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John Gardner Chapter: August 2007 Meeting Minutes

The John Gardner Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association.

Minutes for the August 5, 2007 membership meeting of the John Gardner Chapter of the TSCA.

The meeting was called to order by President Spragg in Avery Point Boathouse at 1:35.

Four members and officers were in attendance.

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

The Treasure’s Report for the prior month was not available. Russ Smith forwarded a message that there had been NO ACTIVITY in the account and the current balance is $4295.86.

Old Business:

Boathouse upkeep and Activities:

Swampscott Dory is nearing completion. (Chuck)

Foot Stretchers have been built for two of the Avery Point Dories and are being installed.

Bill is working on organizing our tools and building additional sawhorses.

There are tentative plans to build a few 12 foot double enders over the winter.Phil will begin assembling his dory soon.

Chapter Activities:

Bill Armitage and Russ Smith rowed the Blackburn Challenge in the Last Chance.

They finished the 20+ mile trip around Cape Anne in 3 hours 42 minutes.

Upcoming Events:

Currach Races Aug 25 - New London, CT

Lighthouse to Lighthouse - Sept 8 Westport, CT

Slocum River Regatta Sept 15 - Dartmouth, MA

Coastweeks Regatta Sept 16 - Mystic, CT

Head of the Weir Oct 27 - Hull, MA

Plymouth Bay Row Nov 10 - Plymouth, MA

New Business:

A motion was proposed and then tabled to “Not have meetings during July and August.” The motion was tabled pending further discussion.

A motion was made to create the position of “Commodore” it was also tabled.

There was discussion concerning increasing the frequency of the “Sunday Rows”.

There was additional discussion about what projects should be considered for the coming fall and winter. This topic will be addressed again in the future.

Members continue to use the dories which is over at Mystic Shipyard East. An additional boat will be placed there soon – four in total.

Welcome new members Steve and Liesbeth Slosberg.

Next meeting is scheduled for Sept 2, 2007 at 1:30 in the afternoon. A notice will be sent out concerning this date as it is Labor Day Weekend.

Motion to Adjourn at 2:10.

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