CNBA General Meeting Minutes
June 11, 2014
Colts Neck Library
Anna Appolonia called the meeting to order at 8:12 a.m. and welcomed everyone
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Noelle Cutler
CNBA officers introduced themselves, (in attendance Anna Appolonia, Carolyn Burtnick, Greg Calderero,
Patti Vollherbst, David Sokoler, Alison Antenucci)
Bob Gassert made motion to approve May 2014 minutes. Dan Fenski seconded. Motion was passed.
David Sokoler gave Treasurer’s report – CNBA currently has $6812.82 in PNC checking account, $8757.25
in Pay Pal account, and $2890.47 in Money Market account. Total $18,460.54. Motion to approve by Mike Tormey, second by Dr. Theocarides. Motion passed.
Greg reported on the awards ceremony for CNHS , which took place Monday evening. CNBA gave $1000 each to two students, namely Neolle Cutler and Luke Masia, both members of Deca.
Noelle and Luke each spoke briefly about the club and also their college plans. They presented T shirts to Patty Vollherbst and Glen Dalakian.
Kat Pfeiffer, of Kam Builders & Remodeling LLC introduced herself and is considering becoming a member.
George Sherwood gave a brief update on the CN Lions Club Bike Tour, scheduled for Sat. June 22,
8am – 4pm. He highlighted the bike routes, sponsorship opportunities, and events planned for the day.
Glen encouraged members to attend the upcoming Business Roundtable being held on June 23 at 7PM at the Colts Neck Courthouse. He said this would be a great opportunity for members to express concerns regarding the business environment in Colts Neck and possibly have questions answered by officials.
The letter regarding the evening is posted on our website and the info to RSVP is available there also.
Carolyn highlighted the next card exchange scheduled for Tues. July 15 from 6-9PM to be held at Pebble Creek Golf Course in conjunction with EIPA. Vendor tables will be available. As is customary, members attend for free while non-members pay $20.
A Day at the Races, scheduled for August 1 at 11:30 will be held in the Turf Club, turfside at a cost of $45 including lunch, which will be served at 12:00. This will be an all day event.
Glen updated us on the concert featuring Jacquie Lee slated for August 23 at Brookdale. Proceeds will go to OPC. He recommended members visit the website at opcunionbeach.org.
There will be 2000 tickets sold, going on sale next week. There will be 25 vendor tables available at $250 each. Also a gift basket raffle will be held.
Mike Tormey confirmed that Sept. 9th is set for the Pig Roast. It is usually attended by 100-120 people, and a very casual informal evening.
David Sokoler explained the Added Value program briefly.
Glen reported that the Economic Development committee is meeting at Perkins the last Thursday of each month, and is open to anyone interested in attending. They are updating brochures which will be made available when completed. He also mentioned that Dan Simon, CNHS is offering to have his students from the film department work with us in creating videos.
Mike Tormey announced membership is up to 192. Anna explained the benefits of the mailer, which lists all current members. The next mailer will be out in late July so the deadline is end of June to become a member.
Anna invited people to get on a committee if they want to become more involved. She said it’s a great way to meet more people and find out more about the business community in town.
All attendees introduced themselves.
Nicole Fulmino, of Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation spoke briefly about an upcoming event, Dance – 5K, which will be held at Cedar Drive School on June 29. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.
Anna opened the floor to discussion of topics that may be of concern in the business community. Several members participated and brought up issues that could be addressed at the Business Roundtable.
Alison Antenucci, Recording Secretary