NWC Minutes, May 6, 2017

NAPLES WALKING CLUB

NAPLES, FL

MAY 6, 2017

President, Mary Moran, called the May meeting to order at 8:35 a.m.  Fourteen members were present.  Seven members have May birthdays; Linda Sullivan, Gail Risner, Dora Turner, Marie Saez, Nadine Kelly, Jo Anne Kovach, and Joanne Dempsey.

The April, 2017 Minutes were approved, as written.

Treasurer Report: Marsha McGuiness reported that the club has a balance of $954,34 as of April, 2017.  She also reported that we had received thank you letters from NAMI of Collier County (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and St. Matthew’s House for our donations.

Membership:  New member, Barbara Daltorio, was welcomed to the club.

Mileage:  Joanne Dempsey reminded members to submit their mileage to her on a monthly basis.

Tee Shirts:  Debbie Vallante circulated a sample of the new red tee shirt available to club members.  Blue, pink, and white shirts are also available and Debbie has some shirts in inventory.  White shirts are $10 and colored shirts are $11.  Members should please let her know their needs.

National Walking Day:  Mary reported the there was a good turnout from the club for the Blue Zone Project-sponsored National Walking Day on April 5th.  Our Blue Zones contact is ChantePemberton@healthways.com.

Future Walks:  Mary indicated that 10 members attended the Marco Island hills walk.  She asked if members would be interested in a different and longer Marco Island hills walk and breakfast.  Members were interested and Mary will schedule something most likely in the cooler weather.  Mary also reminded members that On the Run in Gateway Plaza gives members a 10% discount.

A Memorial Day walk will be held at Eagle Lakes on Monday, May 29th at 8:00 a.m. Debbie will arrange for refreshments following the walk.

Joanne overviewed the upcoming trip to Cape Cod scheduled for October 8th-9th through the 14th.   Please let Joanne know if you are interested.

Votes and Next Meeting:  Mary reminded members that American Cancer Research provided us with additional copies of its newsletter article written on our Naples Walking Club.  Members approved a $50 donation to American Cancer Research.  Members also unanimously approved IHOP on Davis Blvd. as the new meeting place for our monthly meetings beginning with the October 7, 2017 meeting.

Respectfully submitted,

Carol Mumford

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