Posted by Gayle Demko on Dec 17, 2018
BOARD MEETING – General Minutes
November 13, 2018
Suffield by the River – 4:45 pm
Meeting Called to Order 4:35 p.m.
Board Members Present: Richard Kisiel, Jack Muska, Gail Hanley, Gayle Demko, Charles Roumas, Nancy Viggiano, Natalie Donais and Ken Pascoe
Secretary’s Report:
Rotary Club Meeting Minutes of October 16, 2018 were approved as distributed.
Treasurer’s Report:
Jack provided the monthly financial report, with the following balance as of Oct 31, 2018:
Operations:     $4222
Old Business:
  • District Leadership Training Nov 10 – Roger Pratt, Natalie Donais and Dick attended Session I training - Gayle and Charles did not attend as Session III training was cancelled. 
  • Holiday Dinner – Nancy reported minimum attendance not yet met.  Pricing of dinner deemed high and Nancy will go back to Crestview to determine if a pricing of under $50 per person can be accomplished.  The club will pay for the DJ entertainment.
  • Board Positions – openings were reviewed and Dick and Gayle will work toward filling the openings with interested parties. 
New Business:
  • Bell Ringing – Dick will announce at meeting tonight the need for volunteers for the Dec 22 & 23 event and will contact Interact Club for their help.
  • Membership and Club Member Engagement – Dick will set up a meeting with the membership committee to review existing protocol.
  • 2018-2019 Officer and Board elections:  Dick will review the by-laws.
Club Member Forum:
No one from the club approached the Board.
Next Meeting Date: December 11, 2018 at 4:45 pm at Suffield by the River.
Motion by Ken to adjourn at 5:33 seconded by Charles, which passed unanimously.
November 13, 2018
Suffield by the River
Call the Meeting to Order at 5:35 pm
Secretary’s Report: Foundation Meeting Minutes were approved as presented.
Treasurer’s Report accepted with the following balance as of Oct 31, 2018:
Foundation:                                                $28,462
Morgan Stanley-Managed Funds:                 $144,152
Old Business:
Town Wide Project – Sunrise Park trail and playground.  Jack met with Mark Cervione of the Conservation commission and $100,000 has been set aside by the town for a boundless playground on the site of the existing playground.  The trail around the park was estimated at $35,000 cost for a proper maintenance, an assessment Jack considered quite high for the work that really needed to be done as this was not going to be a handicap assessable trail.  A district grant could be sought for work on this project.
Hilltop Farm – Dick will check into the feasibility of a district grant to continue to support the projects at this location.
Club Member Forum
No one from the club approached the Board
Next Meeting Date:  Dec 11 at 4:45 pm
Motion by Jack to adjourn at 5:40, seconded by Gayle, which passed unanimously.