Mystic Seaport Waterfront

John Gardner Chapter: April 2010 Meeting Minutes

President John Hacunda called the meeting to order at 1:30 PM 4-7-2010.
Introduction of members and guests:

John Hacunda (pres.), Bill Armitage (treas.), Phil Behney (sec.), Paul Robertson, Andy Strode, George Spragg, Genevieve Favre, Russell Smith, Wil Iturrino.

Minutes from April 7, 2010 were approved as distributed.

Treasurer’s Report:
Treasurer’s report was read by Bill Armitage (balance of 2,133.14) and approved by the membership.

Old Business

The Seldon Island trip was a success and a big hit with all who attended. Special thanks to member Paul Robertson for a splendid and informative tour of the Island.

Shop ventilation project is in the works headed up by volunteer George Spragg.

Shop cleanup needs to be completed before the May 2nd Pine Island cleanup and picnic.

The Mystic shipyard East work party is on for April 24th 9am to 3pm with a row to the Seaport afterward.

Shop activities include:

• Hacunda Skiff is moving along and may go to two shifts to speed up completion.
• George is making good progress on his canoe.
• The last single Dory is in the shop for maintenance. Delaying it’s conversion to a double was discussed to help alleviate shop crowding.

Fund Raising Activities:

Sale of “Rob Roy” Canoe was discussed. Placing an ad with “Craig’s List” and/or “Wooden Boat” magazine was brought up as possibilities.

Community Outreach:

• A table at the Maritime College and Career Fair, April 21, 5-7 PM will be manned by John Hacunda and Sandy D’Esepo.
• A meeting has been scheduled with UConn staff for Bill Armitage’s boatbuilding course on May 11, 9-11am at the boathouse
• Sea Scouts and Russell’s Ledyard parks Kids will once again assist with our annual Pine Island Cleanup – May 2, 10 AM
• John Hacunda had new brochures printed and are available for distribution: ask John for copies.

New Business


Upcoming Events

• April 18, 2010: Field trip to see New York 30 AMORITA at MP&G Shipyard, Mystic, courtesy Bruce Cresser.
• April 21, 2010, 5-7 PM: Maritime College and Career Fair at Branford House, UConn, Avery Point Campus, Groton, CT..
• May 2, 2010 10PM: Pine Island Clean Up.
• May 15, 2010, 9AM: Essex River Race, Essex, MA.
• June 5, 2010, 9-12 PM: Small Craft workshop at Mystic Seaport.

Motion was made and seconded to adjourn at 2:08

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