Mystic Seaport Waterfront

John Gardner Chapter: May 5, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Introduction of Members, Welcome Guests and New Members

Introduction of Members, Welcome Guests and New Members
President Dan Nelson opened the meeting at 6:30.
The custom of having individuals present introduce themselves was followed. Present were:
Bill Rutherford, Dane Roachell, Dave Tang, Phil Behney, James Clark, Peter Vermilya and Steven Barton

Minutes from February Meeting – See online at:

The minutes were unanimously accepted as presented on line at:

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer Ellie Czarnowski – in absentia; Steve Barton presented her report. Income for the period ending 04/04/2017 Income $125.00 for members’ dues for John Symons, Shirley, Dane & Dave, Fred Fischer, Brian Fischer, Bill and Karen Rutherford and Bill Ellcome,.Monthly Expenses include: $29.00 to Connecticut DMV, $52.00 plus $24.15 paid to Dan Nelson for shop supplies and paint. The closing balance as of 054/17/17 is 6046.99. Ellie’s Report was unanimously accepted as presented.

Old Business

1. Shop que Alan Barton is making progress with his Surf Board, Steve Barton is getting ready to start assembling his two man Kayak with a sail.
2. Bill Rutherford has created a chart currents of The Race and Long Island Sound.
3. Prof Jones Name plate finished and ready to install, thank you Karen Rutherford.
4. President Dan Nelson is meeting with Professor Nat Trumbull and Professor Jones went well.
5. Draken Harald Harfarge sendoff and rowing regatta has been postponed. The Viking Ship will spend another season in Mystic Ct.

New Business

1. Up and coming Warren River get together. Bring the 38 foot GIG boat down for week of the Wooden Boat show for the Atlantic Challenge. Organizer Peter Vermilya.
2. Small boat workshop with the crew of the brilliant. Dane Rochelle is the lead on this more info to come.
3. Coming in May Viking ship sendoff and rowing regatta.
4. Shannon Machesney rowing workshop
5. Interest in Small Boat Navigation theme for next Sunday meeting – June 4th 2017
6. During February’s meeting Bill Armitage put forth the motion to change the buy laws and extend the office of president to more than one year.

Any Other Business

1. While we work out the details of what project the club will support, sanding and re-varnish oars go on.
2. Rob Pittaway long time member of JGTSCA and member of the Jib Room Club that meets at the custom House in New London. The JIB Club sponsors a monthly lecture for future lecture series contact Rob Pittaway.
3. A big thanks to John Hacunda for donating a small frig to replace the old frig that could not hold up to the rigors of defrosting.

Next Meeting: Sunday June 4th, 2017. 1830 Building 36 (BoatShop) UCONN – Avery Point.

Motion to Adjourn at 1930

Respectfully submitted by Member Phil Behney
And second.


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