Wednesday, October 8, Utica United Methodist Church
President Sandy Holcombe welcomed all, and gave the invocation; followed by a buffet lunch.
Kay Hartman from the Salvation Army shared about all the programs currently offered at their organization. They serve all of Licking County, not just Newark. One problem is, due to the lack of public transportation, not
Everyone can get to their headquarters for services.
Their facility can house up to 60 people-for no longer than 90 days. They currently have 9 children under 12 years of age. The Soup Kitchen serves 2 hot meals daily. Food Pantry is open from 1-3 PM on M-W-F. Last month about 185 households were serviced and 9,282 meals were served.
There are many opportunities for Christmas giving to area families coming soon. Kay welcomed us to come tour the facilities.
Business Meeting: Meeting called to order by President Sandy Holcombe.
Secretary’s Report Secretary Linda Leffel reminded members to look at our website for complete current minutes.
Treasurer Sharon Koppert shared the Treasury Balances as of:
Checking: $982.57 Scholarship: $11,383.93 (includes a $10,000 gift)
Savings: $4,643.86 CD: $1655.98
ORTA Standing Committee Reports
Community Services: David Greene reminded us of how important it is for us to show how much we give back with our volunteer hours. Please continue to add your hours!
Informative & Protective Services: Handouts were given for Signs of Heart Attack and Stroke, as well as many uses for dryer sheets!
Legislative: (nothing to report)
Membership: We currently have 180 paid members and with honorees equal 219.
Public Relations: Look for updates on our website and items sent out by Eileen.
Pre-Retirement Planning: N/A
LCRTA Local Committees
Auditing Committee: N/A
In Memorium: N/A
Luncheon Committee: Today we had 53 people in attendance.
Remember that you are required to make a reservation for lunch, and to pay for your lunch if you cannot come and have not informed us ahead of time. This has still been a slight problem, with LCRTA needing to pay out of our treasury if you do not.
Scholarship Committee: N/A
Sandy reviewed our current slate of officers and asked for other nominations from the floor. None being given, Sandy Turco made the motion to accept the full slate, David Greene second, and the following officers for 2015 are: Eileen
McNally, President; Janet Simross, Vice President; Linda Leffel, Secretary; and Debby Shelly, Treasurer.
*Eileen announced that everyone needs to be aware of emails that are virus scams out there. Be very careful with what you open up-even if from a familiar name-if the message title doesn’t sound like them, beware!
*Dues for next year can be given at any time.
*PLEASE NOTE: As we heard from Kay Hartman, there is a big need for the many toiletries and household necessities which people are NOT allowed to buy with their Food Stamps Card. Beginning next year, our “Food Pantry” collections at meetings will include these items (as well as one month for baby items, and one for pets).
Next meeting: Wednesday, December 10th,at Central Christian Church, with program by Mr. Ben Marteny with the Heath High School Choir.
Linda Leffel, Secretary, LCRTA