March 2, 2021 — Board Minutes

The Ipswich Outboard Club Board of Directors held a regular board meeting at The St. Lawrence Literary Society, Ipswich, Ma. Commodore Clifford called the meeting to order at 7:14 pm. All IOC officers and directors were present except for Deke Clapp.

The minutes from the previous meeting on January 12, 2021 were approved as submitted.

Secretary’s Report:

  • The email and PO box are clean.
  • Ramp loan now paid in full. All documents will be filed with registry of deeds.
  • Commercial line of credit- after a long discussion it was approved unanimously to move ahead with $150K line of credit for possible future expenses.
  • Membership counts: RG-222, DR-9, LOA-5, HM-3, JR-5, WL-45
  • After a long discussion motion made to allow 4 from waiting list be invited to join and 2 JR’s to become RG members, seconded, and approved by 7-1 vote.
  • 1 scholarship application was rec’d.
  • Annual report was well received by members versus in-person meeting.
  • A discussion was held on LOA list.

The secretary’s report was accepted as read.

Treasurer’s Report:


January 2021:

  • Checking                     $34,218.51
  •  MMCH                           4,928.58
  • CD                                 25,882.87
  •                                      $65,029.96

February 2021:

  • Checking                    $37,580.96
  •  MMCH                           4,928.95
  • CD                                  25,899.36
  •                                      $68,409.27
  • All bills have been paid.
  • Liz Lombard to look at other database services.

The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.

Vice Commodore’s Report:

  • The property is secure for the winter.

The vice commodore’s report was accepted as read.

Old Business:

  • North Shore Marine is scheduled to look at the pilings 3/3/21 at 8:30am.
  • Breshnahan/Horrigan to do paving at the top of the ramp is the spring.

New Business:

  • A discussion was held on JR members.
  • A large discussion was held on the proposed Chapter 118 changes offered by town counsel and Chief Nikas. After a lengthy discussion, motion made to endorse the proposed changes, seconded, and approved by unanimous 8-0 vote.
  • Next board meeting will be on 4/6/21 at 7 pm at the Saint Lawrence Club.
  • Motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 pm, seconded, and approved.

Attest: David Morin, Secretary
Steve Clifford, Commodore