Lucky Marmon, Bill Marmon, Star Mitchell, Elizabeth Thomas,Geoff Holdridge,Jim Drew,Gerry Barton, Mike Petrilli, Dick Schleicher, CarolSchleicher,Mark Devito, Drew Walsh, Rololfo Castro, LisaCatalone Castro, Tryon Wells, Peter Friedmann, Debbie Friedmann
The minutes of the June meeting which had not been approved due to lack of quorum at the July meeting were unanimously approved.
Membership Chairmanís Report
None. Attendees voted unanimously in favor of admitting Tom Umhau
to membership in the club.
Captain Drew Walsh reported that the
safety cable to the ferry, which was taken out by a falling
tree branch, was repaired by Joe Hage with the help of
Gerry Barton. They will discuss replacing the cable and
pulley system once the leaves fall off the trees.
Assistant Captain Rudolfo Castro reported that he,
along with David Winer and Steve Newman, installed a
pole on the canoe dock that will assist paddlers getting
in and out of canoes. Drew said there are several improvements they hope to make to the dock, such as bolting on ledge cubes and a bumper so that kayakers can get in and outmore easily.
Jim Drew suggested having something at the end of the
ramp to facilitate putting canoes on the canoe carrier.
Gerry Barton expressed safety concerns over both the
rope swing and the zip line, noting that he had witnessed
accidents on both. Drew noted that the inspector
for the clubís insurance company did not mention any
concerns. He also thought that a safe webbing structure
could be added to the branch that supports the swing.
Relief Caretaker Report
Madeleine Carter thanks the following for their caretaking service during August: Phoebe Hamill, Norman and Nancy Metzger, Eric Aaserud, Mark Wales, Meredith Griggs, Stephen Scholz,
John Beck, Luca Anderlini. She is still looking for volunteers
for September 17th and 24th from 2 to dusk
and October 15th from 2 to dusk. The rest of the
Saturdays in October and November are wide open.
Please contact Madeleine at email@example.com to volunteer.
Star Mitchell expressed her appreciation of the mention in The Islander that the Canoe Cruisers Association had dedicated its 2016 Roster and Handbook to her in honor of her many years of organizing the CCA Race.
Members requested an update on the Labor Day
The Oldtimers/Goodtimers event is usually held in late
September/early October. Lucky Marmon has organized
this potluck lunch on the Island for the last three years
but will be out of town this fall. Anyone willing to take
over should contact Lucky (301 654 7893 or lucretiamarmon@
gmail.com). It is very easily organized and she has
an instruction sheet to guide the organizer.
Gerry Barton reported that the granddaughter of
former Sycamore Island Caretaker Frank Davis (dec.
1973) recently visited the Island. She and her family
congregated around the old fireplace, which is dedicated
Peter Friedmann praised the quality of the recent
Islander and expressed his appreciation of Caretaker
Joe Hage. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday,
September 14th at 8:00 on the Island.