October 27, 2011 Meeting Minutes

Greater Gladstone Civic Association (GGCA) Meeting Minutes

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2011 7:00 PM

Location: Lansdowne Borough Hall


Attendance: 11




Welcome by the Vice-President (Steve Phillips)


Review of Minutes by the Secretary (Michelle Hiscott)

Copies of the September 22, 2011 meeting minutes were distributed.

The minutes were approved as written.


Review of Finances by the Treasurer (Kathy Kauffman)

Copies of checking account activity from September 20, 2011 through October 26, 2011 were distributed. The ending balance in the account was $2,797.62.

The Treasurer’s report was approved as written.


Business Updates and Reports


Ÿ Nominating Committee Report (Steve Phillips and Betty Bartmann)

Candidates for the President and Secretary positions are needed.

The Vice-President suggested the possibility of running the GGCA by committee in lieu of a traditional president. Other topics discussed were possibly redefining the role the newsletter plays or simplifying the newsletter, as well as recruiting potential candidates with a recruitment letter sent after the November meeting.


A motion was made to delay elections until after the November meeting.


Ÿ Lansdowne Borough Update (Steve Phillips)


The Vice-President thanked residents for their support of the street light issue and attendance at the recent Lansdowne Borough Council Meeting.


Various outages are still reported throughout the Manor.


A motion was made to follow-up with Lansdowne Borough Council President Sharon Coleman after the November 2011 GGCA meeting if no progress has been made in terms of a letter from the borough to the GGCA for inclusion in the newsletter.


State Representative Nick Micozzie reported he would contact the borough manager to follow-up on the street light issue.


Ÿ Membership Drive (Gail Phillips, Kathy Kauffman)


Kathy Kauffman has purchased envelopes.


The Membership Drive will be distributed with the next newsletter.


Ÿ December Events (Michelle Hiscott)


The Events Committee will meet on November 4, 2011 to finalize details for the December events, which will include the tree lighting, the Santa Claus mailbox, the luminaries, and the caroling.


The December Events flyer will be ready for distribution by block captains the weekend prior to Thanksgiving.


Ÿ Newsletter (Steve Phillips)


The Vice-President suggested printing a special edition of the newsletter when the letter from the borough regarding the street lights is received (if the timing does not coincide with the newsletter publication as planned).


Next Meeting: Thursday, November 17, 2011


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