Board Members Present: Co-Presidents, Fred and Tina Tank, 1st Vice President, John Rockershausen, Secretary, Phil Papes, Treasurer, Rita Papes, Decorations Committee Chair, Marti DeLong, Membership Chair, Verna Rogge, Menu Coordinator, Kathy George
Others Present: Ellie Higginson, Gary Gustafson, Janice Smith, Marlene Pierce
Meeting was called to order by Co-President Fred Tank at 9:10 am at the GVR East Center.
The minutes of the February 10, 2016 were distributed. It was moved by Janice Smith to approve. Seconded by Marti DeLong. Approved.
Ellie Higginson turned over her book of historical minutes to incoming secretary, Phil Papes.
Outgoing Treasurer, Marlene Pierce, presented her report for the period ended March 9, 2016.
There was a discussion on who should be named to sign checks on behalf of the Michigan Club. Since most officers of the club are snow birds and Verna Rogge lives here, it was decided that the Treasurer and Verna will be the signers. The check book will be turned over to Verna when the Treasurer leaves for the summer.
It was moved by Fred Tank to have the Treasurer, Rita Papes, and the Membership Chair, Verna Rogge, be authorized to sign checks for the Michigan Club, account #1117001378 at the Washington Federal Savings. Seconded by Phil Papes. Approved.
There was a discussion on how to contact members who do not have access to e-mail. Co-President Tina Tank agreed to work on a telephone calling tree to contact those members.
April meeting has been arranged by outgoing 1st Vice President, Gary Gustafson. Gary turned over his program information to incoming 1st Vice President John Rockershausen, who will plan programs for next year. Program budget for the year is $2,000.00
The authorized (GVR) caterer is Sweetpeas and they have agreed to keep the price at $17.00 per ordered meal. No shows cost $17.00 also. A contract for next year needs to be signed
BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE
The next board meeting will be held at 9:00 am the second Wednesday of April at the GVR East Center.
At the next board meeting, dues and membership fees starting in November will be discussed.
Moved by Phil Papes to adjourn. Seconded by Fred Tank. Approved. Meeting adjourned at 10:35 am.
Minutes Respectfully Submitted by Secretary Phil Papes