John Gardner Chapter: January 2010 Meeting Minutes
President John Hacunda called the meeting to order at 1:30
Introduction of members and guests:
John Hacunda (pres.), Russ Smith (past pres.) ,John Symons
(vice pres.), Phil Behney (sec), Bill Armitage (treas.), Wil
Iturino, Andy Peacock, Andy Strode, Paul Robertson, George
Spragg. Genevieve Favre (guest)
Minutes from December 6, 2009 were approved as distributed
Treasurer’s report was read and approved followed by
a breakdown of past years expenses by Bill Armitage.
Russ Smith has been working on making arrangements with the
owner’s of Mystic shipyard east to make repairs to the
garage that we have been allowed to use for storing club equipment.
A work party will be planned for sometime in April. Next meeting
we will discuss the details of what needs to be accomplished.
Shop activities include:
- Hacunda Skiff progressing nicely.
- George Spragg has begun planking his glue
- Club Dory needs the oarlocks installed
Experimental floatation added.
Oars are being made by Wil Iturino and Bill Armitage.
- Stenciling the dories with our web site
(http://www.TSCA.org) continues to be discussed and will
be implemented soon.
Bill Armitage proposed designating shop space be reserved
for one member project and one club project to help alleviate
Future shop projects discussed:
- John Symons Skiff
- Paul Robertson Canoe
- Maintenance on club Dories
- Russ Smith volunteered to hook up Dust
- Bill Armitage is planning on putting in
an order for supplies and is asking for people to let him
know what may be needed.
Fund raising ideas past, present and future were discussed,
including the “Cape Dory” donation, the “Cat
boat”, and the annual tag sale.
Motion was made by Bill Armitage and seconded by Andy Strode
to sell the Blaikloc “Rob Roy” Canoe. More discussion
concerning details of sale will follow.
Ideas to attract new members were discussed, activities like
field trips, Sunday rows, gunkholing, Russ smith noted that
if every member brought one friend that would double our membership.
John H asked for members to present more ideas at the next
President and web master John H has set up a Facebook page
for our club and is asking people to become fans.
A discussion about student participation and or internships
was once again brought up. Russ Smith volunteered to look
in to this with Helen Rozwadowski .
The Sea Scouts have asked for help with maintenance for the
CROPC (Connecticut River Oar and Paddle Club) boats. The Scouts
have also asked for the possibility of another two week summer
workshop, and if we would be able to provide an instructor.
The Pine Island Clean Up is being planned for the first Sunday
in May 2, 2010. Questions were asked about our collaboration
with the Scouts. A suggestion of once again including the
Youths from the Russell’s Ledyard Parks and Rec program
was made. A suggestion of publicizing this event was also
made. We were reminded to secure permission to use the college
dumpsters to dispose of the debris collected from this event
since there has been controversy over dumpster use in the
I am requesting members keep me posted of upcoming events
if they need to be included in the minutes.
A motion was made and seconded to adjourn at 2pm. A pot luck