January 3, 2017 — Board Minutes

The Ipswich Outboard Club Board of Directors held a regular meeting at the home of Rusty Spencer, Ipswich, Ma. Commodore Wright called the meeting to order at 7:10 pm. All IOC officers and directors were present except for Steve Clifford who was excused.

The minutes from the previous meeting on December 6, 2016 were approved as amended.

Secretary’s Report:

  • A Ipswich WAC report was given.
  • The email and post office box are clean.
  • Thank you to all who helped with the annual mailing.
  • Many invoices were turned over to the treasurer.
  • A $1500 donation was received by the Koya Leadership Partners for the IOC Scholarship Fund. Thank you to Liz Lombard for coordinating this donation.
  • A large discussion was held on the new database. Some feedback has been received from members and suggestions. The IOC is taking ‘baby steps’ with the new process and it will need work as time goes on.
  • All stickers and renewal forms will be sent to members during the March meeting.

The secretary’s report was approved as submitted.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Checking account             $  7,246.03
  • MMCH account                     29,737.71
  • TOTAL                                 $36,983.74
  • All bills have been paid.
  • 2017 budget is final.
  • 2016 financial report will be audited and presented at the annual meeting.
  • Pay Pal is set but needs to be tweaked. Credit card payments will be added.

The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.

Vice Commodore’s Report (read by Joe Wright):

  • Cable to be installed this week.
  • Flagpole – Ready to be sandblasted and painted.
  • The capital plan is work in progress.
  • The moorings on the ramp will be placed in the parking lot.

Old Business:

  • A discussion and commitments were discussed on directors and officers to be elected in 2017.
  • Annual meeting all set for January 26th at 7 pm.
  • Ipswich Cons Comm- John Sioninen reported he met with the agent and the IOC has three certificates of compliance that need to be filed with the registry of deeds. John will coordinate.

New Business:

  • Next board meeting will be on February 7, 2017 at the home of Liz Lombard at 7 pm.
  • Dinner meeting planned for April.
  • A new drainage pipe will be installed at the IOC by the town that was damaged by a neighbor.
  • Motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 pm, seconded, and approved.

Attest: David Morin, Secretary
Joseph Wright, Commodore