John Gardner Chapter: November 2008 Meeting Minutes
The John Gardner Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association.
Minutes for the November 2, 2008 membership meeting of the
John Gardner Chapter of the TSCA.
President Behney in Avery Point Boathouse called the meeting
to order at 1:40.P.M. In attendance were Phil Behney, Pres.,
Rob Pittaway, George Spragg, Andy Strode, John Hacunda, Russell
Smith Treas., Bill Armitage, John Symons, Sec., and we welcomed
new member Bruce Cresser.
Report approved as distributed.
Tres. Russell Smith distributed and read report: Oct. bal.
$3444.96 Expenses: oars $957.33, oarlocks $108.18, new trailer
bearing buddies $17.00. New checkbook bal. $2207.15. Members
voted to accept.
Russell took a group of Ledyard 9th graders to the Hull,
MA Head of the Weir race in where they beat kids from the
Sound School in corrected time. The next week they were beaten
by the Sound Schools’ “A” team in the Plymouth
A date for the membership tour of the Mystic Seaport small
boat collection will be determined.
Word received from Tom Duguay that he would like the JGTSCA,
with Professor Steve Jones, to train a UConn student intern.
This was received, enthusiastically by the members as another
way to expand our usefulness in promoting interest in and
preserving the traditions of small boat construction and use.
Boathouse signs – need to be repainted. Tim Weaver
will be contacted for stencils.
John Symons will issue the ballots via email for the 2009
officers, who are:
President - Russell Smith
Vice President - John Hacunda
Treasurer - Bill Armitage or Andy Strode
John Symons - Secretary
John Hacunda brought in his unfinished boat and is making
good progress fitting the garboard.
The Sea Scout dory – Bill Armitage spoke to Marshall
about removing it from the yard.
Avery Pt. Dory conversions – Two have been converted
to double rowing stations and perform well. They will be stored
at Mystic Shipyard East.
Donated boat – proposed finishing Kevlar covering
of a hull frame.
Boat Trailers – A boat trailer that has been donated
will be restored and used for the smaller boats. The new trailer
will be dedicated to the John Gardner gig.
Icebreaker Race November 22, 2008 Hull, MA
Lighted Boat Parade 6:00 P.M. November 29, 2008 Starts @
Good of the Order: Please pickup, put away tools
after a project; then cleanup the shavings and sawdust!
Motion to adjourn at 2:30PM