October 4, 2016 — Board Minutes


The Ipswich Outboard Club Board of Directors held a regular meeting at the home of Steve Clifford, Ipswich, Ma. Commodore Wright called the meeting to order at 7:22 pm. All IOC officers and directors were present except for Donald Clapp and Rick Tucker.

The minutes from the previous meeting on September 13, 2016 were approved.

Secretary’s Report:

  • A Ipswich WAC report was given.
  • The new lawn mowing contractor was discussed. More things are being trimmed and mowed.
  • The Ipswich River clean up event went very well.

The secretary’s report was approved as submitted.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Checking account        $16,680.47
  • MMCH account            29,718.98
  • TOTAL                           $46,399.45
  • Loan balance                $44,318.79
  • A discussion was held on budget and capital expenses.
  • A brainstorm session was held on expense ideas to be brought up at the annual meeting.

The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.

Vice Commodore’s Report:

  • Steve Clifford and John Sioninen met with North Shore Marine to inspect the ramp. Grout is chipping away but not structural issue. Panels in great shape. $3000 to re-grout if wanted.
  • No swimming signs installed on the ramp.
  • Possible lot improvements were discussed.
  • Shed clean out completed and clothes available.
  • Float haul, Friday 10/21/16 at 4pm.

The vice commodore’s report was accepted as submitted.

Old Business:

  • Ipswich Illumination was a success.
  • Halloween party being planned for 10/31 at the club property.
  • A new database was discussed at length. Motion made to hire new database web based service for $70 per month, seconded and approved.

New Business:

  • Next board meeting will be on November 8, 2016 at the home of Dave Morin at 7 pm.
  • New flagpole is being looked at.
  • Motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 pm, seconded, and approved.

Attest: David Morin, Secretary
Joseph Wright, Commodore