OTIS COUNCIL ON AGING MINUTES
Meeting was called to order at 11:15 a.m. by Ralph Gleason
In attendance were Ralph Gleason, Dottie D”Elia, Joe Rock, Evelyn Loring, Mary Ann Gacek, Bill and Mildred Holmes,Lisa D’Orazio, Carol Blakeslee, and Dee Egee
Reading of February minutes was to be done individually
Treasurer’s Report not available
Voting was unanimous to welcome our new Chairperson, Lisa D”Orazio. Lisa will be going to the bank to become an authorized person to sign checks.
Ralph will become the Travel Coordinator
Jane Bernasconi will remain as treasurer
Carol Blakeslee is recording secretary
We each reviewed the duty roster and one specific change for Dottie and Joe would be to change Purchase coffee and paper goods to Prepare list of needed items for Ralph to purchase
Help needed to start Outreach Program (to be continued)
Help needed with SHINE Program Dee Egee agreed to try to contact Elder Services and see if the Becket SHINE person could also service Otis
We will work together to update the emergency contact information for all people involved in our various programs and trips. Ralph offered to create a document for this to be presented to everyone.
Discussion regarding entertainment at COA functions. General consensus was that it is too much of a distraction and intrusion to conversation at pot luck lunches etc. This will be visited again in the future.
All our trips are going well however, it seems as if
The travel groups are slowing down somewhat due to not being able to completely fill buses. We have to
Commit to at least 42 people per trip. Dee suggested that we rethink December trips in the future.
Cork N’ Hearth Luncheon is filled at this point
Egremont Country Club will be available for our Thanksgiving luncheon again next year
Storage closet~possible charities were discussed . Carol will follow up
Dottie thanked and praised Ralph for his superb job as COA Chairperson for so many years.
Meeting Adjourned at 11:50 a/m.