Fall Meeting 2014

Fall Meeting 2014

Meeting Minutes

November 3, 2014

Officers Present:             Jeff Emptage, President; Dave Uber, Vice President;  Bob Pollack, Treasurer; Darcy Knapp, Secretary. Also present: Barbara Emptage, Dave and Nancy Uber, Lad and Linda McKenzie, Kathleen Gibson and Tom Willetts,  Al and Gloria Ciejka, Karl & Barbara Markussen , John and Darcy Knapp, Frank Hardick , Ed Kawadler, Bob Mac Farland, Bill York.

President’s Report:          Jeff Emptage opened the meeting at the Route 7 Diner. Jeff reviewed this year’s events and requested the Secretary to send out event forms for next year with the meeting minutes.

The Treasurer’s report was then requested.

Treasurer’s Report:       Bob Pollack stated that the Club’s bank balance is appx $5,700

Jeff then called for the Secretary’s report.

Secretary’s Report:        Darcy Knapp reported no correspondence. As no other changes were reported, a motion was made and carried to accept the amended minutes from the spring meeting.

CTCI/National News:     None

Old Business:                    None     

New Business:                   Jeff announced that Linda McKenzie was designing a club calendar for 2015. Linda asked that orders for the calendar be placed with her by Nov. 18th so she could deliver them at the Christmas party.  The cost will be $22.00 .


Club Christmas Party –  Dave Uber reported that the menu at Salty’s would be a different chicken offering (Marsala) and the date of Dec. 7th. The cost is $27.50.


Election of Officers: President- Jeff Emptage stated he would not stand for reelection. For 2015 the officers will be:  Lad McJenzie, President, Kathy Gibson, Vice President, Bob Pollack will remain treasurer and Darcy Knapp secretary


Holiday charity: Darcy Knapp will collect donations, cash and items for Adopt-A-Soldier/Veteran through the VA hospital. Gift cards in any denomination would be the best for distribution to the vets. Nancy Uber will collect all donations at the holiday party (Darcy & John are on vacation that week)

Nancy Uber will collect money donations only for Holiday Store, please bring checks payable to CEO (Commission on Economic Opportunity) or cash to buy the household and gift items.


Mary Anne Pollack will collect items for the YWCA’s Women’s shelter in Schenectady as in past years. Items such as travel sized shampoo, soap, tooth brushes, toothpaste, shaving cream, lotions, etc.  Please bring any items (unwrapped)  to the Christmas Party .  If you are not attending the party, notify  Darcy (518-872-1707) , Nancy (518-371-0402) or Mary Anne (518-384-2206) to arrange pick-up or delivery of your donations. They will consolidate all donations and present them from the New York Early Bird Club.

The Spring meeting will be hosted by Darcy & John Knapp on April 26, 2015.

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