Minutes: Gen. Mtings & Financial Reports

Spanish Club SCW – General Meeting Minutes

April 13, 2018

 

The General Meeting was held in conjunction with the Primavera Fiesta at the Beardsley Ramadas.  President Paul Voorhees called the meeting to order.

Minutes:
The minutes to the December 8, 2017 General Meeting were accepted  without change.

Treasurer’s report:
Olivette Miller reported that there was no financial activity in the month of March.


CLUB ESPANOL FINANCIAL REPORT


               
March 31, 2018

                                                    Current Cash balance on hand              $4386.77
                                                     Savings account balance is                     $ 504.56
                                                                                                                           ______
                                                     Total Spanish Club Funds                      $4891.33

 

Presidents Announcements:
The president announced two events in October:

  1.  Registration and Reunion meeting to be held on October 11 in the Shuffleboard room. Information regarding the meeting will be sent out well in advance but do save the date.
  2. Travel Meeting is scheduled for October 16 at 9:00AM in the Mesquite Room at Beardsley. If you have an interest in a particular travel destination, or would like to hear the interests of others, please plan on attending. The club’s travel policy is posted on our website and guides our travel activities.

 
The president asked if there is any old or new business to discuss?  No one responded.

Jim Khami was introduced to give an overview of the trip to Peru attended by seven members of the Spanish Club. Jim indicated that Peru was beautiful and they had a wonderful time.

President’s view of the success of the Spanish Club:
It’s hard to know where to start. We now have over 200 members and over 60% are participating in language classes. Thanks to the dedication of our teachers and assistants, the growth in classes is becoming a real challenge.  As an aside, it was pointed out to me recently that learning a language is  one the best mental health exercises possible. So in addition to learning something very useful and having fun, the benefits of continuing language studies will impact our well-being everyday we wake up.  It’s also obvious that this club is multi-dimensional.  In addition to learning Spanish, our book club reads about the cultures and history of Spanish speaking countries, we travel to several of them, and we enjoy movies and games that further our understanding and enjoyment.  I encourage all to take advantage of all these opportunities.

Motion to Adjourn:
There being no further business, the general meeting was adjourned.
Submitted by Jim Dodson, Secretary

 

 

Spanish Club Minutes of the General Meeting


February 16, 2018

The General Meeting was held in conjunction with the Valentine Fiesta at Shuffle board room at the RH Johnson Recreation Center.

President Paul Voorhees called the meeting to order at 6:20 PM.

Minutes  
The minutes of the December 8, 2017, General Meeting were accepted without change.

Presidents Announcements
A reminder was provided that there will be no language classes Monday the 19th as the Beardsley recreation center has pre-empted our use of the classrooms due to 40th Anniversary activities. This is only for one day.

The next Mexican Train game night will take place on Tuesday, February 20 from 1PM to 3PM in the Mesquite room, and after that on March 20. Contact Arline Foster for further information.

The Next Movie night will be in the Agave room on February 23 at 7PM. Evita will be shown free of charge, and light refreshments will be provided. There is a good description of the film on our website, and Stephen Hohl can be contacted with any questions.

Book club will meet Wednesday, March 14th to discuss Gone For Soldiers, a novel about the Mexican American War. Lt. Robert E. Lee is one of the main characters.

Language classes have grown substantially in recent months. In January there were about 160 students in class. With membership now at just over 200, about 80% are enrolled in classes. As a result, and to ensure students learning interests can be met, the Board recently approved changes in the registration process and the management of classes. The changes mainly involve doing the planning for these classes in the Spring for the following year to ensure we have the teachers and classroom space to accommodate them. Look for more details in the upcoming newsletter.

The next cooking class will be March 7th. Karen Brown and Keka Wessman will conduct the class; contact Karen sign up.

There are two travel opportunities in the coming months. Jim Khami, our travel coordinator, provided an update to the trip to Peru, and Eleine Greene provided an update on the language immersion trip to Mexico.

If anyone has an interest in a particular travel destination they should contact Jim Khami. The details of the Peru and Mexico trips are also on the website.

Teachers were thanked for their continued efforts, as well as the 30 some volunteers we have doing the activities that make this club a success.

The next general meeting will be April 13th at the Beardsley Ramadas. It will be a Taco dinner provided members free by the club, and a social hour to follow. More details will be available in the coming months.

 

Treasurers Report
Olivette provided the report for January 1 through January 31st, as shown below.

CLUB ESPANOL FINANCIAL REPORT

                

Jan 1.  To Jan 31, 2018

CASH FLOW BALANCE
  
              Jan. 1, 2018                                                                       $4,390.96
 
REVENUES
                                                                                          Dues            555.00 
     
                                                                                          Books          580.00
                                                                                                       ________ 
                         
TOTAL REVENUES                                                                       $1,135.00

 
EXPENDITURES
     
                                                                                       Books           921.80 
     
                                                                                       Copies          123.54 
     
                                                                                       Adm. Sup.     93.85 
                                                                                                     ________
TOTAL EXPENDITURES                                                           $1,139.19

CASH FLOW BALANCE
               Nov.30, 2017                                                               $4,386.77

SAVINGS ACCOUNT                                                                  $504.53 
203 Members

Submitted by 
       
       Olivette Miller, Treasurer

Motion to Adjourn

There being no further business, the general meeting was adjourned.
Submitted by Paul Voorhees for Jim Dodson, Secretary

 

 

Spanish Club Minutes of the General Meeting
December 8, 2017

The General Meeting was held in conjunction with the Christmas Fiesta at the Grandview Terrace Ballroom.

President Maureen Ball called the meeting to order

Minutes  
The minutes of the December 4, 2017, Board Meeting were accepted without change.

Presidents Announcements
Magnetic Name Tags: you may have seen board members and teachers wearing Spanish Club nametags tonight. The nametags are available to all     club members for $8.35 each. An E-Mail will be going out soon to explain how to order them.
Dues: payment of your 2018 dues should be made soon if not already paid. The club year begins January 1.
Valentine Fiesta: the entertainment at the Valentine Fiesta will be the West Valley Jazztet, a jazz quintet well known throughout the Valley, which features our very own, Eduardo Zacko and his wife Ellen Zacko.
Teacher change: Wendie Schumacher will step back from teaching of the Advanced Structured Conversation Class for health reasons. The Club thanks her for her leadership in this class. We thank Wendie for her service. Fortunately a new teacher has been found for the class. Keka Wessman, who just arrived in SCW in October, was born and raised in Venezuela and has lots of experience teaching Spanish. She has taught Spanish in the Navy, at the University of Maryland and before that at Kansas State. She has already sat in on the class on Thursday.
At the most recent meeting, the board approved a new travel policy for the club. It is available on our website under the link that says Spanish Club at the top of the webpage.

Treasurers Report – Olivette Miller, Treasurer

Olivette provided the report for January 1 through November 30 2017. The report is shown below.

CLUB ESPANOL FINANCIAL REPORT

                Jan 1.  To Nov. 30, 2017

Jan. 1, 2017                        CASH FLOW BALANCE
  
3, 972.85 

REVENUES

     Dues     2,655.00 
     Books   2,586.00 
     Copies       59.00 
     Fiestas  1,210.00  
  
                    6,510.00         TOTAL REVENUES
6,510.00 

EXPENDITURES
     Book Buys  2,824.82 
     Copies            477.23 
     Adm. Sup.       11.37 
     Fiestas       2,654.18 
     Refund            15.00  
  
                        5,982.60  TOTAL EXPENDITURES
5,982.60 

Nov.30, 2017                  CASH FLOW BALANCE
4,500.25 

                                          SAVINGS ACCOUNT         504.53 
231 Members paid to Dec. 2017

34 New Members
144 paid for 2018 

Submitted by 
       Olivette Miller, Treasurer

Ratification of Secretary
The board has appointed Jim Dodson to assume the duties of Secretary for the balance of 2017 after Jim Jasken stepped down.
Maureen called for a motion to ratify the boards selection and it was passed

Nominating Committee Chair – Tony Iwaszuk
The nominating committee consisting of Paul Voorhees, Lee Howard, Don Thayer, Barb Dorr, Jan Gameros and Jim Dodson met on April 24, 2017 to consider candidates for the 2018 term of office. In September our committee submitted a slate of candidates for consideration. Since then, Jim Jasken has decided to continue with the club’s newsletter but not seek the secretarial role. Jim Dodson has agreed to replace Jim as the candidate for secretary. In addition, Mary Ann Jasken decided to withdraw her nomination for member-at-large candidate but will continue with her teaching role. Tony presented the modified slate of candidates: (shown below)

President:                          Paul Voorhees
Vice President:                 Lee Howard
Secretary:                          Jim Dodson
Treasurer:                          Olivette Miller
Member-at-Large:         Tish Iwaszuk
Public Relations Chair:  Diane Heisner
Fiesta Chair:                     Jo Keitges

Election
Maureen thanked the committee for the work of selecting a slate of officers
For the 2018 year, only one person has been nominated for each board position. The nominees are therefore declared elected by acclimation.
The new board was presented to all the club members present

Board Members Leaving – President’s Comments
Two members of the board are leaving at the end of this term – Margaret Rauch and Mary Ann Jasken
Margaret Rauch has served on the board as our public relations chair. She has taken charge of our website, the publicity that we place in the Rec News, the Independent and elsewhere. It is a lot to do and she has been 100% reliable, on time, up to date, all the while keeping the officers informed and moving things forward. The club has been well served and we owe Margaret our thanks.
Mary Ann Jasken has been on the board this year and she also served as our club president in 2014 and 2015. In addition she has been a teacher and an important contributor to most of the club’s activities and undertakings. The structure and cohesiveness of the club’s teaching program as it exists today is due in large measure to Mary Ann’s dedication, hard work and organizational ability and foresight. She has been constantly generous with her time and her gifts. We owe her a huge debt of gratitude.

Motion to Adjourn
There being no further business, the general meeting was adjourned.

Submitted by Jim Dodson, Secretary

 

Club Español General Meeting
November 17, 2017

The general meeting was held in conjunction with our fiesta of the same date in the Shuffleboard Room.

President Maureen Ball called the meeting to order. She thanked Jo Keitges and her helpers for preparation and clean up after the Fiesta and for all the tapas brought by the attendees.

Maureen made the following announcements:

John Anderson has agreed to take photographs at club events
Debbie Beall will take charge of the bulletin boards for Tish Iwaszuk during her absence from Jan 8 to April 8 next year. For any changes needed for the bulletin boards, contact Tish or Debbie.
Mike Marrah will be helping the club with our website in the coming year.
Donna Howard and Eileen Heaston will be volunteer coordinators in the coming year.
Steve Hohl will be the new movie night coordinator.
The club needs a person to coordinate our entry in the Sun City West 40th Anniversary parade scheduled for Feb 19, 2018. A Honda S2000 convertible is being made available as our entry for the parade.
Travel plans for 2018 include:
Trip to Peru coordinated by Jim Khami, which includes travel to Lima, Cuzco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Pichu will depart on March 23rd, returning on April 1.
The Spanish Immersion Program in Playa del Carmen, Mexico likely scheduled after April 13 will be coordinated by Eleine Greene.
Maureen announced that the Dysart Community Center is looking for volunteers to tutor English improvement classes. Contact info will be available in the next newsletter.
Box tops to support the Thompson Ranch Elementary School are needed. To turn in box tops or get more info contact Jo Keitges
Minutes of the Oct 12, 2017 meeting were approved without change. The minutes summary was posted at the entrance to the meeting and is posted on our website.

Olivette Miller, Treasurer, read the Treasurer’s report (attached). The report was accepted without change.

Tony Iwaszuk, Chair of the Nominating Committee announced the slate of officers nominated by the committee for the 2018 calendar year and all were introduced.

President: Paul Voorhees
Vice-President: Lee Howard
Secretary: Jim Dodson
Treasurer: Olivette Miller
Member-at-large: Tish Iwaszuk
Member-at-large: Mary Ann Jasken
Public Relations Chair: Dianne Heisner
Fiesta Chair: Jo Keitges

The Nominating Committee slate was accepted without change as no nominations from the floor were proposed.

A motion to adjourn was made, seconded and approved.

Submitted by Jim Dodson, Secretary

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                Fall Welcome & Registration Meeting General Minutes
                                                                   Spanish Club, October 12, 2017

The Fall Welcome & Registration Meeting was held in the Johnson Center Shuffleboard Room. Approximately 100 people attended.

Vice President Paul Voorhees called the meeting to order at 9 a.m. and welcomed all the returning and new members. He explained that Maureen Ball, our president, has not yet returned due to restrictions on time in the US for Canadians, but she will be here soon.

Secretary’s Report:
Paul explained that minutes from our April 21st general meeting were posted on our website and at the back of the room. A motion was made, seconded, and approved by the members to accept the minutes as posted.

Treasurer’s Report:
Olivette Miller’s current treasurer’s report was posted at the back of the room.

Chair Reports:
Jo Keitges, Fiesta Chair, explained the Boxtops For Education program that the club is doing for Thompson Ranch Elementary School. November 17 is our next fiesta.

Margaret Rauch, Public Relations, discussed information on our website.

Paul informed members about our newsletters written by Jim Jasken.

Pam Watson explained Movie Night. The next movie will be October 20, 7 p.m. in
the Agave Room at Beardsley.

Paul introduced Tish Iwaszuk, our Member-At-Large and club contact person.

Paul discussed the Book Club, and the current book being read.

Paul explained the Mexican Train group chaired by Arline and Fred Foster.

New Business

Since Karin Peterson has resigned as secretary, the board approved the appointment of Jim Jasken as secretary through December, 2017 at the board meeting on October 4th. The club members gave a voice approval to ratify the board’s appointment of Jim.

Tony Iwaszuk, Chair of the Nominating Committee, announced the slate of club officers for the 2018 year. He also entertained nominations from the floor; there were no nominations from the floor.
Slate of Officers submitted at this time:
President: Paul Voorhees
Vice President: Lee Howard
Secretary: Jim Jasken
Treasurer: Olivette Miller
Members-At-Large: Tish Iwaszuk and MaryAnn Jasken
Public Relations: Diane Heisner
Fiesta Chair: Jo Keitges

Jim Khami, Travel Chair, explained the history of our club’s travels. He discussed the proposed April, 2018 trip to Peru, South America designed for our club members and their guests. Eleine Greene discussed the proposed Spanish Immersion Program scheduled for March, 2018. On October 27, 9 a.m. in the Mesquite Room, Jim and Eleine have scheduled an informational meeting to discuss the details for the Peru trip and the Spanish Immersion Program.

MaryAnn Jasken, Instructor Coordinator, introduced the class instructors. Each instructor explained his/her class. Next, MaryAnn explained and guided the members through the registration form and packet of information. Members could sign up for classes, volunteer for assignments, and, after the meeting, buy textbooks. Anna Scheidt, club member, informed members that the library has a resource shelf for Spanish books.

Motion was made, seconded, and approved to adjourn the meeting.
After the meeting, Paul Voorhees showed his video of the club’s April trip to Copper Canyon.

Submitted by:
Margaret Rauch, substituting for Karin Peterson.

 

                                                                 Minutes of General Meeting, Club Español
                                                             
April 21, 2017

The general meeting was held in conjunction with our Treasure Fiesta on April 21, 2017 at the Shuffleboard Room.

Opening Remarks:
Maureen welcomed all members and their guests.

Announcements:
The following were thanked for their service to the club:
     Jo Keitges and her group of volunteers for organizing and managing tonight’s very well-attended event.
     All those who donated treasures in support of this fiesta.
     Jim Khami for organizing the trip to Copper Canyon, Mexico. (It was also noted that in the future our mission statement will                                                    include a reference to travel).
     Teachers of our Spanish language classes:
          *Catherine Thayer
          *Joyce Lusty
          *Jim Khami
          *Rosemary Bossert
          *Eleine Greene
          *Maralee Reiner
          *Wendie Schumacher
          *Gloria Mamola
          *Bill Price
          *MaryAnn Jasken
          *Next year – Brenda Melcher

This coming Sunday Arlene and Fred Foster are hosting “Mexican Train.”

Secretary Report:
General meeting minutes of February 10, 2017 were approved, and are posted on our website as well as by the entrance.

Treasurer’s Report:

January Balance:        3,972.85
Total Revenues:          2,734.00
Total Expenditures:   4,372.00
April 20 Balance:       2,334.11

Submitted by Olivette Miller, Treasurer.

Business and Announcements:
Each year a nominating committee is formed to choose a slate of candidates for the next year’s board. Nominating committee members were introduced and asked to stand: Tony Iwaszuk (chair), Barb Dorr, Don Thayer, Jim Dodson, Jan Gameros and Paul Voorhees.

Margaret Rauch is vacating the Board position of Public Relations Chair, a role that she has fulfilled for eight years. The role was described. Anyone interested or aware of someone who could be considered for this role was invited to speak to a member of the committee. Margaret will be happy to speak to and also to help anybody who is interested.

Jo Keitges has been in touch with Thompson Ranch Elementary School, a school with a significant Hispanic population and the school that sponsors the dance group that performed at our February fiesta. Jo invited the membership to save Box Tops that are part of the General Mills education fund in order to donate them to the school. Box tops are converted to funding for schools. In the fall she will advise members where they will be collected and she will arrange for delivery to the school so that they can be used to support Thompson Ranch Elementary School.

MaryAnn Jasken spoke about the summer class program. Eleine Greene, Bill Price and Gloria Mamola will be teaching. The class schedule is available on the club website.

There are new items on our website: List of events and calendar.

Motion to adjourn.

Next Meeting: October 12, 2017

Submitted by:
Karin Peterson
Secretary
Club Español.

                      Minutes of General Meeting, Club Español
                                             
February 10, 2017   

The general meeting was held in conjunction with our fiesta on February 10, 2017 at the Shuffleboard Room.

Opening Remarks:
Maureen welcomed all members and their guests.

Thank you announcements:
To Jo Keitges and her group of volunteers for managing tonight’s catered buffet.
To Wendie Schumacher for taking the teaching position that Anna Scheidt had filled for 15 years.
To Jim Jasken for being new editor of our Newsletter.
To all other members who by volunteering in various capacities help maintain the club’s existence.

Secretary’s Report:
Minutes from the last General Meeting were posted by the entrance and on the website. There were no additions or corrections, and minutes were approved as posted.

Treasurer Report:

January 1, 2017 – Cash Flow Balance:                            $3,972.85

Revenues:
Dues                                375.00
Books                              378.00
Copies                                 4.00

Total:                                                                                        $757.00

Expenditures:
Book buys                     728.13
Fiesta _                           50.00
Total:                                                                                         $778.13

January 31, 2017 balance                                                  $3,951.72

February 1, 2017
Revenues:
Dues                           105.00
Books                         102.00
Fiesta                       1,200.00

Total:                                                                                     $1,407.00

Expenditures:
Fiesta:
Caterer                  1,856.00
Dancers                   250.00
Supplies                  144.00
Total:                                                                                   $2,250.00

February 13, 2017

Cash Flow Balance:                                                        $3,708.72
Savings Account:                                                                  504.41

184 Members. 23 New members in January.

Submitted by Olivette Miller, Treasurer.
                                                                                                                            
Business and Announcements:
Tonight’s entertainment is provided by the Thompson Ranch Ballet Folklorico, dancers in grades 5 to 8 at Thompson Ranch Elementary School under the direction of teacher Ramona Arizmendez.
Next Movie night will be in the Agave room on February 17. The Mask of Zorro will be shown free of charge, and we have been reassured that the technical problems encountered at the last movie night have been resolved.
Mexican Train will take place on Tuesday, February 21 at 3:00 pm in the Mesquite room, and on March 21 at 12:45 pm in the Chicory room. Contact Arline Foster for further information.
Cooking class: Cooking with Desert Plants at Hassayampa River Preserve followed by lunch and a walk on Thursday, March 9. Cost is $25.00. Participants will meet at Beardsley parking lot at 8:00 am to car pool. Contact Karen Brown for further details.
Copper Canyon trip is fully booked and poised to depart in March. Jim Khami deserves a heartfelt thank-you for making it all happen.
Mary Ann reported that class enrollment is up by about 24 students in the new year.

New Business:
Colleen Parrish, a member of our club, challenged members to come up with a special name for Arizona residents who flee northward during the summer heat, as opposed to the word ”snowbirds” for people who come south in the winter. The newly coined expression “Aves de viaje” was suggested by Anna Scheidt who was presented with a prize.

Motion to adjourn.

 

Submitted by:
Karin Peterson
Secretary
Club Español.

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                                  Minutes of General Meeting, Club Español

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxDecember 9, 2016

The General Meeting was held in conjunction with our Christmas fiesta at Grandview Terrace Ballroom.

Opening Remarks:
Travis gave a big welcome to all members and their guests. He then asked for a round of applause for Jo Keitges in charge of the fiesta tonight and all other fiestas throughout the year. He stated that these events don’t just happen. They are possible because of the many dedicated volunteers of the club such as Jo. In the past year in particular Jim Khami put a lot of effort into organizing a trip to Spain, and he has new travel plans for 2017. Jim Khami was asked to present details of the upcoming trip to Copper Canyon, Mexico, in March 2017.

John Ashton and Dave Porter were introduced as the club’s new technological support team.

Jim Jasken will be our new co-editor for our Newsletter. He will be working with Joan Novy who now resides in Washington. The Newsletter is sent out to members per email about four times a year.

Pam Watson and Laura Johnson are the originators of Friday Night at the Movies, which is another fun way to learn Spanish. They are joined by two new volunteers, Cheryl Haakenson and Karin Peterson. New movie dates are January 20, February 17 and March 17. Movies are shown on Fridays at 7:00 pm in the Agave Room at Beardsley.

Secretary’s Report: Minutes from last General Meeting are posted on the web site and at the back of the room. There were no additions or corrections, and minutes were approved as posted.

Treasurer Report: December 1, 2016.

October 31, 2016 – Cash Flow Balance: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx4,273.70

Revenues:
Dues xxxxxxxxxxxxxx315.00
Books xxxxxxxxxxxxx391.00
Copies xxxxxxxxxxxxx12.00
Movie xxxxxxxxxxxxxx16.00
Total: xxxxxxxxxxxx734.00 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx734.00

Expenditures:
UPS xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx65.00
Books xxxxxxxxxxxx846.87
Adm/Supplies xxxxxx90.29
Fiestas xxxxxxxxxxx202.72
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx1,205.59 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx1,205.59

November 30, 2016 – Cash Flow Balance: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx3,802.11
Savings Account: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx504.37

 

New Business:
The most important part of new business this evening is the election of officers. These include Maureen Ball, who is a frequent volunteer with Club Español and now is expanding her experience by accepting the office of President. Running for vice president is Paul Voorhees. The complete roster of new board members are veterans and their positions are listed below:

Position: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxName:
President: xxxxxxxxxxxxMaureen Ball
Vice President: xxxxxxxxPaul Voorhees
Secretary: xxxxxxxxxxxxKarin Peterson
Treasurer: xxxxxxxxxxxxOlivette Miller
Member-at-large xxxxxxMaryAnn Jasken
Member-at-large xxxxxxTish Iwaszuk
Public Relations Chair: Margaret Rauch
Fiesta Chair: xxxxxxxxxJo Keitges

Motion was made to accept the above list of nominees to be appointed to their posts. Motion was carried.

Following the meeting the Christmas party dinner and dance proceeded. Music was supplied by DJ Dale and Dicey Timberlake.

Next Meeting: February 10, 2017.

Motion to adjourn.

Submitted by:
Karin Peterson
Secretary
Club Español.

xxxxxxxxMinutes of General Meeting, Club Español
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxOctober 13, 2016

Class reunion and general meeting were held on Thursday, October 13, 2016, in the Shuffleboard Room.
Opening Remarks: Travis introduced himself and welcomed all new and returning members and guests.

Secretary’s Report:
Minutes from the last General Meeting were posted by the entrance and on line. There were no additions or
corrections, and minutes were approved.

Treasurer Report:
October 1, 2016 – Cash Flow Balance: $1,813.70
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxSavings Account:xxxx504.34

Treasurer’s report was read and motion made to accept as read.                                                                                                                     
Submitted by Olivette Miller, Treasurer.

Old Business:
Travis presented members of the club and their various functions:
Karin Peterson is club secretary and photographer.
Olivette Miller is treasurer, and she was asked to give a report on our finances.
Jo Keitges is in charge of planning our fiestas.
Margaret Rauch keeps our website current. Travis encouraged frequent checking of our website for information on upcoming events, fiesta photos, and classroom information.
MaryAnn Jasken is the teachers’ representative to the board.
John O’Donnell is vice president of the Club as well as board representative at teachers’ meetings.
Tish Iwaszuk is our member-at-large and the contact person for our club (tish@iwaszuuk.com). She also manages our participation in the Rec Center’s open house events, and she created and updates our information bulletin board at Beardsley center.
Jim Khami, one of our teachers, organized a trip to Spain this past spring that was enjoyed by an enthusiastic group of 21 club members and their guests.

New Business:
1. Friday night at the movies, with films in Spanish with English subtitles or vice versa, is offered by Pamela Watson and Laura Johnson, and four movies were shown last year. They again are offering this popular venue this year, and the first movie night of the season is set for October 28 at 7:00 pm. The movie is titled “Historias Minimas.” For a $1.00 entrance fee plus free cookies, this is an event not to be missed. Films are shown in the Agave room at Beardsley Rec Center, and Travis promises excellent audio reception because of our newly installed electronic system.

2. Travel Ideas for 2017: Jim Khami came to the podium to speak of the advantages of group travel, making lasting friendships and sharing common interests. He realizes that often cost is an issue, and he is trying to offer a variety of choices. Fliers are available at the reception desk about travel opportunities with Club Español, with Jim’s email information for further questions and suggestions. He mentioned travel to Mexico’s Copper Canyon, Costa Rica, Guatemala and South America, particularly Peru.

3. Nominating Committee: Tony Iwaszuk, nominating committee chair, introduced the new members of the board, and praised the committee for an excellent job in preparing the list of new board members for the year 2017.

xxxxxxxxxxThe nominees are:
xxxxxxxxxxPresident xxxxxxxxxxxMaureen Ball
xxxxxxxxxxVice-President xxxxxxxPaul Voorhees
xxxxxxxxxxSecretary xxxxxxxxxxxKarin Peterson
xxxxxxxxxxTreasurer xxxxxxxxxxxOlivette Miller
xxxxxxxxxxMember-at-Large xxxxMary Ann Jasken
xxxxxxxxxxMember-at-Large xxxxTish Iwaszuk
xxxxxxxxxxPublic Relations Chair Margaret Rauch
xxxxxxxxxxFiesta Chair xxxxxxxxxJo Keitges

4. Mary Ann utilized the overhead projector to guide old and new members through the process of filling out their application forms. In addition, she pointed out that the signup sheet for classes also asks for volunteers in various capacities. Particularly computer savvy individuals are in high demand as go-to consultants to help with our web site and Microsoft Word problems that our newsletter reporters may encounter.

5. Class facilitators then introduced themselves and their individual class level and content. Anna’s position has not yet been filled, but she volunteered to stay on until January 2017 if no one has been found. She also pointed out that it is necessary to open the classrooms 15 minutes before nine o’clock to allow teachers to access the rooms before students arrive.

6. When filling out application forms it is important to include an email address as that is our best way to share information of upcoming events. 
  
Motion to adjourn.
Invitation to registration, coffee and cookies commenced.

Submitted by:
Karin Peterson
Secretary
Club Español.

xxxxxxxxGeneral Meeting Club Español

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxApril 8, 2016 Minutes

The general meeting was held in conjunction with our fiesta on April 8, 2016 in the Shuffleboard Room.

Opening Remarks:
Travis welcomed all members and their guests.
At this time he proceeded to recognize the hard work and commitment of our many volunteers. He read the names of the current volunteers of Club Español, and asked each person to stand and be applauded for his/her valuable contributions to the club and its success. In particular, Jo Keitges and her group of helpers received a well-deserved applause for making this evening’s culinary offerings a success.

New members were asked to stand and introduce themselves to the club.

Secretary’s Report:
Minutes from the last General Meeting were posted by the entrance and on line. There were no additions or corrections, and minutes were approved.

Treasurer Report:

January 1, 2016 – Cash Flow Balance: $1,964.37

Revenues:
Dues xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx48.00
Book sales xxxxxxxxxxxxx362.00
Copies xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx66.00
Fiestas xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx687.00
Movies xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx82.00
Total: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx1,677.00

Expenditures:
Copies xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx159.14
Administration (cards) xxx21.69
Movie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx14.87
Fiestas
Entertainmentxxxxxxxxx 585.00
Supplies xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx142.62
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx727.62
Refund xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx15.00
Total: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx938.32
Net:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 738.68

March 31, 2016 – Cash Flow Balance: 2,703.05
Savings Account: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx504.27
Total: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx3,207.32

Club Español most recent member count: 163.

Submitted by Olivette Miller, Treasurer.

Treasurer’s report was read and motion made to accept as read.

Old Business:
Trip to Spain. Departure imminent.

New Business:

Bylaws have been approved by the Rec Center and are posted on our website.

Motion to adjourn.

Invitation to a Mexican buffet and treasure fiesta commenced.

Submitted by:
Karin Peterson
Secretary
Club Español.

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                                   General Meeting Club Español

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxFebruary 12, 2016

The general meeting was held in conjunction with our fiesta on February 12, 2016 at the Shuffleboard Room.

Opening Remarks:
Travis gave a big welcome to members and their guests. He explained that the small contribution of five dollars was necessary to offset the cost of the evening’s entertainment which promised to be well worth it.

Travis introduced the winner of the Beardsley Lottery, Linda Napier and her husband. It was Tish Iwaszuk idea to introduce Club Español to visitors at the recent Beardsley Open House by raffling off a free ticket to our fiesta tonight.

Travis asked to give a well-deserved applause to Jo Keitges and her group of volunteers for setting up and managing tonight’s potluck supper.

Travis asked new members to stand up and identify themselves so we could give them a “grand Spanish Club welcome.”

Secretary’s Report:
Minutes from the last General Meeting were posted by the entrance and on line. There were no additions or corrections, and minutes were approved as posted.

Treasurer Report:

January 1, 2016 – Cash Flow Balance: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx$1,964.37

Revenues:
Dues xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx465.00
Movie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx22.00
Books xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx341.00
Copies xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx56.00
Fiesta xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx610.00

Total: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx$1,494.00

Expenditures:
UPS copies xxxxxxxxxxxxx159.14
Administration xxxxxxxxxxx21.69
Entertainment xxxxxxxxxx585.00
Fiesta supplies xxxxxxxxxx108.00
Member dues refundxxxxx _15.00

Total: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx888.83

February 12, 2016 – Cash Flow Balance: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx$2,569.54
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxSavings Account Balance: xxxxxxxxxxxx504.26

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxTotal: xxxxxxxxx$3,073.80
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Club Español most recent member count: 160.

Submitted by Olivette Miller, Treasurer.

Treasurer’s report was read and motion made to accept it as read.

Old Business:
We have Pam Watson and Laura Johnson to thank for our Spanish movie nights. Upcoming dates are February 26 and March 18. Both are on Fridays at 7:00 pm in the Agave Room at Beardsley Center. Cost is $1.00. Feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks. Further information about the films and dates can be found on our website.

New Business:

Important Upcoming Dates:

xxxxxi.  Last day of regular classes is Friday, April 15.

xxxxxii.  Plans for the summer are still in process. Announcements will be made as soon as information is available.

xxxxiii.  Spring Fiesta will be on Friday, April 22, in the Shuffleboard Room.

xxxxiv.  On Thursday, October 6, we will be back in the Shuffleboard Room for our Fall Reunion and Registration.

xxxxv.  Finally, mark your calendars for the Holiday Dinner/Dance and election of officers, which has already been scheduled for xxxxxxxFriday, December 9, at the Grandview Terrace.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 1, 2:00 pm.

Motion to adjourn.

Submitted by:
Karin Peterson
Secretary
Club Español.

 

xxxxxxxxxxGeneral Meeting Club Español
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxDecember 4, 2015

Attending:
MaryAnn welcomed all members and guests to the Christmas Party.

Secretary Report:
Minutes of November 4 meeting were approved.

Treasurer Report:
We have 214 members (30 new members).
116 have paid for 2016, 98 are unpaid for 2016.

Old Business:
Trip to Spain: On Friday, November 6, at Beardsley, a Trafalgar Cost Saver rep answered questions. Twenty people have signed up for the trip. Jim Khami and John O’Donnell are the initiators of the trip.

New Business:
Bylaws: Updated bylaws were approved after having been posted for 30 days.
Officers for 2016 were presented:
Travis Whitlow – president.
John O’Donnell – vice president.
Olivette Miller – treasurer.
Margaret Rauch – public relations.
Jo Keitges – fiesta committee.
Karin Peterson – secretary.
Tish Iwaszuk – Member-at-Large.

Announcements:
Open small group conversational classes will be held on Fridays.
Movies will be offered in January, watch for email.
New beginners’ class begins Tuesday, January 12. Teacher Rosemary Bossert.
December 15 is last day of reserved space for trip to Spain. After that space will be open to the public.

Motion was made to adjourn.

Christmas dinner and dance followed the meeting.

MaryAnn was honored by the club for her two years as president and her invaluable contributions to help and promote the club.

Submitted by:
Karin Peterson
Secretary
Club Español.

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xxxxxxxxxxxxGeneral Meeting Club Español
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxNovember 4, 2015

Attending: 78

MaryAnn welcomed all members and guests to the fiesta. Four new students were introduced.

Secretary Report:
Minutes of last meeting were posted at the fiesta and were approved.

Treasurer Report: (From October 1 through October 29, 2015).
October 1, 2015: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxBalance: $1,333.35

October 29, 2015: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxBalance: 2,126.09
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxSavings Acct:   504.18
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 2,630.27
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Olivette announced that as per most recent count we have 212 members.

Old Business:
Trip to Spain: Tish and Tony displayed an information table about the trip to Spain. Further information will be at an informal meeting on Friday at 9:00 a.m. at Beardsley, with a Trafalgar Cost Saver rep answering questions. Jim Khami and John O’Donnell are the initiators of the trip.

New Business:
Bylaws: MaryAnn thanked Jim Khami for reviewing and updating the bylaws to meet Rec Center requirements.. They need to be posted for 30 days and will be voted on at the December fiesta.
Mike McGuire proceeded to nominate 2016 officers as follows:
Travis Whitlow – president.
John O’Donnell – vice president.
Olivette Miller – treasurer.
Margaret Rauch – public relations.
Jo Keitges – fiesta committee.
Karin Peterson – secretary.
Tish Iwaszuk – Member-at-Large.
New Class: Intermediate conversation Spanish is being offered. Bill Price will work with group when he is able. Thank you to Mikal Haaheim for his organization of the class. Thank you to Bill Price for offering to monitor the class.
Monthly news poster: Tish will update bulletin board at Beardsley once a month.
Rosemary Bossert will start her beginner’s class in January.

Next meeting: December 4, 2015.

Motion was made to adjourn.

Submitted by:
Karin Peterson
Secretary, Club Español

 

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxClub Español Minutes of General Meeting
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxOctober 9, 2015 General Meeting

The general meeting of Club Español was held at the Shuffle Board room at R.H. Johnson Recreation Center on October 9, 2015. The meeting was combined with an open house to welcome new and returning members to the club. An estimated number of 80 people attended.

Secretary’s Report:
The minutes from the last general meeting were reviewed, posted and accepted as posted. The minutes can also be viewed on our web site.

Treasurer’s Report:
Treasurer Olivette Miller was introduced and gave her report on the club’s finances for the period of April 1 through September 30 (Beginning balance $1,975.19, end balance $1,837.53.

Old Business:

Jim Khami spoke about a trip to Spain in 2016. He has researched numerous options including a nine-day trip at $1475.00 offered by Trafalgar Travel, and a 13-day trip also at $1475.00 offered by Globus Travel. He suggested that early April is a favorable time to travel as far as weather is concerned. More details will be forthcoming.

Fiesta:
Fiesta dates have been set for November 4, and December 4 (Christmas party).

Newsletter:
Joan requests relevant articles for her monthly newsletter. Tiffany was commended for her many contributions.
It was noted that the club has books in Spanish that can be checked out by members.
Margaret reported that the club’s web site is up-to-date, and asked that anybody with skills in web design is welcome to assist her. Carole Williams (who is not a member) has been of great help to Margaret.

New Business:
MaryAnn did a presentation on the registration forms for membership and classes. Travis is the new contact person for the club. Email: travisedwin@yahoo.com.
Travis Whitlow, Vice President, guided applicants through the choice of classes. If unsure, people are invited to come to any class and sit in to find the right fit.

Teachers were introduced:
Maureen Ball, Beginners 1. Rosemary Bossert, Beginners 1 in January. MaryAnn Jasken, Beginners 2. Maralee Reiner, Beginners 3. Jim Khami, Intermediate. Joan Novy, Destinos, a teaching telenovella. Joyce Lusty, Advanced. Anna Scheidt, Advanced conversation. Gloria Mamola, Advanced social conversation (assumes fluency).
Two members have volunteered their services in the classroom: 1 )Rod Fensom holds a Spanish conversation group (intermediate and advanced), every second Saturday of the month, 3:00 pm, at Glendale Library, 19055 N 57th Ave., Union Hills, AZ. Our Club members are invited. 2) Bill Price (retired teacher) offered to teach on Fridays.
Motion was entertained and seconded to adjourn.
Meeting was adjourned.

Submitted by:
Karin Peterson
Secretary, Club Español

 

Club Español Minutes of General Meeting
April 15, 2015
General Meeting:

The General Meeting of Club Español was held at the Social Hall of R. H. Johnson Recreation Center on April 15, 2015. President MaryAnn Jasken called the meeting to order and welcomed all members and guests to the Fiesta.

Secretary’s Report:
The minutes from last general meeting were reviewed, posted and approved.

Treasurer’s Report: (For January, February, March 2015).
January 1, 2015: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxBalance:
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxSavings Acct: xxxxxx804.02
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxChecking Acct: xxxx1,237.50
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx2,041.52
Revenues:
Transfer to checking acct: xxxxx300.00
Dues xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx430.00
Book Sales/Copies xxxxxxxxxxx784.00
Fiestas xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx80.58
Movie Nights xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx60.00
Cancelled Check xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx3.43
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx1,658.01
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxBalance:
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxChecking Acct: xxxxxx2,895.51
Expenditures:
Book buys xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx454.77
Copies xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx264.31
Supplies/Admin. xxxxxxxxxxxx158.08
Fiestas xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx503.51
(Entertainment $400.00)
Movie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx35.51
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx1,416.40
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxBalance:
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxChecking Acct:xxx 1,479.11
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxSavings Acct: xxxxxx504.08

March 31, 2015 Balance: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx$1,983.19
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Old Business:
MaryAnn proceeded to recognize the many unsung volunteers who make the success of the club possible: Teachers, board members, spouses of leaders, and volunteers responding to a variety of small and large needs of the club. She called upon each individual to stand up and get the applause he/she deserved.
Tiffany Coleman was praised in particular for her many years of service, and wished a well-deserved rest.
Summer Programming:
Announcement was made about summer classes to be held at Beardsley in the Chicory Room.
Tuesdays: Jim and Mario will use the book Cuentitos, chapters 18+.
Wednesdays: Mike McGuire/Steve Moyner – Study and play with Spanish, all levels.
Thursdays: Gloria – Conversational.
Friday: Sue Ward – Beginners.

New Business:
MaryAnn gave a presentation in support of membership fee increase. She then entertained a motion to increase the membership fee from $10.00 to $15.00 per year beginning October 1, 2015. No further discussion was had. Motion was voted on and passed unanimously.

Motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting.

The Fiesta banquet followed the meeting.

After the banquet a raffle was held for twenty plus prizes donated by the club and members.

This concludes the 2014/2015 fall/winter/spring session of Club Español.

Submitted by:
Karin Peterson
Secretary, Club Español.

  • Club Español
    Minutes of the General Meeting
    December 5, 2014
  • xxxxx
  • The General Meeting of Club Español was held at Grandview Center on December 5, 2014. President Mary Ann Jasken called the meeting to order at 5:35 PM welcoming approximately 78 members and guests. Officers present were: Mary Ann Jasken – president, Pamela Gunyuz – secretary, Sue Ward – member-at-large, Margaret Rauch – communications, and Olivette Miller – consultant.After calling the meeting to order President Mary Ann Jasken told members that the minutes from the last general meeting were on-line and were also available posted by the entrance to the Grandview Ballroom for the evening’s Holiday Fiesta. She asked that the minutes be approved as posted. Minutes were approved.She then made an announcement about new classes beginning in January of 2015.
    A new Beginning Spanish will be offered on Tuesdays.
    Survival Spanish will be offered on Fridays with Sue Ward and Steve Moyer as facilitators.
    A Student Union will be offered on Wednesdays for members to meet, do homework, work on flashcards or games in Spanish. This will provide an opportunity for members to work on their Spanish.
    All three will meet from 9-11 AM at Beardsley Rec Center.OLD BUSINESS – There was none.NEW BUSINESS
  • President Mary Ann Jasken introduced Sue Ward from the nominating committee. Sue then introduced the slate of nominees to the membership.
    President – Mary Ann Jasken
    Vice-President – Travis Whitlow
    Secretary – Karin Peterson
    Treasurer – Olivette Miller
    Member-At-Large – Mikal Haaheim
    Fiesta Chair – Jo Keitges
  • Communication – Margaret Rauch
  • Sue quoted from the by-laws that a vocal vote was acceptable to elect these nominees.
    Sue then asked for a vocal vote of ayes and nays. The ayes carried. The slate of nominees was accepted and they will begin their positions on January 1, 2015.There was no other New Business.Motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 5:43 PM . The Holiday Fiesta followed the meeting.Submitted by:
    Pamela Gunyuz, Secretary, Club Español
  • Club Español
    Minutes of the General Meeting
    November 12, 2014
  • xxxxx
  • The General Meeting of Club Español was held at Palm Ridge Recreation Center on November 12, 2014. President Mary Ann Jasken called the meeting to order at 5:03 welcoming approximately 85 members and guests. Officers present were: Mary Ann Jasken – president, Pamela Gunyuz – secretary, Dena Barnes – treasurer, Sue Ward – member-at-large, Margaret Rauch – communications, and Olivette Miller – Consultant.After calling the meeting to order, President Mary Ann Jasken thanked Colleen Dawson and her crew for setting up the Fiesta for the evening. She then announced that the minutes from the last general meeting were
    on-line and were also available posted by the entrance to the Fiesta meeting room for the evening’s Fiesta.Treasurer, Dena Barnes announced that the club has $2500.00. Currently, there are 137 members in Club Español.
  • OLD BUSINESS
  • President Mary Ann Jasken asked that Tiffany Juanita Coleman explain about the Nominating Committee , introduce the Nominating committee, and give the roster of current candidates for the Board for 2015. Tiffany first explained the procedures for nomination. She then introduced Pamela Gunyuz, Sue Ward, and herself as the Nominating Committee . She also asked the nominees to stand as they were introduced.
    Mary Ann Jasken – president
    Travis Whitlow – vice-president
    Karin Peterson – secretary
    Olivette Miller – treasurer
    Mikal Haaheim – member-at-large
    Jo Keitges – fiesta chair
    Margaret Rauch – communicationsElections for new officers will be held at the December general meeting.There was no other Old Business.NEW BUSINESSPresident Mary Ann Jasken announced that a Club Español Cultural Event will be held on November 15, 2014 at the RH Johnson Lecture Hall at 7 PM. This will be a movie on Cuba. It is open to the public and all club members are encouraged to attend.Last spring members were asked for recommendations for improving the educational component of our club. As a result of input received, there is now a placement guide to help members to find the level of Spanish appropriate to their knowledge. There are more classes available, more sequence to the classes and added cultural events.In order to receive more feedback from members there was a survey form on each table to be filled in by members and guests . The survey was an interest survey that asked for responses about social activities for the club.President Mary Ann Jasken reminded members that they need not study Spanish to be a member. There are many other opportunities.There was no other New Business.Motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 5:13 PM and to begin the Tapas Fiesta .
    Submitted by:
    Pamela Gunyuz, Secretary , Club Español
  • Club Español
  • Minutes of the General Meeting
  • October 17, 2014
  • xxxxxx
  • The General (Reunion) Meeting of Club Español was held at the R. H. Johnson Lecture Hall on October 17, 2014. President Mary Ann Jasken welcomed approximately 120 club members and guests. Officers present were: Mary Ann Jasken- president, Pamela Gunyuz – secretary, Dena Barnes – treasurer, Sue Ward – member-at-large. Margaret Rauch – communications, and Olivette Miller – consultant.The meeting was called to order by the president, Mary Ann Jasken at 10:10 AM. President Mary Ann Jasken announced that the minutes from the last general meeting were posted on the front table and also on the Web page. She also stated that the Treasurer’s report was located on the Web page for review.
  • xxxxxx
  • OLD BUSINESS
  • xxxx
  • President Mary Ann Jasken announced that our classroom usage will be the same in 2015.She went over the alcohol policy since the Rec Center is discouraging pouring drinks at fiestas. Members may bring their own drinks to fiestas. The club will provide coffee, soda, cups, and ice.
  • The cards that were handed out to all those present at the meeting have the newsletter and website information on them.
  • Board Members were asked to stand and were introduced.
  • xxxx
  • NEW BUSINESS
  • xxx
  • Tiffany Coleman introduced the Nominating Committee : Tiffany Juanita Coleman, Sue Ward, and Pamela Gunyuz. She presented the names of nominees : Mary Ann Jasken – president, Travis Whitlow – vice-president, Olivette Miller – treasurer, Member-at-Large – Mikal Haaheim. Nominations were still open for Secretary. A Fiesta Chairperson is also needed. She explained that nominees need to accept the duties of the positions and need to sign affidavits accepting the positions. Individual duties and job descriptions are available.

Introduction of facilitators: These people were asked to stand and give a short explanation of their classes. A placement guide was made available to help members members in their choice of classes. It is hoped that this will guide new members as they sign up for classes.

Monday            Beginning Level 1          Maureen Ball
Monday            Beginning Level 2         Mary Ann Jasken
Monday            Advanced Level 1          Joyce Lusty
Tuesday            Intermediate Level 1    Jim Khami
Tuesday           Learning Spanish with Music Juanita Coleman
Wednesday      Destinos                          Joan Novy
Wednesday     Beginning Level 1           Rosemary Bossert   (Class begins in January)
Thursday        Directed Conversation Anna Scheidt
Thursday        Conversacion Español Gloria Mamola
Friday             Survival Spanish            Sue Ward   (Class starts in January)
Friday              Mini-Sessions                  To be determined

President Mary Ann Jasken asked that the club vote on providing cultural programs in addition to classes. A motion was made by Dena Barnes and seconded by Jac Watson to allow our club to offer cultural movies to the public under Sun City West Rec Center rules. The motion was carried.

President Mary Ann Jasken announced that in the coming year two of our general meetings would be separate from the fiestas to allow for more member input.
She also announced a benefit for Habitat for Humanity to be held at Desert Palms Presbyterian church in Sun City West on October 22, 2014. South American music was to be highlighted.

Classes will begin the week of October 20, 2014. The Book Club will again begin meeting also. Its description was included on the class schedule.

Tiffany Juanita Coleman will provide a slide show after the general meeting entitled “Cabeza de Vaca” . This will be a historical slide show about the Spanish explorers in North America.

Motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting at 10:54 AM.

The slide show was presented to the attendees of the meeting .

Submitted by:
Pamela Gunyuz, Secretary, Club Español

 

 

Club Español
Minutes of the General Meeting

 April 9, 2014

Minutes of the General Meeting
April 9, 2014

The Spring Picnic Fiesta and General Meeting of Club Espaňol was held at the Ramadas at Beardsley Park on April 9, 2014. President MaryAnn Jasken welcomed approximately 80 club members and guests. All officers were present. The meeting was called to order by president, MaryAnn Jasken at 5:35 PM. Due to a sound system problem MaryAnn had to conduct business in both ramadas.

A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes from February’s Meeting posted on the ramada post.

Treasurer’s report showed $700.00 in the treasury. Dena announced that books for Spanish classes were being sold at cost and were available this evening of the picnic.

The president asked that all teachers present at the picnic stand and be recognized for their work throughout the year. She announced that Claire Fowler was retiring and thanked her for her fine efforts with her classes. We hope to continue to see her in ongoing classes being held as a participant!!

OLD BUSINESS

President MaryAnn Jasken reported that the room allocations in Beardsley Rec Center for Spanish classes will remain unchanged.

The by-laws are still being worked on with very minor changes in some wording before they will be accepted by the Rec Center.

NEW BUSINESS

It was again announced that books for classes were available for sale this evening.

The summer schedule was handed out for those staying for the summer.

 Members will receive a placement guide via email to help them decide which class to attend in the fall. The teachers are attempting to set up a schedule which allows people to attend two classes a week at their level if they so wish.

 Old cabinets that held Spanish materials are now for sale. The Rec Center is building new cabinets for the rooms over the summer. Contact Mr. Jasken if anyone is interested in buying the. They need to be removed by the end of April.

After going through the agenda in both armadas a motion to adjourn was made and seconded at 5:50 PM.

Submitted by: Pamela Gunyuz, Secretary , Club Espaňol

                                                                    

Minutes of the General Meeting

February 12, 2014    

The February Fiesta and General meeting of Club Espaňol was held at the Palm Ridge Rec Center on February 12, 2014. President Mary Ann Jasken welcomed approximately 130 members and guests. Officers present were Mary Ann Jasken – president, Linda Lewis – vice-president, Dena Barnes –  treasurer, Pamela Gunyuz – secretary, Sue Ward – member-at-large, Margaret Rauch – public relations, and Colleen Dawson – fiesta chair. The meeting was called to order by President Mary Ann Jasken at 5:30 PM.

A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes from November’s General Meeting posted on the door to the entrance of the room.

The treasurer’s report was given. The club has $1600.00. The report was approved.

OLD BUSINESS

President Mary Ann Jasken explained the alcohol policy from the Rec Center Directive. The Club can no longer serve alcohol to its members. However, members may bring their own alcohol and serve themselves.

President Mary Ann Jasken told members that Claire Fowler is retiring from teaching classes at the end of this spring. She thanked Claire for her service to the club. She then introduced the teachers and asked them to stand and be recognized by members and guests.

President Mary Ann Jasken then asked Board Members to stand and explained that if members had concerns to contact Board Members.

NEW BUSINESS

There was no new business at this time. Motion to adjourn the meeting was made and seconded at 5:45 PM.

Submitted by Pamela Gunyuz, Secretary for Club Espaňol                                                                       

 

Club Español

Minutes of the General Meeting

November 7, 2013

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The Margarita Fiesta and General Meeting of Club Español was held at the Palm Ridge Rec Center on November 7, 2013.  President Dan Mesch welcomed approximately 93 club members and guests.  Officers present were Dan Mesch – president, Richard Moore – treasurer, Sue Ward – secretary, and Jack Coughlin – member at large.  The meeting was called to order by president, Dan Mesch at 5:35 PM. 

A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes from October’s Reunion Meeting posted on the check-in table.

Treasurer’s report showed approximately $1600 in the treasury, 32 new members and 57 member renewals.  A motion was made and seconded to approve the Treasurer’s report.

OLD BUSINESS
Fall classes have resumed!  They are:
    Mondays             Beginning Spanish                 Mary Ann Jasken
                                  Intermediate Spanish            Joyce Lusty
                                  Destinos                                   Tiffany Coleman
    Tuesdays             Beginning Spanish                 Maureen Ball
                                  Intermediate Spanish            Claire Fowler
    Wednesdays       Read, Discuss, Learn Spanish        Joan Novy
    Thursdays           Spanish Conversation            Gloria Mamola
                                  Spanish Conversation            Anna Scheidt
There are some new classes starting on Fridays on different topics – 1 to 2 sessions each.  Contact Joan Novy at 623-271-7689 for more details.
Survival Spanish class / tape sessions will be starting on January 10, 2014.  Sue Ward will be facilitating these.

Dates to remember:
Nov 15        Mexico: A Royal Tour presentation – R.H. Johnson Lecture Hall
Dec 6          Holiday Fiesta – Grandview Terrace

NEW BUSINESS
President Dan introduced the nominations for the 2014 officers:
    President                      Mary Ann Jasken (not present)
    Vice President             Linda Lewis (not present)
    Secretary                      Pamela Gunyuz
    Treasurer                     Dena Barnes (not present)
    Member at Large       Sue Ward
    Fiesta Coordinator    Colleen Dawson
    Communications       Margaret Rauch
Elections will take place at our December 6th Holiday Fiesta.

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made and seconded at 5:50 PM.

Submitted by:    Sue Ward, Secretary, Club Español

Club Español
Minutes of the General Meeting
October 18, 2013
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The General (Reunion) Meeting of Club Español was held at the R.H. Johnson Rec Center on October 18, 2013.  President Dan Mesch welcomed approximately 60 club members and guests.  Officers present were Dan Mesch – president, Mary Ann Jasken – vice president, Richard Moore – treasurer, Sue Ward – secretary, and Jack Coughlin – member at large.

The meeting was called to order by the president, Dan Mesch at 10:15 PM. 

OLD BUSINESS

Dan reported that there was approximately $1100 to start the fiscal year.  The minutes of the last General Meeting in April 2013 were posted in the back of the room.  There was a motion to accept the Secretary and Treasurer reports which was moved and seconded.

NEW BUSINESS

We have our Margarita Fiesta coming up on November 7th.  There will be fliers and sign ups in the classes.

Our Christmas Fiesta will be held on December 6th.

Mary Ann Jasken told us about the Club Español Newsletter started by Joan Novy.  Anyone wishing to contribute articles please contact Joan.
Mary Ann also mentioned that she is starting a Book Discussion group.  The books would be in English with a Latin theme.

Jan Taylor presented the nominations for the 2014 slate of officers:
    President                      Mary Ann Jasken
    Vice President             Linda Lewis
    Secretary                      Pamela Gunyuz
    Treasurer                      Dena Barnes
    Member at Large       Sue Ward
    Fiesta Coordinator    Colleen Dawson
    Communications       Margaret Rauch

Joan Novy came forward to introduce the Maestras (teachers) for the upcoming Fall 2013 – Spring 2014 classes:

    Monday    Beginning Spanish                       Mary Ann Jasken
    Monday    Intermediate Spanish                 Joyce Lusty
    Monday    Destinos                                         Tiffany Coleman
    Tuesday    Beginning Spanish                      Maureen Ball
    Tuesday    Intermediate Spanish                Claire Fowler
    Wed.          Read, Discuss, Learn Spanish  Joan Novy
    Thursday   Spanish Conversation               Gloria Mamola
    Thursday   Spanish Conversation               Anna Scheidt

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made and seconded at 10:35 pm.
 
After the meeting, an interesting presentation on Dia De Los Muertos (Day Of The Dead) was shown by Tiffany Coleman.

Submitted by:
Sue Ward, Secretary, Club Español

Club Español
 Minutes of the General Meeting
April 11, 2013

The Barbacoa and General Meeting of Club Español was held at Beardsley Park on April 11, 2013.  President Dan Mesch welcomed approximately 79 club members and guests.  Officers present were Dan Mesch – president, Claire Fowler – vice president, and Richard Moore – treasurer.

The meeting was called to order by the president, Dan Mesch at 5:25 PM in Beardsley Park. 

OLD BUSINESS

The treasurer reported that there was $1764 and expected $1100 at the end of the fiscal year.   The Secretary and Treasurer reports were moved and seconded.  All the classes have ended for this year. Dan acknowledged all the teachers: MaryAnn Jasken, Tiffany Coleman, Claire Fowler, Joan Novy, Anna Scheidt,  Gloria Mamola and Joyce Lusty.

NEW BUSINESS

Dan announced that Survival Spanish will be held on Tuesday mornings at Beardsley Recreation Center during the summer. The next meeting will be held on October 18, 2013 at the Lecture Hall in the R.H. Johnson complex at which time classes for 2013 – 2014 will be presented and sign ups will be held. Motion to adjourn the meeting was made and seconded at 5:35 pm.
 
After the meeting, a delicious BBQ meal was provided by Texas Roadhouse and  SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT by Ballet Folklorico with los niños (the children) performing at 6:30 p.m.

Submitted by:
Claire Fowler for
Sue Ward, Secretary, Club Español

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Club Español
 Minutes of the General Meeting and Fiesta de Amor 
February 14, 2013

The General Meeting and Fiesta de Amor of Club Español was held at Palm Ridge Recreation Center on February 14, 2013.  President Dan Mesch welcomed approximately 100 club members and guests.  Officers present were Dan Mesch – president, Claire Fowler – vice president, Dick Moore – treasurer and Jack Coughlin – member at large.

The meeting was called to order at 5:30 by Dan Mesch.

OLD BUSINESS

1) A motion was made, seconded and passed to accept the minutes from the Fiesta de Navidad as posted on the website and the current Treasurer’s report was also approved.

2) Treasurer’s Report:  Treasurer Dick Moore reported $1700 in the treasury

NEW BUSINESS

1) Thank you to those who helped set up and clean up at this fiesta!

2) Thank you also to Mary Ann Jasken for heading our nominating committee.  Mary Ann and her committee will be contacting members for commitments for board positions and fiesta organization volunteers.

3) The next General Meeting and Fiesta will be held on April 11, 2013 at Beardsley Park.  Details to follow.

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made and seconded at 5:50 pm.

Submitted by:

Jan Taylor for

Sue Ward, Secretary, Club Español

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Club Español
Minutes of the General Meeting and Fiesta de Navidad
December 7, 2012

The General Meeting and Fiesta de Navidad of Club Español was held at Grandview Terrace on December 7, 2012.  President Dan Mesch welcomed 50 club members.  Officers present were Dan Mesch, Olivette Miller, Sue Ward and Jack Coughlin.

The meeting was called to order at 5:40 by Dan Mesch.  Thank you to Roland Robinson for arranging for the room and this beautiful dinner.

OLD BUSINESS

1) The minutes from the Margarita Fiesta and the current Treasurer’s report were posted at the check in desk.  A motion to approve the minutes and the Treasurer’s report was made and seconded.

2) Treasurer’s Report:

  • We have 40 new members.
  • Bank balance as of October 31, 2012:       $2,104.12
    Total income for November:                         $   450.60
    Total disbursements for November:            $   491.86
    Bank balance as of November 30, 2012:   $2,062.86
  • Used book contributions:                              $     64.003)   Classes
    • New fall classes are now in progress.  Many THANKS go out to our maestros!  Special recognition to Claire Fowler for her service.  She and her husband, George, are celebrating their 62nd wedding anniversary and could not attend.
    • We could not put on our classes without ALL of our maestros:  Tiffany Coleman, Joan Novy and Anna Scheidt who are with us tonight and also Gloria Mamola, Mary Ann Jasken, and Joyce Lusty who were not able to attend.

NEW BUSINESS

1) Election of officers for 2013.  Nominees are:

  • President Dan Mesch
  • Vice President Claire Fowler
  • Secretary Sue Ward
  • Treasurer Dick Moore
  • Member at Large Jack Couglin

There was a verbal assent to accept the new officers.  Thank you Olivette for your years as our Treasurer!

2) Fiestas

  • Our next fiesta will be our Fiesta de Amor on February 14, 2013.

3) There will be more used books available at the Fiesta de Amor.  The ones at the Margarita Fiesta brought in $64!

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Olivette Miller and seconded by Joan Novy at 5:55 pm.

Submitted by:

Sue Ward, Secretary, Club Español

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Club Español
 Minutes of the General Meeting and Margarita Fiesta
November, 2012

The General Meeting and class registration of Club Español was held at the Palm Ridge Recreation Center on November 8, 2012.  President Dan Mesch welcomed 87 club members and guests. Officers in attendance were:  Dan, Treasurer Olivette Miller, and member at large Jack Couglin.

Meeting was called to order at 5:30 pm

OLD BUSINESS

Treasurers Report

We began the fall with approximately $1300 in treasury,  a $2104 current balance with expenses of Margarita Fiesta yet to be paid.  To date there are 20 new members and 60 renewing members.  The motion to accept the report was seconded and passed

Fiesta de Navidad

This will be Dec 7 at Grandview Terrace, hosted and organized by Roland Robinson. The dinner choices are to be Prime Rib, Turkey and Eggplant Parmesan.  The Club will provide Champagne for each table.  There will be music and dancing during a Social Hour after a brief business with election of 2013 officers and dinner.    More information will follow by email and class handouts.

Slate of 2013 officers

If you wish to run for a club office for year 2013, please contact Margaret Rauch or any Club officer.  To date the slate is:  President – Dan Mesch, Vice President – Claire Fowler, Secretary – Sue Ward, Treasurer –  Dick Moore, and Member at Large, Jack Coughlin. These names and any others that come to the attention of the Nominating Committee will be presented to the general membership and voted on at the Fiesta de Navidad on December 7.

Other Notes

The club donated much of its library items to RH Johnson Library, but many books remain that the Library did not want.  Those books are displayed on a table near the entrance for sale (by donation). Take what you want.

The motion to adjourn meeting at 6:00 pm was seconded and passed.

Minutes taken by Jan Taylor for Sue Ward, Secretary

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Club Español
 Minutes of the General Meeting and Class Registration
October 5, 2012

The General Meeting and class registration of Club Español was held at the R H Johnson Lecture Hall on October 5, 2012.  President Dan Mesch welcomed 48 club members..

OLD BUSINESS

1) A motion to accept the minutes from the Fiesta Primavera and General Meeting (posted at the meeting) on April 12, 2012, was made and seconded.

2) Treasurer’s Report:

  • Members as of August 31, 2012 was 135
  • Bank statement as of August 31, 2012:
    Savings $  902.87
    Checking Acct $  473.32
    TOTAL $1376.19

TOTAL as of October 1, 2012: $1326.19

NEW BUSINESS

1) 2013 Officers Candidates

Margaret Rauch presented nominees for officers during the 2013 year:

  • President Dan Mesch
  • Vice President        Claire Fowler
  • Secretary                  Sue Ward
  • Treasurer                 Dick Moore
  • Member at Large   Jack Couglin

There were no further nominations from the floor.  Nominations will be open until 2 weeks before the vote at the December General Meeting on December 7.

2) Fiestas

There are 2 Fiestas coming up:

  • November 8 will be our Margarita Fiesta
  • December 7 will be our Fiesta de Navidad

3) 2012 – 2013 Classes

  • Monday Beginning Spanish                      Mary Ann Jasken
  • Monday Intermediate Spanish                  Joyce Lusty
  • Monday Destinos                                          Tiffany Coleman
  • Tuesday Beginning Spanish Now             Claire Fowler
  • Wednesday Intermediate Spanish Now   Joan Novy
  • Thursday Conversation (ongoing)            Gloria Mamola
  • Thursday Conversation (starts 10/11)      Anna Scheidt

4) There is a proposed informal conversational “happy hour” potentially planned for the Kuntz social gathering courtyard on Tuesdays starting at 5 pm.  This is Not yet finalized

5) Anna Scheidt reported that she brought over some books from the Club Español cabinets to the Language Section at the Library..

Meeting adjourned at 11:10.

Submitted by:

Sue Ward, Secretary, Club Español