November 5, 2013 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 7:07 pm. All IOC officers and directors were present except for Perry Paone and Donald Clapp.

The minutes from the previous meeting on October 1, 2013 were approved unanimously.

Secretary’s Report:

  • The Massachusetts Annual Report has been filed.
  • The mailbox and email box are current.

The secretary’s report was approved as submitted.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Checking Account                        $1,452.57
  • MMCH Account                             28,478.29
  • Total                                          29,930.85
  • Tsaurus will prepare the taxes.
  • All bills have been paid.
  • Loan balance is $71,055.72

The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.

  • The 2014 budget was presented in detail. After an extensive discussion, motion was made to accept the 2014 budget including a $185 annual membership fee.

Vice Commodore’s Report:

  • The porta potti will be taken out.
  • Lights will be turned off.
  • The parking lot cable will be installed.
  • The moorings will be taken out.

The vice commodore’s report was accepted as submitted.

Old Business:

  • A letter will be sent to Gary Champion. A draft was presented and edits were requested. Jeff Graffum to assist Joe Wright with the verbiage.
  • The bylaw committee will consist of Joe Wright, Liz Lombard, Jeff Putur, Gary Champion, Dave Warner, John McGrath, and Drew Wile.

New Business:

  • Gary Champion reported to Joe Wright that Roberts Rules of Order requires a motion to be made at a meeting to appoint a special committee. It was discussed that the bylaws state that the commodore appoints all committees and article IX of the bylaws states the bylaws overrule Roberts Rules when they are inconsistent.
  • The knotweed will be sprayed when in bloom in 2014.
  • A bylaw amendment was presented by Dave Morin. After a discussion, a motion was made to submit the possible amendment to the bylaw committee, seconded, and approved unanimously.
  • The next board meeting will be held on December 3, 2013 at the  home of Rick Tucker at 7pm.
  • Motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:05, seconded, and approved.

Attest: David Morin, Secretary
Joseph Wright, Commodore