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John Gardner Chapter: January 2013 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Call to Order

Executive Committee Meeting
January 3, 2013
Rutherford Residence
Stonington Borough, CT 06378

In attendance:
Phil Behney, Karen Rutherford, Rob Pittaway, Bill Armitage, John Symonds, Peter Vermilya

Meeting called to order at 4:38pm by President Behney.

Minutes

Behney appointed Vermilya to serve out the remaining term of the JGTSCA Secretary, recently vacated.

1. Annual Budget

After much discussion, a rough draft of a 2013 Budget was put together. This budget will be presented for discussion at the Membership meeting on 1/6/2013.

The upcoming Club shop project was discussed. The Executive Committee will suggest that the membership should vote to adopt the Atkins designed “Nina” as the next club project at the 1/6/2013 meeting.

Much of the discussion centering on the budget and other agenda items consisted of bringing Rutherford and Vermilya up-to-date with club practices, past and present.

2. Committees

a. JG Small Craft Workshop

Bill Rutherford was confirmed as Chair. Vermilya volunteered to assist.

b. Annual Tag Sale:

John Symonds will chair this committee.

c. Pine Island Clean-up:

John Hacunda was volunteered to be Chair.

The Committee agreed that participation in the clean up by organizations other than the JGTSCA should be encouraged. Also, coordination with groups already involved with Pine Island clean up would be beneficial.

d. Trips/outings:
John Symonds will chair this committee. Sandy DeSopo was volunteered to assist him.

3. By-laws:

After discussion, no changes were suggested.

4. Miscellaneous:

a. Vermilya will investigate the tax status of the JGTSCA chapter.
b. More keys to the shop are needed.
c. Vermilya will see that the chapter contact information is updated on the TSCA website and in the Ash Breeze.
d. Winter member events should be scheduled. The Custom House in New London is a possible venue.
e. Accounts of chapter activities should be sent to Bob Hicks of “Messin About”.
f. Liability insurance?

Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 6:14pm, with thanks to the Rutherfords for their hospitality.

Respectfully submitted,
Peter Vermilya, Secretary

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