April 5, 2022 — Board Minutes

The Ipswich Outboard Club Board of Directors held a regular board meeting at St. Lawrence Literary Society, Ipswich, Ma. Commodore Clifford called the meeting to order at 7:21 pm. All IOC Board members were present except for Liz Lombard.

The minutes from the previous meeting on March 8, 2022 were approved as submitted.

Secretary’s Report:

  • The email and po box are clean.
  • The new dinghy is on order.
  • 3 scholarship applications have been received so far.

The secretary’s report was accepted as read.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Deferred to May meeting.

The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.

Vice Commodore’s Report:

  • North Shore Marine may complete the piling job in May.
  • Float launch 4/16/22 at 10 am.
  • Signage for catwalks-Deke will talk with Cape Ann Sign.

The vice commodore’s report was accepted as read.

Old Business:

  • A large discussion was held on membership counts. Steve Clifford presented his research on the property capacity. After a long discussion, it was determined to have no new members in 2022 and do more research this season on parking capacity.
  • A discussion was held on “social membership”.

New Business:

  • A lengthy discussion was held on the Coast Guard vessel discussion. The board supports the event but cannot host it at the IOC property due to room and liability.
  • Next IOC Board meeting on May 3, 2022 at the St. Lawrence Club.
  • Motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:05 pm, seconded, and approved.

Attest: David Morin, Secretary
Steve Clifford, Commodore