President, Tom Kashatus called the meeting to order on the above date and time, led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance and proceeded with the order of business.
Secretary, Linda Conner read the minutes from the previous meeting of June 22nd 2010. Carol Marcincavage made a motion that the minutes with minor corrections be accepted as read and placed on file; seconded by Heidi Selecky, with all voting in favor.
Treasurer, Francis Zaleski read and presented the treasurers report. Paul Jarecki made a motion that the treasurers’ report be accepted as read and placed on file; seconded by Sia Sager, with all voting in favor.
President, Tom Kashatus reports:
1. 2010 membership stands at 157 members.
2. Tom presented an advertisement postcard from Ray’s Recycling to note competition for recyclable material in the township.
3. Tom presented an email from South Valley Chamber of Commerce announcing the 4th Annual POW WOW and gathering of the People on August 14th and 15th. This is an educational event “offering a glimpse of what the life of the Native Americans would be like”.
4. Tom presented a letter he wrote to Mr. Bernard Dziedzic of Wanamie thanking him for the recyclable material of steel, light iron, and cast iron he gave to NTCO. Also included were tool boxes and a craftsman tool set estimated value of $220.00 which the NTCO donated to Boy Scout Troop 430.
5. Gross receipts from recycling to date are $6,382.00.
1st Vice President, Palmira Miller had no report at that time.
2nd Vice President, Bill Hourigan had no report at that time.
1. In the absence of Melissa Bova, Tom has been working with Murph Fletcher for a joint effort by the Newport Township Recreation Summer Park Program and the NTCO Summer Fun Program. Ice Skating and swimming events have been discussed.
2. Tom passed around information on benches and picnic tables from PRO Commercial Playground Equipment. As it has been mentioned previously, Newport Township Recreation Board was informed that NTCO would spend up to $1,000.00 for the purchase of benches and/or picnic tables for the Glen Lyon Coal Street Park.
3. There was a brief discussion regarding Joe Brady’s Eagle Scout project of enlarging the existing pavilion at Coal Street Park. There were questions if the pavilion will be made handicap accessible and on the final cost. NTCO has allocated $400.00 for this project.
1. Heidi Selecky reports that she and Paul Jarecki are beginning work on the next calendar.
2. Heidi Selecky provided an update on Saint Stansilaus’ Orphanage, the third miniature in the Newport Township Historical Sites Collection and reported that there is demand for more miniatures of Glen Lyon Breaker #6, which was the 2nd in the series. More funds will be needed than the $988.00 allowance to produce both. It was decided that the 3rd miniature will be produced within the allowance and funding for more of the 2nd miniature will be voted on in the future.
1. Editor, Bill Hourigan reports that the 2nd quarter newsletter will be ready for distribution.
2. The newsletter features an advertisement for the position of salesperson. Anyone interested in selling advertisements for the newsletter should see Bill. The position pays 10% commission plus mileage. It was questioned if there would be any tax complications on a paid position within a non-profit group. Bill said he would look into the matter.
3. Tom Kashatus has named Stephen Phillips to fill the vacancy on the Editorial Board after Carol Kuhn resigned her position. Carol is moving to the Allentown area.
· It was rumored that long-time resident, Leonard Zimolzak, a former teacher in the Newport Township school district, passed away early last week. Anyone with information is asked to contact Tom.
Good of the Organization
Francis Zaleski made a motion to adjourn the meeting; seconded by Linda Conner, with all voting in favor.
Meeting adjourned at 8:01pm.
Submitted by: Linda Conner