Meeting Clipboard: 8/13/20

Held via Zoom video conference

Members Attending (15): Dick Drumm, Debbie Rodriguez, Murray Forth, Bill Dowd, Roberto Martinez, Jim Leyhane, Debbie Brown, Peter Brown, Ray Hannan, Dean Calamaras, Doris Calamaras, Kevin Leyhane, Charlie Foote, Phil Kellerman, Pat Bailey.

MEETING NOTES: President Dick called the meeting to order. … The main topic of discussion was assessing possible new meeting venues since John Walsh, owner of Quigley’s, has decided to sell his restaurant and has no plans to reopen in the meantime. Dick said he has made a preliminary inquiry at the Schodack Diner, which has a private meeting room. He, along with Debbie Rodriguez, Roberto Martinez, and Jim Leyhane, will re-visit the diner for a detailed discussion with ownership. Bill Dowd cautioned that selecting any new venue in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic could be problematic, given the state’s restrictions on group sizes. In particular, restaurants may not host parties of more than 10 people (which would prevent us from having a quorum); buffets are not allowed, etc. He also suggested we should look for meeting places that do not charge a use fee, and have wi-fi capability. Quigley’s did not charge for the meeting room, which saved the club about $1,200 a year. … Murray Forth will check on the possibility of leaving club property at Quigley’s until the building is sold. …

Roberto said he will contact the District about the status of reimbursements for our college scholarship awards via a District Grant. … Murray reported that a number of members have not paid 2020-21 dues. They will be contacted again. … Jim reported that at Wednesday’s Gift of Life committee meeting it was decided not to have the awards dinner that usually is part of the annual GOL Golf Tournament. As of this date, the Monday, September 21, event at Pinehaven Country Club in Guilderland will go on, however, with the raffle held while golfers still are on the course. SRC plans to sponsor a trio of foursomes. …

The outdoor pizza social to be co-hosted by Pat Bailey and Debbie Rodriguez at Pat’s residence has been moved from August 27 to next Thursday, August 20, at 6 p.m. While the majority of those attending tonight’s ZOOM meeting made their reservations, anyone else who wishes to attend is asked to contact Pat or Debbie no later than this Sunday. Social distancing and m asks will be required. People are asked to bring their own beverages and lawn chairs if so desired. Debbie reminded all that the event will be the final opportunity to drop off donations to our “School Supplies Drive.” Until then, donations can be dropped off at Drumm Veterinary Hospital during normal office hours.

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