BLAIRSVILLE ELKS 406 LADIES AUXILIARY
The Blairsville Elks 406 Ladies Auxiliary met May 6 for the first time “downstairs” in the function room.
The president called the meeting to order with 17 members present, including eight officers. Absent were parlimentarian, right guard (chair filled) and one trustee.
A motion was made and seconded to approve the previous minutes as read. The treasurer’s report was placed on file for audit.
Reports on the card party showed a profit. Reports were also heard on the basket party to be held Oct. 19. It was requested that the secretary write a letter that could be mailed or delivered to companies requesting a donation of a basket. A discussion followed, resulting in making the wording on the entrance ticket clearer.
Winners of the scholarships will be invited to attend our June meeting.
A thank-you note was sent to Jim Ferguson for his donation of small envelopes for the Monday, Aug. 25 ticket. A letter was sent to the bar manager notifying her of our meeting to be downstairs.
Letters to scholarship winners are to be sent out, and letters on the proposed amendment to the by-laws were sent to all members in good standing.
A motion was passed to approve a proposed amendment addition to the by-laws. Article 1, Section 1, Membership will read “Unmarried women who are widows, mothers, sisters, and daughters of a deceased Elk will be considered for membership. Membership will be granted on an individual basis.”
The advisory board was voted on and the following is the advisory board for the year 2014-15: Officer Patti Ann Cribbs, Trustee Shirley Jones, and members Jean Shepherd, De Iezzi and Jean Gallo.
The president asked if they would accept this position and all accepted.
There was no new business. The 50/50 winner of $8.50 was Dixie Kalafsky. A motion was made and seconded to pay the bills. The motion carried.
The luncheon was hosted by Iezzi and Marie Kenney. They served coffee and two delicious cakes. The tables had dishes of candy and lovely vases with colored carnations as the centerpieces. Each member was given a carnation to take home as a Mother’s Day gift. In addition, the eldest at the meeting was given a box of chocolates.
The president closed the meeting at 8:07 p.m.