President Bob Noble called the meeting to order at 10 am at the First Christian Church Hall. Del Wharton and Charlie and Geri Mishmash were recognized for preparing the coffee. The minutes were summarized from last month’s meeting and accepted as stated.
Treasurer Susan Norton was not in attendance, so the treasurer’s report was deferred. No significant change over last month’s report was expected.
Geri Mishmash is filling in for Linda Ash this month as our We Care person. Geri said she sent cards to Pam Lochrie and Ralph Cerbone, both experiencing medical issues, and would send one soon to Tom Hall, who will have back surgery soon.
Paula Struckman gave details of the New Year’s Eve potluck.
Janice Shepherd talked about the Dec. 18 holiday luncheon. She also explained the change in the start time for Armchair Travelers from 6:30 pm to 6:15 pm to accommodate better the library’s closing time of 8 pm. The current issue of the Beacon has an article about Armchair Travelers.
Neither Wayne McCalla nor Dennis Pretti was present to discuss possible special activities in 2014.
Barb Hill announced the annual Bridge Bash to be held Jan. 27.
Helaine Cohen told us how to block unwanted phone calls for those who have Charter telephone service.
Bob Noble reported that the trial happy hour at Carino’s went well and we will return for more happy hours, although other venues may also be considered.
On unfinished business, the issue of excess funds is still open and a survey to members on what should be done will be sent out within the month.
Janice Shepherd urged members to consider taking part in a Christmas bird count to be held Dec. 15 by the Audubon Society.
Geri Mishmash thanked everyone for their participation in the Salvation Army Giving Tree.
The raffle featured gift certificates Jan Curtis had obtained from Main Street Bagels and Outback Steakhouse.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:35 am.