MEETING MINUTES
Welcome To Ranchero Village Circle Club
1900 So. Bridge Ave.  Weslaco, TX 78596
 
 
 
 
MINUTES FOR VCC MEETING HELD
ON MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018


Members Present: President, Terry Maruska; Vice President, Bob Derr; Temporary Secretary, Margot Maruska; and Member-at Large, Keith Hepler

MANAGER’S REPORT: Nathan stated to residents to enjoy our park and be happy. Thanked Terry Maruska for his six years of service as president of the Village Circle Club.

MINUTES:  A synopsis of the VCC minutes for Monday, February 26, 2018 was read by temporary secretary, Margot Maruska and accepted as read after correction regarding bylaws was made by Linda Smith.

TREASURER’S REPORT: Terry Maruska presented the treasurer’s report in the absence of Wayne Browne. Beginning balance is 17,671 dollars with a spendable balance of 13,881 dollars.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT: Terry Maruska informed residents of the 2 nominees for president and then permitted Linda Smith and Norm Mayer to present their platforms. Afterwards the president explained the procedure for voting and the residents cast their ballots.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Kerry Stuart
reminded residents of Blood Drive on Friday, March 16 and that the sign up sheet is located by the phone in the small hall. She notified the residents she will be clearing the for sale signs in the small hall. Kerry Stuart and Jan Murphy will no longer be in charge of the Dance Committee and she thanked Ken Stuart and Jan Murphy for their service.

JAN MURPHY
: Informed residents that last HAMBURGER NIGHT is Saturday, March 17. Last cinnamon rolls will be on Monday, March 19. Jan reminded residents to please turn in any food or groceries they will not be using and place in the box in small hall. Thanked residents for the socks donated for Margo School. Thanked Nathan for his part in the SOCK HOP. Jan reminded residents to please collect toiletries when they travel and turn them in to her for Margo school. She has turned in 105 bags to Margo School.

TERRY FISHER
: Notified residents that quilting will continue to the end of the month. She stated she will be available after the meeting to demonstrate how to make rope coils. Thanked residents and let us know she will be leaving Sunday, March 18, 2018. Paul Skory will be in charge of exercise in her absence.

CLETA HEPLER
: Let us know she sold 600 pounds of cans to buy clothes for Margo and Memorial elementary.

SHARON FACKLER
: Tickets for Easter dinner will go on sale Monday, March 26th.

SAM AND CARLOTA REIGNER
: Welcoming committee has visited 7 families this past week. Lot 29 - Rick and Fern O’Donnell, Lot 65- Marlene Gangel, Lot 177- Ron and Judy Lane, Lot 178- John and Linda Parrish, Lot 226- Judy Krell, Lot 294- Jeff Young, and Lot 359- Gord and Mary Ann Hill. There are 7-10 families pending to close in April and the next visit will be in November.

KIM ADAIR
:  Monday, March 19 will be the last meeting for Women’s Club and there will be a potluck breakfast and election of new officers.

ANN DEHAVEN
: Will be teaching shuffleboard one more Saturday and notified us that Ranchero Village brought back 49 trophies this season.

MARJORIE FLAHERTY
: Talked about quilting and knitting and thanked residents for their yarn donations.

DOUG MARTH
: Last ice cream social is on Sunday, March 18.  Cones and sundaes will be served.

SUE KINESKI
: There are about 50 cookbooks left to sell for 8 dollars. She thanked residents for their support and notified residents of corrections to the cookbook.

JERRY HURST
: Reminded residents to turn in their old eyeglasses and pop caps and place them in boxes in the small hall. Old eyeglasses are turned in to the LOINS CLUB.

KERRY STUART:
Asked about the price for Easter Dinner and she was told the price would be 5 dollars per ticket.

OLD BISINESS: President notified residents the price for an ice cream machine would be 6,000 dollars and that the Shriners are interested in buying our old machine for 1000 dollars. This issue will be addressed again on March 26, 2018.

NEW BUSINESS
: The ceramic room will be available as a stained glass room and Scott and Ann DeHaven will be the people in charge. This past Friday Scott met with 12 people who are interested in participating in this activity. Terry Fisher has spoken to Nathan Ochsenfeld and the park will be buying a grinder for this room. The individuals who are participating will be responsible to provide their own tools. The new room for ceramics might be named the RANCHERO CERAMIC STUDY.

DOUG MARTH
: Recognized Barb Malchuk for doing the kitchen laundry and stated at times Margo helps out with this.

JIM LINDQUIST:
Came forward to announce the results of the presidential elections as member of the nominating committee. Votes were Norm Mayer 180 and Linda Smith 67

NEW BUSINESS:
Linda Smith made a motion to amend the Bylaws and limit the term of office to 2 years and motion was seconded by Kim Adair. At this time Doug Marth came forward and stated we did not need to make this decision now and suggested we wait until a committee could be formed to amend the rules. The new president could appoint a committee to study the bylaws. At this time Linda Smith withdrew her motion.

CARLOTA REIGNER
: Asked president asked about a new pictorial directory and president stated it would be done when someone volunteered. At that time resident, Kim Hollingshead, lot 331, stated she would volunteer to work in producing a new pictorial directory.

ANNOUNCEMENT:
Next VCC meeting is March 26, 2018, which will be our last meeting for the season.

Meeting was adjourned at 1005am.

TEMPORARY SECRETARY,

MARGOT MARUSKA