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Senior Center Board Minutes 10/16/2017
Lymes’ Senior Center Board of Directors Meeting

October 16, 2017

PRESENT:  Sue Campbell,  Ann Griffith, Diana Seckla, Jeri Baker, Gary Weed, Doris Johnson,  Joni Bonvicin, Kathy Lockwood, Johnny Cody

ABSENT:  Stephanie Lyon-Gould, Dot McAndrew, Doris Hungerford

CALL TO ORDER:  Sue Campbell at 1:00

GUESTS:  Don Abraham was introduced by Jeri Baker as a potential new Board Member.

SECRETARY’S REPORT:  Accepted with type corrections.  A motion was called for by Doris Johnson and Jeri Baker seconded.  Unanimous approval.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Stephanie Lyon-Gould, Doris Hungerford - The report was handed out and will be discussed next month.  

COMMUNICATIONS:  Sue Campbell   The town of Lyme sent a letter of acceptance of Doris Hungerford as a new Board Member.


DIRECTOR’S NOTES:   Stephanie Lyon-Gould  Report read by Sue Campbell
      Chairs:  Stephanie spoke with First Selectwoman Bonnie Reemsnyder and the town will provide help to the center for the moving of chairs for events.
      Thank you:  For all who helped with the Nonagenarian Tea and the Veterans Luncheon.   
       Thanksgiving Luncheon: Volunteers needed to help with the Thanksgiving Luncheon.  Kathy Lockwood and Jeri Baker will launder the washable table cloths.
       Eagle Scout Project: Grand opening for the bocci court will be held
Spring 2018.  Donations will be solicited by the scouts for the materials and labor costs for the value of approximately $1350.  There is no cost to the center.  Food for the opening will be donated.

PROPERTY:  Gary Weed.  Everything is in order.

POLICY:  The policy and procedures manuals from the senior centers of Groton, Colchester and Milford were handed out for home review.  The board will discuss at the next meeting.  


    NONAGENARIAN TEA:  Sue Campbell.  The event went very well except for problems with insufficient hot water for tea.  She suggested that next year’s tea include music or entertainment.

   BY LAWS:  Jeri Baker.  Jeri suggested the board should approach the towns to see if the board membership formula could be changed to encourage recruitment and to reduce the age requirement for center membership from 60 to 55.  Diana Seckla put forth a motion, Kathy Lockwood seconded.  Unanimous approval.  

    MEMBER AND CHAIRPERSON NEEDED:  Sue Campbell.  An Old Lyme member and Chairperson are still needed.

        Veterans Luncheon:  Sue Campbell.  The luncheon was well attended and a success.  
          Heating:   Gary Weed raised the question  - what happens to the control when Stephanie is out of office as the temperature is controlled from her cell phone.  We need a back up in her absence.


    BOARD MEMBER EMERITUS:  Sue Campbell.  A plaque will be made for Ruth Young - “Chairwoman and Member of the Board Emeritus”.

           Exercise Floors:  Johnny Cody. The center should give thought to future increase of area set aside for all active classes.  Also, the floor surface is too slippery for the tap classes and should be non skid.  Jeri Baker will ask Stephanie if the wax can be partially stripped from the floors to make them less slippery.
           Planning for Future:  Jeri Baker requested that the floors and expansion of center space be put on the agenda for the next meeting.  
            Potential Board Member:  Nomination of Don Abraham will be considered at the next meeting.

ADJOURN:  Meeting adjourned at 1:50.  Gary Weed moved to adjourn.  Jeri Baker seconded.  Unanimous approval.

NEXT MEETING:  November 20, 2017

Respectfully submitted,

Paula Emery
Recording Secretary

52 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371  (860) 434-1605

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