Mystic Seaport Waterfront

John Gardner Chapter: June 2010 Meeting Minutes

Vice President John Symons called the meeting to order at. 1:30pm
Introduction of members and guests:

John Symons (vice pres.), Bill Armitage (treas.), Phil Behney (sec.), Sandy D’Esopo, Rob Pittaway, Andy Strode, Russell smith, Bill Reed
Minutes from May 2, 2010 were approved as distributed.
Treasurer’s Report
Bill reports that we have 26 paid members as of this report.
Treasurer’s report was read by Bill Armitage and approved by the membership.

Old Business

Work at MSYE:

The garage at Mystic Shipyard East still needs a little work. George, Russell, and John Symons offered to continue with the project

Fund Raising Activities:

The Craig’s List ad has netted a few donations for the annual tag sale to be held this Saturday June 12. Russ and Phil will pick up a JY-15 hull, and help move a Chaison dory to the sale. Russ will place an ad in the local newspaper and Andy strode will erect signs.

Color brochures have been printed for the McGregor canoe which is being offered for sale at $4500.00

Community Outreach:

Manning the “TSCA” booth at the Mystic Seaport “Wooden Boat show” was discussed. Volunteers were added to roster. Questions on whether “Flat Hammock” press would be sharing a booth and who is publishing the “Ash Breeze” were discussed. Andy and John will talk to Chauncy to clear up any questions.

Four students signed up for the boatbuilding project, unfortunately only three can be accommodated. The project will begin July 6 from 9am to noon Monday through Friday and run through the end of July. Bill is working up an order for plywood. The students will have the option of purchasing their boats for cost of materials, otherwise the club will retain ownership.

Sandy D’Esopo gave an update on the dust collector project and will continue working on it.

New Business

Russ and Sean Bercaw are training in the Gig for the Blackburn challenge to be held July 17, beginning at 7am in Gloucester, MA.

Upcoming Events

Wooden boat show: June 25-27, - Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

Our next monthly meeting is scheduled for September 5, 2010.

See our web site at for upcoming events throughout the rest of this summer.

Motion was made and seconded to adjourn at 2pm.

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