March 3, 2015 – Board Minutes

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

The minutes from the previous meeting on January 6, 2015 and the annual meeting minutes from 1/20/15 were approved as submitted.

Secretary’s Report: 

  • Membership counts as of today:
    • RG    179
    • LO      17
    • DR      9
    • JR        7
    • WL      53
    • HM      3
  • No-pay members were reviewed. Many members have contacted the secretary and will make payments.
  • The February director’s meeting was cancelled due to weather.
  • Directors renewal were passed out.
  • Request from Allen Gromko to transfer his membership to his son, Michael was received, and approved.
  • 5 new members will be invited to join from the waiting list.
  • A bounced check was received and will be addressed.
  • A request to make John Greaney’s son a junior member was received and approved.

The secretary’s report was approved as submitted.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Checking Account           $11,716.66
  • MMCH Account                  27,571.88
  • Total                                  $39,288.54
  • Insurance was discussed and John Soinenin will be responsible for it.
  • Some signatures were missing from members checks.
  • The refinance has been completed.
  • The 2014 taxes were filed.
  • The mooring permit was completed and sent in.
  • The budget was reviewed in detail.

The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.

Vice Commodore’s Report:

  • Moorings will be installed when floats are placed in. Possible launch date April 19th.
  • The porta-potti will be installed for the ramp launch.

The vice commodore’s report was accepted as submitted.

Old Business:

  • Discussion on burgees; After a discussion it was determined to have member Brian Whelton order 25 at $12 each.
  • Tide charts: We will order 150 for the cook-out.
  • Tentative date for the cook-out; May 31, 2015.
  • The land title has been examined to make sure everything is in order. All looks fine.
  • Title insurance is in place.
  • Kelly Greaney to look at the registry of deeds to make sure all is in order.

New Business:

  • Complaints were received about a member and discussed.
  • The next board meeting will be held on April 14, 2015 at 6pm at The Windward Grill, Essex, Ma. Dave Morin to make reservations.
  • A thank you was given to the board by Dave Morin.
  • Motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 pm, seconded, and approved.

Attest: David Morin, Secretary
Joseph Wright, Commodore