John Gardner Chapter: October 2009 Meeting Minutes
The John Gardner Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association.
Minutes for the October 4, 2009 membership meeting of the
John Gardner Chapter of the TSCA.
Vice President John Hacunda called the meeting to order at
1:43.P.M. at the Avery Point Boathouse. In attendance were
John Symons, Don Betts, Rob Pittaway, Phil Behney, George
Spragg, Wil Iturriino, Andy Strode, Bill Armitage, and Bruce
The secretary’s report was presented by Vice President
Hacunda and approved as distributed.
Treasurer Armitage distributed report for October. The balance
as of Sept.6, 2009 was $2,756.85 with dues income of $45 from
new members Trahan, D’Esopo and Zilz dues, expenses
of $1.00 to UCONN for rent leaving a balance for October 5,
2009 of $2,800.85. Motion to accept was made and approved.
Uconn Family Day: George Spragg reported that the he greeted
visitors at the boathouse and used John Hacunda’s boat
to demonstrate the clubs’ activities and skills.
Boat Inventory: The long boat and fiberglass boat with outriggers
were cut up and disposed of for lack of interest. This was
followed by a complaint from the college of the clubs’
misuse of their dumpsters and the members discussed being
more careful in the future.
Phil Behney scheduled a cleanup of the boathouse for the
Bill Armitage will take an inventory of the boathouse supplies
and make up a list of new supplies needed.
A suggestion was made that the club have a monthly rowing
Bill Armitage explained to the members that Russell Smith’s
rowing program with Ledyard Parks and Recreation is not covered
by insurance and thus the clubs’ exposure thru ownership
of the gig Russell uses.
A motion to give the gig to Russell was made, seconded and
approved. Another motion was made, seconded and approved to
award Russell $700 for his needs to conduct his rowing program.
Elections for 2010 officers are coming up in December so
nominations for Vice President and Secretary will be needed
at the November meeting.
Dues for 2010 membership are due. New members’ dues
will be carried over until 2011.
A safety railing around the deck was discussed by Andy Strode
and George Spragg.
John Hacunda’s new 12’ skiff is nearing completion.
George Spragg progressing on his canoe.
October 31, 2009 - Head of the Weir – Hull Lifesaving
Museum, Windmill Pt., Hull, MA
November 11, 2009 – Plymouth Bay Row – Plymouth,
MA – email@example.com
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 2:24 P.M.
Next Meeting: 1:30 P.M. on November 1, 2009 at Avery Point