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Board Minutes 01/11

Newcomers and Friends Board Meeting
January 5, 2011

Meeting called order by Donna Jones at the home of Pat Passalacqua at 1PM. President Lorrie Kurowski is recuperating from throat surgery.

Minutes of December 1, 2010 read by Muriel Usselman, secretary and  accepted as read.

Luncheon - Karen is absent but February’s luncheon will be a Valentine theme at Le Chen. The next 3 months, March, April and May will be at the Country Club, the cost will remain the same.

Reservations - Laura will take reservations for the luncheons up until the Sunday before the event. Discussion regarding guest cancelations. It was decided members may make reservations for a guest but need to understand if that guest is a no-show without cancelation the member making the reservation is responsible for the money due the club. In addition, the reservation chairman is responsible for notifying those no-shows who owe money.

Membership -  Marlene reported we now have 176 members and new members cost will be $15 until the new year in June.

Treasurer -Kay Moioffer, treasurer, gave her report...

Web Mistress - Muriel thanked Marlene and Joan for their help with the newsletter and Webnews last month when she was having computer trouble and trying to leave town. Muriel also requested all persons sending Email information for the news to please also send a copy to Pat  Passalacqua, the assistant web mistress. Due to Muriel’s computer problem some info was lost and Pat did not receive copies. Marlene mentioned that the missing first page had been submitted and we really don’t know where it went. Also please remember the deadline of the 18th of the month is final and all information needs to be emailed.

Activities Cards – No report
There are 18 birthdays for the month of January.

Circulation - No report

Historian - no report

Hostesses -no report

Programs -  no report

Publicity -

-  Gwen has receipts from the recipients of all our donations.

Vagabonds - Many monetary donations were made at the last trip from auctioning many decorative items. Your donations have been impressive.

Sunshine -

New Business - We need volunteers to be on the nominating committee for our elections in May. Dorothy Karnes volunteered to be on the committee. A List was passed around for those board members to indicate willingness to serve again and those wishing to vacate and give the job to another.

Meeting adjourned at 1:45 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Muriel Usselman.

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