May Meeting Minutes :
BUTLER COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN’S CLUB
January 12, 2009
Called to order at 7:05 pm at GOP headquarters by president, Anne Rowe.
Prayer - Nancy Rogers
Pledge- Jeweldine Baker
Board members present : Jeweldine Baker, Kelly Derickson, Agnes Harsch, Donna Irvin, Lucille Lancaster, Pat Miller, Nancy Rogers, Anne Rowe, Naomi Stock, Debbie Tausch, Amy Updike and Marty Wright.
Members present: Robin Bippus, Mallie Bippus, Barb Carter,Margot Halcomb, Amanda Hundley, Christine Matacic, Pat Miller, Vanessa Miller, Beverly Stratton, Nell Wright.
Secretary’s report - Minutes from the November 2008 meeting were read by Marty Wright. A motion to accept the minutes as corrected was made by Christine Matacic and was seconded by Nancy Rogers. Motion carried.
Treasurer’s report - Amy Updike, treasurer, reported a balance of $7950.71. A motion was made by Christine Matacic and seconded by Barb Chappell that we invest $ 5000.00 in a CD. This was suggested by the board. Motion carried. A motion to accept the treasurer’s report was made by Christine Matacic and seconded by Barb Carter. Motion carried.
Scholarship Committee - The committee of Amy Updike, Kelly Derickson and Janie Cochran will meet on January 20th to set -up the criteria for scholarship contestants. It was also suggested that we put the application on our website. We will continue to give one scholarship every two years on the odd years.
Monthly meeting agenda - Donna Irvin presented some suggestions for speakers and places to hold meetings other than GOP headquarters. She will contact Ron Wilson from Natorps.
Someone from Children’s Services and the president of the NFRW, Shirley Sadler who lives in Lebanon, OH.
Next meeting will be at Ryan’s Tavern. Board will meet at 6:00pm and general meeting and dinner will follow at 7:00pm.
Lincoln Day Dinner will be held on Friday, April 3, 2009 at the Savannah Center. We will need to do a nice basket for the event. Jeweldine and Lucille will work on the basket.
Membership : forms are available. Membership chair, Debbie Tausch will contact the still unpaid members.
By-laws committee : Naomi Stock has begun working on the by-laws revisions. Our by-laws need to incorporate the OFRW by-laws. Her committee also includes Anne Rowe and Donna Irvin.
OFRW sent us a letter requesting a donation from our club to help renovate the NFRW headquarters in Alexandria, VA. There will be a plaque will be placed there with our name and the names of other participating Republican Women’s clubs. A motion was made by Donna Irvin and seconded by Naomi Stock to send the check. Motion carried.
Marty Wright, Recording Secretary