May 14, 2013 – Board Minutes


The Ipswich Outboard Club Board of Directors held a regular meeting at the home of Rick Tucker, Ipswich, Ma. Commodore Clapp called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m. All IOC officers and directors were present.

The minutes from the previous meeting on April 2, 2013 were approved.

Secretary’s Report:

  • Membership counts as of 3/5/13
    • RG      206
    • LO         16
    • DR          9
    • JR            4
    • HM          5
    • WL        42
  • $40,905 collected so far in 2013.
  • Application rec’d from Tara Fowler, motion made to add to the waiting list, seconded and approved.
  • The waiting list and annual meeting letter sent out.
  • 2013 membership lists distributed to the board.

The secretary’s report was approved as submitted.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Checking Account                       $13,936.42
  • Investment Account                   33,438.31
  • Total                                       $47,374.73
  •  Tuesday, May 21st at 7pm-audit committee meeting scheduled at the home of Dwight Thompson. The draft financial sheet was distributed.
  • The budget is right on target.
  • Motion made to donate $100 to the Ipswich Masonic Lodge for the use of the meeting hall, seconded, and approved.

The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.

Vice Commodore’s Report:

  • Floats are in and repaired.
  • Lawn is being mowed, swales will be cut.
  • Holes in parking lot will be filled.
  • Lights are on.
  • Ramp will be washed for Memorial Day.
  • Motion made to purchase 7 new tables, seconded, and approved. The old ones will be discarded.

The vice commodore’s report was accepted as submitted.

Old Business:

  • Motion to go into executive session, seconded and approved.
  • Motion made to come out of executive session, seconded, and approved.
  • Dog feces bags are now becoming an issue again at the IOC property.
  • Koozie’s- $1.46 each for 250 with imprint. Motion to order 250 for the cook-out, seconded, and approved.
  • Tide charts- $1.45 for 200. Motion to order 200 tide charts for 2013, seconded and approved by a 8 to 1 vote.
  • A by-laws discussion was held. The bylaw committee and commodore determined the bylaws are complete for 2013.
  • Motion to hold the next board meeting at the annual meeting, the July board meeting as scheduled, and the August board meeting at the board’s discretion, and September board meeting as scheduled, seconded and approved.

New Business:

  • Dave Morin to coordinate the annual cookout food and purchase.
  • Motion made to continue the secretary’s annual stipend, seconded and approved by an 8 to 1 vote.
  • Moorings will be installed.
  • Next meeting will be on June 2, 2013 at the IOC Annual Meeting.
  • Motion made to adjourn the meeting at 8:45pm, seconded, and approved.


Attest: David Morin, Secretary
Donald Clapp, Commodore