Attending: Scott Robinson, Kurt Kaiser, Donnie McLean, Bill Marcussen, Tony Coco, Jane Montgomery, Phil Spencer, Woodie Laverack, Patrick Obed, Linda Robinson, Carol Cloutier, and guest Bob Burke
Thanks Linda for lunch -much appreciated.
Scott welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Scott will be doing the report to National.
Annual Meeting Minutes Approval: Donnie made a motion to accept the last Annual Meeting Minutes. Bill seconded. Motion carried.
Treasurers Report: Kurt gave out the financials. Kurt reported on the boat show –boat show did well –catering figures were much better than last year. Poster sales have done well –Steve will be leaving and Rob Lawrence will be taking over the sales and shipping of posters. Ships store is holding it’s own –Kurt and Jane to do inventory. As of now there are 70 award frames -these will be used for future shows. The Chapter is in good shape up to this point in time. There are still outstanding Cutwater advertisers who haven’t paid -these would be a write-off if the Cutwater is not going to be published anymore –as of now the Cutwater may only be an online presence until we get an editor. Thank you for your report Kurt. Bill made a motion to approve Treasurers Report as read, Woody seconded -motion carried
- Calendar for 2020
- Annual Meeting & Cruise –June 7, 2020, venue TBD
- Boat Show will remain the last Weekend in July -July 26-27, 2020.
- Car & Boat Rendezvous –September 19, 2020 -Need a Chairperson
- Fall Foliage Cruise –October 3 at Naswa
- Board Meetings TBD
- Bill Made a motion to accept the various show dates –Tony seconded, motion carried.
Boat show paintings: RESOLVED, Donate original Peter Ferber Boat Show paintings to New Hampshire Boat Museum in exchange for a permanent space in the new Museum to store New England Chapter memorabilia. Bill made the motion to give 3 original paintings of our choice to the Museum in exchange for the storage/and/or/display space. Patrick seconded the motion. Motion carried. 1998 Commemorative Anniversary Poster to be placed in the items that will be stored at the Museum. Scott to get acceptance and permission in writing from the Executive Director of the Museum to store/and/or display the New England Chapter items.
Kurt made a motion to involve Peter Ferber in the sale of the original paintings at any of his shows –he to receive an amount ½ over the price that the Chapter paid –Bill seconded. Motion carried. Posters to sell 2003, 2004, 2015. Bill requested 2006 and Woodie requested 2000.
Ships Store: Jane suggested we discontinue the operation of the Ships Store and just have a T-shirts for sale at the Show. Scott made a motion to phase out the Ship’s Store in 2020 and any remaining inventory be donated to an organization to TBD. Bill seconded. Motion carried. Lively discussion followed. It was resolved that at the July 2020 boat show items would sell at the normal price with signage to alert customers that once its gone there will not be anymore and sell of the leftovers at a much reduced price at the September Show.
New Business:The Cutwater is in need of an Editor. Discussion followed. Suggestions were: the Chapter will do a quarterly update on the website. Email newsletter. Bill made a motion to replace printed Cutwater with quarterly online Newsletter (downloadable PDF format). Kurt seconded. Motion approved. Content will be needed and all are asked to do short articles and provide pictures. Please contact Carol for information on picture and article format. Scott to send information to be included in the fall newsletter.
There was brief discussion on website since Steve may be leaving. No resolution at this time.
Bill made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Donnie seconded. Motion carried.