"AUGUST 9, 2015 Meeting Minutes"

President Cieszko called the August meeting to order at 6:03pm. President Cieszko asked everyone to remember our members who have recently passed away, Martha Carter, Ernie Land, and also keep Janet Metts' son in your thoughts and prayers as he starts his treatments, as well as Theresa and Woody Weeks for their son's speedy recovery and Wayne Evans family. Invocation was given by President Cieszko.

Guest currently is Carol Winters but will be voted on tonight by membership with Don & Gayle Midyette as their sponsor.

Minutes were approved by Mike Harrell and Jose Miraya seconded, voted and passed by the members present.


Treasurer's Report - Roxane Russell:  Report was given and accepted by Jose Miraya and seconded by Wanda Butler, voted and passed by the members present.

Social - Lynette Rigsbee:  Nothing to report.

Sunshine - Doris Johnson in Franky Waters' absence:  The club made a donation to the American Cancer Society in the memory of Martha Carter. A sympathy card was sent to Ernie Land's family. Please keep all the families in your thoughts and prayers.

Don Midyette asked to speak at this time and said he appreciated all the genuine thoughts and compassion during the time of his Mother's passing. It meant a lot to him and Gayle to know everyone was there during a time when they really needed a lot of support.

Ways & Means - Rich Meyer:  Rich reminded everyone about the Reverse Raffle party, tickets are still available and will continue to sell up to the time that the first ticket is drawn. He sent a flyer to all the Shag Clubs. First ticket drawn will go back in the pot. Midway through the ticket drawings (depending on how many sold) the name on the ticket will receive $50. David Sessoms will be the DJ for the night and is a Hall of Famer! A ticket will get you in and if you didn't purchase a ticket the cost to get in there will be a $10 cover charge. Rich needs help the night of the drawings so let him know if you can help. Party starts at 8 and first drawing will be at 9pm.

Membership - Juliet Meyer:  Carol Winters made application and it is time to vote on her. Motion was made by Mike Harrell to accept her application for membership and Henry Heath seconded, voted on and passed by the members present. There is a new application on Patrick McCullough that we will vote on in September. He is a previous member and looks forward to rejoining the club.

OLD BUSINESS: President Cieszko let everyone know that he is still working on the Logo for the Twin Rivers Shag Club. He hopes to have one printed by the next meeting for everyone to see.


Ann Brinson asked to speak in Sylvia Anders behalf. She read a letter that Sylvia composed about the Fred Anders Dance Funds. She agrees to remove the seed money amount from the bylaws and thinks that we need to use this money when a request comes in for help. There is an application that has to be completed and a committee that reviews the request. It currently states that $3500 stays in the fund as seed money but she feels it needs to be disbursed.

Ann Brinson made a motion to accept Sylvia's request to release the $3500 and Mike Harrell seconded. Mike spoke and explained why the money was held in the first place but says it is time to release it to help others in need. He stated that we need to help people in our local area and connected with the club and to dissolve the funds as needed and then close the account when all of the funds are used. There currently is no limit amount to be asked for from the recipient but there is a form that is on the Website to be completed. Membership voted and it passed.

President Cieszko asked to have the September meeting changed to August 30th. September is going to be a busy month with Labor Day and SOS for 2 weekends and since August has 5 Sundays in it and stated that the September meeting will be a full one. A nominating committee made up of three members needs to be chosen and an audit committee consisting of two members also needs to be chosen. Mike Harrell made the motion to change the meeting date and LaVerne Mozingo seconded, members voted and passed.

President Cieszko congratulated Raymond and Lynette Rigsbee along with Harold and LaVerne Mozingo for combined anniversaries of 100 years! What an accomplishment!!

MOTION TO ADJOURN: Made by Rich Meyer and seconded by Jose Miraya. Passed unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 6:24 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Lana H. Cieszko, Secretary of Record

The Fred Anders Cancer Benefit Fund Application is in the below PDF. Please open and print.

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