Sycamore Island
Meeting Minutes

December 10, 1997

Tryon Wells, John Thomson, Peggy Thomson, David Winer, Jane Winer, Gerry Barton, Phil Jones, Jinny Jones, Ann Michener, John Michener, Joe Vogel, Mary Vogel, Johnna Robinson, Brad Coolidge, Norman Metzger, Barbara Kraft, Renee Dunham, John Stapko, Larry Heilman, Bill Kugler, Joan Kugler, Doc Taliaferro, Phyllis Taliaferro, Pat Barnett-Brubaker, Holly Syrrakos

Vice President Tryon Wells, standing in for the President, called the meeting to order at 8:09 p.m.

The membership approved the Minutes of the previous meeting.

Recording Secretary's Report
Holly Syrrakos gave copies of the revised Bylaws and Standing Rules to the Vice President for review.

Peggy Thomson announced that Steve Walters will pay his $20 to stay on the waiting list.

Election of Officers
On a voice vote, the following slate was approved for 1998:

President -- Tryon Wells
Vice President -- Barbara Kraft
Recording Secretary -- Holly Syrrakos
Treasurer -- Johnna Robinson
Financial Secretary -- Jinny Jones
Membership Secretary -- Peter Winkler
Editor -- John Thomson
Archivist -- Jessie Bakeman
Captain -- John Matthews
Deputy Captain -- John Stapko

Canoeing -- David Winer
Swimming -- Al Brown
Grounds -- Coy Lay
Painting/Carpentry -- Dave Holdridge
Camping/Parties -- Bill Eichbaum.

Chairs of Standing Committees
Finance -- Phil Jones
Law -- Chris Klieforth
House -- Susan Garbini
Entertainment -- George & Marcia Loeb

Jessie Bakeman will serve her last term as archivist in 1998. David Winer described the Washington Canoe Club elections which were hotly contested and held by secret ballot.

Winter Relief Caretaker hours
Doc Taliaferro requested that the Island have a caretaker until dark (or closing.) Norman Metzger will put two caretakers on for the winter shifts and he will work out shift times. As a reminder: If you take the ferry off the lock on the Maryland side, you should remember to listen for the bell so that the Island is accessible to others.

Large Parties
The proposed change in the large party procedure was amended to include senior members to be eligible to host parties. The vote on the change in rules was tabled until the next meeting because there are small adjustments that will be discussed with Bill Eichbaum (the author of the procedure) before the meeting.

Lockers for Guest Card members
It was suggested that if guest card members were going to be allowed to have lockers, that this be determined in time for annual billing. However, there is no provision for billing for lockers so a decision was postponed indefinitely.

Next Meeting
The January meeting of the Sycamore Island Club will be held at 8 p.m., Wed., Jan. 14 at Susan Garbini and Ian MacGregor's home at 6605 Pyle Rd., Bethesda. Phone: 301-229-0924.

Thanks to the Thomsons
The meeting thanked and applauded the Thomsons for their generous hospitality.

The meeting adjourned at 9:20 p.m.

Holly Syrrakos, Recording Secretary