CNBA General Meeting Minutes
January 14, 2015
Colts Neck Library
Anna Appolonia called the meeting to order at 8:15 a.m. and welcomed everyone.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Officer
CNBA officers introduced themselves, (in attendance Anna Appolonia, Greg Calderero, Sue Fitzpatrick, Mary Barbagallo, Patty Volherbst, Bob Gasaway, Alison Antenucci)
Bob Gasaway made motion to approve December 2014 minutes. Rich Yaeger seconded. Motion passed.
Mary Barbagallo gave Treasurer’s report – CNBA has $4081.16 in PNC checking accont, $5019.70 in Pay Pal account, and $2890.64 in Money Market account. Total $11,991.50. Motion to approve by David Sokoler, seconded by Dee Zander. Motion passed.
Sue Fitzpatrick announced the upcoming card exchange on Jan. 27th 6-8 PM at Ashford & Grace.
Dee Zander spoke about the luncheon planned for March 10th at Trump from 11-3. There is a 250 guest limit. There will be flyers available to distribute to businesses and cards for members to give out prior to the event. Ticket prices will be the same as last year, $45 for individuals and $400 for a table of 10. Participation in the swag bag is $100, vendor tables are $200, with 15-20 tables being available, and gift baskets should have a value around $100 - $150. The list of guests will be divided among the committee and each member will solicit for bags, vendor tables & baskets.
Tickets for the swag bags and vendor tables are available on the website.
Pastor Chris announced the First Responders breakfast on Jan. 24th 8-11 AM. The breakfast is free but it is hoped guests will make a donation. All proceeds go to the First Aid Squad and Fire Dept. Anna announced that CNBA will again donate $500 to each organization. Pastor Chris thanked Perkins who donates all the batter for the pancakes.
Gerry, from Union Beach spoke briefly about the trees, stands and ornaments that were donated from members of CNBA to many families in Union Beach. She thanked all for their continued support.
Lisa Aldridge reported that the video is progressing and the “branding” project is also moving ahead.
Anna announced plans for a roundtable discussion between the township committee and business owners, which will be taking place sometime in February.
Mike Tormey reported that we currently have only 50 paid members and encouraged all to pay their dues in order to be included in the next mailer.
To end the meeting we broke into groups of three for some small group networking.
Alison Antenucci, Recording Secretary