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John Gardner Chapter: January 2007 Meeting Minutes

The John Gardner Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association.

Minutes for the January 7, 2007 membership meeting of the John Gardner Chapter of the TSCA.

The meeting was called to order by outgoing President Strode who immediately turned the gavel over to our new President George Spragg 1:40.

Nine members and officers were in attendance.

A motion was proposed, seconded and passed to accept the Secretary’s Report from the December meeting, as distributed.

Treasure’s Reports for the month of December submitted by Russ Smith and accepted by a motion which was proposed and seconded. The following is a summary:

Corrected November Balance 4908.50

December Expenses <261.11>
December Income 75.00

Balances for December 4722.39

Old Business:

Boathouse upkeep and Activities:

The new door for the boathouse has been delivered and is awaiting installation.

Ceiling repairs have been completed for the winter with the addition of rigid insulation over the open areas. (Phil, Chuck & Rob) Further repairs will be accomplished in the spring.

The Susan S. Holland has been repainted inside and out and is being stored in the back of the shop. (Lots of hands involved)

New bearings have been installed in the bandsaw. (Phil)

Swampscott Dory repairs are coming along. A new transom is being fitted. (Chuck)

One of the Clark Lane Dories is now being repaired and repainted. (group effort)

Scarffed panels and strong back are ready for the construction of a stitch and tape double. (Bill)

Hollow Mast assembly is being considered (George Spragg)

Dues are payable. We are attempting to update our mailing list. Please include your home address, email address and phone number with your check in the amount of $15.00 made out to JGTSCA. Kindly use the following mailing address:

John Gardner Chapter: TSCA
University of Connecticut - Avery Point Campus
1084 Shennecossett Road
Groton, CT 06340

On the water:

There was a chapter row this morning which left Mystic Shipyard East at 10:00. The group of rowers went to Lords Point, West to Enders Island and then back to Mystic Shipyard East. Several seals were seen both in the water and basking on the rocks.

Next month we will row the Narrow River in RI on the morning of Feb 4. Details to follow via email.

New Business:

A motion was made to purchase a new trailer for the gig. Following discussion, a vote approved the expenditure of up to $1,000 for the purchase of a new trailer which will have adequate tongue length to accommodate the gig but must be able to carry several dories. The trailer is to have 12’ tires. Russ will coordinate this effort.

Russ will also look into the possible benefits to the chapter if we join US Rowing and/or Boat U.S. The membership should be informed of the advantages which come with each organization prior to voting on this expense.

There was discussion of establishing a cell phone account and using that number as our contact point for the chapter. Cost estimate will be investigated.

Next meeting is scheduled for Sunday February 4, 2007 at 1:30 in the Avery Point Boathouse.

Motion to Adjourn at 2:12.

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