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Amante Pizza & Pasta – April 12, 2017 


John Masterjohn called the meeting to order at 10:37 a.m.

Roll call was taken by Joanne Kinsella.  Present: Barbara Graham, Alan Hovland, Edie Jorgensen, Joanne Kinsella, John Masterjohn, Larry Mickelson, Jim Mohundro, Elizabeth Paschke, Lee Sattler, Ed Steyh, Victoria Troisi, Helen Tsang, Jeannette Voiland.  Excused:  Ann Beard, Bob Chandler, Kevin Clark, Florence Harrell, Kirk Jones, Anne Miller, Mike Nagan.  Absent:  Veronica Baca, Kathy Ray.  Guest:  Sharon Mickelson.

The Board approved the February 8, 2017 Board minutes and accepted the March 8, 2017 luncheon notes.

Communications Committee:  ARSCE will have a retreat on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Barbara Graham’s house on Whidbey Island.

Programs Committee:  Barbara Graham said that Ann Beard and she met with Kathy Ray.  Kathy has agreed to be the Programs Committee Vice Chair.  The June luncheon will be held at Amante Pizza & Pasta.  Wayne Lennon will speak at the luncheon.

Elections Committee:  Ed Steyh, Chair reported that ARSCE received 337 ballot envelopes which contained 340 ballots.  Three ballots were invalidated because name/address information was not available on the envelope.  The ballots were counted on March 17, 2017.  Ballot counters were Shelly Barough, Ann Beard, Edie Jorgensen, Andrea Kinsella and Joanne Kinsella.  Elected to the Board were Kevin Clark, Florence Harrell, Larry Mickelson, Elizabeth Paschke, Helen Tsang, Jeannette Voiland.  Elected as Alternates were George McDonald, Sharon Mickelson, Kathy Ray, Veronica Baca.

Finance & Treasurer:  Elizabeth Paschke will have an e-mail discussion regarding budget with the Finance Committee.  She will contact Jim Taylor regarding payment of dues on line.

Financial Secretary:  Victoria Troisi reported that ARSCE has 1682 members, 8 new members and 11 deceased.  She talked about giving new City retirees a packet of information about ARSCE including a free luncheon gift certificate when they meet with the Retirement Office regarding their retirement.

New Business:  The Board approved the election of John Masterjohn as president and Barbara Graham as vice president for the July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 fiscal year.

John Masterjohn appointed Elizabeth Paschke as Treasurer, Victoria Troisi as Financial Secretary and Joanne Kinsella as Recording Secretary

Luncheon Venues – John Masterjohn will check with Jefferson Golf Club regarding prices for having a luncheon there. – ARSCE will send a letter to Tim Burgess, SCERS Chairperson regarding proposed divestment of fossil fuels from Retirement Systems portfolios.  Copies of the letter will be sent to all SCERS Board members.

The Board approved the motion to increase the Webmaster salary to $100.00 effective April 1, 2017. 

The meeting was adjourned at 12:15 p.m.

Submitted by Joanne Kinsella, Recording Secretary

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