General Meeting Minutes
July 12, 2017
Colts Neck Library
In attendance: Sue Fitzpatrick, Greg Calderaro, Patty Vollherbst, Dino Nicoletta,
Sheila Olt, Anna Appolonia, Glen Dalakian, Bob Gasaway, Alison Antenucci
Sue called the meeting to order at 8:14 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Tom Hennessey
Sue thanked Perkins for providing the coffee and muffins each month and to Bob Gasaway for picking them up.
Dino gave the Treasurer’s report. CNBA has $18,465.22 in Investors Bank, $728.98 in PNC checking, $2,891.57 in PNC money market and $2616.36 in Pay Pal account. Total $24,702.13. Bob Gasaway made motion to approve Treasurer’s report, Mike Tormey second. Motion approved.
Dan Fenski made motion to approve minutes from June meeting, Michael Viola second.
Officers introduced themselves.
Sue gave a recap of the Fireworks and thanked the many volunteers who worked both prior to the event with planning and setting up, as well as those who worked throughout the evening selling 50/50’s, handing out donuts, and overseeing all aspects of the event.
Tom Hennessey also spoke and said the evening was a complete success. The fire department sold out of their food as well as their T shirts, from which the proceeds support their many efforts.
Sue thanked all of the sponsors, whose contributions help offset the many costs incurred.
The sponsors were:
Gold – Delicious Orchards, DeFalco Realty
Silver – Becker Hardware, The Journal, Lisa Aldridge, Anna Appolonia & Leann Lucarelli – Heritage House/Sotheby’s
Bronze – Certa Pro Painters
Costs incurred for the event were:
$5000 for the fireworks, $1008 for police, $782.32 for port-a-johns and $331.00 for fire permit. Total Expenses were $7121.32
Income was $5000 from sponsors, $265 from D&D concessions (10% of profit given) $90 from donations, and $696 from the 50/50. Total cost to CNBA was $970.32
One member suggested that if we charged $5 per car for parking next year we would be able to show a considerable profit. Tom Hennessey pointed out that it would probably cause more people to park on the street or just create extensive delays getting people into the park.
Glen reported that if we move ahead with the ad campaign with the Journal the Executive board is suggesting we subsidize the project for the first 3 months. He said it will go a long way toward spreading the work about our organization as well as our local businesses. He said CNBA would like to add $1500 per month for three months to help get it off the ground. Rich Yeager made motion to subsidize the project and Michael Viola second. The motion was approved with a vote of 20 in favor and 2 opposed.
Mike Tormey reported that our membership is presently 175. He announced that Sept. 13 is the date for the Pig Roast. The price of tickets is going up this year to $30 for individuals and $250 for a table of 10. He has already sold 6 tables and expects to sell out as in past years.
Anna is handling ticket sales for the Day at the Races which is taking place this Friday July 14th in conjunctions with the Long Branch Chamber of Commerce and EIPA.
The new mugs have been distributed to the participating merchants and are going quickly. They have been a big success and many merchants are reporting that they are already out of them.
August 16th is the date of the next card exchange and will be taking place at Trump, as in the past. There will be vendor tables available at $100 each.
Next year’s luncheon will be held at Trump on March 21.
A slate of officers will be presented at the October meeting so Sue asked members who might be interested in running for a position to please let us know.
Patty introduced Sheriff Shawn Golden who was our speaker for this month.