The members gathered at the home of Meredith Griggs for the Annual meeting/holiday party. Tryon Wells then called the meeting to order. The first order of business was to thank our hostess for sharing her home with us on this festive occasion.
David Winer, Diane Noble, Jim Drew, Jane Winer, Lucky Marmon,
Star Mitchell, Steve Newman, Richard Bertaut, Larry Heilman, Ned Goddard,
Gerry Barton, Sandi Komarow, Jeff Komarow, Cindy Bertaut, Penelope
Mitchell, Drew Walsh, Molly Newberry, Anne Heilman, Kathy Carroll, Stan
Fowler, Bill Marmon, Bruce Gaber, Susanna Membrino, John Membrino, Judy
Lentz, John Cunningham, and Ann Marie Cunningham.
John Noble provided a summary of membership activity
for the year. The Club currently has the maximum of 160 regular members
with 13 of them becoming members in 2016. There are also 71 senior
members, 6 of whom became eligible this year after 20 years of regular
membership; 22 inactive members who are living outside the area; and 15
honorary members. There are 59 Waiting List Applications (maximum 60).
John Noble and Bill Marmon assembled an august
team of volunteers who will serve as officers and supervisors in 2017. But
first, John recognized those who have served us well and are now retiring from
their current positions, particularly those who have served for many years,
Financial Secretary Lisa Kliefoth (~20 years), Editor Carol Beehler (6 years),
Captain Drew Walsh (4 years), Law Supervisor Parker Moore, our President
Tryon Wells, Supervisor of Large Parties Jonathan Zimmerman, and Supervisor
of Swimming Roger Herst.
Then John introduced those officers who are leaving the current position to
take on new responsibilities - Richard Bertaut takes up the gavel as he moves
from Vice President to President, John Noble will cease conducting new
member orientations and takes on the Vice Presidency, Sharon (Sherry) Fizdale
leaves her position as Supervisor of Finance and becomes Financial Secretary,
and Ann Marie Cunningham sets down her notepad and becomes Supervisor
Officers who are remaining in their current roles include Ned Goddard as
Treasurer, Lucky Marmon as Co-Recording Secretary, Karen Possner as
Archivist, Rodolfo Castro as Deputy Captain, Marianne Ross as Supervisor of
the Clubhouse, Alice Bullard as Supervisor of Grounds, Karl Kosok as
Supervisor of Painting/Carpentry, Tryon Wells as Supervisor of the Website,
George and Shelley Malusky as Supervisor of Entertainment, Joe Cecil as
Supervisor of Canoeing, and Madeleine Carter as Supervisor of Relief
Those who are new to Island leadership were warmly welcomed - Stan Fowler
as Captain, Rebecca Beynon as Supervisor of Law, Molly Newberry as
Supervisor of Camping and Large Parties, Larry Heilman as Supervisor of
All the nominees were elected by acclamation.
John also reported that there are still a few opportunities available to those
who wish to become more involved with the Island. Please contact John if you
are interested in becoming the Membership Secretary, Editor, or Co-Recording
Ned Goddard reported that the Club has been spending
more each year, primarily because of rising insurance costs and unexpected
repairs. There will be an increase in dues and fees of approximately 5% in
2017. The number of members is specified in the Bylaws. Contact Ned if you
are interested in details on expenditures and income. The budget passed.
Relief Caretaker Scheduler's Report
Madeleine Carter reported via email
that she is very grateful to those members and wait list applicants who
operated the ferry for us in November. Greg Hitz, Meghan Mullan (TWICE!),
John Beck, Sherry Fizdale, Edward Tilghman, Eric Simpson, and Renee
Dunham enjoyed a lovely day on the Island with occasional ferrying
Next Meeting and Adjournment
The next meeting will be held on January 11
at 8:00 at the home of Susanna and John Membrino, 5305 Tuscarawas Road,
Bethesda. The meeting was adjourned so we could enjoy a delicious repast
and the lovely home of Meredith Griggs.
Ann Marie Cunningham