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John Gardner Chapter: September 2008 Meeting Minutes

The John Gardner Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association.

Minutes for the September, 2008 membership meeting of the John Gardner Chapter of the TSCA.

President Behney in Avery Point Boathouse called the meeting to order at 1:45pm. In attendance were Rob Pittaway, Chauncy Rucker, Russell Smith, Treas., George Spragg, Phil Behney, Pres., Bill Armitage, John Hacunda,, Carol Mauro, John Maxon, and John Symons, Sec.,

Secretary’s Report

Report accepted as distributed.

Treasurer’s Report

Expenses $262.56 for cordless drills and supplies leaving a balance of $3444.96. Report accepted as presented by Treas. Smith.

Old Business:

Boat Building

Kudos were given to JGTSCA participation, led by Larry Magee and George Spragg in helping the SSS 584 Sea Scouts complete their 19’ Banks Dory and to John Hacunda for his outstanding job reporting the project on our website.

The computer files for the JGTSCA brochure, developed by Cameron Taylor, will be updated and printed by Carol Mauro.

The dory “Jane” is at the boat house and will be modified for two rowing stations. The other Avery Point dories will be modified in turn.

Bronze oarlocks can be procured thru Kellogg Marine Supplies for $18. Russell Smith will order them.

Chauncy Rucker thanked all who participated at Wooden Boat Show TSCA booth that will be held again next year at the Mystic Seaport. Discussion followed about our relationship with the TSCA and the loss of the John Gardner Small Craft Workshop. No follow up has been received from the Mystic Seaport regarding the meeting held by the Seaport the first day of the show. Chauncy announced that Dan Drath is resigning as editor for the Ash Breeze and invited ideas for his replacement.

New Business:

The Project O., Ledge Light tour is open for more who would like to go. The tour is scheduled for 3:30P.M.; September 20, 2008 at the Project O. boat at Avery Pt.

Nominations for 2009 officers will be made at the October meeting. The offices open are president because John Maxon due to personal commitments, vice president, treasurer and secretary. Bill Armitage reviewed procedure that the nominations are closed in November, elections held in December and officers assume office January 2009.

Members attending the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival in Maryland :

Phil Behney, Carol Mauro, Chauncy Rucker?

Boathouse Project

Bill Armitage has completed the hulls on his two Solo Guide Boats and proceeding with completing the interiors.

John Hacunda has a boat that he has started at home but needs help with applying the lap strake exterior.

Proposed to finish the Kevlar covering of a hull frame donated to the club.

Upcoming Events

Lighthouse to lighthouse race September 13, 2008 Westport, Ma

Tour of Ledge Lighthouse via Project O. boat September 20, 2008 Meet Avery Pt. 11A.M.

Working Waterfront Festival September 27-28, 2008 New Bedford, MA

Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival October 4, 2008 St. Michaels, MD

Head of the Weir race October 18, 2008 Hull, MA

Plymouth Bay race November 1, 2008 Plymouth, MA

Good of the Order

Bill Armitage reminded the members the importance of keeping the boathouse neat and clean.

Motion to adjourn at 2:40pm.

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