February 1, 2022
President, Rick Plite
Vice President, Chris Matteson
Treasurer, Kevin Sullivan
Secretary, Sheila Gilstrap
The Meeting Was called to order at 11:04 AM by President Rick Plite with 67 members present and several members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Rick thanked the Coast Guard for the Boater Safety Course held in January with 12 of our members.
The Egmont Key trip will be Feb 3, if cancelled a RED flag will be posted. Another boat trip is scheduled for February 24, 2022, meet at end of our canal around 11:00 AM.
Pat Canavan from the Coast Guard Auxiliary is working on a Weekend Navigation course, it will be a 1-day class sometime in March. He also advised people to check their boat fire extinguisher for a date on the bottom. They are good for 10 years or if the arrow points to the green indicator.
Volunteers needed for the Cortez Fish Festival, Jim Gath and Scotty Yates have information for sign up.
Paradisebay.info is the web site where all our information is posted.
Treasurers Report: $4,125.71 in checking, $572.30 cash. Fish Contest Awards available.
Frank & Bean Ticket refunds were available at this meeting, see an Officer if haven’t returned your ticket.
MOTION: Schedule the Frank & Bean Dinner to last Saturday in February. Discussion: Ken Huizinga recommended this to give us more time to sell tickets. He and John Kalman have agreed to host it 2023.
Dockmaster Report: Scotty Yates has an updated Waiting List with 70 on the Paradise Bay and 10 Sarasota Bay. The Board is working on New Rules, the 2019 Rules are available to pick up. The Boat Assist List is also available. Dock Fees Billing is changing to be sent out October 1 with Due November 1. This gives the Dockmaster needed information on what docks will be available at the beginning of season. Sarasota Bay RV Park has limited storage for Boats & Trailers, it is first come so check with Kelly in the RV Office for availability. PB Shareholders can get stickers for the vehicle, Boat trailer and boat, SB Residents get their stickers from the RV Office. These stickers help Security know who belongs in the Park. There are new security cameras in the Boat Storage lot, new fence and soon laser security will be installed. If you have a boat trailer in the lot DO NOT lock your tongue, they need to be moved occasionally.
Summer docks and boat storage is available for Shareholders on a monthly basis.
VP Report: Elections coming in March. Larry Blank would like us to have flags for our boats.
George Mullin has offered to serve as Secretary next season.
John Mattei reported the Beautification Committee meeting is tomorrow, Wednesday Feb 2 in PB Hall Annex.
The Coast Guard Tapestry drawing was held. Mike Turner was the winner.
Meeting was adjourned.
Sheila Gilstrap, Secretary