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Thursday, September 12, 2013

9/9/13 Meeting Miuntes

Treadwell Community
Improvement Club Meeting
September 9, 2013; 7:20 pm to 8:05 pm; Treadwell Volunteer Fire Department
Members Present
Neishia Mitchell
Jen Mitchell
Nancy Barnes
Deb Tuthill
Bertha Rogers

Meeting Summary
The meeting was called to order at 7:20 PM by President Neishia Mitchell.
The pledge, song, and collect were waived for the purposes of condensing the meeting time. Julys minutes were accepted as read by President, Neishia Mitchell; 1st Deb Tuthill, 2nd Nancy Barnes. Treasurer’s report was accepted as presented by Treasurer, Nancy Barnes; 1st Deb Tuthill, 2nd Jen Mitchell.
Lori Walter is resigning from her position as Secretary effective immediately due to family obligations. Deb Tuthill accepted appointment of Secretary until the position can be filled.
Call to Central District Fall Meeting was received. The meeting will be held at the Three Bears Inn in Marathon, NY on Saturday, November 9 from 9:30 AM to 1 PM. All club members are invited to attend this meeting. Further discussion was tabled until the October meeting.
Feel Better to Ernest Fishman after his tumor removal.
Congratulations to William Shaw and Jessica Letterman on the marriage.
Congratulations to Erin & Rob Olsen on the arrival of their baby girl, Annaliese.
Congratulations to Chris & Vivian Mooney on the arrival of their baby girl, Eva.
Thank you to Barlows General Store for the donation of ice cream to the ice cream social.
Sympathy to Irene Shivers for the loss of her husband.
Feel Better to Bill Moon after his foot fracture.
Committee Reports
Sound System: No Update
Pro-Fracking Speaker: Unable to contact a speaker thus far. Bertha provided Jen with a possible contact to reschedule this program to a future date.
Membership Recruitment & Retention: No Update on an event
Potential Members: Linda Morgan, Loretta Ulmer, Lisa Calaci, & Kathy Peck

Unfinished Business
The Treadwell Corn Hole Festival was a great success with 40 community members coming out. For next year, there will be a need for capable set-up & take down crews and increased signage.
The Ice Cream social was also a great success with over 70 community members join us for ice cream and entertainment.
Town Board Nominee Debate (October 8 at Bright Hill Press)
Neishia will contact Art Swenson to get contacts for candidates and request an open forum on October 8 at 7 pm at Bright Hill Press.
Fundraising Quilt
The quilt was unveiled at the Ice Cream Social. We will move forward with selling raffle tickets to as many people as possible with a drawing date of December 10 at the cookie exchange. A facebook event has been created and posted to the Treadwell Community Club Wall. Nancy will provide Callie with the fundraising database in order to being mailing raffle letters to the community as well.
Fundraising Letter
The fundraising letter gets mailed on October 1 and goes out to approximately 850 people. Neishia will contact Eric Huneke, TFD President, in regards to adding a paragraph for TCIC in the letter.  Members will be contacted for help in stuffing the envelopes when that time nears.
Eagle Scout Gazebo Project
The cement is poured and the frame work is up. Debbie has been getting pictures of the progress as this will be used as our 2 year community improvement project for GFWC. There has not been a request for help made from Lynndon. Deb and Nancy will plan a dedication ceremony for the finished gazebo open to the community.
ALK Educational Community Center (AKA: History Center)
We are able to utilize the Educational Community Center for meetings. It is still located in the library area of the school.
Nature Trail
Deb will be in contact with Trey Miller, BSA Leader, to schedule a trail clean up to be performed by the boy scouts in October.
New Business
Cupcake Decorating w/ Deb
This will be held at the church on Tuesday, November 12 at 7 pm. Deb will let club women know how many cupcakes we will need to have baked for this activity.
Cookie Exchange w/ Callie
This will be held at Callie’s home on Olin Evan’s road on Tuesday, December 10 at 7 pm. Callie will let club women know how this program will be run and how many cookies each participant should bring.
Other December Programs
Plans for the Holiday Entryway Contest, Headstart Boxes, Holiday Bags to the Elderly & Shutins, and the Christmas Tree in Memorial Commons will be opened up for discussion outside of the meeting with members who were unable to attend. Deb has bags for the Holiday bags.
Paper Mache Animals
Bertha has a paper mache dragon, a cow with double udders and 2 others which may be utilized, but would require protection from the elements.
New Book
Bertha shared her newest book which is a compilation of poetry done by nine different intellectually disabled adults entitled “Suddenly”. The book is in full color and is being offered at $22.
Motion for adjournment received by Deb Tuhill and seconded by Bertha Rogers. Accepted at 8:05 PM.
Next Meetings: Tuesday, October 8 at 7 PM at Bright Hill Press
Tuesday, November 12 at 7 PM at TUM Church

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