John Gardner Chapter: February 3, 2017 Meeting Minutes
Introduction of Members, Welcome Guest
and new members
President Dan Nelson opened the meeting at 6:30.
In attendance: Phil Behney, Bill Armitage, Dave Tang, Alan
Barton, Peter Vermilya, Jim Clark, Dane Rochelle, Dan Nelson.
Minutes for January Meeting
Alan Barton substituted for Steven Barton as secretary. Members
unanimously voted to accept the minutes for 01/06/2017 as
posted on the JGTSCA Web. See online http://www.tsca.net/johngardner/about.htm.
Treasurer Ellie Czarnowski emailed in her report for period
ending January 03, 2016. Report was unanimously voted to accept
the report which is attached to these Minutes. January 9,
20016 Income: 9 members paid dues John Hacunda, Jim Clark,
Bill Armitage, Dan Nelson, Ron & Leigh Rinehart, Phil
Behney, Peter Vermilya, Ellie Czarnowski and Nick Alley for
total 0f $135.00. Expenses for January 9, 2017: stamps $6.80.
As of January 13, 2017 JGSCA balance is 6,117.32 Ellie’s
report was unanimously accepted as reported.
1. Bill Armitage Has completed the oar extensions on his guideboat
and now has set his focus on some joinery work for one of
his other boat projects. Bill Rutherford and Dan Nelson are
collaborating on a joint oar project. They have set out to
construct two sets of Delap Oars. Phil Behney has also moved
his Whitehall boat in for some repairs.
2. The trip to Newport RI, to tour IYRS (International Yacht
Restoration School) was a success with eight members attending.
Our self-guided tour was interrupted, by a couple of students
who were willing to give us a brief history of one of their
restoration project which was a onetime build of a Hinckley
motor skiff from Stamford CT. After we all made our choices
for lunch most of the group set their sights on some Thai
food, while other with a more eclectic taste decided to entertain
a local Irish Pub.
3. Thank you to everyone who had a hand in bringimg back
to life the surface plainer. It is recommended before operating
the surface planer that we review the owner’s manual.
Because the motor starts up quickly it could potentially trip
the breaker, so it would be best to use the outlet on the
4. Shop queue: Bill Armitage, Bill Rutherford, Dan Nelson,
Phil Behney. Alan Barton and Jim Friedlander.
Bill Armitage put forth a motion to change the bylaws to allow
a club president to serve more than one term. Second by Phil
President Dan Nelson has been coordinating with John Hucunda
to set up a forum that will allow members to organize spontaneous
gatherings like flash rows or day trips like Herreshoff Marine
Museum in Bristol.
Motion to adjourn: 7:40pm
Next Meeting: Friday, March 5th . 12:30pm Potluck, meeting
at 1:30pm. UCONN Avery Point
Steve Barton, JGTSCA Secretary