Wisconsin Club of Lake Sumter Minutes – General Meeting February 16, 2015

  1. President, Helen Feeney, called the meeting to order at 7:10 with The Pledge of Allegiance.
  2. Helen Feeney introduced David Izzo, Director of the Tri-County Junior Golf Association. David was asking for volunteers for Golf Fest on March 13 & 14. It is through volunteers at this event that the Association is funded to sponsor golf summer camps and tournaments for youth in our area.
  3. Secretary’s Report: The Minutes for the January 19, 2015 meeting are available on the Club’s website.
  4. Treasurer’s Report: Hal Baumann reported that the previous balance on January 1, 2015 was $5,979.81. Income was $2,143.00. Expenses were $232.23. The January 31, 2015 check book balance was $7,890.58. There were no questions and the Report was accepted as read.
  5. Membership: As of January 22, 2015, the Club membership was 252. At this Meeting, Helen Feeney introduced 9 new members.
  6. Nominating Committee: Helen Feeney introduced the slate of Officers nominated for the June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016 term. President: Helen Feeney; Vice-President: Tom Stolt; Treasurer: Hal Baumann; Secretary: Jan Kloeffler; Assistant Treasurer/Membership: Joanie Schachtner. Mary Viegut will continue on as Consultant (non-elected position). At the March 16 Meeting, nominations for these offices will be accepted from the floor followed by the election.
  7. Announcements:
    1. “Thank You”: Helen Feeney extended a “thank you” to the following Club members:
      • Scott Dryburgh for putting up the Wisconsin state flag and the UW-Madison banner/flag at each of our Meetings.
      • Gary Gerke for providing years of service as the web-master and e-mail coordinator.
      • Lynn Bartlett for organizing the Victory Casino Cruise on February 5, 2015.
      • Judy Cimbalnik for organizing the Annual Fish Fry on February 9, 2015.
      • Lisa Bjork, a new member, for agreeing to be the Club’s Sunshine Committee Chair.
    2. Wisconsin Singers & Dancers: Helen encouraged members to purchase tickets because our Club receives a percentage of the proceeds for our treasury. Hal Baumann distributed discount ticket vouchers for this presentation at the Savannah Center, Monday, March 30 at 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Tickets are available at The Villages Box Office.
    3. Wisconsin Club Games & Cards Night (Feb. 23): Members were reminded that we meet at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at Bacall Recreation Center for games and/or cards. Bring a snack to share and your own drinks. For information, call Judy at (262) 391-9869 or Mariann at (352) 223-9358.
    4. Strawberry Festival: February 26 – March 8, 2015 in Plant City, FL.
    5. 14th Annual Outdoor Expo: February 28 – March 1 in The Villages at La Hacienda Regional Recreation Center.


The Meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m. The 50/50 drawings had 5 winners.


Entertainment, a Mardi Gras Party, was provided by Ric Mitchell. Mike Jaskaniec & Peggy Mushea had the winning tickets to become the Party’s King and Queen. They led the parade for those who came in costume. Sharon Cimbalnik was awarded 1st place for her costume and Ken Jaeger was awarded 2nd place for his. Congratulations!


Submitted by Janice Collins, Secretary.