NWC Minutes – December 2016

NAPLES WALKING CLUB

NAPLES, FLORIDA

MINUTES – DECEMBER, 2016

President, Mary Moran, called the December meeting to order at 8:22 A.M. Twenty members were present. The following members have birthdays:

  • December 6 Mary Anne Bohannon
  • December 12 Carol Knoth
  • December 18 Judy Galer
  • December 22 George Hedden
  • December 22 Margo Peyrot
  • Happy Birthday to all!

Mary introduced Chante, who represents Blue Zones, who then addressed the members about Blue Zones: that it is underwritten by NCH. She then pointed out that he rate of obesity in the U.S. is 70% and that our children’s life expectancy is shorter than ours. That could be changed by adhering to Blue Zones recommendations. The movement originated in Okinawa, Japan where the average age reached is 101. Coming together with a common purpose adds seven years to your life.

Treasury Report: Nadine Kelly stated the club has a balance of $432.83.

Mileage: Joanne Dempsey reported seven members have reached 600 miles:  Ginny, Linda M., Lucy, Jane, Bonnie, Nadine, and Joanne. Mary Moran has 576 reported through November. If you have not yet done so, please report your mileage. There will be a $50.00 drawing for first place. Second and third place in the 600 miles will receive a T-shirt.

T-Shirts: Carole Levick reported the supply is very small.

Old/New Business: Four members attended the Elephant Fest at the zoo. About eight members attended the Alzheimer’s Walk at the Regional Park. The Kayaking tour at Lover’s Key State Park was wildly enjoyed with a lot of viewing of wildlife.

Christmas Party: Carol Greenberg and George Hedden will be hosting the party on Monday, December 12th at their home: 2228 Goshawk Court at 5:00 P.M. Phone number is 239-649-7722. Please bring a covered dish and four quarters.

Monthly meetings: A discussion was held concerning continuing the monthly meeting at Perkins. It was decided to do so.

Election of 2017 club officers: The 2017 Board:

  • Mary Moran – President
  • Gail Risner  – Vice President
  • Marsha McGuiness and Carole Levick  – Treasurer
  • Carol Mumford  – Secretary
  • Debbie Valante – Tshirt Coordinator
  • Joanne Dempsey – Membership/Communications/Webmaster
  • Open – Marketing/Publicity
  • Open – Historian/Photographer

The new board was elected by a unanimous vote and will commence in January.

Members are needed to volunteer for water stations at the Naples Half Marathon on January 15th.

The NAMI Walk will be held at Cambier Park on February 25th, 8:39-11:00 A.M. The club usually makes a donation toward this mental health charity.

National Walking Day is Wednesday, April 5th. Please think about participating.

Dues of $20.00 are due to Marsha McGuiness.

There was no other business and the meeting was adjourned at 9:01 A. M.

Respectfully submitted,

Lovice (Lovi) Holland

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