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John Gardner Chapter: December 2009 Meeting Minutes

The John Gardner Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association.

Minutes for the December 6, 2009 membership meeting of the John Gardner Chapter of the TSCA.

President Russell Smith called the meeting to order at 1:37 PM at the Avery Point Boathouse. In attendance were members John Symons, Rob Pittaway, Bill Armitage, Sandy D., Phil Behney, Donna Masel, Larry Magee, Wil Iturrino, Russell Smith, George Spragg.

Secretary’s Report:

The secretary’s report was presented by President Smith and approved as distributed.

Treasurer’s Report:

Treasurer Armitage distributed the report for December. The balance as of Nov. 1, 2009 was $2250.85. Income from members’ was $115. Expenses were $87.17 for decking material. The new balance for December is $2,278.68.

Old Business:

President Smith reported that he wrote a letter to Jeff Marshall owner of Mystic Shipyard East (and West) thanking him for his generosity in allowing the JGTSCA to store rowing equipment in the Williams Cove boathouse and, because it is badly in need of repair, offering our skills to repair it. The members approved.

Russ reported that his group of young oarsmen from the Ledyard Parks and Recreation rowing program he teaches placed fourth out of six participating in the Ice Breaker N.E. Region Youth Championships race at Hull, MA. Extra crewmembers brought along were able to row with the boat from Old Saybrook.

It was announced that the JGTSCA has a new insurance policy to cover the Ledyard youth program run by Russell.

Boathouse projects:

John Hacunda’s dory and George Spragg’s canoe are nearing completion.

New Business:

Elections for 2010 officers was held and the results are:

John Symons, Vice-President

Phil Behney , Secretary

Vice President, John Hacunda will move up to president, Bill Armitage will serve as treasurer and Russell Smith will become President Emeritus.

Upcoming Events: March 6, 2010, 12 P.M. Snow Row at Lifesaving Museum, Hull, MA.

A reminder that 2010 membership dues of $15 are due.

Motion to adjourn at 2:37 PM

Next Meeting: 1:30 P.M. on January 10, 2009 at Avery Point Campus

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