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April 2019 LUNCHEON MINUTES
SEASIDERS LUNCHEON MEETING MINUTES-APRIL 4, 2019
The meeting was called to order by President, Georgette Kauhane at 11:15am. After the Pledge of Allegiance we welcomed 6 guests & had an attendance of 65. There were no April birthdays to recognize.
Chris Mielke read the minutes from the March 7th meeting and they were approved as read. Treasurer, Marie Reid read the Treasurer’s report.
First Vice-President/Newsletter, Sue Franklin said all was going well.
Second Vice-President/Nametags, Mary Ann Gillis reminded everyone to get their reservations in on time as it affects the nametag distribution.
Corresponding Secretary/Reservations, Maura DeReuil asked that people please respect the reservation deadline as it presents a problem for table layout, the caterer & hostesses.
Membership- Joan Reilly installed Mary Beth Koch from Bay City Michigan who was sponsored by Barbara Hadden.
Community Service- Nancy Cogger in Cindy Stevens absence presented an update on the April meetings to be held on April 11th, April 18th & April 25th. They will be working on cards, crafts for next year’s Holiday Market & pillowcases. Friday, April 12th is sandwich making for St. Ann’s & soft fruit donation is welcomed at Community Service the day before on the 11th. Also they are looking for gently used books for Kindergarten & first grade for use in our reading program at Lincoln Elementary. Also nice Christmas books for us to sell at Holiday Market.
Bazaar-Chris Mielke has nothing to report.
Social Group-Ann Reiger is handling the social on Tuesday, April 16th.
Four Arts/Home & Garden- Carol Miller reminded everyone of the Catamaran tour on Tuesday, April 9th at 3pm departing from the SailFish. Park at Joan Mills, Captains Walk or be dropped off. Our captain, John Workman will determine in the morning if we have to cancel till the rain date of April 16th & you will be called. If you have ideas for next year please call or email Carol, Elaine or Marcia.
Book Club- Dot Erickson said all books for next year have been picked.
Fellowship-Cathy Breeze reminded everyone that if you know anyone needing a card please email her.
Hostesses-Elizabeth Kuechenmeister & Georgette had nothing new to report.
Neighbor to Neighbor-Maura DeReuil reported they have passed out several bags & still are looking for any local attraction flyers to also put in the bags.
Directory-Joan Mills had nothing to report.
Web Site-Cathy Sommers was absent.
Dot Erickson & Kris Beaudette had prepared 2 short quizzes on the history of the town & the history of the Seasiders. These were on each table & we filled them out & they reviewed the questions with the correct answers. It was very entertaining & informative.
Chris Mielke presented the Seasider Community Service donation for the Seasider/Rotary Scholarship to Seasider Eileen Dawson, who is on the selection committee for the Rotary & to Rotary President-Elect, Marcia Cohn, also a fellow Seasider. This is an annual donation made since 2014 .
At the March meeting the nominating committee was announced. Chairman, Joan Reilly, Marcia Cohn & Marilyn Degler presented the Executive Board slate of officers: President, Chris Mielke, First Vice-President/Newsletter, Lori Kollmeyer, Second Vice-President/Nametags, Mary Ann Gillis, Recording Secretary, Kendra Zizzamia, Corresponding Secretary/Reservations, Nancy Cogger & Treasurer, Kathy Ramsey. There were no nominations from the floor. The candidates agreed to accept the positions.
A motion was made, seconded & approved to close the nominations. Installation of the new officers will be the first Thursday in May at the luncheon meeting on May 2, 2019 at which time the new officers will take over the administration of the Seasiders.
There were 8 reservations made after the Monday deadline, please respect the deadline.
The beach wheel chair is here!! Alan is preparing a storage area at the end of the ramp at the beach. There should be a dedication soon & Sue Franklin will send out an email blast about it.
Georgette gave the blessing.
Carol McKenna introduced our speaker for the day, Sherry Mraz, The Cookin’ Yogi.
She had prepared a Kale salad for each table with many additional toppings to add to it.
We all enjoyed our salad & then proceeded to eat the buffet lunch. Sherry instructed us in the making of the salad & healthful cooking ideas & took Q & A’s. Very informative program & delicious salad.
After the presentation we held the raffle drawing of the manicure & pedicure gift certificate & it was won by Sue McManus.
Georgette thanked the Islander caterer & servers. She also thanked Christine Bergmann & Nancy Cogger for the table decorations. Guests were to look under their chairs as there was one sticker per table to take the centerpiece home.
Reminder of the Board Meeting Monday, April 8th at 9:30am sharp at Town Hall.
Please leave your name tags.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:12pm after a motion, second & approval.