The Colony Club, Inc. General Meeting Minutes—October 16, 2016

The meeting was called to order at 7:10 P.M. by president, Diane Mozzo.  The Pledge of Allegiance, and the Collect were said then the guests were introduced. Al Crescenzo was our guest speaker and he imparted his knowledge about the period of Grace Kelly’s life prior to her marrying and becoming a princess.

We then proceeded with our business meeting. First, the group from CAPA performed a short skit for halloween.

The minutes were read from September, and Diane Mozzo advised the members that after this meeting, the General Meeting minutes will not be read at the meetings.  Instead, the minutes will be included in the Newsletter email which are sent to members. Those members without email will receive a copy in the mail. Minutes do not require a motion to accept.

The treasurer’s report showed an opening balance of $$7,594.06 as of 8/31/2016 and a closing balance of $5,827.64 on 10/2/2016. Grants and Aid opening balance on 8/31/2016 was $5045.41 and $7,809.12 on 10/2/2016. As with the minutes, the treasurer’s report does not need a motion to accept. Full details of the report will be attached to a copy of the original minutes on file with the recording secretary.

Department Reports
American Home—At the October 25th meeting, members are asked to bring items such as toiletries, sweat suits or flip flops to be given to CARA.

Literature—Denise Szymanski and Anne Glenning will host the November book club meeting at Denise’s home.  The book is The Diary of Anne Boleyn.

CAPA—The group will meet in the library Thursday morning and work on the Halloween Parade

Armchair Travel—The members will meet tomorrow at Carolyn Lothian’s, and she will show her video of her latest trip to Italy.

Committee Reports
Ways and Means—Sandy Crescenzo advised members that the Spaghetti Dinner was a success. Members were reminded of future fund raisers, Boscov’s tomorrow, Fashion Show in April and Candle sale. Diane Mozzo said a survey was taken and only 28 members attended the spaghetti dinner.

Candles—Denise Szymanski reported she had about $1000.00 already and we get 40%.  Some candles already ordered will be in during November and the deadline for new orders is November 10th.  Orders may be picked up at Denise’s.  Make check out to Colony Club.

Spelling Bee—Susan Newkirk said the dates for the Spelling Bee are January 26th and January 31st is the snow date.

Wounded Warrior/Christmas Dinner—Jeanne Robinson is signing up for food donations for the Wounded Warrior/Christmas Dinner on December 13th , 6 P.M. at the Senior Center.

October Activities Update
Block Party—Unfortunately, rain shortened the time spent.

Southern District Meeting

  • There is a Clean Ocean Action supported by the Federation on the Beach October 22nd. Participants meet at 6th and the Boardwalk, Civic Center, at 9:30 A.M. The clean up is 9 to 12:30.
  • The District is sponsoring the Walgreens Get a Shot Give a Shot which provides a child with a free flu immunization.
  • Cathi Ferber agreed to chair the Arts Creative for the colony Club at the Achievement Day.
  • Boatsies Boxes provide Christmas Stockings filled with candy and toys, $110.00 donation fills four stockings.
  • Three clubs are helping make purple caps for babies. Mothers are taught how to take care of a baby.
  • October is Domestic Violence month.

Welcome Night—This is at the Civic Center from 6 to 8 P.M. on October 26th.  Jane Snyder has volunteers.

Halloween Parade—All marchers must have an 8 x 11 white sign with #403 printed on it.  This is to be attached to costume on left side.

New Business
Discussion regarding new Bookmarks and T Shirts. The majority of members present would prefer a collared shirt.

Diane Mozzo reminded members to read their newsletter.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted,
Barbara Weber—Recording Secretary

cc:  Diane Mozzo, President


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