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Coronado Woman’s Club General Meeting on March 6th, 2019

Coronado Woman’s Club General Meeting on March 6, 2019

The meeting was called to order by Elizabeth Lenardi, (filling in for President, Pearl Szymanski) at 11:36 am at the Brigantine Restaurant. In celebration of CWC ‘s birthday month, Elizabeth read the list of Past Presidents who are active members. This includes Evie Meadows, Helen Alexander, Pearl Szymanski, Linda Stanton, Ann Knoche, Betsy Vernetti, Patricia Cooley, Carrie Downey and Jerry Coziahr, many who were in attendance.

Clesi Neel led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. Anne Rising gave Thought for the Day highlighting key events in the Month of March such as the First Day of Lent, Clocks moving ahead on March 10th and St Patrick’s Day. The Pennies for Pines donation cup was circulated to members. Ann Knoche moved that the money collected be donated to the forest where it is most needed. This motion was seconded by Barbara Erickson. After a brief discussion, a vote was taken and the motion passed 100%.

Secretary’s Minutes:

The Minutes of the February 6, 2019 general meeting were distributed and reviewed by attendees. Helen Alexander moved to accept the meeting minutes and this was seconded by Kathleen Fairbanks. A vote ensued and the motion passed. Kathy Fink announced that the Meeting Minutes are currently being emailed to members and that they are also available on the CWC website. Barbara Gerth thanked Kathy Fink for taking the meeting minutes last month.

Treasurer’s Report:

Francis Rogers reported the checking account balance is $20,188.67 and the American Funds is approximately $103,630.98.

CWC 72 Year Birthday Salute to President and Members:

Jerry Coziahr led the club in singing Happy Birthday. Jerry then introduced members who have been members for 40-55 years long and they, as well as past presidents, each shared a special memory from the past with everyone. Ann Knoche shared Yearbooks from long ago which were wonderful to see! Kathy Fink distributed gifts to these special ladies, too.

Nominating Committee:

Francis Rogers reported on the progress of the nominating committee for next years’ officers. They are:

  • President OPEN
  • 1st VP Anne Rising
  • 2nd VP OPEN
  • 3rd VP Pearl Szymanski
  • Secretary Kathy Fink
  • Treasurer Barbara Gerth

Coronado Flower Show:

Barbara Gerth reminded us the Flower Show will be the week-end of April 13th/14th. A sign-up sheet was passed around for volunteers to host our section at the show.

Spring Membership Social:

Besty Vernetti announced the Bunco Party will be held April 23, 2019 at the Winn Room at the Library from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Please bring friends and potential members. A sign-up sheet was passed around for attendees as well as helpers needed for setup and refreshments.

Section News:

~Arts & Crafts will meet March 11th at Kathy Fink’s house to tie-dye aprons for the Flower Show.

~Bridge will meet March 20th.

~Creative Cookery will meet on March 8th at Anthony’s Fish Grotto in La Mesa at 11:30.

Announcements:

Jerry informed us that several women from CWC attended the Festival of the Arts with the theme “The Kingston Trio”. Kathy Fink won 2nd place ribbon for an art exhibit which was a beautifully decorated round hat box.

The next General Meeting will be April 3, 2019.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:03 pm.

Submitted by Secretary, Barbara Gerth

Coronado Woman’s Club General Meeting on February 6th, 2019

Coronado Woman’s Club General Meeting on February 6, 2019

The meeting was called to order by President Pearl Szymanski at 11:45 am at the Brigantine Restaurant. Clesi Neel lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

President’s Welcome

Pearl greeted everyone with a thought of how we should give & receive compliments graciously. Pearl also reminded everyone about the Community Read book, “Practice House”..look for activities coming at the end of February.

• Domestic Violent Kits: Still need to be distributed to an organization that will pass them out to those in need. Kathleen Fairbank will coordinate this effort.

Introduction of Guests: Pearl’s guest: Jeanette Rock

Thought for the Day: Anne Rising “Love of Self”

• Make sure to nourish both your mind and your body
• Take time to unplug and meditate for at least 20 min. a day
• Take care of yourself and stay hydrated!

Pennies for Pines: Elizabeth Lenardi We have collected over $300.00 this year. We will be able to purchase 3 plantations of seedlings this year @$68.00 a piece.

Treasurer’s Report: Francis Rogers reported the checking account balance is $20,042.93 and the Americans Funds is $102,221.39.

Secretary Minutes: Accepted as written

Program: Christian Esquevin: retired director of the Coronado Public Library

He spoke on the challenges on libraries and the future of our library. Our library is widely used by the community and strives to offer programs for all ages. People have lost the ability to read in-depth and usually just scrim over the text. Times have changed for sure when it comes to reading a book and how libraries are used.

Federation News :

Festival of the Arts is coming up on February 27, 2019 and it is not too late to enter your art. Pearl has the entry forms if you are interested.

Membership:

We are always looking for ways to get new members. We have planned a Bunco Party, date TBA. A sign-up list was passed around for volunteers to help. Pearl will finalize a date and let everyone know.

Club Reports:

Flower Show is just around the corner..get your Container Plants ready…April 13 & 14.

Pearl showed what our new Spreckle’s Park sign will look like. We chose the General Federation shield to use as our symbol.

Ways & Means: We made $230.00 profit, ($125.00 coming from a donation from one of our own members) after we paid the Shredding company $400. Concerns were raised as to why so little was made. Possible the rain played a factor in the low turn out, along with our need to increase publicity in the community. Next date TBA.

CWC Birthday Luncheon: Next month, March 6, 2019. All Past Presidents’ will be honored. This is a great time to give an honorarium to your Club.

Section News:

• Arts & Crafts will be at Pearl’s house on Monday, Feb. 8 at 10:00.
Bridge will continue on the third Wednesday of the month.
• Creative Cookery will be hosted by Pearl & Jerry this Friday, February 8 at 11:30am with a Valentine’s theme.
• Creative Cookery will go out to Anthony’s in March.

Announcements:

Jerry Coziahr has sold her house and will be moving up to the Irvine area. She still will be involved with the club. She is looking for temporary housing for the next four months.

The next General Meeting will be on March 6, 2019 The next Board Meeting will be on Friday, February 22, 2019 (please note the change of day and week)

The meeting was adjourned at 1:40pm

Respectfully submitted, Kathy Fink (subbing in for Barbara Gerth)

Coronado Woman’s Club General Meeting on January 9, 2019

The meeting was called to order by President Pearl Szymanski at 11:50 am at the Brigantine Restaurant. Elizabeth Lenardi announced that the CWC had collected $96.00 for Pennies for Pines. Kathy Fink led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance.

President’s Welcome: Pearl greeted everyone with a Happy New Year and is looking forward to a dynamic year ahead.

Introduction of Guests: Pearl Szymanski introduced her two guests from the Southern District Federation:

1) Denise Berrian from the Chula Vista Woman’s Club and 2) Lisa Sharp from the Lakeside Woman’s Club. Both Ladies will speak today about their home clubs.

Anne Rising gave the Thought for the Day: ”Living to the Now; Mindful of the Moment”

Secretary’s Minutes: The Minutes of the December 5, 2018 general meeting were distributed and reviewed by attendees. Kathy Fink moved to approve the meeting minutes and this was seconded by Francis Rodgers. A vote ensued and the motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report: Francis Rogers reported the checking account balance is $19,992.06 (transfer in from American Funds of $15,000 for Philanthropy to spend) and the American Funds is approximately $96,698. Pearl reviewed the line items of the Philanthropy budget with members at the meeting. Pat Cummins moved to accept the Philanthropy budget as stated. Libby Davis seconded the motion. After a brief discussion a vote ensued and the motion passed.

Program: ~Denise Berrian is from Chula Vista and is the current President of the District. On June 22nd there will be a Fashion Show at their historic building which the City of Chula Vista maintains. They have 32 members and are challenged with obtaining new members as younger women are not interested in participating in club events. ~Lisa Sharp is from Lakeside and is the First President of the District. They do not have a clubhouse at Lakeside at this time. They host a huge Bunco event every year which is very successful and raises money for their charities. They also host a Quilt Show and a Children’s Arts Show which is coming up soon.

Federation News: Festival of the Arts which includes lunch is being held on February 27, 2019 by the

Lakeside Woman’s Club. Community Event: The Floral Association is hosting a member event on the evening of January 29, 2019 at the Coronado Yacht Club. This includes a silent auction. Ways & Means: The next Shredding Event will be on February 2, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Union Bank parking lot.

Section News and Announcements:

~Arts & Crafts will meet January 14th at Betsy’s house. ~Bridge will meet January 16th. ~Creative Cookery will meet on January 11th at 11:30 am at Betsy Vernetti or June Cancelosi’s home. ~The Southern District By Laws are being reviewed and updated. ~The Board will be working on a membership event for February or March.

The next General Meeting will be February 6, 2019. The next Board Meeting will be January 23, 2019.

Kathy Fink will be posting the Meeting Minutes to the Website and emailing them to members who have email addresses in advance of the General Meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:30 pm.

Submitted by Secretary, Barbara Gerth