TMAC Minutes, February 15, 2017

The last meeting of the 2016-17 TMAC board was held at 3:00 PM in the clubhouse. Chairman Tom McKeever led us in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Minutes of the January meeting were approved unanimously, motion by Warren Smith, second by Howard Salles.

The Treasurer’s reports were distributed for examination. Motion to accept them for review by Dianne Lane, second by Gerry Humphrey. Passed unanimously.

There was no HTA Manager’s Report.

The Activities Director’s Report was given by Billie. She announced the newly elected officers for 2017-18. Chair, Tom McKeever; Vice Chair, Howard Salles; Secretary, Shirley Kabet; and Treasurer, Marilyn Schoppenhorst. Assistant Treasurer is Ingrid Strope.

All Hometown America offices will be closed next Monday for President’s Day.

Resident Appreciation Day festivities start Monday, March 20 with a “Grease” sing-along at 2 PM, with popcorn and soda.

On Tuesday the 21st there will be a sock hop from 6-9 PM with Wendy and Dennis Jager providing the music, BYOB.

Wednesday the 22nd is the Water Volleyball tournament between residents and staff, at 1:30. 7 PM is the show, featuring Nostalgia. Resident –run games can be scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday, depending on where they are played.

Contact Billie to schedule your game. Thursday is the catered meal outside with seating’s at 2:00 and 4:00 PM, the entrée is Chicken or Beef. And on the 24th is the Awards Ceremonies.

Tickets for the catered dinner will be given away starting Tuesday, February 21, from Tuesday – Friday at 1-5 PM at Billie’s office. You MUST have your name tags. You may pick up your neighbor’s tickets IF you have a signed note from them AND their tags.

The Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras party on Feb. 28 is a joint effort between Dance Committee and Hometown. It will be 4-7 PM. Hometown will provide food, drinks, music (George Durham) and beads. Dance is running a 50/50, tickets are available at Monday Coffees and for the first hour of the party. The beneficiary of the raffle will be TMAC.

Year-end reports from each TMAC Committee are due in Billie’s office by March 1.

Committee Reports were given:

  • Bingo is enjoying good numbers every week. Richard Balduff turned in his financial report showing their payments to TMAC and the four charities they support through the 50/50’s.
  • Computer Club meets Feb. 24 at 2 PM. The main topics this month will be Google Drive and Google Docs. New members always welcome.
  • Country Breakfast sold out February’s meal at the January meal, but added another 40 tickets to accommodate those who still wanted to come. Dave hopes to serve all 300 people quickly.
  • Dance has sold all the tickets to the March Toe Jam Band night. They report a good year, overall.
  • Decorating did a wonderful job for the Valentine holiday and the 50th Anniversary party. Next up: Appreciation Days.
  • Diversions: New Chair is Bob Larocque.— Nancy Young won the Spelling Bee on the sixth.—The Variety Show is Saturday Feb. 18, the local Alzheimer’s Society will receive the 50/50 donations and any freewill offerings above expenses.—There are a very few tables left for the Spring Garage Sale, and tables for the Fall Sale will be offered on Monday mornings during the month of March only, then not again until October.—Tables for the November Craft & Hobby Fair will be sold starting March 6.—Sign up sheets for the April 6 Vendor Fair and Cupcake Caper are now out on the credenza.—Auditions for Broadway Lights’s May production will be held on March 29.
  • Genealogy – Lynda Palmer is the new Chair.
  • Library – gave 4 boxes of books to a new library in Lake Placid. New Chair is Charlotte Darling.
  • Model Yacht Club races on Tuesday and Thursday. Open sailing on Friday, especially for beginners. Advice will be available.
  • Monday Coffee has bought 4 new coffee pots to replace old worn out ones. Jim Carbaugh was applauded for picking up all the donuts every week.
  • Petanque – going great, lots of new players. Annual Kings and Queens tournament is next month.
  • Pickleball – no report.
  • Pot Luck – next one is Feb. 21, then in March it will be the first Tuesday instead of the second. Anna May thanked all her helpers.
  • Shuffleboard has started the out-of-park tournaments, beating Reflections and Sebring Village in the past month. Everyday play is at 10 AM.
  • Special Events welcomes Liverpool Live on Feb. 26, and Old Guys Rule on March 12.
  • Special Meals – no report, although the incoming Chair (Lois Eberly) was in the audience.
  • Table Games – no report.
  • TAG had a good sign-up of new members, and hopes to be able to put on a fine production next spring.
  • Tech Support will have a meeting on Feb. 27.
  • Tennis is sponsoring a tournament on March 9. Lessons are available, sign up at the credenza.
  • Trips & Travel is planning numerous day trips and multi-day trips.
  • is looking for a health column writer, and a restaurant reviewer. No experience needed.
  • Water Volleyball has established a list of Rules of Conduct for the pool. They are posted on the bulletin board on the veranda.
  • Welcome welcomes new Chair Sue Vollmuth. They need a member to cover the Outback homes area. Residents with services or products to sell can put a business card or flyer in the Welcome Bags, talk to Sue.
  • Wood & Glass- next meeting is Feb. 28 at 9 AM. Incoming officers are Paul Henry, Chair; John Holm, Vice Chair; Cindy Murray, Treasurer, and John Gallenberger, Secretary.

Unfinished Business: Good news! Hometown America’s insurance will take care of resident activities. We will cancel our old policy immediately, motion by Bill Rulli, second by Paul Henry.

We will continue to carry the $569 Treasurers’ Bond, which protects all treasurers.

Tom wants to see a $10,000 discretionary reserve fund established. After some discussion, any motion was tabled until Paul and his financial people can nail down the wording, including some safeguards.

Paul again emphasized that we need a detailed budget from each committee so we can help Tammy and stay ahead of future big expenses, such as new stoves in the kitchen. Any TMAC Treasurer who needs advice in forming their budget can call Paul for help.

They also will pursue the review and rewriting of the TMAC By-Laws. Anyone who’d like to help with this project can contact Paul Henry.

The Wall of Fame has overcome some obstacles and artist Loretta DeWitt is ready to start painting as soon as the wall in the Mirror Room can be prepped. We hope by next month to have the grand unveiling.

There was no New Business brought forth, except all in-coming chair people need to get their emails to the Secretary.

There were two comments from the audience. Incoming Special Meals chair Lois Eberly pointed out some glaring problems in the kitchen, namely backed up drains, a refrigerator lock that doesn’t work without a screwdriver, and two ovens that don’t work right. These problems are not new, and really need to be fixed by Hometown.

Patrick Hotchkiss asked if a committee with funds that carry over, year to year, do they lose the money if they don’t use it during a certain length of time? Tom’s reply, “No.”

The outgoing TMAC officers were thanked for their years of service to this park and its residents.

Meeting adjourned at 4:10 PM. Next meeting will be March 15 at 3:00 Pm.

Submitted for approval,
Shirley Kabet, Secretary
February 15, 2017

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