General Meeting Minutes
September 13, 2017
Colts Neck Library
In attendance: Sue Fitzpatrick, Greg Calderaro, Patty Vollherbst, Dino Nicoletta, Sheila Olt, Anna Appolonia, Bob Gasaway, Alison Antenucci
Sue called the meeting to order at 8:10 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mary Pat Angelini.
Sue presented a check for $500 to members of the First Aid Squad and $500 to the Colts Neck Fire Police in appreciation for their work and support for CNBA activities, in especially for the help at the Fireworks this summer.
Sue thanked Perkins for providing the coffee and muffins each month and to Bob Gasaway for picking them up.
Bob Gasaway made motion to approve the minutes. Rich Yaeger second. Motion approved.
Dino gave the Treasurer’s report. CNBA has $13,115.68 in Investor’s Bank, $728.98 in PNC Checking, $2891.81 in PNC Money Market and $3844.43 in Pay Pal account. Total $20,580.90. Mike Viola made motion to approve Treasurer’s report, Jackie Berman second, Motion approved.
Officers introduced themselves, followed by the members.
Greg spoke briefly about the upcoming Round table which will take place on Monday evening Sept. 18th at Huddys. Several business owners have been invited, in particular those who might be impacted by the upcoming construction project along Rt 34 and 537.
Freeholder Lillian Burry has been invited to speak about the project.
The quarterly mailer went out Tuesday, Sept. 12th, and has been mailed to the extended area including several adjoining towns. It includes information about the new mugs, showing a rendering of Montrose School. The mugs are being distributed to the participating local businesses this week.
Details of the Pig Roast were given and Sue announced that tickets are now available for purchase.
On Oct. 17th Defalco will host our next card exchange in his new location next to Perkins.
The next map is being worked on and there is still space available for ads.
Window painting will take place on Dec. 1 and Sue asked for volunteers to help with the setup for the students and also any businesses interested in having their windows done for the holidays.
The slate is being put together for the upcoming elections. Each board member gave an overview of their duties in their position on the board. Sue and Greg encouraged members to consider running for one of the offices.
Dino announced that the Crossroads signs are in production and should be ready in
Sue read a thank you note by one of the recipients of the two scholarships which CNBA awards each year to students from CNHS.
Greg mentioned that two past graduates from CNHS have gone on to work for the NSA and they have formed a relationship and will make resources available to CN ROTC students.
Along with the centerfold ad campaign that our CN businesses are running in the Journal, it was decided that we would pick one other businesses to be featured in the ads. A card will be drawn each month and the winner will have a small article about their business included with the ads. Justin Lotano was the winner for this month.
Patty introduced Mary Pat Angelini, CEO of Preferred Behavioral Health Group whose topic was “The Need for Businesses to Connect with Non-profits”.