Middletown Senior Center
21256 Washington Street
Post Office Box 1037
Middletown, California 95461
Phone: (707) 987-3113
Fax: (707) 987-3114
I. Chair Phyllis Kelsey called the meeting
to order at 1:00 pm
II. Pledge was led by Phyllis
III. Roll Call
Pat Meyer, Phyllis Kelsey, Jim Westrich, Fred Castaldo, Bob Olsen,
Whitney, Wiley Weiss, Kimberly Haynie, Jacque Spiker
IV. Minutes for February were approved as
V. Financial report for February was approved
VI. Committee Reports: none
VII. Public Comments: Kathy commented she
thinks the board and staff are doing a great job.
VIII. Correspondence: none
IX. Director’s Report
• Lori shared that many videos are being
taken out of the library but not returned. She knows of two individuals
who are doing this on a regular basis. For this reason, she has put in a
remote camera in the library and checks it several times a day. She will
put up a sign indicating that the room is monitored.
• One of the center’s volunteers, Janet,
has taken it upon herself to advertise and seek donations for the March For
Meals by setting up an information table in front of Hardester’s market and put
donation boxes at each check-out counter.
• Many individuals and business employees
in town are committing to walk and donate for the March. Lori believes we
will have our best year yet.
• Staff is working on getting the Chili
Cook-off plans in place. The board asked what they can do and Lori will
be emailing a sign-up via Doodle.
• Part of the April 1 Senior Summit is a 2
½ hour board training. Lori is going to an information meeting March 22
then will email information to board members. Jacque will be going and
offered her car for those who would like to ride share.
• The 2 door freezer is now 17 years old
and starting to break down more often. After discussion, the board voted
to have Lori replace the freezer and authorized to spend up to $5500.00 for the
purchase (Jacque/Pat), unanimous.
• Staff has been working on an idea to
provide a 3-day emergency food kit for home-bound seniors. This would be
used when weather prevents Meals On Wheels drivers from making deliveries.
Several ideas were talked about and some information will be sent to Lori
for her review. One suggestion was that if the storage concept was well
received by seniors, we could give home-bound seniors a kit for free and sell
kits to those who wish to purchase them. This idea will be brought up at
• In the past, staff and Board have
discussed the concept of solar panels on a covered parking lot structure but
the County has refused the idea. Lori was talking with Moke Simon,
District 1 Supervisor, about this idea and he is in favor of it. He is
going to talk with those who have dismissed the idea in the County and get back
to Lori. This would save the Center a great deal of money on PG&E
costs as well as protect those using the parking lot during inclement weather.
Lori also shared our concern about the safety of the parking lot with Mr.
• Fletcher Thornton introduced a marketing
consultant to Lori with the hopes of being able to better advertise the events
and programs of the Center. Lori will bring this back next month.
Unfinished Business: none
New Business: None
X. Adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 2:25
BOARD MEETING: APRIL 18, 2017