Paradise Bay Activities Committee

Minutes of March 28, 2022 Meeting

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

Prayer was said by Dan Smith

Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Present were: Carl Kerr: Co-President, Jim Gath: Co-President, Shana Simison: Vice President, Karen Rimatzki: Secretary, and Donna Matteson: Board Assistant and 15 members.

Secretary’s Report: The minutes of the last meeting were previously emailed, posted on the bulletin board in the Paradise Bay Hall and copies handed out at the meeting. There were no additions or corrections so the minutes will stand as posted.

Treasurer’s Report: Jim G. gave the report in Wendy G.’s absence. The available balance is $12,293.45. The report will stand as read.

Co-President’s Report: Carl K. told us there will be an Easter Dinner on Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 1 p.m. Heidi K. and Donna M. will be Co-Chairpersons. The Boating & Fishing Club will be hosting. Anyone who would like to attend the Easter Dinner needs to sign up and receive a free ticket on Wednesday, March 30th at 1-2 p.m. in the Rec Hall or at the Coffee Hour on Monday, April 4th. Jim G. will send an email with information about the Easter Dinner. Carl K. mentioned that Charley K.’s party will be on Saturday, April 2nd at 1-4 p.m. If the weather is bad, the party will be inside the Rec. Hall. The food and beverages that were left over from Bayfest will be for sale.

Vice President’s report: Shana S. is in the process of making the calendar for next season. If anyone has a special event for next season that needs to go on the calendar or is not sure whether she has your schedule for next season, please contact Shana.

Old Business

Unclaimed prizes from Bayfest-One Cash Award prize of $107.00 and one Gift Basket have not been claimed, yet. There were two new ticket numbers publicized last week but no one has said they have those tickets. Therefore, two new tickets have been drawn. The one for the Cash Award is a pink ticket no. 390325. The one for the Gift Basket is a green and white ticket no. 101960. Those numbers will be publicized this week. If no one claims either or both of those prizes, anyone who attends the next Coffee Hour on Monday, April 4th will receive a ticket to be eligible to win one of them. The drawing will be held at the end of Coffee Hour.

New Business

Nominating Committee-There were no new nominations for either Co-President(s) or Secretary. Carl K. and Jim G. agreed to continue as Co-Presidents for another term. Karen R. agreed to continue as Secretary for another term. Everyone indicated their agreement with a unanimous voice vote. Therefore, it was not necessary to have an election.

Jim G. mentioned that during Bayfest several people selling tickets or helping with other activities outside were in the sun because we didn’t have enough tents for them. Therefore, he would like to purchase canopies to prevent that from happening in the future. He found some that would cost less than $100.00 each. Brenda O. made a motion to purchase four canopies for up to $100 each. Shana S. seconded the motion. It passed unanimously.

Shana S. stated that the new Electronic Bulletin Board has been ordered and will be here soon. She said she would like to give the old Board to SaraBay because their Board is much smaller. Shana made a motion to give the old Board to SaraBay once the new Electronic Bulletin Board is up and functioning properly. Jean C. seconded the motion. It passed unanimously.

Committee reports/update

Bayfront Flowers-Tom Colson said that he will need more geraniums than usual for the new posts along Bayview. He always purchases the flowers, soil, etc. and is reimbursed. Carl K. said that since we always pay for the flowers, etc. that it wasn’t necessary to make a motion to purchase the extra ones this year. Everyone was in agreement.

Shuffleboard Club-Chris Matteson said this Wednesday, March 30th they will have Shuffle under the Stars. They have invited Mt. Vernon Shuffleboard Club to join them. Also, there will be Shuffle under the Stars on Friday, April 1st.

Boating & Fishing Club-Chris Matteson said they will be hosting the Easter Dinner.

Ladies Friendship Club-Susan Miller thanked everyone who supported the Hot Dog Sale. The total amount raised was $2,000 for Ukrainian Refugee Relief. She has applied for matching funds for the $2,000 which would increase the total amount to $4,000. Also, there will be a Ladies Friendship Club meeting on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 to recap this year and plan for next year.

Bingo-Joyce Farrington said the last one will be on Monday, April 11, 2022. Last week, there were 129.

Newsletter-Joyce Nicholson is in the process of making the April Newsletter. She hasn’t heard from several of the Clubs/Activities about what information they would like in the Newsletter. She was able to get some of the information from the people in attendance.

Historical Committee-Brenda Ocenasek-We are winding down and doing some filing. The biggest thing was trying to get some current pictures this year.

Pickleball-Melissa Coleman-had a great year.

Bible Study-Dan Smith said this Thursday, March 31st will be the last session.

Euchre-Mary Fox-Tonight will probably be the last night.

Mahjong-is held on Fridays at 1-3 p.m.

There was some discussion about having three Dances this year during Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July and Labor Day weekend like last year. Carl K. made a motion to pay up to $500.00 for the summer Dances. It was seconded by Chris M. It passed unanimously.

Heidi K. asked if the Activities Committee had thought about doing another Pictorial. There was a lot of discussion. Jim G. said he would find out about getting someone to take pictures.

Donna M. had some questions about the Coffee Hour Servers schedule for next year. It was finalized.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Chris M and seconded by Joyce F. at 10:55 a.m.

Respectively submitted by Karen Rimatzki

Our next meeting is Monday, November 14, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.