April 8, 2014 – Board Minutes

The Ipswich Outboard Club Board of Directors held a regular meeting at the Windward Grill, Essex, Ma. . Commodore Wright called the meeting to order at 6:56 pm. All IOC officers and directors were present including Dwight Thompson.

The minutes from the previous meeting on March 4, 2014 were approved as amended.

Secretary’s Report:

  • Membership Counts:
    • RG      202
    • LO       20
    • DR      9
    • HM      4
    • JR        4
    • WL      43
  • New member letters will be sent out to fill remaining spots.
  • $39,655 collected so far in 2014. $2730 deposit given to the treasurer.
  • A sincere thank you was given to the board for support during a family death from the secretary and his family. An ovation followed.

The secretary’s report was approved as submitted.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Checking Account                        $33,235.98
  • MMCH Account                           20,001.08
  • Total                                              53,237.06
  • Some checks have bounced and will be re-deposited.

The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.

Vice Commodore’s Report:

  • Float launch- 4/27/14 @ 9:30am. A lunch may be served afterwards.
  • Floats will be repaired.
  • Clean up has been done in the shed.
  • Mooring tackle to be purchased.
  • Lights will be turned on now.
  • The refrigerator will be replaced.
  • New pump is in and will be started.
  • A discussion was held on water being run to the shed-tabled.
  • A request for a bench at the rivers edge was made-permission granted.

The vice commodore’s report was accepted as submitted.

Old Business:

  • Tide charts and koozies will be ordered for the annual cookout. Cost will be about $500.

New Business:

  • The annual cookout will be May 18, 2014.
  • Porta-potti will be installed.
  • The old dinghies will be discarded.
  • Bids will be requested for lawn mowing. Email will be sent out.
  • Preliminary reports have been given from the attorney regarding Gary Champion’s correspondence. Further meetings will take place.
  • The next board meeting will be held on May 6, 2014 at the IOC property at 7pm. If weather is poor, the board will walk to John Soininen’s home.
  • Motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:10pm, seconded, and approved.

Attest: David Morin, Secretary
Joseph Wright, Commodore