March 10, 2020 — Board Minutes

The Ipswich Outboard Club Board of Directors held a regular meeting at the St. Lawrence Literary Society, Ipswich, Ma. Commodore Clifford called the meeting to order at 7:46 pm. All IOC officers and directors were present.

The minutes from the previous meeting on January 14, 2020 were approved as submitted.

Secretary’s Report:

  • Email and PO box are clean.
  • Membership counts: RG 215, LO 11, DR 9.
  • After a discussion, motion to let 4 new members in for 2020, seconded, and approved.
  • Thanks to all for a successful annual meeting.
  • All bills and checks have been given to the treasurer.

The secretary’s report was approved as submitted.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Checking account                     $53,363.75
  • MMCH                                             4,917.84
  • CD                                                   25,523.06
  • Total                                            $83,804.65
  • Loan balance:                               $8,522.11
  • All bills have been paid.

The treasurer’s report was accepted as submitted.

Vice Commodore’s Report:

  • The fence has been repaired/improved.
  • Tree work will be done once the ground is firm.

The vice commodore’s report was accepted as read.

Old Business:

  • A member issue/family being banned from the IOC was discussed. It was determined to keep the decision in place. The member in question has not renewed his membership.
  • Gangways discussion: A lengthy discussion was held on the new catwalks and gangways. It was determined to rebuild the new catwalks this spring and use the old gangways until the new aluminum gangways are built.
  • Dave Morin will coordinate the coast guard vessel check.

New Business:

  • Next IOC Directors meeting scheduled for April TBD based on CoronaVirus.
  • A large discussion was held on the possible issue of non-members using the IOC due to the wharf being rebuilt and unavailable. The IOC Board will talk with the select board and police department on the issue. Insurance will be contacted.
  • Motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:23pm, seconded, and approved.

Attest: David Morin, Secretary
Steve Clifford, Commodore