METRO EAST CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS
CHARITY COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES
February 27, 2007

The regular meeting of the CHARITY COMMITTEE of the METRO EAST CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS was called to order by Chairperson Crystal Gracz at 8:35 AM on February 27, 2007 at Motor City Co-op Credit Union, Clinton Twp, MI.

PRESENT:
Becky Reini, Kathy Figgs, Crystal Gracz, Sally Gibson, Barb Pitlik, Karen Myers, Shirley Dolecki, Magda Bessenecker, Gail Hernalsteen.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS EXCUSED:
Dennis Moriarty, Tony Zahringer.  Debra Marra resigned her position on the committee.

GUEST PRESENT:
Sara Woods representing March of Dimes/Walk America.

PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES:
Motion was made by Sally Gibson and seconded by Barb Pitlik to approve the minutes of January, 2007 meeting.  Motion carried.

REVIEW OF PAST CHARITY – GLEANER’S FOODBANK:
Committee members reported that donations were slow and attributed this to the weather, the short amount of time designated to the charity and the arrival of holiday bills.  Gleaners will contact the committee with the final tally.

MARCH OF DIMES/WALK AMERICA:
Sara Wood gave an overview of March of Dimes/Walk America.  Committee members received marketing items to assist in fund raising efforts at all locations.  The Metro Beach walk is scheduled for Sunday, April 29, 2007.

METRO EAST CHAPTER FUND RAISING IDEAS:
Gail Hernalsteen gave an overview of the check point at Metro Beach and what the Metro East Chapter has done in the past.  Ideas and suggestions were requested to enhance the check point this year.  Gail Hernalsteen also mentioned that volunteers were needed to help man the check point.

UPCOMING CHARITY EVENTS:
It was noted that Debra Marra was co-hosting the Tools for Schools campaign scheduled for July and August ’07.  Crystal Gracz will contact Debra for further information.

NEXT MEETING:
April 17, 2007 at Motor City Co-op Credit Union.

ADJOURNMENT:
Motion was made by Gail Hernalsteen and seconded by Shirley Dolecki to adjourn this meeting at 9:40 AM.  Motion carried.

 

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Crystal Gracz, Chairperson                  Shirley Dolecki, Secretary

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