Middletown Senior Center
21256 Washington Street
Post Office Box 1037
Middletown, California 95461
Phone: (707) 987-3113
Fax: (707) 987-3114
SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
I. Chair Phyllis Kelsey called the
meeting to order at 1:00 pm
II. Pledge was led by Phyllis
III. Roll Call
Present: Pat Meyer, Phyllis Kelsey, Kathy Roberts, Helen Whitney, Wiley Weiss, Bob Olsen, Jacque Spiker, Kimberly Haynie
Absent: Jim Westrich,
Staff: Lori Tourville
Public: Barbara Castaldo, Nance Simon, Darlene Simmons
IV. Minutes for July were approved as
V. Financial reports for July and
August were approved (Jacque/Pat).
VI. Committee Reports: Confirmation
that Kathy Roberts will be the coordinator of the library. Jacque
reported that she, Helen, and Phyllis will be developing the board training
over the next two month; expect board training to begin in November.
VII. Public Comments: board applicants
were welcomed by board and thanked for attending.
VIII. Correspondence: none
IX. Director’s Report
• Announced the next fundraising
dinner will be on November 4. Lori is going to ask various businesses and
groups if they can provide a basket for the silent auction. Jacque has
donated a quilt (blanket) and Phyllis has some wine to donate.
• Several fundraising ideas were
shared at the last contractor’s meeting; one being a card that businesses in
town can offer to customers. For $1 a person can have their name on a
donation card that would be posted in the place of business. Board
members were receptive to this idea. Several other ideas were shared at
the meeting; some would not be effective in Middletown. Lori will
continue to search for ideas.
• Lori is going to sign up to
participate in Meals On Wheels of America. The cost is $200 per year; it
provides resources, fundraising ideas, grant options, etc. Their next
convention is Aug. 28-30 in Charlotte North Carolina. She has heard that
senior centers who participate connect with grant resources and fundraising
ideas. She will check on the cost and get back to the board.
• The senior centers of Lake County
are meeting frequently to discuss how to make their centers effective and
strong. One major concern is the distribution of AAA funds. Several
differing ideas were discussed among the participants. Lori’s belief is
that the AAA should make that decision, not the various centers.
• Lori will be on vacation Oct.
9-14; Kathy will cover Monday, Barbara on Wednesday and Phyllis on
X. Unfinished Business: none
XI. New Business:
• Jacque requested a revision to
the Personnel Policy handbook. The current language requires all
terminations to be the responsibility of the Board; it also limits the term of
probation to 30 days. Jacque is requesting these two conditions be
removed from the language; she believes that the ED should have responsibility
for disciplinary actions. All employee difficulties should be presented to the
board, but the ED should select the appropriate level of discipline.
(Kimberly/Pat), unanimous to change language.
• Wiley Weiss resigned as of the
close of this meeting. He is moving to Mexico, but will join us as “the
public” when in town.
• Fundraiser and Contractor’s
meetings discussed in Director’s report.
As a result of Wiley’s
resignation, the board met in closed session to discuss the applicants for the
open position. When a person applies for a vacancy on the board, one of
the expectations is that the applicant will attend at least 6 board meetings
per year (or at least as many as possible until a vacancy occurs.) During
deliberation, this expectation had a major factor in the final decision.
We also addressed that we will have 4 more vacancies in the coming
months. By unanimous decision, Nance Simon was appointed to the board
effective November 1, 2017 (Helen/Jacque).
Adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m. (Bob/Pat)
NEXT BOARD MEETING: OCTOBER 17, 2017