Minutes of Meeting September 25 2017

62 members and visitors were present.

At 5:00 PM John H. gave the blessing and we all ate pizza and side dishes brought in by our members.

Dave R. welcomed everyone to our meeting and hoped everyone got through IRMA in good shape.

Dave R. briefly spoke about his and Silvia’s trip our West with Alvin and Joyce.

The club was informed that Lisa S. had a grandson born at home during the storm. This is what I call a great souvenir from the storm.

Dave R. mentioned that the smallest post office survived the storm and is located on Hwy. 41 East of Naples.

Nominations were held for the year 2018. Dave R. was nominated for President by Bob Kegley and seconded by Angela S., Frankie D. was nominated for Vice-President by Francine F. and seconded by Jean P., Bob Kegley was nominated by Linda C. and seconded by Bernd B.

All of the nominations was closed and the nominated officers were elected.

Frankie D. read a thank you  letter from The Ronald McDonald House in Jacksonville, FL thanking our club for the huge box of stamps we sent them for their visiting patients and guests. This is just one of many donations that our club ships out to schools, orphanages, and clubs all over the world.

Our club welcomes our newest member Dennis M. #286. Thank you for joining our family.

Bob K. spoke about the new procedures for APO and FPO mailings and the responsibility of the Post Office and the Military Post Office getting the mail to our men and women in uniform.

John and Clyde S. spoke about advertisements on the back of Civil War currency and limited issue gold, platinum, and silver coins from the US Mint.

Allan K. spoke briefly on the growing Opioid problems in the US and locally.

A motion was made by John S.and seconded by Clyde S. that our club pays for the room rent, holiday meal, web site, and insurance for 2018. Passed with flying colors.

Special thank you to Tom H. who set up and took down the tables.

Special thank you to Ray and Martha for calling out special door prizes and to Angela and Kendra for delivering these items to the winners.

Thank you Angela and Kendra for manning the sign in table.

Door prize winners were David S. and Cathy G.    SECRET word for the October 2017 meeting is FALL.

The 50/50 winner was # 266 Lee S.  Winner of Treasure Chest was #279 Alvin A.   Alvin was present to accept this.

Minutes submitted by:

Silvia R., Hostess

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