March 15, 2017 General Meeting Minutes

Diane Mozzo opened the meeting at 6:35 P.M. Members recited the Collect and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Members observed a moment of silence for Mary Rodgers, a recently deceased member of the Colony Club. Joanne Staniec informed members that there will be a event for Mary since she had said there should be a party in remembrance of her.

The minutes from the February meeting were accepted.

Department Reports

American HomeKathy Allegretto informed the group that the Humane Society did a presentation at the last meeting. The Shores thanked those who brought cookies for residents. Next month Frank Donato from the city, will be the speaker.

Literature—March’s book was Failure of Imagination, and April’s meeting will be at Dot Aiken’s. April’s book is Voices from Chernobyl.

CAPAElaine Novello asked for more participants to join the group.

Travel—The meeting is March 21st at Barbara Weber’s.

Ways and MeansDenise Szymanski reported on Flower Power. So far we have sold $246.00 and we get 50% back which means $123.00 will be made. The deadline for ordering is March 31st.

Gerri Cusato reported that the tickets for the Fashion Show are going well and the event is a month away. Items are needed for the sales table, and there will be a 50/50. Flyers are available for distribution.

Girls Career Institute has one delegate and two alternates selected by a committee of Diane Mozzo, Jane Snyder and Diane Root.

Diane Mozzo reported for Jane Snyder that the pinwheels were ordered for The State Project. They will be sold at the Block Party in May. There is a Riverboat Cruise in Toms River as a fund raiser, and forms are available.

Achievement Day is April 26th. Anyone wanting to enter a display should contact either Cathi Ferber (Arts Creative) or Angel Smith (Conservation). Applications must be turned in no later than April 9th. Flyers show all the information. Members can attend without an entry. Give Diane Mozzo a check for $33.00 ($30.00 plus $3.00 registration fee)

The NJ Federation Convention is May 8-10 at the Golden Nugget. It is $20.00 for three days and $15.00 for one day if you sign up ahead of time.

Old Business

Thank you notes were received from Liam, who participated in the Spelling Bee, and he thanked the club for having the Spelling Bee and also for the Visa Card. The United Methodist Home was appreciative of the cookies members gave them. The Ecumenical Council thanked members for the food donation.

Anyone who would like to order a shirt may do it on line.

Carla Heist was honored for her 50 years as a member of the Colony Club. She will receive recognition at Achievement Day.

CAPA performed a short program.

New Business

The following new members in attendance were inducted into the club with a short ceremony:

  • Betty Schmidt sponsored by Ann Glenning
  • Janet Cook sponsored by Gerri Cusato
  • Susan Hogmanay sponsored by Judy Levy
  • Diane Root sponsored by Peg Cole
  • Ann Glenning—a returning member

President Diane Mozzo welcomed the ladies and thanked them for the work they had already done for the club.

The meeting adjourned at 7:10 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted,

Barbara Weber, Recording Secretary

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