January 6, 2015 – Board Minutes

The Ipswich Outboard Club Board of Directors held a regular meeting at the home of Liz Lombard, Ipswich, Ma. . Commodore Wright called the meeting to order at 7:15 pm. All IOC officers and directors were present except for Rusty Spencer who was excused.

The minutes from the previous meeting on December 2, 2014, were approved as submitted.

Secretary’s Report: 

  • Membership counts as of today:
    • RG      18
    • LO       1
    • DR      9
    • JR        3
    • WL      52
    • HM      3
  • Gary Champions mailing was sent out on 12/22/14 by Commodore Wright and Secretary Morin per the contract.
  • Annual mailing sent out on 12/30/14. Thanks to the mailing party participants.
  • Bills rec’d from Atty. Stasio, RE taxes, and insurance.
  • A request came from Elton McCausland to transfer hios membership to his son with all paperwork needed. Motion to grant the request, seconded, and approved.
  • The secretary has rec’d many phone calls from concerned members about the annual meeting and letter sent out from Gary Champion. The secretary urged members to attend the annual meeting and voice their opinion.

The secretary’s report was approved as submitted.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Checking Account           $  1,477.59
  • MMCH Account              31,060.60
  • Total                                 $32,538.19
  • A separate line item will be created for legal expenses.
  • The audit committee will meet on 1/13/15 at Dwight Thompson’s home.

The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.

Vice Commodore’s Report:

  • The lights will remain on for security.
  • The dinghy was washed and put away.
  • Cable is up.
  • The shed is cleaned.
  • The rocks on the ramp from the rain will be cleaned up.

The vice commodore’s report was accepted as submitted.

Old Business:

  • A discussion was held on the annual meeting, who may attend at the board’s invitation, and agenda.
  • All board members will be at the annual meeting at 6pm to set up and prepare.

New Business:

  • The nominating committee will be Mike Bennett, John Greaney, and Fred Gallagher. All directors and officer positions were discussed.
  • The next board meeting will be held on February 3, 2015, at 7 pm at the home of Dave Morin, Ipswich, Ma.

Motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:14 pm, seconded, and approved.

Attest: David Morin, Secretary
Joseph Wright, Commodore