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Senior Center Board Minutes 02/26/2018
Lymes’ Senior Center Board of Directors Meeting

February 26, 2018


PRESENT:  Sue Campbell,  Jeri Baker, Gary Weed,  Kathy Lockwood, Stephanie Lyon-Gould, Dot McAndrew, Doris Hungerford, Ann Griffith, Doris Johnson,  Johnny Cody, Joni Bonvicin

ABSENT:  Diana Seckla, Don Abraham

CALL TO ORDER:  Jeri Baker at 1:00

GUESTS:  Ruth Young

SECRETARY’S REPORT:   A motion to accept January, 2017 minutes was called for by Doris Johnson and Gary Weed seconded.  Unanimous approval.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Doris Hungerford - Treasurer’s Report December 15, 2017 - February 9, 2018 was submitted.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

        Director’s Notes:  Stephanie Lyon-Gould  - 1435 visits to the center last month were recorded.  Over the last six (6) months the center has received over 10,000 visits.

        Building Use:  Gary Weed - The fire extinguishers are in good condition.  Stephanie Lyon-Gould - The big room is being painted and should be completed by next Thursday.  The floors are scheduled to be waxed with a less slippery surface.

        Special Events:  Stephanie Lyon-Gould:  Stephanie played music clips by several of the bands for July Concerts.  Scheduled:  July 5, Airborne Band; July 12, Duo Devilles (9 member band); July 19, The Cartells; July 26, The Army Pop Band (approximately 40 members).  Stephanie and Jeri Baker will be reaching out to previous and new prospective co-sponsors for the Concerts.

        Policy:  Jeri Baker - Read the proposed changes to Policies & Procedures which board members had reviewed at home.  The motion to adopt as corrected was initiated by Doris Johnson and seconded by Sue Campbell.  Unanimous approval.

OLD BUSINESS:  

        Correction to the ByLaws Revision:  Jeri Baker - A motion to accept the Lymes’ Senior Center Constitution & ByLaws as corrected was put forth by Johnny Cody and seconded by Kathy Lockwood.  Unanimous approval.  

        Memorial Bricks:  Stephanie Lyon-Gould - Family member (s) of former Senior Center members may purchase a brick to be engraved in their honor.  Stephanie suggested that former members who have contributed to the Center may have a memorial brick engraved at no charge in honor of their Tribute to the Center.  A motion was put forth for board members to compile a list for the next meeting.  Unanimous approval.
Sue Campbell mentioned that the dedication of the Memorial still needs to be addressed.
A date of May 23rd was suggested.

        Other Old Business:  Stephanie Lyon-Gould - The Future of the Center -  Phil, town facilities manager,  suggested the screened, roofed porch be converted to four season use to increase space of the fitness area.  He estimated the cost to be approximately $15,000.

NEW BUSINESS:

        Report of meeting with Friends of the Lymes’ Senior Center:  Jeri Baker -
The Friends can give money for programs , but not for capital expenditures.  The Friends would like to kick of their fundraising campaign in April promoting the new “55 +” membership.  

        Pledge of Allegiance:  Jeri Baker - Johnny Cody brought it to Jeri’s attention that public meetings should begin with the pledge of allegiance.  After a brief explanation, allowing members who need to sit to do so, the meeting began with the Pledge.  Subsequent board meetings, where there is a flag present in the room, will as well.  

        Volunteer Luncheon:  Stephanie Lyon-Gould -  The Volunteer Luncheon will be held Tuesday, April 17th at 1:00.  Sue Campbell put forth a motion and Gary Weed seconded to approve Stephanie’s request for $800 expenditure for the luncheon (approx. $10.00 per person).  Stephanie requested the board to select a Volunteer of the Year to be honored at the luncheon.  Barbara Blackwell was selected and unanimously approved.

        Assistant to the Treasurer:  Jeri Baker - Don Abraham has volunteered.

        Community Connection Meetings:  Kathy Lockwood - Stephanie would appreciate volunteers to step in for her, either in office or at the quarterly meetings when she cannot be in attendance.

Other New Business:  
Memorial Service:  Scheduled for May 23rd.  
        Drapes:  Johnny Cody motioned to not put the drapes back up, Kathy Lockwood seconded.  

PUBLIC COMMENT:   Ruth  Young - Thanked everyone and expressed her appreciation to the board for the new Policies & Procedures.

ADJOURN:  Meeting adjourned at 2:30.  Doris Johnson moved to adjourn.  Gary Weed seconded.  

NEXT MEETING:  March 19, 2018

Respectfully submitted,

Paula Emery
Recording Secretary


        



 
 
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