NAPLES WALKING CLUB
APRIL 1, 2017
President, Mary Moran, called the April meeting to order at 8:29 a.m. Eighteen members and two guests were present. Five members have April birthdays: Gloria Cahill, John Fermanis, Henry Johnson, Pat Wolanski, and Carol Mumford.
The March, 2017 Minutes were approved, as written. Members signed a birthday card for Henry Johnson’s 80th birthday. Pat Johnson is hosting a special 80th birthday party for him at the retirement home. Bonnie Vaughan also sent a note to the club with her good wishes.
Treasurer Report: Marsha McGuiness reported that the club has a balance of $1,065.82 as of March 31, 2017. She also reported that we had received a nice thank you letter from St. Matthew’s House for our donation.
Mileage and Newsletter: Joanne Dempsey indicated that mileage for our members is reported on our website. Mary Moran thanked Joanne for the publication of our first informative monthly newsletter.
Tee-Shirts: Debbie Vallante indicated that our order for t-shirts will be placed on Monday. Since we do not have the minimum order of 36, the shirts will be $2 more than originally quoted.
National Walking Day: Mary Moran encouraged club members to participate in National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 5th at 5:30. This is an event sponsored by the Blue Zones Project involving a one-mile walk leaving from Cambier Park downtown and ending at the Naples Community Hospital’s Garden of Hope and Courage where wine and refreshments will be served. Register online to participate at https://bluezonesnationalwalkingday.eventbrite.com. Please wear our club shirts. Participants will also receive a Blue Zones shirt. Our club does not yet have enough participants for designation as a Blue Zone group, i.e. 17 participants needed.
Cape Cod Trip: Joanne Dempsey provided an overview of the Cape Cod trip which is scheduled for October 8th or 9th in Falmouth, MA. There is a wonderful walking trail along the water and a block of rooms has been reserved at special pricing. A bus is available from Logan Airport in Boston to Falmouth. Members were encouraged to inform Joanne if they will be participating.
Marco Island Hill Walk: A walk in the Marco Island hills will be held next Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Meet at Publix, 175 S. Barfield Dr., corner of San Marco Rd., with brunch following at The Red Rooster.
Other Upcoming Events: Gail Risner and Mary Moran have been asked to participate in the Gardens in Bloom Arts Show to be held April 7th-9th from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. A reception will be held on Saturday April 8th from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at 3899 Mannix Drive, #420. Mary Moran will also host a house concert at her home on Sunday, April 23rd at 1:00. Popular Bluegrass band will entertain with guitars, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and bass players.
Next Meeting: The next meeting of the Naples Walking Club will be Saturday, May 6, 2017.