The meeting of the WLEPOA Recreation Committee was called to order at 10:00 a.m., April 8, 2017, by Tri-Chairperson Jeanine Salgueiro. All present rose for the Pledge of Allegiance. Sixteen members in good standing were present.
Gwenn Phillips read the minutes of the preceding meeting. Minutes were not approved.
Diane Carrotozzolo reported that there was no Treasurer's report for the meeting.
Continuous Reminder for Event Chairs: Only one extension to the cut-off date and that determination has to be made on or before the original cut-off date (not after). Once cut-off date has come, no tickets will be sold unless the chair decides to sell at the door.
Easter Egg Hunt - Jerry Beskovoyne reported that the event was "fantastic". He thanked those who helped; particularly Kathy and Dan Huber. The event cost $358.
Kentucky Derby - In the absence of Jeri Marshall and Marshall Perez, Diane C. told the membership that the evening was phenomenal. 71 people attended; food was terrific, pictures will be submitted to office for posting. This event saw a profit of $605.80.
The consensus at the meeting was there would be no change in by-laws regarding conduct as stated in April 8 minutes. We will observe Robert's Rules at our meetings.
Card Bingo - Diane C. reported that it is going well; attendance is very good.
Memorial Day - planned to be similar to last year. D.J. for Saturday night at Rockledge "Rockin and Rolling into Summer" from 7-10:00 p.m. Scavenger Hunt will be Sunday starting 2:00 p.m. at Kasper Lodge. Vinny handing out hot dogs. Tri-fold made by Christine Salgueiro highlighting Recreation's scheduled events was copied and will be distributed and available at the office. Committee members will be recruiting volunteers for next two events. Brunch will be served starting at 11:00 Saturday morning. Diane and Frank C chairing and flyer is out. Chuck Miller will take care of tenting needed for Sunday. Comedy night Sunday at MCH, chaired by Michelle Gorman.
Terry Cucciniello contacted Jeanine with list of "Music in the Park" dates and entertainers. Music starts at 7:00 and ends 10:00 p.m. at Rockledge.
July 22 - Tristan & Ali
August 5 - The Mix
August 19 - Kevin Campion
August 26 - Lighten Up
Terry chairing bus trip to Mohegan Sun Monday evening, August 14. Participants will pay $20 and receive $25 in slot play plus a $5 food voucher. Bus will leave MCH promptly at 4:00 p.m. and return to MCH around 11:00 p.m. Sign up in the office.
Terry and Al Cucciniello will chair Fishing Derby on Saturday, August 12 at Deer Lake. The clinic will start at 9:30, end at 10:00 a.m. Derby starts at 10:00, ends 11:00. Event is open to all ages. Participants over 16 must have fishing license. Flyers will be posted.
July 4 Celebration - Christine S and Vinny S chairing. Vinny is asking for one hour of volunteer time and already has 40 volunteers. Hopes to set up chairperson for each station. The adult lodge will be closed July 1.
Jerry B will chair Golf Cart Parade on July 1. Parade will kick off July 4th celebration.
Summer Carnival - July 8 -Nikki Lygeris Duran and Vinny chairing.
Texas Hold 'em will be held July 7and August 11 in the Adult Lodge. Cucciniello's chairing.
Sock Hop - 50's Dance - Scheduled for July 15 starting 7:00 p.m. at the MCH - planning under way.
Swim Team - Jeanine heard from Rachel Harmuth and schedule still not complete. Looks like Swim Team Banquet will be patterned after last year's.
Italian Football Wedding - Gino Dall'Aste will chair with Vinny Settepani on August 12 at MCH.
Beaver Pool June Band/DJ Night - Jeanine Salgueiro still working on getting interest teens to chair.
Flea Market - Bree DellaBella chairing event on July 22. Event will be on grass area close to Kasper Lodge.
July 29 - Comedy Night chaired by Michele Gorman.
Golf Cart Obstacle Course - Frank C chairing. Frank thinks it might be better to hold during Labor Day weekend. He will chair again.
Movies in the Park - Frank C planning to show movies again Wednesday evenings at Rockledge. They will begin in July. Watch for a flyer.
Jeanine S. reminded membership to request participants pay via check. Hard for the office to make change. Perhaps each event chair should add statement to flyer requesting exact change or check.
Jeanine was contacted by two gentlemen who want to provide travel opportunities to community. She will explain WLE's policy not allowing anyone to run a business in our community.
Terry C. asked if we are planning anything for Rocky's retirement. Members felt that Board of Directors will take on responsibility of honoring Rocky.
Family Bingo starts July 11. Nan Yack is chair.
Dianne Kitchell proposed a painting party. Cost is $15 a person with a guarantee of 15 people. Charge will be $25 per person. She made a motion, seconded by Pat Nagel to have a "Sip and Paint" at Beaver Pool on July 13. Motion was carried.
Vinny S expressed a desire to have another art show.
Vinny put out some "food for thought" about bringing back a Haunted House for Halloween. Wondered if there is any interest in pursuing this.
Also announced was that Bob Murray is stepping down as Thursday Breakfast coordinator. A replacement chair will have to be found.
Jerry Beskovoyne reminded all that the Annual Meeting will be June 10. Three individuals have been selected for the Honor Roll. They will be announced at the meeting.
Due to the Annual meeting on June 10, the recreation committee meeting will be postponed until June 17, 10:00 a.m. at the Adult Lodge.
There being no further business to come before the meeting, Chuck Miller made a motion that the meeting be adjourned, seconded by Dianne Kitchell. Meeting adjourned at 11:10 a.m.