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Glenhaven Auxiliary minutes from April 14 meeting

On April 14, 2015 the meeting was called to order at 10:00 AM by President, Bonnie Cronk. The minutes of our February 10 meeting, submitted by Betsy Glenn, were read and approved.

Jean Booth, Tresurer, reported a current balance of $2,598.49. Fifteen of our 45 members paid their 2015 dues at the last meeting. She clarified that the activity fund entry of $180 funded bingo prizes for the Residents for six months.

The date of the Spring Luncheon was changed to May 1st and will be held from 11 AM to 1 PM in the dining room of the ‘old’ facility. Salads, Hot Dishes and Desserts are requested. Bonnie will email copies of the Spring Luncheon publicity poster to our members. She encouraged us to post copies in Glenwood and the surrounding communities. Dave Prissel reported that a ‘Thrift Sale’ for furniture and other items that aren’t needed in the new facility will be held in the ‘living room’ of the ‘old’ facility on the day of our Spring Luncheon.

Glenhaven residents are moving into their new facility beginning at 9 AM on April 21st. It will be a busy day. Volunteers are asked to help the residents and their families that day. Entertainment is being be provided in the “old building” while they await their move-in time. There will be a luncheon for volunteers and family at noon in the dining area.

In February the board voted to plant a tree in conjunction with our Spring Luncheon but Bonnie explained that won’t be possible. We can, however, sponsor one of the trees that will be planted on the grounds. The cost of a tree would be $250.

The resident gardens and flower gardens are slated for planting this spring. Bonnie suggested the Auxilary assume responsibility for one of the flower gardens. Drip irrigation will be provided by the facility but weeding and upkeep will be required. Eight members expressed their interest. The Activities Director requested volunteers to help with the residents’ pumpkin patch and raised planters this spring and summer as well.

We discussed one of our main fundraisers, the Fall Raffle. Joy DeWyre had volunteered to make a quilt and she showed us the beautiful top she has already completed. We are seeking donations for additional raffle prizes from businesses and the community. We voted to designate $200 for additional prizes, if necessary.

We will have an eight-by-ten foot booth adjacent to the Glenwood Area Historical Society booth at the St. Croix County Fair, July 16-18. We will sell raffle tickets and have exhibits to demonstrate some of our numerous projects that benefit the residents of Glenhaven and Havenwood. We’ll need volunteers to man the booth.

After some discussion, we decided not to have a booth at the PCRA Rodeo in June. We will have a display and sell raffle tickets at the Cucumber Festival in Boyceville this August and at Rustic Lore Days. Our pie sale and social will be on Sunday, Sept. 13th. We’ll need help setting up and a donation of two pies from each member.

We previously voted to donate $2,500 toward sunroom furnishings in the new facility. That area has already been furnished so we discussed other areas of need and perhaps providing more pillows for the couches. Dave Prissel will talk to the interior designer about this. We voted to provide Netflix accounts for the televisions in two of the new households. At a cost of $8 a month each, they would provide hours of entertainment for the residents.

A few more board games, such as Yahtzee and Uno, are needed in some of the households. We had previously designated $1.500 in funds for ‘items and decorations to be used in the new building,’ so the games will be purchased from those funds.

The Aviary we sponsor is being moved to an area near the elevator in the new building. The Resident Council voted to retain the aviary but not the fish tank. We have been providing $75 for the aviary and $75 for the fish each month. Dave renegotiated the contract so our costs will decrease in this area.

Glenhaven is considering donations of new or gently used Christmas decorations (but not Christmas trees.) If we have items to donate, we are to check with Doris or Nicole.

Dave reported help is needed to sort and organize some artifacts and old records now being stored in the basement. Also, the Glenwood Area Historical Society has offered to donate historical photos, matted and suitable for framing, for groupings to be on display in 6 or 7 areas of the new building.

Dave asked if anyone had photos of Cranetown, a small village south of Downing. The coffee shop is being dubbed “The Cranetown Café” and he would like to have historical photos of that area.

A motion to adjoin was made by Dolly Donovan and seconded by Karen Stoner.

Submitted by Ruth Herdahl Neumann, Secretary