John Gardner Chapter: December 2008 Meeting Minutes
The John Gardner Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association.
Minutes for the December 7, 2008 membership meeting of the
John Gardner Chapter of the TSCA.
President Behney in Avery Point Boathouse called the meeting
to order at 1:47.P.M. In attendance were Phil Behney, Pres.,
John Symons Sec, George Spragg, Andy Strode, John Hacunda,
Bill Armitage, Bruce Cresser Wil Iturrino, Hank Drude and
The secretary’s report was approved as distributed.
In Russell Smith’s absence the treasurer’s report
was postponed until the next meeting.
Elections were held for the 2009 officers who will be seated
at the January meeting. They are:
President - Russell Smith
Vice President - John Hacunda
Treasurer - Bill Armitage
John Symons – Secretary
Exterior signs: George Spragg suggested purchasing the computer
generated stick-on signs and will provide an estimate at the
Intern program: Phil met with Tom Duguay who proposed holding
the a small craft weekend at Avery Point with college student
involvement This is probably impractical for 2009 but steps
will be taken to plan an event for 2010. To get things rolling
Tom will get a committee together, John Symons will contact
Peter Vermilya for a list of past attendees, Bill Armitage
will investigate possibility of combining the event with the
Nautical Tag Sale and Phil will contact Terry Nathan, Pres.
Donated trailer: This trailer will be restored and designated
to the gig and the smaller new one recently purchased will
be used for the dories.
Bill Armitage is looking for members to participate in a
winter solstice row for 2 P.M. Dec. 19, 20 or 21 from Mystic
Shipyard East up to the Seaport lighthouse and return.
A seal row in Fishers Island Sound around Enders Island
and Latimer Light was proposed for early 2009.
A potluck lunch will be held after the January 4, 2009 meeting.
John Hacunda brought in his unfinished boat and is making
good progress fitting the garboard.
Boat Trailer – The donated boat trailer will be restored
and used for the gig because it is larger.
Tour of the Herreshoff yacht restoration – Dec. 7th
Solstice Row – Dec. 19, 20, or 21 – 2PM –
round trip Mystic Shipyard to Seaport
Potluck Lunch – January 4, 2009 following meeting
– please bring some refreshments.
Seal Row – Early 2009 (time to be determined) - Mystic
Snow Row – 3 miles - March 7, 2009 – Hull, MA.
Essex, MA Row – 5 miles - May 7th – Ipswich
Good of the Order:
Congratulations to Phil Behney for his outstanding leadership
as “08 president!
Motion to adjourn at 2:30P.M.