John Gardner Chapter: January 08, 2016 Meeting Minutes
JGTSCA President Ellie Czarnowski called the Meeting to order
1. Introduction of Members and Guests
Ellie Czarnowski, Bill Rutherford, Peter Vermilya, Dan Nelson,
John Hacunda, Larry McGee, Andy Strode, John Symons, Bill
Armitage, Jim Clark, George Spragg, Rob Pittaway, Karen Rutherford,
Phil Behney, Dane Rochelle, Sidney Whelan, Ron Reinhart, Steve
Barton, Marissa Lacoursiere were present.
2. Minutes for the December 06, 2015 meeting
The Minutes for the 12/06/2015 Meeting, as published on the
JGTSCA Website, were unanimously adopted.
3. Treasurer’s Report
Treasurer John Symons reported that Income since the last
meeting was $30.00, consisting of dues from Bill Armitage
and Axel Westerberg. Expenses totaled $459.04, consisting
of $359.04 for the purchase of the plywood for the replacement
dory and a $100.00 donation to the New London Custom House
Museum. The closing balance as of 01/08/2016 was $4128.08.
The Treasurer’s report was unanimously adopted.
4. Election of Officers
President Ellie Czarnowski called for further nominations
from the floor for the offices of Vice President and Treasurer.
There being none, the names of Dan Nelson for Vice President
and Ellie Czarnowski for Treasurer remained unopposed. The
Secretary cast a single vote for each and they were duly elected.
Officers for 2016:
President: Bill Rutherford
Vice President: Dan Nelson
Secretary: Peter Vermilya
Treasurer: Ellie Czarnowski
Past President: Ellie Czarnowski.
At this point President Bill Rutherford took over as Chair
of the Meeting.
Ellie Czarnowski was thanked for her excellent term as President
5. Old Business
a. Shop Queue
The queue is: replacement Club dory, John Symons, Phil Behney,
Dan Nelson, Bill Rutherford and Steve Barton. Bill Armitage
said he would like to reserve time to work on an Annapolis
wherry during the school spring break. He will not be in the
workshop on the weekends, only during the day, Monday through
b. Boat rack for storing the dories at Mystic Shipyard East.
Phil Behney reported that George Spragg, Andy Strode and Rob
Pittaway had disassembled the NINA building jig and that the
parts will be used to construct the rack. The NINA is outside
the clubhouse upside down on horses under a tarp.
c. Replacement Dory
During the 12/18 Friday meeting two sheets of 4x8 Okume plywood
were ripped lengthwise and scarfed into two 16x2 foot pieces,
each to be used for getting out the sides of the replacement
dory. Bill Armitage led a demonstration on the use of the
club’s scarfing jig.
Dan Nelson is lead builder on this project.
d. A second Club trailer
George Spragg has picked up the trailer generously offered
by Dane Rochelle to the club.
e. Donations to the Custom House.
The Club will be donating $100.00 for a plank to be placed
in its name as part of the new Harbor Lighthouse dock. This
donation was voted for at the December meeting.
f. Winter Solstice Row
Phil Behney reported a good turnout for the Solstice Row and
subsequent meet-up at the Harp and Hound. The row went up
to Mystic Seaport and returned back to the Mystic Shipyard
5. New Business
a. 2016 Meeting dates:
Members present were in favor of continuing the Sunday and
Friday meeting schedule as it was done in 2015.
- A regatta at some time during the Summer
- No tag sale in June.
- Possible joint meeting with the Mystic Ship Modelers group
- A possible joint meeting with Girl Scouts, Sea Scouts or
other youth groups possibly to include model boat kits based
on the model boat kits produced by George and Marla Surgeant.
- Possible row to Mamacoke Island as early as April
- Schedule a “Show and Tell” for each Sunday Meeting
b. 2016 Dues Reminder
2016 Annual JGTSCA dues of $15.00 are payable now. Download
a .pdf form at http://www.tsca.net/johngardner/join.htm and
John Gardner Chapter: TSCA
UConn, Avery Point Campus
1084 Shennecossett Road
Groton, CT 06340
Members wishing to join the National TSCA (strongly recommended!)
should fill out the bottom portion of the form, detach it,
and send it, with a separate check, to
TSCA Secretary (Membership)
Traditional Small Craft Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 350
Mystic, CT 06355
Bill Rutherford said that he and Karen had just published
the January Newsletter. Members present were unanimous in
their appreciation of their efforts. Bill called for other
authors to participate. Karen said that images should be submitted
at “medium” quality or 300 dpi.
d. Shop Orientation
Bill Rutherford said he would conduct an orientation for the
major shop stationary tools immediately following this meeting.
e. Oar Leathering
Phil Behney will arrange so that Rob Pittaway can see those
JGTSCA oars that need re-leathering. Rob will then order supplies
so that he can do a “Show and Tell” on leathering
at a Sunday Meeting.
f. Shop space for SeaLegs
John Hacunda requested that members who were aware of possible
shop space that could be used by SeaLegs (see 10/2014 Minutes)
to please get in touch with Dick Lathrop, Director.
6. 2016 Activities:
01/15, 22, 29: Regular Friday meetings at 5:30pm at the Avery
02/07, 12, 19, 26 Regular Friday Meetings at 5:30pm at the
Avery Point Clubhouse. The 02/07 Meeting will be a Business
Meeting with a potluck prior.
03/06 a Sunday Business Meeting at 1:30 with a potluck prior.
03/11, 18, 25 Regular Friday Meetings at 5:30pm.
7. Motion to Adjourn
A motion to adjourn was unanimously voted at 6:53pm.
Peter Vermilya, JGTSCA Secretary