John Gardner Chapter: January 2009 Meeting Minutes
The John Gardner Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association.
Minutes for the January 4, 2009 membership meeting of the
John Gardner Chapter of the TSCA.
President Russell called the meeting to order at 1:36.P.M.
at the Avery Point Boathouse. In attendance were Phil Benhey,
John Symons Sec., Andy Strode, John Hacunda Vice Pres., Bill
Armitage Treas., Bruce Cresser, Hank Drude, Peter Vermilya,
Rob Pittaway, Robert Reed and guest Carmen Cemeso.
The secretary’s report was approved as distributed
In Russell Smith gave the treasurer’s report that
was approved: Expenses – $65.02, New balance - $2159.13.
Russell thanked Phil for his hard work and his excellent
performance as 2008 president.
Exterior signs: George Spragg is in the process of obtaining
prices for the computer generated stick-on lettering discussed
at the last meeting.
Phil Behney suggested that a Small Craft Workshop type program
be held on the second week of June with intern participation.
Peter Vermilya reminded the members that the workshop is
usually held on the first weekend of June and that the interns
would have left for the summer by then.
Russell Smith said he would contact the people who sponsor
rowing events for their interest in attending.
Peter suggested the workshop be held at the Seaport on Saturday
with cookout and all day attendance at Avery Pt. on Sunday.
Phil will set up a meeting of our board members with Tom
Further insight to the Small Craft Workshop weekend is a
available on the TSCA’s Yahoo discussion group.
Russ will post minutes on campus.
Carol Mauro is working on the update.
Russell will set up committees for 2009 activities and projects.
He proposed applying for non-profit status for the JGTSCA
to make the club business easier.
John Hacunda is making good progress on his boat with help
from club members.
Seal Row – Early 2009 (time to be determined) - Mystic
Snow Row – 3 miles - March 7, 2009 – Hull, MA.
Essex, MA Row – 5 miles - May 7th – Ipswich
Good of the Order: Dues for 2009 are due now except
for those who joined and paid late in 2008.
Motion to adjourn at 2:05P.M.