John Gardner Chapter: February 6, 2015 Meeting Minutes
JGTSCA President Ellie Czarnowski was in the Chair. She called
the Meeting to order at 5:55pm.
1. Introduction of Members
Ellie Czarnowski, Peter Vermilya, John Symons, George Spragg,
Andy Strode, John Hacunda, Bill Armitage, Phil Behney, Rob
Pittaway and Jim Clark were present.
Ellie thanked Karen and Bill Rutherford for publishing the
Club’s new monthly news Letter.
2. Minutes from January 02, 2014 meeting
The Minutes for the 11/02/2014 Meeting, as published on the
JGTSCA Website, were discussed extremely briefly.
3. Next Meeting
The next Business meeting will be SUNDAY March 01, 2015 at
1:30pm at the Avery Point Club House. The meeting will be
combined with a potluck lunch.
Spring maintenance work will be done on one of the Club dories
starting at 12:30 prior to the meeting and will resume again
after the meeting. Phil Behney and John Symons will deliver
the dory, weather permitting.
4. The Fleet
Between now and the March meeting, Bill Armitage will remove
the foot stretchers now in place in the SUSAN B HOLLAND and
will install new stretchers of his own design. He will do
whatever paint repair is necessary.
John Symons will apply vinyl letters spelling out her name.
The boat will then be stored on the racks in the west end
of the building until she is next used.
The club dory “Jane”, built with A/C plywood,
is in rough shape and not worthy of restoration. It was the
consensus of the meeting that she be sold, but not until the
club has built a replacement, as the club should keep four
dories on hand. George Spragg and Ellie Czarnowski will repair
a window pane in the Club’s Mystic Shipyard East storage
Bill Armitage asked that he and a friend be allowed to use
the SUSAN B HOLLAND for a 5 to 8 day rowing trip. Members
present were enthusiastically in favor.
Bill also asked for suggestions for a suitable location for
the trip. The Maine Island Trail, the Hudson River, Lake Champlain
and the Quabbin Resevoir were suggested. They are looking
for a loop trip – start and end at the same location.
5. Treasurer’s Report
John Symons reported a beginning bank balance for 2015 of
$4097.00. Since then Income has been $104.00 and Expenses
134.79, for an ending Bank balance to date of $4,097. A complete
report will be published on the club’s website.
Ellie Czarnowski will purchase a zip drive for use by the
John Symons and Ellie will arrange for Ellie to be a co-signee
for the Club’s bank account this week.
6. Club House Queue
John Symons is the next person in line to use the club house
for a private member project. Dory maintenance will take priority,
Members present discussed whether to use oil or paint on the
boat’s interior. There was consensus that the decision
will be made after an attempt is made to remove the black
magic marker lettering now on the inside of the planking.
George said he can remove the black lettering. There was a
vote on the matter of oiling the interior (3-4?) yes, 1 no.
Hence the interior will be oiled.
The exterior will be painted. After a year of use, the club
will decide to sell or retain the boat.
8. Annual Dinner at the Custom House Museum
Ellie called for suggestions for a speaker for the December
One suggestion was that the director of the Custom House Museum
might be persuaded to give her presentation on local light
A docent-led tour of one of the Museum’s rooms was also
The meeting was adjourned at 6:30pm.
Peter Vermilya, JGTSCA Secretary