Meeting Minutes: February 15, 2015

MINUTES For the MOHAWK VALLEY COMMUNITY GRANGE
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February 15, 2015

Displayed: Flag, Grange Symbols and Inspirational Books and Readings

Welcome: (Linda M.) “Thanks for being here.  We have the opportunity to give the best of our collective talents for the good of our community.”

Bring to Order: (Co-Leader-Barry R.)  “Let’s please bring this meeting to order.”

Reading: Love doesn’t make the world go ‘round; love makes the ride worthwhile!

Attendees: Linda M, Barry R, Julia M, Linda H, Thorp M, Teresa H

Addition to the agenda: 

Broken toilet

Dates of Interest 

  • 2/15 February Regular meeting
  • 2/15 Mohawk Messenger deadline
  • 2/21 Grange Hall Clean up – 10:00 AM
  • 2/21 Fundraising Committee – immediately following the clean up
  • 2/28 March Pre-Meeting at Bob’s House
  • 3/21 Yoga Dinner
  • Others?

Treasurer’s Report: 

  • $80 from PayPal in December with no name – still unidentified?
  • Ending balance as of 1/31:  $2,743.86
  • $500 insurance bill will be paid

Old /Unfinished Business:

      •    Password – ask Linda if you need it ☺

•    Rental Agreement changes

  • Teresa moved and Thorp seconded that the changes be changed as amended.
  • Note that ALL GRANGE MEMBERS MUST USE THE FORM – and follow the procedures.
  • There was discussion of some previous rental controversies
  • There was discussion about the specific rental periods (24 hours), including flexibility and back-to-back rentals
  • It was recommended that we increase the rental charge to $125, specifically to cover the cost of wood.
  • It was also recommended that we discuss the yoga (and related activities)

•    New maul/axe needed

  • Thorp has arranged for a new Axe – that will be engraved with “The Grange” (or something along those lines).  So, Thanks, Bob, but we’ve got this covered.
  • We will also be locking the tool/chemical room
  • Caretaker business
  • Vote on their membership was tabled due to the number of members attending
  • Petty Cash
    • Teresa will give Thorp $40
  • Thorp has a line on a brand new lawn mower
  • Tree Sales
    • Thorp is not quite sure what the schedule is for this fundraiser. He will call Curt M. and solidify the dates before Linda puts the ad in the Mohawk Messenger.

Committee Reports: 

  • Grange Refresh & Facilities Committee –
  • Fundraising Committee – Meet after the cleanup

New Business: 

      •   Awards etc. booklet

      •   State Grange Gathering

      •   In Memorial for Charlotte?

  • Teresa will fill out forms to put something into the State Grange paper. Linda will take care of doing that.
  • Projects for 2015 – This subject is tabled for the fundraising meeting next weekend
  • Grant?
  • Set long term calendar
  • Plan future events including gathering to thank our Members and Friends of the Grange
  • Community service project idea – Tabled as there is no new info

Additional Items?

  • Thorp will fix the toilet – won’t cost much
  • The pump in the pump house is starting to fail
    • Advice is to let it go until it dies
  • Pump house roof is leaking – needs to be fixed
    • Not a simple fix, but it can be fixed
    • Thorp will tarp it and then fix it – however the insulation needs to be removed (it’s wet)
  • Thorp will not cut down the pine tree, but will trim it and use the wood for the fire pit
  • Please do not bring any more magazines, etc. to the grange, we’re overflowing – books are great, though ☺

For the good of the order, the meeting was adjourned at 6:50 PM