March 5, 2019 — Board Minutes

The Ipswich Outboard Club Board of Directors held a regular meeting at The St. Lawrence Literary Society, Ipswich, Ma. Commodore Clifford called the meeting to order at 7:21 pm. All IOC officers and directors were present.

The minutes from the previous meeting on January 10, 2019 were approved as submitted.

The annual minutes from January 22, 2019 were approved as submitted.

Secretary’s Report:

  • Email and PO box are clean.
  • Membership counts: RG 209, LO 23, DR 8, HM 3
  • Thanks to the board for a good annual meeting.
  • After a lengthy discussion, motion made to offer 8 new memberships from both junior members and waiting list, seconded, and approved.

The secretary’s report was approved as submitted.

Treasurer’s Report:


  • Checking           $16,894.84
  • MMCH                 29,893.12
  • Total                   $46,787.96


  • Checking             $38,717.53
  • MMCH                 29,898.85
  • Total                   $68,616.38

Loan balance:              $19,507.38

  • All expenses and budget were reviewed.
  • Pay Pal and Wild Apricot were reviewed.
  • We may look into investing into CD’s with some capital funds.

The treasurer’s report was accepted as submitted.

Vice Commodore’s Report :

  • The cable is up.
  • The property is good for winter mode.

The vice commodore’s report was accepted as read.

Old Business:

  • Executive session to review a member discipline.
  • A long discussion was held on the dockmaster position open. Jason Clapp, Charlie Smerage, and Nobby Gallant all expressed an interest. Steve Clifford will write a job description for next meeting.

New Business:

  • April meeting scheduled for 4/2/19. Boathouse at 6. Rick Tucker to make reservations.
  • Float launch scheduled tentatively for 5/5/19.
  • Approval was made to have Bobby Murrin build the new catwalks and gangways. Deke Clapp and Joe Wright to speak with him.
  • Motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 pm, seconded, and approved.

Attest: David Morin, Secretary
Joseph Wright, Commodore