Annual Meeting and Cookout May 23

The I.O.C. Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2010 annual meeting and cook-out will be held on Sunday, May 23 at 12 noon. This event is held free of  charge for I.O.C. members and their families. The event will take place on the club property located on Water Street in Ipswich. Once again, there will be a large buffet of delicious food including grilled food salads, and chips. This buffet will be prepared by Bill McLeod of the Choate Bridge Pub and his crew again this year. There will be soft drinks and water served along with the buffet so we encourage members to bring their additional favorite beverage to the event. We recommend you also bring lawn chairs. There will be no rain date.

In case of poor weather, the event will be held at the Masonic Temple, 70 Topsfield Road, Ipswich, at the same times. A sign will be posted on the club property if the weather does not cooperate.

At 2 pm, we will start the annual meeting where we will present the secretary, vice commodore, and treasurer’s report. We will also elect club directors and officers, discuss the club in general, and other related issues. We also plan on discussing many important topics for the member’s opinions including the waiting list, possible extensive ramp repairs, and property improvements.

If any member has a constructive idea or suggestion we ask that you bring it up at this time. We will provide a free beverage ‘koozie’ to all adult members who attend the meeting. We depend on our members for key input and look forward to your attendance. If members have any questions about the event, they may email the lOC Board at or contact Dave Morin at 978-356-7663.

We plan on this being another fun and productive day and look forward to seeing everyone to help kick-off the 2010 boating season.