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