President Diane Mozzo opened the meeting at 7:10 P.M. The Collect and Pledge of Allegiance were said. Members were welcomed to our last meeting of the 2016-2017 year. Guest, Wendy Dorman, was introduced.
Diane Mozzo introduced our speaker, Mary Ellen Cropper, who spoke about her membership and various offices she held up to her current title—Southern District Vice President.
The minutes were accepted as written.
CAPA did a reading Barnyard Spring from the movie, Seven Brides and Seven Brothers.
Literature—Mary Hughes hosted the meeting on May 10th and reported a lively discussion of the book, and her husband entertained members by playing the piano. The last meeting of the year will be a lunch at Windjammer in June. The book for June is James Patterson’s, The Eleventh Hour.
CAPA —Elaine Novello advised the members hoped to be ready for September.
Travel—Instead of traveling to Hammonton this month, that was postponed until June. Instead the group went to the Alpaca Farm and lunch in Cape May.
American Home—Denise Szymanski reminded members there is a covered dish dinner on May 23rd, 6 P.M. at The Shores. She has a list of foods that members are bringing. A list of activities for next year’s meetings has been made.
Scholarship—Nicollette Mirra reported there will be a meeting of the committee at her home and they will review the essays written by candidates. Nicollette felt they are great essays this year. Diane Mozzo advised the members that a Reception on June 19th at 7 P.M. in Room 111 is planned to honor all our Award and Scholarship winners. She asked for volunteers to sign up to bring a dozen cookies to serve the guests.
Membership—Jane Snyder said we have 61 paid memberships and 6 outstanding. There are a few new members and a couple in question.
State Project—Jane Snyder reported $71.50 was realized from the sale of pinwheels. Any leftover pin wheels and those left behind by people who bought them but didn’t take them, will be sold at the Fall Block Party. The cookie sale made $74.00 and leftover bags were taken to the Food Cupboard. The Ocean City Daily had an article about the Colony Club’s participation written by one of our members, Diane Root, The Proclamation was read at a City Council Meeting.
Ways and Means—The Spaghetti Dinner is September 28th at the Flanders and the tickets will be $40.00 each. Wine for the Wine Grab should be taken to Sandy Crescenzo’s prior to the dinner.
Boscov’s—Bonnie Hyson has $5.00 cards for the shopping day, October 17th. Clubs receive a percentage from the purchases. It was stressed again that we need a minimum of $3200.00 to cover the scholarship and awards.
Block Party—Denise Szymanski thanked all who worked at the Block Party and those who made cookies. The cookies not sold were taken to the Food Cupboard and a thank you note was received from Dottie Cianci of that organization.
Boatsies Boxes was started by a woman who wanted to give back to service people, so she started this activity of ﬁlling stockings with $20.00 worth of items. Diane Mozzo purchased seven Christmas Stockings and asked members to please ﬁll them and she will deliver them. She encouraged members to share ﬁlling the stockings with another person. When buying a stocking to ﬁll, it shouldn’t be too large.
The Fashion Show made the paper. Gerri Cusato thanked everyone who helped make it a success. About $3000.00 was made.
Achievement Day was successful and many members were among the winners. A list was read of the winners and the awards, including some wins for the Colony Club itself. A list will be in the Newsletter. Carla Heist received recognition for 50 years as a club member, and she wrote a thank you to the Colony Club.
Anyone who wishes to order the club shirt from Jillys, may contact the store on line at http://shopjillys.com/colonyclub.
Diane Mozzo told members the club was nominated for The Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds Award; however, we were not selected.
Phyllis Bonner reported she sent the application for the Foster Karney Grant and June is decision time. She applied for $3000.00 which would cover some of the scholarship and awards.
The Beach Meet is set tentatively for the 3rd Monday in August. Sparklers to set off in honor of Mary Rodgers will be provided by the club. Plans will be conﬁrmed and sent to members via email.
Diane Mozzo read the impressive summary of all club activities for 2016-2017. She also reiterated that the reception for Scholarship and Award recipients is scheduled for June 19th. Nicollette Mirra mentioned Past Presidents might want to bring their yearbook to the Reception.
Carol Evans mentioned that members who need help, should reach out to the group.
Jane Snyder suggested that members be given ﬁve Boscov’s cards to use or ask friends to take one.
The Board will meet Monday, June 5th.
Barbara Weber Recording Secretary