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      Board Minutes - Newcomers 
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Board Minutes - Newcomers and Friends 

                                                   Board Meeting August 3, 2016


President Diane Millikin called the meeting to order at 1:03 pm with 21 members present.

Diane commented on the success of the July luncheon. The August luncheon will be at Marie Callenders and everything is on track for the event. The Evening Under the Stars social event is at Diane’s house on Saturday, August 27th at 7pm. Please sign up if you haven’t already done so.

Minutes – Maggie Blanchard – The minutes of July 6, 2016 were read and approved.

Treasurer – Kay Moioffer reported on the Income and Expenses of the Club. The report was approved and was made available. A copy is attached to the minutes.

Vice President – Nalini Amin – Nothing to report.


Joyce Brady reported that everything is in order for the August and September luncheons.

Sonja Ley reported on the October, November, December luncheons.

-There was significant discussion on the October and November luncheons, regarding the amount of space we are being given, at Valencia Country Club and Knollwood Country Club. Both are not offering their large ballrooms as originally planned.  Sonja will consider larger locations and will also double check on the availability of the large ballrooms.

-December is Le Chen. Price is currently $27 but Sonja will negotiate. Diane reminded us that we give $5 off for the December luncheon.

Membership – Janice Weiner reported there are 176 members. She has mailed out 3 applications and several people have expressed interest in attending the Coffee Corner.

Web Mistress – Barri Boren

 - Barri reminded everyone that reports are due on 10th.

 -To protect our privacy, everyone’s last names have been removed from the website.

 -Facebook – they’re shooting for a September kickoff. It will be private, for club members only, and will be monitored.

Activities – Barbara Ferone reminded us that the next game day is August 29th.

Recruitment – Luana Law reported that the July Coffee Corner was in a private room at Coco’s. 20 people attended, with 4 new members and 2 long time members that had never attended before. Coco’s is a good venue with reasonable prices.

-August Coffee Corner is at IHOP on Soledad, in Canyon Country.

Auditor – Mikki Garside – nothing to report

Birthdays – Maggie Blanchard – nothing to report

Explorers – Donna Cerna reported that the train trip will not occur in August. It has proven to be a complicated task to arrange when you are renting the entire car. The trip will be scheduled in 2017, and the majority agreed with this change.

-Donna would also like access to the calendar so she can add detail to her activities.

-There was a separate discussion on whether there is good notification occurring for the activities. Alyce Kesselman suggested that Shirley’s email blasts include a one liner, reminding readers about upcoming events, and to check for details on the website. Barri will work on rearranging the website to make the activities more upfront and apparent to viewers.

Historians – Kathy Kunkel requested any photos from the Vino Train Trip.

Hostesses – Jeanine Boren/Muriel Usselman - Hostesses need to be at the August luncheon by 11:30 for coordination of the recognition of new members. Joyce is getting the corsages and needs to know how many to purchase. Alyce sent out 25 invitations. It was also determined that any returning members should also be recognized verbally (no corsage or biography).

Programs – Grace Elliott not present.

Decorations – Joyce Brady - nothing to report.

Parliamentarian – Alyce Kesselman - nothing to report.

Publicity – Gwen Halstead not present.

Opportunity Drawing – Carla Lewis - nothing to report

Social – Pat Oguss not present. Diane reported in her absence.

-Julia Child is confirmed for Tuesday April 25th, 12pm, at Pat’s house.

-Party Fortune Teller is confirmed for Tuesday January 31st, 1-3pm, at Pat’s house. $10 charge. Limit of 24.

-Senior Olympics is Thursday, September 29th, 10:30am, at Diane’s house. The 6 teams are full. We still need 3 cheerleaders who will also be backups. Bring a sack lunch.

-Evening Under the Stars is Saturday, August 27th, 7pm. R.s.v.p. by Monday that week. Bring an appetizer and beer or wine.

-Halloween Costume Party is Saturday, October 29th.

-Cookie Exchange is Saturday, December 10th.

-Murder Mystery, “Bachelorettes and Bullets”, is Wednesday, March 29th at 12pm.  

Sunshine – Kitty Zimmerman. Nothing to report.

Old Business

Tablescapes for October Luncheon – Muriel has a sign up sheet for themed tables. About 4 to 5 people on each team plus 3 judges. Muriel will create a write up for Shirley to send out.

New Business – No further business came before the meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 2:03pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Maggie Blanchard, Secretary






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