The meeting of the WLE POA Recreation Committee was called to order at 10:10 AM, October 12, 2017, by Tri-Chairperson Vinnie Settepani. All present rose for the Pledge of Allegiance. Nineteen members in good standing were present.
Gwenn Phillips read the minutes from the September 9, 2017. Eileen McGregor made a motion to accept the minutes as read, seconded by Nan Yack and so carried.
Vinnie informed committee that he and Jeanine Salgueiro are still working on Chair people for events.
Pre-Holiday party will be chaired by Peggy and Jerry Kostyshyn on Saturday, November 25. Bruce and Gwenn Phillips will be their back-up.
Vinny advised that he misquoted the profit from the Italian Football Wedding and it should have been under $250.
Eileen McGregor suggested we adjust our guidelines on paperwork and enforce 30 day deadline following an event. Terry Cucciniello brought up the subject of our paper work procedure particularly with the office. Eileen said when she was tri-chair, she would go directly to the office after the recreation meeting and meet with Kathy Sollenne and go over the calendar. Committee wants to continue having tri-chairs approve any/all changes before advising office.
Gwenn read the Treasurer's Report. The balance forwarded on September 30, 2017 was $22,413.33. Income in September was $5,785.16; expenses were $2,664.13. Balance at the end of the month was $25,534.36. Motion made and approved to accept Treasurer's report as presented.
Peggy K wanted us recognize the decoration committee and their work in making our community beautiful. Terry Vetter explained there are two separate committees. The Beautification Committee works with the Board and the Decorating Committee is supported by the Recreation Committee. Peggy K made a motion to issue a check for $200 to Pat Brown. This is the amount we budgeted. Ruth Settepani seconded the motion, motion was carried.
Vinnie reported that the Ice Cream Social served approximately 160. Although there was a little behind the scenes problem with the entertainment group, the children loved everything.
Dianne Kitchell confirmed that a Paint and Sip will be held November 9 at the MCH. Entrance fee will be $25 per person. It is a BYO event. The subject will be a winter scene. Terry C. asked that Dianne schedule another on a weekend so she can participate.
Terry C wondered, in light of our healthy treasury, if we could afford an electronic board instead of the two present event listing boards. Neither board is kept up-to-date and they do not really inform our population about what is and what isn't happening. Discussion ensued about using an electronic board. Some investigation has been done and more needs to be done and/or brainstorming of those interested.
Terry C also mentioned the possibility of a future evening with a hypnotist. She will do some research.
Both Halloween Parties will be held on October 28. Jeanine and Christine will chair both but were unable to be at this meeting.
Marge Kinney has volunteered to Chair Family Bingo in the summer.
New Year's Eve - Al Cucciniello reported that plans for New Year's Eve have been finalized.
Thursday Morning Breakfast - Bob Murray has resumed chairing with some help.
Pat Mongalieri is chair of Lunch with Santa. She mentioned that this usually coincided with the lighting of the big tree. She will check with Decorating Committee to coordinate events.
Frank Carrotozzolo is not chairing Super Bowl party. The event will need a new chair.
Wacky Winter Weekend needs chair. Terry C. will continue doing the Bonfire. Nan and Rich Yack will chair Bingo on Sunday, February 18
Our next regular meeting will be November 11. We will start our meeting at 9:30 that morning to make sure we are finished before the Veterans' Day Ceremony starting at 11:00.
There being no further business to come before the meeting, Eileen McGregor made a motion to end the meeting, seconded by Peggy K. Meeting was adjourned at 11:15 a.m.