LNYC - Members Requesting A Special Meeting (WFD Position)

LNYC - Members Requesting A Special Meeting (WFD Position)

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Jacob Terrell started this petition to Lake Norman Yacht Club Members

The current board of directors are exploring the creation of a Water Front Director position for the LNYC. This would be a paid position funded by membership dues and would fundamentally change the vision and mission of the club of being a volunteer organization. This annual expenditure has been estimated to cost the club in excess of $75,000.00 per year and exposed the club to a tremendous amount of liability. With our current membership dues being $1,454 and having 192 current members, this cost represents over 25% of our dues revenue. The purpose of this petition is not to determine your stance on the addition of this new paid position but to ensure the board of directors bring this proposal to the general membership for an approval vote prior to hiring a qualified candidate.  

During a board meeting held on January 5th, in which over 42 members attended, the board was urged to vote on this proposal for a Water Front Director being brought before the membership as a whole. As required, a current board member agreed and made a motion to have the board vote to bring this proposal to membership for approval and it was seconded. After a spirited discussion between current members and the present board the motion was called for a vote. The board was split five to five on the motion and our current commodore sided with the dissenting party and rejected the motion to have the membership weigh in on this matter. The meeting was recorded and will be posted on the club website shortly. All concerned parties are encouraged to review this video and read the meeting minutes.  

The club's bylaws require 20% of the membership to request a special meeting for a member vote.  If you believe the membership should have a voice in a hiring decision that changes the almost 60 year tradition of being a volunteer club, we are requesting you join by signing this petition. 

All signees of this petition are requesting the tabling of the addition of the water front director position until the membership has voted and approved this substantial cost increase to the operating fund of the LNYC. Furthermore, a special meeting is requested to discuss the water front director position, the means in which the position would be funded, the fundamental change to the Mission of the LNYC being a “member run organization”, and to perform a vote of the membership for whether or not this position should be created and funded. A vigorous healthy discussion including alternative solutions should be encouraged by the board and all members and should take place during the Spring Meeting or some other arranged special meeting.

With time being of the essence it is requested this meeting be conducted at the earliest convenience of the membership. 

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