Lucky Marmon, Bill Marmon, David Winer,
Alison Levine, David Holdridge, Sherry Fizdale, Ben
Robinson, Ned Goddard, Jim Drew, Ann Marie
Cunningham, Richard Bertaut, Ned Goddard, John
Butler, Tryon Wells, John Noble, Drew Walsh, Geoff
Holdridge, John Noble, Vicki Judson, Joe Hage
Club President Tryon Wells called the meeting order.
The October Minutes were approved unanimously.
Treasurer Ned Goddard presented
the budget for 2017. He submitted a clear explanation
of the Club's 2016's expenditures, noting that unexpected
expenses caused expenditures to outpace
income by some 3% and required drawing funds from
the club’s reserves. Traditionally, the club’s budget has
been adjusted annually to reflect inflation. For 2016,
the cost of living increase is estimated to be 0.2%.
The proposed Operating Expenses Budget for 2017
is $92,100, reflecting increases in healthcare and insurance
costs, a few basic repairs of the club, and the CPI
increase. The 2017 budget will need to cover these projected
club expenses with an overall average dues and
fees increase of 6%. The budget was approved unanimously
by the attendees.
John Noble introduced Ben
Robinson. Ben and his wife applied for membership in
2012. Their three children Isaac, Daniel, and Penelope
have enjoyed their wait list status, camping on the Island
and canoeing. The family now lives in Winter Park,
Florida, but may at some point return to the area. Their
application for membership was approved unanimously.
Chairman John Noble is
assisted on this committee by Bill Marmon and Tryon
Wells. The time has come to fill club positions for 2017.
As of now, the following positions are filled:
President: Richard Bertaut
Assistant Captain: Rodolfo Castro
Recording Secretaries: Ann Marie Cunningham, Lucky
Positions that need to be filled:
Vice President, Captain, Financial Secretary, Newsletter
Please consider volunteering to fill one of these vacancies.
Personnel and Performance Committee
Chair Richard Bertaut submitted the committee’s recommendation
for a salary increase and bonus for the club’s caretaker.
These were approved unanimously.
Relief Caretakers Report
Madeleine Carter gives a big
thanks to the following October relief caretakers: Kevin
Haley, Eric Aaserud (twice), Lauren Brandt, Anya
Schoolman, Jared Farber, Patricia Benton, Penny
Mitchell, Christy and Garth Ross, Christopher Stern.
An ad hoc committee submitted recommendations
for changes in the existing by-laws for
standing committees. These had been sent to all members
prior to the meeting. One change was made in
standing rule 161 that related to the duties of the
Captain. Item was deleted. Other changes were
approved with the exception of the rules covering large
party camping on the Island. These will be discussed,
clarified, and voted on at the January meeting.
The swing and zip line
Dave Winer reported that the
swing has been replaced with a much better and safer
one. The new stainless steel zip line is stronger and
The annual Holiday party/meeting will be held at
8:00 on December 14th at the home of Meredith
Griggs, 6506 78th Street, Cabin John, 301-229-4935.
The event is a potluck! The hostess provides only the
venue. Please bring food and drink to share.
The meeting was adjourned.