John Gardner Chapter: May 6, 2016 Meeting Minutes
Friday, May 06, 2016 6:30 pm
Introduction of Members, Welcome Guests and New Members
Steve Barton, Phil Behney, Jim Clark, Ellie Czarnowski, Gail
Ferris, John Hacunda, Larry McGee, Dan Nelson, Dane Rochelle,
Ross Spencer, Andy Strode, David Tang, Peter Vermilya, were
Minutes from February meeting
Members present unanimously voted to accept the Minutes for
4/1/2016 as posted on the JGTSCA Website. See online at: http://www.tsca.net/johngardner/about.htm
Treasurer Ellie Czarnowski presented her Report for the period
ending April 15, 2016. Members present unanimously voted to
accept the Report which is attached to these Minutes.
Ellie reported that the NINA cost the club approximately $1600.00
in out-of-pocket expenses.
1. Status of New Dory Build
Vice President and Lead Builder Dan Nelson reported that the
bottom plank had been cut to approximate shape and was resting
on the dory sides. It will likely be glued in place next Friday.
Fiberglass will then be applied to the bottom, the boat flipped,
and work done to the stem. The breasthook will be fitted,
Work on the dory is ongoing on Friday nights at the Avery
Point Clubhouse. The work sessions usually run from 6:30pm
to about 8pm. All members are invited to take part.
2. Boat rack for holding dories at Mystic Shipyard East
Phil Behney reported that he will be putting the rack together
when the weather ameliorates. Part of the necessary lumber
is already in hand.
3. Second club trailer – licensing
4. Status of oar re-leathering and varnishing.
Six oars are now hanging from the overhead. They need to be
varnished this week so they can be available for use for the
Mamacoke Island row on 5/15/2016. Andy Strode volunteered
to help on this.
5. Shop Queue
The shop queue is: the replacement dory, John Symons, Dan
Nelson, Phil Behney, Bill Rutherford and Steve Barton. Once
the club dory is no longer in the shop three member projects
can be worked on at the same time.
Bill Armitage finished the work on his Annapolis wherry during
his school spring break.
Dan Nelson announced that the new dory will be named “Professor
Jones” in honor of Steve Jones.
1. Pine Island Clean Up
Ellie Czarnowski reported that the annual Pine Island Cleanup
day which occurred April 12th was a success. The out-of-pocket
cost to the club was $93.00.
2. Mamacoke Island Row
The Club row to Mamacoke Island is scheduled for Sunday May
15th. Club dories will be available or bring your own boat.
Boats will launch at 9am sharp at the DEP Kenneth Streeter
State Boat Launch Ramp located under the Groton side of the
Gold Star Bridge (access on the north side). The row usually
lasts for three hours so bring your own lunch. Phil Behney
is point person for this event. See:
3. John Gardner Small Craft Workshop/WoodenBoat Show
This annual event is planned for the weekend of June 24-26
at Mystic Seaport Museum.
The usual early morning rows up and down the Mystic River
will take place, as well as workshops and demonstrations.
Thad Danielson is already scheduled to either give a presentation
about Albert Strange and a Strange designed boat that Thad
is planning to build or to talk about his Mower dory. Not
to be missed.
NINA will be on available for sailing and the JGTSCA dories
will be on hand for rowing.
If members don’t go to the WoodenBoat dinner in honor
of John Harris of CLC fame, they will be welcome at the justly
famous barbeque hosted by Bill and Karen Rutherford at their
house in nearby Stonington.
Registration forms for the John Gardner Small Craft Workshop
are on line at Mystic Seaport’s website. Registration
includes the workshop and admission to the WoodenBoat Show
for the weekend.
4. JGTSCA Regatta for Oar and Sail
Ellie Czarnowski will circulate further information on this
event, which is highly weather dependent
There was no other business.
Next meeting is Sunday, June 5th at the UCONN Avery Point
boathouse at 1:30pm.
Motion to Adjourn
The Meeting was adjourned at 6:50pm.
After Meeting Program: Gail Ferris to speak on her Sitka,
Alaska kayaking experiences
Peter T. Vermilya, JGTSCA Secretary