December 6, 2016 — Board Minutes

The Ipswich Outboard Club Board of Directors held a regular meeting at the home of Rick Tucker, Ipswich, Ma. Commodore Wright called the meeting to order at 7:25 pm. All IOC officers and directors were present except for Perry Paone and Donald Clapp who were excused.

The minutes from the previous meeting on November 8, 2016 were approved.

Secretary’s Report:

  • A Ipswich WAC report was given.
  • The email and post office box are clean.
  • A mail party scheduled for 12/27 at 7pm.
  • The director’s liability insurance is due in February and a questionnaire will be filled out.
  • A renewal form and annual meeting draft letter is being drafted.
  • The Ipswich Conservation Committee is looking for final disclosure on some IOC projects. John Sionenin will contact the cons comm agent.
  • Annual meeting being planned for 1/24/16.

The secretary’s report was approved as submitted.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Checking account          $  8,587.93
  • MMCH account                29,731.40
  • TOTAL                              $38,319.33
  • Loan balance                     $42,683.36
  • All bills have been paid.
  • A budget was presented and followed by a lengthy discussion. A motion was made to accept the proposed budget and have the 2017 membership fee at $195, seconded, and approved.

The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.

Vice Commodore’s Report:

  • Cable to be installed this week.
  • A discussion was held on possible barriers placed at top of ramp for the winter for safety.
  • The new fence installed the IOC neighbor punctured the town drainage pipe. The town will fix it.
  • The flagpole has been taken down to refinish this winter.
  • The information box on the flagpole may be relocated to the shed outside wall.

The vice commodore’s report was accepted as submitted.

Old Business:

New Business:

  • Next board meeting will be on January 3, 2017 at the home of Rusty Spencer at 7pm.
  • Directors and officers for 2017 were discussed.
  • Motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:25 pm, seconded, and approved.

Attest: David Morin, Secretary
Joseph Wright, Commodore