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John Gardner Chapter: November 2009 Meeting Minutes

The John Gardner Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association.

Minutes for the November 1, 2009 membership meeting of the John Gardner Chapter of the TSCA.

President Russell Smith called the meeting to order at 1:48 PM at the Avery Point Boathouse. In attendance were members Rob Pittaway, Phil Behney, George Spragg, Andy Strode, Wil Iturriino, John Hacunda and Bill Armitage.

Secretary’s Report

The secretary’s report was presented by President Smith and approved as distributed.

Treasurer’s Report:

Treasurer Armitage distributed report for November. The balance as of Nov. 1, 2009 was $2250.85 with dues income of $150 from members and expenses of $700 as a donation to Russell Smith for the benefit of Ledyard Community Rowing leaving a balance of $2,250.85. Motion to accept was made and approved.

Old Business:

The following nominations were made for the upcoming elections:

Phil Behney for Vice-President
John Symons for Secretary

John Symons for Vice-President
Phil Behney for Secretary

A reminder that 2010 membership dues of $15 are due.

Another of the Avery point dories was converted to two rowing stations.

$200 approved for purchase of materials for addition of a safety railing to the deck and repairs to the front steps. George Spragg and Andy Strode volunteered to do the work.

New Business:

Russell Smith reported on the Head of the Weir race in which he participated with the Ledyard Community Boating crew on October 31. Conditions were quite windy, but the young crew was able to complete the course and finish in first place with a time of 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Russell thanked the JGTSCA for its donation to the Ledyard Community Boating program.

The Ledyard Community Boating crew plans on rowing in the Icebreaker at Hull, MA at the end of November.

Russell Smith proposed sending a letter to Jeff Marshall of Mystic Shipyard East to thank him for providing an area for storage of club equipment and dories which allows our members to have boating access to the Mystic River. Russ suggested we offer to help with maintenance of the garage where club equipment is currently stored. Russell's motion was approved and he will draft a letter.

There was discussion of stenciling the club's website address on our fleet of dories to help promote awareness of our activities.

Upcoming Events:

November 14, 2009 – Pemberton Sprints– Hull Lifesaving Museum, Windmill Pt., Hull, MA

November 21, 2009 – Icebreaker, N.E.Region Youth Championships – Hull, MA

Motion to adjourn at 2:29 PM

Next Meeting: 1:30 P.M. on December 6, 2009 at Avery Point Campus

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