Lucky Marmon, Jane Winer, Tryon Wells,
John Cunningham, Ann Marie Cunnngham, Peter
Jones, David Winer, Jim Fulmer, Linda Phillips, Gordon
Phillips, Marianne Ross, Meredith Griggs, Star Mitchell,
Sherry Fitzdale, Karen Possner, Jody, Benjamin,
The meeting was called to order and the April
Minutes were approved unanimously.
Treasurer Ned Goddard was not
present, but reported that the club finances are in good
shape, and tax filing would be completed by May 15th.
The Capital Improvement and Repair budget has been
spent, primarily on the new dock.
Captain Drew Walsh extended
thanks to Peter Jones and Rodolfo Castro for removing
the decking screws from the swim float.
There was a discussion about the very popular pole
that, thanks to Dave Winer, was attached to the old
canoe dock and helped many members get in and out
of canoes more easily. It was not easy to install even
back then. Dave Winer says that he has “taken this on,”
and will strive to reinstall a pole. His idea, so far, might
require some metal work. John Stapko will assist. The
bottom line: This will be complicated.
The swim dock, Drew reported, would be in by the
weekend, May 22nd. He is still contemplating how the
club might use the dock that floated down the river
and landed at Sycamore Island last year.
Star Mitchell asked for volunteers to
help with the Canoe Cruisers’ Down River Race on
David Winer brought to the club the new, very
attractive black mugs that bear crossed paddles and a
Sycamore leaf. He purchased 144 of them. Many attendees
took home mugs with the promise of paying for
them as soon as the cost is determined.
Relief Caretakers’ Report
Jody Benjamin reported that
there is a dire need for relief caretakers on Saturday
mornings. She planned to send out an email alert to
members and said she would include as well a request
for safety monitors for the race.
It appears that many members are coming up with
excuses for why they cannot fulfill their relief caretaker
responsibilities. Members need to be reminded that
unless one is unable physically to perform the task, it is
part of a member’s obligation to the club. Those who
can’t do it on Saturday can substitute on Sundays.
The following have served as relief caretakers since publication
of the last Islander: Lisa Hemmer, Linda Greer,
Susan Dunham and Dan Schember, Peter and Debra
Friedman, Lynda and Gary Slayen, Kathy Kelley, Vicki
Judson, Sue and Greg Super, Avi Garbow (Anderson).
Jane Winer, once again, brought a huge batch of
scrumptious cookies. They disappeared quickly.
The next meeting will be on the Island on Wednesday,
June 10th, at 8:00.
The meeting was adjourned.