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The meeting of the WLE POA Recreation Committee was called to order by Tri Chair Frank Carrotozzolo at 10:00 a.m. June 15, 2019.  Thirty-eight members were present. All rose for the Pledge of Allegiance.
The minutes of the previous meeting were distributed and membership given a few minutes to look at them.  Frank asked if there were any changes or additions.  Terry Cucciniello corrected the spelling of "Flea" for July 27 event.  Motion made to accept minutes as changed; and by raise of hands, motion carried.

Frank read the details of the Treasurer's report as of May 30, 2019.  Balance of checking account as of April 30, 2019 was $19,005.00.  Revenues were $3901.81 including interest of $.81.  Expenses were $5,558.79.  The balance as of May 30 of our checking account was $17,348.02.  Value of CD is $5045.98.  Total Recreation balance as of May 30 is $22,394.00.  A motion to accept Treasurer's report was made by Diane Carrotozzolo, seconded by Patrice Mongalieri; no opposition; motion carried.

Old Business:
Bob's Game Night for Kids   Bob Kaminski reported that Jerry Beskovoyne donated pizza to group.  Bob hopes to increase number of participants as "summer" people arrive.  Frank suggested that Bob contact Mal Mack for new flyer.

3 on 3 Basketball   Eileen McGregor reported that 21 people participated and a profit of $112 was realized. Program will continue.  Scheduled times will be Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Comedy Night    Served 136 people and made $1,160.50.  Terry Cuccinniello expressed her disappointment with charging $25 for door sales which she considers changing "rules" with an event that repeats.  Anna Tavoline and Frank Carrotozzolo explained their positions including having event chair make decisions for an event.  Much discussion followed.

Memorial Day Picnic  Eileen McGregor reported details.  Initial cost was $1455.37.  After considering moneys earned from tickets sold in office, at gate and 50/50, total cost was $1052.37 which included returning stock to pantry.  She thanked all the volunteers and reported that the event was a total success and very well received.  Note:  all items left over to be used by other events, i.e. lanyards, Bingo.
Family Bingo  Marge Kinney's comment:  OMG!  Most number of people ever.  People had to be turned away because the Main Clubhouse reached Fire Code capacity.  Marge will change where she counts people to outside so no one enters clubhouse and then needs to exit.  Raffle gifts were well received and will continue in summer program.  Profit made for the night was $462.91.
Ambassadors Dinner  Jay Rivera started his report by reading list of volunteers for Spaghetti Dinner.  Despite refrigerator failure, he considered event a success.  Much discussion followed as to verbage on event packet vs actuality; missed communications; usual $1 fee to ascertain number of participants; and objective of Community Ambassadors.   Motion made by Gwenn Phillips to record in minutes the following objective for Community Ambassadors as originally proposed to and accepted by Recreation Committee:   "OUR OBJECTIVE IS COMMUNITY OUTREACH TO GET MORE PEOPLE INVOLVED AND INCREASE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION".  Al Cucciniello seconded and motion was carried by a show of hands.

There was much discussion about making a profit on all events.  The consensus was that Recreation continue to make a profit on some events so "free" events could be continued.
Belmont Stakes    Jeri Marshall reported on the very successful Belmont Stakes held June 8.  The event made a profit of $419.

New Business:
Swim Team  Rachel Harmuth gave outline of Swim Team's highlights.  Swim team starts June 24.  This year we will host one night swim meet on July 9.  Banquet is scheduled for August 3 at the main clubhouse starting noon at the main clubhouse.  This year WLE will host the conference Championship meet.  It will be August 1 with a rain date of August 2.  Practice is every week day.  Suits and equipment will be ordered now.
Cardboard Boat Race  Rachel will not be here for original date.  Instead, she will chair this event on August 17 for boat building and race on August 18.
Movies in the Park  Frank is moving the location to area outside Kasper Lodge for July 3 as a result of Rockledge Pool not complete.
July 4 (6th) Picnic  Joanne Navarra advised committee that the event co-chairs met with John Carney and decision is to postpone the picnic.  The Rockledge area is not completed.  Discussion followed. 
Golf Cart Parade  was discussed next.  Frank took a vote to postpone it as well, only one hand opposed, motion carried.
Family Bingo  Marge and Al Kinney all ready.  Summer Bingo will start July 2 and continue Tuesday evenings at the Main Clubhouse, doors open at 6:30.
Ballroom Dancing  Terry Cucciniello advised that Ballroom Dancing will be offered at the main clubhouse every Sunday from 3-5:00 p.m.
Summer Activities  sheets not published yet.  Terry Cucciniello will work with office on this.
"What's Up"  listing will be created by Joanne Navarra and distributed.
Ambassadors' Dinner  Jay Rivera and group is hosting another free dinner on August 17 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Main Clubhouse.  Ritters is donating many items.  A motion was made by Terry Vetter and seconded by Trish Mlotok that $350 be allocated to this dinner.  By raise of hands, unanimously approved.
Pickle Ball  Trish Mlotok reported that last year's season was most successful.  The tennis court needs to be power washed and cracks filled.  Al Cucciniello assured POA will have that work done.  Once repairs are made, Pickle Ball takes place every Monday and Friday from 6:30 p.m. to dark.  Mal Mack will create new flyer for posting.
Casino Trip  Question raised about location of sign-up sheet.  It is in the office.
Halloween  Maryann and Conrad  Zabransky chairing.
Frank Carrotozzolo requested $750 to replace and repair tents.  Gwenn Phillips made a motion to spend $750 on new tents and repair of current tents.  Conrad Zabransky seconded motion, motion carried by show of hands.
Frank Carrotozzolo requested money for microphones.  Eileen McGregor made a motion to allocate $500 for new microphones, specifically those that will work with our current speakers.  Conrad Zabransky seconded motion; motion approved by show of hands.
Frank Carrotozzolo requested money to upgrade lights for Music in the Park tent.  Joanne Navarra made a motion to spend $200 on lights for tent used for Music in the Park.  Suggestion made that we purchase LED lights.  Motion seconded by Jay Rivera and approved by a show of hands.
Suggestion that two volunteers do 50/50 at each of the Music in the Park nights.  Volunteers include Cathy Lauda, Jay Rivera, Carol Rivera, Sue Mack, Joanne Navarra and Bree Della Bella.
Texas Hold'Em scheduled for July 12 and August 9 in Beaver Lodge.  Al and Terry Cucciniello chair.
Scavenger Hunt will be July 13 and starts at 3:00 p.m. at Rockledge Pool.   Joanne Navarra and Terry Cucciniello chair.
Comedy Night  - July 20, 2019
Flea Market  will be held July 27.  Posters are up.  Bree Della Bella wondered about hot dogs and Eileen McGregor volunteered to supply hot dogs and beverages.
Fishing Derby on for August 10, Deer Lake Beach.   Terry Cucciniello advised prizes are left over from last year.
The luau proposed earlier in the year will not take place. 
Members present agreed to August 10 for the Grand Opening of Rockledge Pool.

There being no further business to come before the meeting, Conrad Zabransky made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Pat Mongalieri and approved unanimously at 12:02 p.m.

Our next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. July 13, 2019, in the Adult Lodge

Respectfully submitted,
Gwenn Phillips,


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