CNBA General Meeting Minutes
June 14, 2017
Colts Neck Library
In attendance: Sue Fitzpatrick, Patty Vollherbst, Greg Caleraro, Dino Nicoletta,
Sheila Olt, Anna Appolonia, Glen Dalakian, Bob Gasaway
Sue called the meeting to order at 8:10 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Michael Viola.
Dino gave the Treasurer’s report. CNBA has $15,412.11 in Investors Bank, $728.98 in PNC Checking, $2891.57 in PNC Money Market and $1924.14 in Pay Pal account. Total $20,956.80 which does include the fireworks sponsor money. Bob Gasaway made motion to approve Treasurer’s report. Dan Fenski second. Motion approved.
Officers introduced themselves, followed by introductions of all members and guests.
Sue reported that she, along with Glen Dalakian and Alison Antenucci marched in the Memorial day Parade and what a successful day it was in spite of the inclement weather.
Sue and Greg attended the awards night at CNHS last night and gave out two $1000 scholarships to DECA students, which we have done for the last several years.
Anna mentioned that Holly Volpe has recently joined CNBA and will be opening her
new shop in the next few weeks. The new owners, Ann Marie and Robert Cioffi, of Colts Neck Pharmacy were also introduced.
The mug program will continue and will be available to coincide with the distribution of the new mailer which will be coming out sometime next week. The new mugs will display Historic Colts Neck with a rendering of the old Bucks Mill on 1 side and our logo and website on the other.
Glen explained the marketing campaign with The Journal which is still under consideration. The Journal is offering to run a two page centerfold ad for up to 8 Colts Neck businesses in their four editions which would represent distribution to approximately 35,000 households. They are hoping for at least a 3 month commitment from the interested businesses and would include a feature article about one of the businesses within the ad. CNBA is considering subsidizing the first round of ads in order to generate interest but no final decision has been reached at this point.
Patty reported that there is now a new page on our website which list all local eateries and shops who are members of CNBA. This information is now available to attendees of local sports events such as the recent Lacrosse tournament, which had attendance of over 5,000 this past weekend.
Mike Tormey gave an overview of the cost and advantages of becoming a member of CNBA which currently has a paid membership of 167.
Greg mentioned the upcoming Tony Robbins event which will take place next Monday, June 19th at Huddy’s at 6 P.M. The cost is $20 and will feature light fare and a cash bar.
Pre-registration is encouraged through the website but payment at the door will be accepted.
July 3rd is the fireworks event at Bucks Mill Park. Sue is still asking for volunteers and sent around a signup sheet. She mentioned the many sponsors that have already committed and asked that anyone still interested to contact her or another board member.
She listed the many organizations who will be participating along with Delicious Orchards who will be donating donuts and cookies to be distributed free of charge throughout the evening.
July 14th CNBA will be joining EIPA and Monmouth Long Branch Chamber of Commerce for a day at the races at Monmouth Park at 11;30 a.m. The cost is $45 and will include admission and lunch.
August 16th we will be hosting our next card exchange at Trump National.
Sue mentioned the election of new officers which will be taking place at the end of the year. She asked members to consider running for an office, as there will be a few open spots this year.
Patty introduced Sen. Jennifer Beck who addressed many important issues to our membership and local residents.