Mohawk Valley Community Grange
Meeting, August, 20th 2012

Displayed: Flag, Grange Symbols, and Inspirational Books and Reading
Welcome: (Tom-Chair) “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: (Barry, Asst. Chair) “Let’s please bring this meeting to order.”
Reading: (Guide) A chosen passage to inspire.
Assistant Chair: “Our meeting will begin with a moment of silence”
Guest Introductions: n/a

Standing Items:
Roll call of officers
Barry Jones, Tom & Joan Baratta, Linda Mooney, Teresa Hill, Wendy Kimball, Heather & Jim Madras and Bob Russell
Approval of minutes for June, 2012 meeting. Teresa motioned to accept the minutes Heather 2nd passed
Check and approve calendar for September, 2012
• 9/17/12: Grange Business Meeting 6:30-8:30 PM at Grange
• Yoga every Wed PM and Thurs AM at Grange
• 9/1/12 Pre-Grange meeting @ Dan & Julia Mooney’s home
Announcements /Acknowledgments
Thanks to everyone for helping with the lemonade stand-special thanks to Julia M and the strawberry donor.

Officer Elections: There was not any discussion.
Reports from Committees:
Membership Committee: (Wendy, Joan, Julia, Bob R., Tom B.) Discussed the additions and deletions to the quarterly report.
Treasurers Report: (Julie C/Teresa H) Bills and Accounts- Teresa gave a update.
Executive Committee- (Bob R, Dan M, Linda M, Wendy K, Tom B.)
Rentals dates were set on the Grange calendar
Old Business/Unfinished Business:
Skid proof the ramp Tom will take care of it by putting the gritty stuff and painting over it with something clear.

New Items:

Linda suggested a ‘forum for Laurie Smart and Penny Jordan, who are running for EPUD board. Linda will contact the candidates and see if they are interested.
Create forum for EPUD candidates?

Road Clean-up scheduled for Sunday Oct 28th @ 10:00-12:00

Harvest Fest Scheduled for Oct 20th Chili & Bake contest. We will have the usual fun.

Alcohol Policy – review State guidelines
Kitchen fund? No money.
More lights for the main room. Joan motioned for $40 budget for lights Linda 2nd Passed.
Wendy will check into it.

For the good of the order:
Closing: The Board meeting is ended. Displayed items are stored.