TMAC Minutes, November/16/2016

Chairman Tom McKeever called us to order promptly at 3:00. We recited the Pledge of Allegiance. The meeting was broadcast to the community on Channel 195. Representatives of all 26 committees were present, and 22 in the audience.

Park Manager Tammy gave the Manager’s Report. The locks on the clubhouse doors have been changed. If you really need a key, see her. The cables locking the cabinet doors in the kitchen will be removed. Anything that needs to be locked up should be put away in the pantry.

The new pickleball courts are almost done, some tweaking is needed yet.

The painting of the clubhouse and activities buildings should be completed by next week.

Activities Director Billie thanked all those who came to her office for training on the computerized scheduling system. Anyone, not only TMAC chairs, can be instructed on the system, just call Billie for an appointment.

The turkeys for the Thanksgiving meal will be given out Monday after Coffee, until noon.

There will be a Christmas sock exchange on Dec. 7 (details to be announced soon) and a street dance on the 14th. If you need something put up on the new electric message board, see Billie.

Committee reports were given:

  • Bingo is enjoying the return of the snowbirds, there were 100 players last week.
  • Computer Club is meeting one week early, due to Thanksgiving and the garage sale. Topics include Facebook logins, Win 10 Keylogger, and security on mobile devices.
  • Country Breakfast is sold out for this weekend. You need to get your tickets early during the winter months. Next Breakfast is Dec. 17.
  • Dance raised $293 for the Food Bank at their Nov. 12 dance with Lee Allcorn. Next up: Larry Musgrave on Dec. 10, a benefit for the Children’s Advocacy Center. Bring toys, books, clothes or gift cards. New Year’s Eve arrangements are being made.
  • Decorating worked their magic for the Special Meals dinner and Welcome Social, and will do the Everyone’s Birthday Party and Christmas next.
  • Diversions sponsored the Craft Fair on Nov. 12, and the Birthday Party on Nov. 22. They also run the Garage Sales on Nov. 25 and 26. If you have a table, you can set it up after 4 PM on Friday. If you have anything for the TMAC room, bring it up Friday after 4:00. Sale is open to RESIDENTS ONLY Friday night, 6-8 PM, (BADGES REQUIRED) and to everyone Saturday at 8 AM. Looking to the future, the musical “The Great American Musical” will be presented January 6, 7,and a matinee on the 8th. Details will be announced next month.
  • Genealogy provided the lunch at the Craft Fair. They meet the 1st Wednesday of the month at 10 AM in the Community Room.
  • Library volunteers keep busy. So far this year they’ve checked in 7,686 books and filed 9,380. Do not donate magazines older than 2 months, or VHS tapes, or any book copyrighted before 2000, except for Classics. Book Bingo will run until Jan. 29, pick up a card in the Library. And the volunteers will be selling extra books etc. at the Garage Sale next week.
  • Model Yacht Club is practicing for the racing season.
  • Monday Coffee has sponsors for every week this season. They are currently up to 18 dozen donuts and 400 cups of coffee every week.
  • Petanque is enjoying good participation as long as the weather holds. Come and learn the game.
  • Pickleball – the new courts are nearly done, just a few bumps and shallows to work out.
  • Pot Luck thanks all who come with good food, and those who stay to help afterwards.
  • Shuffleboard is now on their Fall/Winter schedule, playing Monday – Friday at 10 AM. Their first in-park tournament is Friday, Nov. 25 at the courts.
  • Special Events’ long-awaited first show is this Sunday, Nov., 20, featuring Sugar Bear Band. Cost is $10 for one show, or $70 for a Season Pass. Snack bar is open for your dining pleasure before the performance.
  • Special Meals served up a fine dinner last night, and will take December off. Next meal will be in January. Lois thanked the Decorating Committee for their work.
  • Table Games continues to grow in popularity.
  • Tanglewood Actors’ Guild will present their annual show on March 3, “Fashion and Laugh-In in Tanglewood”. The information can be found in the binder on the credenza.
  • Tech Support responded to someone who complained that the colors are all washed out when they watch Monday Coffee on Ch. 195. The problem lies with Comcast’s equipment, not ours.
  • Tennis is playing Monday – Friday at 9 AM, all welcome. Lessons will be offered in January. They have ordered one of the outdoor banners.
  • Trips and Travel has scheduled 4 multi-day trips and 5 day trips so far this season. The New York City trip was very successful.
  • is enjoying record readership this fall. New writers and columnists are always welcome. Training is provided.
  • Water Volleyball reports one of the pool covers is in bad shape. Tammy is aware of the situation and is dealing with the vendor. It’s still under warranty.
  • Welcome sponsored the New Residents’ Social last week, and 35 attended. Nancy thanked all those who brought snacks or donated prizes. 84 homes have been sold in the park so far this year.
  • Wood and Glass built 26 Christmas trees for the Outdoor Decorating Committee. The lighting inside the woodshop is being improved.

Tom gave the Chairman’s Report. “Wear your badge!”, it is necessary if you’re planning to win at Bingo or make any new friends.

Unfinished Business: 3 out of 4 members of the Financial Review Board were not present. Tom reports they’ve made a good start, and work continues.

The Memorial Wall of Fame committee is headed by Howard Salles. He reported on the progress of the group. Next he has to get permission from Tammy to have a Tree of Life – like tree painted on the Mirror Room wall. Names of those who are being honored will be engraved by resident Lon Musick and affixed to the branches. Howard reports the first names going up will be John Greytak, Russ Shaneyfelt, and Ann Hudson. More names will be added about once a year, more if it becomes advisable.

Tom recommended we form a review committee to look over our Constitution and By-Laws, last reviewed in 2003. He will “invite” residents to be a part of this group.

Incident Reports are available for viewing. They’re in the top drawer of the credenza.

There were no comments from the Chairs, and none from the audience, so we adjourned at 3:49 PM.

Next meeting will be December 21, 2016 at 3 PM.

Submitted for approval, Shirley Kabet, Secretary

November 16, 2016

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