Sheshequin-Ulster Community Center
Board of Directors Meeting DRAFT MINUTES
April 12, 2006

Attending: Board: Laura H. Blain, Cathy Cook, Charlotte Hajduga, Shari Whipple, Alison Olmstead. Absent: RoseMarie Grzincic, Patrick Grimes.

Meeting was called to order at 7:07 p.m. by Shari Whipple.

Minutes: A Laura Blain/Cathy Cook motion was passed to accept the minutes of March 8, 2006 with a correction that a Laura Blain/Charlotte Hajduga motion was passed to nominate Hannah Roach for a young community volunteer recognition award. Charlotte did complete the nomination.

Treasurer's Report: Laura Blain presented the report for March. Previous balance reported $4,001.64, revenues $1,175.45, expenditures $791.24, end of month balance $4,385.85.

Unfinished Business:
· 1. Building Maintenance. The furnace filter was changed last month and Shari will change it again this month. It was brought to everyone's attention that the dog obedience class has been leaving "dog waste" behind after using the center. Charlotte has discussed this with them and reminded them to please remove it from the premises. There is a partially dead tree in the yard that needs to be looked at. A Laura Blain/Alison Olmstead motion was made to have Shari head up the project of possible tree removal. The rec center will be in need of someone to mow the lawn. Cathy will check with Nate Raupers and let us know.
· 2. Summer Program Re-cap. On hold.
· 3. Monday Basketball. Cathy reported that Monday's are going very well. The majority of participants are boys and they average about 12 kids a week.
· 4. Developmental Workshop. Laura gave a reminder for the upcoming conference in Dalton on April 28th with a guest speaker advocating community decision making, resident engagements and local governance.
· 5. Young Community Volunteer nomination. Charlotte completed and submitted the application nominating Hannah Roach.

New Business:
· 1. Annual Meeting preparation. Charlotte prepared and reviewed a draft of last years minutes and the presidential report. Finishing touches will be made and it will be distributed by email.
· 2. Community. Laura reviewed the Partners & Family Community Development presentation that was given on March 21st about the nurse family partnership and the teen pregnancy prevention task force. She reiterated the promising statistics that this program is able to give not only a teen mother but her child as well.
  Mather Memorial Library will be having "Paws, Claws, Scales & Tales" summer reading program. The dates are June 21, July 19, August 2, and August 8. Each evening the program will be at the Sheshequin Ulster Recreation center from 5pm until 8 pm.
  Ulster spring clean up is April 29th. There are no volunteers to cover this date for the rec center.
· 3. "Safe Children and Happy Families". April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. An important point is that a strong supportive community assists in the nurturing of children. The rec center will have a link to an informational website.
· 4. Terri McFarland sent a letter of interest and a resume. Followup is needed.

Next Meeting: Will be Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at 7:00 p.m at the Mather Memorial Library.

A Laura Blain/Shari Whipple motion was passed to adjourn the meeting at 9:05 p.m.