Mystic Seaport Waterfront

John Gardner Chapter: October 6, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Meeting called to order at 1830 by President Dan Nelson.

Introduction of Members, Welcome Guests and New Members

Dan Nelson, Ellie Czarnowski, John Hacunda, John Symons, Phil Behney, Brian Cooper, and Rob Pittaway.

Minutes from June Meeting – Motion to accept as posted on-line; passed unanimously. See online at:

Treasurer’s Report

Presented by Ellie Czarnowski; motion to accept; passed unanimously.
Current balance = $5826.23

Old Business

1. Replacement Dory “Professor Jones” – Foot stretcher and name plate.

2. Oars, oarlocks, leathers & buttons for dories – suppliers & quotes.

3. Shop Queue – “Professor Jones”, Steve Barton and Alan Barton have moved out of the shop to make room for some much needed TLC of our club Dories. Phil Behney is next in the queue and Jim Freelander has decided to wait before starting on his project.

New Business

1. Meeting with Matt McKenzie, UCONN faculty on Tuesday, October 3rd. There is a good chance we will have some UCONN students working with us at the shop in “internship/apprentice” arrangement, beginning in mid-January 2018. Details to be worked out.

2. Reserved the Customs House for our Holiday Pot Luck on December 3rd, from 1200 to approximately 1500. Dan has emailed Matt Phillips about a talk and slideshow on his boat. Also, Dan says he can do a slideshow on research projects on the R/V CONNECTICUT, if Matt isn’t willing.

3. Dan Nelson will not be in town for the November monthly meeting.

Motion to Adjourn @ 1930; passed unanimously.
Dan Nelson, Acting Secretary

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