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John Gardner Chapter: December 6, 2015 Meeting Minutes

JGTSCA President Ellie Czarnowski called the Meeting to order at 1:10pm.

Introduction of Members and Guests

Ellie Czarnowski, Bill Rutherford, Peter Vermilya, Kate Nelson, Dan Nelson, Susan Tamulavich, John Hacunda, Ellen Hacunda, Larry McGee, Andy Strode, Judy Strode, Sherry Jenkins, Mary Rainy, John Symons, Bill Armitage, Jim Clark, George Spragg, Rob Pittaway, David Tang, Karen Rutherford, Axel Westerberg, Phil Behney, Phil Weston, Tom Clark and Dane Rochelle were present.

Minutes from November meeting – See online at:
The Minutes for the 11/06/2015 Meeting, as published on the JGTSCA Website, were unanimously adopted.

Treasurer ’s Report

Deferred until the January Business meeting.

Old Business

1. Shop Queue

The queue is: Club dories, John Symons, Phil Behney, Dan Nelson, and Bill Rutherford.

2. Nominations

Captain Dan Nelson was nominated for Vice-President
Ellie Czarnowski was nominated for Treasurer

3. Replacement Dory

Bill Armitage was authorized to purchase the plywood which will be used in constructing the replacement dory. Bill estimates the plywood will cost less than $400.00.

4. Second Club Trailer

George Spragg agreed to pick up Dane Rochelle’s generous offer of a trailer to the club. If suitable, it will be used with the NINA build. If not suitable, Dane agreed it could be put up for sale at the club tag sale. Ron Reinhart also offered a trailer.

New Business

1. Donations to the Custom House.

The JGTSCA will give the Custom House Museum $100.00 in grateful recognition of the use of its facilities for the JGTSCA 2015 Annual Meeting and Dinner.

In addition, members present voted $100.00 for the purchase of a plank to be used in the construction of the planned Custom House Museum dock. The five-foot simulated wood plank will be engraved with “John Gardner Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association”.

2. Dory Rack

Members present unanimously authorized Phil Behney to construct a rack on which to store the club dories at the Mystic Shipyard East facility. Construction will be done at the club house on Friday nights and then it will be moved to the Shipyard prior to the Solstice Row.

2015 Activities:

December 20th – The Winter Solstice Row, followed by a meet at the Harp and Hound in Mystic, CT.

Motion to Adjourn

A motion to adjourn was unanimously voted at 12:29pm

Respectfully submitted,
Peter Vermilya, JGTSCA Secretary

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