Sycamore Island
Meeting Minutes

December 13, 2006

The end-of-year December meeting was hosted by Larry and Anne Heilman. It started with a business meeting, and then caretaker Joe Hage joined us for the holiday celebration that followed.

The meeting was called to order at 8:15 p.m.

Gerald Barton, Joe Belden, Jim Drew, Renée Dunham, Larry Heilman, Jeff Komarow, John Lentz, Joan MacKinney, Norm Metzger, Star Mitchell, Sherry Pettie, John G. Stapko, John F. Stapko, Christopher Thomson, Peggy Thomson, Bernard Veuthey, Tryon Wells, David Winer, Jane Winer.

The November minutes were approved without changes.

Club president Jeff Komarow reported on a request by regular members Bob Henry and his wife Dorothy Barthelmes to take inactive status. Since they are not moving out of the area, which is the reason given in the rules for becoming “inactive”, an exemption allowing their request had to be voted on by the membership. Bob and Dorothy will not be using the Club for two years while their son Michael is in the Peace Corps, and they have not been members long enough to qualify for senior status. After a discussion of the issue, a majority vote approved an exemption allowing Bob Henry and Dorothy Barthelmes to take inactive status.

New members:
Continuing with Membership business, Jeff reported that Allison Levine and Bob Palermo resigned their membership. Jeff then presented two new families for Club membership, one of which has two small children – good news to those members who feel that the Island should be enjoyed by more young children!

A motion carried by unanimous consent to accept new members Jon and Jennifer Glaudemans, and Christie and Garth Ross.

Election of Officers:
Jeff called for nominations or volunteers from the floor to serve as a Club officer or committee supervisor, but none responded. He then presented the slate of officers listed in the November Islander, who were immediately accepted by unanimous consent.

2007 Budget:
A motion carried to accept the proposed budget printed in the December Islander as the Club’s spending guidelines for 2007.

2007 Dues and Fee:
A motion carried to levy an across-the-board five percent increase in all Club dues and fees.

Upcoming meeting sites:
Jeff reminded us that the Club has a new tradition of holding the February meeting at Frank Daspit’s pub downtown. Several possibilities for January meeting sites were raised, but none definitively.

The meeting adjourned at 9:40 p.m., and those present moved to our hosts’ dining room and kitchen for holiday refreshment and conversation.

-- Sherry Pettie, Recording Secretary