John Gardner Chapter: February 2, 2018 Meeting Minutes
UConn Avery Point Campus Boathouse
President Dane Rochelle called the meeting to order @ 1818.
Dane Rochelle, David Tang, Dan Nelson, Steve
Barton, Andy Strobe, Ellie Czarnowski, George & Kate Sprag,
Phil Behney, Bill Rutherford, and Karl Kaufman.
Minutes from January Meeting
Dan Nelson – Submitted the minutes - Motion to accept
Phil Behney second by Dave Tang.
Ellie Czarnowski - Additions or corrections - Motion to accept
Dan Nelson seconded by Dave Tang
- Outcome of board meeting - JGTSCA Executive
board met at Panera Bread to discuss and plan for events
for the coming year. The Board meeting minute are available
on the website and are discussed in our meeting minutes.
- Ratified Bylaws - During the January 5,
2018 meeting the bylaws were voted on with a stipulation
that the final wording would be corrected to better define
board member length of service. The JGTSC Bylaws have been
completed. The terminology has been worked out. Ellie Czanowski
has finalized the bylaws and they can be reviewed on the
- UConn Mast program - Dan Nelson brought
us up to speed on the work he and Bill Armitage have done
with Maggie our UConn student. So far Maggie has 4 hours
of work into her Alaskan yellow cedar oars.
- Shop queue - Upkeep of club dories, club
oars, Dan Nelson and our MAST UConn Student’s oars
and mentorship. New club boat build the Good Little Skiff
by Peter Culler.
- Club Exchange- Karl Kaufman, who is alsoa
member of the Mystic River rowers, suggested we set up a
group chat room between our clubs to foster an exchange
of ideas, pool our resources, and Collaborate on project
& group outings.
- Club project- Peter Culler’s the
Good Little skiff; this will be a great opportunity for
those of us who would like to learn more traditional methods
of boat building. This will be a great time for a field
trip to the Rossi Mill and the Small Craft Hall at the Seaport.
- Discussion on how to get people more involved
in club projects that don’t necessarily fit the scope
of boat building; The notion is club members can offer some
of their other skills like sail making, carving of figureheads,
and sign painting.
- Ongoing club financial support for UConn:
Club President Dane Rochelle suggested that the JGTSCA would
set up a small grant for a selected UConn student to help
offset the cost of books and may be help supplement some
of the costs for tuition
- Ash Breeze: Bill Rutherford is looking
for contributors to help write articles.
- Other way to outreach to the community:
possible boat raffle, community learn to row.
Sunday, March 4th, 2017. Potluck @ 1230 with meeting to follow.
Building 36 (Boat Shop) UCONN – Avery Point.
Motion to Adjourn
Dan Nelson second Bill Rutherford
Meeting Adjourned @1913