December 13th, 2017 Minutes, Heritage Hall, LC Aging Program
President Eileen McNally welcomed all to our December meeting. Theme for December was “Loving One Another”, and she read an article from Guideposts. Enjoy this opportunity to be with family and friends...that’s your biggest gift. Lunch was shared, provided by Creative Catering.
Program: Eileen introduced Ann Robinson with the Carson Elementary School Choir with a fun holiday program.
Memorial: Sandy Holcombe led a memorial service to honor those members who have passed away this year.
Eileen opened business meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Secretary: Minutes from our October meeting were on the tables, and you can find minutes online following each meeting.
*Please direct any corrections/additions to Pres. Eileen or Sec.Linda.
Care & Concern...You are reminded to please write down the names of any members needing a card from us to lift them up in various circumstances. Please get those names to either Linda or Eileen between our meeting dates.
Treasurer Report: Treasurer Debra Shelly, Oct. 1st, 2017- report:
Checking: $2,623.81 Savings: $1,144.54 Scholarship: $3,227.06 CD:$4,861.61 ($2,000 of scholarship is from Shelly Staugh fund)
Donations collected today were announced:
$110 was collected towards our Scholarship fund.
$110, plus items, donated for the Food Pantry.
*December Door Prizes were handed out to lucky attendees!
Community Services: Volunteer hours sheets were collected by David.
Legislative: Karen reminded all to please continue to look on the STRS website for important updates, as well as our ORTA Bulletin. We have a new Executive Director and a new Logo.
Membership: Dues were being collected today...remember that anyone who pays their dues for next year by our Feb. 2018 meeting will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Gift Card!
Scholarship: Remember that it is our contributions that fund the scholarships! Keep your donations coming in!
*Eileen again clarified about the changes of our scholarship program in our by-laws:
*The Fran Alspach Scholarship given to students, rotating among LC Schools each year, was given in her honor, but no funds came from her.
*The Sherry Stauch Scholarship originated from $10,000 given from her estate. $8,000 of the fund has been used, and the $2,000 remaining will be given to 2 students this year, and then will be done.
*Now our chapter will be awarding current classroom student teachers, at OSUN, showing a commitment to education, for costs of many materials needed at that time.
*We also plan to give $200 grants to first (1-3) years teachers grants for much needed materials in their classrooms.
*Eileen hoped that everyone has received their 2018 Program Booklets, and to please notice that the Wednesday dates need to be changed.
*We will continue having our meetings at Heritage Hall, as it seems to be the most convenient and reasonable for our group.
*Please also note that our FEBRUARY MTG. ONLY will be changed to Stacey’s Hometown Buffet, when weather may be a problem and we would not need reservations.
*Our meeting time MAY NEED TO BE CHANGED due to scheduling issues-WILL BE ANNOUNCED WITH RESERVATION EMAIL if changed.
And, please respond to email about the meeting to reserve your lunch, as we need a correct number for the caterer.
*Eileen shared about the status of our chapter. She will be President through the 2018 year. She is calling on all members to think about helping to keep our organization going by stepping up to take on officer, and committee roles.