Paradise Bay Activities Committee

Minutes of January 10, 2022 Meeting

The meeting was called to order by Carl Kerr at 10:00 a.m.

Prayer was said by Carl Kerr.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Present were: Jim Gath, Co-President, Carl Kerr, Co-President, Shana Simison, Vice President, Wendy Graf, Treasurer and Karen Rimatzki, Secretary plus other members.

The minutes of the last meeting were posted and copies handed out at the meeting. There were no additions or corrections so the minutes will stand as posted.

Treasurer’s report was given by Wendy Graf. The balance is $8,957.16. However, there has been expenditures approved in the amount of $3,631.56 which leaves $5,325.60 available. The report will stand as read.

Co-President’s report-Jim G. said he is able to have an email sent to all the people who are registered with the Office. If anyone would like information sent about their Activity/Club, please send an email to Jim G. The Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival is still in need of volunteers. Therefore, Jane V. from their organization will be speaking at the next Coffee Hour. Jim G. mentioned that in order to receive emails from Paradise Bay, it is necessary to register on the website. Also, he would like to have a website training session with his brother, Tim G., at a Coffee Hour, when his brother returns from a trip. Carl K. mentioned that Jane H., Sarasota Bay Activities Committee, will speak at our next Coffee Hour. Also, he mentioned that on January 16, 2022 at 1-3 p.m. is Sarasota Bay Welcome Open House. If you would like to promote your Activity/Club, you may attend. Jim G. informed everyone that is it up to the discretion of each Activity/Club to determine where and how they would like to conduct their meetings and activities in regards to safety protocol.

Vice President’s report-Shana Simison-there is a PA System for anyone who would like to use it for a meeting or activity. It is in the Office.

Old Business

Bayfest: March 5, 2022 The tents are fine. Menu: Pulled pork, hot dogs, Italian sausage, chips, popcorn, root beer floats and pop. The food will be served outside in the pool parking lot. All events will be outside. Parade will be the usual morning event. There will be fireworks at sunset. We still need volunteers for the games.

New Business

40th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival on February 19-20, 2022-volunteers. Discussed in Co-President’s Report


Committee reports/update

Dances-Debbie Greeves-they will be donating funds to the Activities Committee from some of their dances. They will be selling Season tickets for $25 on Thursday, January 13th at 1-3 p.m. at the Rec Hall. Information and the schedule of the dances and food trucks is posted in Sarasota Bay and Paradise Bay Rec Halls.

Boating & Fishing Club-Kevin Sullivan-they are going to be selling t-shirts with a new design that is more universal for the Park. There will be a raffle for a Coast Guard Tapestry. All the dinners have been canceled. If you would like a refund, you need to return your ticket. If you would like to donate the purchase price, that can be done. They are selling the old t-shirts for $10. All the Fishing Contests are still on. We will be looking for a new President and Secretary. We are trying to find out if there is any interest in a Kayak Launch.

Luminaries-Anita Cook-She thanked all the people who assisted her. She needs someone to be a Co-Chair with her.

Ladies Friendship Club-Susan Miller-We will be cleaning the kitchen on January 19th and 20th. During the Craft Sale on Saturday, February 5th, we will be having a luncheon, bake sale, and raffle. Our Style Show has been canceled.

Health Fair-Susan Miller-There will not be a Health Fair, this year. Blood Mobile will be here on Wednesday, February 23rd.

Bingo-Joyce Farrington-they donated $189.00 from the Cash Awards proceeds.

Craft Show-Jean Colson-will be on Saturday, February 5th. The cost of a table is $10 for residents and $15 for nonresidents.

Newsletter-Joyce Nicholson-She is limited to 12 pages, so please submit just basic information. This is an Activities only newsletter. Articles may be submitted any time before the 25th deadline.

Line Dancing- Flo Callahan-It will start on Tuesday, January 11th at 2 p.m. under the Carport behind the Office. It will continue on every Tuesday unless the participants would like it changed.

Board Representative-Debra Rogers-The Office might have a storage cabinet available for the Corn Hole equipment. The Board is giving the Library $300 and adding it as a line item on the Budget.

Corn Hole-Wendy G.-we are looking for a leader(s) to run this activity.

Mah Jong-Wendy G.-is every Friday at 1-3 p.m. in the Annex.

Sunshine Club-Wendy G.-meets this Friday, January 14th at 11 a.m. at the Helms House.

Bid Euchre-Susan Miller-will start this Friday, January 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the Annex. If anyone would like to play or learn to play, please attend.

Euchre-Mary Fox-on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in the Annex. We play 7 games for $1.

Water Aerobics-Jean Colson-classes are at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. She will be attending the Sarasota Bay Open House to promote it. Jean will find out if anyone would like to do the Duck Races for Bayfest.

Debra Rogers asked if we know what we are doing with the old Board on the Rec Hall. There hasn’t been a decision, yet.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Joyce N. and seconded by Jim G. at 11:07 a.m.

Respectively submitted by Karen Rimatzki