TMAC October 2019 Minutes

OCTOBER 16, 2019

The meeting was called to order by Chair, Tom McKeever at 3:00 p.m. in the Tanglewood Club House. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Estimated number in attendance was seventeen.

Roll call was taken by TMAC Secretary, Donna Scorse. The following committees had no representation: Coffee.

Motion to approve May minutes by Shirley Kabet with support from John McKinney.

Before the Treasurer’s Report was given, Marilyn introduced Steve Dawson, the new Assistant Treasurer. A welcome was extended to Steve.

Financials were handed out reflecting the summer months of May, June, July, and August.

Beginning Balance as of September 1, 2019: $131,905.93
Ending: $132,188.13
Committed: $100,352.35

Available: $31,835.78

Ms. Bradley stated that important information would be forthcoming at Monday Coffee. The dishwasher will be hooked up this week.

A brief overview of monthly activities was provided; including the month of October and November. A reminder was given that all newsletter content needs to be turned into Billie by the 15th of the prior month.

There was information provided about the Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner. Please sign up on the sheet provided at the credenza.

The following committees provided reports:

Breakfasts were held the months of June, July and September. Attendance was as follows: 129, 112, and 129. No breakfast was served in August due to the work on the new floor in the kitchen. The next breakfast is scheduled for October 19th.

“Nothing new” was reported. Only a few continue to play during the summer months. There is equipment in the shed for anyone interested in learning the game.

This summer was the most exciting. Hometown America was played in June and they beat the regular players of the water volley ball team four games to two.

Hometown America was played again in July and they once again beat us four games to two. August was another month whereby we played Hometown America; the results were that the water volley ball team won HTA three games to two.

A trophy was presented to HTA for their efforts. There are approximately 100 players on the roster.

The first meeting of the season is scheduled for October 22nd at 10:00 a.m.

The glass shop is catering the light luncheon and selling doughnuts and coffee for the Craft Fair. With this money floor mats, hopefully, will be purchased. More information will be forthcoming on this for the November TMAC meeting.

November classes are being finalized and sign-ups are being encouraged.

The month of October is going to be a busy month. The lobby has been changed out for Halloween; arrangements made for the pot luck, Special Meals and possibly Jazz night.

The lobby will be decorated for picture taking during the Halloween dance. November is being worked and will prove to be a very busy month also.

Seven’s card game continues the second Monday of every month.

Bean bag continues through the summer. South league plays on Wednesday night with the North league playing on Thursday night; starting in January.

Many events are taking place throughout the various months. Please refer to the monthly calendar of events.

Petanque had their first tournament of the season and there was a great turnout.

We play at 9:30 a.m. every morning and in November the start time will change to 1:30 p.m.

The courts are in poor condition due to the age and physical condition of the residents who help to maintain them. It is hoped that with the arrival of the snow birds, that residents without so many health issues can help us return the courts to good playing condition.

The new season begins with the Octoberfest dance and a prom held jointly with Diversions; being held in March.

There are three new bands scheduled to play this season. A Halloween costume party is being held. There is always a 50/50 drawing at each dance.

In October/November the proceeds will be split between the RV food drive and the Disabled Veterans.

The progressive jackpot is presently at $200 and will remain there until won by a Tanglewood resident who is present at one of the dances. Donations to the tech committee and indoor decorating are in the works.

The next scheduled meeting is October 25th at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room.

The following will be discussed: Cloud Services, Internet and computer security along with Q & A. Interesting topics such as Windows 10, Chromebooks and Android and iOS devices will also be discussed.

Topic this month is about the new schedule and maintenance procedures and the use of Windows 10 update utility.

The next meeting will be held on November 8th at 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room. The computer club meets the fourth Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room. New members are always welcome.

Shuffleboard has been played most days this summer. Two games were played most days in the summer.

Snowbirds are starting to return. Fall and winter hours are as follows: Monday through Friday – 10:00 a.m. Three games will be played each day and ending about noon.

All are welcome to join us. Monday, Wednesday and Friday we play regular shuffleboard. Tuesday and Thursday we play Hoss Collar contributing $1.00 each. Prize money is given to the top few players.

Scheduled play is now on Fridays at 9:00 a.m. As more snowbirds return we will schedule additional playing time. All are invited to join us. Racquets and balls are always available.

The Genealogy Club meets on Wednesday, starting November 6th at 10:00 a.m. in the Community Room.

Members are encouraged to share their research done this past summer and their discoveries.

A presentation will be given on writing your family history, recording your life memories and those of your ancestors.

It has been a quiet summer, but new members have been interested in joining us.

We were able to fix the motor on the table saw. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday as the new season starts in full swing.

The first meal was held for this season.There was a good crowd and everyone enjoyed their meal.

The Thanksgiving meal will be held on November 19th; consisting of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, jello salad, vegetable, appetizer and pumpkin pie. Tickets are $8.00 each and are being sold at Monday Morning Coffee.

All table games were able to continue throughout the summer months.

We were busy all summer keeping track of all the activities offered by the park management and volunteer committees. Our readership remains over 4,300 hits every month.

The summer; find the gnome contest will be winding down at the end of October. It was very well received by the residents.

Please send in your committee news to the Editor so we can write it up for you. This includes sports, special parties and games, celebrations and charity fundraisers.

The Special Events concert series kicks off on Sunday, November 3rd with the featured Orlando based, Nicole Sassar.

She is a accomplished trumpet player and singer. She will perform with a talented back up group.

On November 17th we will have a tribute to Journey and Styx.

The annual Christmas show will highlight the Ditchfield family on December 8th.

Single show tickets are $15 each. Season tickets for residents are $80.00. All resident ticket holders will be entered into a year end drawing for two season tickets for the following year.

The decorating committee has provided beautiful flowers arrangements for the tables. We have been using colored table cloths and selling 50/50 tickets.

We thank the Diversions committee for requesting the Potluck committee to help with the 4th of July celebration.

Many of our new residents have been joining us for dinner.

We have received and will install the new video mixer thanks to TMAC. It should be installed by early November.

The projector project has been approved by Hometown America and is proceeding.

The summer guest players program ended October 15th and was successful.

Snow birds are returning and the courts are filling up with players.

Our VP for 2019 moved away the end of May which has left us with a vacancy. Our first meeting of the season is October 17th; we will address this issue at that time.

We offer various levels of play; from beginners to advanced. Our play schedule is always posted near the bulletin board.

The Library Committee continued to work everyday during the summer. With the return of the snow birds we are anticipating many more returned books during the coming days.

The library will be selling books during the November garage sale and will also be selling coffee and donuts in the kitchen.

John McKinney reported that he has purchased a fire proof vault. A second one may not be necessary.

The TMAC secretary, Donna Scorse, reminded all committees to get their notes into her prior to the monthly TMAC meeting; however, she would accept them the day of the meeting.

NEXT MONTHLY MEETING: November 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the club house.

Motion to adjourn: Made by Dennis Tewksbury and supported by Gerry Humphrey

Respectfully Submitted,

Donna Scorse
TMAC Secretary

If your committee is not listed with a report; no written report was submitted to the secretary.

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