January Business Meeting Minutes by Marcia Clark
February 7th, 2015
- Colette Ruoff, spoke to us on Sage Talks, a non-profit that is partnering elders with songwriters.
- Mary Jones, Treasurer, reported that we have a balance of $1,771.40. That will be fine for this year, but next year we will be short if we continue spending $100 per month for yoga and $50 per month for Newsletter and Website.
Report on President's Activities
- Taconic and Kingston branches invited ViVi to pleasant luncheon celebrations. Taconic now has around 30 members. Kingston, around 40 members, now has a website: SSIPKingston.org. Check it out. b) ViVi will be speaking about forming new branches in Palisades (at the invitation of Alice Gerard) on February 19 th and Nanuet (at the invitation of Jim Evers) sometime in the future.
- Other SSIP branches are realizing the need to involve more people in the organizational structure. Especially as this president ages, we will need new leadership. Beginning in our “new year,” April, these jobs should be taken over by others:
- Chris Hellen volunteered to do the mailing to those w/o email
- Lee Crummins volunteered to do the calling
- President and program chair still to be determined
- Secretary for Business Meetings still to be determined
- Please find a way to help keep us going!
Discussion of Activites at the Marbletown Community Center:
- Game Day has been moved to the fourth Friday of the month, 1-3:30, beginning in February. Free. Bridge and UpWords.
- Yoga continues on Monday, 12:15 $5
- Free Marbletown Community Exercise, 11:30 every Friday except the first of the month. Friday early morning walks will begin again in the Spring.
- We congratulated Max for his work on the Newsletter and Website. It was suggested that he make the Service Providers page printable.
- Lee Crummins reported on Ulster Corp activities.
- The next Business Meeting will be held on Saturdeay, March 14 th at the High Falls Café on Stone Dock Road. ViVi have us all participate in a memoir writing session.