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John Gardner Chapter: December 2007 Meeting Minutes

The John Gardner Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association.

Minutes for the December 2, 2007 membership meeting of the John Gardner Chapter of the TSCA.

A call for last minute ballots was made prior to the start of the meeting.

The meeting was called to order by President Spragg in Avery Point Boathouse at 2:05.

Ten members and guests were in attendance.

A motion was made, seconded and passed to accept the Secretary’s Report from the November 2007 meeting as distributed.

The Treasure report indicated that there was no activity in the account during the past month. The current running balance was reported as $4053.47. The Treasure further reported that there appears to be a discrepancy between the running balance and the balance reported by our bank. A motion was made, seconded and passed to authorize an audit of the account.

Old Business:


Officers for the coming year are:

President - Phil Behney

Vice President - John Maxson

Secretary - John Symons

Treasurer - Russ Smith

Past President - George Spragg

Boathouse Upkeep and Activities:

Swampscott Dory is back in the shop. (Chuck)

Progress continues on John Maxson’s new boat.

One more AP Dory has been returned to the shop for repainting. We will look at setting this boat up as a double while it is in the shop.

Other Updates:

One of the AP dories which was built with the students from Clark Lane M.S. was loaned to a Groton Girl Scout troop and appeared in last weeks Holiday Parade.

Thanks to Phil Behney for coordinating this activity.

The John Gardner Gig made it up to Hull Life Saving Museum On Nov. 17 for the Icebreaker Challenge, the Northeast Regional Youth Open Water Rowing Championship. The boat was used by teams from Floating the Apple.

Upcoming Events:

American Star Race Dec. 8, 2007 NYC

Winter Solstice Row Dec. 23, 2007 3:30 P.M.

Snow Row March 1 Hull, MA

Essex River Race May 15, 2008 Essex. MA

Blackburn Challenge July 12, 2008 Gloucester, Ma

New Business:

A Winter Solstice row is scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday, December 23, 2007. The current plan is to launch from Mystic Shipyard East at 3:30 in the afternoon and return shortly after dark. Interested rowers should contact Phil Behney, at

Next meeting is scheduled for January 6, 2008 at 1:30 in the afternoon. New officers will be seated at the start of the meeting.

Motion to Adjourn at 2:45.

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