September 10, 2013 Board Minutes

The Ipswich Outboard Club Board of Directors held a regular meeting at the home of Rusty Spencer, Ipswich, Ma. Commodore Wright called the meeting to order at 7:08 pm. All IOC officers and directors were present.

The minutes from the previous meeting on July 2, 2013 were approved.

Secretary’s Report:

  • The mailbox and email have been steady with requests.

  • 48 on the waiting list. New application received from Daniel Parrro with appropriate paperwork. Motion made to add him onto the waiting list, seconded, and approved. 49 now on the waiting list.

The secretary’s report was approved as submitted.

Treasurer’s Report:

Checking Account            $7,925.11
MMCH Account            28,466.39
Total                36,391.50

  • Invoice for tide charts is in.

  • The IOC is right on budget.

  • All 2014 budget items must be given to the treasurer at the October 2013 meeting.

  • A draft budget for 2014 will be presented at the November meeting.

  • May 2013 taxes will be filed. The fiscal year will be changed to calendar year starting in January 2014.

  • The annual meeting will be planned for 1/14/14 or 1/21/14. Meeting place TBD.

  • The 2014 cook-out will be planned for 5/18/14.

  • A new CPA is being looked into.

The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.

Vice Commodore’s Report:

  • 2013 was a good season but parking at the club was an issue.

  • Parking lines will be looked into.

  • Weed-wacking should be done around the catwalks.

  • The camera has been installed at the club for security and surveillance. Over 1700 pictures have been taken.

  • Ramp Haul- 10/20/13 at 12 noon.

  • All work permits have been extended to 2016.

The vice commodore’s report was accepted as submitted.

Old Business:

  • Parking rules will be reviewed with a member who has caused some issues.

  • The parking lot was not full in 2013 with member’s vehicles.

New Business:

  • The dinghy will be replaced. The BOD and Member Allen Gromko will look for a new one. The two old dinghys will be given away or destroyed due to their condition.

  • A report of a non-member using the ramp was given. The offender used profanity when asked questions. A ‘No Trespass’ letter will be sent to the offender and a copy sent to the Ipswich Police Dept. The offender will be arrested if he trespasses again at the IOC.

  • Members will be spoken to about boats being muffled and no wake zones in the river near the IOC.

  • A lengthy discussion was held on Ron Cameron’s passing. It was happily agreed upon to send a special flower arrangement from the club to the funeral home and a donation in Ron’s name to the Cancer Society.

  • T-shirts will be given away at the annual meeting to help with attendance.

  • After a lengthy discussion it was agreed upon to have Liz Lombard and Joe Wright speak with Gary Champion about his bylaw and IOC Board concerns.

  • The next board meeting will be held on October 1, 2013 at the home of Joe Wright at 7pm.

  • Motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:05, seconded, and approved.

Attest: David Morin, Secretary
Joseph Wright, Commodore