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John Gardner Chapter: November 2007 Meeting Minutes

The John Gardner Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association.

Minutes from the November 4, 2007 membership meeting of the John Gardner Chapter of the TSCA.

The meeting was called to order by President Spragg in the Avery Point Boathouse at 1:55.

Five members and officers were in attendance.

The Secretary’s Report from the August, September and October meetings were made available. A motion was made, seconded and passed to accept the minutes as distributed.

The Treasure was not available but he had forwarded the following report:

  • Prior Balance $4023.47
  • Recent income $30.00
  • Current Balance $4053.47

A motion was made, seconded and passed to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented.

Old Business:


A call was made for additional nominations – none were tendered.

A motion was made, seconded and passed to close nominations.

Nominees are:

Vice President - John Maxson

Secretary – John Symons and Bill Armitage

A ballot for the postion of Secretary will be forwarded shortly.

Boathouse Upkeep and Activities:

Swampscott Dory is outside the shop. (Chuck)

Saw horses for the shop are complete. (Bill)

Phil’s dory is coming along nicely.

Great progress has been made on John Maxson’s new boat.

John Gardiner expects to have plans for the Light Peapod available soon.

Bill will be bringing Kia Kaha into the shop for varnish work.

One more AP Dory requires repainting prior to the spring.

Other Updates:

The Susan Holland has been retuned and is stored in the shop.

Log entries at Mystic Shipyard East indicate that the dories stored there are being used regularly.

Upcoming Events:

Plymouth Bay Row Nov 10 Plymouth, MA

Mystic Lighted Boat Parade Nov 27 Mystic, CT

Snow Row Mar 1, 2008 Hull, MA

New Business:

It was noted that the John Gardner Gig has not been used by the chapter members for a group activity in nearly four years. Discussion followed as to whether we should consider donating the gig to another organization which would make use of it. This item has been discussed in the past. It is hoped that members who are interested in keeping the gig will organize a group to row in the Mystic Light Parade on November 27th. Phil Behney offered to help transport the gig to Mystic. Members will be notified IN ADVACE, so everyone will have an opportunity to participate in any decision, if a motion will be made to donate the gig to another organization.

Next meeting is scheduled for December 2, 2007 at 1:30 in the afternoon. Ballots will be counted at that time.

Motion to Adjourn at 2:25.

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