John Gardner Chapter: January 2013 Executive Committee Meeting
Call to Order
Executive Committee Meeting
January 3, 2013
Stonington Borough, CT 06378
Phil Behney, Karen Rutherford, Rob Pittaway, Bill Armitage,
John Symonds, Peter Vermilya
Meeting called to order at 4:38pm by President Behney.
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.
a. JG Small Craft Workshop
Bill Rutherford was confirmed as Chair. Vermilya volunteered
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.
John Symonds will chair this committee. Sandy DeSopo was volunteered
to assist him.
After discussion, no changes were suggested.
a. Vermilya will investigate the tax status of the JGTSCA
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?
Meeting adjourned at 6:14pm, with thanks to the Rutherfords
for their hospitality.
Peter Vermilya, Secretary