General Meeting Minutes – October 9, 2013

General Meeting Minutes – October 9, 2013

The Laurel Senior Friendship Club met on October 9, 2013, at the Laurel/Beltsville Senior Activity Center. President Ron Mayhugh opened the meeting at 10:30 a.m. with a prayer. We followed with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Our Choir gave us The Battle Hymn of the Republic, Autumn Leaves, and  Precious Lord Take my Hand. Betty Mannas welcomed new members and gave us the report on our treasury. We expect no big expenses for the rest of this year.

Betty has only 2 tables left for the Craft Show. We now have a flashing sign in front of the Center advertising the Craft Show. Last month Betty suggested we use our pocket change to help feed the hungry. We will do this again next month. This month the Center is collecting food items for the hungry.

Nan Tripp presented the Slate of Officers report from the Nominating
Committee. The following is the slate they proposed for 2014:

  • President, Ron Mayhugh;
  • Vice President, Jim Gordon and Tom Dernoga
  • 2nd Vice President, Eileen Pastore
  • 3rd Vice President, Millie Lindenberger
  • Secretary, Joyce Weir
  • Assistant Secretary, Phyllis Ross
  • Treasurer, Betty Mannas
  • Assistant Treasurer, Barbara Brent

There were no further nominations from the floor. The election of Officers will be held in November and the installation of Officers will be held in January.

Carol Kosydar reported no deaths last month. She also thanked everyone for the toiletries they donated for the baskets her committee members give out. Last
month her committee sent 28 cards; made 27 calls and 2 hospital visits; and 2 pieces of equipment came in and 1 went out. Carol is helping with the bake
sale for the Craft Show and would like to surpass what we made last year. She hopes we will bake a lot of cookies and brownies.

Attendance was 116 and our frighteningly ghoulish Halloween greeters were Sandy & Paul Heroux. Sandy and Paul pick up the bread every week and also
bring us peanut butter and jelly.

Jackie Sanders and Carol Koppal provided us with the amounts the club brought in for the Walmart card and the Bag and Box gift sale. They will now be concentrating on the Christmas tree raffle. Jim still has some 200 Club tickets available.

The 50/50 Raffle brought in $66 for the Treasury and $22 each for Donald Suter, Gloria Lewis, and Anna Cordone.

Joe Skladany reported the New York trip is full and leaving on the 13th. The Travel Committee is working on trips for next year. So far, they only have the February cruise definitely lined up. They are planning on Pittsburgh and Niagara Falls trips, since these were requested by the membership.

Since October is fire prevention month, our local fire fighters were here to talk to us. They recommended getting one of the new smoke alarms with batteries that last 10 years if our detectors are 10 years old or older. They would be glad to come and check if we have any problems at our home.

Ron gave the benediction; and we adjourned at 11:55 a.m.

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