Polish American Political Club

Minutes for the Monthly Meeting April 8th, 2018



10:00 AM    Meeting Called to Order.


     A moment of silence in remembrance of deceased members followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.




     The minutes from the previous meeting were read by Trustee Gary W..  A motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes as read.  This was passed by all in attendance.




     No new Communications noted.


Membership Report:


     There were eight (8) new applications for membership.  Two(2) were former members re-applying. A motion was made and seconded to send the applications to the executive board for review.  After the meeting was adjourned the Executive Board met to vote on the applications.  All eight (8) applications were accepted.


Report of the Committee:


      It Trustee Gary W.  has formed a Veteran's Committee.  Anyone interested in joining the committee is welcome.  You do not have to be a veteran to join.  The purpose of the Veteran's Committee is to commemorate the service and actions of current and former members.  Trustee Gary read a short tribute to deceased members Bill W., Linc, and Peter K. who were Iwo Jima Survivors.  Facts were presented on the battle, the role of the Marines, and the Fighting Seabees, and the resulting casualties and awards for valor.  Each month a different story will be told.


     Trustee and Building Chairman Kevin S. reported that we are still researching the hall floor replacement.  We will be building a false wall in the hall to store extra tables and chairs and to hide them from sight.  We are also currently purchasing a new mug freezer for approximately $700.


Unfinished Business:


     A discussion was held on spending some of the funds that we have in the bank on club improvements.  Many ideas were brought up, and the board will consider these projects and also maintain a rainy-day fund for unexpected building expenses/repairs.


New Business:


     A request was made to print PAPC sympathy cards to replace the generic cards we have been using.  We will be coming up with a layout for board approval before printing.


     The Spring Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, May 19th at 9:00 A.M.


     A motion was made seconded and approved by the board to replace the ceiling and lighting in the club kitchen.


     A motion was made, seconded, and accepted by the board to post a proposed constitutional change exempting the Treasurer position from the five (5) meeting rule.  The change will be posted this week and voted on at the June membership meeting.


     A motion was made, seconded and accepted by the board to post a proposed constitutional change to reduce the number of days a constitutional change is posted from 30 days to 25 days.  The change will be posted this week and voted on at the June membership meeting.


     A discussion was held on installing an ATM and/or a credit card machine to accommodate hall customers and many of the younger members who do not carry cash.  Additional research will be done and presented at the next monthly meeting.



Report of the Treasurer's :


      Trustee Brad York read the Treasurer's report.  Many bills were reported as paid.  The new lease for the Ponderosa has been signed.  There were two (2) hall rentals last month.



Good & Welfare:


     Special thanks to the Reuben team comprised of  Pat N., Nelson D., Larry H., Brad Y., and Kevin S.  The Reuben event was well attended and a profit was turned.  The food and service were outstanding!


      From the  Billy O. gratuity corner, a free shot, beer, OR mixed drink to all in attendance. 



10:44 Meeting adjourned