Lucky Marmon, Bill Marmon, Tryon Wells,
Alison Levine, Ann Marie Cunningham, Karen Possner,
Drew Walsh, Ned Goddard, Gerry Barton, Richard
Bertaut, Vicki Judson
Club President Tryon Wells called the meeting to
order. The April Minutes were approved unanimously.
Vice-President Richard Bertaut,
filling in for Membership Chair John Noble,
announced that the following Saturday, May 14, was
the deadline for “waitlisters” who were welcomed into
membership to send in their annual dues. One couple,
citing specific reasons, requested a one-year postponement,
which was not granted. Richard will encourage
the couple to reconsider and make sure that they
understand they would have to go through the lottery
process again were they to seek membership.
Captain Drew Walsh reported that
the Spring Workfest was a great success with more than
80 persons participating. A number of projects are
planned, including new windows for the Caretaker’s
apartment and new doors for the club house.
The swim dock is in the water, but will not be
hooked up to its mooring system until the spring rains
diminish. Most safety equipment will also be installed
at a later date. The surfboard is out, as are the poles
and throw rings. Drew will be in touch with Steve
Newman regarding the safety placards. There is talk of
acquiring a row boat.
Gerry Barton noted that the rope for the swing is
wearing away. Drew will alert Dave Winer, who is the
The fire department is coming to the Island to do a
reconnaissance exercise. Drew suggested that they
might be interested in having a water safety day. Vicki
Judson recommended her son as a good person to help
with water safety instruction. Vicki Judson stressed the superiority of the “rowand-tow” method of rescuing swimmers. It is better
than trying to haul a swimmer aboard a boat or float.
It was suggested that our Swim Supervisor, Roger
Herst, write a piece for The Islander outlining the swim
safety rules for members.
Canoe Cruisers are scheduled to hold their annual
race and picnic on Sycamore Island on Saturday, May
14. They might have a water safety expert. Davy Hern
and Jim Drew are the Club’s best liaisons with Canoe
Relief Caretaker’s Report
Thanks to the following
April/May relief caretakers: Avi Garbow (twice) and
Nancy Anderson, Trisha Hartge, Peter Winkler, Story
Jones, Meredith Griggs, Alison Levine (twice), Paul
Lang, Beth Ewing, Paul Stanton and Kathleen Hooke,
Karen Possner, Bob McNulty, and Madeleine Carter.
Vicki Judson reported that she had not
yet found someone to co-chair the organization of a
Summer Soltice party and camp-out on the Island. It is
unlikely that the event will take place.
Vicki Judson requested and received approval for a
big party to be held on the Island on Sunday, July 31.
Some 35 persons will attend.
Alison Levine requested and received approval for a
large party on June 11.
Archivist Karen Possner reported that a D.C.
Historical Society staffer suggested that the Club might
want to have its land patents scanned and put on our
website. She recommended a company in the Palisades
for the job. Treasurer Ned Goddard, noting that a
budget of $500 is specifically designated for that type of
project, suggested that it be done.
Special thanks to Karen Possner for the delicious
cakes she served at this meeting.
The next meeting will be held at 8:00 on June 8, on the
Island. The meeting was adjourned.