Elvis Presley Continentals Fan Club Meeting Minutes
Members Present: Nancy Tint, Dennis DeFalco, Diane Barrett, Miriam Medina, Linda Fresno, Jerry Gibbs, Margaret Guiltner, Joann Digilio, Kay MacCullach, Jim MacCullach.
*Meeting called to order 2:00 PM
*All Stand for the Pledge Of Allegiance
" President Nancy Tint says" *I want to thank everyone who came to our meeting.
*Treasurer’s report - Miriam Medina Treasurer reads the treasurers report,
Beginning Balance $138.97, expenses$242.78, ending balance $117.28 ask if anyone has any questions, She asked if anyone would like to make any donations like copy paper, ink, pens, paper dishes, plastic silverware, cups, stamps, etc....
Margaret Guiltner said maybe we can start a sunshine fund and collect a dollar from the members at the meetings
Linda Fresno said Maybe some of the members would like to sponsor a child from the Russell Home to pay for their dinner and we would have a lesser expense on our club
Nancy said..... or a member can sponsor a guest or ETA like our past members used to do before.. they used to either pay for their transportation, or room stay or dinner.
Linda said a couple of people can go in together.
*Meeting Minutes -Diane Barrett- Secretary asks if everyone has read the last meeting minutes on our website, ask if anyone has any questions.
*Mail - We had several e-mails, letters and phone calls
We have asked our Club members if they wanted to keep our Festival the three day event and if they would like to keep the dinner and show or have show only, ...OR... if they would prefer to have our Festival changed to a one day show only theater style event.The letter I'm about to read is one of the several answers we got back: It is a letter from Rhea Edenfield, and James and Fay Calhoun, letter was read- but basically the letter said that they wanted the festival to stay the same ,,,maybe just change the name of the Friday night to a dance party with open mike, they love the hotel and the dinners are great . That they love the festival and never want to see it change drastically. Did anyone find a hotel with a better deal then we have now.
It was about 80% of our members who want to keep the Festival the way it is. about 10% would change it and about 10% said they didn't know what to do.
*Talk about Russell Home. We went to the Russell Home and everything is great. the kids want to perform some dances at our Festival. 3 dances... maybe one at the beginning. one at intermission and one at the end .. or... two at intermission .
*We have to talk to George about the auction, that can't say that all proceeds from the Auction goes to the Russell Home.. He needs to say that some of the proceeds, after expenses goes to Charity.This is a request from the Russell Home. We will be giving the Russell one check after the Festival from what we collect and give it to them as our donation.
*date for our next Festival. March 7th -8th -9th -, 2014 . Rooms went up $2.00
Billy T is doing Kid Galahad and got a few suggestions for next years Festival. He would like to have the girls up on the stage to surround him like Elvis did when singing king of the whole wide world. Mike Rocca is doing the G Blues and his American Trilogy in the Army suit. Eric Erickson said yes and he will let me know what movie he will be doing.We have to get an ETA for the concert because Joel Harris said he can't commit this far in advance, because of his racing. We will be asking our ETA members if anyone of them can help us. We can have a concert ...OR... we can add a few more ETA's singing songs from other movies. We will be finding out more from our ETA's and bringing it back to our the next meeting.
We asked Jim about the video and talked about it after the meeting.
*our dates for the ShaNaNa Fundraisers in in Kissimmee July 27th, 2013, in Melbourne is September 14th, 2013 and in Mount Dora Jan 25th, 2014
* Dates we set for the Sock-hop….June 29th, 2013, Halloween Party…..Oct 26th, 2013 and Christmas Party...... Dec 7th, 2013 at Karen's house
* The beautiful flower arrangement Karen made for Elvis week didn‘t go in the Auction. We will be putting it on Ebay
*We need to try to get the newsletter on more of a correct schedule, Because some of our non-local club members are not renewing because they haven't been getting the news letter like before.
*Vice President , News Editor & Printer - Sue Demetrius ~ absent
*Member at large, Advertising - Dennis DeFalco He hasn't got out any advertising out as yet bcause he is waiting to see who will be in the shows.
*Member at large - Donna Casenove ~absent
*Member at large - Linda Fresno ~ Betty will give us flyers with her info for us to get donations.
*Member of the Month for May: Jim MacCullach
* Web site - Nancy said... everyone “remember.. check the website often as it is always being updated“. I haven't finished putting all of the Festival pictures on the website as my computer crashed and I'm in the process of getting all my files back, but I will finish as soon as I can. Go in and see what we have done.
*Phone Committee - If anyone else would like to join us in making calls, everyone is welcome to help. We will be doing our next phone calls in August to get info in time for our Sept newsletter. I'm so sorry we have been a little behind with the phone committee but we were trying to do our calls before the newsletter as the newsletter needs to be caught up.
* NEW BUSINESS: is there any other business we need to talk about.
*meeting adjoined: Diane motioned and Dennis second adjoined 3:10 PM