DEMOCRATIC WOMEN OF JOHNSON COUNTY
November 14, 2009
The Democratic Women of Johnson County met at the First United Methodist Church, meeting was called to order by President Belinda Gelman at 10:05 AM. 7 members present.
Minutes of the last meeting were read, corrected and approved.
Karin Bell read a thank you note from Wanda Payne.
Discussed Safe Haven luncheon, money given and publicity received in the Tomahawk. Due to our contribution to Safe Haven, we have approx. $200.00 left in the treasury.
Several ideas for fundraisers were brought up but some members felt they would rather make an extra contribution occasionally and pay higher dues than go thru the efforts and work of a fundraiser with only small amounts gained.
Romayne St. John suggested having an auction among the members to get rid of unwanted or not needed Christmas gifts after the holidays. This idea was agreed upon by the members present.
Belinda would like to have a chocolate or dessert auction after Easter, but some members questioned this idea, since many people have health problems with sugar.
To help with immediate money woes, it was agreed upon to raise the yearly dues from $10.00 to $12.00. Romayne made the motion, Kathleen Gehr seconded, the motion was passed. Members will be informed via e-mail before January 2010.
Terry Warden will send a report as new membership chairman at the next meeting.
Karin will ask Judy Walsh for a current list of paid up members.
At the closing of the meeting Belinda read a report by Kitty Hegemann on the Health care issue.
Meeting was adjourned at 11:10