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John Gardner Chapter: April 2007 Meeting Minutes

The John Gardner Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association.

Minutes for the April 1, 2007 membership meeting of the John Gardner Chapter of the TSCA.

The meeting was called to order by President Spragg in the Community Boathouse on the UConn Avery Point Campus at 1:45.

Nine members and officers were in attendance.

A motion was proposed, seconded and passed to accept the Secretary’s Report from the March meeting, as distributed.

Treasure’s Reports for the month of March submitted by Russ Smith and accepted by a motion which was proposed and seconded. The following is a summary:

Balance From February 4764.89

Expenses 955.78

Income 15.00

Balances for March 3824.11

Old Business:

Boathouse upkeep and Activities:

Swampscott Dory transom is installed as is the aft knee (Chuck)

Assembly will start very soon. (Bill)

Dues are payable. We are attempting to update our mailing list. Please include your home address, email address and phone number with your check in the amount of $15.00 made out to JGTSCA. Kindly use the following mailing address:

John Gardner Chapter: TSCA
University of Connecticut - Avery Point Campus
1084 Shennecossett Road
Groton, CT 06340

On the water:

A chapter row scheduled for this morning left from Mystic Shipyard East at 9:00. A group of four boats and five members rowed up the Mystic River to the highway bridge and then returned to the launch site. Clear skies and calm water provided excellent conditions. An additional member, who missed the launch time, spent a few hours exploring the cove near the launch.

The Pine Island Cleanup is scheduled for Sunday, May 6th followed by our monthly meeting. We will gather at the Boathouse around 10:00 a.m. and then proceed to launch boats from Bayberry Lane. Reminder to follow via email.

The Hull Lifesaving Museum’s SNOW ROW was held the morning of March 10. Due to predicted high winds the four members who had planned to participate cancelled.

Annual Tag Sale will be held on morning of Saturday, June 9th. More info to follow.

The Avery Point Lighthouse Society request for assistance in maintaining the recently restored structure is awaiting further information.

The new stationary sander is considered stolen. This is a very unfortunate situation and we should all take extra effort to make sure that the building is secure at all times.

New Business:

Bill Armitage requested help hanging the 21’ planks for the Last Chance double on Friday, April 6th. Any interested members who would like to lend a hand should plan to arrive at the boathouse around 10:00 on Friday morning.

Next meeting and Pine Island Cleanup are scheduled for Sunday May 6, 2007. Cleanup begins at 10:00 and the meeting will begin around 1:30 in the Avery Point Boathouse.

Motion to Adjourn at 2:15.

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