Mystic Seaport Waterfront

John Gardner Chapter: March 2009 Meeting Minutes

The John Gardner Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association.

Minutes for the March 1, 2009 membership meeting of the John Gardner Chapter of the TSCA.

President Russell called the meeting to order at 1:45.P.M. at the Avery Point Boathouse. In attendance were John Hacunda, Andy Strode, George Spragg, Bob Reed, John Symons, Russell Smith, Phil Benhey, Will Irurrino, guest “Buddy,” and we welcomed new member Paul Robertson.

Secretary’s Report

The secretary’s report was approved as distributed.
Treasurer’s Report:

Pres. Smith read and distributed the treasurer’s report prepared by Treas. Bill Armitage that was approved.

Income for the Feb. was $155, expenses none leaving a new balance of $2,391.16.

Old Business:

Small Craft Workshop: Andy Stode reported event to be held at the Mystic Seaport June 6-7 (see notice below). More details when available.

Exterior signs: George Spragg reported the cost for computer generated stick-on lettering to be $85. The members present voted approval so George can proceed with the project. The present design was modified that he will use to secure a proof for the next meeting.

Committee Assignments:

Education: Russ to contact Dan Nelson about a presentation about the research vessel and Legnos Boat

Industries about a seminar on the application of their fiberglass materials.

Boat Manager: Unassigned

Events: John Hacunda will keep the members informed about prospective boating events.

Membership: John Symons, Bill Armitage and Phil Behney will meet to update the list.

New Business:

Russell designated March to be Membership Month challenging each of us to sign up a new member.

Russell will inquire if the Avery Pt. campus will repeat the Maritime Day this year with our participation.

Boathouse Projects:

John Hacunda, with help from members, is making good progress planking his boat.

George Spragg will contact John Maxson about disposition of the mold they both own.

Upcoming Events:

Seal Row – Early 2009 (time to be determined) - Mystic Shipyard East

Essex River Race, Essex, MA Row – 5.5 miles open water - May

Messabout – date to be determined – staff to be formed to handle food, destination, participates, etc.

Good of the Order:

God speed Bill Armitage, who yesterday had a clot removed from one of his artery stents, but only after winning the Hull, MA Snow Row race

Look up photos of February outdoor meeting and tour of the Mystic Seaport classic boat collection:

Motion to adjourn at 2:45 PM

John Gardner Small Craft Workshop
June 6-7, 2009
See nearly 100 peapods, whitehalls, sharpie skiffs, wood and canvas canoes, kayaks, performance rowing craft, dories, dinghies, tenders and other boats as participants share their boats with other enthusiasts.

Also, take advantage of the opportunity to get on the water in a wide variety of boats — sailboats and rowing and paddling craft — and gain a lifetime’s experience in small craft-related skills during the course of the weekend. Enjoy boat sharing, workshops and a row down the Mystic River early Sunday morning.

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