It’s a Wrap – Swap & Annual Meeting – A Well Attended Success


This year’s annual Swap & Meeting was a great success and a good time was had by all. The day started before 9:00 with cars and trailers pulling in and setting up boats and equipment for sale. The came form CT, MA, NY, RI, NH, VT, NJ and ME and beyond.

For those in buying mode there was plenty to choose from. Boats were transferred from one trailer to another and moved from the ground to roof racks. Couldn’t make it or on the fence there are still quite a few ready to go rigs still up on the classified section.

The day moved on to the eating and the hungry hoards were all satisfied. No one was turned away and everyone was well fed.

Commodore James “T” Thieler opened the meeting with a colorful summary of last season full of Tisms, humor and more than a few innuendos. The momentum carried us all through the business parts of the meeting.

With the business end done it was time recognition time. Recognizing those on the race course with freshly crafted keeper trophies from Oliver’s new composite specialty company Moore Bro Co. Oliver, great job, awesome original design and a great conversation piece. Care to share the deflection numbers on that mast? For those not present Chis Miller is holding his trophy in one of the John Ziermann’s pictures below.

Off ice awards were awarded to officers and key club volunteers in recognition for their tireless efforts. These are the people who step up and get things done for all of us. Speaking of stepping up Henry Capotosto has once again answered the call and was elected Secretary (again).

As promised, something for the rest of the audience was handed out. Club mugs and a couple gift certificates from Landfall Stamford, CT and of course online.

The meeting was adjourned and the conversations continued for a couple additional hours in the parking lot.

Next up. The Lamb off ice tune up Saturday November 26 at Arthur C. Lamb Company in Canton MA. Take a break from post Thanksgiving shopping and come talk ice boating. Where would you rather be, the mall or trading sail fast knowledge? Details to come.

First ice is coming haul out your gear and be sure your ready.

Think and see you on the ice,

John Stanton
NEIYA Vice Commodore

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