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                                        Board Meeting February 7, 2018

President Nalini Amin called the meeting to order at 1:11pm with 17 members present. She thanked Jeane Cruse for hosting the meeting.

Vice President - Donna Cerna not present.

Secretary - Maggie Blanchard read the January minutes and they were approved as read.

Treasurer - Marjie Potechin reported on the income and expenses which were approved and a copy attached to the minutes.

Membership - Janice Weiner not present. Nalini reported that there are currently 206 members and 3 applications pending.

Luncheons - Donna Jones reporting.

March is at Black Angus. Menu is mixed green salad, prime rib, salmon with rice, and top sirloin with prawns; baked potato, hot rolls and drinks, chocolate cake. Cost is $24. Also, the manager is donating a $20 raffle ticket for the opportunity drawing. A concern was brought up that there is no chicken offered. Donna will revisit the menu.

April is Route 66 for a Sock Hop. There will be hamburgers plus vegetarian and chicken options.

May is open.

There was some discussion about future locations including a possible picnic in a park. Several hurdles were noted and the members present at the meeting thought indoor venues would be better options.

Activities – Pat Oguss not present.

Webmistress – Barri Boren reported that the deadline for updates is the 10th.

Programs -

March: Barri Boren, with the help of Grace Elliott, has arranged for two deputies to come talk about traffic safety, crime issues, etc. Their presentation will be about 20 minutes.

April: Jodie and Barri are working on the Sock Hop.

May is installation of new officers.

June: Jodie is arranging to have a CHP volunteer officer to talk about a new car safety program for seniors, known as Car Fit.

Decorations – Jodie Baker thanked all of the people who helped her with the February Coco Chanel program.

Recruitment – Luana Law reported that Coffee Corner is at IHOP. March is at Coco’s

Publicity – Gwen Halstead not present

Reservations – Kay Moioffer will take over this position for the remainder of this year.

Explorers – Kathy Giddens reported that Hamburger Mary’s was very successful with about 45 in attendance.

March 24th is Clifton’s Cafeteria.

May is Brunch at the Beach. We need 24 reservations and currently have 6 openings.

Kathy and Gerri are already making plans for next year.

New Member Liaison – Jodie noted there will be 7 new members at the February luncheon.

Parliamentarian - Alyce Kesselman had nothing to report.

Opportunity Drawing - Carla Lewis asked if the board would be open to a prize ticket tumbler drum. They’re around $45. Donna Jones made a motion to approve the purchase, which was approved.

Social - Joyce Brady and Diane Millikin are working on a bowling event for April 30th. It will take place at the bowling alley on Soledad. It will include shoes, bowling ball, 2 games, pizza and a soft drink.

Bingo may be at the Valencia Library meeting room on March 29th. There will be light snacks. The meeting room rental rate is $30 per hour as a resident but we would need liability insurance. Discussion ensued. Marjie made motion to approve the liability policy, which was approved.

Sunshine – Kitty not present but she did send out a few cards.

Old business – Non-member participation; should it be included in the roles and responsibilities for some board positions, such as teas, luncheons, explorers? Discussion ensued. Diane motioned that we approve the addition of guidelines. Motion approved.

New Business: One of the members asked about changing the voting process for new board members. It was noted that the process is stated in the by-laws which would have to be changed and these changes could not be enacted until next year. Members can come to the luncheon location to cast their vote and they are not required to stay for lunch.

Also, the slate of new officers was presented to the board. Barri Boren made a motion and it was approved.

The January meeting will be at Jodie Baker’s house.

Meeting adjourned at 2:14 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Maggie Blanchard









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