Paradise Bay Activities Committee
Minutes of February 28, 2022 Meeting
The meeting was called to order by Carl Kerr at 10:00 a.m.
Pledge of Allegiance was recited
Prayer was said by Donna Matteson
Present were: Jim Gath: Co-President, Carl Kerr: Co-President, Shana Simison: Vice President, Karen Rimatzki: Secretary, Wendy Graf: Treasurer, 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. Karen R. told us that some of the information on the Paradisebay.info website is out of date. She would like everyone to review their Activity/Club description and tell her what changes might be needed. When the information is updated, she will post a hard copy on the bulletin board in the Rec Hall.
Treasurer’s Report: Wendy Graf said the balance is $9,335.42. However, there has been expenditures approved in the amount of $3,500 which leaves $5,835.42 available. The report will stand as read.
Co-President’s Report: Carl K. mentioned he attended the Sarabay Coffee Hour to inform them about Bayfest.
Vice President’s report: Shana has tickets for the Luncheon. She said that anyone who would like to sell some, to see her after the meeting.
Bayfest-Melissa C. from Pickleball said she has 10 people for each shift at 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 12-2 p.m. to serve the luncheon. The luncheon will be served in the Paradise Bay Annex. There will be tables and chairs set up outside. The games will be in the pool area and by the bike rack. The winners of the games will receive a red ticket they can put in one of the eight coffee cans for a chance to win a prize. There will be grand prize raffles. There will be cash raffles, too.
Nominating Committee-The positions of Co-President(s) and Secretary are up for elections this year. The Nominating Committee will present a slate of nominees for Co-Presidents/President and Secretary to the membership at the first meeting in March. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor. Those nominated will have agreed to serve if elected. Elections will be by written ballot from the Activities' Committee members at the second meeting in March. Barbara G. and Donna M. agreed to be on the Nominating Committee. Carl K. will ask Marilyn M. if she will be on the Nominating Committee, too.
Ladies Friendship Club-Susan Miller told us that they have taken over delivering flowers to the people that are 90 years old and older on Valentine’s Day. They delivered to 19 people this year. If anyone knows someone who is in that age group, please let her know. Also, the Ladies Friendship Club will be forming a Welcoming Committee to visit new residents. That will begin in December 2022.
Blood Mobile-Susan Miller said there were 20 people on February 23rd.
Historical Committee-Brenda O. asks if anyone has heard of the west end of 4th Street called Chicken Flats. They are in the process of researching that. She told us about the “Oosie Houses” used by the elephant keepers during the 1940s & 1950s. An essay will be read at the next Coffee Hour about the history of a couple who met at Paradise Bay years ago.
Corn Hole-Dean Clark-It has started with three very successful weeks. We play on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 3-5 p.m. There is a separate entrance by the Shuffleboard Courts. They will be participating in Bayfest.
Boating and Fishing Club-Chris M.-The next meeting is tomorrow, March 1st. They are still looking for a new President.
Shuffleboard Club-Chris M.-Last Friday was a great Hawaiian Night under the Stars with more than 60 people. They served food. Next Friday, will be Shuffleboard under the Stars.
Euchre-Mary F.-Every Monday starts at 6:30. They are up to 14-16 people.
Golf-Jim G.-They golf at Pinebrook. There are 20-24 people who play.
Mahjong-Wendy G.-Fridays at 1-3 p.m. There is an instructor. There were 11 people last week.
Water Aerobics-Jean C.-She told us the cd player they use is not working right so she purchased a new one that costs $58.00. Wendy G. made a motion to reimburse Jean for the cd player. Mary F. seconded the motion. It passed unanimously.
Pickleball-Melissa C.-They have 122 members. Last week, a Pro did a clinic for 20 members. Last Friday night, was their Annual Party with over 100 people. Courts are filled all day, every day with one and a half hour time slots.
Dance-Debbie G.-Shana told us that Lew Russ will come again next year for another Activities Committee fundraiser on February 25, 2023.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Wendy G. and seconded by Jim G. at 11:02 a.m.
Respectively submitted by Karen Rimatzki