Ladies’ Friendship Club Meeting Minutes – Feb. 8, 2017

Meeting was called to order by Heidy Kiess, President, at 12:30 pm.  The luncheon was served for 33 members and guests following a poem and prayer by Sylvia Fenton, chaplain.

Guests and new members were introduced to the group and welcomed.

The Treasurer’s report showed a new balance on hand of $2,6. Dues were collected from current & new members.  The gift basket raffle brought in $158.00.  The bake sale earned $381.17.  The Basket was won by Susan Ross. No one in attendance appeared to know her.  Donations of $250.00 each have been sent to FELT, St. Joseph’s Pantry, and Our Daily Bread, as voted last month.  The $250.00 voted to be sent to a Domestic Abuse shelter has not been issued yet. The report was approved as read.


Joyce shared information about the local Bradenton Domestic Abuse Shelter, Hope Family Services. Handouts were shared about their mission, services, and needs.  As voted last month, Phyllis will send $250.00 donation to them at this time.  The group showed interest in continuing to help them in the future with possibly collecting things on their wish list which have a focus on the children. Their thrift store which provides them with free clothing and household items is located at 1215 8th Ave. W in Bradenton for those who want to donate women’s or children’s clothing for the shelter.  They do not take clothing donations at the center itself.

Heidy Kiess gave an explanation of Turning Points and their needs for new members and guests.  She will spend the $100.00 already voted on for laundry supplies, esp. bleach and she requested $150.00 for the purchase of items needed to refill packs for the homeless veterans.  This was voted and approved by the group.

Susan Miller asked for a donation for the Southeast High School Girls Basketball team, as we have given $100.00 before and it has been greatly appreciated by them.  A motion was made to increase that donation this year to $200.00 and it was approved by the group.

For the fund-raiser fashion show, Heidy & Marilyn agreed to chair the event.  See Page 2 for an outline of details & responsibilities of those who volunteered. Scheduled for March 1st 1:00 PM at the Paradise Bay Rec Hall.  Phyllis has tickets for sale and anyone can take some to sell if they wish…the deadline for the end of sales is to be Feb 25 so we can plan for amount of tables and refreshments. Judy Cashe asked for more models and got additional volunteers.  They will go to Christopher & Banks on Tuesday, Feb 21 at 10:00 to pick outfits and be fitted.


Group discussion related to the Community Yard Sale was held.  Date is March 4th, 8am – 1pm We will again have items for sale:  donated yard sale items, coffee and muffins, etc. for breakfast, hotdogs and drinks for lunch.   Several volunteers are needed to work, price, & setup on Friday.  Also need persons to work on March 4 to sell items.  A signup sheet was circulated and many volunteered to fill those slots.  See page 3 for a copy of the signup sheet.  Heidy mentioned to the members we should consider doing a cookbook next year for a fund-raiser and asked members to think about bringing 3-4 recipes back with them next season.

With no other business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned as many members stayed to fill bags for the homeless veterans utilizing Turning Points One-Stop Center.

Next meeting to be held Wednesday, March 8, 12:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,   Joyce Nicholson, Secretary

Revised 2/11/17

Fashion Show March 1, 1:00pm


Models:  Judy Cashe has a list of ten models:  K. Rimatzki, S. Miller, H. Kiess, S. Seighman, S. Dockery, P. Cook, E. Nyberg, P. Neely, W. Graf, E. Hodgson(?).  Models will travel together to Christopher & Banks at Ellenton Outlets to be fitted on Feb 21 at 10:00 AM.  Meet at the Rec Center to leave from there.

Peggy Neely & Sally Seighman volunteered to drive.

Tickets:  Phyllis Cook, 38-6th  (buy tickets or take several to sell, cutoff date is 2/25)

Table decorations:  Kathy Russell

Refreshments:  Sandra Barei, Lynn Jones, Judy Cashe, Elanor Hodgson, Sally Seighman will make cookies

Gift Bags:  Joyce Nicholson, 34-6th, and Shirley Dockery 28-4…. to donate small completed gift bags, or items for bags, bring them to Joyce’s house.  These will be given away at the Fashion Show, tickets to be handed out to all attendees.

Community Yard Sale ---- Saturday, March 4 @ 24-7th St

Heidi Kiess, General Coordinator  

Friday/Saturday Coordinators: Joyce Nicholson & Sally Seighman

Friday 3/3  9-12:00

Friday 3/3    1- 4:00

Friday tasks

Ellen Nyberg

Susan Miller

Organize & setup items

Rose Allen

Jean Colson

Wash dishware as needed

Dolores Smudde

Joyce Nicholson

Hang clothes

Sally Seighman

Price items

Saturday  3/4 8-10:00

Saturday 3/4  10-12:00

Saturday tasks

Shirley Dockery

Rose Allen

Sell items

Lynn Fraser

Dolores Smudde

Organize tables as items sell

Agnes Elliot

Judy St John


Sally Seighman

Erna Eidman

Saturday 3/4  12-2:00

Baked Goods

Susan Miller

Jeanette Picard

Jeanette Picard

Karen Rimatzki

Karen Rimatzki

Sharon Rimatzki

Saturday, 3/4 Hot Dogs Sales/Cooking


Lynn Jones

Susan Miller - 2

Arlene Sharpsten

Shirley Dockery -1

Pat D’Amore

Jean Colson - 1

Elanor Hodgson

Sandra Barei

Hot Dogs $1.00

Drink $1.00

Hot Dog & Drink $2.00

Sale of drinks to include: coffee, bottled water, soda

Need hangers, price stickers, markers, plastic bags, money boxes

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