Minutes of Meetings

Meeting of the GFWC Woman’s Club of Tarpon Springs                                                                                                Cypress Run Country Club                                                                                                                                                              May 17, 2017

Trish Gregory, President called the meeting to order at 11:33. She noted several upcoming events.

Bonnie Laforme gave the Devotional and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Trish Gregory made several introductions

Carole Weaver, Past Florida GFWC President, Past District Director, Past President                                                                                  Karen Morris, GFWC FL LEADS Committee, Past President                                                                                                                                        Past District Directors: Barbara Wood, Trish Gregory                                                                                                     Sherry Orr, District Arts and Crafts Chair                                                                                                                        Past Presidents: Dolores Wilson, Barbara Wood, Anne-Todd Eisner, Sherry Orr , Karen Morris,                        Trish Gregory                                                                                                                                                                          Current Board Members: Teddy Stephen, 1st Vice President; Dee Isguzar, 2nd Vice President; Sherry Orr, Recording Secretary; , Sherri Patterson, Treasurer; Ann Milheiser, Director ; Mary Ann Cozzens, Director; Susan McCubbin, Parliamentarian                                                                                                                                                             4 guests stood and were introduced.                                                                                                                                    Gerry Rogers, former husband of President Christy Rogers who passed while in office. Gerry Rogers has donated $2000.00 each year in her memory, since her passing.

Sherry Orr presented the two new Standing Rules.

Carole Weaver shared several important dates and events in GFWC history.

Carole Weaver installed the Board for 2017-2018. Each was presented a piece of a puzzle. The new Board is: Trish Gregory, President ; Teddy Stephen, President Elect; Priscilla Kowasic, First Vice President. Dee Isguzar, Second Vice President; Sheila Hayter, Recording Secretary; Barbara Micheln, Corresponding Secretary; Sherri Patterson, Treasurer; MaryAnn Cozzens, Director; Sharon Walling, Director; Doris LaPointe, Director.

Guests enjoyed a delicious lunch.

Teddy Stephen introduced a special guest, Jennie June (Jane Cunningham Crowley). Jennie June shared her story of women in the 1800’s. And it is because of leaders like Jennie June, woman have contributed to every aspect of our American life. Thank you Trish Gregory for sharing her story.

Sherri Patterson, Treasurer, presented the Treasurer’s Report.

Several Announcements were made.                                                                                                                                Jane Lawson and Claralee Little were made honorary members. Trish Gregory read a lovely note from Jane Lawson.

Dolores Wilson shared information about the Shutterbug trip to John’s Pass.

Sherry Orr shared that lighting had been installed at our Heritage Museum display.                                                             Cari Rupkalvis invited members to visit the Free Library in Craig Park, which is a joint project between the Friends of the Library and the Woman’s Club.                                                                                                   Dolores Wilson announced that 9,5 million stamps have been collected for the Holocaust project. Trish Gregory shared that our Club won three awards at the Spring Convention. They are a 3rd in Programs; a second in Home Life Programs; and a 1st in Woman’s History. Trish Gregory shared two thank you notes from Nancy Hinson and Ashley Rodriguez.

The meeting was adjourned by Trish Gregory.

The Collect was recited by the members.