Paradise Bay Activities Committee

Minutes of February 27, 2023 Meeting

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

Prayer was said by Anne O.

Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Present were: Jim Gath: Co-President, Carl K.: Co-President, Shana Simison: Vice President, Wendy Graf: Treasurer, Karen Rimatzki: Secretary, Donna Matteson: Board Assistant and 28 members

Secretary’s Report: The minutes of the last meeting were previously emailed, posted in the Rec Hall and passed out at the meeting. There were no additions or corrections so the minutes will stand as posted.

Treasurer’s Report: Wendy will be closing the bank account and transferring the remaining balance to the Office. The Activities Committee funds are managed separately from other accounts managed by the Office. If anyone needs to be reimbursed for an expense, they need to submit a receipt to Wendy. She, then, fills out a form and submits it to the Office then a check is issued and given to Wendy which she will pass on to whoever submitted the receipt. Our balance is approximately a little over $9,000. The report will stand as read.

Co-President’s Report:   

Vice President’s report:   Shana S. has tickets for the Luncheon. If anyone would like to help sell them, please get them from her.

Old Business

  1. Bayfest: It will be on Saturday, March 4th. The Theme is Patriotic; Red, White and Blue. Cars, Golf Carts, bikes, etc. need to line up for the Parade by 8:30 a.m. at the SaraBay Rec. Hall. Jim G. has about 12 lbs. of candy to be distributed to everyone to throw out during the Parade. The Parade will start at 9 a.m. The Games and Luncheon are at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Raffle tickets will be drawn before the Golf Cart Rodeo then posted. Jim G. said there will be no parking on the Million Dollar Lot starting Friday night or Saturday morning before the Golf Cart Rodeo. The Golf Cart Rodeo will begin at 3 p.m. at the Million Dollar Lot. Beach and Ride have donated a Golf Cart for the day and a one-week free rental for the raffle. The Food Truck will be here 4:30-7:30 p.m.   There will be a Dance at 5-8 p.m. There will be an Irish Dance performance during the band’s break.
  2. Rules: There needs to be some changes to the current Rules because the Office is managing our funds, now. The revised Rules were emailed to the Activities Committee members and copies were passed out at the meeting. After some discussion, there were no changes made to the Revised Rules. Therefore, according to our Rules, the revised Rules will be voted on at our next meeting.

New Business

  1. Elections: Terms expiring this year are Vice President and Treasurer-Nominating Committee will consist of Carl K. and Marilyn M.


Committee reports/update

Kitchen Supplies-Sue C. would like to request two 100 cup coffee makers. Carl K. told her she should request them from the Office since it’s equipment that’s owned by the Park.

Health Fair-Susan M. thanked everyone who participated in the Health Fair and donated blood. There were 28 units of blood donated, which was the most we ever had. Susan M. won a $50 Gas gift card at the Health Fair and donated to be used for Bayfest.

Ladies Friendship Club-Susan M.-We will be doing a Hot Dog Sale during the Park Wide Sale on Saturday, March 11th at Sally S.’s 4 J St. The money will go for local charities, this year. Fashion Show is on Thursday, March 23rd at 1 p.m. Tickets will be on sale at the Coffee Hour.

Dances-Debbie G.-Bayfest Dance will be in the Paradise Bay Rec Hall from 5-8 p.m. During the break, Debbie F. and the Irish Dancers will perform. There will be a 50/50 drawing. The last dance of the Season will be on March 17th with the Eric Von Band.

SaraBay-Kathy O.-During the Coffee, this morning, they did a Show ‘n Tell about the online Activities Calendar. Last Pancake Breakfast is this coming Friday at 7:30-9 a.m. The last Blanket Angels event this season is today. The Mulligan Stew Dinner will be on March 16th at 5 p.m. Your “ticket” is to bring an ingredient in the morning. There is a sign up at the SaraBay Rec Hall for the ingredients that are needed. The SaraBay Craft Show is March 11th at 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Church Services(Sunday Evening)-Anne O. told us to remove the Sunday Evening Church Services from the Calendar for the rest of the Season.

Boating and Fishing Club-George M.-Frank & Bean Dinner was Saturday; there was a very good turn-out. He thanked everyone for coming and, also, volunteering. 400 tickets were sold with 361 redeemed. They had a 50/50 drawing but the winner has not claimed the prize of $231. The ticket no. 2255841. The next meeting is tomorrow, February 28th at 11 a.m. There will be a Chili Luncheon for members only at 12 noon.

Waterfront Sunday Service-Dan S. would like to continue until Easter. He plans to have a Good Friday Service on April 7th at 6 p.m. in the Paradise Bay Rec Hall.

Art Class-Marilyn M.- The Art Show will be on March 19th at 1-3 p.m. in the Paradise Bay Rec Hall. There will be snacks and drinks.

Historical Committee-Brenda O.-There was a good response from the reading of the personal interview at the Coffee Hour. She can use some help.

Euchre-Mary F.-There has been 28 people attending.


A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Wendy G. and seconded by Mary F. at 11:09 a.m.

Our next meeting is Monday, March 13, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.

Respectively submitted by Karen Rimatzki