Everyone’s favorite Chairman, Tom McKeever called the meeting to order promptly at 3:00. We recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Representatives of 22 Committes were present, and 22 in the audience. The meeting was broadcast as usual out on Channel 195.
The Secretary’s Minutes of the September meeting were unanimously approved as submitted, Howard Salles proposed and John McKinney seconded.
Marilyn handed out the Financial Statements for review.
Neither Tammy nor Billie were present to give their Management reports. So we progressed right to the Committee Reports.
- Bingo – No report
- Computer Club – Next meeting is Oct. 27 at 2 PM. New members always welcome. Main topic will be the Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update. The Maintenance Committee met on Friday the 13th.
- Country Breakfast – Although the September Breakfast had to be cancelled due to the Hurricane Irma, October is looking good. If you have tickets for September you can use them Saturday. Special menu items: French Toast and Bacon, along with all the regular items. Breakfast is assisting Diversions in the setting up of the tables for the Jazz night on Friday Oct. 20.
- Dance – Hallowe’en costume party on Oct. 28, cash prizes for best costumes. The 2018 schedule is done already. The Toe Jam Band has been booked two times. They will be raffling off 2 Christmas-themed paintings by Steve Waitkus in November.
- Decorating – has taken care of the Special Meals last night and the Hallowe’en spookiness in the lobby.
- Diversions – is offering a night of Jazz on Friday the 20th. BYOB, free admission, donations and a 50/50 raffle will be offered. A new card game, “Screw Your Neighbor” is scheduled on the 24th, sign up on the Credenza and bring $2 to play. Four tables remain for the Craft Fair on Nov. 11, and about 16 indoor tables and a handful of outdoor ones are still available for the Garage Sale on Nov. 24 –25.
The Broadway Lights division of Diversions is mounting an original murder mystery on Nov. 7 and 9. Admission is free, there will be 50/50 drawings both nights, and raffles. Pre-show sales of the raffle tickets will get you 10 tickets for $5, at the show it will be 8 tickets for $5. Prizes include 2 Season Tickets to Special Events shows, a $100 bill, 12 $25 gift cards, and a private mini-concert by Bob Leonardo.
- Genealogy will hold a meeting on Nov. 1 in the Community Room.
- The Library is open for business again, although they are still awaiting some new ceiling tiles. They will have a couple tables at the Garage Sale. And Book Bingo is coming back, get your forms from the Library.
- The Model Yacht Club is awaiting the return of more of its members.
- Monday Coffee keeps on pouring. Jan thanked Sharon Underdah, the Ethertons, and her husband Jim for filling in during the summer. Sponsors are scheduled for every week.
- Petanque – no report
- Pickleball – has had a new net installed. A sound study will be undertaken tomorrow noon to gauge the noise level of active play.
- Pot Luck – November’s Pot Luck will be on the 21st, a date change to accommodate Special Meals.
- Shuffleboard – has started its winter schedule, starting at 10 AM and playing 3 games, which ends them up around noon.
- Special Events – Season Tickets are still available for $70. You get all ten shows plus the Showcase. Special Christmas Show: The Ditchfields, don’t miss it!
- Special Meals – Their September event was also cancelled, but their October dinner happened last night. Their November dinner will have a Thanksgiving theme, and is scheduled for Nov. 14. They have started selling tickets for their upcoming meals at the previous month’s.
- Table Games – no report
- TAG – will hold an organizational meeting for the upcoming season on Nov. 10 at 1 PM in the Activity Building.
- Tech Support reminds everyone to make their requests for work by the last Monday of the month before your event.
- Tennis will change to their winter schedule next month, playing every morning. There’s a meeting on November 9 at the courts.
- Trips & Travel keeps us moving all over. They’d welcome some new members.
- TWRTimes.com – is enjoying high readership.
- Water Volleyball – more people are coming to play, the schedule is posted at the pool. Everyone is welcome.
- Welcome – will be holding their annual New Resident Social on Monday, Nov. 13 right after Coffee. They are discussing fund raising ideas. Travis Turner of Turner Furniture is interested in helping Welcome in some way, stay tuned… Still looking for members to represent Carefree, see Sue Vollmuth for information.
- Wood and Glass shop will hold a meeting on Oct. 31, new keys will be issued with the payment of dues and the lock code will be changed. They thank Hometown for the terrific support for their upcoming project to improve the Glass Shop. Two kilns have been purchased, and the updated wiring has been ordered. Cindy Murray showed us a sample of one of the easy projects, emphasizing that this is an opportunity for those who have never thought to work with glass, especially including those with disabilities and mild dementia. Wood and Glass is also looking for a used free or cheap filing cabinet for the shop.
Chairman’s Report: Tom asked for at least one volunteer from each committee to work at the Garage Sale November 24 and 25. This sale benefits ALL TMAC committees, especially those who have no fund-raising capabilities.
Unfinished Business: Paul Henry, chair of the Financial Committee, is still out of town but we’re doing “so far so good”.
Howard Salles reminds us that the cutoff date for nominations for the Tanglewood Wall of Fame is November 30. See Billie for the nomination forms.
New Business: The Decorating Committee’s Treasurer, Doris Vince, is leaving the park to be closer to her family. TMAC thanks Doris for all the work she has done over the years.
The audience was invited to speak, and Nancy Foley reminded us that there is always food sold before the Special Events shows.
The meeting was adjourned, motion by Howard Salles, second by Ben Davis. Next meeting will be November 15 at 3:00 PM.
Submitted for approval,
Shirley Kabet, Secretary
October 18, 2017