Good afternoon, RCBA Members,
Thank you all for your patience as we have worked to compile meeting minutes, verify votes, and transfer accounts to our new officers. As you know, our Board and Officers are all volunteers, many of whom also have full-time jobs they work alongside donating their time to our Association. Meeting minutes are distributed in advance of the next meeting rather than right after the previous meeting. This is done so that members have a fresh copy of the minutes to view for accuracy before voting on them at the next meeting. We will continue in this tradition, however, in the interest of transparency and promoting a good flow of information, there are several items from the August 29th meeting that we would like to be sure we disseminate to all of our membership in a timely manner. If at any time you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks, and stay safe,
Diane Farber, Vice President
Stephanie Ainsworth Maass, Secretary
Linda Pellegrino, Treasurer
RCBA board of directors,
Samatha Grayeck Winkler
We have had a shift in the makeup of our officers and board. Paul Ainsworth (4E7) returns as President, and is no longer interim. Diane Farber (18E5), formerly on the Board of Directors, is now our Vice President. We welcome back Steph Ainsworth Maass (20E8) as Secretary, and Linda Pellegrino (3W10) is steady at the helm as our Treasurer once again.
We have some familiar faces on our Board of Directors, as MJ Kanaczet (14E3), Samantha Grayeck Winkler (20E14), Shannon Conti (3E18), and Sherry Rodgerson (14E1) continue to volunteer their time. They are now joined by former Secretary Alayna Berek (3E17), who we are thrilled to keep among our ranks.
If you see us out and about, be sure to say hi!
At the August 29th meeting, a motion was made to “withdraw the RCBA recommendation that MBP not amend the lease regarding the open flame rule”. This motion was seconded, voted on, and approved by 58% of those present, thus carries. The Officers and Board will follow up with MBP to withdraw the previous recommendation in accordance with that vote.
This does not mean that RCBA will endorse the use of firepits, nor does it mean that MBP will choose on their own to remove Statement #10 of Exhibit A Rules and Regulations concerning fires, fire pits, and open flames. It only means that we will no longer ask that they keep this rule in the lease. Members who wish to express their feelings for or against allowing the use of fire pits should discuss the matter directly with MBP.
Congratulations to Sean Brassil of 8W7, winner of this year’s 50/50 raffle in the amount of $1720! The alternate this year is Paul & Karen Cahill of 3E3.
We also had a number of cash and prizes raffles, including a $400 cash prize awarded to the Hortins of 11W5, $50 and a basket awarded to Lolita of 4E16, and $50 and a basket awarded to Michelle of 6W10
Congratulations to all our winners!
There were a total of 37 applicants this year vying for 16 possible scholarships that have been generously donated. Thank you to all those who donated, and congratulations to all the winners! We wish you all the best in your studies this year!
Alternates: 1) Griffin Doyle 2) Aidan Sicard 3) Ellen LaPlante 4) Samuel Hicks