Blue Water Parrot Head Club
Meeting Minutes 11/14/23
President’s Remarks~ Welcome to the Lynwood Bar!
Remember to record your volunteer hours.
Jim led us in our traditional TEAM DRINK! He introduced the new board members: Shelly Piechotte Vice President, Tom Lozowski Treasurer, Jim Howard Secretary and Sue Horan Member at Large, Pauline Nofs remains as our second Member at Large.
Keep those can tabs (trying to collect a thousand pounds this year), wire, cords, and scrap coming in.
31 members present, included 6 new members.
50/50 Raffle Can’t win if you don’t play!
Updates: Tom delivered his first treasurers report and keeping with the tradition set by Deb he stated, “we have money.” Remarked on the blood drives.
Our new merchandise/swag person wasn’t present, but the web site is currently being updated to reflect our current inventory.
Meat Raffle: Bob gave a brief explanation of the raffle for the benefit of our new members and indicated that ticket sales are going slowly. Please remember that this is our major fund raiser so please sell, sell. Also, any tickets you take are considered sold.
Spare Change Challenge: Our two baby bottle captains collected a total of $315.45 which will be used to fulfill the needs of this year’s foster children. The winner of the challenge having collected $177.00 is Tom Lozowski whose name is now inscribed on the wall plague in our meeting place. Jim R. will remain as one of the team captains for next year and Donna H. is once again taking on the role of team captain, her team will be called “Tropical Christmas Cause”. Let the challenge begin. Motion made by Candi and seconded by Tom F. to again use these funds to support the foster children.
Foster Kids: Data sheets were distributed at the meeting and emailed to the members with the children’s needs, wants, and sizes. We will meet in the food court of Birchwood Mall on Sunday December 3rd at 1pm for shop for the remaining item on the kids lists. If you purchase any items prior to that date please email (james,email@example.com) or text 8108416645 Jim H. with the information, please include cost. Don’t forget gift receipts. After the shopping we will convene at the home of Jim and Donna Howard to wrap everything (bring supplies), enjoy some snacks (bring something please) and each other’s company. We will deliver the gifts to the Department of Health and Human Services on Monday December 5th.
Port Huron Santa Parade: The parade is on Friday November 24th in downtown Port Huron. It begins at 6pm and travels south to the tree lighting ceremony at the Michigan Mutual Building. The muster area is north of Glenwood Avenue (same area used by the Rotary and St. Patrick’s Day parade (nice change from previous years). The float should be in place by 5:15. On Saturday November 18th we will meet at the Ainsworth Door company warehouse 3888 North Road, just south of Krafft, to decorate the float. After the decorating you are invited to the home of Jim and Donna Howard (4253 Juniper Lane) for a little afterglow lite dinner and of course adult beverages. Please bring a dish to pass and your beverage of choice. Please watch email for the complete parade details.
Christmas Party: The party is on Saturday December 2nd at 5:30 and dinner at 7 with Ten Beach Drive providing the music from 8-11. The cost is $30 per person and BYOB. If you plan on attending, please inform Bob H. tonight, you may pay now or at the door. The location for the party (another pole barn) at 6889 State Road south of Burchville. If you wish to help setup, be there at 4pm.
Tires and Treads: Little Leo is in hospice care; the family held a special Christmas celebration which he enjoyed. A minister provided anointing of the sick.
New Items: Council on Aging “Senior Santa” information we delivered by Jim H. after discussion the members decided to table this until next year.
Jeepers Anonymous of Michigan: Mike Hernandez spoke about this charitable organization, its members, and goals. There are currently 31 members locally and about 211 statewide. They are working to become a 501c3 charity. Mike mentioned they would like to join us for the Santa Parade, Jim H. will coordinate with him.
Window Lickers: Dianne S. provide an update on the event, some of the bars visited and the amount raised ($130) for the “Inn of the Good Sheperd. She also invited the club members to the annual Christmas party that her and Dennis H. put on at their place in Cartwright Ontario coming up on December 9th.
Dates to Remember:
Nov 18th – Float decorating
Nov 23rd – Thanksgiving Day
Nov 24th – Port Huron Santa parade
Nov 30th – Computer security day
Dec 2nd – Christmas Party
Dec 3rd – Foster Kids Shopping
Dec 12th – Club Meeting
Celebrate: November Birthdays: Steve Padgett 11/1
Celebrate: December Birthdays: Gary Reichle 12/13, Karen Moody 12/15, Ken Nofs 12/21, Fran Morris 12/24, Bob Howard 12/27, Lisa Leyere 12/30
Meeting closed by birthday phlockers leading our Team Drink