December 8, 2015 — Board Minutes

The Ipswich Outboard Club Board of Directors held a regular meeting at the home of Dave Morin, Ipswich, Ma. . Commodore Wright called the meeting to order at 7:10 pm. All IOC officers and directors were present.

The minutes from the previous meeting on November 3, 2015 were approved.

The minutes from the previous meeting held on November 16, 2015 were approved as amended.

Secretary’s Report:

  • Email and mailbox is clean.
  • A thank you was rec’d from Jordan Spencer for the scholarship.
  • The annual meeting notice will be mailed on December 29th along with the scholarship announcement. Gary Champion has not communicated with the board if he will mail out his bylaw proposed amendments or will he mail it himself.
  • Liz Lombard to help with the Excel sheet creating mailing labels.
  • The secretary is prepping for the annual meeting.
  • A junior member will become a regular member in 2016.

The secretary’s report was approved as submitted.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Checking Account           $  3,460.09
  • MMCH Account                34,655.66
  • Total                                   $38,115.75
  • The dockmaster was paid and was on budget.
  • Annual financial audit meeting will be held on 1/7/16 at 7 pm at Dwight Thompson’s house.

The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.

Vice Commodore’s Report:

  • Someone was stuck in the mud in the river near the IOC and had to be rescued.
  • The extra fridge is in the shed. The old one will be discarded.
  • New wiring and bulbs being planned for the shed.
  • The dinghy has been stored.
  • The large shrubs were cut down and chipped by Dave Morin. The stump needs to be ground.

The vice commodore’s report was accepted as submitted.

Old Business:

  • Annual meeting topics were discussed.
  • An email from Gary Champion has been received with many topics he wants completed by the board. No action taken.
  • A new database is being worked on by Dave Morin and Liz Lombard.
  • The 2016 annual meeting will be held on January 19, 2016 at 7 pm at the St. Lawrence Literary Society in Ipswich.

New Business:

  • Next board meeting will be on January 5, 2016 at the home of Rick Tucker, Ipswich at 7 pm.
  • April 2016 the directors will plan an outing.
  • The nominating committee was put together and officer positions were discussed.
  • The annual meeting snow date: January 26, 2016.
  • Motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:20 pm, seconded, and approved.

Attest: David Morin, Secretary
Joseph Wright, Commodore