"DECEMBER 11, 2016 Meeting Minutes"

The meeting was called to order at 6:03 pm by President, Greg Mills. President Mills also gave the invocation including a reminder for all of us to remember our families and troops who are not with us at this special time of the year.

There were no visitors to be recognized.

President Mills asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes. None being brought forward a motion was made by Jose Miraya and seconded by Don Midyette to accept the minutes as they appear on the web. The motion passed.

Treasurer's Report - Roxane Russell:  Roxane gave the income and expenses for the month of November. As there were no additions or corrections to the financial information, the report for November will be attached to the minutes for permanent record.


Membership - Kathy Beliveau:  We have 116 members.

Social - Sylvia Anders & Ann Brinson:  Sylvia Anders was not in attendance. Ann Brinson told the membership that she enjoyed working on the Social Committee over the year and made a suggestion for the next person or persons who volunteer for this committee.

Social Media - Jose Miraya:  Jose has posted some pictures on Facebook from the Christmas Party. If you see pictures that you don't want posted, let him know and he will remove them.

Ways & Means - Raymond Rigsbee & Martin Cieszko:  The SOS print auctioned off at the Christmas Party was won by Mike Harrell. Carol Winters won the Christmas snowman wreath.

Sunshine - Doris Johnson:  Doris sent a poinsettia to Brenda Heath who will be moved to Bayview tomorrow.

Susie Griffin has had open heart surgery. No visitors at this time.

(Note: Linda McAllister has volunteered to chair this committee for the next year.)

Nominating - Gayle Midyette:  Gayle along with Don Midyette and Patricia Lyon comprised the committee to select the 2017 officers. Gayle reported that several attempts were made to the membership for officers but there were no volunteers. The sitting officers agreed to serve again if there were no volunteers. The committee realizes that the current ByLaws restrict anyone from serving a third consecutive term, which makes Roxane ineligible to serve again. Patricia Lyon moved with a second from Jose Miraya to change Article VI, Section 4 of the ByLaws to delete the last sentence which places this restriction on those willing to serve. This proposed change was supported in writing as required by the ByLaws. The motion passed. The ByLaw change will be voted on at the next meeting. Greg asked Roxane to continue as treasurer until the January meeting and she agreed. Doug Lyon moved with a second from Jose Miraya to accept the existing officers for 2017. The motion passed.


Gayle Midyette and Susie Harrell found 2 families with children at Oaks Road Elementary School who could use our Santa help. Gayle gave a short report on needs and wants. Wanda Meadows moved with a second from Susie Harrell to accept both families. The motion passed. Patricia Lyon moved with a second from Jackie Case to give each family $500. The motion passed. Gayle will figure out how to best use the money for food, clothing and Santa, etc.

At Mid-Winter Greg will turn in the SOS prints that have not sold. So they are still available until then.

Greg has 2017 SOS cards which can be used for 2017 mid-winter and spring and fall SOS.


Cathy Good from ENCSC came again to request dancers for the exhibition at the ECU Women's Basketball Game on January 7th (during half-time). They will play Can't Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake to show that you can shag to a Top 40 tune and Uptown Funk which will be used for two separate line dances. This is to show that one song is not restricted to just one dance. She brought 20 tickets ($3 each) and hopes that there will be that many volunteers.


Linda McAllister thanked Ann Brinson and Sylvia Anders for their work on the Social Committee over the past year.

Greg thanked Claude for the excellent food served at the Christmas Party and pretty much any time we have an event at Attitudes.

Greg reminded everyone that we will be having our Annual Re-Up Party during the month of January.

With no further business to be discussed, Patrick McCullough moved with a second by Jack Bond to adjourn the meeting. The motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,
LaVerne Mozingo, Secretary of Record