John Gardner Chapter: September 12, 2015 Meeting Minutes
JGTSCA President Ellie Czarnowski called the Meeting to order
Introduction of Members
Members Ellie Czarnowski, Peter Vermilya, John Symons, Tom
Clark, George Spragg, Andy Strode, Phil Behney, Bill Armitage,
Dan Nelson and Jim Clark were present.
1. Minutes for the July 03, 2015 meeting
The Minutes for the 07/03/2015 Meeting, as published on the
JGTSCA Website, were unanimously adopted.
2. Treasurer’s Report
Treasurer John Symons reported that the JGTSCA Chelsea Groton
bank balance was $4,277.62 as of 8/14/2015. Income for the
month was $218.00 from 1 single membership and late-reported
Tag Sale receipts of 203.00. Expenses were $126.52 stemming
from Trailer tires of $116.96 and Nina parts of $9.56. The
Treasurer’s Report was unanimously accepted.
3. Old Business
a. Membership report.
Josh Paterson has renewed his membership ($15.00), as has
Sandy D’Esopo ($20.00, received too late for inclusion
in the above treasurer’s Report).
b. NINA, Club building project.
No suggestions were made for a name for the NINA build. All
agreed that this item should remain on the agenda, however.
c. Fleet Report and Club Fleet Maintenance.
Phil Behney is in the process of installing two seat risers
in Club Dory #2 (presently located in the Club Shop). Dory
#2 is the last of the three Club Dories to receive maintenance
for this season.
Various options were discussed for storing the NINA build
over the winter. John Symons volunteered the use of his garage
while his boat was in the Club Shop.
Bill Armitage pointed out that the boats stored at Mystic
Shipyard East should be stored on horses sometime after October.
The Club has sufficient horses for this purpose but should
only use horses it is willing to see possibly disappear. The
JANE will be made available for rowing at MSE (not stored
on the horses).
The date for a Shop clean-up will set at the next Regular
Friday Business Meeting, October 2nd.
d. Shop Queue
The queue is: John Symons, to be followed by Phil Behney,
Bill Rutherford and Dan Nelson.
e. Replacement Dory
The Club building project of a dory to replace Dory #1, JANE,
was discussed at length. It was generally agreed that the
parts could be pre-fabbed off site, that the project would
take over the shop space now occupied by Dory #2, and that
the thickness of the plywood used should be discussed further.
Bill Armitage strongly recommended that Okoume plywood be
used vs fir marine plywood. Peter Vermilya volunteered to
look into the kind of marine plywood now offered by Peter
f. SawStop table saw
It was agreed that this agenda item should retained but that
it should be renamed “Table Saw Maintenance”
g. CT River Oar and Paddle Club Boat
Ellie Czarnowski announced that this boat had been demolished.
4. New Business
a. September 12 Whaleboat Challenge in New London, CT
No substantive discussion.
b. Carl Kaufman and the NINA Molds
George commented that the molds could easily be modified and
that boat builders regularly make design decision changes
during the building process. Then Bill made the motion to
give them to Carl Kaufman, but to keep the 2x4s for building
more saw horses, and Andy Strode seconded the motion. The
motion passed unanimously.
c. Middle Atlantic Small Craft Festival
This event will be held in St. Michaels, MD, at the Chesapeake
Bay Marine Museum over the weekend of October 2-4, with an
optional short cruise beforehand.
This is a great event as many JGTSCA members can attest. http://cbmm.org/events/annual-festivals-and-special-events/mid-atlantic-small-craft-festival-and-maritime-model-expo/
d. PILOTS Weekend at Mystic Seaport.
The event will be held over the weekend of October 17 &
18 at Mystic Seaport Museum. Special volunteers, called PILOTS,
and other MSM volunteers and staff participate.
Andy Strode reported that he hasn’t checked the mailbox
lately, but will.
7. 2015 Activities:
September – October
The October Business Meeting is scheduled for October 2nd
and will take place in the UCONN/Avery Point clubhouse.
Date TBD: A row on the Lieutenant River in Old Lyme, with
a lunch at the Morning Glory Café. Peter Vermilya and
Bill Rutherford will work together to set a date for this
row. It may take place on a week day.
Ellie Czarnowski said that she rows on Powers Lake in East
Lyme almost every Saturday and Sunday morning and would welcome
fellow rowers. A foliage row is a possibility.
December 6th – Annual JGTSCA dinner at the Customs House,
Bank Street, New London. Susan Tamulavich will speak.
8. Motion to Adjourn
A motion to adjourn was unanimously adopted at 2:10pm
Peter Vermilya, JGTSCA Secretary