and links to the relevant documents, including the AGM Agenda, the list of PRSA Spring and Fall Series winners, details on the perpetual award winners, and your 2016 PRSA Executive Committee.

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2015 PRSA AGM & Awards Banquet – UPDATED with Dues Proposal Information

The 2015 PRSA Annual General Meeting and Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 21, 6-9 pm, in the party room at Marina Towers in Alexandria, VA.  Dinner & drinks will cost $25 per person (pay at the door with check or cash).   This is always a great chance to see everybody and reminisce about another year of great sailing, so I hope to see you there!  Please sign up here as soon as possible so that our volunteers can plan for the appropriate amount of food and drink.  Please submit your nominations for PRSA awards (see below) via email to commodore@potomacriversailing.org no later than the end of the day on Monday, November 16.

A full agenda and details on the PRSA business meeting will be posted soon.  In the meanwhile, here is the basic schedule of events:

  • 6:00  Appetizers & Drinks
  • 6:30  Dinner
  • 7:30  Business Meeting & Awards
    • 7:30-7:45  Officer Reports
    • 7:45-8:15  Discussion of PRSA Dues Proposal (see docs below)
    • 8:15-8:20  Vote on PRSA Dues Proposal
    • 8:20-8:30  Discussion on 2016 PRSA Goals
    • 8:30-8:45  PRSA Spring & Fall Series Awards
    • 8:45-8:55  PRSA Perpetual Awards
    • 8:55-9:00  Discussion & approval of 2016 PRSA Executive Committee
  • 9:00  Adjourn & Cleanup

Award Nominations: we have several perpetual awards that are bestowed upon Association members at the AGM to recognize service to PRSA.  The list of these awards is below.  Please email me if you would like to nominate an Association member for one of these awards:

  • Founder’s Trophy  (for the general promotion of PRSA; highest recognition for service and dedication to PRSA)
  • Fleet Captain’s Award (for exemplary service on Race Committee Duty)
  • Nabeel Alsalam Award (for exceptional service coordinating the many activities of PRSA)
  • Yates Dowell III Award (for exceptional administrative service to PRSA)

PRSA Dues Proposal

Last year at the AGM the PRSA Executive Board raised the question of our dues structure, which has been unchanged since 2001.  Over time we have lost approximately 25% of the purchasing power of our dues intake.  We are also starting to consider the prospect of major equipment purchase/upgrades as PRSA continues to grow.  After the discussion last year the Exec Board was tasked with reviewing the dues structure and bringing a proposal to the 2015 AGM.  The documents below provide you with the proposal that we, the PRSA Executive Board, have developed.

Pursuant to Article XI of the PRSA Constitution (Amendments) we are providing this proposal to the membership 15 days in advance of the Annual General Meeting.  The proposal and supplementary documents attached to this message are also available on the PRSA website.  We will discuss the attached proposal at the AGM and a vote will be taken.  The voting procedure, described in Article IV of the PRSA Constitution, is also detailed on the attached proposal.

The following documents are attached (click on each document to access):

Comments and questions about the proposal prior to the meeting should be sent to commodore@potomacriversailing.org with “Dues Proposal” in the subject line.  We will try to respond to emailed comments/questions as appropriate.  However, only the comments presented and the votes cast at the AGM will constitute the official record on this matter.  I would strongly encourage you to attend the AGM to discuss the proposal there and to cast your vote.  Proxy votes may be cast according to the procedure described in the attachments.

2014 Annual General Meeting & Awards Banquet

The 2014 PRSA Annual General Meeting and Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 15, 7-9 pm, in the party room at Marina Towers.  Dinner will cost $20 per person (pay at the door) and will feature beef roast, chicken, vegetable dishes, sides, and assorted beverages.   This is always a great chance to see everybody and reminisce about another year of great sailing, so I hope to see you there!  Please sign up here to let us know whether you will be attending.

 2014 PRSA AGM & Awards Banquet Agenda

2014 PRSA Racing Results

Directions: From the Washington Sailing Marina, go south on GW parkway towards Alexandria. Stay to the right and take the Slaters Lane exit. (It is the first exit you come to). Turn left onto Slaters Lane from the ramp. This will take you across the parkway. Go through the intersection and past the first buildings and look for the high rise on the left. That is the building. It is only five minutes from the marina.  When you arrive, please go to the front desk, sign in and ask where the PRSA Party is. They will direct you to the party room.

PRSA AGM Highlights

We enjoyed a fantastic pasta dinner at the 2013 PRSA Annual General Meeting (thanks Michelle and Lee) as we handed out awards for the 2013 racing season and discussed several business items.  I’ve provided a summary of the award winners and key discussion points below.  Congratulations to the 2013 award winners and to our new slate of officers!

PRSA Spring Series Awards

Albacores

  1. Barney Harris
  2. Nich Allen

Buccaneers

  1. Jeff Neurater

Catamarans

  1. Ben Arthur
  2. Jim Antonovich

Lightnings

  1. Bobby Astrove
  2. Chris Kozel
  3. Lindsay Bach

PRSA Fall Series Awards

Albacores

  1. Nich Allen
  2. Barney Harris

Buccaneers

  1. Jeff Neurater

Catamarans

  1. Ben Arthur
  2. Jim Antonovich

Lightnings

  1. Rick Welch / Aaron Boesenecker
  2. Nabeel Alsalam
  3. Bob Gotthardt

Founders Award: Aaron Boesenecker

Fleet Captain’s Award: Keith Barron, Steve Parsons, Bruce Heida

Key Business Items

  • Membership is dangerously low, now less than 100 people.
  • The Bayliner has been sold, and we made a small profit!  Thanks to Jeff Neurauter for arranging the sale!
  • The Executive Board  needs to make a decision on if we can afford or need another RC boat.  If you have an opinion or thoughts please contact your Fleet Captain or an Executive Board member.

2014 PRSA Executive Board

  • Commodore: Aaron Boesenecker
  • Vice Commodore: Nabeel Alsalam
  • Rear Commodore: Farley Will
  • Treasurer: Yates Dowell
  • Member At Large: Jim Graham
  • Secretary: Nich Allen
  • Social/Membership Chairs: Lee Saysithsena/Michelle Greenhalgh