Paradise Bay Activities Committee
Minutes of February 24, 2020 Meeting
The meeting was called to order by Anne Osgood at 10:00 a.m.
Prayer was said by Dan Smith.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Present were: Anne Osgood, President, Shana Simison, Vice President, Wendy Graf, Treasurer and Karen Rimatzki, Secretary plus 18 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. Dated 2/10/20 through 2/23/20. Copies were also handed out at the meeting. The bank balance is $10,436.61. The report will stand as read.
President’s report-Anne stated that the positions of President and Secretary are up for election this year on March 23rd. Therefore, she needs to appoint three people to be on the Nominating Committee that agree to serve. Sue Cassidy, Carl Kerr, and Marilyn Morrisey agreed to be on the Nominating Committee. At our March 9th meeting, the Nominating Committee will present any nominees. If there are any nominees, then the voting will take place at the March 23rd meeting. If there are no nominees, then a motion can be made to have the Board stand as is. Anne is happy to announce that our new Decorations Committee Chairperson is Marie Buchanan. She will be assisted by Shirley Frederick, Pat Coy and Linda Fardella. However, they do not arrive here until January, so we will still need help with decorations in November and December.
Vice President’s report-Shana stated that there were 217 tickets sold for the Italian Dinner. Everything went great. She has the tickets for the Bayfest luncheon. The cost is $5.00 for a pulled pork sandwich or hot dog, potato chips, and a root beer float. She has made up envelopes with 20 tickets in each. Anne said she would like the members of the Activity Committee to take an envelope to sell tickets and return the money and unsold tickets by the March 2nd Coffee Hour. This will help us know how much food to buy. Carl Shaver said he should be able to sell tickets at the next Boating & Fishing Club meeting on March 3rd so Anne said that would be fine, since we would be doing the shopping after that. We will, also, be selling tickets at the door but want to get the word out there ahead of time.
Laundry storage room-Anne stated she took a tour of the storage room. There is plenty of room to store Anita Cook’s Luminary jugs.
New Horseshoe Chairperson-Tom Farrington is our new Horseshoe Chairperson. Anne stated that Tom said the shells have been removed from the pits and it’s not necessary to purchase any more sand. Tom stated there will be a Tournament on March 13th at 9:00 a.m. He would like everyone there by 8:30 a.m. to form the teams. The Activities Committee will provide money for trophies for the winners. Tom asked how he can have access to an electric outlet for a coffee pot he would like to use for the Tournament. Anne said she would talk to the office to find a solution.
BayFest-March 7th at 10:00 a.m. into the Evening. There will be a final meeting on March 2nd in the Annex after the Coffee Hour. Anne would appreciate everyone’s attendance who would like to be included in the discussion to finalize the preparations. The Parade will start at 10:00 a.m. rather than 9:00 a.m. We will meet at the Sarasota Bay Rec Hall at 9:30 a.m. There is no theme so just decorate your golf carts and bicycles any way you would like. There will be prizes for the best ones. Les Hall described the games that will be played inside the Hall. If you win a game, you will receive a ticket that you can put in the box to win a grand prize. Barbara Giachetti obtained about 10 certificates and cards to give as prizes for the raffles. The Golf Cart Rodeo will be at 3:00-4:30 p.m. The Dance will start at 5:00 p.m. There will food sold by the Activities Committee starting around 4:30 p.m. It will consist of Chicken & Sausage Gumbo, Hamburgers/Cheeseburgers, chips and a mystery dessert.
Boating & Fishing Club-Carl Shaver stated that the winner of the $153.00 raffle ticket has been found. In order to make it fair, the One-Day Fishing Contest on March 5th will have winners for the men and the women. Therefore, the women won’t be competing against the men. There will be a Non-Awards Day Contest in March for anyone who hasn’t won. The prizes are 1st place $15.00, 2nd place $10.00 and 3rd place $5.00. This Friday is AED CPR Refresher Course. We are filled up. Our next meeting in March 3rd.
Woodshop-Mary Fox-They made about $1,000.00 on their raffle. They will be buying another machine with that money.
Craft & Hobby Shows-Jean Colson stated she would like to schedule the Shows for the first Saturday in December 2020 and February 2021.
Bayfest-Les Hall will be having a meeting in the Annex on February 27th at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the games.
Health Fair-Susan Miller-will be this Wednesday, February 26th at 9:00 a.m. until noon. The Bloodmobile will be here at the same time. Sign up sheets for the Bloodmobile are in the Paradise Bay and Sarasota Bay Rec Halls. If you didn’t sign up, you can still give blood. She encourages everyone to attend the Health Fair. There’s a lot of good information and everything is free.
Ladies Friendship Club-Susan Miller-the Fashion Show is this Thursday, February 27th at 1:00 p.m. We have sold 224 tickets. It’s being sponsored by Beall’s. We have distributed a little more than $3,000.00 to Bradenton area charities. She thanked everyone for supporting their fundraising efforts.
Historical Committee-Brenda Ocenasek-Anne will be taking pictures of the different Activities and get names of the officers. We are doing interviews with people that have been here for 10-15 years. We have about 65 or 70. She would like to read one during one of the Coffee Hour. We have a lot of pictures that don’t have any dates. We plan to put some out on a table with a sheet of paper during Coffee Hour. We hope people will be able to write down who is in the pictures and when it was taken. We have been storing all the pictures on a hard drive.
Bocce-Jim Kleiner-The Fun Tournament was a big success.
Bible Study-Dan Smith-He said there has been more than 60 people attending. The next one on Thursday, February 27th will be at 9:00 a.m., in order to have enough time to set up for the Fashion Show. He, also, asked us to inform Pastor Al of any residents who have passed away in the past year. They will be remembered at the Memorial Service on March 8th. Anne has a list of some of the residents who have passed away. Several people gave her more names to add to the list.
Mary Fox asked for the decision to not allow Street Parties in the Hall due to inclement weather be reconsidered. There was a lot of discussion. Carl Kerr made a motion to allow Street Parties in the Hall due to inclement weather as long as there isn’t any other activity scheduled. Mary Fox seconded the motion. It passed with 21 in favor and 1 opposed.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Carl Shaver and seconded by Carl Kerr at 11:13 a.m.
Respectively submitted by Karen Rimatzki