RECORDING SECRETARY:Maryanne Mulvihill for Lucille Jarman
Initially Mary Rottino explained the guest speaker would initiate the gathering, followed by lunch, and ending with a the business portion of the meeting.
Kathleen Bagley introduced Henry McNally who spoke for approximately 75 minutes about "Troublesome Irish Women". The topic included the women involved in the struggle for Irish freedom.
Treasure's Report: Maureen Cooney Collecting for the Spring Luncheon Gave the financial report
Charitable Giving- Kathleen Dittman Encouraged members to submit charities for consideration by May 1. $400 to Spring Lake Community House annual donation. $500 to RAFTS (Recovery Advocates of the Jersey Shore) from proceeds of Larimar event.
Communication: Kathleen Dittman Congratulated Jane Hall on Golden Membership; Eleanor sent get well cards to Roseann Gioia, Dodi Ballard, Kay Degnan and Stella Bisogno.
Presidents Report: Mary Rottino >Thank You to Ginger Church for the Painting Party, and thank you to Maryanne Mulvihill and Mary O’Shea for the party at Larimar and the Breakers Dinner. >Several year end reports were sent to the Federation which included Education, Membership, Arts Creative, Home Life and Public Issues, Conservation, Historian, Leadership, and Fundraising. >The Shore District Meeting was held on Jan. 28; seven members attended. Mary Lou Henry, NJSFWC Communications Chair, spoke about involvement and exposure in the community and working with other organizations. >Nominating committee chaired by Gia with Ginger Church and Marie Van Note successfullycompleted the process and presented a completed slate of candidates. >When the bylaws were updated the number for a quorum was changed to 30 >Achievement Day will be held at the Clarion Hotel in Toms River on Monday, Apr, 22; Entry forms are available. The luncheon will be held on Tues, April 23. SL Club is the hostess for the day.Invitations are complete. Any help on the day of the event would be appreciated. The cost is $38 and checks are to be made to WCSL, deadline 4/10 >Open house from 1 to 3 at the Federation on March 30. >Convention May 6,7,8 at the Golden Nugget --Workshops on Tuesday; a collection will be held for the Community Food Bank of NJ; members have the opportunity to have their name on a special page in the convention booklet for $5 per person >Clean Ocean Action and NJ Sharing Donors are speakers engaged for next year’s meetings Suggestions for speakers would be appreciated; possibly an essay contest and a GCI candidate; September meeting a possible forum for committee chairs >Capital campaign for the Federation “Our Shining Future” will be presented in April. >Update on former club president Eileen Hudson TU to K. Jappe for arranging the WCSL marching in the St. Pat's Parade Shore District Meeting 4/23 Convention 5/6 - 5/8 at Golden Nugget; Achievement day entries can be given to Kathleen Reddick; Eileen Hudson to be made a Golden Member; TU Laraine & Pat for jewelry sale profiting $1,268
Vice President: Nancy Pugliese Reminded members to send in their reservations for the Spring Luncheon; the eve. division will create the floral centerpieces
Second Vice President: Kathleen Bagley Submit info/articles for the newsletter by 4/15
Scholarship: Ann Butler "The Producers" showing 3/27; scholarship apps/posted 3/29
Home Life: Valerie Maltzman Soles for Souls, a national program, which provides gently worn shoes for men, women and children. "Sole for Souls" is supported by National and State Federation. Members urged to support program. Shoes will be collected in April and again in the fall.
Literature/GCI Report:Mary Helen Sullivan GCI: Scheduled for 6/3 - 6/6, One girl is participating >The March book for the literature is One Perfect Lie moderated by Kathleen Reddick. The Literature group will meet at Kathy Reddick’s at 11 a.m., March 25th. The chosen book for April is The Last Days of Night and the moderator is Maureen Cooney. A trip to the Thomas Edison Museum in West Orange is being considered .
Historian:Jackie Zurla >Flyers to be distributed at the March meeting referencing the achievement of women. Additionally, Lizzy McGee, the founder of the Monopoly game, originally called “The Landlord’s Game” will be discussed.
Ways and Means: Mary O'Shea & Maryanne Mulvihill Upcoming trips: NYC & Winterthur; seats are available for a "bus ride" on the NYC trip; plans are being made for an overnight trip to Annapolis and the Baltimore Inner Harbor in October.
Membership: Marie Agliozzo and Dolores Farese >Three new members are promoted for the Evening Division: Karen Brooks, Elaine Taylor and Sherry Berman. Marie suggested the new members be inducted at Game Night.Someone is needed to make ID tags; Marie is hosting a "tea" at her home for new members and Dept. Chairs on 4/10
VNA: Marie Agliozzo Collected $67 for the last 2 months - only clean seasonal clothes to be a value of $7 at a minimum.
Candidates for Office: Chair Gia Beyer announced the slate and they were voted in unanimously: Second VP Kathleen Bagley Recording Secy Lucille Jarman Asst. Rec. Secy Janet Kenney Corresponding Secy Kathleen Dittman Asst. Corresponding Secy Virginia Church Historian Jacqueline Zurla Financial Secy Darlene Cecich Director Susan Luterzo Director Mary Tetro
Scholarship Luncheon: Susan Luterzo Set up for luncheon, 11/5 luncheon 11/6 Helen Mahoney, Lucille Jarman and Sue made the knitted flowers, Ticket price $55, encourage new members to participate as co chairs, gift chairs or program chairs.
Hospitality: Mary Tetro 51 members attending ; $91 on 50/50
Motion to adjourn: 2:01 p.m., 1st, Mary O'Shea, 2nd Nancy Pugliese