From Rick West EC –12 Meter Class Secretary
January 21, 2004
The administration of the class was transferred smoothly on 15
January in Seattle. Because of Rod Carr’s organizational process I
was able to begin class functions immediately when arriving back in
San Francisco. This is fortunate for immediately upon announcement
of the voting phone calls and emails flooded Frank’s office while I
was on the road. This rush to business did not settle down for
several days. Your support and enthusiasm is appreciated and hope
that it will be within some moderation as we move forward.
The administration will begin with the following officers on the
Class Advisory Committee. This will grow through this year as things
Frank Angel, Chief of Staff
Pete Kremlick, Manufacturer’s Liaison
In addition Rod Carr, Mark Rinehart and Joe Walter will assist the
CAC ex officio in most sessions. Rod’s contribution is obvious with
his long history with the class. Joe is Chairman of the Florida
Association, the largest organized group in one state the class has.
Mark has been Class Treasurer for some time and we don’t disturb the
guy with the money. I will advise you as this staff grows.
Business: All matters regarding the registration and transfer of
boats will come directly to me and I will maintain the class
records. I will also make all decisions executive to the class. It
is requested that all other business before the class be directed to
Frank Angel. He is the one that will pass on information, requests
and will organize most of the class business. He has been doing more
than you know for this class out of Durham, NC, and there is no
reason to change that. Your cooperation in this structure is
EC12 Net will be the primary means of communications with the class.
It is here that class operations will be reported. It is near
instantaneous, as frequent as needed and we can change something
quick if we mess up. All matters requiring a vote of the class
membership will be discussed here but the voting and process will be
through regular issues of Model Yachting with whatever time frames
are needed there.
Card Sound MYC, Florida
Part of the busyness has been communications with this very large
group of EC12s in the Key Largo area. Apparently, they have been
autonomous to other Florida operations and now wish to come out and
join in the organized playground. They are sincere, eager, excited
and willing to work toward the legalities needed to be part of the
class and our fun. Please welcome these members and share with them
as we share among ourselves.
The Dumas EC12
THIS IS AN IMPORTANT READ: Prior
to this administration several attempts were made to communicate
with Dumas Products regarding the current hull standard used by
certified manufacturers. The class has offered to assist Dumas with
retooling to upgrade the Heritage EC12 like we do with current
builders. Dumas has not been responsive. The issue has been pending
and this week it was decided to make one more offer to Dumas hoping
they will move forward and continue the long association with the
class. They may not wish to do so and a timeline has been
established for March 1, 2004. We hope this will not be the case. It
should be noted by the class, through you and all those you know,
that Dumas EC12 hulls purchased AFTER this date MAY NOT be accepted
for registration. You will be advised here as this progresses.