Meeting Notes: August 18, 2019

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MOHAWK VALLEY COMMUNITY GRANGE #922

Record August 18, 2019 at 5:00 p.m

The flag, Grange symbols and inspirational books were present.  Linda M. welcomed attendees. The meeting was called to order.

The reading was read by Gail W.:  “…When the world’s big enough for all different views, we shall be free …”—Eugene Weekly cover 6-27-19

Present were: (10) Barry R., Laura, Teresa H., Thorp M., Kelly M., Gail W., Jean G., Carrie, Bob R., Linda M.

Dates of interest are:August 30—Camping at Detroit Lake; Sept 7—Pre-meeting at Linda’s; September 15—Bingo, 6—9 p.m.; October 19—Harvest Festival, 3-7 p.m.

Gail read the July minutes, which were approved.

Teresa read the Treasurer’s report: balance at the end of July was $2250.  Not included in this figure was insurance premium ($625).

Caretaker/Rental Managers’ reports::  Thorp and Kelly reported that when neighbors are irrigating, there isn’t much water for the Grange.  No remedy was suggested.  Thorp had thermal curtains for the west windows.

Old/Unfinished Business: We are “community collectors,” for plastics that won’t be collected at the Mohawk transfer station.  It was suggested that we collect on September 14th and 28th (Saturdays) since we have to make an appointment to turn them in, a minimum of two cubic yards, at Glenwood on Monday, September 30. Carrie, Linda and Jean have been trained so can be at the Grange to collect with another volunteer.  Jean will pick up the bags August 23rd, 5—6 p.m.  a minimum of two cubic yards, to turn in.

Jean is involved in the water barrel give-away.

For Bingo night, September 21 at 6—9 p.m., there will be 11 games. The prizes have been collected, but it wouldn’t hurt to have a couple of more.  There will be desserts to sell.  This is to provide the scholarship. ,.  We need eight volunteers on this project.

Thorp is almost ready to install the cables for security.

Bob had a lead on some firewood that is available. It is on the event grounds at his place. There is also oak available but needs to be split to make it a manageable size. We can have a firewood work day on Sept 17.

Road cleanup will be Saturday, October 5, 10 a.m. to noon.

New Business: The Harvest Fest, October 19, 3—7 p.m. will feature chili, cornbread, and dessert contests and Julia will lead the pumpkin carving.  Could we get a first responder for a speaker? Linda will make the posters advertising it.

Having a pickup load of wood as a Bingo prize was tabled until next month.

Julia is compiling officer information, researching job descriptions.  Julia will present the information before nominations in October.

For the Good of the Order—Bill Englert is fighting cancers.

The meeting adjourned at 6:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Gail Weathers, Secretary