Mystic Seaport Waterfront

John Gardner Chapter: December 4, 2016 Meeting Minutes

New London Custom House, 150 Bank St., New London, CT
Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Introduction of Members, Welcome Guests and New Members

Steve Barton, Phil Behney, Kristin Behney, Sharon Brown, Ellie Czarnowski, Syma Ebbins, Dan and Kate Nelson, Mary Pine, Dane Rochelle, Bill and Karen Rutherford, George Sprague, Andy Strode, David Tang, Peter Vermilya, and Kate Wells.

Minutes from October meeting

See online. A motion was made, seconded, and unanimously approved to accept the minutes as posted at

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer Ellie Czarnowski reported a closing bank balance of $6,202.87 as of 15-Nov-2016. Income for the period was $90.00 and consisted of 2017 member dues from Jim Friedlander, Matthew Philips, John Stambaugh, Bryon Hammond, Joseph Somers and David Bridges. Expenses amounted to $57.95 for thickness planer parts and picnic supplies. A motion was made, seconded, and unanimously approved to accept the minutes as presented.

Please pay your 2017 Membership Dues if you have not done so already. A membership form will be attached to the upcoming December JGTSCA Newsletter.

Old Business

1. Boat rack for holding dories at Mystic Shipyard East
Phil Behney reported the boat rack for the club dories at Mystic Shipyard East will be assembled on December 18th at 1pm prior to the Solstice Row.

2. Shop Queue

The Queue: Replacement Dory, Steve Barton, Phil B., Bill R., Bill Armitage, Alan Barton, Jim Friedlander.

New Business

1. Election of Officers:

Dane Rochelle was elected Vice President for 2017, Steve Barton was elected Secretary for 2017 through 2018. The election was unanimous, made with a single vote cast by Andy Strode. Secretary Vermilya handed over to Steve Barton a stack of paper, some 6” thick, of most carefully curated and preserved Club records after the meeting.

2. Solstice Row

All members willing and able should meet at the Mystic Shipyard East 12/18 at 1 pm to assemble the dory racks there, to enjoy an invigorating row, then repair to the Harp & Hound in downtown Mystic to recover. Members who choose not to row are most welcome to join the rowers at the Harp and Hound around 4PM.

Next Meeting:

TBD: Either Friday January 6th with potluck at 5:30 pm at the Avery Point Boathouse
Sunday, January 8th potluck at 12;30 pm.
Watch your e-mail. Thanks.

Motion to Adjourn

A motion to adjourn was made, seconded and unanimously approved at 1:50PM.

The meeting was followed by a most interesting presentation by Syma Ebbins, PhD., on her activities as an administrator for the Connecticut Sea Grant Program and as a faculty member of UCONN, Avery Point Marine Sciences Department.

Respectfully submitted,

Peter T. Vermilya, JGTSCA Secretary

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