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
Boathouse upkeep and Activities:
The new door for the boathouse has been delivered and is
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.
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.
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.