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The meeting of the WLE POA Recreation Committee was called to order by Tri Chair Frank Carrotozzolo at 10:05 a.m. December 8, 2018. Twenty-seven members were present. All rose for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Minutes of the November 10, 2018 meeting were read by Gwenn Phillips.  One correction was made concerning interest of $0.94.  Motion to accept minutes as corrected made by Peggy Kostyshyn, seconded by Mel Mack.  Motion was passed. 
Frank read the Treasurer's Report.  Balance as of October 31 was $22,869.44 in checking and $5,045.98 in a CD.  November income was $4,621.50 and expenses were $2,381.07.  Balances as of November 30 were $25,110.81 in checking and a CD OF $5,045.98.  Total amount is $30,156.79.  Carol Greig made a motion to accept Treasurer's report; seconded by Diane Mula and so carried.

Old Business:
Anna Tavoline thanked all the chairs for their work to create and approve a budget for 2019. 
Frank informed committee that Board of Directors required adjustments to our procedures.
Bob Kaminski was not present to report on games.  Report tabled.

Peggy Kostyshyn reported the Pre-Holiday Wine and Cheese Party was very successful.  Eighty-five people attended.  We realized a profit of $102.32 thanks to Sue Anne and Tom's generosity in giving 50/50 winnings to Recreation. .

Pat Mongalieri advised committee that Lunch with Santa was a huge success.  119 people attended and the event was sold out.  Event cost was 485.03.

Frank thanked Pat Brown and her decorating committee for the great job they did decorating our community.  All committee members agreed. 

Lighting the Christmas Tree was barely over when the rain came. Children joined the adult choir this year.  Marshall Perez passed along Jeri Marshall's suggestion to handing out the words to the carols so that audience can participate in singing. Paul Pogozelski reported that there was lots of help with hot cocoa and cookies at the main club.  He thanked the Women's Luncheon Club for providing cookies.

New Business:
Kathy Sollenne asked Frank to report New York bus trip is almost sold out.

New Year's Eve -   Tony Schwab, Paul Pogozelski and Frank Carrotozzolo will chair.  Tony reported that everything is on schedule.  There will be 128 people attending. Event is sold out. 

Sunday, January 13 there will be a Pot Luck and Game Night at the main clubhouse. Cathy and Mark Brunie will chair.  Plans are underway; Mel already did flyer.

Frank is planning a Roast Beef Dinner and Movie on Sunday, January 20.  He will try to get the movie Mama Mia, Here We Go Again.

December 15 is the deadline for the next newspaper issue.  Hoping to include future events in issue.

Super Bowl - February 3, 2019 - Frank has done paperwork for this event.  It will be $15.00/person at the Main clubhouse.

Wacky Winter Weekend - Sled building will be at Beaver Lodge on Saturday afternoon, February 16.  Ice cream social will be held that same day.  A Bonfire is planned for Saturday night at Deer Lake.  Eileen McGregor is chairing a Brunch Sunday, February 17.  The sled race will take place Sunday afternoon with Family Bingo that evening.

Rebecca Assenheimer and Sue Mack chairing St. Patrick's Day.  Details to follow.

Frank stressed over lack of new volunteers, particularly help to clean up.  There was a fire call the evening of hot cocoa which most of the volunteers answered.  Tony Schwab feels new generation is not volunteering for our committee, the Fire Department or anything else.  Much discussion ensued.  Mike McGregor shared how few residents vote when it comes to electing board members.

Marshall Perez suggested we organize to greet new residents and reach out to those who do not participate in community events.  His suggestion was to form a welcoming committee.  Jay Rivera was able to comment on his experience when he first came to our meeting.  Sue Mack was excited with a new approach to reach out and volunteered her assistance.  Agreement was reached that each of us make more of an effort to be welcoming.  Members interested in forming a welcome committee asked to talk to Marshall at end of meeting.   Anna Tavoline would like for us to change the way we are perceived.

Jay Rivera was able to purchase some Halloween items but not as much as he would have liked.  Diane Carrotozzolo suggested Jay reach out to the community for any decorations they would like to donate.  She shared that they were very successful using this method to get Christmas donations.

Frank was approached by Fran Raimo about a mat at Beaver that belonged to Rec.  It was determined to be a gymnastic mat.  Along this same line, the items stored in the barn need to be gone through.  As the weather warms, Frank will get a committee together and get rid of unwanted items.

Frank asked for a budget of $250.00 for Ice Bowling at the Bonfire.  Gwenn made a motion to give Frank this amount, seconded by Anna and so carried.
Joe Mongalieri asked the committee for money to replace Christmas lights at the main clubhouse.  Sue Mack made a motion to give Joe $100 to purchase replacement lights at the clubhouse, seconded by Nan Yack.  Motion was passed.
Conrad and Maryann Zabransky volunteered to chair next year's adult Halloween Party.
Frank reminded us that there is still not a chair for the July 4 celebration nor Memorial Day.
Peggy Kostyshyn made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Diane Mula.  There being no further business to come before the meeting, meeting adjourned at 11:15.
Our next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. January 12, 2019, in the Adult Lodge

Respectfully submitted,
Gwenn Phillips, Secretary

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