July 2019 FRA General Meeting

Fairmount Rowing Association

Minutes of the General Meeting July 1st, 2019

 

 Attendees – Al Wachlin, Bob Galli, David A. Himes, Jr., Djordie Vilimanovic, Jim Sonzogni, Molly Konopka, John Krajewski, John Ryan, John Willemin, Mike J. Murphy, Rich Alexander, Sara Sargent, Red Sargent, Eddie Scacchitti, Vensi Ivanoff, Bill Hudome, Monica Bersani, Mike Cipollone, John Scott, Margo Angelopoulos, Mark Grady, Tom Owsten, Rob Maier, Tom Sibson, S Hogan, Barbara Hogan, Russ Abbey, Paul Read, Laurence Hookway, David Bates, Brian Perkins, Bill Rafter, Dave Lennon, Joe Mcelvenney, J.C Martin.

 

Meeting called to order at 7:03 pm.

           

1.       Membership – John K on behalf of Pete McNamara

People who are without a locker will be assigned one shortly. Be on the lookout for communication regarding the assignments.

 

2.       Treasurer’s Report –Fred Gerland

Finances are in good order. Combining our PNC and Vanguard accounts we have crossed over 500k. If you have any questions please reach out to Fred.

 

3.       Schuylkill Navy Report – Michael J Murphy

The dredging is still on pace to occur, we are looking at a Mid-August start, October Finish. We are still waiting on when things will be finalized.

The Philadelphia Youth Regatta is looking for volunteers, if you can help out please check out Boathouserow.org to sign up.

 

4.       Captain’s Report –John Scott

We are in great shape with our equipment. We welcome our new coach John Riley. Fairmount has at least two more summer regattas that we will attend: QCMR and also Carnegie Lake. The club is averaging 28 to 34 members at each practice.

 

5.       House Committee – John K

The house is in good standing. We are looking to update our fire, security and also our camera systems.

 

6.       Old & New Business

Quaker City Foundation (Bill Rafter)- Started in the 1990’s. The foundation is run by the board of directors, who are all Fairmount members. The foundations goals are to support rowing, provide funds if ever need to move or prevent sinking and also support the foundation of Fairmount Rowing Association. Right now, the foundations income is dividend, they are currently not solicitating donations. The biggest expenses they have are fees for bank accounts.

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:44 pm.

The next general meeting is September 9th, 2019.

 

                                                                                                David A Himes Jr

                                                                                                Recording Secretary

                                                                                                7/1/2019

March FRA General Meeting

Fairmount Rowing Association

Minutes of the General Meeting January 7th, 2019

 

 Attendees – Al Wachlin, Bob Galli, David A. Himes, Jr., Djordie Vilimanovic, Ted Nash., Jim Sonzogni,  Kevin Montenegro, Molly Konopka, Tom Greenwood , John Krajewski, John Ryan, John Willemin, Mike Breslin, Mike J. Murphy, Michael W. Murphy, Rich Alexander, Rob Maier, Sara Sargent, Red Sargent, Rob Hneleski, Steve Kowalik, Tom Kowalik, Craig Bischoff, Eddie Scacchitti, Bill Rafter, Curt Kaufmann, Joe Carroll, Sharon Collins, John Pickford, Paul Read, Ryan Henry, Vensi Ivanoff, David Mercante, Jon Merz, Stephan Matanovic

 

Meeting called to order at 7:03 pm.

           

1.       Membership – John Krajewski on behalf of Pete McNamara

Dues were due on 2/28. Please make sure if you have not paid Pete, you do so.

 

2.       Treasurer’s Report – John Krajewski on behalf of Fred Gerland

Finances are in good order. Numbers were not provided at the time of the meeting. If you have any questions please reach out to Fred and he will be able to answer them appropriately.  

 

3.       Schuylkill Navy Report – Michael J Murphy

The dredging will occur. The City of Philadelphia is under taking the effort along with the Schuykill Navy. Currently they are about $250,000 off from the final number of 4.5 million. They are waiting for donors to help put the project over the top.

In the meantime, the dredging will occur. The time frame is the following:

April 1st- The Bid goes out 

End of May - Contract Finalized and a time frame will be laid out of when the river and what sections will be dredged.

The idea of decennial dredging has been addressed. It could be funded by a bond that each club, organization and any individual would contribute to yearly. 

We will have to move our dock and will need volunteers to do so. They are looking to be moved above the viking "pedestal"

 

4.       Captain’s Report –John Scott

We will be purchasing new C2 oars, along with a new quad that is set to arrive on 3/16. We are still in the process of trying to find a new coach. We thank Joe K for stepping in to provide coaching while we look.

 

5.       House Committee –Sharon Collins

The house is in good standing. Please be mindful of things around you that need to be taken care of while in the boathouse (trash, bar & table tops). New Committee members have joined and gave great feedback and ideas. The sign up list has to be renewed for tasks around the house as well as Spring Cleanup day

 

6.       Entertainment Committee –Monica Bersani.

Please keep Memorial Day open for the annual Rooster Race. We will have a potluck for the event and we will be dedicating boats as well.

 

7.       Old & New Business

Communication will be going out soon for the JL store. It will be open for a week at a discounted rate for all of our Fairmount gear. If you would like to add items or have ideas for new gear, reach out to Rob Hneleski.

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:38 pm.

The next general meeting is May 6th, 2019.

 

                                                                                                David A Himes Jr

                                                                                                Recording Secretary

                                                                                                03/05/2019

January FRA General Meeting

Fairmount Rowing Association

Minutes of the General Meeting January 7th, 2019

  Attendees – Al Wachlin, Bill Hudome, Bob Galli, Brian Perkins, Monica Bersani, David A. Himes, Jr., Djordie Vilimanovic, Fred Gerland, Ted Nash., Jim Sonzogni, Joe Mcelvenney,  Larry Connor, Kevin Montenegro, Molly Konopka, Tom Greenwood , Paul Stewart, John Krajewski, John Ryan, John Willemin, Margo Angelopoulos, Mike Breslin, Mike J. Murphy, Michael W. Murphy, Rich Alexander, Rob Maier, Kevin P Flynn, Sara Sargent, Red Sargent, Rob Hneleski, Tom Toland, John Scott, Tom Kowalik,Trey Ehmer, Craig Bischoff, Eddie Scacchitti, Jacob Svoboda, Joe Kieffer, Joe Oberlies, Dennis Maccormick, Laurence Hookway, Mike Cipollone, Pete McNamara, Tom Greenwood, Tom Owston.

  

Meeting called to order at 7:01 pm.

  1.      Membership – Pete McNamara

Dues will be mailed out shortly via email. Please make sure to get your dues paid on time.  If you are deciding not to re-new, please let Pete right away as we have a waiting list for membership.

 2.      Treasurer’s Report – Fred Gerland

Finances through end of 2019:

      Income - $311K

      PNC Bank - $31K

      Vanguard - $425K

3.      Schuylkill Navy Report – Michael J Murphy

There has been some traction for the dredging project. Money has been raised by Schuykill Navy, Boathouse Row (including Fairmount) and Penn, Drexel, and Lasalle to help cover some of the costs. If the project would take place, it would start after the Independence Day regatta on the race course and wrap up hopefully before the H.O.S regatta.

 4.      Captain’s Report –John Scott

Please be mindful of the equipment in the boat bays. Dings are still occurring even with measures being taken to prevent them. We are in the early stages of trying to find a new coach. We thank Joe K for stepping in to provide coaching while we look.

 5.      House Committee – John Krajewski (On Behalf of Sharon Collins)

The house is in good standing.

 6.      Entertainment Committee –Monica Bersani.

Please be on the lookout for an e-vite for the Club Banquet that will take place at the end of Feburary/early March (date tba)

 7.      Old & New Business

None to report

 8.      Nominations

The following individuals have been elected for officer and board positions.

 President: John Krajewski

 Vice President: Kevin Montenegro                                                                

Coxswain:  Margo Angelopoulos

First Lieutenant: Djordie Vilimanovic

Board of Directors: Al Wachlin, Mike J Murphy

 The following members retain their seat as officers:

Captain: John Scott

Treasurer: Fred Gerland               

Financial Secretary: Pete McNamara

Recording Secretary: David Himes Jr

Schuylkill Navy Representative: Michael J. Murphy                  

Meeting adjourned at 7:43 pm.

The next general meeting is March 4th, 2019.

 

                                                                                                David A Himes Jr

                                                                                                Recording Secretary

                                                                                                01/08/2019