In front of our Hotel in Falmouth, Ma
Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard – The Gingerbread Houses
Our Favorite wine bar and gathering spot – Room 125
NAPLES WALKING CLUB
OCTOBER 7, 2017
President, Mary Moran, called the October meeting to order at 8:25 a.m. Fifteen members and two guests were present. Three members have October birthdays: Carol Greenberg, Carol Krafft, and Janine Jedlicka.
Guest speakers, Beth Brainard and Bill Ale, overviewed the mission of the Naples Pathways Coalition. They are advocates for bicyclists, runners and walkers, and propose legislation, policies and work with planning organizations to improve conditions and ensure safety. They also have several education programs including Lights for Bikes and safety programs for children. They requested input from members on the safety needs of walkers, and encouraged members to join their organization. Joanne Dempsey volunteered to serve on the Pathways Coalition Board and represent walkers. Club members also approved a $100 donation to their organization. More information on the organization is available at www.naplespathways.org.
The May 2017 Minutes were approved, as written.
Treasurer Report: Marsha McGuiness reported that the club has a balance of $921.54 as of September 30, 2017.
Membership and Mileage: Mary reported that the club has 61 members. Joanne Dempsey indicated that mileage is reported on the club website, and members can email their mileage to her.
T-Shirts: Debbie Vallante has an inventory of club shirts for those who are interested. She needs 4 more orders in order to place a new order for the lightweight shirts. She requested that members email their orders to her.
Mary reviewed upcoming club activities:
- The Cape Cod trip which 7 members are participating in begins this coming week.
- The club will participate in the Collier County Heart Walk scheduled at 8 a.m. in Cambier Park on November 4th. Members approved postponing our November meeting until November 11, 2017. A $100 donation to the American Heart Association was approved.
- Members approved that the November 11, 2017 walk on Veteran’s Day will be at Freedom Park at 8 a.m. followed by our monthly meeting at IHOP.
- Members approved a $100 donation for Genevieve Homiller’s team (friend of a club member) for the Juvenile Diabetes Walk to be held at the Villages at Venetian Bay at 9:30 on December 2, 2017. Members are encouraged to participate in the 1.25 miles walk. See email@example.com for more details.
- Mary encouraged members to volunteer for manning the water stop for the Naples Half Marathon on January 14, 2018.
- Lovi Holland, Debbie Vallante, and Deborah Stevenson volunteered to serve on the nominating committee to develop candidates for election as next year’s club officers. The meeting to elect the new board will be held on December 2, 2017.
- Everyone is invited to join the Happy Ukulele Group (HUG) singing and strumming on October 8, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. at the Collier County Headquarters Library on Orange Blossom and Airport Road.
The next meeting of the Naples Walking Club will be held on November 11, 2017 at the IHOP restaurant on Davis Avenue.
Respectfully Submitted, Carol Mumford
NAPLES WALKING CLUB
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.
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.
After Mary’s house concert on Sunday, March 19th, many folks asked for Mary’s lemon cake recipe, so here is the recipe for the cake and the glaze. Enjoy! (and thanks Mary!)