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Board Meeting Minutes: July 11, 2018

Donna Cerna called the meeting to order at 1:01 PM with 17 members present. Coralee read the June minutes, and they were approved as read, with the following clarification: There was discussion regarding luncheon payment for non-members who wish to attend the luncheons. Article 10 of the bylaws already states that guests of a member must be paid for by the member, so pre-payment is required only for those who are not coming as guests of a particular member.

Margie read the treasurer's report, which will be filed for audit. She passed out copies of the approved budget.

Maggie discussed the upcoming luncheons: Olive Garden in August for $23 with 5 menu choices, and a motion was carried to attend Black Angus in September for $24. October is PJ's, with a buffet; December is possibly Sand Canyon; January is possibly the American Legion.

Pat discussed upcoming programs: August--Rancho Camulos docent; September--"Around the World in 80 Days" costumes as participants desire; November--financial planner; December--Santa and possibly a choir; January--annual auction; February--Personal safety trainer; March--Coralee discussing Victorian manners and customs; April--Eleanor Roosevelt re-enactor; May--installation of new/returning board members.

Jodie said she'd have Independence Day themed decorations for the July luncheon.

Kay said 39 people had reserved places for the luncheon.

Janice said 188 people had responded for membership.

Sandy discussed conversion of the website to WordPress, and she will work with GoDaddy designers to convert the existing website to WordPress. Maggie, Donna, and Sandy will set a meeting to discuss the website redesign. GoDaddy reduced the one-time fee and offered the first year free. They will ask if email may be maintained by the website.

Barbara announced that they would like more new members at the game days.

Kathi announced the following Explorer trips: Sept. 6--Huntington Library free admission day, carpools for transportation, tea is $35, with other food options available as well. Oct. 14--Gibbons Conservation Center in Saugus, $15 admission, $10 for those over 60. No trips scheduled for Nov./Dec. Jan.- undecided. Feb.21&22--train trip to Riverside to see the decorated and illuminated Mission Inn. Overnight stay at a reasonably priced hotel. March--possibly San Sylmar. April 17--Drag Queen Bingo, $20, carpools for transportation. May--Self-Realization Fellowship in Malibu. A motion was carried to approve all these trips.

Luana informed us that the next coffee would be July 19 at the IHOP in Canyon Country.

Joyce announced an ice cream social for Aug. 30.

Nalini said that not a lot of new members would be in attendance for the July luncheon, but the

September luncheon would have a special welcome for new members because Milly could not attend the August luncheon, when the welcome was originally planned.

Janice proposed a cookie exchange on Saturday, December 8, 1-3 PM, each person bringing 3 dozen cookies. A motion carried to have this event.

Kathy Hagemann reminded us that the budget had money for Evelyn to process photos, as needed.

Further discussion of the budget led to these changes: $200 increase to Luncheon Subsidies. $200 increase to Membership, $100 increase to Newsletter, and $500 increase to Social Events. The motion  to amend the budget carried.

The next meeting will be at Diane Millikin's home.

Donna adjourned the meeting at 2:35 PM.


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