John Gardner Chapter: June 2009 Meeting Minutes
The John Gardner Chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association.
Minutes for the June 7, 2009 membership meeting of the John
Gardner Chapter of the TSCA.
President Russell Smith called the meeting to order at 1:31.P.M.
at the Avery Point Boathouse. In attendance were John Symons,
Larry Magee, Phil Behney, George Spragg, Wil Iturriino, Chauncy
Rucker, Andy Strode.
The secretary’s report was approved as distributed.
Treasurer Armitage distributed report for May showing income
of $15 for new member dues and expenses
of $94.16 for Pine Island cleanup picnic food for Sea Scouts
leaving a month end balance of $2,083.95
Motion to accept was approved.
The Small Craft Workshop was discussed. A turnout of about
30 registered was reported. Many seemed to be veterans of
past events who seemed to be enjoying themselves. The JGTSCA
was well represented along with their boats such as George
Spragg sending the day giving rides in this proud looking
catboat and Andy Stode offering test rows in his boat. Chauncy
Rucker reported on the demonstration of hollow paddle construction
and laser scanning to record a boat’s lines. He also
passed on information that in the future the Seaport would
like someone to organize the event but would be on hand to
launch boats and install docks.
Nautical Tag Sale - volunteers and sale items are still
needed for the Nautical Tag Sale coming up next weekend.
New Signs - Russell commented on the “great looking”
signs George and Andy have made and installed suggesting the
old signs be displayed inside.
Non-profit status - Russell reported that he is still working
with Sid Whelan on making the club’s non-profit status
official and that the Southeastern CT Foundation will help
for a $50 fee.
Selden Island campout in the CT river is coming up on 2
Sunday morning rows - Russell proposed changing the Sunday
morning rows to Saturday mornings.
Boat donations - Two “odd looking” boats have
turned up outside the boathouse as donations to the club and
suggestions were made on their disposal including their inclusion
in the Nautical Tag Sale next Sat.
Susan B. Holland - Larry brought up the need for a sturdy
towing ring for the Susan B. Holland. The stem is inaccessible
because the bow has a sealed off floatation chamber so a hole
thru the stem was recommended.
John Hacunda’s new 12’ skiff is nearing completion.
Planking almost done and ready for gunwales.
Bill Armitage's new boat is in the shop for a new coat of
Phil Behney will begin work on his new boat.
The Nautical Tag Sale – Boat shop parking lot, June
13Th. 9A.M to 2P.M., donations needed
Campout on Selden Island in the Connecticut River to be
determined. Possible combined with messabout.
Wooden Boat Show – Mystic Seaport, June 26 –
28, TSCA needs JGTSCA to help man the booth.
Messabout – date to be determined – staff to
be formed to handle food, destination, participates, etc.
Good of the Order:
It was decided that membership meetings would be suspended
for the months of July and August.
Motion to adjourn at 2:17 P.M.
Next Meeting: 1:30 P.M. on Sept 1, 2009 at Avery Point Campus