October 25th 2006 Meeting Minutes


October 25, 2006

Held at Diamond Jim’s Restaurant, Federal Way, Washington

Diane Wagner, club president, called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.  at Coco’s Restaurant, Federal Way, WA.  Twenty members and 3 visitors were in attendance.

Diane Wagner announced the death of Jack Maxcy on October 17 in Carmel, CA while he and Alicia were vacationing. At time of this writing no services have been announced.  Club members will be notified when more information is received.  A full-page memorial with photos will be published in the next Pathfinder.

Visitors were Gene and Marty Somers and Dick Warner.
Chuck Garrison and Debbie Connell reached milestones that were published in the Pathfinder.

Minutes of the September 27 meeting were approved as submitted.

Treasurer Ken Grieser reported that the current balance is $4,866.94.

KENT YRE: Dixie Inabnit – 34 walkers since September report
DUPONT YRE: Kathryn Kirkpatrick– 11 walkers (10 credit + 1 free) 0 bikes  since September report
JUNEAU YRE: – walk is over for the season

Christmas Holiday food box – 
Carol Walsh and Dorothy Blackmun were thanked for their work in organizing the food donations and finding a family in need that will benefit from our gifts.  Food donations will still be accepted at the December Christmas dinner.  The family consists of a mom and 6 children ranging in age from 5 years to 17 years.  One of the children is suffering from leukemia and the family is burdened with medical expenses.  Larry Walsh and Dorothy Blackmun will deliver the food box to the family who lives in Kent, WA
Christmas Party –
 The dinner will be held at Coco’s Restaurant in Federal Way, WA at 6 p.m. on December 10.  Call Carol Walsh, (253) 841-4775 or e-mail,   to make reservations.
Girl Scout Walk- A thank you was extended to Ken & Joan Grieser and to Bob & Betty Hellers for overseeing the Dupont Girl Scout walk on October 8.  There were 230 Girl Scout walkers and 44 free walkers.  Receipts were $920.00.  It’s expected that after expenses the club will clear a little over $300.00 on that walk.

Tickets were sold totaling $25.00.  Dixie Inabnit and Dick Warner won the drawing to share $12.50 with $12.50 going to the club treasury.

Next ESVA meetings
:  10/28 in Woodland, 1/20/07 in Puyallup, 4/21/07 by Kitsap Volkssport Club
AVA Starting Points – Now is a good time to place an order for the 2007 edition.  Regular price is $15.00.  If the club has orders of 10 or more the price per copy will drop to $13.00.  Orders must be received by November 7.

Steve Mackey lost his award book at the August 26 walk at Roegner Park in Auburn.  He asks that it be returned to him if found.
Dorothy Blackmun suggested that the club walk in Dupont next year be dedicated to Jack Maxcy.  Skip Probst mentioned that it would be a one-day walk.
Joan Grieser made the motion that the club purchases a bouquet of flowers to send to Alicia Maxcy.  The motion was amended to purchase a plant.  The motion was seconded and passed.  Joan will choose, buy and deliver the plant and bill the club treasury.
Dixie Inabnit announced that she and Dick Warner would marry on January 13, 2007.  Club members are invited.
The ESVA sponsored NW Trek event will be held on November 18-19.  Volunteers from TOTHG are needed to mark trail on the 17th and to trail check on both days of the walk.  Churck Garrison will help mark trail and he and children will help on Saturday. Debbie Connell will also help on Saturday.  Others willing to volunteer can contact Diane Wagner.
Carol Walsh and Dorothy Blackman were given authorization to spend up to $200.00 from the club treasury (from membership dues collected in 2006) to buy Christmas gifts for the family who will receive the Holiday food box.  In addition a collection was taken among the members present at the meeting to augment the money to be donated from the treasury.
We welcomed new members Gene and Marty Somers.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

ESVA meeting – 10/28 in Woodland, WA
NW Trek event – 11/18-19
November – HAPPY THANKSGIVING – no meeting
December – Christmas Party Sunday, Dec. 10 at Coco’s Restaurant

Respectfully submitted,
Marianne Bastin, secretary


Additions to your roster:
New members:             

SOMERS, Gene & Marty
10409 3rd Ave South
Seattle, WA 98168
(206) 767-6036

Reinstated members:

HALL, Dianne
14712 – 75th St Ct E
Sumner, WA 98390
(253) 862-3805

14712 – 75th St Ct E
Sumner, WA 98390
(253) 862-3805

Additional information about the Holiday Basket:
The following was received from Carol Walsh on Friday, October 27 –
“Dorothy (Blackmun) and her daughter have already finished the Christmas shopping.  They are all wrapped and ready.  She did very well – even some gifts of toys.  The members were very generous and the committee appreciates this.  Marilyn Viola gave a $25 gift certificate to Safeway.  This will help the family purchase fresh vegetables, fruit, etc. for the dinner.
Members coming to the Christmas dinner who have not been able to participate could bring canned vegetables or fruit if they choose.  Everything else for the dinner is covered.
Dorothy and Larry (Walsh) will deliver the basket on 12/18.  The turkey will be in Marilyn’s freezer until that date.”