December 5, 2019 Board Meeting




Held December 5, 2019


A meeting of the RUSA Board of Directors was convened by telephone conference and called to order by the president at 1705 PST.

The Directors in attendance were:

• Debra Banks

• John Lee Ellis

• John Cap’n Ende

• Nigel Greene

• Lois Springsteen

• Tim Sullivan

• Dave Thompson

Pete Dusel, incoming RBA Liaison for 2020, attended the meeting.

A motion was made and passed to approve the meeting minutes from November 26, 2019.

A motion was made and passed to approve an e-vote in email that allowed relaxation of the schedule submission timing for December.

The Treasurer presented key concepts for our new general liability policy. RUSA Membership will be required for all riders and nothing is covered without a valid waiver done in advance. Minors are not allowed to ride. It is a general liability policy with no accident coverage. There are no reporting requirements as with an earlier policy. Permanents are not covered. There will be a few gaps and overlaps of other insurance with some regions. Those issues will be worked out on an individual basis to make the RBAs whole. The SR600 events will be covered on an individual basis with an event policy with the fees being paid by the participants.

Since Permanents are not covered under the new policy, a committee was formed to discuss alternatives that might be covered by our new insurance policy. A report to the board will be made in January.

It was decided that a $5 event fee must be assessed for each rider to partially offset the high insurance premium. The fee will be collected and paid to RUSA by the individual RBAs.

The meeting was adjourned at 1826 PST.