Paradise Bay Activities Committee                    

Minutes of January 28, 2019 Meeting

The meeting was called to order by Peggy Neely at 9:32 a.m.                         

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Treasurer’s report was given by Wendy Graf. The total income was $498.50 and expenses were $795.50 for the last 2 weeks. The bank balance is $8,915.68. There were no questions about the report. The report will stand as read.

Minutes from the last meeting have not been posted so Karen Rimatzki read them. Several corrections need to be made to those minutes. The corrections will be made and a revised version will be posted and an approval requested at the next meeting.

New Business

Peggy read a thank you card from Phyllis Cook for the plant that the Activities Committee sent her. She sent a $100.00 donation from the Ladies Friendship Club. Karl Cook’s Memorial Service will be at the West Bradenton Baptist Church on 43rd St. on Sat., Feb. 2nd at 11:00 a.m.. There will be a luncheon at SaraBay after the service.

Bayfest-Peggy Neely-Sat., March 2nd, 2019. The parade will be at 9:30-11 a.m., lunch at 12-2 p.m., Golf Cart Rodeo at 3-4:30 p.m., and a Dance with a Band playing in Paradise Bay Rec. Hall at 5-8 p.m. There will be a Food truck selling food during the time the Band is playing. Lunch will be served by the Pickle Ball members. Lunch will cost $5.00. The menu consists of pulled pork sandwiches or hot dogs, chips, and root beer floats.

Peggy N. stated that Karen B. from the Entertainment Committee at SaraBay is requesting $500 to $600 to help pay for the shows they booked last year for this year’s entertainment. There was an increase they weren’t anticipating. The amount they are requesting is approximately half of the total due. Sally S. made a motion to split the increased Entertainment fees with SaraBay up to $600.00.  The motion was seconded by Glenda M. It passed with a unanimous voice vote.

Boating and Fishing Club-Carl Shaver-we had a very successful Frank & Bean dinner. We sold 608 tickets and served 556 dinners. There was a raffle with 3 winners, each winning $135.00. There were a lot of positive comments about good food and a friendly atmosphere. Carl was asked about possibly buying a second refrigerator for the Paradise Bay Rec Hall. When a lot of food needs to be stored in a refrigerator for any of the meals being served there, having only one refrigerator is not enough. Carl asked if possibly the Activities Committee would like to split the cost with the Boating and Fishing Club. He didn’t know the cost and hadn’t asked the Boating and Fishing Club yet, but was just wondering how the Activities Committee felt about splitting the cost. There was a lot of discussion concerning this issue. Several people felt a request should be made to the Park Manager/Board of Directors to purchase the refrigerator. Peggy N. said she would do that.

Bible Study-Dan Smith-we started meeting on Jan. 10th. We have a lot of new people that found out about the Bible Study at the Welcome Reception. We are very grateful for that.

Craft & Hobby Shows-Jean Colson-the Craft & Hobby Bazaar is Sat., Feb. 2nd at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Paradise Bay Rec Hall. The Hall will be closed on Friday, Feb. 1st starting at 3 p.m. to set up.

Trivia Challenge-Gerry Estabrook-Sally Seighman- they told the people at SaraBay Hall about the Trivia Challenge and they seemed enthused. There are flyers in both halls to sign up. It will be held on Friday, Feb. 15th at Paradise Bay Rec Hall at 1-3 p.m. Teams consist of 1 to 4 people.

Entertainment-the committee has selected five acts for 2020. The next show on Feb. 7th is Cahal Dunne at 7 p.m. Tickets will be on sale at the door at 6 p.m.

Historical Committee-Brenda Ocenasek-in the process of copying the photo booklets. We are looking for interesting stories from longtime residents. Dick Estabrook will be taking pictures of different activities. We still need pictures that are from recent activities.

Health Committee-Rainy Dula-the Health Fair and Blood Mobile will be Feb. 27th at Paradise Bay Rec Hall. There will be a raffle every half hour and final drawing at the end.

Bocce-John S. mentioned that Bocce is on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Fridays for anyone who is interested.

Cards(Euchre Monday Night)-Mary Fox-we have had up to 20 people. Everyone is welcome. The cost is $1.00. We start promptly at 6:30 p.m. in the Paradise Bay Rec Hall.

Dances-Mary Fox said she has tickets for Eric Von on Feb. 9th at Paradise Bay Rec Hall at 6:30-9:30 p.m. The tickets are going fast.

Woodshop-Wendy G. told us that the Trash & Treasure Sale is this Sat., Feb. 2nd. If you have any donations, please do not put them in the building where the newspapers are; take them to the Woodshop. The next regular meeting is on Feb. 4th at 1 p.m. at SaraBay Hall. Anyone can join. The membership fee is $20.00 and $10.00 for a locker. The Rigatoni Dinner will be on Feb. 8th at the Paradise Bay Rec Hall. Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased from any member. The dinner includes rigatoni, bread, salad, beverage, etc.

Peggy stated that the Thanksgiving Dinner will be served by the Shuffleboard Club. The Christmas Dinner will be done by a group from the Bocce Club. The Easter Dinner will be coordinated by Susan Miller and served by the Boating and Fishing Club.

Bingo-Peggy N.-there have been a lot of people attending. Last Monday, there were 173.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Jean C. and seconded by Rainy D. at 10:30 a.m.

Respectively submitted by Karen Rimatzki, Secretary