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John Gardner Chapter: March 2007 Meeting Minutes

The John Gardner Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association.

Minutes for the March 4, 2007 membership meeting of the John Gardner Chapter of the TSCA.

The meeting was called to order by President Spragg in the Community Boathouse on the UConn Avery Point Campus at 1:41.

Eight members and officers were in attendance.

A motion was proposed, seconded and passed to accept the Secretary’s Report from the February meeting, as distributed.

Treasurer’s Reports for the month of February submitted by Russ Smith and accepted by a motion which was proposed and seconded. The following is a summary:

Balance From January 4722.39

Expenses 82.50
Income 125.00

Balances for February 4764.89

Old Business:

Boathouse upkeep and Activities:

The new door for the boathouse has been installed thanks to George and Andy.

Swampscott Dory is progressing (Chuck)

21’ double molds and planks are done. Assembly will start soon. (Bill)

Hollow Mast is complete and spars are being faired. (George & Andy)

New trailer for gig/dories has been delivered.

Dues are payable. We are attempting to update our mailing list. Please include your home address, email address and phone number with your check in the amount of $15.00 made out to JGTSCA. Kindly use the following mailing address:

John Gardner Chapter: TSCA
University of Connecticut - Avery Point Campus
1084 Shennecossett Road
Groton, CT 06340

A letter was received from John and Barb Blaiklock thanking the chapter for making them Life Members.

On the water:

A chapter row had been scheduled for this morning but was cancelled due to high winds..

Next month we will again attempt a row on the morning of the monthly meeting, April 1.

Details to follow via email.

The Hull Lifesaving Museum’s SNOW ROW will be held the morning of March 10. Russ and Sean will be rowing the Susan Holland and Bill will be rowing Kia Kaha.

New Business:

The Avery Point Lighthouse Society has requested our assistance in maintaining the recently restored structure. There was general agreement that an effort would be made to lend a hand. Rob will investigate this matter further.

John Symons has purchased the Blue Jay from the chapter at the agreed price of $250.

The Pine Island Cleanup is scheduled for the Sunday, May 6th followed by our monthly meeting.

Annual Tag Sale will be held on morning of Saturday, June 9th. More info to follow.

Next meeting is scheduled for Sunday April 1, 2007 at 1:30 in the Avery Point Boathouse.

Motion to Adjourn at 2:20.

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