President Sandy Holcombe welcomed everyone; members said The Pledge of Allegiance; Invocation was led by Fred Ciminello, and lunch followed .
Meeting called to order by President Sandy Holcombe, who began the meeting with a moment of silence in honor of member Bob Tharp, who died recently.
Secretary’s Report was read by Secretary Linda Leffel. Motion was made by Louis Whitis and seconded by Bob Palagi to accept the minutes; motion to approve carried. Members are reminded to look at our website for complete current minutes.
Treasurer’s Report was given by Treasurer Sharon Koppert.
Treasury Balances as of end of March:
Checking: $ 1233.85 Scholarship: $2166.12
Savings: $4076.88 CD: $1655.88 TOTALs: $9132.83
*$72 for our Scholarship Fund was also collected today!
ORTA Standing Committee Reports
David Greene announced that has volunteered to promote and collect our members’ Volunteer Hours, and urges everyone to try to keep a general log of hours served.
Informative & Protective Services: (nothing to report)
Legislative: (nothing to report)
Mary announced we had about 330 members at the end of 2012, and presently have about 190 paid members and 30-some members who have not paid current dues. She will call those needing to renew. At our executive meeting it was mentioned that we need to promote membership, particularly with new and close-to-retiring teachers (at our pre-retirement seminar this week for instance); we also should think of some “perks” for those who join when they first retire.