General Discussion:
  • Club Assembly
  • Attendance: Members=16, Associate/Honorary Members=3, Guests=0

  • President Nick told us about a Holiday Open House he & his wife are hosting
    • Friday, December 7 from 9 am & 6 pm
    • Refreshments & Light snacks provided
    • 150 S Putnam St, Williamston
    • Please bring a canned good item for the Williamston Food Bank
  • The Poker Sheet has been filled - BUT  a number of people are working 2 shifts
    • If you can help and haven’t signed up, please check to see if you can sub for one of them
    • Gene will send out the Poker sign-up sheet again
  • Christmas Families list was passed around for people to signup
    • Gene will send out updated list
    • Reply to Gene as to what you wish to buy
    • Remember to wrap the gifts and label them with Family # and child #, initials
    • Deliver to Carrie by December 7th
  • Secret Santa - Nick
    • Nick passed around a sheet explaining the Secret Santa
    • It is a secret, so buy your gift (under $20) and wrap it with their name on the package
    • But don’t tell the person that you have them until the Holiday Party
    • Bring to the Holiday Party - December 18th meeting
  • Comments were made by some of the members as to the good presentations that were made by the RYLA students last week
  • Members Dues Proposal - Nick
    • The board has discussed addition of a Corporate/Business membership
    • Nick handed out a sheet outlining it and also the breakdown of our dues
    • Our member dues remain the same at $480/year
    • Proposed Corporate/Business Membership Dues
      • $600/year or $850/year including a Bronze Duck Race Sponsorship
      • Corporate/business members can include up to 3 people in their business
        • Only one of them may come to our meetings as a member
        • Beyond that others would have to pay the usual fee for the meal
      • Goal is to encourage some business owners to join, when the generally can’t attend, but could send a representative
      • Adding Bronze Duck Race Sponsorship, just makes sense as they should want to support the Duck Race and it gives them a $50 discount
      • Dues would be annual, not quarterly like regular members
    • Duck Race sponsorship has also been suggested to be broken down in multiple categories (not yet defined)
      • Gold Sponsorship - $1000, including a banner, Taste of Williamston Sponsorship, ??? …
      • Silver Sponsorship - $500 ??? …
      • Bronze Sponsorship - $300 (like in the past)
        • What these entail has not been defined yet
        • Might include Tom Clay Golf Outing sponsorship as well
    • Jim Conroy motioned that we accept the Corporate/Business membership as presented, seconded by Steve Terry - vote - unanimous by all attended
  • Narda suggested that Jim Conroy be a Duck Race ticket and sponsor sales coordinator
    • Lots of agreement as to that idea
    • No definition as to what that means or his responsibilities
    • Jim noted that it’s not all on his shoulders, but we all have to sell
  • Christmas Families
    • Brian suggested that their seemed to be a great need for food by them
    • Suggest we put together a food basket for each family with non-perishable food
  • Community Service Award
    • The board took all the nominations and decided to award Don Warren for this year
      • Don is with Six String Place - for tirelessly organizing performers for nearly 10 years of the Summer Concerts series 
      • A plaque was made and will be given to him at a meeting soon
  • Simone noted that she is having an Open House at Williamston Wellness on Dec. 1
    • From 10 am - 6 pm
    • Free massages
    • Lots of gifts under $20 for you Holiday shopping (Secret Santa?)