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                         Board Meeting Minutes  April 4, 2018                

Nalini Amin called the meeting to order at 1:06 pm with 18 members present. She thanked Joyce Brady for hosting the meeting. She also thanked everyone on the board who supported her who throughout her term.  

Vice President Donna Cerna is collecting the folders and will recreate the contents because of a computer crash.

Secretary Maggie Blanchard read the March 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 reported there are 211 members and 3 applications out. Membership renewal notices will be mailed out May 1st and payment is due May 25th. Anyone who joins between now and June will only be charged for the upcoming year.

Luncheons – Millie Ginsburg, Muriel Usselman and Donna Jones reporting

- April is Route 66 for a Sock Hop.

- May is Kelly’s. 70 people is the minimum. Menu is tri-type beef, onion glaze, mashed potatoes, vegetables, chicken marsala with vegetables, vegetarian pasta, fresh baked bread, white or chocolate cake with butter cream frosting. Coffee, hot and cold tea, water. $29. Room holds 240. Diane Millikin motioned to pay the price of $29. Approved.

- June is Piccola Trattoria

- July is Hilton Garden Inn


Activities – Pat Oguss reporting. There is a correction to the dates for Diane Gilden’s Easy Mahjong day. They will be held April 9th and 23rd. Game day is at Pat’s on April 30th.

Web Mistress Barri Boren not present. Donna C. reported the deadline for updates is the 10th.

Programs – Pat reporting. May is installation. June is determined.

Decorations – Jodie Baker reporting. Decorations are ready for the April sock hop. Installation is under control.

Recruitment – Luana Law reported that Coffee Corner at Coco’s was successful. April is at Everest. May is Mama’s Table.

Auditor – Mikki Garside – nothing to report.

Birthdays – Sonja Ley – nothing to report. 

Publicity – Gwen Halstead not present. It was noted that there have been numerous articles in the local papers.

Reservations – Kay Moioffer reporting. 30 are signed up for the luncheon as of the date of the board meeting.

Explorers – Kathy Giddens not present and no report provided to the President. Nalini reported the following:

Clifton’s Cafeteria April 28th $10 for train trip. Dash bus.

May is Brunch at the Beach.

Hostesses – Muriel Usselman reporting that everything is running smoothly. She will not be at the April luncheon so she will ask Gwen to assist.

New Member Liaison – Jodie sent a card welcoming a new member.

Parliamentarian - Alyce Kesselman not present. Mikki reported on her behalf and everything is under control.

Opportunity Drawing - Carla Lewis reported that they are adjusting well to the ticket roller system.

Social: Joyce Brady and Diane

Bowling is Monday, April 16th, noon to 3pm, at Santa Clarita Lanes on Soledad.

Joyce provided information about renting library space

Sunshine – Kitty sent out several cards.  

New Business – Donna C. wants outgoing chair persons to meet with new chair persons to turn over and share information. Signups for next year board meeting.

May board meeting will be at Rajinder Dhinsa’s house.

June board meeting with potluck is at noon at Nalini’s house.

Meeting adjourned at 2:00 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Maggie Blanchard


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