December 4, 2012 – Board Minutes

The Ipswich Outboard Club Board of Directors held a regular meeting at the home of Rusty Spencer. Commodore Clapp called the meeting to order at 7:04 pm. All IOC officers and directors were present.

The minutes from the previous meeting on 11/6/12 were approved as amended.

Secretary’s Report:

  • Email and PO Box have been checked.
  • The laptop donated by Liz Lombard has been tuned up and a new battery. Cost was $100. Thank you to Liz for the donation.
  • The hangtags and stickers have been rec’d. They look great and will be distributed with the renewals.
  • The US Coast Guard has contacted the IOC to set up a boat inspection/safety check at the annual meeting as a courtesy.
  • The annual mailing will be Thursday, 12/27/12, at 7pm at Dave Morin’s home.

The secretary’s report was approved as submitted.

Treasurer’s Report:

Checking Account         $ 3,627.97
Investment Account         $16,414.23
Total                                $20,042.20

  • The budget is right on target for 2012 and a $17K balance should remain at the end of the year.
  • Motion made to send the dockmaster a holiday card and bonus, seconded, and approved.

The treasurer’s report was accepted as submitted.

Vice Commodore’s Report:

  • The cable will be installed within a week.
  • Property in great shape.
  • The floats, grading, and potholes will be worked on in the spring.

The vice commodore’s report was accepted as submitted.

Old Business:

  • An extensive discussion was held on the by-law committee activity. They met on November 19, 2012 for 4 hours and went through the entire set of by-laws in detail. The final set of proposed by-laws were distributed and reviewed. After an extensive discussion a motion was made to have the board review the proposed changes and have another discussion at the January 2013 meeting, seconded, and approved.
  • Motion made to give a gift to Dave Warner, Jeff Putur, John McGrath, and Chris Best for their time with the by-law committee.
  • Perry Paone, Liz Lombard, and Joe Wright were given an ovation for their by-law committee efforts.

New Business:

  • The next regular board meeting will be on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at the home of Rusty Spencer at 7pm. February meeting will be at Jeff Graffum’s home. March meeting location TBD and April meeting will be a dinner out.
  • It was determined to have a special membership meeting held on March 12, 2013 at the Masonic Temple to vote on the new by-laws proposed. A notice will be mailed with the renewal forms and again in February 2013.
  • A lengthy discussion was held on the membership cap of 200. The IOC lot was not full this year and we may have some room for additional members. Motion made to table the discussion until the March meeting when the final membership counts are in for 2013.
  • Motion made to adjourn the meeting at 8:40pm, seconded, and approved.


Attest: David Morin, Secretary
Donald Clapp, Commodore