John Gardner Chapter: March 1, 2015 Meeting Minutes
JGTSCA President Ellie Czarnowski was in the Chair. She called
the Meeting to order at 1:30pm.
Introduction of Members
Members Ellie Czarnowski, Peter Vermilya, John Symons, Bill
Rutherford, Karen Rutherford, George Spragg, Andy Strode,
John Hacunda, Bill Armitage, Phil Behney, Rob Pittaway, Bruce
Cresser, John Stambough and Jim Clark were present, as well
Ted and Judy Stanton.
1. Minutes from February 01, 2015 meeting
The Minutes for the 01/01/2015 Meeting, as published on the
JGTSCA Website, were unanimously adopted.
2. Treasurers Report
Treasurer John Symons reported a Bank Balance of $4053.18.
The Treasurer’s Report was unanimously adopted.
Ellie handed over to John a thumb drive she had purchased
for use with the Treasurer’s records.
3. New Business
a. 2015 Membership Dues Report
John Symons reported that there are 18 paid up members for
Andy Strode checked the JGTSCA mailbox a week ago –
it was empty.
b. NINA, club building project.
George Spragg stated that three seats were being fitted, boom
jaws built, the mast step and partners were in place, and
the riveting was 2/3rds done. Bruce Cresser has shaped the
centerboard and will add the lead, apply an epoxy coating,
and paint it with bottom paint. Bill Rutherford will be making
gaff jaws, Karen Rutherford will build a sail this April using
the Seaport’s sewing machine.
George reminded members that the Wednesday sessions at the
Avery Point shop were still meeting from 9am until 3pm and
that any member who could stop by would be welcome.
c. Fleet Report and Club Maintenance.
The Number 3 dory is ready to come into the shop once the
SUSAN B. HOLLAND is finished. Bill Armitage is installing
new foot risers in the HOLLAND.
d. Chaisson dory
Phil Behney and George Spragg will help Sandy D’Esopo
take home his Chaisson dory.
e. Shop Queue
John Symons has right of first refusal for use of the club
house for a personal project once the club dories have received
their annual maintenance.
f. Bank account
Ellie Czarnowski will add her name as a signer to the JGTSCA
4. New Business
a. Earth Day, April 18th.
UConn students and alumni will hold a “Cache in and
Trash Out” event Saturday April 18th at Bluff Point.
They have been offered the use of the club dories.
b. Pine Island clean up
Scheduled for Thursday, April 9th. UConn students will participate.
JGTSCA members also are encouraged to participate but they
will have to sign waivers if they ride in UConn boats. After
the clean up, hamburgers and hotdogs will be available at
the Club house.
Richard Lathrop (Sea-Legs) sent a letter saying
“We are about to acquire a huge inventory of sails and
rigging from a classic yacht of the 'P-Class" variety--a
wooden yawl about 55 feet long. These sails are in VERY good
condition with their own bags and covers. The other gear is
also excellent and includes a 23 (approx.) ft spruce spar
complete with bronze gooseneck. There are two sets of bronze
winches, etc., etc. While we can't give any of this gear away,
we can sell it. And our goal is to start turning it into revenue
as soon as the pending transaction is complete. Your may know
of some projects out there that could benefit from this gear
and could purchase it from Sea-Legs, Inc. It will all be very
reasonably priced, of course”.
For further info contact:
19 Guthrie Place
New London, CT 06320
6. 2015 Activities:
Business meeting Friday 3 April 5:30 Pot Luck supper
Pine Island Cleanup with UConn students Thursday 9 April (waivers
to be signed)
Cache in Trash Out event Saturday 18 April
Business meeting Friday ? 5:30 Pot Luck supper
Membership Meeting - Avery Point Campus Boathouse
Business meeting and Prep for Tag Sale Friday 5:30 Pot Luck
Business meeting and possible Sail & Row to Bluff Pt for
picnic and sailing the OPHELIA
7. Motion to Adjourn
A motion to adjourn was unanimously adopted at 2:03pm
Peter Vermilya, JGTSCA Secretary
After Meeting Presentation:
Ted Stanton gave an informative and entertaining introduction
to both his model of the Catboat "Breck Marshall"
and to his experiences giving museum visitors rides on the
boat in the Mystic River.