John Gardner Chapter: December 2012 Meeting Minutes
Call to Order: December 2, 2012, 1:30 P.M.
at the Chapter building on the Uconn Avery Point Campus, Groton,
Introduction: of 17 members and 1 guest, including the following
Officers: Rob Pittaway (pres.), Phil Behney (v. pres.), Bill
Armitage (treas.), Genevieve Favre (sec.) and John Symons
Motion made to dispense of the reading of the December monthly
meeting minutes and to accept as distributed via email and
as posted on website. Motion seconded and passed.
Treasurer Bill Armitage reported that the treasury balance
is unchanged from what was reported in the December Monthly
meeting. Current balance is $4531.36
1. Member Queue
Sandy D'Esopo has moved his project outside.
Tom Jannke's project is next on the list. Phil Behney agreed
to contact Tom to see if he still wants to retain his spot,
otherwise Bill Armitage will bring his guide boat in next,
followed by Tim Weaver, Phil Behney, then John Symons. Sandy
requested to be next in queue after John (approved). Ellie
Czarnowski (new member) requested to be next in queue after
2. Resignation from Sec. Genevieve Favre and discussion
as to filling vacancy for the duration of the term.
Secretary Genevieve Favre submitted her resignation to the
board on November 14, 2012 affective on the last day of December.
Vice President Phil Behney noted that as per JGTSCA Bylaws,
the Executive Committee is charged with appointing a replacement
for the duration of the term.
The Executive Committee is calling for volunteers to submit
their names for consideration. The Executive Committee will
then convene to make a final decision. Appointment to the
position of JGTSCA Secretary will take place at the January
Monthly Meeting. Please contact Vice President Phil Behney
at firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for this post.
3. Election of Officers
Vice President: John Symons (unopposed) will be seated at
the January 6, 2013 Monthly Meeting
Treasurer: Karen Rutherford (unopposed) will be seated at
the January 6, 2013 Monthly meeting.
Rob Pittaway, President, will move to the position of Past
Phil Behney, Vice President will move to the position of President.
Members thanked President Rob Pittaway and outgoing Treasurer
Bill Armitage for their work.
1. Use and/or disposition of power equipment donated to
JGTSCA by the Waterford School District.
Bill Rutherford, on behalf of all members, thanked Bill Armitage
for his work in facilitating the Waterford School District
donation to the JGTSCA.
Bill Armitage called for a discussion as to the use and/or
disposition of the donated power equipment. Discussion followed
regarding type of equipment, condition of equipment, and possible
uses for the equipment in the shop. It was noted, in response
of some members showing interest in keeping the table saw
for the shop, that it ran on 220 current and the shop was
not equipped for that.
Sandy D'Esopo on behalf of a number of members moved to have
the equipment listed for sale at the best price possible.
Motion was seconded and passed.
Bill Armitage will research pricing for the equipment, bring
the results to the Executive Committee for approval and then
list them on Craig's list. Phil Behney will list the equipment
on the EB Forum as his work.
2. Purchasing a Saw Stop Table Saw for the shop.
Sandy D'Esopo presented the idea of purchasing a Saw Stop
Table Saw for the shop noting that such a purchase could be
financed with proceeds from the sale of the previously mentioned
donated equipment and the sale of the present table saw. Sandy
sited the benefit of the Saw Stop Table Saw as being that
of safety as the saw has a sensor which breaks the saw if
a finger gets in the way. He also noted that his research
showed this to be a top of the line table saw as to function.
Members and Board agreed that more information was needed
and that a motion for a vote on this idea be held until the
January 2013 Monthly meeting. Sandy agreed to get the relevant
information for presentation at that meeting.
1. Delayed voting on Chapter Project
Members requested another discussion on the proposed Chapter
projects on which voting was delayed in the last monthly meeting.
Discussion ensued regarding the "Nina" proposal,
the Adirondack guide boat proposal, and the Rob Pittaway Stonington
Pulling Boat proposal. Members agreed that due to confusion
about these projects, all project ideas should be submitted
at the January 2013 Monthly Meeting, with a description detail
of the project, named project leader(s), and a reasonable
estimate as to building cost.
2. Donation of Book and Magazines
Member Sid Whalen presented the Chapter with the book Oars
for Pleasure Rowing by Andrew B. Steever and 25 back issues
of "Maritime Life and Tradition". Fellow members
and the Board joined to thank Sid for his donation.
Solstice Row: December 21, 2012 Friday night at 5 PM. An annual
tradition consisting of a row from Mystic Shipyard East to
Cottrel Park near the Mystic Draw Bridge, followed by a walk
to a local establishment for refreshments.
Inclement weather might force us to abandon the idea of rowing
for the option of just meeting at the Pub. Members rowing
should meet at Mystic Shipyard East, and those not rowing
should meet at Cottrell Park in Mystic. Please contact Bill
Armitage at email@example.com to confirm that you
are joining us and get details.
Wooden Boat Show/Small Craft Workshop: Member Bill Rutherford
reminded the members that he is the local contact person for
the TSCA (the National) and will be communicating with them
as to TSCA presence at the Wooden Boat Show to be held in
the summer 0f 2013 at the Mystic Seaport. Bill invites members
to think about and give suggestions as to JGTSCA participation.
Motion was made and passed to adjourn @ 2:40pm followed by
a potluck buffet.
Next monthly meeting: January 6, 2012. Weekly meetings are
held every Friday at the Boat House at 6:30pm.
Respectfully submitted, Genevieve Favre, Secretary