John Gardner Chapter: July 3, 2015 Meeting Minutes
JGTSCA President Ellie Czarnowski called the Meeting to order
Introduction of Members
Members Ellie Czarnowski, Peter Vermilya, John Symons, Bill
Rutherford, George Spragg, Andy Strode, Phil Behney, Bill
Armitage, Jim Clark, and Rob Pittaway were present. New member
Tom Clark and his wife Judy Benson were introduced and given
a hearty welcome.
1. Minutes for the June 06, 2015 meeting
The Minutes for the 06/05/2015 Meeting, as published on the
JGTSCA Website, were unanimously adopted.
2. Treasurer’s Report
Treasurer John Symons reported that the JGTSCA bank balance
was $4,236.36 as of 7/3/2015. Income for the month was $403.00
from 4 single memberships, a donation of $50.00, and Tag Sale
receipts of $293.00. Expenses were $257.97 stemming from Trailer
repairs $116.96, Buff paint $66.38, Sign paint 22.05, and
an air pump for the boat rollers of $52.58. The Treasurer’s
Report was unanimously accepted.
3. Old Business
a. Membership report.
New members Jim Hill (Tolland) and Greg Stan (Norwalk) were
enrolled at the WoodenBoat Show.
b. NINA, Club building project.
The hull is complete, as are the spars. A sail and the standing
and running rigging are needed. NINA’s maiden voyage
took place at the WoodenBoat Show.
c. Fleet Report and Club Fleet Maintenance.
Phil Behney reported that two JGTSCA dories were brought to
the WoodenBoat Show where they were quite popular. Thanks
go to Andy Strode and Jim Clark for able management of the
dories at the show.
The two other JGTSCA dories still need their annual maintenance.
d. Shop Queue
The queue is: the two JGTSCA dories, then John Symons, to
be followed by Phil Behney.
e. Speaker for the Holiday Dinner
Rob Pittaway reported that Susan Tamulevich, Director of the
New London Maritime Society, had told him that she would address
the December Meeting. Ellie Czarnowski will formally invite
her to do so.
4. New Business
a. JGTSCA Regatta
The regatta is scheduled for 7/19 and will begin at 10am.
Activities will take place at the UCONN Avery Point campus
beach if it is available. If not, then in-water activities
will occur off the Bayberry launch ramp. There will be a potluck
lunch at the Club House around 12 noon, but the grills will
be available all day. Informality is the key to the day. Ellie
Czarnowski and George Spragg have said that they will bring
a. Tag sale
Rob Pittaway questioned if the JGTSCA should have a tag sale
next year. He cited the amount of effort involved vs the meagre
cash returns this year. Bill Armitage said that the sale gave
the club something to do together. Perhaps the event could
be held every other year.
b. Replacement Dory
Phil Behney said that the #1 dory should be replaced by a
new dory. If so, the new dory would be the club’s next
Phil made a motion to the effect that the #1 dory be maintained
for use this year using only paint and materials already on
hand in the shop. No out of pocket expense will be incurred.
The motion was passed unanimously.
c. SawStop table saw
After discussion at the Business Meetings of both this month
and last, members reiterated their wish that Sandy D’Esopo
approach SawStop for a donation of a contractor version of
their SawStop table saw. The letter of application to SawStop
should go out under the JGTSCA letterhead and must be approved
by the membership.
d. Oar Leathering
Because many of the Club owned oars need to be leathered,
Rob Pittaway was requested to lead an oar leathering workshop.
He was authorized to purchase suitable leather.
e. 2015 Small Craft Workshop report
Bill Rutherford gave a report on the 2015 Small Craft Workshop
held in conjunction with this year’s WoodenBoat Show.
For Bill’s full report, go to the newsletter section
of the JGTSCA website:
Andy Strode reported that no mail was received this month.
7. 2015 Activities:
JGTSCA Regatta: See item 4a.
There will be no Business Meeting in August nor will there
be a Newsletter.
September – October
The September Business Meeting has been rescheduled from 9/6
to 9/13 at 1:30pm and will take place in the UCONN/Avery Point
Date to be determined: A row on the Lieutenant River in Old
Lyme, with a lunch at the Morning Glory Café.
8. Motion to Adjourn
A motion to adjourn was unanimously adopted at 6:46pm
Peter Vermilya, JGTSCA Secretary