John Gardner Chapter: September 7, 2018 Meeting Minutes
UConn Avery Point Campus Boathouse
President Dane called the meeting to order at 6:32
Attendees: John Giulietti (new member), Ellie (acting Secretary),
Rob P, Carl K, Peter V, Larry, Jim, Dane, Dave, Bill A, Phil,
Bill A made a motion to accept the June minutes, Phil second.
There was a motion to accept the minutes from May and February
to be unsubmitted, accepted by Peter V and Larry second.
Ellie noted that 2 members paid dues in the past few months,
Sid W and John G. The account balance as of 15-Aug-18 is $5,115.88.
Phil made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report
and was second by Peter V.
The Good Little Skiff (GLS) Is on the club’s next project
list. There was discussion about stability on the water and
Dane noted that it stabilizes and It is easy to row. It is
a good boat to sail in calm and shallow water. Carl noted
that it has good resale value.
Bill A noted that there are 3 sets of oars that still need
to be finished. There was a motion to accept that these be
finished before another club project first by Phil second
End of year luncheon and brief business meeting will be at
the Customs House on Bank Street in New London. Ben Ellecome
will be the speaker. Dec 2, 2018 at 12:00 pm. Please bring
a dish to share.
Peter V has info about a Thames yacht club sailing dory available.
It is a Wee Nip class boat. The original was designed and
built in the 1930s. it is available for no cost, the condition
is fair to poor. Peter V suggested the club take it on to
document the construction, due to its local history. This
would be a donation from the owner. If interested contact
Peter V (printed information with pictures and contact information
were handed out)
Bill A suggested the club could use parts from the Thames
club boat for the GLS. He also suggested the club take this
project on instead of the GLS. Members were asked to consider
this and to be voted on at the next meeting.
John G made a short speech to the club in appreciation for
allowing him use of the shop and help with building his dory.
He plans to finish his boat by the Oct meeting. He will bring
a trailer to the Oct meeting and ask for help loading it on.
Carl is going to the Small Craft Festival in Portland ME the
22nd and 23rd of Sept and has room in his car for interested
parties. Contact him for details.
Dane noted that his neighbor has a 1923 Old Town canoe, 17
Ft, available. It has been fiber-glassed over. Contact Dane
for more information.
Carl is accepting information on the current use of sliding
rowing seats, he is writing an article.
Bluff Pt row/sail/paddle Sept 15, contact Bill Rutherford
Halloween row date TBD, contact Phil.
Motion to adjourn 7:14
Minutes submitted by Ellie Czarnowski, Treasurer 9-Sep-2018