Amarillo Texas BSP City Council
Date: March 3, 2016
President Bonnie Siebenthal called the meeting to order and stated that we would begin with the presentations for City Wide Project for next year. Presentations were made for the following organizations: (See attached note sheet.)
Heal the City – Eddie Turner
7 Star Therapeutic Riding Center – Racheal Wade
Martha’s Home – Connie Garcia
Mission Amarillo – Jeff Parsons
Turn Center – Bruce Mosely
Big Brothers Big Sisters – Emily Nance
Sunshine Cottage – Eveline Rivers
After presentations Bonnie thanked the presenters and members stood and repeated the Opening Ritual together. The meeting was held at Lifeway Fellowship church.
Alpha Phi Omega hosted desserts and drinks as a fundraiser before the meeting.
Roll Call: Recording Secretary Lanette Leasure took roll call.
13 Chapters Present 31 Members Present 0 Guest
Chapters were asked if they received the minutes of the January meeting. Petra Williams with Xi Alpha Sigma and Diane Neal with Laureate Theta Upsilon said they did not. Lanette will verify email addresses.
Any corrections? None.
Minutes will stand as received.
Transfers - None
Communication from International: 1st Vice President – Membership – Joy Lacy
No report from International. Joy announced that Babs Noah would like to be active in a chapter during her time in Amarillo (April 12 to December 10).
Other Communication / Sunshine: 2nd Vice President – Social – Shanna Uhrich
Next meeting will be April 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Lifeway Fellowship Church. Please remember to bring can goods for Food Pantry. Second City Council meeting for April will be the 21st.
Corresponding Secretary – Carolyn Barker passed list for courtesies.
Melinda Hodnik had emergency appendectomy. Preceptor Pi Iota, 4616 Hetrick, Amarillo, TX 79108
Treasurer’s Report – Nancy Nickles Regular Acct. Balance $2,227.06
Ending Balance $2,217.26
Bills to Pay: $40.40 to Joy Lacy. (President’s pin)
Charge to President Account
$49.43 to Cathey Phillips.
Charge to Woman of the Year Tea
Charity Acct. Balance $1,095.80
Bills to pay: $21.64 for Sweetheart Tiara to Petra Williams.
$38.21 for Sweetheart roses to Petra Williams.
$140.73 for Star Plaques for Torch winners to Petra Williams.
$75.00 for Photography by Traci.
$40.00 for Beth Duke gift basket to Charlene Forguson.
Charge to Sweetheart Ball/Charity Account
Motion to pay Faye Spencer
Second Dee Dee Gordon
Yearbook – Nancy Nickles – Preceptor Gamma Phi – No Report
Contact – Peggy Perkins/Carolyn Barker – Xi Rho Lambda – All Contacted
Photography – Chreyl Kordes – Preceptor Alpha Upsilon – Outstanding Women need to make appointment with Traci to have picture made on or before March 18th. Pictures will be 8X10 and will cost $20.00. Traci can be reached at 351-1331 and she is not open on Thursdays.
Woman of the Year Tea – Gwen Sappenfield – Alpha Phi Omega – No Report
Fall Banquet & Rituals – Drena Nitschke – Alpha Beta Eta – No report.
Sweetheart Ball – Charlene Forguson – Preceptor Pi Iota – 186 tickets were sold for the Ball totaling $4,650.00. Silent Auction baskets raised $1,446.00. Raffle raised $536.00. Donations were made by Toyota of Amarillo for $200.00 and Chapters for $250.00. Fee to Abuelos was $500.00, DJ was $600.00 and the tip for the wait staff was $300.00. Once expenses are verified and monies totaled, the Treasurer will have a balance for us to vote on for the donation to One Chair at a Time.
Founder’s Day – Jeanette Hinkle – Texas Gamma Phi Master – Founder’s Day will be April 28, 2016 at 6:30 PM at St. Stephens Church. Tickets will be $14.50 and will be available at the April 7 City Council meeting. Outstanding Women info sheets were passed out to each Chapter and are due back at the April 7 City Council meeting. Golden Circle and Diamond Circle readers are needed. Members with this degree are encouraged to call and volunteer to read. Names of deceased members are also needed.
Publicity – Lea Ann Crosser – Laureate Iota Nu – No Report
Scrapbook – Carol Simpson – Texas Nu Master – No Report but keep taking pictures.
City Wide Project – Dee Dee Gordon – Preceptor Pi Iota – Board members and guests from One Chair at a Time really enjoyed the Sweetheart Ball.
The first vote on City Wide Project will be at the April 7 City Council meeting. The top 3 will then go back to Chapters for final vote.
The Nomination Committee will have a slate of officers at the April 7 meeting and a vote will be taken at the April 21 meeting.
President Bonnie Siebenthal asked if there was any further business to be brought before the council. There was none so the meeting was adjourned. All members stood and repeated the Closing Ritual and joined hands for the Mizpah.
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